Every venue can point to cracks in the building and tell you when it was that Justice performed and wrecked the place. These French guys blow you away with their relentless clash of different dance styles.
In just a few years Mura Masa, coming from the British island Guernsey, has developed from a bedroom musician into a phenomenon on stage. Taking his wonky, electronic, hiphopdance to the festivals for a very big and grateful crowd. Mura Masa is musician to see.
In Dutch the word Helden means heroes and one of our bigger heroes is Oliver Heldens. In just a few years he went from beinga young adolescent with a record deal at Spinnin’ Records to becoming the Heldeep Records founder, respected podcaster, dj, producer and performer. Taking future house to another level.
Andy C is not only the British drum & bass legend, he is also the founder of the infamous Ram Records. And every producer dreams of releasing on Ram. The man himself is 25 years since the legendary Valley of the Shadows just as sharp, inventive and energetic as in the early days.
Let’s not talk about their bodies, they are young at heart so no need to change the band’s name. Still going strong after all those years. Copied by many, surpassed by no one. De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig is still in a league of their own combining hiphop, dance and pure fun.
Rocking Music, Hello, Rejection, just a few of the many funky dancetunes by Martin Solveig. Each of them enormous hits. Solveig keeps pumping those great bass lines. He leaves you with just one option, dance mode: on.
Modeselektor has become the massive festival favorite in the last years. Wether it’s as Modeselektor, Moderat or just a djset, they always leave a lasting memory. The German geniuses seem to perfectly pick up on the vibe and enhance it with the best tunes you never heard of. Magic.
From the north of the Netherlands to the rest of the world, Noisia is the dominant force behind drum and bass in Holland and far beyond. An inspiration for just about everyone. An institution of quality music, resourcefulness and experience.
2017 was quite the year for British talent Aevion. His single The Journey with Oliver Heldens was a massive hit and the success continued with One More Day, the single with Mr. Belt & Wezol. On a roll he releases his new single Keep On Rockin’ on Tchami’s Confession Records. Groovy, techy and snappy house tunes. Keep ‘m coming!
ANBU is Venlo’s finest in hiphop. Jiri11 en Mennoboomin have been spreading their unique hiphop vibe all over the country for the past year. And everyone keeps asking for more ANBU. The freshest sound of the talented southerners.
Here at We Are Electric headquarters we blow up our speakers on a weekly basis. Always at the time when someone thinks it’s a good idea to start up some blazin’ drum & bass by Black Sun Empire. Everyone starts screaming louder until the moment our umpteenth speakerset is broken. Thanks a lot BSE, there is a speaker graveyard in our storage now. At the festival Black Sun Empire will perform back 2 back with New Zealand duo State Of Mind. Make sure all safety measures are in place when these two powergroups will push each other further into a black sun state of mind.
It was just a matter of time before the country with the most people in the world would bring forth a DJ and producer who is able to reach that enormous crowd. Carta has his Chinese roots, travelled the world and played everywhere. With the influence of Swedish House Mafia, other progressive house and his energetic presence on stage he is now conquering his own country. If anyone can it’s Carta. Just watch him on European turf.
Forget monkeys, his fingers are as fast as a chameleon’s tongue. Chimp mixes the best tunes from your childhood days in a set where your hands always will be above your head, cheering, waving or just moving. Ain’t no party like a Chimp party.
It has been 25 years since these guys met in Haarlem and in those years they made up almost just as much names for their projects. The two good men follow one red line through all those years and that is the quest to make the best house tunes. Just listen and learn.
Colin Benders is famous in the Netherlands for his unconventional, attractive, experimental and open minded character. What he used to do on a trumpet he can do also on a modular synthesizer. Just going for the best possible tunes. Earlier performances showed a man who can go in every direction just plugging in the right cables and twisting strange knobs. It can be acid, techno or house, it will be surely amazing.
The Belgian brothers Roelandt are Curtis Alto. They combine live instruments with a dj-set. Amongst their new fans are Pete Tong, Oliver Heldens and the Chainsmokers. They have been rocking Tomorrowland, de Vooruit and Eurosonic with their unique blend of disco, electro, house and funk. We Are Electric will be next.
CUT_ is one of the most promising Dutch electronic acts of the moment. The impressive voice of Belle Doron combined with the edgy, alternative and electronic production of Sebastiaan Dutilh makes CUT_ the Dutch answer to acts like Aluna George, Flume and Jamie XX. Dark and deep electronics meets edgy pop.
Never change a winning team and never change the right dj’s for a festival. Dekmantel founders Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij have an exquisite taste, which cannot surprise you if you know their festival and releases. Expect fine tunes, ranging from house and techno to rare soul and Brazilian music.
A dirty mind is a joy forever and the same goes for dirty ears filled with dirty tunes of Dirtyphonics. These filthy French guys produce a blend of dubstep, drum & bass and drumstep. Nasty, dirty, lovely
You can try, but you can’t pinpoint Ronnie Flex, the most popular hiphop artist in the Netherlands. To give his trap output the right channel he created his alter ego Flonti Stacks. For the raw Flonti sound. Pure trap bangers, the kind that blow you to the wall.
You don’t want to be alone with a Funtcase tune in a dark alley. His sound is gonna tear you apart. Neckbreakers who’ll kick you when you are down. Ruthless, hard and massive.
There is a big name, with a big bag full of experience behind the modest name Haeken. The techno alias of Robert Vosmeijer aka De Sluwe Vos. Which means you got an extremely talented producer and dj here on an unforgettable techno trip.
Ask not what Hannah Wants ask what you want. And you want Hannah Wants. If you like the best house tunes from one of the hardest working and most eager British dj’s you want Hannah Wants. There is not enough room to mention all of her accomplishments. Fabric, Amnesia, Coachella, Glastonbury, DJ Mag awards, Electric Daisy Carnaval. It’s just the tip of a beautiful iceberg.
There are rollers and there are Kings of the Rollers. One step up from something that is great to begin with. Serum, Bladerunner and Voltage together are this super group with the best rollers you can think of. These kings together on a stage is better than our own King’s Day.
As dance promotor for TivoliVredenburg Michiel Peeters always has an ear out for dance talent. As a dj, also known as Michieltjee, he is such a talent himself. Going all places, from hiphop, to dance, to pop. Peeters knows what a good party needs and he is able to provide it and fuel it with the best records.
The Belgian godfather of drum & bass is also, or should we say of course, the man behind the Rampage festival. He is also the producer of this year’s great anthem On A Rampage. Murdock breaths and sweats drum & bass. Just like you need your breath and sweat if you hear him play.
Going deep into the deep funk. That is the operating mode of Purple Disco Machine. The German funk machine is a producer, DJ and remixer who always keeps his eye on the groovy boogie. PDM is as soulmatic as his amazing recent debut album.
Netsky, Break, Doctrine, Nymfo and many others belong to the roster of Radar Records, Murdock’s label. Belgian drum & bass superheroes. The infamous Radar Records Soundsystem is coming to We Are Electric with Bredren and Andromedik.
Ray Fuego is a talented, outspoken and all-round beautiful guy. He is part of SMIB, part of punk-hiphop band Ploegendienst, mastermind behind the album Zwart and very much Ray Fuego. He is one of a kind and as there are a lot who claim to be unique, Ray Fuego truly is.
Signal is not even twenty years old, or perhaps just. What we do know for sure is that this Rotterdam drum & bass prodigy has been discovered by Noisia and will be at We Are Elctric together with his Italian partner in crime, the ruthless Disprove. A duo that won’t stop before the whole place is to the ground.
15:00 - 17:00 FRD ft Rodfather
17:00 - 19:00 James Thomson
19:00 - 20:30 Bontgenoot
20:30 - 22:00 Sebastian K
22:00 - 23:30 Jack Delhi ft Tom Stellingwerf
23:30 - 01:00 Jimmy Wilt
20:00 - 23:00 Miss Bunty (vocals)
Dutch house hero Oliver Heldens is founder of the infamous Heldeep Records. Home of Vato Gonzales, Chocolate Puma and Sander van Doorn, to name a few. At We Are Electric Heldeep hosts the groovy and deep house. Please inform your hips.
LINE-UP: Oliver Heldens • Martin Solveig • Chocolate Puma • Purple Disco Machine • Aevion • Carta
You get the ultimate drum and bass from the ultimate festival. Rampage hosts the finest in the scene every year in Antwerp. Like this year Andy C, Chase & Status, Pendulum and Funtcase. Rampage is the whoiswho for drum & bass and they bring their best to We Are Electric.
LINE-UP: Noisia DJ Set • Andy C • Black Sun Empire b2b State Of Mind • Dirtyphonics • Funtcase • Kings of the Rollers • Murdock • Radar Records Soundsystem • Signal b2b Disprove
LINE-UP: Chimp • Rewind Soundsystem • Sieneaux • Snelle Jelle • Tom Push • Expression
Rewind x Happy Feelings on Saturday: Bofkonten • Dylan Lucky • Happy Feelings • Irwan • LEGY & LE CAP • Walter Looks
Friday: Colin Benders • Tijana T • Haeken • Mirella Kroes • Sinfol & Octual
Saturday: Marco Bailey • Juan Sanchez • Abstract Division • Tahko • VNTM live
Sunday: Noneoftheabove • Ringo live • Jorn Luka • Mangø • Løbster