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anyone in the game, and the results are audible. Liquid Stranger’s aural synthesis of old school dubstep and wavy melodies are unique to Staaf. His subtle swagger beckoned nearly all of IMF to main stage for one of the standout performances of this year’s festival.

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8. Cosmic Gate

In a weekend chock-full of snarling bass and rattling snares, Cosmic Gate delivered some of the only authentic trance to grace Imagine Music

Quite possibly the summer’s strongest lineup to encapsulate a full spectrum of musical styles, even the unannounced “Six Feathers” stage was a breakout success. Festival. These veterans provided attendees with a detour into the lighter side of EDM before relinquishing a euphoric crowd to Showtek.

7. Caspa b2b Rusko

Dubstep forerunners Caspa and Rusko provided attendees with a hefty dose of nostalgia as they transitioned through many of their classic mixes. Rusko is a dynamite performer; it’s very possible that he had more fun than anyone in the crowd. Friday only featured two stages, so virtually everyone saw (and loved) this set.

6. FuntCase b2b Cookie Monsta

FuntCase and Cookie Monsta are a force to be reckoned with on the decks, continuously turning the dial to 11 before ripping it off entirely. Where Caspa and Rusko doused the crowd in nostalgia, FuntCase and Cookie Monsta drenched them in a lighthearted vitriol that resulted in mosh pits and head banging.

5. Dillon Francis

Whether he was dropping one of his famous moombahton-inspired tracks 14

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Raver Magazine - 016 (August)