stage to watch Space Jesus crush another set. A huge smile creeps across our faces as Space Jesus drops melodic bloops and bleeps on the crowd, occasionally spinning idyllic mass into a fervor of pure bass.
8/28 - 6:57 p.m. – 7:32 p.m.
The artist schedule for Oceania on Sunday has something for everyone, which becomes extremely apparent as 12th Planet takes to the stage after a magnificent set from Dirty South. The two artists couldn’t have less in common, but the drastic switch from house to dubstep is invigorating to a diverse crowd of EDM Fans. Raver Magazine talks with Dirty South after his set about pre-performance meals (a single slice of bread), new music, and more. 12th Planet hasn’t missed a step since last year’s Imagine Music Festival, easily earning his spot in the triumvirate of top dubstep performances for IMF16.
8/28 – 8:48 p.m. – 9:53 p.m. This is what Imagine Music Festival is all about. Raver Magazine is forced to scramble from stage to stage to catch all of vibrant performances taking place in the Atlanta Motor Speedway. With T.E.E.D.,, Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics, and Benny Benassi all playing around the same time, there’s a zero percent chance we’ll only catch one act. By the time Benny Benassi reaches his halfway point, we’re resting our legs in the VIP viewing section and reminiscing about the last hour of music.
8/28 – 10:59 p.m. – 11:38 p.m. Thomas Jack is closing out the Disco Inferno stage on the final night of Imagine Music Festival. Although we’re expecting palm trees and pineapples from the tropical house icon, Jack opts for
a deeper sound this time around, treating attendees to something a little different. Now, if he didn’t play with his hair so frequently, he might have had more time to take festival goers to the island.
8/29 – 1:22 a.m. – 2:01 a.m. The absence of the Glitch Mob leaves a glaring hole in the Imagine Music Festival lineup this year, but Iris Presents is prepared to fill that hole with another legendary dubstep act, Nero. Nero’s unique brand of dubstep is less heavy than other artists, but also more soulful, nearly capturing the vibe of a soaring house set with their tremendous buildups and immaculate drops. Excision takes the stage afterwards to turn the entire festival on its head one last time before Iris Presents says goodbye until next year.