10 Must-See Artists at EDC Orlando 2022
One of Florida's most distinguished and mystifying festivals is back and better than ever. EDC Orlando 2022 will take place from November 11-13 for a weekend that brings its attendees to another dimension of visual and auditory marvels. This year's lineup features premier talent from across the globe, representing every genre and sub-genre in electronic music. Since it's crucial to know which jaw-dropping performances cater to your favorite EDM subgenre, iEDM has you covered with 10 Must-See Acts to ensure a legendary experience at EDCO 2022.
Check out iEDM's 10 Must-See Acts at EDC Orlando 2022 below.
Hailing from the UK, rising DJ and producer Ben Sterling is one of the leading artists in the Chicago house and Detroit techno scenes. At just 18, he earned a residency at London's prestigious Ministry Of Sound. Since then, Ben has toured across the globe, playing his infectious sets at the likes of elrow, Paradise, Amsterdam's Music On Festival, and many other top-tier venues. Additionally, Ben has shared the stage with Jamie Jones, Solomun, Marco Carola, while receiving support on his original tracks from renowned artists, such as The Martinez Brothers, Eats Everything, and even Calvin Harris. Kick off your EDC weekend with Ben's two hour set in the Neon Garden on Friday.
Black Tiger Sex Machine
One of the most eccentric outfits in the experimental bass community, Black Tiger Sex Machine, or BTSM, is revolutionizing riddim and dubstep. This Montreal-based trio is made up of the three brilliant minds of Foxed Up, Marx Menace, and Wolfcall. Fresh off their transcendent album, Once Upon A Time In Cyberworld, BTSM has been dropping bass bangers all year. Their most recent cataclysmic track is "Out Of My Head", a collab with Riot Ten and Thrashout. Get ready for visual and auditory experience like no other when you catch BTSM throw it down at Circuit Grounds on Friday night.
Patrick Topping Presents Trick
Wrapping up Friday, Trick label boss Patrick Topping is guaranteed to put the entire audience at Neon Garden in a trance. Fueled by his passion for music and desire to cultivate the future of house, Patrick has performed at prime venues across the world. From Club Space in Miami to Ibiza, to festivals such as Coachella, ULTRA, and Tomorrowland, Patrick's mixing abilities are truly one-of-a-kind. Over the years, he has forged iconic house heaters, like "Voicemail" with Green Velvet and "Be Sharp Say Nowt". With Patrick's signature blend of house, disco, techno, and elements from a variety of other genres, this is a set you will not want to miss.
Since the debut of his career, Ray Volpe has dominated dubstep and is one of the fastest-growing superstars for the genre. This imaginative producer pulls inspiration from emo/punk rock and fuses it with the brostep generation of dubstep for his own monumental style. Ray has only been pushing his project for a couple of years, but has already gained support from the Excision, Illenium, DJ Snake, and other figureheads in EDM. With new releases like his Sullivan King collab "The Dead March" and 2022 EP, "Legend Of The Volpetron", Ray will transport EDCO attendees to unprecedented realm of experimental bass.
J. Worra B2B VNSSA
Arguably the most highly anticipated performance of the weekend, J. Worra B2B VNSSA are going to hypnotize Saturday's crowd with their house and techno anthems. Native Chicagoan and LA-based J. Worra is known for her catchy basslines and captivating production. She has dropped groovy originals on popular house labels like Techne, Realm Records, and Club Sweat, along with winning DJ Mag's 2019 Breakthrough Music Producer of the Year.
Just as impressive, VNSSA was destined for the main stage. After drumming in local rocks bands during her teenage years, VNSSA started DJing as house parties and clubs. From there, she has grown into one of the best producers in house and techno, empowering future female artists. Her flawless mixing abilities have been performed in front of massive crowds at Coachella, Dirtybird Campout, and more. See these two prodigies showcase their talent at the immersive Stereo Bloom stage.
This artist needs no introduction. Tiësto is one of the founding fathers of electronic music and has continued to reign as king over EDM, headlining the most spectacular festivals across the globe. Throughout his historic career, Tiësto has been named the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, "The Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mixmag, and was the world's top yearly DJ three times according to DJ Mag. Beginning his artistic journey in house and trance, Tiësto shifting to more mainstream production, leading to billions of collective streams. Lately, this prolific DJ has gone back to his roots, blessing listeners with house anthems and spellbinding remixes.
Holding it down for the UK, James Hype is the leader of a movement centered around complex and energetic live-mixing techniques. He has put out official remixes for esteemed artists, such as Joel Corry, Bruno Mars, and MEDUZA, while sharing his gifts for sold-out crowds at multiple international electronic hot spots, like SSE Wembley, Ibiza, and more. Since 2020, James Hype has been diving into funky productions and entrancing his huge fanbase of house heads. This superstar will be radiating his unmatched on-stage presence at Kinetic Field on Sunday.
Having curated a style of new-age house that breaks down the barriers of genre, Indonesian-born producer Bleu Clair is a rising phenom. During his short career so far, Bleu Clair has turned the heads of A-list DJs, like Diplo, Valentino Khan, and Dillon Francis. His explosive basslines and penetrating drums possess the ability to light up the dance floor. Coming in hot off his EP, "New Age Of House", Bleu Clair will have Stereo Bloom's crowd break out in shuffle.
It just wouldn't be right if tech house guru Matroda was left off this list. Growing up in Croatia, Matroda was heabily influenced by the famous aritsts of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Franl Sinatra. He classically trained in drums, piano, and violin, on top of dedicating himself to production and DJing. Matroda's style is completely separate from any other artist or genre, coined as the 'matrodasound' by his fans. This skilled artist has drawn in huge crowds from Ibiza to Sydney, to festivals like EDC Las Vegas and Nocturnal Wonderland. Watch in awe as this natural-born DJ plays hits from the final volume of his EP, "Jack The House", set to be released this Friday.
Closing out EDCO will be a nightmare that listeners will not want to wake from: a remarkable performance from REZZ. Even though she is still in her 20s, REZZ has already flipped the experimental bass genre upside down with her unparalleled sound. REZZ has been absolutely killing it this year, with the launch of her label HypnoVizion and the recent unleashing of Nightmare On REZZ Street 2, a terrifying yet hypnotic auditory experience. Fall into REZZ's spell at Circuit Grounds as she takes control of your mind, body, and soul via her combination of dark bass and techno.
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