10 Must-See Artists at Governors Ball 2019

| February 23, 2019

Having a hard time narrowing down your summer festival bucket list? Give yourself all the reason to head to the Big Apple this summer and spend the weekend at Randalls Island.

Here are the 10 artists you won't want to miss at Governor's Ball 2019. 


10. Elohim

Although the mysterious electro-pop singer/producer has remained relatively anonymous, her openness about her personal battles with anxiety and depression has won the adoration and respect of fans everywhere. Steadily rising in popularity, Elohim is one of the top artists to watch in 2019. She released her first studio album Elohim in April 2018. Previously collaborating with Louis the Child on "Love is Alive" Elohim has released tracks with the Glitch Mob, Medasin, Ekali and more. Her most recent track "Buckets" was co-produced by Skrillex.




9. Still Woozy

Still Woozy is the stage name of Sven Gamsky, Oakland native who makes dreamy pop out of his garage. Still Woozy performed his first show in December 2017 and still has a relatively small discography that gives a taste of his surreal, cotton-candy style. Catch Still Woozy before he blows up.


8. Noname

Chicago rapper Fatimah Warner came from slam poetry roots where she befriended Chance the Rapper and gained recognition from her feature on Acid Rap. Since then, Noname has seen universal acclaim from debut mixtape Telefone and debut album 25 Rooms. Her neo-soul infused rapping and sweet mellow beats have won her the title of best rappers and continued to build her following as she gears up for her 25 Rooms tour.




7. Major Lazer

The dancehall trio behind megahits like “Lean On”, “Pon de Floor” and “Light It Up”, Major Lazer has consistently rocked the festival circuit and brought their moombahton-reggae-inspired beats to high energy sets globally. If anybody knows how to put on a dance party, it’s these guys.





6. MØ

Electropop singer-producer MØ rose to international stardom with "Lean On" and has continued to collaborate with long-time friend Diplo. Working with an array of artists from Charli XCX to Foster the People, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE, MØ and her catchy, emotive style are in a genre of their own. After four years of work, her second studio album Forever Neverland was released in October 2018. With a voice that’s undeniably hers and a carefree charm, MØ is sure to put on a performance that’s not to be missed.




5. Kaytranada

Canadian electronic DJ/producer Kaytranada and his smooth experimental R&B production has solidified him as a genre-defying act and highly-coveted collaborator. His award-winning debut album 99.9% featured an incredible lineup of artists from Anderson .Paak to Syd, AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon and more. Kaytranada released a new track ‘Well I Bet Ya’ in late January.




4. Beast Coast (Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies)

The brotherhood of Brooklyn artists and hip-hop collective Beast Coast consists of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers — some of the best hip-hop talent to come out of New York in recent years. In January 2019, Joey announced the completion of long-awaited Pro Era album The G.O.D. and a few days prior, Flatbush Zombies also announced they’re sitting on three unreleased albums, one of them a Zombies album and one of them a Beast Coast album.




3. ZHU

Enigmatic DJ/producer ZHU has established himself as a both modern leader of tech-house and master of production, touting a sultry dark sound. His 2016 Coachella live show was highly lauded and has been followed by other festival performances where he’s incorporated saxophone, vocals and guitar, his Ringos Desert tour and his Blacklizt parties — exclusive deep house and techno sets with an all-black dress code.




2. Tyler the Creator

Rapper/producer Tyler the Creator has had quite the journey since the release of his debut mixtape Bastard in 2009. Continuously innovating and pushing the boundaries of both his musical identity and sound, his fourth studio album Flower Boy reached widespread acclaim. On stage, Tyler channels energy no less expected of a creative genius.




1. Gesaffelstein

The French techno producer made his long-awaited return with the announcement of new album Hyperion and two new tracks, "Reset" and a collaboration with The Weeknd "Lost in the Fire." No official release date for Hyperion has been set, but it’s highly likely that 2019 will see new music from Gesaffelstein. With an electrifyingly dark production unlike any other producer, Gesaffelstein and his set is a definite must-see.





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about the writer

Jessica Mao

Jessica Mao

Read More...Jessica is a New York-based writer who -true to the stereotype- enjoys brunching, playing tennis and most of all, attending live shows. She fell in love with EDM after her first show, Adventure Club, and has been non-stop discovering new music since then. Some of her favorite artists include Above & Beyond, Zedd, Kaskade and FKJ.

Her guilty pleasure is listening to The Chainsmokers circa 2015 and eating McDonalds cookies. She is a strong advocator of earplugs.

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