Don’t Miss a Beat at Imagine: Friday Schedule

If you’ve been as hyped for this year’s Imagine Music Festival as I am, you’ve been on all the mailing lists and surely know by now that the artist schedule is out! Exciting, yes, but of course this means we all have to make decisions and pick favorites between all the best artists around (and then argue with friends over which favorites are right). Prepare yourselves.

As an aide to your festival preparation, we’re here to give you the cheat sheet to the Imagine schedule. No more sitting around for an hour waiting for Armin to play, we’re giving you the means to keep moving all day and all night (just keep hydrated mmkay).

This is the first of our Imagine schedule posts, but we’ll be doing deep dives into Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so that every hour on the hour you’ll know the best artist on stage.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Kevin Flum – Rap

Kevin Flum (or K.Flum) is best known for his rap U Mad Bro, but just dropped his Chores EP which is definitely solid and worth a listen. I’d say there’s a solid G-Eazy vibe here if that’s your move.

Disco Inferno Stage – White Rhino – Dubstep

White Rhino looks to be an ATL local which we love here. We couldn’t find too much on White Rhino’s tunes, it sounds like a good way to start a festival.

Aeria Stage – Corey Von Waters – Trance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Corey Von Waters plays some groovy trance that I think is a good and mellow start to a festival weekend. I expect the show to be a little heavier, but all in all a good show.

Six Feathers Stage – Inflexzion – DnB

On the opposite end of the mellow spectrum, is Inflexzion and his DnB sound coming in from Portland.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Eddie Gold – Trap

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Eddie Gold is an Atlanta native and solid Trap artist, highly recommended especially if this is your first stop on the festival.

Disco Inferno Stage – Exit 9 – DJ

I dunno about disco, but DJ Exit 9 will bring an inferno. Take a listen/look and get a feel of what’s coming your way.

Aeria Stage – Deep Technicians – Techno

Nothing wrong with a little techno over dinner time! Deep Technicians has your fix.

Six Feathers Stage – Stranger Candy – House

ATL artists Stranger Candy will be bringing some house to Six Feathers, so stop by and enjoy some fresh, locally sourced beats.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Zaxx – Melodic House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Zaxx has some absolutely killer collabs and remixes out there, and his solo single Together has a unique sound that guarantees more good things to come. Fully excited to see him live.

Disco Inferno Stage – Andy Bruh – Dubstep

Andy Bruh has been in and out of ATL. Check out a recap of his show at our local Aisle 5 in the link.

Aeria Stage – HEYZ – Heavy Techno

This is a close one, because HEYZ and I love techno. A solid pick and highly recommended show.

Six Feathers Stage – Archmage b2b Zubah – DnB & Dubstep

B2B shows are always interesting, and Archmage and Zubah have two sounds that I expect will mesh for a great show.

Six Feathers Stage – Innocent Victims – Trap

Innocent Victims round out the latter part of the 7pm hour, with some solid bass and trap.

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Riot Ten – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I would say Riot Ten will be the first mainstage heavy hitter of the weekend. They’re not a small name these days, but if you haven’t heard of them I highly recommend the show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Ployd – Dubstep

Ployd plays some local Atlanta shows here and there, and is a solid show to check out. He’ll play dubstep of the grime variety.

Aeria Stage – Chris Robert – Techno

Chris Robert is fresh from Chicago to bring you some solid flowing Techno!

Six Feathers Stage – Vitallaz – Trap

Vitillaz is a name that ATL trap fans should be familiar with – talent abounds and this show is set to be a banger.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Oceania Stage – 12th Planet – Dubstep

Disclaimer, 12th Planet actually starts at 9:40pm, not 9pm. 12th Planet should be the start of the names everyone knows on today’s lineup. 12th Planet has consistently dropped awesome dub mixes, and we’re set for more at Imagine.

Disco Inferno Stage – Shlump – Trap

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

It was a definite close call between Shlump and 12th Planet, but you’ll find me at Shlump this weekend. Trap isn’t meant to sound like high hats and wobble had a baby, and in that area I feel like Shlump gets me. Enjoy this music video.

Aeria Stage – Alex Lucas – Trap

Alex Lucas is part of the Atlanta branch of 1200 Hustle who play sounds ranging from DnB, Trap, Dubstep, to house. Searches for Alex Lucas on youtube don’t bring up his stuff unfortunately.

Six Feathers Stage – Eddie Gold – Trap

You’ll see Eddie is also playing at 6pm on Oceania, but if you arrive late he’s well worth the watch. Eddie Gold is an Atlanta native and solid Trap artist, highly recommended.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Oceania Stage – The Glitch Mob – Glitch Electronic

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

The Glitch Mob is a tremendous show to see, and a true classic electronic group that has inspired many artists to break the mold and create their own sound. This will be an absolute killer show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Protohype – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Yeah, I can pick two artists if I want to. I run this site, I make the rules. Protohype and the Glitch Mob are very different artists – if you’re not in the mood to mellow out a bit, then Protohype is your move.

Aeria Stage – Weiss – Techno

I’m a sucker for good clean EDM, and nothing’s cleaner than some crisp techno with piano. Weiss, everyone.

Six Feathers Stage – Krushendo – Dubstep

Krushendo (what an awesome name) has come out with some very solid tracks. I can sense some inspiration from the likes of Adventure Club and similar.

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Still the Glitch Mob – Glitch Electronic

Like I said, Oceania has a less-than-regular schedule. I’m doing what I can here to keep things in order. The Glitch Mob is actually running until about midnight from their late 10pm slot.

Disco Inferno Stage – Joker – Grime

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Joker has that grimey dubstep down, and has been in the game for ages with the iconic Kapsize EP. He now owns the label Kapsize, and keeps bringing absolutely solid hits.

12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Galantis – Dance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I know some would disagree with the “Dance” tag, and argue for more of an “electronic” description following hits like Runaway, but take a listen to their newest hit Satisfied and just tell me you don’t feel like dancing. I have qualms with Galantis for songs like No Money, because the high pitched thing is just not my vibe (lookin at you Marshmello) but they’re going to put on one hell of a show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Boogie T b2b Squnto – Dubstep

Boogie T and Squnto together are one hell of a combo. They’ve done b2b before for some killer results. Heavy dubstep is comin right up.

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Armin Van Buuren – Trance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

He’s one of the true greats, and if you’ve never seen him before you’re practically obligated to check this show out. Armin’s shows are half laser, half trance, and half just watching a master perform his craft. Don’t feel like you need to be right up next to the stage, this is a show you can still enjoy from a mile away.

Disco Inferno Stage – Noisia – Dubstep

Noisia have been pioneers in dubstep for the past two decades. You honestly can’t go wrong with Noisia or Armin – if you’ve already seen Armin I’d say opt for Noisia. It’s set to be a wild show with everything from heavy dubstep to DnB to house.

That’s it for Friday. Get to bed and get yourself a good night’s sleep for Saturday’s amazing lineup.

Keep your eyes out for articles on Saturday and Sunday’s shows, and check out the full Imagine schedule below!

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