We all know that Ultra Singapore 2017 (taking place on 10 & 11 June) will feature some of the biggest names in EDM, including Tiësto, Hardwell, and Steve Aoki – but there are many other EDM artists that you won’t want to miss out on.
Here are five underrated artists you need to check out at Ultra Singapore 2017:
1. Rave Republic
This duo left their corporate jobs two years ago and have never looked back since. They may have ditched their jobs, but they still deejay with suits on, as part of their image — something pretty ironic and fun to see.
Their music is filled with pumping beats, techno notes, and the occasional vocals that make their tracks even better than they already are.
Manfred Lim is a 22-year-old Singaporean DJ who goes by his stage name, Myrne. You should totally catch him on 10 June at the live stage, not just to #supportlocal, but to enjoy his music that is a mix of deep bass, snappy pop, and smooth R&B.
It may sound a little unconventional, but it’s certainly easy on the ears for any EDM lover. He’s spun at Zouk quite a bit, so if Zouk is your second home, you need to check him out at Ultra.
3. Martin Solveig
In the context of EDM, if I say Martin, you’d say Garrix. Martin Solveig is a slightly lesser known French DJ who still has a pretty large following of seven million monthly listeners on Spotify.
His music is often funky and bold, with strong vocals that accompany his beats. He will be performing on the Ultra Mainstage along with the other big names on 10 June, if you wanna catch his show.
4. Will Sparks
Will Sparks is quite well known in Australia and was named Australia’s #1 DJ in 2014. He has also headlined festivals such as Tomorrowland and Stereosonic.
I’d describe his beats as mostly classic EDM, but he has some fun singles like Monsta that fuse together unique sounds for a great track. Hit play on the video above to see what I’m talking about.
Pendulum is definitely the band to catch for those who love vocal-heavy bitpop/chiptune tracks. Their tracks have quite a bit of distorted and retro game sounds infused into them, which you will either love or hate.
Have a listen to Witchcraft as it is one of their best tracks and embodies their style very well, making you feel a little bit like you’re a character in a 16-bit game.
So I guess you have five more reasons to be even more stoked for Ultra Singapore 2017 now. If you want more amazing experiences like the one you will have at Ultra Singapore 2017, check out this list of 40 epic music festivals in Asia that will knock your socks off.
Dates: 10 & 11 June 2017
Prices: Various Prices