Melt! started as a remote and laid-back event for techno enthusiasts and ravers in Germany in 1997 and has evolved to become a major pit stop in the highly competitive international music festival circuit. Held from July 17-19 in Ferropolis, Germany this festival recently released a musically broad and rather compelling lineup. While many of these performers stand outside the realm of electronic music, there is an assortment of unique and adept electronic acts that will also be taking the stage. Tickets here!
Here are some of our favorite picks from the lineup
Aquilo is a duo from the UK who make music that is dreamy and soothing. Composed of delicate melodies and tender vocals they’re expected to perform an emotional and celestial set.
Cashmere Cat has had a busy year following his tour with Ariana Grande. Playing festivals all around the world can be tiring for some, however he seems to effortlessly absorb the energy from his crowds and come up with more creative and dynamic shows.
Flume is adored by many and despite his mainstream popularity he continues to release tracks that preserve his signature complex yet balanced style of electronic music. His social media accounts are endlessly spammed by fans desperate for him to come to their city so make sure you don’t miss your chance at Melt!
Hudson Mohawke is an incredibly versatile DJ who has serious turntable skills which earned him fame that few can compare to. He has the ability to seamlessly mix any genre of his choosing into his sets and the crowd always goes mad. He’s promising a live set for this festival so make sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Odesza is known for their ethereal and uplifting music, and they always incorporate live instruments in their shows to deliver a sincere set with room for occasional improvisation. I caught them at Governor’s Ball last week and I assure you they will not disappoint.