Featuring a small, yet star-studded lineup and more than a thousand gallons of fresh neon paint, Life in Color makes its return to Seattle/Tacoma this weekend to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Last year, we danced (and got paint blasted) to the sounds of Knife Party, Tritonal, NGHTMRE, and more at Life in Color: Kingdom Tacoma and Vancouver (British Columbia). This year, the minds behind the “World’s Largest Paint Party” knocked it out of the park yet again, enlisting YOOkiE, What So Not, 3LAU and RL Grime to rock the Tacoma Dome Saturday night. Not too familiar with some (or all) of these names? No worries, we got you! Here’s a little bit of what you can expect from each performer:
Who better to kick off the Life in Color festivities than brothers Chris and Anthony Alfaro, aka YOOKiE. Coming out of New York, this up-and-coming duo is all about energy. The YOOKiE sound will either get you head banging, jumping up and down or waving those trap arms- heck, maybe all of the above! It’s hard to categorize them under a single genre. They make bass, twonk, trap and have remixed the likes of Skrillex, Dillon Francis, The Chainsmokers – even Justin Bieber!
A Northwest favorite, Justin Blau makes his Seattle/Tacoma return after taking us on a ride through his 3LAU Haus at last year’s FreakNight. The progressive house mash-up maestro, who also hails from New York, will get you moving and uplifted with his sounds. As you prepare for this paint-filled journey through the 3LAU Haus, keep eyes and ears out for some surprises. Who can forget when he brought Getter to the stage at FreakNight ’16? The roof at the Tacoma Dome almost exploded!
What So Not
What started off as a duo, Australian Chris Emerson/Emoh Instead, has taken and lifted the What So Not project to new heights after Flume split to continue pursuing his solo career (he’s done well too, huh?). Another artist who dabbles in multiple electronic genres, What So Not draws influences from house, hip hop, R&B, progressive and more to deliver a unique dance floor environment.
Another Northwest favorite, Henry Steinway’s sound is what his artist name suggests: Grimy. Utilizing hip hop, trap, bass and more, RL Grime sets are often dark and heavy in nature. His intros alone are enough to give you goosebumps! After a series of EPs and Halloween Mixes to launch his career as RL Grime, Steinway made it big with the release of his debut album Void, back in 2014. He’s also known for his remixes, having flipped tracks from some of the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B, including names like Kanye West, Rihanna, and The Weeknd. To this day, his remix of The Weeknd’s smash hit The Hills is a staple in his set, and always draws a big reaction from crowds. By the time he takes the stage for his headlining set, you’ll probably be dirty, all covered in paint. Prepare to get even dirtier, the Grime way.
Tickets are still available online and at select retail outlets. You can also join the event on Facebook for news, updates, set times (hopefully) and more! Will you be going hard in the paint with us at the Tacoma Dome Saturday?