Written by Emma Holmberg and Amanda Kennedy
Lucky is back at it again for their 5th year, which means a lot of dance music fans are gearing up for an amazing St. Patrick Day’s Weekend. The festival, decorated with enchanting green and gold, has several familiar names from previous festival line-ups. Which of course begs the question: who am I going to see? Not to mention the panic that sets in when you realize that two of your favorite artists are playing at two different stages.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a handy guide to the artists playing at Lucky. Our hope is that it makes planning your festival experience that much easier.
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Now let’s get on to the introductions, shall we?
Aly & Fila
Trance duo Aly & Fila gives us much to look forward to this St. Patrick’s Day. Trance-heads rejoice with the amount of vast talent included in the line-up, and all of those artists will be performing on one stage. Aly & Fila is hosting a Future Sound of Egypt stage, which will feature Orjan Nilsen, Ferry Tayle, Simon Patterson, and more! Aly & Fila’s podcast of the same name, and also the basis for the stage curation, is currently on its 480th episode. The duo’s most recent single, Unbreakable, featuring Roger Shah and vocalist Susana, expands beyond language barriers and borders. The uplifting track features melodic Spanish lyrics, with a reminiscence of classic trance sounds. We’re truly looking forward to what Aly & Fila and the FSOE stage will bring to Lucky 2017.
Audien is an often frequent visitor to the northwest, and we’re excited to have him back again for Lucky. His style of progressive house will definitely bring good vibes this St. Patrick’s day. Audien’s most recent single on SoundCloud, Crazy Love, gives the listener an uplifting, tropical feel. This track is great to bring back memories of summer days to hold us over until festival season begins.
Borgeous is known for his varying forms of progressive and future house. His most recent single with Morten and vocalist Runaground Coffee Can Money features catchy lyrics that will surely make you dance. The chorus incorporates that future house sound, with distinctive snares and prominent drum line. Many of Borgeous’ other recent tracks, such as his remix of Dirty Head’s Oxygen and Going Under with Loud Luxury, showcase his diverse musical styles. Oxygen has more elements of trap within the chorus while Going Under includes more stylistic similarities to deep house. With such diverse tracks, we’re definitely looking forward to the magic we will hear from Borgeous this year.
Buku’s musical technique ranges from sounds that resonate in future bass, to trap, to deep house. His most recent EP No Dramas, which released on Spinnin’ Records, showcases that vast diversity of talent. The first track of the EP, Terminal, is more of a tech-trance vibe. In contrast, the title track No Dramas takes you into some heavy trap, with its distinctive drums and sonic-wub sound. If you’re looking for a genre-bending act to take you over the rainbow at Lucky, then you certainly do not want to miss Buku.
With Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour stopping in Portland, Spokane, and Montana around the same time as Lucky, it’s only fitting that this guy is on the lineup. Datsik’s Sensei EP released mid-December, and we’re certainly anticipating hearing our favorite tracks at Lucky. Plus, after enticing visuals from the live performance shared from Datsik’s first stop of the tour, we know that Datsik plans to bring a set filled with heavy bass.