As the summer slowly wraps up here in San Diego, good vibes are still on the horizon with the Mad Decent Block Party returning on Sunday, Sept. 13. Expect to dance to some seriously dirty trap music, Moombaton, EDM and heavy drum and bass at this year’s outdoor event taking place at Park at the Park.
Of the DJs performing, Major Lazer and Dillon Francis are easily the biggest names in the game. Both artists are dominant electro-producers and artists on the Mad Decent label, each bringing their own unique sounds to the same umbrella genre of EDM.
Diplo, of Major Lazer, is known for his high-energy, dancehall style hits and typically closes each show with a boom and a bang. Francis just recently reached his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Album with his latest EP, “This Mixtape is Fire,” which brings fans back to Francis’ early Moombahton roots. Party-goers can also look forward to a heavy focus on EDM from some of the newer performers taking the stage.
Some of the fresher artists on the label like 4B and Jauz, each 22-years-old, will be bringing some heavy remixes, drops and original genre-blending bangers to their sets.
These two musicians both reject labeling their music with a type when asked by listeners and critics alike. Jauz’s definition of his style of music is “music has no boundaries” and 4B states on his Facebook music page that his genre is “everything.” 4B and Jauz both tend to warp their base style of electronic dance music by mixing in sounds of hip-hop, reggae, indie rock, rap and jazz to create new, experimental versions of traditional EDM.
As for the essential drum and bass aspect of a Mad Decent event, Netsky will have us covered. Netsky’s style involves sophisticated instrumentals weaved with vocals and funk-based rhythms. He never leaves listeners without a steady thump of tempo.
The event starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are now sold out. For more information, visit maddecentblockparty.com.
Park at the Park, 100 Park. Blvd, East Village.