Top 5 Up and Comers to Catch at Summer Set

With insane talent headlining the festival including Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Wu-Tang Clan, and Kaskade, Summer Set Music and Camping Festival immediately rose to the top of festival goers "Festivals to Hit Summer 2014" list. However, we can't forget about the skill that the up and comers of the festival will bring! Here are the top 5 up and coming artists you should make a priority to see:

Playing: Friday

If you like RL Grime, Claude VonStroke, and The Chainsmokers:


Boombox Cartel


The young duo of Amerigo Garcia and Jorge Medina, originally from Mexico, come together to form Boombox Cartel, one of the most anticipated up and comers on the Summer Set lineup. Boombox Cartel has gained a lot of notoriety lately due to their unique sound, which has been said to be one that will soon be gracing main stages of festivals everywhere. The pair's music has a trappy flare which shines through on both their original tracks as well as their remixes, including “Get Low” by Dillon Francis and DJ Snake, “Wonder” by Adventure Club, and “Infinite Daps” by RL Grime. Their set is sure to get the crowd bouncing with heavy basslines, and catchy samples.


Playing: Saturday

If you like The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and Twiddle:


The Main Squeeze


Having toured around the country with Papadosio this past spring, the Main Squeeze is a jam band that needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Chicago, IL, the Main Squeeze brings a taste of old school blues, and lots and lots of funk. Their live performances are full of energy, getting their audience moving and grooving to their funky, soulful lyrics, and smooth instrumentals. The lead singer, Corey Frye’s vocals come sweetly to the ears of listeners adding to the great passion the band shows on stage during their live performances. The band has also been known to do covers of the likes of artists including Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead, allowing their sets to become something everyone can sing along to.


If you like Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, and Chance The Rapper:

Playing: Sunday




Probcause has sprang onto the scene with his catchy lyrics, smooth tunes, and fantastic collaborations. The artist's has the ability to blend hip hop tunes with electronic beats, making a sound all of their own. The rapper’s most recent song, “LSD” featuring Chance The Rapper has demanded a lot of attention, and for good reason. With an uptempo beat, clever rhymes, and great vocals it’s easy for the song to get stuck in your head. Chance the Rapper isn’t the only one Probcause has collabed with on the Summer Set lineup, also working with Exmag in the past, it wouldn’t be surprising if you caught the rapper make a guest appearance or two during the festival.


If you like Exmag, Big Gigantic, and The Floozies:

Playing: Friday


Russ Liquid

Russ Liquid is just one of the many great up and coming talents signed to Gramatik’s Lowtemp label, and he’s been making quite the splash this summer. Originally from Portland, OR, the young musician is quickly rising in the ranks of electro-soul music.  Releasing funky songs, that are sweet, slow and sexy, as well as upbeat and danceable to STS9’s 1320 Records. Russ has quickly gained recognition for being a live act not to miss through both his solo endeavors as well as his occasional accompaniment to Gramatik. Summer Set is no exception, make sure you catch him starting off the day Friday, you won’t be disappointed.

If you like Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Chance the Rapper:

Playing: Sunday

Kids Like Us


Before I head to any music festival, I always like to check out some of the names I’ve never heard of before. It was when I was doing this that I stumbled across Kids Like Us from Summer Set’s lineup. With only a few hundred followers on soundcloud, this group is definitely a hidden gem. The moment I pressed play the Kids Like Us grew on me. The group spits lyrically genius rhymes, with catchy beats that you can’t help but nod your head to. The unsigned group consists of three vocalists, including Lizzie Fontaine who adds a nice twist with soft female vocals, a drummer, and a producer. The group hails from just 45 minutes outside of the festival, being thee local act to catch this year at Summer Set!


Written By Madi Lawton