St. Vincent DeJamz 5-13-13

The FEST 2013 lineup, announced Wednesday, includes Diplo, Yelawolf, Minus the Bear and Dillon Francis. In case you’re not familiar with any of these artists, we have picked some of our favorites to share with you.


1. “Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse” by Minus the Bear – There’s no better place to start getting into Minus the Bear than with their first full-length album, “Highly Refined Pirates.” This track proves how talented this group of Seattle-based indie rockers is, what with their talent of making awesome music and even more awesome song titles to go along with it. If you’re into “sit-on-a-lawn-chair-and-sip-beer” kind of chill music, then you won’t want to miss these guys.

2. “Messages” by Dillon Francis feat. Simon Lord – Expect to hear this harmonious yet bass-heavy single blasting through speakers all summer long. It’s instantly catchy and upbeat. Even if you have no idea what moombahton or moombahcore are, don’t shy away from his set. It promises to be a good one, as 25-year-old Francis is one of the driving forces on the EDM scene today.

3. “Boy Oh Boy” by Diplo – This is probably the most unusual blend of sounds heard in a four-minute span ever. It’s a fusion of hip-hop and EDM that makes you want to stomp along to the bass. Don’t miss out on Diplo and the guaranteed dance party he is going to bring with him to the quad May 24. 

4. “Radio” by Yelawolf – There is so much to appreciate about a song with such strong lyrics and faintly ’80s sound. We’re excited to see what a rapper who has partnered with talents like Eminem and Travis Barker will bring to FEST!