by Kyle Taylor
Wisconsin and Illinois have shown me nothing but a great time this summer. With a staggering list of incredible music festivals ranging from Lollapalooza to North Coast and Summer Camp to Infrasound. With August now officially in gear, we’re looking forward to the next big event out in Somerset, Wisconsin: Summer Set Music Festival 2014.
Back for the third year, the festival offers an immense lineup of layered variety including plenty of electronic, jam and jamtronica, and hip-hop acts of all styles. The headliner list is jaw-dropping alone, featuring jam acts Umphrey’s Mcgee and Philly’s own The Disco Biscuits, alongside the mighty bass kings Bassnectar and Flux Pavilion. That’s not to mention some jamtronica funk from Big Gigantic, a little bit of disco love from Chromeo, and of course some heavy hip-hop beats from the Wu-Tang Clan.
The list goes on with an impressive assortment with plenty of our favorites. Names like Datsik, Flying Lotus, Aer, Cherub, Figure, Twin Shadow, Break Science, Exmag, The Floozies, Manic Focus, Treasure Fingers, Twiddle, Beak Nasty and Russ Liquid honestly manage to just scrape the surface of naming all the amazing talent at the 2014 festival. With four stages kicking out jams daily from 3;00 PM to midnight, there’s non-stop jams happening for everyone all the time.
And even when the main festival grounds call it a night, your attention can be turned to the amazing late-night after parties. Pulling in additional acts not yet mentioned, The on-site after parties feature Gramatik and a special Manic Science (Manic Focus with Break Science) team-up set on Friday, as well as Savoy alongside Emancipator Ensemble on Saturday.
Summer Set 2014 Official Trailer
Jantsen – “When the Beat Drops (Bassnectar Remix)” — More from Bassnectar
Flux Pavilion – “Mountains & Molehills” — More from Flux Pavilion
Big Gigantic – “Blue Dream” — More from Big Gigantic
Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” — More from Chromeo
Flying Lotus – “Little Hours” (feat. Baths) — More from Flying Lotus
Cherub – “Lifesaver” — More from Cherub
Figure – “Cowabunga” — More from Figure
Twin Shadow – “Lost You” (feat. Zeds Dead & D’Angelo Lacy) — More from Twin Shadow
The Floozies – “Back On It” (feat. Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic) — More from The Floozies
Twiddle – “Apples” [Live at Camp Bisco] — More from Twiddle