PRIME’S Guide to Tackle Lights All Night 2018
Lights All Night 2018 starts tomorrow and it’s time to start the impossible task of choosing which sets to attend. 50+ artists descend upon Dallas market hall this weekend bringing the best tracks from 2018 and giving us a sneak peek at the rage of 2019. With so many artists to choose from, PRIME has selected 5 artists that you should seriously consider going to over the 2 day festival. Check them out below.
1. 1788 - L
It’s no surprise the list starts with 1788 - L. 2018 was a breakout year for the artist, collaborating with REzz, Illenium, Said The Sky and totto along with releasing the Sentience EP; his first full set appearance in Dallas at Lights All night will be one to remember. The mid-tempo monster will feast on our eardrums with his remix of RL Grime’s “Era,” his collab with fellow LAN artist Tynan, “Abyss” and his originals “Force/Impulse,” “Nu/ver/ka” and essential track “Pulsar/Beam.” Performing on the Intergalactic Stage on Friday from 8:15 - 9:15, the set is sure to be a crowd starter, annihilating speakers and ears alike.
“All I want is Pizza… God I’m Really Drunk.” This isn’t because we’ve had too much Bud Light or Fireball (though both are available at the festival); but because we still haven’t had enough of the hit track from new duo, Anti-Up. The combo of Chris Lorenzo and Chris Lake is a dream pair for the house lovers as they end 2018 at Lights All Night. Celebrating the release of their “Hey Pablo” EP, catch the duo on the Intergalactic STage on Friday from 11:45 pm- 12:45 am for some bass, beats and pizza.
3. Eprom B2B Bleep Bloop
Personal favorites of ours at Prime, Lights All Night has a real treat with a phenomenal B2B featuring Eprom and Bleep Bloop. The experimental artists continued to gain notoriety in 2018, partnering with artists big and small. Eprom’s smash collabs with Claude Vonstroke and G Jones along with up and comer zeke beats continue to be mainstays in sets, while Bleep Bloop brings to light the new wave of bass artists including Tsuruda, Ethan Glass and Mr. Bill, among others. Dallas is in for a treat on Saturday at the Intergalactic stage from 10:15 - 11:15 pm that you won’t want to miss.
Last month, Prime had the honor of having the Deadbeats artist submit a massive remix for the Chuurch & Strange Future track “Rabbit Hole” and we were floored. Lights All Night took note and invited the artist to bring his dark style to Dallas over the weekend. His “Dark Vibe Order” style fits perfectly with the other mid-tempo artists on the lineup as he will light the Disco Galaxy stage on fire for his set on Friday from 11:30 pm - 12:30 am.
5. Dallas Locals
Rounding out our list are a group of artists that continue to make Dallas a new music Hub. These are none other than the locals. From Shree, Stetra and Milazzo to Chrs Roze, Black Frames and Quahog_Convo; there are tons of locals to choose from at Lights All Night. Start the party with Carlyle on Saturday, End the festival with Paragrime and fill the day with NPNR and more.
Head outside to the Planet Prime stage on Friday to hear heavy bass from Nik P and Typo in an insane B2B from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. They’ve been cooking up the hottest tracks lately and should not be missed. If you’re looking for an ambient bass set on Saturday after Ekali’s pre-party house set, head to the Disco Galaxy stage for a chilled out, spaced out hour set from Prime’s own Metaphysics. He’s been in the lab lately and Lights All Night will be the perfect spot to hear newest tracks.
While we’ve highlighted our top artists to check out, with over 50 artists on display this Lights All Night, there’s something for everyone. Which artists are you going to see over the weekend? Let us know in the comments below. Make sure to also check out the other things at Lights All Night other than music which we’ve highlighted in our other article!