Seven Electronic Artists to Catch During ACL Weekend 2

Electronic music fans look no further. Your guide to ACL Weekend 2 is here. Offering electronic ranging from future funk to tech house, the festival has something for fans across a variety of sub genres.

Story by Taylor Sprinkle

Friday Oct. 11

For genre bending producers making electronic-hip hop crossover beats, Friday is the day to hit the fest. Fortunately, these artists perform at different times, so fans can catch all three sets.

Photo courtesy of Jai Wolfe

Photo courtesy of Jai Wolfe

JAI WOLFE: Sajeeb Saha, better known as Jai Wolfe, is an indie electronic and future bass producer from New York. Although he is best known for his track “Indian Summer,” several tracks from his most recent album The Cure to Loneliness (2019) have also gained him attention. His optimistic, upbeat sounds kick off at 2:30PM, and can act as a great warmup for the more bass heavy artists hitting the stage that night.

KAYTRANADA: Kaytranada is a Haitian-Canadian DJ whose groovy music marks the intersection of house and hip hop. He has been a popular pioneer of the cross genre since the release of his 2016 album 99.9%, which would later go on to make Pitchfork’s top 200 of the decade. Fest-goers can catch him at the Miller Light stage after the King Princess set at 5 PM for a chance to dance to his woozy beats.

RL GRIME: Up-and-coming trap and bass artist Henry Alfred Steinway, also known as RL Grime, is one of the most anticipated electronic artists of the weekend. As the hardest electronic performance on Friday, RL Grime is a must for all electronic fans. The producer behind “UCLA” and “I Wanna Know” will hit the stage at sunset.

Saturday Oct. 12

As far as the electronic genre is concerned, pickings on Saturday are pretty slim. Die-hard downtempo fans might want to sit this one out. On the other hand, Saturday could be an opportunity to explore other genres, or hit the silent disco.

HIPPIE SABOTAGE: In the least, ACL’s single EDM offering doesn’t disappoint. Iconic duo Hippie Sabotage have remained some of the most relevant electronic artists since their break out track “Habits” with Tove Lo in 2014. Fans can catch them in the mid afternoon in between sets by Megan the Stallion and Billie Eilish.

Sunday Oct. 13

For what Saturday lacks Sunday makes up by delivering the widest range of electronic artists to choose from. Energy may be running low going into the last day of the fest, so it’s a relief that there’s plenty of danceable beats for those in need of a pick-me-up.

Photo courtesy of Isolated Nation

Photo courtesy of Isolated Nation

MALLRAT: Youthful Australian singer and producer Grace Shaw, known as Mallrat, sprung into the electronic scene last year with the release of her hit track “Groceries.” The release of her recent EP Driving Music makes her one of the most prevalent electronic artists hitting ACL. She brings her smooth, romantic tunes to Zilker park at the start of the afternoon.

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson

FISHER: Austrailan-born Paul Fisher joins the day’s lineup of electronic with his lively dance floor techno. While “Losing It” may be by far his most popular song, the entirety of his discography is equally as energizing. Fest-goers can jam to his early evening set at the T-Mobile stage.

GRiZ: ACL is just one stop in the ongoing tour of rising artist Grant Kwiecinsi. The electro-soul producer released fresh music just two weeks before his performance at ACL, giving listeners something new to be pumped about. Electronica fans can hear the innovative DJ perform as the festival begins to wind down.

ACL Weekend 2 is right around the corner. Get hyped with this playlist!