Socotra is the debut Electronic Dance Music phenomenon coming to Northwest Montana on April 26th. This mandatory all-white themed celebration will beautifully blend art & sound to create a truly unique and magnificent experience for all.
Josh Gard has had a long history in music, and lately he has been rapidly rising up the ranks for all things bass. Just a few short years ago he donned the name Figure and began making electro house, but has since become a regular name in all realms of electronic and dance. Scoring positions among the charts may have gotten him recognition, but a hefty amount of praise has been raining down on him lately as some of the leading artists in electronic music have valued his live performance skills as some of the best in the business.
With releases alongside industry heavyweights Diplo, Tommy Lee, Flux Pavilion, Excision, BT, Tommy Sunshine, and Borgore, as well as a robust catalog of originals, bootlegs, and remixes, Figure's signature sound has earned him a cult following amongst a growing number of insatiable fans. In 2011, his Monsters of Drumstep series married his love of horror with his immense production skills to become the soundtrack for the Halloween season. His follow up 2012 "Destruction Series" release added a new ride to the amusement park with twists and turns through an intergalactic electro war armed with robots and missile drop laser synths.
"I just like how artists present a package of something close to an adventure... Like a theme park of sound that is an experiment and experience for everyone," states Gard.
When he's not on tour or recording in his hometown studio in Indiana, Gard is touring worldwide, with packed tents at festivals like EDC, SnowGlobe, Starscape, The Bounce, Creamfields Australia, and Belgium's Dour. His constant interaction with fans is more akin to maintaining a healthy family than what one usually finds in a social media marketing age. Supporters are supplied with the latest productions for free and the guest list is reserved for fans in need.
Vancouver native Felix Cartal has accomplished a lot in the last few years. A relentless touring schedule and tireless work ethic have led to his continued rise as one of the dance world’s premier producers. First noticed by MSTRKRFT and Steve Aoki for his big room party songs, his records quickly gained popularity and have been used in sets by Diplo, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Congorock and more. He has performed on the stages of EDC, Electric Zoo, and Tomorrowland, as well as clubs around the world.
Felix’s music has been evolving since day one and he now regularly collaborates with vocalists. The result is a more mature and unique sound that can be heard on the singles “Tonight”, “Black to White”, and “Don’t Turn on the Lights”, which was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2013 JUNO Awards. Recent hits “Young Love” and “New Scene” continue the consistent flow of dance oriented, memorable releases.
As the Felix Cartal brand continues to expand, fans have more to be excited about than ever. For the remainder of the year, Felix will be taking his high-energy live shows coupled with stunning visuals throughout North and South America, India, Europe, and Asia. His “disposable camera project” and other engaging content posted across all social platforms allow for real interaction with fans that other DJs lack. It’s clear that his catchy music, unforgettable performances, and vibrant presence have marked just the start of his rapidly growing career.