Biggest Asshole: The eastern Oregon wind, which kept lifting Lincolnupâs needles off his hot dancehall records. Best Opening Track of the Day:
Schoolboy QT dropping hyphy hits left and right.
Most Aerobically Talented DJs:
Two Fresh. The L.A. club and hip-hop duo were so hyped I swear their sweat whipped onto my face even while standing 20-deep from the stage.
Two Fresh jumping around.
Best Overheard Concept for a New Festival:
âTrashhouse 2016.â The dance floor is covered in food waste; the only audience members are raccoons.
Best Far-Fetched But Well-Executed Remix:
Golden Beetsâ drop of Kygoâs remix of âJoleneâ at the pool party.
Our camp neighbors playing a trap remix of Nickelbackâs âPhotograph.â Have mercy.
Least Enforced Rule:
âNo renegade sound.â Some of these camps had systems that would put Portlandâs clubs to shame, and they were often going hard all night.
Tokimonsta gets Saturday's crowd hyped.
Most Turnt-Up Set:
Admittedly I didnât attend every single producerâs set, but this one goes to Tokimonsta. The L.A. native eased into her set with bubbly originals before throwing the needle on Waka Flocka Flameâs âHard In Da Paintâ and a series of other club bangers.
Most Turnt-Down Set:
Maybe it was the collective "take all the drugs" moment that happens on the last day at festivals, but everyone seemed to be vibing way too hard on Slow Magic, especially given that Eats Everything was playing at the opposite stage. I know AmCo arenât what they used to be, but thatâs no excuse to suck the first teat of any dude in an animal costume making very average future beats.
Best Use of Live Fiddle:
Okay, it was the only
use of live fiddle outside of some random stageless marching bands, but Thomas Jack opened his pool set with oddly boreal music. Heâs more known for marimbas than mountain music.