The first half of Electric Forest had passed and the people of the festival blindly walked into the real start of the weekend. The weather had stayed cool enough for everyone to comfortably get down without getting overheated. Saturday and Sunday were greeted by Low Temp Record’s crazy talented artists. Ignoring their labels name, they laid down some seriously hot tunes to close out the festival.
Saturday night the Forest Stage came alive, bumping out electro-pop sounds from a Low Temp gem, Gibbz. Although his set time clashed with Bassnectar, the crowd was filled back to the tree line path with dedicated fans.
“The people who were at my set really wanted to see me as opposed to some of the bigger names in that time slot, and I’m grateful my travel hang-ups fixed themselves so I could get there just in time to make it for them (my fans),” Gibbz explained.
Arriving with perfect punctuality, Gibbz stayed cool, calm and collected, (as always), giving his crowd an awesome show despite the chaotic travels before.
Immediately following, Russ Liquid blew the people away with his amazing performance skills, accompanied by the very talented Andrew Block. Both had the forest jamming from start to finish. The nervous build from a potential mishap was seamlessly transmuted to excitement, and gifted back to the crowd with the utmost thanks and gratefulness. We had all come together in that moment, from what seemed to be chance, with flight delays almost hindering the show and the pure essence of Electric Forest joining everyone in the same place. The night was quite magical to say the least.
Continuing with the much loved Low Temp artists through to late Sunday, Foresters came one, came all to the Jubilee Stage. A new addition to Electric Forest 2015, the bright pink big top tent billowed smoke from underneath, reaching festivals near and far to experience the extraordinary trio, ExMag, who tend to always bring a magnitude of energy and excellent music anywhere they perform. (It’s in the name.) Filling in the dance floor, fans from all over were being hypnotized by smooth, sultry sounds played from the trifecta spotlighted at the back of the tent. There was no doubt everyone was feeling themselves. A perpetual exchange of energy circulated throughout the whole set through the music and to the listeners.
As the sun started to set, the realization dawned on everyone that we had arrived to the very last night of something magic. Walking through the forest Sunday night, every beautiful art installation seemed to glow brighter, every smile seemed to stretch even further, and I didn’t think that could even be possible. Arriving at the edge of Sherwood Forest, it seemed like everyone was coming together toward Sherwood Stage for the last performance of Low Temp. Although many other Foresters were scattered around the whole festival, we all were home.
Gramatik stepped on the stage at Sherwood Court and welcomed Gibbz and Russ Liquid to accompany playing by his sides. The three were ready to have an extremely fun time doing what they love. The last crowd of the weekend was ready to dance harder than they had at the start, despite the long journey they went through to be there. The set was a perfect blend of oldies but always goodies, classic Gramatik and some newer sounds. Along with special guest vocals on stage, ProbCause, Jason Huber form Cherub and of course Gibbz, everyone was definitely on the next level of funk. Low Temp performed the last two days of Electric Forest with a beautiful execution of all of their artist’s pure, raw talent and beat the challenge of keeping an exhausted crowd feeling alive and real.
By Brie Goodno