Hailing from the Canadian prairies, Defunk has made a distinct name for himself in the electronic music scene. Defunk’s unique brew of funk, blues, soul and bass music has proven him to be a true connoisseur of genre blending. His innovative style has created a path for fans of all genres to venture into the bass music scene…and a niche that has left him virtually untouched. He melts the experimental with the familiar, pushing the envelope with each new release. The versatility Defunk delivers in both his DJ sets and live performances has caught the attention of Pretty Lights, GRiZ and Gramatik. With a constantly changing set and rapidly expanding discography, Defunk consistently constructs a show brimming with allure and absolute magic.
Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Cryztal Grid has exploded into the local music scene. Their performance-based sets infuse future bass and trap elements with live saxophone and drums.
Both members of Cryztal Grid have extensive backgrounds in music. Cody is a classically trained saxophonist who studied and performed in symphonic band during his undergraduate college career. Gerrad has performed as a drummer in multiple bands throughout his career. Together, they bring their unique styles and backgrounds to create bass heavy music that is infused with organic sounds and melodies, drawing inspiration from Flume, Big Gigantic, Luca Lush, and more.
A true “Jack of All Trades,” Kyle Rutherford, AKA Overwaves, is the true total package when it comes to music. Aside from DJing, his musical resume including concert production, music journalism, digital marketing, media relations, and social media.
Rutherford honed his craft through experiences playing in dirty basements, crowded bars, and at crazy house parties while he attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. A lifelong music lover with a respect for the music from the 60’s-90’s, as well as a newfound passion for jam bands and live electronica, Rutherford sought to perform sets that incorporated various musical genres into electronic music. His downtempo, psychedelic, and forward thinking bass music performances are perfect for opening slots at clubs and late night festival ragers.
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