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10 Paradiso Debuts We Won’t Be Missing at The Gorge this Summer

Now that the 2019 Paradiso Festival lineup has been released, we can begin to dream about the memories we’ll be making at The Gorge this summer. Seeing our favorite artists at one of the best venues on the planet, Paradiso provides the opportunity for unforgettable moments each and every summer.

A cursory glance at the group of artists headed to the Northwest this June is enough to get even the most jaded dance music fan excited. With a deeper look, the appreciation we have for those putting the festival lineup together only grows. That’s due to the mountain of fresh faces performing at Paradiso 2019.

Of the 69 artists and acts performing at Paradiso this summer, 41 are making their ‘Diso debuts.

We’re used to well-rounded and diverse lineups at Paradiso, but this year is something special. From bass and hardstyle, to progressive and beyond, the latest iteration of Paradiso has it all. And that’s just from the newbies.

Of course, we have plenty of love for returning acts like Kaskade, Skrillex, and more. But being able to see different acts at The Gorge, from up-and-comers to well-known EDM veterans, is one of the reasons festivals like Paradiso are as highly regarded as they are. We know we’re spoiled in the Northwest, getting visits from acts both large and small on a consistent basis throughout the year. While that makes booking new and exciting acts a bit more difficult, it doesn’t make our desire for fresh and different artists, especially at festivals like Paradiso, any weaker.

Luckily, Paradiso 2019 is full of artists making their ‘Diso debut. With a lineup this great, set-time conflicts are going to happen. But, regardless of when they’re on stage, these 10 artists and acts performing at Paradiso for the first time deserve your attention.

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Don’t Miss These ‘Diso Debuts

There’s a lot of great bass (per usual) at Paradiso this summer. So, it makes sense that much of our list features artists from the heavier side of dance music.

The debut we are looking forward to most is Delta Heavy. The British duo have been staples in the bass world and beyond for more than a minute, and the fact that it took them this long to make it to Paradiso is a bit of a surprise. We’ve seen them at various festivals throughout the PNW, but missing out on their set at The Gorge this summer would be a mistake.

As excited as we are for Delta Heavy, the up-and-coming bass acts playing at Paradiso just might steal the show. Featuring the likes of 1788-L, LICK, and Blanke, you’ll be hard pressed to find a lineup with more fresh bass talent than Paradiso this summer.

We will also be making time for the funky bass provided by OPIUO. As well as the eclectic and dark vibes that Shades (Alix Perez & EPROM) bring to the table. If traditional bass sub-genres like dubstep, drum and bass, and the like aren’t your style, maybe the unique sounds of OPIUO and Shades are. Don’t miss the opportunity to find out for sure at Paradiso 2019.

There’s more than just bass available at Paradiso, though.

There’s some hardstyle, too. Along with Noisecontrollers, Coone has us ready to get down to the harder styles at The Gorge. Last year, the Belgian became the first hardstyle DJ to perform on the mainstage of Tomorrowland. Now, we’re happy he’s crossing Paradiso off of his to-do list.

Not a fan of hardstyle? No, problem. How does some house music sound? With artists like Zhu and Dirtybird’s Shiba San making their Paradiso debuts this summer, there’s plenty to go around. There’s also Mau5trap’s i_o. He’s one of the biggest up-and-coming names in progressive/techno.

From fresh faces to Northwest staples, Paradiso 2019 has something for everyone. With dozens of artists making their ‘Diso debuts at The Gorge this summer, both veteran and new festival-goers have plenty to look forward to. Let us know which artists making their Paradiso debut this summer are on your “Can’t Miss” list! There’s plenty to choose from. Comment on Facebook or reply on Twitter!


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