The DreamHack Main Stage is the center of entertainment at DreamHack Austin! Bring your dancing shoes and get down with some of the hottest names in music!
Crafting a contemporary musical experience drawn from his love of video games, San Francisco based DJ/Producer/Artist Grimecraft brings a bright glossy mix of candied electronic voices and samples set to a tune of nerd nostalgia. Right hand man for video game remix imprint GameChops and creator of Twitch’s weekly livestream mix show Grimecraft And Friends, GRIMECRAFT serves as a tastemaker for the internet music scene. He has recently gained worldwide attention for pushing forward the boundaries of music with his latest project TheWaveVR, A virtual reality social music platform that allows users create and perform music live in a synesthetic virtual venue. GRIMECRAFT truly redefines the meaning of future bass.
Mega Ran, aka Raheem Jarbo of Philadelphia is arguably the world’s most well known video-game influenced performance artist. Since signing an unprecedented licensing deal with international developer Capcom, the former teacher’s high-energy shows and fun, nerdy persona have led to world tours, festival and video game tournament performances, and a legion of smart art fans he calls “Team Mega.”
Ran continues to bend genre definitions and reality with each release, and the sky is the limit. Mega Ran may have traded in the chalk for the microphone, but every song, every lyric, and every appearance is a lesson. School is in.
Ages ago, the immortal Dark One was freed from his prison. Since that time, the forces of good have been searching for the Light, the Chosen One to force him back into his cell. The key to this prison is the Magic Sword. Wielded by the proper soul, it will put the universe back in proper balance. The Keeper of the Magic Sword is an old soul who searches endlessly for the Chosen One. With the help of other immortals, The Seer and The Weaver, they are ever trying to stem the tide of the Great Shadow from engulfing all life. When the need is great, they appear with the Magic Sword and a high stakes proposition for those who are pure of heart, perpetually hoping that their search is finally over. The hope is that one day soon one of those who wield the Magic Sword will in fact be the Chosen One, and the enormous power they wield from the Sword will be immeasurably amplified and drive the Shadowbringer back into his cage. Until that fateful day, The Dreadlords of the Nameless One continue to call forth the power of evil and destroy all that is pure and decent in the world with the malevolent forces of Darkness.
The avant-garde of the solo electronic music experience, fusing the likes of dubstep, drum & bass, electro house, trance, ambient, and psychedelic music into a no-rules no-limits genre of pure meditative bliss and raw power. Every live set of Fractal is a journey of epic proportions, not for the close minded or weak hearted.
Fractal has shared a stage with the likes of Eskmo, Caspa, Skrillex, Tokimonsta, Zeds Dead, Mark Instinct, Numbernin6, Datsik, Borgore, Flux P, Excision, Doctor P, Paper Diamond, Beats Antique, Mimosa, J Rabbit, Ajapai, and others. He’s not stopping there.” -BT
The dream is to revolutionize the electronic music experience as we know it.
Pittsburgh-based, electronic artist Mr FijiWiji is a veteran of the record label Monstercat primarily known for his chill remixes and dark, evocative extended plays “Dogma” and “Growing Up”. Though he has a signature sound, the Fij doesn’t work in the confines of one genre in the studio and on stage, making his live sets a truly unique experience. He’s collaborated with acts such as Tritonal and Aruna, and remixed Louis the Child, Bingo Players, and Myon & Shane 54.
Composer, producer, DJ. Varien is called a “vanguard” by Earmilk Magazine, and was named Top 100 Artists to Watch by Alternative Press magazine, and it’s no wonder why. With his collaborations ranging from Skrillex to Two Steps From Hell, his music work on Furious 7, The Walking Dead, 300: Rise of an Empire The Purge: Anarchy, and his 94,000,000+ views on YouTube, Varien not only is in every field of the music spectrum, but also sets the bar while he’s at it. His music is known for being cinematic, deep, and story-driven.
Couch Party: 3:00pm Friday [Main Stage]
Rockit Gaming will be hosting a live “Couch Party” at the main stage at DreamHack! Watch Rockit and Vinny as they perform acoustic songs, banter about video games in their Wayne’s World style comedy special. If you enjoy live music, audience interaction, and a good laugh – this is something you don’t want to miss!
Meet & Greet: 4:15-4:45pm Friday [Fan Zone]
Meet the Rockit Gaming team, snag autographs and photos!
Nerd Core Panel: Future of Video Game Music
10:30pm Friday [DreamArena Orange]
Do you love video games? Do you have a passion for music? Why not combine two of the largest industries in the world into one massive enterprise? Join Rockit Gaming, the first ever Video Game Pop Music Record Label, as they discuss their groundbreaking new genre of music within the video game community. Get ready for something you’ve never seen before!