One of the best parts of living in Seattle is the ease of access to dozens to see some of the top electronic acts in the world, thanks to USC Events and Foundation Nightclub. The month of August is no exception, with a stacked lineup featuring everything from Brazilian trap to world class progressive house. Foundation has shown time and time again that no artist or style of electronic music is too big to perform behind its decks. They've definitely outdone themselves this month, and we couldn't think of a better way to spend the end of the summer than partying the night away at one of the most well-renowned nightclubs in the Northwest. Find detailed information on each of these events below, as well as where to buy tickets!
8/7: Markus Schulz (3 Hour Extended Set)
The trance legend Markus Schulz
is coming to Foundation Nightclub for an extended set that will keep you dancing 'til the early morning. People have been asking for Schulz for a long, long time now and finally their wishes have been granted!
8/21: Rudimental & My Nu Leng (Black Butter Records North American Tour)
Two of the UK's top electronic acts are set to destroy Foundation with performances you won't want to miss. Rudimental
(who graced Foundation one year ago) will be returning with their famous drum & bass/instrumental combos with strong vocals that are a must see. If you haven't seen them, you're in for a treat. My Nu Leng are equally as talented, gaining a lot of traction recently thanks to their remixes. With a very unique style, the duo has found widespread success and that success is only continuing to grow. Catch these two incredible artists from Black Butter Records live at Foundation Nightclub at the end of August.
Hailing from Brazil, this duo
has come to hold a special place in my heart with their recent remixes featuring some of the slickest trap beats infused with a Latin flair. We have featured them in the past on a few occasions for their music and now is your chance to see them live at an intimate venue.
8/13: Smookie Illson
This trio is sure to bring you all of the bass you have been craving lately. Trap vibes, smooth bass and amazing energy is what you can expect to witness firsthand when they come to destroy Foundation mid August.
8/20: Ed Rush & Optical
Needing some jungle bass music? Ed Rush and Optical will do you just fine. Two separate artists who frequently collaborate with each other promise to bring dirty trap vibes alongside some gnarly drum and bass beats. Be prepared for what is sure to be a performance unlike any other!
Fusing rap and hip-hop with some crazy synth and bass, NastyNasty has quickly made a name for himself in the bass arena. He has worked with the likes of Foreign Beggars
, Mau5trap, and more, Nasty is sure to lay down an incredible set when he comes to Foundation at the end of August.
8/1: AC Slater & Hannah Wants
If you want some diversity in your music that features hard hitting "Night Bass" music, AC Slater
and Hannah Wants
have you covered. These two extremely talented DJs will be bringing the heat and some extra groovy deep house vibes. We'll be sitting down with deep house chica Hannah Wants for an exclusive interview, so stay tuned!
8/8: Victor Niglio
A true prodigy of music, Victor Niglio
started his music career young at the age of 4! Mastering the piano as a child and beginning his composing career at age 17, Victor has proven time and time again that he has true musical talent. His tracks have been supported by the likes of Tiesto
, so prepare yourselves for some complex and mind blowing tracks.
Need some good electro and progressive house in your life? Want to dance the night away to one of the world's top female DJs? Helena
has you covered with her unique style and take on electronic music. She blew us away during her last performance at Foundation this past October and we look forward to her return.
8/22: Sultan + Ned Shepard
has sure earned their spot as one of the top DJs in the world, regularly headlining festivals and venues. Between countless releases, holding down a residency at XS Nightclub
in Las Vegas and being featured on Tiesto's Club Life Miami Compilation album, Sultan and Ned Shepard sure have made their mark on the electronic scene. Better drink a Red Bull or two before this show, because the energy will be running high all night!
If you've never had the chance to experience what Slander
has branded as "Heaven Trap," we highly recommend you take the chance to see them. This duo has even remixed the likes of Above & Beyond
to create beautiful, flowy trap/trance and house/trance beats that always amaze us with each new release. Like we said before, DO. NOT. MISS. THIS.
Rising star Fareoh
has quickly made a name for himself with his unique style, including a mix of electro and progressive. This approach has earned him widespread attention from the likes of Kaskade
, who had him open during his Freaks Of Nature Tour. Foundation has a great ear when booking rising artists to perform, and we trust their judgement on this one.
8/9 Michael Woods
is no stranger to Seattle. One of the favorites, Woods returns to Foundation for a night of house music bringing with him a diversity and musicality that is rare with many progressive house DJs. He has produced some of the biggest house music tracks in recent times and surely wont disappoint when he comes on the 9th.
8/16: Suspect 44
One of the newer faces to the electronic scene, Suspect 44 is quickly making a name for themselves through releases on Anjunadeep
. Catch the trio's first ever Foundation performance and experience their beautiful sound firsthand at such an intimate venue!
One of the top acts in progressive house and member of Eric Prydz's
Pryda Friends, Fehrplay
has gained world wide recognition for incredible progessive buildups that will keep you dancing through the night. He returns to Foundation after a visit last September with Jeremy Olander
that blew us away. We can only expect good things for this return and highly recommend you buy tickets before they sell out!
Few artists really strive to push the boundaries of their respective genre. Heatbeat is definitely NOT one of those artists. The duo from Argentina have worked hard to create and progress the trance genre. With them gaining widespread recognition, the chance to see Heatbeat at such a small venue during this long weekend really is an opportunity you can't miss.