Fly Free Fest Pre-Party: A night of music and art
~ Skymatic ~
Launched in January 2013 and based out of Atlanta, Skymatic serves up a fresh melodic electronic music experience with live violin, guitar and synth/piano.
Skymatic is a duo comprised of producer/guitarist Phil Ross and violinist Hannah Wilder. The livetronica duo was named the RAW Artists Atlanta 2013 Musician of the Year and was also Creative Loafing's Reader Pick for 2013 Best Experimental Act of Atlanta. In March of 2014, "Immersion," the single from Skymatic's EP Moment of Clarity was featured by The EDM Network on EDM.com.
Skymatic's unique live electronic sound has enabled them to share bills with DJs/producers including Figure, Minnesota, Phutureprimitive, NitGrit, Wick-It, ill.Gates, Manic Focus, Thriftworks and Up Until Now as well as live electronic groups including K Theory, Blackbird Blackbird, Govinda, Random Rab and Dirtwire.
~ Ryan Viser ~
Ryan Viser started playing the trumpet in Brazil at the age of 11. Growing up around the various beats of street drummers and the sounds of Carnival, Ryan developed a healthy appreciation for music at a very young age. Fast forward to today, and the boy from Brazil is starting to make quite a name for himself. Having spent the last 5 years rocking crowd after crowd w. Reggae powerhouse, Stiff Necked Fools, Ryan has toured around the country and shared the stage with greats such as Rebirth Brass Band, Nappy Roots, Cowboy Mouth, Bonerama, The Revivalists, and more.
Being from Louisiana has given Ryan the chance to spend plenty of time in New Orleans, soaking up its rich cultural background of music and learning that funky aggressive NOLA style of playing from some of the greatest horn players in the world. Always having a love for the electronic scene, Ryan has been producing his own style of music for a good while and is now boldly combining his electronic creations and powerful trumpet style to form a unique and exciting sound.
In April, Ryan's original track - Steppin Up, won Managements Choice out of 75 finalists in The Untz Challenge V, giving him his chance to shine on the stages of 6 major music festivals this Summer including Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Sonic Bloom, and Summer Camp. Get ready for a Louisiana style party y'all!!!
~ JiRiKi ~
JiRiKi is a one of a kind individual: She has taken Atlanta Bass to the next level, serenades crowds with her all original production, has an unforgettable personality, and much more. Some of the names she’s had the pleasure of sharing the stage with include ill Gates, Mochipet, Profit Massive, Up Until Now, Project Aspect, Unlimited Gravity, The Floozies, Archnemisis, Phutureprimitive, Bird of Prey, Random Rab, Vibesquad & many more.
She’s played major music festivals including 420 Music Festival, Gratifly Music Festival, Impulse Music Festival, Counterpoint Music Festival, and Parties associated with SXSW, WMC, and Art Basel. JiRiKi is one of Atlanta’s top female producers and her show will take you on a journey through future bass and forward thinking sounds that will leave you wanting more.
~ Connor Colburn ~
Atlanta-based DJ/producer with super sleek style!
LIVE ARTISTS / VENDORS / PERFORMANCE ARTISTS:
Robert Maxwell/ Jean Lockridge - Recommended Meditations
William Randall Bowers - Hand Krafted Productions
Ashley Shafer - Live Painting
Emily Kopowski - Live Painting
David Fratu - Live Painting
Ross Lanning - Spinning/Vending
Katie Yankauskas Dancing/Hooping
Alexis Logwood - Live Painting/Performer