Back in September, we had the pleasure of attending Goldrush Music Festival thrown by Relentless Beats in Chandler, Arizona. The weekend long event drew in performances from EDM/Hip-Hop artists combined such as Alison Wonderland, Don Diablo, Lil Skies, ZHU, Getter, TroyBoi, Sheck Wes, Pouya, Adventure Club and special guest, DJ Diesel aka: Shaquille O'Neal. Throughout the festival, we photographed our favorite moments and re-count special experiences from Goldrush.
Rawhide Events Center was transformed into an old western setting as festival goers began to flood into the dusty roads toward their chosen stages. The first set we entered was by Los Angeles-bred DJ PAZ who kicked off our night with a fantastic hour-long set. We maneuvered through hundreds of people during his performance to check out creative totem pole signs and costumes around us. This lead to staying at the Golden Gorge stage to enjoy Gareth Emery's amazing DJ set. Becoming more familiar with Gareth's music was a major takeaway, and his stage team is truly amazing at their job. Gareth's 'laserface' live show formed a perfect marriage between the visuals and music. TroyBoi, one of our favorite artists followed up for our fourth occasion of seeing him live in 2019. Looking around enjoying everyone smiling and grooving along to his tracks never gets old. Supporting our good friends at Lyrical Lemonade, we ventured over to the Pioneer Peak stage to check out Lil Skies. The Pennsylvania-bred artist performed some of his big known hits such as 'Stop The Madness', 'Red Roses' among others. After his departure, Getter followed, who easily had the best set of the night. Crowds of people rushed the stage for the preview of his newest song 'Heartless', receiving a great reaction all around. Zomboy closed out the first day with a bang remaining energized as ever, even with facing minor technical difficulties. Saturday arrived and provided us the best content from the entire weekend. Dr. Fresch loves playing in Arizona and filled the audience a perfect dosage to begin night two. We bounced back and forth between stages every hour mobbing through the flock of people. Hometown favorite Ghastly was welcomed with enthusiastic and devoted arms. He played various records 'End of The Night' with NGHTMRE and 'LSD' to name a few. Sheck Wes & Trippie Redd were the two rappers selected to photograph up-close during their performances. Hip-hop artists showcase themselves on festival stages as ways to connect with new fans and express their high energy driven music. DJ Diesel came out as the special guest and made the whole ground shake when he jumped into the sea of fans during his explosive set. Alison Wonderland ended off Goldrush, continuing to demonstrate why she draws a vast audience wherever she travels. The power and emotion she pours into every song transfers to each individual leaving it's own unique trace.
Goldrush remains to be one of our favorite festivals to attend during our travels. Lookout for our pre-event post for Decadence 2019 to breakdown who we are most excited about this year. 2019 is coming to an end in just about a month and a half. News on our 5th annual ILLROOTS awards, and more major announcements for 2020 are just around the corner! Watch the full Goldrush after movie from Relentless Beats below to relive the experience!