With the recent announce of Juice Jam 2017’s lineup, we wanted to provide readers with all the info they need for the five acts set to perform.
This year’s headliner, Diplo, is one of the most talented and talked about producers in the music industry. The legendary DJ has seen success unparalleled by many, with standout tracks such as "Revolution," "Express Yourself," and dance smash “Be Right There.” He is one of the most followed electronic artists in the game, boasting millions of followers on all of his platforms. His bad-boy, larger than life attitude and rigorous worldwide touring schedule make him one of the most entertaining artists outside of the studio. Working with Skrillex in production duo Jack Ü, he has produced hits like “Mind,” “To Ü,” and 2015 anthem “Where Are Ü Now?” with Justin Bieber. As a member of trio Major Lazer, and with the help of fellow JJ performer MØ, he brought to life one of most successful songs of the decade, “Lean On.” With production credits including “Climax” by Usher, “Paper Planes” by M.I.A., and “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown, Diplo continues to celebrate one of the most decorated careers for 21st century artists/producers.
Notorious for playing some of the most wild shows in the game, we’re excited to see Diplo light up the Juice Jam stage this Sunday.
At just 20 years of age, Indiana based rapper Ugly God has already seen the successes of a veteran. The young artist has aggregated SoundCloud and Spotify streams in the hundreds of millions- Ugly’s most famous hit is the unapologetic banger, “Water.” His novel approach to rapping and strong branding has garnered him a large, organic fanbase that continues to expand. His debut studio album, The Booty Tape, released just under a month ago and has received lots of attention and praise for capturing the young artists youthful sound effectively. He is a member of XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class, alongside artists such as Playboi Carti, Aminé, and Kyle. He continues to excite audiences all over the country with his energetic performances.
Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted, also known as MØ, will be bringing her smooth electropop to the stage this Sunday. Most notably known for her part in Major Lazer’s record-breaking hit “Lean On,” Ørsted, along with her two other band members, have continued to relentlessly push through lull that usually follows a smash hit from a smaller-scale artist. Despite the fact that “Lean On” curbed the production of MØ’s sophomore album, the 29-year-old has released a series of singles since her 2014 album including “Kamikaze,” “Final Song,” “Don’t Leave,” and “Nights With You.” With her sharp voice, electric melodies, and intriguing energy, MØ’s future remains promising and optimistic as fans await her anticipated second album.
Smallpools is a veteran band from Los Angeles that is ready to touch down at Syracuse University for the first time. Their discography spans back to 2013, with strands of bouncy singles and an acclaimed debut album in LOVETAP!. This past summer, they released a short project titled THE SCIENCE OF LETTING GO. The new EP seamlessly blends the band's’ distinct, uplifting sound with modern electronic elements. The broad spectrum of sound will make for an exciting, energetic performance.
Up and coming indie pop artist Jeremy Zucker has made exceptional strides forward in the past year. In 2017 alone, the NJ artist has released the acclaimed Motions EP, signed to Republic Records, and sold out a Summer mini-tour hitting cities such as Chicago and Los Angeles. His songs are introspective and thoughtful, often focusing on the themes of youth and relationships, layered over productions that are light and compelling. The young singer/songwriter/producer shows immense promise, with a major record label deal and hundreds of thousands of listeners at just the age of 21.
Tickets are on sale at Gate E of the Carrier Dome, 10AM - 6PM until the day of show!
By PJ Walshe and Sabrina Ghantous