Ever since the first festival in 2001, the biggest names in music have juggled their schedules to play at the annual Splendour In The Grass festival. In its 18 year history, Splendour has become one of the most important festivals on the calendar, and it will continue to push boundaries like never before in 2018. Before fans can soak up the variety of music and activities, some choices need to be made.

Whether you’re watching live from the festival or via the live stream, you’ll need to decide which artists deserve your attention most – and that’s where we come in. So fill up your water bottles, slap on some sunscreen as we round up the 10 performances OZ EDM readers will not want to miss at the 2018 edition of Splendour In The Grass.

TAYA

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When: Sunday

Closing out the festival for 2018 is none other than TAYA. TAYA has truly weaponized groove, formulating deep, darkened tech-house blended with progressive jaunts. Cultivating his unique sound with the Bassic Records family, TAYA’s debut EP “Perception”, remixed by Matan Caspi and Thankyou City, earnt huge support and 5 star ratings from Beckers, Jamie Stevens, Cid Inc and tastemakers including Decoded Magazine and Progressive House Worldwide. His imminent EP on Bassic “Valhalla” is set to further his journey into progressive with more international remix zest.

2017 saw TAYA’s skill and determination win Beatport’s first Beat’s In School Producer Scholarship with Yousef’s Circus Recordings. Consequently, TAYA is the newest member of Circus Recordings alongside a hefty list of the world’s most prominent names: Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Hot Since 82, Joris Voorn, Yousef himself and many more.

Birthed in the doof scene in the surrounding hills of Byron Bay, Taya was brought up into a life rich with musical influence, experimenting with live music from the tender age of 9, approaching DJing at 13 and immersing himself into the world of production at 15. Playing a big part in the NSW north coast psytrance scene as a teenager, Taya made the move to house and techno at his coming of age. From Europe to USA to Indonesia and time spent calling Berlin and Bali home has exposed him to musing that has lead the way to growth into the modern TAYA sound.

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