A Recap of the "Same Same But Different" Music Festival From NS Artist: Weir
New Something artist, Weir, has been having the biggest summer of his career, performing show after show around the country. One of his biggest accomplishments to date was performing at the Same Same But Different Music Festival alongside some of his favorite artists. Same Same But Different is a 4 day festival that takes place on the beach of Lake Perris State Park, CA and features headliners like Griz, Tipper, and The Glitch Mob. After Weir's return we asked him to provide a recap of his favorite performances from the weekend.
2 weeks ago, I had the pleasure of playing at Same Same But Different Festival. I was very grateful for the opportunity to not only play on the Coconut Club stage but to also stick around and enjoy the entire festival. It was an amazing weekend with one of my favorite lineups I have seen in quite some time. Here are some artists that made my weekend so memorable…
Favorite Sets at SSBD22
Emancipator @ The Same Stage
I’ve been listening to Emancipator since I was a kid, first discovering his music in some of my favorite ski movies. This was my 5th time seeing him live and it was a freakin’ blast seeing him play as a 3-piece band. Huge shoutout to the drummer for absolutely slaying the DnB rhythms. This was one of my favorite Emancipator sets I have seen yet.
Saturday evening, perfectly timed for sunset; Frameworks live set with his drummer Corey was a major highlight of the weekend. I've been a big fan of his sound for some time now and it’s very exciting to see how his sound continues to evolve in such beautiful ways. I am really looking forward to hearing those ID’s again whenever they end up coming out.
The man never disappoints. Tipper has been my favorite producer ever since hearing his music some 5-6 years ago…I had only seen him once back in 2018 at LIB and have been eagerly waiting for my next opportunity to see him. The sound design, textures and just overall quality of his music, especially on that system, was beyond mind blowing.
With the weather issues on Friday, the usual 3-piece band was unable to perform as planned and instead, they hopped on the decks for a B2B DJ set. I had only seen these guys perform once live as a band at The UMS last year - I had no idea they even knew how to DJ so it was a nice surprise to see them rip some super fun & groovy house tunes on the decks.
Closing out the weekend on Sunday morning, Simba Sax pulled up and brought the exact vibe we all needed. They kept the tempo nice and slow with some epic 4 to the floor grooves and ripped live sax + percussion throughout the set. It was easily one of my favorite up-and-coming producers in the game right now.