Story by: Anand Harsh
Photo by: Joseph Runge (Joe Create)
Though Ganja White Night themselves have never been on The Untz Festival lineup, many artists in their orbit have. If you take one look at the Wobble Rocks bill (that was unfortunately pushed to November, due to COVID-19), you'd immediately see names like Mala, Boogie T, CASPA, Truth, Mr. Bill, and Pushloop jump out as recognizable headliners from our past rosters.
The same can be said for the duo's SubCarbon Records, which earlier this month released its Loud Speaker, Vol. 2 compilation. A quick tally of the acts that will be hot in the mainstream bass world through the back half of the year, among its ranks are a number of past and presumably future performers at our festival.
A favorite of ours, The Widdler, leads off the compilation, with some dusty dub sounds on “Vibes.” Yoni Oron hasn't been on the fest in a couple of years, but he's always a highly demanded fan pick. Another veteran of the international dubstep community, Bukez Finezt, makes his impact with a “Beautiful Groove.” The Silly German always has a place in our hearts.
It's not just veterans on the list. Breakout acts who cut their teeth at The Untz Festival include Alex Kennedy's Brainrack project with “Burn It Up,” along with our old friend Sean Bannard out of Charlotte, a.k.a. Devious, who goes in with his hybrid heat on “Manifest.”
Of course, who can forget that we've got a never-before-experienced Ternion Sound sunrise set. We have to wait until October to greet the sunrise with “Flex Technique,” but some things are worth the wait.
While GWN isn't joining us in Yuba County later this year, the sounds of SubCarbon will be flooding Sycamore Ranch when we finally get to enjoy our new home.