By Vanessa Tam
July 7-8, 2017
VANCOUVER – Topped with two large helpings of perfect weather and neon clothing, Fvded in the Park marked the peak moment of summer for over 40,000 people this year in the heart of Surrey’s Holland Park.
With over 30 artists travelling in from around the world to play, just a few stood out with some of the most memorable performances over the two day music festival.
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Louis The Child is comprised of two young producers named Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren. Starting their set just before dusk on day one, the duo played a set that showcased their own unique take on future bass music that’s both supremely danceable and undeniably optimistic. Inspired by their peers Porter Robinson, ODESZA, Madeon and Flume, Kennett and Hauldren paired their performance with visuals laced with their signature illustration style and pumped the crowd full of positive energy with renditions of their hit single “From Here” and their popular remix of Miike Snow’s track “Genghis Khan.”
Fresh off of the release of his debut studio album, There’s Really a Wolf, earlier this year, Russ is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and producer who takes great pride in the fact that he makes all of his own music from scratch, right up to the final master. Hooking the crowd from the beginning of his performance, the young artist flowed effortlessly between his hard and deliberate rap style and his woosier singing voice as he glided through his set list including the hit singles “What They Want” and “Losin Control.”
True giants of the EDM music scene, The Chainsmokers closed out day two of Fvded in the Park with a very literal bang. Accenting their performance with very real pyrotechnics and fireworks, a first for Fvded in the Park, the performance represented the culmination of a long and stimulating two days for many attendees and the boys did not disappoint.
Calling New York their home, producers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall first started gaining traction with their hit single “#Selfie” back in 2014 and have since grown to become one of the biggest names in EDM and pop music today. Performing their latest hit singles “Closer” and “Something Like This,” both of which have spent time on top of the Billboard charts for weeks on end, the duo had the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands from beginning to end and brought the third annual summer music festival to a very satisfying close.