Artist Close-Ups: Full Moon Festival Brings The Stars

As you read in my review,  I admired the eccentric selection of artists Full Moon Festival provided. Each one was both sonically different from the other but from their peers in the mass music business. They were artists that could stand out on their own in stage and on radio. Here are my faves!

Yaasss!!!! Zoe Kravitz brings a cool swag to music that cannot be replicated. She just feels like the “too cool for school girl” from high-school. The one that roamed the halls with her own art, and was surely the one to state facts on global disenfranchisement during her history course. This songstress has an essence that feels creative and intelligent, which makes her so attractive to your sonic waves.

Every F##Kin Day

Check Out My Review!  Four Words: Wow Wow Wow Wow!

My Life

Pusha T

Pusha T is one of the best rappers out there! I know that is a cliche statement, but he truly is! I often wonder with his brutish performance style and rap flows that feel like supersonic blasts, why is he not a bigger artist? His talent is beyond deserving for massive airplay and concert tours, but instead he thrives on a cult following that certifies him as a Hip Hop Legend that represents the harder, carnal edge of this genre. An excellent pick for this festival!
Nostalgia ( My Favorite Pusha T Track)

This DJ has featured several artists including, my favorite Sampha, because of his down-to-earth style and sound. He is a grounded personality that is driven to bring unadulterated, musical art. His project Save Yourself is moving in its effort to push both himself and listeners to continuously spark creativity. He brought Governor’s Island to his feet with his bumping rhythms; making NYC feel more like the Caribbean. 
TBD (feat Sampha)

 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Viva Colombia!!!!!! 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴

Kali Uchis brought Latin America to Governor’s Island, and I was so grateful to see my Latina roots so beautifully represented. This lovely diva had quite a few audio hiccups with sound either going out or the microphone losing power. Yet, she kept on persevering like the professional and star that she is! She never failed in pitch, tone, or style as she continuously danced, and made sure that Sunday’s rainstorm was caused by the power of her lightning voice.
Only Girl


“I don’t make music for myself. I pay a lot of attention to that—making music that’s liked by more people than just myself.” I think that quote sums up the creative balance that Santigold has achieved that most artists never comprehend: music is about you AND the people. Music is a shared connection, and Santigold completely sees that. Hence, she was a perfect final act to sum up the unique energy of Full Moon. She is an entertainer that sees, no matter what bassline, it is the offering of her heart that keeps the crowd coming. 
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