Mamby on the Beach's 2018 lineup is paradise, here's a sonic preview

With all of the summer festivals abuzz in 2018, it's hard to know which ones to tune into. We're here to tell you, Mamby on the Beach 2018 is top-of-the-list worthy. 

The festival is happening for its 4th year on Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24 and boasts of artists like Common, Towkio, Joseph Chilliams, Russ and Cold War Kids to name a few. In addition to an incredible list of artists and deejays spanning all genres set to perform,  patrons can get some yoga in, eat some of the amazing food Chicago is known for internationally and watch live art. It's a total package experience. The main focus, of course, is the music. Although you never know what each artist will perform, here is a preview of the diverse sounds you are sure to hear:


Hiroko Yamamura - "Halemute"

The beach will be dancing with Hiroko Yamamura spinning her warehouse electronic tunes. Her SoundCloud states "i like music and technology, but dont know how to talk to people," which works out in festival-goers' favor because music and dancing is the goal.

More Dance/electronic sounds at Mamby:

Electronic R&B: Snakehips - "Either Way" (ft. Joey Bada$$)

Electronic  Synth-pop: St. Lucia - "Dancing on Glass"

Dance-Electronic:  pluko - "need you"(feat. Nevve)


 tUnE-yArDs -"Bizness"

Flawlessly combining art-pop, worldbeat and indie-pop, tUnE-yArDs will fill up the atmosphere with a sound like no other. The band is one a few that captures the essence of Mamby showcasing the coming together of diverse sounds. 

More Fusion blended sounds at Mamby

EDM/Hip-hop/R&B: KAMI - "Home Movies"

Reggae/EDM/Jungle Drum 'N Bass/ Hip-Hop: Papa G - Reggae Gold mix 


Common - August Greene  Album

August Greene is a collective of artists started by hip-hop's beloved Common along with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. The collective's first album by the same name captures the Chicago spirit of social consciousness over smooth hip-hop beats, a sound that is sure to be featured at Mamby. 

More Hip-Hop sounds at Mamby

Alternative hip-hop: Joseph Chilliams - "Fergie

Dirty Rap: Cupcakke - "Crayons"

Electronic Hip-hop: Towkio - "Drift


Cold War Kids - "First"

Dance-electronic, hip-hop and indie rock are the main sounds one thinks of when imagining Mamby on the Beach, and Cold War Kids capture the latter oh so well. Songs like "First" capture that crowd-pleasing sing-a-long feel every festival needs with a steady chant-inducing beat. You can't miss this sound at Mamby. 

More Indie/ Indie Rock sounds at Mamby:

Indie Rock/Pop: Spoon - "Do You"

Indie Pop: LÉON - "Surround Me"

Rock: Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again"


Russ - "Losin' Control"

In Russ' 2015 hit " Losin Control"  his sensual sound was brought to the forefront and put him on the music map, especially for the ladies. He sings in what has become his signature vulnerably smooth fashion. The same kind of sound can be seen in his other popular songs like "Wife You Up," "Ride Slow" and "Cherry Hill." Russ's wavy R&B sound is sure to bring the crowd swooning. 

More R&B at Mamby:

R&B/Hip-hop: Roy Wood$ - "Say Less"

Soul/Hip-hop/ R&B: Jamila Woods - "Holy"