Sunday, November 1
2:45 p.m. | Carnival Stage
Elliphant is one of the newer students in the Diplo School of Music. She’s best known for her brash synthpop dressed up with grimy dancehall beats. An informed pop musician, it’s easy to compare her to fellow musical curators M.I.A. or MØ. But Elliphant manages to take everything just a step further than her contemporaries. There’s always a more aggressive nu-rave groove, a more cacophonous percussion line. Her gruff rap-sung vocals give the music even more bite. Elliphant lovingly wraps up the near-garish nature of postmodern pop music in an experience that’s just senseless, good fun.