Moving To The Sounds Of The Underground: Body Language Festival

Moving To The Sounds Of The Undergound: Body Language Festival

The first ever Body Language Music Festival popped off without a hitch. This three day festival is hosted by Relentless Beats and RBDeep. They brought the house down to Tempe, Arizona this past weekend. House heads and Techno fans from all over the country were ready to get their fix at this new festival. Overall, RB’s vision for Body Language was perfectly executed.

Location, Layout, And Production

Body Language called Downtown Tempe home for the weekend of March 4th – 6th. This unique location was able to capture the essence of a big festival, while bringing in the intimacy of a night out in tempe. This layout held three stages, multiple vendors, art installations, VIP areas, water fill stations, and plenty of spaces for attendees to relax in. I appreciated how organized and open this layout was. There was a designated drop off/pick up area for Rideshares, along with multiple parking lots and garages in the surrounding area. 

Another aspect to this festival layout that Relentless Beats was able to incorporate was the Sunbar Tempe. This is a very popular restaurant & venue that is a local favorite here in the Arizona scene. Sunbar typically hosts many artists of all genres in the EDM community and is also a great choice for a night out with friends.

Line Up

This first-time festival featured some of the world’s heaviest hitters in the Underground & House music world, including world-renowned and dance music pioneers. 

Bringing the groove to the stage, attendees were able to experience Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha, Malaa, Wax Motif, Dombresky b2b Noizu, Shiba San, Kaskade (redux), and more. Some local and upcoming DJs also made their contribution this weekend like JUR, Hitta b2b Swave, Jeff O’Neal, Elwer, and more. 

36 hours of House and Techno filled the streets of Tempe. Just for a few moments, people were able to speak with their incomparable dance moves and feel a sense of community that this scene has been craving.

Sponsors, Vendors, And Art

Body Language was blessed by how many big name sponsors were there to show their support of this new festival. Some were handing out merch, while others held informational booths and perfect hangout areas for attendees. Crowd favorites included BeatBox, Trendsetters, Sunday Goods, Bud Light Seltzer, Dime Industries, and Torch.You can check out all the sponsors here

Food and drink this past weekend included Sonoran Grill, Italian sandwiches, gourmet soft pretzels, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options! I personally enjoyed the Sonoran cheeseburger and the vegan ramen. Also, attendees got to choose from a wide variety of liquor including, hand-crafted cocktails, seltzers, BeatBox, and premium Bud Light. In addition, there were vendors such as Blvcklist and Moon Lvnding for apparel and other items of rave-wear fashion. 

Some art installations included a mural presented by Bud Light Next and a giant sprayed painted cactus letting attendees know that “YOU ARE AMAZING” by Jayarr.art

Bringing art to life this weekend, the Weird & Wonderful Cast also took stage alongside artists and performed in various locations throughout the festival grounds. Fans were able to interact with this ensemble for an unforgettable experience.

Conculsion

I would definitely recommend any of my fellow festival lovers to attend Body Language Music Festival! I am looking forward to all the new and exciting events Relentless Beats has planned in the future. Also, I am interested in seeing how they will expand and grow from this event for next year. Be sure to follow all of Body Lanuage’s socials along with Relentless and RBDeep so that you don’t miss a beat for their next move.

Photos by: Alexander Peet