¡Familia! A new chapter begins as we Travel Beyond... to Mexico! Join the journey May 6 at Mundo de Adeveres, Monterrey!
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From Monterrey N.L. MX, DJs and producers BajoFuego is made up of Eded Rivera & Randy Romero together creating a unique and original style.
Sebastian Carrillo Macias, born originally
British producer, DJ and engineer Billy Kenny is widely accustomed to the lower, more aggressive frequencies in the amalgamation between UK Garage, House and Techno. His hit track “Work” has reigned the bass heavy side of festivals ever since it’s release in August 2014 and continues to do so while more recent releases on Dirtybird, Sweat It Out and his co-run imprint “This Ain't Bristol” circulate the globe.
Hailing from Leeds, Billy now resides just across the channel in Germany although his sound still remains more Radio 1 than Berghain. This prolific writer now has to be seen as one of the most influential ambassadors in Germany for the sound he represents, despite the fact that over the last year he's been touring more than ever across four continents.
He and friends hold the reigns to their flourishing label This Ain't Bristol, which has turned more than a few well respected heads since it's launch in late 2014 and continues to pump out high quality releases to their ever-growing audience.
Unlike many producers on the circuit, Billy has perfected his craft behind the decks. His endless edits, live sampling, looping and unexpected choices of weaponry always make his unique set’s one to remember for those listening.
BLiSS, also known as Yonatan Marcow, has been producing high quality and original Psytrance music since 2005, blending his musical knowledge and production skills into cutting-edge and fresh new sounds. His music has its own style, with lots of aggression and love that is mushed up into full on power trance. Since the release of his surprising debut album back in 2005, "The Rhythmus Gene", he toured the world, performing all over the Psytrance party map. The crowds love gave him the push and motivation to create more music and since then he released countless tracks on compilations, another solo album ("The Looney Bin") and 4 more collaboration albums, two with his side project A-TEAM (with Painkiller) and two with Azax vs BLiSS. Its easy to pinpoint what makes him stand out from the rest, his ability to create not only dance music but music that you dance to. BLiSS is a musician that never slips into the current music fashion slide and stays loyal to himself while exploring new and unheard territories.
Broz Rodriguez (Broz Rdz) is altogether a DJ, producer, remixer, and live entertainer. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, better know as the Tequila City, so his roots are “fiesta.” Growing up with an immense passion for music and the loving support of his parents, he was able to explore his talent and start developing his DJ and production skills early in life.
Now, with many years of experience and a mastered craft, Broz Rdz embodies every element that a great party demands. He creates a unique and exciting atmosphere from behind the decks. When he performs, his energy and enthusiasm never stops, and neither does the dancefloor. His funky, progressive, and explosive DJ style moves crowds in cities all over the globe.
His original studio productions have received a ton of worldwide popularity and acclaim as well. His catchy rework of “Don’t Stop Believing ” hit #5 on the ARIA Club Charts in Australia, while his original track “Mike Tyson” was credited as having one of “Electro House’s Biggest Drops of 2013.” This song won him the title “Breakthrough Artist of 2013” in the DJ World Awards of Mexico, and other releases came out through the years, signed on labels such as Tiger Records, Bomb Squad, Safari Music and more! He got the award for “Best EDM DJ of 2014” in Mexico, and during this year, the single “Golden Eye ” was released, hitting #13 on the Electro House Beatport Chart. Broz Rdz is constantly touring, but he finds time to hit the studio to produce track after track of party-rocking EDM favorites.
Bruno Martini IS the next Brazilian superstar. His first release, “Hear me Now’, together with Alok and Zeeba, confirms his status as a global artist - breaking records on Spotify, You Tube and social media for a debut release.
A heavy summer touring schedule supporting the likes of David Guetta, Steve Angello and Galantis in Brazil further confirms Bruno’s rising star.
But success is not new to Bruno. Disney Records was the first to recognize the talent of this multi-instrumentalist star - and signed him when he was only 16.
His project ‘College 11’ went on to clock up platinum sales; a prime-time TV show and Tours with the likes of Demi Lovato and Selena Gomes.
Bruno Martini spent the last two years in his Sao Paulo studio creating his very unique flavor of electronic music. “Hear Me Now’ is only the first of many hits that will follow in 2017.
In 2017 Bruno already made history by being the first Brazilian artist ever to sign a global artist deal with Universal Music Group.
It will only be a matter of time before the whole world will know and hear this musical genius.
Who would have thought Mexico may be the next country to deliver a new rising Trance star? Cesar Lugo, based in Mexico City, has enjoyed his name showing up in the exactly right places over the past years. Following his debut record ‘Attitude’ on Monster Tunes, got signed original tracks and remixed for labels such as Paul van Dyk’s label VANDIT Records, Recoverworld, Armada Music, Cloud 9 Music, and some others, his work has been supported for big DJ names like Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, John Askew, John O’Callaghan, Sean Tyas.
His single “Angel Moon” got 4/5 stars in the prestige UK magazine DJ Mag.
Cesar's tracks has been licensed for big labels like Discover Records, where Activa used his 'Vitality' track on the 'Live as...' CD compilation, also Agnelli & Nelson's 'Trance World 7' released on Armada Music licensed it too.
As a DJ has been played in very important festivals with more than 5000 assistants like Dreamstate by Insomniac Events, Dreamland, Eurofest, Acapulco Music Festival, and more local gigs. Cesar has been shared stage with big names such as Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Infected Mushroom, Aly & Fila, Simon Patterson, John Askew, Sean Tyas, among others.
All released stuff is being successfully sold in the biggest world’s media stores. These days Cesar Lugo is one of the most established and famous producers in Mexico who works in trance style.
VANDIT: The sounds of DJ and producer Cesar Lugo once again prove the international character of the VANDIT label. As one of Mexico's finest trance producers, he endows the label with a new track and performs a brilliant balancing act between deep and uplifting trance. Dreamy, tempting and mellifluous - those are the keywords to ‘Elapse'.
Chris Lake taps into a singular spirit evocative of dance music’s golden age by infusing funked-out grooves and natural instrumentation into decidedly modern house. It’s a sonic aesthetic that instantly incites movement and has established him as a trailblazer in the electronic dance music world. That perspective also set the stage for his forthcoming full-length debut available on Ultra Music in 2014.
At 14 years old, the multi-instrumentalist discovered progressive house music, and his life completely changed with the purchase of a synthesizer. His hobby became a profession shortly thereafter. Lake soon went from releasing much talked-about remixes to dropping dancefloor bangers. “Changes” broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2006, while “Carry Me Away” (featuring Emma Hewitt) dominated the same chart a year later. He followed those two early successes with the Top 10 singles “Only One” and “If You Knew,” effectively breaking into the North American market.
Performing for packed audiences across the globe, Lake was signed by Ultra Music in 2012, and he went on to collaborate with the likes of Lazy Rich on “Stand Alone” featuring Jareth and Steve Aoki and Tujamo on the 2013 hit “Boneless.” Meanwhile, “Helium,” another collaboration with Jareth and wife Gita Lake, effortlessly transcended aural boundaries with its ethereal electronic hum, guitar twang, and unshakable refrain. After three years, he perfected the track.
Then, there’s the single “Squeak,” which encapsulates his enigmatic style and embraces that classic spirit tighter. It fuses funk, electro, melodies and breakdowns into a “groovy” hybrid evocative of Lake’s singular sound.
As a result, the best way to meet Lake is to fall into his body of work. Like all timeless music, it’s meant to be an escape, transcending eras, scenes and ages.
Still at the young age of 24 years old Argentinian Chris Schweizer has the world at his feet with his trademark big bassline sound fusing the boundaries between the big room sounds and trance. Signed to the mighty Armada Music label in Holland his releases are getting support from the biggest headliners across the globe including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten & Gareth Emery.
His latest productions have been getting regular airplays on the worlds biggest trance radio show ‘A State Of Trance’ as well as entering the beatport trance top 5 chart!
With many more slamming productions forthcoming this year as well as major worldwide tours planned 2016 is going to be the year of Chris Schweizer!
Dui Biton and Irad Brant from Israel are collectively known as Coming Soon!!! In the last 4 years they have been relentlessly pushing the progressive Psy-Trance sound, which has resulted in seminal releases on leading underground labels such as Spin Twist and Iboga. Their forward thinking futuristic music has also seen them remix some of the scene’s most respected artists such as Neelix, Captain Hook and Freedom Fighters.
Coming Soon have continued their march on Trance with landmark productions on Armin Van Buuren’s Who is afraid of 138 label, (Innocence Lost & Keeping the Faith), and collaborations with Trance giant Bryan Kearney (Activate & Anti Social-Media) which has ensured that Coming Soon have firmly established themselves as front-runners of the new wave of Progressive Psy-Trance. Watch out for their new highly anticipated artist album, ’The Album’ on Spin Twist from 28th January, 2016 and releases on their brand new record label New Kicks On The Block.
Zero f*cks given – some would argue that’s the mantra when it comes to the Cut Snake way of life. “It’s about enjoying the moment and having a great time,” Paul “Fish” Fisher explains of his group with Leigh “Sedz” Sedley. However, it’s worth noting that there are, in fact, a few fucks the guys do give when it comes to their music. Which they have no problem showing.In the studio, Sedz and Fish channel their unabashed, fuck-all attitudes into tracks like their sultry debut single “Face Down”, and the lush vocal cut “Echo”. The guys coin an atmospheric and deep-leaning sound that’s suited to no one particular environment. As Fish tells it, “you should be able to enjoy it everywhere.” Mates since childhood, Cut Snake grew up on the Gold Coast of Australia; surfing professionally and competing against each other from the time they were 12. In this time, they developed the hilarious banter and incredible dynamic that is still prevalent in interviews and on stage. The guys got into dance music while they were touring the world for surf contests and quickly grew passionate about the underground scenes from each country they visited. With plenty of time waiting for waves, they fine-tuned their production skills from beachfront bungalows, giving their music a fresh feel and their live show a vibe like no other. Outside of their wildly successful surf careers, Sedz channeled his passion and focus for the sport into his music production, and for that he’s known as the “mad scientist” of the duo. Fish is known for his web series, Followthefish.tv. His wild personality and contagious laugh have made him one of the biggest personalities in the surfing industry to date. Now that Cut Snake has relocated stateside and inked a deal with Three Six Zero / Warner Bros. Records, the guys flout the seriousness of the scene in every way possible. Their crazy video antics have amassed a cult following in their home country of Australia and given the guys an edge on US turf. The edge, of course, is in teaching their American audience how to take a break from their day jobs and have a fucking beer...or seven.
Hace poco más de 18 años que Gustavo Chávez, o Guztavo a.k.a. Dj Gooz, se inicio en el mundo de las tornamesas. De esos,15 años han transcurrido también en los estudios, como productor alcanzando el merecido reconocimiento de que su nombre, se encuentre en innumerables compilaciones nacionales e internacionales.En este tiempo, su talento lo llevó a ser dj residente de varios clubs que han marcado un hito dentro la historia de la música electrónica mexicana. Sitios como el legendario Medusas, La boom, Mx centro y más han sido testigos de su pericia a la hora de mezclar.
En 1998, en su búsqueda por destacar y continuar su crecimiento profesional, abandona México, para vivir por 3 años en Chicago, cuna de la evolución del Techno y el House, tal y como los conocemos hoy en dia. Lugar dónde obtuvo residencia en los clubes Galaxy y Voo-Doo, club. Fue ahí, dónde compartió escenario con djs como Mixin’ Marc y Alex Peace.La llegada del nuevo milenio, hace que Guztavo A.k.a Dj Gooz, regrese a México, para integrarse al “Colectivo Aztlan”. Y más tarde, junto con otro productor crear el proyecto “G&J Project”, alianza, que lo condujo a producir temas para sellos nacionales, incluyendo Dj World 2002 y 2003 y EuroLatino.
Como remixer, ha podido colaborar con artistas de la talla de Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, Face 2 Face y Willy Sanjuán. Obteniendo con ello el reconocimiento y publicación en varios sellos internacionales. En 2001, se integra al sello Mexicano +Mas Label, participando en la promoción y producción de acoplados internacionales como Ministry of Sound Latinoamérica, Subliminal México, entre otros. En 2003, se incorpora a las filas del tour Ministry of Sound -Nescafé, que lo lleva a tocar por diversas ciudades de la república mexicana.
Compartir escenarios y tornamesas, con algunos de los mejores djs del mundo como,Avicii, David Guetta, BT, The Crystal Method, Robbie Rivera, Steve Aoki, Paul Van Dyk, Don diablo,axwell, Who da Funk, Antoine Clamaran , Deep Dish, Armin van Buuren,blasterjaxx, dvbbs,Peter Bayiley, Oscar G, Wally Lopez, Saeed Younan, Markus Schulz, Mauro Picotto, B-jay y Miguel Alanis, forjaron su propuesta Progressive House, como uno de los mejores a nivel nacional en su género.
2003, resulta ser un año crucial para este dj y productor mexicano. Pues en en este entonces cuando se integra al primer concepto integral de música electrónica en México: +Mas Nescafé. La oportunidad de explorar, el cómo integrar su talento como dj en la producción del programa de televisión, radio también en Internet, ha hecho de su sonido en vivo alcanzar un nuevo nivel, logrando cada vez más, una mayor conexión entre el público y su música. Además, es también desde ese entonces, que se integra al tour oficial de este concepto que lo ha llevado a lo largo y ancho de la república mexicana.
En 2005 es nominado por el público como mejor Dj De tribal house, y considerado también uno de los mejores djs de México por la Mexican Dj List. Strong key y Get into the trip, son temas de su creación que están sonando ya en todo el país en radio y TV. Además por tercera ocasión incluye un tema en el disco conmemorativo de expodjsworld 2005 esta vez su remix a willy Sanjuán –push my bass.
Desde 2006, ha mezclado la sesión house & progressive de The Annual Compilation de +Mas Label, que cada año documenta lo más destacado de la música electrónica en nuestro país y el mundo. Elektrik House uno de sus más recientes temas fue seleccionado para tema oficilal de los premios AMIPCI 2010 y para esta nueva década prepara temas y colaboraciones con algunos iconos nacionales e internacionales del house,
En los últimos 3 años dj gooz ha sido dj titular del exitoso tour nacional conocido como ibiza Residence llegando a casi 50 ciudades con éxito rotundo, terminando este tour en la famosa e icónica isla blanca “Ibiza” siendo el 2011 el año en el que se convierte en uno de los primeros mexicanos en tocar en el mejor club del mundo Amnesia Ibiza, y de ahí comienza su internacionalizacion, llevando su musica a paises como Nicaragua, Guatemala y Honduras.
Ahora mismo, es el responsable del área de producción de +Mas Label, editor y media manager de EMPO, Electronic Meeting Point y colaborador constante de la edición mexicana de la Dj Mag, revista que año con año selecciona a través de su votación internacional al mejor del mundo. Y el 2011, representa un año de transición para este dj a través de sus proyectos personales como Weekend Sessions, podcast en el que nos muestra una variada selección de tracks que incendian los dancefloors, en los que se presenta. La sinergia de todos estos años de experiencia frente al público a través de diversos medios, colocan a este dj, como uno de los mejores de nuestro país, que de la mano de +Mas Label, EMPO, y +Mas Nescafé se presenta constantemente al lado de figuras internacionales en todos los puntos de la república mexicana.
El 2012 inicia el año mezclando el disco the annual compilation 2012 disco que esta en el primer lugar de descargas en itunes y en los primeros lugares a nivel nacional, ha logrado ser el unico dj mexicano que ha abierto las 2 primeras visitas de David guetta y Avicii en Mexico, y su internacionalizacion llega con sus presentaciones en Centroamerica, estados unidos y Europa.Para el Cierre del 2012 llevo sus beats hasta ibiza nuevamente, Belgica,Amsterdam, Nicaragua, Honduras, y gran parte del Territorio Mexicano, Remixeo a Soundwave con el tema Electronic Meeting point y puso su podcast en los primeros lugares de Itunes, ademas de mezclar el disco Ibiza Underground del sello Toolroom.
Este 2013 realizó Gira internacional aunado al lanzamiento del disco The annual compilation 2013 y un par de Remixes de la mano de grandes productores nacionales, sin descuidar su show de radio ahora llamado BIG ROOM RADIO, el cual se transmite en 6 distintos estados del pais y se retransmite online y a traves de la radio en Nicaragua y Guatemala.El 2014 fue un gran año para Guztavo A.k.a. dj gooz, logrando presentarse en la primera ediciondel Festival EDC en la ciudad de Mexico, además viajó alrededor del mundo como productor y dj oficial de Electronic Meeting point a Festivales como UMF en Miami, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland en Bélgica,Tomorrowworld en Atlanta, ADE en Amsterdam e invitado especial en los DJ MAG AWARDS 2012,2013 y 2014. Logrando en el 2014 ser parte de la primera edicion del electric daisy carnival en la ciudad de México.
Este 2015 celebra 12 años a cargo del primer concepto electronico en Mexico y Latinoamerica, siendo productor general de los programas de television, +Mas Nescafé, EMPO TV, All Access By EMPO y TOP CHART TV, todo esto de la mano de su carrera como dj que lo ha llevado a conocer y compartir escenario con los djs top del planeta.
El 2016 consolidó a Guztavo Mx en distintos festivales como Electric Planet,Colours Fest, Wonderwall Festival, ademas de lanzó remixes oficiales para la vocalista JES y remixes para Don Diablo y EDX, aunado a varios temas para el sello mas label/contacto. Un dj vigente en el gusto del público que cerró el año con mas de 65 presentaciones por toda la república Mexicana confirmándolo como una figura de la escena electrónica Nacional.
"Es un Gran Satisfacción darnos cuenta de lo que hasta ahora hemos logrado, pero todo esto apenas es el comienzo....Guztavo Mx.!!"
For American electronic music producer Tanner Petulla, more often recognized by his stage name Getter, 2015 was a year of exploration in the art of experimentation and 2016 has been proof he is not going anywhere anytime soon. With the dropping of his second EP signed onto Skrillex’s imprint OWSLA titled Wat The Frick, celebrated by his embarkment of his first headlining North American bus tour a mere week after, appearing on Last Call with Carson Daly as well as constant additions of new merchandise to his Trippy Burger clothing line along side a multitude of music projects – it’s been a busy year. As he grows as an artist – his musical repertoire has evolved from aggressive baselines early in his career, to a blend of beats sailing buoyantly over waves of reverb and bass, to mesmerizing hip hop beats as seen on Pouya’s, Dumfoundead, and $UICIDEBOY$ most recent albums – there’s truly no genre safe to his touch.
- 2 Dj´s y 1 Baterista - Mezclando sonidos del barrio y del mundo.
Gil is a musician in every sense. Formally educated at Barcelona’s SAE and at Berklee School of Music, Gil's first taste of creative expression started at a very young age. Since then, he has found the recipe to produce musical masterpieces and magical sessions as his crowd of loyal fans and admirers can prove.
His blunt approach, deep passion for music, and a unique dedication to his craft have helped him develop a unique style that draws aspects from an extensive range of musical genres.
At the beginning 2012 Gil started performing live, showcasing a journey of sounds that became an instant success and in a very short time. His popularity grew strong amongst his hometown Monterrey, quickly expanding to the rest of Mexico and Miami where he currently resides.
In the studio Gil has been just as prolific with impressive releases at Mobilee Records, VIVa Music, Half Seas Over, Akbal Music, and Union Jack. His releases are packed with emotions, cerebral melodies, and draped in soulful grooves and stunning baselines.
Current resident at Monterrey’s finest Casa Morelos, and his latest partnership with Electronic Groove will bring even more excitement to this proven creator who knows no boundaries.
Guy Gerber has always favored the road less traveled. The Israeli DJ thrives on confounding expectations. What other underground DJ could collaborate with one of hip-hops biggest moguls, Puff Daddy, or start a left-field night at one of Ibiza’s most commercial clubs, Pacha? What other producer blends the worlds of melancholy and euphoria so effortlessly, or turns in a breakup album as an official mix for a revered club brand? It’s these kind of contradictions that define Gerber’s compelling duality.
Before he was fiddling with drum machines and synths, Gerber was all about groups like Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. These influences still echo clearly in his music today, whether it be his hypnotizing live performances or contemplative, moody productions. Over the course of four albums, Gerber has shown himself to be a singular artist. In 2007, he brought his debut album Late Bloomers to Sven Vath’s Cocoon, following that with 2009’s My Invisible Romance. In 2012 and 2013, he usurped the concept of a mix CD, delivering a Fabric album made up of 100% original new productions; then on Who’s Stalking Who creating an LP more akin to an extended composition than anything else.
As a performer, Guy Gerber is consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, earning a top 10 live performer nod three years in a row for Resident Advisor. When DJing he’s known for extended sets, epitomized by a 12-hour performance at Burning Man in 2014. Gerber’s sets are never forgettable, and he has an unerring ability to disrupt expectations, whether it be confounding Ibiza VIPs with his 2013 Wisdom of the Glove residency at Pacha --which even caught the New York Times’ attention -- or 12 months later going in a totally new direction with his clandestine free Ibiza beach party, Rumors. Even at more traditional club residencies like those he holds at Marquee, Sound, and Story, Gerber acts as the subversion, transforming the normative experience into something alive with mysticism and mystique.
On the label front, Gerber has helped curate and A&R some of underground music’s most intriguing talents. His label Supplement Facts hosted everyone from Chaim, to dOP, Guti and Kate Simko. In typical Gerber fashion, just as it was reaching its apex he put it on hold to launch a new imprint Rumors, a befitting title for the mischievously minded Gerber. The new project is off to a promising start, serving as home to Guy’s colossal collaboration with Dixon, “No Distance,” as well as his crossover album with Puff Daddy, 11:11, which proved one of 2014’s most startling and impressive LPs. As with Supplement Facts, Rumors reiterates Gerber’s attention to the visual aesthetic. Both labels have seen him collaborating with artists all over the globe.
What’s next for Guy Gerber? Like any good rumor, it’s sure to have tongues wagging.
Widely regarded as the leader of the new sound of house, Jamie Jones is renowned for his pioneering music; his cross-genre band, Hot Natured; his groundbreaking label, Hot Creations; and his world-renowned event series, Paradise. In less than a decade, he has catapulted himself to stardom by shattering genres and breaking out of the confines of minimal techno.
Jamie’s revolutionary sound is an instrumental part of his success, being both artistically innovative and yet easily accessible. He and his label, Hot Creations, have been credited with creating an iconic sound that has paved the way for a warmer, more melodic, deeper side of techno to emerge. 2011 was the year that Jamie and Hot Creations took over. Continuing to power out hits, they released Hot Natured’s “Forward Motion,” featuring vocalist Ali Love. But it was Jamie’s remix of Azari & III’s “Hungry for the Power” that was the quintessential song of the year, heard everywhere in Ibiza and beyond.
In 2012, Jamie and Lee Foss evolved their project Hot Natured into a full band, adding Ali Love and Luca C as members. Taking elements of the grooves Jamie has long championed and forging them with song-based vocals and smooth synth melodies into a live act, Jamie looked to challenge conventions with this new direction. The first Hot Natured single, “Benediction,” reached the top 40 in the UK in 2013, and the debut album, Different Sides of the Sun, continues to sell strongly six months after its release. In 2014, Hot Natured is viewed as one of the most in-demand electronic live acts globally.
Jamie’s constant touring schedule takes in every major city and festival around the world, including such spectacles as Glastonbury, Timewarp and Burning Man, as well as highly esteemed clubs like Warung, Fabric and Womb. His weekly Ibiza party, Paradise, has completed two huge seasons at DC-10 and goes into its third year as the fastest-growing night on the island. This success has meant that Paradise has been offered stages at some of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals, such as Tomorrowland, Global Gathering, Kazantip and BPM, and the brand will continue to grow worldwide through 2014.
In early 2012, Jamie was voted the number-one DJ in the world by Resident Advisor. He continues to be seen as a leader in his field and an innovator who will dictate the direction of a booming industry.
Jay Silva, Joven de 21 años de edad originario de la ciudad de Chihuahua, Chihuahua México. Jay Silva a su corta carrera se ah convertido en una de las promesas mas grandes de México al tener un estilo único y versátil al momento de producir el genero Electrónico. Actualmente pertenece a uno de los labels mas importantes de la escena que es "Panda Funk Records" label que pertenece al gran Deorro.
Only a handful of artists can be named as DJs, producers and technical magicians. Many perfect and hone their talents to an extraordinary standard in one wing of Dance Music but to become known for your live performances, to hit the top spots with your productions and to become renowned for breathtaking skills when unleashed on all manner of equipment is a very rare entity – Jordan Suckley is a member of that elite.
Having gained a residency on the internationally revered station BBC Radio 1, as part of the In New DJs We Trust rotation, further cemented Jordan’s inauguration among the Superstar realms. He’s received high praise from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson and with both Mixmag and Beatport tipping him as ‘One To Watch’ no one can ignore his success and promised potential.
When it comes to his diary it reads like a ‘Most Wanted’ list – Global Gathering, Creamfields, Cream Ibiza, Full On Ferry Ibiza, Godskitchen, Goodgreef, The Gallery, Slinky, The Arches, Lush, tours in the USA, Canada, Australia & India with further shows in Holland, Argentina, Bali, Poland, Hungary, Spain, South Korea and many more. Promoters are buzzing around to book Jordan Suckley because they know when they do, there’s never a disappointment and only ever exceptional experiences.
Output from the studio continues to strike gold. Early 2013 saw Jordan collaborate with Simon Patterson to present their creation ‘Vanilla’, released on Spinnin’s Reset Records it has amassed support from all of the industry’s leaders and rocketed up in the top 5 of Beatport & Trackitdown charts. Jordan has remixed for Armin van Buuren & John O’Callaghan on Armada, for Gareth Emery on Garuda and Simon Patterson on Spinnin. Solo work in 2013 will see him release on Perfecto Fluoro, Subculture, Mental Asylum, Spinnin and followup his collaboration with Simon Patterson early next year.
2013 was one of the best years of Jordan Suckley’s career to date, 2014 is already on course to eclipse that… get your sunglasses handy as this one’s going to be bright!
The year is 2069. After years of travel across the galaxy Major Lazer has returned to Earth from his triumphant interstellar campaign against his mentor-turned-arch-nemesis General Rubbish. The victory rings hollow, though–there is something he left out among the stars that he can never replace.
The world he’s come back to is missing something too: unity. In his absence Earth has been transformed into a worldwide maelstrom of conflicting armies, gangs, cults, and crews. The Fearless Hyenas, the Deathless Lovers, the Pitch Black Knights of the Inner Wild–a multitude of factions, each of them sworn enemies of every other.
Having proven himself adept at the art of war, Major Lazer has dedicated himself now to becoming a champion of peace. With help from a squad of anarcho-pacifist hackers, he’s taken control of a top secret network of military satellites and repurposed it into a global sound system to broadcast a righteous dub designed to unite the tribes of Earth and overthrow those who have thrown them into disarray for their own personal gain. Peace is the mission, and the fate of the world depends on its success.
The two time Grammy award winning DJ and producer Diplo (aka Wesley Pentz) has had an unprecedented career that’s taken him from the outer fringes of club culture to the top of pop’s A-list. He first drew the attention of forward-looking listeners in the mid-aughts through zeitgeist-smashing DJ sets that defied the borders of geography and genre, as well as the Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1 mixtape he created with M.I.A. His commercial breakthrough came with her 2007 hit “Paper Planes,” which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year. Since then he’s split his time between working with pop stars (Beyonce, Usher, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, and Madonna among them) and carving out a niche as one of the leading figures inEDM culture, in the process racking up over 13 million track sales (and 12 million Spotify streams a month) as both a producer and an artist. One of the world’s most sought-after DJs, he’s also a world-class tastemaker who’s appeared on the covers of Fast Company and Billboard and lent his creative talents to brands like Alexander Wang and Blackberry. His label Mad Decent has spawned a roster of cutting-edge dance music acts, as well as a 22-city annual touring festival, its own themed cruise, & new to 2017; a beach party that will be held over 4 days in Mexico.
Currently made up of Diplo and fellow DJ/producers Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, Major Lazer’s latest album, Peace is the Mission, was released in June 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single “Lean On,” featuring DJ Snake and Mø, took the world by storm, becoming the most successful independently released song of all time after peaking at #1 on the Top 40 chart, becoming the most streamed song on Spotify of all time with more than 673 million streams to date, is currently the #1 most played track on Soundcloud, and became one of only a handful of videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. “Lean On” is certified ten times platinum in the Netherlads, eight times Platinum in Sweden, five times Platinum in Norway, four times Platinum in Australia and New Zealand, three times Platinum in Italy and Spain, two times Platinum in the U.S., Switzerland & U.K., Belgium, Finland, and Brazil, and Platinum in Germany. Major Lazer was the most-Shazamed artist of 2015 and is the third most-streamed artist on Soundcloud of all time. Peace is the Mission debuted at #1 on he Billboard Dance/Electronic albums chart and has spawned further hits including “Light It Up” featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG and “Powerful” with Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Reilly.
Launched in 2008 alongside his fellow “Paper Planes” producer Switch, Major Lazer is Diplo’s outlet for his lifelong love of Jamaican dancehall music. Their wildly popular 2009 single “Pon de Floor” is an EDM touchstone that singlehandedly reshaped the sound of contemporary dance music, and provided the foundation for Beyonce’s chart-topping single “Run the World.” Over the course of two albums and three EPs they’ve not only collaborated with the likes of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, but have earned the respect of venerated Jamaican dancehall artists like Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, and Elephant Man, all of whom have graced their tracks. They’ve also become fixtures on the festival circuit, headlining Coachella, Glastonbury, Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The group’s cartoon series based on the character Major Lazer debuted last year on Fox and Diplo’s BBC Radio show “Diplo and Friends” continues to enjoy success.
For the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut album 'Damage Control', producer / DJ Mat Zo brought his mind-bending eclecticism and inventive ingenuity to a whole new level. One of the most visionary artists in the electronic world today-hailed as "an innovator in the electronic genre" by Rolling Stone, "the modern role model for the 21st century producer" by Earmilk, and "one of the best things to emerge out of the UK since the Beatles" by Vibe-the 25-year-old London-born artist launched into the making of 'Self Assemble' with heady ambition, and soon ended up eclipsing even his own expectations.
"At first the idea I had for the album was to write a movie score without the actual movie," says Zo, who was born under the name Matan Zohar. "I wanted to tell a dark, dystopian story set in the future, based around the idea of transience." But while Zo went so far as to draft up a treatment for a feature-length film, the album ultimately veered away from his original vision and took on an irrepressible life of its own.
True to Zo's penchant for playing with mood and texture, 'Self Assemble' draws on everything from electro-funk and trance to '90s pop and dubstep, endlessly blurring boundaries to exhilarating effect. And despite its shift in conceptual direction, the album still emerges as boldly cinematic in both scope and feel. Opening with the chilling atmospherics of 'Order Out of Chaos', 'Self Assemble' moves from the groove-heavy pop of 'The Enemy' to the soulful disco shimmer of 'Sinful' to the frenetic energy of 'Lights Out' with a certain reckless grace. And on tracks like 'Too Late' (with its delicate acoustic guitar) and 'The Last Transmission' (whose hauntingly spare piano work Zo names his favorite offering on the album), 'Self Assemble' reveals Zo as equally deft in dreaming up lavishly detailed sonic landscapes and unsettling moments of stark simplicity.
Made entirely in his home studio, 'Self Assemble' marks a conscious effort on Zo's part to incorporate more organic instrumentation into his music. "I sort of touched on that with the last album, but for this one it was really important to me give the music even more of a human quality," he says. To that end, much of 'Self Assemble' was written on guitar, an instrument that-along with bass and drums-Zo mastered by the age of 12.
"My mom's a music teacher and taught me music from a very young age, so I've been composing since as long as I can remember," says Zo, who played drums in a jazz band and bass in a rock band as kid. Meanwhile, his father Israel Zohar - a Kazakhstan-born painter who studied with Ernst Fuchs - upheld an illustrious art career that's included painting an official portrait for Diana, Princess of Wales, for the 13/18 Regiment of the Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) in 1990. (Another luminary in the family, Zo's Israel-based half-sister Alma Zohar has released several award-winning albums as a folk / pop singer / songwriter.)
Zo first explored electronic music in his early teens, schooling himself in music production with the help of Logic and drawing much influence from artists like Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers. Soon after releasing his debut single on a:Loud Recordings at age 16, Zo won recognition from major players within the trance and house scenes, and quickly found himself enlisted by Tiesto to remix the Dutch DJ's own 'Driving To Heaven' for the 2008 compilation 'In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia'. He also began creating drum and bass productions under the pseudonym MRSA, releasing several tracks through South London-based Hospital Records in the late 2000s/early 2010s.
Cranking out a host of original releases and remixes via Anjunabeats over the next few years, Zo continued to gain momentum and widen his reach by teaming up with Porter Robinson for 'Easy' (a single that hit #1 on Beatport Top 100 chart upon its release in late 2012) and delivering his 70-track 'Essential Mix' for BBC Radio 1 in early 2013. In the midst of building that buzz, Zo spent four years bringing his first full-length album to life. Released in late 2013 by Anjunabeats in the UK and Astralwerks in the U.S., 'Damage Control' climbed to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart the very same day of its debut. With 'Pyramid Scheme' feat. Chuck D fast reaching #2 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, then landed its nomination for Best Dance / Electronic Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Along with creating 'Self Assemble', Zo's spent the last two years self-releasing tracks as free downloads on SoundCloud, overseeing his newly launched record label Mad Zoo, and taking the stage everywhere from Madison Square Garden to major festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, and TomorrowLand. With a UK tour in the works for 2016, Zo's garnered a reputation as a boundlessly experimental and explosive live act nothing short of transcendent, as shown recently in his own residency at Pacha NYC.
In matching his hypercreative spirit with a crowd-thrilling musicality that's now earned him more than 10 million plays on SoundCloud, Zo first and foremost aspires to give his audience the sense of being swept along on a journey. "More than anything I've done before, I wanted this album to tell a story," says Zo of 'Self Assemble', adding that he leaves it to listeners to come up with their own interpretation of what that story might entail. "There's some really poppy and catchy tracks on there, but what I want is for people to listen to the album as a whole-and then feel like they've arrived somewhere new once it's all done."
Mau Moctezuma is one of the youngest and most talented Dj’s in the electronic music scene in Mexico.
He has shared the stage with international and national talents like Nervo, Dash Berlin, Showtek, and many more…
In 2016 Mau Moctezuma was part of the line up of EDC Mexico & Life In Color, being of the most youngest artists performing at the festival.
2016 will be a year of great musical productions of Mau Moctezuma, with releases of originals tracks and remixes, the first of these will be the track Netflix and Chill.
Outsiders is the exciting project of two significant producers based in sunny Israel - Haim Lev & Guy Malka.
The Outsiders name has been fast developing and their releases have been backed and supported by an impressive number of international covering pretty much of the the top international circuit.Outsiders have released a bundle of successful original releases and a bountiful collaboration & remix tracks from the likes of Tristan, Symbolic, Laughing Buddha, Avalon, Electric Universe, Rinkadink, Burn In Noise, to name few.
The Outsiders sound is always evolving and is highly influenced by the duos global interactions.
Nació en la ciudad de Toluca, Estado de México, con más de 10 años de experiencia profesional en el medio de la música electrónica.
Desde su incursión en la música mantiene un sonido fresco, poderoso y lleno de energía, con influencias de artistas como Fedde Le Grand, Thomas Gold, Axwell, Blasterjaxx, etc.
Desde hace ocho años su principal herramienta de trabajo es la plataforma “Ableton Live”, y a lo largo de estos años exploro géneros como el House, el Progressive House y actualmente el Electro House y Big Room (EDM).
Su creatividad y calidad musical lo han llevado a trabajar con diversos labels como BeatBox Records (México), Rock Da House (México), Move It Records (España), +Mas Label (Electronic Meeting Point, México) y Bonerizing Records (Suecia).
Some say that our pulse gives us the rhythm of our body and life. This rhythm is changing while we walk, run, eat, jump or have sex. It's so natural we barely notice this reoccurring cycle phenomena and continue with the soundtrack of our lives.
Dubi Dagan, aka Ritmo, has managed to formulate a unique technique that captures moments in our lives and translates them to an addictive rhythmic Progressive Trance creation. Dagan always had a lust for music, starting with Heavy Metal in his adolescents at the Krayiot in Israel, which satisfied his energetic soul, and fully maximized it with the help of his electric guitar. Towards his adult life he decided to explore the electronic regimes of 80's & New Wave bands such as Depeche Mode and gave his respect to Electronic pioneers such as Jean Michel Jarre. When the 90's exploded with multiplying Electronic Dance genres, Dagan had joined the ride with the likes of Prodigy, until he discovered Psytrance and realized this addiction is going to last.
After visiting in various cultural inspiration including Japan, U.S.A and India, Dagan came back to Israel and started his first steps behind the decks as a resident Dj, at the Luna Club, at Haifa. Being a music fanatic couldn't leave Dubi indifferent; this is why it wasn’t long before he decided to begin working on his own project, and so Ritmo was born. This Progressive Psytrance project filled in what was missing in the Progressive Trance genre for a long time - the rhythm of our bodies and soul. While tuning his sound skills as a sound engineer at DubiDub studios, a company responsible for dubbing television and cinema, Dagan started to experiment in order to achieve the perfect sound.
Ritmo joined the acclaimed Iono Music records in 2007, and about a year after released his first compilation "Grand Slam". Short after that, in 2008, he finally released his awaited debut album "Disharmonic Silence" and immediately gained attention and popularity, locally and globally. Dagan has joined forces with Alon Brillant in another project called Ritree, who gave him the opportunity the toy with faster and more psychedelic tunes. After the release of the debut album, Dagan had little rest or sleep due to the massive number of collaborations and gigs he had done across the world. Among the many incredible events he took part in, were Fusion festival (Germany), Tribe(Brazil), XXX Perience (Brazil), 303 Art festival (Brazil), Indian Spirit festival (Germany), Spirit Base festival (Austria) and many more than can be elaborated here.
His collaborations are as exciting as his tours: Nok (EP – Multistop) which is a frequent collaboration, Ace Ventura , Liquid Soul, Symphonix, Rocky, and many more. He released "Archive 9" in 2009 with remixes to other artists and remixes that artists made of his music, receiving amazing responses. A year after, in 2010, he released a remix EP called "Music from Heaven" on Blue Tunes records, which gave 7 interpretations to the theme track. Ritmo's music was released on other major labels such as Iboga and Perfecto. Recently, his remix for MUTe & Shay Nassi – On Off, topped the Beatport charts at the Psychedelic Trance section, for 2 weeks. A fraction from his 2nd most anticipated album will land on earth soon and will mark another evolutionary step in his artistic career.
The key to success for Texas based FutureBorderTrap duo Royal Highness is that King Louie and Principe Cu’s productions showcase the best of classic and modern generations of Latin musical genres in one hybrid postmodern groove.
King Louie’s best known in underground dance circles as a member of the Austin, Texas based and globally renowned Peligrosa, dj and party promoters crew, while Principe Cu, a member of the Trippy Cholo and Bombón collectives, plus eldest son of A.B. Quintanilla and nephew of iconic slain Tejano vocalist Selena.
For the past half decade, the two producers/djs have achieved success independently. However when they combine as Royal Highness, the tandem’s shared interest in everything from trap, electro and techno to house or cumbia, reggaeton and most importantly Houston Rap familiar “chopped and screwed” music are equally explored.
Royal Highness’ sound has been cosigned by a wide list of forward thinking music influencers like Mad Decent, Dim Mak and the underground beloved Healthgoth movement. Their style is one that encompasses everything from Louie’s birthplace of Madrid, via Torreón and Juárez/El Paso to Principe Cu’s family’s global renown and blends in the accordion laden dance rythms around bordertown BeachSide parties to which their current home areas like Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas are familiar.
On debut La Clinica Records album L o Ke Tu Quiera, these elements are combined with the skills of well established collaborators, like Beatmaster mexican legend Producer Toy Selectah, reggaeton innovator DJ Blass, prolific songwriter and urban artist Maxx Gallo and and others.
What emerges and excels here, is a tropical funk sound that’s diverse and entirely appealing to young Latino audiences worldwide. “Damelo” is the lead single, featuring mexican roots reggae emcee Jah Fabio and the aforementioned DJ Blass, as Remezcla.com praised the track is a “supersized record” with “classic flair.” Thumping basslines, strong trap drums, pitchshifted and razorsharp synthdriven grooves and deep low end vibrations are all explored.
King Louie notes that this album is meant to “keep professional party goers moving all night and into the morning hours.” As well, he also states that his years of playing “a lot of the best known and well attended hipster, electro and reggaeton parties and festivals around the world” have inspired him, and that he expects a “high energy frenzy” from playing the album in his sets. Principe Cu remarks, “[my] family’s background has allowed [me] to take a liking to all music,” and that Lo Ke Tu Quiera represents “classic Latin sounds being transformed into a very uplifted and cinematic today’s futuristic transcultural reality!”
While only in his early twenties, Dutchman Sam Feldt has become quite the deep house tastemaker of his day. With amazing remix work as well as solid hits like the early 2015 release ‘Show Me Love’, which proved to be his definite claim to fame, he’s one of the DJs to watch when it comes to a new sound flooding the scene.
Sam Feldt is definitely not a stranger to the house music scene. After working behind the scenes as a producer for a long time, perfecting his musical talents, he decides to show the world what he’s capable of by uploading his first tunes by the end of summer ‘13. Within a year Sam signs with Spinnin’ Records and releases his first track on the label.
It doesn’t take long for the young producer to get censed by international dance media as part of a new exciting wave of melodic deep house. With almost two million plays on SoundCloud and 250.000 plays in one week as well as a #1 Hypem spot for his remix of the Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz release ‘Guitar Track’, Sam can surely be seen as the rookie of the year 2014.
Besides releasing his first original tracks with De Hofnar, the widely popular ‘Bloesem’ and a cool bootleg of the Fleetwood Mac anthem ‘Big Love’, he also presents catching remixes for folk band Mumford And Sons (‘I Will Wait’, together with Bloombox), Naxxos (‘New Orleans’), I Am Oak (‘On Trees And Birds And Fire’) and Jose Gonzalez (‘Stay Alive’, which reaches #1 on Hypem).
Yeah, Sam is getting on a roll. By the end of 2014 the instant classic summer tune ‘Hot Skin’ comes out, made with fellow producer Kav Verhouzer, building up to over 800.000 YouTube views after its release. It marks he’s beyond the stage of being a rookie, Sam Feldt is already a known name delivering big tunes on a regular basis.
That’s some way to start 2015. By now, Sam has played all around the world, sharing the stage with the biggest names in the industry like Kygo, Robin Schulz, Thomas Jack, Alle Farben, Kölsch, Steve Rachmad and Benny Rodrigues. His sound is characterized by beautifully built melodies, loads of atmosphere and emotion packed in a tantalizing, often laidback groove.
It’s a sound taking over more and more dancefloors these days, culminating in Sam’s brand new release ‘Show Me Love’ in February 2015. The track is a unique take on the eponymous 90s dance classic, completely restructured with the vocals used in a completely new way. It receives massive DJ support, scoring over 4 million SoundCloud plays in a month, marking Sam Feldt’s definite arrival as headlining artist.
Meanwhile, the Dutchman explores the wide world of this fetching new deep house sound with his regular mix tapes. Released on SoundCloud these sets count hundreds of thousands plays every time, some of them even reaching over a million plays.
Following this success, Sam drops a new tune together with Amsterdam duo The Him by the end of March. As it happens, ‘Midnight Hearts’ turns out another claim to fame for the young DJ, making him more than a household name in 2015’s deep house scene. A new flame has come, and it’s getting brighter by the day.
If there are boundaries yet to be broken, then you can bet that Sasha has got them in the crosshairs. He's been battering them down since Shelley's, The Hacienda, Renaissance and Twilo; from Airdrawndagger to Involv3r. Since 2011, he's carved a new way with his increasingly pivotal Last Night On Earth imprint, the label that has introduced into its family fiercely forward-thinking producers like My Favourite Robot's James Teej, Simon Baker, ThermalBear, Ejeca, Ghosting Season, Max Cooper and Knox.
Then there was the arrival of the long-awaited third album in his 'Involver' series in 2013, the intricate and challenging 'Involv3r'. It combined on one disc Sasha's peerless command of dance floor sensibilities and on the other his skilful exploration of beatless soundscapes, featuring his exclusive interpretations of tracks from The xx, Blondes, Little Dragon, Benjamin Damage, Foals and ThermalBear. It also featured 'Shoot You Down', his own spine-chilling anthem with vocals from the beguiling Swedish chanteuse Kicki Halmos.
Boundaries out of the studio have been equally unsafe. Taking over with his Last Night on Earth parties around the globe, Sasha has brought nothing but the finest line-ups to clubbers around the world. Last summer he hit the world-renowned Space Ibiza with a monthly LNOE residency, which showcased the likes of Scuba, Catz & Dogz, Heidi, Magda and of course Sasha himself. He also hosted his first festival arena with Last Night on Earth at SW4 in the capital earlier this year.
It doesn’t stop here though. 2015 will see Sasha taking things to another level on and off the dance floor. Expect big things from his parties around the world, which he is running alongside his imprint label Last Night on Earth. In his own words, Sasha says, “We have some really exciting things planned for 2015, some great releases and I will be collaborating with some of the very talented artists we have championed"
Master craftsman of melancholic melody and the purveyor of razor sharp edges – he is Simon Patterson.
Famed for 15 consecutive #1’s on Beatport (including 4 in 2013 and 1 already this year) as well as all other reputable stores with tracks like‘The One’, ‘Shadows’ (with Astrix), ‘Brush Strokes’, ‘Northern Lights’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Latika’, ‘Thump’, ‘Smack’, ‘F-16’, ‘Bulldozer’ and ‘Mood Swing’, Simon Patterson’s production back catalogue is an astonishing list of hit after hit record.
Hit records, from an illustrious decade long career, that retain absolute credibility in both the underground as well as the overground.
After scores of international live shows and over 50 weekly radio broadcasts Simon’s Open Up brand was firmly established in 2013 as the main destination for quality underground trance and techno.
With his own Residency show on BBC Radio 1 about to begin – which is a continuation from his series of In New DJs we Trust broadcasts in 2013 - Simon’s current popularity and position in the UK market is as important and relevant as it is worldwide.
Headlining festivals and clubs all over the world as well as guest appearances at ASOT (400, 450, 600, 650), Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Mayday, Beyond Wonderland, Global Gathering etc Simon Patterson is pioneering a new sound and new clubbing experience that incorporates a fusion of cutting edge audio and visual experience.
Touring extensively in the US every month as well as holding residencies in Los Angeles (Avalon) and New York (Esscala) Simon’s sound is deeply rooted in the US – attracting the masses of kids who now appear to be growing out of the EDM monotony and instead craving something with more depth and soul.
Ladies & gentlemen - each new dawn brings new sounds and new vision…
Psymon says - Open Up – it wants to meet you.
A producer who goes by the name 'That's Nice' ! Recently founded in mid 2013 as an independent artist, That's Nice' music is funky disco-styled, often on the 1980s decade.
Signed to Universal Music Label "AfterCluv Dance Lab" these Mexican Djs and producers joined their talent in the beginnings of 2012 and made a bomb out of it. Influenced by deep house, techno and house music the duo has crated a new electronic music sound that makes everybody move their feet.
They’ve performed at festivals such as EDC (Mexico), Beyond Wonderland (San Francisco), The Day After (Panama), Wish Outdoor (Monterrey), Festival Vaiven, etc... And they are constantly making appearances in clubs all over Latin America, United States and Europe. They have shared the stage with artists like Duke Dumont, Hot Since 82, Avicii, Alesso, Martin Garrix, Plastic Plates, Goldroom, Bixel Boys, Klingande, Roger Sanchez, David Guetta, Art Department, to name a few and have remixed tracks of Thirty Seconds to Mars, OH Wonder, OMVR, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lawrence.
While others are restrained by genre association Will Atkinson runs free, refusing to conform or be pigeon holed. Is he tech, trance, techno, electronica, progressive, experimental.....? He is all of them – and so much more.
And it’s this ambidextrous talent that has been the driving force behind Will’s vast appeal and subsequent ever-growing army of passionate fans the world over. The video for his recent single “Pat Butcher” (Beatport number 1 for 3 weeks) generated 1.6 million views in 48 hours – so to say this exciting young uber talent is on fire right now, would be something of an understatement.
Will Atkinson is an entity that congers up futuristic soundscapes for the jilted generation. Responsible for over 100 BBC Radio 1 airplays and 6 Beatport number 1s the kid that began mixing records at the age of 7 has certainly come of age.
It’s no wonder therefore that with this level of hype that the BBC have now asked Will to join their illustrious Radio 1 line up, as one of their new residents presenting a series of monthly shows that kick off in July of this year.
Will’s discography is quite simply a long list of hit records. “Pat Butcher”, “Victims”, “Numb The Pain”, “Subconscious”, “Mesmerize” (ft Rowetta from The Happy Mondays), “The Gamer Changer”, “Fresh Meat”....... all genre defining, chart topping, iconic titles that set the bar uncomfortably high for Will’s peers to try and follow.
Having released on all of the scene’s coolest labels including Subculture, Kearnage, FSOE, Spinnin’, Armada, Perfecto Fluoro and Vandit - the demand for Will’s production skills is truly rampant.
His tour schedule reads like a catalogue of the coolest festivals and clubs in the world with a residency at Cream Ibiza 2016 and regular peak time slots at EDC Vegas, EDC Mexico, Dreamstate all over the US, Beyond Wonderland, Creamfields, Luminosity, BAT Buenos Aires, Subculture Australia, Earthcore, ASOT and many more.
Today Will joins the elite VII collective to launch a brand new record label that promises to push the boundaries of cutting edge electronic insanity. His monthly Mainline Radio show is fast becoming a soundcloud sensation with tens of thousands of loyal listeners tuning in each month to hear what’s hot in Will’s world.....
At long last a new headliner of genuine substance and quality is born.
Electronic Musician | Supported by Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Ummet Ozcan, Vicetone, Markus Schulz, Myon & Shane54 and many more!
As DJ he played at the EDC México 2014, EDC Mexico 2015, Euphoria Festival Texas, World Of Wonders 2014, Life In Color 2013, Coldharbour Night Mexico and more. Sharing stage with Paul van Dyk, Dash Berlin, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Axwell, Carnage, Krewella, Kaskade, Showtek, Bingo Players, Arty, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, Don Diablo, DVBBS, Deorro and more!
Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on. Born Anton Zaslavski, Zedd was raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day. At age twelve, Anton learned to play the drums and, soon after he began performing with the post-hardcore/metal trio Dioramic. As a preteen he was already composing and producing numerous rock songs in his band's own studio. As the aughts progressed, Anton’s awareness of other genres widened, and in 2009 his interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing the French electronic duo Justice. With his gift for musicality and background in instrumentation, composition and production, the move into the realm of electronic dance music was seamless.
2009 proved to be a watershed year for Zedd. It was during this year that he began producing electronic music, and within an incredibly short period of time amassed widespread critical and audience acclaim. Within a few months of beginning his production work, Zedd won two Beatport remix contests, the "Armand Van Helden / Strictly Rhythm Remix Contest" and the "Fatboy Slim / Skint Remix Contest". These critical wins gave the budding artists the notoriety and clout to catch the interest of Skrillex who essentially found him on the net and signed him to his new OWSLA label. He caught the ear of Interscope A&R Dave Rene and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and successfully released several official remixes for powerhouse artists such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, P. Diddy, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex on labels including mau5trap, Interscope, and EMI.
In the realm of his original compositions, Zedd’s hit singles 'Shave It' and 'Slam The Door' (out through OWLSA) both held the top spot on Beatport's charts for multiple weeks at a time. In the same year, his remix of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” appeared on the deluxe edition of the superstar’s latest album Born This Way and his remix of “Born This Way” appeared on Born This Way: The Remix. In addition to his own compositions and reworkings of others’ songs, Zedd has had other electro heavyweights take their turn at his tracks, including Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Knife Party and more.
Zedd’s stellar development is undoubtedly linked to his unique and highly recognizable style of composition. It stands out in a crowded field as meticulously detailed and carefully produced, very playful and at the same time remarkably catchy despite the complex musicality drafting it up. Drawing from his diverse musical background spanning from classical to post-hardcore/metal to electro house Zedd’s music not only draws from uncommon sources but also has the ability to appeal to an audience outside the realm EDM.
Zedd signed with Interscope records in 2012 and released his debut LP Clarityin October to much critical acclaim. The album’s first single, “Spectrum,” featuring singer/songwriter Matthew Koma, garnered massive global attention climbing into the the Top 10 on the iTunes dance chart and holding on to the #1 spot on Beatport Worldwide for almost three weeks. The track then soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Song chart and was ultimately named their Dance Club Song of the year as well as iTunes “Breakthrough Album of the Year (Dance) for 2012.
In addition to racking up original production credits for artists including Eva Simons’ “I Don’t Like You” and Justin Bieber’s “Beauty And A Beat,” Rolling Stone named Zedd an “Artist to Watch” for 2012, and more recently, MTV deemed him an “Artist to Watch” for 2013. Zedd has performed at major festivals, including Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Nocturnal and in 2012, he performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Hard Summer in Los Angeles, and Electric Zoo in New York. Zedd made his national television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in October where he turned his signature style upside down performing a stripped down version of his new single “Clarity” -showcasing his classical training by playing piano alongside a string quartet and vox from Foxes. The performance is a prime example of Zedd's true musicianship beyond the realm of EDM. Zedd was also chosen to be the only opening act for the Asian leg of Lady Gaga's world stadium-tour "The Born This Was Ball”.
A musical prodigy from the start, Zedd is already a powerhouse beyond the EDM realm. His originality and momentum will unquestionably propel him into the ranks of superstars.
Music is Faceless.
Let my music tell my story.