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One of the hottest acts in electronic music right now, ADVENTURE CLUB (Christian Srigley and Leighton James) has been a tireless source of banging remixes, uplifting summertime anthems, infectious DJ mixes, and explosive live shows since the duo’s musical trip took off in 2010. At the pace these guys move and with the release of their debut EP Calling All Heroes (BMG)—which hit #1 on the iTunes Dance Album chart in the US and Canada, as well as ranked over 10 HypeM #1 hits—there’s no time to stop for a breather.
ADVENTURE CLUB is a production outfit specializing in meshing dubstep’s chainsaw synths with delicate vocals and surprisingly upbeat melodies, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs. They’ve remixed the likes of Brand New, Thrice, Alexisonfire and Metric, just to name a few, while stunning listeners with their collaborations such as “Rise & Fall” with Krewella. One of their most favored remixes is of Malaysian songstress Yuna’s “Lullabies,” which was used in the opening sequence of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 aftermovie.
Prior to that in 2011, ADVENTURE CLUB scored the opportunity to film a video for their remix of Lips’ “Everything to Me.” For it, the two outfitted themselves in red and blue action hero outfits, armed themselves with samurai swords, and battled an army of cardboard cutout monsters. The video racked up more than 2 million views on UKF Music’s dubstep YouTube channel. ADVENTURE CLUB has been brandishing their primary-color superhero aesthetic ever since, naming their popular mix series as well as their current national tour Superheroes Anonymous.
Performing live has actually become a big part of life for ADVENTURE CLUB. Over the course of the past couple years, the duo has appeared at Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo, just to name a few, and crisscrossed the country on multiple US tours. They’ve added an arsenal of visual effects and LED panels for their current Superheroes Anonymous tour in support of their Calling All Heroes EP. The duo’s four-track EP is its most expansive yet. On it, Christian and Leighton team again with Yuna as the emotional heft of her voice soars over hands-in-the-air bass beats on lead single “Gold.” (This collaboration with Yuna also garnered Adventure Club another significant festival promo spot as the lead track on Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ 2014 announcement trailer). Later, they apply their dark, haunting low end with heart-wrenching melody, and an anthemic electro-house rhythm with “Thunderclap.” The EP also includes “Crash,” as well as “Wonder,” which has the pair teaming up with Australian producer the Kite String Tangle.
Antonio Giacca, originally from Rome (Italy) has lived and travelled all over the world to produce and perform his music headlining parties all over the world.
Antonio is now based in Los Angeles, where he gets in the studio with International artists from all over the world and his tracks are regularly played by top DJs such as Pete Tong, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, EDX and many more…
Antonio’s unique sound can be found in all of his releases and has proven time and time again to work magic with crowds around the globe, with tracks like “Going Crazy”, “Hey Sunshine” (Number one for 5 consecutive weeks) and more reaching the top 10 charts on Beatport and Cool Cut and receiving massive support both in clubs and on the radio by all the biggest players in the scene.
He is currently signed to some of the biggest record labels in the EDM space, Spinnin’ Records and Enormous Tunes and previously released on Toolroom Records, Pinkstar Records, CR2 Records and many more.
Exploring different music directions he also produces indie house / nu-disco under the alias Giacca & Flores and is safe to say he’s one of the hottest acts in the genre, boosting as many as 5 tracks in the Beatport top 10 at the same and several #1 positions in a row.
Last but not least, Antonio hosts his own radio show called “The Edge”, which broadcasts weekly on over 70 radio stations around the globe, won the “Best Podcast” 2013 award by Podomatic and features weekly guest mixes and interviews with top 100 DJs and producers.
Taking 2016 with full force, LA duo ARMNHMR (consisting of Joseph Chung & Joseph Abella) are no strangers to attacking all spectrums of the Dance Music scene. With masterful original productions and beautifully resonating remixes ranging from Eclectic to Trap, ARMNHMR has received strong support from high profile artists throughout the industry.
A combination of heart pounding drops and melodic interludes encompass the #HammerSound. With many already successful releases and dozens of planned releases for the near future, 2017 is looking to be the duos breakout year.
Baauer revolutionized the music industry with “Harlem Shake.”The Brooklyn-based hip hop and dance producer (via London and Philadelphia) born Harry Rodrigues changed the 50-year-old rules of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart to include streaming figures and YouTube plays. This was the first viral phenomenon to debut with a double platinum number one single; an internet meme that millions of amateur dancers the world over took to their own creative devices. Baauer, who began as a bedroom producer at 13-years-old, changed contemporary American dance music, has headlined every EDM festival in the country, went on to be a Billboard magazine cover star and award winner alongside picking up two American Music Awards on the way.
Signed to LuckyMe, Baauer’s debut album “Aa”(pronounced ‘double a’) is a record that could only be made by a kid born of New York inspired by rap and dance music culture, traveling the globe sampling and processing found sounds with special guests Future, Pusha T, M.I.A, Novelist, Leikeli47, Rustie and Tirzah. “Aa” follows the anthemic “GoGo!”single (2015), The “ß EP”with Rae Sremmurd and Alunageorge (2014), limited edition laser-etched vinyl 12” “Dum Dum”(2013), and the genre defining single “Higher”with Just Blaze and Jay Z (2012).
This is bright, stadium, urban dance music who has created an inimitable Baauer-specific universe with his continuing visual collaboration with acclaimed Los Angeles-based multi-medium artist, Jonathan Zawada. The signature visual work sees the helmet which Baauer stood on when he graced the cover of billboard; a feature from the first “Harlem Shake”viral - now dragged around the world. Symbolic of Baauer and his music, the artwork is made from a mix of natural materials and digital ephemera.
Fedde Le Grand is considered to be one of the most defining figures in the fast evolving genre of House music. His influence is felt continually throughout the electronic landscape; Fedde’s beats, grooves, melodies and rhythms surround us all and have done for many years. He belongs for nearly a decade as one of the top 30 most influential DJ's according to the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100, has been credited countless awards and remixed the biggest artists around - from Coldplay, Madonna, will.i.am, Robbie Williams, Everything But The Girl, Fatboy Slim, to more. Recent additions of Shakira ft. Rihanna's Can't Remember To Forget You and Mariah Carey's You're Mine see this list just grow and grow.
When it comes to solo records ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ brought him to global attention of course, but tracks like 'The Creeps', ‘Let Me Think About It’, '3 Minutes To Explain', ‘Back & Forth’, ‘Control Room’, 'Metrum', 'So Much Love', and 'Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind)', confirm him as a versatile powerhouse in the global Dance music industry. More recently adding 'Long Way From Home', 'Rockin' N' Rollin', 'No Good', 'Where We Belong' and his current smash single 'Don't Give Up' to his already impressive musical resumé.
Hundreds of thousands have witnessed him at the world’s biggest festivals and most legendary dance floors: Coachella, Exit Festival, Global Gathering, Electric Zoo, Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ministry of Sound, Ultra, Sensation and many more, while millions tune in to his Dark Light Sessions radio show each week. A touchstone, an inspiration and a true pioneer of sound, he is simply Fedde Le Grand.
You’ll rarely find a mind more in sync with the music within, than that of Dutch DJ, producer and label owner Willem Rebergen, better known as Headhunterz. His HARD with STYLE brand continues to build, as his sounds grow stronger and more colorful than ever. Resolved to follow his heart, he does so with beating energy, endless willpower and passion, resulting in a swift rise to the top in no less than 8 years.
Heady’s character resounds in each of his originals, remixes and sets, celebrated by an engaged, worldwide following. His roots are found in Hardstyle, a scene he takes a leading role in. As one of the first of a new generation of hard dance artists, Headhunterz looks back on a rollercoaster ride of highlights. Main stage performances at globally renowned festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Qlimax, Defqon. 1, Coachella and Decibel Outdoor. His very own, sold out shows at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, the X-Qlusive event in Heineken Music Hall and the official HARD with STYLE night in the Melkweg venue. These milestones make his #23 position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 a mere nicety of the continuous support of his fans.
Since making his production debut on Scantraxx in 2005, Headhunterz has worked hard to turn his dreams into reality. Nearly a decade later, he looks back on three artist albums. In only three months, he and Wildstylez created the ‘Project 1’ album, shortly followed by the 2010 solo album ‘Studio Sessions’. His latest longplayer, ‘Sacrifice’, includes crowd favorites ‘Dragonborn’, ‘From Within’ and ‘The Power of the Mind’. All proceeds of ‘Sacrifice’, released in 2011, were donated to Dance 4 Life, a charity organization of which Willem became an ambassador.
Responsible for several official anthems of Qlimax and Defqon.1, the bullying protest song ‘United Kids of The World’ ft. Krewella, as well as chart-topping remixes for Kaskade’s ‘Lessons in Love’, Hardwell’s ‘Spaceman’, Zedd’s ‘Spectrum’ and Nicky Romero’s ‘Toulouse’, make it clear that the Headhunterz sound is in great demand. On top of that, his leading, monthly HARD with STYLE Podcast keeps his fans up to date on personal favorites and the most banging must-hears.
Struggling to find balance between a killing tour and studio schedule and being DJ Mag’s highest ranked Hardstyle DJ in history, has seen Headhunterz looking out for new inspiration. And boy, did he find it. After a year of radio silence he brought the mighty ‘Colors’ ft. Tatu, his first release on US major Ultra Music. Switching routes in his career has been awarded with a golden record, a sign that the path he took, is the right one. Ready for even bigger things and discoveries, Willem has taken on the role as label owner, by setting up HARD with STYLE in 2013. Through the label, Heady encourages young, new talents and offers them a platform to shine.
By taking these steps, Headhunterz chooses to follow his heart and blaze his own trail. Willem:”At this point in life, I’m ready to tell my own story. I’m ready to explore new boundaries with my music, to take it to a broader, higher level. In music, I want to feel free. I’ve accomplished a lot in the style I’m doing, but I want to keep challenging the inner me. And so, I will.”
In a little over 6 months, Joyryde has risen from complete unknown to one of the most buzzing acts on the planet. With support from the likes of Axwell^Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Yellow Claw, Tchami, Jauz, Knife Party, NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, GRiZ, Don Diablo, Ephwurd, Ghastly, Dyro and more, the highway to success is paved with bass. Joyryde's brand of #SwerveHouse is firmly expressed through his massive singles “FLO” and “SPEED TRAP.” Jauz not only champions his “Stick It In Reverse” mix of last summers hit “Feel The Volume,” he has been opening his sets with it for months.
His most recent hit “HARI KARI” made it all the way to BBC Radio 1 via NGHTMRE’s Diplo & Friends mix and was also heard in Yellow Claw’s heralded mixtape series. With every blog raving about the lad, Dancing Astronaut put it best; “At a time of radio-safe club maneuvers, his is a brand out for blood." He ended 2015 with the launch of his self designed apparel line #RYDRWARE.
He opened 2016 with a Rick Ross feature on the 160 BPM "Windows,” a track who's genre still cannot be identified. With an arsenal of unreleased tracks, all the big names chatting about him, and some lofty touring goals, Joyryde is sure to hit the ground running in 2016 ... and bring all his Rydrz with him.
Hayden Capuozzo was born in Houston Texas, but called many cities his home. At the age of 24, Kayzo had his start in 2012 in a pretty unreal way. He was selected as the winner of Insomniac’s ‘Discovery Project’ Challenge with a mix that was absolute insanity in the best form. Winning this gave him a chance to play ‘Escape from Wonderland’ that year and making his performance one not to forget, that also happened to be his first gig ever.
Since his debut, Kayzo hasn't let up experimenting with creating music in genres like happy hardcore, hardstyle, electro, dubstep and even a bit of psytrance. He has recently created milestone collaborations on remixes with happy hardcore rising star Gammer on their Propaganda remix by DJ Snake and Carnage with their “Never Forget You” remix.
Kayzo released his EP “Welcome To The Doghouse” in Spring '16 through his own label ‘Doghouse Recordings’. The EP was comprised of an eclectic couple of songs to sink you teeth into. KAYZO most recently released his newest collobroaration with Barong Family artist, Cesqeaux, titled “Home.”
There is surely no slowing the Doghouse and Hayden.
Well my relationship with music started at an early age, just like every other producer in the game. I played hockey at a really high level up until the age of 19. I lived in all areas of the States, as well as Canada. Music was my outlet when bad games happened, and also my drive when working for what at that time was my goal, to be a professional hockey player. Electronic music was always in my ears. From the locker room, plane rides, bus rides, you name it. I always had headphones on. Now being a creator of what was once my biggest outlet. It's sort of like, "Okay it's my time to tell stories, and create that energy that once fuelled me as an athlete." I hope there are some hockey players blasting my music in their headphones pre game right now. That would be pretty cool. Honestly man, what else is there to say about music? It literally is my life. I wake up, get on my computer, check music blogs. I get on Twitter, and check what's going on in my favorite artists' life. I get in my car, and yea music is on. So besides the obvious of me sitting down in the studio behind my DAW making it, music is one of the biggest constants in my life, and that's pretty rad.
Home Town: Houston, TX
Currently Living: Los Angeles, CA
Origin Of Name: To be honest nothing to crazy, decided to take letters from my first and last name and scramble them together, minus the “K” of course.
Weapon of Choice: Production wise, definitely would have to be Massive, it’s my go to synth for all the weird stuff you hear in my music. Other than that my keen eye for a good animal photo to post on my Instagram.
Source of Power: My influences definitely come from different areas of my life. My family though has been the greatest influence when it boils down to having the drive to work for what you want. They have taught me that if you want something, you go and get it, you don’t wait for things to come to you.
Was there one particular moment in the recording or mixing process for your Discovery Project entry that made you feel like you were creating something pretty damn special?
To be honest, my entry was not intended for the Discovery Project. I was just trying to make something fun and different. I had never worked in a BPM lower than 128 at that point in time, so I thought “okay lets try 100 BPM, because that’s really slow and slow is cool.”
Are there any dots to connect with where/how you grew up to your musical output?
I don’t have the musical backing most artists’ posses. I didn’t grow up playing any instruments, besides playing the trumpet in the middle school band (oh yeah I did that). I would say one of the biggest factors to my musical “upbringing” if you will was attending a school for music production called Icon Collective less than a year and a half ago. Yea, honestly not sure I have enough time to go on about Icon, and how it has shaped my life as an artist and more importantly a person. But for anyone trying to find a group of passionate like-minded individuals, Icon is the spot man. I owe almost everything I have at this point to that place.
What do your parents think of what you are doing?
Well at first I think they were a little skeptical with my decision to drop out of college and attend production school, what parent wouldn’t be? They have always supported my dreams 100%, though, and they know when I’m committed to something, I devote every waking minute to it. I think over time as they heard more and more music coming from me they began to open up to the idea of it more and more.
What’s the strangest part of your job?
I tend to wonder how I can wake up every morning and make music, and then go play it for a large group of crazy people who love it just as much as I do. I then go to bed, wake up and do it all over again. Not many people can say that.
What’s the biggest misconception about being a DJ?
I’ll just jump on the bandwagon with this one. Most people nowadays think all DJs hit play. Man it couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve been out to plenty of shows, and have seen enough sets to know that most of the game today is DJing live. I don’t care how it’s done, USB controller, whatever. If you’re up there giving people a “live” show, I respect it. I think most people would be surprised with the amount of preparation that goes into a live set.
Tell me about your most memorable night out.
As an artist, it’s a toss up between playing Escape From Wonderland, and playing Control Friday’s at Avalon in Hollywood. Playing a festival like Insomniac’s is a type of experience that really can’t be put into words. It’s every artist’s dream to step on a stage of that magnitude. As for Avalon, anyone that knows the scene in LA/Hollywood knows that Avalon is infamous for having some of the biggest and best talent in the game come showcase there skills on Friday, so being on a poster with names like Cazzette, Project 46, and James Egbert was pretty incredible to say the least.
Do you have any memorable moments from past EDC's or any other Insomniac party?
EDC 2013 in Vegas! Yes, it was my very first EDC experience, and it was honestly one the best times of my life. I have never felt so close and connected to the scene than being there. Everyone was there having the time of their life. I met some pretty awesome people there, who were all just in the same place for the love of music, and that to me is a pretty good reason to continue to make music.
How does what you do for a living affect you on a day-to-day basis?
I’ve learned to live on a lot less, to say the least. I think I’m going through that starving artist phase right now, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have learned so much about myself since starting this journey. My family and friends has also been nothing but supportive of my career path. Having them in my corner makes things a lot better.
What is your ultimate career dream?
Owning a house full of cats and sloths and having a lifetime supply of Papa Johns pizza. No seriously that would be dope. But yeah, besides that, just to be happy every day making the music I love. I don’t measure my happiness by the amount of money I make or stages I play.
Are you impulsive with your work or do you have a sketch in mind before you start?
I’m definitely more on the impulsive side. Or maybe a better word would be go with the flow. When I’m in the studio I’ll basically have an idea of temp and “genre” if you will. Other than that it’s like throwing a dart blindfolded. I have no idea where the song will go. 99% percent of the time it ends up changing genre and tempo. I usually end up fusing genres together and making some really weird sounds that somehow work.
How, if at all, does listening to music figure into your creative process?
100% factors in to my creativity. I try to find new music every day. I am always looking to see where artist are heading stylistically. I love to see artists I look up to pushing the envelope. Ever since hearing the Dog Blood remix of “Wild For The Night,” I have been dying to make weird 808 acid like synths.
What’s the most important piece of gear in your studio and why?
My MacBook! Everything I make is “inside the box.” Without my MacBook there would be no Kayzo.
How important is it for you to experiment and take on the risk of failure?
With the industry being more saturated than ever, I would say if you aren’t experimental, you probably will not last too long. There are solid new producers popping up everyday, so staying ahead of the curve is key in my opinion.
Do you have a list of people you’d like to collaborate with in the future?
My god yes. I won’t go on too long of a rant, but I’ll give you my top three. Tyler the Creator, Gesaffelstein and Skrillex. Tyler is about the craziest artist I have ever listened to lyrically, so having that level of weird on a track would be amazing. Gesaffelstein is like the king of dark techno in my opinion, and I have been really inspired by that style lately. Skrillex is Skrillex, I don’ think I need to make a case for him!
If we pressed Shuffle on your iPod while you went to the bathroom, what would you be embarrassed to come back to us listening to?
Jesus, I have taken stuff off of it since middle school, so you would probably find some really awesome 50 Cent or T-Pain hits accompanied by some really great boy band rock.
What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of coffee being made.
What should everyone just shut the fuck up about?
Big room house. Dude, it’s fun to listen to and fun to make sometimes. I’m tired of people complaining about making it. If you could do it the way some guys do it, you would in a heartbeat. Quit complaining, it’s all music, and all fun.
What gets you excited when you think about the future of electronic music and club culture?
How free and open it is. There really is no stopping it in my opinion. With the growth of technology, it is only making music and production more accessible to anyone. I’m pretty stoked to see where the next generation takes music, and definitely the art of live performance.
When you look at electronic music and the surrounding culture, what worries you about the future?
I know I just ranted and defended big room house and how everyone is making it, but at the same time, I think artists are becoming too complacent in the studio. Make big room, make a lot of big room but take some risks with it man. The problem is not the style, it’s the fact that everyone wants to sound like the last guy who made the hit.
What are your weaknesses?
I need to relax more. I’m a workaholic with production. I need to just get out more and enjoy life.
Do you have a secret passion?
Well I played hockey for like sixteen years, so I would say it still holds a place in my heart.
How would you describe your sound to a deaf person?
I would take them to a Papa Johns, and let them order what ever they want. It’s that good.
Is success physical or internal?
Success to me is internal. Success is being happy. If I can wake up everyday and love what I do then, yeah, I’m pretty successful.
What do you remember about your first DJ gig?
Okay, so Escape From Wonderland was my first gig ever, and yeah I experienced one of my worst nightmares. The guy before me was just wrapping up his set, so I decided to start setting up, and was trying to find a power strip to plug in my controller. The power strip was in a cabinet right under the decks, so I had to maneuver below the guy to plug in my stuff. Right as I was going to plug in to the outlet my hand hit the on/off switch to the power strip, which apparently powered the whole entire stage. So yea, I basically ended the guys set ten minutes early. Watch out guys, if I’m playing after you, your last ten minutes of music is never safe. Big fail, but a lot of fun to say the least.
What’s the hardest professional lesson you’ve learned thus far?
This industry takes time. Nothing happens over night. At first you are going to suck, and going to suck a lot. The hardest part if battling through making bad music. I remember when I first started producing there were times when I was like “what are you doing here?” If you can get through the learning phase, and really do love making music then accepting that you will suck at the beginning isn’t really that bad.
Do you have a favorite all-time mixed CD or series?
I really enjoy any type of mix Zeds Dead puts out. Always so different and full of amazing tunes.
What advice would you offer someone thinking about entering the Discovery Project competition?
Do it. Honestly, my girlfriend had told me about the Discovery Project before I even found out about it. I think it was a day or two before the due date for Escape From Wonderland, and I had just finished up “Precession” (the song I entered), when she was like “dude you need to enter ‘Precession,’ it would be perfect for what they want.” I had no idea about the contest until that and thought, what the hell, I’ll give it a shot. I look back on that being one of the most important turning points in my musical career. It was the start of a real career in this industry in my opinion.
Favorite pizza is all types of pizza. And can we all just stop “turning up?”
Mysterious producer KSHMR (as in Kashmir) exploded onto the scene with his first release, “Megalodon.” Orchestral, hard-hitting, extravagant — his tracks come straight out of a music festival directed by Steven Spielberg. Since then, his Beatport releases “Burn,” “Secrets” and “Karate” have all peaked at #1 overall and quickly garnered him a rapidly growing fan base. KSHMR is painting a world for his audience; each production is a brushstroke and, while he’s only just begun, his vision is clearly one of epic proportions.
If it’s music’s prerogative to change with the times, Laidback Luke is the master of evolution. The one time Chocolate Puma protégé turned Dance Music heavyweight has a two-decade track record of doing things his own way, keeping versatility at the core of his every move. He’s inspired the masses, rewired a worldwide passion for dance music and set a new precedent for fan interaction along the way. Add a who’s who list of collaborators, remixes, global live credentials and a side line in professional Kung Fu and there is still no rarer breed of superstar DJ than Laidback Luke.
Since minting his debut release in 1995, Luke’s authority has only strengthened with the changing tides of dance music. Boasting collaborators to-date as varied as Diplo, Example, Lil Jon, Hardwell and Swedish House Mafia, his music shows a rare balance of both chart and credible club success. The wealth of remixes and personal bootlegs under his belt begs no exception, with credits ranging from Daft Punk, Green Velvet and Depeche Mode to Robin Thicke, Madonna and Mariah Carey. Adding house sideline Nouveau Yorican alongside wife and fellow DJ Gina Turner to the equation, his agenda continues to push boundaries and break norms at every given opportunity.
Passion project turned career altering label venture Mixmash Records has played a huge part in Luke’s overhaul of the music industry. A place where new music is discovered, nurtured and celebrated, the label has invested in the next generation of talent like few other of its time. With no formal musical agenda other than outright quality, the culmination of Mixmash and its Ones To Watch sub-label has unearthed stars, spotlighted next generation players and kept quality and creative energy at the forefront of this definitive career highlight. Avicii, Bingo Players, Knife Party, Afrojack and many others all credit Luke for his early support.
Beyond his recording career, the live arena is where the magic of Luke’s musical versatility is let loose. Spinning records from across the ages and keeping the ‘skill’ factor at the forefront of his live sets, this long and prosperous career behind the decks has seen no short cuts or technological loopholes from the long serving DJ. Through his Super You&Me concept, which to date has scaled the worldwide clubscene and has hosted a multitude of global festivals along the way, Luke and his army of prestigious peers continue to remind the world that the sound of a superstar does not waiver the right to have fun in the process.
Launching into the New Year with a brand new residency at Wynn’s Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach club in Las Vegas, the future has never looked brighter for the prolific Dutchman. The year ahead promises new music, fresh talent and an ongoing effort to invest in the future of electronic music at every possible turn. As enthusiastic as ever and with his activity engrained in the future of electronic dance music, Laidback Luke is still on hand to save the day one eclectic power move at a time.
Located deep in the underbelly of the Australian dance music fraternity and supported by some of the most influential names on the planet – Blonde, Rudimental, The Magician, Kry Wolf, Chris Lake, Fake Blood, Todd Edwards, Franky Rizardo, Bookashade, DJ Target, Tommy Trash, A-Trak, AC Slater, Monki, Gorgon City, Taiki Nulight and Oliver Heldens to name a few…
LO’99 has quickly jumped from virtual unknown to the new name on lips of tastemakers across the planet.
LO’s debut single ‘Take Me Back’ rose to become a #5 UK & #3 Australian club record while his recent EP with Cause & Affect and Taiki Nulight on Night Bass just hit the #1 House Release spot on Beatport!
He has officially remixed Kaskade, Moby, Riddim Commission, CRNKN & Royksopp, with the later growing to become a #1 remix on Hype Machine.You can find current and upcoming LO’99 releases on Bunny Tiger, Night Bass, This Ain’t Bristol, etcetc and of course his original home town label Medium Rare Recordings.
It is, without doubt, LO’s absolute mastery of the rumbling, prowling, bassline infused house and garage sounds that have proven the key to his recent success. His ability to pare music down to the bare essentials, then inject his score with immense, deeply beautiful and energetic rhythm and vocal lines, shows both restraint and a willingness to let the music do the talking without relying on over-used drops or emotion begging effects.
It is pure heart of the dance floor; a welcome descent into the darkened halls of clubland.
When speaking of the saccharine sounds that are being conjured up by Shahar Aframian and Leiel Hazut, there is no need to sugar-coat things. The Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based duo have set up shop to assault your palette with the dulcet tones of electronic music. Serving up a confection of techno-driven delicacies, the two represent the next generation of taste-makers who are putting in work for the underground movement. Their mellifluous beats and deep-diving styles come together to create a diabetic's worst nightmare. If you are looking to satisfy your intense craving for euphonious rhythms, then come get a taste of Sweet & Low.
Trippy was born on a cold beach somewhere in northern europe. From an early age he was exposed to beautiful skinnydipping scandinavian women and rnb-music on wack boomblasters, influences you can still hear in his music today. And the charming young tortoise quickly became a true ladies turtle.
One warm summer night in the middle of mating season, Trippy was caught in a fishing net and came aboard a fishing boat from Jersey. Talking his way out of becoming a part of today’s stew, he became friends with the crazy chef Molly which fed him with all sorts of crazy things for her entertainment. It is widely believed that this caused the trippyness of young Trippy.
After many weeks, the fishing boat arrived in Jersey and our hero started his long journey to the other side of the street. On his journey he met many other cool party-animals and together they formed the infamous gang “FoFoFadi Foodchain”. Rumors are that our trippy turtle had terrible pronounciation and the gang was originally called “No More Sardines”.
One day it all changed… Trippy got into a fight with Disco Duck and Disco tossed him into a wall. The sounds the shell made shocked the whole crew. Turtle immediatly called his mother and she confessed his long lost father Roland was indeed… an 808. With his new found roots, Trippy told his friends and family that he wanted to do music. And so he did.
The gang scraped together all the sardines they could get their hands on and traded them for an old squeeky macbook. They now take turns throwing Trippy at the macbook and record the outcome.
Zonderling have created their own version of today's dance music. Freaky sounds by a headstrong duo working on musical impulses, leading to a streak of powerful releases with a character of their own.