Lucky Date + Connor Cruise | 04.26.2014
His diligent devotion to the craft has recently begun to payoff in a big way though. With an inimitable progressive house sound, he’s become a sought-after artist and remixer, drawing the attention and endorsement of everyone from David Guetta and Tommy Lee to Porter Robinson and Excision. However, it’s taken a lot more than luck for him to get here… “Although the music can be really hard and heavy, it’s still progressive house in the fact that it’s always progressing and building. There’s a lot of tension. I like messing around with that by creating big sounds that drop into the opposite feeling. The crowds tend to react to that.”
Ultimately, that shared experience is paramount for Lucky Date. “I want to make music that’s as accessible to as many people as possible,” he concludes. “I’m all about pulling everyone in. It’s more about fun than getting dirty or grimy. I simply hope everyone has a blast.”
Myon and Shane 54 + tyDi | 05.02.2014
Hailing from Hungary, Myon & Shane 54 have achieved extraordinary success in the international dance music scene, having established a solid reputation for themselves with notable releases including numerous Beatport number ones and consistent rankings among DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs. They produce for some of the biggest names in music, are constant fixtures in set lists of some of world’s best known DJs, and regularly feature in a multitude of EDM radio show playlists.
Myon & Shane 54 also host their own weekly radio show “International Departures”, frequently one of the most popular music podcasts around due in large part to their shameless, all-encompassing approach to mash-ups. In addition, their extensive tour diary “International Departures TV” provides an in depth view of life on the road for the well-traveled duo.
Boys Noize | 05.03.2014
Alex Ridha – better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE – has been making electronic music and working as a DJ for over half of his life.
He established himself as one of the world’s preeminent wizards behind the decks, having played the world’s biggest stages alongside the biggest names in dance music.
His sets are equally uplifting, not only technically but also as a showman, leaving unforgettable experiences for the witnesses. One of the reasons why the Rolling Stone voted BOYS NOIZE amongst the Top10 `DJS WHO RULE THE EARTH` in 2012.
As a recording artist and producer, Ridha has created his own sound, and pioneered his own brand, amassing a formidable body of work in the process.
He has released three albums (2007’s Oi Oi Oi , 2009’s Power and 2012´s Out Of The Black) and countless singles as BOYS NOIZE, as well as doing profoundly influential work as a remixer and producer for everyone from Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Feist, David Lynch to Jarvis Cocker, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Chilly Gonzales.
Project 46 + Rebecca & Fiona | 05.10.2014
Project 46 made an undeniable impact on the progressive house scene this year, on a meteoric rise that started when their breakthrough Monstercat release Reasons featuring vocals by Andrew Allen went straight past Tiesto to the #1 overall spot on Beatport.
Living at opposite ends of the country has not slowed down the steady flow of productions from the Project 46 studios, as Ryan and Thomas find time to post new tracks on their Soundcloud page at least weekly. Their refreshing mixes of originals, remixes, bootlegs, and mashups have kept fans engaged and drawn massive support from followers across the
Fast forward a few months, and releases on SPINNIN and Manufactured Music combined with their solid studio output and touring schedule earned Project 46 a well deserved placement on the Top 100 DJs
list, squeezing in at #100, joining Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 as the only Canadians to make this year’s poll.
Figure | 05.10.2014
Josh Gard has had a long history in music. Just a few short years ago he donned the name Figure and began making electro house, but has since become a regular name in all realms of electronic and dance. Scoring positions among the charts may have gotten him recognition, but a hefty amount of praise has been raining down on him lately as some of the leading artists in electronic music have valued his live performance skills as some of the best in the business.
When he’s not recording in his hometown studios in rural Indiana, Gard is touring worldwide, with packed tents at festivals like EDC, SnowGlobe, Starscape, The Bounce, Creamfields Australia, Tomorrow World, Global Dance, and Belgium’s Dour. This Fall he will be on tour again across the US for the “All Black Everything Tour”, a co-headline tour with his good friend Crizzly which will span 30+ dates and go from coast to coast.
Steve Aoki + Matthew Koma | 05.16.2014
Steve Aoki is an American electro house musician, Grammy nominated record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records. He is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor.
Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996. The label has released music by other electro house artists such as MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal and Mustard Pimp, as well as by Klaxons, Infected Mushroom, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets. Aoki is a club promoter and DJ. He has teamed up with Blake Miller of the LA-based band Moving Units to produce remixes. The duo of Miller and Aoki work under the moniker Weird Science.
David Guetta | 05.18.2014
With 2009’s multi-platinum One Love, two-time-Grammy-winning artist/producer/DJ David Guetta cemented his status as a genre-busting hitmaker whose in-your-face fusion of electro and hip-hop beautifully warps the pop landscape. Now, with his fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, Guetta builds on that breakthrough momentum and takes his decades-spanning career to a frenetic new level marked by bigger hooks and more brain-bending beats. A star- packed powerhouse showcasing today’s hottest hip-hop and R&B artists, Nothing But The Beat backs up its high-gloss pop with ingenious electronic stylings that deftly flaunt Guetta’s DJ pedigree. In a nod to the driving force behind Guetta’s crossover success, the double album (due out August 29) also offers an all-instrumental disc designed to turn new listeners on to the hypnotic sound of house music.
Kill the Zo Tour | 05.30.2014
“This whole genres business is like the Berlin wall, and I’m there with a forklift and a wrecking ball” Mat Zo
At 23 years of age, Mat Zo is part of a new breed of precocious, unrestricted DJ/producers that are making big noises without the one-dimensional genre blinkers of old. In the last 12 months alone, the London based producer has seen his boundary-blurring productions like “Bipolar” and his latest missive – the big room melodic funk anthem “Easy” with partner in crime Porter Robinson – dominate the Beatport charts.
DJs as varied as Skrillex, the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and Above & Beyond hammer them at the biggest events on the planets, while Zo himself spends his time zig-zagging across the planet – rocking the crowds at events like Electric Zoo in New York, Audiotistic in LA, Creamfields Australia and London’s SW4.
Audien + Ben Gold + FeenixPawl | 04.26.2014
In the middle of a global explosion of Electronic Dance Music, a genre that thrives in the most exclusive nightclubs of the world’s cosmopolitan cities, a prodigious producer has emerged from the unlikeliest of places. The small seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut, has been the home of Audien (AKA Nate Rathbun) for his entire life, and it’s in a small apartment in Mystic where Audien began creating music in 2008. Using a very basic set up, and a secret cocktail of plug-ins, Audien worked diligently to hone his craft. By age 17, while his friends were either preparing college applications or teeing up jobs, Audien began to test the waters by sending his unsolicited music out to producers, labels & bloggers. Though confident in his sound, Audien carefully managed his expectations, suspecting it was unlikely that he’d hear back from a random demo submission. An enthusiastic response came, however, from Flashover Recordings, the trance label owned by beloved Dutch Producer/DJ Ferry Corsten. Audien’s single “Rise & Shine” was released, and soon thereafter he was off to the races.