Riff Raff + Breathe Carolina | 01.30.2015
Beginning in 2011, Riff Raff begun to be managed by OG Ron C of Swishahouse fame, and moved to Los Angeles. Riff Raff then started releasing more music videos that furthered the artist’s internet fame. Those include songs such as “Jose Canseco”, and “Marc Jacobs”. Then in mid-2011, Riff Raff signed to Soulja Boy’s label S.O.D. Money Gang Inc.. Weirdly Riff Raff had joined Soulja Boy’s SODMG label before they’d even met in person; no paperwork was ever signed.
Some time before the official split Riff Raff affiliated with producers such as Diplo and Harry Fraud, as well as with Queens rapper Action Bronson. The music video he released for his collaboration with Fraud and Bronson, “Bird on a Wire,” generated quite a hype and hit the one million plays-mark in roughly two months. “Bird on a Wire” was listed as the 27th best song of 2012 by Complex Music.
Cosmic Gate + Mr.Belt & Wezol | 01.31.2015
The perfect union of musical minds, one karmic meeting in a recording studio resulted in Cosmic Gate’s Big Bang moment. It set brothers-in-sound Nic Chagall and Bossi on a rapidly expanding path – one that’s seen them evolve into Germany’s most consistently successful electronic music duo. It’s catapulted their Cosmological productions to the highest reaches of the official sales charts and seen them remix the compositions of revered Hollywood composers such as ‘Avatar’s James Horner. Through their atomic on-stage synergy, Nic & Bossi have created countless unforgettable dance floor nights. They’ve sold out arenas & festival halls, conquered EDM capitals, hosted their own stages at major festivals and 10 years into their career became the highest climbers on DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart. Driven by their hugely received albums, club-busting singles (incl. ‘Not Enough Time’, ‘Body of Conflict’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’) and scene-defining classics ‘Be Your Sound’, ‘Fire Wire’ and ‘Exploration of Space’, their place in EDM’s hall of fame has long since been secured.
Goradera | Zomboy | 02.06.2015
Join us on Friday February 6th for our first major initiative of 2015 with Zomboy making his New City Gas debut as we undertake to build a school in Goradera, Ethiopia
Goradera is a small village in the Gondar Zuria district region of Ethiopia in which there are thousands of children who study in make shift schools made of tree branches and tin. This village recently had a well built next to it thus making it the perfect location to start a community. Many surrounding villages travel to Goradera to get clean drinking water. The next step is to build a school in which the children of Goradera and its surrounding villages can be educated.
DubVision + EDX + Mark Sixma | 02.07.2015
The name DubVision may sound familiar. You’ve probably heard it in combination with “All By Myself”, “You & I “, ‘Rockin’ or ‘Into The Light “. Their recent release ‘Hollow’ is their perfect starting point for 2014. DubVision are the new stars on the EDM firmament, remember the name, cause you’ll be hearing it a lot!
Dannic + Ummet Ozcan | 02.13.2015
Dannic, the highly prodigious DJ and producer from Breda in the Netherlands – the hometown of Tiësto and Hardwell – is one of the hottest acts to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch artists breaking through in recent years. His phenomenal rise of 44 places to take the #30 spot in the 2014 Top 100 DJ Poll confirms to tastemakers that he is set to remain a driving force within the scene. Debuting in the 2013 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll at #74, forcing his way to the forefront of the booming electronic scene, Dannic has managed to cast off previous associations and step forward as a respected artist in his own right, repeatedly blowing away fans with a slew of sensational releases, collaborations and of course, titanic DJ shows.
Cedric Gervais + Mako | 02.14.2015
Winner of the Grammy for Best Remix 2013. Billboard, UK & ARIA Chart Top Ten Hits. Multi Platinum selling Singles. Beatport, Buzz, Hype Machine & Cool Cuts Charts Number 1′s. 2 BBC Radio One Essential mixes. 3 Essential New Tunes. A weekly Global Radio Show. The go to remixer. An acting debut in Michael Bay’s Blockbuster film ‘Pain & Gain’ alongside Mark Wahlberg & The Rock. Residencies in Las Vegas, New York and Miami. A yearly tour schedule & sell out shows spanning the world over. A new Major Label deal with Universal Worldwide (Polydor / Interscope). These are just a few things that have been making French born Miami resident Cedric Gervais one of the most sought after House DJs & Electronic Music Producers in the World today. Forthcoming Major label single & video releases “Missing You” & “Love Again” and a string of underground club releases coupled with a prestigious Ministry Of Sound Compilation will see Cedric continue his ascendancy into 2015 and beyond.
Bassjackers + 3lau | 02.21.2015
One afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one DJ and one producer, both sharing great passion for house music. Bassjackers was born! Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was to come when they started their collaboration. Marlon was mainly DJ-ing and playing house music, when the idea came to push Ralph’s productions in a direction where Marlon could play the tracks in his sets.
After first getting noticed by Fedde le Grand, a solid stream of releases and remixes followed which received massive support by all the top global DJ’s. However their big break came in 2011, when their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and released on his imprint Musical Freedom. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011.
Since then Bassjackers have remixed for A-list artists like Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby and played in clubs from Ibiza alongside Tiesto, to Las Vegas alongside Afrojack, and continue to tour around the globe with a recent emphasis on North America.
On the road, the boys embarked on a nationwide fall tour of North America as special guests of Bingo Players late 2013, while they will join a slew of great names on the renowned Future Music Festival tour through Australia in the spring.
Jackin the Bass at a venue near you and on air. Let’s Get Weird!
Laidback Luke + Chocolate Puma + D.O.D | 02.27.2015
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.
Eric Prydz | 02.28.2015
It’s Pryda and Mouseville that have allowed Prydz to remain something of an enigma while being a household name. Both labels are held in the highest regard by an adoring underground scene, though their releases are made available with scarcely any promotion. Musically, they’ve become genre-defining stables in their own right, and are two of the most successful and influential dance labels in the world (acknowledged by Beatport as being among their biggest grossing imprints).
On Pryda, and under the same alias, Prydz explores his house influences with a plethora of tracks that have become huge club tunes around the globe. Songs like “Aftermath”, “Armed”, “Muranyi” and “Melo”, layer harmonies, melodies and hooks over his unmistakable basslines.
His Mouseville imprint has seen Prydz produce under the alias Cirez D, releasing harder and more upfront techno tracks to great acclaim. “On Off”, the biggest selling EP from the label epitomises the Mouseville ethos with its succinct nod to the Swedish underground. Eric also created Pryda Friends as an outlet for tracks created by his friends. This has created a number of collaborations, including the inimitable “1983” with Paulo Mojo and “123” with fellow Swedish producer, Axwell.
Since his arrival, Eric has inadvertently broken into uncharted territory for dance music. The man with an infamous fear of flying but a worldwide demand for his DJ sets is often faced with an uncomfortable choice before touring. That said; festivals, events, and venues across the planet have rocked to his performances, safe in the knowledge that they’re witnessing something special.
With his first artist album ready to drop very soon, Prydz is set to make another return to the mainstream, but as any underground electronic music fan worth their salt knows, he’s never far from proceedings, you just need to know where to find him.
R3hab + Ftampa | 03.06.2015
It might not surprise people that the multi-talented and much-promising R3hab quickly got signed by Afrojack to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being “one of its biggest talents”.
When it comes to DJ’ing R3hab really knows his business, bringing all the right music to the dance floor at all the right times. Whether you are enjoying his sets on the radio or at the club it is clear that when R3hab is behind the decks people get uplifted by his signature ‘chainsaw madness’ sound and want to dance. There is no getting around the energy that he brings to his craft and this experience is something you really should not miss.
So far R3hab has played at the most famous clubs and festivals around the world, from the USA, Australia and Asia to all parts of Europe and the Caribbean. R3hab will continue his trend of travelling around the globe and bringing his music close to you, as well as surprising people with more top quality remixes and original material.
Steve Aoki | 03.08.2015
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.
GTA + TJR | 03.14.2015
As they’ve promoted their genre-free ethos, Toth and Mejia have become bona fide tastemakers to fans and fellow artists alike, proving that “dance music” is best defined as whatever makes you move. GTA’s all-inclusive style is best exemplified in their “Death To Genres” mixes, which resist classification and instead go for maximum energy.
Now, the guys are prepping a barrage of new releases as part of a freshly-inked deal with Three Six Zero Music and Warner Bros Records. In true “death to genres” style, Toth says of the releases, “we have a little bit of everything, and we definitely won’t hold anything back.”
GTA’s first single under the deal – the Juyen Sebulba collaboration “Hard House” – is an ideal taste of what’s to come. It is one of the duo’s most defiantly anti-genre tracks to date, and purposefully so. Mejia says, “We knew the first thing had to be in your face.”
Whether you prefer to say the powerhouse duo is killing genres or creating their own, one thing is clear: GTA is on a bold musical mission, and they’re taking us along for the ride.
Bakermat | 04.03.2015
His sets are filled with joy and happiness, and are always melodic. Saxophones, flutes, trumpets, Bakermat tries to use them frequently. The combination of these jazz instruments with deep house music is what makes Bakermat’s style unique. Still growing as an artist, Bakermat had a release in August 2013 on Delicieuse Records where he released the “Vandaag EP” consisting of the tracks Vandaag and Zomer (DM mix). Some other tracks that have been received with great enthusiasm are “Uitzicht”, “Black Cat John Brown” and “Strandfeest”.
After the success of his Bakermat & Friends stage at Tomorrowland 2014 and touring the UK this fall, the next step for Bakermat is his new single “Teach me”! The Gospel and Soul inspired “Teach Me” got its worldwide premiere and stamp of approval on Pete Tong’s BBC1 radio show and was released officially on the Dirty Soul Music division of Be Yourself Music. There are more exciting things on the horizon…in 2015 Bakermat will be releasing his debut album! A lot of work in progress is finally ready to be released and the gigs are lined up!