Hennessy Artistry | Lil Jon | 12.20.2014
For the last decade, the words “Yeah,” “Ok,” and “What” have been synonymous with Grammy award winning artist Lil Jon. He has been one of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture alike, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans with Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Sydney Samson at Ultra Music Festival. The last few years have proven that he’s a mainstay in music as he went back to his DJing roots – with a residency at The Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas – bringing his “Let’s F**** Lose It” tour all across the country and over-seas. The success of his Vegas residency is evident, even being named the Las Vegas Resident DJ of The Year (Surrender, Tryst, XS).
Widely known for his platinum-selling productions, Lil Jon has crafted groundbreaking hits for a diverse array of artists such as Usher, Ciara, The Ying Yang Twins, E-40, Ice Cube and more. He’s also worked with will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Bret Michaels, Travis Barker, Jennifer Lopez, Machine Gun Kelly and many more. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, whose smash hits “Get Low” and “What U Goin’ Do” have been among some of the biggest crossover hip-hop records. His songs have been featured in huge blockbuster movies including The Hangover, The Proposal and the Step Up franchise.
His consistent hitmaking has earned him legions of fans from Los Angeles to New York to the Midwest and of course his native region, the South. This is no more evident as Lil Jon won BMI’s Songwriter of the Year award as well as scored eight Billboard Awards (for the two hit Usher tracks “Yeah!” and “Lovers and Friends”), a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award.
Lumen |Hardwell|Andrew Rayel|Dada Life| 12.26-27-28.2014
Friday December 26th | Hardwell + Kill the Buzz
Saturday December 27th | Andrew Rayel + Pierce Fulton
Sunday December 28th | Dada Life + Cash Cash
David Guetta | 12.30.2014
That sizable success isn’t nearly limited to Guetta’s work as a recording artist and DJ. In addition to selling more than 5 million albums worldwide since his 2001 debut, Guetta acted as producer on the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” (the highest-selling digital release in music history). Along with his two Grammys (one for his remix of Madonna’s “Revolver” in 2011, the other for his remix of One Love’s “When Love Takes Over), Guetta took home the Best DJ, Best Producer, and Best-Selling French Artist prizes at the 2010 World Music Awards. And having kicked off his DJ career as a teenager in his native France, Guetta also partners with his wife Cathy on promoting duties for the legendary F*** Me I’m Famous dance parties (held in locations like Ibiza, Miami, New York, and Las Vegas since 1995). “It doesn’t matter if I make a beat that’s going to be a song on the radio, or if I make a record that’s meant to please DJs,” Guetta says of continuing to bridge the gap between electronic and pop on Nothing But The Beat. “I always just think of making people dance—that’s my first priority.”
Luminous NYE| Project 46 | 12.31.2014
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.
Nicky Romero | 01.03.2015
Strike up a conversation about the current state of EDM and it won’t be long before Nicky Romero gets an emphatic mention. The breakthrough star with the bulletproof work ethic is credited as a driving force behind the fantastic health the scene currently enjoys. In every aspect of his life – as DJ, producer and label head – he is a tireless advocate for his art. Couple this with his distinctive signature sound and compelling output, and it is no surprise that he exploded into the DJ Mag Top 100 chart at number 17 in 2012, the highest new entry that year, and rose up to number 7 in 2013.
Nicky Romero, real name Nick Rotteveel, was born January 6th 1989 in the small city of Amerongen, Holland. A keen interest in the drums and an early career spinning house and r&b quickly evolved into an unbridled passion for music production. Early releases, picked up by boutique outfit Once Records, caught the attention of some of the more established labels: Spinnin’, Fly Eye, Toolroom and Flamingo Recordings.
Zeds Dead | 01.09.2015
“The date’s not important. The place is Toronto, Canada. Teenagers Zack Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid are introduced – they hit it off immediately over a shared love of classic hip hop, music production, and digging through crates. They join forces and call themselves Mass Productions aka MP Records. Dylan becomes DC and Zack becomes Hooks. They work out of DC’s often smoky garage. Critiquing, dissecting and swapping samples. They grow with every tune. They get on a level where their combined sound is unified and strong. MP releases an LP of hip hop instrumentals called Fresh Beets. It’s a pivotal moment for the duo. Fast Forward. It’s 2013. Zeds Dead is killing it. They’ve got an enormous catalogue that includes remixes for some of the biggest artists out there, and releases with the most credible labels in the game. They’ve accumulated hundreds of millions of views online. They play tours of over 70 dates to hundreds of thousands of people. Fans love their shows, critics love their creativity, and heads love their production. They’re big. Really big.”
The Chainsmokers | 01.10.2015
Wise beyond their years and aggressively handsome, these two overachievers are focused on success… Never before has the world seen two furry browed individuals such as these two (seriously we have really bushy eye brows)… As you might have imagined Alex and Drew did not meet on the set of their Vogue Cover shoot while surrounded by super models, but rather somewhere else.
Apart from Social Darwinism, the thing that separates these two men from the rest is their unsettling and uncanny ability to make love…
With live sets and productions that their own mothers describe as, “sounds nice, but a little loud,” these two always put on a show that was not ever described as sexy and life-changing, but should be.
Apart from their unique personalities and boyish good looks, they have many similarities. They each graduated from prestigious North-Eastern Universities, they like hot chicks in yoga pants, enjoy a good burger, and have been rejected from many of the venues they now play at.
See them live and you will understand why the sky is blue…
Whatever, bios suck… we are sorry you even had to read this crap… let our instagram, twitter and music speak for us…
Toolroom Live | Mark Knight + Prok & Fitch + Weiss | 01.17.2015
As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, consistently topping international charts with global hits such as Man With The Red Face (feat. Funkagenda), Downpipe (feat. Underworld), Beautiful World (feat. Tiesto) and Nothing Matters (feat. Skin). With a Grammy nomination for work on the Black Eyed Peas’ multi-platinum album ‘The-End’ in 2010, 3 of the biggest selling records on Beatport’s ‘Best Sellers List’ and an IDMA nomination for his globally syndicated Toolroom Knights weekly radio show.
In 2006, Mark’s belief and desire to inject freshness into a stale club scene, inspired him to launch his own events brand, Toolroom Knights, which has gone on to gain unrivalled success as one of the superior global club nights, regularly hosted by the UK’s legendary Ministry of Sound.
2013 marks a major chapter in the history of Mark Knight’s career with a celebration of the label’s 10 years at the forefront of international dance music, appropriately titled ‘Ten’. It is only fitting that the brand will take a nostalgic look back over the last decade whilst also developing exciting new projects for the years that lie ahead, none more so than the announcement that Mark will be launching his brand new residency at Eden in Ibiza later this year. Representative of the pioneering success that has proceeded Mark Knight DJ to date, the show promises to change the landscape of electronic dance music yet again.
Robin Schulz | 01.24.2015
The inimmitable guitar riff, the wistful voice and Robin Schulz’ driving, passionate groove put music fans under a spell in the summer of 2014. the packed dancefloor with “Prayer in C”. With his remix of Lilly Wood & The Prick’s “Prayer in C” Robin Schulz has the world in his hands: To date, the song has achieved #1 in the national sales charts in 18 countries and is still growing, the track achieved #1 in the the iTunes charts in over 40 countries. In Germany he held the Number One position in the Single Charts, the iTunes Charts, the Amazon MP3 Charts, the Dance Charts, the Shazam Charts, the Streaming Charts, and the Spotify Charts, breaking all records. Furthermore Robin Schulz is the first German artist whose track achieved the #1 position in the Worldwide Shazam Charts. For the 27-year-old DJ and producer, electronic beats have been a part of his life since he was a small kid. His father was active as a DJ in the Eighties. Robin experienced his early enthusiasm for music and let himself be infected. Robin’s music sounds light and effortless. But in fact a lot of experience stands behind his remixes and songs. Robin has been producing for many years, he had his first critical success with tracks on Beatport. The breakthrough came in the summer of 2013. With his platinum status “Waves” remix from Mr. Probz he transformed from a local hero to an internationally acclaimed deep house star as fast as lightning……[cont]
Riff Raff | 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 | 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.
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!