Vicetone + Audien + Justin Prime | 03.14.2014
As childhood friends, Ruben and Victor had lofty dreams of playing music to crowds of thousands of people chanting to their songs. Several hours from any signs of nightlife in Amsterdam and with nothing more than a small home studio in rural Netherlands, the duo set out on their goal – crafting a harmonic, melody driven, Big Room sound that is as easy to listen to in your home as it is on the dance floor.
Stafford Brothers | 03.15.2014
The Stafford Brothers are the hottest Australian export to recently hit the United States. Currently ranked the #1 DJs in their homeland (3 years running, ITM Awards), brothers Matt & Chris Stafford made their way to the West Coast, now residing in the Hollywood Hills of LA. Shortly after they were the first ever electronic act signed to Cash Money Records and released their debut single “Hello” featuring Lil Wayne and Christina Milian this past February. Hello – still in its early stages of Australian release has already hit Double Platinum selling status reaching #4 on the official singles chart and #1 on iTunes (Dance) sitting inside of the top 5 most played tracks on radio this year.
Blasterjaxx | 03.21.2014
Thom Jongkind (22) and Idir Makhlaf (20), better known as producer/deejay duo Blasterjaxx in the music industry, are anything but the same. While one is often prominent and empowering, the other prefers staying quietly in the background – a fairly high contrast in character. However, there is one significant reason for the phenomenal connection between these two personalities: their passion and love of music.
Mid 2010, Thom Jongkind – then operating by the name of Scalix – decided to set up a DJ duo named Blasterjaxx together with another producer at the time. Thom quickly noticed that huge steps were taken in the field of productions and that the range towards their audience was constantly increasing. Nevertheless, the personal chemistry between both producers started decreasing. Thus, it was Thom who focused more and more on music, while the other producer started having other priorities. Shortly after, they mutually agreed on ending their collaboration as a duo and decided that Thom would continue with the Blasterjaxx label.
Showtek + Deorro | 03.22.2014
Showtek are Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, two brothers who live for electronic dance music. Showtek have passion they turn into creation, producing music that shattered all expectations in just under a decade of hitting the scene. Showtek have sold out shows in all four corners of the globe on the biggest stages and stunned at every turn. Showtek go bigger and better with every hit, cruising to the Beatport Top 5 an unprecedented 5 times straight and the best is yet to come. Showtek are the hottest act of 2013 right now; this is their year, their show.
Michael Calfan | 03.29.2014
If there is a French artist whom everyone is talking about this year, it’s definitely rising star Michael Calfan. His talents as a producer and DJ were discovered by Bob Sinclar a few years ago and he hasn’t stopped since.
Michael’s track “Resurrection” signed to Axtone, the well regarded record label headed by house superstar Axwell, had worldwide success and spent over a month holding the #1 spot on the Beatport Top 100. Now catapulted onto the international scene, Michael has been recognized by the most important DJ’s in the world as one of the most promising artists of his generation.
He has been commissioned as a remixer by some of the world’s best talent for his signature sound, such as David Guetta’s “Turn Me On ft. Nikki Minaj” and the hit “She Wolf – Falling to Pieces ft. Sia”, Bob Sinclar’s ” Wild Thing ft. Snoop Dogg ” plus ” Far L’amore”…
His latest collaboration with John Dahlback featuring singer Andy P called “Let Your Mind Go” is destroying dance floors everywhere!!
Zeds Dead + Alvaro | 04.04.2014
“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.”
Size N/A Tour > AN21 + Max Vangeli + Third Party + QULINEZ | 04.05.2014
Boasting an extended line of brotherhood to the formidable Size Records clan, AN21 has invariably let passion lead the way for his global legacy. Balancing the realms of A&R soldier to globetrotting House visionary, a remarkable array of melodic peak time anthems have come to establish this immaculate Swedish asset as an outstanding leader of the universal House explosion. At the eve of his most exciting landmark to date and a stellar year for himself and Size Records, the continuous momentum behind this talented young producer has never been stronger.
Tommy Trash + Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano | 04.12.2014
Head banging, unmistakable locks at large and fist in the air, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical dance music icon. Armed with an arsenal of his own carefully created anthems, he has rejected the clean-shaven no-nonsense image of many a peer. Tommy’s work hard play hard antics have carved him a unique position in a scene in desperate need of rebels. Outside his party-hard stage presence, the Grammy and VMA nominated producer’s approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. With Platinum records around the world, singles on labels ranging from Axtone to Fool’s Gold, from Refune to Mau5trap, and from Spinnin’ to Owsla and Boys Noize, every new installment of his diverse, floor-filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing, musical legacy. It’s no wonder that the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV have marked him out as ‘One To Watch’.
R3hab + GTA | 04.17.2014
Fadil El Ghoul, better known by his stage name R3hab, is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan and Algerian origin. Alongside Afrojack and Chuckie, R3hab is one of the proponents of the modern “dutch house” subgenre, although his style and sound is usually much darker and reminiscent of early psytrance and gabber compositions. During the 2012 WMC in Miami, USA, R3hab won the IDMA Best Breakthrough Artist Award.