February Lineup | 02.01.2016
02.12 Cosmic Gate
02.13 Benny Benassi + Timmy Trumpet
02.19 Shiba San @ DSTRKT
02.24 Excision + Figure + Bear Grillz
02.27 Jauz + Anevo
Cosmic Gate | 02.12.2016
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.
Benny Benassi + Timmy Trumpet | 02.13.2016
Beyond his own production he cemented his in the wider musical audience with a flurry of high-profile remixes with the likes of Bobby Marley & The Wailers, Giorgio Moroder and Rolling Stones; a weekly radio show on the US heavy-weight iHeart Radio and plays to a staggering 750, 000+ people annually. His most recent singles “I Wanna Be Disco”, “Aphrodisiak” and “Who I Am” have all taken the club world by storm. Suffice to say if you can’t go far without hearing the name Benassi and it’s for a very good reason. This industry stalwart has earned his reputation, and we can only but guarantee there’s still more to come.
Shiba San | DSTRKT | 02.19.2016
In recent times Shiba San has garnered a lot of positive attention from every corner, with one foot in his hip hop past and the other embracing the future of house he has found a comfortable collision of the two in bass heavy ghetto funk. And associations with both Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label and AMINE & Dance’s Cuff certainly haven’t hurt.
His recent release “Okay” effortlessly became a contender for our 2014 summer soundtrack, and it’s currently making some serious rounds on the club circuit, shooting straight to the top on Beatport’s House chart and coming in at numero 3 on the overall rankings provides – a clear indicator of the power behind this low slung rumbler. As if hearing the track yourself wouldn’t confirm that!
It’s fair to say that Shiba San is primed and ready to blow. You can’t escape the feeling that this could be the start of something big.
Vinai | 02.20.2016
In 2014 VINAI joined SPINNIN’ RECORDS and together with ‘Tsunami’ Canadian duo DVBBS they released the anthem track ‘RAVEOLOGY’. Originally surfacing as a ‘track ID’ the song generated a huge amount of hype before being revealed a DVBBS and VINAI production! RAVEOLODY gained huge feedback from the world’s biggest DJs including Hardwell, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Afrojack, Showtek, W&W, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Sander Van Doorn, R3hab, NERVO, Ummet Ozcan and many many more. The full version of ‘RAVEOLOGY’ was premiered on BILLBOARD, the world’s biggest and prestige music website and in less than one week reached #1 OF THE MAIN BEATPORT CHART! ‘RAVEOLOGY’ gonna be one of the biggest anthem tracks of the year.
Excision + Figure + Bear Grillz | The Paradox Tour | 02.24.2016
The true champion of bass music, Excision hails from Kelowna, British Columbia. The founder of the Rottun label, a bass music conglomerate that has shaped the sound of modern Bass music, Excision has created a vast roster of allies that has only bolstered his spot as a warrior of bass music. Armed with a library of destruction and filth, Excision has time and time again tested the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime, as you are constantly enlightened by the true fervor and energy that only an Excision set can provide.
Axwell | 02.26.2016
Axwell co-wrote and co-produced the song “Rain on Me” with Cyndi Lauper for her 2008 album Bring Ya to the Brink. In June 2008, he released a song which was originally produced as a remix for David Guetta’s “Everytime We Touch”. Somehow, Guetta rejected the remix so Axwell took the instrumental of the song, teamed up with Bob Sinclar who brought in vocalist Ron Carroll and together they created “What a Wonderful World”. In August of the same year, Axwell collaborated with an Australian DJ and producer, Dirty South, and released “Open Your Heart”. At the same time, he also remixed “Hometown Glory” by Adele. The remix was released in two versions, “Original mix” with more vocals and more club oriented “Remode”.
In 2010, Axwell and Dirty South’s remix of the song “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap, received a nomination for the 53rd Grammy Awards in the category for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
In 2011, Axwell co-wrote and co-produced Wild Ones with Flo Rida, SoFly & Nius, and Sia Furler, which was released on 9 January 2012. On 24 April 2012, Axwell’s remix of “In My Mind” by Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl featuring Georgi Kay was released on Beatport, and then was nominated for the 55th Grammy Awards in the category of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
Following the Swedish House Mafia’s farewell, Axwell and former SHM member Sebastian Ingrosso announced their new club night in Ibiza, called “Departures” at Ushuaia, Ibiza.
Jauz + Anevo | 02.27.2016
Genre blending has always been a core tenant of Jauz – the project of 21 year old LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel. Over the course of the past few months we have seen the young star rise, turning in some of the biggest tracks of the year, from taking on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Asap Mob, Childish Gambino, and more. Jauz has released addictive mid-tempo originals like “Feel the Volume” and remixes like “Hella Hoes” that have left both the festivals and clubs wanting more and garnered him support from industry heavyweights like Zedd, Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, Destructo, Arty and others. His euphoric originals and viral remixes seamlessly weave in and out of several musical categories, staying true to his creed: “music has no boundaries.”
Oliver Heldens + Throttle + Zonderling | 03.04.2016
At the mere age of 17, Oliver Heldens was signed to Spinnin’ Records, the most renowned label in dance music. With the release of his hit single “Gecko” in 2013 he reached the #1 spot in the UK chart, a #2 spot in Beatport’s top 100 and it held the #1 spot on the Deep House chart for over a month. After the success of ‘Gecko’ Oliver hit the UK Charts again with ‘Koala’ followed by collaborations with Sander van Doorn, Zeds Dead and Shaun Frank to name a few. He has established residencies at two of the most prestigious nightclubs in the world – Omnia in Las Vegas and Ushuaïa in Ibiza. Now just a few years after his first record deal, Heldens who was already named ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone launched his own record label Heldeep Records and revealed himself as HI-LO, who is responsible for the first release on Heldeep Records. We can reinsure you that this 20-year-old has a long music career ahead of him and he will continue to bring a unique, refreshing sound that bridges the gap between EDM and the underground.
Hardwell + Thomas Newson + Kill the Buzz | 03.05.2016
Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. In 2014 the Dutch megastar did it again – being crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2014 edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll for a second consecutive year. Despite relinquishing his crown in 2015, though still taking the highly respectable second-place spot, it’s clear that Hardwell has already created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame. This award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label owner and lover of all things music has not only helped shape the current state of EDM, but has left an everlasting imprint on it.
Markus Schulz presents Coldharbour Recordings night | 03.12.2016
Through his natural audience interaction, flawless, intuitive harmonic mixing, unparalleled tune selection and now famous open-till-close sets, he has wowed crowds in every major metropolis. Schulz’s DJ career has largely tracked that of his productions. In the early noughties he was among the first producers to zero in on the hinterland between trance & progressive.