One of the world’s most innovative and sought-after artists, Grammy Award-winning producer/ songwriter/DJ Afrojack, continues to shatter boundaries that push music into bold new directions. Since making his breakthrough with the multi-platinum-selling single ‘Take Over Control’, the Dutch-born genre-bending musician has lent his production skills to tracks including David Guetta’s number one smash ‘Titanium (feat. Sia)’ and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, and will.i.am.
Having brought 2017 to an electrifying close with star-studded track ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ alongside David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana, Afrojack has propelled into what is set to be another incredible year, having already dropped ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, a remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’ and reunited with David Guetta and Sia on ‘Helium’. Fans the world over have eagerly anticipated the arrival of his latest single ‘Bed of Roses’ (featuring Stanaj) released as a gift to fans on Valentine’s Day.
Off the back of a hugely successful three-year stint headlining at OMNIA nightclub in Las Vegas, Afrojack recently announced a new residency with the Wynn Hotel group, returning back home to the hotel where he helped revolutionize electronic dance music when in 2010 he was one of the first super-star DJs to sign a residency on The Strip. He will now perform throughout the year at the Wynn’s luxurious venues including XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club.
In 2017, he undertook a record-breaking 8 shows at Europe’s biggest dance music festival, Tomorrowland, performing 8 times in just 5 days, including one set under his ‘Kapuchon’ techno alias. Afrojack also performed for over 50,000 people on the main stage as a headliner for opening night of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, during which he brought out three surprise special guests, including hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd to perform some of their biggest hits.
Afrojack’s set lists are ever-evolving, constantly refreshed and adding into the mix a seemingly endless supply of new hits he churns out year after year. In the second half of 2017 alone, he released ‘No Tomorrow’, featuring hip hop heavyweights Belly, O.T. Genasis and Ricky Breaker; ‘Keep It Low’ featuring Mightyfools; ‘Hands Up’ with Hardwell featuring MC Ambush; the remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Know No Better’ and the star-studded ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana.
Afrojack has devoted the past few years to also developing Wall Recordings, a record label he launched in 2007 to release his own music, which is dedicated to cultivating the careers of leading-edge electronic artists and producers, such as up-and-coming singer/songwriter Fais, who struck gold with the early-2016 release of ‘Hey’, a collaboration with Afrojack himself.
In the last two years Afrojack was named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and placed on the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list, also receiving a stamp in his likeness in the Netherlands and becoming the second DJ ever to cement his hands into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Afrojack continues to make new records and hit new heights. In 2017, he graced the cover of DJ Magazine in the US and Europe again and appeared in the Top 10 list of Top 100 DJ’S Worldwide, for the 6th time, with a new residency back home at Wynn Las Vegas and new album in the works for 2018, there’s clearly no slowing him down.
Hailing from Stockholm, Alesso won over his country from the very start of his career. His second single as the lead artist, 2012’s “Calling (Losing My Mind)” with the legendary Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Grammy award-winning OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, was certified 2x Platinum in Sweden while also reaching no. 1 on Billboard’s US Hot Dance Club Songs.
Alesso’s Remix to “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji was named the “tune of 2011” by Kaskade en route to a nomination for Best Progressive Track at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2013, he released “If I Lose Myself” with OneRepublic which was certified 4x Platinum in Sweden and “Under Control” with Calvin Harris featuring Hurts which was certified Gold in the United States.
Alesso’s ascension was sped up with the success of 2014’s “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring Tove Lo. With his production genius and honest songwriting on full display, the track became a worldwide hit. Again, he reached no. 1 on Billboard’s US Dance Club Songs and no. 11 on the Top 40. It was certified Platinum in the US.
With his music and visuals, Alesso creates experiences that have made him one of the genre’s most celebrated performers. In 2012, he joined Madonna as the opener during her MDNA tour. He’s also moved fans at the biggest festivals that music has to offer like Coachella, EDC, Ultra, and Tomorrowland.
In recent years, he has produced several crossover pop records including a collaboration Hailee Steinfeld released “Let Me Go” with Florida Georgia Line and Watt; reaching no. 9 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and cracked the US Billboard Hot 100. His collaboration with Anitta, “Is That For Me,” cracked the Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs’ top 25. The song earned a Radio Disney Music Award nomination.
In 2018 he joined Good Morning America on August 31st for a special performance that wrapped up the iconic show’s Summer Concert Series, performing “REMEDY” live for the first time. “REMEDY” became another hit for Alesso, reaching no. 1 on the US Dance Airplay chart.
Alesso was featured on Vai Anitta, a Netflix original docu-series. His work on the “Is That For Me” record and video shoot was highlighted.
He also released “Tilted Towers” an ambitious crossover, blending the Dance music world with the gaming community. He debuted his song on a Twitch livestream with Ninja, the gaming world’s biggest star, premiering it for nearly 50k fans at once.
In February 2019, Alesso performed at Venezuela Aid Live in Cúcuta, Colombia for over 250,000 attendees that we’re there in support for Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela.
Shortly after Alesso returned to his roots in March 2019 with the release of a three-track progressive house Mixtape titled “PROGRESSO VOLUME 1.” Followed by a progressive remix of yet another pop collaboration with TINI titled “Sad Song”.
Continuing a big year of critically-praised releases, the Swedish progressive powerhouse collaborated with the fast-rising mystery producer SUMR CAMP to deliver a high energy deep house Dance track “In The Middle” Ready for clubs round the world. Garnering 27 NMF worldwide and instant radio adds, the track is already becoming a fan favorite.
One of dance music’s brightest stars, 26 year old Berlin producer and live act Ben Böhmer has had a monumental year. Following releases on Anjunadeep and his own Ton Töpferei label, he's been named as one of Billboard Magazine’s ‘Ones To Watch’, landed his first ‘Essential New Tune’ on BBC Radio 1 from Pete Tong, and remixed Lane 8 and Jan Blomqvist. With a debut album that dropped at the end of 2019 and a world live tour to follow in 2020, Ben’s rise is undeniable
DJ, Producer & Label Boss.
DJ and producer Benson hails from Melbourne, Australia. He specialises in house music and has been plying his trade in clubs around the country for long enough to know better.
In 2016 Benson's single "Step To Me" was number 1 on the ARIA club charts for 4 weeks straight. He followed it up with his single "Trying" which was nominated for a AIR award in the category "Best Dance/Electronica" release. His latest records “Resolution” & “Hold Out” are racking up some big numbers spins on Spotify and received huge support from triple j resulting in Benson as triple j's Mix Up resident DJ in January.
Recently his music has also taken him overseas, touring countries such as USA, Canada , Japan & Singapore. A festival favourite, he’s the man you might look for when your energy is dipping and you’ve lost your friends. Why? Because at a Benson party, everyone is your newfound amigo.
Blossom knows exactly what she wants and she’s going for it. In a short time, the Night Bass associated DJ/producer has made her presence known with an array of assertive house productions, all of which radiate a bold, unmistakable style and scream her name out loud — Blossom.
The London-born, Phoenix-raised talent caught the music bug early on. Blossom was classically trained and brought up playing 12 years in orchestra before she found her love for dance music. Garage Band and Logic Pro X soon took over, but it was enrolling at Dubspot, LA in 2015 where she knew she’d find her sound.
Since then, she “Blossomed” so to speak. Instructed by Petey Clicks and DJ Rap, named one of “The 10 Best Female DJs in Phoenix" (2016), featured on Ghastly's episode of Diplo and Friends, and supported by tastemakers Dr. Fresch, AC Slater, Sonny Fodera and more; Blossom earned her stripes from the jump. Not to mention her support roles for Slushii, AC Slater, Destructo and Steve Aoki, among others. Plus, an "Expert" collaboration with reigning G-House champ, BIJOU.
Nothing, however, resonates more than her relentless work ethic, skillful mixing, and undying passion for music, as heard with her debut EP. Blossom’s freshly-dropped ‘Big Shot’ EP has instinctively found a home with Night Bass, but challenges any expectation of the label. A fiery party starter, the three-track release featuring TT The Artist and Outlaw The Artist revs up an excitement for what’s to come with three distinct moods: "Big Shot," "DYTAM" and "Anime." There's plenty more where this came from.
Watch out — because Blossom hasn’t fully bloomed just yet.
Borgore is one of electronic music's most popular and polarizing artists. Called the enfant terrible of bass culture and happy to name himself the man who "ruined dubstep," the LA-based, Tel Aviv-born producer's genre-destroying "gorestep" and maniacal live shows have made him an iconic character in the modern bass scene. His upcoming release #NEWGOREORDER, released in July 2014 on his own Buygore record label through Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records, will certainly only bring that fame to new heights. Noisey describes the first single "Ratchet" as "a devastating cock-trap breakdown that rattles both your teeth and sense of self before ricocheting back to the perverse eye of the storm." The suggestion that the song, which rewrites the children's classic "If You're Happy And You Know It" into a wobbling, dirty, bass anthem will "destroy your childhood" is one that Borgore, eternal provocateur, heartily enjoys.
Borgore's enthusiastic disruption of current electronic music is backed up by sterling musical credentials, proving the old saying that you have to know the rules before you can break them. Formally trained in jazz at Tel Aviv's Thelma Yellin music academy -- Israel's answer to Juilliard -- he was a saxophone prodigy and composed for big band ensembles. The depth of Borgore's musical knowledge is reflected in his varied influences, which range from Bach and John Coltrane to Aphex Twin and Ella Fitzgerald.
Borgore's introduction to the bass-driven dubstep genre came one night in a Tel Aviv indie club where the DJ was spinning what Borgore refers to as "all the Croydon guys" -- Skream, Benga, Mala, Coki, etc. Borgore describes that night as life-changing; "I loved drum and bass, trance, and hip hop... for me, dubstep brought all of that together." Borgore immediately began making his own tracks, which he uploaded to the internet accompanied by simple videos. His early work went "all viral" as he consistently gained bigger play counts than any of his more established contemporaries.
#NEWGOREORDER marks Borgore's debut, full studio album, and acts as a call to arms for a fully turnt up new era. To set the album's tone, Borgore enlisted the incomparable Malcom McDowell to voice the #NEWGOREORDER manifesto on the LP's opening track. Fuzzy boots, political corruption, fake producers, the never-ending search for knowledge along with the lack of cell phone service at festivals are all touched upon in this manifesto, a halfway tongue-in-cheek declaration of what Borgore envisions as "a better place..." "Fame" takes listeners deep into the depths of the Hollywood party scene, with Borgore spitting about both his participation in and disgust with the vapid landscape surrounding him.
Things take a more uplifting turn on "Last Year," (one of the LP's strongest cuts) as Borgore voices a positively triumphant vocal aimed against all would-be haters, set over an undeniably huge bass production. A move to the main room is made with "Hate," a song engineered to both run festival stages and spark controversy with its vocal that transitions from sugary sweet to hate-infested. One of the LP's biggest surprises comes in the form of "Body and Soul," where Borgore enlists the female vocals of his sister Yael for a jazzy rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic, which then breaks down into a bass-heavy monster of a track. Finally, "Syrup," (which up until this point fans have referred to as "Thirsty" after hearing it at shows) showcases Borgore at his most filthy. The production sets a new bar for EDM inspired Trap, and the female vocal refrains only add to the utter nastiness of this song. Pure sonic innovation by a lyrically unapologetic Borgore.
Videos have remained a key part of Borgore's presence: the video for "Decisions" (a track which appears on the new album) features a turn from vocalist Miley Cyrus and a whole lot of cake, while "Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse" stars Shannon Doherty of Playboy and 90210 fame. His work with such names is a marker that Borgore long ago transitioned from internet upstart to full-blown star.
As with all other aspects of his life, Borgore's live show defies everything predictable. As a mainstage festival headliner, his unparalleled musicality (using 4 linked CDJs), combined with outrageous visuals, lead vocals, and wild on-stage antics to create the perfect live music experience. "I want to bring a live band culture to electronic music" he says of the live experience.
With the release of his new album #NEWGOREORDER, Borgore continues his unique journey.
While once known as a one of the most talented figures in dubstep, Borgore has evolved into a genre-bending composer who combines elements of main room electro house, trap and dubstep with original vocals to create a signature sound. His popularity is not beholden to any individual style, genre, or current music fad; rather to his unique talent as a lyricist, musician, producer and provocateur. By constantly challenging his fans and the musical status-quo, Borgore continues down his path towards the #NEWGOREORDER.
Hello my name is Brondo. Welcome to my Bass Jungle.
Dack Janiels, better known as Tanner, was born and raised in the Bay Area. Dack comes from a background of being a Semi-Pro Skater and listening to excessive amounts of ‘gangster’ rap as a rebellious adolescent. After discovering bass music, Dack set out to craft his own blend of hard crushing bass and gangster vibes by pursuing an education in music production at ICON Collective. As a graduate of Icon Collective, he was able to hone and perfect his craft as Dack Janiels. He has grabbed attention from bass fans all over the world, for both his production and skills on the decks. Dack later co-founded the collective ‘40oz Cult’ - a group of young Pro-Skaters and DJ/Producers. The 40oz Cult collective is known for their releases, self-branded shows, and their highly anticipated clothing brand. Dack Janiels and his 40oz Collective define the term Anti-Establishment. Dack has released on labels such as Never Say Die, Disciple Round Table, Buygore, Firepower, and is set to release an EP later this fall. With coming off his destructive set at EDC, he will be showcasing numerous 40oz Cult shows later this fall and playing Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland on the Bassrush Stage. Dack is on the path to cause havoc and melt the faces of all Cult members.
In 2013 after winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project Contest, Tony Fresh launched the Dr. Fresch brand. His debut self-titled EP and innovative hip-hop/rap remixes exploded in the blogosphere and Dr. Fresch was subsequently featured at #9 on Billboard Magazine’s “Next Big Sound” Chart.
Dr. Fresch has continued to gain serious momentum over the course of the last year. With releases on OWSLA and Ministry of Sound, and over 30 million plays on SoundCloud, Dr. Fresch has quickly solidified himself as one of the most unique emerging dance music artists. His signature “Future Ghetto” brand weaves together elements of house, hip-hop/rap, and trap to create a unique, forward-thinking sound.
Over the summer of 2015, Dr. Fresch launched his mix series “The Prescription” which has already garnered millions of plays over the course of its first 16 episodes. Each installment features a 30 minute Dr. Fresch mix followed by a 30 minute guest mix. The summer also brought Dr. Fresch onto the festival circuit with plays at likes of EDC Las Vegas, Paradiso, Moonrise, Nocturnal, CRSSD, Splash House, Escape, Boo and more. Dr. Fresch’s 2016 collaboration with Baby Eazy-E (Eazy-E’s son) “Gangsta Gangsta” went viral online and climbed the UK Club Charts.
Dr. Fresch is currently at work on his house and hip-hop/rap blended four track follow-up original EP due to release in April 2018.
2014, inspired by his surroundings and after discovering new sounds while exploring the Parisian club scene, Tom launched the Dustycloud project with the intention of producing music that would allow him to express his emotions and interact with others through the compositions. After a successful debut release of his single “Marie” on Ultra Records and “Baguette Vibe” on OWSLA, Tom continued to find his sound and perfect his craft.
Now Dustycloud is poised to become the next breakout House producer. He's already caught the attention of his fellow frenchmen Tchami, Malaa, Snake and Mercer who have supported the young producer pushing his records in their radio mixes. Assessing 4 Million plays in the past year alone and Owsla the year before, Dusty has cemented himself as one of the next up and comers. Catch him touring around the USA, Europe, and Australia this year!
Eprom’s unique sound has cemented him as one of the champions of the underground. Varying
from toxic hip-hop, to searing garage mutations, to bizarre concoctions somewhere in between,
his production style has become easy to spot . His recent single "The Cat" had fans stirring in
anticipation for his new EP “Aikon”, dropping on Deadbeats Records later this year. With
notable collaborations from artists like G Jones, Bassnectar, and Claude Von Stroke and most
recently two feature tracks off Flume's latest release, "Hi This Is Flume", his solo work isn't the
only thing grabbing everyone's attention. His ability to collaborate with other artists is on full
display through his genre-bending project with Alix Perez, dubbed Shades. "Eprom earns ears
and respect with deconstructed bass beats that shake the ground as they rip through the
time-space continuum. It's only the beginning for this brain busting beast, and we're calling it." -
Gerardo Arellano started his interest in music at an early age, learning to read, write, and play percussion in school. He began producing after his brother introduced him to electronic music then started to pick up deejaying a couple of years after. He then took part in Thee Cool Cats and went on to make some noise in North America, South America and across the pond in the UK and Ibiza. Legendary clubs and festivals like Sankeys Ibiza, BPM Festival, and Ministry of Sound London saw the formative years of Gonza and were pivotal points in his career. After 4 years he decided it was time to go solo.
Immediately he gained traction with his hit track "Bad Bitches" that sent him off into the second phase of his career with a bang.
Gaining support from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Richy Ahmed, Option4 and many more, he's set to bring a party and a smile to you!
Although the origins of G-REX can be dated back to 2015, 2018 was certainly a breakout year for Detroit native producer, Jake Sweeney. As he worked to perfect his brand of high energy trap and bass fused with sinister dubstep sound design, he honed in on a deep dark sound that has become a recognizable signature in his music and earned him the respect and support of leaders in the scene. In September 2018 he released one of the biggest bass music tracks of the year, “Babatunde,” as a collaboration with friend and fellow bass music phenom, PEEKABOO, on Liquid Stranger’s record label, WAKAAN. He then followed up with his debut four track RIFT EP, also on WAKAAN, as well a recent collaboration with Ghastly.
2019 sees G-REX’s first major tour appearance as support on Liquid Stranger’s 36 date INFINITY TOUR January through March, the release of his second EP, and a handful of singles including official remixes and collaborations with major players in the bass music scene.
While many continue to regurgitate the same stale sounds, G-REX is here to usher in a new era of cold-blooded bass.
Gryffin (DJ Set)
Gryffin (DJ Set)
With his debut single “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat, Gryffin introduced the world to his magnetic take on electronic music: infinitely melodic, immaculately composed, massive in emotion. In the three years since that track shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, the LA-based producer has pushed his artistry to a bold new level, transcending genre boundaries while drawing larger and larger crowds for his unforgettable multi-instrumental, live show. Now, with his debut album Gravity on the horizon, Gryffin plans to deliver his most fully realized work to date, a sonically adventurous body of work that instantly transports the audience into a universe of his own making.
Arriving in December 2018, the first part of the album, Gravity Pt. 1 includes hit singles like “Nobody Compares to You” feat. Katie Pearlman -- a beautifully bittersweet future-bass track that’s amassed over 63 million plays on Spotify. With Pt. 1 also featuring hugely successful singles like “Tie Me Down” feat. Elley Duhé (a #2 hit on Spotify’s US Viral Chart) and “Remember” feat. Zohara (a track that topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and earned support from Tiesto), Gryffin looks to further broadens his eclectic sound on Gravity Pt. 2. “To me it feels like a bigger version of Pt. 1, with some very left-field indie and dance-music collaborations,” notes the musician otherwise known as Dan Griffith.
In the spirit of defying expectations, Gryffin has dramatically expanded the scale of his live show, dreaming up an elaborate set and light design that visually manifests the cosmic themes threaded throughout Gravity. A longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist, he’s now joined onstage by a drummer and guitarist/keyboardist, transforming the most precisely crafted tracks into arena-sized anthems with a thrillingly raw energy. As witnessed on The Gravity Tour -- Gryffin’s biggest North American headlining run so far including a career-defining hometown, sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, with second shows added to several major cities in response to immediately-sold-out dates -- the result is a highly immersive spectacle that’s theatrical yet undeniably intimate, thanks to the pure emotional impact of each song.
Houston-born, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ KAYZO, née Hayden Capuozzo, is one of the fastest-rising electronic artists of this decade. From his humble beginnings as an eager student at the Icon Collective music production school in L.A. to his official debut as the winner of Insomniac Events’ Discovery Project competition in 2012, KAYZO has since graduated from budding producer to breakthrough artist in just over five years. Recognized as one of Billboard Dance’s 100 Artists of 2019 (#67), KAYZO is today a bona fide global act.
His bass-fluid, shapeshifting sound and bold take on production has come to define KAYZO’s electrifying style and creatively experimental direction, as best captured on OVERLOAD, his debut artist album. Released January 2018 on his own Welcome Records imprint, distributed by Ultra Music, and counting more than 13 million streams on Spotify alone, OVERLOAD encapsulates the new KAYZO sound: a stimulating, cross-genre blend of rock theatrics and electronic futurism.
These days, he’s taking the electronic-rock hybrid to new ground. In May 2018, he remixed the 2000 alt-metal smash hit “Last Resort” from nu metal icons Papa Roach. Dubbed a “real smasher” by Billboard, the remix has amassed more than 13 million Spotify streams. Elsewhere, the dubstep monster “Wake Up,” his collaboration with RIOT, counts more than 20 million streams on Spotify, with an additional 3 million on SoundCloud. KAYZO has continued to blend the genre of rock and electronic music with releases “Fake Fake Fake” featuring XO Sad and a highly anticipated song with Underoath titled “Wasted Space.”
KAYZO’s versatile sound—high-energy melodies bestrewn with pummeling beats—defies genres and challenges sonic boundaries: In one single song, he’ll traverse heavy metal via shredding guitar solos, dubstep-heavy bass, hardstyle-fueled aggression, and hypnotizing psytrance loops. His flexibility as a producer has earned him official releases with all the top dogs in electronic music and has garnered him collaborations with and remix duties for electronic giants like DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, and SLANDER, among many others. Most recently, he’s joined the coveted roster of Ultra Music, where he’ll take the KAYZO sound to new heights.
A tastemaker in his own right, KAYZO founded his own artist-run imprint, Doghouse Recordings, in 2016, which he later relaunched as Welcome Records in 2017. He also hosts his biweekly Doghouse Radio show, which airs every other Friday at 4pm PT/7pm ET on SiriusXM Channel 730 as part of Insomniac Radio.
On the live front, KAYZO’s genre-defying DJ sets and “high-octane performances” (Billboard) have gained him a dedicated international following. To date, he’s performed across the world’s top venues and festival stages including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Voodoo, Parookaville, ÎleSoniq, and more. In 2018, he launched the 39-date Overload Tour, his inaugural headlining North American trek in support of his OVERLOAD album. He’s also hosted numerous Doghouse Takeover shows—large-scale events based on KAYZO’s Doghouse brand—across the country, including a sold-out performance at the iconic Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles in 2017. In 2019, KAYZO has expanded the Doghouse Takeover on a national scale with Doghouse Unleashed.
Through his fusion of genres and sounds, which seamlessly flows through hardstyle, trap, bass, dubstep, rock, metal, and beyond, KAYZO has crafted a style that is ultimately and inimitably his own. Welcome to the Doghouse.
Lucii - the Orlando hailing producer and DJ is making waves in 2019. After coming off Liquid Stranger’s ‘INFINITY’ Tour this Spring, she has dialed in her live show and it is nothing short of out of this world. Lucii is also the first woman to release on the WAKAAN with 2 singles ’Neptune’ and the follow up ‘DANCE’. The music is captivating and is drizzled with swirling melodies and searching lyrics and drifting vocals. Lucii is able to show off her otherworldly production style, as well as songwriting prowess all in one.
MK (Marc Kinchen)
MK (Marc Kinchen)
The chart-topping Canadian Grammy-nominated
producer, MurdaBeatz, is creating a lane of his own as
one of the hottest young stars in hip-hop known for
crafting trap beats that you can hear on tracks with the
likes of YoungThug, FrenchMontana, 2Chainz and
more. The hitmaker most recently released "Champagne
Yeah" with Cardi B, Quavo, and pop icon Madonna and
the Platinum "FEFE," his debut single as an artist with
Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj. His smash hit "Nice For
What" by Drake was #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 4
consecutive weeks, 8 weeks total. He also has credits
for Cardi B's "I Do," and joint albums Bless Yo Trap with
Smokepurpp, Huncho Jack [Travis Scott, Quavo] which
debuted at No.1 on R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Albums
chart, and many more.
NGHTMRE's ascent to the upper echelons of dance music stardom has been nothing short of
dream-like. His meticulous production and pulsating performances have cemented him as both a
festival mainstay and dance music tastemaker. His collaborations with Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis,
Flux Pavilion and SLANDER have catapulted him across the world, from Tomorrowland in Belgium
to World DJ Fest in Seoul.
NGHTMRE burst onto the scene in 2015, when Skrillex dropped his unreleased single "Street" on
the main stage at Ultra Music Festival – electronic music's premiere event. That record would go
on to be one of the biggest trap songs of the summer and lead Tyler Marenyi to become the darling
of Diplo's Mad Decent imprint, an international festival superstar, and a resident DJ at Las Vegas's
Tyler then embarked on a near sell-out, thirty-four city "Gud Vibrations" US bus tour with best
friends Derek and Scott of SLANDER. Their GV brand has seen exponential growth with a
worldwide audience; it began with back to back sellout nights headlining the Hollywood Palladium,
quickly followed by packing the NOS Events Center with 10,000 fans. The boys then took Gud
Vibrations global with an Australia & New Zealand and Asia tours, a takeover of Red Rocks
amphitheater, and a Miami Boat Party during Miami Music Week. You can also hear their weekly
Gud Vibrations radio show on Sirius XM's Diplo's Revolution, with both NGHTMRE and SLANDER
hosting the show. Most notably, NGHTMRE and SLANDER took the plunge and launched Gud
Vibrations as an official record label in late 2018, choosing up-and-comer WAVEDASH as their
premiere artist with the release of the label's first track, “Deathwish.”
NGHTMRE's resume hosts a slew of successful music and star-studded collaborations, including
his explorative "Magic Hour" EP with Pell, the trippy "Another Dimension" with Dillon Francis, "Save
Yourself" with the Chainsmokers, "Like That" with Big Gigantic and "TTM" with Whiz Khalifa and
PnB Rock. His remixes of Ekali and ZHU's "Blame" and Flosstradamus ft. Smokepurpp's "MVP”
are equally as compelling, as if everything NGHTMRE touches conducts electricity. His well-
deserved reputation as a top-notch live performer has led to a packed tour schedule that included
the main stage at EDC Las Vegas, Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Hakkasan Las Vegas residency,
Lollapalooza (Chicago, Paris, Berlin), Electric Zoo, Mysteryland, Creamfields, Amnesia Ibiza,
Space Ibiza, Cream Ibiza, Shambhala, Middlelands, Coachella, Zouk, Ultra Music Festival, Holy
Ship!, and Tomorrowland. Tyler rounded out 2018 with his "NGHTMRE Before Xmas" tour, which
sold out its shows in both San Francisco and Los Angeles for 8,500 and 6,300 people, respectively.
Look out for what's next from this ace of bass as he surges full speed ahead into 2019.
Three years into the game and the boys have gone international, striking 2020 with a whole new level of electronic fury. Pixel Terror, comprised of Bentley Montes & Ahrya Far, is a next generation bass music phenomenon that has invaded the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans in their short time since forming the project, and already garnered tens of millions of streams across Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud. Alongside numerous video game placements, the most notable being Rocket League to which their Monstercat hits "Contra" and "Amnesia" were fan favorites that saw endless praise. Their new song "Crush" received major play-out at Coachella last year by Jauz and EDC by 4B among others, followed by "Gun Metal" which was revealed at nearly every festival stage Kayzo graced. From hometown heroes to nationwide notoriety, the digital bass renegades have performed across the US and back multiple times and landed billings at major festivals in Singapore (Hydeout), Belgium (Tomorrowland), and with China also on the horizon, they have upgraded their drive to maximum this year with an EP in their upcoming arsenal and a slew of other supersonic singles. Spawned from the synthesis of arcade nostalgia and head-rattling, low-frequency energy, it's clear that this dynamic duo has only just begun, and is a force to be reckoned with.
Producer Seven Lions has never had a problem breaking rules and transcending musical boundaries to satisfy his creative vision. Catching his break after winning a Beatport remix contest in 2012 with his dubstep-focused version of Above & Beyond’s “You Got to Go”, Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, garnered early support from the likes of Skrillex and his OWSLA label. 2013 tour dates with Porter Robinson and Krewella pushed Montalvo and his genre-bending production style to the forefront of the modern electronic music scene.
Putting sheer technical production prowess to work in soulful, deep, hybridized creations all distinctly his own, the multi-talented musician is single-handedly changing the sonic landscape for future generations to come by bridging the gap between the soaring, ethereal vibe of trance and intensely adrenalizing bass music. His productions have seen stages at world-renowned festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (New York and Las Vegas), Electric Forrest, Electric Zoo, South by Southwest, and HARD.
After several successful releases under the OWSLA label (his debut EP, Days to Come, reached #2 on the iTunes Dance charts), Montalvo released his highly anticipated 2014 follow-up EP, Worlds Apart, on Republic Records’ dance imprint Casablanca. Containing several notable features which include Ellie Goulding and Tove Lo, Worlds Apart debuted at #1 on the iTunes Dance charts, and the title track was also featured in Billboard’s “Top 10 Electronic/Dance Songs of 2014” list. The EP also featured the smash hit and canonical dance track ‘Strangers’, featuring superstar vocalist Tove Lo. ‘Strangers’ was a definitive track in what was perhaps the peak of American electronic dance music, and solidified Seven Lions as one of the scene’s premier artists.
In 2015, Seven Lions began releasing music in EP formats, devoting each EP to a cohesive idea and world found within the Seven Lions universe. 2015’s “The Throes of Winter” hints at a larger seasonal theme, to be continued through to his future releases. When asked about the spark for this vision, he explains, "Since artists aren't releasing proper albums anymore, it makes sense to create something that's digitally artistic with real cohesion as opposed to tossing out singles and just haphazardly seeing what sticks… I wanted to start making the music more thematic, interesting, and part of something larger.”
Bucking more trends and breaking from convention, his 2016 Creation EP [Casablanca Records] followed a different path for his latest body of work. “This time, songwriting really took place on guitar,” he explains. “There are more acoustic elements in the songs, and that ties it together. I wanted to get a little more experimental. I didn’t worry if something was going to be a big banger on the dancefloor or not. I just made what felt right at the time.” Ultimately, Seven Lions continues challenging himself and musical genres. “I want to do something different,” he concludes. “Everything doesn’t have to fit into just one genre. I want people to walk away loving different kinds of music and sounds.”
This year saw Seven Lions once more travel across the country on his There and Back Again club-focused tour, in addition to hallmark festival appearances at Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Life in Color, EDC Japan, Middlelands, Electric Zoo, and Paradiso, amongst others. This summer the sound-sculptor unveiled his highly-anticipated Where I Wont Be Found EP as well, continuing his always growing world, identified via these annual EP projects. The eight-track offering is a wondrous journey from start to. From the heavily streamed and critically praised “Freesol,” to the energetic future bass collaboration “Rescue Me” with scene upstart Unlike Pluto, Where I Wont Be Found reminds fans of what made Seven Lions who he is today - a singular talent in electronic music, and a producer who has always forged his own lane.
In support of the EP and the year as a whole, Seven Lions will wrap up 2017 with a 20 date North American headlining tour with Tritonal (and Kill The Noise as support). Playing some of America’s largest theatres, the Horizon Tour hits LA (2 nights at the iconic Palladium), NYC (Brooklyn’s Hangar), Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco (Bill Graham), Toronto, and many other key locales.
Jeff started 2018 in a new direction – his very own record label. Called Ophelia Records, the imprint has already seen a handful of strong releases: 'Calling You Home', 'Ocean', and 'Horizon'. ‘Ocean’ in particular has already cemented itself as a quintessential Seven Lions track, racking up over 1.7 million Spotify streams in just a few weeks. He has also expanded on his touring business, unveiling the ‘Chronicles’ concept – an event series that takes the Seven Lions experience and kicks it up a notch. It’s an immersive experience – filled with art installations, local vendors, unique characters, and secrets, pulled straight out of the world of Seven Lions. The first Chronicles event was at Seattle’s WaMu Theater, in front of a sold out crowd of 8500.
Seattle native, SHARPS, has been pushing the boundaries of bass music since stepping on the scene in 2016. Fresh off his highly anticipated ‘Never Say die’ EP, SHARPS continues to gain support from A-List talent such as Excision, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Slander, Adventure Club, Diplo, 4B, NGHTMRE, & Krewella proving this newcomer is firmly establishing himself within the dance music community. Winner of the Insomniac Discovery Competition, SHARPS has since performed at festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, Hard Summer, Paradiso, and Das Energi. SHARPS innovation as a touring artist can be seen with Riot Ten, booked in 10 plus cities, setting up 2020 to be a breakout year.
Widely considered as modern-day kings of the underground, Mancunian duo Solardo (James Eliot & Mark Richards, aka MRK1) continue to blitz all before them, amassing widespread plaudits for their role as not just hugely popular DJs, but also label owners, and innovative forward-thinking producers.
With the prolific duo's meteoric rise a true testament to their hard work in the studio and infectious energy in the club, a slew of early releases via imprints such as Viva, and elrow helped rocket the pair to their first Beatport Number #1 with their breakthrough record on Hot Creations, 'Tribesmen.'
Since then, the pair have catapulted into the public eye with their recent hit 'Be Somebody,' remixing tracks for the likes of Duke Dumont & Gorgon City, MK, Nicole Moudaber & Carl Cox, and David Guetta & Black Coffee, as well as nailing down their own show on Ibiza Sonica, and contributing to Pete Tong's career-defining Essential Mix series on BBC Radio 1.
Having later released EPs on Toolroom Records, Lee Foss' Repopulate Mars and Green Velvet's Relief Records, Solardo soon branched out into their now iconic Sola imprint -- nominated for 'Best Breakthrough label' at the DJ Mag Awards -- which soon became a home for a flurry of the most predominant tech-house tracks on the circuit. Celebrating 50 releases on the label with tracks from the likes of Secondcity, Mason Maynard, and Grammy nominated duo CamelPhat -- who Mark & James recently worked with on collaborative club track 'Accelerator.'
The landmark followed another summer spent driving crowds wild with sets at the likes of Movement Detroit, Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout, EDC Las Vegas, Ushuaia (in their new role as ANTS residents), and Hi Ibiza, where Solardo enjoyed record-breaking ticket sales during Eric Prydz's weekly Tuesday night series, bringing special guests including Eli Brown, Secondcity and Dense & Pika to the event. Selling out The Warehouse Project and London's Studio 338 venue with their brand new event series HIGHER, the pair also enjoyed a second sold-out Solardo Sessions UK tour, bringing their eclectic beats to all corners of the country.
Touring and music aside, the duo's own radio show named 'The Spot' continues to go from strength to strength, with special guests such as Claude VonStroke, Nicole Moudaber, Andrea Oliva, Gorgon City, MK, Skream and RIva Starr all contributing guest mixes for the pair.
Recently signing to global dance giants, Ultra Music, the deal serves as testament to Solardo's ever-growing stature and gigantic fan-base around the world, with the duo heading into 2019 as one of music's truly premiere names.
Mischa Reining, Better known as Spag Heddy, has been creating lots of buzz with his chart topping originals, festival appearances, and show around the world, as well as much support from the best in media and DJs alike. Dutch born and residing, Spag has been cooking up hits since 2011, originally creating dubstep infused club bangers that quickly gained fans and followers. Pulling inspiration from the likes of Skrillex, Funtcase, Excision, and many others, Spag has gained widespread acclaim for his hard hitting, yet melodic baselines that feel fresh and new to the listener. Having toured the US with Zomboy and Flux Pavillion in the past year, Spag Heddy is eager to release new material and travel into new territories. Join the Meatball Mafia today and catch Spag Heddy in a city near you soon!
Walker & Royce
Walker & Royce
For Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, the question is the fundamental test of their studio output. Simple as it may sound, for this perfectionist pair it’s anything but. Their innate dance floor intuition, combined with years of experience behind the decks, drives them to create music that isn’t just playable -- it’s irresistible.
First introduced by way of New York City's early-aughts dance music scene, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce first teamed up for a remix in 2011. The duo found early success on tastemaker labels like Crosstown Rebels, OFF Recordings, and Moda Black, scoring an Essential New Tune nod from Pete Tong with 2014’s “Sister.” The indie dance and deep house sounds that informed Walker & Royce’s earliest work soon gave way to something different. Quirky accents and bouncy synths, previously deeper in the mix, leapt to the forefront, backed by a propulsive new energy. The success of their November 2015 “Bright Lights” remix was a clear indication that they were onto something.
In October 2017, Walker & Royce released their debut album Self Help on Dirtybird, which both showcased and expanded upon their now-signature sound. The guys enlisted numerous vocalists, including Green Velvet, Dances With White Girls, and Sophiegrophy, to make Self Help feel like a packed house party – while leaving no doubt about who was hosting. Self Help was followed by further experimentation and growth. Sam and Gavin have collaborated with Ardalan, Chris Lake and VNSSA; remixed The Knocks and Justin Jay; and put out music on Relief, Black Book, HotBOi Records and more. Now, their new Rave Grave EP is the inaugural release on Diplo’s house-focused imprint Higher Ground.
Walker & Royce have spent years honing in on their one-of-a-kind style, meticulously crafting the sounds they want their fans to hear in clubs, at festivals and in their headphones. The result is a cohesive, career-defining body of work that firmly places the duo at the forefront of dance music's future.
Danny Chien doesn’t believe in hype. Better known as Wax Motif, he’s regarded as a major orchestrator in the G-House sound. However, Chien isn’t content on producing the same sound. He’s ready for more challenging work.
With musical influences like R&B, disco and UK bass, the Australian-born producer brings an unique style to the studio, which makes him a highly sought-after producer. Chien released tracks on Tchami’s Confession, Diplo's Mad Decent, and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records as well as a host of remixes for the likes of Major Lazer, Deadmau5, YG, Kid Ink, Chromeo, and Warren G’. His work on Destructo’s album on Interscope includes the likes of Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Freddie Gibbs, Problem and Kurupt.
If you’re looking for new music from the producer who counts Diplo, DJ Snake, Tchami, Major Lazer, A-Trak, RL Grime, GTA, Oliver Heldens, Jauz, Knife Party, and more as fans, fret not. Chien is currently working on new music to be released later this year.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Alaska is a tireless DJ that always keeps the dance floor guessing. Known for his technical skills and high energy, his sets can include house, electro, techno, disco, all blended into a perfect mix with plenty of surprises. As a regular at AZ festivals and clubs, along with with co-running a weekly night Melrose House, Alaska works nonstop to keep everyone dancing and having a great time!
One of Arizona’s up & coming talents, Avitas is here to make more than an imprint in the world of tech house & house music. Showcasing effortless motivation inside the studio and outside at clubs & festivals. Avitas has shared releases on Cr2 Records, HotBoi Records, Lapsus Music, & more! Plus received support from Hannah Wants, Supernova, Mark Broom, & more! He is definitely one to keep an eye on!
Good Time Jimmy
Good Time Jimmy
Your Phoenix Lights First Encounters DJ competition winner!
RAMPANT is a duo of producer/DJs hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. Chris and Jake met in 1st grade and have been best friends ever since.
The creation of Rampant came about in early 2017 when Chris began seriously pursuing electronic music production as a hobby. With Jake's knowledge of live mixing, they put their heads together and created this project. Rampant stems from their collegiate fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, whose symbol is a "rampant lion with a white rose," signifying the idea of courage protecting innocence.
Chris and Jake are on the come up in the electronic music scene. Their versatility in genre production makes them stand out from the crowd. As they climb the ranks, they are mentored by G-House Guru: BIJOU. Also from Phoenix, BIJOU coaches them through the industry.
With a handful of label releases, three festival appearances under their belt, and recognition on remixes from blogs like "RUN THE TRAP," and "Gems & Secrets," Rampant is poised to take the next step in the electronic music scene.
VooDreau has been a DJ since 2007. After originally learning on vinyl and mixing hip hop tracks, he has transitioned back to his love of dirty bass EDM. Born and raised in San Diego, he grew up in the scene of warehouse raves and jungle and D&B vibes. When the rave scene fell apart he went back to his love of hard rock and hip hop. With the emergence of the Dubstep scene around 2010 he fell back in love with electronic music. While in the Navy, he tried to spread this new movement by playing shows in multiple countries overseas including Guam, Dubai, and Hong Kong.
VooDreau has had the opportunity to hold residencies in multiple CA clubs while still serving. Since his departure from service he has moved to Phoenix AZ and is now bringing his filthy bass sets to venues all over the valley. In 2018 he was picked as one of the finalists for the Relentless Beats Phoenix Lights First Encounters DJ Competition and 2019 he was on the lineup for it!
Since then he has had the honor of playing in support for amazing artists such as Tisoki, Sluggo, DMVU, Subdocta, Jinco, Dirt Monkey, Megalodon, 12th Planet, Gentlemens Club and Cookie Monsta.
Music is his passion, and DJing is how he spreads his love. “You want me to wreck your party, not play it!” - VooDreau