MUSIC

ARTIST PROFILE

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A$AP Rocky

Harlem born MC A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, has taken the music and fashion worlds by storm. In 2018, he released his highly-anticipated third studio album, TESTING, which has garnered over 1 billion streams worldwide, landing at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 countries upon release, with “Praise The Lord” achieving platinum status and over 100 million views. The album has been well-received by music critics as well, with The New York Times calling it the most outré album to date, the one least concerned with prevailing trends.

With two critically acclaimed, #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 for previous albums, ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ and ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ and over 5.9 billion streams worldwide, TESTING launches a new era for Rocky, exploring new sounds and ideas in an unparalleled musical landscape where he continues to break the mainstream mindset with sonics rarely heard in hip-hop.

Rocky has collaborated with many high-profile artists, including G-Eazy’s 3x RIAA Platinum “No Limit” with Cardi B, Mura Masa’s “Love$ick”, Tyler, The Creator’s “Who Dat Boy”, and songs with Lana del Rey, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Skepta, Juicy J, Quavo, 30 Seconds to Mars, Alicia Keys and more. The past two years have also seen Rocky’s creative agency AWGE in the spotlight, launching partnerships with Calvin Klein, MTV, GUESS, Under Armour, Courvoisier, Dior, Mercedes Benz and JW Anderson and also launching the careers of new artists such as Playboi Carti, Smooky MarGielaa and more. Most recently AWGE collaborated with Kayne West for a capsule collection of merch for his Jesus is King album.

Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and DJ realises this vision at the intersection of future-facing pop, explosive beat-craft, and eternal dance rhythms. Emerging in 2009 with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. It reached gold status in Australia and earned two ARIA Awards nominations, for Best Dance Release and Best Video for “U Don’t Know”. She went on to debut her live set in the US that year at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the Best New Artist honour at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Her sound has quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the “Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella,” captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe, and clocked upwards of 100 million streams by 2018. Not to mention, Triple J declared that “both sonically and vocally, Awake is Alison’s biggest work to date”, The Music called Alison “an intuitive songwriter, who wires into any sort of emotion”, and Stack Magazine named her an “Industry Leader”. In the US, Billboard gave Awake rave reviews whilst ELLE proclaimed her one of its “Women On The Verge,” and she garnered features from FADER, Glamour, Seventeen, Interview, and more. Simultaneously, Alison’s Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo’s Revolution.

Bea Miller

At a young age, rising star Bea Miller is already discovering new maturity in her music. With a series of bold new songs being released in the coming months and working alongside a group of challenging and stellar collaborators, this 20-year-old is truly coming into her own as a singer, songwriter and performer. Miller released “it’s not u it’s me”, the first in a string of songs throughout 2019. Featuring 6lack, the infectious, moody single, is indicative of a new direction, clarity and boldness which Miller attributes to connecting with Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy) and Mike Sabath (Liam Payne, J Balvin, French Montana). Bea also worked with Sabath and Tranter on the follow-up single, “feel something”, which she points to as a breakthrough in her willingness to open up in her songwriting. Having previously toured with the likes of Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, Miller has recently completed her first headlining tour with rapid sales once tickets were out. She also played at major festivals including Firefly, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, and Austin City Limits. Bea’s songs have been streamed over a billion times worldwide. Her best-selling debut, Not an Apology, was released in 2015, followed by three EPs and then 2018’s follow-up aurora. She was featured on a recent remix of Jeremy Zucker’s single “comethru” and NOTD’s dance hit “I Wanna Know”, which gathered over 100 million global streams on Spotify and nearly 15 million video views, while her own hit “S.L.U.T.” illustrates her outspoken and ambitious approach as a spokesperson for young women everywhere. From her candid lyrics to her involvement in anti-bullying organisations to her attendance at marches and rallies, Miller was Included in both Paper Magazine’s “Predictions: 100 People Taking Over 2019” and “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop.”

Bohan Phoenix

Bohan Phoenix was born in China’s Hubei province and immigrated to the US at 11, unable to speak a word of English. After watching the movie “8 Mile”, he fell in love with hip hop and learned the language quickly, rapping along to anything he could get his hands on. Today, Bohan is an anomaly in music both East and West, with cross-cultural collaborations including China’s #1 female rapper Vava, famed UK DJ and radio presenter Benji B, Toronto’s Ryan Hemsworth, and many more. His inclusion of both Mandarin and English lyrics reflects his dual identity and aims to bridge the gap between the two cultures he calls home. Bohan continues to succeed independently on his own terms despite China’s nationwide ban on hip-hop culture. Kicking off 2018 with the critically acclaimed release of “OVERSEAS”, Bohan most personal project yet, dissecting his experience as a multi-hyphenate, international artist building bridges and breaking down boundaries. He concluded 2018 with a performance at famed Hong Kong festival Clockenflap and released singles produced by famed UK radio presenter and DJ Benji B. In 2019, his most recent EP “The Prince” was released, including a lead single and music video for “Money Game” ft. Vava, China’s #1 female rapper. Bohan also released “YAODE EP” to critical acclaim from Hypebeast, Bandwagon and more. He embarked on an eight-city China tour, made several festival appearances, and played headline shows in Hong Kong and Singapore. Bohan also participated in MTV Asia’s inaugural YO! MTV Raps series, including cyphers and original interviews.

DJ Snake

William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, popularly known as DJ Snake, is a French rapper and deejay who earned widespread fame when he earned two Grammy Award nominations for his composition and production skills.

In 2011, DJ Snake produced for Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way”. This earned him a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in February 2012. Later on, he teamed with US-based rapper and record producer, Lil Jon for the latter’s music video, ‘Turn Down for What’. “Turn Down for What” entered the top ten of the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart during the last week of December. In January 2014, the single entered the top 5 on the Dance/Electronic chart and debuted No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified gold in February 2014 and platinum in March 2014. The song reached the top ten of the Hot 100 in April 2014. The music video for the single was released in March 2014. “Turn Down for What” was nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, and the MTV Clubland Award.

DJ Snake, who regards hip-hop singers Cypress Hill and KRS-One as his early influences, was heavily into graffiti art as a youngster. He started out as a DJ when he was just a teenager, performing in discotheques and nightclubs in Paris. After a few more years, he achieved global recognition after he joined forces with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diplo, and Lil John, producing and releasing numerous hit singles. DJ Snake’s earnest endeavors to spearhead the music genres of ‘Trap’, ‘House’, and ‘Electronic Dance Music’ have been amply acknowledged through Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Award nominations.

Dombresky

French dance music producer Dombresky has been producing music for over 15 years now. He finally found his way out of the local music market in France and went onto the global stage, crediting the breakthrough to his production of his official remix for A-Trak’s “We All Fall Down”. From there, Dombresky’s career started to take off; connecting the dots with fellow Frenchman Tchami. The two created “Freakin” which debuted on Tchami’s EP. Following up with that success, the two would collaborate again, when Dombresky released singles “Wait” and “Utopia” on Tchami’s label ‘Confession’. He continues to impress the house scene with his tracks “Wait” & “Utopia” which have been released on Tchami’s Confession label. Dombresky’s brand new single uses cheerful melodies which demonstrates how he once again is stamping his name into the scene. On top of that, he has also broken into the Australian and Asian markets with headlining tours through both respectively. Dombresky began the year with a sold-out headlining play at the renowned Academy LA. That performance was followed-up by his debut at the Ultra Music Festival and Coachella at the Do Lab stage. Fans have also been treated to his first ever residency at Sound Bar in Chicago. Supported by artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Anna Lunoe & many others, he stands out as one of the new faces of the international scene. Through it all, Dombresky strives to unite all his fans into one on the dance floor.

Gucci Mane

Iconic Atlanta MC Gucci Mane is widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation. Gucci Mane has returned with unparalleled gusto, still backed by his beloved and familiar sound, but with a new air of confidence showcased in his projects; “The Return of East Atlanta Santa” which featured the platinum-selling “Both ft. Drake,” the Metro Boomin produced “Drop Top Wop,” 2017’s gold-certified studio album, “Mr. Davis,” featuring the 2x platinum certified single “I Get The Bag ft. Migos” and most recent street album “El Gato: The Human Glacier.” He has graced the covers of The New York Times, The Fader, XXL, CR Men’s Book, Paper Magazine and High Snobiety to name a few.

Apart from releasing his book titled “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” in 2017, Gucci Mane has made a number of high profile TV appearances throughout that year, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and an exclusive interview on MTV News. In addition, his wedding special and 10-episode reality series, Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event premiered exclusively via BET and received the highest ratings for a premiere in BET history. Gucci Mane continues to dominate in 2018, releasing “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty, the Gold certified smash, “Wake Up In The Sky” alongside labelmates Bruno Mars and Kodak Black and most recently, “Bipolar “featuring Quavo — all tracks off his latest studio album, Evil Genius.

J Balvin

J Balvin was born in Colombia but moved to the US when he was 17. His breakthrough came when he released the song “6 AM” featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko in 2014, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and was a great success on Latin radio stations in the United State and Europe. In 2017, he released the single “Mi Gente” together with Willy William that topped the Global Top 50 Spotify and reached a billion views on YouTube. Balvin collaborated with Cardi B and Bad Bunny on the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “I Like It”, which was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. As of 2019, Balvin has more than 35 million singles sales certified and 4 million albums sales certified worldwide. Though his music is primarily reggaeton, he has experimented with a variety of musical genres in his work, including electronica, house music, trap, and R&B. His musical inspirations include rock groups such as Metallica and Nirvana, and reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee. He has collaborated with Latin American artists such as Ozuna, Anitta, Nicky Jam, Alejandro Sanz, and Pitbull. Despite also working with many English-speaking artists including Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, The Black Eyed Peas, Cardi B, and Major Lazer, J Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to spread Spanish music to reach a wider global audience.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop as well as electronic circles – and yet he’s far from being done. Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label (STMPD RCRDS) and won the #1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times in a row. His passion, ambition, drive and maturity remain unmatched in the world.

A naturally outgoing person and a born entertainer, Martin has been a welcome guest at some of the world’s most important stages. He has headlined at festivals that most musicians can only dream of including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Ultra Music Festival. He also locked down residencies at two of the world’s most prestigious clubs: Ushuaıä Ibiza and Omnia Las Vegas. He was awarded with two MTV EMAs in 2016, holding the #1 spot in the 2017 and 2018 DJ Mag Top 100, a ‘Man of Today’ accolade from GQ, a spot among Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’ and another at Billboard’s ‘EDM Power Players’.

Looking at 2018, the down-to-earth Dutch superstar continued his winning streak. He kicked off the year with a performance at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Pyeongchang. Next to that, he released his first ever book: LIFE = CRAZY and many tracks including the highly anticipated ‘Waiting for Tomorrow’ (with Mike Shinoda), ‘Ocean’ (with Khalid), ‘Dreamer’ (with MIKE YUNG) and ‘High on Life’ (with Bonn). Meanwhile he continues his diverse sound in 2019 with releases ‘No Sleep’ and the summer smash ‘Summer Days’ with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.

With STMPD RCRDS now firmly established, Garrix has free range to do exactly what he loves most: making music. It’s this mad-about-music mentality that has built his career over the past six years – and it’s this mentality that ensures that he still has a lifetime of achievements ahead of him.

Mercer

Through releasing massive club records and playing at festivals around the world, the acclaimed French producer Mercer is no stranger to the house music scene. Born in the 80s, Mercer’s approach to producing and creating music is influenced by the disco and house music he grew up with. Mercer has released several titles on the Dutch label Spinnin’ Records and collaborated with DJ Snake on the track ‘Lunatic’. Mercer has also released “Satisfy” featuring Ron Carroll. Mercer is known as one of the four members of Pardon My French DJ collective, comprising of himself, DJ Snake, Tchami, and Malaa. His tracks and remixes have amassed millions of streams and he has travelled the world for his live shows, playing at major global clubs and festivals.

MYRNE

Known for his intersections in Pop, Bass and high-energy Electronica, MYRNE began his journey in 2015 with the release of his ‘Softsins’ EP on dance music behemoth Mad Decent, inaugurating himself as the first Asian on their roster. His experiences in isolation growing up in Singapore, coupled with his classical training, has granted him a unique outlook on electronic music – with support from the likes of Diplo, Madeon and Martin Garrix as a testament to that fact.

An artist of varied influences ranging from Erol Alkan to Rustie, his musical versatility shines through his collaborations, remixes, and writing credits. In 2017, he released the seminal electronic-indie LP “B4NGER PROJECT” with longtime collaborator Gentle Bones on Universal Music, followed by co-production work on RL Grime’s “I Wanna Know” in 2018 – with the latter going on to rack up over 30,000,000 streams on Spotify alone. Perpetually straddling the spheres of high-octane records and lush soundtracks, MYRNE’s softer sensibilities shine through on his remix work for Lauv’s “There’s No Way”, Jal Wolf’s “Lost” and Martin Garrix’s “Ocean”.

Despite his secluded home base, MYRNE has an impressive history of live shows to his name. His frenetic interweaving of emotion and energy has garnered an international audience of both fans and artists alike, ranging from Miami to Mongolia; in 2018, MYRNE was the first Singaporean act to play at acclaimed dance festivals Ultra Miami and Tomorrowland.

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero has progressed from being a young, musical wunderkind to becoming one of the most influential artists of his time. As a DJ, producer and mogul whose label is at the forefront of modern electronic dance music, it goes without saying that Nicky is a force to be reckoned with. From the iconic hits “”Toulouse”” and “”I Could Be the One”” to his recent “”Bittersweet””, Nicky’s resume boasts an impressive and lengthy discography of originals, remixes, edits and co-productions, proving again and again his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Perhaps even more telling of his razor-sharp prowess and visionary mindset is the success and impact of his label Protocol Recordings. From the stage to the studio and beyond, Nicky is leaving a lasting imprint on electronic music.

In the late 2000’s, EDM was in its heyday, and Nicky Romero was at the forefront of the movement that would become one of the most significant cultural resurgences in decades. After releasing several singles early in his career, Nicky officially had his breakthrough moments with the viral anthem “”Toulouse”” and “”I Could Be the One, which to date has amassed over 185 million streams on Spotify alone. Nicky’s meticulous skill as a producer led him to co-producing with legendary artists, both on Rihanna’s hit “”Right Now”” and Britney Spears’ “”It Should Be Easy.”” These early successes served to pave the way for the founding of Nicky’s own label, Protocol Recordings.

The future’s looking brighter than ever for Nicky; his recent collaborations with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, David Guetta, and Taio Cruz this year, as well as exciting new projects with Protocol Studios and their live showcases. It’s a great time to be Nicky Romero, and it’s only going to get better.

Rita Ora

It’s been a momentous few years for Rita Ora. Since her rise to prominence in 2012 she’s sold a staggering seven million singles, had 13 top ten hits and recorded a number one platinum-selling debut album, “Ora”. Number-one singles Hot Right Now and How We Do (Party) established her as a household name and kept her atop the UK charts. Her arrival was so impactful that she became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK singles chart that year, with three consecutive releases reaching the top position.

After appearances on Hollywood’s silver screen, she returned to music in 2017 with a sold out, 33 date European tour and finished 2018 with the much-anticipated release of her second studio album, Phoenix. Already certified Silver, Phoenix has already received a staggering 330M streams in the UK alone. Her latest five hit singles have amassed over a billion Spotify streams worldwide, with Your Song reaching more than 352M streams, her biggest hit in Europe. Other global hits include Lonely Together, a collaboration with the late musician, DJ and producer, Avicii.

Rita recently entered the Official Chart history books, breaking a record held for 30 years. The singer’s release, ‘Let You Love Me’, became her 13th Top 10, setting a new UK chart record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Let You Love Me also featured in the official top 40 most streamed video tracks of 2018 chart while four of Rita’s singles also featured in the ‘Biggest 2018 Airplay Records’ chart.
Rita has already cemented herself as one of the UK’s most successful pop acts of the decade and shows no signs of slowing down in 2019.

Salvatore Ganacci

The dynamic energy of Swedish DJ/producer Salvatore Ganacci is now found represented in every corner of the globe. Having garnered millions of streams and landing landmark international shows courtesy of his hard hitting and experimental sound, his fusion of big room, dancehall and modern pop music has separated this high-octane performer from his Swedish contemporaries in a distinct manner. Salvatore’s reputation continues to precede him. He has previously collaborated as an executive producer and songwriter on several well-known projects under his own name and different pseudonyms too. 2017 saw one of the most illuminating runs of solo material from Salvatore Ganacci to date, such as the songs “Talk”, “Ride It” with Sebastian Ingrosso feat Bunji Garlin and “Way Back Home”. Salvatore ended 2017 with the song “Imagine” released on Martin Garrix’s label SMPD Records. He released “Motorspeed 300 KM/H” together with Sanjin, “Jook It” together with Tujamo and Richie Loop on the vocal in 2018. His latest release “Kill A Soundboy” features the upcoming reggae star, Nailah Blackman, from Trinidad and Tobago. In late 2018 Salvatore Ganacci showed us exactly what he’s capable of with a record-breaking China tour comprising of 22 shows in 22 days – an unprecedented feat by a foreign artist.

Sam Feldt Live

‘Uplifting’ is without a doubt the word that best describes Dutch DJ, producer, platinum selling artist and sustainability pioneer, Sam Feldt. Having built a career upon his distinctly feel-good sound, Sam already has a double album and a multitude of top-selling releases under his belt. Besides his musical activities he has developed a platform – Fangage – for artists to connect with their fans better. His next project is to spearhead a movement that will help influencers adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, giving back to the planet to reduce and compensate their own environmental impact and encouraging others to do the same. Both in music and life, Sam has his sights set firmly on the future.

Characterized by heavy use of vocals and live instruments, Sam Feldt’s music is warm and intimate, and lends itself especially well to true live performance. Accordingly, some of the musicians from Sam’s studio are now joining him on-stage. With Quirijn on trumpet and Tariq on sax, the live band has already conquered Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Life Is Beautiful, Creamfields and Mysteryland, and with Jordi joining on guitar since ADE 2017, the quartet now makes for a live show unlike anything else in the world of electronic music.

San Holo

Dutch artist/producer San Holo conveys that his rise wasn’t the same as a typical DJ with the dream of conquering the genre right from the start. “I have great respect for those guys but I got into music originally because of my love for rock and the guitar,” he says. ‘I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 13, forming bands and all that. But I had so many ideas for making music and was getting tired of always looking for players to help fill the spots. I realized you are able to build entire songs around a laptop and that started my interest in production. I never walked into a club until my music started being noticed by people wanting me to DJ.”

San is constantly improving on his live show, learning from the masters that he gets to watch on his many tours and festival shows. “Producing is very different than playing live, but you have to work at it just as hard,” he says. “How to build your set and figuring out what people respond to. It’s very tempting to just feed the crowd whatever they want but you have to resist that. You have to find that balance between playing what they want to hear, and exposing them to some of the more experimental music that can open minds.”

Grateful and humbled by the groundswell of acclaim he is receiving for “Light” around the globe, San says the best is yet to come. “I was blown away by the response because before “Light” my fan base had always been kind of underground SoundCloud fans,” he says. “But I feel it’s never about just structure when you are making music. It’s you crafting that signature sound, the magic and the harmonies you put behind it that stays with people. I know I can take my ‘sound’ anywhere I want to go musically. My only rule is if you play it, you better believe you are going to know that I did it.”

Slushii

One check of Slushii’s ever-growing record of credentials and there’s no doubt that the 21-year-old, forward-thinker from New Jersey is the future of electronic dance music. To describe Slushii’s ascent as meteoric would be an understatement —in just three years since he emerged on the scene, he’s brought his vibrant, textured sonics to five continents and countless countries, with three headlining tours already under his belt.

Slushii has electrified festival crowds everywhere from mainstage at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland, to Ultra Miami, Reading + Leeds and HARD Summer to name a few, all while holding down residencies at some of the world’s most renowned clubs in Las Vegas. His rap sheet doesn’t end at his relentless touring itinerary either. Massive collaborations and remixes co-signed by the likes of Marshmello, Charlie Puth, BTS, and more make Slushii a dominating force in the digital streaming landscape, as he continues to flex his ultra-versatile production capabilities with everything from poolside pop to punishing dubstep products.

Touted as the next generation’s torch-carrier by the likes of Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Skrillex, Slushii has kicked off 2019 with his first ever pop crossover track ‘Never Let You Go’ featuring Latin pop star Sofia Reyes released on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. In just 2 weeks’ time the song received 2M+ streams and over 8M video views on YouTube. He recently announced his biggest headlining tour to date partnering with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour and SiriusXm which will begin late-April tackling venues such as the Bill Graham in San Francisco, The Shrine in Los Angeles and WaMu Theater in Seattle. Now that the bright young beatsmith has truly found his stride, there’s no chance of him cooling down any time soon.

Tinashe

Tinashe is a contemporary R&B artist who arrived in the mid-2010s with a high level of pop appeal. Prior to becoming a solo artist, the singer, songwriter, and producer Tinashe was known for her acting and modelling work. Her commercial breakthrough as a music artist was in 2014 with her hit ‘2 On’. Tinashe’s debut single ‘2 On’ reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only that, her debut studio album, ‘Aquarius’ in 2014 was noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years. Her collaboration with Snakehips and Chance the Rapper, “All My Friends”, won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2016. In the same year, Tinashe’s second studio album, ‘Nightride’ reached number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the US. Tinashe breaks through any and all boundaries, taking full control of her independence and releasing her self-released album, “Song For You”; a multi-track compilation featuring the likes of heavy hitters G-Eazy, 6LACK, Ms Banks, and more. Tinashe describes her music as “rhythmic pop” that explores the genres of alternative R&B, pop, and hip hop. Her mixtapes have been more experimental, incorporating elements of traditional R&B, electro-hop and dark pop.

Yellow Claw

“The distance between Amsterdam and Los Angeles spans 5,550 miles. Despite that physical separation, the cities share quite a bit in common, remaining creative hotbeds for their respective continents. Both locations fortified the foundation of YELLOW CLAW’s second full-length album, the appropriately titled LOS AMSTERDAM (Mad Decent). For the first time, the Dutch electronic duo—Jim Aasgier and Nizzle—enjoyed an extended stay in the City of Angels in order to write and record before heading back to Amsterdam to fine-tune their compositions throughout 2016. The process mirrors the musicians’ distinct sonic alchemy, fusing elements of European dancefloor panache and gritty American trap seamlessly.

Since 2010, YELLOW CLAW has been quietly inching towards electronic dance music supremacy. Their November 2015 debut, Blood For Mercy, bowed at#1onBillboard’s Heat Seekers Chart and Top/Dance Electronic Albums Chart and scored an Edison Award—the Dutch equivalent of a GRAMMY. It spawned the mega-smash “In My Room”(feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, & DJ Mustard), which notched over 104 million Spotify streams. The album illuminated their penchant for studio synergy as they welcomed the likes of Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Tiesto, Flux Pavilion, DJ Mustard, and more into their creative ecosystem.

Along the way, Rolling Stone named them among “10 Artists You Need To Know” as they received further acclaim from SPIN, Dancing Astronaut and many more. They’ve enamored audiences everywhere from Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival to Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas and Jack Ü’s New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden.

A$AP Rocky

Harlem born MC A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, has taken the music and fashion worlds by storm. In 2018, he released his highly-anticipated third studio album, TESTING, which has garnered over 1 billion streams worldwide, landing at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 countries upon release, with “Praise The Lord” achieving platinum status and over 100 million views. The album has been well-received by music critics as well, with The New York Times calling it the most outré album to date, the one least concerned with prevailing trends.

With two critically acclaimed, #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 for previous albums, ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ and ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ and over 5.9 billion streams worldwide, TESTING launches a new era for Rocky, exploring new sounds and ideas in an unparalleled musical landscape where he continues to break the mainstream mindset with sonics rarely heard in hip-hop.

Rocky has collaborated with many high-profile artists, including G-Eazy’s 3x RIAA Platinum “No Limit” with Cardi B, Mura Masa’s “Love$ick”, Tyler, The Creator’s “Who Dat Boy”, and songs with Lana del Rey, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Skepta, Juicy J, Quavo, 30 Seconds to Mars, Alicia Keys and more. The past two years have also seen Rocky’s creative agency AWGE in the spotlight, launching partnerships with Calvin Klein, MTV, GUESS, Under Armour, Courvoisier, Dior, Mercedes Benz and JW Anderson and also launching the careers of new artists such as Playboi Carti, Smooky MarGielaa and more. Most recently AWGE collaborated with Kayne West for a capsule collection of merch for his Jesus is King album.

Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and DJ realises this vision at the intersection of future-facing pop, explosive beat-craft, and eternal dance rhythms. Emerging in 2009 with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. It reached gold status in Australia and earned two ARIA Awards nominations, for Best Dance Release and Best Video for “U Don’t Know”. She went on to debut her live set in the US that year at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the Best New Artist honour at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Her sound has quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the “Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella,” captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe, and clocked upwards of 100 million streams by 2018. Not to mention, Triple J declared that “both sonically and vocally, Awake is Alison’s biggest work to date”, The Music called Alison “an intuitive songwriter, who wires into any sort of emotion”, and Stack Magazine named her an “Industry Leader”. In the US, Billboard gave Awake rave reviews whilst ELLE proclaimed her one of its “Women On The Verge,” and she garnered features from FADER, Glamour, Seventeen, Interview, and more. Simultaneously, Alison’s Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo’s Revolution.

Bea Miller

At a young age, rising star Bea Miller is already discovering new maturity in her music. With a series of bold new songs being released in the coming months and working alongside a group of challenging and stellar collaborators, this 20-year-old is truly coming into her own as a singer, songwriter and performer. Miller released “it’s not u it’s me”, the first in a string of songs throughout 2019. Featuring 6lack, the infectious, moody single, is indicative of a new direction, clarity and boldness which Miller attributes to connecting with Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy) and Mike Sabath (Liam Payne, J Balvin, French Montana). Bea also worked with Sabath and Tranter on the follow-up single, “feel something”, which she points to as a breakthrough in her willingness to open up in her songwriting. Having previously toured with the likes of Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, Miller has recently completed her first headlining tour with rapid sales once tickets were out. She also played at major festivals including Firefly, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, and Austin City Limits. Bea’s songs have been streamed over a billion times worldwide. Her best-selling debut, Not an Apology, was released in 2015, followed by three EPs and then 2018’s follow-up aurora. She was featured on a recent remix of Jeremy Zucker’s single “comethru” and NOTD’s dance hit “I Wanna Know”, which gathered over 100 million global streams on Spotify and nearly 15 million video views, while her own hit “S.L.U.T.” illustrates her outspoken and ambitious approach as a spokesperson for young women everywhere. From her candid lyrics to her involvement in anti-bullying organisations to her attendance at marches and rallies, Miller was Included in both Paper Magazine’s “Predictions: 100 People Taking Over 2019” and “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop.”

Bohan Phoenix

Bohan Phoenix was born in China’s Hubei province and immigrated to the US at 11, unable to speak a word of English. After watching the movie “8 Mile”, he fell in love with hip hop and learned the language quickly, rapping along to anything he could get his hands on. Today, Bohan is an anomaly in music both East and West, with cross-cultural collaborations including China’s #1 female rapper Vava, famed UK DJ and radio presenter Benji B, Toronto’s Ryan Hemsworth, and many more. His inclusion of both Mandarin and English lyrics reflects his dual identity and aims to bridge the gap between the two cultures he calls home. Bohan continues to succeed independently on his own terms despite China’s nationwide ban on hip-hop culture. Kicking off 2018 with the critically acclaimed release of “OVERSEAS”, Bohan most personal project yet, dissecting his experience as a multi-hyphenate, international artist building bridges and breaking down boundaries. He concluded 2018 with a performance at famed Hong Kong festival Clockenflap and released singles produced by famed UK radio presenter and DJ Benji B. In 2019, his most recent EP “The Prince” was released, including a lead single and music video for “Money Game” ft. Vava, China’s #1 female rapper. Bohan also released “YAODE EP” to critical acclaim from Hypebeast, Bandwagon and more. He embarked on an eight-city China tour, made several festival appearances, and played headline shows in Hong Kong and Singapore. Bohan also participated in MTV Asia’s inaugural YO! MTV Raps series, including cyphers and original interviews.

DJ Snake

William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, popularly known as DJ Snake, is a French rapper and deejay who earned widespread fame when he earned two Grammy Award nominations for his composition and production skills.

In 2011, DJ Snake produced for Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way”. This earned him a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in February 2012. Later on, he teamed with US-based rapper and record producer, Lil Jon for the latter’s music video, ‘Turn Down for What’. “Turn Down for What” entered the top ten of the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart during the last week of December. In January 2014, the single entered the top 5 on the Dance/Electronic chart and debuted No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified gold in February 2014 and platinum in March 2014. The song reached the top ten of the Hot 100 in April 2014. The music video for the single was released in March 2014. “Turn Down for What” was nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, and the MTV Clubland Award.

DJ Snake, who regards hip-hop singers Cypress Hill and KRS-One as his early influences, was heavily into graffiti art as a youngster. He started out as a DJ when he was just a teenager, performing in discotheques and nightclubs in Paris. After a few more years, he achieved global recognition after he joined forces with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diplo, and Lil John, producing and releasing numerous hit singles. DJ Snake’s earnest endeavors to spearhead the music genres of ‘Trap’, ‘House’, and ‘Electronic Dance Music’ have been amply acknowledged through Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Award nominations.

Dombresky

French dance music producer Dombresky has been producing music for over 15 years now. He finally found his way out of the local music market in France and went onto the global stage, crediting the breakthrough to his production of his official remix for A-Trak’s “We All Fall Down”. From there, Dombresky’s career started to take off; connecting the dots with fellow Frenchman Tchami. The two created “Freakin” which debuted on Tchami’s EP. Following up with that success, the two would collaborate again, when Dombresky released singles “Wait” and “Utopia” on Tchami’s label ‘Confession’. He continues to impress the house scene with his tracks “Wait” & “Utopia” which have been released on Tchami’s Confession label. Dombresky’s brand new single uses cheerful melodies which demonstrates how he once again is stamping his name into the scene. On top of that, he has also broken into the Australian and Asian markets with headlining tours through both respectively. Dombresky began the year with a sold-out headlining play at the renowned Academy LA. That performance was followed-up by his debut at the Ultra Music Festival and Coachella at the Do Lab stage. Fans have also been treated to his first ever residency at Sound Bar in Chicago. Supported by artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Anna Lunoe & many others, he stands out as one of the new faces of the international scene. Through it all, Dombresky strives to unite all his fans into one on the dance floor.

Gucci Mane

Iconic Atlanta MC Gucci Mane is widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation. Gucci Mane has returned with unparalleled gusto, still backed by his beloved and familiar sound, but with a new air of confidence showcased in his projects; “The Return of East Atlanta Santa” which featured the platinum-selling “Both ft. Drake,” the Metro Boomin produced “Drop Top Wop,” 2017’s gold-certified studio album, “Mr. Davis,” featuring the 2x platinum certified single “I Get The Bag ft. Migos” and most recent street album “El Gato: The Human Glacier.” He has graced the covers of The New York Times, The Fader, XXL, CR Men’s Book, Paper Magazine and High Snobiety to name a few.

Apart from releasing his book titled “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” in 2017, Gucci Mane has made a number of high profile TV appearances throughout that year, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and an exclusive interview on MTV News. In addition, his wedding special and 10-episode reality series, Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event premiered exclusively via BET and received the highest ratings for a premiere in BET history. Gucci Mane continues to dominate in 2018, releasing “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty, the Gold certified smash, “Wake Up In The Sky” alongside labelmates Bruno Mars and Kodak Black and most recently, “Bipolar “featuring Quavo — all tracks off his latest studio album, Evil Genius.

J Balvin

J Balvin was born in Colombia but moved to the US when he was 17. His breakthrough came when he released the song “6 AM” featuring Puerto Rican singer Farruko in 2014, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and was a great success on Latin radio stations in the United State and Europe. In 2017, he released the single “Mi Gente” together with Willy William that topped the Global Top 50 Spotify and reached a billion views on YouTube. Balvin collaborated with Cardi B and Bad Bunny on the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “I Like It”, which was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. As of 2019, Balvin has more than 35 million singles sales certified and 4 million albums sales certified worldwide. Though his music is primarily reggaeton, he has experimented with a variety of musical genres in his work, including electronica, house music, trap, and R&B. His musical inspirations include rock groups such as Metallica and Nirvana, and reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee. He has collaborated with Latin American artists such as Ozuna, Anitta, Nicky Jam, Alejandro Sanz, and Pitbull. Despite also working with many English-speaking artists including Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, The Black Eyed Peas, Cardi B, and Major Lazer, J Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to spread Spanish music to reach a wider global audience.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop as well as electronic circles – and yet he’s far from being done. Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label (STMPD RCRDS) and won the #1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times in a row. His passion, ambition, drive and maturity remain unmatched in the world.

A naturally outgoing person and a born entertainer, Martin has been a welcome guest at some of the world’s most important stages. He has headlined at festivals that most musicians can only dream of including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Ultra Music Festival. He also locked down residencies at two of the world’s most prestigious clubs: Ushuaıä Ibiza and Omnia Las Vegas. He was awarded with two MTV EMAs in 2016, holding the #1 spot in the 2017 and 2018 DJ Mag Top 100, a ‘Man of Today’ accolade from GQ, a spot among Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’ and another at Billboard’s ‘EDM Power Players’.

Looking at 2018, the down-to-earth Dutch superstar continued his winning streak. He kicked off the year with a performance at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Pyeongchang. Next to that, he released his first ever book: LIFE = CRAZY and many tracks including the highly anticipated ‘Waiting for Tomorrow’ (with Mike Shinoda), ‘Ocean’ (with Khalid), ‘Dreamer’ (with MIKE YUNG) and ‘High on Life’ (with Bonn). Meanwhile he continues his diverse sound in 2019 with releases ‘No Sleep’ and the summer smash ‘Summer Days’ with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.

With STMPD RCRDS now firmly established, Garrix has free range to do exactly what he loves most: making music. It’s this mad-about-music mentality that has built his career over the past six years – and it’s this mentality that ensures that he still has a lifetime of achievements ahead of him.

Mercer

Through releasing massive club records and playing at festivals around the world, the acclaimed French producer Mercer is no stranger to the house music scene. Born in the 80s, Mercer’s approach to producing and creating music is influenced by the disco and house music he grew up with. Mercer has released several titles on the Dutch label Spinnin’ Records and collaborated with DJ Snake on the track ‘Lunatic’. Mercer has also released “Satisfy” featuring Ron Carroll. Mercer is known as one of the four members of Pardon My French DJ collective, comprising of himself, DJ Snake, Tchami, and Malaa. His tracks and remixes have amassed millions of streams and he has travelled the world for his live shows, playing at major global clubs and festivals.

MYRNE

Known for his intersections in Pop, Bass and high-energy Electronica, MYRNE began his journey in 2015 with the release of his ‘Softsins’ EP on dance music behemoth Mad Decent, inaugurating himself as the first Asian on their roster. His experiences in isolation growing up in Singapore, coupled with his classical training, has granted him a unique outlook on electronic music – with support from the likes of Diplo, Madeon and Martin Garrix as a testament to that fact.

An artist of varied influences ranging from Erol Alkan to Rustie, his musical versatility shines through his collaborations, remixes, and writing credits. In 2017, he released the seminal electronic-indie LP “B4NGER PROJECT” with longtime collaborator Gentle Bones on Universal Music, followed by co-production work on RL Grime’s “I Wanna Know” in 2018 – with the latter going on to rack up over 30,000,000 streams on Spotify alone. Perpetually straddling the spheres of high-octane records and lush soundtracks, MYRNE’s softer sensibilities shine through on his remix work for Lauv’s “There’s No Way”, Jal Wolf’s “Lost” and Martin Garrix’s “Ocean”.

Despite his secluded home base, MYRNE has an impressive history of live shows to his name. His frenetic interweaving of emotion and energy has garnered an international audience of both fans and artists alike, ranging from Miami to Mongolia; in 2018, MYRNE was the first Singaporean act to play at acclaimed dance festivals Ultra Miami and Tomorrowland.

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero has progressed from being a young, musical wunderkind to becoming one of the most influential artists of his time. As a DJ, producer and mogul whose label is at the forefront of modern electronic dance music, it goes without saying that Nicky is a force to be reckoned with. From the iconic hits “”Toulouse”” and “”I Could Be the One”” to his recent “”Bittersweet””, Nicky’s resume boasts an impressive and lengthy discography of originals, remixes, edits and co-productions, proving again and again his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Perhaps even more telling of his razor-sharp prowess and visionary mindset is the success and impact of his label Protocol Recordings. From the stage to the studio and beyond, Nicky is leaving a lasting imprint on electronic music.

In the late 2000’s, EDM was in its heyday, and Nicky Romero was at the forefront of the movement that would become one of the most significant cultural resurgences in decades. After releasing several singles early in his career, Nicky officially had his breakthrough moments with the viral anthem “”Toulouse”” and “”I Could Be the One, which to date has amassed over 185 million streams on Spotify alone. Nicky’s meticulous skill as a producer led him to co-producing with legendary artists, both on Rihanna’s hit “”Right Now”” and Britney Spears’ “”It Should Be Easy.”” These early successes served to pave the way for the founding of Nicky’s own label, Protocol Recordings.

The future’s looking brighter than ever for Nicky; his recent collaborations with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, David Guetta, and Taio Cruz this year, as well as exciting new projects with Protocol Studios and their live showcases. It’s a great time to be Nicky Romero, and it’s only going to get better.

Rita Ora

It’s been a momentous few years for Rita Ora. Since her rise to prominence in 2012 she’s sold a staggering seven million singles, had 13 top ten hits and recorded a number one platinum-selling debut album, “Ora”. Number-one singles Hot Right Now and How We Do (Party) established her as a household name and kept her atop the UK charts. Her arrival was so impactful that she became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK singles chart that year, with three consecutive releases reaching the top position.

After appearances on Hollywood’s silver screen, she returned to music in 2017 with a sold out, 33 date European tour and finished 2018 with the much-anticipated release of her second studio album, Phoenix. Already certified Silver, Phoenix has already received a staggering 330M streams in the UK alone. Her latest five hit singles have amassed over a billion Spotify streams worldwide, with Your Song reaching more than 352M streams, her biggest hit in Europe. Other global hits include Lonely Together, a collaboration with the late musician, DJ and producer, Avicii.

Rita recently entered the Official Chart history books, breaking a record held for 30 years. The singer’s release, ‘Let You Love Me’, became her 13th Top 10, setting a new UK chart record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Let You Love Me also featured in the official top 40 most streamed video tracks of 2018 chart while four of Rita’s singles also featured in the ‘Biggest 2018 Airplay Records’ chart.
Rita has already cemented herself as one of the UK’s most successful pop acts of the decade and shows no signs of slowing down in 2019.

Salvatore Ganacci

The dynamic energy of Swedish DJ/producer Salvatore Ganacci is now found represented in every corner of the globe. Having garnered millions of streams and landing landmark international shows courtesy of his hard hitting and experimental sound, his fusion of big room, dancehall and modern pop music has separated this high-octane performer from his Swedish contemporaries in a distinct manner. Salvatore’s reputation continues to precede him. He has previously collaborated as an executive producer and songwriter on several well-known projects under his own name and different pseudonyms too. 2017 saw one of the most illuminating runs of solo material from Salvatore Ganacci to date, such as the songs “Talk”, “Ride It” with Sebastian Ingrosso feat Bunji Garlin and “Way Back Home”. Salvatore ended 2017 with the song “Imagine” released on Martin Garrix’s label SMPD Records. He released “Motorspeed 300 KM/H” together with Sanjin, “Jook It” together with Tujamo and Richie Loop on the vocal in 2018. His latest release “Kill A Soundboy” features the upcoming reggae star, Nailah Blackman, from Trinidad and Tobago. In late 2018 Salvatore Ganacci showed us exactly what he’s capable of with a record-breaking China tour comprising of 22 shows in 22 days – an unprecedented feat by a foreign artist.

Sam Feldt Live

‘Uplifting’ is without a doubt the word that best describes Dutch DJ, producer, platinum selling artist and sustainability pioneer, Sam Feldt. Having built a career upon his distinctly feel-good sound, Sam already has a double album and a multitude of top-selling releases under his belt. Besides his musical activities he has developed a platform – Fangage – for artists to connect with their fans better. His next project is to spearhead a movement that will help influencers adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, giving back to the planet to reduce and compensate their own environmental impact and encouraging others to do the same. Both in music and life, Sam has his sights set firmly on the future.

Characterized by heavy use of vocals and live instruments, Sam Feldt’s music is warm and intimate, and lends itself especially well to true live performance. Accordingly, some of the musicians from Sam’s studio are now joining him on-stage. With Quirijn on trumpet and Tariq on sax, the live band has already conquered Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Life Is Beautiful, Creamfields and Mysteryland, and with Jordi joining on guitar since ADE 2017, the quartet now makes for a live show unlike anything else in the world of electronic music.

San Holo

Dutch artist/producer San Holo conveys that his rise wasn’t the same as a typical DJ with the dream of conquering the genre right from the start. “I have great respect for those guys but I got into music originally because of my love for rock and the guitar,” he says. ‘I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 13, forming bands and all that. But I had so many ideas for making music and was getting tired of always looking for players to help fill the spots. I realized you are able to build entire songs around a laptop and that started my interest in production. I never walked into a club until my music started being noticed by people wanting me to DJ.”

San is constantly improving on his live show, learning from the masters that he gets to watch on his many tours and festival shows. “Producing is very different than playing live, but you have to work at it just as hard,” he says. “How to build your set and figuring out what people respond to. It’s very tempting to just feed the crowd whatever they want but you have to resist that. You have to find that balance between playing what they want to hear, and exposing them to some of the more experimental music that can open minds.”

Grateful and humbled by the groundswell of acclaim he is receiving for “Light” around the globe, San says the best is yet to come. “I was blown away by the response because before “Light” my fan base had always been kind of underground SoundCloud fans,” he says. “But I feel it’s never about just structure when you are making music. It’s you crafting that signature sound, the magic and the harmonies you put behind it that stays with people. I know I can take my ‘sound’ anywhere I want to go musically. My only rule is if you play it, you better believe you are going to know that I did it.”

Slushii

One check of Slushii’s ever-growing record of credentials and there’s no doubt that the 21-year-old, forward-thinker from New Jersey is the future of electronic dance music. To describe Slushii’s ascent as meteoric would be an understatement —in just three years since he emerged on the scene, he’s brought his vibrant, textured sonics to five continents and countless countries, with three headlining tours already under his belt.

Slushii has electrified festival crowds everywhere from mainstage at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland, to Ultra Miami, Reading + Leeds and HARD Summer to name a few, all while holding down residencies at some of the world’s most renowned clubs in Las Vegas. His rap sheet doesn’t end at his relentless touring itinerary either. Massive collaborations and remixes co-signed by the likes of Marshmello, Charlie Puth, BTS, and more make Slushii a dominating force in the digital streaming landscape, as he continues to flex his ultra-versatile production capabilities with everything from poolside pop to punishing dubstep products.

Touted as the next generation’s torch-carrier by the likes of Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Skrillex, Slushii has kicked off 2019 with his first ever pop crossover track ‘Never Let You Go’ featuring Latin pop star Sofia Reyes released on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. In just 2 weeks’ time the song received 2M+ streams and over 8M video views on YouTube. He recently announced his biggest headlining tour to date partnering with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour and SiriusXm which will begin late-April tackling venues such as the Bill Graham in San Francisco, The Shrine in Los Angeles and WaMu Theater in Seattle. Now that the bright young beatsmith has truly found his stride, there’s no chance of him cooling down any time soon.

Tinashe

Tinashe is a contemporary R&B artist who arrived in the mid-2010s with a high level of pop appeal. Prior to becoming a solo artist, the singer, songwriter, and producer Tinashe was known for her acting and modelling work. Her commercial breakthrough as a music artist was in 2014 with her hit ‘2 On’. Tinashe’s debut single ‘2 On’ reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only that, her debut studio album, ‘Aquarius’ in 2014 was noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years. Her collaboration with Snakehips and Chance the Rapper, “All My Friends”, won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2016. In the same year, Tinashe’s second studio album, ‘Nightride’ reached number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the US. Tinashe breaks through any and all boundaries, taking full control of her independence and releasing her self-released album, “Song For You”; a multi-track compilation featuring the likes of heavy hitters G-Eazy, 6LACK, Ms Banks, and more. Tinashe describes her music as “rhythmic pop” that explores the genres of alternative R&B, pop, and hip hop. Her mixtapes have been more experimental, incorporating elements of traditional R&B, electro-hop and dark pop.

Yellow Claw

“The distance between Amsterdam and Los Angeles spans 5,550 miles. Despite that physical separation, the cities share quite a bit in common, remaining creative hotbeds for their respective continents. Both locations fortified the foundation of YELLOW CLAW’s second full-length album, the appropriately titled LOS AMSTERDAM (Mad Decent). For the first time, the Dutch electronic duo—Jim Aasgier and Nizzle—enjoyed an extended stay in the City of Angels in order to write and record before heading back to Amsterdam to fine-tune their compositions throughout 2016. The process mirrors the musicians’ distinct sonic alchemy, fusing elements of European dancefloor panache and gritty American trap seamlessly.

Since 2010, YELLOW CLAW has been quietly inching towards electronic dance music supremacy. Their November 2015 debut, Blood For Mercy, bowed at#1onBillboard’s Heat Seekers Chart and Top/Dance Electronic Albums Chart and scored an Edison Award—the Dutch equivalent of a GRAMMY. It spawned the mega-smash “In My Room”(feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, & DJ Mustard), which notched over 104 million Spotify streams. The album illuminated their penchant for studio synergy as they welcomed the likes of Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Tiesto, Flux Pavilion, DJ Mustard, and more into their creative ecosystem.

Along the way, Rolling Stone named them among “10 Artists You Need To Know” as they received further acclaim from SPIN, Dancing Astronaut and many more. They’ve enamored audiences everywhere from Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival to Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas and Jack Ü’s New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden.

PANTHEON

Andrew Rayel - Find Your Harmony

Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony is centred around the very thing each individual strives to achieve: a balanced, perfectly aligned life in harmony. By connecting people from all around the world, through the universal language of music, Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony is taking centre stage at festivals, clubs, and radios alike. Be prepared to get carried away into musical bliss with Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony’s trance empire, featuring giants like Andrew Rayel, Blastoyz, and David Gravell, with supporting guests Chuckiess & Whackboi and Corti Organ taking the stage for a trance marathon.

Youtopia

With an ensemble of artists from Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas, YOUTOPIA is taking over the Pantheon stage with an array of different cultures, bringing its fully mesmeric feast for the senses and unexpected collaborative performances to Hydeout Festival. More than a typical dance stage with a lineup of talents performing independently within their set times, Youtopia will be a showcase of how Eastern and Western artists can tastefully and unexpectedly perform together, featuring artists crossing cultures and electronic music genres, while blending their unique sounds on stage, in true celebration of music as a universal and unifying power. Set against the cityscape of cosmopolitan Singapore, Hydeout rises above typical music festivals with its theme centred on duality and diversity. The creators of Youtopia designed this inclusive experience to reflect the exciting intercultural plurality our island nation is renowned for globally. As an embodiment of what Hydeout represents, Youtopia will be a platform for unique cross-cultural collaborations. Expect artists wearing unanticipated hats, collaborative music released by artists on the lineup, the debut of a new genre and cross-continent artist project, all interweaved seamlessly as one world, one family. Youtopia is set to awaken the cosmopolitan citizen in every music lover. Let’s look forward to this one night in April 2020, where we come together as one world, one family, one you in this beautiful mosaic of life as we know it.

Monstercat

Over the last 8 years, the Monstercat fanbase has grown into one of the largest in the world for electronic music labels. This has allowed for a significant number of events throughout Asia and around the world including China, India, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam, all of these serving to uplift artists among international audiences. 2019 has been a momentous year for Monstercat, winning Best Label at the International Dance Music Awards, another sold-out event at ADE for the fourth time, and stages across the world including Tomorrowland. Monstercat now makes its debut in Singapore in partnership with Hydeout Festival. Regardless of events or music, Monstercat remains committed to discovering and supporting talent and connecting with their community around the world.

Brownies & Lemonade

Since 2012, Brownies and Lemonade (B&L) has striven to innovate and embellish the always-burgeoning music scene of Los Angeles but has since exploded to international recognition. With vested interests in hip-hop and electronic dance music, B&L brings the sounds of both these genres and everything in between together. Through introducing Los Angeles to a variety of new DJs, Producers, and MCs B&L has since become a respected tastemaker in the international electronic music community. B&L has collaborated with Goldenvoice, Mad Decent, OWSLA, Fool’s Gold, Earmilk, Shifty Rhythms, AllMineLA, Free Grilled Cheese, Nu Soul Magazine, Ill Society, Modern Filth, Soulection, HW&W, The Well, Red Bull, and cARTel. On top of that, B&L has made their presence known in Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Buku Festival, The Shrine Auditorium, The Novo, Sound Nightclub, The Fonda, El Rey, The Airliner, Fai Do Do, The Lash, The Lash Pop Up, and Lock & Key, Whether it be monthly residencies in various venues to a national tour or collaborating with world- renowned festivals and experimental events, B&L never fails to impress the audience with an unforgettable event.

Andrew Rayel - Find Your Harmony

Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony is centred around the very thing each individual strives to achieve: a balanced, perfectly aligned life in harmony. By connecting people from all around the world, through the universal language of music, Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony is taking centre stage at festivals, clubs, and radios alike. Be prepared to get carried away into musical bliss with Andrew Rayel – Find Your Harmony’s trance empire, featuring giants like Andrew Rayel, Blastoyz, and David Gravell, with supporting guests Chuckiess & Whackboi and Corti Organ taking the stage for a trance marathon.

Youtopia

With an ensemble of artists from Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas, YOUTOPIA is taking over the Pantheon stage with an array of different cultures, bringing its fully mesmeric feast for the senses and unexpected collaborative performances to Hydeout Festival. More than a typical dance stage with a lineup of talents performing independently within their set times, Youtopia will be a showcase of how Eastern and Western artists can tastefully and unexpectedly perform together, featuring artists crossing cultures and electronic music genres, while blending their unique sounds on stage, in true celebration of music as a universal and unifying power. Set against the cityscape of cosmopolitan Singapore, Hydeout rises above typical music festivals with its theme centred on duality and diversity. The creators of Youtopia designed this inclusive experience to reflect the exciting intercultural plurality our island nation is renowned for globally. As an embodiment of what Hydeout represents, Youtopia will be a platform for unique cross-cultural collaborations. Expect artists wearing unanticipated hats, collaborative music released by artists on the lineup, the debut of a new genre and cross-continent artist project, all interweaved seamlessly as one world, one family. Youtopia is set to awaken the cosmopolitan citizen in every music lover. Let’s look forward to this one night in April 2020, where we come together as one world, one family, one you in this beautiful mosaic of life as we know it.

Monstercat

Over the last 8 years, the Monstercat fanbase has grown into one of the largest in the world for electronic music labels. This has allowed for a significant number of events throughout Asia and around the world including China, India, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam, all of these serving to uplift artists among international audiences. 2019 has been a momentous year for Monstercat, winning Best Label at the International Dance Music Awards, another sold-out event at ADE for the fourth time, and stages across the world including Tomorrowland. Monstercat now makes its debut in Singapore in partnership with Hydeout Festival. Regardless of events or music, Monstercat remains committed to discovering and supporting talent and connecting with their community around the world.

Brownies & Lemonade

Since 2012, Brownies and Lemonade (B&L) has striven to innovate and embellish the always-burgeoning music scene of Los Angeles but has since exploded to international recognition. With vested interests in hip-hop and electronic dance music, B&L brings the sounds of both these genres and everything in between together. Through introducing Los Angeles to a variety of new DJs, Producers, and MCs B&L has since become a respected tastemaker in the international electronic music community. B&L has collaborated with Goldenvoice, Mad Decent, OWSLA, Fool’s Gold, Earmilk, Shifty Rhythms, AllMineLA, Free Grilled Cheese, Nu Soul Magazine, Ill Society, Modern Filth, Soulection, HW&W, The Well, Red Bull, and cARTel. On top of that, B&L has made their presence known in Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Buku Festival, The Shrine Auditorium, The Novo, Sound Nightclub, The Fonda, El Rey, The Airliner, Fai Do Do, The Lash, The Lash Pop Up, and Lock & Key, Whether it be monthly residencies in various venues to a national tour or collaborating with world- renowned festivals and experimental events, B&L never fails to impress the audience with an unforgettable event.


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