Christopher Wilson, better known by stage name Riot Ten, is set to have his best year yet. He came to relevance after dropping his rambunctious remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.
Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.
How many other electronic artists do you know who are doing 100% of the singing and producing on their releases? Not many, and among them, Alvin Risk is essentially the end-all be-all. His versatility and talent are virtually unmatched, as much on his previous releases as on his latest musical journey, Venture. The 5-track EP, which was made available for purchase via iTunes in addition to being available for free download, is the first fans have heard from Alvin Risk since he collaborated with Hans Zimmer on a remix of 'Electro Suite' from The Amazing Spider-man 2 soundtrack, and it embodies a huge step for Alvin in new musical directions, not to say that his past work has been anything short of game-changing, but Venture certainly transcends the caliber of music many of us might be used to.
Dada Life made their debut in Gainesville at Level nightclub September 17th as part of their Back to School tour. Unfortunately, the Swedish duo was missing Olle Cornéer due to medical issues, but that didn’t stop Stefan Engblom from putting on an unforgettable performance and bringing forth Dada Land in its entirety. With the release of Dada Life’s newest track “One Smile,” it was fitting that Stefan was in attendance as the song is based off his impeccable grin. Stefan was able to meet after the show and talk more about the tour over cheap champagne, bananas and a veggie platter. Because what kind of venue doesn’t provide a veggie platter anyway?
Back in 2007, when EDM saw a huge rise in its popularity, John Dahlback's career followed suit and benefited as a result of his Benny Benassi inspired hit, 'Blink.' Now, years after the original racked up millions of YouTube plays, John Dahlback has teamed up with dance music icon, and former muse, Benny Benassi to rework the original into their debut collaborative single, 'Blink Again.'
Showtek came with the full intention to rock the house this past Friday at Pacha, and they certainly delivered. But what else would you expect from the brotherly Dutch duo? Known for their hard hitting style of music and bass heavy performances, Showtek has really built a name for themselves as one of the best electronic duos out right now. With banger after banger being released by them in recent time, it has been hard for any DJ to play a set without at least playing one Showtek track.
When a colossal force like W&W hits the stage, you won't know what just hit you. Big room, high-octane sounds are a definite, but there's so much more to W&W's mystique. The duo hails from the Netherlands, the DJ capital of the world, and they have gained such an immense fanbase in just a short span of time. Their popularity can be attributed to the wildly successful tracks that they produce, which has caught the attention of Trance Goliath, Armin Van Burren, early on. Since their ASOT debut, W&W just can't seem to catch a break from the whirlwind of fame and success.
Like any great artist, W&W had their humble beginnings at local clubs and venues, only to find themselves taking full reign over leading festivals in no time. We got to find out some of W&W's earliest inspirations and the key behind their inexplicable ability to deliver only the highest quality of music to the fans.
Toronto electro duo, Zeds Dead, came out with an exclusive Holiday Mix 2013 yesterday on Soundcloud. The hour long mix starts of rhythmic and groovy then progresses to feature diverse and eclectic electro-house sounds featuring Artists like Deorro, RL Grime, Daft Punk, and some of their own original tracks in the mix, as well.
Best part of it all? It's up for free downloads so you can enjoy this mix anytime, anywhere.
Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the talented duo known as Big Gigantic is coming to New York City for back-to-back performances at Roseland Ballroom, and we will be there on December 30th! The event is a continuation of their Sky High Tour, which they began earlier in September.
Big Gigantic is notorious for their live stage performances that incorporate saxophone by producer Dominic Lalli and drums by Jeremy Salken. With festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival under their belts, this duo is coming at you like a whirlwind with exciting livetronica and filthy beats.
As successful DJ's, these men and women really know how to portray their unique sense of style to the public and have created a distinctive image for themselves. A lot of these DJs agree that especially with the competitive nature of the field today, a one-of-a-kind style is everything and making sure you stand out from the crowd is key. Take a look at these popular Dj's that are making a statement with their fashion.
Nicknamed the ‘Voice Belgique’ (the Voice of Belgium), Quentin Mosimann is making a name for himself internationally as one of the few existing DJ-singers. Known for his use of various instruments and his wild and unpredictable performances, Quentin sat down with Joonbug at the Perry Hotel in South Beach to talk about his favorite names in music, his beginnings as a jazz singer, and his current international tour.
You’re probably best known for your success in the French reality TV show, Star Academy France. What were you doing before the show?