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Grammy award winning DJ and producer, Afrojack, is one of the most notable and iconic names in electronic dance music (EDM) today. At only 27 years old, he has made a large impact on the music industry and is a key player in the worldwide explosion and popularity of EDM. In 2013, Forbes magazine crowned him as #7 on 'The World's Highest Paid DJs List' and this year the Hollywood Reporter called him "a global icon" set "to conquer the world." A talented producer and artist Afrojack is versatile and creative with his sound whether creating club hits of producing and remixing for the like of Beyoncé, Pitbull or Madonna. Afrojack is adept at shifting between genres and playing with his sound and it's easy to see why his skills are some of the most sought after in the world.
Art Department, the infamous electronic music act, has seen almost unparalleled success within the world of dance music in recent years. Canadian, Jonny White, acting Head of No.19 Music is now the lone force behind the influential project that began as a collaborative effort with long time friend Kenny Glasgow in 2009. The prolific producer’s original production style landed AD at the forefront of a major underground music movement, transcending genre barriers and breaking down walls as few other underground artists have. Their game-changing contribution to the electronic music landscape has been undeniable, garnering accolades such as #1 track of the year at the Beatport Awards in 2011, iTunes #2 “Best Electronic Album” of 2011; hailed as “hottest duo in dance music” from media outlets such as DJ Mag; awarded the 2010 Track of the Year for their breakout hit "Without You" by long standing authorities like Resident Advisor (UK), Groove Mag (Germany), and #2 in Mixmag (US), and voted #6 Top DJ's in the world in 2012. The duo have also graced the covers of DJMag Canada, Now Magazine, DJ Times, Raveline Magazine and have been featured in wide-spread press, including The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Vogue, I:D, Nylon and Vibe Magazine who ranked them #2 DJ/Producers in the world in 2013, second only to Daft Punk, firmly establishing them as a rarity in the world of electronic music.
Few voices are as instantly recognizable as that of Australian born songstress, Emma Hewitt.
Hewitt’s haunting melodies, yearning lyrics and distinctive style have earned her a legion of passionate fans around the world as she continues to write and release music with some of the world’s most respected names in electronic dance music.
The journey began back in the Australian town of Geelong, Victoria where Emma would perform acoustically around the region through her teenage years. “Music was a form of escape for me and not something I ever consciously set out to follow as a career path. I was always inspired to ask questions; of myself as well as others and I guess over time those questions just sort of grew wings and turned into songs”.
'A good melody can change the world' - the philosophy behind Gareth Emery's 2015: the year that saw him DJ the closing ceremony of the European Olympic Games, host his first festival stage at Australia's infamous Stereosonic, and finish his highly anticipated third artist album '100 Reasons To Live'. Already with two US iTunes #1 albums, 5 million records sold worldwide, and a social media following of 4 million+, Emery is stepping into legendary territory, and it all comes down to one thing... music.
In 2015 he released DRIVE Refueled, the remix album of his hugely successful sophomore offering with a list of contributors that reads like a festival main stage flyer: W&W, Deorro, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano to name a few. He also released the face-ripping club anthem 'Huracan', U.S. radio hit 'Hands' and one of the biggest remixes of the year, Cosmic Gate's 'Going Home'. But it wasn't just his solo releases that were making huge waves, it was also his role as curator of the hottest EDM brand of the year: Electric For Life.
Beginning as a radio show, showcasing the best of electronic music regardless of genre, the unprecedented popularity of the brand soon meant it was selling out shows (13 across the globe including his largest ever solo show at the legendaryShrine Auditorium in Los Angeles), hosting festival stages (Stereosonic), and raising over 100,000USD for various charities via its hugely popular merchandise line. To close the year, Emery celebrated with a 24 hour live broadcast named#EFLDAY which featured 50 industry superstars including Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, NERVO and many more.
With a brand new album and world tour planned for 2016, Emery is set to change the world. One great melody at a time.
Welcome to a war-torn land, governed by fear and power. Welcome to a world in chaos. Desolate. Boundless. Forsaken. Welcome to a place shrouded in darkness, illuminated only by a mere flicker of hope. Close your eyes, listen to the land, it speaks to you — this is KSHMR.
Mysterious producer KSHMR (as in Kashmir) exploded onto the scene with his first release, “Megalodon." Orchestral, hard-hitting, extravagant — his tracks come straight out of a music festival directed by Steven Spielberg. Since then, his Beatport releases "Bazaar,", "Strong," “Burn," "Karate," "Memories," "Heaven," and “Secrets” have all peaked at #1 overall and quickly garnered him a rapidly growing fan base. KSHMR is painting a world for his audience; each production is a brushstroke and, while he’s only just begun, his vision is clearly one of epic proportions.
Few DJs have made such a dramatic impact on the underground house and techno scene over the last few years as Lee Foss. Described by DJ Mag as “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today” and by fellow future house innovators Art Department as their favourite producer, Lee has firmly established himself in dance music’s collective consciousness. Lee and his Hot Natured band mates Jamie Jones and Infinity Ink are currently leading a whole family of like-minded producers that includes Richy Ahmed, WaFF, Digitaria, Robert James and Miguel Campbell, who are currently re-writing the rulebook of how to make evocative, emotive house music. In 2010 he was the highest new entry into Resident Advisor’s key Top 100 DJs poll, entering at number 38 and by 2011 he had climbed to number 18 in the chart, a huge feat given that he only played his first European gig in 2009. In 2012 Lee Foss’s completed his Radio1 Essential Mix to much acclaim and has been nominated for Essential Mix of the year.
Having hit the UK top 40 with ‘Benediction’ as part of deep house super group Hot Natured, with genre-spanning hits such as ‘Electricity’ (with MK) and ‘Reverse Skydiving’ under his belt, alongside remixes of chart topping artists such as Rudimental and Lana del Ray, Lee Foss is one of the most exciting forces in modern house music. Not forgetting Hot Creations, the groundbreaking label he runs with partner Jamie Jones, which is arguably one of the world’s most innovative house labels. His unique sound, born out a lifelong love of classic house, 90s hip hop, 80s electro and Detroit techno, has earned him fanatical grassroots support from clubbers in both Europe and North America.
In a world where music is often limited to genre handles and buzz sounds, Mark Knight has proven a rare and wonderful breed of integral house heavyweight. With a career spanning more than a decade and a solid reputation on both the digital market and dance floors across the globe, the Grammy-nominated DJ/producer has never rested on the laurels of being one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished UK players to date.
Armed with a musical library that knows no boundaries, a consistent run of hits and chart-topping ventures alike, the success of Knight’s recording career is matched only by the credibility and integrity maintained throughout his discography to date. Heard through a spread of popular releases (‘Man With The Red Face,’ ‘Alright’) and high profile remixes (Basement Jaxx, Chris Malinchak), further work alongside both Faithless and Underworld has sealed a diverse musical heritage for the accomplished producer. It’s music for passion, not numbers, and it’s what Mark Knight does best.
As seasoned as he is a talented musician, the Toronto-based producer & songwriter, Shaun Frank, puts quality music above all else. “My focus has always been writing memorable melodies, timeless lyrics and putting as much energy and passion as I can behind the production,” he says outlining his artistic intentions. Beginning his music career at the age of 14, Shaun Frank front manned his previous bands, toured the world over, and this past year he finds himself transitioning fully into the world of Electronic Dance Music. It was one single in particular that put Frank on the map - the collaboration ‘This Could Be Love’ with Borgeous featuring Delaney Jane. Released at the end of 2014 on Spinnin’ Records, 'This Could Be Love' held its position in Beatports top 10 chart for over 2 months and received airplay on dance music radio stations across the globe. The vocal production on this song mixed with the deep grooving instrumental is definitively to become the “Shaun Frank” sound. Along with his hugely supported remix of Kiesza’s cover of Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’, he has now arrived at his signature style that involves a high-energy mix of elements including deep house, old UK garage, accompanied by strong lyrical work and a vocal focus.
“If the fans aren’t singing the songs on the way home from the club that night, then the songs aren’t even worth writing.” His perspective is far more intimate than some of the broader strokes much of dance music’s vastness often inhabits. Shaun is not solely concerned with making music that sells, but songs that stick to the soul. Shaun Frank’s potential takeover starts with the live show and ends by his music resonating with fans by way of vocal-driven grooves. “I am a songwriter, not a button pusher. Nothing against artists that do that, but I see myself in the future putting out an album that isnt just 122 to 128bpm house music,”. This became further cemented over the New Year’s 2015 holiday when Frank went into the studio with Dutch star Oliver Heldens. The two connected over a vocal Shaun had tracked—and after receiving its world premier as a fan voted highlight during Oliver Heldens Mainstage Ultra Music Festival set in Miami this March, it is sure to catapult his name into the upper echelon of up and coming producers to watch this year. “I play guitar, bass, piano and sing, so there is a lot that I plan to do with that, all in good time.”
Sultan + Shepard love a challenge. After a banner year that included several monster releases including their Grammy Nominated remix of Bruno Mars ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, their original song ‘All These Roads” and co-writing the David Guetta hit “Bad” with Showtek, they knew there was a bigger opportunity to bring their sound to the world.
Few producers have managed to maintain their studio output with such stamina and consistency as Sultan + Ned Shepard. On the studio front, they were tagged by Beatport as the “kings of the progressive scene” with countless chart-topping productions including their collaboration with Junior Sanchez on Size Records, “Deeper Love”, “Renegade Master” on Musical Freedom and “Keep Moving” featuring The Boxer Rebellion on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Records. Most recently, Sultan and Ned joined forces with Dillon Francis to create “When We Were Young” the lead single from Dillon’s brand new album. With 2 million soundcloud plays and a hilarious video, the track has been gaining massive support worldwide.
2016 shows no signs of Sultan + Ned Shepard slowing down. The duo have renewed their highly successful residency at Light Nightclub in Las Vegas making them part of an elite DJ few hand-picked for the honor. Not in Vegas? Not to worry Sultan + Ned Shepard have been on touring fire, hitting festivals such as Ultra, TomorrowWorld, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland and countless clubs across the globe. Compound that with their new releases and their hit remix of Coldplay’s ‘ A Sky Full of Stars’ there is no stopping these DJ/Producer powerhouses.
For eighteen years, Technasia has created a unique east/west fusion that moves seamlessly from the Paris club scene, to the streets of Hong Kong, to the hippest techno venues in Europe. Founded by Charles Siegling and Amil Khan in 1996, Technasia thrived as a duo for almost a dozen years. From 2010, Charles has gone solo, taking Technasia as a one-man project.
Charles has a burning ambition to create music that transcends cultural barriers, and to captivate every audience. The proof of his success is in the list of clubs and festivals Technasia has played. Fans around the globe, from China, to Colombia, to Spain, know Technasia’s classic anthems, including ‘Force’ and ‘Acid Storm’, or the more recent ‘I Am Somebody’ and ‘Heart Of Flesh’. When DJing, Charles always plays on four decks, showcasing the old-fashioned arts of cutting and scratching. Live, Technasia takes audiences on an unforgettable ride, becoming a one-man band to create irresistible energy and atmosphere.
Technasia combines emotional melodies along with energetic beats, creating sophisticated and intelligent techno. To get and idea of what to expect listen to this year’s Creamfields UK Festival set below: