Tiësto has transcended musical genres to create a global "Tiësto" brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 12 million friends on Facebook, 1+ million followers on Twitter, more than 300 million hits on YouTube, a globally syndicated Club Life Radio Show and his Club Life Podcast (#1 music podcast on iTunes globally), not to mention having played to millions live around the world, Tiësto has truly become a universal phenomenon. Tiësto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Gotye, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more. 2012 has seen Tiësto achieve new heights in his stellar career - launching his very own Club Life Radio Channel on Sirius XM, releasing his AKG by Tiësto headphone range and iPhone app, along with his hugely successful Club Life - Volume Two Miami album. Headline performances at festivals around the world, residencies at Pacha in Ibiza and the Wynn in Las Vegas, as well as his upcoming Club Life College Invasion Tour in October, all promise to make this year Tiësto's biggest yet.
To put it lightly, what Avicii and his manager Ash have managed to achieve in just a few years is truly astonishing. Commencing his dizzying journey at the tender age of 18, the self-taught, fresh-faced Swedish luminary has unquestionably amassed greater success by the age of 22 than most could ever hope to achieve in a lifetime. The mastermind behind chart-topping phenomena Seek Bromance, My Feelings For You, Fade into Darkness, Silhouettes and the recent global obsession that was Levels, he has soared from budding bedroom music-maker to international superstar in a matter of years. Having headlined the main stage of Ultra Music Festival with queen of pop Madonna, completed a $1 million charity tour, confirmed an exclusive collaboration with Ralph Lauren and embarked upon his biggest arena tour to date already in 2012, Avicii now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with just a handful of the most in-demand and elite artists on the planet. We can only dare to imagine what will be accomplished in a whole career.
Zedd, being born into a family of musicians, began playing the piano at the age of four. After sevreal years of learning to master the piano, Anton began playing the drums in a band, and composed and produced numerous rocksongs in his band's own studio. In 2009 he began producing electronic clubmusic, to much and quick acclaim. After a peroid of only few months he attained a remarkable level and participated in Beatport's "Armand Van Helden / Strictly Rhythm Remix Contest", which he went on to win. This opened up a number of new possibilities for Zedd, and only shortly after, he won his second contest on Beatport, the "Fatboy Slim / Skint Remix Contest"! This was the foundation for several cooperations with artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, P. Diddy, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden and labels like mau5trap, Interscope, Atlantic, Strictly Rhythm or Skint Records. His first release "The Anthem" entered the Beatport charts top 20, and even made it to the second place of Track It Down charts. His remix for Skrillex' 'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites', released on 'mau5trap recordings' climbed up the charts to #4 on Beatport and #2 on Beatport's Electro House charts. One of the reasons for this rapid development is undoubtedly Zedd's unique and highly recognizable style of composition. It stands out as very detailed and carefully produced Electro House, very playful and the same time remarkably catchy. Zedd is definitely an artist to look out for in the future..."
Singer and producer Alvin Risk's talents have earned him instant recognition amongst the dance music Illuminati. Since posting his first songs just months ago, he has already garnered support from artists like Skrillex, Designer Drugs, and Steve Aoki, even featuring in PendulumÕs BBC Radio One Essential Mix. Now placed at the forefront of electronic music, his catalog continues to grow steadily with a host of original productions and collaborations as well as remixes for artists as diverse as Matt & Kim, Ali Love, and Jamaica. He has also recently released the highly anticipated ÔTwo Strokes RawÕ EP on Plant Music. As for what is next, Alvin Risk has no intentions of letting up. This unpredictable artist will continue to innovate, challenge and defy expectations. The future may well see him return to his roots as the front man of an electronic rock orchestra.
With the ability to sing and play a large variety of instruments it's obvious that music comes naturally to Flux Pavilion aka Joshua Steele. Since first sitting down at a keyboard at the age of six his dream has been to make music that he loves, and perform it to people who love it just as much. Influenced by the likes of The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx and dubstep pioneer Rusko, Flux loved the high energy madness that dance music was capable of and set about making some of his own in the form of dubstep. Already adept with production skills he was soon off the starting block and with his tunes swiftly generating interest on the circuit, it was soon clear that what started of as a bit of experimentation had led to Flux landing on his feet with the dubstep sound.
Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has coalesced the individual musical identities of progressive, trance & house into his own creative hybrid sound. Through a unique alignment of headlining DJ sets, Armada and Coldharbour label output and his highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show, he's been at the forefront of the revolution on the US EDM scene. This success has been reflected in weekly sets spun in front of many tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the millions & one Beatport chart smash after another. Following several highly ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz broke into the Top 10 of DJ Mag's Top 100 chart. He's remained there for the last four straight years (polling #9 in 2011) and now stands as the busiest international DJ playing out of the United States.
Feed Me sprung into the public eye with an 12" signed to Deadmau5's label Mau5trap, making him the first external artist to feature on the imprint. With releases 'The Spell' and 'Raw Chicken', the hard-hitting electro combined with his trademark wide grin caught the eyes and ears of DJs around the world. An additional release with Noisia's label 'Division' saw the repertoire and the hype - grow.
Hailing from Nantes in France, 17 year old Madeon came to the attention of the world for his unique blend of Pop/House/Electro via his "Shuriken" and "For You" tracks as well as his amazing remix of Pendulum's "The Island" single. His most recent remixes on the Deadmau5 "Raise Your Weapon" and Martin Solveig "The Night Out" singles have been a huge success with support from the likes of Pete Tong, Alan Braxe, Skrillex, Rob Swire etc... His debut single "Icarus" was a hit with both DJs (charting at #2 on the global Beatport chart) and radio (charting in the UK top 40). Madeon's Pop Culture live mashup video has been viewed over 10 million times.
Nobody Beats The Drum are in the front line of Dutch electronic dance music. The three-piece electro outfit consists of Sjam Sjamsoedin, Jori Collignon, and Rogier van der Zwaag sharing the stage. While Sjam and Jori produce all the music Rogier produces all the video projections. Together, the trio delivers a uniquely unforgettable live audio/visual experience that has brought them high praise from trendsetters such as Kanye West, Vice Magazine and more. NBTD make their way to North America this spring for the finest in independent and electronic music gatherings, including SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, Sasquatch Music Festival, and Electric Forest. To fully appreciate their fusion of breaks, electro, hip-hop and every other form of music that whips a crowd up into a sweaty, writhing heap of body parts, it's best to see NBTD live where the pounding music is enhanced by their one-of-a kind over-the-top visuals.
The Rhythm is the heart of mystery. Rhythm is movement, current, change, renovation and repetition. Our experience of time bases itself on Rhythm. Nothing exists without oscillation, without movement. Everything vibrates, everything "speaks" a universe of Rhythms. The Rhythm Monks are Masters of Trance, searching to understand the fundamental essence of the Drum. They are technicians of ecstacy. Modern Shamans. Mystics. The Drum serves them and their audience as a vehicle to another state of consciousness. This goal is to achieve an extended consciousness within themselves and their audience. At the same time, they are part of modern society and from Berlin's art scene. The Rhythm Monks are not interested in complacent celebration of the ego or debilitating Pop-Star surliness. They wear masks and see themselves as a Unity.
Cookie Monsta aka Tony Cook is a producer and DJ from Nottingham, UK who represents the loud and grimy side of dubstep. "If you crave the downright nasty dubstep then Cookie Monsta's your guy. Packing a recipe of face-slapping snares, ground shaking bass and eye gougingly dirty synths … his sound resembles that of a demonic bass-saw that easily lacerates the ear drums of all it encounters.
FuntCase aka James Hazell is a producer and DJ from Bournemouth, UK. He is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his controversial "filthy" style of dubstep. "FuntCase produces sensory overload dubstep that wobbles, womps and machine guns through your body, making you dance whether you want to or not."
Cobra Starshipʼs smash hit "You Make Me Feel" (Fueled By Ramen/Decaydence), Zoe Badwiʼs "Accidents Happen" (Neon Records) and Rebecca & Fionaʼs "Luminary Ones" (Neon Records) each received the remix treatment before the now 18-year-old Sydney native John Walden was even old enough to enter the venues where his music was on high rotation, and as he swiftly gathers acclaim, it's no surprise that artists like Estelle, Marina and the Diamonds and Paper Crows are all lined up for mixes.
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden‚Äôs pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with myste rious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
Over the last several years, Colorado producer Paul Basic (Paul Brandt) has developed his own brand of beats fusing dusty samples with hard hitting drums and razor-sharp basslines. His roots are in drumming, having played in a band with label-mates Michal Menert and Derek Vincent Smith through highschool before moving on to produce his own tracks. He draws from a slew of inspirations in order to create his own style within the PLM electro hip-hop movement. A Colorado native, Paul lived on both coasts while pursuing a degree in audio production, before he came back to CO to team up with his crew and begin his quest for domination of the global dance floor.
Philly based EDM producer Jasha Tull has created an ever expanding and mind melting experience as Space Jesus. Exploring a multitude of EDM stylings and effectively branding each track with his own bass fueled, psychedelic, Hip-Hop flavor, Space Jesus delivers music that is undeniably fresh and consistently captivating. Jasha began producing music at age 16 with an initial focus on Hip-Hop, that eventually led to his fascination with the production of future-bass music. In 2011, Jasha released SPACE JESUS EP, which immediately brought him an incredible amount of followers throughout the East Coast. Quickly gaining recognition for his individuality, creativity, and high-energy live show, Space Jesus has been popping up all over the states, sharing the stage with acts such as Zeds Dead, Conspirator, Two Fresh, Kraddy (of the Glitch Mob), Minnesota, The Polish Ambassador, Sugarpill, Mr. Bill and Bluetech. Space Jesus has instantly become a mainstay of the electronic music festival scene, with recent appearances at Camp Bisco 11 and Uphoria Festival in 2012 and The Magnetic Gathering and The Big Up in 2011. Hustlin' hard into the new year, Space Jesus shows no signs of slowing down. Keep your eyes peeled, or keep 'em shut, either way you're bound to see Space Jesus tear a wormhole right through the ever evolving EDM scene.
Austin, Texas resident DJ/Producer/Label Owner Andrew Parsons has been praised for his remarkably flawless mixing and highly select blend of Progressive House, Tech House, Swedish House, and Electro. Parsons‚Äô original production work and remixes have been signed to some of the world's top labels like Perfecto, Armada, Electronic Elements, Jigsaw, including his very own... In 2011, he restructured his label RealMusic Recordings under new name RealAmplified Music with a fresh sound reflective of Andrew‚Äôs own. All tracks and releases can be found on most of the largest music portals of the world, including Beatport and iTunes.
Better known as the new breed of Texas Producers, Brett "Exceed" Stovall has become widely known for his skill behind the decks, impeccable track selection, and his incredible ability to build an intense crowd connection. Exceed's DJ style combines different elements of fresh, cutting edge dance music. The young prodigy has now shared stages with acts such as: Tiesto, Rusko, Glitch Mob, Richard Vission, Designer Drugs, DJ Craze, Wolfgang Gartner, Steve Aoki, Le Castle Vania, LA Riots, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit in the Moon, &Will Bailey to name a few..