Despite being considered relatively fresh on the scene, Belgian DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte has amply proven her skill in the studio and behind the decks.
Her fast-paced trajectory reads like a novel. While championing her own style of uncompromising and headstrong techno, she steers her career and music the way she envisions it.
On stage de Witte charms techno heads with her natural ease, composure and expertise. Making it almost look easy to play the biggest stages in the world. Her own studio productions have proven to be intense, addictive and downright impressive, captivating sounding labels like Novamute and Mary Go Wild.
Her curriculum vitae of credentials is simply mind blowing: An Essential Mix debut on BBC Radio 1, a passage at Boiler Room, the cover of DJ MAG and continuous support by Resident Advisor, MixMag and XLR8R. The future looks bright for Charlotte de Witte.
Masego is a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ - a singular talent and surprising presence in the musical fabric right now.
He cites the 1930s Harlem big band leader and singer Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit, was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff, and puts an unabashedly sultry-smooth spin on the R&B, hip hop and dance music that he and his contemporaries like Chance The Rapper, SZA, Goldlink and Smino are making.
2018 is proving to be Masego’s break-out year as he makes his official full-length album debut Lady Lady, the culmination of years of hard work, crossing the globe multiple times, and refining his distinctive craft.
In 2015, Sam first began posting music online, amassing a considerable Soundcloud with a sound that combined a duel love of singer-songwriters, such as Bon Iver, with the production value of more underground club-oriented styles. Later, an impressed Pharrell would drop debut single Warm on Beats 1 dubbing him “a white boy with soul.”)
A remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘You & I (Forever)’ followed, Sam grabbing the attention of the singer’s label, PMR Records, who quickly moved to sign him.
A sync during a particularly pivotal moment of HBO show Ballers further cemented Sam’s status as festival mainstay, a packed out set at Coachella ‘16 coming hot on the heels of ‘Warm’ garnering the most Shazams of any song from a TV show for that year. His influences may have come from the clubbing underground, but it was soon clear that Sam had bigger ambitions. “I still had that influence of The Neptunes and Timbaland,” he confirms. “A time when the biggest songs in the world were also really musically intelligent records. I guess the inspiration for the new project came from - why can’t the biggest music in the world also be really, really good?”
Born and raised in South Africa, Floyd Lavine is an ‘African Nomadʼ, an Artist of a new African generation. Floyd wants to explore our global village in every direction, with one foot in Berlin and the other in Cape Town. His passion for electronic music is deeply rooted, influenced by African rhythms and predominantly focusing on grooves which he describes as essences of the African soul. The spirit and sensuality of his sound have gained him acclaimed recognition.
Floyd has had the pleasure of presenting his unique talent at some of the world premier events around the world like Glastonbury Festival Uk ,Berghain and Watergate Berlin , Horde and Djoon in Paris , Greece, Italy, USA, and shows in Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, to leading South African festival like Rocking the Daises in Cape Town to Oppiekoppie Festival.
Music wise Floyd has released on some of the leading international labels including Get Physical Records , Watergate Records , Upon.you Records and his own imprint RISE Music.
As you might guess from the name, Yung Bae is a musical guilty pleasure. For the past several years, the Los Angeles-based producer has steadily released funky, sample-heavy disco tracks, complete with anime artwork and names. It's the type of music you slyly hit play on while shoving your phone in your pocket so the person next to you on the bus won't question your taste. Of course, the person next to you on the bus probably doesn't know just how good Yung Bae's music is.
Bae 3 is Yung Bae's recently released third full-length album. It's also the producer's second release under the Yung Bae moniker since spending some time making music under his real name, Dallas Cotton.
On songs like the dance floor stomper "Don't Stop," featuring Flamingosis, and "Slam Jam!" — a collaboration with Luca Lush — the truly strange roots of Yung Bae's music come into focus. His songs mine emotion (namely euphoria) from nostalgia, especially for the '80s, an era neither Yung Bae nor most of his listeners were alive for. It's the type of nostalgia that could only exist on the Internet, and one that the producer takes full advantage with his unique sound. Yung Bae picked the perfect time to get his funk on.
Delivering a blend of contemporary sounds and signature grooves with growling bass lines and resonating drum patterns, The New York City - Ibiza based dj has gained support across the board from top dj’s like Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Laurent Garnier, Stefano Noferini, Matthias Tanzmann, Maya Jane Coles and many more.
Eskuche found himself playing at the world biggest events such an Elrow, Electric Zoo festival and regular appearances in the best clubs around the world like Output and Ministry Of Sound. Getting the chance to play alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, MK, Eats Everything becoming firm local favorites.
His recently released second EP on Hot Creations, "Activator" quickly become a big hit, getting into the top 5 on Beatport, being played by Jamie Jones all over the world, from Printworks London to Ultra Miami.
ATMA has a deep understanding of what people want in a party environment. Having played extensively across Australia, Asia and Europe ATMA has had the pleasure of directly warming up or closing for Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Derrick Carter, Pan-Pot, John Digweed, Miguel Campbell, Sébastien Léger as well as headlined various parties and festivals both large and small.
Naturally, he is also comfortable performing naked, on boats, in caves and under duress. Producing and playing what can only be described as "future-tech, soul-rending, mind-bending, fun-house-el-la-grande," (and-various-other-meaningless-hyphenat-ed-words) the ATMA's aural force is not to be underestimated.
Peking Opera is a musical act, much like the Chinese Opera from which the name stems from. The duo seamlessly blend and incorporate different styles of music keeping the audience’s ears wandering. They are performers who do not solely rely on the sound aspect of their act but make it interactive to grasp the audience’s attention to its fullest capacity, taking to the stage a wealth of instruments that they have mastered.
Their sets are inspired by a wide spectrum of influences, ranging from disco to techno. The duo share a profound love for solid melodies and hooks, modulation, chord progressions and detailed bass lines which fuel their sets.
The core of their sets is their sensitivity to music, basing every song selection on the feeling evoked by the track rather than by music genres and method. This unique take to music reinforces audience engagement and, teamed with the fine and important balance they hold between visual and aural stimulation, allows their sounds and sets to truly come to life. Their punchy, positive and intense energy is a force to be reckoned with.
South American made, North American raised. This self-taught producer's style is marked by a blend of hip-hop, disco, Latin grooves and classic house sounds which are present in the wide range of original productions and remixes in his repertoire. After spending a year in Spain honing his craft and being able to play on the legendary white isle, Ibiza, and world renown clubs in Barcelona, such as Opium, it is clear to see that the old world's dance music style has rubbed off on him.
Having spent some time in Europe playing in cities such as Barcelona, Brussels, Antwerp, Berlin and Ibiza, Bravo has now found himself in the thick of the thriving Bangkok underground scene. His presence and sounds have been felt at some of the city’s best clubs. He’s also had the opportunity to be support for Erick Morillo at Illuzion Phuket, and for Nakadia and Sven Vath at Illuzion Phuket.
With new productions and releases scheduled for the rest of the year and early next year, Juany Bravo is ready to take on the future at full speed.