The brothers Wouter Janssen and Sjoerd Janssen began their musical career in electronic music, specifically in techno music in 2001 and subsequently move to hardstyle in 2003. At that time, Wouter usually produced hard trance under the stage name of Walt, and Sjoerd harstyle as Duro. They released their first album, "Today Is Tomorrow" in 2007 under their independent label Dutch Master Works. The album was well received in the Dutch music charts, reaching 68th place, and received a score of 95/100 on Partyflock.
In 2009, their second album, "Analogue Players in a Digital World", was unveiled at the Amsterdam Dance Event. The duo uses multiple aliases including but not limited to; Dutch Masters, Headliner, Lowrider, Unibass, DJ Duro, Walt, Walt Janssen, Mr. Puta, Boys Will Be Boys and Alan Misael.
In 2011, the group collaborated on the album "Kiss from the Past" by Allure, one of the musical projects of Dutch producer Tiësto. In 2012, they collaborated with Tiësto again on the singles "Miami / Chasing Summers" included in the album "Club Life: Volume Two Miami", and on a single titled "Hell Yeah!". In 2012, the Showtek brothers began a series of collaborations, a project called Crazy Collabs, with producers from some of the other genres in dance music. Before the official announcement of their collaboration, they co-produced an EP with Tiësto and Angger Dimas entitled "We Rock" as Boys Will Be Boys. They have also worked with Tiësto, Hardwell, Justin Prime, Bassjackers, Ookay, MAKJ, and Noisecontrollers. Showtek also co-produced the upcoming single of Chris Brown entitled "Nobody's Perfect" with Lukas Hilbert and David Jost. Showtek has their own podcast, which is available through their website and iTunes.
In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.
Years spending wandering medieval landscapes have informed Claptone’s view of the world, experiencing both magical mystery and muted melancholy he enchanted onlookers with occult instruments and beguiling sounds. Forever surrounded by a sense of intrigue, the world soon cottoned on to the elusive yet enchanting musical powers of this otherworldly beast. The results are that, today, his shamanistic sonic powers take him all around the world…
Yet despite the best efforts of the hungry masses, the mysterious Claptone still remains a mythical, little known figure who slips in and out of the shadows, leaving in his wake lasting musical experiences. Since hatching in 2012, he has continued to send people into a frenzy with his DJ sets, which are underpinned by supple grooves from the house world, are coloured with real soul and can jack you up or zone you out depending on the mood.
To stay so private and unknown in the visual modern world of likes and photos is no mean feat, especially considering he plays more than 260 shows around the world each year. In 2017 he brought his own immersive and otherworldly ‘The Masquerade’ events with special guests including Black Coffee, Claude von Stroke, MK and Pete Tong all joining the fun to various places around the world. Besides appearing in Los Angeles, Rio, Berlin, Paris, New York and Barcelona, Claptone brought ‘The Masquerade’ back to Ibiza, with highlights including two all night long joint venture shows with Elrow at Amnesia. They saw him spellbind the audience for seven straight hours and were the first sold out shows of the year for the club.
Furthermore there were ‘The Masquerade’ stages hosted inBrazil, at Melt Festival, and in LA for Halloween, and Claptone also hosted an arena at the giant Tomorrowland where four million people tuned in to the live stream that saw him play with invited guests and friends. Because of his strong shamanistic powers, Claptone always leaves people lost in music, rather than concerned about who or what it is they see before them. For that reason he still remains proudly anonymous.
In terms of studio work in the last year, Claptone has served up plenty of stylish remixes of huge and influential artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, Disclosure, Faithless, Bastille and Hurts, all of which show how in demand he is by those who know. His remix of Gorillaz was picked as the best of a star studded selection, and his track The Drums saw endless BBC Radio 1 support. It was one of the tracks of the summer at festivals around the world as well as across Ibiza. All this lead to him being invited by the BBC to perform live to the whole UK during the legendary BBC R1 Ibiza Weekender, and comes off the back of Claptone winning Best House Artist for the 3rd year in a row at the Ibiza DJ Awards, and scoring the highest placed house DJ position in DJ Mag’s celebrated Top 100 DJs Poll (next to being the second highest ‘underground’ artist in the same poll, after Carl Cox).
2018 is sure to be just as busy for Claptone and rewarding for his fans, because it will bring with it ‘Fantast,’ a brand new and hugely anticipated album out in June, which sees Claptone dive deeper into his very own musical realm. With plenty of charismatic vocalists’ help, the album is enchantingly beautiful, dreamy and at times naive in a liberating way. If you think you knew everything about Claptone let him prove you wrong.
To keep his now more than one million Facebook fans enthralled, Claptone appeases them with musical trails, such as his weekly Clapcast podcast, which is broadcast on more than 70 radio stations and has been downloaded more than six million times in just 2017 alone. He also allows them into a little corner of his ephemeral world by offering up his own self-designed magical t-shirts and masks, while continuing to win them over with musical offerings for club, radio and home streaming alike.
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Vini Vici is the new project of Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh, both well-known, experienced electronic music producers, and was formed with an intention to express their love for the old school sound, paired with progressive ideas. Iboga Records and FM Bookings, widely considered to be the biggest psytrance label and booking agency, were the first to see the potential of the project and invited them to be part of their well-respected family. After the huge success of their premiere EP 'Divine Mode' and their follow-up ‘Back Underground’, ‘Expender’, ‘Anything & Everything’, and ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ tracks, they have continued to produce outstanding tracks which have gained them increasing attention. Legendary psytrance pioneers Infected Mushroom named them “the best upcoming psytrance artists at the moment” in 2015.
They continued to make history early in 2016 with their Vini Vici Remix of ‘Hilight Tribe - Free Tibet’, which gained over 15,000,000 views on YouTube and landed the No.2 spot on Beatport’s Main chart, becoming the first psytrance track ever to have entered the Main Top 10. Their energy-filled tunes have led a new wave of fans and producers to their style and caught the attention of none other than Armin Van Buuren. They have since released a massive collab with him called ‘Great Spirit’ feat. Hilight Tribe, which gained over 1,000,000 YouTube views in just 2 weeks and reached No.4 on Beatport’s Main Chart.
They continue to spread psytrance energy all over the world, with over 220 shows in 2016 at some of the most prestigious electronic music events around the globe. Armin van Buuren: “I’ve wanted to work with Vini Vici ever since they embarked on the music scene. Few acts have such a well-defined signature sound”(Sourced by edm Fandom)
The huge energy and experimental swagger of Swedish DJ/producer Salvatore Ganacci’s now found represented on every corner of the globe.
Having garnered millions of streams and 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 big way.
With releases across the likes of both REFUNE, Mad Decent and Dim Mak, 2016 proved a marker year for Salvatore and his original output. Uniting with Sebastian Ingrosso and Swedish newcomer LIOHN for REFUNE single ‘FLAGS!,’ the summer also saw Salvatore’s debut Refune/Warner Music single ‘Dive’ alongside Enya and Alex Aris.
Streaming more than 9m times on Spotify alone, the track received huge international tastemaker attention, peaking at number 15 on Billboard’s dance charts and scoring an official collaborative remix from Sebastian Ingrosso as well.
Summer of 2017 sees him with various international tour duties, from Bråvalla Sweden to Tomorrowland, Belgium, including Ushuaia Ibiza alongside Axwell^Ingrosso.
2017 promises one of the most illuminating runs of solo material from Salvatore Ganacci to date, and has already seen the release of the songs Talk, Ride it with Sebastian Ingrosso ft Bunji Garlin and his latest single Way Back Home, with further live landmarks and exciting developments adding to his rise as a globally exported Swedish heavyweight.More
Joey van Ingen a.k.a. Radical Redemption is the man behind this rough name in the hardstyle scene. He’s born in 1990, and grew up in the east of the Netherlands. From day one he was interested in all kinds of music. At age 10 he started to play the drums. His interest went to the rhythmic elements in music. As drummer he played in several bands, ‘Pacific’ became his main project. But, at that same time he came in touch with the harder side of dance music. He had to make a choice.
Joey wanted to spin records, so he bought two turntables and started practicing. After a while he organized hardstyle parties in his garage for his friends. They had a good night partying and Joey had a good night behind the decks! A couple of months later he became the resident DJ in a local club. But, what if he could spin his own tracks? That would be totally awesome! So, around the beginning of 2009 he started producing hardstyle. He used all his spare time to improve his producing skills. Day in, day out, producing, producing and producing. (and after that, producing!)
While improving his skills, Joey developed his own style. A lot of rhythmic elements, raw sounds, heavy kicks and dark atmospheres will define this. Also thinking outside the box, trying something new and experimenting with a lot of sounds. At the end of 2010 his passion and hard work fascinated Crypsis. This resulted in a collaboration named ‘Darkness is Calling’, played at Hard Bass 2011, in front of 25.000 insane party people! This is just the beginning, so watch out, more tracks will be coming..
Radical Redemption, just getting started, but a future force to reckon with!
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CHARLOTTE DE WITTE
If there’s one DJ about to take the world by storm, it’s Charlotte de Witte. Never shying away from a challenge, always malling her career and music the way she envisions it. And scorching through a myriad of uncompromising, agressive techno sets across Europe every single weekend.
No surprise then, that the rest of the world is calling for Charlotte. After already having toured Asia, the U.S. and Canada, she’ll be heading to Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America next. Few dj’s belong to the group that can work on that level – from the biggest stages to the sweatiest basement raves.
Still her heart remains tied to the both the underground Techno scene and Belgium where she can be found championing new talent both on her Saturday night radio show, ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussels, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT de Witte’s residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse.
Having moved into production, de Witte has wasted no time in establishing herself as a serious talent in the studio as well as behind the decks. But whilst a Charlotte de Witte DJ set is guaranteed to get you moving, Charlotte’s own music has provided her with a chance to reveal another side.
Her agressive, stripped-down approach to her own tracks is a testament to that beforementioned dark side, while the tracks also often feature her own vocals. “Making music really gives me a chance to tap into the more emotional side of electronic music that I love. Music that has that melancholic side to it, I just find it so much more interesting, whether DJ’ing, producing or just listening myself at home.”
Her release on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings “Weltschmerz EP” gained massive national and internatonal support. For now, with her upcoming releases, her ongoing radio show, Fuse residency and a packed tour diary de Witte shows no sign of slowing down. Despite her love of all things dark, the future for Charlotte de Witte looks very bright indeed.
This is only the beginning, it seems. “My Feeling”, from Charlotte’s follow-up EP on Turbo Recordings “Sehnsucht”, was Mixmag’s Track of 2016, the year in which Charlotte won Red Bull Elektropedia’s Award for best producer in her native Belgium. To top it all off, Trax Magazine dubbed her ‘nouvel espoir de la techno belge’ while Tsugi coined her “revelation for 2017”.
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Nick van de Wall is by far one of the largest artists in the game today, and not just in terms of his ever-growing popularity.
At 6 feet, 10 inches tall, Dutch DJ Afrojack began his career in the EDM hotspot of Holland with heavy-hitting underground tracks that ruled the region’s nightclubs. His first taste of large-scale fame arrived with his single “Take Over Control” featuring Dutch singer Eva Simmons, which charted in 10 different countries. The release went platinum in the U.S. and helped establish his own imprint, Wall Recordings. From there he continued on his path to success by collaborating with big-name artists like David Guetta, with whom he co-wrote and produced “Titanium,” and pouring his skills into massive productions by pop artists the likes of Beyonce, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Leona Lewis.
In his first appearance on DJMag‘s top 100 in 2010, Afrojack appeared at number 19, the highest placement for a newcomer that year. He followed up strong with a jump to number seven in 2011.
His collaborations and remixes have earned him two Grammy Awards so far, and his production skills have made him one of the most sought-after producers in the music biz. His biggest single of 2012 “Can’t Stop Me” with Shermanology enjoyed solid radio play, and his club hit “Rock The House” reached the number-one spot on Beatport after just three days, making it one of the fastest-climbing records ever to hit their digital shelves.
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Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time. Having established himself as a household name thanks to his widely popular remixes, sell out shows in North America and Europe as well as headline performances at festivals including TomorrowWorld and Findings, KYGO signed a worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment in September.
His first original track ‘Firestone’, released at the end of 2014, has now amassed over 7 million plays across SoundCloud and YouTube and over 40 million plays on Spotify, peaking at #4 in the worldwide Spotify chart. With a hotly anticipated album scheduled for 2015, plus a new live show experienced due to be unveiled at Ultra Music Festival, this is only the beginning for this 24 year old Norwegian prodigy.
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