Every year, 16,000 or so bass music fans make the pilgrimage from all over the world to a small coastal town in Pula, Croatia for a week of unadulterated partying in what is surely the best setting for a festival in the world. Once again, DJ Mag made the trip over to Croatia for a week's worth of damn hard work (!), and more than a little hedonism. With a line-up that was as excellent as it was prolific, there was no way that we were ever going to be able to see everyone that we wanted to. However, we gave it our damned best try!
Graeme Sinden is a production aficionado. The LA-based producer / DJ has been touring North America with fellow Brit Fake Blood recently, but has also put out some dynamic releases, including his remixes for Wordlife and Marshall F.
In the third of our regional Top 100 DJs roundups, we focus on one of dance music’s biggest markets. DJs and producers from USA & Canada made up a large chunk of the 2014 Top 100 DJs list.
It is perhaps no surprise that the DJs below are some of the scene’s biggest personalities, each using the EDM platform they helped forge, to create unique and breathtaking shows that are as loud and proud as the regions they represent. Let’s meet the USA & Canada’s biggest DJs…
With the original track appearing on Stanton Warriors' recently released 'Bones EP', this Skapes remix of 'Beat Goes On' adds a layer of ringing synths, building vocals and a mean garage bass to give the original track an even heavier vibe.
A few weeks ago, Zed Bias released “Shizam”, a monster of a single featuring burgeoning rappers Stylo G and Scrufizzer and a wicked cool animation video to go with it. Now the remixes have begun pouring in, the first one comes from forward thinking grime tech producer Mushy.
LA bass-makers, Matt Simmers, Jon Spero and Chris Barlow, aka Terravita, don’t simply add “Fuel To The Fire” on their heart-racing four-track EP (out tomorrow, October 14 on Firepower Records), they blast fireworks into the stratosphere and let subatomic thunder down in a new twist on American dubstep.
Hawaii may be America's 50th state but anyone who's been there will agree that it feels like a distant refuge from the US mainland. Two thousand miles away in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, this archipelago of eight islands is lush with rain forest and active volcanoes, a primal, natural reminder of something deep, ancient and mysterious.
Muti-faceted Norwegian talent Aleksander Vinter aka Savant is easily one of the most dynamic producers in the game. Seriously, if you visit his SoundCloud page every couple of weeks, you are guaranteed new genre-defying music. This guy NEVER stops producing.
After garnering the support of Red Bull Music Academy and performing at Reading & Leeds festival and the upcoming Bestival; the UK-based radio, production and brother duo of Adam and Joe aka Star. One have spent the summer dropping tracks from their new mixtape ‘Elements’.
Prior to the official release of his ‘Cherry Hill’ EP on Black Butter Records, Bristol-based producer / DJ Woz has garnered support from the likes of DJ EZ, Toddla T, Roska, Foamo and Skream and most of the London cognoscenti, who have labeled him as ‘a dope genius' for his bass-driven productions.