In Alice In Wonderland, Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters a fantastic world of Lewis Carroll's design.
A century-and-a-half later, Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and DJ realizes this vision at the intersection of future-facing pop, explosive beat-craft, and eternal dance rhythms.
Since emerging in 2009, her sound quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the "Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella," captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe, and clocked upwards of 100 million streams by 2018. Not to mention, ELLE proclaimed her one of its "Women On The Verge," and she garnered features from FADER, Glamour, Seventeen, Interview, Wonderland, Chicago Tribune, Du Jour, and more. Simultaneously, Alison's Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo's Revolution. That steady rise represents the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to crafting ethereal and engaging escapist music befitting of her evocative moniker.
She architected the foundation for this world as a child. The classically trained cellist split her formative years between the Sydney Youth Orchestra and playing guitar in local bands before diving into production and DJ-ing during 2008. Grinding it out with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. Not only did it reach gold status down under, but it earned a pair of nominations at the ARIA Awards. Arriving with a bang, she made her live introduction stateside at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the "Best New Artist" honor at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa's "New Rules" soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.
Alison's 2018 sophomore effort, Awake, leveled up every element. She joined forces with an all-star cast of collaborators such as Joel Little [Lorde], Illangelo [The Weeknd], Party Favor [Mad Decent], and longtime cohort Lido. Meanwhile, she teamed up with innovators including Chief Keef on "Dreamy" and Trippie Redd on "High." The record became the multi-talented phenomenon's second straight #1 bow on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart as "Church" leapt past the 14 million-mark on Spotify in a few months' time. For the ensuing headline tour, she sold out hallowed venues across the states, namely Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and WaMu Theatre, to name a few.
However, Alison's world continues to grow and expand with each subsequent single, album, and tour. It'll only get brighter, bolder, and bigger from here on out.
Since 2011, DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) has dominated the dance floor on his own terms. He went from the acclaimed Technology EP (2012) and Higher EP (2013) to high profile remixes for artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder, Major Lazer, Rob Zombie, Digitalism and more. 2014 saw the precision-guided producer in the realm of g-house (where rap melds with house music) introduce his singular solo style with the West Coast EP, boasting collaborations with YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Too $hort, Warren G and Kurupt. Along the way, he's touched down for shows everywhere from Australia and Fiji to Tokyo and Ibiza in addition to crisscrossing the country on alongside the likes of D.R.A.M., E-40, iLoveMakonnen, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, REZZ, Felix Da Housecat and more. Released in early 2017, the RENEGADE EP features collaborations with E-40 and Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign & iLoveMakonnen, Pusha T & Starrah, Problem and Freddie Gibbs. DESTRUCTO’s latest releases out now on his HITS HARD label are “Bassface,” “Loaded” featuring Yo Gotti, “Shots To the Dome” with Gerry Gonza and “F**king S**t Up” featuring Busta Rhymes which to date has racked up over one million streams on Spotify.
Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Future House movement, it's evident why Dutch
DJ/Producer Don Diablo is seen as a pioneer of the dance music world. Currently #7 in the DJ
Mag Top 100 Poll - making him the highest placing artist in the Future House category - Don has
earned praise from talent and tastemakers across the globe for major hits such as 'On My
Mind', 'Universe', 'AnyTime', 'Chemicals' and 'Cutting Shapes' and most recently released his
sophomore album 'FUTURE' in the beginning of 2018.
As a hugely in demand remixer Don's portfolio includes the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rihanna,
Bastille, Madonna, Birdy, Chainsmokers, Coldplay, DJ Snake, Justin Bieber, Kygo and many
more. Leading him to be named the #1 Producer of 2018 by 1001 Tracklists. Besides this he has
also gone on to collaborate with and produce for artists such as Kelis, Alex Clare, Dragonette,
Diplo and Tiësto to name just a few. A packed global tour schedule sees him play in excess of
250 live shows a year, taking to the main stage of renowned festivals Tomorrowland, EDC,
Creamfields, Mysteryland, Lollapalooza and Ultra, whilst also selling out his Headline Artist
shows in the UK, US & the rest of Europe.
Launched in 2015, Don's record label "HEXAGON" won Best New Label on Beatport with the
most amount of Top 10 records in its first year and as a producer Don has also been credited as
the "best selling House & Future House artist of all time" on Beatport. His HEXAGON Radio
Show is currently broadcast in over 35 countries globally, holds a weekly Top 10 position in the
iTunes podcast section every week reaching millions of people across the planet.
The talented Dutchman has also further demonstrated his creative flair through his huge
passion for film & cinematography, which has led to him producing all of his own music videos
and in 2017 he also scored the title song for an international Sci-Fi film called "Kill Switch." In
the past Don's music has been used for series ranging from CSI to Teenwolf with Warner
Brothers asking Don to create the worldwide theme song for the much acclaimed "Batman
Arkham Origins" game. The track and accompanying video became an instant viral hit racking
up millions of YouTube plays and global hype.
Several years in the making, the release of the 'Future LP' was without a doubt a career
milestone for Don. FUTURE is an album that "radiates positivity and good vibes with 16 massive
tracks" as mentioned by Billboard. Every song on the 16-track masterpiece, has its own story.
"FUTURE features sixteen tracks that all have their own story, both musically as well as lyrically.
I wanted this to be a motivational record that sonically showcases new ideas on a production
level, ranging from Future House to Future Pop and everything in between." - Don Diablo
Alongside the release of the 'FUTURE LP,' Don kicked off his Future Tour in the US. For the
European leg of the tour - A Better Future - he joined forces with the KWF, Dutch Cancer
Society. Not charging a fee at multiple shows throughout Europe and donating the ticket
revenues to the cause. With the tour Don also showed his dedication to his fans, a legion of
Hexagonians, making it possible for them to purchase a ticket for 10 EUR and an option to
donate more to the KWF.
In 2013 after winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project Contest, Tony Fresh launched the Dr.
Fresch brand. His debut self-titled EP and innovative hip-hop/rap remixes exploded in the blogosphere and Dr. Fresch was subsequently featured at #9 on Billboard Magazine’s “Next Big Sound” Chart.
Dr. Fresch has continued to gain serious momentum over the course of the last year. With releases on OWSLA and Ministry of Sound, and over 30 million plays on SoundCloud, Dr. Fresch has quickly solidified himself as one of the most unique emerging dance music artists. His signature “Future Ghetto” brand weaves together elements of house, hip-hop/rap, and trap to create a unique, forward-thinking sound.
Over the summer of 2015, Dr. Fresch launched his mix series “The Prescription” which has already garnered millions of plays over the course of its first 16 episodes. Each installment features a 30 minute Dr. Fresch mix followed by a 30 minute guest mix. The summer also brought Dr. Fresch onto the festival circuit with plays at likes of EDC Las Vegas, Paradiso, Moonrise, Nocturnal, CRSSD, Splash House, Escape, Boo and more. Dr. Fresch’s 2016
collaboration with Baby Eazy-E (Eazy-E’s son) “Gangsta Gangsta” went viral online and climbed the UK Club Charts.
Dr. Fresch is currently at work on his house and hip-hop/rap blended four track follow-up original EP due to release in April 2018.
FuntCase (aka James Hazell) has been in the dubstep scene for a hot minute but already making a very solid impact on the scene, with a medley of ranged beats capable to kick the wig off of any head!
Since starting his dubstep creations back in July 09, FuntCase has thrown some of the most filthy, and most catchy tunes out there, causing his popularity to rise massively in such a short amount of time.
In the 6 years of his production career, previously creating Drum and Bass, he had numerous releases under the name 'DJ Dose' but never did he realise the opportunity of the dubstep scene, when he made his first tracks 'gorilla flex' and 'make our day' as a joke and for mates, who constantly suggested he try and make the style.
Now a new addition to the Circus Records crew it seems his hard work has paid off, visiting numerous nights around the UK and the world in such areas as France, Belgium and Romania, with talks of tours further out from the UK being planned.
Of courseeeeee, no-one rises this fast without the help of the big heads within the scene and FuntCase is supported by some of the biggest, With the likes of N-Type, Hatcha, Pendulum, Chase and Status, Rusko, Crissy Criss, Mista Jam, Trolley Snatcha, Datsik, Excision and more, the future looks very bright for this new and exciting talent.
Since the early 2000s Elgusto and Luke Dubs have been
exploring the wide sonic territory formed by their influences,
both individually and as a group. Their chemistry in the studio
is undeniable, and backed by a friendship that has seen the
duo experience some incredible moments on stage and behind
the scenes. Hermitude have remained one of Australia’s most
endearing and popular acts.
Signing with Elefant Traks in 2002, Hermitude quickly created a
strong platform to express their individuality, and their relationship
with the label continues to this day. From their debut album
Alleys to Valleys, through to the flourished sounds explored on
the follow up Tales of the Drift, and then of course the musical
richness of Threads, those early chapters of Hermitude’s career
saw a quick and fiercely loyal fanbase form, while the Hermitude
name and reputation generated industry acclaim.
The music was captivating and forward-thinking, and with the
release of HyperParadise in 2012 Hermitude returned from a brief
hiatus with vigour and a re-energised approach to their craft.
Of course, the album gave fans ‘Speak of the Devil’, the duo a j
Award for Best Music Video and placement in the triple J Hottest
100 and their first Australian Top 40 charting album.
Kyle is one of South Africa’s biggest dance music exports. His appreciation for all things music has given Kyle a unique and eclectic sound that has secured him as one of South Africa’s most successful international dance music producers.
Whether it’s a late-night Justin Martin set in a dark sweaty room somewhere in San Francisco, or a headline Oliver Heldens set at a massive European festival, you’re likely to hear a Watson record. This level of global support has helped secure releases on high profile record labels such as Heldeep, Dirtybird, This Ain’t Bristol, Atlantic/Big Beat, Universal and Ultra.
Within his home country, Kyle’s music has been playlisted on national radio stations and topped their charts. With official remixes for Rudimental, Oliver Heldens, Justin Martin & Malaa (to name a few) under his belt, his productions show no sign of slowing down.
Kyle is well respected within the local industry and his home club Truth in Johannesburg, and has grown his global reach with recent international tours. His influences have helped his craft evolve into a unique style of forward thinking house music that combines the grit of bass with catchy melodies and switched up quirky grooves.
Kyle is one of South Africa’s biggest dance music exports. Based out of Johannesburg, he has spent time touring internationally and is equally comfortable guesting at clubs in the UK to festivals in South America, to dark sweaty rooms in the heart of Sydney. With a growing base of supporters including Justin Martin, Shiba San & Oliver Heldens (and a string of very successful releases on global labels such as This Ain’t Bristol, Dirtybird and Atlantic), the waves this artist is making just seem to be getting bigger.
KILLY — recording artist/songwriter and Toronto’s youngest rising star — recently released his highly anticipated debut project, 'Surrender Your Soul'. From the breakthrough energy of 'No Sad No Bad' to the genre-defying flow of 'Fireflies', the vision is clear... KILLY has established a dedicated fan base with his untraditional releases and trailblazing intuition. Since his 2017 breakout single, 'Killamonjaro', the 20-year- old has been the youngest Canadian artist to achieve this level of international success, consistently generating millions of plays, performing at sold-out shows and festivals all over the world, all while remaining independent.
There aren’t many who are going to touch KILLY’s come up. The Toronto rapper who was raised in a Filipino and Bajan household, bursted onto the rap scene preaching that he "can introduce you to this life we live forever", and ever since, the fans have been down for the journey. KILLY has carried the momentum single after single with; 'Distance', 'No Romance' and OVO Sound Radio premiered 'Forecast', proving he’s no one hit wonder. In addition to the release of his debut project, 2018 has included a headlining, sold out Canadian tour, festival dates at Rolling Loud Miami, JMBLYA, FVDED in the Park, VELD, Osheaga and a 33-date 'Surrender Your Soul' World Tour... KILLY’s stock is soaring and he is destined to be Canada’s next big export.
Waynesboro, PA does not come to mind when you think of contributions to hip-hop, but Kimetrius “Lil Skies” Foose hopes to be that boundless rose to spring forth from the concrete. As a youth, Skies spent his time between Chambersburg and Waynesboro where his father – a local rhymer – planted seeds of rap success in the then toddler’s fertile mind.
“I remember my first time in the studio I was with my dad, Dark Skies. I was like 4-years-old,” Skies recalled. “It changed my life. I was like, I’ve found my playground. The freedom of just going into the booth and spitting and freestyling to release whatever was on your mind was alluring to me. I literally knew what I wanted to do with my life at 4-years-old.”
Not many people can definitively say they knew their purpose before kindergarten, but Lil Skies is not your ordinary 19-year-old. While some saw an unassuming, skating stoner, saturated in tattoos – a fixture in forgotten small-towns across America – beneath the surface laid a sharp and perceptive mind that gravitated towards punchy lyrics masked by melodic delivery like those of 50 Cent and Lil Wayne.
“I look at my body as an extension of the music. My body is a canvas and with my tattoos, I want them to be a direct reflection of my thoughts. I have ‘cold heart’ written in Chinese backward under my eye and people ask about it all the time,” Skies described of his latest ink—a nod to his lyrics, which serves as a reminder and a warning to remain genuine.
“I don’t fake relationships, vibes or anything with people. I just keep it real, and some people think I have a cold heart for that. Where I come from everyone is so scared to do something different and be themselves. People are not getting face tattoos. People see my face and they are shocked, they judge me and think ‘he has a case’ or ‘he’s a thug.’ But I’m not a dumbass, I went to college, I had a 4.0. My face tats are another way of me showing my fans it’s OK to be you and to shock people with your truths.”
Although Skies’ father gave him the inspiration to pick up the mic, it was Skies’ Italian-American mother and step-father that gave him the foundation to build in his notable absence. “My dad paid for a lot of studio time until I could get a job when I was 14. My dad was basically in my life because of music,” Skies said. “My mom was more of my support; she was always real. She taught me how to be a man. I looked at her raising five kids and she just handled that. I always wanted to be like her.”
Skies would channel the dichotomous lessons he learned from his father’s aspirations to make a way and his mother’s determination to provide for her family into his studies and rhyming. A straight-A student in high school, Skies enrolled at Shippensburg University, where he continued to work on music between schoolwork. While he was the people’s champ in high school, it was the students of Shippensburg who immediately and fervently took to his music, eventually leading to an opportunity to open for Fetty Wap at a 2016 university-sponsored concert. The draw of that moment was too much to ignore, and within a few months, Skies would drop not only out of his school, but two buzzing mixtapes – Good Grades Bad Habits and Alone – via Soundcloud.
“I always knew I was going to drop out of college. I was an excellent student, but the experiences there were to help my music,” Skies explains. “It was a necessary step in my life to get the music out there.” The friends, fans, and resources he soaked up in that short time would come in handy for Skies when his breakout song with friend and collaborator Landon Cube “Red Roses” started to gain speed. Over a woozy and sparsely-produced track by Menoh Beats, the pair emotively meanders through tales of their vices, women, trust issues, and goals. “Red Roses” was streamed over 3M times when it dropped in July and coolly received another million in the first week of the long-awaited visual’s release helmed by Chicago director and new-rap impresario Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade.
“When that beat drops it just grabs your ear and gets your attention,” Skies says about the appeal of “Red Roses.” “We put a lot of effort into that track. It was weeks of working on the mastering, editing, and layering sounds. Those details are important and I am happy people love it.”
The devil is in the details as Skies readies his forthcoming “dark and lit” mixtape Life of a Dark Rose. His next single, “Signs of Jealousy” continues his sing-song cadence powered by a distinct flow and etched with his pragmatic and relatable musings.
“I can’t wait for people to hear the new music, get acquainted, and see what Lil Skies is really on.” For Skies, despite the thorns and harsh terrain, there is no limit or ceiling that blood cannot break.
Every once in a while you come across a rare trailblazer like the young Dutch star Oliver Heldens, who
stands out from the crowd with his own distinctive sound. A genuine superstar with No. 1 hits and over
a billion cumulative
streams to his name, he is at the vanguard of the new generation of house music
Oliver’s career has been a whirlwind of mind-boggling success ever since his breakout hit ‘Gecko’ was taken to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, with the record receiving Platinum sales status.
A collaboration with Tiesto and remixes for Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers,
Charlie Puth, Coldplay,
Martin Garrix, Robin Thicke and Disclosure followed, besides a plethora of popular original productions.
As much as Oliver Heldens is one of the most prolific and successful DJs and producers around, he is also a resolute perfectionist. Working tirelessly in his studio to craft new sounds and directions at every
- it’s this attitude to innovation that saw him launch his spectacular HI-LO side project, which pushes his intricate and forward-thinking production aesthetic to its limits. The revered moniker has enabled him to present a more edgy side of his production skills, taking notes from the
underground and embodying their sound in his unique way.
It’s also this encompassing and extensive interest in music of all forms that led Heldens to set up his own record label, Heldeep. Heldeep has since become a platform for music by veterans like Dada Life,
Chocolate Puma and Tommie Sunshine to new kids on the block like Alok, Throttle, Brohug &
Zonderling and it stretches far beyond just releasing music. Heldeep has hosted stages at many of the
world’s premier festivals including SW4 in London, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Spring Awakening in
Chicago and hosted club nights and day parties all over the
planet. Most notably during Amsterdam
Dance Event in 2017, when Heldeep took over the infamous Paradiso for the second time, debuting an
entirely new boxing t
heme. Six months later and one ocean over, Heldens threw one of the biggest
parties of Miami Music Week in collaboration with Monstercat. As well as being one of the most talented producers in the game, Oliver is also one of the world’s
favorite house DJ’s, landing at #13 in the 2017 DJ Mag Top 100!
His residencies at Hï, Pacha & Ushuaia
Ibiza as well as Marquee Las Vegas in addition to his billing
as a headlining act at
across the globe including Glastonbury, EDC, & Ultra continue to place him at the epicenter of the global DJ circuit and keep him spreading his eclectic, high-octane sound to millions of clubbers
throughout the year!
Pouya is single-handedly bringing the raw sounds of the underground to the masses. The bubbling Miami rapper, née Kevin Pouya, entirely embodies the modern underground rap star: born of the internet, bred on the streets, bored of the mainstream hip-hop world and blessed with those magical bars and flows. To this day, Pouya and his Buffet Boys record label remain fully independent and fully in control: He’s never released on a major record label or even an indie outside of his own. It’s with this dangerous cocktail of skills and life experiences that Pouya has built a rabid fan base, both via loyal URL and IRL followings, and has created an impressive discography of underground anthems and certified chart-toppers
Sheck Wes is a New York City-based rapper who makes stark and gritty, underground-inspired hip-hop that centers on his meaning-heavy lyrics. In early 2018, the 20-year-old first-generation American premiered his breakout single “Mo Bamba”: a tribute to his childhood friend and Orlando Magic draft pick Mo Bamba, and a powerful portrait of survival in the inner city. With its video shot in the Harlem housing project where he still lives, “Mo Bamba” drew admiration from hip-hop’s biggest heavyweights, and soon led to Wes’s signing with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, and later to Interscope Records.
Made with up and coming producers, DayTrip, Lunchbox and Redda, and released in early October, Wes’s full-length debut MUDBOY won widespread acclaim; Pitchfork hailed it as “a force to be reckoned with, a coming-of-age album from an über-hyped prospect that actually delivers on its promise.” Along with “Mo Bamba,” the album contains critically praised tracks like “Jiggy on the Shits” (which features a verse in his family’s native tongue of Wolof, and recently appeared on a Best New Rap Songs list from Pitchfork), “Kyrie” (highlighted in a “Best New Music” roundup from Complex), and “Vetements Socks” (included in the New York Times’ Playlist column).
Born Khadimoul Rassoul Sheck Fall, the son of Senegalese immigrants, Wes grew up in the Central Harlem project St. Nicholas Houses. At age five his family relocated to Milwaukee, and Wes spent much of his childhood moving back and forth between Wisconsin and New York. After returning to Harlem in his early teens, he split his time between making a name for himself in the fashion industry, playing basketball (and earning recognition as one of the city’s best high school athletes), and—having joined a rap group in Milwaukee at age 11—making music. He was eventually scouted by a modeling agency while riding the subway, and in early 2016 skipped a playoff game to appear in Kanye’s Yeezy 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden.
As Wes began building momentum with his music and fashion, his mother sent him to live in Touba, Senegal, where his passport was promptly confiscated by his older brother. Informed that he’d need a religious leader’s approval in order to return home, Wes first resisted his surroundings, but eventually had a shift in perspective and discovered a deep love for his family’s homeland. By the time he headed back to New York, 100 days later, Wes felt a new sense of purpose and a determination to empower others with his music.
On MUDBOY Wes proves that he’s stayed true to that mission, and embraced a drive best encapsulated by the artist himself when asked about the album’s title: “[‘Mudboy’ means] to come from nothing. To come from the mud. You gotta turn nothing to something. I don’t talk about the word ambition—I show it.”
Trippie Redd has quickly proven himself to be one of the most versatile and
emotionally raw performers of his generation. As both a singer and a rapper, he’s
shown no fear or limits as to what he won’t try. A wild child swirling in the smoke
of constantly rotating blunts, he opens his wounds and bleeds all over his tracks.
In just a few short years, this 18-year-old has already had his songs streamed
over a hundred million times on SoundCloud on Spotify and gained 1.4 million
followers for his unrepentant and hilarious Instagram account, tapping the main
arteries of an era increasingly reliant on the digital delivery of everything.
Trippie was raised on 14th St. at his grandmother’s house in Canton, Ohio, but
as he raps on his track “Hellboy,” it’s “the whole country where I blew up big.” His
first recording sessions started modestly in his cousin’s basement over by the
Stark County Fairgrounds, though he soon relocated to the more professional
studios of Atlanta. Now he calls Los Angeles his home (“People had
opportunities for me out here,” he says of his latest move). Everything he’s
uploaded so far has gone viral, finding bigger and bigger audiences beyond the
boundaries of whatever city he’s sleeping in. This rapid growth culminated in his
pair of 2017 mixtapes, A Love Letter To You and A Love Letter To You 2, as well
as signing a deal with Strainge Entertainment—a new label from Elliot Grainge
that is distributed by Capitol Records.
His music is urgent and often tattered, but always honest. On his breakout cut
“Love Scars” (whose title is tattooed under his left eye), Trippie rages between
regret and fury, showcasing his melodic talent as he sings, “You used to say that
you in love/ I used to say that shit back/ Taking that shit from the heart/ Now look
where the fuck where we at.” On recent single “Bust Down” he flexes hard,
celebrating what his newfound success has afforded him as taunts, “What’s your
net worth?” For “In Too Deep” he rides a melancholy wave, paranoid and defiant
in the face of those who might test him.
“I’m not just making music just to make it. It’s not funny to me, it’s not a game,”
Trippie explains. “I make music to feel other people’s emotions and vibes. I want
to tap into other people’s world. That shit’s fire to me.”
Trippie grew up listening to whatever his mom or brother were playing around the
house—usually the songs of stars and icons like 2Pac, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake
and JAY-Z. But then he started to form his own perspective through the YouTube
search bar. With a growing interest in rock music, he first was drawn to spectacle
specialists like KISS and Marilyn Manson, as well as the unarguable emotional
pull of Nirvana. “If you type in the no-brainer shit, you get that first, then you
watch what plays next,” Trippie says of his research sessions. Through those
algorithms he ended up in the darker corners of alternative and hard rock
occupied by artists like System of a Down, Slipknot and Rob Zombie.
Though his family didn’t previously have a tradition of making music, his brother,
who went by the name Dirty Redd, and his cousins started to make their own rap
songs when Trippie was just coming of age. Tragically, Dirty died in a car
accident when Trippie was 10 years old. Inspired by what he had seen his
brother do, he decided to pick up the microphone. “I took his dream and did it
myself,” Trippie says now.
As Trippie prepares his debut album, due in 2018, he’s also been torching stages
at festivals like Rolling Loud and Day N Night. He’s continued to get his name out
with guest appearances on songs by XXXTentacion (“Fuck Love,” an unofficial
single that cracked the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart) and D.R.A.M. (“Ill
Nana” from the gold-certified Big Baby D.R.A.M.). Trippie is still working with
upcoming producers like Goose the Guru (his trusted collaborator on favorites
including “Romeo & Juliet” and “It Takes Time”) and with other artists of his
generation like Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and Famous Dex. He’s also been in
the studio with legends like Scott Storch and Diplo, and had sessions with Lil
“I like timeless music. I like making timeless music,” Trippie says of what he’s
currently recording. And as to how you do that, he explains, “You’ve got to think
of a timeless concept—love, hate, anger, sadness—all that shit is timeless. And if
you can make something without it just meaning one thing, people can feel it and
turn it into their own. That’s what makes it timeless.”
What's more iconic, the beard or the big bass lines?
Armed with diversity matched with precision, Will Clarke is a force to be reckoned with. Solidifying his place in dance music years ago with hits like "Booty Percolatin" and his collaboration with Bot on "Techno (Not Techno)" he's since gained fans from the likes of Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Shiba San and Dirtybird label head Claude VonStroke among countless others. Leaving a strong 2018 behind him, and entering a new year with an arsenal of new music locked and ready to be released on Truesoul, Relief Records, Dirtybird, and Octopus Recordings all while being accompanied by the launching of a live side project known to the world as Amok.
He doesn't stop there, hitting #1 twice on Billboard's dance charts with his remixes of rock legends U2 and pop princess Rihanna, paired with his current remix of Rufus Du Sol's latest hit "No Place" proves his talent has no limits.
Step outside the studio and you'll find Will Clarke designing and manufacturing his streetwear company "Doing It For The Cuddles," which is not to be mistaken with his own record label under the same name, set to launch in 2019. Among it all, he finds time to sit down with his peers for his monthly radio show, "The Barbershop" which can be found on Sirius XM.
Whether he's in the studio writing originals, reproducing mass hits, or contemplating what his company will tackle next. This born-and-bred Bristol boy will keep you on your toes.
What's 2m tall, lives Behind the Iron Curtain, has 1605 reasons to run an awesome label and *fucking ies*?
Meet UMEK, a techno legend from Slovenia.
UMEK is personally responsible for kickstarting the electronic music scene in his home country by rst organizing illegal raves and then becoming one of Slovenia's most wanted export products and number one music ambassador to the whole world.
And he does y! Around 100 times per year, visiting almost every continent each year. His gig diary ranges from dark underground clubs in Berlin to massive techno stages on world's most renowned festivals. Apart from making his name in the DJ booth, he's also a tireless producer. He mostly releases on his own imprint 1605, where he often gives the opportunity to talented producers, unknown to the broader public. His signature sound as well as his label's production can regularly be heard on UMEK's widely popular weekly radio show Behind the Iron Curtain, which is now featured on more than 150 radio stations across the world.
Zomboy came crashing head first into 2016 with the game changing single ‘Like A B*tch'. Taken from his hotly anticipated Neon Grave EP, the track became the go-to set opener for the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake and almost every bass DJ at Ultra 2016.
While the EP Crushed the charts, the 'Neon Grave' tour saw Zomboy sell out venues all over North America and has set the tone for an incredible 2016 for the producer.
Never one for slowing down, he's since remixed the Chainsmokers' huge crossover hit ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, and has embarked on his annual festival run, destroying crowds one by one with his inimitable energy and stage presence