The love child of Brooklyn and the Internet, Baauer was born out of noise. A sound that began steeped in the 4/4 dance tradition, slowly took on hip hop tendencies until the two became one. Influenced heavily by southern hip-hop and UK bass sounds, Baauer has found himself smack dab in the middle of the electronic renaissance. He is the delectable fusion of future-crunk and leather shaken aggressively in a bottle for years and has only just opened the top to pour the mixture out.
At only 22 years old, Metro Boomin, the platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, has had a recent run to rival the biggest names in music - a run that includes executive producing two Billboard chart-topping albums, Future’s DS2 and Drake & Future’s What A Time To Be Alive (and producing an astounding 18 of the the two albums’ combined 24 tracks); executive producing Future’s 2016 Purple Reign; contributing production to four songs on Kanye West’s new album, The Life Of Pablo; going on two North American tours - with Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, and Young Thug; playing - including spot dates and festivals - over 100 shows in 2015; and simultaneously working with some of the genre’s biggest stars, a list of names that includes Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Tinashe, Gucci Mane, YG, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Makonnen, and more.
Born Leland Wayne, Metro, a St. Louis native, first started making beats at 13, an aspiring rapper who convinced his mother to buy him his first laptop as a birthday present. Upon graduating high school, Metro moved to Atlanta, to attend Morehouse College, dropping out following his first semester after, he found himself in the studio more than the classroom, the beginnings of a run that only a few short years later, now finds the producer both topping charts and shifting culture.
Despite all of this success, it’s the work that Metro has done building and solidifying his own brand that has proved most fruitful - indeed, the producer’s “Metro Boomin Want Some More!” tag, and more recently his “If Young Metro Don’t Trust You, I’mma Shoot You” and “Young Metro, Young Metro, Young Metro” tags, have become some of the best known in all of popular music. That charge has been led not only by solo projects, like Metro’s widely acclaimed debut mixtape, 19 & Boomin, with plans for new releases in the coming months, and an official debut album later this year, but also with his move into the live music and DJ space, as Metro continues to take his patented sound and high-impact, high-energy show on the road. Earlier this year, Metro joined Travi$ Scott and Young Thug on the road as direct support for their Rodeo Tour, and this fall, Metro is on the road again, this time with Chance The Rapper, as direct support for the rapper’s Family Matters Tour.
As the accomplishments continue to stack, it’s safe to say that Metro has experienced more success at 22 than most do in a lifetime. Despite that success, Metro is working to find new and exciting ways to interact with his fans and engage new audiences, alike, working tirelessly towards his goal of becoming one of music’s most dominant names. Metro Boomin Want Some More, indeed.
Grandtheft is a Producer/DJ based in Toronto, Canada. Establishing an eclectic, custom club sound by playing largely his own originals and remixes, Grandtheft has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer. The music he produces is varied beyond categorization, except to say that it seems to move people. Grandtheft’s music is spun nightly in club and radio sets worldwide and has garnered wide- reaching support from Pretty Lights to Hardwell, Skrillex to Annie Mac.
In 2014 Grandtheft remixed some of the year's biggest Dance and Top 40 tracks, including Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do”, Dillon Francis’s “When We Were Young”, Alesso’s “Heroes”, and Calvin Harris's "Summer" (teaming up again with Diplo after the success of their 2012 remix of Harris's "Sweet Nothing" featuring Florence Welch). His official remix of the T.I. and Iggy Azalea single “No Mediocre” was quickly jumped on by Migos and became a club hit.
Grandtheft continued to drop frequent quality releases for the duration of 2015, with acclaimed remixes like Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” with Diplo. His original song “Keep it 100” with Keys N Krates won the Best EDM Dance Video MMVA, and was featured in the ‘Minions’ movie trailer.
His debut EP “Quit This City” is comprised of 6 new original songs and was released on Mad Decent in October 2015 to critical acclaim. Stereogum called the tracks “internet-age genre melds that bounce and float like cartoon party music." With this body of work, Grandtheft has further defined his sound and made his mark as an artist. The first single and title track features Canadian compatriot and Arts & Crafts indie pop darling Lowell.
With a heavy schedule of touring that includes festivals such as Coachella, Ultra, Bestival, TomorrowWorld, HARD Fest, EDC and Mad Decent Block Party among others, Grandtheft’s following has increased astronomically in the past two years and shows no signs of slowing down.
East Coast to the bone, 23 year old deejay/producer 4B is relentless in his pursuit of aggressive vibey club perfection. Since his first release ‘Bomboclat’ premiered on BBC Radio 1extra’s Diplo & Friends mix, 4B has been wow-ing all the heavy-hitters in the industry, receiving track support from Skrillex, DJ Snake, Diplo, Tiesto, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Carnage and many more. 4B knew his career was about to get moving when DJ Snake introduced him to Diplo as “the next big thing with the hottest s**t in the streets”. Following up with a slew of original releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, he quickly solidified himself as one of the most exciting new artists in dance music.
Making it his mission to channel explosive energy into ever-refined productions, 4B’s come a long way since writing his first beats on a high school lunch table in Westfield, New Jersey. His dynamic remixes, including one of Fetty Wap’s ‘My Way’ with Flosstradamus, have garnered millions of plays and praise from all of the major dance publications. His latest release ‘Pop Dat’ was the single most played song on the Mad Decent Boat Party and went on to become the quintessential winter booty-dropping anthem of 2015. It spent weeks on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, where it recently peaked at #6.
As 2016 sets in, 4B continues to push the limits with his music. Upcoming releases find him incorporating a new down-tempo sound into his signature Jersey Club roots. While remaining at the forefront of innovative production, fans can also still count on him to supply them with his recognizable club anthems.
The Jersey Club King known simply as Sliink is leading a musical movement. He took the reigns as Jersey Club's first global star, spreading the genre from humble beginnings in Newark's DIY party spaces to international culture hots pots like London, Paris, Milan and Oslo not to mention mainstream attention from MTV, SPIN, Vice, and more. After shooting to post EDM stardom with a collaborative EP on Fool's Gold with Flosstradamus, sound tracking Paris runways for Alexander Wang and Rick Owens, and playing festivals around the globe, Sliink is entering the next chapter of his career. The OWSLA Records bossman Skrillex sought out Sliink's diverse club sound as the newest addition to their eclectic roster. Nadus & Sliink vs Manolo Rose feat. Fame School “Run Ricky Run” now available via OWSLA.
New York based, by way of Chicago, Brenmar represents a strange musical paradox. Some how defying the odds, he marries the artificial gloss of commercial r&b with the urban grittiness of underground styles like Chicago ghetto house, UK bass and Jersey Club. 2014’s self‐released High End Times ‐one of SPIN’s Best Overlooked Albums of 2014‐put him in the spotlight as a groundbreaking maestro for artists like Mykki Blanco, Sasha Go Hard, and Junglepussy. For his last official EP, Brenmar entrusted the project to his friend A ‐Trak by signing with Brooklyn‐based Fool’s Gold Records. The result was the genre bending Award ‐ a four song EP of hip‐hop, r&b, and club music featuring Uniiqu3, Dougie F and more. The is club music for the present. Brenmar’s new single “She Already Know It” featuring Beatking, ManMan Savage, Jeff Chery, is out in February via Fools Gold Recs.
22 year old Houston native Ape Drums has quickly made a name for himself within the electronic music community gaining support from dance music heavyweights Diplo, A-Trak and Dillon Francis.
Mixing unique dancehall riddims with big room sounds, 2014 was a breakthrough year for Ape Drums. His club smash "Bashment" was released on Slow Roast Records, as well as an official remix of Skrillex's "Recess," on OWSLA and national tours with Kill The Noise and Bro Safari.
Atlanta GA has long been known as a fertile ground for musical talent, where many creative cliques have formed to spin off groundbreaking artists like Outkast from Dungeon Family or Cee Lo Green from Goodie Mob. ATL's latest rising star MadeInTYO (pronounced Made In Tokyo) comes to us by way of his young collective known as The Private Club of which he is CEO.
MadeinTYO, does not have your typical rapper backstory - born Malcolm Davis, son of a Naval Officer, he moved around frequently until his family landed in Tokyo for his high school years. Influenced by the foreign culture around him and inspired by his brother Rizzy (a successful rapper in his own right) Madeintyo began to take music seriously. He uploaded a song to his brother's page and a movement was born.
So far, armed with mostly with a batch of songs scattered across Soundcloud and some online videos to his name, Madeintyo has managed to carve out a spot for himself amongst Future, Young Thug, and Migos in the crowded Atlanta hip-hop scene. His bass-heavy production is sonically right in line with the street sensibilities of the south but his style is more playful and breezy than most of his contemporaries.
His debut single "Uber Everywhere" is quickly gaining momentum amassing almost 4 million video views so far. And whether it's remixes from Travis Scott or Tory Lanez, Snapchats from Bryson Tiller and Kylie Jenner or fashion shows by Kanye West - Madeintyo seems to be getting love from the who's who of pop culture.
With an EP slated to drop this summer, MadeinTYO is not planning to "ride" solely on the success of "Uber". He already has a slew of material ready to go: like the aspirational anthem "I want" which already has it's own A$AP Mob remix or his joint project with Metroboomin called "MadeinBoomin". The crew might be called The Private Club, but MadeinTYO is poised to inspire the masses become part of this inner circle. You know what they say - membership has its privileges.
Eauxzown is one of NYC's fastest rising DJ/producers. As one of the founding members and resident DJ of Brunch Bounce, he helps guide the musical direction of the events under the Brunch Bounce umbrella. A DJ for over 5 years, he's honed his ability to mesh the sounds of the future, with songs of today with a nod towards the past.
His ear and ability have landed him performances in iconic NYC venues such as Webster Hall, Output, Pacha, Santos Party Haus, and the Inaugural sailing of the Mad Decent Boat Party.
With a new residency at NYC's #TrapOnly event, Eauxzown will be one to watch in 2016.
Mixa hails from the Washington Heights area of New York City. Heavily influenced by the sounds of his neighborhood growing up, he began spinning as a hiphop DJ at the age of 11. He grasped and gravitated towards DJ culture, learning as much about it as he could with goals of expanding the Hip-Hop sound and pushing it to its limits fusing in genres that influenced him growing up. His debut EP is set to release late 2016.