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Dimitri Vegas

Sought after producers, remixers to the A-list elite, award winners and #1 hit makers, the accolades Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have already clocked up are equal to those most artists amass in a lifetime!

Touring internationally, they are one of the hottest tickets in dance music, gracing the biggest venues & festivals with their explosive brand of EDM. Official residents for Tomorrowland (and now immortalised in the official Tomorrowland comic book), the pair continually set global charts and radio waves on fire with tracks like ‘Wakanda’ (officially the most played out track of the 2013 Ultra Music Festival), Beatport #1 smashes ‘Mammoth’ (which reigned at the top of the world’s leading download store for an incredible four weeks and was the most heavily played track of Miami Music Week 2013) and ‘Turn It Up’, ‘Madness’, ‘Project T’, ‘Phat Brahms’, ‘Ocarina’ and many more – clocking up no less than 7 Beatport No.1’s in 2013.

More recently their collaboration ‘Tremor’ with man-of-the-moment Martin Garrix scored them another Beatport #1, as well as picking up heavy support from guys like Zane Lowe, Danny Howard and Pete Tong on Radio 1. The pick-up from all this is their swelling popularity which led them to win the 2014 Beatport Award for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Track of the Year’ with their rousing club hit ‘Mammoth’, claimed the prize for ‘Best EDM DJ’ at the EMPO TV awards in Mexico, as well as picked up the awards for ‘Best Artist (Group)’ and ‘Best European DJ’ at the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA’s) ceremony. Alongside scoping two IDMA’s the Belgian brothers were also recognised with the imperious Gold Award for their smash hit track ‘Find Tomorrow’.

The Belgian duo leaped a staggering 32 places up the Top 100 DJ Poll to claim the #6 position in the 2013 edition of the globally renowned poll, adding further strength to the belief that Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are one of the most in-demand acts on the planet.

Like Mike

Sought after producers, remixers to the A-list elite, award winners and #1 hit makers, the accolades Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have already clocked up are equal to those most artists amass in a lifetime!

Touring internationally, they are one of the hottest tickets in dance music, gracing the biggest venues & festivals with their explosive brand of EDM. Official residents for Tomorrowland (and now immortalised in the official Tomorrowland comic book), the pair continually set global charts and radio waves on fire with tracks like ‘Wakanda’ (officially the most played out track of the 2013 Ultra Music Festival), Beatport #1 smashes ‘Mammoth’ (which reigned at the top of the world’s leading download store for an incredible four weeks and was the most heavily played track of Miami Music Week 2013) and ‘Turn It Up’, ‘Madness’, ‘Project T’, ‘Phat Brahms’, ‘Ocarina’ and many more – clocking up no less than 7 Beatport No.1’s in 2013.

More recently their collaboration ‘Tremor’ with man-of-the-moment Martin Garrix scored them another Beatport #1, as well as picking up heavy support from guys like Zane Lowe, Danny Howard and Pete Tong on Radio 1. The pick-up from all this is their swelling popularity which led them to win the 2014 Beatport Award for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Track of the Year’ with their rousing club hit ‘Mammoth’, claimed the prize for ‘Best EDM DJ’ at the EMPO TV awards in Mexico, as well as picked up the awards for ‘Best Artist (Group)’ and ‘Best European DJ’ at the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA’s) ceremony. Alongside scoping two IDMA’s the Belgian brothers were also recognised with the imperious Gold Award for their smash hit track ‘Find Tomorrow’.

The Belgian duo leaped a staggering 32 places up the Top 100 DJ Poll to claim the #6 position in the 2013 edition of the globally renowned poll, adding further strength to the belief that Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are one of the most in-demand acts on the planet.

Ummet Ozcan

In an age where very few artists break the mold and truly shine through as unique and innovative, Dutch/Turkish star Ummet Ozcan is one of the exceptions to the rule. Not only because of his advance studio knowledge and the impressive string of dance floor hits this resulted in, it’s also thanks to his enduring presence at worldwide mainstages these last years. A success story that’s about to enter new grounds….

Growing up in the known epicentre of dance music, The Netherlands, it isn’t difficult for Ozcan (1982) to plug into dance music at a young age. “The EDM scene has been very big here since I was a teenager. We’ve had dance music playing on radio stations for over 20 years now,” he explains. So as soon as he’s good and ready, music starts to come out of Ozcan’s studio.

It wont take long before he gets the attention he deserves. Since achieving his first major success in 2011 with “Reboot”, which spends seven weeks at #1 on Beatport, the veteran DJ’s major hits have been sampled in his peers radio podcasts and played at festival mainstages all over the world.

In 2012 his genre-defying #1 smash hit “The Box” is one of the most played records at EDC Las Vegas, while a year later his W&W collab “The Code” is one of the most popular tracks at Ultra Music Festival 2013, followed by the R3hab co-produced ~1 Beatport hit “Revolution” and the remix of Fatboy Slim’s “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” together with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike.

In 2014, Ozcan sees another amount of his tracks reach the highest chart positions. “Raise Your Hands”, “Smash” and “Superwave” all became instantaneous hits, racking up millions of YouTube views and making it to #1 on Beatport. It’s no surprise that he’s an in demand talent who’s playing to an international market with gigs at world renowned festivals like EDC, Tomorrowland and Global Gathering and clubs like Avalon, Ruby Skye, Ministry of Sound and more.

By garnering support from a broad array of the world’s top jocks like Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Sander van Doorn, he’s solidified his position at the forefront of all-star dance producers. His rise in DJ Mag’s Top 100 underlines his trend; in 2014 Ozcan gets awarded for biggest climber, moving up 68 places, positioned at 31.

Besides this, Ozcan is also known for his softsynth and soundbank design for well-established music software houses like Rob Pagen (Albino, Preditor) and access Music (Virus). Talk about being innovative, it all comes together in Ummet Ozcan’s resume’s – stay tuned for more pioneering stuff soon!

Ferry Corsten

Hailing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Ferry Corsten’s lustrous career is exemplified by a passion for music that began as a hobby and spiraled into a full-blown profession. Today, as it was in the beginning, Corsten’s skills lie in his ability to coax the maximum emotional impact from electronic dance music of all genres, not just trance, but also progressive-house and electro. He remains and has always been ahead-of-his time, making music that becomes a template for others to follow.

It was the album, Out Of The Blue, that started it all. As Corsten’s sophomoric artist album under the alias, System F, the eponymous single became a worldwide hit and charted in the UK’s Top 20 UK singles charts and Japan’s Top 10 singles charts for three consecutive years after its release. Corsten’s rapid success ignited a steady flow of releases including “Gouryella” with Tiësto. It was during this time that Corsten’s remix of William Orbit’s “Barber’s Adagio For Strings” became a clubland anthem. Though the instantly recognizable original appeared in the film, Platoon (directed by Oliver Stone), it was Corsten’s heady remix that took the original composition’s strongest elements and amplified them into a singular, explosive masterpiece. Offers for remix work have poured in furiously ever since, with the latest being a remix of Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” for Island Def Jam in 2012. Corsten has also consistently appeared near the top of international DJ polls and has won his share of industry awards.

Over the years, Ferry Corsten has released a steady flow of new music. He has seven full-length studio albums under his belt, namely: Looking Forward as Ferr; Out Of The Blue and Together as System F; and Right Of Way, L.E.F., Twice In A Blue Moon and WKND as Ferry Corsten. These seven killer albums have yielded more than their share of Gold records, including “Punk,” “Out Of The Blue,” “Rock Your Body Rock,” and other world-class hits including “Made Of Love” featuring Betsie Larkin and “Radio Crash.” In 2006 when Corsten released “Fire” with Duran Duran front man Simon LeBon, that record also became a solid radio hit. The following year, Corsten’s smash single, “Beautiful,” was released to widespread acclaim, and even today that soaring song is demanded by Corsten’s audiences around the globe whenever he DJs. Early 2012 he released his latest artist album WKND, which includes a collaboration with Armin van Buuren called “Brute.” That track is a current favorite with electronic dance music (EDM) lovers across the globe.

In 2005, Corsten launched his Flashover Recordings imprint and he spends an enormous amount of time scouring the world for fresh talent and releasing music by cutting-edge producers, giving them a voice on the world stage. Corsten has also released numerous compilations, including releases for the Trance Nation series for Ministry Of Sound, one of the more successful compilation series to date and having sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. Corsten’s own Once Upon A Night series has itself been a platform for new talent and late-breaking tunes, with volume three released in late-2012.

From the outset, Corsten has been a prolific music-maker. So much so that in the early years his musical output was so plentiful and diverse that he felt the need to release music under different aliases. Those pseudonyms included System F., Gouryella (with Tiësto), Moonman and others. Having always created music with a timeless appeal, Corsten was asked by U2 to do a remix for their “New Year’s Day” in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2008 when U2 released their re-mastered War album that the band decided to include Corsten’s edit.

Corsten has produced and remixed for Justin Bieber, U2, Moby, Faithless, The Killers, William Orbit, Duran Duran, Public Enemy, Nelly Furtado and many others including TV’s winner of the “X-Factor,” Melanie Amaro. It’s no wonder that established superstars and pop culture celebrities alike seek Ferry Corsten for remixes, for it’s his winning command of music that is his magnetic draw. In 2001 when Corsten released “Punk,” that record annihilated dancefloors from Dallas to Dubai and from Morocco to Miami. Corsten discovered Russian producer Arty several years later, and it’s the Arty Rock N Rolla Mix of “Punk” that’s been one of the biggest records of 2011 and 2012, played by every DJ across a wide spectrum of styles.

As a natural performer, the live show is tantamount to Corsten’s appeal as a DJ. Ever the shepherd of the clubbing masses, working up a sweat while championing people’s inalienable right to dance, Corsten’s live DJ performances have evolved with technology and cultural shifts. In 2007, Corsten launched his FULL ON FERRY live show concept whereby he melds different styles of dance music by playing back-to-back sets with his cherry-picked roster of DJ/producer friends and a state-of-the-art stage setup. Fellow DJs and producers such as Dash Berlin, Aly & Fila, Mark Knight, Bassjackers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Shogun, Cosmic Gate, and many more have accompanied Ferry on multiple venues and FULL ON stages in festivals worldwide.

Also in 2007, Ferry’s radio show “Corsten’s Countdown” was launched and it is known as the only EDM interactive weekly music chart show. It is currently broadcast on radio stations in more than 40 countries via 210 radio stations worldwide. The show can also be heard as a weekly iTunes podcast or on YouTube. In 2012, Corsten launched “Ferry’s Fix,” a monthly DJ mix that is currently aired on more than 37 radio stations worldwide. In 2012, Corsten released his app for iPad and Android devices commemorating more than 20 years as a world-class DJ and producer. He also has his official Ferry Corsten app for fans. DJs have eclipsed rockstars as this generation’s entertainment industry icons, and Corsten, ever the graceful maestro, is an enduring example of the consummate professional. Striving always for excellence, this is an artist who is never satisfied with all that he’s accomplished, instead always pushing for the next exciting idea. For Ferry Corsten, the possibilities are boundless.

Tim Mason

Accomplished studio talent, fearless remixer, globetrotting dance floor illuminator. In short, to say that there are a few strings to the bow of British trailblazer Tim Mason would be the understatement of the century. Now a staple to the Size Records family and hitting every corner of the globe with his highly-evolved sound, Tim Mason is a soft-spoken powerhouse to be reckoned with. But don’t just take the Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers and Calvin Harris’s word for it. Enroute to 2014 and some of his most prolific landmarks to date, the wrath of this essential British trailblazer is not to be ignored.

Every accomplished artist has his moment of universal awakening. For Tim, ‘The Moment’ would not only signal the day Steve Angello caught on to his studio talents, but the moment that the world truly awakened to one of the many immortal memories Tim has since imparted upon global club land. Subsequent studio bombs ‘Anima’ and ‘Swoon’ have asserted the young Brit as an essential asset to one of dance music’s most relevant labels to date.

“There was never any creative pressure in joining Size Records other than to make every track the best it can possibly be,” explains Tim. “’The Moment’ was a really positive first strike for the label, so by the time ‘Anima’ and ‘Swoon’ were picked up the whole process felt very organic. There comes a moment of mutual clarity – the team knows what you are capable of. It’s about learning how your own merits can match the label’s vision.”

Before the Brighton-based talent had his way with their assorted musical assets, Zedd, Moby, David Guetta, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Timbaland and James Arthur shared little correlation on the market other than being industry-leading names. Having all now received remixes from this peak time powerhouse, that collection of A-list artists has come to epitomize the unapologetic and universal nature of Tim’s ability to make dance music coherent to the popular market. With the appeal for pop/dance crossovers reaching an all-time-high, Tim’s consistent agenda for bringing mainstream artists onto dance floors across the globe cannot be faulted.

For all his studio exploits, the dance floor is still where the full brunt of Tim Mason is felt. Now a welcome face on the North American club and festival circuit alike, Tim’s ability to hold both culturally diverse crowds and still hold the fort on such legendary clubbing landscapes as Ibiza signals the all-embracing charm of his hard-hitting DJ sets. Tim’s live legacy is now a full blown global affair; notable gig highlights over the past 12 months include standout performances for festival brands such as Creamfields, Sensation and Coachella, as well as an A-Z of the hottest club venues on the planet including Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Avalon, Gatecrasher, Amnesia and AgeHa plus, of course, multiple Size Matters events worldwide.

Tim’s first release of 2014 was the universally acclaimed ‘Starlight’ on Spinnin’, a track that effortlessly transcended musical boundaries and had heavyweight playlist support for months from A-list DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Tiësto, Nicky Romero, Above & Beyond, R3hab, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn and many more besides. With hotly anticipated IDs still to be unleashed this year on Size and Spinnin’, new global territories to be dominated and yet more diverse artists to remodel, 2014 is looking no less intense for the globetrotting British artist..

Tujamo

German-born producer Tujamo, first discovered his passion for music as a teen, before learning his craft and creating under the moniker, back in 2006. As we lead on from where he kick-started his sensational career back in his native homeland, Tujamo’s music delivers a truly unique style, with many attempting to imitate his oh-so-popular, one-of-a-kind sound. Tujamo’s style has led to more or less the creation of his own genre, leading him to play out his productions in far-flung countries including the best venues in Australia, through all major European cities, along with a South America tour including world #1 – voted club, Brazil’s Green Valley and key clubs and festivals in Asia and North America – including at the prestigious Wynn Resort during his “Around The World Tour” in 2014. Tujamo’s fan base swells, so does the support throughout the industry from Tujamo’s peers with each and every release.

Creating killer remixes for a whole host of artists, including Skrillex’ and Diplo’s JACK U project, Tujamo’s own productions have also gained success, the most notable ‘Who’ which took on a new lease of life in 2014, the re-branded ‘Dr Who!’ crossing over into a major club hit not only in the UK but worldwide, it’s electro-house beats and booming hook gaining support from DJs including Avicii, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Tiësto and Fedde Le Grand, the track was also played across world-leading radio stations including BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM. All of these amazing achievements and hard work from such an enriched artist, has paved the way for Tujamo’s success, with labels snapping at his heels for a piece of the pie. 2014 has seen his victories stretch even further, the long-awaited release of ‘Nova’ on the forward-thinking, respected Smash The House label, with bosses Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and rising Brazilian duo Felguk, cementing his success as it claimed the Beatport Overall #1 spot with its crowd-busting drops and exhilarating twists.

Enlisting LA rapper Kid Ink similarly, Tujamo collaborated with Steve Aoki and Chris Lake for the Summer anthem ‘Delirious (Boneless)’, which also took the #1 Beatport Overall spot, the vocal version catching the ears of beer brand Budweiser and sound tracking an advert for the company globally, before going on to achieve gold status in the US and Canada. The lethal combination of ‘Delirious’ and ‘Nova’ both achieving #1 rankings, has spawned many an attempt for other artists to copy the Tujamo sound, as he continues to set trends not only across the genre, but the dance world internationally, Tujamo’s style being the key ingredient to his success.  He has a joint venture with Laidback Luke pencilled in, along with an in-the-works collaboration with Martin Solveig, which is set to crank up the heat in the studio once more. Equipped to bring Las Vegas’s Wynn Resort a party of a show, headlining their Encore Beach Club by night event, sets across Korea and Japan are set to draw in Tujamo legions of fans yet again, before dizzying, prolific US shows at TomorrowWorld Atlanta and European stops – including global sensation that is the Super You&Me parties – brings him back full circle.

Undoubtably, Tujamo is one of the most sensational standouts of the scene, catapulting himself onto the mainstage of our time with exceptional sound and character and a future predestined to be sublime.

Danny Avila

“He’s going to be big… the next mega-superstar” Tiësto (Las Vegas Weekly)

“It’s crazy to see how good and talented Danny is! Just amazing.” Fedde le Grand

“One To Watch!” Dancing Astronaut

“One to watch for 2013” MTV Clubland

“21 Under 21: 2013/2014 – One To Watch” Billboard Magazine

At the grand old age of 18, Danny Avila has become one of the hottest acts in the world of EDM. From winning the ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ at the prestigious 2011 Vicious Music Awards at just 16, through to touring Asia, North America and Europe at the side of Tiësto at the close of 2013 – Avila has risen through the ranks of the dance music elite. Embarking on the ‘Greater Than Tour’, a stadium-sized venture that sold-out tens of thousands of tickets in just a few hours, based on his searing ability to demolish the world’s most prestigious dance floors and a talent for music production, Danny has also been snapped up by the likes of Interscope Records, Big Beat Records, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom and more, for his releases.

It’s a story that smacks of hard graft, pure talent and an undeniable passion for music. DJing from the age of 12 and producing from 13 using money earned from playing friends’ birthday parties to buy rock-bottom equipment, at 14 the young Avila – whose work ethic borders on the fanatical – left his home, friends and family in the Spanish resort of Marbella to move to Madrid, focusing on scoring as many DJ gigs as possible in the city’s clubs. “I knew it was going to be hard,” says Avila, “but there was just nowhere for me to get any real experience playing out in Marbella and I’ve never let my age stop me doing anything. My older brother spoke to local promoters for me and that’s how I started getting my very first gigs.”.

It was whilst playing a warm-up set in Benidorm’s Ku Club that Danny first met Fedde Le Grand. The international superstar was beyond impressed with the teenager’s innate ability to read the crowd and his blistering arsenal of music, that the two struck up a conversation that quickly evolved into a firm friendship.

It was that break that led to the explosion that has become the Spanish sensation of Danny Avila today. It’s not just the legions of adoring fans that have become firm supporters of his explosive live sets – the elite of the music industry have fallen under his spell just as swiftly. Having played at top Ibiza clubs for the past four years including jet-set hot spot Blue Marlin, Avila was duly invited to join the Café Ole team at Space Ibiza and the following year, at the personal request of Tiësto for his 2012 Opening Party at Pacha, on the island. Wowing both the crowd and possibly his biggest idol, Danny was invited to join Tiësto for an incredible nine further dates across the summer. “He’s smart, respectful, knows his music and most importantly knows how to give the crowd what they came to hear. There’s nothing I enjoy more than working with upcoming producers and DJs like Danny who are willing to work hard and who want to win”, said Tiësto. In the crowd, listening with rapt attention, was Eddie Dean, owner of Pacha NYC and now one of Danny’s biggest supporters, with many more fans instantaneously gained as he slayed his sets across both Gatecrasher and Privilege clubs, throughout the 2014 season.

They say word of mouth is the biggest form of support, but when Eddie Dean speaks to the Head of Sirius XM in the US, you’re entering a whole new level. Based purely on the music and the level of buzz that was emanating from Ibiza about Avila, without a single US date, the young Spaniard found himself the station’s youngest ever prime-time resident with his ‘Ready To Jump’ radio show, broadcasting across the North American continent. Now, Danny is adding yet another string to his bow with new radio show ‘MORE’, set to drop each month highlighting his love of all genres, but paying particular attention to Deep and Tech House styles, that have always been close to his heart and deeply entwined with his Hispanic roots, set to air Sunday mornings from September, also on Sirius XM.

As one of the most in-demand young talents on the globe, the teenager has already graced the hallowed stages of Coachella, Ultra Music Festival (both Miami and NYC) in an incredible Main Stage debut, Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, as well as recently gracing South America and Asia with his debut shows in these regions, back in March. Then there is the pinnacle club that all DJs aspire to fill-out within the city of Las Vegas, the show stopping Hakkasan at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, which saw Danny hold down a blazing residency, set to soar to even higher heights as he continues his sets more frequently in the Fall/ Winter of 2014. After joining Tiësto on dates in the USA, Mexico, Holland, Israel, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea, he then permeated America yet again, co-headlining the ‘Generation Wild’ tour with Deniz Koyu throughout February 2014. Infiltrating states from California to Texas, over to Illinois and New York, Danny also joined Tiësto and Calvin Harris as the official support act for the sold out UK leg of their ‘Greater Than’ stadium tour, having also supported others big in the game including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Bingo Players, W&W and many more, reflective that Danny’s electric big-room sounds paired with his undeniable mixing and production talent, echoes the world over.

Building from those second-hand pieces of hardware he bought aged just 13, Danny has, to date, released debut track ‘Breaking Your Fall’ on Big Beat, ‘Voltage’ and ‘Rasta Funk’ on Spinnin’ Records, along with ‘Tronco’ and ‘Poseidon’ on Musical Freedom. Then there is his unparalleled remix work on Skylar Grey’s ‘C’mon Let Me Ride’ (Interscope) and Krewella’s ‘Live For The Night’ (Sony Music/Columbia), as well as mixing compilations for two of the biggest dance music institutes on the planet – ‘Ministry of Sound presents: Danny Avila Live’ and ‘Ibiza Calling’ from the legendary night at Space Ibiza. Add to that the release of an exclusive free bootleg of UK pop starlet Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ as a thank you to fans for their continuous support, in addition to his crazy, party-starting collaboration with twoloud; ‘Rock Da Place’. More recently, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak records signed Avila’s collaboration with fellow friend Merzo ‘BOOM!’, which took radio stations by storm. While the year is coming to an end, ‘Life In Colour’, the world’s biggest paint party, released ‘Unleash’, the festival’s 2014 anthem, with an amazing, electro infused Danny Avila remix, which also served as the lead track in the festivals after movie, released earlier this year.

Oh – and if all that wasn’t enough, he’s not only spear heading the next generation of superstar DJ/producers – he’s also pretty damn prolific at turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, when it comes to anything concerning a board. Verging on pro skate and snowboarder status, Avila also deservedly notched up 2nd place in the Spanish Wakeboard Championships, 7th in the European Wakeboard Championships and 12th in the World Wakeboard Championships – as ever proving that he’s ready to jump, no matter what the medium!

There is, it seems, absolutely no stopping Danny Avila at whatever he turns his hand to. The future beckons, and it’s practically blinding.

Deniz Koyu

Since he first laid hands on piano keys at the tender age of five, Deniz Koyu has been a man obsessed with making music.

A producer’s producer – who counts Fedde Le Grand, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Tiësto, Avicii, Alesso, Erick Morillo, David Guetta and Calvin Harris among his biggest fans – the man behind hits ‘Tung’, ‘Hertz’, ‘Bong’, ‘Follow You’, and more spent his formative year immersed in the world of DJ and production hardware. Hard-earned pocket money was readily swapped for all the second-hand synths and drum machines he could find; hours were spent dissecting the works of Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk or Cassius; days were spent honing his DJ skills, editing his favourite tracks using nothing more than small tape recorders, sampling whatever he could lay his hands on. In 2011, when Koyu burst onto the global music consciousness with ‘Tung’ and ‘Hertz’, the obsession became a well-earned profession.

It was Fedde Le Grand who snapped up Koyu’s first two productions, using his Flamingo Recordings imprint to get the young producer a wealth of critical acclaim. Remixes for James Blunt’s ‘Dangerous’ and Kaskade’s ‘Turn It Down’ swiftly followed, becoming staples in the sets of the biggest artists at clubs and festivals around the globe. Le Grand voted Deniz his ‘Breakthrough DJ/Producer 2011’, Sebastian Ingrosso called him ‘big time talent” and Axwell replied to the question of a Swedish journalist if he had personal favourites among young DJs: “Deniz Koyu. He makes damn cool music at the moment.” In fact, en masse as the global powerhouse that was the Swedish House Mafia, Deniz’s tracks were supported in pretty much every single one of their sets over a year of constant touring, to the tune of three or four tracks per night.

That moment continued through into 2012 and 2013. Huge remixes for artists including Zedd (‘Spectrum’), Digitalism, Miike Snow (‘Pretender’), David Guetta (‘Just One Last Time’), Krewella (‘Live For The Night’) and Fedde Le Grand (‘So Much Love’) established Koyu as one of the favourite ‘go-to guys’ for the A-list elite. New original music including ‘Rage’ and the Dirty South collaboration ‘Halo’ have cemented his status as a prolific artist inside the studio and won him legions of fans around the world – sure to be heavily sated over the next few months with new track ‘Ruby, forthcoming releases on Axwell’s Axtone imprint, the massive Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike co-production ‘Roads’ which featured in the Tomorrowland 2013 after movie and a huge new collaboration with Thomas Gold, ‘Torn Apart’.

Outside the studio, Koyu has been on a seemingly constant whirlwind tour with support from many of his peers. Axwell hand-picked him to play at the world premiere of Cosmic Opera in New York, while performances at Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the peak of his debut North America headline tour ensured he was a name on everyone’s lips. His growing relationship with event promoters ID&T and their flagship Sensation White parties have seen him criss-cross the planet as an ambassador of sound. In early 2013, Koyu embarked on his most ambitious tour yet, joining forces with Spanish upstart Danny Avila to headline the ‘Generation Wild’ Tour, taking in a staggering 20 cities in just 25 days. Selling out events, taking over the North American continent and becoming the online buzzword in EDM as he went, Koyu had landed, made his mark and then gone back for more of the same in the highly competitive US market. There was simply no stopping him – from there Koyu went on to perform at some of the most important festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in the US, Electric Zoo festivals, a clutch of Electric Daisy Carnival shows including the huge UK debut event, Creamfields, Ultra Music Festival Miami and Europe, Street Parade in Zurich, Sensation Chile, Sensation Brazil, Sensation Bangkok, the world’s #1 club (DJ Mag) Green Valley, Mysteryland in both the Netherlands and Chile, Escape from Wonderland Fesitval, the critically acclaimed Zouk in Singapore and had not one, but two residencies – Wynn in Las Vegas (XS, Surrender and Encore Beach) and the legendary dance floor of Privilege Ibiza.

Deniz Koyu stands firmly on its precipice with much more to come both inside and outside of the production studio. Stay tuned, watch out, listen up, because there is plenty more to come…

Martin Garrix

It’s easy to get lost in the numbers behind Martin Garrix’s meteoric rise. At 18-years old, the Dutch superstar has already set precedents and scored landmarks at every corner of the music industry. Picked up by Spinnin’ Records and subsequently backed by Scooter Braun, Martin has become one of electronic dance music’s youngest superstars, amassing a chart-topping, high-streaming musical legacy along the way. Leaping 36 places to #4 of the DJ Mag Top 100 charts in 2014, garnering both the attention of Billboard’s prestigious ’21 under 21’ as well as Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and dropping his first BBC Essential Mix, Martin Garrix’s story is only just beginning.

Behind his humble attitude and encouraging smile is an artist wise beyond his years; setting a precedent for young and aspiring musicians across the globe. Martin has come a long way since DJing his parents’ parties, wandering music festivals as a fan and unofficially remixing Christina Aguilera. The young savant shows through hard work and talent, up and coming artists can realize their dream of topping global charts, scoring multi-platinum sales and headlining festival main stages across the globe.

By the time 2013 came knocking, the bar had been set notably high, but the whirlwind success of Martin’s breakout year was just around the corner. Hitting number one in the UK charts and reaching international platinum status, “Animals” has to date garnered more than 100 million streams on Spotify and 400 million views on Youtube. Having subsequently linked up with such heavyweights as Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dillon Francis, Sander Van Doorn and DVBBS, this who’s who of collaborators set a spotlight on Martin’s avant-garde studio prowess. Playing soundtrack to such prestigious events as Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Music Festival and more, Martin Garrix’s sound become ubiquitous around the world.

Entering the New Year with more high-profile shows and festivals on the calendar than ever before and a brand new residency at Las Vegas super club Omnia, Martin’s ambitions are ramping up for 2015. New material alongside David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell, Headhunterz and a landmark first dance record featuring Ed Sheeran demonstrate that Martin has every intention of innovating his sound and looking to the future. You’ll find Martin Garrix at every festival worth attending this next year; just as cheerful and exuberant as you’d expect a 18 year old whiz kid looking forward to a blossoming career.

NERVO

From songwriters to artists and super-fans to superstars, electronic dance music’s first sisters – Mim and Liv Nervo of NERVO – have catapulted onto the international stage, straight from the pit in front of it. These multi-talented DJ dynamos are the all-time top-ranking female DJs in the world, voted by their millions of fans to No. 21 on DJ Magazine’s influential 2014 ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll.

In-demand and loved across the globe, their non-stop schedule takes them from the magical island of Ibiza, to their studio in their home-away-from-hometown of London, to the towering Main Stage of ‘Electric Daisy Carnival’ in Las Vegas. Everywhere the girls go, their infectious energy, fearless personal style, deep love and understanding for music precedes them.

Mim and Liv’s career took off in 2009, when they co-wrote and produced the emphatic and global hit ‘When Love Takes Over’ – for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. Ranked by Billboard as the #1 Dance/pop collaboration of all time! However, their journey into dance music started years prior in the festival fields of their native Australia, where as teenagers they took every opportunity to go and see electronic acts like: The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Fatboy Slim. “Purple hair and purple lipstick; we did it all,” says Mim. “We almost broke ribs being in the front row of the mosh pit. We were those people in the crowd for so many years, to be playing on the same bill with some of those artists now is just electrifying.”

Having cemented their songwriting prowess with a global No. 1 (plus several other songs for artists like: Kesha, Kylie Minogue and Armin van Buuren), NERVO set out to pursue their own career as artists, by writing and producing their own songs under their artist name, NERVO. Their friends and collaborators in the world showed up to support them. ‘We’re All No One’ with Afrojack and Steve Aoki (No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart), ‘The Way We See The World’ with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (the official anthem of Tomorrowland 2011, which has garnered over 30 million YouTube views), ‘Reason’ with Hook N Sling, ‘Something to Believe In’ with Norman Doray, ‘Like Home’ with Nicky Romero (their first No. 1 topping the Beatport chart for 3 consecutive weeks), ‘Turn This Love Around’ with Armin van Buuren (off the No. 1 DJ’s new album ‘Intense’): Their list of A-List collaborators is dance music’s longest and most enviable and in a world dominated by ‘bros,’ these girls can do it for themselves.

NERVO’s original ‘You’re Gonna Love Again’ has over 11.5 million views and their 2013 single ‘Hold On’ (#1 on the Billboard Club Play chart) has garnered over 6.8 million views. “Normally we open our DJ sets with one of our own records and the second that happens and you see the hands go up, it’s game on,” says Liv. “We’ve worked so hard in our industry, behind the scenes, to step out and be releasing records in our own name is a whole different energy, a whole different world. It really is addictive and so rewarding.”

The girls get a regular fix during their residencies and headlining sets at some of the top venues and events in the world including the new Las Vegas mega-club ‘Hakkasan’ and Ibiza Beach Club ‘Ushuaia’ (home to their #NERVONation parties). NERVO are also regular Main Stage performers at festivals like: Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields and Electric Zoo as well as embarking on Headlining tours of their own in Mexico and beyond!

Wherever it may be the sisters are always playing to their devoted fans who wear homemade NERVO T-Shirts and hoist signs (“Will you marry me?” “Lesbians for NERVO”), curve their hands into heart shapes and post photos and poems to show their love and appreciation. The girls are seeing more and more NERVO fan bases, in all corners of the world. As the NERVO family/army grows from NERVO Malaysia, NERVO Colombia, NERVO Mexico and so on. NERVO has seen rapid growth across their social media channels including 418,000 Instagram followers, 716,000 Twitter followers and over 3 million likes on Facebook.

Style-savvy, fearless, positive and talented: It’s no wonder that NERVO was invited to join the ranks of the legendary beauties who can call themselves CoverGirls, added to the iconic CoverGirl brand’s family of spokeswomen, last year. The partnership is just one more fabulous chapter in the developing NERVO story. “Let’s face it, you can be creative in many ways,” says Mim. “From wearing crazy clothes and great makeup to playing wicked tunes. It’s all part of the experience.”

NERVO are regularly featured in: Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, InStyle, People and other fashion/pop culture publications around the globe. In August 2013 NERVO performed live from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards and in November 2013 they appeared on BRAVO TV as guest judges on the Rihanna produced reality show ‘Styled To Rock’. In January 2014 NERVO were announced as one of the 4 introductory DJs for the brand new BBC Radio 1 ‘Residency’ Shows: “We’ve been listening to Radio One religiously for 10 years. It’s a dream come true to have our show on it!” says Liv.

NERVO’s single titled ‘Revolution,’ a collaboration with R3hab and Ummet Ozcan, spent 3 weeks at #1 on Beatport, the vocal version released in January 2014 also made the top 10 and the video has over 14 million views and counting. In May 2014 Liv and Mim released their first Ministry of Sound compilation album titled ‘INSPIRED’, which landed them in the Top 5 on the iTunes chart. The album included the single ‘Sunshine Thru Rain Clouds’ ft. Duane Harden. In August 2014 NERVO released their next single, a collaboration with R3hab, titled ‘Ready For the Weekend’. The track immediately went to #1 on the Beatport Top 100 Chart.

NERVO’s single ‘Rise Early Morning’ ft. Au Revoir Simone was released on November 17th via
Ultra Music, it was the first track from their spring 2015 debut artist album titled ‘Collateral’.

W&W

After a chance meeting up back in 2007 Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst came together to form W&W and they haven’t looked back since. The past seven years have seen this Dutch production and DJ duo transcend the boundaries of genre and traverse the globe with their music and performances. Fusing styles and mixing influences, W&W combine the uplifting and melodic elements of trance with the raw intensity of electro and progressiveness of house to create a sound that is uniquely their own.

Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta and more for its breadth, diversity and massive appeal to multiple audiences. From their earlier works like the synth-driven ‘Moscow’ and floor pounding ‘Shotgun’, to later projects like ‘Invasion’, ‘Lift Off’, the embodiment of their multidimensional sound, ‘D# Fat’ with Armin van Buuren, the massive ‘Jumper’ with Hardwell, Beatport #1 smash ‘The Code’ with Ummet Ozcan (which became the most played track of Miami Music Week 2013), their chart topping remix of Armin van Buuren’s ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ and the official Amsterdam Music Festival anthem ‘Thunder’, these tracks have more than 7.5 million plays at SoundCloud; it’s clear each of the tunes leaving the W&W studio is a sure-shot of dance floor thrill.

But the biggest track of W&W so far was yet to come. The massive hit ‘Bigfoot’ came out in February 2014, became #1 at Beatport, generated many plays at European radio stations and festivals all over the world and for a long time it was the favorite record of Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. And that was only the start of 2014; after ‘Bigfoot’ W&W continued to release hit after hit after hit. ‘Rocket’ with Blasterjaxx, ‘We Control The Sound’ and ‘Shocker’ with Headhunterz, and ‘Waves’ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike which became the anthem of Tomorrowland 2014.

As DJs, currently #18 in the DJ Mag Top 100, they are also dominating dance floors and festivals around the world. 2014 featured a hugely successful Miami Music Week/Winter Music Conference/Ultra weekend with the performance at the main stage at Ultra Miami as a highlight, Ultra worldwide, Tomorrowland, Tomorrowworld, EDC Las Vegas, Amsterdam Music Festival during Amsterdam Dance Event and Stereosonic in Australia, to name a few. The Dutch super stars announced also two massive residencies in EDM mecca Las Vegas: Hakkasan and Wet Republic. Their headlining status at the world’s most leading festival and clubs is about to get even bigger.

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