Back in 2007, when EDM saw a huge rise in its popularity, John Dahlback's career followed suit and benefited as a result of his Benny Benassi inspired hit, 'Blink.' Now, years after the original racked up millions of YouTube plays, John Dahlback has teamed up with dance music icon, and former muse, Benny Benassi to rework the original into their debut collaborative single, 'Blink Again.'
Over ten years after his smash hit ‘Satisfaction,’ which launched him from niche EDM success to a massive international star, he’s still breaking out new combinations of tech, electro and house that’ll have you enthralled all night long. He’s headlined nearly every major festival, including Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, he’s worked with Chris Brown and Kelis, and he’s done production work for Madonna on her MDNA album.
2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:
It's no secret that Robbert van de Corput, better recognized as, Hardwell, was crowned DJ Mag's #1 DJ. In 2011, he entered the Top 100 list at #24, quickly rising the ranks to #1 in a matter of only two years. There's a reason why he's been voted the top DJ, just look at the views on all his major festival sets on Youtube. His Tomorrowland set garnered 16+ million views while his Ultra set is at 17+ million views. The numbers certainly speak for themselves. At only 25 years old, there's no slowing down this festival tycoon anytime soon!
Benny Benassi is one of the music industry's most loved and accomplished producers that has been making nothing but hits and anthems for decades of house music fans. With so many producers and DJs popping up left and right, it is sometimes hard to distinguish one beat from another. With Benassi, there is never any confusion, because when you hear one of his beats you know right away that he has put his golden touch on that track.
As Fashion Week continues in New York, we asked a few electronic dance music artists questions about who their favorite designers are, or in what ways they would describe their fashion sense. We learned a few things in the process, mostly that these DJ's don't really have fashion on their radar. However, and in honor of the "holiday," we figured we'd share with you what your favorite artists had to say...
We read in a past interview you really like shopping. Have you kept up with NY Fashion Week at all in the past?
Jochen Miller: Sorry, I haven't! I do love shopping and fashion, but I don't follow up on each trend, so I hardly ever watch fashion-shows. It's a shame I'm not still in town for Fashion Week though, as I can imagine the city must be sizzling then, I'm sure I would have loved the atmosphere!