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!
Ultra Music Festival 2014 is turning up the heat, as they have announced Phase One of the festival taking place March 28-30 in Miami. The lineup is quite simply, epic, as the world's top DJ's along with indie rock bands and even hip hop stars, will hit Miami and make the festival the go-to event this March. Featuring the likes of Armin van Buuren, Avicii, and Zedd, to MGMT, Pusha T, and Waka Flocka, there is no way there will be a dull moment during the three day fest. See the flyer below for the full list of Phase One performers. Stay tuned, as Phase Two performers will be announced soon!
Zedd's latest single, "Stay The Night", which features Hayley Williams of Paramore, has been a big hit since its release. Already with a variety of remixes of it being released so far, Nicky Romero has decided to let go of his rendition of the track. This version is stripped away of its original beat and given a whole new feel that will be recognizable for Romero fans. Check it out and let us know what "Stay The Night" remix is your favorite.
This will be available to puchase on November 5th.
Empire of the Sun's "Alive" has been all over the electronic music scene this summer as its remixes by Matt Zo, Zedd, David Guetta have been getting crazy play. Their other hit song off of Ice On The Dune, "DNA” is now also recieving a bunch of remixes from the likes of Calvin Harris, The Aston Shuffle, Yuskek and more.
To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
The newest creation in the city’s EDM explosion is brand new superclub Light, a Cirque du Soleil-inspired venue inside Mandalay Bay Hotel. Opening April 26th, Light will provide attendees with state-of-the-art interactive productions. And who better to announce a residency at this larger-than-life nightclub than dynamic duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike?
Most of us dance music aficionados are used to seeing Zedd behind the booth mixing progressive house beats in front of club goers or thousands of festival goers. Last night, that wasn't the case.
The 24-year-old DJ/producer made his debut appearance on The David Letterman Show, however, not in his typical role as superstar DJ. Zedd sat perched behind a piano as Foxes sang the lyrics to an acoustic version of "Clarity."
A person not familiar with the original track would probably say the performance was good, which it was. But it lacked the fierceness the original electronic version of the song gives off. For now, we'll stick to the original version but props to Zedd for showing his versatility as an artist. Watch the performance below!