As we’re all aware EDC NY hits this Friday, May 17th; but the party doesn’t stop there. Webster Hall, one of New York’s most historic and largest venues around will be welcoming Brillz, Sigma, Monsta, and special guest Alex English! This shall be wild and perfect while returning from heavy electro into moombahton, drum and bass, and the slight indie-feel they’ve imprinted on EDM.
Brillz is a trap and moombahton producer signed with Skrillex’ Owsla label with popular hits like "Acid Trippin" ft. Whiskey Pete. This hit was made a club favorite with Whiskey Pete’s trap stabs and addictive hook’s that meshed with Brillz trademark melodies. Brilliance.
Sigma, known for their mark on drum and bass since 2007 have worked with many-an-artist including Eric Prydz, Redman, and Adam F with the single “Shut the Lights Off” circa 2010. All said and done, they’ve become producers and very well respected in-demand DJs. Keep an eye out for their YouTube video diary to catch up and follow what’s happening in Sigma’s world. Check out Eric Prydz ‘Nilton (The Reason)’ that Sigma remixed!
With sounds similar to the trip-step of Flux Pavilion, Monsta’s hit “Holdin’ On” caught the attention of Skrillex through manager Tim Smith. While using vocals from artists like Moby and sounds similar to trip-hop‘s U.N.K.L.E., their instrument-based sound has blown past our cliché dubstep, Skrillex states, “This is next-level.” Many remixes have been done with Skylar Grey and Zedd, his sound is heavy, fervent, and passionate.
Last but certainly not least, Alex English will be there as well to keep the night alive. You may also know him from his half of the duo, Disko Dali, who’ve remixed all over the scene. Growing up in Houston, TX., English says he was mainly exposed to pop radio in the '80s and just "went along with what he heard and liked" but by the early 2000s when he had heard James Murphy fusing the touch of real instruments with the drum machine, he says, "That’s what had put everything into a capsule for him and everything started to make sense." Since then it’s been uphill for Alex and his EDM journey, while working and performing with some of the biggest names in electro like Skrillex, A-trak, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Crookers, and many more he has definitely made his way up. Also, he’s marked his spot with his electrifying performances during Electro Zoo and opening for some the most popular DJs around.
Don’t miss the chance to hear this ‘next level’ madness at Webster Hall; it's EDM, no sleep needed!