REZZ

Though young at 23 years of age, REZZ is anything but an amateur. Producing state of the art, genre-bending works, while striking a sharp balance between bass heavy and minimal tech compositions, she oozes originality and stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best in the electronic music scene. With a handful of EPs and a full album now under her belt, “Space Mom” returns in 2018 with ‘Certain Kind Of Magic,’ her sophomore album released on mau5trap.


Starting out as a local DJ in her hometown of Niagara Falls, she was still a teen when she decided that music production was the path she would take. After studying sound design extensively at home and psychology as an aid to her creative process, her experimentation, dedication and hard work paid off in paving the way for a long career ahead as a highly regarded producer of downtempo soundscapes.


REZZ’s headstrong decisiveness and clear vision are arguably the keys to her success so far. She began to build a following on Soundcloud with a series of free releases that caught the ears of electronic music icons Skrillex and deadmau5. Skrillex subsequently brought her talent to the masses by organizing the release of REZZ’s debut three-track ‘Insurrection’ EP on OWSLA’s The Nest imprint in 2015, which was critically acclaimed and universally lauded, with REZZ being dubbed a “prodigy” (EDM.com) and the “Queen of the Dark Techno Scene” (MTV) in the media.


In 2016, REZZ answered the calls from her fans and released ‘ The Silence Is Deafening ‘ EP on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint. This launched REZZ into the upper echelons of the electronic music scene, leading to the creation of the ‘Cult of REZZ’ fan base. Her follow-up EP on mau5trap in October 2016 ‘ Something Wrong Here ‘ caught the attention of the international media, as REZZ began selling out shows around the world.


In the summer of 2017, with worldwide intrigue for REZZ piquing, she dropped her full-length debut ‘ Mass Manipulation ‘ album on mau5trap. The album consistently portrays menacing soundscapes that REZZ is known for through innovative singles and collaborations. Her forward thinking and unique mentality did not go unnoticed, as she was awarded with a JUNO for Electronic Album of the Year for her work on ‘Mass Manipulation.


‘Certain Kind of Magic,’ released in the summer of 2018 represents REZZ’s sonic growth and development as an artist. The eight track album is a testament to her ability to demand a listener’s attention through, as DJ Mag describes, “Rezazadeh’s uncanny ability to tread the line between desire and tension.” With worldwide and critical acclaim pouring in from the likes of Billboard (who dubbed her Billboard Dance Breakout Artist of the Year ), Mixmag, Dancing Astronaut, and many more is testament to the fact that REZZ has truly become a tastemaker and trendsetter in the industry.


Alongside the new album, REZZ embarked on her second sold-out headline tour through many major markets in North America in Fall 2018, including Red Rocks in Colorado, and two nights at legendary Los Angeles venue The Shrine.

ALAN WALKER

WHO IS ALAN WALKER?
You may identify him by his trademark mask and hoodie, yet behind the mysterious character is the Norwegian artist, DJ and producer Alan Walker. With more than 15 billion audio and video streams worldwide, and almost 40 million followers across social media, it is safe to say that the 21-year old has already put a lasting imprint on the music scene since he first made his mark a few years ago. Today, Alan Walker is one of the most in-demand and sought-after artists in the scene, and continuously one of the 100 most popular artists on Spotify. He has had an impressive run of more than 500 headliner and festival shows, including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza and more. In addition, he has supported global superstars such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Kygo. As his very first album “Different World” is due to be released at the end of 2018, Walker is ready to reach a whole new level in his career.

MADEON

Hugo Leclercq, the musician known as Madeon, first appeared to many as something like a teenaged fireball. In 2011, his frantic yet perfectly sculptural “Pop Culture” famously sampled 39 hits, live, from Daft Punk to Solange, instantly propelling the then-17-year-old to the international stage. By the time of his debut album, Adventure, in 2015, Madeon was a globally beloved artist with production credits for Lady Gaga and Coldplay.

Yet his first full-length, released via Columbia and his own popcultur, still evokes a bright sense of wonder about the world. “I very purposefully stayed with my parents when I made Adventure because I wanted to capture my life as a teenager in France,” he says. “Listening back, it’s a good reminder that it always works out best when you’re sincere. I wasn’t pandering, I was just really trying to make what I loved.” A FADER review called it “expansive, impossibly beautiful… one of the most radiant pop albums in recent memory.” Soon after, he teamed with longtime friend Porter Robinson for “Shelter,” an immersive, ecstatic single he calls their “victory lap.”

Now, a few years later, Madeon is perhaps a more deeply seasoned artist than wide-eyed dreamer from Nantes — but he’s just as ambitious as ever. “I knew if I wanted to make something different, I needed to change my life around,” he says, so he moved to Los Angeles to focus the project in a new way. “I wanted to wake up in the morning and feel like every second of my life was about Madeon. My walls are covered with concept art and logo designs and instruments and references and records that I love. It’s all I do from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed.”

“All My Friends” is the radiant introduction to this new era. Joyful and bright, it’s the sort of pop song that, by any other artist, would have required hard work from a team of writers and producers. Madeon, of course, wrote and produced the whole thing himself. Following the path he began on Adventure with songs like “Home,” he is the sole vocalist on the track. “It’s fun to do a song that’s so blatantly, sincerely pop,” he says. “I love to make that kind of music mostly on my own — you’re not really supposed to be able to make it that way.”

Madeon began working on “All My Friends” when he booked a studio for three days in New York “just to see what would happen,” he says. “I remember I was walking alone, and the sun was a particular shade. It struck me all at once, vividly. It was like a flavor: sounds and sights and smells. I felt impossibly confident and enthusiastic, and the song became like a premonition of what I had to do.”

Often, Madeon can seem as much a musician as a world-building architect, and there’s no question his full vision for what comes next will soon shine through in high definition. But for the moment, just as when he began his career, we have a single song, a brilliant statement of new purpose.

TWO FRIENDS

Matt Halper and Eli Sones, the young masterminds behind Two Friends, have quickly revamped from high school bedroom producers to one of the most promising dance music duos of 2017. Known for their viral remixes of “Trap Queen”, “I Miss You” and “Mr. Brightside”, as well as their latest original offerings Just A Kid, Emily, and Out of Love, the two have in unprecedented time mastered a wide range of genres from pop-leaning to dance-driven records.

Kicking off their musical journey in their senior year of high school (after being best friends since seventh grade), the boys honed their skills through remixing, taking on the likes of Lana Del Rey, Alesso, and Tori Kelly to name but a few. Two Friends were quick to prove their versatile songwriting and production, drawing upon a wide variety of live instrumentation to create a truly multi-faceted sound with every release. They swiftly exceeded their influence beyond the online sphere, attracting the spotlight on stage and radio.

With support now coming from the likes of Tiesto, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and many more, and with a whole host of original releases locked in for 2018, Matt and Eli undoubtedly look set to dominate this year and beyond.

ELEPHANTE

Driven by an unwavering determination and passion for his craft, Tim Wu – best known as Elephante – has amassed a deep catalogue of original music that has earned him rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, SiriusXM, Beats 1 and Billboard as well as respect from the cream of the dance music elite. His musical maturity, melodic sensibilities and innate ability to create genre-defying hits time and time again could have him easily mistaken for an artist way beyond his years and has seen the dance pop prodigy win the hearts of legions of fans across the world.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tim began his musical career as a classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter, playing in bands in high school and college. Graduating from the world-renowned Harvard University, soon after taking his first desk job Wu realized that the corporate lifestyle was not for him, as he spent every waking hour producing music to admittedly keep himself sane. Finally embracing the ‘Elephant in the room’ that was his desire to break free from the monotonous 9-5 routine, Wu set his sights on the dance music sphere and Elephante was born – quite literally giving up his day job in order to hone his craft and make his mark as one of the most innovative dance music producers around today.

The release of his inaugural I Am The Elephante EP in September 2016 heralded a new chapter in the young producer’s career as he charted alongside some of dance music’s finest. The EP, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Dance Album charts, has so far accumulated over 60 million plays on Spotify alone as well as support from Billboard, Beats 1, iHeart Radio, Music Choice, and more of music’s biggest names, all as an independently-released project. Lead radio single “Closer” reached #18 on the Billboard Dance Airplay chart and was selected as the #28 song of 2016 by SiriusXM BPM, while streaming leader “Catching On” approaches 25M listens to date.

Now Elephante returns with his sophomore EP, Glass Mansion, a 9 song project including features from Anjulie and Nevve as well as Elephante’s solo vocal debut on the title track (along with a duet effort on “All Over Again”) set for release June 15, 2018. Already-released singles “Troubled”, “Come Back For You”, and “The In Between” have amassed millions of streams, gained coveted rotation spots on SiriusXM and iHeart Radio, and received support from the likes of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Dancing Astronaut, and more.

Signed to CAA, Elephante has appeared at over 20 major festivals since May 2017 including upcoming performances at EDC Las Vegas, Tampa’s Sunset Music Fest, and Seattle’s Paradiso, and past slots at Hangout Fest and New York City’s Electric Zoo and Billboard Hot 100, while also fulfilling his duties as a resident DJ at Hakkasan Las Vegas alongside Calvin Harris, Zedd, and Kaskade. He has sold out shows from New York to Mississippi, DC to San Francisco, and everywhere in between, and graced the stages of historic venues such as Terminal 5, House of Blues, 930 Club and Concord Music Hall.

While self-releasing all of his music since 2015, Elephante has amassed 1.5M+ monthly listeners and 5.5M+ monthly streams on Spotify, with his debut independent EP alone totaling 60M+ streams on the platform. Whether he’s crafting originals or whipping up remixes for the A-list, Elephante has rapidly carved a name for himself as one of the most
exciting producers on the scene of late. Demonstrating a diversity that has seen him achieve over 150 million total digital streams over his relatively short career to date, and with demand for his unique sound reaching unprecedented heights, it’s safe to say Elephante’s star is most definitely on the rise.