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Euphoria Music Festival Artists

Pretty Lights

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Pretty Lights

On July 2, 2013, not one but two new Pretty Lights albums were released: A Color Map of the Sun and its essential companion, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. The first PL efforts to be sold commercially after a series of acclaimed free-download albums and EPs, theColor Map project represents a turning point in Pretty Lights mastermind Derek Vincent Smith’s artistic growth. A self-professed “sample collage” artist, Smith decided it was time to create his own. “Before, I’d combine 25 samples into one song,” he explains. “This time, I was going to create my own original sources, retaining the timbre that spans the great musical era of the last century – from modern classical and jazz, to ‘60s soul and beyond.”

This idea sent Smith into an intensely laborious, obsessive, ambitious creative process. Where so much of today’s music is created entirely “in the box” using digital plug-ins, Smith went totally analog – recording musicians direct to tape (including himself on bass, keys, and modular synths), using authentic vintage instruments, pressing the results onto vinyl. He then fashioned those sounds into two visionary works. A Color Map… finds Smith taking Pretty Lights’ trademark combo of gritty, crate-digging hip-hop, speaker-shredding digital thump, and instrumentally-based psychedelia to new heights over 13 songs – from the dancefloor-ready yet kaleidoscopically abstract “Prophet” to the syncopated funk of the Talib Kweli-driven single “Around The Block.” Live Studio Sessions…, meanwhile, boils down the raw material used to create the tracks on A Color Map…, reducing 30 minute jams into 4 minute breaks. It’s all part of the multifaceted creativity that the albums’ titles suggest – a reference to a 1670s-era essay by Isaac Newton describing the experiments that led to his discovery of visible light’s color spectrum. “What Newton evoked I found especially poetic and beautiful,” Smith explains. “It fit what the name ‘Pretty Lights’ is supposed to embody – the idea of an artistic eye always looking at the world, searching for beauty and new inspiration.”

 

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Ghostland Observatory

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Ghostland Observatory

Ghostland Observatory’s entire approach to music – sonically, aesthetically, conceptually – is essentially a melding of the two distinctly different personalities of its two members, Thomas Ross Turner and Aaron Behrens. Whereas Turner, the producer/drummer/keyboardist of the duo, finds solace in the minimal, bleak cable-patch squawks of Karlheinz Stockhausen and the analog-disco-thump of Giorgio Moroder, Behrens’ interests lie more along the lines of psychedelia, rock and various country and blues artists.

The result is a shimmering, pulsing pop music that is at once kinetically alive with Behrens’ striking vocals and driving guitar work but also anchored firmly by Turner’s percussive beats and Moog-generated melodies and hooks. Common descriptions include “electro-dance rock,” “synth-funk” and “Freddie Mercury-helms-Daft Punk.”

Deciding to produce a style of music that as yet existed only in their collective consciousnesses; Behrens and Turner formed Ghostland Observatory in Austin in 2003 and haen’t looked back since. They now sell out prominent venues across the country, have played at Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, Coachella and the Austin City Limits music festival, which they headlined, and continue to play at various music festivals and venues around the globe to an ever increasing fan base, thanks to their now-famous live shows.

The duo has released four albums to date, all on Turner’s label, Trashy Moped Recordings: Delete.Delete.I.Eat.Meat..., Paparrazi Lightning, Robotique Majestique and their latest offering, Codename: Rondo, which was recorded in Turner’s Austin studio.

The ten-track Codename: Rondo is equal parts psyechedelia, minimal electronic, rock, funk and soul. It was recorded with what Turner calls a more “linear approach” in mind. Rather than layering sound upon sound to fill out a track, the band sought to use fewer sounds while striving to make each of them count.

Highlights on the new album include the first track, “Glitter,” with its loping, fuzzed-out bassline, tremolo-tweaked vocals and Spaghetti Western guitar break. “That’s Right” is a Cars-meet-ZZ Top ripper with the former’s signature synth breaks skipping across the latter’s overdriven, chugging guitar riffs. Another standout, “Miracles,” finds Behrens haltingly phrasing his lyrics in perfect syncopation with Turner’s raw keyboard melody before exploding into an irresistible, hand-clapping chorus that is soon chased by running swells of disco strings. “Codename: Rondo,” the album’s title track, is a perfect example of the band’s efforts toward minimal maximization: a surreal narrative recalling a series of nebulous incidents in Newark, New Jersey spoken over nothing more than a steady kick and some faint electronic warbling while, during the breakdown, deep space satellite transmissions blip intermittently over a loop of what seems to be a robot with hiccups and poor phone reception attempting to leave a voicemail.

With Codename: Rondo, Ghostland Observatory has taken a step in a new direction, both creatively and technically, while still maintaining the essential elements of their unmistakable sound: “sweaty, raw-boned, and direct from the future; committed to electronics, stuck on big beats, yet unmistakably powered by rock ‘n’ roll.


Photo: Daniel Perlak

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Adventure Club

Adventure Club is a Canadian electronic dance music duo, composed of Christian Srigley and Leighton James, is based out of Montreal, Quebec. The duo formed while attending high school in Montreal as a hardcore pop-punk band, but later decided to move onto the more electronic sound of electronic dance music after simply getting bored with the pop-punk sound.

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BIg Gigantic

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BIg Gigantic

Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, has taken their sound to yet another dimension with the release of their newest album 'Nocturnal' (available now for FREE download at www.biggigantic.net). The album, by Boulder, CO-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, solidifies Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop.

With a provocative sound that's as thoughtful as it is danceable, Big Gigantic's new songs like "Nocturnal" and "Hopscotch" weave whirling melodies into addictive beats and samples that wouldn't sound out of place on a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single. No genre is off-limits for Big Gigantic, whose breakthrough sound channels everything from funk and dub-step to house and hip-hop.

After graduating with a master's degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, Lalli relocated to Boulder and began performing with Salken, experimenting with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music with live instruments. The duo built up early hype in 2008 with local shows and one-offs around the country before releasing their debut album 'Fire It Up’ in 2009 and embarking on a full US tour.

Already a smash on the festival circuit, Big Gigantic's transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The marathon shows feature a variety of songs new, old and unreleased, as well as outside-of-the-box remixes including Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," Aloe Blacc's 'I need a Dollar,' and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Notorious Thugs."




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RL GRIME

When New York City-based DJ/producer Henry Steinwaycombines hip-hop and electro for the genre known as "trap" he dons the moniker RL Grime. After debuting the project in 2011 with a series of internet uploads, RL Grime became official with the EP Grapes, released in 2012 by Wedidit Collective. More free uploads followed, including bootleg remixes of Rihanna's "Pour It Up," Chief Keef's "Sosa," andKanye West's "Mercy." In 2013, the Fool's Gold label released the High Beams EP with a guest appearance from rapper Problem. The album Void followed in 2014 and featured rapper Big Sean, EDM group Boys Noize, and indie act How to Dress Well.

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STS9

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STS9

Since forming in Atlanta 15 years ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene. Consistently ranked among Pollstar magazine's list of top-grossing touring acts, STS9 -- Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths) and Zach Velmer (drums) -- continues to average over 5,000 tickets per city, boasting a genre defying list of opening acts along the way such as Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights, NAS, Big Boi of Outkast and countless others. 

STS9 truly does it all: from headlining stages at festivals such as the Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza and Electric Daisy Carnival, to selling out shows around the country as an acoustic set-up in opera houses or as an electronic act in amphitheaters, to performing with Jay-Z in arenas, to running their own record label, 1320 RECORDS, to using their voice as a platform for change and raising significant amounts of money towards activism efforts (including $150,000 to The Make it Right Foundation, paving the way to rebuild a house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans).

Pushing boundaries is all in a day's work for STS9. 2013 was yet another big year for STS9. The band's headlining Winter and Spring tour -- their first months-long coast to coast outing in over two years -- sold out the majority of their destinations with massive shows at Oakland's Fox Theater, The Palladium in Los Angeles and Chicago's Congress Theatre. The group then hit the festival circuit throughout the summer as they prep for the release of their next album, with headlining and/or main stage sets at Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and All Good. STS9 later hit the road for a co-headlining tour with Umphrey's McGee, with huge stops at Chicago's Northerly Island, Atlanta's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Philadelphia's Mann Music Center, Boston's Bank of America Pavilion, and the Filene Center at Wolf Trap outside of Washington, DC. The Summer concluded with the band's annual sold out two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, while the entire year ended with a 5-Night run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. 

In 2014, fans will continue to be treated to STS9's largest touring production rig ever. Building off the groundbreaking "Great Cycle Spectacle" design, the band is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to delivering one of the most visually stunning shows on the road today. The release of the bands latest studio EP, WHEN THE DUST SETTLES (the eleventh album in their full discography), keeps with XLR8R Magazine's exclamation that STS9 is "one of the country's most intriguing, innovative outfits around." The EP was released in 2011 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Charts and in Billboard's Top 25. 

STS9's self-owned record label, 1320 RECORDS was founded on the principles of collaboration, cooperation, and community. The goal is clear: bring the music to the people in the most conscious, unique innovative and savvy ways possible. By doing so, the distance lessens between artists and fans, putting the power back in the hands of those that make music and those that live for it.

 

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Thievery Corporation

"Our deepest source of inspiration comes from our record collections," says Rob Garza; an apt reference to their collective nom de plume. Always great admirers and curators of dusty grooves and all but forgotten music styles, Thievery Corporation borrow from the classically sensual and blunted sounds of their favorite Brazilian bossa nova, Jamaican dub reggae, vintage film soundtracks, and psychedelic rock to forge into new sonic territory. Recording at the Consulate studios in Washington D.C., Thievery Corporation have managed to blossom in the heart of the empire, a city the duo often refer to as "the real Babylon." The group is a major presence in a scene legendary for fierce independence, musically and politically from genre-defying pioneers as Chuck Brown and Fugazi to grassroots organizations such as Positive Force and the Future of Music Coalition. Formed in the summer of 1995 at D.C.ís Eighteenth Street Lounge - the now world-renowned venue that is still a creative incubator for DC underground music - Rob Garza and Lounge co-owner Eric Hilton bonded over strong drinks, dub, bossa nova and jazz records, then decided to see what would come of mixing all these in a recording studio.

The duo caught the ears of underground DJís with their first two 12" offerings, "Shaolin Satellite" and "2001 Spliff Odyssey" and with their 1997 debut LP, Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, they had already begun to define a new genre of electronic music and connect with an international community of like-minded souls. Though the terminology has varied (downtempo, chill out, leftfield and a myriad of other permutations), they have been at the top of their game ever since.

After the warm minimalism of Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi, Garza and Hilton raised the production value significantly with the highly acclaimed The Mirror Conspiracy, which contained the seminal international hit "Lebanese Blonde" which was featured on the Grammy winning and platinum selling Garden State soundtrack. The next corporate offering was the conscious and thought-provoking The Richest Man In Babylon, which raised the stakes just as record bins began to be flooded with imitators. Released in February of 2005, The Cosmic Game broke new ground for Thievery with high-profile collaborations with The Flaming Lips, Perry Farrell, and David Byrne contributing outstanding performances to an album that pushed Thieveryís signature sound in new directions.

Nearly seven years after releasing their first remix album Abductions and Reconstructions, the duo released Versions, a collection of rare and sublime remixes of songs by The Doors, Sarah McLachlan, Astrud Gilberto, Nouvelle Vague, Wax Poetic with Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar and Transglobal Underground among many others. With a nod to the Jamaican production tradition of creating "versions" of the original compositions, the 18-track collection showcased their versatility and studio production talent to transform music by a wide range of artists into sonic gems bearing the distinct Thievery sound.With the renowned club and record label, acclaimed compilations, legendary live shows, and sales of over one million albums to date - every one of them self-produced and independently distributed - Thievery Corporation are undisputed standard-bearers of electronic music, and among the most adventurous and compelling artists extant. In the words of Rolling Stone: "Together, Hilton and Garza explore foreign cultures with wide-eyed curiosity and a taste for the unexpected. Then they lock themselves in a studio and record songs that tell stories of a better world."

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Tritonal

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Tritonal

After only three short years of united production, progressive trance duo Tritonal has become one of the top names to watch in the international electronic dance music scene. With track after track flying up the Beatport charts and landing in the sets of some of the most renowned and respected DJs in the world, Tritonal shows no signs of slowing down-even after a whirlwind, worldwide tour to promote their debut artist album, “Piercing the Quiet.”

Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed formed this dynamic musical partnership from opposite ends of the United States after meeting online in a sound production forum. Within a year of collaboration their first smash hit, Piercing Quiet, was voted best track by listeners of Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’ radio show. Throughout 2011, they have provided a guest mix for Trance Around the World with Above & Beyond, became the resident DJs on Sirius XM’s Electric Area, and released four top 20 Beatport singles, including fan favorite “Lifted,” which features the haunting vocals of Cristina Soto. And thanks to their popular Air Up There radio show, Tritonal has been able to reach fans around the world with their unique and euphoric sound at some of the world’s best dance music events in the U.S., Russia, Asia, the U.K, and Australia.

With a fan base of dedicated Tritonians expanding rapidly around the world and a truly memorable, vivacious stage presence which must be seen to be believed, Tritonal continues to shower music lovers with their uplifting, original material and innovative remixes of some of the best electronic tracks today.

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Emancipator Ensemble

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Emancipator Ensemble

A search for mind immersing, spine tingling tracks would land many stumbling upon Emancipator. Between the countless tour dates, festivals, and studio time, Emancipator (aka Doug Appling); the Portland, OR based electronic producer, has retained a steady rise of success over the past few years. Playing sold out venues, to the delight of his faithful fans, 2012 proved to be a year of expansion and growth for this talented young musician. Further backed by the support of two highly acclaimed albums, Soon it will be cold enough and Safe in the steep cliffs and the recent launch of his own label, Loci Records, this young entrepreneur shows no signs of slowing down.

Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. One might struggle to place a finger on what makes the music so addictive, but would undoubtedly return to the underlying feeling of balance and connection. Now accompanied regularly by the harmonious swells of live violin played by Ilya Goldberg, Emancipator’s live performances have developed into an all-encompassing musical experience.

With the release of his newest album, Dusk to Dawn, the music promises listeners a nostalgic return to the soulful integration of organic hip hop and symphonic layers that first captivated his audience. “Minor Cause”, the first single off Dusk to Dawn proved a buzz-worthy track with its’ video premier on MTV’s Hive – followed by an uproar of enthused listeners wanting more. Trusting his roots yet simultaneously evolving, Emancipator’s fresh new cultivation is nothing short of a renaissance.

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Eoto (and friends)

A live band on hi-tech hyperdrive, EOTO has forged new territory in the electronic dance music movement. Locked and loaded with computers, loopers, midi controllers, routers, software, mixers, and the latest in music technology, multi-instrumentalist Michael Travis and percussionist/vocalist, Jason Hann have sent a speeding bullet through the electronic dance community due to their innovative 100% improvised approach and as a result, their exclusive sound. Not just a haphazard foray into experimental music, the duo starts their musical adventure from scratch (there are no pre-recorded loops, no backing tracks, and no pre-constructed songs in their live production) building each set, note-by-note, beat by beat, live before the audience as each show explodes into a full-scale dance party.

A double-headed juggernaut, the duo works effortlessly as they twist and turn through a series of genres including Drum & Bass, Electro, Dubstep, House, and Glitch Hop dance music; virtually constructing a new sci-fi soundtrack each night they perform.

What makes EOTO extraordinary is the way the duo designs their performance by looping live guitar, bass, and keyboard synths, alongside with live drums and vocals, to carve out their sound right before the eyes and ears of the audience. No small feat in music production; even the highest order of studio producers, audiophiles, and musicians have a hard time wrapping their head around EOTO’s approach, and the wild ride that results.

Much of EOTO’s other-worldy sound takes place long before the band takes the stage. Using unique mic placement and internal software EQ for the drums, combined with an internal system for self mixing and monitoring, EOTO is able to craft its sound to the audience in a way that most sound engineers might overlook when mixing an electronic band. It’s not just rock instruments on stage mixed with computer sounds, its live instruments treated in a different way, sonically, for the purpose of performing a different style of music. These nuances are always a source of amazement when EOTO is approached about how they “get their sound”.

Best known as the drummer and percussionist for the wildly successful String Cheese Incident, Michael Travis cut his musical teeth in the junior high school marching band playing the French horn in the early eighties. However, his deep love for rhythm has always played a major role in his career. In 1986, Travis picked up the hand drum and started playing guitar in Santa Cruz, California. It wasn’t until 1995, when the drum kit found its way into his life, a moment that would shape his career forever. For more than twenty years he has held down the rhythm section for audiences spanning hundreds of thousands of fans, in cities around the globe. His keen interest in international and world music has dotted his career allowing him to explore multiple genres of music, while keeping dexterity in each instrument he plays. His ability to perform as adeptly on the guitar, bass and drums allow EOTO to create a rich organic sound, often overlooked in today’s press-play DJ community.

When Jason Hann joined Michael Travis in the rhythm section of the String Cheese Incident in 2004, he was no stranger to the big stage. Performing professionally since the age of 12, he has toured and recorded internationally with the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Dr Dre, Rickie Lee Jones and Vinx. His depth and knowledge of percussion has taken him around the world to study in countries as far as Mali, Ghana, Haiti, and Korea allowing him a rare deftness to switch seamlessly through a variety of genres of music, whether it’s Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Latin-Jazz, Flamenco, African, Persian, Electronica, Techno and World music. With an extended biography that reads like the who’s who of music, it’s no wonder he found himself naturally drawn to developing a more experimental sound of his own, with EOTO.

As the perfect musical pairing, EOTO draws upon their rich history, training, and diverse influences to create an innovative yet fully improvised electronic music experience unlike any other on the scene today. EOTO has had many unique sit-ins that have allowed for, yet, another mark of their original sound including, The drummers of Stomp, members of String Cheese Incident, members of Umphrey’s McGee, Stanley Jordan, Dominic Lali (Big Gigantic), David Satori & Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique), Billy Kreutzman, Vinx, Toni Childs, Karsh Kale, Jamie Janover, Steve Kimock, Jamie Shields (New Deal), and Adam Deitch (Lettuce) just to name a few.

Over the years, EOTO has taken home numerous awards including “Best Live Dubstep” at the Dubstep Awards in 2012 as well as multiple awards for their cutting edge visual show, and most recently ranked in the “Top 50 bands to see live” by HypeMusicFestivals.com. Hann was also listed as the number 2 live EDM drummer by TheUntz.com , and EOTO was mentioned as having the top 3 best Projection mapping shows by ill-methodology just this year.

With no two songs alike, and over 6 years since the last release of a studio album, this is not a band that will be known for their one-hit-wonder, or their big magazine/blog “feature of the week”. This is a band whose testament will stand firmly in their unparalleled creativity and ability to produce brand new material at every performance they play.

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Paper Diamond

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Paper Diamond

Forward is not just a direction, it's a way of life for Colorado based producer Alex B who is rolling out big tunes under the new guise of Paper Diamond in 2011. The new project finds the trusted producer moving into previously untraveled musical territory.

The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite. Driving beats and bass grab on tight while deep, rich tones rumble under layers of spacey synthesizers, sweet melodies, and catchy vocals. One thing is for sure. The energy is high.

In keeping with the way of the future, Paper Diamond’s debut EP "Levitate" will be available for free download from PRETTY LIGHTS MUSIC and ELM&OAK RECORDS on January 25th 2011.


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Thomas Jack

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Thomas Jack

Are you looking for a little more adventure in your life? What about an adventure without having to buy a plane ticket, pack a luggage, or ever have to worry about a rainy day? Well, let me show you the way through the sounds of Thomas Jack.

Hailing from Bemboka, Australia is rising star Thomas Jack. At only 20 years old, Thomas’ future is shining as bright as the music he creates. His hit single “Final Speech” led him to a viral tear on top of the HypeM charts where he continued a successful run with follow up tracks such as his stellar remix for Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks” and the extra smooth remix for Adrian Lux’s hit single ”Teenage Crime”. Like the oceans surrounding Thomas’ backyard his music ebbs and flows, sometimes unpredictably but always beautifully.

His sets are filled with pleasure and happiness. Sax, flutes, trumpets, you name it, Thomas brings in the jazz orchestra for a unique style suitable for the masses. Still developing as an artist, Thomas will continue to grow and surprise us everyday.

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Yung Lean

Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, better known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper and record producer. Yung Lean released his debut mixtape in 2013 and multiple singles to YouTube under his label Sad Boys Entertainment, including "Ginseng Strip 2002", "Kyoto", and "Yoshi City".

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Break Science

Break Science’s new album, Seven Bridges, is their first full-length album and a perfect showcase of the range of their creative vision and stylistic evolution. Seven Bridges is going to shake venues and clubs to their core, not only with ultra deep subsonic basslines, but with emotionally powerful lyrics and a soulful message of evolution, integration, and positivity in the face of hardship. The name of the album is very much aligned with its intention, to ‘bridge gaps’ between the past & present, the present & future, and between influence and imagination.

“Break Sciences’ production skills have evolved exponentially; Seven Bridges is crazy hard hitting and melodically beautiful. The record is a brilliant integration of the diverse genres and styles that have influenced their upward expanding musical architecture on their firmly rooted hip-hop foundation.” -Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights)

Raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of New York City, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee fuse generations of the city’s rich musical legacy with their own deep-rooted connection to hip-hop heritage. Merging their production styles seamlessly, the duo creates a refreshingly original take on hip-hop, better described as electro hip-hop bass music. The live show transcends audiences’ expectations with Borahm’s seasoned trip-hop/dub/soul vibes on keys, as well as his advanced live production techniques, and Adam’s thunderous & flavorful breakbeat style on the drums.

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EDX

Over the past few years, EDX a.k.a. Maurizio Colella has made a name for himself in the international EDM scene, headlining the world’s finest clubs and festivals to crowds in excess of 60,000 – from Miami to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Taipei, all the way to Sydney. The chart topping Switzerland-based DJ/Producer has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Axwell, Benny Benassi, Kelis, Deadmau5, Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar, Kool & The Gang, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello, Dubfire and many others. His remixes have been consistently featured on various DJ charts such as the DMC Buzz, Cool Cuts and Beatport and was even ranked in the TOP 3 of Beatport’s Best Progressive House Artist alongside Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.

His involvement in the music industry began at an early age, but it is his consistent work that has made EDX an exemplary success story. He launched his weekly radio show ‘No Xcuses’ on SIRIUS XM’s Electric Area Channel and spent summer 2011 holding a residency at the world’s number one nightclub – Space, Ibiza. EDX has continued his success into 2012 with the release of his debut album, ‘On The Edge’. He has spent about 2 years working tirelessly to create this 14 track magnum opus featuring some of the most incredible vocalists in the genre; including platinum selling artist Nadia Ali, Sarah McLeod, Tamra Keenan, Hadley, Sam Obernik, John Williams and Jerique. ‘On The Edge’ has already resulted in the hit single “Give It Up For Love” feat. John Williams and future anthem “This Is Your Life” with Nadia Ali. With ‘On The Edge,’ EDX’s musical vision finally came to fruition, yet he still aspires to evolve as an artist and further his already prolific career.

In 2013, EDX has manifested new dimensions in his production without diminishing the strong connection to his roots. In his collaboration with Leventina for their track "The Sun," and their remix of Helvetic Nerds’ "Blood Pressure," EDX brought out a more clubby style that was widely supported by some of the most esteemed artists in the industry: David Guetta, Afrojack, and Avicii, among many others. In the midst of his work with Leventina, he pleased new and old fans alike by revitalizing the classic EDX progressive sound on songs such as "Sunset Miracles"(Spinnin'), "Touched"(Toolroom), and "Blessed"(Toolroom). Additionally, his most recent offering out on his own Pinkstar Records label, “Hazed,” has led him to explore sonic frontiers fit for the new age of dance music.

Moving into the tail end of Summer, he will be releasing his highly-anticipated “Acapulco At Night” remix of Cazzette’s “Weapon” and his “Belo Horizonte At Night” remix of Calvin Harris’ “Thinking About You” featuring Ayah Marar. It’s been made clear that EDX has a bright future ahead of him and will continue to reach and impress the most demanding audiences around the world.


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Grandtheft

Grandtheft is a Producer/Songwriter/DJ/VJ based out of Montreal, Canada. He is also known as one half of the Team Canada DJs duo, co-founder of The Eh! Team, co-founder of Tremendous Records and co-owner of Montreal’s fave little dance club – Blue Dog Motel.

Establishing a custom club sound by playing largely his own originals, remixes and video edits, GT has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer. He has been booked to support huge acts (U2, Arcade Fire, BEP and 150+) and supplied the soundtrack for a long list of high-profile parties for celebs. His duo, Team Canada has played most major events nationwide including Canada Day on Parliment HIll for a crowd of 100 000+. They were also selected as the Official DJs of The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler.

Grandtheft has released 3 original records so far in 2011: “Let Me Out” (Plant Music) and “Gangsta Muzik/Splash” (T&A Records), and “Give Me The Night” w/ Keys N Krates (YYZ Records). He’s also produced/remixed a whole bunch of artists that you love – including official remixes for Steve Aoki (Dim Mak), Drake (Young Money), Munk (Plant) and Juan MacLean (DFA). These remixes and his well-known white label dubs are heard in clubs around the world on a nightly basis and have attained the #1 spot on both the Turntable Lab Bestsellers Chart and Hype Machine Popular Charts. Stay tuned…there is a lot more exciting stuff in the pipeline for 2011-2012.

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TheNewDeal

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TheNewDeal

Two years after the end of a successful fourteen-year run of over 1000 live shows, theNEWDEAL has announced a return to American festival stages in the summer of 2014.

theNEWDEAL first began in Toronto in 1999, and came up through the American Jam scene in the decade that followed. Since the theNEWDEAL's beginning, it has been hard to categorize this band, which shows in the wide range of artists that they have played with (Everyone from Herbie Hancock to the Roots, from Moby to Fatboy Slim). A long-time staple of the Jam scene, theNEWDEAL’s improvisational interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass has brought traditionally electronic music to the live music scene, adding a “human element” and vibrance that can sometimes get lost in the sea of computerized perfection.

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Savoy

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Savoy

Brooklyn-based SAVOY's rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. In just under a year and a half, the live electro-house trio has made a name for itself by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin' partier - and the result is a rapidly emerging new market that can't seem to get enough. In such a short period of time, SAVOY has truly established themselves as not only talented producers but as innovators of live electronic music.


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Eliot Lipp

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Eliot Lipp

Eliot Lipp is a Brooklyn based music producer, touring artist, and analog synthesis black belt. Named one of Vibe magazine’s ‘Top 10 Fastest Rising DJs of 2013′, Lipp is on the cusp of releasing his 2nd full-length album with Pretty Lights Music, entitled Watch the Shadows.

Lipp has pushed his ‘golden age hip-hop meets the synthesizer’ production style into new territory, by fusing soulful organic sounds and all new dance floor mechanics with his classic buttery synth-hop sound, and his undeniably signature melodic charm.

Lipp collaborated with indie-electro duo Cherub on the album’s official single, “The Western.” It’s a no nonsense beat on a minimal yet rugged electronic landscape, traversed effortlessly by Cherub’s beautifully taunting vocals. This track gives a glimpse of the album’s stylistic diversity, but mostly, it’s a hot track that invokes the desire to get down and get dirty.

The album’s title track, “Watch the Shadows” is classic Eliot Lipp meets time traveling Eliot Lipp from the future. The beat breathes and moves with life and emotion while the production quality is tasteful, purposeful, and top notch. This track hits no matter where it’s heard.

By maintaining core elements of his sound and melodic style—that he spent his career developing—while only sampling original material and turning the soul and swagger level up to ten, Lipp succeeded in making Watch the Shadows the album that he set out to make. It’s a body of work that is truly original, and undeniably fresh.

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