A newcomer to the electro scene, since 2009 Hardwell has been pumping out mega hits like “Encoded” (Awesome song deff check this one out) and “Cobra.” In only a few short years this Dutch-born DJ has performed alongside other top-ranking producers including Alesso, R3Hab, and Tiesto. Last year DJ Magazine ranked Hardwell at 24 and in early 2012 MTV earmarked the youngster as a new artist to monitor as he approaches major track releases this year.
Check out Hardwell’s single “Kontiki” below.
As the weather gets nicer, the air warmer, and the beach more and more attractive, Tiesto’s “Chasing Summers” seems like an appropriate track to celebrate the new season. This mega DJ is more than a legend in house music. Climbing from humble beginings in the Netherlands where he was the third and last child from a single mother, Tiesto began his DJing career by running a small, amature mobile show around Amsterdam. He public states that playing music “was the only thing that made him happy” when he was growing up. He eventually transtitioned into producing music and has since exploded onto the international scene. Tiesto has sold-out every major venue and every large-scale festival with chart-topping hits like “Dance4Life”, “Maximal Crazy”, and “Traffic”.
Below is Tiesto’s newest track “Chasing Summers”.
At this point EVERYONE knows Swedish House Mafia. Hell they even have a vodka dedicated to their music. Pretty cool commercial from Absolut if you haven’t seen it yet. While Swedish House Mafia as a whole is a brand name in house music, its the genius of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso that make the trio thrive. Unlike other DJs who obviously just have one set of hands, Swedish House Mafia has six hands working to produce unique, high-caliber effects, loops, and drops. Other electro groups have followed this style but Swedish House Mafia was the first to pioneer the strategy. The real beauty of seeing Swedish House Mafia live is getting to here tracks from three different artists. Axwell specifically has been pumping out mega hits which are played nightly at clubs around the globe.
Check out the huge single “In My Mind” below.
The Puerto Rican sensation comes to Pacha NYC later this month. A frequent in Miami and Ibiza, the headquarters of house music in the United States and Europe respectively, this producer’s unique flavor of tribal, progressive, and Latin-influenced house music will shock the traditional New York crowd. In 2009 Robbie Rivera was listed at 95th on DJ Magazine’s Top 100. He has since fallen off the list but remains a legend in the scene anyways. Robbie will be at Pacha on Friday, April 27th and admission is free before midnight. After midnight the cover is still on $20. Get your tickets here.
Check out Robbie Rivera live at Juicy Beach in Miami below.
After the release of his ground-breaking track “Levels” which was released in October of 2011, Avicii has become a household name in the house music world. An amateur only a year ago, the Dutch producer is living proof of how quickly a rookie can rise to super stardom. Once ranked at number 6 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Djs, Avicii has headline major festivals like Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Festival, and Tomorrow land. This year at Ultra Festival in Miami he performed alongside the legendary Madonna who helped debut his new track “Girl Gone Wild.” His debut album “The Battery Pack” is set for release later this year.
Check out his popular his “My Feelings for You” below.
The 4Sixty6 Club is northern New Jersey’s only true mega club, offering a giant venue for house music fans to come to without the expense of traveling to the city. Full equipped with elaborate lighting systems, huge bar areas, and impressive VIP suits the 4Sixty6 has paired with Pacha to bring some big names to the Tri-State area. This Saturday East Orange native Cevin Fisherwill be at the West Orange club. Check out the 4Sixty6 website for more details.
Check out Cevin’s single “The Freaks Come Out” below.
Chuckie is another of the Netherland’s house music super stars. Originally getting his start at local parties and family gatherings, Chuckie first evolved as a hip-hop DJ. But as house music starting taking root in the early 90′s and even more so after the millennium, Chuckie recognized the need to expand his musical style. Today the producer is a well-known face in the international club community and has performed at major events like Electric Zoo, Ultra Festival, and Sensation.
Check out his popular single “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” below.