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Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis’ recent #1 EP This Mixtape is Fire (his first time snaring the top spot of the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart), signals new heights climbed and conquered for the talented artist/producer/DJ. The lively follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 full length album debut, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, has been hailed as a star-studded offering (High-profile guests include Calvin Harris on “What's Your Name,” Skrillex on “Bun Up the Dance,” Chromeo on “Lies,” as well as appearances by Bro Safari, Kygo, James Hersey, and others) marking an inspired return to Francis’ Moombahton roots. But the affable Dillon says he’s always been passionate about keeping his influences within reach. “I don’t think I ever left Moombahton; if you listen to the album (Money Sucks, Friends Rule), you can hear it in places there. For this EP, I went through a bunch of old records - like what Munchi was doing and I was doing - and maybe reincarnated a bit the sound from around ‘Bootleg Fireworks’ (Burning Up, his 2012 offering.) But I’m always trying to mix it up. I’m never going to forget my roots just like I would never do an entire album that was straight Moombahton. This was just a fun record to make. Anyone who follows my career knows I thrive on surprises.”

Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis’ recent #1 EP This Mixtape is Fire (his first time snaring the top spot of the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart), signals new heights climbed and conquered for the talented artist/producer/DJ. The lively follow-up to his acclaimed 2014 full length album debut, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, has been hailed as a star-studded offering (High-profile guests include Calvin Harris on “What's Your Name,” Skrillex on “Bun Up the Dance,” Chromeo on “Lies,” as well as appearances by Bro Safari, Kygo, James Hersey, and others) marking an inspired return to Francis’ Moombahton roots. But the affable Dillon says he’s always been passionate about keeping his influences within reach. “I don’t think I ever left Moombahton; if you listen to the album (Money Sucks, Friends Rule), you can hear it in places there. For this EP, I went through a bunch of old records - like what Munchi was doing and I was doing - and maybe reincarnated a bit the sound from around ‘Bootleg Fireworks’ (Burning Up, his 2012 offering.) But I’m always trying to mix it up. I’m never going to forget my roots just like I would never do an entire album that was straight Moombahton. This was just a fun record to make. Anyone who follows my career knows I thrive on surprises.”

If you don't know Datsik by now, you best be learning. Datsik has been taking the dubstep scene by storm, blowing up dance floors around the globe with his original style of hip-hop future-tech bangers. In 2009 alone, Datsik had over 7 number one releases on Beatport, and vinyl sales through the roof on many other sites such as Chemical Records, Red-Eye and Juno. Aside from that, he has also done remixes for some of the biggest names in the scene such as the Crystal Method, Freestylers, Bassnectar, Noisia, Diplo, the Wu-tang Clan, and Apex from the critically acclaimed Lifted Music label; not to mention countless collaborations with some of the hottest producers in the scene. With multiple anthems under his belt, countless plays from some of the biggest DJ's, and an endless perseverance to reach that next step, it is safe to say that Datsik has proven himself to be one of the best dubstep artists around… and he is here to stay.

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame doesn't give a fuck about what you think. The riotous rapper, who penned hits like "O Let's Do It" and "No Hands," has undergone an artistic transformation since his 2010 bombastic debut "Flockaveli." He's experimented with his sound but always with the focus on growing as a rapper.

The Queens-bred, Atlanta-based MC is always thinking outside of the box on wax. When you hear Waka's scratchy voice over electro beats by Neon Dreams or Steve Aoki, it's his way of showing that trap music isn't his only trick. "I'm trying to open people's brains up," Waka says. "You don't have to be stuck in a fucking bubble. You don't have to do this kind of music because people say you are this kind of artist. I do electronic music just to get out the bubble."

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the 28-year-old rapper rose to prominence as Gucci Mane's protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic "Salute Me or Shoot Me" that caught fire with songs, "We On The Way, "Dreads N Gold" and his breakout single "O Let's Do it." The mixtape's buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut "Flockaveli" in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka's authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka's stories about his struggle were fabricated. "When I was making 'Flockaveli,' I just didn't give a fuck," he says. "I didn't give a fuck about the awards. I didn't give a fuck about how people felt. I just didn't give a fuck 'cause I didn't know. I never knew the outcome of these words."

Together with Southside and Lex Luger's thunderous production, Waka helped revive street raps and his sound began to blow up. Following his sudden popularity, hip-hop's mainstream elite like T.I., Drake and B.o.B wanted to collaborate with him while he spread his influence to a host of new rappers like Wooh Da Kid and Frenchie. On Waka and Gucci's 2011 collaborative effort "Ferrari Boyz" and 2012's "Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family," Waka's high energy is the sole reason why he's earned the nickname "Turn Up God." That style translates into the EDM world Waka calls home now, where he fell in the love with the genre during a tour in Europe two years ago. "Music is like anger management," he says. "It's fun. You get to express yourself."

On June 1, Waka Flocka is ready to express a new musical direction in his Atlantic Records debut "Flockaveli II." Set to feature production from Southside, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and more, Waka wants this album to return to the basics that made him a rap star. For "Flockaveli II," he's approaching his third studio album the same way as his previous projects: trap banger after trap banger. His laid-back demeanor makes him a fan favorite, and he's hoping that his straightforward creative process will please his core fans. "I'm cocky when it comes to my fans and my music 'cause I know my fans talk to me," he says, noting that 31 tracks are already laid down for the LP. "I want my fans to look at they haters like, 'Told y'all my boy was gonna go hard. Fuck y'all.' I want my fans to hear 'Flockaveli II,' and I want them to put a dread wig on and shake their head and rock with me."

While Waka Flocka has flooded the streets with mixtapes, including March's recent release, "The Turn Up Godz Tour," he doesn't want to place high expectations on "Flockaveli II." But, it holds a lot of sentimental value because the LP is also releasing on the birthday of his late brother Kayo Redd. Kayo was a firm supporter of Waka's music from the beginning, encouraging him to always put out his music to satisfy his fans. "That's like a birthday gift to my brother 'cause he's a diehard," he says.

With 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@WakaFlockaBSM) and a million followers on Instagram, he's become the second most active celebrity on social media platforms, as well as the second most searched name on Google. Waka Flocka Flame is also cultivating a steady EDM presence thanks to touring with Steve Aoki and appearing on songs by DJ-producer Borgore and Flosstradamus. While fans have to wait for his EDM album "Turn Up God" releasing sometime this year, they can anticipate that "Flockaveli II" will have his no-fucks-given attitude on full display.

"'Flockaveli II' is for the streets. It's for the people," Waka says. "'Flockaveli II' is just the savior of the party."

Dirtyphonics

“WE DON’T FOLLOW RULES”, Dirtyphonics collectively admit. “WE CREATE THEM”

With a Dim Mak album release and multiple continent-spanning tours to their name, the French electronic artists have earned the right to keep doing things their own way. Comprised of Charly Barranger, Julien ‘Pitchin’ Corrales and Julien Lignon, Dirtyphonics is a forward-thinking Bass Music phenomenon that made their name on defying labels and limitations.

“We started by playing in Metal bands”, recalls Charly. “Our sound was always meant to be powerful and high impact. From the day we started, we’ve challenged ourselves to create something new - we love to push boundaries”. With a unique stage presence and energy the boys did just that in translating the vibe and excitement from their head-banging days into Electronic Dance Music.

The group found its footing in a potent blend of muscular Bass Music, mixing high-octane Drum and Bass, Heavy Bass House and Dubstep that spoke to a new generation of dance music fans. Refusing to be limited to any given genre, Dirtyphonics made has incorporated dramatic tempo changes into their tracks, issuing an unmistakable clarion call to their contemporaries that they would not be governed by old rules and outdated notions of performance propriety. “Our influences come from everywhere” Pitchin says. “We have been raised listening to so many different musical genres and we definitively don’t want to be stuck in a specific one. We have the most fun mixing them all together to create something unique”.

Dirtyphonics crash-landed into dance music’s consciousness in chart-topping fashion, releasing their 2008 debut single “French Fuck” to the tune of a Beatport #1 hit. Follow up singles “Quark” and “Vandals” proved the act’s ascension was no fluke, showcasing the group’s signature genre defying low-end heavy sound. The group quickly became a hot commodity in the remix world, lending their talents to tracks by the likes of Skrillex, the Bloody Beetroots, Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Borgore, Nero, Kaskade, Knife Party and Linkin Park.

In 2013, Dirtyphonics released their debut album “Irreverence” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records label, showcasing the range of music they create. The critically acclaimed effort features singles “DIRTY”, “Walk In The Fire”, and “No Stopping Us”, and ran the stylistic gamut from anthemic electro to frenetic Drumstep as well as incorporating thrash guitars, pounding drums and other vestiges of the fierce heavy metal music that influences their art and characterized their past.

After this they released their “Write Your Future” sophomore EP with features including Grammy winner Trinidad James and Trap king Uz on “Hustle Hard”, Dubstep legend 12th planet, and singer Matt Rose, among others. Following this, Dirtyphonics shook the Drum and Bass world one more time with they’re anthem “Anonymous” that has been played well over a million times on Soundcloud.

2016 is set to be Dirtyphonic’s biggest year yet, with their infamous “Neckbreaker” North American tour, titled after their hit collaboration with Dubstep mad man Funtcase.

With a freshly bagged DJ Mag’s “Best French electronic band” award and new EP to be released, Dirtyphonics is re-inventing, once again, the rules of Bass Music.

The mysterious ƱZ came up on the soundcloud scene about 4 months ago, with the amazing ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† series.
With huge support from DJ's worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, JWLS, Toddla T, Baauer, and Craze to name a few, UZ's debut EP was released on Jeffree's, a sub-label to Mad Decent.
"UZ tunes are drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle," Diplo writes.
Raw and powerful, but with a laid back tempo, UZ gives listeners a chance to slow down without losing momentum.

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