BOOMBOX ft. Datsik, Markus Schulz, Crizzly, Lazy Rich, more !

Markus Schulz

Introduction: Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has fused the individual musical identities of progressive house & trance into his own creative and now inimitable hybrid sound. Through the unique alignment of his headline DJ sets, Coldharbour label output and highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show, he orchestrated a sea change revolution in the US trance scene. This success has been singularly reflected in weekly headliner sets in front of many tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the tens of millions & one Beatport chart-topping release after another. Following several highly ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz punched his way into the Top 10 of DJ Magazine's Top 100 chart, landing at no.8. In repeating the exact same achievement in 2009, he now stands, quite unequivocally, as America's no.1 club DJ.

Early History: Born in Eschwege, central Germany, Markus emigrated to the United States. Age 13, his dance music awakening came during the grip of the country's then-exploding breakdance scene. His early production and DJ career roughly tracked that of the Stateside 2nd coming of House and he caught his first production break in 1993 when he remixed Sagat's 'Why Is It? (F** Dat)' for FFrr. Markus' freshman production release followed in 1994 with the 6-track-strong 'Plastik Trax EP Vol 1'. Throughout the mid to late Nineties he continued to pull in early acclaim with a range of releases on numerous US luminary labels. In 1998 he recorded 'You Won't See Me Cry' for Plastik Records (his first label), a release which was picked up by Eve Records for the UK. This became Markus' first international calling card… The world had started to tune in.

Markus Schulz – The DJ: Through his natural audience affinity, flawless (and seemingly effortless) mixing and innate tune selection, he has wowed crowds in pretty much every major district, principality and metropolis. Schulz's DJ career has, to the greater degree, run parallel to that of his productions. In the early Noughties, having fixed focus on the hinterland between trance & progressive, he began to reach audiences further and further afield. In 2004 he was signed to the David Lewis Productions agency (also home of the World's No.1 DJ Armin van Buuren) and his career took another big step forward. Now a regular fixture at the world's biggest & most famous clubs, arenas and festivals, he lays down his unique trance-progressive vision on a weekly basis. In Europe, he's smashed Trance Energy, Nature One & Dance Valley, worked tent-pegs loose at Creamfields & Global Gathering and brought gridlock to the Love Parade. Stateside the colossal Electric Daisy & Ultra Festivals have both felt the Schulz pressure and yet further afield still he's induced floor upheaval in China and Australia (most recently at the Future Music Festival). After several significant showings in the Top 100 DJs chart, he now ranks as one of the top 10 DJs in the world and in 2008 was voted Best American DJ at the IDMAs.

Coldharbour Recordings: Schulz's sound notably came quickest to the ears of continental European DJs. Following the formation of the Armada group in 2005, Armin sought Markus out and asked him to start compiling tracks for a new vinyl series. The Coldharbour Sessions EPs launched in 2004 (with the first 3 releases coming out on the already established Electronic Elements label). In quick succession they began to leave crater-like impacts on dancefloors and within 12 months Coldharbour the label was born. Named after Markus' then-production base in London's Coldharbour Lane, its output immediately brought a new fission sound to Armada. It also became a lightning rod for a new generation of prog-inclined producers – setting in motion the careers of (amongst others) Santiago Nino, Rex Mundi, Mark Otten & Niklas Harding. With 2005 under the spell of Coldharbour's more sophisticated, minimal, but still melodic take on the prog-trance sound, Markus struck again with the first Coldharbour Sessions mix compilation. Such has been the success of the imprint that in 2007 it was joined by a sub-label, Coldharbour Red. This, in turn, was a launch pad for Marcus Schössow, tyDi, Glenn Morrison & Evol Waves and was the point of re-entry for early Schulz side-project, Dakota (see Dakota section below). Six years after its birth, in 2010, Coldharbour stands at the top tier of the world's trance & progressive labels and stands on the threshold of its 100th release.

M.S. Productions 2005 – 2010: Perfectly intersecting the quality/quantity axis, Markus' own productions have been the most fundamental of components in marshalling clubbers and music lovers to his sound. Over the course of the last half-decade tracks like 'First Time' & 'Without You Near' (2005), 'Fly To Colours', 'Never Be The Same' & 'I Am' (2007) 'Perfect' & 'Cause You Know' (2008) & most recently 'The New World' & 'Do You Dream' have each played their vital part. Markus is also a keen production collaborator. In 2005 he famously teamed up with likeminded producers Gabriel & Dresden and Departure for 'Without You Near' and in mid-2008 did the same with Andy Moor on 'Daydream' and most recently on 'Goodbye' with Max Graham. The impact of all the singles has been cauterized by his studio albums 'Without You Near' (2005), 'Progression' (2007). In February 2010, Schulz completed recording his third long-player, 'Do You Dream?', which is scheduled for release in June 2010.

The Global DJ Broadcast show: Now in its fifth year Schulz's GDJB has continued to be a beacon for an always-growing throng of trance & progressive dance fans. Broadcast through leading station DI.fm and Sirius/XM satellite, the Global DJ Broadcast site and 50+ other FM stations around the planet, it has become every bit required listening for the EDM-savvy. Based on a regular format, the first show of each month is a two hour long mix from one of Schulz's rolling World Tour gigs - ones that have of late included Medellin, Columbia, St Petersberg, Russia & Amnesia in Ibiza. Subsequent shows in the month feature Markus mixing his broad-span pick of the current electronic dance music best for an hour (which includes the forum-voted Global Selection track of the week) followed by guest mixes from both established and up-and-coming DJs.

Markus Schulz – The City Albums:Markus is also responsible for one of the longest running and most respected compilation album series in trance history. Kicking off in 2005 in Miami, its city-hopping concept has gone on to spotlight Ibiza in '06, Amsterdam in '08, & Toronto in '09. Most recently he homed in on Las Vegas for an album that Mixmag said: "managed the rarity of living up to the hype" and "ranked as his best yet"). Providing a microcosmic view of his sound, they have become cornerstones for fans CD & mp3 collections, with each new travelogue edition bringing in a fresh wave of supporters. Notably, the Amsterdam '08 release was nominated for an IDMA award for Best Full Length DJ Mix (in the same year that Markus took home the trophy for Best American DJ).

Remixes: Markus powered into remix action in the early 90s with a 30+ volley of high-profile reworks. Over the course of the decade he re-tooled the production works of Euro dominators like The Real McCoy & Technotronic, house masters & divas Armand van Helden & Liz Torres, legendary Nineties icons RuPaul, Bette Midler & Sandra Bernhard and fully-fledged A-listers like Madonna. As the Millennium arrived though he began to work on deeper, more intrinsically electronic dance fare... In 2000 he remixed trance innovator Pablo Gargano's 'Absolution', PQM's Renaissance classic 'The Flying Song' and Fatboy Slim's 'Sunset (Bird of Prey). Satisfied that he'd found the right dance strata to focus on Markus has gone on to rewire tracks by Oceanlab, Motorcycle, Dance 2 Trance, Cosmic Gate, Nalin & Kane, Kyau & Albert, John O'Callaghan, & Space Manoeuvres amongst many, many others.

Markus Schulz aka: Dakota: Markus has only made rare use of pseudonyms through his career - seeing them as being only valuable if they represent an outlet for something other than his 'regular' output. At the turn of the last decade Schulz released 3 tracks ('Swirl', 'Frozen' & 'Lost in Brixton') under the moniker Dakota. Over time these became focal points for the year-on-year exponential intake of new fans. In 2009 Schulz paid dividend to that by resurrecting the guise, updating its sound and directed his attentions on a whole album of new Dakota material. 'Thoughts Become Things' was the end product and with it came a route diversion that went into a new valley-deep sound – one that expanded to embrace the fringes of techno, house and other sub-genres. It once again fortified the Schulz's fanbase and expanded the range of DJ support for his music. The album has thus far justified 7 single releases that have included particular fan-favourites 'Chinook', 'Johnny the Fox', 'Koolhaus' & 'Mr Cappuccino'.

"I think dubstep has become so huge because it's a complete bastardization of electronic music," exclaims rapidly emerging young producer and artist DATSIK. "There's a little bit of everything thrown in the mix and dirtied up. There are pieces of hip-hop, the bass from electronic dance tracks and the roots of U.K. garage and drum & bass…Dubstep is totally the punk rock of electronic music."

If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world's preeminent young dubstepstars, it's for good reason. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music.

DATSIK's future-tech dance-floor detonators exploded on the dubstep scene almost immediately, racking up a series of seven #1 tracks on Beatport, including at one time owning five of the ten tunes on their best-sellers chart. He's also had smash hits on other music sites like Juno, Red Eye and Chemical Records and early remix credits include works for the biggest names in the game like Diplo, The Crystal Method and Bassnectar.

Now he's produced a dozen new tracks for his debut full-length album, VITAMIN D on Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with Infected Mushroom, DJ Z-Trip and Jonathan Davis of KORN. "I've been a KORN fan since back in the day," DATSIK explains about Jonathan Davis who reached out to him directly to collaborate on KORN's 2011 genre-defying album The Path of Totality. "He was so complementary about our music and how much he loved it. So when he said he wanted to work with us, we couldn't say yes fast enough."

The spooky resulting track "Evilution" was built from another Jonathan Davis collaboration, this time with Israeli psy-trance band Infected Mushroom. Collaborating after a chance meeting backstage at New York's massive Electric Zoo festival last summer, the pair brought their wildly disparate sounds together as one. "Blending dubstep with psy-trance and Jonathan Davis sounds kind of insane," DATSIK admits, "but the track came out great and I'm stoked on it."

Next to manic dubstep tracks like the menacing "Napalm" (featuring rapper Messenian), the grimy, hip-hop swagger of DJ Z-Trip collaboration "Double Trouble" and the devastating first single "Fully Blown" with rapper Snack the Ripper, DATSIK's debut album VITAMIN D is poised to set a new standard in the wild world of dubstep. Loaded with bone-rattling beats and enough energy to power the Vegas Strip, it's poised to be the dubstep full-length to beat in 2012.

"It's important to me to have my own style," he stresses, citing Method Man as the one artist at the top of his collaboration "bucket list." "I will always have a strong hip-hop element and be heavy as f---, but it's always going to sound like the future."

DATSIK cut his live teeth in 2011 as one of the featured artists on IDentity, North America's first-ever all-electronic music tour, as well as support for KORN on their 'Path of Totality' tour. On the eve of the extensive DEADMEAT tour with Dim Mak label owner/DJ rock star DJ Steve Aoki, and with scheduled sets at festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, DATSIK's already-legendary live shows will be hitting more than 40 North American cities just over the next few months.

"Lately, I'm focusing on creating memorable songs, so it's always real music and not just a collection of cool beats," DATSIK says finally. "Of course, it's gotta be funky so people can dance to it. More than anything, I want people to be able to hum my songs, robot noises and all."

Anytime he hits the stage, Crizzly has no choice but to go hard. Channeling hyperactive energy and uncontainable swagger, the San Antonio DJ and producer ignites crowds with an intoxicating, infectious, and inimitable blend of dubstep and hip-hop, which he affectionately terms, "Crunkstep". However, there's a lot more to the 21-year-old artist.

Music became a part of Chris Lee "Crizzly" Marshall's life at a very young age. As he recalls, he discovered it as a child-insisting on making his kindergarten class listen to the Space Jam soundtrack during naptime-but he didn't formally embrace it until high school. Picking up a set of turntables, he scored his first gigs at birthday parties. At 19-years-old, production began to inspire him, and he started remixing rap songs from YouTube with a distinctive flare. He released his own takes on Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard in Da Paint" and "Snap Back Swag" from AJ Hernz, and suddenly he set the blogosphere ablaze. Numerous web sites began reposting these cuts, and Crizzly developed a fervent following.

However, some guerilla tactics helped garner even more high profile attention for the fledgling DJ. After playing 2011's Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, he took 20 USB drives with his music and distributed them to some of the festivals top names. "I made it a mission to pass them out to my favorite producers," he remembers with a smile. "I was nervous, but I gave it to Diplo. He listened, and now he plays 'Hard in Da Paint' in his set."

Meanwhile, he slipped "Snap Back Swag" into a playlist on Skrillex's tour bus, catching the megastar's ear in the process. As a result, Skrillex added the remix into his set as well. Soon after, even more support came in addition to Skrillex and Diplo with Excision, Datsik, and many others introducing his remixes into their shows.

He describes his sound and style best though. "It's definitely a mixture of two different worlds, dance music and hip-hop," he goes on. "People can connect because there's a lot going on, and there's more than one dimension. The audience responds immediately too. Since there's a half- time feel, the blend just makes sense. It feels right to me."

Most importantly, it feels right to audiences. In February 2012, he embarked on a highly successful tour with 12th Planet and Flinch, and he followed that up with shows alongside Zed's Dead. In the midst, he was featured in the July 2012 issue of Spin. Currently, he's confirmed on the bill for the 2012 installments of Nocturnal [California and Texas], Electric Daisy Carnival [Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico, Orlando, and Colorado], Atlantic Impulse, Electric Forrest, White Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland Lights All Night in Dallas, Global Dance in Kansas City and Denver, and more. Plus, he'll embark on his first headline tour of college markets in Fall 2012.

In fact the best way to experience Crizzly is to actually be in the audience. "I play a lot of hard stuff," he concludes. "I expend a ton of energy. I want the fans to get buck wild, crazy, and crunk. I want them to make some bad decisions and have fun." One thing's for sure: there ain't no party like a Crizzly party. - Rick Florino, May 2012

Lazy Rich

LAZY RICH
(Big Fish Recordings // Canada)
Don't let the name fool you as this rapidly rising electro star is far from lazy – in a little over 3 years since he first went into the studio Lazy Rich has scored more chart-topping releases than most DJ's achieve in a lifetime. The vibrant energy found within his productions has opened his name to a diverse range of support within the electronic scene; fans of his sound include heavyweight underground players such as Armand Van Helden, Felix Da Housecat, Sander Kleinenberg and Carl Cox through to household names like Paul Oakenfold, Fedde Le Grand, Roger Sanchez and David Guetta.

A UK native now residing in Canada, Lazy Rich has gone on to scale impressive heights in a short space of time. With remixing credits under his belt for Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, X-Press-2, Studio B and Miles Dyson, Rich has quickly found his music featuring on radio shows such as Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Kissy Sell Out on BBC Radio 1, whilst being record-checked on compilations from Ministry of Sounds 'Clubbers Guide to Summer 2010' and the Hed Kandi Series through to album packs like Wax:On and Big & Dirty House Sounds 2010; proving his unique ability to produce credible underground music whilst appealing to wider audiences with both his record sales and radio airplay.

With his solo productions Rich has since demonstrated his prowess as a forward thinking, cutting edge producer talent. His style of gut-wrenchingly intense, obnoxiously funky and audaciously epic house music has put countless big records in his musical arsenal already, and paved the way for him to create his own niche in the scene.

Using his rapidly rising profile, Rich has put his new found opportunities to much use launching his own imprint 'Big Fish Recordings'. The label is a platform for developing his own sound whilst building a production family with a plethora of artists from across the globe - making the label "one to watch" for the future.

But it isn't just his productions which have been receiving such high praise of late. Throughout Canada and America, Rich has made regular appearances for clubs from New York to Los Angeles, which has led to a solid fan base throughout North America's club scene. Elsewhere Rich has been performing electrifying shows to capacity crowds at events throughout Asia, Australasia and Europe with shows for clubs in Ibiza, South Korea and UK.

With a slew of new production projects forthcoming along with slated remixes for Bob Sinclar, Hatiras and Adam K, as well as the demand for Rich's DJ sets reaching fever pitch throughout the international scene with promoters in destinations such as Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, China, Russia and Spain all vying for his name on their line ups, the future looks incredibly bright for this rapidly rising star.

Torro Torro

Torro Torro is the Toronto based production duo of Mike ("Digits") Gonek and Evan "Yo Ev" Norton. The duo masterfully create an identifiable brand of contemporary party music, influenced by hip hop, electronic dance music and tropical riddims. Their remix and original productions over the past year have landed them the highest acclaim of their peers. Today there is no doubt that you will hear a Torro Torro record played at the biggest parties the world has to offer, all the way down to the intimate tastemaker clubs nurturing the growth of global bass.

Industry Support: Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, The Killabits, Diplo/Mad Decent, Annie Mac/Kissy Sell Out- BBC Radio1, Sidney Samson, Congorock, MSTRKRFT, Crookers, Dillon Francis; Steve Aoki and AutoErotique- DIM MAK; AC Slater and Drop The Lime- Trouble&Bass; Kill The Noise and DJ Craze- Slow Roast Records.

Press: RCRDLBL, XLR8R, NOW Magazine (print), MadDecent.Com, 22Tracks, Chemical Jump, Salacious Sound, The Grid/Eye Weekly (print)

Affiliated Labels: T&A Records, Mad Decent, Slow Roast/Fool's Gold, Party Like Us/Trouble&Bass, Dim Mak.

Brass Knuckles

Brass Knuckles is a group consisting of music producers Danny D'Brito & Tony Livadas of Dae Dor & Miami's own DJ Anthony Pisano (LIV, SET, Louis) Miami. Brass Knuckles formed with the sole purpose of producing useful electro-pop and house influenced remixes. The group released their first remix (Beautiful Monster) in August 2010 making a quick rise to the top of the club remix game.

Danny and Tony met in 2001 when they started their first band together. Since then they have worked together in various projects, eventually making the transition from the band format to producing under the name of Dae Dor, which is also the name of their recording studio.

In the beginning of 2009 Anthony Pisano booked a session at Dae Dor studios after hearing a song produced by Dae Dor at a DJ gig. The Producer/DJ team made for a perfect fit. Within a few sessions together, Anthony took on the role of managing the producer team. After working together for over a year Brass Knuckles was formed as an outlet to perform live and showcase their production over industry acapella's. Brass Knuckles plan on continuing releasing their signature mixes while gaining headway in the music industry.

Grandtheft

Grandtheft is a Producer/Songwriter/DJ currently based in Toronto, Canada. He is also known as one half of the Team Canada DJs duo, founder of The Eh! Team and founder of one of Montreal's favourite dance clubs Blue Dog.

Establishing a eclectic, custom club sound by playing largely his own originals, remixes and video edits, Grandtheft has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer. His music has garnered heavy support from the likes of Diplo, Major Lazer, A-Trak, Nadastrom, Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, Digitalism and Craze which has also led to some big spins on BBC Radio 1. Touring 150+ dates per year, his remixes and live sets have led to being booked to support acts from U2 to Arcade Fire to Avicii, and being hand-picked by celebs such as Seth Rogan and Paris Hilton to supply the soundtrack for their events. New Years 2012, Grandtheft performed live-to-air on national TV as the sole DJ for the MuchMusic throwback Electric Circus celebration. Coming up under the late DJ AM's wing, Team Canada's reign included playing clubs across the US and performing at most major Canadian events nationwide, including Canada Day on Parliament HIll (crowd of 100 000+) and being selected as the Official DJs to The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler.

Early 2011, the dark sound of Grandtheft's "Let Me Out ft. Alixe Turner" caught the ear of Stretch Armstrong and he released the record on his Plant Music label that spring. This debut single was co-written by Sinjin Hawke and featured stellar remixes by a super-producer lineup of U-Tern, Danny Daze and Eli Escobar. He followed that up with summer club smashes "Gangsta Muzik" and "Splash" (T&A Records) which rose to #1 Overall Release on Turntable Lab. He's also delivered some big official remixes to labels like Universal, Interscope, Dim Mak and OM - including hit reworks for Drake and Steve Aoki. These remixes and his familliar white label dubs are heard in clubs around the world on a nightly basis and have attained the elusive #1 spot on Hype Machine's blog charts a number of times.

At Dawn We Rage

Proper Motion

Proper Motion is the combined musical vision of Colorado producers Noah Marion and Harrison Watkins. Drawing from years of musical experience and clutching a passion for bass music, this rising electronic duo has an arsenal of original soulful/funky/dubhop beats fused with the proper amount of modulating low frequencies and heartfelt melodic leads.]

Pulsating drum beats, on point sampling, and al
l original sets has rocketed this bass pair to perform all over the country in just under a year. Their unique sound and dance floor shaking bass has led them to perform with incredibly talented artists like Break Science, Chali 2na, PANTyRAiD, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Lotus, Project Aspect, and even landing them a spot at Camp Bisco X.

Their fresh new take on fusing elements of dubstep, hip-hop, funk, and soul synergized with an energetic stage presence will leave you vibing with the Proper Motion.

GROUND UP first started taking shape in the summer of 2008 at Temple University's Freshmen Orientation in North Philadelphia. It was here that Ground Up's two MCs Azar (Alexander Azar) and Malakai (Malcolm McDowell) met. It wasn't long before realizing they shared an affinity for expressing themselves via spoken and written word.

As the Fall semester arrived, the two wordsmiths found themselves creating tracks on campus. They soon called on Ground Up's exclusive producer (and Azar's longtime friend) Bij Lincs (Bijan Houshiarnejad) who completed the head-nodding trifecta.

In under three years Ground Up has released 9 mixtapes (each met with increasing popularity and buzz), continue gaining legions of loyal fans, have self-booked multi-state tours opening for artists including Chiddy Bang, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Black Star and Freeway. Peedi Crakk, Chad Ginsburg, Freeway, Jaguar Wright have all collaborated on various Ground Up mixtape tracks. Established producers have also gravitated toward them. Those who've guest-produced on tracks for Ground Up include Mike Jerz, Dirty Harry and Ritz Reynolds.

When afforded the time to pause and reflect on their past achievements it's easy for Ground Up to become humbled. But however humbled in reflection, their success doesn't come as a surprise: The've planned for this and it's working.
'At the moment,' says Malakai. 'Our goal is to continue to expand on the foundation of fans and business relationships that we've already built.' This also includes Ground Up's long-term mission: To make a positive contribution to hip-hop culture and music as a whole. Accomplishing this relies on a solid take of the 'DIY' approach that has Ground Up's best friends positioned and excelling in key areas of the business.

Ground Up's style is undeniably unique and three-dimensional. Their content and musical arrangements encapsulate a range of subject matter in a refreshingly honest way that attracts listeners and keeps fans. Many tracks have an aesthetic appeal, although unmistakeningly 'Ground Up,' to foster widespread demand worthy of the Billboard Hot 100. This is an unintentional, yet unignorable, crossover into the mainstream.

At the same time, rap purists and the 'anti-pop' require little time to see Ground Up is as 'real' as hip-hop gets. Ground Up tells it straight and the fans know it. Achieving the powerful element of listener-musician trust isn't artificially cultivated- rather-it's the natural tendency of Ground Up- nothing is contrived.

Born in Cairo, Djing in the U.S., Wobbling in Spac

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