Spinning to the Top
We’ve had our eye on these DJs and producers - they’re the superstars of the future and we have the lowdown on their favorite releases, artists they would throw down with if they had their own festival and the location of a dream residency.
Billy the Gent and Long Jawns, better known as Gent & Jawns, are not a force to be reckoned with. They are one of the few to be featured on BBC’s Radio 1X Diplo and Friends twice, but they are best live as they can successfully weave Moombahton into Trap in the same minute. 2014 is has been a busy year; their release of “Turn Up” is one of the most popular tracks yet and their EP ‘Faded’ just dropped on the label Mad Decent.
At first, Gordon and Erick, the duo who make up Botnek, bonded over their love of mp3’s in their Canadian hometown. Years later, Botnek’s epic boombathon tracks continue to snag significant airtime from top DJs worldwide. Their remix “Selfie” held down the #1 position on Beatport for over two weeks. The hype continues this fall as Botnek joins Kill The Noise’s North American tour.
This Australian native has been making waves in the US for the last two years. Aside from being a major babe, Anna Lunoe is about music through and through. She got her start promoting dance music on an Australian radio show, and soon after jumped into a career as a DJ, Producer, vocalist and songwriter. She’s worked with Daft Punk and M.I.A, DJ Flume and The Chemical Brothers, just to name a few. We’re pumped about her new single All Out and her North American All Out Fall Out Tour.
Ape Drums is one of the freshest producers right out of Houston. His genre blending, dancehall inspired feel keeps everyone partying. With major collaborations under his belt this year, most notable Skrillex’s Recess remix and Duttiest Wine with Diplo, we’re excited to see what’s up next.
Brenmar is no newcomer to the club scene. This Chicago born, NYC based DJ is known for his mash ups of Jersey club, hip hop and R&B tracks. We are highly anticipating the release of new EP with Fools Gold in the near future. But in the meantime, catch him live in New York, California and Miami.
Photo: Ryan Mikail