RB Weekend Preview: Cookie Monsta
January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019
Aussie producer Chris Emerson, better known as What So Not, came onto the scene in 2011 as part of a duo, Flume. They’ve since split and gone their own ways, and What So Not has been thriving solo for the past few years. Originating in Sydney, Australia, What So Not has been an influence in the industry even before the breakout of his solo career. Hailing from down under seems to have an influence on his nature and his unique approach to producing. He’s best known for his hits such as “Gemini,” “Jaguar,” “High You Are,” and “Tell Me” With the recent release of this album, Not All The Beautiful Things, What So Not only further proves these musical capabilities. We’re blessed to have him not twice, but three times this week!
Justin Jay, out of Los Angeles, has been creating since his freshman year in college, gaining traction ever since. He’s one of the youngest and grooviest Dirtybird players. Justin’s sound mixes his soul, funk, and jazz roots in a nostalgic, yet forward-thinking manner that yields his unmistakable brand of house music. With 5 EPs and 2 albums now out, Jay’s tracks are becoming more and more recognized in the electronic scene. Over the years he has garnered support from Claude Von Stroke, Disclosure, Tiga and many more house icons. Signed with Dirtybird, Culprit and Pets Recordings, JJ is most definitely one to keep an eye out on.
Justin Jay loves to get down so much he’s performing twice in one day! In addition to his live set in the afternoon, he’ll be providing your Saturday night groove.
This weather calls for a cookout. Named Australia’s artist to watch by Spotify, GG Magree has injected the scene with her badass boss lady ways and hip-hop/trap production style. Over the course of this year, Magree has blown us all out of the water with her incredible voice and performances. You may know her name from her hit song with Zeds Dead, “Frontlines,” but she has so much more to offer. GG recently released a new single with Jauz, “Ghost,” and last month she released her hit “Bodies” that you’ve got to hear.
Joining her will be new kids on the scene, Noizu and Parker. Noizu has produced his way to the front of the line of people we think you should keep an eye on. You probably don’t even know it, but you’ve been jamming to some of his hits since last year. You know the song that goes, “blinded by these lasers” and then drops into the zinging house progression? Yup, that’s him. Parker released his Spark EP last year and has earned over 1M streams.