RB Weekend Preview: Phantoms, DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ Scratch, BIJOU, Sikdope
September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
A cosmological union of entrancing sound, German producers Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems are the big daddies of progressive trance music. They’ve been ruling the scene since 1999, which speaks powerfully to their like-minded, out of this world visions and ears for trance music. Since their creation, Cosmic Gate has climbed the DJ Mag Top 100 ladder, released hit singles (including perhaps their most ground-breaking, titled “Wake Your Mind,”) sold out their Wake Your Mind tour, initiated their Wake Your Mind Records label, and hosted a weekly radio show titled Wake Your Mind Radio.
Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw, who together are known as the duo Galantis, are legendary for their electro-pop beats that never fail to become tracks that everyone knows by heart when they come on. Impressive stages at festivals like Coachella, Ultra, Life is Beautiful and more have seen Galantis bring their high energy performances to huge audiences. From tracks like “Peanut Butter Jelly,” “No Money,” and the undeniable, universal favorite “Runaway (U & I).”
The hot topic of the moment in the music scene right now is future bass producer Kaivon. With only 15 originals and two years of experience under his belt, this talented DJ and producer has already garnered over 10 million plays from doting fans all over the world on Spotify alone. It’s his Flume meets Seven Lions flare that takes ahold of your heart while your feet are moving a mile a minute. It’s that emotive, MP punch to the ear that has hoisted him above other producers in this field and made him a must-see act.
For a producer barely in his 20’s, Ray Volpe sure seems to know what he’s doing. The LA-based artist dropped out of high school to focus on music full time, and it might have been one of the best decisions he’s made. He’s since released several EPs, supported tours for artists like Borgore, Krewella, and Kill The Noise, and performed at some major festivals, including Audiotistic, Escape Halloween, and more When he was only 12 years old, Ray Volpe started producing music. At age 19, he dropped out of high school to devote himself fully to his music. Now, at age 21, his hard work is paying off. Performing alongside the very artists that inspired him, Ray Volpe has distinguished himself with his melodic, yet explosive sounds.
UBUR started taking producing seriously in 2014. He got his name from it being his username on Xbox Live as Uber Dolphin but later dropped the dolphin part. His music is described as a blend of wonky riddim, dubstep, and trap along with heavy basslines. UBUR is closely associated with Never Say Die: Black Label. He has released two EPs with the label including Welcome to Heck (2017) and Double U(2018).