Relentless Beats

Artist Spotlight: Martin Ikin + Victor Lou

United Kingdom DJ and producer, Martin Ikin has been crafting refreshing house beats since 1991. Playing in some of the hottest clubs and exclusive events, this artist has developed a diverse and crowd reaching career. Ikin has been known as DJ Mayhem, Soul Purpose, Indigo, Migrant, and so much more. After 10 years of releasing records on several labels under aliases like Defected, Toolroom, Lost, Cr2, Nervous, OFF, Exploited, Get Physical, and others, he officially launched his own label, Soul Purpose Records, in 2003. His eclectic portfolio is jaw-dropping, as he not only producers but engineers at several recording studios, plays as a bandleader of several jazz-funk groups, and session plays teaching piano.

Martin Ikin is deep in the music industry and we love to hear it as he takes on his real name performing for old and new fans alike. He’s remixed for the likes of Mariah Carey, Jamiroquai, Clean Bandit, Blonde, Joey Negro, MAW while supporting Fisher and performing a B2B with Goldfish and several others. Arizona fans are in for a treat as he will be playing alongside Victor Lou at the one and only Shady Park. A perfect venue for two relentlessly groovy producers. Check out this mix from Ikin below.

Brazilian producer and DJ, Victor Lou, born Paulo Cardoso, first emerged in the scene mid-2014 with a single called “Back.” With his deep and funky beats to produce some of the most eclectic, yet seamless production of music, Lou is moving through the scene in perfect head nodding, body rolling fashion. Many of his fans have nicknamed him “Shark,” which is a perfect way to visualize his music coming straight for your ears. His ambitious techno and groovy house urge listeners to move on the dance floor and get lost in that sound. Lou’s music dives deep but lilts heavily with that club electricity in every song and it dares to push that close, intimate dance vibe fans love to love. Tracks like “Untitled,” “GHOUSE,” and “Fé” all offer a different end of the tech-house spectrum, while still holding his signature sound weaving in between the foreground and background of each piece.

His Facebook hosts a slew of unparalleled production, following him on his tours and shows on massive stages playing for some of the liveliest audiences. If that’s not enough to get you moving to his music, it’s time to jump in these dark waters and swim with a shark.

Be sure to grab tickets and get ready for a night of shuffling and deep underground vibes with Martin Ikin + Victor Lou at Shady Park on January 26th.

Connect with Martin Ikin: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Connect with Victor Lou: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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