iEDM Radio Episode 144: Fox Stevenson

May 21st, 2017

Bio
Unhindered by the constraints of a particular genre, Fox Stevenson pushes against imposed limitations.

Growing up in an artistic environment, with a musician, writer, and theater director for a father, Fox didn’t need much prodding to explore art from the inside-out. Laying down his tracks from scratch, he will also write and perform his own vocals. As a live musician, he is unafraid to pick up the guitar, drums, bass, or mix a live DJ set on stage.

The casual listener is immediately struck by the emotional pith and complex narrative structures of his songs. Most dance song lyrics are throwaway, but Fox’s tracks are genuine, space-creating oddities of a new generation. They are indebted to the old singer-songwriters of the past, while also challenging traditional expectations for beat-based, electronic music. In a world that often prefers we choose ‘one or the other’, Fox is one of the few willing to balance and create a free-flowing tri-force of dance, pop, and rock in his music.

A rare master of the live and digital, he is always experimenting and improving on his own structural artifices. “There is no best way,” he says, “that I would prefer to learn. When someone tries to tell me the ‘best’ way of compressing a snare, I prefer to learn it myself, because otherwise I would never try and go outside of that.” Keeping true to this spirit—to his own standards—he has been performing under the alias Fox Stevenson, reflecting his maturing growth as an artist, and culminating in the release of his first EP, Endless, with Firepower Records. Following his debut EP, Fox released songs on Spinnin’ Records, Circus Records, Firepower Records, and on his own record label Cloudhead Records. With six Beatport #1 Releases under his name, in 2016, Fox Stevenson partnered with powerful bass music taste-making label, Disciple, while continuing close ties with Spinnin’ Records for house/electro music.

Be on the lookout for Fox Stevenson as he gets his music out to a wider audience, ups the ante with world-tours, produces in more sophisticated studios, and hosts a plethora of collaborations with other artists—as he tries simply, in his own words, “to be better and better.”

Tracklist
Fox Stevenson - ID
Shakecraft - Patchy Ft. Elektra
Aylen - Spread Ft. Gosh Father
Fox Stevenson - ID
Don Diablo - Cutting Shapes
Zedd - I Want You To Know (Fox Stevenson Remix)
Zonderling - Tunnel Vision (Don Diablo Edit)
Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of Huge
Fox Stevenson - Tico
Antronio Giacca - Drop That Booty
Getter & ghastly - 666!
Tourist - To Have You Back
Oliver Heldens - Wombass
Madison Mars - Nilky Way
Quintino - Winner
Fox Stevenson - ID
Becky G - Shower (Mike Williams)
KC Lights - Intimacy
Fox Stevenson - ID
EPTIC - The End (Breax VIP)
Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low
Eptic & Habstrakt - Lazor 3000
Fox Stevenson - Sweets (Soda Pop)
Fox Stevenson & Curbi - Hoohah
Skrillex & Must Die! - VIPs
Calippo - How's Your Body
Fox Stevenson & Curbi - Hoohah VIP
Culture Shock - Gears
Fox Stevenson - Saloon
Subscape - I Would Have Loved You
Naked Fish & Fat Yeti - Surreality
Bro Safari & Space Laces - Fang Banger
Jaguar Skillz - Reload That
Zonderling - Crazy For You
Space laces - Bug Bass
Bevild - Wanna (Tisoki Flip)
Fox Stevenson - Radar
Fox Stevenson - ID
Lethal Bizzle - Fester Skank (Don Diablo Remix)
Hailee Steinfeld & Grey - Starving (Bali Bandits Remix)
Fox Stevenson - ID
Fox Stevenson - Never Before (Things Keep Changing)
Fox Stevenson - Rocket
Dj Snake & Yellowclaw - Ocho Cinco (Barely Alive Remix)
Mediks - So Cruel (Naked Fish Remix)

Socials
http://facebook.com/FoxStevensonMusic
http://instagram.com/FoxStevenson
http://twitter.com/FoxStevensonNow
http://youtube.com/FoxStevensonTV
http://soundcloud.com/foxstevenson

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iEDM Radio Episode 141: Lucas & Steve

April 30th, 2017

 

Bio

Captivating melodies, feelgood harmonies and unstoppable energy - that's Lucas & Steve for you. Scoring one hit after another, the Dutch DJ duo has kept on evolving its music while pushing their immediately recognizable feel-good sound.

Lucas & Steve joined forces in 2010 and quickly started to impress the scene with their productions. With music getting released on various labels (including Hotfingers Records, Be Yourself and Armada Music), their 2014 remixes of Red Carpet's 'Alright' (scoring Beatport's #1 spot for three consecutive weeks) and Ruffneck's classic 'Everybody Be Somebody' (residing in Beatport's Top 10 for over five months) underlined their breakthrough.

Their tunes not only gained attention from the worldwide dance crowds, but also received wide support from DJs like Tiësto, Chuckie, Fedde Le Grand, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Sander Van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Pete Tong, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Don Diablo, Afrojack and many more.

The star of Lucas & Steve is getting brighter by the end of 2014, leading them to sign an exclusive deal with world famous label Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management. It turns the duo into part of a new generation of fresh, aspiring house producers.

Countless hits follow, including a much acclaimed remix of 'Eagle Eyes' by Felix Jaehn feat. Lost Frequencies & Linying, and tracks like 'You And I Know', 'Calinda 2K15', 'Can't Get Enough', 'Love On My Mind', and a remake of the classic Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto tune 'Love Is My Game', which rises to the top of the charts just as fast.

2016 sees the guys score a gold record with festival favorite 'Make It Right', as well as produce one of the biggest tracks of the year 'Summer On You', together with Sam Feldt. It reaches high on the international charts, goes platinum while reaching tens of millions of Spotify plays.

In the meantime, the duo has played countless events all over the globe, including Sunburn India, Creamfields (UK), Sziget (HU), EMF Music Festival (FR) and Tomorrowland (BE). The Dutchmen are also often welcomed artists in Asia, North- and South America, and their touring schedule keeps on filling up every season.

Early 2017, Lucas & Steve keep things moving as they release 'Calling On You' featuring Jake Reese. Again, it gets picked up worldwide, receiving widespread DJ support from the most well-known names in the scene. Presenting their brand new radio show 'Skyline Sessions' on Holland's leading station 538, it looks like the duo's star is only going to shine brighter this year.

Tracklist
Ingrosso - Thinking About You (Solberjum Remix)
Watermat Ft. Kelli Leig - Won’t Stop
Throttle - Hit The Road Jack
Mr. Belt & Wezol - Good Times
DJ Sign & Vince La Monica - Going Crazy
Mark Villa & Keanu Silva Ft. F51 - Lots To Say (Keanu Silva VIP Mix)
Dakota & Justin Bieber - Cold Water (The Him Remix)
Zedd Ft. Alessia Cara - Stay (Chris Robleda Remix)
Tale & Dutch - California Feeling
Justin Oh - Start Again (Tom Swoon Extended Edit)
Beastie Brothers - Next Week (Dub Mix)
Lucas & Steve x Pep & Rash - Feel Alive
Don Diablo & Marnik - Children Of A Miracle (Don Diablo VIP mix)
Tom & Jame - All Day Ft. Dwight Steven
Sem Vox - Waiting For You (DLDK Amsterdam 2017 Anthem)
Martin Garrix & Brooks - Byte
Tiësto & Sevenn - Boom
JOYRIDE - HOT DRUM
Game Chasers Ft. Amber Skyes - All Night Long (Dub Mix)

Socials
http://www.facebook.com/LucasAndSteve
http://twitter.com/lucasandsteve
http://www.instagram.com/lucasandsteve
http://soundcloud.com/lucasandsteve

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