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 143: Showtek

May 15th, 2017

Bio
Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, aka Showtek, two brothers from Eindhoven have been making music for over a decade. Two rebels kicking against the shins of establishment, speaking a language the party crowd could believe in.?It was in 2012 when they truly exploded onto the global dance scene with the release of ‘Cannonball’. Childhood dreams became reality. Countless new fans joined. New productions got recognized and reached all corners of the planet, following the release of ‘Booyah’; a track that has Showtek written all over it, that it screamed it so loud that everyone sat up and listened, resulting in a top #5 spot in the UK singles chart and their first worldwide major hit! Momentum gaining, hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide have their eyes fixed on anything that is yet to come.

Get ready to join the tribe: Here is Showtek!

Wouter is the wiz kid perfectionist where ‘good is just never good enough’ and his will to succeed is paramount as he’s always looking for that ‘eureka’ moment. Pair that with his endless love for music, his extensive memory and lust for sports and you have one half of Showtek.?

Sjoerd, Wouter’s younger brother and partner in crime is often pointed out as the quiet one, yet with his volcanic character he can transform himself from a mild mannered fashion conscious gentleman into a fearless, crowd controlling MC and entertainer. He’s not one to follow a crowd and is always looking to push Showtek to a place where they will definitely stand out visually and sonically.

Tracklist
Showtek & Brooks – On Our Own Ft. Nathalie Major
Herobust – Dirty work (Barely Alive Remix)
Dogblood – Middlefinger (kedzie vip bootie)
Ummet Ozcan Ft. Ambush – Bombjack
Dimes – Go Down Low (Hardwell edit)
Major Lazer & Autoerotique – Hit That
Kuuro – Savage
Drake vs Afro – Fake Love House (Showtek Ultra Miami 2017 bootleg)
Wiwek – Fake G
Party Favor – WAWA
Showtek vs Technoboy & Tuneboy – Mellow (YDG remix)
Migos - Bad & Boujee vs Supernatural (Henry Fong bootleg)
Flux Pavillion & NGHTMRE – Feel Your Love
Nightowls – Blacked Out (Ft. Brewski)
Say My Name & Kevin Flum – Get On My Level
NIGHTMRE – Left Alone
Skrillex – Cinema (Luca Lush flip)
Valentino Khan – Make some noise (Ft. DJ Kool)
Ricky Remedy – Back To The Trap
Major Lazer & Showtek – Believer

Socials
http://facebook.com/showtek
http://instagram.com/showtek
http://twitter.com/showtek
http://youtube.com/showtek
http://bit.ly/ShowteksFavorites
http://showtek.nl

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iEDM Radio Episode 139: Flatdisk

April 16th, 2017

Bio
At the forefront of the international dance music community after manifesting their skill in production and alluring the eyes of veteran talents, Italy’s powerhouse duo Flatdisk is capturing both attention and momentum at the speed of sound. The duo’s formation came to be through Axel and Leonardo meeting through a common friend, a relationship with a common fervor for DJing that naturally evolved into a partnership. While being in touch with music since childhood, Axel’s upbringing involved performing in various bands with experience in playing guitar, bass and drums, while Leonardo’s background stemmed from studying violin and piano in the conservatory. Before joining forces, Axel worked his way from waiting tables at this parents’ restaurant to working in the TV industry alongside Leonardo who supported his parents’ bathhouse as a lifeguard while in university.

From humble beginnings in Milan, Axel and Leonardo took it upon themselves to create a dynamic music group that echoes their flair of sound production and passion to perform outside of the studio. The duo has aimed high and released prominent tracks on Universal Music, Revealed Recordings, Armada Music, Sosumi Records, Mixmash Records, and Flamingo Records and has received direct support from the likes of Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Steve Angello,, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero & beyond. Alongside the support by industry heavyweights, Axel and Leonardo came out on top of Revealed Recordings’ Beatport remix competition as Hardwell and his dedicated label team handpicked the Italian artists as the overall winners. The dynamic duo also power “Flatbeats Radio,” their own distinguished radio show with curated music weekly. The duo tagged themselves “Flatdisk” to emphasize how circularity exists in both life and music, similar to how a vinyl, CD, a disk, a spaceship or galaxy is circular and consistently evolving. Accomplished producers as they are remixers, Axel and Leonardo are masters of their unique and edgy art of creating euphoric and hard-hitting tracks that steer towards an electro edge.

Tracklist
Flatdisk & Gil Sanders Ft. Jacob Wellfair - Lost
Zedd Ft. Alessia Cara - Stay
Cash Cash Ft. Rozes - Matches
Flume Ft. Tove Lo - Say It (Illenium Remix)
DVBBS & CMC$ Ft. Gia Koka - Not Going Home
Shaun Frank Ft. Ashe - Let You Get Away
Sophie Francis - Without You
Sjur - Let Me Love You
Breathe Carolina & Streex - Up All Night
Don Diablo & Marnik - Children Of A Miracle
KO:YU & Don Palm - A Way Home
Klahr - Himanize
Klahr & Kev - Dreaming Wild
Ookay - Thief
The Chainsmokers - Paris
Flatdisk Ft. Dave Thomas Jr. - Higher (Sam Feldt Edit)

Socials
http://www.facebook.com/FlatdiskMusic
http://twitter.com/FLATDISK
http://www.soundcloud.com/flatdiskmusic
https://www.instagram.com/flatdiskmusic/

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iEDM Radio Episode 137: Kill The Buzz

April 2nd, 2017

Bio
Kill the Buzz, real name Adithya Nanuru, began making music at the age of 10, igniting a passion that would eventually see him playing to some of the biggest crowds in the world and alongside some of the biggest names in electronic music. The Breda-based producer has climbed the progressive house ladder right to the top and is now reaching the lofty heights after receiving well deserved praise from the community and valiant support from the titans of the upper reaches, a cast that includes artists such as Dannic and Sander van Doorn, as well as the legendary David Guetta and Hardwell. With his 2012 breakthrough track ‘Party Hard’ signalling to the world that Kill the Buzz was the name to watch, Nanuru has since gone from strength to strength, supporting Hardwell, the biggest DJ on the planet, around the globe as part of his I Am Hardwell series of shows, signing to Revealed Recordings and releasing some of the most vital progressive house of the past few years.

Kill The Buzz heard his music broadcast to millions when his collaborative track with Joey Suki ‘Life is Calling’, received worldwide radio airplay at the tail end of 2013, sending huge waves through the dance music community. With its exquisite combination of towering electro house beats and melodic sensibilities, the track propelled Kill the Buzz into the upper echelons of the genre where he remains today. On Revealed Recordings, Nanaru has released numerous collaborations with both rising artists like David Spekter and established names such as Manse, with whom he’s ventured out alongside on the Revealed Presents Asian tour, playing to frenzied audiences in cities including Octagon in South Korea, Levels in Hong Kong and Myst in Shanghai across 8 dates in total.

Kill the Buzz’s music is an elaborate combination of expertly crafted electro house and compelling progressive beats, infinitely danceable but retaining a sense of intricate melody and harmony, something perfectly highlighted in ‘Dreamin’, his joint release with fellow Revealed artist Ralvero in 2015, as well as his scorching remix of Jason Derulo’s ‘Want To Want Me’ that took the pop sensation’s original working to new, lofty heights. Equally suited for radio play, humongous festivals and intimate rooms, KTB’s distinctive branch of the genre incorporates both influences from his peers and supporters, as well as unique experimentation with texture and sound. The latter part of the year also saw him gear up for a collaborative release with label mates Futuristic Polar Bears entitled ‘Shake it off’, a track that received support from names including Ummet Ozcan, R3hab and many more, with his rapid trajectory to the top becoming further solidified by his standing in the dance music community.

2016’s release schedule has continued to impress, with highlight tracks such as ‘All The Way Down’ with Tom Swoon on Revealed Recordings, ‘Galaxies’ alongside Katt Niall on Armada Trice and ‘Once Upon A Time’ with Harrison, Kill the Buzz’s craftsmanship and perfectionism in the studio has reached new heights with each release. 

However, his ambitions see him looking far beyond the boundaries of dance music, with his increasingly vocal and more melodic tracks demonstrating a desire to create sounds that appeal to the vast and diverse audience of global music fans, alongside the more traditional club tracks he has already showcased proficiency in. Having played at some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland (Both in Belgium and Brazil), Solaris Music Festival Canada, Las Vegas’s Hakkasan, Germany’s World Club Dome (World’s biggest club) and Hardwell’s Carnival at Ushuaia Ibiza.

Kill the Buzz has also proven his domination on the tour front with events such as the Brasil ‘Carnival’ trek across a multitude of the country’s tropical provinces, as well as the momentous 11-date Revealed North America Bus Tour, now the stuff of label legend, alongside label head Hardwell and peer Thomas Newson. Kill the Buzz’s tour endeavours in 2016 have been equally as impressive, including shows such as Hardwell’s ‘Go Hardwell Or Go Home’ at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, as well as the Hardwell Presents Revealed show at ADE, showcasing that Kill the Buzz continues to rise year on year and cement himself as one of the scene’s best talents.

Tracklist
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - Drums of Tobago
Julian Jordan - Saint
Dannic vs Zedd Ft. Selena Gomez - I Want You To Fonk It Up (Kill The Buzz Mashup)
Kill The Buzz & Futuristic Polar Bears vs Galantis - Shake it Up vs No
Money (Kill The Buzz Mashup)
Sunstars - Honorado
Martin Garrix vs Sikdope - Oldskool Name of Love (Kill The Buzz Mashup)
Ibranovski - Woozy
Roc Dubloc - Plato O Plomo
Kill The Buzz - Break The House Down (Hardwell Edit)
REGGIO & Sansixto - Rumble
Mr. Black & 22Bullets - Badman Ft. Richie Loop
Garmiani - Jump & Sweat (Ft. Sanjin)
Badd Dimes - Go Down Low
Sick Individuals - Focus
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (Slice N Dice & Reece Low Bootleg)
Kill The Buzz & Harrison - Once Upon A Time

Socials
http://facebook.com/djkillthebuzz
http://twitter.com/killthebuzz
http://www.instagram.com/killthebuzz
http://soundcloud.com/killthebuzz
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAteEB_-e-3xFZz4wDjwbHQ

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iEDM Radio Episode 132: Dannic

March 5th, 2017

Bio 
Dannic, the prodigious DJ and producer from Breda in the Netherlands – the hometown of Tiësto and Hardwell - is one of the fiercest acts to emerge from the latest generation of Dutch artists, cementing himself as a go-to name that delivers within the world of big-room, grooving house. Bursting onto the scene with a DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll placing 4 years in a row as of 2016, it’s confirmed to tastemakers that Dannic is a driving force within the scene. Dannic’s long-running stance behind the radio airwaves including his recently-rebranded Fonk Radio venture, also demonstrates a producer that is well and truly tapped into the most vital and important industry trends that appeal to his ever-expanding audience.

From his debut releases on world-class labels including Toolroom and a longstanding relationship with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Dannic’s constant output of dance floor-ready bangers and groove-laden productions continues to excite across live shows globally, as well as productions that set alight the biggest mainstage sets. Seeing the Dannic sound grace the stages of Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Miami Music Week, plus many more alongside the launch of his own aforementioned, independent imprint - Fonk Recordings – Dannic has reflected his musical flair from every angle. From sourcing Demos, A&R’ing, design and production, the first release through Fonk Recordings (A collaboration between Dannic himself and HIIO titled ‘Funky Time’) was supported by industry stars Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Fedde Le Grand and W&W, as a swathe of Top 10 releases signified its status, with the label still only in its early stages, Fonk Recordings also recently hosted a sold-out showcase party of label family and friends during the Amsterdam Dance Event in October.

As over 350,000 music-lovers descended onto the city, all of these components proved the perfect catalyst to propel Dannic and the future of Fonk Recordings into its next exciting chapter. After a slew of impressive dates across Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, China and Singapore, Dannic also returned to Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa Ibiza, threw down sets at the World’s Largest Club Germany’s World Club Dome and played numerous, extensive North American headline dates. Dannic also performed a career stand-out set during the final ‘I Am Hardwell: United We Are’ show at Germany’s Hockenheim, marking the first show that DJs had ever performed at the racing track – but taking his sound to his fans live is one thing, immersing them wherever they are in the world is another. Launching Dannicated at the start of 2017 as a sleek fan portal, Dannic is giving devotees unprecedented access to high-class video content, track streaming and the latest and greatest news in his world, an ongoing project that will be adapted to meet modern and current trends, whilst also staying ahead of the curve. With his live performances gaining unmissable status, it is clear to see that his vast studio outputs appear just as prolific, making it undeniable that Dannic has moved beyond the tag of “one to watch”.

As his unrelenting schedule is interspersed with huge dates across the globe, his high-quality audio weaponry only adds another string to his bow including anthems ‘Viper’, ‘Golden Hearts’, ‘Feel Your Love’, ‘Light The Sky’ and his latest big-hitter on Maxximize with ‘Noise’, that also shot to #1 on the Beatport Big Room Chart; all of these factors creating a flawless cocktail as Dannic looks forward to a bigger and better 2017. Ready to champion Fonk Recordings and its talents no matter the artists’ experience or infancy, Dannic’s musical passion underpins his every move as a DJ for the people, weather this be his noteworthy peers passing praise or his millions of fans around the globe connecting both in the flesh and via a plethora of digital mediums, the scene waits with bated breath for the next move of this shining Breda producer…

Tracklist
Brooks – Make Your Move (Gil Sanders Remix)
OB – Groove On Acid
Steve Redant – Rame
Dannic vs. Merk & Kremont ft. Duane Harden - Music
Tujamo - Make U Love Me
Daniel Bovie & Ray Rox vs. Beyonce - Stop Playing With My Mind (Dannic Bootleg)
Cassius vs. Arin Tone & Bassjackers - Sound Of Zing (Dannic Smash Up)
Anderblast - Theory
Sebjak & Will K - Smoke
Dannic - Jungle
Dannic - Blaze
Mako - Into The Sunset (Dannic Remix)
Teamwork & Thomas Feelman - Whisper Every Day (Far Behind Fonk Up)
Dannic - Can You Feel It?
Tom & Jame vs. Dannic & Bright Lights - Energy’s Forever (Dannic Mashup)
Dannic & Sick Individuals - Feel Your Love (DBSTF Remix)
Dannic - Fonk It Up
Bali Bandtis vs. Ed Sheeran - Don’t Hi Hi (Dannic Mashup)

Social
https://www.facebook.com/djdannic
https://twitter.com/dannic
https://soundcloud.com/dannic

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iEDM Radio Episode 117: Maddix

November 13th, 2016
Bio 
Pablo Rindt, better known as Maddix has been involved with music ever since he was born. His musical background of playing percussion, drums & piano helped him develop his newfound passion for electronic music production. After a few years of honoring his production skills and some releases on small labels, Pablo started fresh with a new name: Maddix.
In 2013, while studying at the University of the Arts Utrecht, he gained attention with his free downloads that got supported by the likes of Hardwell, Afrojack and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. His first official release was on Spinnin’ Records, one of the worlds biggest dance music labels. Being recognized in the scene as a young and promising talent his next big step came with the release of ‘Raise Em Up’ on Armada Trice, which got premiered by no other than Dyro in his WOLV Radio show.
On his remixes for Calvin Harris, Sick Individuals and Dannic, Maddix proved his keen ear for the intricacies of the electro-house sound, and on his own releases such as “Vortex”, “True Blood” and “Gravity” he made the community sit up and take notice with his unique and distinctive sound.
It was “Riptide” that got selected by Hardwell himself to be featured on “Hardwell presents Revealed Vol.6”, the yearly returning mix compilation. After being played all over the world, including one or two outings on the mainstage at Tomorrowland, “Riptide” got released in the summer of 2015 on Revealed Recordings. 2016 promises to be a breakthrough year for Maddix, with releases like “Ghosts”, “Voltage”, “Tumalon” & “Dirty Bassline” he continues to show his distinctive sound to the world. With his tracks being played at the biggest events by the most popular DJ’s in the world, Maddix has gained support by artists such as Hardwell, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, W&W, Nicky Romero, KSHMR and many more.
Now being signed by Hardwell Publishing, and playing shows all around the world, Maddix has proven that the only way is up for him.
 
Tracklist
Maddix - Ghosts
Matt Nash - Know My Love
Tony Junior & Maddix - Unstoppable
DBSTF, Maurice West - Temple
Olly James & Maddix - Invictus
Julian Calor & Manse - Atlas
Maddix - Game On
Headhunterz & KSHMR - Dharma (Crossnaders Remix)
Ibranovski & Syzz - Muscular
Maddix - Dirty Bassline
Nolan van Lith feat. Amy Guess - All To Myself
Maestro Harell & NoTech - Zantar
Jewelz & Sparks - Crank (HWL Edit)
Joey Dale & Pitchback - Crowd Control
Rihanna feat Drake - Work (R3hab & Quintino Remix)
KAAZE - Haartz
Maddix - Tumalon
Quintino - Work It
Kryder - Dogs On Acid
Maddix - Zodiac
Hardwell & Blasterjaxx - Going Crazy
Carnage & Timmy Trumpet - PSY or DIE
 
Socials
www.maddixmusic.com
www.facebook.com/maddixmusic
www.soundcloud.com/maddixmusic
www.twitter.com/maddixmusic
www.instagram.com/maddixmusic
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0RMeG9M8QFzss9bAbq99KA
http://www.youtube.com/maddixmusic
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