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Astronomar has been stirring up and building alliances in the dance music community since he arrived in Seattle by way of Alaska in 2008. Newly relocated to Los Angeles in 2013, he’s seen by far his busiest year on the road, and in the studio, infiltrating the playlists of most every A-List DJ with ears. Thereʼs an intangible uniqueness to everything he does; a strong hip-hop influence permeates his productions, based on his earlier roots in hip hop & turntablism.
Since his first release “Had To Move On” (released via Discobelle) in 2011, he has released an EP on Mad Decent/Jeffreeʼs, and Top Billinʼ plus countless other remixes. The biggest names, from Diplo, to Skrillex, to A-Trak have supported his tracks by featuring them on their own mixes & radio shows, and playing them out nightly, around the world.
Florian is a Picasso. And he’s an enigmatic talent with a flair for dance music.
At only 23 years old, this Frenchman has been playing in some of the best clubs in Europe since he was 16, opening for Swedish House Mafia in Palais, Cannes, having his own parties at Queen Club Paris and Bypass Geneva and headlining next to Fatboy Slim, Showtek and Joachim Garraud.
In Picasso’s productions, precision and rhythm come together as one. With past productions catching the attention of tastemakers on a global scale, his name is one that is lingering on everyone’s lips. As Picasso finishes his first real piece of art – his upcoming album – he’s keeping his fans on their toes by putting out some of the first sketches of his new music.
At just twenty-two years old, Lee Bates has become a prolific DJ and producer of bass-heavy electronic music. His music focuses on capturing “childhood, manic depression, bad anime, and sleep deprivation”, evident in the impressive collection of music he has produced since coming onto the scene in 2011.
He has been described as a human factory of quirky club music and huge melodies and leads. Check out some of his remixes below and see him this Friday 01.24 at CONTROL.
Dan Sena grew up in an incredibly creative family. His grandfather, the late Jorge de Sena was a renowned poet and novelist in Portugal. From the age of six, Sena was playing the piano and continued to explore music with bands and other music acts. Close friends with Steve Aioki, he made the push into electronic music and has become a fixture at top clubs in Southern California. Dan Sena is now one of the newest names on the Dim Mak record label. Catch him at Avalon this 01.17 along with Keys N Krates and Paper Diamond for CONTROL.
Sam Watts, known to most as Maxxi Soundsystem, had been DJing parties in Brighton when his ‘Criticize’ track was featured on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show and his sound absolutely exploded in popularity.
His follow up single was the first track on Nurvous Records (a new label from NYC legendary label Nervous Records), the track Open Your Eyes on Jamie Jones Hot Waves label and recent EP on needwant records has seen huge support from Radio1’s Jaymo & Andy Georgeand DJs across the board from Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Tensnake, Morgan Geist and Aeroplane to Tiefschwarz, Groove Armada, and Sasha.
Mixmag included him in their list of DJs to Keep an Eye On in 2012, describing his signature sound as: ” Fuzzy synths, disco beats and Bashmore-bass”.