Aftrojack – Madeon – Alesso – David Guetta – Avicii – Swedish House Mafia – Kaskade – R3hab – Calvin Harris – Porter Robinson – Dada Life – Justice – Feed Me – Morgan Page – LA Riots – Mekon – Nero
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Coachella booked some of the biggest names in House Music. Just about all of the artists on the card sell out every show wherever they go. As testament to House Music’s rise as religion in America, Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in under an hour.
FOLLOW THE WILBUR- Feed Me
This guy produces one dope, powerful blended elctrohouse track after another.
Listen- Feed Me to the Stars EP
Follow The Wilbur- Porter Robinson
This youngin’ is up and comin’, fast.
Listen To- Say My Name
Dubstep, Brostep, You-step, I-step. We all steppin’. Whatever the F you want to call it, this multi-toned bass frizzle makes your brain buzz. We’re talkin’ the family of Skrillex, Bassnectar, Datsik, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Nero…to name a few. The _step is to electronic what Heavy Metal is to rock– hardcore, dawg.
Zeds Dead is two dudes from Toronto- “DC” and “Hooks.” Before they pronounced Zed’s death, they went around calling themselves Mass Productions. Their first single popped with the release of “Rudeboy” (’10). They’ve done a ton of remixing, including Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” and Dragonette’s “Volcano.”
Listen to- “Rudeboy”
Listen to- “Volcano”
Zedd on the otherhand, is a 23 year old Russian-born-German electro-house/dubstep producer. WTF does that mean? Well, just think of it as slightly more melodic than pure multi-toned brain buzz. The “drops” tend to be _steppy, but similar to traditional house music, the “build” tends to be a rhythmic beat pattern of increasing pitch and tempo. In the end, it all packs a punch.
Listen: “The Legend of Zelda Remix”
About the old days: Calvin Harris
Well, 2009 might not necessarily be “back in the day,” but in terms of the Scotsman’s music, the transition is as apparent as night and day. Producing electronic based tracks since the late ’90s, what started as traditional album production and live performances with a band, Calvin’s shows now mainly consist of some decks and a laptop. That is not to put down the electronic genius, it is just testament to the fact that DJs and house music have taken over the word. What at first were electro-pop tracks like “Colours,” now are full blown house tracks like “Awooga” and collaborations with stars like Rihanna on “We Found Love.” Calvin’s got the skills to do whatever he wants and if he keeps collaborating with artists, can achieve Guetta-like status. Maybe Calvin will surprise us with a vintage-type performance?
Watch- “Colours” 2009 Oxygen Festival – Ireland