Ruby Skye San Francisco
Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 PMElectronic, After Hours
DYRO Dyro’s journey to the upper ranks of the electronic music scenes marks him out amongst his peers as one of the most talented artists to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch house artists currently taking over the industry. Recently crowned #27 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll 2014, the last twelve months has seen this enigmatic young DJ come of age as he continues to take the world by storm! Known for driving bass lines, enchanting melodies and highly charged drops, he has seamlessly made the transition from bedroom musician to renowned international DJ/Producer. Dyro has surpassed all expectations, previously tipped by the likes of World #1 DJ Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Dada Life as their ‘Breakthrough Artist of 2012’ and claiming the highest new entry slot in the 2013 Top 100 poll at #30. His career has been on a constant upward trajectory since dropping his seminal first releases “Daftastic’ dropped on Hardwell’s Revealed recording’s in 2011. With his YouTube series ‘Dyro’s Diaries’, reaching an ever-growing audience, each episode giving his fans unprecedented access into the man behind the beats and his ‘Daftastic’ radio show reaching around the globe, his popularity worldwide shows no sign of abating, as does his passion for the music he loves. At this stage it is no longer surprising that Dyro headlines sold out shows the world over and now boasts a back catalogue overflowing with quality. As Hardwell put it best, Dyro is “one of the most talented producers I have worked with and has his whole career ahead of him.” BASSJACKERS One afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one DJ and one producer, both sharing great passion for house music. Bassjackers was born! Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was to come when they started their collaboration. Marlon was mainly DJ-ing and playing house music, when the idea came to push Ralph’s productions in a direction where Marlon could play the tracks in his sets. After first getting noticed by Fedde le Grand, a solid stream of releases and remixes followed which received massive support by all the top global DJ’s. However their big break came in 2011, when their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and released on his imprint Musical Freedom. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011. Since then Bassjackers have remixed for A-list artists like Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby and played in clubs from Ibiza alongside Tiesto, to Las Vegas alongside Afrojack, and continue to tour around the globe with a recent emphasis on North America. In early 2013 Bassjackers scored a major hit on Beatport with ‘Hey!’, their collaboration with Showtek. Soon followed by another with Dyro- ‘Grid’, as well as ‘Duckface’ - their collab with Kenneth G. The year also saw the likes of the popular ‘Raise Those Hands’, their collab with fellow Dutchman R3hab and ‘Zing’ on Nicky Romero’s Protocol label. Early 2014 however saw a major breakthrough again when their biggest track from 2013 “Crackin” was released as a new collaboration with teen phenom Martin Garrix – instantly topping the Beatport charts! On the road, the boys embarked on a nationwide fall tour of North America as special guests of Bingo Players late 2013, while they will join a slew of great names on the renowned Future Music Festival tour through Australia in the spring. Jackin the Bass at a venue near you and on air. Let’s Get Weird! STAFFORD BROTHERS The Stafford Brothers are the hottest Australian export to recently hit the United States. Currently ranked the #1 DJs in their homeland (3 years running, ITM Awards), brothers Matt & Chris Stafford made their way to the West Coast, now residing in the Hollywood Hills of LA. Shortly after they were the first ever electronic act signed to Cash Money Records and released their debut single “Hello” featuring Lil Wayne and Christina Milian this past February. Hello – still in its early stages of Australian release has already hit Double Platinum selling status reaching #4 on the official singles chart and #1 on iTunes (Dance) sitting inside of the top 5 most played tracks on radio this year.