PROJECT 46: Project 46 made an undeniable impact on the progressive house scene this year, on a meteoric rise that started when their breakthrough Monstercat release Reasons featuring vocals by Andrew Allen went straight past Tiesto to the #1 overall spot on Beatport. Living at opposite ends of the country has not slowed down the steady flow of productions from the Project 46 studios, as Ryan and Thomas find time to post new tracks on their Soundcloud page at least weekly. Their refreshing mixes of originals, remixes, bootlegs, and mashups have kept fans engaged and drawn massive support from followers across the globe. Fast forward a few months, and releases on SPINNIN and Manufactured Music combined with their solid studio output and touring schedule earned Project 46 a well deserved placement on the Top 100 DJs ist, squeezing in at #100, joining Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 as the only Canadians to make this year’s poll. BYNON: Richard Beynon is renowned as one of the most entertaining and talented DJs on the Montreal circuit. His energy, passion and drive, combined with his diverse and experienced background in both the theory and performance of music has resulted in his meteoric rise in the DJ world and his solid reputation as a creative and talented producer. Since fooling around with a pair of turntables for the first time in September 2006, this prolific artist immediately landed residencies in Montreal’s hottest night spots, taking both the Canadian and, subsequently, the International DJ scene by storm. He has shared the decks with such high caliber’s as, Steve Angello, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Mark Knight, Marcus Schossow, Thomas Gold, and A Trak to name a few, and played for private parties for such A-listers as Ne-Yo, and Alicia Keys. Richard’s own defining and confident musical style as both a DJ and producer are attracting established artists and vocalists from around the world since he stepped into the studio in late 2008. The clarinet player turned DJ/Producer comes from a family of musicians hailing from South Wales (U.K.) but was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Educated at the Langley School of Fine Arts and McGill University, Montreal, he was inspired to play guitar, bass, keyboards, piano and drums before becoming a top clarinet player. Performing with the Surrey Youth Orchestra, the Vancouver Summer Pop Youth Orchestra and winning gold at the Kiwanis International Fraser Valley Music Festival. Collaborating with his father, Richard arranged and produced three very successful albums featuring many genres of music including classical, jazz and pop and his vast knowledge and brilliant, natural creativity has enabled him to pursue music production by merging classical jazz with today’s electronic revolution. With already a massive hit “Stupidisco” reaching number 11 on the top Beatport Charts, his upcoming releases and remixes are highly anticipated by thousands worldwide. An internationally respected DJ, his impeccable track record as a professional, energetic, cutting edge artist continues to propel him to new heights. His upcoming releases will be featured on Prestigious labels, CR2 Records, Hotfingers, and Perfecto Records.