With releases on staple electronic labels including OWSLA, MAD DECENT and SLOW ROAST RECORDS, as well as two, Top 10 albums on the iTunes dance charts, all within the span of a year; BRILLZ should be called the rookie MVP of the Bass Music game.
Turning heads with his trapped-out blend of hip-hop and EDM, Brillz's interest in music stems from his history in the dance music scene. Introduced through the dance itself, Brillz was a founding member of a dance crew called Liquid Pop Collective before producing and DJing. The group would hold events on the East Coast, merging the dance styles of funk and hip-hop with the rave culture dance “Liquid”. As he progressed into production, these themes would carry through as a foundation of Brillz's aesthetic.
After releasing a handful of tracks, it was a KILL THE NOISE's “Roots” remix on SLOW ROAST RECORDS that really established him in the producer world. From there things took off. His next release was a two- track collaboration with DIPLO on MAD DECENT RECORDS. The EP featured the track “Swoop,” which was supported by a number of impactful DJs including SKRILLEX, KTN, 12th PLANET, A-TRAK, ZEDS DEAD, BASSNECTAR, FLOSSTRADAMUS, DILLON FRANCIS and many more.
A remix of ZEDD’s “Clarity” was his next hit. The track premiered with BBC RADIO 1XTRA – one of the UK’s most popular and cutting edge stations. Following the release, requests started piling up.
Soon after, BRILLZ made a bold move within the DJ scene – he released a full-length album. “I wanted to do a full-length,” explains BRILLZ. “I think like a painter or a fashion designer – I wanted to created a body of work and I wanted to make an impact.” The album was titled TWONK. What is TWONK? As BRILLZ so simply puts, “Twonk is a human weirdo, and twonk team is the movement of the weirdos. Twonk is about creativity, it’s about individuality, it’s about being weird... it’s about self expression.” The album broke into the Top 10 Dance chart on iTunes. The Twonk remix album, Re-Twonked, was released in December and landed in the Top 5 on the iTunes Dance Chart. The album featured remixes from BRO SAFARI & UFO, JACK BEATS, LOUDPVCK and more.
BRILLZ has also released a handful of remixes recently, including a remix of JAY-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulders,” which was featured on JAY-Z’s blog Life and Times; a remix of JACK BEATS’ “About To Get Fresh,” which was released on OWSLA; and a remix of KILL THE NOIZE’s “Talk To Me.” While constantly working on new material, BRILLZ is on the road with dates all across Europe, confirmations at Ultra Music Festival, Sunset Festival and a bunch of US dates. 2014 will also see the launch of the TWONK clothing line.
Few acts have the innovative character and diverse repertoire of Los Angeles’ fastest rising name, Party Favor. Dylan Ragland took the name Party Favor to show how diverse and unexpected his influence on electronic music can be. The result: an effort that helped pioneer the festival trap genre, turning heads across the globe. Party Favor is currently jumping between groundbreaking remixes for Dillon Francis, Diplo, Major Lazer, and Flosstradamus while creating chart topping original records such as “Bap U” (Mad Decent) and “Booty Loose”(Mad Decent).
Party Favor’s “Bap U” has racked up almost 4 million plays on Soundcloud and has made its way into the top 50 iTunes dance charts. It's success led to the making of a music video featuring cameos by Diplo, ETC! ETC!, Ookay, TJR, Brillz, and Seth Green. Following the successful launch of the video, “BAP U” saw national spotlight when featured in a T-MOBILE commercial as well as Warner Brothers recent movie trailer for ‘Vacation’ (2015). “BAP U” was not the first televised music placement for Party Favor. His remix of Bro Safari and UFO’s “Drama” was used for ESPN’s 2014 NBA Draft commercial.
Party Favor has also been featured on radio station’s like Kiss FM, Power 106 and BBC Radio One, just to name a few. He has performed on some of the biggest stages in North American festivals such as EDC, Ultra, and Tomorroworld! Now, with official work on Spinnin Records, Ultra Records, OWSLA and Mad Decent; Party Favor paves his way into 2015 with booty filled music and everything in between. With international tours through Australia, Brazil, and Japan it is no surprise why Party Favors fan base stretches the world round. Starting in the Fall of 2015 Party Favor will join Cash Cash and Tritonal on an North American tour.
Party Favor’s success abroad and at home is no doubt due to the love and support that his music receives. Superstar talent like Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, DJ Carnage, GTA, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Bro Safari, DJ Snake, and Flosstradamus consistently drop Party Favor’s music because of the great production and amazing energy they bring to every crowd!
Growing up on a goat farm in the desert of Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn’t your typical American artist. Many have described the genre bending musician as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catch phrase “born to die” as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as “Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food.” With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it’s clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that's to change the world.
After entering the music scene and practicing his talents with touring metal bands such as The Irish Front, David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music, and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van and pursue a new career in bass-heavy music. It didn’t take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few.
Ghastly's approachable yet hard-hitting style ushers a forward-thinking dynamic that is not often seen in today’s saturated scene, and his solo productions and collaborations present an unequivocal level of determination and finesse that fuses multiple styles together. Uniquely creating hybrid blends of house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry’s finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original “Miami Connection” with Jauz and single “Crank It” with Mija & Lil Jon, it’s safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.
Don't try to classify Chicago partymaster Willy Joy as anything but that - a party. His bass-heavy DJ sets and original productions have been packing sweaty dancefloors across the country from major festivals like Lollapalooza and Spring Awakening to sweaty illegal warehouse raves and Mad Decent block parties. His songs have been remixed by some of today's top producers such as Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus while tearing up clubs across the country. Willy's tunes get played by the likes of Diplo, Adventure Club, Brillz & BBC Radio 1. Willy represents the eclectic new sound of dance music coming out of the Windy City, rapidly changing styles and tempos with ease while always maintaining a frenzied, hands-in-the-air dancefloor.
Recently, Willy was asked to remix Flosstradamus' "Mosh Pit" for Ultra Records. He has released monster tunes with both Fool's Gold Records and Datsik's Firepower label, and also co-produced "Mash Up The Dance" with Major Lazer for their album "Free The Universe". Additionally, he collaborated with Brillz for the standout track "WTF" on the TWONK EP, and more collaborations are planned for the future. His "Free Willy Wednesday" campaign had the internet going nuts last year with an avalanche of free music downloads, his unreleased music is currently getting advance play from the nation's top DJs, and he is currently prepping a slew of new music for release later this year. In the past Willy has worked with labels such as Mad Decent, Trouble & Bass and Top Billin.
With constant touring throughout North America and beyond, Willy is set to blow up fast. Come see him live and you'll instantly know why. Willy is known for blending disparate sounds into a single, ecstatic, live moment.