Cedric Marian Alexander aka C.M.A. is an up-and-coming deep house DJ from Germany. He offers his audience a range of emotions as he takes them on a journey that connects their minds to their bodies with his energetic and always positive beats as their guide. Born in Germany, C.M.A. later moved to Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Berlin. In 2011, C.M.A. moved to NYC where he continued to nurture his love of music. His talent, vibrant style and personality was quickly recognized by NYC’s taste-makers such as Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Sleek Magazine. Constantly pushing the sound of the dance floor from all angles, you’ll need to experience him first hand to see what all the buzz is about.
Willy Monfret is an international Model, DJ / Producer and actor, born and raised in Paris. He studied at the famous French business school Leonard de Vinci and got his Master Degree in Management. Willy started modeling for Karin Models in Paris and shooting for international brands, such as Ralph Lauren, Vogue, Benetton, Revlon, Carrera & L’Oreal. Prior to his modeling career he was an athlete, running for the French National Team. It was however the interesting combination of his unique appearance and his talent as a DJ that made him rise to the international multi-talented icon that he is today.
Is it possible to be nostalgic for the future? Brooklyn synthpop duo Great Good Fine Ok met one evening in 2013 and by the next morning had written their first song together, “You’re the One for Me,” a gauzy, heart-thumping anthem that hit #1 on Hype Machine twice in one month and instantly established the group’s sound with Jon Sandler’s dancefloor falsetto soaring over Luke Moellman’s lush post-Space Age production, the perfect soundtrack for retrofuturism. An EP, Body Diamond, soon followed, as did a slate of shows at that year’s SXSW festival and a deal with Neon Gold and Epic Records. In 2014 GGFO’s second EP, 2M2H, reached #10 on the iTunes dance chart and featured the St. Lucia collaboration “Something to Believe In,” which premiered on Entertainment Weekly. In keeping with this collaborative spirit, GGFO co-wrote and performed on The Chainsmoker’s single “Let You Go,” recorded a cover of Phil Collins’s “Easy Lover” with fellow Brooklynite Panama Wedding, and produced the song “Shapeshifting” with Irish folk-pop singer Orla Gartland, whom Jon and Luke met after their headlining show at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. They have also remixed songs by St Lucia, Foxes, Twenty One Pilots, Luxley, Little Daylight, and many others.
Vito De Luca aka Aeroplane, the Italian-Belgian producer, has established himself as a party-starting DJ, a remixer du jour, and a pioneer of the nu-disco and Balearic music scenes. His unique “analog house” sound and distinct writing style sets him apart from the rest. In the past few years, Aeroplane has produced several HypeMachine chart-topping remixes, including Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” Mystery Skull’s “Paralyzed,” and Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap.” In the past two years, Aeroplane has released several Beatport-charting EP’s including his latest “Love On Hold” on the Glitterbox label, launched a new “sample-house” project called FLUSH with Defected Records, launched an acclaimed collaborative group with Alex Metric (called Metroplane), and teamed up with Purple Disco Machine and Aloe Blacc for a single released on Spinnin’ Deep.
To call Elderbrook an electronic artist would be to undermine his many talents as a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Grammy-nominated Alexander Kotz is the very definition of “versatile”, a modern day triple threat – his musical influences range from country and soul to rock and gospel, whilst he’s also classically trained in piano and guitar.
Despite this, it was Elderbrook’s undoubtedly dancefloor-orientated collaboration with German duo Andhim that first cast him into the dance world spotlight; his distinctive lilting vocals resounding in clubs across the world, with Mixmag naming it one of their top tracks of 2015. Prior to this he’d released just one debut EP under the Elderbrook moniker, ‘Could’ – with the title track currently sitting over 6 million streams on Spotify alone.
For Kotz, “phonetics are as important as lyrics. My voice adds another important harmonic element to the sounds.” It’s this which marks out the distinctive Elderbrook production style; those soulful vocals adding a sense of emotion unlike any other standard club fare. There’s a sense of depth and texture on each one of his releases; whilst he admits he’s enamoured with “the power of the computer”, it’s the electronic and acoustic guitar, synth pads and percussion coming from every available prop that give his tracks character.
Hayden James may have only released his first track in late June 2013, but he has amassed millions of plays for his work. Producing immense summer house jams with soulful and evocative vocals, his music has stockpiled consistently rave reviews from the US, Europe and Australia alike, being labelled the “face of the new Australian production music scene”.
Hayden’s first single “Permission to Love” garnered worldwide love and attention hitting #1 most blogged on Hype Machine, as well as becoming the most played track on national broadcasting giant Triple J in Australia. His debut EP out on tastemaker label Future Classic garnered much love worldwide, but didn’t prepare the indie label for the success Hayden would have with hit single “Something About You”, released early 2015 on the label’s yearly compilation album and now counting over 50 million streams and a Gold certification in Australia.
His latest track “NUMB,” released in October 2017, has already scored over 15 million streams, a Gold certification in Australia, and a #32 position on triple j’s Hottest 100, and was accompanied by a huge headline tour of North America.
Champion of the melodic house genre, Cedric Steinmyller – best known as Klingande – has been breathing new life into the electronic music world with his impeccable productions and uplifting sound, cementing his reputation as one of the most refreshing and original producers around today.
A welcome departure from the big room house sound that has been dominating the scene of late, Klingande’s presence of sublime melodies has made him one of the leading figureheads within his field. Releasing standout music alongside fellow tropical house founders Kygo, Bakermat and Robin Schulz, his refreshing and innovative sound has influenced the likes of Lost Frenquencies, Kungs, Ofenbach and many more; cementing him as a pioneer of the tropical and melodic house genre.