Category:Electro house musicians
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The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Electro house – Electro house is a form of house music. Electro house is characterized by a prominent bassline and/or kick drum and its origins were influenced by electro, electroclash, electropop, synthpop, and tech house. The term has been used to describe the music of many DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Skrillex, electro-house is typified by its heavy bass. This is often in the form of buzzing basslines, such as those created with sawtooth waves and it is also often in the form of large bass drum sounds in a four-on-the-floor pattern. The tempo of electro house is usually around 130 beats per minute, electro house sometimes resembles tech house, but it can contain melodic elements and electro-influenced samples and synths. The genre has been described as a genre of house and electro, either in its original form or as fused with electropop and techno in its late-1990s revival. The word electro is now used as an adjective, such as electro-house. Early songs that have been labelled retroactively as electro-house include Dark Invader by Arrivers in 1996, mr. Oizos 1999 hit Flat Beat has also been considered an early example of the genre. Benny Benassi, with his track Satisfaction released in 2002, is seen as the forerunner of electro-house who brought it to the mainstream, by the mid 2000s, electro-house saw an increase in popularity. Since then, electro-house producers such as Feed Me, Knife Party, The M Machine, Porter Robinson, in the early 2010s, a type of electro-house known as big room began to develop, particularly gaining popularity through EDM-oriented events and festivals such as Tomorrowland. Big room now is beginning to subside from the classification of a subgenre of electro house, big room songs resemble Dutch house, often incorporating drops, minimalist percussion, regular beats, sub-bass layered kicks, simple melodies, and synth-driven breakdowns. The layout of a big room track is similar to the layout of a typical electro-house song. Big room is thought of as a subgenre of electro-house, complextro is typified by glitchy, intricate basslines and textures created by sharply cutting between instruments in quick succession. The term, a portmanteau of the complex and electro, was coined by Porter Robinson to describe the sound of the music he was making in 2010. He has cited video game sounds, or chiptunes, as an influence on his style of music along with 1980s analog synth music and it is primarily defined by complex rhythms made from Latin-influenced drum kits, a lower emphasis on basslines, and squeaky, high-pitched lead synths. Influences on the subgenre include Detroit techno, hip hop and other styles of music. It contains influences from Chicago house, Detroit techno, Baltimore club, Kuduro, Pimba, bassline, bouncy techno, dubstep, techstep, hip hop easy listening and world music. Purveyors of the genre include The Bloody Beetroots, AC Slater, Danger, Hervé, Sinden, Jack Beats, the term fidget house was coined by DJs/producers Jesse Rose and Switch, as a joke, which has now gone a little too far
2. A-Trak – Alain Macklovitch, known by his stage name A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive. He is the owner of the record label Fools Gold, which was founded in 2007, and is credited for developing the careers of such as Kid Cudi, Danny Brown. A-Traks career has spanned two decades, leading Rolling Stone to name him one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM. A-Trak is also part of the DJ duo Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden, A-Trak was featured on the covers of Billboard and Complex and recently appeared in campaigns for Adidas, Grey Goose, Converse and Cadillac. A-Trak has also penned a number of articles for the The Huffington Post, after residing in Brooklyn for many years, he now calls Los Angeles home. Macklovitch was born to Jewish parents in Montréal, Quebec, and is of Moroccan and Russian descent and his older brother, David Macklovitch, is one-half of the electro-funk duo Chromeo. A-Trak was the first DJ to win all three major DJ competition titles, as well as being the first DJ to win five World Championships. He won the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15 and he was an honorary member of the now defunct DJ crew Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and a member of The Allies alongside frequent collaborator DJ Craze. In the late 90s A-Trak developed a system for scratching. He gave a lecture about it at the Skratchcon 2000 conference and he has also appeared on the cover of multiple magazines including Billboard, URB, BPM and Status. A-Trak and his brother Dave ran the record label Audio Research from 1997–2007, after moving to Williamsburg, he founded the label Fools Gold Records with Nick Catchdubs in 2007. A-Trak had been booked to play a show, in 2004 at a record shop in London. Kanye West came to support John Legend who was playing in the same show. A-Trak also recorded scratches on Kanye West’s second and third studio albums Late Registration and Graduation and was an influence on the sound of the latter. Over the years he has endorsed brands including Serato Scratch Live. However, some of his production displays a separation of his electronic and hip hop identities, with such as Piss Test featuring Juicy J. Another hip hop production, Ray Ban Vision, was used in the 2012 movie Project X, in 2009, A-Trak collaborated with Armand Van Helden to form a disco house production duo under the name Duck Sauce. They released the song aNYway in October on Ministry of Sound, Duck Sauce has achieved success worldwide including reaching the top chart position in twelve countries and attaining the #1 spot on the US Dance Billboard charts
3. Afrojack – Nick van de Wall, professionally known as Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer. In 2014, he released his debut album Forget the World, Afrojack regularly features in the top 10 of DJ Mag Top 100 DJs. Van de Wall was born and raised in Spijkenisse, Netherlands and is of Dutch and he developed an interest in music at an early age and learned to play the piano at the age of five. From a single-parent household, his mother Debbie owned a local gym, after leaving school, Van de Wall studied graphic design for a year before embarking on a career as a DJ/producer. At the age of 14, Van de Wall started DJing at local pubs and clubs, in 2007, he released In Your Face, the first recording under the Afrojack name. He received international success with the song Take Over Control featuring Eva Simons and he took part in Episode 2 of Behind The Speedo, which is a comedy series by Redfoo. His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that years list, Afrojack was listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs of 2011. He ranked at number 9 on DJ Mags Top 100 DJs of 2012, in 2013, he ranked at number 9 again. In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 and he released the Lost & Found EP in December 22,2010. In 2011, he was featured on Pitbulls number 1 hit single Give Me Everything along with Ne-Yo and he also contributed to the single Run the World by Beyoncé. In January 2012 Afrojack received a European Border Breakers Award, afrojacks newest single The Spark featuring Spree Wilson has so far hit number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and top 10 in over 7 more countries. In 2013, Afrojack was the 7th highest-earning DJ in the world, in 2011, Afrojack co-produced music with many artists including David Guetta, Mike Brown and Madonna. In 2012, he was a headliner at a number of dance music festivals, including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival. His debut album, Forget the World, was released May 19,2014 to mixed reviews, on March 17,2015, Afrojack was featured in David Guettas single Hey Mama in which he co-produced with Guetta. The song featured him along with Nicki Minaj, and Bebe Rexha, in 2016, one of his songs, Braver, was featured on the game Final Fantasy XV. Afrojack runs his own label, Wall Recordings, which represents producers including KIIDA, Apster, D-Wayne, D. O. D, Amil Smeets, Afrojack and Paris Hilton dated for 6 months while he was producing her second album. He has a daughter, Vegas, from a relationship to Dutch model Amanda Balk. Albums Forget the World Official website Afrojack discography, forum, and marketplace at Discogs Afrojack at the Internet Movie Database
4. Albatraoz – Albatraoz is a Swedish electro-hip hop band from Borås, formed in 2012. The band consists of AronChupa, Nicklas Savvo Savolainen, Andreas Andy Reinholdsson, in 2012 they formed the group as a hobby and recorded a demo produced by Aron. The group went professional when they signed with Sony Music, on August 2,2013, their debut single was released, the self-titled Albatraoz. The song reached thirty-six in Swedish Singles Chart and remained nineteen weeks on the chart, Albatraoz was certified platinum in Sweden. In January 2014 the song reached 8.5 million plays on Spotify, on April 18,2014 the group released their second single, Arriba, but the song didnt peak in the charts. During a concert in February 2017 in Bohuslän, Sweden, the group made headlines after the member Måns Harvidsson had pressed a female audience members face towards his groin on stage. This was witnessed by both a security guard at the club and by friends of the victim, who had filmed the act with her mobile phone. In the recording it can be seen how Harvidsson grasps the victim by her hair, in an apologie to the victim Harvidsson later explains that the girls would never understand the feeling and he compared it with how actors enters a role in a film. He also said, according to the victim and her friend, after the incident the record company Sony Music decided to terminate all cooperation between them and Albatraoz. Måns Harvidsson was also fired from the band the same day, AronChupa – Record producer, DJ, vocals AndyBar Maskinen – vocals Salle – DJ, record producer Savo – vocals Facebook
5. Alesso – Alessandro Lindblad, commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ, record producer and musician. He has worked with artists, including Tove Lo, Theo Hutchcraft, Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Usher, David Guetta. He has also performed at music festivals, including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival. In 2012, MTV named Alesso one of the EDM Rookies to Watch, and Madonna and he ranked 13th on DJ Magazines 2015 list of the top 100 DJs. His debut full-length album Forever was released on 22 May 2015 by Def Jam Recordings, Lindblad was born in Stockholm, and is of Swedish and Italian descent. He started playing piano at age 7, but became interested in EDM when he was 16, Alesso first gained recognition with the release of his Alesso EP in 2010. In early 2011, Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia contacted Alesso, Ingrosso introduced him to DJing and helped him with the production of tracks. Since that time, Ingrosso has acted as a mentor for Alesso, despite having learned to DJ in 2011, Alesso made his debut on DJ Magazines list of the top 100 DJs at number 70 in that same year. One of the first songs Alesso produced with Sebastian Ingrosso was a 2011 track named Calling that reached number 2 on the Beatport charts, the song would later be renamed Calling with an additional feature from Ryan Tedder. Alessos 2011 remix of Nadia Alis Pressure premiered at the #1 spot on The Hype Machine and was one of the most played EDM songs of 2011, from that point, his popularity continued to rise. MTV named him one of the EDM Rookies to Watch in 2012 and he played for a crowd of 60,000 at Creamfields, and accompanied Madonna on her MDNA World Tour at select European shows. By the end of 2012, Alesso had released another original mix called Years featuring Matthew Koma that performed well in the United Kingdom and he was also ranked 20th on the list of the top 100 DJs of 2012 by DJ Magazine. By 2013, Alesso had played at festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival. He released a remix of OneRepublics If I Lose Myself that was nominated for Grammy, in a collaboration with Calvin Harris and Hurts, Alesso released Under Control which racked up 88 million views. In 2013, he achieved his highest ranking on the list of the top 100 DJs at number 13. In July 2014, Alesso signed with Def Jam Recordings, becoming only the second EDM producer to sign with the label and he also debuted a new track called Tear the Roof Up, which was named a Future Exclusive by Zane Lowe. The music video for Tear The Roof Up was released exclusively through SnapChat in September 2014, Alesso also embarked on his Heroes Tour, named after his single Heroes featuring Tove Lo. During the tour, Alesso teamed up with Chime for Change, alessos involvement with the charity has raised over $50,000 as of October 2014
6. Erol Alkan – Erol Alkan is a London-based electro DJ of Turkish Cypriot descent. In 1993, Erol Alkan started DJing in various nightclubs in London. In 1995, he was a resident DJ of club night Going Underground co-founded by Glyn Peppiatt and it was held weekly on Mondays at the Plastic People venue which was situated at its original Oxford Street location in Central London. In 1997, Erol re-launched the club under a new name, over the next years, Trash became one of the most influential clubs of its time. Until its closure in 2007, Trash saw performances by Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Six and many more up and coming bands. From 2001 onwards, Erol Alkan started to play regular DJ sets outside Trash, focusing on dance music, influenced by his sets at Bugged Out. His profile increased considerably during 2003 when he was voted Best Breakthrough DJ by Muzik magazine, and in 2006, when he earned the Mixmag 2006 DJ of the Year award. Erol has also been voted Datatransmissions DJ Of The Year in both 2008 and 2009, which is seen as an alternative to the DJ Mag Top 100 awards but consists only of British DJs. Since 2008, Alkan has also hosted a radio show, as the longest running resident of BBC 6Musics 6Mix until 2015. Erol also used the alias Mustapha 3000, and is half of the psychedelic dance-rock act Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, along with Richard Norris. In 2016, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve released a debut album, The Soft Bounce, featuring collaborations with artists such as Hannah Peel, Jane Weaver, Euros Childs. In 2016, London record store Rough Trade featured The Soft Bounce as one of their top ten records of 2016 in their end of year list. Erol Alkan has also taken a hand to producing, working on 3 albums within a 2-year period, Erol Alkan has produced remixes for Headman, Ali Love and Voodoo Chilli under his Mustapha 3000 alias. He is also one half of rock group Beyond the Wizards Sleeve. Theyve also released an album called Ark 1 in 2008, and four EPs - Birth, Spring, Erol compiled a 2xCD mix for the Bugged Out series. The second disc, A Bugged In Selection with Erol Alkan, is a collection of downtempo tracks, Erol has also released mix compilations for Muzik Magazine and Mixmag. He also produced the Klaxons song Electrickery, which was the b-side to the 2007 re-release of Gravitys Rainbow, & The Night, after signing to Rough Trade Records, Erol produced all of The Long Blondes b-sides including their second album Couples. Other productions, Whiteys Do The Nothing, Franz Ferdinands All my Friends Erol was working on remixes for Björk and Interpol in summer 2007, but lost them due to a hard drive failure
7. Steve Aoki – Steven Hiroyuki Steve Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America from tours. He has collaborated with producers and vocalists such as will. i. am, Afrojack, LMFAO, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Laidback Luke, and Louis Tomlinson, and is known for his remixes of artists such as Kid Cudi. Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland and he is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations. Steven Hiroyuki Aoki was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Newport Beach and he graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995, where he was a player on the varsity badminton team. He is of Japanese descent, the child of Rocky Aoki. His father was a wrestler who also founded the restaurant chain Benihana. He has two siblings, sister Kana, and brother Kevin. His half-sister is model and actress Devon Aoki, Aoki attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with two B. A. degrees, one in feminist studies and the other in sociology. As a concert venue, the apartment became known as The Pickle Patch, by his early 20s, Aoki had built his own record label, which he named Dim Mak – a reference to his childhood hero, Bruce Lee. Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996, Aoki teamed up with Blake Miller of the LA-based band Moving Units to produce remixes. The duo of Miller and Aoki work under the moniker Weird Science, Aoki has also been in numerous bands, including This Machine Kills, which released an album on Ebullition Records, Esperanza, and The Fire Next Time. In May 2006, Aoki became a member for MC5 bassist Michael Davis Music Is Revolution Foundation. Aokis debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was released in January 2008 and he had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2,2008 and again on October 27,2012. In his interviews, Twitter feed or from his YouTube channel he has shown teasers or has discussed doing future collaborations with Diplo, Knife Party, Datsik, Chris Lake, Kid Cudi, Fërnando Oviedo, Chester French, and Peaches. He remixed the track When The Wind Blows that features on the UK edition of The All-American Rejects 2008 album When The World Comes Down, on November 10,2009, he released a remix for Drakes song Forever. The song features Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, the track made it to the top of Hype Machines chart in December 2009. Through relentless touring he gained support from colleges