Fresh on the radar and hot off the press!
Say what you will about Scandinavia or the American overhaul, but Britain has continued to hold its corner where electronic music is concerned. Be it the consistent export of artists or its currently burgeoning deep house circuit, few can argue of the talent pool which has emerged from our fair shores over the past five years. At the outset of an already promising year for industry and musical aptitude alike, this is my breakdown of ten of the essential British assets set to raise the bar for country and craft alike throughout 2013.
Perhaps the least likely asset to emerge from West Yorkshire, Miguel Campbell’s seductive underground revival has been a welcome fire to times of cold club conformity. Ahead of the hotly tipped release of his debut album ‘Back In Flight School’ for Hot Creations, Dan Carter explores the story so far for Britain’s best shot at stealing the throne for seductive club anthems.
The opinions of such pivotal Dutch House assets as Tiesto, Laidback Luke and Hardwell are seldom ignored on the modern market. But when all three could be found singing the praises of the Netherland’s latest young club protégé Dyro, there was little doubt that the newfound Electro enthusiast was peaking at a crucial high for nation and genre alike. Now leading the way for Hardwell’s rising Revealed imprint while donning killer cuts to the likes of Mixmash and Wall Recordings, Dan Carter introduces a newcomer far from your atypical Dutch House asset.
Fulfilling every young European club enthusiasts dream and packing in his job to peruse a career in the ever-expanding realms of Electronic Music, Dutch newcomer Dannic is proving to be zero-76′s latest man about town. Brushing shoulders with formidable Breda peers Tiesto, Funkerman and enthusiastic friend turned label mate Hardwell, Dan Carter caught up with the charismatic Dutch newcomer to reveal what makes Holland’s next essential Progressive House asset tick amid his newfound adoration on the global club circuit.
From underage weekend clubber to Gallery debuting British stormer, Matt Smallwood accession to the distinguished standing of British underground leader has definitely been well earned. Having touched base with the likes of Armada, Spinnin and Doorn Records along the way and bagged the outlined support of Techno heavyweight Carl Cox, 2012 has already seen him join the ranks of Toolroom Records and bag further live exploits for homeland clubbing hotspot Ministry of Sound. In short, Smallwood’s eclectic blend of sophisticated club cuts are well and truly on the road to becoming proud and promising exploits for country and genre alike.