1) Max Chapman
Early boomer Max Chapman started his career as a DJ in 2011. On his early 20s, Chapman has only been growing in popularity and musical talent. He launched Resonance records with AJ Christou and Mark Horsey. Their first release became number 1 on releases on Beatport and since then they have been gathering talent from all around the world and releasing high quality music regularly. The London based DJ now releases tracks and APs in many other labels including WOW!, Hot Creations, Snatch, Elrow, Lost, Madtech, and VIVa. He travels across continents, performing in venues such as Space, Sankeys and Privilege among others. Chapman recently released ‘La Fiesta’ under the label Toolroom records, a label recognized as innovative in the House music industry.
The British duo Chamel Phat met in 2008 and since have been delivering unique music. On stage, they perform with masks to protect their identities because they believe the focus should be on the music and instead of the ego. With their original approach, the duo has been gaining enormous popularity through some hits such as ‘Paradigm,’ ‘Constellations’ and ‘Make ‘Em Dance.’ In 2016 they were nominated for the DJ Awards, that recognizes DJs who have had worldwide influence in the electronic music scene. Combining vocals with house music beats, their song Cola became #1 this summer for Beatport for over a month.
PAX is a DJ duo who has been making their way into the underground house music scene since they started in 2014. This year is expected to be the breakthrough year of PAX. The UK duo has already signed for label heavyweights Elrow, Kaluki, Lost, Roush, WOW, Criminal Hype, Kittball, Toolroom, Glasgow Underground, among others. They also have the support of many remarkable people in the business such as Solardo and Leftwing & Kody, who categorized them as the ones to watch for in 2017. PAX recently released ‘POWER’ under Solamusic, a label that focuses on the emerging experimental artists of the UK underground.
Greek DJ Detlef started his career in 2010. His musical passion leads him to experiment with different types of music. He has released tracks with labels such as Be as One, Material Series and Starlight Unlimited. Detlef is touring starting at Finsbury Park in London on September 24th, followed by the Paradise Closing Party in Ibiza, and continuing on to Pennsylvania, Miami, San Diego, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Colorado and Manchester. With new mixes on beatport such as Jaydee and having recently signed with VIVa music, Detlef will continue to surprise us.
5) Danny Howard
Danny Howard won the BBC Radio 1 Superstar DJ in 2011, soon after starting his career. By 2012, The British DJ had moved up to become the host of his own radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 1 “BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems” that attracts one million listeners every Saturday. Danny Howard excels once more by winning as the best track of the summer with “Extra Trippy,” an energetic track with a siren sound released by Toolroom records.
6) Rafa Barrios
Rafa Barrios is considered as one of the best DJs from Spain. He is specially recognized for his performance at BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He has released in labels such as Intec, Tronic, Stereo Production, Suara, KD Music, Liebe Detail, and Blackflag Records and has toured around the world as a DJ and producer.
His own podcast, called “No Rafa No Party” streams varied music mixed with his own productions and is available in Soundcloud, iTunes, and Mixcloud. In collaboration with his long time colleagues Chus & Ceballos and the melodic voice of LA star Cari Golden he released “Now or Never,” a precedent of their annual IBIZA 2017 various artist compilation. The track t has been playing all around the world since its release this summer.
7) La Fleur
La Fleur from Sweden made the right choice when she left her career as a pharmacist to become a DJ and producer. Since, she started her own label Power Plant Records and became also a fashion designer and radio host. La Fleur’s career has also led her to become a resident club Watergate in Berlin (where she is based). She has become the #1 charted artist on Resident Advisor. She won the P3 Guld award prize (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammys). Recently her label has released the 5 Years compilation featuring some of her best music as well as music from Acid Mondays and Justin Massei. Her New EP ‘Right Behind You,’ was released this month on Power Plant Records.
8) Lex & Wood
Benjamin and Alessandro AKA Lex and Wood are a Montreal producer duo brought together through their passion for music. Benjamin was a drummer who enjoyed heavy metal and taught Alessandro the initial studio skills. Alessandro added to the mix, resulting in a unique blend. ’Like this EP’ is their debut release in new label Stashed Music, founded by DJ S.K.T. The objective of the label is ‘to un-earth raw new talent as well as established producers.’ The three track EP is expected to lead Montreal’s next generation of house producers.
Kintar was born in Argentina but his music has led him to Ibiza. He is recognized for his performances on renown parties and venues around the world such as Ultra Music Festival, Pacha Buenos Aires, Kristal Glam Club, Eden Ibiza, among others. Since 2004 he owns Sudam Recordings label and works around Europe, Asia and South Africa. In collaboration with the Brigado Crew duo, also from Argentina, he released ‘Angora,’ an EP of three energetic tracks that mix different electronic styles with everything from strong organic elements to dark techno beats.
10) Serve Devant
Serve Devant fell in love with New York’s music scene at a young age. He went out at night and ventured into the city’s record stores during the day. His passion led him to start playing at venues such as Tunnel. After releasing ‘Fearing Love’ as the inaugural release for Emerald City, a sub label for Hot Creations, his track became increasingly popular. It won the Best Music Video Award at the 2016 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival. His most recent track ‘Thinking of you’ with Camille Safiya ‘breathes the air of summer with its blissfully smooth chords and deep hypnotic tones.’