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As childhood friends, Ruben and Victor had lofty dreams of playing music to crowds of thousands of people chanting to their songs. Hours away from the nearest nightclub in Amsterdam and with nothing more than a small home studio in rural Netherlands, the duo set out on their goal - crafting a harmonic, melody driven, Big Room sound that is as easy to listen to in your home as it is on the dance floor.
Now only two years since the fruition of Vicetone, the Dutch duo is having the breakout year that many aspiring producers can only wish to sell their souls for; rising through the ranks of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll (currently sitting at #36), racking up five HypeM #1’s, performing on multiple tours all over the world including a six-week sold out North American tour, playing internationally renowned clubs including Ushuaia Ibiza and Ministry of Sound London, Pacha NYC and Avalon Los Angeles as well as festivals such as TomorrowWorld, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo, and releasing multiple Beatport Top 10 charting singles including “Let Me Feel” their collaboration with Nicky Romero.
In September 2014, Vicetone scored the official aftermovie soundtrack to Ultra’s legendary Miami Music Festival. For this unique opportunity, the single titled “United We Dance” was created specifically for UMF’s 15-minute short film. For the project, Vicetone wrote and composed a unique and original score comprised of cinematic and contemporary orchestral elements with high energy dance parts to showcase their individualistic style of dance music like never before. Already considered a must-hear act by major players within the industry, watch closely as Vicetone are poised to takeover in 2015.
Project 46 made an undeniable impact on the progressive house scene this year, on a meteoric rise that started when their breakthrough Monstercat release Reasons featuring vocals by Andrew Allen went straight past Tiesto to the #1 overall spot on Beatport.
Living at opposite ends of the country has not slowed down the steady flow of productions from the Project 46 studios, as Ryan and Thomas find time to post new tracks on their Soundcloud page at least weekly. Their refreshing mixes of originals, remixes, bootlegs, and mashups have kept fans engaged and drawn massive support from followers across the globe.
Releases on SPINNIN and Manufactured Music combined with their solid studio output and touring schedule earned Project 46 a well deserved placement on the Top 100 DJs list, squeezing in at #100, joining Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 as the only Canadians to make this year’s poll.
Who would've ever thought that a producing duo could've started from a chance "casual" encounter on craigslist....just kidding!
Robert Gainley and Dr. No, knew of each other for a while but had never really talked about working together. It took a good amount of whiskey before they decided they wanted to see what would happen if they collaborated on a remix. The following week they sat down, put in some work, and were amazed by the results. Truly impressed by what they just created, they decided to join forces, because what's better than one handsome man who's prone to fast and saucy behavior? Two handsome men that are prone to fast and saucy behavior. This duo has gained a lot of steam in a short amount of time and have already been supported by some of the bigger players in the game.
This is only the beginning of what should be an exciting path for this duo. These two young men are often compared to Karl Malone and Jon Stockton, they always deliver and they like to wear high shorts.
With fast-growing support from top artists and an incredibly loyal fan base, New Jersey native and BeachGlow alum Michael Gazzo is poised to be one to watch in 2015. “What got me excited about dance music is the possibilities are endless,” Gazzo reveals.
Major artists across the spectrum from Rudimental, Jessie J, and Tegan & Sara to Ariana Grande and Dimitri Vegas/Like Mike started seeking him out for official remixes, while he received support from Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, Cash Cash, and Tiësto. His remix of American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life” racked up over 20 million streams, while his “Centuries” remix for Fall Out Boy received a high-profile sync from ESPN during College Game Day. Seven of his productions hit #1 on The Hype Machine, making him a mainstay in the tastemaker aggregate’s upper echelon, and he also landed at #12 on Billboard Chart Indicator "Next Big Sound.” In late 2014, SiriusXM's "BPM" picked up Gazzo's single "Never Touch The Ground," which landed in regular rotation.
In the end, Gazzo is breaking boundaries on his own terms in more ways than one. “Music is an escape,” he concludes. “Everyone has problems in life. Sometimes, life throws you hills. Other times, they’re mountains. I want my music to give everyone an outlet to express themselves and let loose. For that moment, you forget how difficult life is and just live. That’s what music does for me. I hope listeners feel that even within the club bangers with the big drops. It’s more than just bass.”
24 year-old Eugene Veltman, aka Jenaux, has been composing, producing, and performing electronic dance music for seven years, and his hard work & talent have made him a mainstay in New York’s hottest nightclubs, with recent residencies at Pacha & Finale. Jenaux routinely headlines his own shows around the east coast, and has directly supported a myriad of EDM stars including Knife Party, Zedd, Nervo, Porter Robinson, Mat Zo, Sebastian Ingrosso, & The Chainsmokers.
As Jenaux’s live performances have taken flight, his original productions have begun to make undeniable waves in the EDM community. Jenaux released his current single, Turn Your World Around (Big & Dirty), to great acclaim. Upon hearing the record, Icon producer/DJ Laidback Luke, contacted Jenaux, noting that he loved the track and offering to add his own beloved flavor with an official edit.
Jenaux started studying music at the tender age of 5, with an intense regiment of classical theory & piano lessons. Years later, Jenaux incorporates that training into his compositions & production, understanding that there is no replacement for a meticulously constructed melody and rhythmic syncopation that kills the genre’s predictable precedent. With a deep musical proficiency, rapidly growing fan base, and the greatest city in the world as his home court, Jenaux is quickly climbing to the top of the heap.
Philly-based musician, Speaker of the House, began his career with big room-influenced releases on Ultra and Play Me Records. Now the up-and-coming talent has channeled his production ability into creating more tropical tunes, starting with a remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Drunk.”
Dane is the founder of BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. He’s a full-time undergraduate student at The Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. When Dane is not busy with schoolwork, he’s managing an amazing team of volunteer managers who work tirelessly to bring you the BeachGlow Music Festival. With whatever time he has left, Dane produces original music and mixes in the EDM musical genres of House, Progressive House, Electro House, Tropical House, and Electronica / Chillwave. BeachGlow fans will remember Dane as “Get Kunked” from BeachGlow Music Festival 2014.
19-year-old DJ Almond (Joel Almand) started to produce a couple years ago and has been featured on EDMTunes, KnackForTracks, FistInTheAir, Laza Hazen Music Blog, and has already had a huge premiere on ThisSongSlaps.com by being apart of Moiez’s Official Remix Album. He doesn't care about the “fame” or “glory” right now; he just wants to make great music that people will listen to and smile. He takes music very seriously but will always be smiling and having fun with it.
Almond released a bootleg pack with only 90’s mashups/remixes including theme songs like “Hey Arnold!” and “Full House”…and then Good Charlotte, Blink 182 and even Marky Mark. It’s releases like those that sets him apart from other upcoming DJs. He's so committed to “changing the game” completely that he’s okay with starting from the bottom and being true to who he is, rather than “get famous quick” and then decide what he wants to do with his music.
Almond’s biggest dream with music is not money or fame, it’s changing the world. He wants to change the world with music and inspire people to follow their dreams, just like he is.
Our 2015 Beneficiary: Little Kids Rock
Proceeds from BeachGlow Music Festival 2015 will help national nonprofit Little Kids Rock bring music programs and instruments to under-served Philadelphia schools. BeachGlow and Little Kids Rock agree that music is more than just fun...it is an essential part of a well-rounded education that every child has the right to explore. Its benefits go far beyond the walls of their classrooms and last for a lifetime!
Over the past 13 years, Little Kids Rock has transformed more than 325,000 kids' lives across the U.S. by giving them access to free and engaging music classes rooted in the popular styles that kids know and love, like rock, pop, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B. Kids learn to perform, improvise and even write their own music. All children deserve the chance to unlock their inner music makers, and Little Kids Rock is dedicated to ensuring that they all receive this opportunity!
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