Even by their sky-high standards ABOVE & BEYOND are currently flying, well, above and beyond.
As artists they have sold a million records, and the trio made history in 2014 becoming the first British DJs to headline New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. It was the perfect curtain-raiser for the next stage of ABOVE & BEYOND’s dauntless, peerless, thrilling ascent. On January 19th they released their new album "We Are All We Need."and embarked on a global album tour.
Anytime he hits the stage, Crizzly has no choice but to go hard. Channeling hyperactive energy and uncontainable swagger, the San Antonio DJ and producer ignites crowds with an intoxicating, infectious, and inimitable blend of dubstep and hip-hop, which he affectionately terms, "Crunkstep".
Setting the blogosphere aplaze in 2011 with his own takes on Waka Flocka Flame and AJ Hernz tracks, suddenly Skrillex, Diplo, Excision & Datsik playing his remixes in their sets, and Crizzly had arrived. This followed by a highly successful tour with 12th Planet and Flinch in 2012, shows alongside Zed's Dead, and the 2012 installments of Nocturnal, Electric Daisy Carnival [Las Vegas & New York], Atlantic Impulse, Electric Forrest, Global KC and Denver have made one thing clear ... there ain't no party like a Crizzly party.
The mysterious ƱZ came up on the soundcloud scene about 1 year ago, with the amazing ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† series. With huge support from DJ's worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Skrillex, Toddla T, Baauer, and Craze to name a few, UZ’s debut EP was released on Jeffree’s, a sub-label to Mad Decent. "UZ tunes are drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle," Diplo writes. Raw and powerful, but with a laid back tempo, UZ gives listeners a chance to slow down without losing momentum.
Waka Flocka is a Southern rapper associated with Gucci Mane and his So Icey Entertainment enterprise. Citing influences including Eazy-E and Lil Jon in addition to Gucci Mane. Waka Flocka became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles "Hard in da Paint", "O Let's Do It", and "No Hands", the latter of which peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Flockaveli", his debut studio album, was released in 2010, with his second studio album "Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family" releasing on June 8, 2012 preceded by the lead single "Round of Applause".
After first breaking onto the scene, as a then teenager, with 2000’s top 20 UK hit ‘Warrior’, going on to produce Example’s only UK #1 & 1.5 million selling single ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and holding down his new Las Vegas residency at LiFE at the SLS, Woods is a well and truly established force to be reckoned with.
If that were not enough, Woods launched his own record label, Diffused Music, in 2008. Initially created as a way to have more freedom and control in the creative process, Diffused has rapidly become one of the premiere collectors of talent in the business. With it’s goal to find and nurture new talent, artists could not be in better hands under Michael’s guidance.
In the past year Southern California's DJ and producer group Bad Royale have pushed and broken the boundaries of dubstep, moombahton, and bass, and have created their own genre known as "Caribbean Bass" Known by those closest to them as some of the hardest working producers in the industry, Bad Royale are constantly experimenting and trying to break molds with new sounds to push their "Caribbean Bass" to new heights. If they are not playing a set, they are guaranteed to be found in the studio from morning to dusk.