DJ Horizon is one of the most popular R&B/Hip-Hop DJs in the challenging entertainment industry. You may be
wondering why he is making headlines. Is he really a genius on the decks, or did he get lucky? In reality, both are
true. His rising star was fueled by a growing list of festival performances and headlining sets at mainstream clubs in the US. DJ Horizon started his career at the tender age of 14, telling how passionate he is about what he does.
However, getting into the entertainment industry at such a young age did have drawbacks. DJ Horizon says that the
biggest challenge was bullying from the older generation of DJs. Another huge challenge was being trolled on
social media for standing out and taking his brand, DJ Horizon, seriously. He recalls getting hate comments for
taking press-shot photos and doing live videos in his bedroom.
Nevertheless, that did not slow or stop DJ Horizon because he knew that he was destined for something great and
that his skill and talent would one day be recognized and rewarded. This determination started paying off pretty
soon. DJ Horizon became the first Hip-Hop DJ to get signed to Lucky Ent in Australia.
DJ Horizon went on to be signed to Mushroom Group and became the face of Australia’s iconic RNB Fridays Live.
Everything he wanted and dreamed of was now turning into reality. He reminisces about one of the biggest moments in his career, performing in front of 70,000 people in his home city of Melbourne, Australia (Marvel Stadium).
DJ Horizon went from being a bedroom DJ to sipping whiskey with big names in RnB like Trey Songz and Usher.
Soon after, he got signed to Skam Artist in America. He also supported other acts like Drake, Usher, Lil Uzi Vert,
Playboy Carti, A$AP Rocky, Jason Derulo, and many more. With such accomplishments under his belt, it is easy to
assume that he received recognition. DJ Horizon was recently named the most viral DJ on TikTok with over 40
million views. “Your future is based on every decision you make. Don’t hesitate to do it,” he says.
In the last couple of years, DJ Horizon has travelled quite a lot. He has been playing in clubs and events worldwide and he says it is a great feeling to play music for people and see them dance. DJ Horizon wants to improve his skill
and make more money. But that is not the only thing that he is looking at. He wants to positively impact his
community, beginning from his hometown, and inspire younger DJs to chase their dreams.
As far as where DJ Horizon sees his brand and himself in a few years, he reveals that he will be moving to Dubai in
2023 to further his career. This is a smart move, seeing as the city is known for being expensive, luxurious, and
above all, an entertainment hub. However, that does not mean DJ Horizon won’t be back. He says that Australia
will always be home for him.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rise To Fame: DJ Horizons Incredible Journey
Hailing from China, KROMI is a force to be reckoned with in the DJ world. With a background in classical training and a former career as a pop singer, KROMI is no stranger to the stage. She began her journey as a DJ in 2017 after being inspired by Tiesto’s performance at the Ultra Music Festival.
Since then, KROMI has released numerous successful projects, with her collaboration with Ander Huang, “F Boy,” on Spinnin Records being a standout favorite. KROMI’s creative process usually begins with the buildup of a track and then focusing on the drop. She finds it easier to work with vocals and often looks for them to incorporate into her music.
As an independent artist and producer, KROMI faces the challenges of meeting deadlines and expectations from a wide range of people. To stay calm when a project isn’t going as planned, KROMI advises lowering expectations and taking a break if necessary.
KROMI is proud of several achievements in her career, including meeting fans in various cities, and seeing people on the dance floor holding up their phones with her name on them. In her free time, KROMI enjoys watching YouTube, snowboarding, and relaxing at home with her baby dog.
On top of this, KROMI just released a major collaboration with the one and only MOGUAI named “No Secret”. This radio and club-ready song is out now on all major platforms.
To learn more about KROMI and her work, follow her on Instagram and YouTube
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Rising Asian DJ KROMI Is Making a Name for Herself
If you were wondering whether the deluge of new Skrillex music would stop or slow down after January, here’s your answer. For the fifth week of the year, Skrillex has dropped his fifth single, this time teaming up with Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti for “Xena.”
The track has clear Middle Eastern, almost Indian influence, especially in the drums and rhythm, not to mention Nai’s impressive vocal range and style. Beginning with an extremely minimal trap beat, it later moves into a hard dance section that should absolutely kick any crowd into overdrive when it hits.
Check it out below!
Photo by Marilyn Hue
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex teams up with Nai Barghouti for fifth single of the year, “Xena”
Almost two months ago, we revealed our annual Artists to Watch list for 2023, including W IN K among 39 other exceptional names. This past week, W IN K dropped a 30-minute mix full of unreleased music for the upcoming year, and, not to toot our own horn, it’s great to hear that we were right in picking this talented artist as one to watch.
While we can’t point to specific track titles in the mix (they’re all IDs), we can confidently say that there isn’t a single one that you’ll skip. All of the edits and clips, including Nero’s “Promises” or Flume’s “Never Be Like You” also show off W IN K’s skill as not just a producer, but also DJ.
Though it’s not from W IN K himself, also pay special attention to the Knoir remix of Elley Duhé’s “Immortal” at 21:18. If you didn’t know, Elley had the original vocal that Fred again.. used for “Jungle,” so if it sounds familiar, that’s why.
Check out the full mix now below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 2023 artist to watch W IN K drops insane 30-minute mix of unreleased music
We’re no stranger to what you would call “serious” artists suddenly releasing a song that showed off their real-life personality. Dillon Francis, Kill The Noise, Salvatore Ganacci… honestly, a lot of the old OWSLA contingent made a name for themselves with these sort of antics.
Lately, music has felt a bit more serious overall, but we’re glad that some of that ethos exists in the ether, especially with TYNAN’s new song, “Ducks On Acid.” It began as little more than thinking, “what if…”
“I was walking around a park near my house on a brisk fall morning when I happened across a quaint scene of an elderly man feeding bread crumbs to a paddling of ducks,” says TYNAN. “It was a quiet picturesque moment plucked straight from a hallmark card that felt innocently free from the struggles of day to day life. As if this moment could live untouched as a pure representation of peace. Of course, my dumbass brain thought ‘what if he was feeding the ducks acid?’ So I went home and made what that would sound like.”
Sure enough, the song is weird as hell. Modulated duck sounds that we can only assume would be similar to what they would sound like if they happened upon some mind-enhancing substances permeate the production, with bouncy drums and some glitchy synths. It’s as fun as it is weird and wacky and we’re absolutely here for it.
Check it out below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tynan gets super weird with “Ducks On Acid” and we absolutely love it
Since its debut edition in 2008, HARD Summer has become a staple of the Southern California festival scene. After many years at LA State Historic Park, it moved to Whittier Narrows in 2014, then the Pomona Fairplex in 2015, then the Fontana Speedway, one year at Glen Helen, and has had its past couple years at NOS Events Center.
Now in 2023, for its 15th anniversary, the festival officially returns to Los Angeles county for the first time in 10 years, showcasing the evolution of the festival in an entirely new setting. As a part of the iconic LA Coliseum’s centennial anniversary celebration, the 2023 edition will provide attendees with a brand new take on the multi-genre HARD Summer experience at a brand new, never-before-used venue combination with various stages spread out across the campuses of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium (pka Banc of California).
READ MORE: Ranking HARD Events Lineups From Least Best to Best Ahead Of HARD Summer 2022
“We are thrilled to host HARD Summer’s return to Los Angeles as part of our centennial anniversary celebration,” said Joe Furin, General Manager of the LA Coliseum. “As home to the most iconic events in the world, this festival is an exciting addition to our 100-year history.”
The festival returns August 5-6 with 2-day passes on sale this Friday at 10am PT with only a $2.13 deposit, representing the 213 area code in parts of Southern California.
Photo via Matt Winkelmeyer for Insomniac Events
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: After 10 years, HARD Summer announces grand return to Los Angeles county for 15th anniversary event
Elements Music & Arts Festival, the Northeast’s premier boutique festival experience, has announced the phase one lineup for its 2023 edition … and it’s a doozy. Skrillex continues his NA festival tour with an appearance at Elements this year, along with a DJ set from Porter Robinson following the Nurture live finale at Coachella this April, plus sets from John Summit, Ganja White Night, Subtronics, Chris Lake, and two more yet-to-be-revealed headliners.
Long Pond proved to be the perfect new home for the revered Elements community in 2022, welcoming revelers to its magical fields and immersive forest landscapes. Quickly becoming a celebrated prodigal home for the long-running event, the location is one of the Northeast’s most unique venues, a clear capitulation of the imaginative feeling Elements has become known for amidst its dedicated community.
Lovers of live electronic music will feel right at home with performances on deck from Elderbrook and East Coast funk-jam icons Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Those seeking out heavier electronic strains of dance are in for a treat with appearances by LSDREAM, TOKiMONSTA, and Mersiv, Peekaboo, Level Up, Zingara, and Of The Trees.
The four primary stages of the festival are aptly named to each represent one of the key elements that define not only the event’s experience, but the very fabric of the natural world it celebrates. Fire is the home for thrill-seekers who thrive off moments of spontaneous fun, while Earth presents a psychedelic paradise of neon trees, galactic mushrooms, and airborne jellyfish. Air offers a temple of melodies tucked deep in the forest, while the sunshine playground known as Water is where acrobats, pirates, and clowns are ever abounding and swimsuits are heavily encouraged.
Tier One GA and VIP passes are currently on sale through the official Elements Festival website, with a price increase coming soon for Tier Two tickets. Both ticket types are moving quickly and are on track to sell out. Fans can also purchase passes with an initial deposit and pay the rest after, which is $47 for GA passes and $62 for VIP. Thursday early arrival passes can also be purchased, which allows attendees to beat the rush and celebrate the beginning of the festival with an exclusive pre-party with secret headliners. Elements also offers a variety of options related to accommodations, which range from car camping to on-site glamping, nearby hotels, and preset RVs and tents for those seeking an elevated experience.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Elements
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Elements Festival announces Skrillex, Porter Robinson, John Summit, Subtronics, & more
We still remember when Virtual Self b2b G Jones was first announced for last year’s return of Second Sky. It was the epitome of, “Holy shit, really? This is really happening?!” It was the first Virtual Self set in a couple years, and a rare b2b for G Jones outside of Eprom.
The festival went down last October, including sets from RL Grime, Skrillex, and the man Porter Robinson himself. Back then, Skrillex hadn’t yet started his deluge of new music, so that was pretty cool — but he’d already been a surprise guest at the festival before. Virtual Self b2b G Jones was wholly unique and particularly attuned to the palate of the audience, bringing Virtual Self back from, essentially, hiatus and pairing the project with another of the most talented sound designers in the game.
Now, the full hour-long set is available to stream at leisure, on SoundCloud and Apple Music. Check out the full stream below and don’t be afraid to play it again, and again, and again, and again… we won’t judge.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Virtual Self & G Jones’ B2B set from Second Sky is now available to stream
We’ve been excited to see all that Bleu Clair will deliver this year. Only days before his November 2022 EDC Orlando performance, Bleu Clair dropped his final release of the year with New Age of House EP, which typifies a year packed with millions of streams, many tour dates, and festival bookings. The well-received EP has already gone on to achieve over a million streams and continues growing daily.
Now, he’s back with his first single of the year and it is everything we needed to get our week right. Titled, “Step Into It,” Bleu explores the infectious classic and disco house sounds, whirling them into a 2023 banger. From swirling string instruments, saxophone runs, thick basslines, and energy levels with hefty peaks and valleys, it’s safe to say Bleu’s going full steam ahead for 2023.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bleu Clair Drops Electrifying Disco House Single, “Step Into It”
Welcoming in the new year on the hardest note, Kartypartyy has joined forces with Past12 for their menacing single “RAGE” featuring the electrifying vocals of Becko. Inviting their fan base to rage no matter what time of the day it is, the highly-anticipated collaboration earned a signing to the iconic label, Barong Family.
The minute you press play, guitar chords and alarming instrumentals flow immaculately with energetic vocals to pump listeners up for the madness to come. All hell breaks lose, as metal crunching sound enhancements and bass-induced signatures quickly take over for all those bass-heads looking to ride the rail during festival season. It’s a sweltering single that is sure to light up DJ sets all year long.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kartypartyy & Past12 Join Forces For Sweltering Collaboration, “RAGE”