Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5, is a Canadian record producer, DJ, musician, and composer. Zimmerman produces...
Deadmau5’s (Joel Zimmerman) as his techno-driven alter-ego, TESTPILOT.
Rinzen is a new producer out of Los Angeles seeking to create entire worlds with his music. Signed to mau5trap, Rinzen...
Bulgarian DJ & producer Gallya is one of the newest and most interesting names in techno. Whether a rolling techno bassline...
Still waters run deep, but OFFAIAH prefers to keep it that way. After growing up in East London, he did a...
Infamous for delivering sweat-soaked, hypnotic performances, with each seminal release standing the test of time, Sian burns deep into the collective...
Monstergetdown was born from a need to create not only new music, but new soundscapes altogether. He’s as much an artist...
Callie Reiff is a Producer / DJ that has already shared the stage alongside the likes of Skrillex and Jauz. The...
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5, is a Canadian record producer, DJ, musician, and composer. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music.
Deadmau5’s (Joel Zimmerman) as his techno-driven alter-ego, TESTPILOT.
Rinzen is a new producer out of Los Angeles seeking to create entire worlds with his music. Signed to mau5trap, Rinzen combines cinematic sound design with forward-thinking house and techno production to create something that is downright awe-inspiring.
Rinzen began in January 2017 with an official remix of Giorgio Moroder for Casablanca Records. The song received praised from Moroder himself, who stated: “This is Rinzen’s first official release, and I am so honored to be a part of it.” The remix was ultimately picked up by SiriusXM, who would go on to support it on BPM for three consecutive months.
In March of 2017, Rinzen joined deadmau5’s iconic mau5trap imprint with his first original, ‘Renegade,’ before following up with his debut EP, Forbidden City, in October. The three-track concept EP marked the first iteration of Rinzen’s true vision — to build entire worlds — and was lauded by Billboard as “a sonic exploration of human depth.” Rinzen further cemented the vision in May of 2018 with his second concept EP, Exoplanet, offering a three-track exploration into planets beyond our solar system.
Rinzen has been selected for Mixmag’s coveted Impact series, as well as been featured in DJ Mag’s Bubblin’ spotlight. Having recently performed alongside Eric Prydz, deadmau5, Matador, Cristoph and more, Rinzen shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Bulgarian DJ & producer Gallya is one of the newest and most interesting names in techno. Whether a rolling techno bassline or a dynamic film score project, Gallya’s ability to consistently churn out dark and immersive yet vibrant tracks has made her a force to be reckoned with in the scene.
In 2015, she launched her own label ‘Set About’ in partnership with Metodi Hristov. Though it’s only a few years old, Set About is already touted as one of the most highly respected labels in techno, releasing artists like GusGus, Hatzler, Teenage Mutants and Maksim Dark. The label has given her a platform not only to release her own music, but to share that platform with techno artists that she’s passionate about from all over the world.
Gallya’s breakthrough moment in 2016 was her nomination of Beatport’s Top Tech House Artist. By releasing a slew of highly successful EPs on labels like Set About, Off Recordings, Kinetika, Deeperfect, and El Row Records, she broke through noise and placed herself at the forefront of mind-bending techno and dark, driving tech-house. Through label showcases in South America and Europe, Gallya was able to take her talents on the road to build a strong, international fan-base.
Her evolution into a well-respected and sought after techno act continued through 2017, as she dropped EPs like Detroit, Felicity, and Control on Set About, Funk’n Deep Records and Say What? Records respectively. Each EP carved the way for an even bigger, more distinctive sound.
The title track of her March 2017 EP Machines broke the Beatport Techno Top 100, peaking at #16, and remained in the charts for an entire month. “Machines” gained the support of top techno DJs including Deadmau5 who played it in BBC Radio One residency, which led to Gallya signing to his label mau5trap for several 2018 releases.
Along with the popularity of “Machines” in the DJ world, it was also picked up for a scene in a major movie – this opportunity fueled Gallya inspiration to work on some longer-term production goals of scoring horror movies.
Through continued growth in 2018, Gallya hopes to push her boundaries even further through both music and touring worldwide. With her debut mau5trap EP, a collaboration with Juliet Fox on Set About, and an EP with Metodi Hristov on Octopus Recordings already under her belt, she continues to be one of the hardest working, most prolific and promising sounds in techno.
Still waters run deep, but OFFAIAH prefers to keep it that way.
After growing up in East London, he did a little revitalizing
himself in tandem with the growth of his town that was
threatened to crumble under neglect and rubble. It’s a phoenix
story of sorts, but only in highlighting OFFAIAH’s drive to take
his work seriously once he sets his mind to it.
‘Private Show’ was the first release from OFFAIAH’s own new
label AllFire (get it?!). Having scored arguably the biggest
dance record of 2016 with his debut ‘Trouble’, he followed up
in 2017 with ‘Run’ and ‘Run This Town’ in quick succession.
“Private Show’ took OFFAIAH into new territory sonically and
has been described as Felix Da Housecat’s ‘Shower Scene’ for
a new generation. Having recovered from a helicopter crash in
late 2017, OFFAIAH returns in full force this summer. Hot off
June’s ‘Mouth To Mouth,’ he is gearing up for his next record
“Work It Out” launching August 3rd with Defected Records.
Infamous for delivering sweat-soaked, hypnotic performances, with each seminal release standing the test of time, Sian burns deep into the collective psyche of electronic music like hot black chrome. Adhering more to the avant-garde side of club culture, both his, and the label’s output possess an otherworldly, driving and ecstatic atmosphere. Instantly recognizable, a powerhouse right on the razors edge, with a new-school attitude toward both sound and design aesthetics. Classic modern techno is what Sian and his label, Octopus, truly represent.
Born in Ireland, raised in Spain, and now calling the sprawling, sun-drenched metropolis of Los Angeles his beloved home. Sian’s DJ Sets and Live shows exhibit a unique, focused higher power. Selecting music from his vast catalogue, and warping it beyond belief through unusual hardware and software signal paths. Acidic, energetic, pulsating, and totally adventurous in his approach, Sian is consistently delivering pounding performances on stage, to euphoric, heaving masses. His touring adventures have taken him around the globe non-stop since the first single, with clubs and festivals alike experiencing his unmistakeable vibrant sound firsthand, on packed dance-floors worldwide.
His seminal label Octopus, has constantly broke all the rules and remained hyped-up in the charts, radio and press, for almost a decade. With releases and remixes from luminaries such as Nicole Moudaber, Gregor Tresher, Jay Lumen, Anna, Marc Houle, DVS1, Victor Ruiz, Pig & Dan, Julian Jeweil, Slam, Gui Boratto, Carlo Lio, Oliver Huntemann, and many more, it now also includes a steadily growing core roster of fresh faces. Fearlessly crossing genre lines and nurturing true artistic talent over everything else, the label is consistently breaking the next wave of exciting talent.
Remaining true to his roots in experimental nightlife, Sian and Octopus have created a ruthlessly underground party concept, the Octopus Warehouse series. Where he and very special guests conduct memorable sweat-soaked events, with custom sound and visuals pushed to their upper limits, including an accompanying white label release series.
Always inventive, raw and uncompromising in his creative process, Sian continues to demonstrate complete command over his audience, creating electrifying soundscapes with each and every step into the strobe lit haze..
Monstergetdown was born from a need to create not only new music, but new soundscapes altogether. He’s as much an artist as he is a shape-shifter – moving between genres seamlessly and taking to the streets to turn everyday sounds into groovy and atmospheric house and techno.
Growing up in Boyle Heights, an area just east of downtown Los Angeles, Monstergetdown began producing amid his discovery of artists like Green Velvet, Surkin, Deadmau5, Paco Osuna, Stimming and Tim Green in 2007. In the shadow of a city famous for artifice, he used his love of music to start building something real and raw – a mix of house and techno
After a few releases on European labels, his breakout moment happened when Deadmau5 heard his track 28MM in 2015. Mau5trap signed him immediately, and he spent the next two years honing in his sound and building the 28MM EP.
In 2016, Monstergetdown remixed Deadmau5’s hit Strobe for a vinyl exclusive of his W:/2016ALBUM/. This added to his 28MM momentum and has led to Deadmau5 bringing him on tour globally in 2017 and 2018 on the same bill as techno powerhouses like ANNA.
2018 continues to be a huge year for Monstergetdown’s growth, with artists like Richie Hawtin playing out his tracks and furthering his global appeal, it only promises to get bigger. With the May release of his Blakmajik EP, his track That’s That garnered attention from Pete Tong who played it out on his BBC1 Radio show. As he continues to tour with Deadmau5 in both the US and Europe, Monstergetdown continues to expand and create sounds that go far beyond his LA roots.
Callie Reiff is a Producer / DJ that has already shared the stage alongside the likes of Skrillex and Jauz. The NYC native is a new name to the music scene, but she is already garnering the attention of dance music’s most respectable names.
At age 15, the Manhattan-based producer/DJ made her debut at New York City’s Webster Hall, becoming the youngest electronic artist ever to take the Grand Ballroom stage. Reiff has since supported artists like Zedd, Knife Party, Flux Pavilion and Big Gigantic, showing her unstoppable energy, magnetic presence, and endlessly upbeat ease with the crowd.
Callie first learnt her knack for the arts when she was admitted to the School of American Ballet. In a matter of months, she was cast as the lead role in the New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. She then undertook her first musical endeavor at the age of 11 when she taught herself to play drums by following along with videos on YouTube. Soon after discovering her innate sense of rhythm, she signed up for a class at the electronic music production school Dubspot where she was introduced to the art of vinyl mixing. After practicing every day from age 12 to age 15 picking up the craft, Callie created an opportunity for herself when she tracked down a Webster Hall club promoter on Facebook to open for Mija at an official Electric Zoo after- party which ultimately turned into an impromptu back-to- back session.
After originally releasing remixes that earned the praise of heavy-hitters like The Chainsmokers and Alison Wonderland, Callie began focusing her attention on putting out original productions that reveal her risk-taking sound design and powerful mix of instinct and ingenuity. The blossoming star downloaded Ableton and took two years to fine-tune her production skills, which is constantly growing, and then released her debut EP, Shadow Dancing, via A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records in 2016. She also teamed up with Ronaissance for an official release on Skrillex’s NEST imprint and appeared at major venues across the country including joining Skrillex at a 2016 Fall/Winter Fashion Week pop-up/OWSLA showcase where they went back-to-back in front of a sold out crowd.
In addition to Producing & DJing, Callie has fronted campaigns for brands such as American Eagle, Beats by Dre and Converse. Teen Vogue included her in their latest music issue and declared her, “The next big thing on the turntables.”
Most recently, Callie started her own mix series, Stoop Kids, which airs every month in an effort to fulfill her mission of connecting with music obsessives within her age group—especially aspiring DJs and producers. She is currently in the studio working on original music.