Heady | adj. \’he-dē \

1. tending to intoxicate or make giddy or elated.
2. marked by or showing good judgment.
3. intellectually stimulating or demanding.

Dec 222014
 

Lost Kings

As the first installment of the Looking Forward series, we bring to you a pair of cheeky whippersnappers from LA who are putting a tasteful spin on the big-room sounds that we all know and (sometimes) love. Lost Kings, comprised of Robert Gainley and Dr. No, have been hard at work the past several months, releasing a string of superb remixes for the likes of Dirty South, Disclosure, Oliver Heldens, Hayley Kiyoko and many more. Each remix they put out seems to be even better than the one before it. And even though it may not seem very groundbreaking at first, each Lost Kings remix carefully toes the line between a progressive/electro sound that is big but not too big. Featuring powerful builds and drops, highlighted vocals, and infectious, uplifting vibes, Lost Kings are on the right track to a major breakthrough in 2015. Take some time to visit their Soundcloud page and enjoy plenty of their remixes and few DJ sets, most of which are available for free download. Happy listening!

Similar to: Galantis | Dirty South | Gareth Emery

Follow Lost Kings On: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Steve James

Move over, Madeon—there’s another adolescent prodigy nipping at your heels, and his name is Steve James! At the tender age of 16, James has an undeniably bright future ahead of him especially if he keeps pumping out tunes of the same caliber as the ones on his Soundcloud page. Brought up with training in piano and musical theory, James’s musical know-how is evident in his well-crafted, euphoric remixes of big names like Kaskade, Dillon Francis, and ZHU. Like Lost Kings, Steve James carves his own place in the EDM world by crafting flawless tracks with big sounds and plenty of feels but never to the point of being cheesy or overdone. Even though he’s barely old enough to drive, don’t be surprised to hear a lot more noise coming from his corner as a talent like this won’t stay quiet for very long. Check out the Wunderkind’s Soundcloud page for free downloads of most of his remixes as well as a couple of DJ sets. Enjoy your goose bumps and spread the word!

Similar to: Audien | Dash Berlin | Dirty South | Tritonal | Kaskade

Follow Steve James On: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Elephante

Although LA-based producer Elephante has been pumping out superb remixes for the likes of Lorde, Clean Bandit and Dirty South for a while, he definitely seems ready to up the ante by releasing some promising original tunes. About a month ago he dropped his first official single, “Shake the Earth ft. Lyon Hart,” and it is a certified banger. Opening with a heart-wrenching piano melody, the song blends the soaring vocals of singer/songwriter Lyon Hart with thrilling builds and massive, euphoric drops to create a truly uplifting electro/progressive house gem. Even more recently he released a groovy, euphoric cover of Bag Raiders’ hit “Shooting Star,” to which the multi-talented producer lends his own voice (which happens to be excellent). Keep your ears open for more beautiful noise coming from Elephante because this guy is going have a good year. Check out Elephante’s Soundcloud page for tons of free music, and remember to spread the love. Enjoy!

Similar to: Madeon | Dirty South | Vicetone

Follow Elephante On: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Check out our list on producers to watch in 2015: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5