WHEEZ-IE (Well Rounded / Embassy / Southern Belle) Boston, MA/Houston, TX
Wheez-ie is a 23 year-old producer/DJ from Houston who specializes in the dancefloor-shaking madness that is bass music. He has already released two EPs this year: the Juke-infused All Worked Up EP on Well Rounded Individuals, and the XLR8R-lauded Keep Yer Chin Up EP for Embassy Recordings, which has been called “pristine and full” “clean and smooth,” and, at the same time, “spastic.”
His releases have appeared on the aforementioned Well Rounded Individuals and Embassy Recordings as well as Salva's infamous Frite Nite label, while his remixes of Distal's “Coke Bottle” and Zoltan's “Pawnoramics” appeared on Grizzly and Freshmore, respectively. He's had support from DJs all around the world, including Machinedrum, Salva, Distal, DJ Rashad, Sines, J da Flex, Canblaster, Sam Tiba Ana Sia, Dubbel Dutch, Nasty Nasty, Dave Q, Donga, Damu Kanji Kinetic, Cedaa, Jackmaster, Cardopusher, Sinden and Mele. As he expands his career and continues releasing music, his entourage of admirers, friends and co-conspirators is only going to expand along with it.
HEYWHOREHEY (Consulate / Rage It As We Do / AT&T) Mountain View, CA
ANNA LOVE (Broken Teeth / Dutty Artz / Freshmore) Austin, TX
Anna Levin is producer/DJ Anna Love, a founding member of America's infamous Broken Teeth collective. She is forging one of the most compelling efforts to unite the forces of hip hop and underground dance music in the US and abroad. Aside from co-running Broken Teeth in Texas, Anna is also a contributing author at Tropical Bass, an online magazine based out of Berlin that features global bass music & lifestyle.
Upon relocating to Texas from Germany in 2010, Anna Love has crafted time and space to create Austin's foremost club night 'Wile Out' with Brad Hoods, LDFD and Bames. Finding home in the hollowed concrete of Plush ATX, the trio's group of friends and special guests open Downtown Austin to a landscape of southern hip-hop spanning the cosmos of new bass along the astral plane.
Anna Love is currently touring the US in support of her latest release 'Ghost Champagne' on Freshmore, with a forthcoming release on Dutty Artz in 2012.
KRUEGER (Silverback Recordings / Paradisiaca) Philadelphia, PA
Budding 24 year old producer and Philadelphia native Krueger seems to have all the right ingredients. Whether it’s mixing up a party with dance floor anthems that span all across the globe or producing genre bending music that will force your feet to move, he has become a mainstay in the future of club music. His debut EP “Galactica” on Belgium imprint Silverback Recordings was a unique brand of style blending elements of trap, house, electro, 3ball, and garage. The breakout title track solidified itself at #1 on Juno’s Electro charts in October 2011 and has received international support from artists such as Club Cheval, Lucid, LOL Boys, and many other heavy hitters. While staying true to his roots, 2012 will be a year of growth and progression for the young and talented producer. His grind is unmatched and his aesthetics are impeccable, building a chemistry of sounds unlike many others. DJs and club goers can look forward to a European tour this summer as well as a handful of releases and remixes.
SCALLYWAG (Broken Teeth) Brooklyn, NY
Scallywag is obsessed with culture. Afflicted with a curiosity that extends to all genres, he is both a Dj’s Dj and an entirely malleable force, his trademark being his ability to mold his sets around just about any party or aesthetic on the fly. In regards to bass music, he's played alongside artists such as Photek, Machinedrum, Lunice, Samo Sound Boy, Kingdom, Jubilee, Dubbel Dutch and Brenmar. He represents for Broken Teeth and The Internet.