DJDS, Luis Travels, Tiki Callaway, Sunbow Sliders
DJDS, short for DJ Dodger Stadium, are an eclectic commercial production duo consisting of Sam Griesemer (aka Samo Sound Boy) and Jerome Potter (aka Jerome LOL). Grammy-nominated for their work with Kanye West, they are genre-blurring headliners in their own right, having assisted the likes of Khalid and Kacy Hill while featuring them and a cross-generational crop of other artists on their own releases. The Los Angeles-based artists debuted in 2011 with the Stadium Status EP, a small batch of raw, acid-drenched house tracks released on their own label, Body High. Three years later, after they had remixed tracks by Maelstrom, DJ Soulja-Man, and Newbody, DJDS followed up with their debut album, Friend of Mine. Within a couple years of the set's release, the duo's approach evolved from being firmly rooted in early Chicago house to emphasizing pop-oriented songwriting and contemporary production touches. They also became sought-after producers for other artists.