We’ve been seeing a lot of talented young producers taking over the charts lately. It’s hard to believe that the next 10 artists are too young to legally drink in America. Check out TURN UP THE BASS’s picks for the top 10 EDM artists under 21!
10. Joey Dale, 20
Joey Dale started producing when he was sixteen years old and had his first release on Spinnin’ Records last year with “Ready For Action,” a collab with fellow Dutchman Alvaro. He easily won over Hardwell, who just put out his debut EP on Revealed Recordings. Joey Dale is also signed to Hardwell’s publishing company Cloud 9 and was named by Hardwell as an artist to watch in 2014.
9. John Dish, 20
At the ripe old age of 20 Colombian fresh blood John Dish has already been supported by Hardwell, Tiësto, Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Deniz Koyu, Alesso, Chuckie, Quintino, and Moguai. Flamingo Recordings recently put out his third release on the label, the progressive/tribal number “Homme.” “Kalavela,” a festival banger he made with Thomas Newson, was also recently released on Musical Freedom Records.
8. Oliver Heldens, 18
Dutch up & comer Oliver Heldens is poised to be the new poster child of deep house as Martin Garrix is for electro house. His track “Gecko” has been sitting comfortably at the top of the Beatport charts since its release at the end of December last year and has been supported by a plethora of DJs from Hardwell to Tiësto. Oliver Heldens will be making his Sensation White debut this April in Italy.
7. Julian Jordan, 18
Eighteen year-old Dutch sensation Julian Jordan first hit the big leagues when his track with EDM titan Sander van Doorn “Kangaroo” claimed the top spot on the Beatport charts when he was just sixteen years old. Julian Jordan and buddy Martin Garrix both attend the same music producer’s school in Holland.
6. Moska, 20
Colombian Moska was discovered on the Laidback Luke forums by Mixmash’s head honcho himself and quickly became his protégé. After that Moska was introduced to Tiësto via Laidback Luke. Tiësto asked Moska to make a remix with him for “Century” by Tiësto & Calvin Harris. The remix was featured on Tiësto’s Club Life Vol.3 Stockholm compilation. Moska has been keeping busy by continuously releasing free bootlegs on his Soundcloud and has collabs forthcoming with Major Lazer, GTA, and Laidback Luke.
5. Thomas Newson, 19
Dutch producer Thomas Newson was behind two of 2013′s most captivating tracks. His banger “Pallaroid” had the biggest reception during Hardwell’s set at TomorrowLand with many people thinking it was a new banger from Hardwell himself. The second was “Flute,” a collab with Aussie brothers New World Sound that got everyone talking after its premiere at Amsterdam Dance Event. Armada just put out Thomas Newson’s latest original production “Don’t Hold Us.”
4. Julian Calor, 20
At just 20 years old Julian Calor’s signature sound has already won over Hardwell, Dada Life, Diplo, Tiësto and Nicky Romero. Hardwell named Julian Calor an artist to watch in 2014 and just put out his debut EP on Revealed Recordings.
3. Will Sparks, 20
Aussie Will Sparks made a rapid rise after his remix of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” went to the top of the Beatport charts last summer. He is also credited with exporting the insane Melbourne Bounce sound to the masses worldwide. Will Sparks has the collab with Laidback Luke “Promiscuous” up next on the horizon.
2. Madeon, 19
French child prodigy Madeon first burst on the scene in 2011 when a YouTube video of him performing the thirty-nine song mash-up “Pop Culture” went viral and reached over six million views in just a few days. His original productions “Icarus,” “The City,” “Technicolor,” and a remix for Deadmau5 further increased his stock value. Most recently Madeon produced three tracks for Lady Gaga on her 2013 album ‘ARTPOP.’
1. Martin Garrix, 17
Coming in at number one is Martin Garrix, the EDM breakout star of 2013 who made an impressive debut at #40 on the DJ Mag Top 100. His anthem “Animals” was a Beatport #1 for four consecutive weeks and made Martin Garrix the youngest artist ever to reach that position on his own. Martin Garrix was the first signing to the EDM division of Justin Bieber’s management company Scooter Braun and has a slew of collabs forthcoming with artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dillon Francis, & Shermanology.
What do you think of our picks? Any notable names we left out?