The most popular DJ in the world (for the second time in a row), closing the Olympic Wintergames and a new single with David Guetta. Martin Garrix does in a few months what very few do in a lifetime. You can do however the same thing as the EDM master in a short while and that is visit We Are Electric.
Ask Siri for the best, hardest, banging beats. And Siri will answer: listen to The Prodigy. These are the godfathers of the big beat rave punk. Britain’s finest in beats.
As a solo artist, Prydz has headlined some of the world’s most storied venues, from Madison Square Garden to Brixton Academy and Alexandra Palace, earned multiple Grammy nominations, hosted an ongoing radio show for Beats1 and topped charts with his alter-egos Pryda and Cirez D.
Despite the headline-grabbing shows and releases, Prydz remains reclusive. It’s his dedication to his craft as a producer and DJ that leaves him in the highly enviable and singular position of appealing to dance music’s underground connoisseurs and main-stage masses alike.
Every venue can point to cracks in the building and tell you when it was that Justice performed and wrecked the place. These French guys blow you away with their relentless clash of different dance styles.
In just a few years Mura Masa, coming from the British island Guernsey, has developed from a bedroom musician into a phenomenon on stage. Taking his wonky, electronic, hiphopdance to the festivals for a very big and grateful crowd. Mura Masa is musician to see.
In Dutch the word Helden means heroes and one of our bigger heroes is Oliver Heldens. In just a few years he went from beinga young adolescent with a record deal at Spinnin’ Records to becoming the Heldeep Records founder, respected podcaster, dj, producer and performer. Taking future house to another level.
Guten Tag and how are you doing? Probably better when you hear Paul Kalkbrenner is performing at We Are Electric. The German techno mastermind did a massive Back To The Future Tour last year and is now gearing up for the European festival summer.
Andy C is not only the British drum & bass legend, he is also the founder of the infamous Ram Records. And every producer dreams of releasing on Ram. The man himself is 25 years since the legendary Valley of the Shadows just as sharp, inventive and energetic as in the early days.
Finally there is a new album from one of the most interesting producers and dj’s in our time. The Desecration of Desire is the title of the new Dave Clarke album. It’s heavy, it’s dark, it’s everything what we have been waiting for.
Let’s not talk about their bodies, they are young at heart so no need to change the band’s name. Still going strong after all those years. Copied by many, surpassed by no one. De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig is still in a league of their own combining hiphop, dance and pure fun.
The Slovenian phenomenon Gramatik combines hiphop with low temperatures aka cool music. The man is productive as hell. He just might produce another album in the time you read this.
Rocking Music, Hello, Rejection, just a few of the many funky dancetunes by Martin Solveig. Each of them enormous hits. Solveig keeps pumping those great bass lines. He leaves you with just one option, dance mode: on.
Never before did so much attendants of a Dutch festival sing in French. But when MHD performed at the Lowlands Festival last summer everybody knew the words. What a party. The king of Afrotrap is learning a whole country to speak and sing French, the most fun way possible.
Mark Kinchen, aka MK, was there in house history at the beginning in his hometown Detroit. Working together with Kevin Saunderson he became a successful house producer. He drifted away from house becoming a force in the background in the studio for the biggest pop stars. The house virus never leaves so he returned to the scene and now he is on a roll again. A combination of experience, an up to date sound and being a true legend.
Modeselektor has become the massive festival favorite in the last years. Wether it’s as Modeselektor, Moderat or just a djset, they always leave a lasting memory. The German geniuses seem to perfectly pick up on the vibe and enhance it with the best tunes you never heard of. Magic.
All you have to do in music is count to 4. Four to the floor. And all we do is wait for Netsky to count to 4 after releasing three brilliant albums. We want 4, because this guy is making the best drum and bass we know. Counting down to see him perform.
From the north of the Netherlands to the rest of the world, Noisia is the dominant force behind drum and bass in Holland and far beyond. An inspiration for just about everyone. An institution of quality music, resourcefulness and experience.
With his fluorescent hair, fluorescent shirt and fluorescent beats Slushii is giving us the perfect sugar rush. The young American is mixing all kinds of music, from trap to future bass and progressive house. You just have to remember it’s damn fine music.
Be totally in the moment with future house. MK, Kungs and Throttle are some of the artists playing their best tune in a housy hosting at We Are Electric. You keep telling yourself record after record it can’t get any better and it still does.
LINE-UP: MK • Felix Jaehn • Kungs • Throttle • DLMT • & many more!
Dutch house hero Oliver Heldens is founder of the infamous Heldeep Records. Home of Vato Gonzales, Chocolate Puma and Sander van Doorn, to name a few. At We Are Electric Heldeep hosts the groovy and deep house. Please inform your hips.
LINE-UP: Oliver Heldens • Martin Solveig • Chocolate Puma • Purple Disco Machine • Aevion • Carta
The name says it all. There is Netsky and there are his friends. The Belgian phenomenon has invited Slushii, Camo & Krooked, Dimension and others for this hosting at We Are Electric. It is all Netsky approved, you can hardly get better than that.
LINE-UP: Netsky • Slushii • Camo & Krooked • Dimension • Holy Goof • Hush
You get the ultimate drum and bass from the ultimate festival. Rampage hosts the finest in the scene every year in Antwerp. Like this year Andy C, Chase & Status, Pendulum and Funtcase. Rampage is the whoiswho for drum & bass and they bring their best to We Are Electric.
LINE-UP: Noisia DJ Set • Andy C • Black Sun Empire b2b State Of Mind • Dirtyphonics • Funtcase • Kings of the Rollers • Murdock • Radar Records Soundsystem • Signal b2b Disprove