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On The Rise: Australian Dance In Focus

The On The Rise feature will dive into artists who have released impressive music that are still in their infancy. In the first On The Rise feature – we’re taking a look at Australian dance acts. Many of the acts below have seen success with their music and performances, but we believe they have a lot more potential.

Australia has always been a country where talents have emerged, especially in the recent years. Below showcases artists from a range of electronic genres that you need to keep an eye on. These artists have extreme potential that is to reach international acclaim and some have done so already. Of course these artists are subject to whether or not you like their genre of music, but even if you don’t you’ll be able to appreciate their quality. Better yet, you may find your next favourite artist. From house to electro to trance, there should be something for every dance fan below. Keep an eye on these acts over the coming years and hopefully we’ve picked some winners!


Lastlings

Comprised of an Australian/Japanese sibling duo, Lastlings have traversed the indie house genre and have been releasing hit after hit.

Since signing with RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue imprint, the talented duo have embraced a more housey approach. Their music is unique, offering multiple impressive layers from vocals and sound design.

With performances at the likes of Coachella, Beyond The Valley, Spilt Milk, Splendour In The Grass under their belt and aged just 20 and 25, Lastlings are only at the beginning.


Marcus Santoro

Melbournian Marcus Santoro has produced some incredible records the past few years. Releasing on imprints such as Enhanced, Axtone, Protocol and Armada seemed like a dream for Marcus back in the day and now, he is doing it almost monthly.

His remix of Nicky Romero’s ‘My Way’, caused immediate goosebumps and it has since been streamed over 5 million times on just Spotify, almost catching up to the original.

Marcus’ sound design and production capabilities are simply next level. It’s a joy listening to his music, whether that be his trance, progressive house or more groovier stuff. While his music isn’t appreciated as much as it should be within Australia, Marcus is sure to see success throughout the rest of the world!



SIPPY

When it comes to bass music, Australia is on the forefront with talents such as Blanke crossing the waters to mainstay success, another name in that category is Sydney based bass music machine, SIPPY. She’s built her career blasting her signature slice of gut-rattling seizure-inducing sounds at residencies at Chinese Laundry and The World Bar, and is a graduate of the famous ICON Collective Music Production school in Los Angeles.

She counts the world’s biggest bass producers among her most avid and vocal supporters including Zeds Dead, Bear Grillz, Shockone, plus more. She’s officially remixed the Chainsmokers and she released her debut original on Deadbeats (on the We Are Deadbeats Compilation Volume 3). She has partnerships with Nike and Roli and recently released her debut EP ‘Hypogeal’ via Deadbeats.


JYYE

JYYE has been producing his unique punchy house style for years now, attracting support from a range of artists including Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Hardwell and other massive acts. Now at over a million monthly listeners, JYYE has some very big collaborations coming that are set to take his career to the next level.

Having released on labels such as Spinnin, Musical Freedom, Axtone and Ultra – JYYE is set to release more and more of his stellar productions in the tail end of 2020.

JYYE’s music works perfectly for both a summer day at the beach as well as in the club. The feel good productions get you smiling and it’s hard to fault them!


EDDIE

mau5trap artist EDDIE has had consistently quality releases since his first release (and debut on deadmau5′ label) back in 2017. The Melbourne based artist has since collaborated with Rezz on ‘Stress’ from her 2019 EP and with robot Lawton alongside him, he has toured Canada, having more shows there than in his native country.

EDDIE’s productions are amazing. With a focus on melodies and sound design, there are very few records from EDDIE that aren’t an instant replay. One thing that stands out with EDDIE is his immaculate production quality, with every little detail and sound shining through. Together with multiple talented vocalists, EDDIE has released some timeless gems.

Like many in this list, EDDIE’s fan base is largely in North America rather than Australia.


Tyron Hapi

With 150 million streams under his belt, Tyron Hapi may be too prominent for this list now. At the age of just 21, Hapi has both a platinum and a gold record under his belt and has played at some of the biggest dance events around Australia; such as Ultra Australia. Inclusions in New Music Friday and other coveted Spotify playlists are a given when Tyron drops new music!

With a handful of aliases also, Hapi is a production machine – working on many different styles, even producing beats for various rappers.


Bad Computer

Bad Computer, aka Craig Ferrier has been one of the most consistent Monstercat artists – releasing track after track.

Bad Computer has been with the Canadian imprint since his fifth release ‘New Dawn’ back in 2017 and has gone on to be featured through Monstercat collaborations with Rocket League and Fortnite.

It’s not easy to explain his production style. It’s unique and focuses on brilliant sound design with a punchy backing. His amazing melodies add another factor to his identifiable prowess. The tracks hit hard, yet can still be listened to in a normal setting.

Bad Computer only released one track in 2019, but has kicked off the new decade strongly with five amazing releases in 2020 so far. It’s always a treat when Bad Computer releases so hopefully we see more music in the last few months of 2020.

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