Danny Howard from the BBC describes Peking Duk as a combination of “electro-fuse, a twist of house, blended with galvanizing slow down beat”. Whatever their sound is, it is light, fresh, and great to hear live when the sun is shining. This Australian duo started turning heads back when they remixed Passion Pit in 2012 and has since created a handful of memorable tracks including “Feels Like”, “High”, and “Take Me Over”. They've also collaborated with the likes of CRNKN and Laidback Luke and it is my hope that they continue this trend of working with more electronic acts. Peking Duk also have an album in the works, so expect to hear a few new tracks as they test out some unreleased music.
With his second studio album ready to drop on May 19th, Zedd is ready to take over the charts once again. The album is expected to straddle between his newer pop style and older electro, which was showcased by the first two tracks – one with Selena Gomez and the more engaging “Addicted To A Memory” featuring Bahari. His live show is excellent with custom graphics and an engaging persona behind the decks. Zedd is full of energy and you can tell that he really enjoys showcasing his tracks live. Expect legion of fans singing every word to his growing collection of hits when you see Zedd this summer.
Festival appearance: Digital Dreams
This L.A. duo have been literally on fire in the studio and on the road for well over a year. They seem to be everywhere recently thanks to their new EP, key collaborations including the recent Beatport #1 track with Martin Solveig called “Intoxicated”. They are just as capable creating an electro banger as much as they are able to also produce trap, bass, and even future house. Their underlining production and live style is full of energy as they love to create massive reactions from the dancefloor. These guys have so many new tracks to show off this summer that GTA is an absolute must-see act.
Festival appearances: Osheaga
The rumour of a new album to be released soon was finally confirmed earlier this year by Skrillex. So you know what that means right? It's almost certain that Shambhala attendees will be treated to brand new IDs and fresh material from the OWSLA boss when he takes over the Pagoda stage. Always known for his explosive personality behind the decks, you can expect a varied bass set that teeters between the freshest tracks and his own originals.
Festival appearances: Shambhala (Check out Jack U's appearances for more dates)
Ever since this union between Skrillex and Diplo formed over a year ago, Jack U has been rocking the biggest stages in North America like Ultra and their sold out New Year's Eve set at Madison Square Garden in New York. With a brand new album released earlier this year that features Kiesza, Snails, 2 Chainz, and Justin Bieber – Jack U will be playing their hits mixed in favourites from the Mad Decent and OWSLA label bosses. Set to make their Canadian debut this summer, Jack U has never been in more demand.