source: jauz fb page

Coming out what it seems from nowhere, Jauz, an L.A. based artist, has lit up the scene in a way rarely seen. Thanks to his unique style of future house, hip hop, trap, bass – Jauz can do pretty much anything he wants as his creativity in the studio seems endless. His live sets are equally as eclectic as you are guaranteed to hear the hottest tracks within the future house/bass scene. This summer will be your last chance to catch him before he hits the mainstage as I predict big things for this young talent in the years to come.  

Festival appearances: Shambhala, Escapade

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Porter Robinson

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After taking a major leap into the more chilled out/deeper side of the electronic music spectrum last year with Worlds, Porter Robinson has been richly rewarded as his fan base continues to grow while gaining the respect of the community as a whole. This summer he's bringing his live set to the festival stage in various Canadian festivals. You can expect a dope stage, amazing visuals, and Porter engaging the audience with his new tracks and adding a bit of live instrumentation flair. If you choose to check him out, make sure you brush up on a few lyric videos as Porter fans will be singing every word of his biggest tunes.

Festival appearances: Digital Dreams, Ottawa Bluesfest, Squamish

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Jamie xx

source: jamie xx fb page

With his solo debut album In Colour set for release in June, Jamie xx is ready to take his new tunes on the road to various festival stops this summer. His style is more on the chill side but he is more than capable to get you dancing thanks to tracks like “Loud Places” featuring the booming vocals of Romy. 

Festival appearances: AIM, Bestival 

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source: grandtheft fb page

Grandtheft knows no bounds to his creativity when it comes to delivering on new tracks, edits, bootlegs, and remixes. Equally comfortable remixing an Alesso, Katy Perry, or a Drake track, this versatile Toronto artist keeps his ear close to the ground to get a head start on what's next. He's now bringing his spin on the whole new “future” house sound with a new original and remix of “Blessings” with Big Sean, Drake, and Kanye. Don't skip out on seeing Grandtheft live as this Mad Decent artist will always pick the freshest tracks for his live sets.  

Festival appearances: Ilesoniq, Evolve, Ever After, Bestival

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Lane 8

source: lane 8 fb page

This up and coming producer has been the darling of the fledgling Anjunadeep label which has exploded in popularity ever since the shift towards “deep” house began. His style is rooted in the melody with elements of outstanding piano work that make his tracks memorable. Lane 8 has managed to snag remix duties for Odesza and Eric Prydz, this San Francisco based artists reputation is on the rise. He has recently announced that he will be releasing his debut album on July 17th called Rise. It will be 11 tracks long and I'm sure he can't wait at the chance to play all of his new material during festival season. 

Festival appearances: Ilesoniq

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