It is an absolute pleasure to introduce to our DJ Central TV fans, the entire roster from OWSLA!
It’s curious to know who really makes the cogs turn in EDM. Who is really making and breaking the deals and how much power do they have? You’d be surprised to know that many DJs have been self-starters and have created labels of their own to help push their career forward as well as to nourish the careers of young hopefuls. Not all have stood the test of time, but if we shine the spotlight on big players like Skrillex and Diplo, we find that these household names are doing much more than just playing us a hit or two, they also have the key to the candy shop.
Skrillex for instance is the founder of OWSLA, signing on some of the newest players in EDM such as Zedd, Porter Robinson, Jack Beats and Kill the Noise. So not only has this six Grammy Award winning DJ and producer been worshiped by our mainstream radios for his music alone, but he has also taken a gamble and succeeded in controlling some of the next biggest EDM artist around.
This goes for Diplo too, who spearheaded the label Mad Decent in 2005. Baauer’s Harlem Shake is under this label, along with artists like Flosstradamus, Rusko, Zeds Dead and Snoop Dogg’s reggae project Snoop Lion. Furthermore, Mad Decent made Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music, at a well earned number five.
Armin Van Buuren and an abundance of other DJ/producers are playing the same game and reaching further than the decks to take on a whole other side of business. Some may fold, but for a decent number of players, they hold a royal flush.
It seems Skrillex and Diplo are getting ready to release an album together under the collaboration name Jack U.
Skrillex has previously revealed that the duo would be releasing five tracks later in the year, but now Diplo has let the cat out of the bag that a full length album is on the way, which is news that makes us very excited!
You can catch Jack U when they headline at Electric Zoo in New York this August. Or get a taste of what to expect from the new album by watching the Jack U set from this years Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Read more about Jack U here.
Sourve Via: Inthemix
Q: What could be better than a Transformers movie?
A: A Transformers movie that has music production by the legendary Skrillex!
Yep! That’s right! Skrillex is currently working on sound design for the next transformers movie creating “the craziest Skrillex sounds I could ever make,” He told Billboard in a recent interview.
Among other things, he spoke about teaming up with Diplo to make some more jaw dropping sounds. “I’ve just known him for so long, and we’ve made so many records together,” Skrillex says. “It’s just a lot of fun for him and I to get in the studio and make jokes and just really try to come up with the most annoying sounds ever. What we try to do is make the stupidest thing ever and make it actually work — that’s our only thing. The thing about the music I make and the music he makes is that even though it might sound different, sonically, we always take this, like, fun approach to making music rather than taking it too seriously. So we’ll see what comes out of this.”
Also, if you’re heading to Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival you’re in for a treat! Skrillex is going to curate an all star Skrillex and Friends Superjam! I don’t want to give too much away, but there’s gonna be surprises, man. It’s gonna be a fun time for sure,” Skrillex says. “I basically hand-picked everyone and all the artists are actually friends and people that I’ve met over the years and worked with, so it’s gonna be fun.”
Here’s a taste of what’s to come!
source via: Billboard
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