Thursday’s Artist Spotlight: Dyro

Debuting at #30 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, this next artist became the youngest ‘Highest New Entry’ to ever grace the peculiarly weighted, but somewhat definitive poll regarding disc jockeying talent. Known for his signature driving bass lines, enchanting melodies and highly charged drops, Jordy van Egmond has seamlessly made the transition from bedroom composer to renowned international DJ/Producer. Dyro has surpassed any expectations with his rapid ascent into the highly coveted upper echelons of the dance music scene.

Previously garnering support from the likes of the most popular DJs in the world (including: Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Dada Life), Dyro was unanimously selected as the group’s ‘Breakthrough Artist of 2012.’ With such a lofty title placed on his forehead, we believe that so far, the 21 year old star has effectively matched the highly esteemed praise with consistent releases and captivating live sets. The success of this swiftly rising talent just goes to show you that anything is possible. One day your sitting at your home computer, ripping the stems of your favorite producers to remix, the next, you’re sitting down in million dollar studios and collaborating with the very same musicians you had once idolized. Such was the case for young Dyro as Hardwell quickly sniffed out his prospective talents and slapped a Revealed Recording label on Jordy’s releases.

At this point in time, with all that has been said and done regarding this next producers short but enchanting career, it’s no longer a shock when Dyro delivers tunes with impeccable standards again and again. He is one of they very few DJs that can boast a production portfolio overflowing with quality and quantity. As Hardwell once put it, “Dyro is in my opinion, the world’s biggest up and coming DJ”. Maybe a little bias considering the man is paying for Dyro’s music, but what do I know. A lot, actually.

We believe Dyro to be a particularly special “must see” artist at this years Spring Awakening Music Festival because there is nothing more authentic than a DJ in the middle of actualizing their very own dreams.

NERVO & Ivan Gough Ft. Beverley Knight – Not Taking This No More (Spag Heddy Remix) [FREE]


Upon listening to this latest track by Spag Heddy, one of my fellow associates and I got into a somewhat heated argument about this next producer. Personally, I cannot help but become overly ecstatic with anticipation every time I receive an update on my cell, informing me about the most recent Spag release on SoundCloud. On the other hand, my coworker was coming from an angle that defended the fact that all of “this” (dubstep/drumstep: the music styles) had been done before.

While this may be partly true, I will staunchly adhere to and defend the counterpoint to this argument. Yes, the dubstep and drumstep scenes have basically been exhausted, however, what allows me to enjoy each and every one of Mischa productions are the feelings bestowed upon me by his music. And while I still believe his “tomato bass” to be whole-heartedly unique, to me, it’s the way he dominates his tracks. His chord progressions, synthesizer mods, and happy-go-lucky production style are what keep me coming back for a second, third and even fourth portion of his Spag Heddy and meat sauce.

Spag Heddy’s latest remix of “Not Taking This No More” by NERVO and Ivan Gough is another jam for your Rager playlist. Much like his remix to Example, Hardwell and Dannic (“Say Nothing“), Mr. Reining has proven that he can take an original jam of a polar opposite genre and completely turn it on its’ head. The epicness that is Beverley Knight’s vocal piece bellows out and resounds into Spag Heddy’s signature tomato drop sound. It all adds up to equal one hell of a new jam from MY FAVORITE DUBSTEP PRODUCER IN THE GAME CURRENTLY.

Yeah, I said it. Wanna fight about it?

3LAU, Paris & Simo Ft. Bright Lights | Escape (Aylen & Collin McLoughlin Remixes) [FREE]

A couple of days ago, two of Rager Onions’ favorite up and coming producers released a remix to 3LAU and Paris & Simo‘s massive progressive house anthem “Escape” on Revealed Recordings, the label of EDM legend Hardwell. And as if you couldn’t read the title to this article, we are speaking of Aylen and Collin McLoughlin of course.

Since both of these producers are rather unique in their own light, it only seems fitting that they synthesize entirely different sounds on their prospective versions of this widely popular beat.

On one hand, we have Andrew Lin aka Aylen. Already having conquered the art of DJing, Andrew has now set his sights on producing. Let us tell you, he is off to a damn fine start. Aylen has found a home producing some of the highest quality trap remixes that we have ever heard (example -his re-fix to Alesso’s remix of “Heiress of Valentina), and this latest jam is certainly no different. Mr. Lin does an excellent job of steering clear of that minimal trap sound that aggravates a large majority of EDM fans by including harmonius vocal chops and dulcet synthesizer arrangements. Overall, a great remix.

And on the other hand we have Collin McLoughlin, a famously talented musician who has now begun to produce electronic music after completely switching styles. Collin’s remix stays true to the beauty that comes with the original vocals from Bright Lights while supplying his own unique style of melodic dub. Apparently this was good enough to garner nearly fifty thousand views in a matter of two days. Not too shabby Mr. McLoughlin.

To sum it all up, it would be rather silly of you to pass on either of these unique and refreshing remixes.

Did we say silly? We meant stupid.