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.

(OUT NOW) Avicii Releases Folk-Infused Single ‘Wake Me Up’ (Extended Mix) (HAPPY)

Two months ago, Avicii released a one hour compilation mix as a response to the harsh criticism of his set at Ultra Music Festival. Critics claimed that he had lost his touch and that his once world renowned style had faded into the distance as just another fad in mainstream music. In order to restore the faith, the famous and now somewhat infamous Swedish producer decided that the people needed to hear a sample of what was to come in the upcoming year for Avicii.

Two million views later, I think it is safe to say that he proved his point….

And on that note, Avicii Official’s SoundCloud has finally released a full version of one of the unknown hit singles from the mix. Let us be the first to introduce the next hit of the summer season, Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’.


Return of the King: Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (W&W Remix) [Happy]


Armin Van Buuren rarely strays away from his typical style of ambient trance, but when he does great things happen. Best known for A State of Trance, the #1 DJ in the world has once again defended his title with his latest release ‘This Is What It Feels Like’.

After debuting it on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival last week, Armin fanatics just could not wait until the April 5th release date. So the king of trance decided to give the people what they wanted in the form of Dutch duo W&W.

Speaking of W&W, check out their full set list from the ASOT 600 Stage last weekend in Miami. It was a wild weekend – full of teary eyes and full hearts. And if you watch his set below, you might cry too!