UK-based Breakspoll International ‘Best DJ’ Award recipient A.Skillz is known for mixing a wide range of genres, blending together hip hop, soul, funk, and rock with dubstep, drum and bass, and electro.
Abby Gundersen is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Seattle, Washington. She creates ambient and neo-classical music. Along with her catalog of solo compositions and music for film, Abby has collaborated with other artists (including Phoebe Bridgers, William Fitzsimmons, and Noah Gundersen) on a wide array of audio and visual projects.
Alex McGrath is a Michigan – based composer who has been songwriting, arranging, and singing for orchestral indie rock outfit, ‘the Soil & the Sun’, since 2009. With a soft spot for emotional chord progressions and haunting textures, his work ranges from minimal acoustic guitar and piano pieces to elaborate string and synth – based arrangements with driving percussive elements. Alex organically integrates the worlds of electronic and acoustic instrumentation to create unique and powerfully balanced soundscapes.
Amulets is a Portland, Oregon based audio/visual artist best known for his work using analog tape and its imperfections to explore themes like degradation and nostalgia and their relationship to technology and to the self. By constructing and modifying tape loops and repurposing antiquated cassette players, Amulets creates dense, never-ending, looping soundscapes for both his live performances and sculptural sound art installations.
Bad Snacks is Portland, OR based electronic/experimental hip hop producer. Having been classically trained on violin since the age of three, she studied a multitude of musical styles until settling on her musical chapter as Bad Snacks, where she combines organic and electric instruments with synthesized soundscapes in a lofi-meets-electronic setting. She often performs within the instrumental hip hop scenes of Los Angeles and documents a lot of her techniques on her YouTube channel.
Chrome Canyon is an electronic composer and producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is signed to the legendary independent hip-hop/electronic/funk/soul label Stones Throw Records.
He spent his youth on the outskirts of southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Somewhere between the avant-garde compositions he wrote while studying jazz at NYC’s New School, a college job selling keyboards at Sam Ash in Times Square, and the satirical sex-funk band he founded on the side, his destiny was taking shape. For three years, he played in the glammy electro outfit Apes & Androids, but when that ended, he retreated to his private Brooklyn studio where he began to amass analog synthesizers.
He is influenced by the likes of Vangelis’ Blade Runner score, Wendy Carlos viaTron, and Giorgio Moroder’s work on Cat People.
Cubby is a hip hop producer hailing from Brooklyn, New York, currently living in North Carolina. Cubby has notoriously worked with Atlanta rappers Rome Fortune and OG Maco amongst other vocalists. His style is dark and morbid rhythmic nature, with the occasional jazzy chords and progressions.
Dirtybird, which won No. 1Label of the Decadefrom Mixmag is recognized as one of Billboard’s Five Best Independent DanceLabels. The innovative American house music label has become synonymous with quirky ideas, bass driven funk and a crew of humble characters who like to have fun. Since creating the label, Claude VonStroke has A&R’d some of the most influential house music producers in the world.
A multi-instrumentalist focused on electronic music, Tim has remixed music for film soundtracks like Son of God worked with bands like One Republic, Paramore, Family Force Five, and Hillsong United, and Kari Jobe. Born in Estonia, he mastered the violin at a very young age and is now thriving in the Nashville music scene as Kye Kye’s main composer.
Hybrid are a duo of British recording artists and film composers, Mike and Charlotte Truman who have gained international acclaim for their ability to combine heavyweight electronic production with soaring orchestral scores and soundscapes. Hybrid have written and released six artist albums and scored many feature films over a 20 year career.
Los Angeles-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jesiah Dwzonek carved out a name for himself following the success of the multi-platinum hit Cool Kids that he co-wrote for Echosmith (Warner Bros.) in which he coined the phrase “I wish that I could be like the cool kids”. It found its way into the iTunes download of the week and later shown on the face of the Apple Watch when it was first revealed to the world. Jesiah’s solo project took Cool Kids’ contradictory, indie sound and embellished it with pop, off-center touches that nodded to Beck and the optimistic melodies of Vampire Weekend. Jesiah moved from lush scenic Oregon to Los Angeles the winter following songwriting success, setting up shop for new artist projects.
Josh white has a story that many aren’t fortunate to have in the music industry these days. He’s been involved in projects you’ve probably heard of for over 20 years, writing under different Monikers, and co-writing with some of the greatest artists of our time. Pilgrim is singer-songwriter Josh White’s newest incarnation, envisioned and recorded over the past year and a half, with production and mixing help from Josiah Sherman (who has worked previously with Frank Ocean, Motopony, and The Dandy Warhols). Inspired by the soundtrack of his youth, the record draws deeply from White’s love of glam, new wave, and trip-hop. It’s as if Roxy Music merged with New Order, and was remixed by Massive Attack.
Kalisway is an Alternative R&B/Funk artist, song-writer and producer, writing and creating music that feels like palm trees on a beach while the sun is setting. She’s never understood what that meant until she started to feel colors and emotions through her music.
Fronted by Olga’s enchanting and wispy vocals, Kye Kye couples intricate lyrics with raw, electronic instrumentation. Kye Kye’s influences range from the organic likes of Sigur Rós, Deathcab for Cutie, and Coldplay, to the electric sounds of artists like M83. “Genre didn’t really mean a whole lot for us growing up; we never had some kind of loyalty to a specific type of music. Be it folk, R&B, or anything classically 80s or 90s, it was always about the connection and about listening for honesty in the music, and I think that most people can somehow feel it without really being able to explain how.” Olga explains, “When we write songs, that’s what we strive to do: create music that we connect to and that makes us feel things and brings out those emotions within us. That’s what’s important to us in music: a connection.”
Their music can be heard in commercials for Samsung Galaxy SIII, Jawbone JAMBOX, VSCO Android Release, Nordstrom, and SquareSpace as well as trailers like HBO’s “The Young Pope”
Chris Lund aka Left/Right works from the shadows as a dj, producer, film composer, and teacher. His music has been featured in DJ Mag, Mixmag, UKF, Dancing Astronaut, NestHQ and garnered support from Deadmau5, Claude VonStroke, Zeds Dead, Billy Kenny, My Nu Leng, BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM and more. L/R works as an artist and A&R for Stanton Warrior’s label PUNKS, his own imprint/brand, BRØKEN, and has released on Mau5trap, Dirtybird, Confession, and Insomniac imprint, In / Rotation.
With degrees in both music composition and audio engineering, Chris loves to create. His tunes and dj mixes feature a diverse sound that drive his energetic performances and introspective mixes. L/R is regularly booked coast to coast and internationally to move dance floors – including sets at Beyond Wonderland, Glastonbury, Shambhala, Lighting In a Bottle, Burning Man, SXSW, WMC, and his resident BRØKEN & FUTURE events.
From Portland, Oregon, Liz Vice performs gospel-fueled music with a nod to the R&B/soul of an age past: too modern for ‘throw back’ yet classical enough to be timeless. Her deep-rooted spirituality is felt through her music and heard in her lyrics.
Genre-bending alternative powerhouse Luna Aura is hell bent on paving her own path. The singer, songwriter, producer, and triple threat delivers songs that are brimming with messages of rebellion, feminism, and individuality. Luna, who began penning songs and performing at age 14, has already shared stages with The Killers, K.Flay, Muse, Weezer, Garbage, P!nk, Odesza, and more of music’s biggest names. She has spent time on the festival market, playing KAABOO, Lost Lake, So What Music Fest, EMERGE and many others. Her work and artistry has been featured in GQ, Teen Vogue, NYLON, Idolator, MTV, VH1, Ones To Watch and more. As of late, the LA-via-Phoenix native joined forces with JT Daly for her latest single “Honey”, a bold and defiant piece off of her upcoming EP. Aura draws on childhood influences like Garbage, NIN, Hole and Gwen Stefani. Her latest work is fresh, provocative, and bold. Perfectly matched with her vibrant, in-your-face, live performances.
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling record producer, composer, musician, and DJ, Matt Lange challenges categorization; equipped with an instinctual ear for creating music and an insatiable drive to explore the aural spectrum.
Mel Guérison is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer based in Portland, Oregon.
Guérison grew up playing classical violin, piano & guitar from the age of six and began writing songs, performing in bars and touring internationally with an orchestra as a teenager. She has gone on to tour both nationally and internationally with bands like Other Lives, Alexandra Savior, Allen Stone, Matt Pond PA, Moorea Masa and her own band, Merō, and has recorded with and written string arrangements for many others.
Mel has always had a deep love for film and composition, and her music has always had a somewhat dark, cinematic bent. Her scoring and production is no different- combining lush orchestral swells and haunting sound scapes with sometimes tense and other-worldly moments of dissonance and resolve. She draws on influences from Johnny Greenwood, Max Richter, Jon Brion and Steve Reich.
Michael Gungor is a Grammy-nominated musician and composer who lives in Los Angeles, California. His musical projects are Weiwu, Gungor, and On Earth. He also hosts two podcasts—“The Liturgists Podcast” and “Loving THIS”, and is the author of the book “THIS: Becoming Free.” Michael’s sound is best described as both eclectic and virtuoso, seemlessly blending between genres and sounds to create otherworldly and intimate soundscapes.
Myke Bogan is an LA native who has split his time between there and Portland since moving back to the west coast from South Dakota in 2009. His music is a colorful cocktail of introspective bars and summer vibes.
Originally a classical trumpeter, Myles expanded into jazz and electronic composition at Wesleyan University, where he studied extensively with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, and Taylor Ho Bynum. He has worked with several NYC and Chicago-based artists, including Overcoats, Stevie Wolf, Humeysha, Kat Cunning, Sorcha Richardson, and others. He has lead production and recording sessions at The Bunker Williamsburg, Mission Sound, Spaceman Sound, Degraw Sound, and Headgear Studios. Myles also composes and performs for his own electronic ensemble, that sits between the worlds of algorithmic looping and analog, modular synthesis.
Nitemoves is the electronic guise/internet handle of musician/producer Rory O’Connor. Starting over a decade ago with a four track and an Arp Odyssey, O’Connor has been writing intricate and melodic arrangements under various monickers; always striving to incorporate his rhythmic sensibilities as a life-long drummer. In the time since he began augmenting Ghostly International veterans Com Truise and Tycho on stages across the world, Nitemoves has released one full length and a handful of singles and his sophomore effort, Themes, was released in the summer of 2013.
Producer, Songwriter, Mix Engineer, DJ, Sound Designer – simply put, Oliver is one of the most in-demand talents in the industry. His instantly recognizable shimmering electro funk sound has earned him a Grammy nomination, as well as collaborations with artists as diverse as Chromeo, De La Soul, NVDES, Jack U, Tove Lo, BØRNS, Dillon Francis, Yelle, and Mayer Hawthorne. Originally a hip-hop and scratch DJ, upon moving to LA, Vaughn was quickly signed to powerhouse labels Interscope and Prescription, and his original productions and remixes have racked up tens of millions of streams on Spotify.
Camden, New Jersey-based Rell Rock is one of the East Coast’s most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists. She has released several successful albums on her own imprint, Merrimac Entertainment, as well as crossed over into chart-topping electronic collaborations with Stanton Warriors, Tony Quattro, Nightwave, Tru Fonix, Kramer, and more.
RIAYA is a composer from Nashville, TN. He is a versatile composer who can do both the status quo and more progressive, complex composition. He’s covered Bjork for the Terminator Trailer and Fleet Foxes for an Audi campaign, what more is there to say…
Sebastian is a sound designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, now based in the Patagonia region, a beautiful place surrounded by mountains, lakes, and forests. Argentina who has a natural flare for the subtleties in sound design. He focuses on a mixture of organic and synthetic sounds to create soundscapes that tend to give you a more natural approach to a sound palate of a mix as opposed to an upfront, in your face approach.
He has worked for clients such as MTV, Nike, Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, Volkswagen, Ford, etc, as well as film production companies. He also released several albums, through different independent labels from USA & Europe.
Below is some of his recent work:
Simon Shackleton’s music has been featured in over 40 movies including the original Matrix movie, dozens of TV shows and adverts, and a plethora of game soundtracks including Motorstorm Apocalypse which he co-wrote with Oscar-winner Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean). His classical training and extensive experience in the music industry as writer, producer, record label owner and performer gives him a unique set of skills from which to draw on to bring any project alive.
The Brilliance is a contemporary, classical-music duo from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Composed of David Gungor and John Arndt, their journey started in 2009 when David felt stirred to start a spirit-inspired project set apart from typical music.
The Technicolors are an American rock band from Phoenix, AZ, currently residing in MN. The band is fronted by producer and composer Brennan Smiley. They are best known for their nuanced approach of combining lo-fi, cerebral groove-oriented elements with anthemic, often bombastic themes, reminiscent of the early 00’s garage revival.
Three virtuoso composers and instrumentalists from Russia, Canada, and Germany, producing music from their studios in Vienna and Vancouver. They work with incredible musicians from around the world and perform live as TFO.
LA-based producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist VWLS splits his time creating nostalgic acoustic cinematic music & dark menacing electronic compositions. His work on the the 2019 Joker trailer won a 2019 CLIO Trailer Music Award.
A Baltimore-based group, the peaceful, meandering nature of Woodworkings’ songs inspires visualization. Kyle Woodworth, Gordon Withers, Sara Autrey, Katie D’Angelo, and Samuel Woodworth make genuine music through an honest creative process.
Xavier Omär, formerly SPZRKT, is known for his distinct sound and smooth, powerful vocals. He takes pride in his songwriting ability and is most excited by the reward of evoking specific feelings in his listeners with his music. He draws inspiration from artists of all genres, including James Blake, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, John Legend, Frank Ocean, The Beatles, and Sam Smith.