Orjan Nilsen, known for his Tech-Trance/Progressive sound, is an artist that has a diverse musical background. His father and older brother taught him how to play the drums at the age of 1. He then transitioned to other instruments, and at the age of seven, he received his first keyboard and it wasn’t long before he enveloped himself into the Trance genre. At the age of 16, he grabbed his first synthesizer and learned everything there is to know about music production
Orjan Nilsen shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. The hardworking, cheeky producer has been delivering great dance hits every time he hits the decks. The song Arctic Globe rose to the #1 spot on the Dutch Dance Charts in record time. That kind of success proves to all of the aspiring musicians out there, that following your dreams can bring you a great amount of success.
Tibor Tomecko, also known under the moniker ReOrder, started producing music at the age of 14.Though he tried his hand at producing many different genres, he found himself drawn to Trance music. In 2006, he started to produce music in Trance. Not long after he signed his first track called No Faith to Total-Digital Records. Many successes have followed, including some original releases on the Sound of Egypt. Last year, he started a project called “READYFORDISORDER” This year’s event is taking place on April 8th and its at Mecca Club. His monthly broadcast called ‘DisOrder Radio Podcast’ became a fan favorite. Part of that is due to the popping and energetic feel of the beats he’s producing. He’s an artist we can’t wait to see at Lucky. This is another contender for out ‘Do Not Miss’ list for Lucky 2017.
Two years before they formed their own record label, they met in the most likely place. University, more specifically, Leeds University. Later on, they would end up touring with fellow student Christopher Mercer, AKA Rusko. They were the supporting act for DJ Fresh, while he toured the U.K. for the first time. They signed themselves to a record label in 2013. That year, they remixed tracks for several well-known artists, including Ellie Goulding. Their debut studio album Life released on December 4th, 2015 and debuted at number 28 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2016, Sigma announced their biggest headline tour including a date at the O2 Academy Brixton, London.
Simon Patterson started rising to the top in 2000 when he decided to hit the decks after being in an A&R position with several recording labels. He was hired on by Judge Jules for music selection for his BBC 1 radio show.
Simon Patterson’s rise to fame is due in part to his collaboration with Richie Kayvan on the project Dogzilla. Their single Without You charted in numerous countries and was given the thumbs up by former World #1 DJ Paul Van Dyk, who picked it as his track of the year. Patterson eventually left the project in 2008, which eventually led to its stop.
He’s just released his new single Spike and his description of it would be “A drilling tech-psy battering ram on steroids.” We couldn’t agree more with this description. Have a listen to this track, it’s certain to make you dance no matter where you are.
Thomas James Rozdilsky, AKA TJR might not have become a DJ if it weren’t for the Acid House scene. Torn between pursuing a career in sports or music, TJR took that fateful step to becoming a DJ. The rest, as they say, is history. Much like many of the artists on this list, he has an ability to take music from different genres and re-craft it into his own work of art. Through his talent, he gained the opportunity of collaborating with Pitbull on Don’t Stop the Party in 2012. Everyone had heard this song at one time or another, and it’s no surprise that it helped him on his rise to popularity.
Although his influences originate from the genres of Chicago House, Detroit Techno and Mid-West acid techno show in the music he produces. Talented producer he is, TJR stated in an interview that it was his DJing skills that made him the success he is today.
I think if you have good DJ skills, it helps you to headline—because it all comes down to being able to play a really good show. Producing gets you the opportunity, but you have to be a good DJ as well.
There’s a lot of speculation as to who exactly UZ is, and even though debates have sprung up all around the web about his true identity, no one knows for sure who UZ really is. However, it ceases to matter who he is when you listen to his music. He doesn’t use the sounds of drum and bass and hip-hop that other trap artists are drawn to. Instead, he chooses to go back to basics, meaning, deep and heavy trap music. He’s a perfect fit for Lucky 2017 and we can’t wait to see what he’s going to do.
This year’s Lucky lineup is certainly stacked like previous years. Now that the Lucky 2017 lineup has been released, who do you think you’re going to see? Any artists not announced that you would like to see as the additional headliner? Drop a line in the comments to let us know. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
***2/16 Edit: USC has announced who the surprise Lucky headliner is! It’s… *drumroll*
In his first year of DJing, Nicky Romero gained the attention of famous electro-house DJ David Guetta. After listening to some of his work, Guetta e-mailed him out of the blue to remix one of his songs. Later on, the two ended up meeting at David Guetta’s DJ set at Ibiza and they formed quite the friendship. He remixed Guetta’s Kelly Rowland collaboration “When Love Takes Over” with great reviews.
This caught the attention of many of his fellow dutch DJs Hardwell and Fedde Le Grand and this led to more remix work from him down the road. 2011 and 2012 were a whirlwind for this artist. The former saw him getting into the European festival circuit (the main stage at Tomorrowland, that’s the dream…right?), while the latter had him working with some very big names in Pop and R&B. He’s also collaborated with other big names like Britney Spears and One Direction. With all of the early successes this artist has had, one can only wonder what else he has in store for us.
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