In a radio interview with Capital Xtra, dance music icon Hardwell listed Julian Calor, Kill The Buzz, DallasK, Joey Dale, and Thomas Newson as his favorite five up and coming producers in the industry. The Dutch producer labels each of these artists as groundbreaking and innovative electronic music producers who will bring the genre to the next level. Founder of the record label Revealed Recordings and acclaimed radio show Hardwell On Air, Hardwell has mastered the recipe for becoming a major producer in the current EDM movement.
Hardwell compares this producer to “deadmau5 back in the day.” Julian Calor has had his music incorporated into Hardwell’s TomorrowWorld set, supported by Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, and has made it to the Beatport Top 10. Hardwell notes his production style, especially the way he plays his chords, is unlike anything he’s heard in dance music.
Kill The Buzz
A longtime friend of Hardwell, Kill The Buzz is number two on Hardwell’s top five for 2015. Hardwell classifies his sound as a big room, dance floor friendly style. Since then, he has garnered support from David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Sander van Doorn, and more. Check out his collaboration "Rise Up" with Mark Sixma below.
DallasK has been on the radar for some time now. Having worked on his collaboration "Area51" with Hardwell, the American DJ/producer has already made a name for himself in the industry. He's worked with various electronic producers including Henry Fong and KSHMR, and has remixed the likes of Disclosure, A-Trak, Botnek, and more. You can listen to his collab with Hardwell below.
You can recognize the name Joey Dale from Hardwell's progressive house track "Arcadia" from his album United We Are. Dale has released various tracks through Revealed Recordings including "Watcha Called Me," "Shockwave," and "About The Drop Out."
Son of legendary trance producer Marco V, Thomas Newson takes the final spot in Hardwell's top five for 2015. The Dutch producer has put out multiple original mixes such as "Don't Hold Us" featuring Angelika Vee and "Flute" with New World Sound. Newson has also released some tracks through Revealed Recordings including his latest release "Elephant" with Jaz Von.
You can watch the full Capital Xtra interview with Hardwell below.