Discover New Talents: Top 5 Fresh Electro Artists to Follow This Year

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Looking for some inspiration? Are you eager to discover new dope artists? We put together a list of the coolest new talents on the EDM scene that you need to follow right now! 

5- Hidden Spheres

Tom Harris aka Hidden Spheres first made his mark on the underground circuit with his release ’The Bloos’ on Legendary motor city Label ‘Moods & Grooves. He is however most well known for his continually repressed and in demand EP ‘Waiting’, the debut release on lobster theremins off shoot Distant Hawaii, which graced the top of many end of year lists.

Within the same year Tom made his debut on Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section with the EP ‘Well Well’ and reached top 10 spots in dance charts around the globe.

2017 saw Hidden Spheres release his Distant Hawaii sequel and also make waves with his Lobster Theremin EP ‘It aint easy’. He began his monthly show ‘Fruit Merchant’ on NTS. The show has now evolved into his new record label and musical outlet.

As a DJ Hidden Spheres draws from all his musical knowledge always aspiring for togetherness and inclusiveness on the dance floor.

4- Dana Parker 

Diamond Bar, CA-based singer-songwriter, producer, and founder of the electronic project 3 to 7 Dana Parker, released a new album titled 3 to 7. The eight-track collection is a combination of modern music technology as well as some of the best session musicians in Los Angeles to create a linear EDM style with the classic Motown techniques of recording, production and musicianship.

Parker grew-up in South Dakota, and moved to Hollywood, CA, at 17 years old. It is in California that he became a recording studio musician, and where he met several music executives, artists, and bands, including  Berry Gordy (Motown), Carl Wilson (Beach Boys), Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Bros), America, Marvin Gaye III, to name a few. Berry Gordy, with whom he learnt some of the most valuable lessons, such as the value of a professional home studio, and recording world class musicians himself. Dana Parker is also a film and TV composer, as well as a College Professor specializing in analog electronic music and composition. 

His project 3 to 7 already worked with several major networks and brands including MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, History and Bravo, but only recently, upon popular request, decided to create an album that will be available to the public. 

3- Channel Tres

Starting with 2018’s “Controller,” Channel Tres has blended the drive of Detroit techno and the silky smooth grooves of Chicago house with the snarl of West Coast rap.His music is no longer the little secret that dance DJs maybe had wished it would stay. For the last two years, Channel has toured the world to sold-out arenas, and found fans in everyone from Elton John to Tyler the Creator.

The Compton artist’s new single is called “Weedman.” It’s not quite a dance track, and not exactly a rap track. And yet “Weedman” is the closest Channel’s come to exploring the slow-rolling, blown-out G-funk of his native Los Angeles. Imagine the warped psychedelic explorations of George Clinton, produced by DJ Quik, and you’ve got “Weedman.”

For Channel, music is about reconnecting with his own history, whether it’s in his lyrics, or through the influences and musical history he uncovers in his productions. It was Channel’s voice that truly opened the door for him – an effortlessly deep baritone that drapes itself over his instrumentals, appearing and disappearing in service of the song like a modern-day James Brown.

2- Maazel 

Behind Maazel lies a Paris-based genre-bending/multi-instrumentalist producer that started the project in 2015, mainly focusing on making emotional electronic music. His experience in guitar enabled him to break the boundaries of genres and allowed him to develop his unique and recognizable style.

Weaving in and out of future bass and chill music, he started releasing his first originals and remixes on Soundcloud and caught the attention of the american producer graves. The two ended up collaborating on a track, ‘Lost Boys’, that generated more than 4 million plays and became an anthem of the genre. Things snowballed quickly with huge names (such as Diplo, Marshmello and Party Favor) playing the track in the biggest festivals in the world. His countless remixes of instant classics (San Holo, DROELOE, Skrillex, Vindata, Charli XCX, …) got picked up by renowned curator channels (Trap Nation, Trap City, Too Future, …) that helped draw even more attention to his work. He then focused on making original tracks (‘Higher’, ‘Fire’, ‘Red Moon’ & ‘In My Head‘) that best represented his love for electric guitar and emotional electronic music, helping him become a very promising newcomer of the genre.

He has also played in direct support of industry’s heavyweights such as ILLENIUM, Dillon Francis, What So Not and Grandtheft for their shows in some of the most renowned clubs in the french capital.

1- Miles Away 

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Miles Away is the moniker of producer, songwriter and singer Devin Belanger. Miles Away’s sound is all about nostalgia for the past: both in joy and sadness. Using a blend of melodic and heavy electronic music with organic elements and his own voice, Miles Away’s music tells the story of being stuck in the present, living in the past, and wishing for the future.

Miles Away began to first get attention after a string of popular remixes on channels such as Trap Nation, Proximity, AirwaveMusicTV and Cloudkid, including a remix of Halsey‘s “Without Me” with Nurko that has received over 26 million streams to date. He then released his self-titled debut EP in 2019 on Lowly / Trap Nation and is working on his debut album set to release 2021. He has been nominated in 2020 for “Electronic & Dance Artist of The Year” in the Western Canadian Music Awards