One of the most influential women of Dance Music” -mixmag
When you hear the name Crystal Waters, you immediately think of a woman whose talent and brand has sustained her 30-year career, yet the span of her work continues to engage new fans And please her enormous base. In fact, this pioneer, innovator and dance music legend and was also named by Billboard Magazine as “one of the most successful Dance Music Artists in the history of the Billboard Dance Music Chart.”
Crystal currently hosts “I Am House” a monthly radio podcast which features the latest and greatest vocal House Music, reaching over 7 million listeners syndicated on 48 stations in 18 countries to fans from all around the world. She also hosts I Am House Radio on SiriusXM on Channel 141, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm ET. The title also happens to be the name of Crystal’s record label and #1 Billboard Club Chart hit.
French disco-house producer Fred Falke first rose to prominence by collaborating with Stardust co-producer Alan Braxe on a series of 12"s on the Vulture Music and Kitsuné labels, most notably the synth pop-inspired 2003 hit "Rubicon." These tracks were collected on Braxe's 2005 compilation The Upper Cuts. The duo became in-demand remixers, completing mixes for Death from Above 1979, Kelis, Goldfrapp, Röyskopp, Justice, and many others, until ending their partnership in 2008. Falke also began working with German house producer Kris Menace, remixing his 2004 single "Missile Test" (as part of duo Menace & Adam) and guesting on his 2006 single "Fairlight." Falke released a few solo singles and EPs, starting with 2006's "Omega Man," and most of these tracks were collected on his 2011 full-length Part IV, released by Kris Menace's Work It Baby imprint. Falke has been far more prolific as a remixer and producer than a solo artist, adding smooth disco guitar and electro-house beats to tracks by a variety of pop, rock, R&B, and dance artists ranging from Hot Chip and VHS or Beta to Ke$ha, Sia, Katy Perry, and Lana Del Rey. He has also co-written and produced songs for several British pop stars, including Ellie Goulding, Florrie, and Will Young. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi
Amadeus Meitner, also known as Deus, is a Calgary-based DJ who has been making waves in the electronic music scene for years. As a resident DJ for Aqua Audio and Habitat Living Sound in Calgary, Deus has been able to adapt his style to play long-format in intimate spaces, provide opening support for international talent, and curate his own monthly lineups. Deus is also known for his work with Meitner Audio where he works closely with his father specializing in the design of high-end digital-to-analog converters for audiophiles and music professionals. As a result of this work, Meitner Audio's cutting-edge DAC technology can be heard at a selection of revered clubs and festivals worldwide.
Deus is also known for his collaborations with fellow DJ and producer Esette (real name Isis Graham). Since 1999, Esette has played a pivotal role in transforming Calgary's dance music scene into the globally recognized hub that it is today. Her contributions to Versions, Girls on Decks, Studio Social, Substation Recordings, Habitat Living Sound, The Hifi Club, and the Alberta Electronic Music Conference have made her a fixture in the community and a constant source of inspiration for up-and-coming artists.
Together, Esette and Deus exude a playful approach to DJing, with a focus on bouncy, groovy songs that keep the crowd moving and engaged. Whether they're performing together or working on solo projects, both Esette and Deus are true innovators who are constantly pushing the boundaries of their art.
Zernell’s unique style of deejaying breaks down musical barriers and brings people together for a magical dance floor that elevates people's spirit with the uncompromising purity of real house music. This makes him a beloved DJ among dancers worldwide and fellow music-heads alike. This highly-respected Chicago connoisseur has played a vital role in the city’s underground scene for decades. Zernell’s deep and unbridled love for record digging reflects in his extensive collection of rare and undiscovered vinyl. Out of that passion, he runs the highly sought after Grimy Edits and Grimy Trax labels, co-founded the Crate Diggers Record Fair & Party series and hosts a monthly show on NTS Radio LA for the last 7 years. (Get Grimy w/ Zernell.)
Robert PM is Brooklyn’s unstoppable force of artistry, production, vocals, and instrumental prowess. As ½ of French Horn Rebellion, the “delightfully bizarre” (Vice) indie-dance band, he has 100+ million streams across platforms, a GRAMMY Award shortlist for electronic album of the year, official remixes for Beyonce, Sia, Two Door Cinema, and extensive touring experience.
As label-head of toucan sounds (which was nominated by DJ Mag as 2023’s ‘Breakthrough Label of the Year’) he curates the finer elements of house, disco, and techno, releasing music for Brooklyn’s best in electronic music.
In the studio, he has credits with some of the most influential artists of our time, ranging from pop (Purple Disco Machine, Autograf), to underground house (Ron Trent, AceMo), to alternative (MGMT, Two Door Cinema Club). He’s been mentioned in The New York Times, Billboard and The Huffington Post. LA Weekly said, “We wish America had a million bands like this,” while in the UK, The Guardian regarded FHR's music as “killer dance-pop.”
As a DJ, he has performed on 4 continents, headlining and sharing the stage across multiple genres – on the disco tip, (Felipe Gordon, Breakbot) – to house (Anthony Nicholson, Miss Kittin) – to indie dance (RAC, Digitalism, Miami Horror) – and more.
HUMANS is a Canadian indie-electronic duo made up of musicians Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq.
Since coming together in, HUMANS have established themselves by creating sounds that successfully fuse experimental electronic elements with catchy indie-pop hooks. Focusing on performance and production styles of both the past and present, HUMANS have consistently impressed upon audiophiles with their technical and compositional skills. Using a combination of synthesizers and instruments, the sound has a certain way of being very unique, while not tied down to one specific genre.
The duo’s self-released EP Avec Mes Mecs captured the blind, wild, captivating joy of unrestrained youth, and seminal lyrics like “Who knew all we had to do was party” quickly made the EP a house party staple. The follow up EP, Traps was released with Hybridity Music. The release saw critical acclaim and college radio success, holding the #1 position for 6 weeks on the earshot electronic charts, and ranking in the top ten on BPM. Traps received a 4/5 on Resident Advisor, and the record was featured on XLR8R, Prefix, Indie Shuffle, Spinner, Interview Magazine, Rcrd Lbl, and scored the cover of Beatroute Magazine. Remixes included acclaimed producers Nautiluss and Max Ulis.
Joluca, the musical pairing of Adam Johan and David Luca, is focused on peak-time debauchery and dance floor moments. As adept in the studio as they are behind the decks, Joluca delivers a potent and memorable blend of underground house, disco, and rave-inspired breaks.
Their music has been released on respected labels such as Club Bad, Desert Hearts, W&O Street Tracks, Insomniac, Whoyostro, Rawsome Deep, Cacao Records, Fool's Gold, Percomaniacs, and more.Their tracks see regular DJ support from some of the industryʼs most influential DJs such as Melé, Jamie Jones, Claude Von Stroke, and John Summit. They have remixed or collaborated with the likes of Lubelski, Smalltown DJs, BOT, Dances With White Girls, RUMPUS, Kaysin, Kid Enigma, and SOHMI. Festival appearances include Bass Coast, Astral Harvest, & Shambhala.
Adam is based in LA, where he runs IO Music Academy, a beloved music production school in Hollywood. David, residing in their hometown of Edmonton, is an active part of the Night Vision collective, a major player in the cityʼs underground scene for over a decade.
Born and raised in San Diego, Never Dull mixes his Latin American heritage with the Californian vibes he has always known to produce his energizing groovy sound and share nothing but positive vibes with dance music lovers around the globe.
Producing tracks since 2017, Never Dull has released more than 100 official tracks including original productions, disco edits, and remixes ranging from old classic house to nu-disco. Along the way, he has received support from DJs like Disclosure, Dom Dolla, John Summit, Folamour, The Blessed Madonna, Martin Garrix, The Magician and many more.
2022 was a breakthrough year with the release of Deep Down (feat. Never Dull) along with Alok, Ella Eyre, and Kenny Dope, a summer hit that reached #32 in the Billboard US Dance Charts, and stayed four straight weeks at #1 in the Billboard US Dance/Mix Show Airplay Charts. The track also reached the top of the charts in Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK.
Deep Down was inspired by Never Dull’s In My Mind Edit which went viral on TikTok and Instagram a few months before, accumulating more than 2 billion views between the two platforms, and went on to finish #8 in Traxsource Top 200 House Tracks of 2022 and #21 in the all-genres Top 200 Tracks of 2022.
In 2023 Never Dull will go on a World Tour that will bring his positive vibes to dance floors and festivals in the USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Netherlands, England and beyond
Since his widely-celebrated 2017 debut, Vancouver native Pat Lok now boasts a cool 80+ million streams across DSPs. Utilizing his penchant for blending soul, disco, and house he has captivated listeners across the globe. As a frequent flier on editorial playlists including covers and billboards alike, PL has streamlined a signature sound that resonates with audiences and music critics alike-cementing his reputation as a sought after remixer by the likes of Duke Dumont, Martin Garrix, SG Lewis, the legendary Bootsy Collins, and more.
In addition to his music, Pat Lok has solidified his status as an in-demand performer across the global touring circuit. PL has shared the stage with Disclosure and A-Trak, held residencies in Chicago and Seoul, toured with the likes of HONNE, Galantis, and more, whilst appearing at quintessential festivals like Splash House, Electric Forest, Electric Zoo, Hangout Fest, and more. PL’s music has garnered vast DJ and radio support from BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM, KCRW, Triple J, and more.
Sista Stroke is an emerging force in modern underground music. Her musical roots run deep and span the boundaries of genre and geography. As part of the legendary Houston-based Rebel Crew she played styles ranging from Hip Hop to Dance Hall, Jungle to Jazz, and Breaks to House, always remaining anchored in funky, soulful music. An accomplished drummer, pianist, and producer, now London-based Sista Stroke has released original works and remixes ranging from House to Hip Hop to down-tempo on Mother Tongue, D’Lectable Records, Privat Box Music, Dusttrax, Hook-Up Tunes, Klassik Fiasco, House Sound of LA, Revolutionary Music, Gourmand Music Recordings, HOT-Q, LW Recordings, Oh So Coy Recordings, Seventy Four, and Doin’ Work Records, along with some of the most sought after white labels in the industry. As the Director of Marketing for Dallas-based Simplistic Music Company, she now shepherds the next generation of rising artists. Her weekly radio program, Freak Freely, has been broadcast out of five major cities worldwide for over 13 years.