Beyond Wonderland, presented by Insomniac, is set to take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 20th and 21st in Bay Area. The second annual festival is just another leap down the rabbit hole and into fantasyland, sharing a beautiful and enchanted experience of interactive art, pyrotechnics, themed costumer performers, special effects, state-of-the-art design and some of the biggest innovators of electronic dance music. Tickets for the festival are one sale and can be purchased HERE. Among the many artists in the lineup are a few young, game-changers in the industry. Here are some of our favorite and the youngest of the Beyond Wonderland bunch. Who are yours?
AUDIEN Nate Rathbun, also known as Audien, is a 22 year-old progressive king from the small town of Mystic in Connecticut. The artist began creating his own music in his tiny apartment back in 2008, and at age 17, started to send out his work to labels around the world. It was then that Ferry Corsten's label, Flashover Recordings, picked up Audien's track "Rise and Shine" - the rest is history.
Already a few years into the game, Audien has had his tracks played by some of the most well-known names and greatest producers in the industry, including Tiesto, Above & Beyond and Armin Van Buuren. With constant touring and drops of new tracks, there's no stopping Audien in his path to continuous success as he continues to move up the ladder of the electronic music industry and bring the house down with speak pounding progressive house tracks.
Catch Audien perform this weekend at Beyond Wonderland on Sunday's lineup. For more information, be sure to visit his socials below!
ANDREW RAYEL Considered to be the modern day Mozart, Andrew Rayel is a young and talented music producer taking the lead in the new generation of electronic dance music. The trance artist is also often called the new "Armin van Buuren", with a unique and significant sound that makes him stand out from others in the industry. At the young age of 21, he has already performed at some of the world's largest clubs, venues and music festivals around the globe. His tracks have found a home in A State of Trance, and he has remixed for huge names in the industry including Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Tiesto, Zedd - among many others.
"Festvals are always amazing, it's that vibe and atmosphere you don't get to see in a club, people jumping and dancing from noon 'til dawn. It's always nice to bump in with fellow DJs playing in the same lineup, too."
Catch Andrew Rayel perform this weekend at Beyond Wonderland on Sunday's lineup. For more information, be sure to visit his socials below!
BORGEOUS Known for his work his slammin' tracks "Tsunami", "Stampede", "Wildfire" and more, Borgeous is quickly making waves in the electronic music scene as a well-renowned music producer and DJ. The artist's biggest hit "Tsunami" rose to the top of the charts, hitting the decks at clubs, festivals and stages around the globe. The single won Borgeous an EMPO Track of the Year award and was nominated for The Juno Award Dance Recording of the Year, which wasn't a surprise, as the international track hit every chart in the world including the #1 spot on the UK Top 40.
Borgeous signed with Spinnin' Records this year, and since has been dropping some of the most played tracks in the business. "Celebration", "Wildfire" and "Invincible" all reached the Beatport Top 10, and this summer's "Beast" is no different.
While gaining a Las Vegas residency, Borgeous still had time to bring the strongest beats to the stages of festivals around the world this summer. Performances at Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Festival and more left crowds itching for more.
Catch Borgeous perform this weekend at Beyond Wonderland on Saturday's lineup. For more information, be sure to visit his socials below!
MAT ZO Mat Zo is a 24 year-old London based producer, best known for his track "Easy", released with his partner in crime, Porter Robinson. The artist's debut album, Damage Control, dropped this past November via Anjunabeats, and since has then, he has been releasing new production and tracks frequently via his Soundcloud page.
Mat Zo got his start in music at a young age when he was gifted a guitar. At age 11, Zo took to the linking of electronic music artists such as The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. It was then that he shifted his focus from guitar and drums to producing his own electronic tracks.
Zo is known as a ranter and a raver, laid back but full of fun, music obsessed but an old soul at heart. There's much more in store for Mat Zo in the coming months, but in the meantime, check out some of his recent work as he throws down this Saturday at Beyond Wonderland.
OLIVER HELDENS At the young age of 19, Oliver Heldens has already hit the top of the charts. The artist signed to Spinnin' Records in 2013, where he released his early tracks "Stinger" and "Thumper". The Dutch DJ and producer then dropped "Gecko", his breakthrough single that caught the attention of Tiesto. Oliver Heldens' "Gecko" peaked #1 on a number of different charts and named Essential New Tune by BBC's Pete Tong.
As 2014 approached, Heldens launched a series of mixtapes and extended mixes incorporating different genres of electronic dance music. Heldeep Mixtape dropped via Oliver Heldens' Soundcloud page, and featured mixtapes of Martin Garrix, Robin Thicke and more. As festival season came, Heldens spent the warm months touring and performing on the stages of EDC, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Electric Zoo and more.
With much more in store to close out 2014 and ring in 2015, keep your eye out for continuous success from Oliver Heldens. In the meantime, catch the artist on Saturday at Beyond Wonderland.