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Vision Chicago and AUDiOLUSH team up with SPIN artist agency to present WMC's ONLY Trance Pool Party at Winter Music Conference! Join us at the most prestigious oceanfront location in Miami, The National Hotel, for the best in trance and progressive. Lineup includes some of the biggest names in the industry each of whom are set to provide the ultimate sensory experience!
GARETH EMERY [http://www.garethemery.com, Garuda]
To say Gareth Emery has had a good year would be a vast understatement. Overthe past twelve months, the popularity and buzz surrounding the young Brit reached explosive proportions, culminating in him being voted no.9 in 2009s definitive DJ Mag Top 100 poll: one of only a handful of DJs to crack the world's top ten before the age of 30. Was this down to producing pure club anthems like Exposure and Metropolis alongside stunning remixes for Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond, all of which led to him spending more time at the top of Beatport's trance chart that any other artist in'09? Maybe it was the launch of his new Garuda label and club night, responsible for selling out Manchester's iconic Sankeys club four times in a row whilst releasing his critically acclaimed The Sound Of Garuda compilation. Or perhaps it was the sheer amount of people he played to, banking half a million air miles travelling to over one hundred gigs at some of the world's finest clubs and festivals. Whatever the reason, one thing is for certain: he's on fire like never before.
COSMIC GATE [http://www.cosmic-gate.de]
Over 10 boundary-pushing years, Nic Chagall and Bossi have evolved Cosmic Gate into one of the most creative and highly-sought-after electronic music acts in the world. Revered uber-producers, their musical acumen has seen them become long-term favourites of the trance’s Big 5 DJs with their 3 hugely-received albums transporting anthems to the dancefloor. As DJs, their kinetic, blood-pumping live performances are seen by hundreds of thousands of club and festival goers annually. Playing a 100 nights every year, it’s this ever-visible club presence that saw them climb an astonishing 43 spots to reach their highest position to-date on the DJ Mag Top 100, landing at No.19 in 2009.
Over their production lifetime, the Cosmic Gate remixes have become almost as fêted as their productions. Essentially a blow by blow of trance music’s A-list, Nic and Bossi lent their studio know-how to productions by the likes of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond’s OceanLab project, Rank 1 and Blank & Jones. Most recently they rewired Deadmau5’s ‘Clockwork’ to devastating effect and created two highly-praised remixes of ‘Vincent De Moor - Fly Away’ and ‘Veracocha - Carte Blanche’.
BLANK & JONES [http://www.blankandjones.com,http://www.soundcolors.com]
Here, for your consideration, are blank+jones. They materialized as recording artists in 1997 with a single called Sunrise, and since then, as a combination of disc jockeys and musicians, travelers and dreamers, party planners and thinkers, chill-out emperors and rave gurus, lo-tempo sweethearts and energetic pop masterminds they have had numerous hit singles and albums in their home country of Germany. Meanwhile, their charged, transporting, intensely jubilant Mix albums‹from Volume 1 to Volume 3‹showcase blank+jones as being geniuses of trance, serious masters at captivating international hedonists dedicated to losing their mind and finding their body, or losing their body and finding their mind. As in demand remixers, they have worked on tracks by Moby, Yello, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers, Chicane...For the thrill of it, because of an addiction to airports and airplanes, night time and pleasure, blank+jones travel the
world relentlessly as if intending one day to play shows simultaneously in cities on five continents. They¹re welcome as elite techno- romantic thrill giving specialists around the world in the best nightclubs in the most modern cities, bringing steam, heat, heart and beat to major events such as Mayday, Nature One and Love Parade. A blank+jones set is a unique live extravaganza, a spellbinding presentation of blank+jones music mixed with carefully chosen non- blank+jones music in the free flowing context of a dj set. blank+jones never betray their dj roots, but inventively combine dj-ing with their increasing boldness and ambition as an acclaimed electronic pop group in their own right.
MENNO DE JONG [http://www.mennodejong.com, http://www.intuitionrecordings.com]
Master of numerous music industry disciplines, Menno de Jong has already carved enough notches on the dance tree for someone twice his age. His production & remix career has seen him record for some of Europe’s biggest trance labels and he’s the owner of lauded Dutch independent Intuition Recordings. A bona-fide Podcast pioneer, he’s produced and presented the much respected and widely-syndicated Intuition Radio show for the last 3 years. As a DJ he’s closed gigs for Tiësto & Paul van Dyk, is currently ranked at No. 48 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Chart and has spun in over 25 countries. At just 25 years old, he is without question the next challenger to the Dutch trance throne!
SEAN TYAS [http://www.seantyasmusic.com]
A New York native now residing in Switzerland, Sean Tyas has been the brightest new star to emerge in the trance scene for years. Sean first broke onto the scene in 2006 when Sander van Doorn selected him winner of the 'Punk'd' remix competition, while Discover also snapped up his track 'Lift' which captured the imagination of the trance community and went on to be one of the year's biggest releases, getting playlist support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond and Judge Jules.
The Sean Tyas buzz is equally evident at grass roots level from music fans and clubbers; a fact proven by Sean's meteoric rise up te ranks of industry polls such as the DJ Mag Top 100 at #45, and MixMag placing Sean in their Top 10 of 'Best New DJ's' and Beatport earmarking him as 'One To Watch in 2009'
DANIEL WANROOY [http://www.danielwanrooy.com, Black Hole, http://www.audiolush.com]
Hailing from the flatlands of Dordrecht, Southern Holland, Daniel has been influencing the playlists of some of the world’s top DJs for over 6 years. Both as one half of highly-lauded duos Progression & Odyssee and as a standalone artist, his evocative, imaginative music has successfully cross-bred virtually every sub-genre of trance. His wish to see his tracks evolve from the perspective of the DJ booth along with a desire to travel the globe prompted Daniel to take the DJing plunge in 2003. DJ dates have given him an invaluable POV. He cut his teeth at an "In Trance We Trust" party in Eindhoven and has subsequently warmed up for Tiësto, spun at the legendary Heineken Hall in Amsterdam & played to 15,000 strong crowds across Europe. He now DJ’s regularly in the UK, as well as dates right across the world.
RJ PICKENS [Vision, http://www.floorcontrolradio.com]
XAVIER BAKALL [http://www.audiolush.com]
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