With there being no shortage of talent in the world of electronic dance music, DJ Life has started a monthly series where we will showcase some of the finest blossoming artists who we’d like to consider in the on-deck circle because we believe they’re next up when it comes to changing the game! In case you missed it, click here to check out our complete list dating back to our inaugural edition.
(For those who don’t know, the on-deck circle is a baseball term that refers to being next in line to bat.)
When it comes to the world of house music, Enamour is someone who is looking to have himself quite the 2022 welcoming the new year with his double release “Blue Rose / Red Room” after delivering a steady barrage of releases throughout 2021. The Washington DC native is sure to strike a chord with house and techno lovers with his productions walking the line of dreamy progressive house to dark, more nuanced techno. If we’re listing artists to keep a close eye on throughout 2022, there is no doubt Enamour should definitely be on your radar.
Once again drum and bass is making rumbles in the bass music scene here in the United States with Justin Hawkes emerging as one of the fresh faces pushing the genre forward. Formerly releasing as Flite, his new era as Justin Hawkes represents a refined look into his musical expression which has already seen support from some of the genre’s biggest names such as Andy C, Netsky, Friction, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, and many more! If drum’n’bass is really going to break through here, it’s going to be a creative mind like Justin Hawkes that becomes the prime mover.
Popping up in 2020 making 75 new beats in 50 days throughout the pandemic with her best tracks turning into her album life support, Dot has quickly taken the electronic dance music community by storm with 2022 set to be her breakout. Closing out the last year with two club-ready and festival-friendly remixes, this is one name that has a knack for igniting dancefloors with promoters already being tapped in with Dot showcasing her sounds across the country and she’s just getting started! It’s time to hop on the Dot bandwagon before 2022 really gets rolling.
If you’re locked into the bass music scene, FrostTop is another name that has been popping up quite a bit as of late with this forward-thinking style of production separating him from the rest of the pack. Already receiving the stamp of approval from NGHTMRE and SLANDER with releases on the esteemed Gud Vibrations imprint, the Long Beach native certainly finds himself in the conversation when it comes to blossoming bass producers to keep a tab on.
Melodic bass continues to be a fan favorite amongst the electronic dance music community here in the United States so it’s only right that helloworld gets thrown into the mix when it comes to 2022 artists to watch. Having himself quite the 2021 dropping steady flow of new music, his refreshing take of production is posed to see him rise the ranks in the coming months. A fan of melodic masterpieces, helloworld’s discography is worth a look.
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