Gigamesh is the stage name of Matt Masurka, an American multi-platinum selling music producer and DJ. His numerous remixes and two EPs have earned him a swiftly building reputation as one of the most versatile and consistent names in indie-dance music.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, it’s no surprise Gigamesh has developed a keen taste for funk, disco and pop. The sound is immediately recognizable in much of his music, however he maintains a flexible aesthetic. Gigamesh is an ardent fan of minimalist concert music, film scores, classic rock, italo disco, French house, Miami bass, and genre-bending electronic music. These elements have all combined to forge his all-inclusive approach to music appreciation and creation.
Gigamesh continues to gain recognition as one of the top producers of modern dance music going in to 2013. With no time to waste, Gigamesh started off the year by releasing a new single, ‘Enjoy.’
Cassian has become one of Australia’s busiest exports, clocking up some serious miles performing all over the world in clubs from LA to Rome, Warsaw to Shanghai & Vancouver to Singapore. Or as he would put it “Yews all over the world.” Cassian has been keeping busy inside the studio as feel, with several remixes and an EP forthcoming, including his remix of one of the top selling songs of 2012, Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive’s ‘Real Talk’ (#1 on Beatport’s Nu Disco chart for 2 months).
2012 started with the launch of Cassian’s much talked about “Country Club” collaboration with fellow Aussie youngster Shazam. Their debut 4 track EP was hastily signed to Radio 1 duo Jaymo & Andy George’s UK imprint, Moda, and received support from the likes of A-Trak, Yolanda Be Cool, Bag Raiders, and Treasure Fingers. With the help of dance music, they intend to spread the good word of grass sport participation and dining etiquette far and wide.
The collaboration was soon followed by the release of Cassian’s third solo EP, The Love Cuts. New York City’s Nurvous Records (legendary dance label -Nervous Record’s sister label) released the ‘modern house’ with a ‘disco punch’ record with support from Aeroplane, Oliver and Faze Action.’I Love It’ was echoed around the world when the aptly titled single reached #3 on Beatport’s Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart.
But Cassian may have saved the best for last when he debuted ‘On & On’ at the end of November. The ‘cool, funky nu disco house tune’ is currently receiving worldwide blog support, including a premiere on Gotta Dance Dirty, and airplay from Australia’s own Triple J.
In between releases he garnered praise from indie dance fans far and wide for his remix of RAC & Penguin Prison’s ‘Hollywood.’ Reaching the #1 Remix spot on The Hype Machine twice and a staggering 120,000+ plays on Soundcloud.Cassian has completed a slew of well received remixes for artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, Flight Facilities, The Rapture, Bag Raiders, Miami Horror, PNAU, Empire of the Sun, Classixx, Gigamesh, Citizens!, and more.
With several tours across North America, Asia and Europe and appearances at the biggest festivals in Australia: Splendour in the Grass, Stereosonic, Creamfields and The Big Day Out, it’s clear this Aussie golden boy has an unparalled energy that will continue to dominante the dance floors this year.
Founded on downtown rooftops and raised in Venice basements, Bixel Boys experiment with a complex sound inspired by everything from R&B vocals to deep house to trap percussion; creating a high energy vibe free from common genre labels. When they aren’t in the studio, they’re playing spot dates at only the best underground parties nationwide.
Sleazemore's personality in American electro culture is big and hugelike the ocean is deep. The ever-ready party machine has been known called the antithesis of many bad decisions. His party in San Francisco, Light's Down Low (nominated for best club in SF '08 music awards), is an essential spot, acting as a minor league for artists who shortly after become major players, and has recently become intenational with the opening of Lights Down Low Amsterdam and Lights Down Low France to much acclaim. Sleazemore's graphic design is not only in demand, but has been one of the most influential of today's electro scene. His track selection is consistently solid he's been known to mix the hottest track of the minute with the hottest track of tomorrows when it's not even 5 hours old. He's shared the stage with the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Green Velvet, Justice and the Ed Banger Crew, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, Laidback Luke, Jesse Rose, Miss Kittin, Tiefschwarz, Kid Cudi, Felix Da Housecat, Major Lazer, Matthew Dear, the Sounds, Sinden, Crookers, A-trak, Trevor Loveys, Dj Craze, The Glimmers, Tim Sweeney,The Jaun Maclean, Tommie Sunshine and countless others and has played everywhere from NYC to Berlin to Mexico City to Paris.