TheUntz.com has been and always will be about the up-and-comers. We could honestly give a shit less about the arena rock equivalent of EDM that packs stadiums with the Jesus pose.
We're over it.
What we love is to see hardworking musicians, toiling in obscurity, rise through the ranks and get the attention they deserve. We've seen it. We've watched these guys grow, and it warms our hearts. Last year's Top 10 Breakout EDM Artists was topped by acts like GRiZ and The Floozies, who we saw with about four other hip cats in basements and dives in tiny cities in the middle of nowhere. Those are the artists we love to help cultivate and do our damnedest to spread the word until they spread their wings and land on those massive festival stages.
The little guys who make it are the reason we sift through hundreds of new tracks each day to find that one gem that hits us in the gut like a ton of bricks. When tireless touring and late nights in the studio finally push these artists over the top, we sit back, smile, and say "we told you so."
But a lot of the acts on our Breakout list aren't done you. Oh no, there are miles and miles to go. But we want to give these particular musicians the little bump they deserve. Keep on your grind.