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Favorite ThisTop 10 Emerging EDM Artists at CounterPoint [Page 2]

Published: February 4, 2014
By: Kelly Youhas

5. Rustie

Don’t take the name too literally, Rustie is fresh as fuck. Landing at number five on our list, Glasgow, Scotland’s Russell Whyte’s style merges hip-hop and electro into a heart pumping combination. A little on the wonky side, we love Rustie for his quirky, video-game-inspired beats that are sure to take you to a new level of electronic appreciation. See his entire Boiler Room set and get a feel for the energy Rustie brings to the tables! 

4. Jonathan Kane
Shreddie Mercury

You wouldn't know it based on the complexity and addictive nature of his music, but 24-year-old-producer Jonathan Kane (a.k.a. Shreddie Mercury) has been crafting electronic music for just under a year from his home studio in Columbia, MO. Kane began his journey dropping bootleg remixes from dance-floor mainstays like Phoenix and Chromeo with a gripping style of dynamic electro house and emotionally complex synth lines to opening shows for Major Lazer, Mimosa and Big Gigantic. As he began drawing comparisons to Zedd and Mord Fustang, Shreddie Mercury put a fresh twist on his remix of the former artist's "Spectrum" via an official remix contest with Interscope Records and Beatport. His remix was picked as the best out of over 2,500 official entries, by Zedd himself. Shreddie Mercury proved he has what it takes to compete at the highest levels of electronic music artistry. Be sure to keep an eye on this bright young prodigy, because there is no telling how high his star will rise.

3. Mayhem

For over a decade Atlanta based DJ/Producer, Anthony Rotella AKA, Mayhem has been moving crowds, so that hardly makes him a rookie. However, Mayhem is soaring to new heights this month with a change-up that would make a pro pitcher proud. With a new crossover album released for Diplo’s Mad Decent Label on February 1st , Mayhem is fresher than funk and slicing off a piece of that trap-hop pie in the sky. You have to listen to Mayhem along with the entire cast of celebrity acts on Transformers in the Hood mixtape!

2. Lance Herbstrong
Lance Herbstrong

Layered sounds, connected grooves and Cannabis references in every song put this Austin, Texas band “high” on our list. If you haven’t heard of Lance Herbstrong, you will. The outfit's latest album, Tokelahoma, is amazing. Sort of like a new-aged Sublime with a little extra hard style, they take you on a cultural journey touching on reggae influenced dub to samples of The Doors with a little added Latin flair. They represent the times effectively and electronically, brilliantly and boldly. We love Lance Herbstrong and would love to toke one with them someday.

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