6 UNDERRATED ASIAN PRODUCER-DJs YOU SHOULD KNOW
These electronic acts on the come-up have been proving they deserve the limelight.
1. Taiki Nulight
Over the past decade, UK based Mongolian house/bassline producer-DJ Taiki Nulight has been establishing himself as a household name in the bassline scene, a true UK signature. With the explosion of bass house in the West, Taiki has caught the attention of labels such as Night Bass and Insomniac Records. Release after release, we’re presented with ethereal quality and groove for days. Take a listen to his debut album “Murky Manor” here.
With a penchant for ramen and hard-hitting bass, the mysterious LICK was introduced to the electronic world with a debut release on Deadbeats, the label of none other than Zeds Dead. A newcomer in bass music with cutting-edge sound design and production quality, LICK has become a driving force in the rise of mid-tempo. With a collab with the legendary Glitch Mob and a few major festivals under his belt, he should be garnering headliner status in due time. Experience for yourself and check out his debut album “Dark Vibe Order” here.
Veteran producer MYRNE has been making waves in the world of electronic music now for years. From future bass and trap to inde pop, the Singaporean has left his own special imprint on every genre he touches, and has proudly carved out his signature sound; with a full album release on Ultra Records this past October, we get to experience MYRNE in his purest form. Currently developing his live show setup, he’s bound to receive headline billing at festivals and shows all around the world.
4. Curse & Bless
Spearheading the movement for bass music in the Philippines, Curse & Bless was one of the very first electronic acts in the country to pioneer the concept of being a producer-DJ. Versatility knowing no bounds, C&B has not only put out an incredible range of music, but also established two of the biggest online platforms bringing local ravers together (EDM Philippines & RAVE.PH), as well as the country’s premier party for bass music, BASS N’ BACON. As a community organizer, event curator, label founder, and teacher, C&B is one of those rare gems of an artist that truly dedicates themselves to the growth and development of the scene. Connect with Curse & Bless on Facebook for previews of upcoming releases!
5. No Mana
Electro-house wizard No Mana’s production prowess first caught the attention of the likes of Eric Prydz and Deadmau5, the latter of whom signed the artist to his label. Since then, No Mana has been making a name for himself through releases on mau5trap, bringing a new age spin to the classic electro-house sound. It’s no wonder he was noticed by electronic music legends; No Mana is set to represent the new generation of the sound, a successor to OGs like the mau5 himself. His latest album “Secret Level” is out and available now.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Yako has become one of the first Chinese DJs to rep homegrown bass music on an international level. Having played worldwide editions of Creamfields and making his EDC debut just last year, he’s also released bangers via Monstercat and Holy Goof’s Globes, which have shown just how capable he is at producing some major heat. Yako is currently on a massive 50-stop tour through Asia (majority in mainland China). His release on Globes, “Vulpix” is pretty much an anthem at this point, you’ve probably heard it at a festival, or used on a recap video; as with the rest of the aforementioned artists, it’s time to recognize the talent and the name.