As the year comes to a close, Spinnin’ Records have handpicked who they think have made the quickest boost this year and who will have the most impact next year. Spinnin’ have played a massive role as a major label in shaping the dance music industry to what it is today. They’ve pushed all kinds of artists and all kinds of music on many an occasion and we really trust them when they tell us who to watch out for in 2017.
Four prodigies made the list and we agree with the predictions wholeheartedly.
Mike has been making some serious noise this year. Handpicked by the likes of Tiesto to feature on Musical Freedom; we can tell that the young prodigy is only going to rise higher. With several stunning productions such as “I Want You” (a collaboration with Tiesto), “Sweet & Sour” and his latest, “Take Me Down”, the young Dutchman’s here to stay.
Another chart topping youngster under the Spinnin’ agenda, Dastic has proved this year that he’s a force to reckon with. Known for his incredibly unique song writing, early 2016 saw him sign a label and management deal with Spinnin’ and MusicAllStars. His single, “Go Home” was a follow-up to that massive career landmark and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The track garnered over a million streams across Spotify and YouTube, with the support of the biggest names in the industry. His latest
release, “Let Me Love You” has already picked up a million plays on Spotify within weeks of release and it is a testament to what’s to come from the 20 year old.
Mesto broke out into the EDM world with a collaboration with the main man, Martin Garrix himself. Together with Justin Mylo, their track “Bouncybob” went viral within days of release and received huge support from both the fan and DJ community alike. Bouncybob went on to pick up more than 10 million Spotify streams and it’s certainly not bad for someone who’s only 17. As Spinnin’ puts it, “Mesto is part of the new generation that will be an enrichment to dance music worldwide”. We see no reason to disagree. The prodigy is prepped up for several releases next year with the first one coming as early as January.
Hasse de Moor
Last but not least, we have the incredibly Hasse de Moor. Quite different from the rest of the fray, in the fact that the 18 year old is all about dirty bass-lines and step based music; often infusing hip-hop, dubstep and trap elements in his music. This year we saw him officially remixing the chart topper “Sex” from Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam and even releasing with the likes of Mad Decent. His latest effort “Work” in collaboration with GLD hit the market on the 9th of December via Spinnin’ and is already doing some serious damage.
Make sure you keep a track of these names; they’ve already proven themselves and are destined to go further up the ladder. Is there anyone missing in the list? Do let us know!