Philly PioneerDJ Jazzy Jeff

Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: For Da Love of Da Game.

Sweat On The WallsJohn Tejada

Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner.

Toronto strongThugli

Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik of Thugli come from a technical DJ background, and have a resume of accolades in the competitive DJ world a mile long. They have rocked clubs & festivals from London to Hong Kong and bring a unique experience with every set and every crowd.

East Village GNick Hook

Nick Hook’s universal brand of dirty, analogue dance music has traveled around the world from New York to Tokyo for more than 10 years. Hook’s eccentric roster of collaborative productions reflects an undying affinity for all types of electronic music.

Here to thereDJ Spinna

DJ Spinna is a humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. With a steadfast work ethic, an extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul, and R&B), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) with no restraints.

Jazz scientistMark De Clive-Lowe

Mark De Clive-Lowe expertly melds the science of beat-making and technology with organic musicianship and tradition. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as fuel, his relentless skill is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility.

Pad virtuosoJeremy Ellis

Where man and machine collide in innovation and technique, Jeremy’s capabilities are not limited to the studio - on-stage he has developed a unique, energetic, and infectious solo show that is the opposite of the one-man laptop bore.

100% loop freeSpinscott

As a DJ, producer, and drummer with decades of experience in the Jungle music genre, Spinscott continues to push the limits of performance and production with his Jungle Plus Drums DJ format that combines 100% Loop-Free & Sequence-Free drum machine routines and classic DJ style mixing.

Tall Black GuyTall Black Guy

From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop – Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy) has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene, and one of the most influential producers working today.

Dark SonicsLive Evil

Drawing on their backgrounds as club DJs, the Vancouver-based production duo of DJ Marvel and Kutcorners have been killing crowds with their live remix performances, which include and array of Synths, Turntables and live drumming — gaining praise from Pitchfork, Okayplayer, & Hypetrak

Unique blendCarl Rag

Moving effortlessly between the DJing & production worlds, Finger drummer, performer, and classically trained pianist Carl Rag’s live sets are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. His eye-catching, ear-pleasing performances are a skillfully crafted master class in finger drumming.

Palm Spring’s FinestDJ Day

From the historic Root Down parties of Los Angeles to the infamous Do-Over, DJ Day’s contributions to the various avant-garde music scenes in Southern California run deep. Not content being defined by one craft, he gracefully transitions between being a DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker.

DJ GeniusEskei83

One of the best live performance DJs on the planet, former Red Bull Thre3style Champion ESKEI83 is internationally known both for his incredible technique and his ability to drive the party crowd wild – all over the globe.

West Philly LegendOddKidOut

Trained on the drums since the age of 6, OddKidOut is well known in the Philadelphia music world, and more recently in the international digital media space, for his drumming, finger-drumming and music production skills.

Master CraftsmanBuddy Peace

Starting out as a DJ & producer back in the 90’s, Buddy Peace has released an armoury of beat tapes, remixes and guest cuts. Using primarily an MPC 2000XL, finger drumming has remained a major part of his production and DJ performances.

multi-talentedRiOT

R!OT is the electronic music project of Michael Wyckoff, a pianist, composer, producer, and controllerist from Los Angeles. His YouTube channel has over 150,000 YouTube subscribers and focuses on virtuosic live performances, which have been viewed over 23 million times.

Unswung heroBeats By J Black

JBlack (Jimmy Stanford) is a young innovative music producer from Atlanta, Ga. As CEO and Founder of Shadow Black Entertainment, headquartered in the Washington, DC area, JBlack provides high quality rap beats for rap-artists and singers.

OG Finger DrummerJustin Aswell

Justin Aswell is both a virtuoso and musical polymath with his own special blend of formal training and underground philosophy. One of the first finger drummers to emerge, he’s known for his viral video performances, but is equally in his element producing, rocking shows, and teaching music.

Heavy HitterDecap

Decap is a SF based sonic sculptor who has produced for artists such as Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, and Tim Kile (formerly of Arcade Fire). He is currently releasing music as a solo artist and released collaborative work with heavy hitters such as Hit Boy and some of the top artists from the emerging future beats movement.

Basement FunkLeonard Charles

Leonard Charles is about discovery, adventure and honesty within the parameters of music, and Charles's deep & modern funk meditates on the music of his heroes – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Hiroshi Sato, John Coltrane, George Benson, Ahmad Jamal Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

Master DrummerTim Kroker

An accomplished educator, performer, & producer, Tim teaches at Drumtrainer Berlin & Noisy Academy, has wrtitten for “KEYS”, “Drumheads” and “Recording Magazine”, and performs all over the world with his band Front 242 and other acts.

Virtuoso PerformerDiViNCi

As a founding member & Producer of Orlando-based Hip Hop group, Solillaquists of Sound, DiViNCi first gained notoriety by using multiple MPCs in ways the world had never seen before. The virtuosity in his frenetic performances & popular YouTube clips set inspiring precedents for the now popular “Controllerism” scene.

Cinematic RhythmsAsadi

ASADI, a 20 year old producer from Columbus, Ohio, is dedicated to introducing a style of music he developed called Persian Trap Music. Offering a cinematically majestic sound with dauntless 808s and elaborate trap rhythms, ASADI shows his unsuspecting listeners that he can play it all live from scratch on his beat pad, the Maschine.

Renaissance ManBass Kleph

Two time #1 act and remixer and boss of Vacation Records Aussie export Stu Tyson has released hundreds of records on the dance worlds biggest labels. Not only a writer/producer, he’s focused on taking the live/DJ crossover to a new level with his Maschine pad drumming performances.

Rising starKRANE

KRANE is a Bay Area native producer, traversing the range of dance and hip hop, influenced by his wide ranging musical upbringing. His tracks are at home on festival stages, club rooms and your headphones, attracting awe for their attention to detail and expert mixes.

The Bob Ross of beatsSTLNDRMS

STLNDRMS (pronounced stolen drums) is a sample junkie, beat geek, crate digger, pad masher and knob twister. Born in Detroit MI, by way of Tokyo Japan, by way of like 50 other places, the beatmaker from Atlanta GA I makes chill sample beats with a bunch of really old gear, and the prolific producer drops at least one beat daily.

source musicEric Lau

Eric Lau is a world renowned producer using his trademark sounds and style to tell an illuminating tale. He describes his music as source music; a sound that connects to the root of musicality and rhythm, uplifting people through creating inspiring music that he has become internationally loved and recognised for.

midifighter masterChoke

Choke is the outrageous Tel-Aviv based controllerism artist Adi Rotem. Adi has dedicated his musical career to challenge sample owners using ten of his fingers, and some old vinyl records and vintage synths. Choke creates beats with the custom MIDI Fighter 64 in a ‘one man band’ show combining light, art and music.

Soul II StroStro Elliot

Stro Elliot doesn’t just make beats — he makes music. As a child of military parents, he travelled the world marinating in a record collection that spanned from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to funk/soul luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, and Prince.

Best of BritishEmmavie

Emmavie Mbongo is a self taught singer/songwriter, producer and DJ from London. Specialising in a form of limitless, soulful RnB, her credits spawn across a number of artists’ work both in the UK and internationally including collaborations with IAMNOBODI, ROM, Dornik, Alfa Mist, Barney Artist & Jay Prince.

deep, emotive, ecstaticAtish

Atish occupies a rare space in dance music – his success has been realized through his total devotion to the art of DJing. With a combination of sophistication and accessibility, his sets are expressive journeys in melodic deep house that create lasting emotional experiences for the listener.

relentless focusAkylla

AKYLLA combines the powers of performers Sherry St.Germain and Saratonin. Countless hours in the studio refining production and vocals created 100% by these ladies brought forth a style that hits hard while triggering deep emotion with melodic mastery.

Mountaintop MaschineistShakazula

Hailing from Slovenia - Shakazula spent his teenage years playing along to his favorite hip hop, soul and funk songs with his bass guitar; However it was the purchase of a Maschine Studio that expanded what he was able to do. things are looking promising for this young producer.

No limitations69Beats

One of the most versatile and innovative Polish DJs, 69 Beats has been actively rocking European clubs and festivals since 2008 with two goals in mind – to bring happiness into other peoples hearts and to show that DJs work is not only about pushing the “play” button.

Eclectic and vibrantRecloose

Over his twenty-year career Recloose has developed into a standout of Detroit‘s musical litter, releasing a number of groundbreaking 12”s for Planet E, Rush Hour, Delusions of Grandeur; remixes for the likes of Funkadelic, Herbert, MJ Cole and Azymuth; a live album; and four full-length LPs.

Talented & diverseWild Bill Ricketts

Born in London, made in Hong Kong, William Ricketts moved to New Zealand (Melodics’ home base) and had his heart captured by the country, along with the talented and diverse peer group he found. Wild Bill Ricketts is his solo project.

Sweat it outSinden

DJ, producer, remixer, label boss… for a decade now Graeme Sinden has been establishing himself as one of the leaders of dance music as we know it. Collaborations with scene leaders such as Shadow Child, Sbtrkt and AC Slater demonstrate the level at which he operates at.

Crossing boundariesRuse

Hailing from Christchurch in New Zealand, Ruse is a DJ/Producer combining solid skills with a genuine love of music. Winner of NZ’s Redbull Thre3Style, DMC, and Decknology competitions; Ruse’s sets cross musical boundaries, Hip hop to electronica, funk to glitch.

More huge artists coming soon!Watch this space





eskei83
In my first few sessions with the software I became better at finger drumming and had so much fun learning. Some people say I‘m good at this – Melodics showed me that I’ve still got a lot to learn.” Eskei83




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Don’t Forget DJ Jazzy Jeff Grade 4 Hip hop preview
Code Ext. by John Tejada Grade 9 Electronic preview
Overtime - B Section - Drums by Thugli Grade 4 Trap preview
'J.A.M.I.T.' feat. Egyptian Lover - Full by Nick Hook Grade 5 Electro, Hip Hop preview
The Umm by Mark de Clive-Lowe Grade 7 Jazz, Beats, Hip Hop preview
Bliss #1 by Jeremy Ellis Grade 6 Hip Hop preview
Funk Bass - A Section Fills by Spinscott Grade 6 Club preview
From Home to Work and Back - Drums by Tall Black Guy Grade 4 Hip Hop, Downbeat preview
Bang That - Section 1 & 2 by Live Evil Grade 5 Trap, RnB preview
Piano Weapon - Song Form by Carl Rag Grade 6 House preview
The Princess - Full Sequence by Eskei83 Grade 6 Electronic preview
Amore (Beginner) by OddKidOut Grade 3 Beats, Hip Hop preview
Desert Burner by Buddy Peace Grade 6 Hip Hop preview
R!OT - Build 2 by R!OT Grade 4 Electro preview
Soul Shaker (Beginner) by Beats by J Black Grade 3 Hip Hop, Beats preview
Feeling - Play Along by Decap Grade 7 Hip Hop, Future Bass preview
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