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This weeks "New Artist to Look Out For" goes to the young and talented Julian Jordan. The 17-year old Dutch DJ/ producer was featured on MTV Clubland's "Artist to Watch in 2013" and is taking the EDM world by storm, which may not be surprising considering his mentor is Sander van Doorn. One of his tracks charted #8 in the Beatport top 10, and his tracks are being played on the hottest radio stations, like the "Pete Tong essential selection" on BBC Radio 1!
He was recognized by Spinnin' Records as a budding new talent, and when they released his debut 'Rock Steady' it was immediately picked up by a-list DJs. Following that was a collaboration with fellow Dutch duo TV Noise entitled "Oxford." Then came the anthem "Kangaroo," a collaboration with his mentor Sander van Doorn that took his career to the next level. Apparently his mentor and other EDM heavyweights like Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Thomas Gold and Diplo are throwing down his tracks in the clubs.
His style is progressive electro house, but with some seriously heavy drops. He showcased this talent in his collaboration with another fellow Dutch producer, Martin Garrix, when the two made the huge single "BFAM" or "Brother From Another Mother." The track has peaceful interludes, progressive buildups, and then a pulsing electro drop. My favorite part is that little melody they sneak in right after the buildup and right before the massive drop. According to Sander van Doorn there will be lots more of Julian in 2013, with more tours, more collaborations and more solo productions.
Take a listen to "BFAM," and if you're heading down to Miami for Ultra or WMC be sure to check this kid out at The National Hotel in Miami Beach on Tuesday March 19th!