In his latest installment for Razer Music, Dyro takes us inside one of the cornerstones of electronic music production—managing the relationship between your kick and your sub-bass. Whether you’re creating dark…
Dyro’s journey to the upper ranks of the electronic music scenes marks him out amongst his peers as one of the most talented artists to have emerged from the new generation of Dutch house artists currently taking over the industry. Recently crowned #27 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll 2014, the last twelve months has seen this enigmatic young DJ come of age as he continues to take the world by storm!
Known for driving bass lines, enchanting melodies and highly charged drops, he has seamlessly made the transition from bedroom musician to renowned international DJ/Producer. Dyro has surpassed all expectations, previously tipped by the likes of World #1 DJ Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Dada Life as their ‘Breakthrough Artist of 2012’ and claiming the highest new entry slot in the 2013 Top 100 poll at #30. His career has been on a constant upward trajectory since dropping his seminal first releases “Daftastic’ dropped on Hardwell’s Revealed recording’s in 2011.
Looking back over the past 12 months, Dyro’s tour schedule is a dot-to-dot of some of the world’s biggest and best festivals and clubs. From headline appearances at clubs such as LIV in Miami, Ministry of Sound in London to his residency at The Light in Las Vegas and Space in Ibiza, he has also earned mainstage slots at star-studded festivals that include Dance Valley, New York’s Electric Zoo, TomorrowWorld, Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, Wish Outdoor in the Netherlands, Digital Dreams in Toronto, Creamfields in the UK and EDC Las Vegas for a infamous three-way back to back session with Hardwell and Dannic. Dyro’s taken his music around the world promoting his unique electro influenced, progressive tinged big-room sound.
His fan base in the North America continues to multiply in tandem with his ever presence on the biggest festival line-ups over the past 12 months. Blowing away fans throughout the year, Dyro kicked off 2014 with an epic solo tour to support the release of his track ‘Black Smoke.’ Not one to rest or take a break, Dyro was immediately back crunching the miles as he joined the epic Future Music Festival tour across Australia, proving his popularity in both hemispheres ahead of returning to the US for a career defining Ultra performance. It was at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival that, after a rainstorm of biblical proportions, Dannic and Hardwell joined Dyro on stage for an impromptu three-way B2B2B set that captured the raw energy that made the subsequent Revealed Recordings North American Bus Tour, undertaken by these three artists, such a hit with fans. Coupled with sensational performances at Hardwell’s own “Hardwell Presents Revealed” party at Mansion and his own party ‘Radical’, which he hosted alongside Dannic, the name being taken from their co-production ‘Radical’ that dropped in early June. Managing to fit in an epic B2B session with Dannic for the Mixmag Mix lab series, he has staked a claim in the US this year which is unrivalled by many of his contemporaries. Having just kicked off his colossal co-tour 30 date ‘X-Tour’ with Bassjackers this month, his touring schedule isn’t going to relent any time soon.
Having set himself apart with early releases such as ‘Top Of The World’, his collaboration with Bassjackers, ‘Grid,’ ‘Leprechauns & Unicorns’ and the massive ‘Never Say Goodbye,’ co-produced with Hardwell, all of which dominated the Beatport charts and earned him a sizzling reputation as a studio producer on the ascent to greatness. This years releases have been equally well received. ‘Calling Out,’ his epic vocal track featuring Ryder, that exploded into the Beatport Top 10 and could be heard ringing out in main stage DJ sets all year, ‘Sounds Like,’ a high octane dance floor destroyer and his eagerly anticipated co-production with Dannic, ‘Radical’ all became firm fan favourites, catapulting his popularity to the next level.
Always looking forward, this summer saw the launch of his own record label ‘Wolv,’ created as a platform to release his own music and to champion up and coming artists. Its first release ‘Wolv,’ was one of the big festival season anthems that drew a lot of influence form Acid House, a theme prevalent of the second release, Dyros remix of ‘Bali Bandits – Welcome.” The follow up track Against All Odds, featuring the vocal styling’s of famed UK hype man, Dynamite MC, showed both Dyro’s dexterity as a producer as well as his appreciation of musical stylings outside of his immediate field and the ability to interweave these with his own ideas. An ethos that has helped him create and refine a sound so distinctive, that walking into a club anywhere in the world, a Dyro track is instantly recognizable. With further release scheduled over the coming months and into 2015, fans can expect big things to come from this fledgling label.
With his YouTube series ‘Dyro’s Diaries’, reaching an ever-growing audience, each episode giving his fans unprecedented access into the man behind the beats and his ‘Daftastic’ radio show reaching around the globe, his popularity worldwide shows no sign of abating, as does his passion for the music he loves. At this stage it is no longer surprising that Dyro headlines sold out shows the world over and now boasts a back catalogue overflowing with quality. As Hardwell put it best, Dyro is “one of the most talented producers I have worked with and has his whole career ahead of him.”