Pictured above: Omair Mirza
Magnetic's Dallas Dispatch: Dallas' Best Artists
In my first post I dug in, and introduced you all to the Dallas nightlife and the venues that I personally enjoy attending for a great party and shows. This next article I will focus some of my attention on introducing to the world, the amazing talent that Dallas has, and the biggest up and coming artists that are making productions that are heard all around the world.
Of these up and coming artists, the most notable artist from Texas, breaking on to the global scene, would be Omair Mirza. He has most recently signed on and has been releasing music on trance heavyweight Markus Schulz' imprint, Coldharbour Recordings. Not only has Markus Schulz and his team been amazed by Omair Mirza's production and studio work to release his music, he has most recently signed on to Markus Schulz' management and booking agency, Schulz Music Group.
2014 saw a meteoric rise in his popularity as his massive summer anthem, "High Roller" was supported by the biggest names in dance music including Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Mark Sixma, Eddie Halliwell and others, at the most notable festivals across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of fans were exposed to Omair Mirza's massive summer anthem "High Roller" at festivals such as TomorrowLand, TomorrowWorld, EDC Las Vegas, EDC NYC, Ultra Music Festival Chile & Future Music Festival. 2015 is scheduled to see a lot of huge original released and remixes from Omair Mirza.
Having been in the dance music scene for nearly 15 years upon graduating from high school, he has played some of the biggest festivals in Texas, such as Insomniac Event's Nocturnal Festival, and Disco Donnie Presents festivals Ultimate Music Experience and Isla Del Sol. He has also graced the stage of North America's prominent New Years Weekend festival, Lights All Night, in addition to tour dates that have taken him across the US to such venues as the legendary Avalon in Hollywood.
Pictured above: Chris Schambacher
Another notable artist arising from Dallas is Chris Schambacher. Just on the verge of his new EP being released on Unrivaled Music, Chris is a versatile producer, pumping out tech house and trance productions. He has also signed on as the resident DJ of Nocturnal Lands Festival, which has him playing in over 15 cities across the US in 2015, with many more dates to be announced.
Last, but by no means least, is Spencer Brown. His amazing talents were noticed, by none other than Ash Pournouri of At Night Management. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Ash Pourouni is the marketing and managing genius behind global phenomenon, Avicii and Cazzette. Under Ash's guidance, Spencer Brown joined Avicii's North American tour which had him performing as some of the continents biggest arenas. In addition to that, he has released music not only on Avicii's label Le7els, but is also signed on trance icons Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats.
As you can now see, Dallas and Texas as a whole, is a market that the EDM industry should keep its eye on. With the boom of the EDM, I still consider Dallas in its infancy stage, and see so much more coming! Cheers everybody!