10 Must-See Dj's At Bal En Blanc 2014
All the heavy hitters you cannot miss.
Photo cred - @balenblancmtl
Without skipping a beat, Playground and Produkt's Bal En Blanc (Montreal White Party Week) takes place every year at Palais Des Congres with over 15 000 people decked from head to toe in white attire. If you've attended Bal En Blanc in the past years, you'll know that it is one of Montreal's premier rave events, spanning three days, from April 17 to April 21, from 9pm to 10am, and boasting an unforgettable lineup of world-class Dj's. For their 20th anniversary, they'll be bringing you an experience chock full of surprises with an Alice in Wonderland theme, that will lead you through all kinds of twists and turns on three massive arenas as you dance through the night. If you're attending this year's Bal En Blanc, here are a bunch more reasons to get stoked.
He calls himself Carnage for a reason. This quickly rising EDM star brings a hyperkinetic energy and formidable presence to every stage he's rocked at major festivals from around the world. Blending electro, hip hop, pop, and trap into an intoxicating brew, Carnage is known to drop some of the dirtiest beats out there and get the party going like no one else. His festival remix of Hardwell's Spaceman will surely get you in the right zone for Bal En Blanc.
Dubfire and Sharam make up Iranian-American duo known as DEEP>DISH, and being initially pigeon-holed as deep-house producers their music now sweeps across trance, techno, and sub-basement dub. They produced a multitude of club staples during the 1990s, and are well-known for their 1998 ground-breaking album "Junk Science." Since then, they have continued to defy genres, bringing you an incredible all-encompassing house music experience.
According to DJMag.com, he's the #1 Dj in the world right now, but you'll also be happy to know that this young producer takes his love for house music very serious, and is step by step and gradually becoming a leading figure amongst the younger generation of DJs. For the last 2 years, Hardwell’s overall talent is recognized by the dance music industry as a new, exciting and refreshing take on a scene that continues to grow.
Debuting at #30 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, Dutch breakout Dyro emerged in 2013 as one of the scene’s hottest new stars, becoming the youngest ‘Highest New Entry’ artist to ever appear in the definitive DJ poll. 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.
Paris & Simo
Who are Paris & Simo? Well for one, they're from Montreal, and since their formation back in 2010, they've already earned support from some of the biggest DJs in the industry including Tiesto, Bob Sinclair, Hardwell, Max Vangeli and many others. Their productions are massive and their reputation behind the decks is one of insane proportions. If you like supporting local talent, don't miss out on Paris & Simo's Bal En Blanc set and keep an eye on them as they continue to push the boundaries of EDM.
New World Punx
New World Punx is the high-energy superduo between world-renowned Dj's Ferry Corsten and Markus Schultz. Each with his own distinct style of DJing and music production, Corsten and Schulz create an utterly different world when they team up as New World Punx. The NWP sound is harder, more driving and more aggressive than the melodic, euphoric style of soaring trance. This is one of those duos that was meant to be, creating magic in the studio as well as on stage.
After years as a promoter – first in her native Lebanon, then in London – and a long self-apprenticeship in her studio, Nicole burst onto the scene like record-wielding Athena. Carl Cox, a close friend and mentor, tipped off DJ Mag in 2009, calling her “the most underrated DJ.” Four years later, Ms Moudaber is no longer waiting in the wings, she has made a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in the house music scene.
With an extensive knowledge for anything musical, he's been pegged as a modern-day Mozart. In the ever-growing world of trance music, this young man out of Moldova has become known for his unique sound that blends powerful piano, harmonic balance and euphoric builds. Years after his humble debut, he has become recognized as one of the leading up-and-comers in trance music, following in the footsteps of the legendary Armin Van Buuren.
A professional DJ since his early teens, a musical ambassador and a veteran of acid house and a champion of techno – you name it, Carl's been there and done it, never losing sight of his passions – playing music, breaking tunes and celebrating life since the age of 15. Now 51, Carl Cox has been a part of Britain's dance scene from the heady days of disco through to the hip hop era and onto the rise of EDM. He's been here through every decade, constantly evolving and building on his passion for dance music of all kinds.