50 More Under 5000

Recently, we took the time out to highlight 50 dope producers who (at the time) were sitting under 5000 SoundCloud followers. We couldn't help it; if

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Recently, we took the time out to highlight 50 dope producers who (at the time) were sitting under 5000 SoundCloud followers. We couldn't help it; if the DAD collective has one thing in common, it's highlighting acts who are doing the damn thing in their collective field that aren't getting light shone on them properly. And guess what? 50 wasn't enough. We had a number of names that didn't make it in that feature, so we decided to go back in and spread some love to 50 more acts who are currently sitting under 5000 SoundCloud followers. We're spanning all genres and touching on a couple of continents, but the end result is that confusion. Maybe one of these days we'll have the answers, but right now? We'll just share the wealth of dope producers in hopes that things change.

Dr. Jeep

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Number of Followers: 4900
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/drjeep
Location: New York, NY

Doctor Jeep's taste in bass music is truly the future. I saw him play this sweaty warehouse party in Philly last summer with nothing but living legends, and his set was the one that fucked my head up and sparked my interest. With cosigns from XLR8R, THUMP, numerous appearances on UK radio, and mastery of a seemingly endless amount of genres, I'm just waiting patiently for him to pop.—Nappy

Cy Kosis

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Number of Followers: 4759
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/cy_kosis
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Cy Kosis is a New Yorker living in Los Angeles that predominately makes trap, but strays into twerk and moombahton. I got hipped to his work by Umb at Generation Bass and posted 3 records that netted him over 100,000 plays right around the time he won a contest to play EDC New York. I went and met him, and walked away with a smile. His energy is positive, and his music is destructive. I have no doubts that I will see him at the top, but there's no telling how long it will take. —Nappy


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Number of Followers: 4707
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/wiwek
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Wiwek has the uncanny ability to take this tribal and tropical sound and seamlessly blend it with this crazy big room energy. His builds make my brain want to explode as it feels like I can't take the anticipation any longer leading to the drop which never disappoints and always get the crowd going nuts. —Ma-less


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Number of Followers: 4678
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/nymz
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Nymz is 1/2 of Milo & Otis and they have pretty much been unstoppable as of late. He mostly makes trap and brings this massive energy to the table and people continue to take notice, eager to hear what he has in store for the future. —Ma-less

Happy Colors

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Number of Followers: 4516
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/happycolors
Location: Miami, FL / Dominican Republic

Happy Colors is that dude. A Dominican repping Miami with Latin feels and island flavors to match all that culture. We have been covering him from the gate, and he has become a homie to the DAD crew. His moombahton sound is killing the game right now, so ridiculous it makes you wanna do dirty things all over the dance floor, or even walking down the street with your headphones in. Check him. You won't regret it. —Anonymous Superhero

Dani Deahl

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Number of Followers: 4351

SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/dani-1

Location: Chicago, IL

Diplo might hate this producer/DJ/blogger, but we can't get enough of her tunes. She brings this aggressive sound to these big room tunes that are guaranteed to the party going. —Ma-less


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Number of Followers: 4229
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/7hesaint
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Saint has very keen sense of being able to balance the leftfield with high energy club sounds. This LA native has a thick catalog already and 2013 saw his name hit multiple levels of the blogosphere. The full scale breakout seems to be logical next step. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 4150
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/heskheskhesk
Location: Toronto, ON

Footwork might have started in Chicago, but it's not Chitown-speciifc. Producers like Hesk have been wowing the juke/footwork/bass music scene in Montreal with a dizzying array of sounds, both of original flavor and a more "chilled" nature. Footwork's spent enough time confined to Chicago, and with Hesk in the ring, it's only right to recognize that the sound isn't bound to one city. —khal

DJ White Shadow

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Number of Followers: 4111
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/djwsakadjwhiteshadow
Location: Chicago, IL

DJ White Shadow might come across as an odd selection. He's produced the majority of the last 2 Lady Gaga albums. But before you call me a sellout, keep in mind that this multi-platinum producer grew up in Detroit, started DJing in Japan at the age of 17, headlined the second stage for Identity Festival a couple of years ago, and splits his time between Chicago and Los Angeles soaking up culture. He's also making trap and twerk music right now, which is both unnecessary and amazing. Bonus points to him for having the most ridiculous SoundCloud URL ever. —Nappy

Terror Tone

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Number of Followers: 3867
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/terror-tone
Location: Toronto, ON

I'm from Toronto so you know I gotta rep some cats from my hometown. Terror Tone calls his style house & bass and it makes sense. His basslines are what put him a cut above the rest. It's bouncy and fun and gives otherwise deep tracks a party vibe that could rock any big room. —Brice

Shelco Garcia

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Number of Followers: 3772
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/shelcokillsvegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Shelco Garcia has had done official remixes for Major Lazer and is signed to Laidback Luke's MixMash Records alongside his homie Teenwolf, why he's under 5000 followers on SoundCloud is beyond me. —Ma-less

Jensen Sportag

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Number of Followers: 3730
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/jensensportag
Location: Nashville, TN

When you think of Nashville, you think of country music and all the styles that come along with it. What you don't hear about are duos like Jensen Sportag, bringing laidback R&B with a multilayered, intricate style (Difficult Easy Listening as they call it) that you can play either in the club or winding down a long day. —Jeremy


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Number of Followers: 3686
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/endormusicuk
Location: London, UK

As the UK dubstep scene continues to fold-in upon-itself, it's luminaries are finding inspiation in completely other worlds. For Filthzilla, a.k.a. Dan Hardingham, that new inspiration has involved a complete makeover and transformation into Endor. Bringing wobbly basslines, techy bleeps and bloops, jacking rhythms, and a healthy serving of phat bass, Endor is exciting the bass world one ripple at a time. —Jake

Thomas White

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Number of Followers: 3671
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/thomas-white
Location: Montreal, Quebec

As a co-founder of RAW Records, Thomas White knows how to spot a beat. As a producer in his own right, he's crafting his own style, affectionately known as "Internetghetto." He's the kind of producer that can summon up bangers for his imprint, then drop a captivating EP on Hyperboloid. If you want to peer into the future, dig into what Thomas White is pulling. —khal

Zuzuka Poderosa

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Number of Followers: 3625
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/zuzuka-poderosa
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based Zuzuka Ponderosa is an absolute powerhouse who can not only rap in English, Portuguese, and Spanish but has this ability to pay homage to her roots while testing and pushing new limits, sounds, and genres. She's known to have created her own brand of baile funk: Carioca Bass, which blends baile funk and Miami booty bass music two genres you can't help but shake your ass to. —Ma-less


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Number of Followers: 3582
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/angomusic
Location: Montreal, Quebec

Representing the Canadian side of the LuckyMe family alongside Lunice and Jacques Greene, producer/singer Andrew Gordon Mcpherson aka Ango, provides yet another unique face to the already diverse collective. The combination of his airy vocals and his productions (as well as the team that produces for him) sound like Sade waking up in the distant future. —Jeremy


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Number of Followers: 3582
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/gbuck
Location: Philadelphia, PA

To be quite honest I'm a bit embarrassed because Philly's G-Buck should have been standing proud with the other fine artists we had on the first go-around. We've supported this guy's game from the getgo and the only reason he didn't make the list is because we all thought it was a given. His tunes are some of the most straight up destructive records and while they may not be for everyone, G-Buck doesn't give a rat's ass. It's clear, G-Buck is on a path of destruction and disruption. —Jake


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Number of Followers: 3546
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/lvlvlv
Location: London, UK

Hailing from South Africa, LV brings percussive sounds that are remniscient of their hometown's culture, while making the heavy analog weirdness that proves they deserve to be on the Hyperdub team. —Jeremy


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Number of Followers: 3514
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/jaykode/
Location: Los Angeles, CA

The twerk explosion is about a year old so it's about time for a new trend, right? Well, JayKode is doing his part to take the hip-hop leaning dance ratchets to new heights. The LA-based producer has been consistent and prolific and is just a few steps away and the right connections from elevating his career. —Jake


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Number of Followers: 3288
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/neoteric
Location: London / Canada

Canada's Neoteric is one of the founders of the amazing Main Course record label. He's been making amazing house tracks for years so it's hard to understand why he has less than 5000 SoundCloud followers. Sure he's been focusing a lot of his energy into pushing the label that that doesn't mean he is any less deserving of your love. If anything, at least give him more SoundCloud followers than me. That shit ain't right. —Brice

Damn Kids

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Number of Followers: 3279
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/damn_kids
Location: Toronto, ON

Damn Kids is one of those producers that has the right kind of machine behind him. His PR is doing everything right, and the records attached always slam. He's aiming for the top, and will get there if he continues on the path that he's chosen. But he knows exactly what he's doing. The records he creates are built for peak hour, but are the last thing from cheesy big room anthems. His talent is rare and unique, and there should be no surprise if he's playing festivals regularly in 2015. —Nappy

Snelle Jelle

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Number of Followers: 3271

SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/snellejelle

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

I found this remix after seeing the live original performed by Keys N Krates. This remix has a killer drop that will literally rearrange your face. Snelle Jelle further proves the magical powers of Dutch artists in this industry. But these guys don't make house. This is all Amsterdam trap. —Anonymous Superhero


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Number of Followers: 2687
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/aglory/
Location: Paris, France

Aglory first hit with moombahton a couple years ago seems like, but this duo from Paris is no one trick pony. Multiple sounds and vibes are always on display and their sound design is always super tough. These dudes are all about that bass for sure. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 2683
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/drezomusic
Location: Los Angeles, CA

You might have never known it but LA's Drezo was originally a dubstep fiend. Now the producer churns out ripping electro and techno cuts as he brings an ubercool swag back to American house music. Techy, electro dancefloor burners, Drezo's skill only continues to get better. —Jake


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Number of Followers: 2641
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/harikiri
Location: Birmingham/London, UK

Harikiri from Britain is a champion beatmaker who whips up songs that will help you meet your recomended daily intake of bass. I first got to know him through his moombahton but he's since dropped some amazing trap, drum & bass, and twerk tracks. —Brice


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Number of Followers: 2627
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/noizekid
Location: Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Noizekid is making some of the hardest music in the game right now, and we're a bit surprised that he hasn't already exploded. His synth work is huge every time, and his consistency is undeniable. His ability to make danceable records is without question, and his content is comparable to just about any DJ that's playing predominately moombahton sets. He will be huge if he continues on the path he's on. Mark my words. —Nappy


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Number of Followers: 2480
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/smutlee
Location: London, UK

Smutlee from the UK is another producer I got to know from the moombahton scene. He likes to work with dancehall so that automatically makes me 110% on board with his tracks. You can find him fusing the sound with the rap, house and grime. He's a master of making great DJ tools. —Brice


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Number of Followers: 2373
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/djkutzuk
Location: London, UK

London's Kutz is another one of those guys that's in his own world. None of the tunes he's placed on his soundcloud are downloadable, and a lot of his work isn't up at all. The biggest record of his is one called "Superman," and it's only available for preview on Wheel & Deal's page. We heard a radio rip a year before it dropped, and wore it out when it finally did. His complete lack of disregard to Internet etiquette might be to blame for this one. —Nappy


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Number of Followers: 2342
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/bwwwoys
Location: The Internet

BWWWOYS is one part 1NTERNETBOY, one part GRADIENTKID, and one part Internet. They both have Instagram accounts with no posts. The picture on their Facebook artist page is tagged with two guys that are masked on every single one of their profile pictures. They're listed as brothers, but it might just be on some internet shit. Whatever the case may be, they're making liquid bass music that's built for the future, and I'm in love with their production. BWWWOYS are one of those sleepers you throw in a set to fuck a crowd up if you're lucky enough to have downloads of any of their tunes. —Nappy

Joey Massa

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Number of Followers: 2159
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/joeymassa
Location: Malmo, Sweden

This Swede is making some incredibly interesting big room records as of late and his flex is finding it's way into sets from Diplo, Crookers, Tommy Trash, Zedd among many others. Something tells me this kid's upswing is maybe coming sooner than you think. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 2032
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/alexandresounds
Location: Panama City, FL

I already had a post on how much it kills me to see how under-rated Alexandre is, so much support from the likes of Kill Paris, Plastician, and Heartbreak and more, add in that he's one of the realest guys in the game, I cannot stress this enough: Do NOT sleep on this one. —Ma-less


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Number of Followers: 1912
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/flxxds
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Now they haven't had a grip of releases but in the few they've had, FLXXDS has managed to make their presence known. With two originals and an amazing City & Color cover in the bag, FLXXDS effortless fusion of pop and future bass is some of of the most intriguing today. Seeing how this mysterious act continues to grow (and market themselves) and standout from the pack will be worth watching and listening to. —Jake


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Number of Followers: 1828
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/shmallen
Location: New York, NY

Shmallen jumped on my radar this year when a friend of mine sent me the below track, "Tell Me," and I found myself not only listening to it to the point of exhaustion, but also sending it to friends and knowing it would make it into their live sets just because it's one of those grooves on the low that'll turn heads with a familiar hook. If you're looking for minimal joints with maximum soul then it's a warp, Shmallen is your boy. —Tyler

Tina Turnup

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Number of Followers: 1775
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/tinaturnup-1
Location: Odense, Denmark

A 17-year-old Jersey club producer living in Denmark? Yeah, Tina Turnup's more than an awesome name. She's highlighting what we've always known: once homegrown sounds hit the mainstream, it's hard to keep them homegrown. Tina's only been putting out material over the last three months, but with the intriguing way these tunes are being flipped, we have a feeling her SoundCloud should be bubbling by summer's end. —khal


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Number of Followers: 1756
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/debroka-producer
Location: Atlanta, GA

The festival circuit in 2014 is going to get familiar with this young ATL producer whether they know it or not. Debroka's productions are always huge and trust that his sound is more than ready for the main stage. Trap is in good hands with this one. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 1752
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/jubileedj
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Jubilee's representing Mixpak and the Trouble & Bass camp. She's a gem on the decks and a beast in the studio. How she's not swimming in SoundCloud follwers is beyond us, but her recently-released "Pull Ova" single for Mixpak should be the key that unlocks the flood of fans to her sound. —khal


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Number of Followers: 1748
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/krane
Location: San Francisco, CA

Plastican sure know how to pick em. He has recharged his Terrorhythm label and injected a whole fresh flavor of bass music. When Terrorhythm released the Turquoise compilation last year, they included San Francisco's KRANE. The producer has since become a favorite of mine and his free download release "Empires" is the perfect example why. —Jake

Chrome Wolves

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Number of Followers: 1747
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/chromewolves
Location: Portland, OR

Chrome Wolves had a super nice run of tunes in 2012 and early 2013, with it seemingly like it was only really a matter of time. Then he fell silent. Rumors of new tunes and a new direction are incredibly exciting though as Chrome Wolves has a truly unique pop sensibility. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 1714
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/hashtaglambo
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

This youngster from Stockholm calls his sound 808 sex and one can easily see why. His lush take on everything currently cracking is extremely fun and tasty on so many levels. And his collaborations in the past year or so have been wrecking DJ sets from so many big names it's not even funny. —Brent


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Number of Followers: 1477
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/vlsonn
Location: Toronto, ON

The music Vlsonn makes is not for newbs. No, this is an aquired taste like fine scotch or mal liquor. His songs don't run at you and punch you in the face. This is some weird juke, grime, techno, and house music that is all about the mood. Not that this Toronto producer's tracks couldn't kill a dancfloor. I've seen him do it myself. —Brice


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Number of Followers: 1318
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/cadenzacadenza
Location: London, UK

Britain's Cadenza has already put out tracks with Fool's Gold, Mad Decent, and Mixpak. He's pretty much a jack of all trades with all things bass having made devastating dancehall, drum & bass and trap influenced tracks. Excited to hear more from this dude. —Brice


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Number of Followers: 1266
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/fbgbaht
Location: Knoxville, TN

Baht is making those hybrid tunes that satisfy both EDM and hip-hop purists. Thumping basslines and swinging melodies are standard, and his ear as a DJ is just as good as his skill as a producer. He's one I've been watching very closely, as his sound is already ready. Marketing and consistency are the only things that are yet to be determined. —Nappy


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Number of Followers: 1224
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/a-minor1
Location: London, UK

Looking forward to the impending "told-ya-so" with this foggy London town gem. Call it a hunch (read: call it obsessive Facebook and Twitter stalking), but it's only a matter of time before A-Minor's breakout single "Thinking Bout the Things" is followed by a groove of equal porportions. —Tyler

Niko Javan

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Number of Followers: 1059
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/niko-javan
Location: Miami, FL

He's played at TomorrowWorld and has had releases on Mad Decent but yet is only sitting at 1055. I almost selfishly don't want to share his soundcloud because his tunes are frequently used as secret weapons in my sets. —Ma-less

Cake Eater

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Number of Followers: 978
SoundCloud URL: http://soundcloud.com/cake-eater
Location: Lincoln, NE

The Midwest is definitely on the come up with some crazy talent and Cake Eater has to be near the top of that list. With a crazy take on where electro can really go, he's locked in a completely original sound with a ton of energy. —Brent

Aire Atlantica

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Number of Followers: 954
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/aireatlantica
Location: New York, NY

The sluggish pace that Aire Atlantica's career is moving is absolutely ridiculous in comparison to the records he's putting out. Not only are they big, but he's landed on Dim Mak and Spinnin in the past six months. He's making everything from trap to big room, and the sound is incredibly polished. His production has gone from impressive to amazing in the past year, and the tunes that he's sitting on are going to turn a lot of heads in his direction. —Nappy

AG Cook

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Number of Followers: 882
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/agcook
Location: London, UK

AG Cook's music sounds like a blend of 2-step and '90s R&B all compacted down to a 3.5" floppy disk sitting on top of a Dreamcast console that was found a few years ago. One part of the enigmatic PC Music label, AG is one to watch for those MIDI-style jams. —Jeremy

Tuff Turf

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Number of Followers: 649
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/tuff-turf
Location: San Diego, CA

Tuff Turf bring smooth female R&B vocals to the majority of what they do and if theres one thing I'm a sucker for it's exactly that. Apparently disco don and all around good dude, Le Youth, thought the same because he's shown them plenty of love on Facebook as well as his BBC1 dance anthem selections. Talk about a career catalyst. —Tyler

Emerson Twin

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Number of Followers: 220
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/emersontwin
Location: London, UK

Truth be told, I don't know anything about this artist (it seems no one does either), but I do know I like what I hear. In fact, I love what I hear. For Emerson Twin, that shouldn't be surprising though as he's already getting rinsed out and support from TEED, Laurent Garnier, Hyperdub, and Rinse. The producer's SC isn't well stocked but his Four Tet remix is special and his album is worth multiple listen at least. Check him out and watch this guy grow. —Jake


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Number of Followers: 188
SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/monozygotik
Location: Jacksonville, FL

DAD's got nothing but love for these identical twins cleverly named Monozygotik. Individually they are a force to be reckoned with, together they experiment with different sounds and melodies that we can help but love, it's honestly mind baffling that they only have 187 followers on SoundCloud. —Ma-less

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