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With there being no shortage of talent in the world of electronic dance music, DJ Times has started a new monthly series where we will showcase some of the finest up-and-coming artists who we’d like to consider in the on-deck circle because we believe they’re next up! In case you missed it, click here to check out our complete list dating back to November’s inaugural edition.

(For those who don’t know, the on-deck circle is a baseball term that refers to being next in line to bat.)


Already becoming a fan favorite amongst the mau5trap horde, the once mysterious entity, i_o hails from the darkest corner of the cyber realm bringing us gritty electro sounds and striking techno grooves. Popping up at a bevy of festivals in the coming months, the world will soon see what exactly i_o has to offer.

Dom Dolla

Quickly become one of the hottest names in the game, Dom Dolla is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most in-demand electronic artists. Popping up on what seems like every festival lineup under the sun, this house maestro shows no signs of slowing down with his most recent single “Take It” racking up over 7 million plays.


Being one of the brightest talents in the world of bass, his unique production style drawing influence from video games has separated him for the rest of the pack. Engineering a melodic barrage of bass alongside a dose of nostalgia, the Leeds native is what many would consider as a “breath of fresh air.”


After DJing for five years and producing for two, VNSSA began to make her presence felt with the release of her debut single and hasn’t looked back since. With releases on Main Course, Dim Mak , Psycho Disco, Tons & Tons in addition to throwing down sets which cover all genres of house and techno across the country on the regular…..VNSSA is de

Lil Texas

While some artists choose to follow trends, Lil Texas has decided to play by his own rules unleashings his fury with tune 200 BPM and beyond! With his discography being the audio equivalent of shotgunning a Red Bull and Monster consecutively, this is one name who lives for the hardcore and invites listeners into the most extreme form of dance music.