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With there being no shortage of talent in the world of electronic dance music, DJ Times has started a 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 our 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.)


While he has already become quite the fan-favorite throughout the community of Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats imprint, CHEE is one South African producer that is ready to dominate the bass scene with his bone-rattling hybrid sound that has quickly separated himself from the rest of the pack. Garnering the attention of industry heavyweights like Noisia, DJ Craze, Bassnectar and Mat Zo, it’s safe to say his productions already has the stamp of approval from the scene finest so it’s just a matter of time before he becomes a household name in the world of bass.


It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the talent emerging from the bass music corner of electronic dance music but we’re here to help your sort through the noise…literally. MADGRRL is one name pushing the hard dance genre forward with her abrasive “hardstep” productions being her weapons of choice unleashing her fury with each release delivering an unrelenting audio assault on your eardrums. MADGRRL is certainly one to watch but certainly not one for the faint of heart, she’s serving up some top tier filth my friends.

Rome in Silver

In a time where forward-thinking productions are always ones to standout, Rome in Silver’s striking experimental approach has cemented his rightful place as one of the hottest names in the game. Continuing to impress engineering ominous bass growls and otherworldly atmospheric soundscapes inviting listeners on a wild ride transporting the listener to another world. Sit back, relax and indulge in some Rome in Silver, you won’t regret it.


Some may believe electronic music has become “uninspired” riddled with “cookie-cutter” productions but Ninajirachi will never be apart of that conversation….ever. Encompassing everything NLV Records stands for as a label releasing out of the box, club-ready weapons, this Sydney-based producer has found her niche serving up vibrant tune that pack quite the punch. If you’re looking for something to light up the dancefloor, take a deep dive into Ninajirachi’s discography.


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It’s time to get Madreckless! Hailing for Miami Beach, this bass enthusiast has paved his way into the dubstep scene with his destructive style of production that can only be described as unrelenting. Finding himself in the filthiest side of the dubstep scene, his bone-rattling catalogue is packed to the brim with punishing tune bassheads fiend for so will bass music being as popular as it is these days…it’s time to start keeping a tap on Madreckless before this bandwagon hits the road.

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