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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.)

Cheyenne Giles

Hailing from San Diego, Cheyenne Giles has continued to thrive with blistering bass house stealing some of the spotlight when it comes to the world of electronic dance music. Unloading a steady barrage of releases throughout the past year following officially inking a record deal with Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label in 2019, all the momentum seems to be in Cheyenne’s corner who is primed to be a festival fan favorite (once they are back) due to undeniable energy of his productions.

Moore Kismet
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Being one of the true production prodigies at only 15-year-old, Moore Kismet is a prime example that the ever-evolving world of bass music is in good hands. Taking the dubstep scene by storm with their relentless, forward-thinking style of production, this California native continues to leave listeners in awe engineering flawless musical journeys through sound while leaving those who tune in on their toes with each and every release. Whether it is a merciless bass beast or a dreamy soundscape that packs a punch, the reign of Moore Kismet has just begun no matter what niche of the bass scene may tickle your fancy.


With no genre being off-limits for Knock2, there is no denying bass enthusiast that has cooked up quite the arsenal of club-ready weapons. From bass house hits to bone-rattling trap anthems, this promising producer has made a lasting impression throughout the past year with a number of mind-blowing releases engineered to light up the club and festival circuits. In addition to being a power player on RL Grime‘s blossoming Sable Valley imprint, Knock2 has proven to be one of the true driving forces breaking down the traditional boundaries of bass music for the better. Knock2 is one to watch if you’re looking for a proper adrenaline rush.

Control Freak
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The dubstep scene continues to thrive so it only seems right that Control Freak ends up on your radar especially if you’re into that bone-crushing, gutteral style of bass that gives your speakers a run for their money. Continuing to evolve as an artist over the past two years, this New York native is part of the next wave of dubstep dons with his recent Insomniac live stream serving as a taste of what’s to come. If headbanging in a mosh pit is your idea of dancing, Control Freak has just become your favorite fresh face so be sure to hop on the bandwagon before this bad boy takes off!


Serving up pulsating bass beats from the Land Down Under, Lowdown is another house hitmaker that continues to capitalize in the recent resurgence of the genre. Already a familiar face on esteemed imprints like Tchami‘s Confession and AC Slater‘s Night Bass, any true house enthusiast needs to get introduced Lowdown to spice up your party playlists.

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