House is a massive genre of music, and it’s easy to miss out on artists until they’re in the mainstream, so we’ve selected our top 5 House artists not be missed this year. They’re a lovely selection of artists who are pushing the boundaries to pave the way for new branches of House. Whether you prefer bass heavy or laid back dreamy vibes we’ve got an artist for you.
Starting out in Seattle at just 17, it wasn’t long before Kendoll was touring across the US. Her tracks are a combination of gritty Tech and House and she’s known for hugging her bassline. There’s no denying Kendoll’s music makes you want to move. Releasing tracks on Night Bass, OKNF, Audiophile XXL, 3000 Bass and Psycho Disco, she is constantly producing new music, as she explores all the nooks and crannies of the House genre. She’s also been performing at various music festivals, including Life Is Beautiful and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. If you hadn’t heard of her before, you’ll definitely notice her name popping up more and more throughout 2019.
Kendoll - Metronome - Track credit via Kendoll’s Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/kendollmusik/kendoll-metronome-156-wwwinsomniaccomhalloween-mixtape-vol3
Dillion Nathaniel is all about the sound manipulation; combining, distorting, stretching, repeating and sampling sounds to create new ones. Given his background as an Audio Engineer, it’s not surprising he knows how to shape the sounds to create his perfect balance. He is on a mission to redefine what House music is and he’s certainly turning heads as he does so. He’s caught A-Track, Chris Lake, and Tchami’s attention and featured on mainstream UK radio stations Rinse FM and BBC Radio 1. Known for his energetic sets and ability to create a mood, Dillion is on track to shake things up.
Dillon Nathaniel - Pressure - Video credit via YouTube @https://youtu.be/gCOWwCBoD_0
Peach is basically a ghost online and a hard artist to find any information about. Her online bios say only that she is a “ball of energy” and an “anime character irl”. Judging by her humble and sincere posts it would seem she manages her social media herself and is attempting to avoid the fame that will inevitably come with being a success. Born in Canada, she now resides in London, UK producing music which is best described as an electronic and energetic mashup up of House and Techno. With frequent appearances at The Warehouse Project and Lux Fragil, she seems to be marking her mark on the European House music scene. Peach is playing at a huge number of festivals over the next two months including Lighthouse Festival, Forbidden Fruit Festival, Gottwood, Klub Dramatik and even Glastonbury.
Peach - Peach 016 - Track credit via Peach’s Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/ohpeach/peach-016
Russian duo Modd, have only been around for 2 years, but that doesn't mean they aren’t already making a name for themselves. Incorporating everything from bird song to bells into their signature deep house sound, they produce lovely chill tracks which somehow work for both relaxing and vibing to. Made up of Stanislav Modd and Vladimir Makhnachev, the DJ/producer pair have already played a set at the one and only Coachella! It’s likely we’ll be seeing more and more from Modd as they’re just getting started.
Modd - Swallow’s Nest - Video credit via YouTube @Anjunadeep https://youtu.be/fihzMlV9mCU
So if you’re not a newbie to the Dance and House music scene, you’ll probably of heard of Öona Dahl and of you are new, sit back and enjoy her unique world. Öona has performed all over the globe from the USA to Singapore and she is finally getting the mainstream recognition she deserves. Her music is dreamy and has a sort of ethereal feel to it, that is soothing and emotive. Aesthetically, she has a very Burning Man-esc vibe and I feel it’s fair to say her music fits that too. Her tracks instantly transport you to a beautiful summer day, where you can move and dance to your heart's content.
Öona Dahl - All Day I Dream with Deeper Sounds mix - Track credit via All Day I Dream’s Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/alldayidream/oona-dahl