Hailing from Newark, Ohio and now residing in LA, Chris Null aka obli is a musician in the truest sense of the word. Having been in bands from a young age, he moved to Los Angeles to join a group called Rooms, later meeting Sonny Moore who introduced obli to electronic music; notably the likes of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Autechre. Working with Sonny alongside good friend Sean, the guys toured as Sonny and the Blood Monkeys before the pair began experimenting with making music.
Moore of course went on to become Skrillex, and obli played bass in the female-fronted rock band Dead Sara for seven years – signing major label deals and touring extensively. Growing ever more inspired by artists like Caribou, Bonobo, Shlohmo and Jamie xx, in 2017 he left the band and began to work on his own music. Over the last few years he has developed his own sound whilst contining to tour with prominent acts such as Juliette Lewis, Kacy Hill and Julia Michaels. obli is set to release his debut Change EP on December 11th.
Phantoms, comprised of Los Angeles based Kyle Kaplan & Vinnie Pergola, are a live electronic act that does exactly that. Often tough to box in. …their style is best described as blurring the lines of house music & indie-dance, while retaining a pop sensibility. Incorporating distinctive synth and drum patterns, the duo have become synonymous with their ‘genre’ of alternative electronic.
Launching in 2016 with debut EP, “Broke Halo”, the duo were quickly signed to Republic / Casablanca, releasing their eponymous debut album the following year. ‘Phantoms’ featured the chart topping “Just A Feeling” (ft. Verite), clinching #1 spots on US Dance Radio for 4 straight weeks, iTunes electronic chart and sitting atop the SiriuxXM / BPM Top 20 countdown for over 8 weeks, and being named BPM’s ‘Breaker of the Year’.
2019 saw the rules of the duo’s 7-track “Disconnect” EP, which included dance chart topping single “Say It” and club focused instrumental “Designs For You”, which saw worldwide DJ support from the likes of Pete Tong, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont and many more. The same year also saw the duo hit the road with a live sold out North American headline tour that included festival stops at Ultra Miami, Life Is Beautiful, EDC Mexico, EDC Japan, Made In America, Okeechobee, Vooddo Fest and many more.
Applauded day NPR, Billboard, Dancing Astronaut and many others, it’s clear the duo have cemented themselves as one of electronic music’s hottest live acts.
More than half a decade into his career, Australian producer Golden Features is well-and-truly established; amassing over 120 million global streams, one platinum and four gold records to his name. Stell become a firm favorite in his home country, selling out his 2015 national tour, but the rest of the world was watching. He drew praise from electronic music heavyweights like Porter Robinson before taking his shows to the US, playing large-scale festivals including Coachella, HARD Summer and Nocturnal Wonderland
The debut album was Stell’s next challenge and it’s one that he painstakingly crafted. SECT arrived in 2018, almost two years after his previous release, and showcased an immersive sound that emphasized the journey rather than singular destinations. The album reached #1 on the iTunes Charts and also nabbed the coveted Triple J feature album.
The SECT headline tour saw him sell over 15,000 tickets across six shows. He also closed Falls Festival with a triumphant victory lap that left a lasting impression.
The album was a personal work that saw Stell allow very few collaborators into his world. It had just one featured vocalist with the producer admitting he’s, “very particular about how things are done.” A drive to keep creating music that sounds new, however, has seen him enter a collaborative stage of his career that has already resulted in projects with The Presets and ODESZA (BRONSON) plus a production credit on Katy Perry’s 2017 record Witness.