Adam Melchor’s journey thus far has been far from conventional. Long story short, this proud Jersey boy picked up a guitar and eventually fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a musician in Los Angeles. But in reality, he got there by singing for mobsters “well-suited insurance guys” at pizza parlors, getting an Opera degree, playing thousands of hours in various dives, churches, and restaurants (sometimes in the same day), and driving across the country to the West Coast in an old Toyota Camry (twice). Moving to Los Angeles during 2018, he had sessions with everyone from Charlie Puth to The Chainsmokers, and has also toured alongside Mt. Joy, Dodie, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and JS Ondara. Picking up steam, his single “Real Estate” gained impressive traction leading up to the 2020 SUMMER CAMP EP. At the onset of the Global Pandemic, he launched Melchor’s Lullaby Hotline, where he personally replied to fan texts and emails with a new demo each Sunday. He eventually sent out about 40 original songs to 10,000 fans. After racking up more than 50 million streams and garnering acclaim from NPR, Wonderland Magazine, Billboard, Atwood Magazine, and more, he properly introduces himself and shares the juicy details of this story on his latest mixtape, Melchor Lullaby Hotline, Vol. 1.
Andrew Wells is an Los Angeles/London-based platinum-selling producer and multi-instrumentalist. At the age of 25, he’s already co-written and/or produced for artists spanning all genres including Halsey, Ellie Gouldiing, Phoebe Bridgers, Niall Horan, X Ambassadors, and RAYE.
Specializing in trap and bass music, Brooklyn-based electronic producer Baauer broke into the mainstream when his 2012 viral sensation “Harlem Shake” debuted atop the Billboard charts and spawned an equally viral meme. An aspiring bedroom producer since the age of 13, Harry Rodrigues took the name Baauer to brand his tracks, which combined crunk hip-hop beats, dance music tempos, and clever samples from video-sharing sites. He made his official debut in early 2012 when his bass-heavy party track “Dum Dum” was released by the LuckyMe label on a one-sided, laser-etched 12″. Diplo’s Mad Decent label then signed Baauer and released “Harlem Shake” on their sub-imprint Jeffree’s in May of that same year. At first, the track made waves among the EDM and electro-trap faithful, but in early 2013, it exploded into the mainstream thanks to an Internet meme in which individuals uploaded amateur videos of themselves dancing to the song. Football teams, firemen, college kids dressed as Power Rangers, and even SeaWorld animals were all seen doing the Harlem Shake, and the collective views quickly climbed into the thousands, then millions. Baauer benefited from YouTube’s new “Content ID” system, which allowed users to use the song with the producer and label benefiting from any ad revenue. At the end of February, as Baauer announced his debut EP for Mad Decent, along with a collaboration with hip-hop producer Just Blaze, Billboard changed its formula for calculating charts and added YouTube streaming data to the mix of sales and radio plays. “Harlem Shake” debuted at number one the next week, and eventually earned Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. “Higher,” featuring Just Blaze, followed that August. Baauer then released the ß EP — a collaboration with AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd — in 2014 and the single “GoGo!” in 2015. That track also appeared on the producer’s 2016 debut album, Aa, which landed on the LuckyMe label and included guest spots by Future, Pusha T, M.I.A., Rustie, and Novelist. Over the following years, Baauer focused mainly on standalone singles, issuing a string of tracks into 2018. He returned in 2020 with his sophomore album, Planet’s Mad, which went on to be nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
After racking up just shy of half-a-billion streams and receiving acclaim from Vice, Pigeons & Planes, Billboard, Vogue UK, and more, bülow has learned to trust her gut when it comes to music. The songstress infuses alternative pop with clever observations, personal confessions, and boundary-breaking spirit underpinned by live instrumentation. Spending the first eight years of her life in Germany, she moved to England with her family and started busking by the time she turned eleven. She has lived everywhere from Holland to Toronto and channeled a musical wanderlust into her songwriting. Along the way, she dropped four Eps—Damaged Vol. 1 , Damaged Vol. 2 , Crystalline , and The Contender —and collaborated with everyone from Ty Dolla $ign and Mura Masa to Fall Out Boy and MadeInTYO. Not to mention, she graced the bills of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Osheaga and shined on NBC’s The Today Show. As the world slipped into quarantine during 2020, she settled in Holland and musically turned back the clock. Nodding to favorites from her parents’ record collection, she re-embraced formative influences, including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and The Shins. Creative freedom defines her forthcoming new music, kicked off by the guitar-driven “First Place.”
Dijon is from a small county outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Influenced by the freedom and lo-fi approach in the DIY music scene, he began producing and experimenting with collages of R&B, Folk, and Dance music as the musical duo, Abhi//Dijon. Having since established himself as a solo artist, he released his debut EP, Sci Fi 1, in March ’19 followed by the release of his critically-acclaimed 2nd EP, How Do You Feel About Getting Married? in May ’20. Since then, Dijon has collaborated with Charli XCX on the lead track off her most recent album, “pink diamond”, as well as gone on to release more tracks of his own including his cover of Chaka Khan’s “sweet thing“, and most recently “The Stranger“, a posse cut of a folk song featuring John C. Reilly, Tobias Jesso Jr., Sachi, Dan Reeder, and Becky and the Birds. Dijon will be releasing his debut album later this year.
Better known by the moniker Jack & Henry, Jack Karaszewski and Henry Kwapis are producers, multi instrumentalists, and lyricists who have worked with Juice WRLD, YG, FKA Twigs, Tobias Jesso Jr., Gracie Abrams, Omar Apollo, and Dijon, and Lil Dicky (having contributed all the original score to the FX TV series DAVE). They are also frequent collaborators with Benny Blanco, whom they provide creative direction for as well.
After dropping out of NYU’s Clive Davis School and moving back to Los Angeles, 23-year old Jasper Harris has already made a name for himself with 3 nominations for the 2022 Grammys (including Best Rap Song “Family Ties”, Best Rap Performance “Family Ties”, and Best Album “Montero”). Jasper’s recent releases include Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem’s “Family Ties”, Lil Nas X “Dead Right Now”, and Tate McRae’s “feel like shit” with upcoming releases from Post Malone, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, and FKA Twigs. Jasper’s frequent collaborators include Lil Dicky (Jasper has scored both seasons of DAVE on FX), Louis Bell, Take a Daytrip, Carter Lang, Solomonophonic, Rami Yacoub, Benny Blanco, and El Guincho.
Reared amid the smoky, off-kilter creations of Los Angeles’ storied “beat scene,” the DJ and electronic producer RL Grime wields trap hi-hats, chest-caving bass, and languid synth lines that melt out of sound systems like Salvador Dalí’s clocks. He grew up in L.A. in a creative family—his father was an architect and his mother was a fine-arts photographer. He loved 50 Cent as a kid, made regular trips to EDC in Las Vegas in high school, and started making beats after being inspired by the dubstep-inflected ballads of James Blake. In the early 2010s, he joined the Wedidit Collective alongside beatmakers Shlohmo and Groundislava and dropped out of school at NYU to focus on music, eager to capitalize on gig offers after drawing attention online for his tracks—including a mesmerizing, massive 2012 remix of Kanye West’s “Mercy” made with fellow L.A. producer Salva. Always versatile, he’s teamed with R&B singers and street rappers alike on subsequent remixes and EPs while exploring all shades of catharsis on his solo albums, including 2014’s VOID and 2018’s NOVA. Since then, he has gone on to establish his own record label called Sable Valley, serving as a platform to highlight emerging talent that he believes in and allowing up-and-coming artists to share their artistic voice with the world on their terms.
Tobias is a Canadian-born songwriter/producer based in Los Angeles. He has written songs for Adele, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Sia, P!nk and more. Tobias has most recently founded LA-basd Orange Music Publishing, helping develop songwriters and producers. Orange has landed cuts with Conan Gray, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, The Killers, King Princess and many more.