If you’re a fan of EDM, then you probably know of the big names like deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Chainsmokers – and if you’re not acquainted with our local EDM artists, then here are five, both established and new, who should be on your radar.
The OG in the local EDM scene, Rave Republic consists of Mathias Schell and Stas Madorski, who are mostly known for their pop-EDM crossover. They have since gone on to perform at numerous EDM festivals like Ultra Music Festival, and they have over a million streams on Spotify.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s hard not to hear about this 23-year old rising star who’s also one of Singapore’s most-streamed artists with her addictively catchy beats. Sokko’s performed at Ultra Singapore 2017 and opened for international acts like The Chainsmokers. She’s taken to performing with her face covered.
A rising star in the international arena, Myrne (aka Manfred Lim) has a classical music background. After his debut in 2015, he’s since performed at the big leagues such as Ultra Miami and Tomorrowland in 2018. He’s also the first Singaporean act to be signed on by Ultra Records, alongside international DJ heavyweights like Alan Walker and Steve Aoki.
Perk Pietrek (whose real name is actually Pietrek) has caught the ears of many EDM superstars such as Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, and Far East Movement (whom he’s signed to) for his unique blend of trap, jungle, and EDM. His music also featured on cable and Netflix series like Dynasty, Grown-ish, S.W.A.T. and Queen of the South.
London-Singapore-Japan-based artist yeule (aka Nat Ćmiel) combines her ethereal vocals with her gothic, post-pop electronic beats, creating a sound that’s truly unique. Rather than the usual EDM dance beats, her music is akin to a dreamy trance, which can be seen in her latest music video, Pretty Bones.