Eight Emerging Artists On Our Radar: June 2024

Welcome back to On Our Radar, Beatportal’s monthly roundup of the DJs and producers we can’t get enough of.

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Beatportal On Our Radar June 2024
Jun 18, 2024
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Alice Austin
Tatyana Jane Beatportal

TATYANA JANE

Tatyana Jane’s latest EP Elixyr on Mexican label NAAFI. is a deep dive into explorative soundscapes and ethereal breakbeat. A rising French artist and DJ, Tatyana Jane is well known for her blend of bass, breaks and percussion, drawing inspiration from Bachata, Detroit, Afro, Jersey club and baile funk. Born in Douala, Cameroon and raised in the south of France, the artist holds a deep connection to the diverse soundscapes she grew up with both inside and outside the home. The rest of the world is quickly catching onto her unparalleled talent, with a residency on Rinse France, a recent stand-out set at Boiler Room, a legendary performance alongside Skrillex at Berghain and an appearance at a Louis Vuitton showcase. Slowly and steadily, Tatyana Jane is building her own unique and vibrant culture.

Augusto Yepes Beatportal

AUGUSTO YEPES

The last two years of Augusto Yepes’ career have been a triumph. Every track he’s released has soared up the Beatport charts, with “Amore,” “My Way” and “Bayamo” all making it to the top three most downloaded Melodic House & Techno tracks on Beatport. In May, the DJ and producer released his Breathe In EP, a three-track project that combines chugging house rhythms with disco synths to create music that makes magical moments. The EP came out on Rufus Du Sol’s Rose Avenue imprint, and follows a mesmerising performance from the pair at Wynn Las Vegas. Breathe In combines various influences from the Columbian artist, including collaborations with friends and peers Presi On, AZATT and Renate. With early support from Adriatique, Maceo Plex, CamelPhat, Eelke Kleijn and more, make sure you catch Augusto behind the booth at a festival near you this summer.

Tripolism Beatportal
Dennis Morton

TRIPOLISM

Up-and-coming Danish electro trio Tripolism are about to win over more hearts, minds and bodies with their debut album Absolute Dope out June 7th via Ultra Records. They’ve been unstoppable since they formed in 2021, with their track “Dope Dance” named one of BBC Radio 1's Essential New Tunes and one of Pete Tong’s Top 5 Essential New Tunes of the Year in 2023. Their music treads the line between indie-disco, melodic house and indie-dance, creating a perfect storm of personality, good vibes and serious 4-to-the-floor bangers. They count Dixon, Keinemusik and Chloe Caillet as fans, and have gigs lined up across Europe this summer in Paris, Ibiza, Istanbul, Mykonos and beyond. Make sure you catch them behind the booth; their buoyant and explorative vibes are best experienced live.

Jen Payne Beatportal

JEN PAYNE

When the pandemic hit, Jen Payne didn’t let it slow her down. She switched out her decks for Ableton, and spent the best part of a year learning to produce. Two years on, and her hard work is paying off. She’s become known as one of Ireland’s most cherished house artists, with a myriad of releases on Glasgow Underground with music that shares one common thread: no-nonsense, irresistible, tech-house magic, designed to turn dance floors inside out. Her latest release is on Glasgow Underground’s Ibiza 2024 compilation, with her track “Pretty Girls Walk” alongside Vandal On Da Track. It’s a tech-house scorcher, full of punchy percussion, catchy vocals and tons of attitude. With a flurry of recent gigs in Ibiza and festival appearances across the UK, Jen Payne is at the beginning of an exciting career.


Val Fleury Beatportal

VAL FLEURY

If Liberia-born, US-based DJ and producer Val Fleury isn’t on your radar yet, she should be. Her Afro-House-Techno DJ sets are vibes on vibes, and her passion for platforming the sound of West Africa is palpable through her music. Currently based in LA, she's played stand-out sets at Coachella, Miami Music Week, Roots Picnic and SXSW, winning over thousands with her contagious, high-octane selections. Her productions are no different, with her debut release “Believe” fusing emotive vocals with a euphoric house beat. One of her latest releases, “PST,” is a continuation of this energy, a mixture of trance and tech-house with powerful female vocals that drive the track forward. In addition, she's just dropped her latest tune "Technically" — a belter that blares out as a love letter to club culture. She’s passionate about showcasing under-represented talent from outside the US, and aims to make dance music a more inclusive space worldwide.

Sobolik On Our Radar

SOBOLIK

NYC-based DJ-producer Sobolik has been turning heads over the last few years with their futuristic club cuts, released on labels including All Centre, 3024, Early Reflex, and CloudCore. A member of the Antidote and Kindergarten collectives, their work connects likeminded artists with the Brooklyn rave ecosystem. On June 14th, Sobolik released their latest EP, Slipstreaming, on Kindergarten Records. The five-track project, made in collaboration with Ma Sha, combines club-ready dynamism with break-filled cuts to create an EP brimming with intimacy and intensity. Sobolik’s “As A Metaphor” delivers sub-bass dives, metallic tones and a rubbery bassline alongside breathy vocals and a haunting lead synth. You can catch Sobolik’s high-energy, bass-filled sets on their Lot Radio residency this summer.

Less O Beatportal

LESS-O

Cri du Coeur is the captivating new mini album from promising young producer Maxime Aussel, AKA Less-O. Building on the success of his debut Shenanigans EP, his latest project heads into more emotional terrain with tracks filled with tension and immersive soundscapes. Drawing from both the personal and universal, this record explores the idea of the dancefloor as a form of catharsis. The album pays tribute to Less-O's multifaceted inspirations, from his South American heritage to his background as a drummer. The titular track, “Cri du Coeur” (which means ‘cry of the heart' in French), is an intense, heartfelt electronic outcry, while “Last Mic Jack” revisits the Amen break, infusing a torrent of kick and sub. Rigorously tested and endorsed by Simo Cell in most of his DJ sets last year, these tracks have earned the seal of approval from ravers worldwide.

Bamao Yende Beatportal
Pablo Vabene (Interlope Magazine)

BAMAO YENDÉ

The French-Cameroonian artist, promoter and DJ Bamao Yendé makes his debut release on Club Djembe with some new future-afro sounds. The Dios Mio EP, out on June 14th, is the artist’s most ambitious project to date, with an intoxicating fusion of bass-heavy and marginalised sounds. With a heady and unique mixture of garage, breakbeat, Kuduro, highlife, batida and more, Yendé seamlessly fuses percussive and industrial rhythms with funk, groove and creativity. For an idea of his style, check out his latest radio show on NTS, full of unreleased tracks, and check out his latest interview with Metal Magazine where he talks about his inspiration and production process. With tons more releases in the pipeline, Bamao Yendé’s about to become one of France’s most sought-after artists.

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