Whether it be their electric performances, heartfelt production or lasting friendship, dance fans around the world are drawn to the magnetic duo SLANDER. Through their meticulous blend of emotional lyricism and bone shaking drops, Derek Andersen and Scott Land have built a passionate family of fans along their evolution to the status of festival mainstays. Their dedication to their craft and the development of their own unique productions have earned them support from the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake, RL Grime, Diplo, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson and more.
Amongst dozens of chart-topping remixes, their original Heaven Trap hit “Love Again” featuring vocalist WAVZ has been listened to over 10 million times while being championed by Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint. But that was just the beginning of their journey. Since then, SLANDER has continued to perform all over the globe on renowned stages such as EDC Las Vegas’s Kinetic Field, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Bonnaroo, Paradiso, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Festival, and many more.
Beyond building a mint name for themselves through jaw-dropping original productions and massive collaborations, SLANDER has also included “label heads” to their resume. The LA-based duo recently turned their popular Gud Vibrations brand into an official record label with good friend NGHTMRE, ensuring their legions of fans that their famous GUD VIBES are only getting started. Based on their Mad Decent released single “Gud Vibrations”, best friends NGHTMRE and SLANDER decided to build their brand together, supporting good music, good friendships, and good vibes. Their GV brand has seen exponential growth with a world-wide audience. Back to back sellout nights headlining the Hollywood Palladium was quickly followed by selling the NOS event center with 10,000 fans while at the same time taking the dance music scene by storm with the first appearance of their new mind-blowing stage production, “THE ATOM”. In 2017 and 2018 they took “THE ATOM” to sold out shows at Red Rocks, as well as curating their own stage with it at Nocturnal Wonderland.
A love for SUB woofers and elec TRONICS is what brought us Subtronics . Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Jesse Kardon aka Subtronics had a passion for his drum set and Radiohead. While in high school, he discovered the first wave of dubstep with Skream, Caspa, and Rusko. This in turn led to the likes of Excision, Skrillex, 12th Planet and more. Having never heard the style of music before, Jesse was inspired to jump into the world of production. Learning the basics via tutorial videos, he quickly began designing and defining what would become his signature sound.
Fusing his unique blend of cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting dubstep & riddim, along with a dose of “spaced out wook trap vibe”, Subtronics seeks to push the envelope and pin the needles in modern production. On the live front, he has built a rabid following with his high energy sets showcasing his technical skills, full of chopping and double drops. Now both a national and international touring artist, Subtronics has traveled everywhere from Australia to Shanghai to share his sound.
Subtronics has released with Never Say Die, SubCarbon, Deadbeats, Kannibalen, in addition to his own newly-created label, Cyclops Recordings. Founded in June 2019, Cyclops Recordings is home to his two most recent EPs, ‘Cyclops Army’ and ‘Wooked on Tronics’, as well as his collab with Rusko, ‘Bounce.’ In addition to his own deep catalogue, he’s consistently churned out bangers with a number of artists, including Boogie T, Space Jesus, Ganja White Night, and GRiZ.
After co-headlining the 50+ stop Up In Smoke tour, Subtronics zoomed into a jam-packed festival season, playing Electric Forest, Bass Canyon, Electric Zoo, and Lost Lands, just to name a few. Sandwiched in the middle of his festival appearances, also he hosted a sold-out two night takeover at Colorado’s Ogden Theater, which only left fans wanting more. Luckily, Cyclops Army’s commander-in-chief doesn’t look like he has plans to slow down any time soon. At the beginning of October, he announced a 60+ stop tour, aptly named Cyclops Invasion. The tour will feature HE$H, as well as support from CHEE and Level Up.
When not producing “angry robot noises,” you can find Subtronics at home in Philadelphia spinning poi, taking dabs, and leading his devoted ever-growing band of followers in the ‘Cyclops Army.’ Look out for Subtronics coming to wreak havoc in a city near you – it’s the Year of the Cyclops!