From Brisbane, Australia, producer Emmanuel John – aka UV Boi – might have come from the SoundCloud generation but he has since grown to go beyond the ethers of the web. Having had the seal of approval from Canadian superproducer Ryan Hemsworth (who’s collaborated with him on ‘Gods’), UV is an Australian staple who’s toured regularly, played big festivals the likes of Splendour in the Grass, heralded by indie station triple j, and caught the attention of high-profilers like Kaytranada and Goldlink. Recently released second EP Returned Alone has further expanded his profile, with the record evolving his emotive 808s-leaning beats with moody ambience that references r’n’b and trip-hop as much as it does Yung Lean.
Alongside UV, Singapore’s future bass DJ MYRNE – real name Manfred Lim – joins #JUICE15’s headlining slot as part of his 2017 tour. MYRNE was the first Asian name to have had an EP (Softsins) out via Diplo’s Mad Decent label, and is now currently under indie Canadian label Monstercat, home to his latest single ‘Confessions (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff)’. Recently, MYRNE’s collaborative track with countryman Gentle Bones, ‘JU1Y’, was also featured on 88Rising as a ‘Fresh Delivery’ pick. With his first ever North American tour cheekily dubbed ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ coming soon, MYRNE will no doubt rake in more international recognition – and he’s already gained the support of What So Not and Diplo.
Yann Cavaille (KR)
On the South Korean side, the anniversary will see Yann Cavaille, the cofounder of label, club night, and collective Pute Deluxe, otherwise known as the peeps responsible for congregating the coolest Korean kids to Seoul’s hippest parties.
Also from South Korea – and especially if you dig DEAN’s tunes – freshfaced producer Deepshower would be right up your alley with his house-inflected r’n’b and hip hop beats.
One of the most promising young guns in the hip hop scene, Airliftz’s music is oftentimes as emotionally relatable as they are relevant to the hip hop zeitgeist. Recent EP Bagel sees the sort of excess and meanderings you’d find on his past self-produced SoundCloud releases trimmed down, giving the 19-year-old a precocious maturity as an artiste.
Jee Hoe – aka JHin – has been spinning clubs for years now, but the past couple of years had seen him reinvigorated as something of an OG traplord. But that doesn’t negate his past influences, JHin’s sets can still move from techno to jersey to that perennial 808 drums we’ve all been conditioned to bop to – whatever the sound is, all that matters is that they keep the party going.