Tomorrowland proudly introduces ‘RISE’, spotlighting under-the-radar and emerging artists

Tomorrowland proudly introduces ‘RISE’, spotlighting under-the-radar and emerging artists

The 6-track ‘RISE VA’ (Vol. 1) includes new music by Vidojean x Oliver Loenn, Layla Benitez and MotherEarth, Tigerblind, KILL SCRIPT, Olympe and Spada

Friday, 19 April 2024 – Tomorrowland is proudly introducing ‘RISE’, a collective of musically potent tracks, spotlighting under-the-radar, fresh, and emerging artists to the world. The 6-track ‘RISE VA’ (Vol. 1), including new music by Vidojean x Oliver Loenn, Layla Benitez and MotherEarth, Tigerblind, KILL SCRIPT, Olympe and Spada, is the very first RISE compilation to see the light of day, released on Tomorrowland Music today!

‘RISE VA’ (Vol. 1) is out now via all platforms.

Explore RISE’s curated selection and be the first to discover the charting artists of tomorrow that deserve people’s attention across the world. Offering high-quality music and catering to all genres in electronic music with an eclectic range of artists, there is truly something in there for everyone. Stay tuned for more RISE compilations throughout the year.

Tomorrowland Music – RISE VA (Vol. 1)
Vidojean x Oliver Loenn – Alameyo
​Layla Benitez, MotherEarth – Usion
​Tigerblind – Raided
​KILL SCRIPT – Gravity (feat. Linney)
​Olympe – I Don’t Wanna Talk
​Spada – Reset

One World Radio host Adam K will highlight the 6 tracks from RISE VA (Vol. 1) in his Friday afternoon show on Tomorrowland’s official radio station, giving the artists and their songs some special attention on release day. The week after, all tracks will be heard on air with the different radio hosts talking about them when they pop up during their shows.

Vidojean x Oliver Loenn
As one of Tomorrowland’s Future Four up-and-coming rising stars to watch, Vidojean and Oliver Loenn have been making waves with their captivating and uplifting afro & sexy house beats, including numerous and widely supported bootlegs.

Notable support by Keinemusik, Rampa, &ME, Chris Lake, MEDUZA, Alex Wann, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Benny Benassi, Nitefreak and Peace Control.

Layla Benitez
Layla Benitez — daughter to John Benitez aka Jellybean, who’s produced and remixed artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters — may have been in DJ booths since she was barely old enough to walk, but her DJ'ing and production reveal an artist who continues to evolve and grow with every gig and every experience. Her August 2021 Boiler Room set showcases an 80s synth-influenced sound she describes as ‘indie dance meets dark disco’, a flickering neon bridge between her New York roots and Miami home. 

Meanwhile, her long hours spent in the studio reveal a producer working within a melodic techno sound and a laid-back, heavy, soulful groove that, somehow, fits within the same sonic aesthetic. It’s not an accident. Layla has honed her understanding of both DJing and production weekly on the very front line, touring the world and as a resident at Space Miami.

In the last few years, her career has been on a constant upward trajectory. Named 2022 Future Star by DJ Mag Layla has played to huge crowds at events such as Coachella  EXIT, Afterlife, Circoloco  EDC, The Warehouse Project, Tomorrowland, Mayan Warrior and in iconic venues such as DC-10, Red Rocks, Warung, etc.

Notable support by Diplo, CamelPhat, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Damian Lazarus, Adam Port, Fideles and Liva K.

MotherEarth — Jules Brand — takes you on a journey that bridges the gap between your individual existence and the vast infinity of everything surrounding and connecting us. The power of MotherEarth stems from a deeply rooted belief that music is an expression of total freedom. A source of raw energy in its purest form. Motherearth gives his audience a place they can call their own, liberating and satisfying. The last few months of 2023 and into 2024 will see MotherEarth release and collaborate with great new labels launched by established artists.Developed over the last 12 months and drawing from ten years of producing experience, MotherEarth has over a dozen melodic techno tracks ready for release.

Notable support by CamelPhat, Korolova, Kevin de Vries, Joris Voorn, Agents Of Time and Rebūke.

MotherEarth: “I’m really excited to release my new collab ‘Usion’ together with Layla Benitez on Tomorrowland Music. ‘Usion’ is an auditory journey through the realms of illusion. With a powerful melodic drop that ignites the senses. The break melody sounds a bit like a classical piano piece, tying everything together nicely. I hope it resonates with you!”

TigerBlind have already drummed up support from the likes of CamelPhat, Solomun, Dom Dolla  and Swedish House Mafia to name a few. The duo hailing from Liverpool have had relative success with their edit of Grum's ‘Shout’ that led to an official release of the tune on Anjunabeats as well as recently remixing ‘Compute’ for Camelphat & Ali Love. With support from Radio 1 from Danny Howard, Pete Tong & Sarah Story the future looks bright for the up and coming duo with a lot more to come…

Notable support by Swedish House Mafia, Solomun, Dom Dolla, MEDUZA, CamelPhat, Above & Beyond, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Goom Gum, Danny Howard, Pete Tong, Tiësto, Vintage Culture, Jaguar and Cristoph.

Tigerblind: "We just like to get in the studio and see what works. If it feels natural and right then we will pursue the idea and finish it off. With 'Raided' we wanted to tip our hats to the nostalgic rave sound and I think we’ve achieved it with this record. We wanted to create something with a nostalgic feel and high energy that will sound great in any environment whether that be a club or maybe a festival setting."

Immersed in the pulsating intersection of cinematic visuals and melodic techno, KILL SCRIPT’s sonic narratives resonate deeply with fans worldwide. Each KILL SCRIPT performance unfolds as an immersive journey, captivating audiences with expansive soundscapes and genre pushing productions. Establishing a wide-reaching fanbase, with gripping performances at EDC Las Vegas, EDC Orlando, Electric Zoo, and Seismic Dance Event to sold-out headline shows at the iconic Halcyon San Francisco, the intimate confines of Soundcheck DC, and an abandoned boiler room in Atlanta, KILL SCRIPT consistently challenges the boundaries of the underground.

At the core of KILL SCRIPT's artistry lies a fusion of sci-fi cinematography and techno prowess, earning accolades from Armada Music and swift acclaim within house and techno circles. Evolving his sound for the coming years, KILL SCRIPT enters 2024 with an extensive arsenal of unreleased melodic treasures. Poised for an unprecedented ascent, KILL SCRIPT is ready to mark this year as his most monumental yet. KILL SCRIPT will also be officially remixing Anyma’s latest ‘Pictures Of You’ single, dropping later this Spring.

Notable support by Anyma, Tale Of Us, Cassian and Kevin de Vries.

KILLSCRIPT: "'Gravity' is my follow-up to my first track with Linney, 'Line In the Sand'. After so much love from the fans on that track, we knew we had to go back into the studio and work on something totally new. I made 'Gravity' and instantly knew that Linney had to be a part of the record. Her voice is so angelic and mixing that vibe with the harsher synths within the melodic techno sound created a very special space. We are so excited to hear what everyone thinks!"

Italian DJ and producer Olympe, has swiftly risen to prominence with her captivating sets that effortlessly transport listeners to ethereal realms of perception. Drawing inspiration from a blend of Deep Tech, Indie dance, and Melodic Techno. Born in Parma, she began her musical journey at a young age, studying classical piano while exploring a diverse range of genres. A serendipitous encounter with electronic music charmed her during her teenage years, compelling her to delve deeper into this music's expressiveness and experimental nature - an ongoing journey that continues to shape her artistic vision.

In 2018, Olympe made her debut as a DJ, rapidly securing residencies at two prominent clubs in Milan. As 2021 unfolded, her prodigious talents transcended borders, hypnotizing audiences worldwide in many clubs and festivals, including awe-inspiring performances at Tomorrowland, Awakenings, Afterlife, Zamna, and DGTL. Fuelled by an unwavering determination to leave a mark on the electronic music scene, Olympe embarked on developing her musical vision in 2020. She focuses on conveying profound emotions through the artful integration of deep synths and mesmerizing beats. 

Olympe burst into the scene in early 2022 with her debut track, "In the Darkness," on the esteemed Afterlife label. Her sizzling and evocative sound immediately captivated listeners, showcasing her exceptional talent and establishing her as a rising star. A few months later, Olympe further solidified her position as a force to be reckoned with by delivering another prestigious release on Just This label. Her latest release appears on Afterlife's new various artist EP ‘Realm of Consciousness VI’ (2023), further cementing her status as one of the most exciting new voices in Techno.

Notable support by Tale Of Us, Afterlife, Drumcode, Tomorrowland, Zamna, DGTL and Awakenings.

Italian born, Prague-based DJ & Producer Spada has played in over 50 countries around the world. With Releases on Diynamic, Anjunabeats, Tomorrowland and Stil Vor Talent, Spada has achieved over 150 million streaming plays on Spotify and has racked up a consistent 850k monthly listeners. He earned a spot in the Top 100 Artists charts of Beatport for the Melodic House & Techno category and has been featured on BBC Radio 1, NRJ France, KISS FM UK, Sirius Xm as well as other media platforms. 

Currently, Spada is featured in “Best Electronic Sounds of 2023” on Spotify. Through his staggering sounds, Spada has been supported by powerful international artists and signed official remixes for Above & Beyond, Zhu, Robin Schulz, Benny Benassi, and other notable names. 

In 2022, Spada released ‘Be Strong’ featuring Korolova through Armada Music which quickly became his most streamed song and was featured on various Spotify editorial playlists. 2023 was a strong year for Spada, having played in over 50 shows around the world. Yet, the incoming year is set to take his career into the next level and introduce new opportunities for him. With a pipeline of prominent releases, he is ready to play his music and connect with people across the globe!

Notable support by Solomun, Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Miss Monique, Boris Brejcha, Nora En Pure, Vintage Culture and Korolova.

Spada: "'Reset' is the perfect track for every mix, I imagined to do a track like this as a passpartout switching the genre or the mood of a set, from one to the other and at the same time catching the crowd instantly with an energetic riff."

About Tomorrowland Music
Tomorrowland has expanded the family with its own music label: Tomorrowland Music. Tomorrowland Music is a dedicated music division within Tomorrowland, collaborating closely with both artists and labels, supporting them in all their recording and release activities. 

Tomorrowland Music has partnered with Virgin Distribution and Virgin Records. As part of the Universal Music Group, Virgin has been one of the industry leaders in music distribution and independent records labels for many years. Tomorrowland Music is delighted to be working closely with Virgin and looking forward to taking the label to a higher level together.

Stay tuned for a stellar line-up of renowned artists from all different levels who can’t wait to release their music on Tomorrowland Music, encompassing a multitude of genres.

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Jordy Van Overmeire PR Coordinator, Tomorrowland
About Tomorrowland Music

Tomorrowland Music is Tomorrowland’s official in-house record label and dedicated music division, founded in August 2021 and working in partnerships with Virgin Music/Universal Music Group. Tomorrowland Music provides a home for artists from all different levels in electronic music and works closely together with artists to help create strong stories around their releases and perform them at different festivals, supporting them in all their recording and release activities and aiming to introduce music fans in every corner of the world to the most exciting projects in electronic music. Releases thus include a broad range of electronic dance music artists and genres, including singles from renowned artists like Martin Garrix, Afrojack, James Hype, Vintage Culture, Solardo, R3HAB, Meduza, Timmy Trumpet, Topic, and many others.

Listen to all releases right here.