Top Must See Artists
Utopian Summer 2018
by Nhan Tran
Born in cold Siberia Russia, raised in sunny side California, Nikolay Veselkov better known as Dewepic, emerged into the electronica music scene in the summer of 2013. Motivated and inspired by artista such as Chuckie, Carl Cox, Daft Punk, Benny Benassi, Paul Oakenfold, and others, Dewepic quickly picked up an ear for electronic music and realized had a calling. Before Dewepic started playing shows, he would make mixtapes and cd mixes for his friends and family. He has been trendsetting his way through local clubs and hot spots in cities such as Drai’s Afterhours in Las Vegas, Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County, Ca., The Avalon in Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, Time Night Club Costa Mesa, and many more. Dewepic has become a renowned name, not only for providing the coolest beats but also creating the ultimate party environment for all types of ages. Having a very creative ear for music Dewepic is unique in combining multiple genres such as Deep House, G-house, Bass House, Future House, Electro House and more. Dewepic has left his mark in big events such as In The Horizon Pool Party in Palm Springs where he shared the stage with 3lau, Prince Fox, Bryklyn, Andr3x, and We Are Treo, while also sharing the stage at San Diego’s Infinity NYE with artists such as Dada Life, Dillon Francis, and Flux Pavilion. Mentored by his friends The Burgs (prior known as the Brandenburgs) at Pangea Music Group, Dewepic has currently been working on producing his very own sound. Keep an ear and eye for his upcoming music and shows.
The Deep House Diva
Eva Kane has burst onto the EDM scene as one of the hottest rising deep house DJ’s coming out of Southern California. Under the mentorship of international house legends, Chris Garcia and Scotty Boy, Eva Kane has developed her style and sound establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the deep house and tech house genres. With more and more female DJ’s making their presence known, none have been able to tackle the deep house and tech house genres the way Eva Kane has. The energy she brings to her audience will mesmerize you musically and visually from the thunderous bass drops to the out of this world light show outfits she exhibits. From her 1st public performance on Groove Cruise LA 2015, she has fast tracked and played several major venues such as Time Nightclub and Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County, Drai’s After Hours in Las Vegas, as well as Maxim Hot 100 Pool After Party and the 2017 Maxim Halloween Party presented by Karma International. She has opened for and played alongside artists such as Andr3x, Chris Garcia, Scotty Boy, Donald Glaude, and SNBRN. Deep house music now has a new face in The Deep House Diva, Eva Kane!
Enrique Sanchez aka DJ Maluco
Originally from Spain, DJ Maluco started spinning in different clubs throughout Spain mainly in Madrid and Alicante. After moving to the United States in 2005, he started out being a resident DJ for many large lifestyle cruises in both Brasil and Greece as well as large hotel takeovers in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. DJ Maluco has been spinning for over 20 years and would consider his style to be a fusion between tech-house and progressive trance. Maluco has also played in emblematic clubs such as Alibi Lounge, The Lounge and The Exchange which is one of the top clubs in the midwest located in Minneapolis where he is a co-owner.
Even as a young boy, music was always a passion for Andres Monsalve, aka MONACO. Born in Medellin, Colombia, Andres moved to San Francisco with his family at the age of 6. Fortunately for Andres, MTV was one of the few channels that came in clearly on the cable box. Andres was immediately drawn to the electronic music of the 80’s & 90’s. At the age of 10, he started teaching himself how to play the piano after watching an Elton John music video on MTV. For the next 10 years, Andres would go on to play piano and keyboards in church. He would meet his wife Linda during this time.
“There are 2 things I am grateful for when it comes to my years in the church. First and foremost, meeting the love of my life Linda. I also learned the importance of musical dynamics and how they effect human emotion, which has taught me how to read the energy in a room and spin what the audience needs.” – Andres Monsalve.
He played keyboards in a cover band before he started to DJ in 2008. Since then, he has played at some of the most popular clubs on the West Coast including Exchange LA, Sound, Sutra, Ruby Sky, Teddy’s, Drai’s Las Vegas, and Ghost Bar. Andres has also been featured at various lifestyle events and pool parties throughout the US. During June 7-10, 2018 he will be playing at the inaugural UTOPIAN SUMMER 2018. In addition, MONACO will also be a 2018 resident at Chris Garcia’s “STAY” After-Hours Party in Las Vegas. In 2016 after they spent some time in Ibiza, Andres and fellow Utopian Summer DJ, Ryan Patrick, created a nu-disco funk duo project called AirTite. This “AirTite” duo will be headlining at the Utopian Summer “Studio 69” theme party on June 7, 2018. Whether it’s classic house, deep house, tech, or techno, you can usually find a little bit of everything hitting just right in one of MONACO’s sets. Today, Andres and Linda live in Los Angeles with their 3 beautiful sons, Jaden, Ryan and Devon.
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