Over the past five years, our New Year’s Resolution series has become something we look forward to every single year. It’s an opportunity for us at Trommel to reflect, to ensure we’re expanding our horizons to emerging musical talents within the scene and appreciating those who deserve appreciation.
Now onto our fifth edition, we put forward 12 growing artists from our beloved scene who we recommend you to keep a close eye on, whether they’re playing in your city, releasing a new record, or just checking out what they’re all about.
Aline Umber aka Aline Brooklyn & Aman Umber (live)
One of the biggest favourites amongst our readers, Aline Umber had a simply great year. With multiple appearances in our top-100 and a huge amount of likes both on premieres and their videos from live performances. The streak should be continued.
Another name from our top-100 selection. Pleasure Club and Fresh Tunez have already seen her beautiful productions, Picnic Records are up next, and we too are waiting for some more heat.
In 2023 Europe finally had a taste of this fantastic Brazilian selector. Another big highlight from the past – Boiler Room Sao Paulo, of course. And we’re still waiting for the one release…
It’s hard to put someone on the “names to watch” section if the name had already had a release on Perlon, but in this case, we’re still thinking, that it could have been missed. So, here you go.
Another one Boiler Room mention – she too was in that Boiler Room Sao Paulo. After that, she did two long European tours where she played in the most interesting clubs and festivals. I heard some comments about her sets, and, you know – zero bad reviews. Probably, that’s a good thing.
3 top-notch releases in 2023 played by the biggest heavyweights in the scene. 2 tracks from them went straight into our top-100 selection. And, as we can see, the pace is not slowing down, at least another one is now on the waiting list.
We had her in our premieres section and our party series last year. And it was a part of her enormous line of gigs, during which she played at one of the best spots on the scene. 2024 is looking as good for her.
Another performance, that wasn’t easy to catch at home in 2023. Just look at that Instagram – it can really make you a little jealous. What a year. What a year to come!
Coming straight from our best mixes of the year selection, where you can find her gorgeous Boiler Room performance.
Smooth Operators aka Massaï and Lamalice
Lot of gigs, and great productions, both appearing in one of the best Trommel mixes of the year, Lamalice also jumps into our top-100 tracks. Can it count as a great year? Yes. Should we expect them to stop? Absolutely not.
Again we’re looking at the great gig list of 2023 (where tINI and the Gang stands especially high) with a lot of nice videos after every event. Somebody did a great job.
Could be a bit late for Tunik to appear here, but still. After releases on Dekmantel and MOJ we would like to recommend you to watch this name in 2024. Can we do that? Yes, we can.
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