From: Los Angeles
DJ style: “Bounce.”
Best known for: “‘Five More Hours’ and catchy bounce tunes.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Marshmello ‘Happier’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Rezz.”
Mexican-American Erick Orrosquieta, aka Deorro, is not afraid of hard work; he’s been DJing from the age of 14 and got his big break in 2012 after remixing Chuckie’s massive single ‘Make Some Noise’ — before then he had produced a string of releases under the name of TON!C.
As well as juggling regular world tours and enjoying chart success, he also runs his own label Panda Funk Records. He’s collaborated with the likes of Chris Brown, Steve Aoki, R3hab, Laidback Luke... the list of megastars goes on. When we ask him about his 2018 he tells us he’s been “working on new music, all kinds. More club tracks, some Latin vibes, and of course, more Melbourne bounce!”
Aside from being in the studio he’s been touring across America and Canada, hitting Las Vegas, Seattle and Texas. He’s also been tearing up the festival circuit playing EDC in Mexico, Electric Love Festival in Austria, Festival Riverside in Quebec, plus Lollapalooza in Buenos Aries, Chile and Brazil.
Words: ANNA WALL