From: NYC, USA
DJ style: “House, groovy, Latin.”
Best known for: “Tuesday nights at Hï Ibiza 2022.”
Fave tune of 2022: “The Martinez Brothers feat. Tokischa ‘KILO’.”
Rising star of 2022: “Tokischa.”
Marking their debut in the Top 100 DJs poll, Bronx-born brothers Stevie and Chris Martinez, better known as The Martinez Brothers, are signing off 2022 as one of the biggest years in their career. As well as dropping a handful of tracks this year — including a remix of the legendary Teddy Pendergrass — the Bros spent this summer headlining Hï Ibiza every Tuesday at their very own residency, joined by guests like Ash Lauryn, Fleur Shore, Kerri Chandler, Louie Vega and Paco Osuna. It marks a new chapter on the island for the duo, who were previously long-term residents at Ibiza’s DC-10. With sets and productions that range from deep, soulful house and uplifting rhythms, to a darker, dubbier take on the typical New York sound, the Bros have spent over a decade cementing themselves as two DJs and producers who can deliver each and every time. If you need further proof, their label, Cuttin’ Headz, is home to high-quality house tracks from the duo, alongside records from Andrea Oliva, Manchester’s AJ Christou, Guti, Luke Solomon and Loco Dice.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
“DJ Minx at Movement.”
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…
“Panorama Festival, Italy.”
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?
“Space Miami, 27 hours.”
What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?
“A PPG Wave, for sure.”
What’s the last tune you bought?
“Dandy Jack & the Junction SM 'Los Siete Castigos’.”
What’s the next big sound?
"World music is the present and the future"