Written By: RayTrill Harvey
This year is a huge year for every EDM fan in Texas because this year DDP added a fourth stage to the famed Houston Halloween Festival. This Year, we got to add some of the TOP locals in Houston to the lineup and it is well deserved. We are eternally grateful to DDP for the opportunity, but we realize not everyone attending the festival will have heard of these names. We’re here to solve this problem.
Welcome to the Haunted Hallows Local Lineup information section of TRILLVO
Here, you can learn about each artist, what they’ll bring to the table and a little bit of background information about them before you see them play.
Kosko B2B Knotz
House, Big room, Trance, Trap, Dubstep, Moombah, Future Bass, Top 40 Remixes, Dubstep
A multi genre skilled pair of artist that normally don’t DJ as a duo but are coming together to bring you an EPIC B2B set combining both of their talents. Jason Knotz is a fun, out-going artist that specializes in a WIDE variety of music production and in fact owns his own label in Texas, “The White Noiize Collective” that drops insane EP’s quarterly and usually to a theme. Angie Kosko is known for her groovy house sets but don’t let that fool you as the open format DJ will surprise you with a filthy bass set out of nowhere. Angie is Houston’s biggest Corgi enthusiast
DnB, Drumstep, Dubstep, Trap, Electro/bass House, Glitch Hop, Psytrance
Alex Engelmann (Saylus) & Garrett Nelson (Chambers) make up the combined artist, Sabers. Known as the Drum & Bass kings of Houston, the duo is often quiet in person, then takes the stage and gives the crowd a massive downpour of energy and insane track selections on stage that will blow your mind. Drum & Bass fans, do not miss this.
Electro, Bass, House
James Caudle is the mastermind behind Corrupt. Early on in his career he dominated the music industry in and around The Ohio State University. While successfully managing four college nights simultaneously, he quickly became the performer everyone planned their weekend around. Fast forward four years; Corrupts production, massive tour dates and artist support is what we’re experiencing today.
Atwood B2B R!CH (R!CHWOOD)
Dubstep, Riddim, Trap, Future Bass
A duo that often B2Bs under the alias of R!CHWOOD. Their performances are known to get an un-energetic crowd onto their feet and moving around the dance floor. A heavy, bass pounding pair that weaves beautiful melodic music with filthy bass to create a journey of a ride that will leave you wanting more. Atwood also produces some insanely good music from future bass and trap all the way to dubstep.
Dubstep, Riddim, Trap, Hardstyle
DRU is a houston native that has become known for his high energy performances and multi genre sets across Texas. DRU has already gained endless support from other HUGE artists and gained the love and support of his hometown. Releasing beautiful music and playing the heaviest music you can think of, you do not want to miss his sun down set at Freaky Deaky.
Future House, Big Room
Being an integral part of the Houston electronic music scene for over a decade, Wes Walz is the co-founder of KAOS Entertainment and HoustonBeats.com and is involved in other ventures including the former Rich’s Houston. He now helps ensure the success of huge clubs such as Spire & Cle Houston. Wes is an OG in the Houston Scene and deserves all the respect of one! Make sure you see him spin when you get the chance.
Electro House, Dubstep, Trap
Armando Medina is actually a legend in our city, DJing at one of the biggest clubs in Houston as Direct support for countless huge names for years! He has garnished a fanbase ready to go out and see him play anytime he has a show and he produces his own amazing music as well.
Xwire B2B Mael
Dubstep, Riddim, Trap, Deathstep & Hybrid Trap
Two of the sickest producers in Houston. Xavier Diaz (Xwire) & Beron Carpenter (Mael) are actually roommates who push each other to constantly evolve and grow with their production. Both producers can make anything from melodic beautiful music to filthy deathstep & everything in-between. I expect them to blow our minds with an almost fully unique set containing tons of IDs and their own originals.
SJPJ B2B Toast
Deep House, Progressive House, Techno
Two incredibly diverse artists and producers known for their wide range of song selections. SJPJ is actually one of the founders of Pantheon Music Workshops and brings together large groups of people for production and industry workshops. Everette Gary is an insane producer of all genre’s and has blown up the Houston Scene in the past year playing out all over Houston. Oh & SJPJ DJ’s in Pajamas!
Seb B2B Phon
Trap, Dubstep, Hip Hop, House, Bass & Twerk.
Seb & Phon are two of the most well known club DJs in Houston, Blazing up the decks of the hottest clubs in Houston from Spire to Cle & so many more. These two friends are some of the most versatile and demanded DJs in the city. This is going to be an unforgettable set with mixing of the top caliber. The two DJs are also producers and will def be showcasing some of their own music.
M.E. Swank B2B Sehven
Hybrid Trap, Jersey Club, Dubstep, Riddim, Hip Hop, House Party
Houston, TX native M.E. SWANK (birth name Michael Swank) is best known in the music production world for his high tempo hybrid trap bursting with energy, Formally lead singer of the band Myka Relocate. Sehven is one of the best DJs in Houston, with unparalleled mixing and insane edits that blow the minds of any listener. He can weave together two songs that you would never expect, with such ease and style. This is going to be a House party style set that will get the whole stage jumping!
Open Format, Bass, Hip Hop, Wide Range of Electronic.
In March 2017, he was named Music Director and Afternoon Drive On-Air Personality for Radio One’s 92.1 FM Radio Now. Riddler has Officially Produced & Remixed such Major Label Artists like DNCE, Selena Gomez, Pitbull & more. As an Artist he’s been signed to some of the biggest Electronic Dance Music Labels in the world including: Ultra Records, MCA/Universal, Strictly Rhythm, & Tommy Boy Records.
House & Techno
Raised in Houston,TX , Mateusz is a Polish DJ who is at home remixing Whitney Houston or Drake as he is dropping multiple underground hits. DJ wise, he has played festivals big & small across Texas and opened for the likes of Markus Schulz, Oliver Heldens, Jeremy Olander and Showtek. While Mateusz enjoys mixing anything from deep house to trance his true passion is deep dark melodic techno. Catch him at his new residency at Gravity Night Club in Houston, TX.
Hardstyle, Psytrance, Trap
Arson is THE producer & DJ name that comes to mind when you think hardstyle in Houston. Blazing up the scene for years, this man has a well earned reputation for dominating lineups with his incredibly energetic and well mixed hardstyle sets. If you live and breathe hardstyle, you CAN’T afford to miss this set.
Vibes Not Bribes
Vibes not Bribes started as a party of friends just getting together for a good time with music. Eventually, they evolved into a track collective and vibesnotbribes.com publication. One staple of these parties has always been the infamous b2b #VnB sets between founders 2t0ne and DJ Ambition. The pair will be closing out the TRILLVO stage at Freaky Deaky this year!