9 Up-and-Coming House Artists Miss Dre Thinks You Should Know

Nov 17, 2022

Staley Sharples

3 min read

As a steadily rising name in dance music, Miss Dre is igniting the charts with singles released by legends like Gene Farris and Claude VonStroke. A tastemaker in her own right, she is keeping an ear out for the future of house music. Read on for the artists Miss Dre thinks could be about to blow up.

1. Amara

Amara is a favorite of Miss Dre’s. ”She's so talented,” the San Francisco-based DJ, producer, and vocalist said during her Gray Area Spotlight interview. Soulful, eclectic rhythms are a staple of Amara’s sets, heard at Dinah Shore, Vancouver Pride, and Outfest. A fun fact: Amara once guested on Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project, playing a DJ.

2. HoneyLuv

Miss Dre cites Honeyluv as a major inspiration, saying, “She's really starting to climb the charts.” 2022 was a landmark year for the former basketball player and US Navy sailor, peaking with performances at EDC Las Vegas and HARD Summer as well as her own North American tour.

3. Adapter

Adapter is frequently rinsed in Miss Dre’s sets, and she professes that she “loves his style of production.” The Italian DJ, producer and Dirtyclub party founder has played alongside techno stars like Adam Beyer and received support from Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice, among a slew of others.

4. Hannah Laing

Having released tunes on Solardo’s Sola, Patrick Topping’s TRICK, Jax Jones Presents, and Spinnin’ Records, Hannah Laing is an unstoppable force. The Scottish DJ has received the acclaim of Pete Tong and Danny Howard, played residencies in Ibiza, and had tracks supported by FISHER and Peggy Gou.

5. Maxinne

Australia-born, UK-based DJ and producer Maxinne is on Miss Dre’s radar for her energetic sound. It has landed her releases on Farris Wheel, Circus Recordings, and Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound. Maxinne recently guested on the latter artist’s radio show, giving listeners a taste of her heavy tech-house sound.

6. Zendlo

Miss Dre collaborated with Zendlo in 2021’s “What You Do,” dropping the red-hot vocal house track on Jauz’s Bite This! label. The Salt Lake City native has previously released on Insomniac Records, Box of Cats, Sink or Swim, and Techne, among others.

7. Wongo

Millions of plays on Spotify later, Australian producer, DJ, label head, and Need2Freak party founder Wongo is a name that ought to sound familiar. Wongo has worked with Yolanda Be Cool and A-Trak in addition to running the buzzy label Box of Cats.

8. Siege

Belgian DJ and producer Siege is an alum of record labels Toolroom, Saved Records, Truesoul, and We Are The Brave. He has previously remixed Weiss’ smash hit “Feel My Needs” in addition to garnering support from Franky Rizardo and Hot Since 82, to name a few of the artists on board with his unique tech house grooves.

9. Jeff Service

Scorching-hot house beats are coming out of Phoenix, Arizona courtesy of Jeff Service’s sound. The Ficus Tree Music label owner is well known in the underground house scene for rolling, peak-time tunes like “Cold Shoulder.”

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