Born Sander van Dijck, his catalog reads like a diary. Falling in love with punk and alt-rock, helearned to play the guitar and make noise of his own. Coming up as a future bass producer inthe Soundcloud era, San’s unique style and honest approach to songwriting has earned him aloyal following that supported his independent debut album, cementing the artist as a star in aleague all his own, while earning the praise of critics and peers from rock icons like RiversCuomo and Tom Morello to producers such as Porter Robinson.For San Holo, everything is personal. Every note is a story and each lyric a memory, ahyper-real exploration of purpose, emotion and shared experience. The Dutch producer lives inhis own space, crafting a world of beauty and sentiment through what he calls ‘existential dancemusic’ (EDM).Whether playing a sold-out show at The Shrine, a massive crowd at Coachella or headlining atRed Rocks Amphitheatre, every San Holo show feels like an intimate experience. His fans arefiercely loyal, singing along to each song, some of them tattoo’d with his lyrics, and many ofthem decorating their social handles with echoes of his “stay vibrant” philosophy.In 2022, San Holo teamed up with popular mental health app, Calm, for his “Stay Vibrant” mixseries. While other artists in the dance music sphere and industry at large may shy away fromthe rawer aspects of the human experience, San Holo has established himself both as anindividual and a brand that encourages listeners to embrace one another’s vulnerabilities. “Stayvibrant” is a concept that asks for honesty with oneself and others, to check in with yourself andyour friends about how you’re really doing in triumphant or trying times.San Holo’s recent single ‘All The Highs’ is a testament – simply put – to all of the lows and all ofthe highs, and remembering the ebbs and flows of the human experience. The song featured onFIFA 2023’s official soundtrack and received strong support across digital platforms uponrelease including Spotify’s New Music Friday and #1 on Apple Music’s Breaking Dance. Theofficial music video was added to rotation on MTV Live and San dropped a sold out ‘All TheHighs’ NFT on Sound.XYZ. To celebrate the release, San partnered with Brownies & Lemonade for an intimate release party where he performed a DJ set in an elevator. His next single will beout in January 2023.
With an innovative sound that embodies darkness and grit through lush instrumentation, OddKidOut makes music for the underdog. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 27-year-old multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer has spent most of his life behind a drum kit, performing in a multitude of touring bands by the young age of 13. Having eventually swapped the drum kit for a finger drum controller and Ableton while still in his formative teenage years, OddKidOut’s unique brand of live, melancholy bass music was born.
The 2017 release of OddKidOut’s breakthrough OWSLA EP Solstice cemented him as a standout within the electronic music scene, garnering high praise from all corners of the industry. Since then, OddKidOut has released on some of dance music’s most exciting labels including BASSRUSH, Fool’s Gold, and Monstercat, where his single “Cinema” went on to become the title track for popular video game Rocket League. Now, the breakout artist looks to the future with his classic finger drummed, bass-infused soundscapes set to grace HARD Records.
OddKidOut is the amalgamation of his many influences, from metal to hip-hop to ambient, who’s fusing his penchant for percussion with moody electronic flare to create a sound uniquely his own. Ready to take on concert and festival stages across the globe with his high-energy live show, OddKidOut’s story is only just beginning.