Global Dance Festival is back at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this year, and with it bringing one of the biggest lineups-to-date! Each year, this premier summer music festival celebrates electronic music by showcasing the most recognized talent in the industry, along with the biggest emerging talent. With such an extensive gathering of artists, this festival quickly becomes not only a celebration of dance music, but also an educational experience helping fans discover new styles and DJ’s in the EDM genre.
The Collective 360 is here to help this discovery process with a blog series that helps you to get to know the artists of Global Dance Festival 2015. Each week, we will showcase multiple artists, providing bios, links, and best of all, MUSIC! Get to know your GDF 2015 artists and celebrate with them as we kick off another memorable year of Global Dance Festival! For full talent lineup and more info visit Global Dance Festival online.
This week we will be featuring Route 94, Illenium, and Kozah! Check out more on these artists below…

Route 94

Route 94 Hailing from Richmond, London, Route 94 is the alias of electronic producer and DJ Rowan Jones. Rising to prominence with his U.K. chart-topping track “My Love” in March 2014, Jones began his musical career in 2010 as a dubstep producer who worked under the name Dream. After uploading three of his tracks to UKF Dubstep, the songs were discovered by Chase & Status and later, Skrillex, who subsequently released Jones’ EP This Isn’t House on his own OWSLA label. In 2012, he created the guise Route 94 and ended up getting his new demos and dubplates played on Skream and Benga’s Radio 1 show. He deleted all social media profiles and online references to Dream, leading many dance music publications attempting to uncover who was behind Route 94 (it was later revealed that it was Jones behind both acts). In 2013, he remixed the likes of Storm Queen, Katy B, and Skream. He released his debut EP, Fly 4 Life, under Route 94 in June 2013, and later signed with Rinse FM. His breakthrough single, “My Love,” featuring Jess Glynne, started to pick up airplay in September 2013 and in early 2014 garnered enough momentum and attention that it reached number one in March 2014. Jones also produced the track “Everything” for Katy B’s sophomore album Little Red. ~ Aneet Nijjar, Rovi

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IlleniumThere are melodic bass producers, and then there is Nick Miller. The Denver-based producer known as Illenium has been turning heads in the dance music community over the past year and for good reason. Illenium has distinguished himself from the myriad of others through an unrivaled ability to create an immersive emotional experience of highs and lows that pulls on the heart strings and leaves the listener awestruck, accomplishing in the span of just a few short minutes what takes many a full set. He has displayed an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, yet always maintain beauty, complexity and emotional depth. Illenium gave the world a taste of what he has to offer in 2014 with standout originals “Falling In,” “So Wrong,” “Make Me Do;” remixes of Dawn Golden, Odesza, Oh Wonder; and performances at Global Dance Festival, Decadence NYE and other select dates. However, as foreshadowed by his inclusion in UKF’s “Ones to Watch: 15 for 2015,” this is poised to be Illenium’s breakout year.

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Kozah“Kozah” is an EDM artist from Greece that started his music journey in early 2010. Paraskevas Veizi (Kozah) is 18 years old and is currently making his first steps into the EDM scene. He has a major interest in music and he has been playing piano since he was 8 years old.
 He has also been DJing in many different clubs and events throughout several regions of Greece. His debut single “Caffeine” was released free via the network in collaboration with Just Fine and a very talented young producer, Atik. In a very short time, the track received more than 125K plays on Soundcloud, as well as many downloads and supports. His next single track with Just Fine & Atik called “Carbon12” was exclusively premiered on This Song Is Sick with more that 100K plays and big supports from DVVBS, Sterner, Vinai, Boostedkids, Dave Till and many more. Kozah’s new track “Gandau” got the attention of the legendary Black Hole Recordings and signed to be released on September 1st, 2014. The track already received massive early support from Ferry Corsten and “Corsten’s Countdown” where it took the 3rd place from the listener’s choice, big support also from W&W, Arston, Pelari, Avesta and many more. Kozah is in the studio daily working with his new projects and collaborations and making sure you have an eye on that uprising super young talent of the GFAM family.

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