Los Angeles, United States
There are few artists who feel just as comfortable rocking marquee stages at Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, as they do curating the soundtrack to subterranean warehouse parties. But the delicate dichotomy defines Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Trent Cantrelle, who has emerged as a hero for a new generation of dance music fans tired of cookie-cutter tracks and predictable breaks and builds.
With standout releases on such divergent labels as Ministry of Sound, Spinnin’, Toolroom, and Size X, Cantrelle’s stylistic versatility and consummate ear for quality have enabled him to expand horizons across the globe. “You could tell in the kids’ faces that they were discovering this music for the first time,” Trent said about a recent gig. “I feel like I’m rediscovering it too. Living through them, it’s like a renaissance.”