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First All-Asian Virtual EDM Festival to Stream for FREE


NextShark is proud to present the JadeTopia Virtual Festival for charity hosted by EDMTunes that will stream on April 24 at 1:00 p.m. PST/4:00 p.m. EST. This is the first all-Asian online music festival to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.

The lineup features EDM artists that include Elephante (USA), Henry Fong (USA), DJ Soda (South Korea), GroovyRoom (South Korea), Angger Dimas (Indonesia), BEAUZ (USA), DRUU (USA), Florian Picasso (Vietnam/France), Justin OH (South Korea), MYRNE (Singapore), Raiden (South Korea), Riddler (USA), yetep (USA), and XCRPT (USA).

Meet Manila Killa, the Filipino DJ Taking EDM by Storm

Chris Gavino is a 25-year-old music producer based in Washington, D.C. who has taken the EDM world by storm under the name Manila Killa.

Last week, Gavino headlined McDonald’s “Rise N’ Rave” event at L.A.’s Globe Theatre, an early morning rave held to celebrate McDonald’s release of their new Triple Breakfast Stacks. Participants of the jam-packed breakfast dance party, organized in partnership with NextShark and ISA, witnessed the energy and soul the young artist brings to the dance floor.

DJ Elephante Talks Harvard, Pursuing EDM, and Asian Parents


For many Asian Americans, being a musician seems to be only a hobby that our parents forced us to do as a child. For 29-year-old Tim Wu, known by his stage name Elephante, it was always his dream career. We got the chance to chat with the rising star about his upbringing, how he left a corporate job to produce music, and getting his Asian parents on board with his passion.


Everyone Needs to Listen to This ‘Rick and Morty’ EDM Track IMMEDIATELY

It’s time to get schwifty!

“Rick and Morty” has a wealth of memorable lines and catchphrases that have earned their place in pop culture; from “Wubba Lubba dub-dub” to “I’m Pickle Riiiiiick!”, fans have embraced the show, heavily quoting them in social media posts, memes, and online forums. Musician Leslie Wai, however, took his love for the show one step further by creating a ridiculously catchy EDM remix featuring the most notable quotes.

82-Year-Old Japanese DJ is the Most Gangsta Grandma Ever

When you step inside the Tokyo’s Decabarz club in Kabukicho district, the last thing to expect is seeing an 82-year-old grandma spinning some beats behind the DJ’s table – but that is exactly what you get.

Sumiko Iwamuro, also known as DJ Sumirock, is probably one of the coolest grandmas you will ever meet.  While many people around her age are deep in sleep late at night, she goes and spins for a crowd more than five decades younger than her once a month at the club.

How This Swedish DJ Signed His First Record Deal at 16-Years-Old

Meet John Dahlbäck, he’s a 29-year-old accomplished swedish house music producer and DJ. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Dahlbäck was raised by a family of musicians. His dad was a drummer, his mom was a singer, and his cousin is fellow producer Jesper Dahlbäck.

Ironically, Dahlbäck was actually more of a hip-hop fan and disliked EDM when he was younger. It wasn’t until his cousin Jesper Dahlbäck shared with him one of his tracks that he “forced” himself to like it.