A couple months back I did a feature on an up-and-coming artist from NYC named Josh Raymond aka Madera. One of my buddies from school, Jimbo Slice, is his manager and he’s got some great stuff going on right now. His latest track is a remix of Where The Kids Are by Blondfire. I think this may be Madera’s best remix to date. The quality is top-notch and it’s got all of the elements you look for in a great progressive house track. I’m really excited to see Madera grow and evolve. He just keeps getting better and better. Make sure to check out the rest of Madera’s music on his SoundCloud. He gives all of his tracks away fo free!
I thought it might be fun to do a new feature here on WHYH where we highlight up and coming producers/dj’s that are still relatively unknown. Our first feature takes us to the east coast, NYC to be specific, home of progressive house whizkid Madera. My boy Jimmy is Madera’s manager and he is definitely a name to watch for in 2013. He has been generating a real buzz out east, and Jimmy has helped him land some prominent club gigs in NYC.
The New York City based DJ and Producer formerly known as Josh Raymond now looks to take his unique blend of dance music to the masses. Only 23 years old, his bootleg releases have been listened to over 250,000 times on the digital spectrum and continue to spread.
With the experience of producing all types of music, Madera takes his roots of Jersey punk, classic, and progressive rock and has combined it with his new love for electronic dance and progressive house. His records have gained support from heavyweight electro pop act Dragonette, and Madera was chosen to be the main re-mixer of their new single ‘Live in This City’. The track hit more plays than the original single through Soundcloud and has helped put his name on the EDM map. House blogs worldwide and the dance community are starting to feel the buzz that Madera’s productions are creating, and the young artist plans to keep smashing together tunes to get his sound heard by more and more music fans. Be sure to check out Madera’s SoundCloud below and give a listen to his mix of original productions, remixes, and personal edits/mashups.