Maneuvering EDM into a permanent space in the American musical atmosphere will fall into the hands of a chosen few progressives. Formerly Connecticut’s “best kept secret,” Garrett “:DFACE” Hickey is at the forefront of producers making innovative crossover dance sounds in the wildest of dance music arenas. He is well positioned to be a star DJ/Vocalist/Producer with unlimited potential.
From high-tempo Electro House tempered with well-crafted melodies to handling the low-end thump and tropical sway of Moombahton and Trap, :DFACE is truly on the cusp of national and international recognition. His unique blend of vocal talent, rock background and pure pop sensibility has proven to be more than successful. A favorite in the sets of names including Diplo, Etc! Etc!, Flosstradamus, Ricky Vaughn, Feed Me, Zedd and numerous more, his growing list of accomplishments speaks for itself, and has him poised for major future success.
Don’t let the light-hearted emoticon fool you though! :DFACE is a heavyweight production talent. This Beatport charting artist rapidly surpassed his underground status to gain national respect as a top talent in the electronic music movement that is invading every corner of the music industry. :DFACE combines the expansion of genre horizons with the addition of his rock music and songwriting background; converging into an explosion of impending pop music/EDM stardom with his forthcoming “Union” release.
From his beginnings as a proficient rock guitarist and drummer, :DFACE made a huge cross-genre leap when his pervasive love of EDM lead him to temporarily set aside the guitar, bass and drums in 2011. In a matter of months, this self-taught producer and longtime musician was getting the nod from some well-established names in the EDM world for his abilities, innovation, and stylistic sound. In a short time, :DFACE’s casual music making was quickly scooped up for a formal release and his EDM career was officially underway. Signing with a reputable independent label after just 2 months of production, :DFACE received immediate support and acclaim as this swift jump lead him from the bedroom studio to the #15 spot of Beatport’s Top 100 Electro House Releases chart. Right away with his first release, :DFACE was dubbed the “fastest rising artist” and “Moombahton master” via thriving blogosphere sites First in the Air and Craze Base, as well as “one of the great success stories of 2011″ by Moomba+ Radio.
Through further support of his follow up material via top shelf blog sites like The Hype Machine, Into the AM, Do Androids Dance, Rhapsody, First in the Air, Earmilk, Dubco, and White Folks Get Crunk, :DFACE has experienced a reception virtually unknown in his tens of thousands of downloads since all this began a little over 2 years ago. Boosted and frequently dropped by EDM royalty reps like Bro Safari, Evol Intent, Munchi, Nadastrom, Valentino Khan, Dooze Jackers, Must Die! and David Heartbreak, :DFACE’s presence on the scene is both infectious and riddled with adoration. Closing out a very impressive 2013 with a massive new tune, “From The Skies” featured prominently on Do Androids Dance and Dubstep.NET, :DFACE is primed to absolutely own 2014 with over 30 original tunes waiting in the wings, including his soon to be released “Union” EP. You’d be wise to stay tuned to this rapidly developing success story.Follow @djdface