10 Artists That Have Surprised Us in 2013

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It's easy as hell to produce dance music, and with that accessibility comes a cavalcade of producers dropping tracks in a number of genres. Some producers and DJs are a "sure thing" - you'll pretty much know what to expect from these acts when you they hit the decks, or get a huge release on a smart label. There are always surprises, though, and artists that one might not realize has achieved things we didn't imagine, or received widespread acclaim after being a recent "unheard of" producer. We wanted to take a look at some of the artists who have really impressed us in terms of where they were in 2012 and their achievements in 2013.

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  • Horaţiu Lupea

    Dillon is shit.

  • Paul Kim

    no disclosure?

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      after hearing “latch” in 2012, i can’t say that their success has surprised me. they were on that pop wave and rode it.

    • Jake

      They had an unreal 2012, we knew they’d blow up in 2013.

  • Grant

    rl grime, baauer, uz, get the trap game in there

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      the only one out of these three that hold true “surprise” is Baauer, but we already had a feeling he’d be blowing up in 2013.