Margate, South Africa
Dylan Holshausen (Dylan H) originates from -Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa-. Growing up attracted to every aspect of dance music, he moved towards making it. In the early stages of his life he produced a couple of songs on EJay and slowly drifted away from production until early 2008 when he met the (World's Strongest DJ) - Mark Stent and produced a song which was selected to be Mark's new label “Flexual Record's” second release. Ever since then Dylan has been studying better producing packages and has been creating music ever since.
With no specific genre in mind Dylan make's music with a mixture of elements all packed together, using mostly funkiness, electro and fidget as his main inspiration. Dylan is creating music with a strange addictive sound. Dylan's productions have featured in various websites top 100 charts. Dylan has been signed to and remix for various labels around the globe.
Around mid 2008 Dylan became a partner of “Flexual Records”, and together Mark and Dylan brought the best of the worlds already known and undiscovered artist's music to the public's ear. Already “Flexual” Records have achieved various top chart spots across various websites and have started out with a bang in the industry.
In the later parts of 2008 Dylan taught himself the art of DJ'ing and now plays sets that contain filthy, dirty and straight down right sexy tunes. Playing a lot of his own production work, Dylan leaves the crowds begging for more with his distinctive and truly natural sound. Already Dylan has played alongside the likes of: Guy Herman, Ricco Dex, Mark Stent, Stylus B, Kyle Watson, Seebz, Dre Dubz, G-No, Lady Lea, U1, GhettoSmack and Gregory K. At venues such as News Cafe, Stones (Centurion) and Tryst (Knysna).
In 2008 Dylan met Brett Potgieter (Stylus B), and they decided to form a duo. They called themselves the Fidget Thugs. Even while focusing on their individual careers the Fidget Thugs projects were rewarded with Great Success, most of their productions were featured in Stompy's Top-100 Electro Chart, with one of their productions “Candy's Needle” obtaining and maintaining the number one spot for a few weeks on the very same chart. DJ'ing together the Fidget Thugs obtained a residency at the “In Deep & Decked Out” party held monthly at Stones Centurion after only playing a few gigs.
Dylan has had various sets aired on CHRW 94.9 in Canada, on The Phresh Radio One Show and has also received support from the blog “Fridge Jet”, Dylan has already caught the attention of a few of the worlds greats such as: Eddie Zanetti (Bombermen), Ill Phil and WoNK.
In mid 2009 Dylan had a plan to form a new duo, he started off by himself and called the Duo “Wobbly Sluts” and the first production which was a bootleg of “Bonkers” did extremely well across the globe. Searching for a second member he stumbled across Shaun “Fiddle” Lottering on facebook. When the two met and realised that their passions and a strong bond was created Dylan offered Shaun a spot in the Duo. “Wobbly Sluts” promise to be an energetic force with two great passionate people behind the name, you can expect big things from them!
In late 2009 Dylan decided to use all his passion and energy and put it into a brand/label of his own, he spread his wings and left “Flexual Records” to start his own record label “Big Poppa Records”. His label has already been the talk on a lot of peoples lips, with great artists signed in the genres of Electro/Tech/Fidget. In 2010 “Big Poppa Records” first release went out onto Beatport and received great support. This is definitely a label to look out for.
Dylan has many new ideas to pursue while still playing gigs and creating great productions. You can expect great things from this talented young individual.
Feedback from Other Artists: "Dylan is the HOTTEST up-and-coming producer in the fidget scene, his stuff is SHIT-hot...Awesome awesome guy too...Big up my bro!" ~ Mark Stent (Half Owner of Flexual Records)
"Dylan is definitely one of the more forward-thinking artists in the fidget/wobbly scene coming out of South Africa. Already a strong influence in his home country, I don't think it will be too long before more international credits start shooting his way" ~ Kyle Watson
"Your tunes are always packin the right amount of bounce.. Big tings!" ~ Jon-E Industry
"Dylan H is a modern day master of the wobbly bassline. In my opinion his sound is unmatched in sonics and hugeness & Champion Beats was proud to be a part of his beginnings. Expect more big tings from this lad!" ~ The Incredible Melting Man-owner of Champion Beats
"Combine 2 cups of wobble with 4 tablespoons of jackin' beats than add a pinch of the filthiest bass (feel free to add more than a pinch if you dont mind it getting too dirty...) and that = Dylan H" ~ Kerrie Nation
Well i like it! some sounds in there that the fidget scene is not used to hearing out.. when the world put me down & right mon are real tight!.. i look forward to hearing more from you. :) ~ Frederik Mooij