Featured Artist: Throttle
In an industry where any determined newbie can download music software and learn the basics from YouTube tutorials, 17 year old Robbie Bergin (Throttle), strives to distinguish himself by understanding the science behind the software. Many in music may know what equalization and compression are, but far fewer understand exactly how and why a tweak in a parameter can alter a mix.
The Australian-born producer has dedicated weeknights and weekends to teaching himself to produce music since he was 14, finding a delicate balance between his studies and mixes. However, when Throttle graduates high school in November he plans to put his studies on hold and focus on creating original tracks and remixes full time. From his initial exposure to music when he picked up guitar at 12, Throttle recognized the importance of knowing his instrument. For him, it's Ableton, Sylenth and Novation’s Launchpad.
With Launchpad, Throttle has carved out a name for himself on YouTube with his live mash-ups (“Inspire” and “What’s That Sound”). For each short video, he combines dozens of songs with the 64 programmable buttons. Though Throttle spends hundreds of hours preparing the set list beforehand, his meticulous finger movements are all in the moment.
Throttle is seeking to transform the idea of what it means to be a DJ. As he begins to add more live shows to his resume, which already include Avicii’s recent Australian tour and the 2014 Future Music Festival, Throttle is poised to soon become a household name for EDM fans around the world.
- Mat Zo ft. The Knocks - Get Down 2 Get Up
- The Beatangers - What's That Sound
- Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Aeroplane Remix)
- Nihils - Help Our Souls (Urban Contact Remix)
- Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Throttle Remix)
- Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn
- Cazzette - Sleepless (Club Edit)
- Ed Sheeran - Sing (Syn Cole Remix)
- Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic ft. Collin McLoughlin - Here Tonight (Blinders Remix)
- Pierce Fulton - Kuaga
- Ummet Ozcan vs Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke - SMASH! vs Leave The World Behind (Acapella)
- Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong (CID Remix)
- Arno Cost & Norman Doray - Strong
- Oliver Heldens - Koala
- Don Diablo - AnyTime (Extended Mix)
- Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix & Like Mike - Tremor
- Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix & Like Mike - Tremor (Snavs Trap Edit)
- Avicii vs Flo Rida ft. T-Pain - You Make Me (Throttle Remix) vs Low
- Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft. Aleesia - Gold Skies (Hellberg & Rich Edwards Bootleg)