Some kids grow up by the beach and you guessed it, they want to be surfers. Others grow up by a raceway and go figure, want to sell candy. WESTEND grew up in mother f**king New York City baby and guess what....he didn't go to the beach and he didn't sell candy.
New York City, a city of underground musical innovators. Naturally, WESTEND dreamt of the day he would see his name on fliers stapled to telephone poles and tucked under windshield wipers.
But dreams mean nothing without action......so he stayed inside (it was either too hot or too cold to leave the house in any case) and learned all he could as any young hustler would.
And learn he did. And the kid got good...real good. People started to listen. But not just anyone. People like Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Oliver Heldens, Shiba San, Walker & Royce and Martin Solveig. Big people ya see.
As did the labels.....his demos got heard.....they got signed.
Drum roll please…..DIRTYBIRD, CLUB SWEAT, AUDIOPHILE XXL, BOX OF CATS, SWEAT IT OUT!
Then they got charted.....with a Beatport number one (future house) for his GYRATE EP (clap clap) and a Beatport top 5 (tech-house) with his EXCUSES EP.
But saying that's all that WESTEND has in store for the house music world would be like saying New York has done it all and has no more to offer.
And we know that ain't true.
WESTEND - he's coming for all corners now!!!
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