Most water-cooler conversations this week are centered around the last few events of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. At Man Made Music, we’ve adopted the Games’ competitive spirit with our own event of sorts called the DJ Olympics.
Our music supervisors and specialists have scoured the ranks of up and comers and legends alike to tell you who made the podium.
Bronze Medalist: Disclosure (United Kingdom)
English duo Disclosure can put their Bronze medal from the MMM DJ Olympics right alongside their “Best British Breakthrough Act” at this year’s BRIT Awards and their Grammy nomination for their debut album Settle. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, just 22 and 19 (respectively), saw their music skyrocket to the top of the charts all over the world in 2013. So far this year, the duo teamed up with R&B legend Mary J. Blige to put out a remix of “F For You” (video below).
Silver Medalist: Zedd (Germany)
If the name Zedd doesn’t ring a bell right away, just listen to the video below and you’ll not only recognize the track, but understand why our judges awarded the German DJ with a silver medal. The track, “Clarity,” won the 24-year-old Grammy award this year for Best Dance Record. He’s already well established among pop royalty, having produced mixes for the likes Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas and more.
Gold Medalist: Chris Langrill (USA)
We did say the judges were from Man Made Music, right? It should be no surprise then that the gold medal is going to our very own Senior Music Supervisor Chris Langrill of CT Burners. But make no mistake, Chris deserves to take home the gold – do yourself a favor and check out his music to see why!
With the 2014 DJ Olympics officially wrapped, make sure to listen to all of the talented DJs that fell short of bringing home hardware: