WEISS

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Weiss (pronounced ‘Vice’) is one of the most consistent and innovative producers in today’s dance music realm. Honing a sound of jackin’ Chicago house with flavours of soul, disco, and R&B, the London-based artist has proved to be a timeless talent across his two-decade tenure. His storied back catalogue includes collaborations with artists from A-Trak to Becky Hill, Harry Romero to The Jones Girls, and Green Velvet to Sharlene Hector. As a DJ, Weiss has played Glastonbury, Brixton Academy, Sydney Harbour, Pacha, We R Festival, Creamfields, and many more clubs and events worldwide.

 

Releases on revered labels Island Records, Toolroom, DITYBIRD and Cajual have shaped Weiss’ upward trajectory. Garnering three critically acclaimed records, his seminal track ‘Feel My Needs’ [Toolroom] achieved Gold status in 2022, and in the same year, his collaboration with Becky Hill on the single ‘I Could Get Used To This’ [Polydor Records] reached Platinum. In 2018, Weiss landed the DJ Mag Best of British: Best Track Award for ‘Feel My Needs’.

 

Channelling an open-minded approach to every project under his sonic radar, from remixing pop hits by Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue to club-driven cuts by Calvin Harris and Green Velvet, Weiss has accrued a far-flung fanbase that spans young dance music lovers to loyal house heads. Purple Disco Machine, Gorgon City, My Nu Leng, CINTHIE, and more have remixed Weiss’ output in recent years.

 

When it comes to DJing, the Surrey-born artist’s sets cover the essentials, tinted with a Weiss twist; warm basslines, chunky drums, crisp percussion, groovy melodies, and a dash of sultry vocals, with a solid nod to the roots of house. Tours lapping the globe, counting the Americas, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, have shaped Weiss’ DJ schedule, where he has performed at key events like ADE, Miami Music Week, and BPM Festival Mexico along the way.

 

Considering Weiss began mixing on turntables at 13 and producing with hardware at 19, it’s safe to say the award-winning artist has endless enthusiasm for both crafts, which stems from his early interest in collecting vinyl; Metallica, Motown, and Phil Collins are just a handful from his vault. Between pivotal trips to London clubs fabric, The End, Turnmills, and Ministry of Sound, Weiss undertook an apprenticeship with Massive Attack’s musical engineer, James Day. The apprenticeship provided Weiss with top-tier technical training and a fresh wave of inspiration, influencing his impeccable ear for layering classic house textures with contemporary touches.

 

Since his breakout single ‘My Sister’ [Toolroom] in 2013, which received an onslaught of support from Annie Mac, Groove Armada, Loco Dice, and Kenny Dope, and topped the Beatport charts for four months, Weiss has swerved musical trends and remained true to his artistic vision. He honours the rich heritage of house music across his discography and DJ sets, drawing 2.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify (including 88,500,097 streams of one track alone), receiving support from selectors like Carl Cox, MK, Jax Jones, Danny Howard, Eats Everything, and radio stations BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, and Capital Dance. In 2024, Weiss continues to evolve and flourish, affirming his universal appeal and internationally recognised name in a landscape that changes at lightning speed.

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