It’s still strange to most. A new act bursting onto the scene, amassing hundreds of thousands of plays in the blink of an eye. Unknown to most, they soon have fans screaming their names and shows around the globe. This is how electronic music superstars are born.
Hailing from The Netherlands and branded with their signature skull, Dutch-duo DROELOE have taken the ‘future bass’ scene by storm. What began with a SoundCloud account–where they uploaded their own music and curated their favorite releases in their “Pokoe Pack” mixes–they soon developed a reputation for creating impeccable percussion-heavy future bass, infused with the catchiest melodies.
Early 2016 they caught the ear of San Holo, who brought them aboard his bitbird imprint, teaming up for a string of successful single releases. “Make My Day” accumulated over half a million SoundCloud streams, but it was follow-up single “zZz” which hit #1 on the Hype Machine where the duo really made their mark. To date, “zZz” has amassed over 5 million streams across all platforms. Tastemakers across the industry, including Martin Garrix, Mr Suicide Sheep, Majestic Casual, Trap Nation, and CloudKid all supported DROELOE.
Since then, the duo has gone on to put together a string of successful official remixes for bitbird, NEST HQ, and Atlantic which have all placed within the Top 10 of the Hype Machine charts. Their official remix of “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez’ has over 3 million Spotify streams and was premiered via Billboard. They followed this with the release of “Shibuya” on Elysian, which solidified their position in the bass realm.
DROELOE’s next single is coming out on Monstercat on November 7th. With their current trajectory indicating future stardom, one might say the question isn’t “will it happen?” but rather “when?”.