NYC’s Westend has cemented his place in the tech house scene with his crisp and polished production.
His latest track “Maracuya” is no exception, with its infectious groove that will make anyone vibe. Along with the Latin-inspired vocals that perfectly complement the feeling of the track, ‘Maracuya’ is ready for the dance floors. With a string of Beatport hits under his belt, Westend is one of the most exciting names in the scene right now.
Westend has emerged as one of house music’s most promising artists. The New York native’s ever-expanding sonic footprint was instrumental in drafting the blueprint for the sound of modern tech house and helped usher in an era that has seen American artists once again push to the forefront of dance music culture.
As a teenager during the blog house era, he fell in love with the sounds of artists like MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, and Justice. Compelled to replicate those groundbreaking sounds, he dove head first into production classes at the Bronx High School of Science, the alma mater of famed synth engineer Robert Moog.
His ability to remain on the leading edge while staying true to the roots of house music has created peak dancefloor moments for ravers across the globe and led to releases on esteemed imprints like Repopulate Mars, Insomniac, Armada, and D4 D4NCE. As one of Beatport’s top ten best-selling tech house producers, hit records like 2021’s “Jumpin'”—with fellow New Yorker CID—have not only spent weeks dominating the top of the charts, they’ve landed into the crates of MK, Diplo, Lee Foss, John Summit, and Sonny Fodera.
Each passing year brings breakthrough moments. In 2022 he collaborated with Latin house kingpin, HUGEL, and Cumbiafrica on “Aguila,” which sat in the top ten for staggering eight weeks. In 2023 he collaborated with longtime friend Noizu on the rave-tinged anthem “Push To Start,” which quickly rocketed to peak positions on the tech house and overall chart.
And while he continues to climb the charts, he’s also been a faithful steward of the producer community leading the Kick and Bass network, where he shares his vast production knowledge with several hundred budding producers.
Beyond his production prowess, Westend crisscrosses the country, regularly performing at festivals and clubs from EDC and CRSSD to Shambhala and The Brooklyn Mirage. In 2023 he made his first forays onto the international scene with gigs in Liverpool and a coveted slot on Insomniac’s kineticFIELD at EDC Mexico.
Westend’s creativity is constantly expanding. His plans for the coming year include launching his label in late 2023 and embarking on his first solo headline tour. His remarkable journey from throwing micro-raves for New York high schoolers to headlining festival stages exemplifies how the DIY spirit of dance music continues to permeate the culture.