Best Newcomer Club DJ

DJ Drew Van Atten

Staff Pick

Having lived his entire life in the ever-increasing bulge that we call Atlanta (we know this ‘cause his mom was once a Loafer), DJ DREW VAN ATTEN knows controlled mess, which could help explain his affinity for dropping scuffed, skuzzy tech- and electro-house. Around these parts, industrial and industrious mutation is a way of life — iconic buildings leap up overnight. Same goes for Van Atten’s turntable trajectory. It’s almost like one minute he’s a fist in the crowd, and next thing, he’s got the crowds in his fist — on all the haute bills opening for the likes of Damian Lazarus, Uffie and other Cleaning Up the Dirty South events. It all adds up to a metallic-meets-melody, bleepin’ good time. Exhibiting a savvy sense of selection, Van Atten is hopefully an ear to stay.

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