Friday September 14, 2012
When Revolvr pulls the trigger, you feel it. Revolvr a.k.a. Touvan Sughiarto officially entered the electronic music world in 2011. Collaborating with Donald Glaude, he dropped an incendiary and infectious remix of Scooter and LaVelle's "Beats Inside My Head" that set Beatport ablaze. Spreading like wildfire, "Beats Inside My Head" peaked at #2 on the site's Electro House Chart and #16 on the Overall Chart. Meanwhile, Tiësto added the track to his podcast and the live set of his mega-successful Club Life tour, exposing the remix to thousands nightly. It was Revolvr's first bona fide hit.
Simultaneously, he dropped an original track entitled "Warface" that skyrocketed up Beatport's overall chart to #10 and infiltrated XM Radio and other platforms. For 2011, his Beatport Chart Rate was 100 percent. Within a short year, all of those numbers rose drastically. Facebook likes exceed 15k, Soundcloud plays are approaching 200k, and YouTube views are over 300k. Beyond that, his remix of Florence + the Machine's "You've Got Love" landed at #1 on Hype Machine. Soon, Chuckie, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero were incorporating his music into their live sets, playlists, and podcasts.
Revolvr's 2012 single "The Beat Goes On" already illuminates another evolution for the artist. Coupling a colorful sample with sexy and slippery synths, it's a bona fide dance floor banger. Then, there's his remix of Morgan Page's "Body Work" [Featuring Tegan and Sara]. The track is part of Page's latest effort, In the Air, as a bonus cut. It also shows another side of the artist as he expands into a skittering dubstep groove. Other remix highlights include a unique take on Luciana's "I'm Still Hot", which hit #1 on Billboard's Dance chart.
Boasting a show comprised of mostly originals, he's played to packed crowds at Los Angeles's famed Avalon, Orange County's Yost, WinterFest 2012, Tulare Festival, Sugar Festival, and more.