Electric Zoo Artist Spotlight: Pierce Fulton
At 20-years-old, Pierce Fulton’s rise through the ranks of the dance music community has been nothing short of impressive. In a relentless spree of massive club compositions, Pierce has managed to achieve most American college kids’ dreams – to tour not just the country, but the entire world. Pierce’s transition can be attributed to his genuine passion for music and his unrelenting desire to innovate. A DJ’s DJ, Pierce does not restrict himself to radio friendly fare or pre-mapped out sets instead, he plays to the crowd and for the crowd – a rare talent that has been replaced in recent years with predictable and yawn-worthy sets and tired execution.
Breaking through with the blistering Pardon My French EP for Cr2 Records and follow-up anthem ‘Who Wants Spaghetti?’, Pierce juggles the realms of electro house and down-tempo electronica with cuts like ‘West Egg’. Pierce has proven his abilities as a producer, rejecting the concept of genre boundaries with successive remix duties for Usher, Chuckie and Steve Aoki alike. His music has summoned the support of Tiësto, Above and Beyond, and Paul Oakenfold to name a few. His ‘Get Weird’ podcasts have been wildly successful, showcasing his due-diligence and dedication to exploring the dance music landscape and all of its accompanying genres.
Pierce Fulton – Pardon My French (Original Mix)
Pierce Fulton – Who Wants Spaghetti (Original Mix)
Usher – Scream (Pierce Fulton Club Mix) Purchase: Beatport
Pierce’s musical creativity translates effortlessly to the dancefloor. In 2012 alone he has rocked stages at festivals including Ultra Music Festival and rallied packed-out crowds at Las Vegas super clubs XS and Surrender. In a full-on display of personal edits and original productions, every set echoes the energy that has taken his tracks from the Beatport top 100 right to America’s hottest nightspots. A mainstage performance from this young gun is not going to be something you want to miss. The last time we saw him at Revel in Atlantic City we were blown away by his poise and tact behind the decks.
Pierce Fulton – Clint Eastwood (Private Edit)
Felix Cartal – Domo (Pierce Fulton Remix)
Despite being cursed with an obnoxiously early set time on day 3 (Noon – 1:00pm) this young producer will undoubtedly bring the same level of energy to the Mainstage as he would if he was headlining. One could even argue that because of the set time, Pierce will actually put on a better set – far from the scorn of the flavor-of-the-month fans who will show up at 5pm expecting to know every track a DJ spins. For true dance music fans who are looking for an eclectic and inventive set from one of the rising talents of the scene be sure to head on over to mainstage early Sunday and start your day off right with a heavy dose of weird.