2023 Rising Stars : STONX


I wanted to kick off this year with a bang, so all January our Artist of the Week series will not only feature a spotlight on artists who haven’t been AOTW yet, but they will be my personal picks for who I think is poised to dominate in 2023, and what better way to kick off the series than with a group I have continually worked closer with throughout 2022.

STONX is our first AOTW for 2023! I make it a point to try and not play favorites with people I closely work with, to make sure I can shed a fair spotlight on artists of all styles around the world, but sometimes people are so hard working and consistent, I just can not deny them their time to shine. Stonx fits perfectly into that category, with weekly production streams, mix sessions, running their own label and being present and supportive of the DNB community at large. If there is one thing that I have learned from being in the DNB scene over 20 years now, its that when you find someone with talent, motivation and a sense of community, that’s a sure fire recipe for success.


Whats your favorite STONX tune? Who do you think should be featured in the coming weeks as a 2023 rising star? Let us know in the comments!


About Author

I have been promoting / involving myself with Drum and Bass in some way shape or form since about 1999. I recently started a solo project for production / DJing called Bad Syntax. I am the H.N.I.C. of Abducted LTD. I threw one of the longest running Drum and Bass weeklies in Florida called Protocol in the early/mid 2000's and really have never stopped pushing artists and sounds in the dnb community.

I live, breathe, eat and sleep Drum & Bass. I hope we can help expose the world to some amazing music through this awesome new site! Make sure to check out my weekly podcast on itunes: by Clicking Here