Tomorrowland is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most spectacular festivals on the planet and this year once again proved that Belgians do it better.
Situated right next to Dreamville, BUDX hosted the Brew District this year, a luxury camping and music experience where attendees were treated to three days of DJ sets in one of the most picturesque locations on site.
We teamed up with BUDX to bring you music from all over the world, with artists travelling from South Africa, China and France to be part of the event.
Here we bring you the DJ sets from across the weekend by the freshest and most exciting upcoming artists. There's some fire inside.
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South Africa's Kyle Cassim has been building up a steady amount of steam recently. His high-octane brand of house and big-room bangers has been making waves in Johannesburg and he's shared line-ups with the likes of Cosmic Gate, Deadmau5 and Franky Rizardo. His BUDX set at Tomorrowland was bursting with his trademark energy and is the perfect intro to his sound.
China's Terry Zhong (pictured) played a versatile and precise set at the Brewhouse this year at Tomorrowland. As the sun blazed down upon the area, Zhong rolled through percussive afrobeat and house. His mixing showing off his technically-proficient style and the music couldn't have been more suited to summer listening. One of the brightest new talents from Beijing, Terry is one to watch.
South Africa's Kimmy K is just as suited playing to the stadium-sized crowds of Ultra in as she is selecting cuts at parties hosted by Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. Her style of house ranges from tech to funk, all the way to afrobeat and she's found herself playing back-to-back with stalwarts like Sandy Rivera and David Morales. Her Tomorrowland set is one that raises the tempo from the very start.
Shimza is one of the most popular artists coming out of South Africa at the moment. With releases via Cadenza and Universal Music, he's been gaining steady recognition around the world with his soulful take on house music. He plays regularly all over the world and his performance at Tomorrowland at the Brewhouse was an absolute treat. If you're not familiar with his work, just listen to any recent Black Coffee mix, chances are you'll here his music.
France's Louise Chen has been making waves for years across Europe. Her Girls Girls Girls parties were a staple of the Parisian scene and since then Chen's gone on to play all over the world. Whether it's bumping house, soulful disco or stompy techno, she's got selection on lock and her debut release came via Moxie's On Loop label last year. Her Tomorrowland set navigates across a wealth of sounds with tracks from Phuture and Head High acting as highlights across the 90 minutes. Give her a year or two and she'll be a household name.