EDX - NO XCUSES
Over the past few years, EDX a.k.a. Maurizio Colella has made a name for himself in the international EDM scene, headlining the world’s finest clubs and festivals with crowds in excess of 60,000 – from Miami to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Taipei, all the way to Sydney. The chart topping Switzerland-based DJ/Producer has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Axwell, Benny Benassi, Kelis, Deadmau5, Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar, Kool & The Gang, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia, Dubfire and many others. His remixes have been consistently featured on various DJ charts such as the DMC Buzz, Cool Cuts, and Beatport. EDX was even ranked in the TOP 3 of Beatport’s Best Progressive House Artists alongside Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.
His involvement in the music industry began at an early age, but his steady output of masterful productions and exceptional performances have made EDX an exemplary success story. Back in 2011, he launched his weekly radio show ‘No Xcuses’ on SIRIUS XM’s Electric Area Channel, and that year, he spent the summer holding a residency at the world’s number one nightclub – Space, Ibiza.
EDX has continued his success into 2012 with the release of his debut album, ‘On The Edge.’ He has spent 2 years working tirelessly to create this 14-track magnum opus featuring some of the most incredible vocalists in the genre; including platinum selling artist Nadia Ali, Sarah McLeod, Tamra Keenan, Hadley, Sam Obernik, John Williams and Jerique. ‘On The Edge’ has already resulted in the hit single, “Give It Up For Love” featuring John Williams, and the anthem, “This Is Your Life” with Nadia Ali. With ‘On The Edge,’ EDX’s musical vision finally came to fruition, yet he still aspires to evolve as an artist and further his already prolific career.
In 2013, EDX has manifested new dimensions in his productions without diminishing the strong connection to his roots. On some of his own originals and remixes, as well as his collaborations with Leventina, he produced a fresh, clubby style fit for the new age of dance music, gaining support from some of the most esteemed artists in the industry: David Guetta, Afrojack, and Avicii, among many others. While EDX explored new sonic frontiers, he pleased new and old fans alike by revitalizing the timeless EDX signature sound on songs such as "Sunset Miracles"(Spinnin'), "Touched"(Toolroom), and "Blessed"(Toolroom).
After riding a wave of success through 2014 that saw him become the second best-selling deep house artists on Beatport, with smash songs like “Reckless Ardor” and “Breathin’,” EDX entered last year with relentless determination, holding his prominent, influential position in dance music as a trusted tastemaker. In the midst of his major festival performances around the world, including Ultra Music Festival Miami, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, and World Club Dome, amongst others, he kept the masses in his grasp with more consistently outstanding releases, such as his remix of Sam Feldt’s “Show Me Love,” which reached a staggering 60 million+ plays on SoundCloud alone, “Belong,” “Revered,” and more.
On top of his releases and touring last year, EDX also hit the 1 million downloads mark on his ‘No Xcuses’ radio show and podcast, which is a testament to not only his devotion to his craft, but also his growing popularity. Now with further recognition as the #1 top charting artist on Beatport in 2015, beating out everyone from Tiesto to Maceo Plex, EDX will undoubtedly continue to reach and impress the most demanding audiences around the world for many years to come.