New Orleans-born, LA-based DJ/producer Trent Cantrelle scored big in 2011 with his dance floor rocker "I Want A Freak". The smash hit went on to be one of the top 10 selling House songs in the world 2011, Beatport Award nominated, and the only U.S. artist in his category.
His sound leans toward big room peak-time house and tech, as heard on his recent releases “You Know Why” and the DMC Buzz Charting “Night Like This”. This caught the ear of Swedish House Mafia which recently had Trent open for them at their Ushuaia residency kickoff in Ibiza this Summer. For those in the know, this type of success is nothing new to the veteran U.S. artist.
Starting out in the early 90s Trent Cantrelle was constantly called upon to adapt his skills and sound to a dizzying array of circumstances. At the turn of the century Trent decided to expand his horizons and hit the road for Los Angeles. It is in LA that Trent’s production work really took off on a global level. When Trent scored Essential New Tune at WMC 2005, with his smash rock hybrid “Runaway”, he was clocked by Pete Tong as “One of the hottest dance talents from the US”. The instant hit was licensed in over 15 countries and carried on to be one of the top tunes of that year. After breaking onto the global scene his DJ schedule kicked into high gear playing some of the biggest clubs around the globe. Along the way keeping up momentum by dropping heavily charted hits such as Turbofunks “Gotta Move” remix and his reworking of Pete Hellers “Big Love”, which Eric Morillo donned “the biggest tune of Ibiza 2007“. Shortly following, the Deep Flexion “Emotions Of The Night“ remix leaped across genres with a spot on Tiesto’s Club Life radio show and DJ Mag dubbing Trent “Man of the moment“. Studio duties have seen him work with everyone from Princess Superstar to remixing mainstream acts such as Seal, Maroon 5, Pussycat Dolls, and Mutemath. Over the years having amassed an impressive catalog of original tracks and remixes he has appeared on such labels as Ministry Of Sound, Spinnin’, Toolroom, Black Hole, Subliminal, Ultra, and many more.
The high profile productions helped further launch his career in the US and abroad, accompanying the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, and Sander Kleinenberg on tour. In addition to the club circuit, he performed at some of America’s biggest outdoor music events such as Coachella Music Festival, and The Electric Daisy Carnival.