Featured Artist: Exceed

Posted by on February 6, 2012

Exceed, aka Brett Stovall, is a DJ and Producer out of Austin, Texas. Having shared the stage with Tiesto, Rusko, Glitch Mob, Steve Aoki, Wolfgang Gartner and many other big names he is working his way to the top. Having seen him this past week and being blown away by his live performance I knew I had to hear more from this producer. Here is a little more about Exceed.

“Better known as the new breed of Texas DJ’s, Exceed aka Brett Stovall is not only known for his skills behind the decks and for his impeccable track selection, but also for the intense crowd connection he builds on every dance floor. That is what truly makes him stand out from the rest. Starting on the streets in 2003 this Texas born DJ has been holding down multiple residences from the age of 17. Since then he has become a Texas favorite and has taken the Electronic dance music scene by storm performing at clubs and raves all over the state as well as Ultra Music Festival, Nocturnal, Electric Daisy carnival and making appearances in Nevada, Florida, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Arkansas, Utah and Alaska.”

We were also able to ask a few questions to the Texas native about how he got into DJing as well as producing.

Read On for more.

-Who are your favorite artist, or the artist that inspire your work?

“Some of my favorite artist growing up was always the crowd pleasing DJ’s. I will never forget the frist time I saw Donald Glaude, His energy behind the decks was so captivating that when I saw that I knew that was what I wanted to do. More recently I’ve seen that same energy from Steve Aoki, Rusko and 12th Planet crowd surf. As far as music production I really have been influenced by so many different producers after listening to EDM for so long.. I’d say this year my influences would be Nero, Kill the Noise, Knife party the list goes on. “

-When and how did you begin producing?

“I got into producing after djing for about 6 or 7 years and wanted to take it to the next level. After about a year of messing around with Ableton I finally started writing tracks and my first original tune hit #14 on Beatport’s electro charts. Since then I got super busy with gigs and now been on the studio grind. So far I’ve released another EP on Synth City Records, A remix for Real Music Recordings and Peakhour Music, and free bootleg remixes available on my soundcloud. “

-Any big upcoming plans as far as collaborations or releases?

Keep your ears open : ) This year I have a personal goal of releasing 40 tunes. I have a lot of collaborations with my buddy Shredd coming out including a massive drum and bass remix for Andain and a new remix for DJ Micro in the works as well!  

-What producer or producers would you like to work with most?

“I would love to get in a studio right now with Rob Swire that dude is a genius.”   


Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. (Exceed Remix)

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B.o.B. feat Lil Wayne – Strange Clouds (Exceed Remix)

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Poogie Bear – So Happy Together (EXCEED REMIX)

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For more music from exceed check out his two soundclouds. One dedicated to edits and the other for originals and remixes. Also if you want to stay up to date with his releases be sure to check out his social media pages provided below.

Exceed Soundcloud || Exceed Edits Souncloud