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Electronic dance music, commonly referred to as EDM, continues to grow in popularity and spread its influence over the live music scene in nearly every corner of the United States. Reno, Nevada is no exception. With a population falling just short of 400,000 spread throughout Reno itself and the surrounding Truckee Meadows area –this modest metropolitan region renowned for gambling, lax legislation, and a supposed mockery of a police force doesn’t jump out as a major touring destination for world-class DJs and producers at first glance.
Nevertheless, a burgeoning demographic of EDM fanatics principally made up of university students, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelling festival-goers has created a major market for electronic shows and festivals in the Reno-Tahoe area. In the past year Reno and Tahoe have played host to the likes of Skrillex, The Glitch Mob, Diplo, Bassnectar, Above and Beyond, and most recently Steve Aoki, Datsik, and Avicii. With demand for quality EDM performances in the “World’s Biggest Little City” being higher than ever, local talent has begun to develop and flourish in response.
Kronyak, one of the rising stars of Reno’s EDM scene, has been blessing Reno with his high-energy musical stylings for just under a year. Having shared bills with such notable acts as Feed Me, Downlink, Cyberoptics, Crizzly, Loczi, Chris English, and most recently opening for international house-music sensation Avicii – the degree of success Kronyak has enjoyed in his short time on the decks is impressive to say the least.
Kronyak has championed a unique style that never fails to rock a crowd senseless -blending thumping house beats, trance-inspired transitions, and mind-bending electro drops. For the 20-year-old Kronyak, an active member of the University of Nevada-Reno, consistently destroying parties at the hottest nightlife destinations across Reno comes with the added benefit of creating a strengthened sense of community between the University, its parent city, and the local businesses and organizations that keep this 24 hour town running. “One thing I love most about DJing is that the music I play brings people together,” says Kronyak, whose ability to draw a huge crowd hinges on his massive following within the University. The talent and local sway demonstrated by this young DJ has begun to garner support from a growing non-student fan base as well by producing a musical product that further unites EDM enthusiasts and promotes an active nightlife scene centered around live music. As Reno DJs like Kronyak continue to grow their talent and develop the market in this area, one thing has become clear as we move on into 2012: big things can be expected from this little city.
-By Eben Webber
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