Having been an avid trance listener since the days of System F, Tiësto and Paul Van Dyk, Allen Watts burst onto the scene in 2012. Recognizing that his own talent for making music lay beneath the surface for many years, he shifted gears and debuted on Richard Durand's Terminal 4 label with ‘What May Come’. Taking early cues from producers such as Dave202, The Thrillseekers and the above-mentioned veterans, Allen Watts followed up with ‘Split Second’. The track was picked up by Armin van Buuren and, as quickly as the name would suggest, catapulted him to the forefront of European club nights.
Having traveled every corner of the globe from London to Los Angeles and from Mexico to Thailand and beyond, Allen Watts has refined the raw edge that made his original sound and DJ sets so tangible. Despite constantly changing dance floor trends, he has always given us the extraordinary. In fact, a quick look at his gig diary and release schedule tells us that this melodic mastermind is in the prime of his career.
Following Allen Watts' relentless stream of hard-hitting belters (e.g. ‘Blackout’, ‘Gravity’, ‘Flashback’, ‘Breakthrough’, ‘Telepathy’), he became the most played artist on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show in 2016. His growing collection of power productions earned him a permanent home on labels such as Who's Afraid of 138!? (Armada Music), where he has had numerous releases to date, as well as Grotesque, Monster Tunes and Black Hole Recordings. His name alone has become a joule in the record bags of all tastemakers of the genre, an accolade that has led to remix requests from none other than Armin van Buuren.
The Allen Watts brand continues to grow with the launch of High Voltage Radio, hosted by himself and the mid-pandemic launch of his own record labels, High Voltage Recordings and Low Voltage Recordings. After the pandemic and the return to normal, he has been playing around the globe at the biggest festivals, including A State of Trance, Untold, Dreamstate, Luminosity and Unkonsious. The sky's not even the limit for Allen Watts and we can't wait to see what the future holds for him.
"It feels like I play an Allen Watts track every week on ASOT!"
– Armin van Buuren