Alex Steele and Treymon Ellis make up Contenders. Based out of Orlando, FL UCF Alumni, this duo is making their way into the EDM community. The group was formed at the beginning of 2014 when peaking interests between them in EDM brought forth the creation of Contenders. The turning point for Alex was when Tiesto released his album Kaleidoscope. He is the most influential dj/producer in Alex's career. Trey started taking djing seriously in 2011 when he started to play local gigs in Orlando. The most influential producer for him is Laidback Luke and has incorporated a lot of his style into his mixing. From consistent appearances at nightclubs like Firestone Live and Tier to their first Beatport Release back in January of 2014 , Contenders are looking to make their mark on the EDM music community. They made their festival appearance in 2014 at the Horizon Music Festival in Lakeland, FL. They have also established a working relationship with Certified Streetwear as their clothing sponsor and media specialist. With the end of 2014 brought a feature on the music blog Bearave as well as a confirmed booking for their second festival booking for 2015. 2016 was filled with numerous releases that added on Contenders mesh a combination of heavy bass with unique melodies to make the crowd go crazy. They've made a killing in the local scene in Orlando, FL and look to expand their brand across the country and world.