Austen van der Bleek is helping usher in a tried and true American underground dance music renaissance in Florida. The sound he’s developed, through both his sets and in the works productions, has impressed legends the likes of King Britt, Roy Davis Jr., and Mystic Bill — Britt even dubbing him “too young to be this deep.” He’s the driving force behind the Open House Conspiracy parties in Orlando, bringing guests such as the aforementioned, as well as Kai Alce, Charles Webster, and more, while also working with and earning the respect of the city’s veteran exports and originals like Michael Zucker, Sleazy McQueen, Q-Burns Abstract Message, and Manny Cuevas. He’s been sought as support for other bills featuring Project Pablo and Tony Touch or more commercial figures like Chris Lake and Sasha. Whether he’s selecting for carefully curated bars and clubs or underground after hours basements and renegade Skyway bridge sound systems, festivals like Suwannee Hulaween or art gallery warehouses in Tucson and Orlando, open airs in patios and on rooftops or craft beer gardens across the state, Austen van der Bleek is one of the most versatile DJs his age. He currently holds residency at Vinyl Arts Bar Orlando and is based out of St. Pete. 2017 will see him play quite a few first time destinations for the young artist like Cartagena, Miami, and Detroit.