Though his DJ handle may suggest otherwise, Minnesota doesn’t actually hail from the North Star state. Born Christian Bauhofer in Santa Cruz, Calif., Minnesota specializes in high-energy, bass-heavy dubstep. He has toured with the likes of Big Gigantic, Ghostland Observatory, Excision and Benny Benassi, and his music has been incorporated into the live sets of several notable DJs, such as Bassnectar and MartyParty.
“My goal is to make bass-heavy dubstep/glitch-hop music that'll get you dancing, but is not the same old, three-note transformer-step,” said Minnesota in his biography section on Vital Management's website. “I try to focus more on the melodic side of dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.”