PØSTERCHILD introduces Alaska to an international stage with new club heater ‘Heaven Is A Rave’

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Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, DJ and producer PØSTERCHILD aka Taylor Mapes is no stranger to a feel-good electronic cut. Armed with a modern take on techno and breakbeat, and following the release of his first club heater ‘Piece Of Me’ in 2022, the euphoria-driven artist now returns with his brand-new studio release ‘Heaven Is A Rave’. 

Drawing inspiration from 90s and early 2000s house, trance and techno music and praising it for prioritisation of intoxicating soundscapes and catchy production cuts, PØSTERCHILD has spent the last few years perfecting his craft to produce high-energy euphoric dance music. 

As the summer season approaches, ‘Heaven Is A Rave’’ exists freely to remind dance music lovers that variety and energy remain key words all year round. Envisioning a driving breakbeat supporting a crisp topline, the budding beatmaker creates a pure, unadulterated, sonic experience in his latest offering.

Alongside a signature driving bassline and stacked synths, ‘Heaven Is A Rave’’ delivers a new-found exhilarating energy, fusing teasing builds with a smooth topline to produce a fun yet poignant track. 

His latest offering is decorated with the sounds of sonic ecstasy and as PØSTERCHILD recognises the complexity and depth that sampling brings, his sound continues to evolve. Harnessing dreamlike concepts  is second nature to the beatsmith, as he invites listeners into his headspace while imagining a rave in heaven. 

As PØSTERCHILD injects nostalgic rave sounds into contemporary pop music soundscapes, he embarks on the next stage of his career and continues to forge his way. This release delivers several irresistible climactic moments to heat up the dancefloor, propelling the independent artist towards an upward trajectory. 

“It’s about how music can be an emotional release. It’s meant to sound like sonic ecstasy on the dancefloor.”


Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, DJ and producer PØSTERCHILD (Taylor Mapes) has spent the past few years crafting high-energy euphoric dance music. 

Growing up with a well-balanced musical diet, Mapes was exposed to 2000s pop and rap genres on the radio which bore his love for popular music. An introduction to electronic music was much influenced by the rise of SoundCloud, and is where Mapes engrossed himself in the catalogues of Skrillex, Cashmere Cat, Baauer and more. Prompted to want to experience this live, he attended his very first festival in Seattle – the closest big city to Anchorage, Alaska. 

His formative years were spent skiing both downhill and cross country as he competed on the Alaska State Team in ski races across the US, as well as attending music festivals across the country. As his obsession with music began to blossom, he fell in love with the idea of connecting with a crowd and showcasing his music. Entering the world of DJing and production, he got his first pair of Numark decks and practised religiously. As he was led to the software of Ableton, he sought to make music that inspired him

With Ableton becoming the most important outlet for his craft, he taught himself about music theory, arrangement and audio engineering and continues to perfect his craft with each new composition. 

Then attending Loyola University in New Orleans to study music, Mapes gained an insight into all aspects of the industry. He recognised the value of collaboration as he went from DJing in his dorm and playing house parties to hosting pop up shows around New Orleans.

Prior to his relocation back to his hometown of Anchorage, the PØSTERCHILD project was born as he desired to make a name for himself. Having been approached to support NGHTMRE in 2021, his first show of scale showed progress. Now, as he continues to bring the essence of electronic music to Alaska by throwing his own festivals, collaborating with like-minded individuals and showcasing his unique talent,  he hopes to create a thriving electronic scene in Alaska and introduce himself to an international stage.