Jack Woodcockwednesday 23:00 to 23:59
British DJ born, 18-9-1981 in Cologne Germany and influenced by the likes of Masters At Work, Eric Morillo and Joey Negro, Jack Woodcock began DJing at the age of 19 playing a blend of soulful house music mixed in with some banging beats.
His DJ career began in various bars and clubs across London such as JD’s, Barcadia, Bar Rio, Red Bar, Fez Club. Jack quickly made a name for himself.
Always looking to push the vibe and showcase his personal influences in 2003 he created BACKFIRED with 2 other up and coming DJ’s focusing on purely soulful funky music. BACKFIRED ran as a weekly event for 3 years across various venues before finding a home at the Shoosh Bar. BACKFIRED now an annual event will host it’s 10th anniversary this Boxing Day.
Martin Garrixwednesday 00:00 to 01:00
It’s easy to get lost in the numbers behind Martin Garrix’s meteoric rise. From his adolescent years to the onset of young adulthood, the Dutch superstar has already set precedents and scored landmarks at every corner of the music industry. Picked up by Spinnin’ Records and subsequently backed by Scooter Braun, Martin has become one of electronic dance music’s youngest superstars, amassing a chart-topping, high-streaming musical legacy along the way. Leaping 36 places to #4 of the DJ Mag Top 100 charts in 2014, garnering both the attention of Billboard’s prestigious ’21 under 21’ as well as Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and hooking up with R&B superstar Usher for his latest single, Martin Garrix’s story has only just begun.
NGHTMREthursday 04:00 to 05:00
A producer who went from anonymous uploads to collaborations with Dillon Francis within just a couple years, L.A.-based artist NGHTMRE was born Tyler Marenyi in Stamford, Connecticut and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. After getting a degree in finance from Elon University, Tyler decided to move to L.A. and take a chance on his love of making music. At first, he uploaded trap and house remixes of tracks by Tiësto, Rae Sremmurd, and Skrillex, then he began releasing a set of his own tracks, some in collaborations with producer Slander. He hit in early 2015 with “Street,” a track Skrillex played during his headlining set at the Ultra Music Festival. Mad Decent signed the producer that same year and gave “Street” an official release. He made his festival debut with a DJ set at EDC Las Vegas 2015, then 2016 saw Mad Decent release the NGHTMRE EP along with “Need You,” his collaborative single with Dillon Francis.
– David Jeffries, Rovi
Miss Von Csunday 22:00 to 23:00
Born in Bucharest, but raised between Lebanon & France, where I studied and lived over 9 years.
I am currently based in Dubai where I work for a skydiving company but I have also been for the past 1 and ½ year, playing music in different events and even took on a residency at some point in a lounge bar, and hope soon I can take on production and see where this adventure takes me.
Hollaphonicsaturday 16:00 to 18:00
Multi-award winning Hollaphonic, are the first ever electronic music act to be signed to a major label in the Middle East.
This energy packed English electronic music duo consists of Greg Stainer & Olly Wood, joining forces in 2013, they’ve since enjoyed a rapid rise to fame; their first 4 releases on Universal Music Group went to No.1 in various Middle East iTunes charts, and the hype continued… their first album ‘Personal Space’ came out in March 2015, went straight to iTunes No.1 whilst on pre-order and it’s the album that keep on giving. A total of 5 singles from the album reached top twenty across 8 countries, seeing heads turn across the planet as Hollaphonic lead a Dubai dance music explosion.
Steve Aokisaturday 02:00 to 03:00
Steve Aoki is a DJ and also the founder of Dim Mak Records, which has counted leading indie rock bands such as Gossip, Bloc Party, the Kills, and the Rakes among its stable of signees. The son of wealthy restauranteur Rocky Aoki, he is of Japanese heritage and calls Los Angeles home. In 2007 he released his first official mix CD, Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles, on Thrive Records. Featuring tracks by Justice, Klaxons, Mystery Jets, Peaches, Datarock, Yelle, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, and Scanners — most of them remixed — Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles is fairly representative of Aoki’s renown as a taste-making dance party DJ rather than a skillful turntablist.