Saturday Social with Hollaphonicsaturday
Welcoming the biggest homegrown duo, Greg Stainer & Olly Wood a.k.a. HOLLAPHONIC.
They join Dance FM 97.8 every Saturday from 4pm to 6pm broadcasting their first ever live radio show, Saturday Social.
Enjoy 30 minutes of crazy laughs, non-stop live mixing from the studio plus new track releases and of course, your favourite old school hits.
It’s without a doubt the only good way to spend your Saturday afternoon!
Their first single “I Don’t Want It To End” was released in Feb 2013 was ‘A’ listed on all national radio stations in the UAE and went straight to No.1 on iTunes.
Greg Stainer has had two Gold Discs, a discography of over fifty productions and remixes on record labels such as Hed Kandi, CR2, Toolroom Records, Stealth, Armada Music, Pacha Recordings and Universal as well as a full-length solo Album “6mil 2headphones”. Wood had been writing songs and performing as an MC in the South Coast UK Garage scene and then around the UK and abroad with the likes of Dub Pistols Wood has worked to establish a United Arab Emirates music industry with improved publishing rights for artists in the region, and was selected by Gulf Business as one of “The top 30 under 30 businessmen in the Middle East” for his further work behind the scenes committed to defining a unified and internationally acclaimed Middle East music scene.
Hollaphonic became the first middle eastern act to be featured, and their video shown, on MTV Dance.
March 2013, Hollaphonic performed their first gig together live in front of a crowd of 40,000 at the Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan Racecourse alongside Seal. In December that year, Hollaphonic performed on the main stage along with headliners Calvin Harris, The Prodigy and Disclosure at Creamfields Abu Dhabi.
March 2014, they received ‘Best Dubai Act’ at the honorary Time Out Dubai Night Life Awards. They also won ‘Trendsetters of 2013’ by Ahlan! Hot 100 and ‘Man At His Best 2013’ at the Esquire awards.
November 2014 they performed at the Formula One after-race concert at du Arena on Yas Island on the same bill as DJ Armin van Buuren.
Performing to a sell-out crowd ahead of David Guetta at the Live at Atlantis concert On Friday 19 December, Hollaphonic, posed with an audience of 12,000 for Ahlan! at Atlantis, The Palm Beach taking the UAE’s biggest ever selfie.
Hollaphonic became the first Middle East artist to be featured on the BBC website with their own reference page.
Live From Unite with Tomorrowlandsaturday 22:00:01 to 23:59:59
Saturday Social Live From Unite with Tomorrowlandsaturday 14:00:00 to 18:00:00
Camilo Francowednesday 03:00 to 04:00
Camlo Franco is the official resident DJ of Space Ibiza, Ibiza Calling and their worldwide tours. Anyone who has heard of Camilo Franco knows he is an exemplary hard-working DJ. Week in, week out, Camilo is constantly on the move, attending his residency at Space Ibiza during the club season and deejaying at other clubs and festivals all along the year. There has to be a reason for which Camilo is so sought out by clubs from all around of the globe, ranging from Asia to America and all regions in between, and that is because of his charisma in the booth. His sound and skills mixing has triggered an unstoppable dance floor frenzy in every single venue he has played. Proof of this is Camilo’s constant inclusion in major festivals’ line-ups, such as the Ultra Music Festival two years in a row.
Born in Colombia but living in Spain since he was a kid, Camilo Franco started his career as a DJ at the fresh age of 15 and he was soon spinning in clubs all over the country and beyond our borders. Over the years he has amassed quite a collection of awards and prestige: not is he only a resident DJ at Space Ibiza, but one of the most international artists based in Spain. He has been nominated as the best national DJ by the Spanish Vicious Magazine many times, he was awarded by Deejaymag as the Best Ibiza Resident in 2010 and he was recently bestowed the title of best Colombian resident DJ abroad by the Colombian Dance Awards and for the second time. A nice track record which will doutblessly keep growing.
Also known for his collaborations and his work as a producer with artists of the likes of David Penn or René Amesz, Camilo Franco has released on many different labels such as Toolroom Records, Hotfingers, Nervous Records or Urbana Recordings. Remixing is another field that holds no boundaries for this artist: he has worked with world-known producers like Chus & Ceballos, Bob Sinclar and Cece Rogers and René Amesz himself, among many others. His House and Tech House productions have achieved a great success: proof of that is the popularity of his track ‘I Got’, which reached the Top-100 in the Beatport general list. Camilo Franco continues his hard work in the studio – so keep an eye out for his upcoming releases and collaborations!
DJ-NKthursday 00:00 to 01:00
Music for me is not a profession; Just a Ritual (that keeps my soul going).
My primary styles and genres of music are a fusion of underground progressive house; dark progressive (which was influenced by my taste for Death Metal music); tribal house with inclusions of ethnic sounds which have influenced me throughout my travels.
I venture into Deep House and love the use of occasional Vocals as well, with a twist of progressive and tribal rhythms.
I don’t have limitations and I like to touch upon various genres in a single set.
My sets are a musical journey aimed for the soul; based on an integration of various and sometimes opposing genres; inspired by the mood of the moment.
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.
Watch this space for opportunities to win great prizes!