Cash Cash is an electronic music trio originally hailing from the Garden State and currently signed to Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The group consists of brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, as well as life-long friend Samuel Frisch. Together, the three DJ/ Producer/ Multi-instrumentalists record, mix and master all of their music. Having released four full-length albums and an array of EPs and singles, the trio continues to blur the lines between genres.
The story of Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and scene-starter Paul van Dyk doesn't begin in the 1991 techno incubator of Tresor, the 1995 Twilo-era Manhattan or the 1997 superclubs in Ibiza or London... It begins in 1985 and in his mom's kitchen.From the earliest ignition points of 'For An Angel', 'Perfect Day' and his 'Age Of Love' & 'Love Stimulation' remixes to 2015's singles 'Guardian' & 'Louder', PvD's gone from trance music's standard-bearer to its most abiding & respected influence.
As a generation-defining artist that reshapes our perception of what dance music can be, Sander van Doorn is without a doubt one of the world’s most essential, influential and popular DJ/producers in dance music today. With three full-length albums, numerous hit-singles, remixes of the world’s biggest artists, sold-out gigs in all major venues and festivals worldwide, his own successful record label and a weekly radio show named Identity, Sander van Doorn continues his musical journey into the heart of fans around the world
Over the past two years Showtek have become more than an act; it's a movement, a tribe formed by the producer duo and its fans that is united in its love for music, excitement, artistic freedom and adventure. Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, aka Showtek, two brothers from Eindhoven have been making music for over a decade. The first time these brothers were on board, it was epic - we don’t doubt that this voyage would be any different.
Vini Vici is the brand new project of Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh,?Both well known & experienced electronic music producers for over a decade.?The concept of 'Vini Vici' was formed as an attempt by the boys to express their love for the old school sound paired with their progressive ideas. For the very first time on IT’S THE SHIP history, we will be bringing you psy trance as we sail across international waters.
Big Shaq, also known as Michael Dapaah, has gone stratospheric following his appearance on BBC 1xtra’s Charlie Sloth: Fire in the Booth, smashing the UK Official Charts with his debut single 'Mans Not Hot’. Big Shaq currently stands to hold the the lowest skip rate on an urban record Spotify has ever seen. The official music video for the track went viral on a global scale and reached the number one trending video on Youtube in a matter of days.
Chocolate Puma is a Dutch DJ/Producers duo consisting of Rene? ter Horst and Gaston Steenkist aka Dj Zki & Dobre. The guys started out producing music in the early 90s, delivering club hits under several artist names. Most famous are probably The Good Men, Jark Prongo and Rene? et Gaston. Rene? and Gaston embarked on a staggeringly diverse and accomplished string of releases, dabbling with house, techno and even breakbeat as the number of aliases they recorded under grew steadily in number.
From their very first drumbeat, through to ‘Materia’ - their 2017-released long-player, Cosmic Gate have proved to be the perfect meeting of musical minds. A chance encounter in a Cologne recording studio almost two decades ago set Nic Chagall and Bossi on course to becoming Germany’s most successful and enduring electronic music duo. As DJs, kinetically feeding off each other’s creativity and energy, Cosmic Gate continue to take floors to supernova globally.
To date Darude remains one of dance music’s most influential stars. At the age of 24 and at the height of the trance boom of the early 00’s Finnish DJ / artist / producer Ville Virtanen created the milestone single ‘Sandstorm’ under his pseudonym Darude. The track went on to become one of the biggest selling dance singles in the history of electronic dance music with global sales of over 4 million units and to date featuring on over 300 compilations worldwide.
From songwriters to artists and super-fans to superstars, electronic dance music’s first sisters – Mim and Liv Nervo of NERVO – have staged a miraculous climb onto the international stage, straight from the pit in front of it. These multi talented DJ dynamos are the all-time top-ranking female DJs in the world, voted by their legions of fans to No. 16 on DJ Magazine’s influential “Top 100 DJs” poll while continuing to rank as the top female DJ's in the world today.
Grandtheft is a Producer/DJ based in Toronto, Canada. Establishing an eclectic, custom club sound by playing largely his own originals and remixes, Grandtheft has slayed clubs worldwide and is respected as one of the best live DJs Canada has to offer. The music he produces is varied beyond categorization, except to say that it seems to move people.
Welcome back Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano! With a long-standing background in house music, they have the knowledge of the genre and its roots at their core, and this foundation informs their eclectic sounds. Blending elements of house, tribal, techno, electro, Latin flavours and more into their productions and DJ sets, theirs is a sound which looks both to the past and to the future with plenty of groove at its heart.
Since first launching his time-travelling, ‘dance-through-the-decades’ audio-visual party concept in 2011, Sydney’s Tom Loud has grown his project into an absolute monster. The key success of Hot Dub’s show is hinged on its widespread appeal – Hot Dub showcases songs from every decade and genre of music - 60s rock, 70s disco, 80s cheese, 90s house, noughties electro, 2017’s radio hits - and winds and weaves it into one expansive, electrifying, music history lesson.
Wes James, better known as Le Youth, is the slightly enigmatic musician/DJ/producer from Los Angeles, California. From a career musician with numerous projects under his belt, the Le Youth project was born from the chaos of Hollywood, bringing to life a seamless blend of breezy California vibes with a twist of European flair and an air of mystery. Bridging the gap between underground and mainstream, indie and pop, Le Youth has since proven himself to be a dynamic force in the music and entertainment world.
In a time where DJ-ing is more competitive than ever, it undoubtedly takes someone very special to remain a cut above the rest. This is why AK is Australia’s #1 Female RNB DJ. Musical versatility is number one on AK’s agenda. Through mixing the freshest of today’s Urban / Pop radio hits with those old school classics we all know and love, AK manages to seamlessly work the crowd w
Alan Vegotsky who performs under the alias Alan V begun his DJ career at the tender age of 10 and currently resides in his hometown of Toronto Canada. He’s toured across Canada and made several international appearances in Mexico, his upbeat vocals mixed with high energy beats and disco vibes that keep everyone on the dance floor moving their feet and wanting more.
Born and raised in Toronto Canada Bradley Leshch aka B-rad started his journey behind the decks entering university, playing on top a catwalk inside the York Underground over a crowd of hundreds his undergraduate years he begun mastering his craft. Over the years he has honed his skills infusing his passion for house music to bring groovy melodies and hard-hitting bass lines together to create truly unique sets at each show.
2003 Australia, the infamous Bass Agents formed. Comprising of Hoong (Mr.Nasty) and Nick (Ganjaguru), this DJ duo formed shortly after the birth of Hardstyle. They had a mission - to bring that banging Hard Dance sound to Malaysia and the region. They pioneered and introduced Hardstyle to the locals, creating a cult-like following for their merchandise and monthly full-house parties.
DJ Bexie is one of the most promising and glamorous DJ to rise out of Melbourne. Having being exposed to music at a young age, she is no stranger to music and has always dreamt to share music with the world. DJ Bexie has her targets set high. The club scene is in for a fresh face to take control of the dance floor with some big electro house, EDM, bangers, big room and club pumping tunes.
Cesqeaux (pronounced ‘Sesko’) is a producer, performer, songwriter, DJ and all-round force of nature, someone you’ll never forget once you’ve been into his orbit. Whether crafting monster hits with David Guetta (‘2U’, featuring Justin Bieber) or playing festivals around the world, Cesqeaux continuously works at all aspects of his artistry and keeps his repertoire fresh: never-before-heard sounds, original visuals, new experiences.
Joining us again, Chukiess & Whackboi knows how to rock the stage on IT’S THE SHIP! This duo brings the house down with their combination of Big-room, Progressive House & Trance. Having had the opportunity to open for many big international acts, these two is not someone you should miss on board!
Meet the vibrant and enticing sweetheart from Sydney’s North Shore – CLUELESS aka Tori Roe. Clueless is fast proving herself to be one of Australia’s stand-out female acts – setting the bar high with a fast growing list of admirable gigs, affiliations and collaborations. Clueless’ musical style is a fusion of all things house – floating between Deep, Tech, Vocal and Bass, with a song collection that feeds from the likes of Solardo, Brohug, Duke Dumont, Malaa, Cazztek and Golden Features to name a select few.
Melbourne’s favorite daughter, Courtney Mills, is no stranger to the music industry. Having rubbed shoulders with the who’s-who of the Australian Dance Music scene, our own glamour girl has certainly impressed all who have come across her. Building a repertoire of Main Room/Electro and Melbourne tunes, armed with her chic-attitude this dazzling energetic live performer leaves dance floors all around the country in awe.
Donovan Tho is the pioneer of soulful house in Malaysia and one of Asia’s most important ambassadors of this genre. His work as a DJ/radio producer- presenter and pioneering promoter of international DJs has played a seminal role in the development of the clubbing scene in Malaysia. Donovan was the first DJ in Malaysia to play soul, funk, jazz, disco, bossa nova and afro-latin vibes etc (in the dance music context) in clubs and on national radio.
Originally hailing from a small town in the west of Holland, Dante – real name Max Krul – has had a passion for music since a very early age. In 2014, Dante, only in his second year at the Academy, caught a big break when ‘Ertesuppe’ was signed by Spinnin’ Records and featured on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1. Ever keeping a close eye on the balance between the ‘club’ and ‘pop’ sides of his musical persona, Dante has a bright future ahead of him and you won’t want to miss your chance to dance all night along to his beats.
Dj deF a.k.a Sheldon Gerard Tay first started DJing at the tender age of 18. Playing indie and rock music alongside dance and hip hop anthems. He started off by playing school parties and prom nights. He then created his very own styles of mixes and flavors in scratching which made him spin for many private organized parties and also private events organized in his own university, which made him drive his passion and career together till today.
It is said that electronic music is on the verge of a major shift. That the most exceptional of talents are lining up to earn their spot, trying their hardest to make a difference. David Gravell is one of those destined to succeed. As the go-to remixer for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin and ilan Bluestone, the fan favorite continues to ravage the world’s main festivals, including Ultra Europe, Ultra Miami, Electronic Family, A State Of Trance Festival and Creamfields.
Dutch producer Vincent Rooijers and visual designer Hein Hamers are DROELOE. Hailing from The Netherlands, the duo’s emphasis?on their artistic strengths has seen them weave sonically and visually intricate stories through their music. Their signature branded skull has quickly become synonymous with progressive music and breathtaking art highlighted by their impeccable percussion- heavy sound infused with the catchiest melodies and stunning use of visuals. DROELOE’s music has most definitely got that slow vibe but don’t be surprised as they tend to drop some dirty bass half way through, the perfect combination!
Steven Baan (born 18 December 1987), known professionally Estiva, is a Dutch musician, record producer and DJ. His creative studio outings result in a unique and modern blend of groovy techno orientated beats and emotional progressive melodies. Whether it be playing in an environment like the massive pyrotechnics of festivals like Ultra or the deep and dark of underground clubs, Estiva is ever able telling tales musically.
Tapping into the club map from one side of the world to the other, Malaysian born Eva T is certainly delivering the best across the open format realm, now based in Europe. Raising on her own musical ladder since 2009, the last decade has driven a bold endeavour for this darling of the south. Having created a modern but full-throttle flavour across the globe fit for any party enthusiast, Eva T is dropping electronic bangers, hip hop & high profile mashups that are proper fire!
DJ, producer, label boss - this young artist continues to prove himself as one of Holland’s finest exports in dance music, demonstrating a solid production career with releases spanning a collection of top labels, including a long term relationship with Defected Records, whilst continuing to push himself as a DJ with a distinctive style that works across the big stages as well as packed out clubs. Coming back on board with us again, those of you who missed him previously – now is your chance!
Turning heads quickly, Godlands is the product of old school sounds meeting new school methods. A forerunner of the freshest wave of Australian electronic music, this young upstart has the enviable ability to transform beats into heaving club anthems, with a festival-ready steeze that’ll test even the best systems. Existing at the junction of music and fashion, Godlands is your girl’s crush, whose constant ambition to push the needle sees her effortlessly apply a cavalier vogue to her production, performance and aesthetic.
In the world of electronic music, there are few personalities as determined and versatile as Helena Legend. Inspired by her peers, Major Lazer and Chainsmokers, Helena has injected a fresh aesthetic into her music, blending the sensibilities of credible pop music with the potency of the sound cultivated by Diplo and co. Her successful switch has been facilitated by her versatility; being able to seek out and play new music, to vibe with fresh tracks, connect with new artists and even singing on her own tunes, injecting everything she does with a fresh burst of passion.
Australian DJ / Producer, Anthony Maniscalco better known by his stage name Hook N Sling, has a proven history of releasing records that cut through the noise, showing a constant evolution ahead of the game. With several platinum-selling records to his name as well as a packed tour schedule headlining almost every major club around the world, Hook has garnered an ever-growing international fan base.
Indigo Starlight have harnessed their funky and fresh charisma as a surprise package to hit the Australian nightclub scene. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Pink, Lady Gaga and NERVO, these pocket rockets have always added a personalized touch to their shows using their repertoire of talents and knowledge in music. Incorporating a Keytar into their sets, this savvy duo continues to uniquely showcase an element of live performance.
Jasper Fioole is a very promising DJ from Amsterdam. With his uplifting infectious groovy house sound, he is rapidly conquering The Netherlands and abroad. Together with his mate Franky Rizardo, Jasper is passionately running the FLOW brand, which is rapidly becoming one of the iconic house labels in the scene. It makes you forget your daily worries and brings you to a state of mind where you feel free and beloved. Catch Jasper at It’s the Ship making his Asian debut sharing the stage with Franky Rizardo and Technasia.
JJay De Melo has become a house-hold name on the Urban/HipHop scene in Australia. Owing to his ability as an MC to seamlessly hype even the dullest of crowds, and his presence and support on almost every international urban tour to hit our shores! JJay has most recently taken the spotlight as a singer, song writer and rapper in his own right – garnering attention from esteemed music platforms such as Complex!
Pushing the envelope a little further than the norm, Melbourne’s Kate Fox is known for embarking on the ultimate. As a singer, songwriter and DJ, her triple threat status transports musical depths from the very core of bass driven, party drops, introducing a tempting electronic-pop infused vocal taint. Awakening the standard dance floor hype, Fox’s hybrid bass signature drives the sassy streak, delivering a solid influence on the masses and consistently avoiding the generic banger.
Being the first Singaporean to have his Turntablist Battle Routine featured on America's DJCITY TV & winning numerous DJ Battles including Live Mix Maestro and Battle of DJEN, LeNERD is one of the most notable up and coming names in the local DJ scene. Starting off from school dance parties & other smaller gigs Patrick Lewis a.k.a LeNERD soon realizes that the art form he pursues is not simply just a hobby but the passion of his life.
A career DJ, producer & music curator, Lincey left a 6 year stint at world- renown night club Zouk Singapore, where he was not just one of the youngest resident DJs ever to join the club, he was also one of two main resident DJs responsible for establishing musical direction and execution for the club and her outlets. His musical strengths have culminated in shows around the world including in the USA, Brazil, Japan, and China, Korea, amongst many others.
The world has already been changed with his unique, raw and strong bass-filled sound. With tons of new tracks, club tours and festival shows inbound, his mix of grimey electro and popular Bass House sounds will create a fluent mix defining the new electronic sound for the next decade. You just cannot avoid Loopers anymore, this diamond is now shining as a star.
Lucille Croft - let the name resonate through your mind. It’s the beginning of a new era, and this girl is leading the way. DJ, music producer, entrepreneur, model... she’s more than just a ‘threat’, she’s a game-changer. Using music as a form of self-expression, she is the epitome of creative mentality, with a dark and electrifying musical auteur that you’ll find yourself addicted to, and in lust for more.
Unbound by genres LVNDSCAPE to have come out of nothing, aiming for timeless beauty, packed into elegant bootlegs and remixes, overflowing with melancholy and atmosphere. LVNDSCAPE’s breakthrough came when his bootleg version of Ed Sheeran & Rudimental’s ‘Bloodstream’ went sky high, reaching over 1.5 million SoundCloud plays. His melodic riffs is most definitely something you won’t want to miss on board – trust!
Pablo Rindt, better known as Maddix has been involved with music ever since he was born. His musical background of playing percussion, drums & piano helped him develop his newfound passion for electronic music production. Now being signed by Hardwell Publishing, and playing shows all around the world, Maddix has proven that the only way is up for him.
This party rocker, music producer, MC and radio personality from Belgium is coming back to IT’S THE SHIP by big demand after his 2017 appearance on board. If different genres and innovation within beats is what your ears gravitate to, Makasi is the one for you. Mashing everything creatively and never falling into the trap of cliché mixes, he combines the odd and unlikely well-crafted sounds encapsulating the crowds into a raving frenzy again and again. Having spread his wings around the globe in places such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Sunburn and much more – you can bet he knows exactly what his crowds want.
MANENE is one of the well-known DJs in the Czech dance music industry.?As a DJ he started when he was only 15 years old and the quality of his performance has been increasing since that time. The MANENE brand is based on originality, uniqueness, and difference. As a DJ he started when he was only 15 years old and the quality of his performance has been increasing since that time. For his hard work, he has been honoured by significant people such as JAUZ, MOKSI, Alan Walker, Mike Cervello and many more.
With every step that he takes, Dutch DJ and producer Mike Cervello is growing as an artist and gaining fans alike. His 2015 Barong Family debut Smack EP was supported by hit makers like Hardwell, Diplo and Skrillex, with the title track (featuring Cesqeaux) getting to #1 on Beatport. Mike’s remix of Yellow Claw’s ‘Wild Mustang’ was another big hit with fans. Creating a signature sound and continuing to connect with people through dance music remains his goal throughout.
Melbourne based, dynamic duo Gital and Natalie, newly known as Mira Mira have taken Australia by storm in the recent months. Booking shows all around the country, they bring the sexiest beats in commercial EDM to the dancefloor keeping the crowd pumping. With a positive start to their fresh beginning, expect to see huge things from Mira Mira in 2018.
A house party can be the perfect place for creative minds to sync. It happened with Samir and Diego, the Dutch duo better known as Moksi, although it took a few years for them to perfect their kaleidoscopic sound of screaming leads and bassface-perfect subwoofer-loving drops, inspired by a mutual love of late-’90s UK garage.
With a style that encompasses an exciting blend of future pop, R&B and mainstage energy, DJ & Producer MYRNE garners fans in both the realms of easy listening and heavy bass alike. Having released his debut 4-track EP “Softsins” on Mad Decent in November 2015, MYRNE inaugurated himself as one of the only Asian artists on the roster.
This 22 year old DJ and producer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was born with a heart and passion for music since a young age. Mixing and producing music since the early 2010‘s, he is one artist whose name is gaining traction in the local, regional and international music scenes. After returning from playing his first international show in Shanghai, Nahsyk tilts his focus more towards his own productions and elevate his mixing skills in the Trap, Twerk, 808, Future Bass, and Hip-Hop genres.
Born in 8th of February 1995, NARO hailed from the Historical city of Malacca, Malaysia. He first started at the age of 18 mastering the art of DJ-ing & Turntablism - under the supervision of DJ DEF & DJ REEVE. At an early age, he has always had the love and passion for music such as Hip Hop, RnB & EDM which he incorporates in all his sets.
What started as a crazy idea by 2 of Singapore’s rising DJ/producers, Perk Pietrek (Quality Goods Records/brednbutter) and Lincey (Zouk Singapore), has now become reality! Each with his own extensive resume in the world of Electronic music; Perk Pietrek having releases on labels like Quality Goods Records, the godfather of Trap UZ’s label, as well as Far East Movement-owned, brednbutter, and Lincey who apart from being the youngest resident DJ to helm the decks at the world-renowned, Zouk Singapore, has shared the stage with big names like Alesso, Calvin Harris as well as played at notable festivals like Ultra Korea and Green Valley in Brazil.
Paris Lawrence is a (not-so-secret powerhouse/ weapon of) a 19-year-old hip hop DJ cutting up the Australian entertainment scene. Always energetic, on and off the floor, this young lady has worked extremely hard to get to where she is. Her personality exudes through every set she performs, constantly delivering with passion and high energy.
Hailing all the way from Pahang, DJ Pennie trailed her way through the industry by a simple interest in music. She focused on disc jockeying, where she built a series of harmoniously upbeat playlists specializing in EDM Top 40, Big Room, Hardstyle, Trap, Future, Bass and House.
Joshua Tam, or more commonly known as PH4NTAM, is a 22-year-old that has a passion for making the crowd move. Hailing from Kuala Lumpur, this DJ has already made waves in KL and Melbourne. Although Although familiar with many different genres of music, he is known for his funky commercial mashups and powerful, hard hitting drops that are sure to tear up any dancefloor!
Dubbed as “Singapore’s Hottest Producer” by European label Top Billin’, it is no wonder that this young DJ/Producer has caught the attention of many with his impressive release catalog on labels like Quality Goods Records, brednbutter, Main Course, Sweat It Out and Top Billin’, just to name a few.
Formerly 1/2 of HardKnights,Redza Ramzan aka Reyza has been tearing up the industry since early 2012. His production style remains notably unique as he forms a balance between different sounds spanning multiple genres such as Bass House, Future House, Festival Trap and much more.
Rave Republic is Asia’s biggest DJ duo, often compared to The Chainsmokers. This duo is incredibly versatile and comfortable with all genres of music. This talented pair have multiple #1 hits released under Warner Music and constantly appears at huge music festival such as Ultra, as well as in the top clubs around the region, such as a sold-out show in Zouk.
Rosh, known as Amsterdam’s best-kept secret, is currently taking over the international dance scene by storm! He has been playing at some of the world’s major festivals like The Flying Dutch, Future Music Festival Asia, It’s the SHIP and Abroadfest. He has shared line-ups with heavyweights Martin Garrix, Hardwell and The Chainsmokers to just name a few.
Hailing from Perth, the epicentre of the Australasian drum and bass scene, ShockOne aka Karl Thomas is fast becoming one of bass music’s major talents. If you’re looking for an epic drum & bass/dubstep set, this one is for you! Solidifying his reputation as Australia’s premier bass music producer, this multi-genre odyssey will give all bassheads a night to remember (Warning: neck massages might be a necessity after ShockOne’s set)
At 6-foot tall and broad-shouldered, with his immaculate dress sense, matched by his masterful control of a good mixing deck. Whenever he is at the deck, he is sure to lead the packed dance floor to an intense EDM experience. DJ Tiger Ming is no stranger to the Malaysian electronic dance music scene over the recent years.
Technasia, aka Charles Siegling, has been turning electronic music lovers into believers throughout his career. A provocative artist with a taste for exploration, Technasia combines a sophisticated musical sensibility with restless curiosity – taking fans places they never knew they wanted to go. Driven by the desire to share his love of music Technasia believes that the vibrations, emotions and the beats substitutes all words creating the greatest language of all.
Although just 19 years of age, Australian producer Throttle has become one of the hottest names in house music. Drawing from disco, jazz, hip-hop and funk - he fuses together countless references and eras into a genre he calls ‘dirty-disco’. Old-school meets new-school as he puts his own unique stamp on every production. Throttle isn’t about what’s trending now, but what’s cool indefinitely.
Tony is a scoundrel you gotta love and someone you’ll need to keep an eye on as he debuts his very first IT’S THE SHIP appearance this year. He's a Dutch musical prodigy known for his diva-like behavior on stage, worldwide appealing tunes and his antics on Dutch national TV. Of course it’s all about the music, but with Tony Junior you’ll get his charismatic presence as a pleasant bonus. With collabs with some of the world’s biggest DJs such as DVBBS, Borgeous, Tiesto and more – you know he’ll have the sound just for those who love to dance all night long. For sure, the world isn’t big enough for this DJ. Prepare to be shocked.
Whitmore is the alias of Adel Ghasemzadeh originally born in Tehran (Iran) and at the age of 14 moved to his new home town of Toronto (Canada). His influences have helped his craft evolve into a unique style of hard hitting bass that combines captivating melodies, switched up quirky grooves, and cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor.
WAYNE, or more infamously known as WAYNE the iNSANE, is a celebrated international DJ and producer. An avid karaoke fan - whose cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Trap Remix)” qualified him as a semi-finalist on Asia’s Got Talent 2002 - WAYNE is sure to set the Main Stage on fire with his sick beatz. Quoted as being “an artist at heart” with a talent that has been described as “Well, at least he’s trying?”, be sure to catch WAYNE on IT’S THE SHIP!