Holy Ship! 2015 sails tomorrow.
The January embarkation of the dance music cruise is just around the corner. (And it will uhntz-uhntz out to sea in February too.) But tonight, it's all about that pre-party madness.
The official bash pops off at Space with back-to-back headlining sets from Justin Martin, Dusky, Oliver, Shiba San, and others. But the real exciting stuff's gonna be downstairs at the
Unofficial Pre-Party starring international #ShipFam DJs.
Upstairs, Holy Ship!'s dry-land throwdown gets goin' with dem DJs that you already know:
Holy Ship! 2015 Pre-Party Set Times
10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sharam Jey b2b Shiba San
12 to 1:30 a.m. Justin Martin b2b Dusky
1:30 to 3 a.m. Gorgon City b2b Kidnap Kid
3 to 4:30 a.m. Alex Metric b2b Oliver
Meanwhile, Shippers will be letting loose on Space's ground floor to bangers dropped by these six #ShipFam-certified selectors...
Set time: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Representing: Sydney, Australia
These guys are the backbone of Unknown Records, a label they run back in Straya. (That's Australian for Australia.) Expect funky, dark, booty-shaking beats.
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Set time: 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This bro keeps his appearance mysterious and his sets 20,000 leagues under the sea. That means they're deep, btw.
Set time: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
According to this dude's Facebook, he's a "scientist by day, G house Superhero at night." The story goes that he was trying to genetically modify the world's spiciest chili, but Doc Billy Brown accidentally turned himself into a "schezuan G house sound-spinning menace."
Dalg & Darb
Set time: 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Representing: Brisbane, Australia
Here's a duo from Down Under pushing the UK house sound in the Big Country. Time to get funky.
Set time: 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Representing: New York
Subset gets it, or at least that's what all the t-shirts say. He's the resident DJ for NYC's famous dance hang Webster Hall. He's also the curator of tonight's lineup. Groovy.
Set time: 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Representing: New York
"hi, I'm alex, and I'm a bassaholic." That's what his Facebook says. Apparently, Alex is also on a strict lowercase-only diet. In any case, Star Falcon will take you on a funky house journey to the end of your night. If you last that long, you might as well stay up and hit the docks. Forget sleep! Bon voyage!
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Holy Ship! 2015 Pre-Party. Friday, January 2, 2015. Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $25 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Shipper discount codes vaild through Thursday, November 13, at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-375-0001 or visit clubspace.com.
Holy Ship! 2015 Pre-Party. Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Club Space, 34 NE 11 St., Miami. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $25 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Shipper discount codes vaild through Thursday, November 13, at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-375-0001 or visit clubspace.com.
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