In Gary We Trust – HOLY SHIP! 2016 pre-party
It looks as if the “In Gary We Trust” penny might have increased in value this past week. Fortunately, those who have invested in Hard Events, founded by Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO, continue to grow their stock in edm culture.
The experience gained from attending a Holy Ship event has a priceless value. The only way I know how to describe it is to refer to the quote, “From the outside looking in you can’t understand it, and from the inside looking out you can’t explain it.”
The rapid growth of ship fam trends is a clear reflection of how contagiously fun these events are. Both 2016 Holy Ship cruises have been sold out since last year, but you still have an opportunity to hang with the gang at the HOLY SHIP! 2016 February pre-party on Tuesday, February 9 at Space Miami. This pre-party features a different variety of HARD Event performers with female producers Anna Lunoe, Mija, J. Phlip, Nina Las Vegas, and REZZ leading the bill in addition to an opening set by DESTRUCTO. Purchase your tickets here.
The best part about playing the pre parties is being part of the first musical component of the Holy Ship experience for everyone there. This is the kick off to their life-changing week, and I’m honored to get to be a part of that.
-Mark Martinez, Subset
In addition to the terrace, room 2 will host The Officially Unofficial #Shipfam Pre-Party. Mark Martinez of Subset comments, “We have such a diverse lineup for the pre-party. Each of our DJs is going to be playing a pretty different style, I’m so excited to hear them all. For January, I brought out Astronomar for a surprise b2b… I’m trying to round up another surprise guest b2b for February.” When I asked him what partiers can expect from a holy ship pre-party he says, “Holy Ship pre-parties feel like Christmas and your birthday all wrapped into one (the Jan pre-party was my actual birthday, which added to the madness). Getting to see friends you haven’t seen in a year, meeting people you talk to on the Internet all the time, meeting new people… it’s all so overwhelming and amazing.”
DESTRUCTO is currently supporting his new single “4Real” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and iLoveMakonnen. Out now on his Hits HARD label, it begins with a strikingly smooth vocal from Ty Dolla $ign punctuated by fingersnaps and nocturnal synths. The track slips into DESTRUCTO’s signature style, dripping with west coast resin and house boom a la g-house, a new hip-hop and house hybrid. iLoveMakonnen blesses the track with a flavorful and fiery verse. Stream “4Real” here.
Canadian DJ/producer REZZ just released her new EP The Silence Is Deafening January 22 on deadmau5’s mau5trap records. The four-song EP–which demonstrate her penchant for dark, eerie atmospheric tracks–includes her single “Lost” featuring Delaney Jane and instrumentals “Edge,” “Methodology” and “Delusion.”
Invest in your edm experiences by attending the Club Space pre-party. Trust me, it’s worth it. I went to the January one and I wasn’t even going on the January Holy Ship. The people are on another level and the music is unreal. Again, here’s the link for your tickets. See you there!
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