Spice Afloat NYD 2014
SPICE Afloat is about to embark on its 9th voyage to welcome the first sunrise of the year 2014. SPICE Afloat is always the very first party of the year, where from 4am revelers are invited to jump aboard the good ship Bella Vista and cruise into Sydney Harbour to dance past dawn with leading international and local DJ’s until 10am.
Imagine being surrounded by your closest friends and 1000 other like-minded music lovers whilst witnessing the very first sunrise of the New Year on Sydney’s majestic harbour. Soaked and immersed in an atmosphere of relentless musical epiphanies provided by world-class internationals and unapologetic local DJ’s. Jump on board Sydney’s worst kept secret.
Spice Afloat 2014 will feature elite international artists from all corners of the globe, Audiojack (UK) andLovebirds (DE) with support from SPICE residents Murat Kilic, Robbie Lowe, Morgan and Mantra Collective DJs.
In the past 9 years SPICE Afloat has welcomed over 7000 partygoers to dance their way in to the 1st day of the New Year. Past guests include H.O.S.H., Joris Voorn, Tiger & Woods, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Bjorn Wilke, Milton Jackson, Slam, Ripperton, Mattias Meyer, Ant J Steep, Radio Slave, Simon Baker & Deepchild.
With first release of public tickets on sale from this Monday 16th September, you will have to keep your finger on the pulse to secure your spot on the party vessel!
SPICE Afloat is a special event held as part of Sydney’s famous New Year celebrations organised by the Reckless Republic duo Murat Kilic & Warren Faulkner, who are behind the successful Sydney venue “The Spice Cellar”. Based on the success of Sydney’s clubbing institution SPICE, Spice Afloat was born 9 years ago. Since then, with the opening of successful Sydney club The Spice Cellar in 2011, the SPICE team has proven their standing as leaders in the Australian electronic music scene by supporting local and international underground talent.
The boat, the party, the people, the music and the atmosphere all adds up to create the ultimate wonderland on water. The only sunrise cruise in the country and being the reckless little freak that you are, you just can’t drag your buzzing little self home just yet. It’s not just you that feels this tumultuous rejuvenation…it’s the whole SPICE revolution!
The spicy little underbelly of Sydney’s underground shakes to its feet and stands up to be counted! Lingering in the peripheries we emerge wholehearted and full fisted from the darkest alleyways of the city and stand up to be counted after 4am… We will raise our hands to the first sunrise of the year triumphantly as we float about tranquilly on the hottest damn harbour the world has ever seen.
Audiojack are the Leeds based DJs, producers and label owners making big waves in recent years with original productions and remixes for labels such as 20:20 Vision, Leftroom, Get Physical, BPitch Control, OFF, Exploited, Diynamic and their own rapidly expanding Gruuv imprint.
Whilst it was their robotic techno sound that filled the dance floors in their early years, it is their current deeper and housier style which has reaffirmed their ability to produce groovy underground music across the genres whilst maintaining their own strong signature sound. Now an integral part of the electronic music scene, Audiojack are equally captivating DJs. Their tightly woven, deep digging sets have seen them booked to play everywhere from Space (Ibiza) to fabric (London), Watergate (Berlin) to Zouk (Singapore), D-Edge (Sao Paulo) to SPICE Afloat (Sydney).
As we look to the future, appetite whetting highlights include vocal collaborations with Stee Downes and Nancy Wang (LCD Soundsystem), the long awaited release of their hugely supported Plastic Dreams remake, new original EPs on 2020Vision and Gruuv and their much anticipated live show, sure to be as individual and forward thinking as everything else this twosome set their mind to.
Lovebirds (Winding Road/Buzzin Fly/Teardrop – DE)
Lovebirds is the solo project of Hamburg resident Sebastian ‘Basti’ Doering. Following 3 excellent singles on the much-respected Winding Road Records label, Lovebirds is big news right now. Labels such as Freerange and Buzzin Fly are hot on his heels, eager to sign his tracks.
The Lovebirds sound is like a blast from the past with house steroids packing serious production muscle. Listening to Lovebirds is like taking trip back to the 70s and 80s – but riding in a gleaming futuristic spaceship. The cream of the dance world has its eyes on Lovebirds. Tom Middleton is a big fan. Jimpster has signed up some tracks for a first EP on Freerange. Ben Watt is in regular contact and has signed a track for one of his recent compilations. Basti is involved in fruitful collaborations with Holly Backler, Vincenzo, and other artists. As if all this wasn’t enough, Basti is gathering a collection of songs for release on his and Vincenzo’s new label Teardrop Records, which is destined to become an essential new addition to the house library.