CARNIVÀLE NYE 2019 – Entertainment Line-up
Cruise Bar is the place to be this NYE with the hottest live entertainment – Explore the line-up below!
LEVEL 1 – CRUISE BAR
Electronic dance music legend Ron Carroll has given us all dance fever for decades by releasing infectious club records and working with some of the biggest names in the business. Since his early days as a vocalist Ron Carroll wrote and sung on many major singles including ‘Lucky Star’ with SuperFunk, ‘What A Wonderful World’ with Bob Sinclar & Axwell, ‘Back Together’ with Hardsoul and many more. As ‘R.O.N.N’ Ron Carroll’s production alter ego, production and remixing duties have been heavy, with classic releases such as ‘Love Generation’ for Bob Sinclar all ranging from tech house, techno to big room house.
Ron has performed at some of the largest electronic dance music events in the world including Loveland Festival in Amsterdam, major venues in Brazil, Sensation Events (South America), Ibiza and top clubs throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
RANDOM SOUL (LIVE)
Random Soul, the duo airing the talent of Sydney based artists and DJs Yogi and Husky define house music at its core, celebrating over ten years of soulful, deep and funky house hues.
Having marked the map with their sounds from Australia to the USA, Europe and in between with a true elevation in the funkier house scene, playing live and embracing the strongest of vocals from Yogi himself, house music is ablaze under the Random Soul realm.
Besides curating their own label Random Soul Re cordings with a joined monthly podcast, the duo has reserved musical gratitude on Chicago’s Large music, Guesthouse, Salted Music and Deepvisionz. ‘Take My Heart’ on Random Soul recently took #4 on the ARIA Club Charts, while ‘Undercurrent’ on Large has taken to heights at #15 on Traxsouce’s deep house charts.
ALEX PRESTON (LIVE)
Since the inception of his live show and his exciting new style of house music in early 2018, Alex Preston has gone from strength to strength. The Sydney-native utilises his skills as a virtuoso musician in his totally new show as he melds tasteful guitar licks and disco-tinged funky bass lines, with warm, pulsating house beats.
Over the past few months Alex’s music has received support from the likes of Sonny Fodera, Sam Divine, Low Steppa, Tube & Berger, Fisher, Idris Elba, Fatboy Slim, Kideko, Tuff London, Kryder, DJ PP & The Aston Shuffle; with artists playing his tunes at Defected events in Croatia, Ibiza & ADE.
Having just completed his 10th season, Mo’s been holding down residencies at some Ibiza’s most recognised venues Pacha, Cafe Del Mar, Cafe Mambo, Space, along with guest spots at Defected’s weekly throwdown Glitterbox at Hi, Mo’funk is now a name synonymous with Ibizan summers.
Add to that an endorsement deal with Pioneer and you have yourself a story that dreams are made of. Mo’funk’s combination of maintaining the true art of DJ’ing, with unparalleled technical apt, versatility, and unrivalled tastemaker sensibilities across his wide scope of sounds makes him a true ‘One of a kind’.
Touring the globe is nothing new for Minx. A regular in Ibiza, Minx has played at exclusive Ibiza nightclubs Pacha, Café Mambo, Blue Marlin and headlined the Dalt Vila IMS Finale Party with her iconic Balearic sets. Minx has also performed in Paris, L.A, London, Manila, Singapore and more, DJ’ing alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, Deadmau5 and Erick Morillo. Minx has spun at the Grammy Awards after-party in LA at Capitol Records, and the Brit Awards in London playing tunes to the likes of Coldplay & The Gorillaz.
Minx’s singles have fallen into the hands of many iconic artists over the years, with remixes from greats such as Motez, Kormak, Filter Bear, Andy Murphy, Olsen, Sarah Main & Sonny Fodera to name a few.
Venuto is one artist who lives and breathes house music. With almost 2 decades as a successful DJ in the industry, Venuto is one artist that certainly knows how to connect with a crowd. Someone who has had the privilege of playing in some of the most famous clubs both in Australia and around the world including AMNESIA nightclub (Ibiza).
Being a producer as well as a Dj has given Venuto the chance to show the world numerous chart-topping originals and remixes gaining him support by the greats of House music. His track “Summertime” signed to Ministry Of Sound gained its self #3 on the Australian Aria Club charts 6 weeks in a row not to mention being licensed to Spinnin Records for Europe, home of some of the biggest Dance acts in the world.
Venuto’s music has been featured on a number of Ministry of sound compilation CDs both in Australia and New Zealand including Clubbers Guide, Running Trax, Electro House Sessions & more.
His music has received plays on major radio shows/stations including Nova, 2dayfm, Identity (Sander Van Doorn).
LEVEL 2 – JUNK LOUNGE
DJ NINO BROWN
DJ Nino Brown is an Australian institution with a larger than life career profile with more achievements than we’d like to count.. but let’s count them. Performing in all corners of Australia and South East Asia and sharing the stage with the heaviest of heavy hitters including Eminem, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rhianna, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Nelly, T-Pain, Sean Paul.
Production credits, remixes, radio and mixtapes and of course his infamous ‘Blazin’ Mixtape series created with Universal Music which went on to become the nation’s biggest urban music compilation selling over 500k copies. He has also lent his hands to famous brands including Nike, G-Shock, New Era & X-Box.
Brown has produced remixes for local artists including Justice Crew and Timomatic. Both singles reaching the #1 spot on the Aria Chart. He has also produced his own releases via Digital Dope Music including the single “Do To Me” featuring Dr Dre’s protégé King Mez and New Zealand’s Vince Harder.
There isn’t another Urban DJ in Australia whose career achievements come close to stacking up to the Brown’s. His dedication, drive and execution of original club shows and turntable prowess have set the standard for all to follow.
After cutting his teeth as a Radio DJ, G-Wizard has adopted and evolved into one of Australia’s finest commercial dance commodities. From stage to studio, G-Wizard’s sound brings just as much energy and originality as his live performances.
When your list of official remixes includes the likes of Chris Brown, J-Lo, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Travis Barker, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Sean Paul & Yolanda Be Cool, you know you’re doing something right.
In addition to enchanting the ears of thousands across Australia’s clubs week-in-week-out, G-Wizard brings his taste making and technique to the airwaves via Edge 96.1.
K-Note is an accomplished DJ/hype-man/Producer who is also a SHURE endorsee and a G-Star Brand ambassador.
Originally from Toronto, Canada and now residing in Australia. K-Note recently Broke the mould in Las Vegas at the Lavo Lounge (TAO Group) located at The Venetian.
K-Note is considered hands down, one of the top Open-Format DJ’s in Australia/Asia. You can never really pin him to just one genre, playing a mixed montage of RnB, Hip-Hop, Funk, Electro, Old Skool, House, Pop, Reggae Vibes served with a smile.
Steve Zappa takes a step away from the one genre lifestyle with a taste for all ends of the musical spectrum and an impressive skill-set to match
Steve still brings this diverse appreciation and musical knowledge into his sets chopping up genres with ease setting the mood for any room he steps into. Gaining his first club experiences in 2011, he now finds himself as a permanent fixture behind the decks every night of the week. Steve’s always looking to keep it fresh switching up his mixing style whether it be cutting up hip-hop tunes or layering his favourite house rhythms. He loves to experiment and keep it interesting in the booth.
Having the opportunity to command over 500 different crowds in 2018, Steve is one of Sydney’s busiest selectors as well as sharing his musical prowess at Culture Kings on the regular as one of their official DJ’.
How many turntablist’s does it take to rock a party? Just1!
DJ Just1 does not only hold down the club scene, he keeps it in a jugular-crushing headlock that no other DJ can break through.
First earning his DJ props through a State DMC Championship title in 2004, DJ Just1 has successfully walked the shaky line between turntablist and party DJ, maintaining a high level of recognition and respect in both areas of the DJ craft. Since taking the crown he has been one of the busiest in the business, becoming a major fixture at clubs all over the city
It’s Just1’s diversity as well as his intricate turntable skill that has seen him go beyond the club realm and onto the big stage for notable music festivals including Good Vibrations, Canberra’s Foreshore Music Festival etc. Just1 is also the first name in the DJ rolodex when it comes to booking a true party-starter to warm-up crowds at some of the biggest tours, including: Busta Rhymes, Naughty by Nature, Cypress Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Kid Cudi, Pharcyde, Arrested Development, Salt n Pepa, Gym Class Heroes, Wale, Dj Craze, Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5), Dru Hill, Dj Z-Trip, Horace Brown, Supernatural and more.
LEVEL 3 THE ROOFTOP
LA FIESTA SOUND SYSTEM (Live)
“La Fiesta” translates to “The Party”, and since 2003, that’s exactly what they’ve been starting.
With over 1000 performances, La Fiesta Sound System has been fine tuning it’s stage performance to the point where they are able to create a magic vibe for any crowd, event or situation. This band has the knack of getting everybody on the dance floor having the best dance of their lives! Fiesta always strives for perfection musically and have great charisma and energy on stage.
Boasting some of Australia’s finest live musicians and DJs, La Fiesta has provided music for a wide variety of events, from Kensington Royal Palace in London, to VIP Pool parties in Bali, and numerous large-scale events, parties, galas, awards nights and (even celebrity!) weddings all over Australia.
Requested and respected, you won’t find a weekend spare in the schedule of Ben Morris. Dismantling speakers from Brisbane to Bondi, there is a whole lot of love coming from a decade and a half of DJ experience. Born in the UK yet recognised by Australia’s leading electronic labels and promoters across the country, it is imperative to remain tuned in to this forward moving talent as his own entity.
From touring with Big Day Out’s Boiler Room in its final year, to opening Australia’s first Ever Sensation White Party in Melbourne to holding down residencies with most of Sydney’s iconic club nights such as Pacha, KINK, Famous, Sublime, YU and The Globe, you won’t find a DJ with unmatched technical skills, musical diversity and ability to read a crowd.
Australian producer and DJ Emily Scott powers the House spectrum with soul-driving beats from tech and deep house to main room spells. Emily’s worldwide reputation has proven nothing short of magnetic, impressing the finest of clubs, brands and record labels. Australia has seen the satisfaction as she crossed the country, and internationally in Europe and Asia, she’s performed night after night on each of her extensive tours.
Emily’s shared stages alongside electronic elite including Eric Morillo, Deadmau5, Tommy Sunshine and Defected’s Sam Divine. Her talent is recognised amongst some of the world’s quintessential and most respected brands and clubs where she has graced parties delivering her superb music selection.
The Nukewood story stays true to the ideal… hard work pays off with his feet firmly planted in realms of house music. Considered to be one of the most diligent and passionate DJ’s from peers and punters alike, Matt has transformed over the last 10 years into one of the most respected, accomplished and in-demand DJ’s on the Australian circuit. Nukewood has risen from promising young gun to Australia’s top tier of electronic talent over the past decade.
With his feet firmly planted in realms of house music, Nukewood fly’s the house flag high effortlessly. His knowledge and scope as a true house music enthusiast make him genuinely one of the nation’s premium selectors within this sound.
With talented and established artists like Nukewood leading the charge, it is safe to say that the future of solid house music is in safe hands.