2013 marks a momentous year for renowned clubbing giant Gatecrasher. The world-famous club brand is to celebrate 20 years at the forefront of dance music culture with an awe-inspiring series of global events and releases. A true celebration of Gatecrasher past, present, and future!
Kicking off the 20/20 celebrations, Gatecrasher has announced a 10,000 capacity warehouse party that will be taking place at Castle Donington on the 5th of May. The event features a line-up of epic proportions, which includes thrilling Pendulum DJ duo KNIFE PARTY, chart topping Dutch house star NICKY ROMERO, electro-house producer, globetrotting DJ and Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki, plus some very special guests to be announced. The VIP room will be hosted by the SECRET PARTY PROJECT.
Core to its brand values, Gatecrasher aims to smash boundaries in terms of production. An event of such scale has never seen before. The set-up will deliver the ultimate audio-visual experience. Each DJ concept will come to life with holographic visuals, 3D animation mapping projections, pyrotechnics and confetti cannons. Gatecrasher will also add some 2013 production magic to the event, as only they know how! Expect state-of-the-art computer wizardry, spectacular visual stimulation and out-of-this-world originality which will culminate in a show-stopping year.
Thomas H Green Mixmag
Knife Party are an electro-house and dubstep duo from Australia, founded by two of the members of electro-rock band Pendulum - Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen. The duo started in 2011 so have a short history to date, but they played their first Knife Party performance at Ibiza's Space club in August of that year. Pioneers of a new club sound, Knife Party combine electro-house, dubstep, trance and much much more.
With storming season in Ibiza under their belts and support from Radio 1's Annie Mac, Knife Party began taking over the club scene and their meteoric success only continues to get bigger. They dropped their lethal first EP, '100% No Modern Talking' in December 2011 and the follow-up, 2012 's 'Rage Valley' EP made with Swedish House Mafia, only continued to send their profile sky-high, propelling them up the UK charts.
With massive remixes of Labrinth and Nero achieving international success, they are on the verge of much bigger things, working with the likes of Skrillex and Steve Aoki. They have already smashed America with their own Haunted House package, selling-out 8000 capacity events night after night.
The word wunderkind was pretty much invented for the likes of Nicky Romero. He started 2012 as one of MTV's EDM Artists To Watch in 2012 and did not disappoint. Nicky played some of the biggest festivals in the world including Ultra, EDC, Winter Music Conference and Tomorrowland. 2012 was a year emblematic of a world's top-tier DJ.
Aside from 'Wild One Two', the anthemic collaboration with David Guetta, Nicky released countless other dance floor juggernauts such as 'Toulouse', 'Generation 303', 'Se7en' and 'Sparks'. It has been a fast ascension to stardom for the young DJ. 2012 was most definitely his year with things only set to get even better. A top 20 position in the DJ Mag Top 100 followed remixes with Madonna, and collaborations with Calvin Harris, Fedde Le Grand and Nervo. With his recent single, 'I Could Be The One', in which he worked with Swedish DJ heavyweight Avicii, reaching the top of the UK Top 40, 2013 has already got off to a bang for this young Dutch DJ.
As a multifaceted musician, Romero's daring productions have taken him into the studio with the likes of the worlds most sought after electronic and hip-hop acts, which include David Guetta, Sydney Samson, Kelly Rowland, Eva Simmons and Usher.
Steve Aoki, arguably one of the world's busiest and most well respected DJ and producers, also found time to found his own label in 1996, Dim Mak Records. Since then, he has launched the careers of many other hugely successful acts such as Bloc Party, Battles, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons, and the Mystery Jets, just to name a few.
Since founding the label, he has stepped into the limelight himself as a DJ, artist and producer, remixing the likes of Michael Jackson and Drake. Aoki reached #15 in the 'DJ Magazines Top 100' 2012 and has collaborated with Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Armand Van Helden, Sidney Samson, Tiesto and more. Some of his top hits include 'I'm In The House', 'Turbulence', and 'No Beef'. Aoki's latest solo album, 'Wonderland' was released January 2012 and featured guest vocalists and musicians, including LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.am, Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Lovefoxxx of CSS, and others. Through relentless touring he gained huge support internationally. Performing 250 shows a year on average, he has recently started touring with production via bus tours, such as the Spring 2012 Deadmeat Tour, in which he headlined over 55 cities over 60 dates across the USA and Canada.
From humble beginnings to a world-conquering global club brand, Gatecrasher has continued to push boundaries and dominate dance music since 1993. Its reputation as a flamboyant, individual and hedonistic brand continues to grow and the Gatecrasher name remains emblazoned in the hearts and souls of clubbers throughout the world.
The Gatecrasher lion has always sat proudly at the forefront of clubland, responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring, never-to-be-forgotten events. "2000GC" Millennium Eve event at the Don Valley Stadium, road-blocked events at Birmingham's NEC Area and the sell-out Summer Sound System festival are immortalised in club-history. Continuing in its passionate quest to break musical and production boundaries, Gatecrasher prepares to ignite clubland yet again with its 20th Birthday plans.
The full plans for Gatecrasher's 20/20 celebrations will be announced in due course.
CASTLE DONINGTON 5th MAY 2013
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