Relive the unforgettable voyage to sea that was Holy Ship! 12.0 – photos by Rukes, Alive Coverage & Oh Dag Yo [Photo Gallery]

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“Being jaded is lame,” The Black Madonna comments on her experience on Holy Ship!

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“Being jaded is lame,” The Black Madonna comments on her experience on Holy Ship!The Black Madonna Uli Webber Mimag

The Black Madonna might be a little more of a believer in EDM after her experience on the most recent sailing of Holy Ship!. The floating festival, which just anchored its 12th and 13th editions, booked its annual lineup of dance and hip-hop’s best for two weekends of cruise ship revelry. The lineup featured The Black Madonna within a well-rounded cast of talent, spanning from 4B to Skream, Valentino Khan to A-Trak, and while the BBC resident DJ admits she will always feel “most comfortable in a dirty basement or warehouse,” it seems her experience on Holy Ship! has softened her heart for electronic music’s gateway genre. It all started with a word of advice from electronic music’s sagest wiseman, Carl Cox of course. Cox concedes that EDM is a fan’s entry point, and hopefully, from there they will develop their own acquired tastes.

Seeing it unfold aboard the ship, The Black Madonna reflected on her Holy Ship adventure, taking to Twitter with a host of gratitude to the ShipFam for, “teaching an old dog new tricks.” Read The Black Madonna’s cheerful tweets below.

 

K-9 drug-sniffing dog overdoses during pre-Holy Ship! boarding inspection

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K-9 drug-sniffing dog overdoses during pre-Holy Ship! boarding inspectionK9 Jake

Brevard County Sheriff’s officers administered Narcan to K-9 dog Jake after the drug-sniffing dog displayed signs of an overdose, following the dog’s inspection of luggage during Holy Ship! 12.0’s pre-boarding bag checkpoint. “[Jake] started having some problems with balance and had some type of seizure incident of some sort, [and] was showing effects of having inhaled some substance,” sheriff’s office spokesperson, Tod Goodyear said. Officials promptly took Jake to the vet after giving Jake the anti-overdose medication.

Authorities suspect that Jake ingested a type of ecstasy and later traced the drugs that prompted Jake’s overdose to 33-year-old Holy Ship! 12.0 would-be attendee Leslie Bennett. Police arrested Bennett for felony possession of a controlled substance without prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia and equipment. Bennett is but one of a group of 16 arrested while trying to board Holy Ship! The Brevard County Sheriff’s office released arrest information immediately following the first installment of Holy Ship!’s two-part 2019 iteration. Jake, meanwhile, is now in a stable condition, and expected to make a full recovery.

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16 arrested during Holy Ship! 12.0 preliminary boarding check

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The first leg of Holy Ship! 2019 resulted in the arrest of 16 would-be attendees of the annual electronic cruise event.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office released the specifics of each arrest made prior to Holy Ship! 12.0. The arrests were multifarious in nature, ranging from possession of a controlled substance, to intent to sell narcotics, to resisting an officer. The Sheriff’s Office, US Customs and Border Patrol, and Port Canaveral, from which both installments of Holy Ship! set sail, collaborated to ensure that no narcotics or weapons escaped officers’ notice during Holy Ship! 12.0’s preliminary baggage check. Officials used drug-sniffing dogs to detect the presence of illicit drugs, a practice that Holy Ship! openly declares to be in effect on its website. “Every person and each piece of luggage will be inspected by dogs trained to detect explosives and contraband,” Holy Ship!’s website notes. “Anyone found to be violating the law and/or in possession of illegal substances…will be arrested and banned from all future events.”

Based on the number of arrests reported from Holy Ship! 12.0, Holy Ship!’s 2019 total of arrests has the propensity to plunge. In 2018, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office accounted for more than 40 arrests spanning both Holy Ship! iterations. DJ Gina Turner was among those arrested in 2018. Turner was apprehended and later charged with one count of possession of cocaine, and two counts of possession of another controlled substance. Police did not reveal the name of the secondary controlled substance.

Photos, names, and ages of those arrested during Holy Ship! 12.0 can be viewed, here.

Photo credit: Rukes

FriendShip to set sail again in 2020

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FriendShip to set sail again in 2020Friendship Cruise Credit Jake Pierce

After embarking on a memorable maiden voyage in late 2018, FriendShip is set to sail the seas again in early 2020.

In a New Year’s Eve Instagram post, the festival shared the exciting news that FriendShip would be returning January 6-10, 2020. The Instagram post noted that “everyone on the Maiden Voyage will have first dibs” and promised “more details to follow soon.”

The inaugural edition in December 2018 boasted a lineup including RÜFÜS DU SOL, Boys Noize, Dixon, Claptone, and countless others during its sail from Miami to the Bahamas’ CocoCay. Despite a brief return to port after a medical emergency on the day it set sail, the new floating festival venture from Destructo had fans clamoring for spots on the ship, with more than 1,400 cabins selling out in less than 48 hours after going on sale.

Keep an eye on the FriendShip website here.

Photo credit: Jake Pierce

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Audien walks us through his favorite jams ahead of Holy Ship! [Exclusive]

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Audien walks us through his favorite jams ahead of Holy Ship! [Exclusive]Audien Press Shot

A new year is approaching, and with it comes the 12th Holy Ship! edition. Setting sail on January 5, guests will be treated to an array of top tier talent from all over the dance music spectrum; from low-end madness offered up by 4B, JAUZ, and QUIX, to slices of techno by Nicole Moudaber and beyond. The sold-out voyage is primed to be another jewel in shipfam’s history.

Anjuna wunderkind-turned-legend Audien will be gracing the Holy Ship! decks as well come 12.0, injecting euphoria into the the dancefloor via melodic, big room progressive cuts and other multiflavored cuts. Digging deeper, we asked the rising star to tell us about what’s inspiring him these days through music. The following ten tracks, he states, are “a collection of songs I’m thinking about recently, whether that’s in my car, or on a flight, these are guiding me through life.”

1. Audien ft. Liam O’Donnell – Rollercoaster

“This is my brand new song, and let me tell you, it went through so many different versions. It was truly a test, but I’m so happy with the results and I needed you guys to hear this. It’s just another piece to the puzzle.”

2. Sub Focus & Dimension – Desire

“This is probably one of my favorite songs ever. Seriously, guys, listen to this. It’s amazing. I honestly wish I made it.”

3. Louis The Child – Better Not

“This song is so stuck in my head lately. I personally think it’s the biggest song of 2018. Really happy for them because they are truly talented kids through and through — no gimmicks, just good music and good vibes.”

4. Audien & Arty – Never Letting Go

“Arty and I were actual brothers in another life; I believe that. We’re really similar, and I love his work still after 7 years of following him. So glad we could do this together and I have a feeling it’s not the last song we do together.”

5. 3LAU ft. Ninja – Game Time

“Justin killed this song. Honestly it’s one of my favorite things he’s done. Shit bangs for real. Put it on in the car. Justin always showed me his new music in his car on a drive in Vegas, he would always jack the volume up and my mind just melts. Sadly I didn’t get the car test with this one, but in my own car it hits good.”

6. SAINt JHN – God Bless The Internet

“This is a relatively new artist that I think deserves tons of recognition. His music is not only super hard, but I’ve been relating to it lately in my own life. He’s got skills.”

7. Silk City ft. Dua Lipa – Electricity (Alex Metric Remix)

“This is just a vibe, nothing more to say here. You’ll see.”

8. Axwell – Nobody Else

“I love that Axwell went back to the basics with this. It’s clearly him throwing it back to 2010, 2009 era of house and dance music. It’s totally awesome and it sounds sick live.”

9. Hybrid Minds – Lost (Pola & Bryson Remix)

“Pola and Bryson are SO GOOD. GUYS. THE BEST. Listen to all of their music. If you dig liquid Drum & Bass, you will literally adore these guys. Just listen to the drop in this song it’s bananas.”

10. Pola & Bryson – Unsaid


“This is the first P&B song I heard, and I knew immediately that they were making special music. This one is incredible. Play it in the car not on laptop speakers.”

11. Craving – First Feeling

“This is a really weird throwback, 2010-ish. This song used to mean a lot to me. I was in college for that one year I went, and I used to listen to this on repeat. It definitely inspired me back in those days.”

12. Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way (Kris Menace Remix)

“This is actually where I got the idea for Leaving You, people know me for those 1/8th note piano melodies, as I’ve done it a few times in songs. Just wanted to point out my inspiration! This remix is old and timeless.”

13. Audien ft. Michael S. – Leaving You


“I was reminiscing recently about my career, and this came up as a bold highlight. It really was the one that got away. I’m still so proud of this song and it still bangs. I’m probably not supposed to say that about my own music but whatever, I’m doing it!”

14. Dominic Fike – She Wants My Money


“Dom is going to be huge in 2019. His first offering was a few months ago and he made a big boom. Also, his music is really really simple and good.”

15. Twenty One Pilots – Chlorine


“Favorite song on their new album. I’ll always dig them. They were different in a time when everything sounded the same, so I’ll always perceive them as unique.”

 

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First Listen: Slumberjack’s Holy Ship! bass voyage

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First Listen: Slumberjack’s Holy Ship! bass voyageHoly Ship 2019 Mi Tape Series Cover 13.0 Slumberjack R01

It’s quite ironic that Slumberjack‘s name has the word “slumber” in it; the Australian makes music that is the antithesis of relaxing, but of course that was likely the reasoning behind their name choice. Instead, Slumberjack’s music is geared toward keeping people wide awake and, for lack of a better word, “turnt.” This is why their booking on Insomniac‘s resurrected Holy Ship! is perfect, especially for its 13.0 edition.

They’ve kindly shown fans a taste of what to expect come their at-sea takeover, and it’s quite the jaunt. They waste no time in getting wild with their track selection, opening with an angsty trap cut and moving forward from there. For an hour, Slumberjack pummel their fans with bricks of bass and future house — and the result is cramped necks from the inevitable headbanging that ensues. The burgeoning duo has certainly brought their A-game to this mix, and Dancing Astronaut is even more excited to see the tricks up their sleeve come Holy Ship!.


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Holy Ship! veterans share their prized moments at sea — NGHTMRE, Valentino Khan, Worthy, & More

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Holy Ship! veterans share their prized moments at sea — NGHTMRE, Valentino Khan, Worthy, & MoreHolyship18b 058

The countdown to Holy Ship’s 12.0 and 13.0 voyages has officially reached the one month mark, and it’s time to begin looking forward to the festivities ahead. Who better to amplify the excitement than a bunch of past Holy Ship! talent making their return to sea this year? Dancing Astronaut reached out to these veterans to pick their brains on their most cherished memories of the dance music getaway, to really help paint a picture of what to expect come January 5-9 and January 9-12.  NGHTMRE, Valentino KhanWorthy, Christian Martin, GG Magree, Subset and Bones were among those from the Holy Ship family willing to share their tales, with each bringing smiles to the face in different ways.

 

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“My first time on Holy Ship! was also my first ever cruise. Both years I’ve gone there’ve been so many amazing friends and artists. It’s something I’ve looked forward too all year long! One of my favorite memories was wearing Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi costumes with the SLANDER boys for our B2B. No one takes themselves too seriously on ship and the “shipfam” vibe is very real. Can’t wait to be back for my 3rd year!”

 

 

 

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“One year, I played the same boat as 12th Planet, who is just as big of a wrestling fan as I am. One night he’s playing some crazy dubstep set and I’m turning up right next to him wearing my favorite Ric Flair shirt. All of a sudden we see some dude in the crowd that looks exactly like Ric Flair — he’s dressed like Ric Flair, he has the robe, has everything on, and he’s waving a world heavyweight title belt. This dude locks eyes with us and I show him my shirt, and then he just somehow football throws this title belt all the way onto the stage. It lands perfectly right onto the table and we’re stoked we have this belt now. We find the guy in the crowd and he’s like you guys can keep it and we’re like are you sure and h

 

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 Worthy: 

“The first year I played on the ship, I introduced myself to Duke Dumont at the private island beach party and we connected about both releasing music on Defected Records. To my surprise, he asked me to go back-to-back with him during his set, even though we just met and it was such a highlight of that year for me — to get to play music with him on an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea was so unexpected and kismet. Later I spoke to various veteran ship DJs who said they’ve never played on that beach and often the ship won’t even make it to that island, so it became an even more special memory…one I’ll always remember.”

 

 

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“My favorite Holy Ship memory happened on 11.0 — a massive Drum & Bass tag set on the back of the boat with my brother Justin, Claude VonStroke, Noisia, Mike Bee, & Worthy. There was a friendly sense of one-upsmanship that spurred everyone to dig for their most insane tracks. The crowd was totally down for the ride which made every drop extra intense. Looking forward to much more d&b on 12.0 & 13.0”

 

 

 

GG Magree: Holy Ship! veterans share their prized moments at sea — NGHTMRE, Valentino Khan, Worthy, & MoreHolyship18c 089

“This is a tough one because what happens on the ship usually stays on this ship, hehehe…One of my favorite ship memories though would have to be playing my second set on the ship, and just before I started it started pouring with rain, so there were about 1000 people dancing in the rain my entire set. I still to this day get DMs about that set. It was super super super magical”

 

 

 

 

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“A couple years back, I saw a post in one of the Holy Ship groups that two brothers (Anthony and Christopher Vagenas) were bringing their grandparents (Henry and Janet) on Holy Ship. They had already been with them to EDC Vegas, and are very supportive of their grandsons and the electronic music community. It’s rare and beautiful to see families come together like that, so we hatched a plan to celebrate them and welcome them into our family.

Anthony and Christopher went to their grandparents’ house while they were on vacation and picked out a bunch of their family photos. We chose several photos spanning their relationship – from their first date to their wedding, their first home, first child, 50th wedding anniversary, and so on. With an all-Shipfam crew, we had the photos retouched, colorized, printed on life-size banners, and outfits sourced.

On the final day of Holy Ship that year, we walked Henry and Janet down “Memory Lane”, with Shipfam standing in front of each of the banners, dressed and posed to recreate the photos of some of the most memorable times in their lives. We welcomed them into our family with a retrospective look at their own. I will never in my life forget their reactions and the amazing ability of Shipfam to come together for what was an absolutely touching project.”

 

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“Holy Ship has always been special to me because of the amount of artist friends stuck together for the few days at sea, almost like living back in a college dorm for a month. With the amount of touring / traveling / living all over the world, we never get more than a night (if that) to see each other and hang. It really is a DJ vacation as well as a festival haha….

I’m fortunate enough to have gotten to perform on 4 of the years, and looking back one great memory was 2017 on (HS 8.0) when our blog Gotta Dance Dirty hosted a BLOG HAUS takeover party w/ A-Trak, Busy P, Drop The Lime (aka Curses), STACATTO (Gina Turner and Louisahhh), and us GDD DJs kicking off the night. The intimate “Headliners” room we had the party in was slammed, but the coolest thing to see what the amount of artists from every genre come and get a taste of the nostalgia, being that we all came up with that electro sound from 2006-2009. Green Velvet jumped on vocals of his old record “Shake & Pop”, Claude VonStroke was MCing and being the ship daddy legend he always is, and even artists like Manila Killa, Jai Wolf, Tchami and Dombresky were dancing in the front of the crowd with fans. It was the coolest things, to see and felt great being that I owed the blog house era a lot and much to my DJ career. That was a one time thing and I don’t know if it’ll ever happen again, but it’s what we all wanted and needed for that moment and I’ll never forget it.”

 

Photo credit: Rukes, Oh Dag Yo Photo, Jason Woo

 

Exclusive: Noizu sails through sultry seas with Holy Ship! mix

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The New Year is around the corner, which means it’s time for those embarking on editions 12 & 13 of HARD’s Holy Ship! to start preparing for the water-based shenanigans that await. Joined by an army of talent which includes the likes of Green Velvet, SAYMYNAME, Rusko, Barclay Crenshaw, and more, guests are primed to earn their sea legs in the most joyful of ways  — by dancing to some of the best music the dance world has to offer across multiple decks of madness.

House extraordinaire Noizu will be helping uphold 13.0’s weekend festivities, and given his record of releases through OWSLA, Confession, and beyond, he’s set to stir up quite the craze on the dancefloor. The exclusive mix he’s provided Dancing Astronaut certainly does this, charting a whirlwind, hour-long journey through jacking beats and grooving basslines that features his own works in addition to those of his colleagues. Use it as a pre-game weapon, or to cause FOMO in friend’s who’ve opted not to take part on the expedition this coming year.

 

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Holy Ship! Announces 2019 Lineups

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The world’s best party at sea returns for two sailings on January 5-9, and 9-12 aboard the Norwegian Epic. A collaboration between HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures, and The Bowery Presents, Holy Ship! returns to the seas for yet another music-packed voyage. Today, the electronic music cruise announced their highly anticipated 2019 lineups for each

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