Ship2Ship Tour with Destructo/ Motez/ Anna Lunoe/ T. Williams


Destructo (Gary Richards) began DJing and producing undergrounds in the early 90s in Los Angeles, most notably creating RaveAmerica at Knotts Berry Farm. Rick Rubin subsequently handpicked Gary for A&R in electronic music at Def American Recordings, launching a noteworthy career with such acts as Lords of Acid, Messiah, David Holmes, Basement Jaxx, Dub Pistols, God Lives Underwater and founding 1500 Records and Nitrus Records. After carrying his success to the metal world with No Name Mgmt, Destructo returned to his roots in 2007 by creating HARD. HARD events such as the HARD Haunted Mansion have become synonymous with cutting edge electronic music and unforgettable experiences, where the talent rosters reflect Destructo's own impeccable DJ sets.

Way back before Motez was making bangers and rocking festivals, he was getting some classical piano know how and its these skills that he flexes on Own Up. Clearly influenced by the 90's, Own Up is a fresh and revitalized update rather than pastiche but not only this, in a nice twist, it still manages to sound like it came from the guy that made Roof Ride Back.

Believe the hype.

Motez is many things. He's #1 'next big thing' (In The Mix), a key 2014 'artist to watch' (MTV), an 'artist to watch out for' (vibe magazine), and he's earned the attention of dudes like Flume, who named Motez as one of his most excited artists alongside Ta-ku and Wave Racer.

He's chalked up two Hype Machine #1s, had main support duties for Disclosure's most recent Australian tour, was the only Australian to be invited to play the debut Oceanic tour by cult-followed Hard-presents, played to thousands on the main stage of Field Day, and had 3 tracks in Australia's TOP TEN most played EPs of 2013 by Stoney Roads.

Artist, DJ, & radio-host, Anna Lunoe has not stopped moving in the last few years. Whether traveling around the world thrilling club and festival crowds, collaborating with and lending vocals to some of the freshest names in dance music, writing her own productions, or simply busting trademark moves in front of the decks, Anna embodies an energy sought by many but achieved by few. Her upcoming #'All Out Fall Out' tour should give North America another glimpse at what makes this Aussie transplant one of electronic music's most interesting & exciting rising stars to watch.

'All Out' is the buzzing lead single from Anna's new EP available now. A sumptuous summer jam, 'All Out hits like a breath of fresh air, replete with some serious house and two-step underpinnings.

Anna's first critically acclaimed EP, Anna Lunoe & Friends, was released on Future Classic in 2012. This release featured her joining forces with electronic stars Flume and Touch Sensitive and stayed at the top of the Beatport Indie Club chart for close to four months. Such began her history of thoughtful, progressive collaborations with artists on the cusp of worldwide explosion. Most recently this was demonstrated by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs partnering with Anna to inaugurate his Nice Age Label, with their single 'Feels Like'. The explosive house record received wide support from influential UK DJ's like Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Monki, Eats Everything & Shadow Child. Another release highlight for Anna this year was her undeniable single 'B.D.D.' on Skrillex's Nest imprint earlier this summer, a slab of late-night dance-floor mayhem, it immediately became the label's most listened to release to date.

The All Out EP follows a mad-cap 12 month run for Anna. She's made stops at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Splash House, supported The Weeknd and has a set of tour dates with Kygo coming up this month. All of this has Anna and her quickly growing fanbase well prepared her very own #AllOutFallOut headline tour that is about to storm through sweaty nightspots across the country.

T. Williams

There's something to be said for getting noticed, for standing out from the crowd. Standing out for the right reasons though isn't always the case. London's T.Williams is one of those 'right' cases, having accomplished a full sweep of merited recognition over the last couple of years. Emerging onto the house scene in 2010 via Tom Lea's Local Action imprint, T.Williams instantly marked himself as a breakthrough artist with a difference; his unique take on house music turning heads.

Whilst he may appear new to the house scene, Tesfa Williams is far from a newcomer to music with a decade of experience behind him in the grime scene as Dread.D. Signed at the tender age of 17 to Jon E Cash's Black Op's with 'Invasion', Williams went on to have mass success in the grime and bass world selling thousands of singles worldwide. After a five year reign, Williams found himself veering towards the world of house music. With a new found love of house and its sub-genres, T.Williams has since forged a sound signature that blends his grime days, dubstep, bass music and the evolution into house. With a style that undoubtedly impacts, T.Williams' crossover sound has been the catalyst for his success. Not only rife with groove and feeling but meticulously produced and engineered, deep rumbling bass lines collide with the aggressive bounce of dubstep, house vocals bleed through intricate percussion work and calypso swing and African undertones ricochet off hard edged dub.

Whilst 2010 yielded the industry to sit up and take notice with productions such as the hit record 'Heartbeat' featuring vocalist Terri Walker played extensively worldwide and reaching no.2 as iTunes best dance tracks of the year, it was throughout 2011 that T.Williams defined himself as one of the most successful breakthrough artists to be seen of late. Releasing solo works on his own Deep Teknologi imprint, Local Action and Pattern, Williams' remixes for Maya Jane Coles, Ben Westbeech and Skream were also received with high regard. Not stopping at pricking the ears of fellow artists and those of the dancefloor, the end of 2011 saw T.Williams nominated as 'Best Breakthrough DJ' by DJ Mag, named as one of the 'DJ Stars of 2012' by Time Out and picked by The Guardian for his Fact Magazine mix as one of their favourites of the year.

In 2012 two new relationships then came to the fore that propelled Tesfa to greater heights. Firstly, a weekly show on the legendary (and now fully legal) London FM radio station, Rinse FM, that has featured the likes of Jessie Ware, Soul Clap, Luke Solomon, Dusky and Duke Dumont guest; culminating in T mixing Rinse 21, one of the most vital of the renowned mix series yet.

Secondly, Tesfa's relationship with one the hottest labels of the moment, PMR – home to Jessie Ware, Disclosure and Julio Bashmore – began, via his remix of Javeon McCarthy's "Lost Time". The remix was made Record of the Week by BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, and also picked up plays from Annie Mac, Jaymo & Andy George and Fearne Cotton. From here the relationship blossomed, Tesfa signing to the label exclusively and releasing his debut EP for the label, "Pain & Love" in September 2012, and in the process picking up another ROTW from Grimshaw, and this time plays from 7 different Radio 1 DJs. From their further remixes of major label talent such as Trey Songz, Ximena Sarinana and Lianne La Havas followed, as well as his biggest to date, of "Latch" by Disclosure, which was the 3rd hottest track on Soundcloud, receiving just shy of 100,000 plays.
With a follow up EP, debut album and global touring set for 2013, it would seem that the next 12 months will see T.Williams propelled to yet further heights.

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