Since we landed ashore at the end of the maiden voyage of Holy Ship!! last January, I've been wondering: What'll happen in 2013? Will I meet the dude from Korn again? Will I get stuck on a ship with Riff Raff? Will the Mad Decent crew be giving Skrillex haircuts to his biggest fans?
If you didn't love most of the big headliners on this sailing soiree, you wouldn't be putting yourself in the middle of the ocean with them. So I won't state the obvious headliners here on our "must hear" list.
As an excited DJ, I will share a few acts that I'm genuinely looking forward to watching perform. I promise, if you follow my lead, you won't regret it.
5. Boys Noize
DJ, producer, and founder of Boys Noize Records, Alex Ridha, is no stranger to big ol' festivals. Ridha has released several huge tracks and remixes over the years and collaborated with artists such as Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, Mr. Oizo, and Erol Alkan. The great thing about this musical man is that you never know what he's going to play. An extremely well-rounded DJ, Boys Noize shells out songs of every genre, old and new, and he isn't afraid of taking risks in front of thousands of dilated pupils, That's why you shouldn't miss his set.
4. Skream and Benga Presents
With dubstep taking over the world and even mom and pop music (we see you Taylor Swift!), all of us should take time to appreciate the OGs. Skream and Benga are absolute legends, and none of the dubstep overload would have been possible without them. They're taking over the Pigalle lounge on Saturday, bringing on Plastician, another pioneer, and everyone's favorite unpredictable party DJ, Jackmaster. Truly a treat.