Music : electronic, dance
IN GLIMSES AND FLASHES
This New Year's Eve, as the clock nears midnight, SKILLS invites you to
DREAM ON YOUR FEET AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY TILL THE STARS COME DOWN FROM ABOVE
A major part of any New Year’s Eve experience is ringing in the new year. We have a spectacular show planned, consisting of breathtaking special effects, essential elements and a countdown like no other. As the clock nears midnight, you will notice a sense of serenity in the air, and as that atmosphere flows and changes, everyone of us will shine in the dark as WE ARE ALL STARS
We Are All Stars
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Above & Beyond
Andy Moor Vs. Lange
-Performing Live With Ferry Corsten & Andy Moor Vs Lange
Dyloot Of Deep Voices
Skills Invites You To Dream On Your Feet And Dance The Night Away Until The Stars Come Down From Above…Listen, Experience, Love, And Turn To The Dazzling Lights And The Spectacular Energy Of Electro Techno Disco Pop!
A Major Part Of Any New Year’s Eve Experience Is Ringing In The New Year. We Have A Spectacular Show Planned, Consisting Of Breathtaking Special Effects, Essential Elements And A Countdown Like No Other. As The Clocks Nears Midnight, You Will Notice A Sense Of Serenity In The Air, And As That Atmosphere Flows And Changes, Everyone One Of Us Can Shine In The Dark As We Are All Stars.
Above & Beyond are a British trance music group formed in 2000 and consists of the members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. The trio are popular in the electronic dance music scene for their forward-thinking uplifting trance productions and collaborations with renowned vocalists. They have their own record label, Anjunabeats, which releases trance & progressive music, and they also host their own weekly radio show, Trance Around the World. The group’s tracks are regularly played by DJs around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, ATB, and Kyau & Albert. On 28 October 2010 DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Above & Beyond placed at #5 in the world.
Producer. DJ. Pioneer. Innovator. Visionary. He’s the man that singlehandedly initiated a revolution in a dance musicgenre -one that’s long since touched everycorner of the globe. Having designed the Dutch trance sound, he propelled it into the clubbing consciousness and on further still into popular culture. From there he continues to innovate at every turn, working with vocalists as diverse as SimonLe Bon and Guru and has remixed music from some of the planet’s most enduring artists - U2, The Killers, Faithless, Moby and William Orbit among them. For 20 years he’s foreseen what club citizens want to dance to and as an artisan DJ/producer, delivered it. He’s released three artist albums under his own name (with a fourth ‘WKND’ scheduled for February 2012)and in doing so has captured the hearts and minds of legions of fans and scooped some of the world’s most prestigious music prizes along the way. He’s regularly ranked as one of the top 10DJs in the world, and of late has turned to charitable activities, working with the World Wildlife Fund.Yet through all this he’s still one of the most down-to-earth, two-feet-on-the-floor DJs you’ll find. He’s Ferry Corsten.
How It All Began: Corsten started his career performing self-composed music live in his native country Holland. His first studio music arrived in 1991 when he produced the embryonic rave track ‘Spirit of Adventure’. In 1995, under the name Hole In One and aged just 21 years old, he won the prestigious De Grote Prijs van Nederland award, which recognized his outstanding contribution to Holland’s electronic dance music scene.
Dash Berlin is the future.
Dash Berlin is a true deejay at heart with a profound passion for the comprehensive culture of dance music. He is often described as an invigorating and charismatic newcomer, with the unique ability to leave a long-lasting impression upon his audience well after the night is over. Dash is one of those rare individuals that seems to understand the unwritten laws of the nightclub by nature. He keeps his ever expanding, nocturnal following alert, ecstatic and craving for more, with remarkable precision and skill. One could easily mistake him for a superstar deejay. However, the truth remains that Dash Berlin views the world through the same eyes as his public. “It’s virtually impossible to make progress without the continuing support of the people”, he humbly said.
Dash Berlin was born as Jeff X. Sutorius, in November 1979, in The Hague, the Netherlands. A family with wide musical tastes surrounded him and because of his late father, who was a distinguished drummer in a jazz band; Dash became acquainted with the typical marks of rhythmic music at a very young age. While still at high school, he became a devoted fan of electronic music, regularly enjoying mix tapes that his older sister brought home from the clubs she worked at as a professional dancer.
In his late teens, Dash Berlin started working at a record shop and became a dedicated vinyl collector with a fascination for melodic, synthesized house music, subsequently known as ‘Trance’. Inspired by pioneering figures such as; Sven Väth, Oliver Lieb and Sander Kleinenberg, he slowly but surely started to develop his own innovative style of mixing and producing. His hidden work ethic seemed not to be about producing more, but rather less and differently. It is this vision that still sets him apart in a crowded and highly competitive scene.
Grammy-award nominated Andy Moor is a groundbreaking DJ and Producer in the electronic dance music scene. In his illustrious career, Andy has established a distinct, edgy and creative sound that is all his own. This sound, combined with his technical perfection led him to be highly ranked in the DJ Mag Top 100 for the past 6 years. In 2009 he was nominated for the DJ Awards, in 2006 he won “Best Dance Record” at the International Dance Music Awards, and in 2004 he won “Best Trance Producer” and “Best Trance Track”. Owner of the highly respected AVA Recordings record label, producer of the ‘Moor Music podcast’ and producer & remixer to the star’s, it all started from humble beginnings.
Lange is recognized as one of the most influential dance artists of the past decade; a DJ who has remained at the forefront of the scene throughout his career and a producer that continues to push all boundaries. After an exhausting list of achievements, counting among them 20 UK top 40s, featuring on a film soundtrack, and remixing mainstream artists such as the Pet Shop Boys, Lange remains one of the world’s leading EDM producers.
Alongside Lange’s exceptional and successful studio work, he is a prolific international DJ, making appearances for some of the best club brands in the world including Godskitchen, Gatecrasher and Ministry Of Sound as well as performing for prestigious festivals such as such as Global Gathering, Creamfields, Sziget, Sunrise and Balaton, marked by his sustained appareance in the influential Top 100 DJ Poll for the last 7 years and rising to no. 13 well supported Tranceaddict Top 250 Poll. His eclectic, stimulating and driving sets pull influences from across the dance music spectrum from trance, progressive, techno and electro; he is an exciting and lively performer that keeps the crowd buzzing for more.
What started as a chance meeting at the 2007 Trance Energy has, in just under 4 years, solidified into one of the freshest, most exciting electronic dance acts on the scene. With it has come a new multifarious trance sound that, globally, has begun to shatter underground clubs, arenas and festivals. Banding together under the name W&W has seen the collective careers of Ward van der Harst & Willem van Hanegem go into overdrive… As spinners they’ve delivered due damage to clubs and festivals worldwide and their A-list-hammered track portfolio saw them conclusively tip the ‘next big thing’ scales. Now, in the new decade, W&W are ready to rule.
Ready for ‘Impact’
2011 saw the guys embark upon a new adventure. In September, the debut album was released on Armada Music. ‘Impact’ has all the essential W&W sounds to blow you away and take you in at the same time. Including some very exciting collabs, but never losing the essential W&W strength, ‘Impact’ is ruling speakers and headphones alike.
1/3 of the Deep Voices, Dyloot is best known for his warm stage presence and alluring DJ performance. Dyloot elevates the dance floor with his progressive blend of deep and melodic trance and has maintained his status as one of the biggest Trance DJs in the Bay Area for over 15 years. He has punctuated his style with new waves of flowing and sweet-sounding tracks, providing audial pleasure to any listener. “For me, music has to have passion. There is so much beauty to be heard”
2011 is an important year for vocalist/songwriter, Betsie Larkin. Having already released three major singles and her new solo album, “All We Have Is Now,” there are no signs of slowing down. Betsie’s work in electronic dance music has been a whirlwind ever since her first collaboration, “Made of Love,” skyrocketed to the top of dance charts worldwide reaching the top 40 pop charts in Europe. As one of the most sought after voices in dance music, Betsie has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the genre’s top producers.
2011 marks the release of her first solo EDM album, “All We Have Is Now” (Black Hole/Premier), which features collaborations with John O’Callaghan, Ferry Corsten, Super8 & Tab, Solarstone, Lange, Bobina, Sied van Riel, Bjorn Akesson, Giuseppe Ottaviani, and Rafael Frost. Additionally, she wrote and recorded vocals for John O’Callaghan’s album, Unfold, (Armada/April 2011) – “Save This Moment” and “Impossible To Live Without You” as well as a featured written vocal for Bobina’s Rocketride – “You Belong To Me.”
ONCE AGAIN, A MAJOR PART OF ANY NEW YEAR'S EVE IS RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
We have a spectacular show planned, consisting of breathtaking special effects, essential elements and a countdown like no other. As the clock nears midnight, you will notice a sense of serenity in the air, and as that atmosphere flows and changes, the music will hit you.
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
The sound system design is based around a system called L’Acoustics V-DOSC. By choosing this line of loudspeakers we are able to come up with a set of subsystems that are designed to integrate with each other in such a way as to eliminate, as much as possible, the destructive interference that often occurs when utilizing main arrays, flown subwoofers, ground stacked subwoofer, offstage flown arrays, and front fill speaker systems. While the total number of cabinets or total wattage are not the most telling ways to describe the sound pressure and coverage capabilities of an arena sound system, we will rattle off a few specs anyway because, let’s face it, big numbers are fun!
36x V-DOSC elements (main arrays, 18 per side)
24x V-DOSC elements (side arrays, 12 per side)
16x SB218 Sub bass elements (flown subwoofer arrays to project sub bass to the highest reaches of the arena)
16x SB218 Sub bass elements (ground stacked in a time delayed arc to spread even subwoofer coverage throughout the main floor)
8x 108p front fill speakers (to cover the first 5 feet of the audience area in front of the stage)
At full tilt, the sound system will be capable of powering the loudspeakers with up to 250,000 watts of power from the digital, remotely controlled Camco amplifiers. The system will be tuned via wireless tablet control to ensure that the attendees in the nether regions hear everything as clearly and powerfully as the Front of House mix position.
LIGHTING, VIDEO & SFX
We are thrilled to produce extraordinary effects providing a unique party experience with an array of our favorite moving fixtures…the Clay Paky Sharpy, Mac 3 Profile and Vari*lite (VL2500 spots, VLX Wash, VL3000 Spots), Reinforcing the lighting allure, we will give the stage depth with Pixel-Lines, Atomics, Blinders, Color Blasts and special effects consisting of CO2, Confetti blasters and cannons, power shot and stadium streamers, white light lasers, bubble & snow machines, plus an electric and unforgettable countdown like no other. The video will be a transparent LED wall, creating a unique canvas. However, words don’t do justice when describing this experience, you have to see it for yourself.