Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Must-See Sets
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Holy Ship!!! is only ten days away. Are you prepared?
Whether you're a first-time shipper or a seasoned mate, navigating this electronic dance music cruise's lineup is tricky business. With so many established and emerging artists, spread out between so many stages, it's easy to miss something totally life-changing. And that's why we here at Crossfade have spent hours staring at set times to come up with the ultimate list of exciting must-see sets.
Now, we tried not to bore you with too many of the obvious headliners. So yes, despite it being a DJ set, you should probably see Disclosure. Also, if you haven't seen Diplo yet, we don't believe you.
Oh, and sorry, Djedjotronic, we didn't fit you in, but you fucking rule.
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Flume Thursday, 12:45 a.m. to 1:45 a.m., Black & White Lounge. Oh-em-gee, Flume. We are so obsessed. This Australian instrumentalist is one of the freshest talents that's emerged out of the future beat movement. His productions are technically tight and conceptually coherent. His off-beat rhythms are always on point and his soulfulness is inescapable. We're also extra stoked, because unlike the equally exciting Shlomo and Disclosure, Flume's name on the Holy Ship!!! setlist doesn't come with an annoying "DJ set" disclaimer. Note: On Saturday, Flume's playing again, holding down the main stage. But we're pretty sure the intimate setting of the Black & White Lounge will make his laid-back moodisms more magical.
Gina Turner b2b Laidback Luke. Thursday, 4:50 a.m. to 6 a.m., Discoteque. Aboard Holy Ship!, the EDM cruise's 2012 maiden voyage, these two superstars announced that they were engaged to be married. Now, during the third embarkation, they're expecting their first child. What better way to celebrate than a back-to-back set at the break of dawn? Seriously, Gina should probably be sleeping. But in the case that you're not, don't miss this hubby-and-wife set. It's only the first day, so staying up all night should be easy enough.