Steve Aoki, Grammy-nominated electronic dance music superstar
Ranked Best DJ in America by DJ Times in 2015, Steve Aoki is renowned for his his pandemonium-inducing sets and whiplash-inspiring travel schedule, averaging more than 250 tour dates per year including headliner slots at summer music festivals throughout the world as well as prestigious residencies at mega-clubs in Las Vegas and Ibiza. As a recording artist, Aoki’s 2014 studio album Neon Future I—which soared to No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album chart—features the Gold-certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink. But I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead reveals a lesser known dimension of the entertainer: Aoki’s self-made success. A nod-to-the-grindstone DIY work ethic has propelled Aoki as an entrepreneur and performer. Founder of the taste-making record label Dim Mak and a chart-topping producer-remixer-DJ with his finger pressed firmly to the pulse of cutting-edge youth culture.
Australian EDM duo who contributed to hits from Rachel Stevens and David Guetta.
Having written and produced hits for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) to name a few, and receiving a Grammy Award for writing ‘When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, the sisters of NERVO from Australia have risen to stardom with their songwriting skills alone. Add to this a DJ schedule spanning over 200 live shows world-wide per year with main stage slots at some of the world's biggest festivals (Tomorrowland, EDC, Lollapalooza, and Creamfields), residencies at super clubs Omnia and Wet Republic in Las Vegas, Ushuaia in Ibiza, climbing as high as #16 in the DJ Mag top 100 DJ’s, a chart-topping debut album ‘Collateral’ in 2015 to high critical acclaim and reaching #1 on iTunes to string of club hits of their own including the latest releases on Monstercat titled “Anywhere You Go”, Spinnin titled “Alone”, and Armada titled “Forever Or Nothing” which includes the launch of their debut label GOT ME BABY! RECORDS, it’s fair to say NERVO are credited with being one of the biggest dance acts in the business.
Michael Calfan is an artist who brings a fresh perspective to the electronic music climate.
His attitude is about having fun and not taking life too seriously, while creating music with feeling, depth and emotion: “I find inspiration in all kinds of art, anything with emotion. Maybe I’m idealistic but I want to give people feelings; create memories and nostalgia.” Hits like Treasured Soul, Nobody Does It Better and Thorns have helped create a lot of those nostalgic moments for people. They have garnered chart positions, millions upon millions of streams and helped to make Michael one of the most sought-after DJs around. His touring schedule confirms this, with appearances at almost every major music festival and DJ sets at the most incredible clubs around the world. And yet this French superstar manages to keep a clear head and his feet firmly on the ground. Michael’s outlook is all about taking time to connect with his fans, enjoy his hobbies of skating, photography, art and fashion, all while travelling the globe and sampling everything the local culture has to offer. For him the key is to keep moving forward: “I don’t only make dance music. I produce pop, sometimes hip-hop, sometimes disco. It gives me a lot of freedom.”
Richard Orlinski sculpts to sublimate reality and creates beautiful, timeless and living pieces of art that arouse emotions.
Richard Orlinski is the best selling French contemporary artist in the world. His sculptures are designed around the theme « Born Wild » and reflect a deep reflection on animal instincts and human nature. His style is modern and never gives way to trash, extravagance ou passing trends. Richard Orlinski’s art can be seen in more thant 90 galleries all over the world and in the numerous artfairs he is invited to. Nevertheless he wants to make art accessible to the greatest possible number of people and breaks codes by exhibiting sometimes outside and for free. Wether it is at the top of the slopes like in Courchevel or Val d’Isères in the French Alps or in cities like Paris or Saulieu, he likes to settle in atypical places in order to meet the audience. Curious by nature and eager to express his sensitivity through other disciplines he also developed a passion for music, cinema and theater. He launched his first single « Heartbeat » last year featuring famous Dutch singer Eva Simons. This song was number one in the French charts for 3 weeks in a row. His second single « Paradise » featuring Australian rising star Evangeline just came out and is already on his way to success too. He is currently working on other titles featuring more international music star.