The Aston Shuffle
DR DON DON
Garcon Garcon (DJs)
Leading the charge of the huge musical talent line up for this year's Harbour Party line-up, a proud local lady ready to Rain Diamonds on revellers, is none other than Australia's new pop princess, Ricki-Lee who will perform an exclusive Sydney show in the Big Top on NYE.
Ricki-Lee has risen above all that held her back and is ready to show the world what she's made of. Armed with a new and intensely autobiographical record, Fear and Freedom, it is the album Ricki-Lee has always wanted to make. Featuring the huge singles 'Raining Diamonds', 'Do It Like That' and 'Crazy', Fear and Freedom is not just an album, but also a mission statement. With her sensational live band and dancers, Ricki-Lee is a must see concert event.
Joining Ricki-Lee for the New Years Eve festivities is impressive young London native Marvin Priest. Marvin's critically acclaimed debut mini-album Beats & Blips which includes the smash hits 'Own This Club' and 'Take Me Away' (featuring Wynter Gordon) has sent dance floors into a frenzy around the world and his live performance will certainly be one of the many highlights at this year's Harbour Party.
Vance Musgrove and Mikah Freeman, better known as The Aston Shuffle, have fast earned their place as one of the hottest live electronic acts in the country. A year and a half ago the boys impacted with their debut album release, 'Seventeen Past Midnight', dominating dance floors, festivals and radio with singles like 'Start Again' and 'Your Love'. Now emerging from a year in the studio, the boys have unleashed their massive new summer single 'Can't Stop Now' and a revamped live show for Harbour Party, to ring in what will certainly be a massive 2013.
This years very special UK guest Luciana will hit the stage this NYE with all the sass and sexy cheek seen on her We Own the Night tour earlier this year. With smash hit singles 'I'm Still Hot' and 'I Like That' already under her belt and collaborations with artists such as Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner Bodyrox and Taio Cruz, revelers will have the chance to witness a live performance of attitude that has won her fans worldwide. Luciana says "People need someone to shout along with, and I'm there for them. Come and shout with me." Heed the call this NYE and do not miss seeing Luciana live in the Big Top… she is truly amazing!
As one half of Australia's most successful dance duo TV Rock and a more than impressive solo career, Ivan Gough can count DJ legends like Paul Oakenfold and Sasha as fans. Gough has also been playlisted by Radio 1's hugely influential Pete Tong and has held the record for the longest running Australian track in the ARIA Top 10 with TV Rock's 'Flaunt It'. With his recent worldwide club smash hit 'In My Mind' (with Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay) to pump crowds up, Ivan Gough is a welcome addition to the Harbour Party line up.
Joining the revelers at Luna Park this year is Duncan MacLennan, better known by his stage name DCUP. Known around the world for his work with Yolanda B Cool and the international smash hit 'We No Speak Americano', DCUP has returned, armed with his brand new single 'I'm Corrupt', which has been splashed all over Triple J and he is ready to whip crowds into a frenzy.
Sydney electro-dance act Radio INK are being touted as predecessors to The Presets and Sneaky Sound System, quite an honour to be bestowed on such a young act, but the band take it all in their stride. Forming over a random exchange on Myspace and quickly gaining notoriety, winning MusicOz's Pop Artist of the Year 2012 and Radar Radio's 2011 Unsigned Artist of the Year, Radio INK are ready to get 'Physical' this New Years Eve.
Sydney vibe master and In The Mix DJ Poll Top Ten winner (2011 and 2012) Tom Piper has also joined in the fun. Recent winner of Best Independent Dance/Electronica Release at the AIR Awards with his label partner and also gaining platinum sales with his own mix CDs, Tom Piper is ready to bring the house down at Luna Park.
Critically acclaimed Hip Hop producer Chasm, will branch out and step on to the dancefloor with his new project 'Dr Don-Don' pulling influences from Electro, House and Hip Hop music.
The additions don't stop there, with the chameleon of musical taste Alley Oop storming the stage on New Years Eve to showcase her knowledge of House, Disco and Tech, and her love for playful classic jams; the nostalgic blend of modern electro pop with an 80's spirit of Garcon Garcon (DJ's) who's debut EP is already causing a fuss; Brother G, a favourite on the Harbour Party scene, who has played with everyone from George Clinton to Spiritualized with his eclectic mix of indie, electro and retro; Tass will be on hand to hit up the decks after his international appearances and #3 ARIA Club Charts remix; and last but certainly not least, Isabella Melody, who is ready to bring her eclectic fusion of retro, 90's, upbeat jazz, pop music and hits galore.
Each year, Harbour Party aims to bring out the best in the new breed of Australian talent to New Years Eve partygoers, and this year is no exception. What better excuse to ditch the NYE crowds and join us on the dancefloors! Celebrate this New Year with style and class, at undoubtedly the number one party event Sydney has to offer!