BREAKING: Sensation Dubai 2016 line-up revealed
Ever since Sensation Dubai revealed that the 2016 installment would be held in the desert we’ve been an awaiting the line-up of DJs… ShortList can confirm that Grammy award winning Afrojack will headline the event being held in the Bab al Shams Event Arena on Friday November 11.
Also on the bill is Aly & Fila, Ummet Ozcan, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Yax.x and Sem Thomasson, and of course Sensation Dubai resident, Mr White.
This trip into the desert will mark the first time Sensation have ever put on an event of this kind. The festival is known for its epic visual displays, with revelers dressing in white and a world-famous light show. We’re told to expect a ‘Desert Dome’ filled with lights, aerials, dancers and pyrotechnics.
At just 28, Grammy award winning DJ and producer Afrojack’s name is synonymous with festival headlines around the world. The Dutchman currently sits at number eight on the Top 100 DJ list. His 2010 floorfiller “Take Over Control” quickly became a clubland classic around the world and since then he’s put his name to a Tomorrowland anthem. “The Way We See The World” was a collaboration with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Nervo – and if you haven’t heard it, rectify the situation below immediately.
Aly & Fila
Trance music duo Aly & Fila are big names in their home country Egypt as well as around the globe. Their career-launching Egyptrance brought them a loyal local following, long before they released the likes of “We Control The Sunlight”, which was chosen as the tune of the year by Armin Van Buuren in 2011, and “Running Out of Time”. They’ve played at the world’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, all while running their own record label and a radio show.
Turkish-Dutch producer and DJ Ummet Ozcan often shares credits with other electronic music heavyweights. He’s signed to the prestigious Spinnin’ Records, and has released tracks with the likes of R3hab and Nervo. He’s also collaborated with Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – their song “The Hum” hit number one in Belgium in 2015.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
You’re probably familiar which their track “SOTU”, which was releaed in collaboration with Nicky Romero on Steve Angello’s label. Now signed to Spinnin’ Records, their more recent singles include “ABC” with Sander Van Doorn and “Come Follow” featuring KiFi. They’re festival regulars, playing the main stage at the likes of Tomorrowland and
Young Belgian up-and-comer Sem Thomasson is also on the bill. Already an established name in the music world, he’s worked as a songwriter and remixer – he’s remixed tracks for the likes of Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado and Steve Aoki. Now signed to Warner Music Group he’s focusing on releasing music under his own name. Beatport have name-checked him as future talent to watch.
Also on the bill is Yax.x, who is no stranger to the Sensation brand. He’s already taken his first steps on the European DJ circuit, playing in the likes of Barcelona and Ibiza.
Sensation resident Mr White will be behind the decks to warm up the crowd. He’s been travelling the world with Sensation for years, almost becoming as notorious as the DJs he opens for.
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