If you’re an aspiring DJ or producer who has always wanted to share the stage with some of dance music’s biggest names, then do we have some news for you.
Making its debut in just a few weeks, Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events are excited to have ground-breaking artist deadmau5 (unhooked) headline Tampa’s new spectacle event The Gift at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, December 26th. Joining the mau5 will be Clubstep pioneers Adventure Club, Aussie sisters NERVO, Miami-based genre destroyers GTA, and the ever-eclectic Nom De Strip. But the lineup isn’t complete yet. We’re teaming up with Wavo.me to give one of you the opportunity to play an opening slot at the holiday event.
How to Enter
Submit a 30-minute (maximum) mix to Wavo.me. Promote your mix by having your friends, family, and fans vote for you. The votes from your fans and friends will help the mix trend on the site and get you noticed. The winner will be chosen on the basis of popularity and the expert opinions of our official judges. A winner will be announced Monday, December 23rd.
Rules and Guidelines
- Contestants must be 18 years of age by the day of the show on Thursday, December 26th.
- Mix must be a maximum of 30 minutes (1-2 minutes over is okay).
- 30-minute opening slot for The Gift.
- Two (2) VIP tickets for you and a friend.
Ready to get started? Visit Wave.me and submit your mix now!
Internationally known Winter Fantasy talent Le Castle Vania has been building his empire for quite some time now. Still infecting audiences with his intensely, high energy sets filled with his signature, horse-powered tracks, seeing Le Castle Vania perform is always an exciting experience where nobody gets out alive.
Born Dylan Eiland, the Atlanta native began DJing at warehouse parties and raves when he was only 16. The Southern metropolis had a booming music scene which greatly inspired the budding talent. Encouraged by his surroundings, Dylan developed a passion for music and nightlife. But having a successful career wasn’t the original goal, “I never really set out to do this professionally. I thought it would be cool, but I didn’t even have that picture in my head at all. I never thought, ‘yeah, I’m gonna be a huge DJ, and I’m gonna tour all over the world’ – I wasn’t thinking that at all. I was just having fun.”
Fun turned career in 2006 when Eiland was asked to remix a song called “Black Eyes” from friends and fellow Atlanta musicians Snowden. Jokingly using the name of an old video game “Le Castle Vania” for the remix, once the track hit the music blogosphere and audiences responded with massive impact and the name stuck. Carving out his signature sound of a well-balanced blend of gritty electronic beats, melodic synth leads, and punk-rock aggression, Le Castle Vania’s music is known for its dark and dirty style while equally uplifting as seen in hits like “Awake,” or his remix of Vitalic’s “Stamina.”
As a producer, Le Castle Vania has amassed countless originals and remixes, giving many of those away to his dedicated fans. Akin to the grassroots approach, Le Castle Vania is constantly on the prowl for new artists and tunes – which is why he developed his very own label, Always Never. The imprint is a fresh outlet for which he can release both his own music as well as his friends and newcomers to the scene. We love his self-made approach to the music industry and more importantly, his individuality, “I’ve always just kind of done my own thing. I didn’t want to be seen as one of those artists under another artist, or like being steered by someone else. I’m just doing me, music is a creative thing that comes from the individual.”
If he’s not on the road, then Le Casle Vania is probably in the studio fine-tuning his tracks. Having just released his debut EP Prophication on mau5trap September 2nd and an artist album due out in 2014, we’re sure you’ll get a preview when Le Castle Vania takes the stage at Winter Fantasy this year. Tickets are still online so buy yours today.
We hope you didn’t go too crazy on Black Friday because we’ve got a special deal for all you internet lovers. When you purchase tickets to Winter Fantasy for Cyber Monday on December 2nd by midnight, you’ll be automatically entered into contest where you could be the lucky winner of an artist meet and greet and an autographed poster. With artists like Adventure Club, Showtek, Le Castle Vania and Nom De Strip all scheduled to perform with the mau5 on stage, this is one opportunity you can’t pass up.
Buy your tickets to Winter Fantasy on Cyber Monday by midnight for your chance to win and artist meet and greet along with a signed poster.
We hope you didn’t go too crazy on Black Friday yesterday because we’ve got a special gift for all you internet lovers. For our Cyber Monday deal this December 2nd, ticket prices are locked in place until the next increase on Wednesday, December 4th, so plan to give the gift of great music at an amazing price early.
Get ready for a holiday season that is sure to be anything but normal when The Gift featuring deadmau5 (Unhooked) touches down in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, December 26th. Our first gift is coming a little early this year. This Friday, November 29th as millions head out to get a head start on their holiday shopping, save your time, money and sanity by staying home this year.
For 24 hours only, you can save big with our Black Friday deal for The Gift because when you buy three tickets to the anticipated event, you’ll receive four tickets. You read right – get four tickets for the price of three. So grab some friends and secure your spot to the celebration this Black Friday. With Adventure Club, NERVO, GTA and Nom De Strip all joining the mau5 on stage, this is one show you cannot miss.