Get up get up, get down

March 14, 2014

Here at The Yacht Week, we’d like to think we’ve perfected the art of a great party... we’ve thrown a fair few in our time, and we haven’t received any complaints so far. The mix of guests, spectacular locations and a well-judged playlist is essential, and we’ve searched the world’s coolest nightclubs, radio stations and underground parties for the very best DJs in whose taste and talent we trust.

Sunset cocktails and lazy afternoons on deck call for chilled-out, laid back Café Del Mar style ambiance. Soaring sunshine suits feel-good pop classics, well-loved golden oldies and reggae (in fact, reggae works at any time of day or night). Night-time parties need sustenance with cool house vibes and euphoric beats with a twist of 90’s hip hop. Popular hits from the time of your Yacht Week experience will always remind you of the epic time you had – but this cannot always be planned or predicted. Don’t try too hard to make a “Song of the Holiday”. These things happen naturally.

We’ve asked some of our resident DJs and musical virtuosos for their favourite dance floor fillers to help get you pumped up for your upcoming tour – or to play once you’ve returned to real life to help the holiday live on.

Anna Cross

Anna Cross has been a resident Yacht Week DJ since 2011, joining us on several tours of the British Virgin Islands, Croatia and Greece. An international DJ, she has played in Miami, NYC, Basel and Barcelona with the likes of Sebastian Ingrosso, Skrillex and Knife Party. Growing tired of the hard, progressive sounds of late – Anna likes to mix up her sets with a little old school 90s house and disco groove.

1. Watch The Sunrise feat. Steve Edwards (Vocal Dub Mix) - Axwell (ultimate summer tune)

2. House Of Love (More / Phearce Mix) - Smooth Touch (absolutely love this old banger)

3. Raining Again (Steve Angello's Vocal Mix) - Moby

4. Alright (Original Club Mix) - Mark Knight

5. Shake That (Original Mix) - Marlon Hoffstadt, Dansson (SO darn funky!)

Solco

Mathias Sourbroun, or Solco as he is known in the industry, is a musical mood magician – who channels his passion for music, from Jazz to Funk to Electronic to make people feel happy. He has played at festivals and superclubs all over the world, and his signature house-sound with deep basslines and soulful, RnB-orientated vocals has achieved recognition from some of the most respected artists and DJ labels in the industry.

1. Unknown - Gipsy Kinks remix)

2. Paul Woolford - Untitled

3. Kink - Existence

4. Mk - Love Changes

5. Julio Bashmore - Battle for Middle You

Rony Rex

Finland voted native Rony Rex as their Upcoming DJ of 2013, and we are inclined to agree. Known for his inventive mixing style and energetic and captivating stage presence, Rony Rex has been a familiar face at the nightclubs and festivals of Helsinki and Finland for years – before finally making his international debut with The Yacht Week in 2013. A youthfully adventurous night owl – Rony is most enthused by House, Bass and Techno music right now, with Electro tech influences.

1. Friend Within - The Renegade (Special Request Murder Mix Extended)

2. Oliver - MYB (Tchami Remix)

3. The M Machine - Superflat (Original Mix)

4. Dog Blood - Chella Ride (Original Mix)

5. DJ Snake & Mercer - Lunatic (Original Mix)