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Sam Sparro

Part soul crooner, part pop star with an ever-morphing, chameleon-like quality, Sam coasts a fine line between disarmingly earnest and chic, credible cool.  He has become known not only for his distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live shows, but also as a visual artist and style icon, inspired as much by Jean-Paul Goode and Andy Warhol as he is by Prince and James Murphy.

In late 2013, Sparro released his first mixtape Mechanical featuring sixteen songs. He also collaborated with Bloody Beetroots on a track titled "Glow in the Dark" stating that "It's one of my favorite songs I've written recently." In October of 2013, Sparro released his Quantum Physical EP Volume 1. He then gave his fans an early Christmas present with the track “Spread a Little Love” in collaboration with Lexus. In 2014, the single "Stay In Love", a collaboration with producer, instrumentalist, DJ extraordinaire, and life-long friend Plastic Plates was released through Sony.

So far 2015 has been a busy year for Sam Sparro. He signed a global deal with Pulse Recordings,  premiered his new single, “Hands Up” on BBC Radio1, and is set to release Quantum Physical Volume 2 on Intuit Records. 

Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6 and Hercules & Love Affair)

Nomi Ruiz is an American singer and songwriter from New York City who currently leads the dance, pop and r&b group Jessica 6. In solo terms Nomi has also impressed with her debut album ‘Lost In Lust’ on her own label Park Side Records. The album is a song-oriented downbeat electronic album steeped in the grittier ends of early-’90s hip-hop and R&B production. And led to Nomi touring with artists such as Debbie Harry, CocoRosie and Antony & The Johnsons as part of their ‘Turning’ project.

This talent vocalist has also leant her singing skills to Hercules and Love Affair’s self titled debut album and live show. Nomi featured on the songs ‘You Belong’, ‘Hercules Theme’, and ‘I’m Telling You’ and thus toured extensively with the band in support of the album, singing her song contributions as well as those of Antony Hegarty. It was after that extensive world tour that she began performing as Jessica 6 and released the debut single ‘Fun Girl’ followed by debut album ‘See The Light’ on Peace Frog Records along with the single ‘White Horse’, which peaked at number 34 on the Belgian Wallonia Ultratip Chart. Jessica 6 has toured in many territories around the world in support of the album, including London, England’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Antony’s Meltdown Festival and in the US in support of Holy Ghost as well as many other places around the world. The band continues to clock up Billboard hits and get nominated for plenty of awards for their seductive sounds and magic live shows.
 

DJ Lina Bradford

Lina Bradford was born and raised in New York City, across the street from famed Carnegie Hall on the Upper West Side. She identified as Trans at a young age and her career in entertainment began at an early age as a dancer. She studied modern ballet, tap and jazz for 11 years and performed in several companies throughout NYC. Those same moves she learned in rehearsals became a part of her signature style when she began her DJ career 18 years ago by performing throughout the gritty East Village scene. She traveled through Europe, appearing in Sardinia, St Tropez, London and Paris. Accolades soon came rolling in, including DJ of the year and Lifetime Achievement awards at the Glammy and Sage Innovator. She began a residence on Fire Island in 2005 and has been holding it down every weekend since. DJ Lina is often seen hosting the biggest private parties from NYC to Europe. Even with all her accomplishments, she feels as if she is just beginning to hit her stride. "I’ve never felt more sexy and solidified in my life,” she says. "This is by far the most beautiful spot I've been in.”