PNAU is the multi-platinum-selling, ARIA award-winning electronic act of Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, Vlossom, Teenager), Peter Mayes and Sam Littlemore, famed for their extensive career born out of the underground clubs and festival dancefloors of Australia.
With a catalogue of their own hits and multiple albums behind them, PNAU have enjoyed a powerful renaissance over the past few years, with multi-platinum hits ‘Go Bang’ and ‘Chameleon’ becoming inescapable on the airwaves in their home country of Australia and climbing the Billboard Dance charts in the U.S. 2019 singles ‘Solid Gold’ and ‘All Of Us’, embedded PNAU as the most cutting edge electronic act to watch on a global scale.
WHAT SO NOT
2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of What So Not. For Chris Emerson, the creative at the heart of the project, it is a time of realization and research, rethinking and renewal. It would be easy for the Australian producer and DJ to stay sequestered in What So Not’s significant accomplishments, not the least of which are surpassing one billion global streams and collecting Gold Plaques. Instead, Emerson scaled back his touring to get re-centered as a person and refreshed as an artist. He immersed himself in an artist community, absorbing a variety of creative stimuli and exploring new ways of expressing himself. The first decade of What So Not revolved around high-profile collaborations, headlining tours and major festivals across the globe, not to mention creative artistic achievements. The second decade of What So Not starts with reflection and revitalization, and new innovations from the ever-shifting Emerson.
Henry Smithson – better known as Riton – is a British producer and DJ best known for the major global hit and electrifying tech-house sizzler ‘Rinse & Repeat’. Riton’s career has spanned three decades, producing and remixing artists including Mark Ronson, Scissor Sisters, The Human League, M.I.A. and Chromeo. He remains an essential part of the global music scene, continually releasing radio-ready blends of EDM, house and pop that enjoy international popularity.
Best known for the major global hit and electrifying tech-house sizzler ‘Rinse & Repeat’, Riton is an essential part of the global music scene, known for radio-ready blends of EDM, house, pop, and heavyweight tech-house bangers. Fast becoming a legend of EDM, Riton has performed around the UK and Europe at top events and venues including Reading and Leeds, The Warehouse Project, Bristol’s Motion, London’s Ministry of Sound, and BBC Radio 1 Ibiza.
Confidence Man are unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now. A portable party that’s levelled dance floors and flattened festival crowds as it’s rolled out across the world, their performances are custom designed to make you dance and lose your cool.
Parading within a brand of dance pop, there’s no question that Confidence Man will make you turn it up. Go ahead, feel yourself. It’s ok. Confidence Man have given you that. It’s in the name, after all.
Wafia’s elegant, vaporous voice is as penetrating as a diamond bullet. Her songs have found champions in music heavyweights like Pharrell and collaborators like Ben Abraham, Finneas and Tak-ku. Her tracks, like “Bodies” and “Only Love” from her forthcoming VIII EP, are dance floor siren songs. It's big pop: triumphant, thunderous and crystalline. But dare to dig a touch deeper and one will find something more sweeping. Wafia, born Wafia Al Rikabi and of Iraqi and Syrian heritage, has personally felt the political tensions of our modern era. She brings it all to the fore in her powerful, boundless music.
Luke’s obsession with bringing us contagious, hip-gyrating electronic funk is only rivalled by his addiction to vintage synths and badass drum machines. His family includes vintage Moog, Oberheim, Roland and Korg just to name a few. We see some of these beasts make a cameo in Luke’s live show on the road which features synths, drum pads and the quintessential 80s keytar.
His trademark sound has been in demand with Luke crafting a string of remixes for artists including Tkay Maidza, Porsches, Young Franco, Moullinex, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and even his own band The Swiss.
KLP (Kristy Lee Peters) is a Sydney-based performer, songwriter, DJ, producer, broadcaster and an in-demand international collaborator with some of music’s biggest and freshest names. Her latest single, Energy, with Stace Cadet was one of the biggest tracks of the year, hitting number four on Australian Shazam for six-weeks (ten weeks in the top 10).
KLP’s reputation as a dynamic force in the Australian music industry is built on a formidable body of electronic pop and dance music, that ranges from joyous, intense to mesmerising, but always extraordinarily well-produced, and addictive.
After steam rolling the scene over the last few years and making appearances at Ice Cream Factory, Origin Festival and Falls festival, Tomi Bahama will be bringing a big slice of house heaven to the Castaway stage! Bring your dancing shoes, it’s going to be a big one!