Spring Break 2017
It’s nearly that time of year again when we welcome thousands of students to the sun-drenched Grand Oasis Cancun; the heart of Cancun’s Spring Break celebrations. This year we have our biggest event yet, from February 4th to April 14th our Beach Club welcomes some of the biggest names in dance so we’ve prepared you a guide to who will be performing to get you in the partying mood.
4 – Cazzette
We begin our celebrations with Cazzette, a Swedish dance music duo formed in 2011 by Alexander Björklund and Sebastian Furrer. Their style mixes progressive house with electro and dubstep. They have worked with fellow countryman and DJ Avicii who signed them to his record label LE7ELS and have also released a track remixing The Killers’ song Shot at Night. They usually perform wearing giant cassettes over their heads.
11 – Otto Knows
Also hailing from Sweden, Otto Knows is a DJ and record producer who has also worked with Avicii as well as Britney Spears. Perhaps best known for his 2012 single Million Voices which reached number 14 in the UK singles chart, Otto Knows has been a regular on the electronic scene since 2010.
18 – Arty
On the 18 of February we welcome back Russian DJ and record producer Arty who performed at our Oasis Dance U Spring Break event in 2015. Arty has collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance music like Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyke and has also released remixes of One Republic’s song I Lived and London Grammar’s Hey Now.
25 – Thomas Gold
We end the month of February with German DJ and producer Thomas Gold. Thomas began his career in 2000 producing trance tracks but has since moved into progressive house and tech house in more recent years.
4 – Krewella
Chicago sister act Krewella kick off our March Spring Break activities. The singing and DJing duo bring their EDM sound to our Beach Club and hope that you will be singing (or at least screaming) along with them.
11 – Lil Jon
Five years after first performing at We welcome back the king of crunk Lil Jon who performed at our Spring Break event in 2012. We’re sure he’ll get the place bouncing again on the 11th with his inimitable larger-than-life style. Lil Jon and his group The East Side Boyz shot to worldwide fame with the song Get Low, since then he has worked with and produced songs for some of the biggest names in music like Snoop Dogg, Usher and Steve Aoki.
18 – Blasterjaxx
Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf make up dutch duo Blasterjaxx. The big room house DJs have collaborated with EDM acts like David Guetta, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike and Afrojack. Since 2015 Thom has performed solo though the pair continue to produce music together.
25 – DVBBS
Canadian brothers Christopher and Alexandre van den Hoef make up the electronic act DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”). Formed in 2012, the duo are probably best known for their 2013 track ‘Tsunami’, and have played the mainstage at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival and Creamfields.
1 – Bingo Players
Bingo Players was formed in 2006 by Dutch DJs, Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Bäumer. Their track Get Up (Rattle) featuring Far East Movement brought worldwide fame reaching the number 1 spot in the UK charts and top 10 in and Australia, France and Denmark. In late 2013 Paul passed away while Maarten has continued to DJ under the same name like Paul had wanted.
14 – Chuckie
We end our Oasis Dance U Spring Break celebrations with Surinamese DJ Chuckie and his Dirty Dutch house sound, primarily defined by complex rhythms made from Latin-influenced drum kits, a lower emphasis on basslines, and squeaky, high-pitched lead synths and a genre he has helped pioneer with his own record label of the same name. Chuckie has also remixed songs for Michael Jackson and David Guetta, and has produced for 50 Cent, Kesha and Akon.
So there you have it, a jam-packed event that is sure to entertain. We can’t wait to welcome you and remember; what happens in Cancun stays in Cancun!