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HALFWILD – NZ Carnivalesque Tour 10’

HalfWild – NZ Carnivalesque Tour 10’


Local DJs Tim Richards, Timmy Schumacher , Kyle Bourke (Live), DJ Randomplay, Defcon1,  Daniel Farley,  Crisis  Justin Sane,  Infinit
Half Wild hits New Zealand for it’s maiden tour this July, debuting in seven of New Zealand’s most unique venues and prolific locations.

Created to commemorate the origins of dance culture yet also the future of electronic music, Half Wild provides a fusion that brings together both the original canivalesque nature of the dance scene and the technology that has brought DJs and artists into the next decade.

Centuries ago the “carnivale” was created in Europe as a release from everyday life – a brief period of utopia. In its duration participants flipped the world upside down by rejoicing in festival with food, wine, entertainment and comedy all whilst releasing themselves from societies predigest norms. Holding these same values, Half Wild is about putting the rest of the world behind you and having a night to celebrate your right to party.

No such event would be complete without commitment to providing only top quality entertainment. We present to you only the finest electronic music acts across a broad spectrum of music – from 4/4 grooves to broken beat chaos. In theme with the purpose of Half Wild, these acts range from veterans and pioneers of dance music in New Zealand, through to groundbreaking up and comers who are consistently pushing the boundaries of traditional DJing.

Don’t miss your chance to attend this sensational tour that is designed to bring you only the highest quality dance music, in an environment and atmosphere second to none – not to mentioned hosted by one of New Zealand’s most forward thinking and innovative DJs.

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Sebastian Wild:

“…Owning those decks with pure technical skills, you are forced into wondering what’s coming, despite the fact that you may already know the tracks! Unreal!” – Sean Tyas (World #45, DJ Mag 2009)

Bridging the gap between veteran and young gun, Sebastian is no stranger to dance music. At only 22 he weighs in with 8 years of DJing under his belt. His wealth of experience spans thousands of events around the country – from rocking international scale festivals and events through to destroying local club dance floors. Unlike many DJ’s, Sebastian raises the bar on both a technical and performance level, creating a stage show second to none that must be seen to be believed and leaves audiences everywhere astounded.

Originating from Christchurch, he founded the cities largest and most successful dance brand “Nitrate”, consistently selling out all of the largest venues available in the region. On top of his own branded events Sebastian also held a multitude of residencies across various brands and clubs, not to mention playing regularly at other major events across the country. Having recently moved to Auckland he is now strongly focused on providing the highest quality DJ sets the country has to offer.

Sebastian’s sound is unique, with a selection of tunes to pack the most demanding of dance floors with everything from progressive and electro to breaks, tech house and techno. His focus is creating unique sets tailored on the fly to leave every audience speechless. DJs influential to his sound and performance range with everything from Carl Cox, James Zabiela and John Digweed through to Adam Freeland, Krafty Kuts and Grandmaster Flash.

Not only is he in high demand for his diverse range of music, unlike many of today’s DJs Sebastian challenges the boundaries of traditional DJing and pushes the limits of what can be done with today’s technology. His signature decks’n’efx sets include up-to four CDJs, the Pioneer EFX1000, Traktor Scratch Pro and midi controllers alongside the DJM800 to create diverse performances, incorporating everything from scratching and feedback looping to filtering and live editing.

Coupled together with his abundance of energy, custom visuals and evident enthusiasm for dance music Sebastian creates a unique show that makes crowds go wild, setting a new level of entertainment unparalleled by the majority of other DJs. Sebastian’s winning formula also saw him take first place in the house and trance category at the Christchurch 2008 decknology awards. There is no doubt he is technically one of New Zealand’s best.

In the last several years alone you may have already caught him at some of the most prestigious events from New Zealand shores and beyond with appearances at events such as Summerdayze, Gods Kitchen, Hed Kandi, Canon Down Festival, Slinky, Our House, Chemistry, Club Luxury, Lagered, Oxygen, Southern Cross Music, Fevah plus many more – all whilst supporting the worlds best DJs and electronic acts, including – Carl Cox, Sneaky Sound System, Eddie Halliwell, Sharam, Mark Knight, Lisa Lashes, Kyau & Albert, Tom Novy, Tommy Trash, Nic Franciulli, The Rouge Element, Sebastien Leger, The Shapeshifters, Evil Nine, Cosmic Gate, Sean Tyas, John 00 Fleming, Jes (Live), Blank & Jones, Nick Sentience to name but a few – the list could truly go on!

With rave reviews from many of the artists he has supported over the years, you’d be foolish to pass up an opportunity to experience one of his exclusive deck’n’efx sets at the Half Wild Tour this winter. For further information, videos and links check out www.sebastianwild.com.


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