Introducing: DJ / MC Vika Kova

Everyone knows DJ Vika Kova who has been rocking the dance floors for some time now, but not everybody knows that she started out in 2001 as an MC/vocalist. Over the years she shared the stage with every “big boy in the business” such as Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclar, Shapeshifters, Freemasons, Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie, Afrojack, Laidback Luke and many more.

Nowadays DJ Vika Kova is bringing you the best of both worlds when she gets behind the decks, with a mic just within her reach so she can empower her set with live vocals anytime she feels like it.

Using her perfect sense of timing that she developed over the years of live MC-ing, she keeps her sets fresh and fun, stunning the crowd with her vocal skills when they least expect it.

Born in Russia, she grew up in Germany and went back to Russia just to settle down in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) a couple of years later. No matter where she went though, music always remained a constant factor in Vika Kova’s life. Always supported by her parents, she graduated cum laude from the Music and Ballet Academy, followed by the prestigious Music Conservatory of Moscow.

As MC, Vika expended many boundaries of this profession and was the voice of the main ID&T events, such as MysteryLand, Sensation White and Innercity. Also Carl Cox choose Vika Kova to be the voice of his Revolution radio shows and tours.

Today she’s playing the hottest parties at some of Holland’s finest clubs such as Paradiso, Panama, Escape and VIP Room. DJ Vika Kova spreads her message of love and peace and has great fun doing it! She is regularly touring in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and in Asia and is now a part of the innovative club concept called Supper & Sound @Het Bosch (Amsterdam, NL). From 6th of March Vika’s new club concept “Sunday Slide” will be to visit @VIP Room in Rotterdam (NL) every first Sunday of the month.

As the voice of a producers duo 2Dirty, in 2009 she reached Nr.1 on Dancetunes.com with “Climax in my Head”. Their next track “In the Army” has been released in 2010 on Mostiko Records. Vika’s next creation, collaboration with producer/DJ Kasper Kwant, is called “Night Together” and was released in May, 2010 on Omerta Records.

For now Vika Kova is the voice of Carl Cox Revolution tour and radio shows again. For the 4th year in the row you can hear Vika every Tuesday.

Connect:
http://www.vikakova.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/vikakova
http://www.facebook.com/vika.kova
http://soundcloud.com/vika-kova
http://premium.vikakova.podomatic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/vikakova
http://vikakova.hyves.nl/

Billy The Kit and Ace Agency join forces

One of the household names of Dutch dance music will be joining forces with Ace Agency for all his worldwide bookings.

‘Billy The KiT always rocks the club! No matter what! Nothing but respect for this guy!’ – Shermanology

‘Happy to see an official rock star added to our group! Welcome bro!’ – Quintino

With an average of 240 shows a year, Billy The Kit is known for his energetic, charismatic and exploding performance on stage. With his colorful personality, Billy knows exactly how to completely draw his personality into his sets. Already having the Dutch party people under his spell, Billy performed as a weekly resident on MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour at clubs all over Europe. So far Billy has done 4 summer tours, doing over 30 gigs within 7 weeks in 6 different countries.

After several successes, various major labels started noticing Billy The Kit and at the beginning of 2011 Billy was the first Dutch dance-artist to be signed with EMI Music, the major label of Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta. The same year, Billy presented ‘Don’t Be Shy’ as his first release on EMI. The record immediately hit the charts and was chosen to be the anthem of the Dutch TMF Awards.
In the past few years Billy has released multiple tracks on labels like Mixmash and Spinnin’ and 3 mix compilations. Currently Billy The Kit is working on new tracks with other well-known Dutch producers, including another release on Laidback Luke’s infamous imprint Mixmash. His second single ‘Higher’ will be released on EMI’s imprint Positiva in the summer of 2012 and will feature vocals by Nathan Duvall and Bnann, frontman of Infadels. The official music video of ‘Higher’ has been finalized and is ready for its revelation to the public.

More info:
http://www.djbillythekit.com/
http://www.aceagency.com/

Introducing: DJ Ben Santiago

Ben Santiago is one of the White Isle’s most prolific DJs. Since moving to Ibiza seven years ago he has held a number of enviable residencies and played for the biggest brands in the industry, including; Café del Mar, Cream, Pacha, Base Bar, El Divino, Ibiza Rocks, Cocoon, Amnesia, Es Vive, Manumission, and Hed Kandi – who  have appointed him Ibiza resident for the third year running at their parties at Es Paradis in 2012. He is also an official A&R scout for Hed Kandi / Ministry of Sound, helping compile the music for their world famous compilations.

Internationally, Ben is musical director for Berlin Fashion Week and spins at fashion shows and private soirées for Dolce & Gabbana throughout Europe and Asia alongside saxophonist (and fiancée) Lovely Laura. The pair are also signed to Storm models and perform all over the world at exclusive events for A-list clients such as supermodel Eva Herzigova and Pink Floyd.

Appreciated for his truly Balearic approach (as showcased on his weekly Ministry Of Sound radio show and guest mix on Hed Kandi’s Beach House 2011), Ben is just as passionate spinning eclectic sets at villa and beach parties or on catwalks and yachts as he is delivering straight up house tunes in a club. His success is based on a simple premise: “Whatever the genre, if a track is going to connect with the audience then I’ll play it…”.

More info:
http://djbensantiago.com
https://www.facebook.com/djbensantiago
https://twitter.com/#!/bensantiago
http://soundcloud.com/bensantiago
http://www.youtube.com/user/djbensantiago