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Zen & the art of House ft. Sandy Rivera (NYC)

September 27 @ 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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As the producer behind some of house music’s finest tracks, from ‘Finally’ and ‘Fall For You’ to ‘Changes’ – Sandy Rivera needs no introduction and we’re ecstatic to announce his first Brisbane set in over 10 years for Zen & the art of House across Oasis and La La Land. Two parties, one ticket!

As the weather begins to warm up we are hitting the water on board Oasis with one of the most highly regarded producers of his (or any other) generation, Sandy Rivera’s place in house music history is already assured. Recording under both his own name and his legendary Kings of Tomorrow moniker, Rivera’s unparalleled creativity and gift for forging timeless house records has placed him in a league of his own, without him the house landscape would boast a far less richly coloured vista. For many, Rivera will be best known for the seminal ‘Finally’, Kings of Tomorrow’s magnum opus and a record that stands as one of the finest vocal house records ever made. Released on Defected Records – ‘Finally’ still resonates more than a decade later.

However, ‘Finally’ only scratches the surface of Rivera’s exemplary catalogue. Long-players ‘The Calling’ (1997), ‘It’s In The Lifestyle’ (2000) and ‘Trouble’ (2005) demonstrate Rivera’s wide-ranging talents and ability to incorporate a vast array of stylistic influences into his music. Elements from soul, funk, disco, techno, pop and everything in between are commonplace in his records, drawing on the influences of his Puerto Rican heritage and New York upbringing to craft records that are at once familiar and utterly unique.

Collaboration has always been a key part of Rivera’s recording career, ‘SOTOM’ alongside Danish artist Noir and ‘I Remember’ with C.Castel – released on Rivera’s own Blackwiz Records – standing as recent highlights. Reach a little further back into the Rivera canon and you’ll find a sometimes-overlooked gem, EBTG & Soul Vision (Rivera and Jose Burgos) ‘Tracy In My Room’ – a truly iconic record with Soul Vision’s rolling production perfectly complimenting Tracy Thorn’s sultry vocals. Recent times have seen Sandy focus on the re-launch of his label Deep Visionz, which has gone from strength to strength with big singles such as ‘Take Away My Pain’, ‘So Good’ and ‘Closer’. 2017 kicked off with a huge single for Defected – a straight-up club smash ‘YEAH!’.

In years to come, Sandy Rivera will be looked back on as one of the true greats of the scene; a pioneering artist whose passion for house music is continually realised in the music he creates. We can’t wait to hit the water with Sandy this September for Zen & the art of House ft. Sandy Rivera. Tickets are limited and sure to fly for what is going to be another sold-out show with a true legend of the scene. Two parties, one ticket. What’s not to love?!

THE DETAILS / OASIS CRUISING

Boarding times and locations will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Please stay posted on the ticket link and email updates for exact details

When: Friday, September 27th

Where: Boarding Location TBA

Arrive: 5:45pm (please have your ticket ready)

Boarding/Disembark: Approx 6pm/10pm

Extended Party: All ticket holders to the Oasis leg of the show will also receive free entry to the La La Land extended party.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIALS

OASIS cruises are over 18’s events. Please ensure you have valid photo ID to produce on request.

All tickets are non-refundable.

General Admission Tickets (GA):

Food can be purchased from our à La carte menu on board. Seating is limited and based on first-in, first-served. You may purchase up to 10 tickets online at a time. All GA tickets are available up until 15 minutes before setting sail unless sold out.

GA tickets allow you to move freely around the vessel, subject to level capacity restrictions.

VIP TABLE BOOKINGS

Book a private booth and take your OASIS experience to a whole new level, with an exclusive space for you and your guests to enjoy. We have a number of VIP booths and packages available on all three levels of OASIS.

For VIP table package enquiries please email bookings@oasiscruising.com.au or call 07 3171 7800

GENERAL

We ask all guests to check the weather conditions and dress appropriately, including appropriate footwear.

Security reserve the right to refuse entry to any group or guest.

For further information or enquiries please email: bookings@oasiscruising.com.au

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