Detroit rapper Big Sean and Parisian indie band Phoenix will headline with big, late night shows on Friday, 11th and Saturday, 12th August. Other confirmed artists include British electronica group Hot Chip (DJ set), goth-pop songstress Charli XCX; English DJ, songwriter and remixer Jonas Blue, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer TOKiMONSTA, Chicago house trio Autograf; electronic duo Snakehips, London-based “music manipulator” Troyboi, and Australian DJ Wave Racer.
Early bird tickets sold out within days of going live but two-day pre-sale passes are priced at IDR 1,800,000 and are available via www.sunnysideupfest.com. VIP packages will also be made available, just keep up to date with Sunny Side Up’s social media accounts to find out more.
American rapper Big Sean got his first break in 2007 when he was signed to Kanye West’s record label, GOOD MUSIC. Since then, the Detroit-based artist has released three albums with his third, Dark Sky Paradise, and most recent, I Decided, reaching No. 1 studio album in the US.
He has collaborated with artists like Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Drake, Ariana Grande, John
Legend and Kanye West and picked up a string of international awards, including “Best New
Artist” and “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” at the 2012 BET Awards.
French rock band Phoenix started making music in vocalist Thomas Mars’ garage at his home in the outskirts of Paris. Signed to Source Records in the late ‘90s, Phoenix’s first international breakthrough was with the track “Too Young,” which featured on the soundtrack of Lost in Translation and Shallow Hall. Since then, the four have performed on stages all over the world, appeared on shows like Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart with their track “1901,” and picked up a Grammy Award for “Best Alternative Music Album” for Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. With five albums under their belt and another, Ti Amo, coming out this year, Phoenix remain a dominant force in the alternative and indie world.
Hot Chip (DJ Set)
Playing for the second time at the Beach Club are Mercury Prize nominated British indietronic band Hot Chip. Since forming in 2000, the band have released six albums, with hits including the Grammy Award nominated “Ready for the Floor,” which reached No. 6 in the UK singles chart of 2008, and “Over and Over” which was named Best Single of 2006 by NME magazine. The band are no strangers to festival stages, having performed at Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury, Sonar, Benacasim and Coachella, amongst others.
Charli XCX had her first big breakthrough a few years ago when she featured in Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Iconica Pop’s “I Love it”. Her 2014 single “Boom Clap” was featured in the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars, reaching number eight on the Billboard Top 100. She has supported the likes of Coldplay, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry as well as completing a number of world tours herself. Her distinctive style blends electro pop with gothic and experimental touches.
Rising star Jonas Blue burst onto the British music scene last year with his debut single “Fast Car” which reached No. 2 on the UK charts, selling over 6 million records worldwide. His perfectly crafted pop/dance hits have taken him to perform across North America and Brazil and earned him MTV European Music Awards and Brit Award nominations in the past year. As well as working on his own music, he has remixed tracks for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Birdie.
American DJ and producer TOKiMONSTA has positioned herself at the forefront of LA’s music scene as the first female DJ to join Flying Lotus’ crew/label BRAINFEEDER. She has toured the world spreading her unique sound – a blend of electronic, dance and hip hop – with notable sets at festivals like Sonar in Barcelona, Coachella in California and Burning Man in the Nevada Desert.
Hailing from Chicago, Autograf are a trio of music makers producing what they describe as “Future House, for the Future Summer”. With influences from breakbeat, French house and more, Autograf have been making a mark in the worldwide music scene with both their original tracks and unique remixes of tracks like Fatboy Slim’s “Mad Flava,” and Odesza’s “All We Need”.
Despite forming a mere 18 months ago, British electronic duo Snakehips have carved out a name for themselves with Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle. Describing their signature sound as a “sensual up-to-date take on old school R&B and hip hop,” the pair are perhaps best known for the 2015 single, “All My Friends,” which won the Ivor Novello Award for “Best Contemporary Song”.
East London native Troy Henry, aka TroyBoi, is most often associated with the trap music genre although his music has also traversed the electro-house and dance pop genres. As well as releasing work under his own name, TroyBoi has produced and remixed tracks for rap, R&B and pop artists, including Missy Elliott.
Tom Purcell, aka Wave Racer, has taken both his native Australia and the rest of the world by storm over the last couple of years. He has supported the likes of Disclosure and Chromeo with his distinctive blend of ‘pixelated future funk’ and has gained international recognition for melding vocal samples, synthesised trumpets and bass guitar slaps with his sunrise-styled melodies.