HEADLINERS

MEET THE HEADLINING GUESTS

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ANGELO FERRERI

The #1 Jackin House artist in the world is coming from Italy to play at Disco In The Park! One of the best all around awarded Artists by Traxsource. #1 Best Jackin House Artist of 2021 #2 Jackin House Artist of 2020 and 2019 #2 Best Artist of 2018 #3 Best House Artist 0f 2018 #1 Jackin House Artist of 2018 and 2017. The Italian producer first started making beats on his Playstation at the age of 12, and year after year his polished productions have caught the ear of tastemakers across the globe. His labels MOOD FUNK RECORDS & MONOSIDE have been a consistent source of some of the best house music in the scene. Whether it's tracks like 'HOUSE FEELING ANTHEM' on Mood Funk, 'WHERE IS MY MAN Remix' on Dream Beat, 'OH HONEY' on Glasgow Underground, 'I'M TALKING TO YOU' on Soulfuric, 'BEGINNERS' on DVINE Sounds, Angelo has shared the love across the whole House scene. He has that innate ability to create tracks where you instantly know who's at the controls from the first beat. You'd be hard pushed to find a more prolific and hardworking producer in the house music scene at the moment.

THE BRASSTASTICS

Edmonton’s premier brass party band, serving up brass band originals and hot throwbacks from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's. The Brasstactics have been a staple of pop-up outdoor events and live party shows for nearly 3 years in the Edmonton area and are poised for more.

New music, recordings, videos and shows are on the horizon for 2022 that are guaranteed to get audiences to dance and sing along. Throw your worries away and get down to the Brasstactics!

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COZMIC CAT

Cozmic Cat is a Toronto-based electronic music DJ and producer, known for dynamic, fun and high- energy performances as well as music releases on International record labels.  From Corporate events to underground nightlife, from massive Festivals and Galas to intimate Patios and lounges, her ability to read a crowd and bring the energy with a wide ranging curated playlist (including her own original productions) has led her to light up hundreds of venues from Philly, Brooklyn, NYC, Durban, Puerto Rico, Vancouver, Melbourne, Iceland and more. Cozmic Cat 's solid production, high voltage JOY and future proof style is ready to take the world on a global mission to spread the message of love, unity and diversity through music.

Catch her at 7PM in The Park Sunday July 31 and at The Grindstone after party stage Sunday July 31 alongside Funk Hunk and Hotmood! https://www.showpass.com/hotmood/

CYCLIST

Mark Gonzaga (aka Cyclist) is a 25 year veteran of the Canadian funk/disco scene. Starting off as the guitar player for funk band Moses Mayes, the band played well over 500 shows across Canada and the US including supporting sets for James Brown, Kool & The Gang and Herbie Hancock. In 2009 Mark launched his Nu Disco solo project Cyclist. Combining his love for the live instrumentation and analog sounds of '77-'83 era disco/funk with modern production techniques, his remixes and originals garnered international acclaim leading to many DJ sets across the US and Europe as well as releases and features on Toolroom, Kitsune and Homebreakin'. Most importantly he has been holding down some of the most respected disco events in Toronto and Montreal for years, bringing his unearthed disco gems to Wax Candy Disco's unforgettable weekly parties.

 

Catch him at 7PM Saturday July 30th in the Park, and at 1AM-2:30AM at the after party at 9910 https://www.showpass.com/cyclist99ten/

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DUNMORE PARK

Dunmore Park is the stage and artistic alias of Andrew Williams: a DJ, producer, and visual artist currently based in Toronto (but roots in Western Canada and the UK). Williams’ sound is a nostalgic collage of influences: taking dusty samples, classical melodies, Latin grooves,  tribal percussion,  and mingling them with modern house music.  His productions have found support from a myriad of international labels such as Supremus (UK), Touch of Class (USA), CosmoVision (CAN), Baikal Nomads (RUS), Copycow (Germany/India), Music is 4 Lovers (USA), TTOMH (USA), Substation (CAN) and many more. As a DJ, he’s spent the last 18 years, moving dance-floors from Vancouver to Amsterdam with his signature head-bob and energetic approach to DJing. As an experienced opener, he’s spent many years setting the perfect mood for international artists like Bonobo, Soul Clap, Jimpster, Elke Klein, Nick Monaco, Jesse Rose, Sabo, KMLN, Jesse Bru, Dane, Justin Martin, and many more. As a touring act, he’s had the chance to play festivals like ADE (Amsterdam), Bass Coast Festival (BC), AEMCON (Calgary) Astral Harvest (AB), MEMETIC (Winnipeg), Motion Notion (BC), Disco In the Park (AB), Public Disco (Vancouver), Downtown Defrost (Edmonton), Odyssey Festival (AB), and many more. As music educator, he is responsible for a music production school, the Night Vision Music Academy, and Western Canada’s leading professional development conference for producers and DJs: the Alberta Electronic Music Conference.
 
Catch him in the Park Saturday July 30th at 4PM and at midnight at the after party at 9910 featuring Cyclist 
https://www.showpass.com/cyclist99ten/

FUNK HUNK

The name Funk Hunk conjures up images of blow-waved '70s medallion men in cream slacks and opulent chest hair. It's only fitting then, that this Denver Disco Don utilizes the very music such 'funk hunks' boogied to. With a deft scalpel and a dance-floor sensibility, Denver's Funk Hunk reworks forgotten 80′s jams into a collection of serious heaters your DJ crates can’t do without. Both a Producer and a DJ, Funk Hunk has been cultivating the boogie since 2008. Funk Hunk is an alias of Denver based disco wizard Rob Halgren.
 
3 sets in one day! Catch him at the Disco Brunch at The Station, 2PM on Sunday 31st, at 6PM  in the Park, and at Midnight  at the after party at The Grindstone featuring Hotmood! 
https://www.showpass.com/hotmood/

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HATIRAS

After destroying last year's headlining set at Disco in the Park we had to bring him back to open up the festival with a special pre-party at The Grindstone on Friday July 29! 
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Hatiras is one of the true, enduring legends of the house music world. He is a 2 time Juno Award winner from Toronto, Canada and the owner of prolific house music label Spacedisco Records. He had his first top ten UK hit with his anthem “Spaced Invader” on Defected Records. Over the years Hatiras has relentlessly continued to produce hundreds of top ten charting, dance-floor smashing tunes that have been supported by DJs across the world. Recent times have seen Hatiras’ explode back onto the scene with his label Spacedisco Records, a prolific output of incredibly infectious releases and the mighty #3 position in the world’s top Jackin House Artists rankings according to Traxsource. Recent collaborations include tunes with Junior Sanchez, Angelo Ferreri, J Paul Getto, Ant LaRock, Olav Basoski, Vincent Caira, Gettoblaster, Roland Clark, Hazzaro and more. Notable, recent Hatiras releases have appeared on Claude Von Stroke’s imprint - the mighty Dirtybird Records, DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid and Gene Farris’ Chicago-based label - Farris Wheel Recordings.

HOTMOOD

One of the driving forces behind the hugely exciting Mexican disco scene, combining slo-mo boogie, groove laden disco, quality house, 70's funk and deep sounds. Master of the laid-back, cosmic-funk groove. As a producer Hotmood has also crafted impressive credentials, regularly finishing high up in Traxsource’s revered end of year bestselling artists charts, in 2021 he was listed as the #2 NuDisco Artist worldwide. He has released with some of the leading house and disco labels including Nervous, Tropical Disco Records, TheBasement Disco’s, Chopshop, Poetry in Motion, Masterworks and Nomada and most recently has been focused on his own label Discoweey.

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JELLYBEAN BENITEZ

We are ecstatic to have the legend, the iconic, one of the original New York disco DJs, JELLYBEAN BENITEZ headline this year’s Disco In The Park festival July 30-31. He played at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Electric Circus and The Fun House, and nowadays on his Jellybean Rocks the Boat NY boat parties and Glitterbox events around the world. He produced Madonna's first hit "Holiday", Whitney Houstons "Love Will Save The Day" and the classic electro b-boy tune "The Mexican" + remixes for Michael Jackson, David Bowie and many many more. He’s one of the world’s truest connections left to the first days of Disco, tell your mom.

TAZ

Meet the Host and hype man of this year's Disco In The Park! Glitterbox artist @tazuk_music originally blew up working as a co-writer with Dizzee Rascal and has kept hustling for 20 years in the music industry, working with Mousse T, Estelle and many more. This London head will be with us for the whole weekend, performing a set (including on Joses track Don’t Turn Off The Lights) AND keeping that crowd excitement up all weekend long.

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