Sat 13 July
OSTEND BEACH X
Belgium-based, but beaming the love for house music all over the world: DJ Licious knows good vibes come from nothing but house music. The hot-shot producer is currently going from strength to strength with every new release; from releasing ‘I Hear You Calling’ on the legendary Positiva record label, to dropping heat on Don Diablo’s HEXAGON imprint with ‘I Can’t Stop’, to putting his magic remix touch on Avicii’s & Rita Ora’s worldwide smash ‘Lonely Together’. DJ Licious is set to release his new single ‘Twisted Games’ in March 2018, when he will also join Don Diablo on his ‘A Better Future Tour’ throughout Europe.
DJ Licious started his journey years ago, when as an aspiring DJ, he set up his own clubbing concept SHOMI, which he still runs till this day and which is frequented by specials guests such as Roger Sanchez, Low Steppa, The Magician, Franky Rizardo, Riton and others. Ever since, he has been touring relentlessly in his home country, where he also runs the famous ‘Defected in the house’ parties, and across Europe, playing sets at clubs and illustrious festivals such as Tomorrowland mainstage (BE), Defected Croatia (HR), Parookaville (DE), TomorrowWorld (USA + BRA), Laundry Day (BE), Lakedance (NL), Disney Land Paris (FR), Miami Music Week (USA) and Summerfestival (BE).
In 2015, Summerfestival asks him to deliver the festival’s anthem, ‘Come Along’, which has since racked up an impressive 3+ million views on YouTube. In 2016, DJ Licious decides to expand his SHOMI operations by setting up his own label in association with N.E.W.S. The first release from his SHOMI imprint, DJ Licious’ single ‘Calling’ catches the attention of several A-list artists, including Tiësto, The Magician, Avicii, Don Diablo, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt and Lost Frequencies. Pete Tong premieres ‘Calling’ on his revered BBC Radio 1 show and it goes on to receive strong support from the station. British songstress Yolanda Quartey - who previously lent her voice to Duke Dumont’s hit single ‘Won’t Look Back’ - jumps on the track and ‘I Hear You Calling’ is born. The record gets scooped up by the legendary Postiva record label - home to some of the biggest names in dance today, such as Avicii, Martin Solveig and Jonas Blue - and becomes one of the biggest dance anthems of 2017, finishing third in Music Week’s Annual Upfront Club Chart. Summer 2017 also sees him release another instrumental track on his SHOMI imprint called ‘Ses Salines’, which captures the true feeling of the Balearic Island for DJ Licious. He finishes the year strong with his debut HEXAGON release ‘I Can’t Stop’, which proves to be not just a weapon in the clubs, but also conquers radio in several territories.
Besides his original productions, DJ Licious is also a prolific remixer, delivering official remixes for the likes of Avicii, Bob Sinclar, Sam Feldt, Klingande, Kungs, Calum Scott and many others. 2017 saw DJ Licious rack up an impressive 17.5 million streams across all platforms and 2018 promises to be even bigger, as he’s ready to unleash a lot of new music. So get ready to see DJ Licious at a club or festival near you soon.