Based: Cape Town / Johannesburg
South Africa’s one and only Percussive Performance DJ!
DRUM MACHINE launches as an unprecedented, technological music phenomenon. Utilising a one-of-a-kind 55” transparent Holoscreen, accompanied by 13 light drums and cymbals, this state of the art, custom designed machine was built to rock dance floors around the world.
Combining the latest in music, technology, and unique percussive showmanship, DRUM MACHINE is brought to you by the creator and front man of 1st Project…Shannon Ellinas.
With a degree in music and production, Shannon continues to innovate and change the industries traditional view of drumming, and is considered the founder of a new genre of music, Aggressive Percussion! His talents are recognised with the nominations of two South African Music Awards, as the director of the MNET Music special ‘PLAY IT TO BREAK IT’ and producer of the dance album ‘PERCUSSIVE HOUSE GROOVES’. He has performed in over 25 countries, collaborated with and opened for many international super stars such as Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars, Fat Boy Slim, Goo Goo Dolls, Westlife, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Live, Peter Gabriel, Ja Rule, Korn and more.
The future of the DJ is DRUM MACHINE!
Caitlin Proudly Zambian, exhilarating, airborne, and daring; Caitlin is not only a dynamic musician but a wild-child of a performer, taking violin playing to the extreme with her on-stage antics as well as in her music.
Defying the tradition of classical-crossover which is so closely associated with the electric violin and experimenting with pop, rock and international club house, Caitlin is not afraid to break away from the norm. From performing on the tops of buses, front-end loaders, and tractors to sliding across stages on her knees and flying through the air in an exhilarating aerial act, her live shows are nothing less than explosive!
At 14 Caitlin took off, gaining national media attention when she was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, USA. Aside from this two month intensive course, Caitlin is a completely self-taught musician, a point that always amazes her audiences.