Based: 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!
…Step Inside!

Artillery – Holoscreen
The Holoscreen is a one of a kind 55” transparent screen that uses manipulative projection for Drum Machine to mix, sample and scratch tracks live. Allowing the audience to not only see what the DJ is doing but to see through…what the DJ is doing!
Light Drums
Custom built light drums surround Drum Machine when on stage, the drums are made to flash, change any color, strobe and pulse to the music and percussive rhythms, making Drum Machine an incredible self contained sound and light show.