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"First of all, DJs need vacations, so these guys are actually doing us a favor by booking us on the cruise," A-Trak tells Spinner. "Second, I'm still trying to live out the 'Big Pimpin' video, so this is a golden opportunity. Third, the electronic scene needs to grow, we need to push the boundaries, and what better way to do that than to go from land to sea? Ahoy mateys!"
Ahoy indeed. The ship itself has known a party or two before, as the vessel -- the MSC Poesia -- is also used by legendary floating festival Jam Cruise. In fact, the producers of that event, Cloud 9, have teamed up with HARD and the Bowery Presents to create this little electronic oasis at sea. You could think of it as a moving, mobile warehouse but the MSC Poesia is actually a luxury, Italian cruise liner. That means all-inclusive activities, turndown service and endless buffets.
"I went on a cruise in 1997 with a bunch of DJs to two islands in the Caribbean," says Destructo, who aims to do something similar again on Holy Ship! "That trip was one of the best times of my life. I am so happy to go back on the ocean with a boat load of cool people."
Holy Ship! launches in January, 2012 so you still have time to get into ship shape. Check out the official website to peep the deets and reserve a cabin. But with all these DJs on board a cruise ship, wouldn't it be more appropriate to call them "deck hands?"