The capricious New York weather looked favorably upon EDX‘s NO XCUSES boat party: a crisp breeze offset the warmth of the sun, as ticket-holders gathered on the multistory Hornblower Infinity yacht for a day soaked in house music. Produced in conjunction with Crust Nation as a part of the metropolitan event brand’s 2019 summer concert series, the NO XCUSES affair attracted Tom Staar and Antonia Giacca, both of which provided ample and animated support behind the decks.
The NO XCUSES cruise, hosted on June 15, afforded attendees an upbeat sonic release from routine, but for EDX, the event as more than just an afternoon well spent; rather, it was a culmination of decades of hard work in and outside of the studio, a live emblem of passion and industrious drive to chase a dream. Dancing Astronaut caught up with EDX after his vivifying set on board the Hornblower, to discuss the conception of the NO XCUSES party series, his Grammy nomination, his latest single, “Ubuntu,” and that’s just scratching the surface.
We are here for the 2019 installment of what has become an annual event, your NO XCUSES boat party. Can you tell me how the cruise has become a summer staple in the New York event circuit?
[My team and I] started doing [these kinds of] events a couple of years back. The first event actually was in Switzerland, in Surrey which is my home city, and we used that for a kick off of my first album, which was called On The Edge. It carried over to Miami for Miami Music Week about seven years ago, we went from Miami to Australia to São Paulo to Zurich to Vegas during EDC. I really love to play on a boat, which I’ve done in New York since ...
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