European Snow Pride 2020 line-up
Every year we invite to Tignes many internationally famous DJs and artists. With their unique music style and artistic touch they will turn our parties and shows into magic and unforgettable moments whether in the stunning giant venues of our après-ski, pool party and parties in Tignespace or in the more intimate atmosphere of our bars and discotheques.
JON PLEASED WIMMIN (UK)
Sunday 15th @ Who Let The Drags Out?
Monday 16th @ Brit Pop Party
Jon Cooper AKA Jon Pleased Wimmin is a UK DJ who grew up in London and rose to fame in the club world during the 1990’s where his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence became a force to be reckoned with.
Overseas beckoned and by the end of the 1990’s Jon had played pretty much everywhere from Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Japan, South America, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, USA and more, alongside the whole of Europe.
Jon’s highly stylised dress sense (he is an ex-Fashion Student) and his skill at mixing an eclectic selection of tunes garnered praise all round and throughout the 1990’s he was a regular fixture in DJ Magazine’s top 100 best DJ’s in the world, coming 6th in 1996.
Jon still guests all over Europe playing current and classic sets and has played alongside the cream of the Dj world including Roger Sanchez, Pete Tong, 2ManyDj’s, Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Carl Cox, Andrew Weatherall, Boy George, Sister Bliss and Erol Alkan and was invited in 2017 to DJ with Eats Everything at XOYO in London by the man himself.
Thursday 19th @ Love Boat Pride Party Tignespace
Sonique’s career as a recording artist began when she was signed to Cooltempo determination to making music instead. She had joined a reggae band called Fari which did more than hone her singing skills and she embarked on a crash course in song-writing.
It was Ernie McKone, an old school-friend with connections to the music industry, who offered to write with her this song. Later, on Bass-O-Matic’s debut album Sonique earned a credit for the track «Zombie Mantra». She began writing more songs and was put in touch with Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass). They recorded some tracks together but, before they could even be released, his mate, a certain Mark Moore, poached her for his own project.
However, it was both as the singer and a songwriter for Mark Moore’s S’Express that Sonique first entered the limelight, featuring on the minor hits «Nothing to lose» and «Find ’em, Fool ’em, Forget ’em» in 1990 and 1992, respectively.
Sonique enjoyed two club and dance music chart hits with “I Put a Spell on You” and “It Feels So Good” on Manifesto Records. “Spell” was originally released in the UK in June 1998 and peaked at #36 in the official single charts while “It Feels So Good”, charted in December the same year, climbed up to #24.
Pushed by the tremendous success of this single she finished her debut solo album “Hear my cry” in 2000, which spawned the next
single release “Sky” – another excellent example of Sonique’s talent for writing crowd-pleasing anthems.
The record debuted at #2 in the UK single charts in September, followed by the re-release of “I Put a Spell on You” which reached #8 in November 2000.
Her debut album has now sold over a million albums in the UK alone. Furthermore Sonique was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the first female solo artist to be #1 for 3 consecutive weeks – the first in 22 years since Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” in 1978.
MANUE G (FR)
SINS Fire @ Avant-Garde Tuesday 17th
Sensitive, instinctive, talented, MANUE G expresses herself by music. From high fashion défilés to dance-floors, her style is unique and easily recognizable. Since 2009, she played alongside Jerome Isma-ae, Daniel Portman, Phunk Investigation, Ken Ishii, Tom Pooks, Sébastien Léger, Chus & Ceballos, John Digweed, Industrialyzer, Vitalic, and many more…
She’s been regularly booked in the the biggest parisian clubs like Yoyo, Les Bains, Maxim’s, Queen, or the Rex. But she’s also invited in other cities : Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon… She also played in Apolo (Barcelona), H2o, Steel Gates, Magic Mirrors, Stammbar (Belgium), au Moa Club (Geneva), pour Gravity (Germany), for XXL London, and Porto.
Since 2015, she also travelled regularly to play in Canada.
Resident DJ @ RECON Paris, Gorillas Paris, Le Dépôt Paris, Bruthal Fetish Week.
Photo by https://www.facebook.com/StudioBelleriveQC/
CARD MERCIER (BE)
Wed 18 @ SINS Sports
Who is Désiré Jospeh Card Mercier AKA DJ Card. Mercier ?
When Matthias set up in Blegium in 2012, this bug man knows already a lot about Techno. Fascinated by the underground scene, he goes to the best and infamous parties and clubs of Brussels, listening and learning more and more.
Then he’s invited to mix at « Steelgate Hunkut »,« Revelation » (Bruxelles) before appearing on the line-up of « GreenKomm, BaCardi Lounge » (Cologne) and ” Shoushou’s » (Mons). His sounds and msuci based on Deep Melodic Techno Progressive made him played for Jon Doe’s GRAVITY (Koln).
He became th e1st resident DJ of Gravity, and he’s invited to play at Beardrop (Paris), CSD KOLN, Marseille, and Perpignan in 2017. In 2018, he plays at X-Party (Amsterdam), Berlin Go (Toulouse), MecX (Paris), with always underground and up to the edge sets. Hes a local DJ resident at Stammbar on Sunday afternoon.
DAVID NOAKES (UK)
Every other day @ Apres-ski
Saturday 14th @ Welcome Party
David has worked with many of the music industries big names not only as a DJ but as a writer and producer also. He recently had a no.1 hit in Japan with female supergroup Happiness as well as many other successful releases. Last year his single “Red Sky” under his alias of “Noaksey” was supported by to name a few – Martin Garrix, Mike Mago, Oliver Heldens and featured in The Magician’s Miami music conference DJ sets.
His productions regularly have radio airplay on major stations and online plays are well into the millions now. “What’s going on” – a Marvin Gaye reboot – stayed at no.1 in Masspool chart in the USA for 6 weeks beating off Adele, David Guetta, Afrojack amongst the high profile names.
David has a residency in Legends club in Brighton England Fridays and has played at Pride in Brighton the last 3 years running. A real crowd pleaser, David enjoys mixing house over acapellas, creating his own mashups and bootlegs exclusively for his DJ sets as well as incorporating effects and production techniques into his blistering sets!
SORAYA VIVIAN (UK)
Every day @ Apres-ski
Soraya’s famous voice is present in some of the most memorable vocal Dance music hits around. Soraya’s distinctive voice has become a
vastly demanded addition to tracks from some of the most influential producers in the industry, who recognise that her input can turn a club track into a global smash. Beyond a world-class voice, Soraya is an impressive writer and an outstanding live performer. Her huge voice is never outsized by even the largest of venues and the character that she radiates, is felt by all in attendance at any of her shows, anywhere in the world.
It all came together when Soraya’s hit ‘When You’re Gone’ was introduced to the world in 2003 by AATW who masterminded some of the most prevalent vocal dance hits ever recorded. She took no time becoming a widely respected club performer and developed her career, writing for other producers. Her list of collaborations in production grew following ventures with Riffs & Rays, Barking Brothers, Rhythm Masters and many more.
Interest from leading artists continued and soon resulted in collaborations with Marc Maris, Eric Cupper, Digital 96, Dave Ramone, Chris Montana, Pinups, Dj Neo, Studiopunks, Jason Herd and Esquire, to name but a handful.
Having become a part of the highly acclaimed Fire Angel family, Soraya is enjoying touring the globe with Mark Doyle and his angels. With such an influx of live shows,she has become one of the most sought after vocal talents in Dance music. In 2009, Soraya
closed the Ibiza season at the legendary El Divino in one of the shows of the summer alongside The Freemasons.
Soraya also holds a legendary status among the worldwide Pride events, having entertained every major event around the world.
From Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi, to Universal and Vendetta, Soraya has appeared on a catalogue of renowned labels. Her list of collaborators is all the evidence required to see that the biggest and brightest names in dance music know that Soraya is one of the most gifted voices available.
DJ LITTLE NEMO (FR)
European Snow Pride
@ Apresski – Mercredi 18
@ Brit Pop Party – Lundi 16
@ Love Boat Pride Party – Jeudi 19
@ Closing Party – Vendredi 20
Iconic DJ of the parisian gay scene, DJ Little Nemo is touring the most well-known clubs and parties of the french capital and abroad for almost 20 years. His musical culture, influenced by early house music, disco and new wave, makes him a sought-after DJ for his capacity to merge with any type of audience, upon a happy, joyful and energic mix of house and electro, always with a pinch of pop references and underground classics.
DJ Little Nemo has been resident of the biggest clubs and venues in Paris : Queen Club, Maxim’s, Scream, Les Garçons En Culotte Courte, and in a lots of bars and clubs in Le marais.
As a famous DJ engaged and well known by the LGBT+ sports associations, he played regularly for the International Paris Tournament, but also for Eurogames (Stockholm), Gay Games (Paris), and various LGBT sports tournament parties and ceremonies.
He’s also regularly invited to play in parties and clubs around the globe : Gorillas Paris, Flawless Montpellier, Insomniae Marseille, Matinée, Gigolo, WE Party, Europrides… whether in Paris, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Nice or Barcelona…
Since 2013, he is the event manager of the European Snow Pride in Tignes (France), a gay ski festival bringing the cream of european gay party and DJ (Barry Harris, Guy Scheiman, Tracy Young, Rony Golding, DJ Elias, Nicolas Nucci, Tommy Marcus, SEXY Cologne, Matinée, Supermartxé…).
LADY V (UK)
Every day @ Apres-ski
Louise Evans is Lady V, One of the most in demand club saxophonists. Her unique talent has taken her around the world. She has appeared at some of the world’s greatest nightclubs and exclusive events and is the leading resident saxophonist with Fierce Angel.
At the early age of 17 Lady V started performing on the local house music scene in the north east of England quickly gaining recognition from DJs and promoters alike, which soon secured her regular bookings at various club nights, VIP events, album launch parties around the UK and Europe.
Whilst performing regularly, Lady V successfully graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts Institute with a BA Hons degree in Music. Upon graduating Lady V was soon booked for weekly national and international performances with Fierce Angel. Her busy schedule has included appearances at the F1 in Singapore, and events in Bali, Norway, Dubai, India, Ibiza to name but a few.
In addition to performing, Lady V has appeared on various tracks on Fierce Angel Records.
CYRIL CORTEZ (FR)
Le Dépôt Paris
@ 80s party – Sunday 16
@ Pink Pool Party – Tuesday 17
@ Disco Party – Wednesday 18
@ Love Boat Pride Party – Thursday 19
From his youngest year, Cyril always knew he likes the music, whichj took an important part in his life.
As a child, he’s a huge fan of Corto Maltezse (the comic), from which he gains his artist’s name.
With his strong musical culture and a vast knowledge of the gay scene, he plays disco, vocal house, nudisco, and house music. But he can also play stronger progressive or circuit music.
He began his career in the 80s, in Britanny, on local clubs. In the 90s he arrives in Paris and playus in famous clubs such as the Manhattan, Scaramouche, London, Insolite…
in the 2010’s, he was resident at Quetzal bar, The Labo, les Follivores…
Since 2015, he’s the resident DJ at LE DEPOT.
TOMMY MARCUS (FR)
Monday 16th @ Pool Party
Iconic Dj & Producer of the parisian gay scene : Scream, Finally, Butch, Le Grand Hôtel, Mix Tea Dance, Matinée Paris.. Since his beginning he is resident of the best events, including European Snow Pride; and the best clubs (Gibus, Queen, Glam Nice…). His sets, energic and playful, made him definitely one of the most demanded DJ of the european gay scene.
DAVID H (UK)
Percussionist / Drum-House
Every day @ apres ski
Tues 19 @ Love Boat pride Party
Fri 20 @ CLosing SuperHero
Since 2001, David H has been at the forefront of global ‘House Music’ percussion. Established and (as some people might say), one of the world’s leading, innovative and inspirational dance club percussionist; constantly accompanying the worlds best DJ’s at the most incredible parties in the coolest clubs and amazing festivals. He is one the most ‘in-demand’ entertainers, respected by his peers and appreciated by all party people who celebrate life.
Destined to play drums and without any teacher, David has been blessed with a very special gift, a remarkable talent; he has this raw ability to naturally improvise over any dance groove.
ANDREI OLARIU (FR)
Friday 20 @ Closing Pop Party
With Andrei Olariu, it’s a wind of madness that blows on the dancefloor ! Promotor and DJ of the Pop Corn parties, he does the show behind the decks and on stage !
Resident DJ of Lolita @ Maxim’s, he’s also co-promotor of the Gender F*** parties at Le Depot Paris and of L’Apéro Des Garçons, the unmissable rendez-vous of the end of the week.
Be prepared to dance !
OTHMAN DE POLTORASKY (FR)
Performer and choregraph, Othman is since 2004 a well-known and respected artistic director in Montpellier – and above : he was in charge of gay club MAXXIMUM, of the Cat’s Club of the famous VILLA ROUGE, and is the artistic director of the LINK and Explosive Pride parties…
His visual performances also enabled him to travel all around France, where he collaborated with the biggest current DJs, choreographed several artists for their come-back in front of their audience and left his own artistic touch in the hottest parties such as Beyond London, SuperMaxté, We, Papa Party…
Since 2014 Othman has been succesfully and brillantly in charge of the supervision of European Snow Pride visual shows.
LEONA WINTER (FR)
Leona Winter (de son vrai nom Rémy Solé) est né(e) à Céret, près de Perpignan, au sein d’une famille modeste qui, dés son plus jeune âge, encourage son goût pour la scène. Ainsi, à l’âge de 8 ans , elle lui permet d’intégrer une école, “l’Atelier Des Art s du Spectacle”, au sein de
laquelle, durant 9 ans , le chant, la danse et la comédie seront son quotidien.
Fort de cette solide formation (auprès notamment d’Armande Altaï) et à tout juste 17 ans , un cabaret à Sitges (Espagne) lui ouvre ses portes : Leona Winter est née! Dés le premier regard le public est troublé par son élégance, son glamour et sa troublante ressemblance à la femme puis, oubliant “la différence”, se laisse envelopper par sa voix envoûtante avant d’être saisi par la justesse de ses interprétations sur toute la
gamme des émotions.
Avec ses 3 octaves 1/2 dans la voix, Leona Winter, à seulement 24 ans , enchaîne les représentations aux 4 coins du monde: L ’Artishow (Paris), La Garçonnière (Genève), La Boule Rouge (Bruxelles ), The Baton Show Lounge (Chicago), Le Believe (Barcelone), The Amstel 54 (Amsterdam), Le Trocadéro ( Liège)…
Premier artiste transformiste français à devenir Miss Europe Continental 2017, Leona accède tout naturellement au prestigieux concours Miss Continental 2017 (équivalent de Miss Univers ), au cour s duquel elle s ’est hissé à la 6ème place mondiale.
Remportant, quelques jour s plus tard, la couronne de Miss Latina Continental 2017, elle s ’illustre également en représentant la France dans de populaires show TV, comme au Chili pour l’émission “The Switch 2 – El Desafio Mundial”, qu’elle remporte le 16 juillet 2018.
Le 02 mars 2019 Leona est sélectionnée pour participer à la 8ème saison de l’émission française The Voice. Remy devient ainsi le 1er artiste
transformiste à participer en tant que Leona Winter dans l’histoire de The Voice.
Plébiscitée par le public jusqu’en demi-finale, Leona réussit à conquérir le cœur des téléspectateur s par son naturel, sa joie de vivre
et sa sensibilité débordante.
They played at European Snow Pride
We are delighted to have had the following famous and glamourous DJs and artists performing at European Snow Pride in past years: