Astronaut Luca Parmitano plays first DJ set from International Space Station
Dance music keeps progressing exponentially faster thanks to the advances in technology, We’ve been seeing more and more artist play in extraordinary locations around the globe, like Paul Oakenfold playing a gig in the everest. But this past Tuesday, August 13 2019, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the first DJ in orbit, after playing a set from the International Space Station to a cruise ship of clubbers in the Mediterranean Sea.
Working together with the European Space Agency, BigCityBeats founder and pioneer Bernd Breiter creted a project with the idea of curating the first everd DJ set live from outer space. BigCityBeats resident DJ Le Shuuk was in charge to train the astronaut for this task, “When Bernd Breiter called me and asked if I wanted to train an astronaut as a DJ, I thought it was a joke. But knowing that Bernd was not joking, I was overwhelmed to take on the job.” Luca Parmitano played a 12 minute set from from 400 km up, featuring tracks from Sunbeam, Robin Schulz, and Vize.
“It was an incredible opportunity for all of us to make a dream come true. This opportunity to combine science and music was a great experience. I hope that everyone now sees the world a little bit differently and enjoys life – just as we do this up here on the ISS.” – Luca Parmitano
2500 passangers were lucky enough to enjoy this historical occasion, alongside 100 VIPs like Giulia Siegel, Maren Gilzer (Wheel of Fortune), the former Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfäller, swimming Olympic champion Michael Groß, the Swedish superstar model Marcus Schenkenberg and Jasmin Wagner, as well as superstar DJs such as Robin Schulz, Don Diablo, EDX, Felix Kröcher, between others. The event was streamed live to the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition.