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The 10 Most Epic Moments of Holy Ship!!! 2014

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Special Guest: TiÎsto!!! Rumors would've had you believe the cruise's much-hyped "???" set would be Dog Blood or maybe Jack U. Even Daft Punk seemed more believable than techno's king Dutchman. In fact, when someone on the boat tried to tip us off, we laughed in their face. But then Zedd finished his set and took the mic, introducing his "great friend." And for a moment, Richards and company messed with the Shippers, pushing notorious EDM troll Dillon Francis onto the stage. But TiÎsto soon pushed him out of the way and delivered a deep-house set for the ages. All the other DJs joined in for an all-star conga line, the likes of which will never be seen again. You should have been there.

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Chromeo's P-Thug Busts Out the Talk Box We've followed dance music obsessively for years. Yet over the course of almost a decade of dedicated partying, we have never managed to see Chromeo live. That's why we were disappointed by the sight of "DJ set" beside Chromeo's name on Holy Ship!!! lineup. But all frowns were turned upside down when P-Thug busted out the talk box during Saturday's set on the pool deck. He let loose with a few freestyles and crooned some classic hooks. And for that almost-live funk, we must give thanks.

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