Sydney's very own DJ/Producer Glover is quickly becoming one of Australia's big room powerhouse acts with a consistent run of original releases, remixes and a spellbinding DJ set that has got festivals and fans talking. With a tour schedule that includes constant city-hopping as well as a residency at Pacha Sydney, Glover is no stranger to playing in front of massive audiences on the regular. Production wise, Glover's track record speaks for itself with by following up #1 ARIA Club charting track ('Faces') with 'Hold On', which is currently sitting at #2 on the ARIA Club Chart. Having just taken the reigns of mixing Disc One of the Clubbers Guide to Spring 2015 compilation, Glover is going on tour with fellow mixer Jesabel around the country to celebrate the release and throw some of the year's biggest parties. To take you there, Glover has shared with us his Top 5 Clubs in Australia (in alphabetical order) that know how to throw one hell of a party.
Trap as a genre has been kicking around for a while now, so you've probably basically worked out what it sounds like and know some people who produce it. But for those of us who aren't quite #fam or #squad status just yet, trap terms can sound like a whole other language. But don't stress, we got chu. Here we present to you a definitive guide to trap terms to take you from fuccboi to lord quicker than you can say 'damn son, where'd you find this?' #tru
Skyrocketing out of seemingly nowhere to produce one of the most talked about tracks in the world right now, comes British producer Sigala. His summer anthem 'Easy Love' is charting worldwide, and for good reason. We caught up with Sigala to find out what his favourite tracks are right now!
Located deep in the underbelly of the Australian dance music fraternity, LO'99 has been successfully slaving away in the studio producing mammoth house tracks that have been supported by major artists like Tommy Trash, AC Slater, Oliver Heldens and Laidback Luke. Since the turn of 2014, LO'99 has gone from a virtual unknown to the new name on the lips of tastemakers across the planet. After remixes earlier in the year for Sweat It Out and CRNKN, his debut single release 'Take Me Back' on Medium Rare Recordings scaled the hotly contested heights of the Beatport Deep House Top 30, followed by official remixes for Kaskade & John Dahlbak (A Little More) and globally revered electronic band Röyksopp (Sordid Affair – hitting the #1 remix spot on Hype Machine). It is, without doubt, LO's absolute mastery of the rumbling, prowling, bassline-infused house and garage sounds that have proven the key to his recent success. His ability to pare music down to the bare essentials, then inject his score with immense, deeply beautiful and energetic rhythm and vocal lines, shows both restraint and a willingness to let the music do the talking without relying on over-used drops or emotion-begging effects. It is pure heart of the dance floor; a welcome descent into the darkened halls of clubland. Overnight, LO'99 dropped a deep dark house belter that features a rumbling bassline, perfect for the club setting. Offering it up as a free download, LO'99 left the message "Been playing this in my sets for little while, feel free to grab & spin it out now .. works dope for me. Hope you dig".Listen and Enjoy the free download from LO'99 below
It has been a few years since Trap music made the astronomical leap into its own established genre, carving its own place for itself in the bass music community. Sidestepping the popularity of Dubstep amongst bass fans, Trap is showing no signs of slowing down as its edging closer and closer into mainstage festivals and onto commercial radio thanks to artists like DJ Snake, Major Lazer and Flosstradamus. The rise of Trap music doesn't stop at the commercial front with an unfathomable amount of artists coming out of the bedrooms and putting out some of the biggest underground trap tracks that are getting played out at festivals by all the big names. Here in Australia, two of Australia's most established and dedicated trap producers Hydraulix and Oski are leading the charge of bass music talent that is 'turning up' ears all around the globe. As a major tour support DJ for almost every major trap producer that hits Australian shores, Hydraulix has been heavily involved in the local movement of trap music here in Australia. And after rubbing shoulders with the who's who in the bass music circuit, Hydraulix is one to know who's killing it right now, and who he should be keeping an eye out for in the future. After recently mixing Ministry of Sound's latest compilation Turn Up Vol. 1 – Trap, we asked Hydraulix who his Top 10 Trap Producers were and why.
Round up the squad, warm up those #TrapArms and set your speakers to beast mode as Ministry of Sound drops a double disc compilation of the biggest trap tracks; Turn Up Vol. 1 - Trap. The dankest new compilation from Ministry is finally here, with certified lords Oski & Hydraulix in the mix to serve you up over 40 tracks of serious trap fiyah. Oski goes H.A.M. on Disc One, raising the roof with Flosstradamus & GTA & Lil Jon's absolute stomper 'Prison Riot', and it doesn't slow down from there. With originals from Grandtheft & Keys N Krates, Knife Party and Diplo, there's plenty of certified trap shieet for you to wile out to. Not to be outdone, Hydraulix flexes heavy on Disc Two with massive tracks from Yellow Claw, What So Not, Baauer, DJ Snake and RL Grime that'll have the whole squad battling for the aux cord. So roll up and get lit af with Ministry of Sound's Turn Up Vol. 1 – Trap, taking you from zero to 100 quicker than you can say 'damn son, where'd you find this?'.
'Ocean Drive' is a slinky and majestic pop jam that kicks off Duke's Blasé Boys Club Part 1, boasting the kind of infectious and stirring melody that is Duke Dumont at his most quintessential.Listen below on Spotify or buy now on iTunes.
Following up from their multi-platinum ARIA #1 smash hit 'Are You With Me', our friends Lost Frequencies make a stunning return to our ears with their new single 'Reality'. Featuring the compelling vocals from Janieck Devy, this breathtaking Ibiza anthem has already reached multi-platinum status overseas, smashing #1 charts across Europe in it's path. Australian remixes coming very soon... Watch this space!
Dutchman San Holo makes a striking Spinnin' Records/etcetc debut with a mesmerizing collaboration with Father Dude, 'IMISSU'. Beautifully meshing future bass, hip hop and trap, 'IMISSU' presents the Dutchman's production wizardry, intertwining mesmerizing synth chords with subtle melodies and melancholic vocals by partner-in-crime Father Dude, known for his vocals on GRMM 'Electrify' and Slumberjack 'Body Cry'.
The first we're hearing in Aus from British producer Sigala, is 'Easy Love', a surefire summer hit having recently trended No.1 worldwide on Shazam. Featuring a cleared sample from the Jackson 5's 'ABC', Sigala's 'Easy Love' comes with Tito Jackson's seal of approval, given in person after he visited Sigala at his studio. With huge topical summer vibes, 'Easy Love' is a welcomed fresh take on an all-time classic.
Adam Dyment, aka Duke Dumont, surfaced in 2006 with a buzzing, whip-cracking remix of Mekon's Yes Yes Y'All. The London, England-based producer and DJ, inspired by "fidget house" figure Switch (M.I.A., Major Lazer), continued to increase his exposure through remixes for the likes of Late of the Pier (Bathroom Gurgle), Bat for Lashes (Daniel), and Lily Allen (The Fear) prior to releasing his first DJ mix album, Fabriclive 51, in 2010. Dyment continued to be in demand as a remix producer — in 2012 alone, he handled tracks by Bonobo, Santigold, and AlunaGeorge, among others — but he also produced a hit of his own in March 2013 with Need U (100%). Co-produced by Futtize and featuring vocals from A*M*E, the track, reminiscent of early-'90s crossover house, topped the U.K. pop chart. One year on, in March 2014, Dyment hit the U.K. number one spot once again, this time with the Whitney Houston-sampling track, I Got U.
Grooving to the beat of his own drum of positive vibes and all round good times is POOLCLVB, a new project by a notable production talent going that extra step to push the boundaries of his craft. Defined not by a sound but more so a feeling, POOLCLVB culminates the fruit of chill and house with a distinct future edge; systematically unleashing a bounty of musical delicacies reminiscent of a sunset bike ride along Venice Beach. POOLCLVB manages to blend a forward thinking sound with nostalgic and carefree inspiration from the 90's, shaking it all up to masterfully deliver a dynamic cocktail of musical delight. The love of house, infectious vocals, full-bodied basslines and mesmerising hooks is the POOLCLVB way of business. Whether it be through cold-pressed originals such as Top 20 ARIA Club Char hit 'Here You're Mine', 'Move Me', the epic Bag Raiders cover 'Shooting Star', or perhaps the draw dropping remix styles provided for amigos & compadres Motez, Golden Features, Kilter and Yolanda Be Cool, it's distinctly fresh & fruity on the palette every time.
Built to party, impregnate and conquer the world, Kronic is Australia's most reckless entertainer. Fueled with Ciroc, Patron and an alarming disregard for personal safety, his electronically sequenced on-stage acrobatics take dj'ing to the next level, leaving crowds everywhere throbbing, engorged and yearning for more.Raised on tapes from AM and Rectangle, Kronic originally sported his hip-hop wares across house parties and boudoirs of Adelaide, wooing friends, foes and women with a west coast influenced take on musical curation. Mixing things up towards the end of the 2000's, his sound became more electric and diversified, with artists such as Chuckie and Afrojack finding their way into the mix. One morning, or afternoon (the details are pretty hazy), while laying hung over and besieged by a bunch of scantily clad women in a candle lit room, he realised that there's something in this dance music business. Sensing the imminent club music invasion, Kronic set his gold chains aside and hopped onto the glow stick electro-club revolution.Five years on, with tour supports for LMFAO, Afrojack, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon notched into his bed post, alongside lanyards from Creamfields and a handful of Australia's biggest festivals slung over the door, it's obvious that Kronic has a penchant for picking the right track. Trading Adelaide for the sun, sand and single ladies of the Gold Coast, Kronic hooked up with fellow party enthusiasts Bombs Away, and transformation from mixtape DJ to party-proven producer began.Locking in some studio time along the way, with a handful of infamous mash-ups, mixtapes and bootlegs filling out his discography, Kronic delivered his debut release and Top Ten ARIA Club chart single - Looking for Some Girls in early 2012. Rich in synth, donk and sex sweat, the appropriately artistic video clocked over a million view within it's first 7 days before YouTube deemed it too hot for the internet's eyes. Taking it all in stride, Kronic is currently in the studio crafting the next generation of party-starting anthems alongside Seany B, FlyGirl Tee, Krunk, Uberjakd and more.
Held in the highest esteem by his peers and the masses, Ember is without question one of Australia's most in demand genre hopping beatsmiths. Crossing the country on a weekly basis, leaving jaws dropped upon sweat drenched dance floors; this star student of the Sydney club scene has definitely earned his stripes. Sharing stages with the worlds dance music elite, he has held his own at Stereosonic, Field Day, Splendour In The Grass, Shore Thing, Big Day Out, Parklife and Future Music Festival amongst other iconic party spots. Warming the faders and ransacking riders with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Skrillex, Duck Sauce to Diplo, building a resume along the way that any mother would be more than proud of. Keeping his ear to the ground and head out of the clouds, Ember has been asked on board national tours with Ministry of Sound three times in the past two years, recently mixing the renowned 'Annual for 2015', after touring the country with Joel Fletcher for 'Clubbers Guide to 2014', and Chardy for 'Electro House Sessions 6'. His first official release, Blur, hit #1 on the Australian ARIA Club Chart, with Triple J premieres from Peking Duk and mixes from Go Freek, Spenda C, Jay Karama and Combo gaining support from dance aficionados the world over.True to his groundwork in ass droppin' party tunes, the young man has been hitting home of late, voted as one of Australia's Top 50 DJs 7 years in a row by inthemix and listed as one of DJ City's Australian producers to watch in 2014. Hell bent on throwing down wherever there's a spot to get down, Ember continues to turn heads and taste make with his booty-bouncing sets. Bridging the gap between his own brands of busted up tech funk and main room ghetto bangers; the future's looking strong for this young party maestro.
There are DJ/producers who define themselves by the past. Then there are those who are about The Now – and The Next. Glover is one of the latter, concerned not with long, winding historical narratives, but with what's actually happening. The Sydney-sider is bringing an upfront sound to the international scene – an ever-mutating synthesis of big room, electro house, progressive and tech infused grooves that we should really just call 'Glover'.Having held down the main room of Sydney's Pacha since its launch, Glover's meteoric rise as a producer has added to his already impressive arsenal of achievements. His Top 10 ARIA club chart remixes include Onelove's #1 ARIA club chart record Generik's The Weekend', Tigerlily's Faith (as selected by Tiësto for his Club Life Podcast) and Jimi Frew's Trouble as well as remixes for Laidback Luke Where Forever and Dutch über-label Spinnin' Records who placed his transformation of LA producer Borgeous' Invincible fourth in their world-wide remix competition. Glover's debut single, the #1 ARIA club chart record Faces received massive support internationally from djs such as Tiesto, David Guetta, R3hab and Firebeatz.Having been championed by the likes of Tommy Trash, W&W & Bingo Players, this party icon plans to hit the international scene very soon. Big dreams make for big tunes, big parties and bigger storie
Coming off the back of the release of Clubbers Guide To Spring 2015, Glover and Jesabel are hitting the road nationally to bring some of the biggest parties to your local city. The superstar DJs will be hitting up over 15 tour dates (with more TBA) across the country, with a highlight being the mammoth show at Pacha Sydney, where they are playing alongside Timmy Trumpet. The pair will be kicking off the tour in the Gold Coast, and are scheduled to bring the travelling circus across the country through most major cities, as well as stopping off at local cities like Wollongong, Mackay, Noosa and Penrith. Check the tour dates below, mark it in your diary and get down to what is going to be one of the biggest club tours of the year.
Favored Nations have announced their Australian tour along with release date for their anticipated debut album 'The Great Unknown'. The three-piece band made up of eccentric front man Morgan Phalen NYC's Diamond Nights, Justice collaborator) Surahn Sidhu (DFA Records and co-writer for Usher, Kimbra) and James Curd (Greenskeepers and solo artist of Classic Music, Defected, DFA Records) will hit the national highway kicking off 28th October playing Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne, Manly and Adelaide.With praise already from the likes of SPIN, Buzzfeed and NOISEY, Favored Nation's second single LP 'I Can See You' premieres with US Fashion and culture media channel, PaperMag.com. The dream-wave single traversing funk, rock, and disco conjuring musical pairing alongside Fleetwood Mac, Beach Boys and LCD Soundystem while the band's 18-tracks of sunlit pop is available from 25th September on etcetc Music.Singer Morgan Phalen says, "It's impossible to define the space from which our music is coming from. They are very immediate songs you could sing to, or dance to—they're almost useful songs, in a lot of ways. They're able to accompany... living. We feel lucky enough to create the way we do. It's always been about trying to craft interesting pop songs that make people think and dance at the same time."
Sydney locals' Kyro and A-Tonez are set to head off on a huge four month national tour thanks to Soapbox Artists, starting early July. The two best mates are known for their high energy bangers, with their tracks showcasing blazing electronic house vibes. With their latest collaboration 'Echo' sitting at #1 on the ARIA Club charts and support from David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Avicii and Golden Features, keep an eye out for these two!This tour is set to be huge with over 20 dates between July and October; and what better way to kick-start it than in their hometown at Pacha Sydney and returning to Sydney not once but twice after that! Not to mention an absolute swag-full of other locations, stretching from Gold Coast, to Canberra, Melbourne, with a bunch of regional dates as well.
This Australian synthpop band have definitely established themselves as 'one to watch' locally, and have just announced their tour all the way over in North America. The band of four have supported international acts such as The Rapture and Art Vs Science and have supported many more acts at Australian music festivals like Parklife, Fall Festival and Future Music Festival.Spread across a huge 26 shows around North America the tour includes Portland, San Fran, LA, Atlanta, DC, Boston and NYC just to name a few, with the promise of special guests (TBA) coming along too! See below the dates and give these guys a listen.
In today's saturated scene Ghastly is making a name for himself with his dynamic hybrid style. He is the boy from a goat farm in Arizona, turned touring heavy metal musician that packed his bags and headed west - Venice Beach to be exact creating his sound out of his van, this is Ghastly. It didn't take long for Ghastly to find his place in the scene, as he quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak just to name a few. Wielding the catch phrase "born to die" as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle, expect sets that are "energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food." With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it's clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that's to change the world.Mastering a blend of trap & dub-step cooked to dark perfection with a serving of humour and bass, the young producer pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, being recognised by the industry's big dogs such as Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake & Borgore, the list only continues.Ghastly's bite may be one to fear as he strives to take over the scene, catch him before he catches you.