Want something fresh from some of Australia's most exciting electronic acts? Prepare to involuntarily smile and tap your feet with tracks from percussive wizkid Kilter, sub-tropical lord Paces, rising house duo Set Mo, ethereal team GodWolf, garage-tinged producer Acaddamy and the mysterious Sir Jonathan..The tracklist of this playlist is undeniably killer. Opening with a huge new collaboration between Kilter and new-kids-on-the-block Porsches, the good vibes are inescapable. Continuing with favourites Paces 'Nothing's Forever (feat. Kucka)', Godwolf's 'Resist' and Set Mo's hit 'White Dress' - the tropical vibes are strong. Dance it up a little bit more with 'I've Been Waiting' from Acaddamy and Sir Jonathan's remix of the fierce Ben Pearce track 'What I Might Do', and you're set for anything from a lazy afternoon to a raging weekend! Listen to these tracks and more on Spotify now, and catch them live at the etcetc x Vivid showcase!etcetc x VIVID MUSIC Kilter, Paces, Set Mo, GodWolf, Acaddamy + special guest performers KLP, Porsches, Deutsch Duke, Nicole Millar, Madeline Vida & Tim Lockwood. Sunday June 7th, 2015 The Basement, Circular Quay Tickets are available now via Moshtix
A trailer to Hollywood's latest contribution to the electronic music world arrived overnight in the form of the film We Are Your Friends. Zac Efron stars as the local EDM DJ turned superstar, who believes "a laptop, a talent, and one track" is all you need to achieve dance music success. The three minute trailer also features the Blurred Lines mega-babe Emily Ratajkowski. The film isn't likely to be a cult classic with it's cliché one-liners, and inaccuracy to the real electronic music world, but we feel it is going to be cashing in quite nicely at the box-office. Watch the trailer below
Jesabel is on her highway to electronic success, striking from ear to ear and embracing a divergent sound with an ever-evolving talent. Drawing a bubble of inspiration from her offshore icons right through to Australia's local dance music premiers, the Sydney based lady behind those lashes- Jessica, is proposing the right route in the music industry taking electro and house beats with her.Having been a reputable fixture in many clubs around the country, Jesabel has well and truly established herself as one of the Aussie DJs to keep an eye out for. Supporting some of Australia's top Talent from Tigerlily to Uberjak'd and Will Sparks, her bass lines are on the haute list, spawning her sound overseas to Two Queens beach festival in Singapore where her musical selection has become infectious with over 8000 ragers.Sharing her successes and savvy finesse, Jesabel has also been involved in the Down N Up program, enabling underprivileged youth to stand up and shine in the electronic music industry with DJ competitions to motivate the masses.Aspiring to a solid stance in the studio and tapping into an electronic and vocal journey as one, Jesabel is ready to take full flight as she takes 2015 by storm.
Groove Terminator (GT), is one of the most respected and influential DJ's in Australia who has physically seen house music evolve on the charts and in the clubs over the past 20 years. Having mixed a number of Ministry of Sound compilations over the past 10 years, and having a bunch of global hit records under multiple monikers (including Tonite Only), GT knows his way around a few dance floor anthems. With the release of our next compilation Anthems House fast approaching, GT has shared with us some of his standout 'game-changing' tracks from the compilation. Offering some of the best house tracks from the 80s until now, Anthems House features legendary artists Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson & Armand Van Helden, to the new age of house music visionaries like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Route 94 & Jamie Jones.
Duke Dumont has released the video for his latest single The Giver (Reprise) featuring Jesus 2k15. The badly behaved saviour runs ramped on this hilariously clever video set in Venice Beach. Our mate, Jesus 2k15 goes on to prompt seagulls to savage two children, enlarge a women's breasts, blesses a woman with a beard and busting open ATMs, all in a days work….Oh and he also heals a blind man, only for him to get run over seconds later. Originally appearing on underground dance label Turbo in 2012 and becoming a word of mouth club hit, the ecstatic breakout house anthem The Giver has been updated to a sleek and soulful pop gem while losing nothing of the heady rush of its club roots. The new version will appear on Duke's debut album slated for later this year. Embodying Duke's magic touch at its most irresistibly euphoric, The Giver (Reprise) is the gift that keeps on giving.
This one is for the house heads, old & new! Ministry of Sound have journeyed through the musical ages to bring you Anthems House, the definitive collection of the best in House music from the 80s until now.
Duke Dumont, the super producer, chart topper and 2 time Grammy nominee, returns with 'The Giver (Reprise)'.Originally appearing on underground dance label Turbo in 2012 and becoming a word of mouth club hit, the ecstatic breakout house anthem The Giver has been updated to a sleek and soulful pop gem while losing nothing of the heady rush of its club roots.
Anna Naklab, the vocalist behind one of Summer's biggest hits Wicked Games is back with another sun drenched single Supergirl. The passion in her voice brings a unique spell to the songs and calms you down at the same time. An outstanding and significant voice with the recognition value that is always given. Featuring Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS, the track offers melodic chords reminiscent of Summer and good times.
After an impressive introduction via his soaring melter 'They Say 'in 2014, Kilter dives head first into his new single 'Want 2' featuring Sydney duo, Porsches(Carl Fox & Jesse Sewell). The resulting track showcases Porsches' floaty vocals, anchored by Kilter's laidback beats and stabby synths, evoking images of beachside road trips and half-remembered summer crushes. Since discovering a mutual admiration for each other's work, Kilter & Porsches decided to collaborate, and after two solid months of hard work 'Want 2' is a beautiful testament to the production and song writing ability of this electronic dream team. Kilter will be headlining etcetc's Vivid Music showcase at The Basement on June 7th, and will be joined on stage by Porsches for the first ever live performance of 'Want 2'.
Following his 'Light & Sound' EP in late 2014, synth maestro Luke Million and fellow Adelaidean Jesse Davidson pair up to deliver the moody electronic single 'Fear The Night'. After a string of remixes for Tkay Maidza, Porsches and Voltaire Twins, 'Fear The Night' came out of mutual admiration for one another's work which they both feel suits a perfect middle ground between one another's profile.
Riding at the forefront of the new wave of electronic producers coming out of Australia is Kilter. The young Sydney-based producer's tropically-infused, percussion-laden beats have seen a loyal fan base build among punters, peers and industry types alike.Kilter's infectious and atmospheric sounds have been driving people to the dance floor, but it is his live show that keeps them dancing and sets the electronic whiz kid apart. With an MPC, synths, microKorg and drum pad in tow, his show is a live manifestation that speaks volumes for Kilter as not just a skilled producer, but also as a talented musician. Be it engaging small sweaty clubs or sprawling festival fields, Ned has become a seasoned performer in his short career. His percussion-infused pulse is perfectly mirrored by his kinetic energy and enthusiasm, pushing him to the front of the pack of new artists creating and developing the Australian movement.2014 has already seen Kilter hit the road supporting RÜFÜS, The Kite String Tangle and Art vs Science, plus coveted festival appearances at Splendour in the Grass, the national tour for Listen Out, Field Day and the Big Day Out, and he followed this up with a national 28 date headline tour around his upcoming 'Shades' EP this July.With his latest single They Say getting love across the board at triple j, Kilter's sophomore EP 'Shades' is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases this year. With feature artists like Citizen Kay, Ev Jones and Ngaiire on board, 'Shades' is set to cement Kilter's place as one of the most exciting electronic producers coming out of Australia. The EP is also an all-Australian affair, from the feature artists to the specially created artwork from Melbourne artist, Kate Shaw.Constructing rich soundscapes and crafting remixes for Duke Dumont, London Grammar, Ben Pearce, RÜFÜS, Andy Bull, Shapeshifter, Snakadaktal and MØ, Kilter infuses each track with deft precision; be it summer vibes courtesy of bouncing steel drums, nods to his hip-hop influences or pounding militaristic drumbeats. These remixes, and his debut EP 'Hold Me', have seen Kilter gain traction from the blogosphere and industry, nailing top spots on Hypemachine (two #1s and a #3), while also securing positions on Spotify's 'Spotlight on 2014', Hillydilly's 'Best Remixes of 2013' and inthemix's 'New Breed of Producers To Watch' lists. He has also garnered attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1's B. Traits, Toddla T, and EDM stalwarts like M.A.N.D.Y and X-Press 2. With his 6-track 'Shades' EP dropping via etcetc this July, plus a constant string of live shows around Australia, Kilter is one name that's reverberating across the country for good reason.
Luke Million resides in a parallel disco galaxy, where planets swing like a pendulum to his hypnotising melodies and his fingers move at the speed of light shooting synth laser beams through the universe. Luke Million's tunes catalyse an explosive reaction shooting from the ears to the mind, the mind to the booty then the booty to the dancefloor.We were first introduced to Luke Million via Future Classic who brought us his debut EP 'Italo Journey / Octobussy', which was a synthesizer odyssey paying homage to his influences. The EP received major props internationally and was soon followed up by the cult limited edition EP 'Arnold / Sunsplash'. Arnold celebrated the great man we used to know and love and quickly found its way into club punters hearts with signature 'down, up' dance moves spreading like a cosmic blaze doused in rum.Luke Million has been weaving his remix magic far and wide showcasing a nifty portfolio of synth laden disco mania including remixes of The City Riots – "Wait For You" and Auxilliary tha Masterfader – "Disco Dictator". More recently Luke has shaken up a delectable banger cocktail with remixes such as Olympic Ayres – "Magic" and Moullinex – "Deja Vu" with a splash of sweetness from Sterling Silver – "Sweet Talk".Nest release was for New York label Nervous Records and the release of 'Midnight / Galaxy'. 'Midnight' is a spacey tale of an unrequited love while 'Galaxy' boasts a pumping bass line that will sweep us all up into an uncontrollable frenzy post breakdown.Luke has counted Splendour, Parklife, Pyramid Rock, Sets On The Beach, Spin Off and River Sessions Festival as a couple of the plethora of stop offs on a mission to achieve world domination through his hypnotic synths and debaucherous disco.Recently joining forces with the etcetc & Soapbox families, Luke is set to release the 'Light and Sound' EP late 2014.
Raised in Detroit and based in San Francisco, Barclay Crenshaw created the quirky alias Claude VonStroke in 2005 and went on to become one of the most well respected label owners and DJs in dance music. His first release, Deep Throat was a hit putting his imprint on the decks of DJs around the globe. A manifesto of sorts, it was the rare dance floor bomb that sounded as much fun to make as it was to dance to. But the real breakthrough came with double-header The Whistler/Who's Afraid of Detroit?. The 12" cemented Claude's reputation as a producer to be reckoned with, crossing borders, genres and musical ears. The Whistler was embraced by the bass crowd, and at the same time sitting just as easily on the more 4/4 floors. Similarly, Who's Afraid of Detroit? (a social comment about the unfounded fears of suburbanites visiting downtown Detroit) is now known as one of the classic dance tracks of the decade.In 2009, he recorded a mix for Fabric's venerated compilation series and released second album 'Bird Brain', which encompassed many diverse aspects of dance music and beyond. It included a collaboration with the legendary P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins as well as two tracks that went to number #1 & #2 on Beatport respectively.His label, dirtybird, continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene. The label features an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. Since the creation of dirtybird, Claude has continued to be the dedicated A&R man, signing over 100 EPs and demonstrating his incredible ear for what works on the dance-floor. Staying true to Crenshaw's detroit heritage, dirtybird donates 10% of its profits to a children's music school in Detroit.A lot of the success of dirtybird and VonStroke can be attributed to a good attitude. Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their ass and have fun.In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly fun. He's just as at home remixing Kenny Larkin or Infinity Ink as he is dropping multiple #1 Beatport hits. DJ wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and basement after-party around the world has only enriched this unique perspective on music.
Jesabel is on her highway to electronic success, striking from ear to ear and embracing a divergent sound with an ever-evolving talent. Drawing a bubble of inspiration from her offshore icons right through to Australia's local dance music premiers, the Sydney based lady behind those lashes- Jessica, is proposing the right route in the music industry taking electro and house beats with her.As the winner of boutique DJ competitions at Soho Fridays and GirlThing last year, Jesabel is Breaking in her own fresh beat, with dance floors from Sydney to the Gold Coast via Coffs Harbour and Dubbo warming up their beloved DJ booths for her. Supporting some of Australia's top Talent from Tigerlily to Uberjak'd and Will Sparks, her bass lines are on the haute list, spawning her sound overseas to Two Queens beach festival in Singapore where her Musical selection has become infectious with over 8000 ragers.Sharing her successes and savvy finesse, Jesabel has also been involved in the Down N Up program, enabling underprivileged youth to stand up and shine in the electronic music industry with DJ competitions to motivate the masses.Aspiring to a solid stance in the studio and tapping into an electronic and vocal journey as one, the Jesabel story is only just beginning to be told…
With an appetite for success bigger than a rampaging Godzilla, Savage is breaking all the dance music rules. Who else dominated the airwaves and hung two quadruple platinum selling singles plaques on their wall in 2014?The voice behind the four times platinum selling dance record, Swing, with Joel Fletcher and viral radio smash hit Freaks with Timmy Trumpet is Savage. The five times Platinum Freaks is the bonafied global bounce anthem. It was #3 in ARIA Singles Chart Australia, #11 Single in France, #9 Sweden, has amassed 70+ million views online and reached #22 on the Global Shazam chart. And with 16 licensing partners for Freaks globally, including signing with Republic for the USA, the international rampage of Savage is just starting.It's no secret that Savage is multi genre artist, having sold in excess of 2 million records as a hip hop artist, but it was his breakthrough into the global dance realm that championed his third #1 single and turned the local hero into a dominating success worldwide. His new hybrid of bounce, trap and bigroom EDM has relished at the core of the international dance scene, garnering the support of Hardwell, Skrillex, W&W, TJR, VINAI, Bingo Players, Baauer and more of dance music's elite.Signed with Ministry of Sound Australia, Savage is set to release is hugely anticipated follow up single to Freaks in April. Savage is the big man with the big voice and even bigger talent.
Australian imprint etcetc Music present a night of electronic muscle for Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June), an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas – the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Taking over the iconic venue 'The Basement' in Circular Quay, etcetc presents the percussive wizkid Kilter, sub-tropical lord Paces, rising house duo Set Mo, the e-gaze of Godwolf, and garage-tinged producer Acaddamy. Joining the line up will be special guest performers KLP, Porsches, Deutsch Duke, Nicole Millar, Madeline Vida and Tim Lockwood. Proving himself as one of the most live and exciting electronic artists right now, Kilter will debut his midi-triggered light show for his etcetc x Vivid performance. An artist who is continually upping his game in the live space, his light show perfectly complements the state-of-the-art light installations already on show for Vivid Sydney. Having just dropped his collab with GRMM, Look At Me as a free download, and with an exciting new track with Porsches on the horizon, 'Kilter' is a name you're going to hear a lot of in 2015.
Boombox Cartel are heading down under for their first Australian tour this June, proudly presented by Soapbox Artists. Residing in Los Angeles, Boombox Cartel have built a name for themselves as a "must watch", highly talented duo, creating and releasing an array of remix's and originals that push the boundaries of both trap and EDM genres. The newest release from Boombox Cartel that comes out today, is a remix for NGHTMRE (touring this June) and Slander's track Warning. In just a few hours, the track is kissing 10,000 plays on Soundcloud and is just a taste of what the duo is about.
Wiwek is heading to our shores for his very first Australian tour. Wiwek (pronounced Oui-Wack) fuses electronic elements with tropical rhythms to create distinctive and refreshing productions. He is renowned for creating and championing the Jungle Terror genre, a combination of Dutch House with synths, steel drums, tropical bass kicks and jungle noises in one lush sound.
Soapbox Artists are bringing Dirtybird's first lady, J.Phlip to Australia for her debut national tour. Fresh off Holy Ship, J.Phlip will be hitting Perth, Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast this May.Jess Phillippe, also known as J.Phlip, is one of dirtybird's prodigies. She cut her teeth with a Sunday night residency in Chicago and after a three-year stint tearing up Berlin she's gone on to produce some big tracks with Huxley, Claude VonStroke and Julio Bashmore.
In celebration of Bounce Sessions Vol. 2, party connoisseurs JDG & Chardy hit the road on a mammoth nation tour. With Chardy recently riding on the Aria No. 4 hit Hipsta with Timmy Trumpet, as well as a bunch of releases on the Dim Mak label, you can say Chardy is loaded with tracks that are ready to obliterate crowds. JDG on the other hand is hot off a US tour, including Miami Music Week and the chart success of his latest collaboration with Samual James Mumbai. Check out the tour dates below