This one is for the house heads, old & new! Ministry of Sound have brought you a carefully curated collection of the biggest and best house hits from the last few years. If house music runs through your veins then the never-ending beats of I Love House are set to become your newest soundtrack. Disc 1 makes no effort to ease you into the house beats and hits you with some huge anthems like the Hayden James remix of Duke Dumont's 'Ocean Drive', Robin Schulz's massive track 'Headlights (feat. Ilsey)' and the unforgettable 'All Cried Out' by Blonde feat. Alex Newell. As if that wasn't enough disc 1 hits you with even more euphoric house tunes from Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne, Felix Jaehn, MK, Diplo & Sleepy Tom and Martin Solveig. Disc 2 shifts the house vibes down a tone and hits you with some deeper house sounds from massive headliners like Disclosure, Claptone, Tchami and ZHU. Disc 2 also features the infectious house beats of some local talent like the Dom Dolla remix of RÜFÜS's 'Like An Animal', Beni's 'Another You' and the groovy 'Walk With Me' by Cosmo's Midnight feat. KUČKA. Finally, Disc 3 drops some of the most recognisable house hits being played on the radio and main stages around the world. Kicking off with the Crookers remix of Sigala's summer anthem 'Sweet Lovin' the disc keeps the party vibes strong with David Zowie's 'House Every Weekend' and the Armand Van Helden remix of KDA's UK smash hit 'Turn The Music Louder'. In true house style the compilation finishes big with festival anthems from Chocolate Puma, Oliver Heldens & Da Hool and Monarchs. What better way to welcome in the new age of house music than with I Love House from Ministry of Sound? If it's the latest house you crave, these are the beats for you. 'I Love House' is out on FEBRUARY 12TH
Things are heating up at Ministry of Sound HQ and while the Summer-time playlists are on high rotation, we thought we'd share a few tracks that NEED to be in your Summer playlist. Whether enjoying the Australian Summer by hitting up the beach or keeping it lowkey by the pool, we've got a couple of gems to give you that Summer house party vibe. And there's no better way to get your playlist up and running with a few Summer essentials that feature on our latest compilation, Summer Anthems 2016.
House legend Roger Sanchez has been banging house music for over 20 years. From his small beginnings in New York City, to producing hit records and some of the most iconic house tracks to date, Roger Sanchez is one of House music's finest achievers. It's hard to sum up just how influential Roger Sanchez has been in his fruitful career, however having produced records for mega pop stars, and remixing artists like Michael Jackson and Daft Punk, as well as running his own record label, radio shows and club nights over the years has gone to show how influential this man is. So courtesy of our friends at Ministry of Sound UK and the release of I Love House, House icon Roger Sanchez has shared his Top 10 Greatest House Records Of All Time.
2016 has well and truly kicked off with the release of Clubbers Guide To 2016, and there is no better artists to mix it than two of Sydney's biggest, Kyro and A-Tonez. While they may be fresh names on the international circuit, the guys have been proficient tastemakers in Australia's EDM scene for quite some time. Not only known for putting on some of the craziest sets the country has seen, the guys are also known for their DJ skill set and ability to genre-bend and mix any track at any time. Currently cooking it up around the country on the Clubbers Guide To 2015 tour, we asked Kyro and A-Tonez to share some of their favourite tracks.
To say that Sigala has had an eventful year would be an understatement. His debut single 'Easy Love' topped the charts across the world, knocking Justin Bieber off the #1 spot in the UK. Bruce Fielder, the man behind Sigala, jumped in the deep end by taking a sample from The Jackson 5's mega-classic 'ABC' and turning it into 'Easy Love', a melodically uplifting house jam that has Summer written all over it. The story of 'Easy Love' could have ended where it begun, however the sample was given the green light and the seal of approval from Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson. The song has since dominated the world, rapidly conquering the charts in Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia. To celebrate the release of his follow up single 'Sweet Lovin'' in Australia, we caught up with Sigala for a chat. He also gave us this handy playlist of his Top 10 Favourite Club Tracks.
This one is for the house heads, old & new! Ministry of Sound have brought you a carefully curated collection of the biggest and best house hits from the last few years. If house music runs through your veins then the never-ending beats of I Love House are set to become your newest soundtrack.Disc 1 makes no effort to ease you into the house beats and hits you with some huge anthems like the Hayden James remix of Duke Dumont's 'Ocean Drive', Robin Schulz's massive track 'Headlights (feat. Ilsey)' and the unforgettable 'All Cried Out' by Blonde feat. Alex Newell. As if that wasn't enough disc 1 hits you with even more euphoric house tunes from Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne, Felix Jaehn, MK, Diplo & Sleepy Tom and Martin Solveig.Disc 2 shifts the house vibes down a tone and hits you with some deeper house sounds from massive headliners like Disclosure, Claptone, Tchami and ZHU. Disc 2 also features the infectious house beats of some local talent like the Dom Dolla remix of RÜFÜS's 'Like An Animal', Beni's 'Another You' and the groovy 'Walk With Me' by Cosmo's Midnight feat. KUČKA.Finally, Disc 3 drops some of the most recognisable house hits being played on the radio and main stages around the world. Kicking off with the Crookers remix of Sigala's summer anthem 'Sweet Lovin' the disc keeps the party vibes strong with David Zowie's 'House Every Weekend' and the Armand Van Helden remix of KDA's UK smash hit 'Turn The Music Louder'. In true house style the compilation finishes big with festival anthems from Chocolate Puma, Oliver Heldens & Da Hool and Monarchs.What better way to welcome in the new age of house music than with I Love House from Ministry of Sound? If it's the latest house you crave, these are the beats for you.
Adelaide synth-maestro Luke Million had a massive 2015, touring throughout Australia, the UK and Europe, collaborating with an array of artists releasing 'Archetype' featuring Jeswon from Aussie hip hop crew Thundamentals.Luke explains how the collaboration came about: "I found myself at Studios 301 in a writing session with legends Jeswon, Trials and Chance Waters. We were vibing out working on some tracks together, we gelled really well and before we knew it we were channelling funk, hip hop and electronic music into this next level party jam. After a few months sitting on it I knew it had to see the light of day. I re-tracked the instrumental on nearly every bit of vintage gear I have in my studio and hit Jeswon of Thundamentals up to write and lay the final vocals down and he sure brought the goods." The remix package comes through with stellar versions from label mate POOLCLVB, disco lord Tyler Touché, fellow member of Thundamentals Trials, a banger from Airwolf & slow jam from Selva.
Wretch 32 has returned with a new single 'Alright With Me' featuring Anne-Marie and PRGRSHN. Bouncy production and signature feel-good rhymes paired with Anne-Marie's energetic vocals this track is tearing around the world. The perfect blend of old and new-school, soul and grime.
Kicking off 2016 in a huge way, bounce maestros Deorro & Uberjak'd team up with Los Angeles legends, Far East Movement, to bring you their latest club slammer 'When The Funk Drops'. A powerhouse anthem packing the big punches, the track hits home, combining the artist's signature sounds with a drop perfect for the main stages. Raise Your Hands Up!
'How Love Begins' is the latest single from UK chart topper DJ Fresh. Known for collabs with huge names like Rita Ora (Hot Right Now) and Diplo (Dibby Dibby Sound), DJ Fresh now teams up with Dizzee Rascal for 'How Love Begins'.Already climbing to an A List rotation on Radio 1, plus #5 on the UK Shazam Dance Chart, 'How Love Begins' is one of the biggest dance tracks in the UK right now."It was seeing Diplo's reaction in my studio that pushed me over the line to finish the track. It feels like now is finally time for big beat to return… and to be finally releasing it with a Dizzee Rascal feature? This is just the way that love begins..." – DJ Fresh
Mikey Perry, aka Paces, stormed through 2014 with two massive Australian and New Zealand tours in support of singles 'Julian' and 'Can't Touch Me' including a performance on the main stage at Splendour In The Grass Festival in Byron Bay. His year culminated in his first official release through new label etcetc for his 'On My Mind' EP with a comprehensive twelve date national tour.This year couldn't have started any better for Paces, having a track he worked on with Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza, 'Switch Lanes' making it into triple j's Hottest 100 at the coveted number 100 spot. Now Paces is quick to follow it up with his new single 'Nothing's Forever' which features vocals from Perth singer Kučka who was triple j's unearthed feature artist in July last year. Having already received solid support from radio with a triple j premiere on 2015 with Richard Kingsmill and being named single of the week on New Zealand's George FM 'Nothing's Forever' is set to take Paces profile to the ultimate swag level.
In less than a decade, Timmy Trumpet has successfully transgressed from the international stage as an acclaimed Jazz musician to the realm of global dance music. Now as a combined DJ/Instrumentalist, he's ranked in the top 10 DJ's in Australia (ITM Poll), performed at Ibiza's Pacha and Miami's WMC, and mixed both Ministry of Sound and Pacha CD's featuring his own Aria Chart smash hit 'Sassafras'. Rightfully dubbed "the busiest DJ in Australia" Timmy averages 7 flights a week, juggling over 200 shows per year, including all the major festivals, owns his own clothing label, runs a club night, and is a regular co-star on the FOX8 reality TV show The Stafford Brothers.No stranger to the limelight, Timmy Trumpet won 'Young Musician of the Year' at age 13 before being granted a full scholarship by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Anthony Heinrich tutored him. Within two years he secured a position as the leading solo trumpet player in the Australian All-Star Stage Band, taking part in an extensive tour through Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Holland covering some of the world's biggest Jazz Festivals including Montreux and the North Sea Jazz Festivals. After developing perfect pitch at a young age, Timmy's progression into dance music has been propelled by his ability to effortlessly mix in-key, mastering the art of improvisation."After discovering Jazz I began to jam over everything and anything, mainly stuff on the radio. It wasn't long until I discovered house music, met a DJ, then played my first gig. I drove home that night knowing this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life." The Live DJ/trumpeter cross-over experiment proved a great success, providing the launching pad for a career in dance music. After landing a contract with legendary house label HedKandi, he jumped on board the next flight to the UK, which lead to touring & performing to record crowds at South Korea's Mass, Thailand's Full Moon Party, and playing alongside Erick Morillo at Pacha Ibiza. Armed with a pocketful of contacts, Timmy was determined to create a name for himself in Australia…Enter his next big break- The Stafford Brothers- who heard of his talents while touring in Ibiza. "They introduced me to the Australian market outside of Sydney, and I've learnt so much from them about music, business and life," Timmy says, attributing the brothers as good role models. Establishing a strong bond with the DJ duo he became their "brother from another mother" and their main supporting act while touring throughout the country.Timmy would soon find himself a co-star on The Stafford Brothers FOX8 reality TV series. Timmy Trumpet's rise to the top of the DJ world showed no signs of slowing down, with the dynamite instrumentalist securing himself main support act of Mo-town legend Stevie Wonder on his only Australian show in 2011. After a whopping 70,000 votes, he was ranked Australia's #7 DJ (#2 in NSW) in the 2011 ITM Music Awards.FAST FORWARD TO THE NOW; Taking over mainstages across Australia with the king-size Future Music Festival National Tour, filming 'The Stafford Brothers' Season 3 in L.A, as well as mixing this years much anticipated and renowned 'Ministry of Sound Sessions 9 CD' featuring 2 of his own tracks, Timmy Trumpet is proving he is a force to be reckoned with.
DEORRO (Formally known as TONIC), a Los Angeles native who grew up in West Covina, is one of the top young upcoming producer/DJ's in the music industry. At the age of 14, Deorro began his DJ career by playing at local gigs and house party's. By the age of 17, he was already producing his own tracks. After a few years, Deorro was considered a Soundcloud sensation and sold out international events in Australia twice under the name TONIC. With the help of his unique style of fusing progressive and electro dutch music together, his music has spread rapidly across the globe, and has over 1 million downloads on the web overall.In 2011, Deorro reached over 20,000 followers & had over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud. Deorro has also been on the Top daily charts for Soundcloud numerous times. In late 2011, Deorro signed one of his most popular tracks Big Fat to BIP Records which expanded his fan base world wide. One of Deorro biggest accomplishments was making Beatport Top 20 in Electro House. Deorro has gained support from big names such as Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Bingo Players, Knife Party, Afrojack, Chuckie, Sidney Samson, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk,Cazzette, Peace Treaty and many more. In 2012, Deorro was added as a supporting act on a US Tour selling out shows in different states and rapidly gaining fans. Deorro also went on a Australia Tour, selling out shows in Melbourne & Sydney. Deorro was given the opportunity to close out the main stage at Good Life Festival 2012 in Melbourne Australia right after Skrillex & Steve Angello which held over 30,000 people, it was the outstanding and unforgettable performance that people still talk about till this day.One thing is certain, Deorro is a one of a kind act that comes around once every generation. His unique sounds, and style definitely make him a Must-See Act. Keep an eye out for this talented individual that will soon make headlines and the biggest impact in the EDM industry.
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.
Uberjak’d is at the forefront of the new wave of Australian club producers impacting the global electronic scene, with freshly signed deals across Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Ministry of Sound Australia and Laidback Luke’s Mixmash. In 2014 alone Uberjak’d has toured the US twice, including tearing the roof off a sold out Webster Hall in New York and playing both the Dim Mak and Mixmash pool parties at WMC. Having made his debut at the legendary Tomorrowland in Belgium this year, Uberjak’d is heading back to Europe for the season closing party of Pacha in Ibiza, continuing to take his Uber-style brand of bounce to Asia, Europe, South America and everywhere in between.Having mixed Ministry of Sound’s flagship compilation The Annual 2014, Uber has been also been delivering the freshest tunes to his loyal followers via his monthly podcast – which regularly holds the #1 music podcast on iTunes Australia, with a monthly audience of 150,000 – keeping company on the chart above Tiesto, Hardwell, Triple J’s New Music Podcast, Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond. Testament to his quick rise to the top, Uber has stormed into the top ten in the inthemix awards (Australia’s largest DJ poll) and was crowned the #1 DJ in South Australia two years in a row.Having been tapped to remix tracks for Example, Deorro, Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr, TJR & VINAI and New World Sound, plus releases on the cream of dance labels such as Dim Mak, Mixmash, Hussle, Island and Neon, Uberjak’d has seen his tracks played by EDM luminaries Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Deorro, MAKJ, Carnage, Nari & Milani, Borgore, Chuckie, Tristan Garner, Morgan Page and Will Sparks to name a few. Uberjak’d is staring down a jam-packed schedule over the next 12 months across Europe, America, South America, Asia and Australia. Not that it fazes him. “Music shouldn’t be taken too seriously,” says Uber. “And if it is, then you’re seriously doing something wrong.”
The highly anticipated Clubbers Guide To 2016 National Tour has been announced with the homegrown legends Kyro & A-Tonez hitting up over 20 shows around the country. Armed with a collection of taste-making, party starting, and crowd pleasing tunes, along with Ministry of Sound merch and goodies, the guys will be bringing one of the biggest parties to a venue near you. Check out the announced dates below, and keep an ear out for a few sneaky shows being announced in the coming weeks.
Jack Beats are heading back to Australia in February 2016 for a national tour thanks to Nuffsaid! The UK duo will be hitting up Mountain Sounds Festival, Enchanted Garden Festival as well as club shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. Jack Beats have a plan. That plan involves taking the very best, most spectacularly effective pieces from a vast array of different musical genres and blending them together into an irrepressible force that detonates on contact. When you lay it out like that it all seems quite simple really, doesn't it?Through their six singles and a string of monstrous remixes for the likes of Rudimental, Oliver Heldens, Major Lazer, A-Track , Skream, Beyoncé, Aloe Blacc, Big Boi and more, they have formed a relationship with an increasingly hungry audience.For Niall Dailly and Ben Geffin the joy in music is in the idea and its execution. They're relentlessly moving forward and they're intent on bringing us all with them."We're in a world of our own," Ben says. "We've always made music that's quite forward-thinking and different. So much so that, sometimes, we're not sure whether anyone else is even into it. There's a bit of fortune-telling going on in what we do, but we both have patience, we never release anything until we know it's absolutely right."Ultimately, Jack Beats have got a mass of ambitions, the main one being to get their music to as many people as possible."If a year ago someone had said our music would come out on a major label across the world I'd have fallen over laughing," says Niall. "We began life as an underground crew making tunes for Sunday night hardcore clubbers. Suddenly it gets to this level and it's shocking, but we've been around enough to know that we're here on the merit of what we've done. We're not trying to be something we're not."And that is the key to Jack Beats, that's why their plan works. They are making exactly the music they want to make and the world is coming to them.
Switching to a new date for one season only, the music industry's beloved charity 5-a-side football tournament, Musica Copa returns to Marrickville's KIKOFF soccer centre on Friday 5th February 2016, kicking goals from 2-10pm.Participation levels are at an all-time high and to cope with demand, the ever-expanding social enterprise has increased to 20 teams (up from 16 teams last season and 12 teams in 2013). Sponsored by Jack Daniels, Red Bull Music Academy, Smirnoff and Void – the stakes couldn't be higher a whopping $14,000 in prize money has been donated for the top 4 finishing teams to win for their nominated charities. This year, Ministry of Sound will be playing for Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people. For more info head to headspace.org.au.
Chinese Laundry Garden Parties have been infamous in the Sydney scene since their launch in 2009. This season has already seen Andy C & Scuba hit Sydney with huge sets, and now Kölsch will take to the garden stage, giving fans new and old a chance to dance in the sunshine!
Barong Family's golden child, Cesqeaux (pronounced 'Ses-ko'), is heading to Australia this January for the first time thanks to Nuffsaid. Kicking off his Australian tour on 22nd January at The Met in Brisbane, he then heads to Newcastle, Perth and Sydney, before wrapping up on the Sunshine Coast.The young producer from The Netherlands has big plans for the future, working with a range of genres such as Trap, Bass and Moombahton, as well as visuals and experiences for his productions and live shows. From his collaboration with Yellow Claw on the summer track 'Wild Mustang', which has already clocked over 1.3 million plays on Soundcloud, to his remix of Moksi's 'The Dopest', Cesqeaux's production chops are on point. With support from the likes of Diplo, Wiwek, Baauer and Flosstradamus and a home at Yellow Claw's Barong Family label, Cesqeaux is quickly cementing himself as one to watch in 2016.Don't miss Cesqeaux's debut Australian tour this January, full dates below.Friday 22 Jan - The Met, Brisbane Saturday 23 Jan - Argyle House, Newcastle Monday 25 Jan - Ambar, Perth Friday 29 Jan - Chinese Laundry, Sydney Saturday 30 Jan - The Helm, Sunshine Coast