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PNAU Announce First Show In Years

Doing anything on Boxing Day? Well we've got your day covered, as Sydney just got a whole lot more fun, with Sydney electronic music label etcetc set to host their maiden event at ivy Pool featuring a very special DJ set by PNAU. Bringing the sound of summer to the event will be Sydney duo Set Mo, and no party is truly complete without the good times melange of Bang Gang DJs. Kicking off at 2pm on Monday, 26th December and with a host of DJs taking over both the ivy Pool and Change Room, etcetc Poolside will continue the party vibes until midnight, making this the ultimate Boxing Day party. PNAU have blasted back onto the scene in the past month with their new single ' Chameleon' racing up the charts both locally and internationally. With its big tribal-vibe vocal and banging bassline it's already being hailed a summer anthem and we're excited to hear it on a rooftop, by a pool, with the band themselves on Boxing Day.

Tommy Trash Actual Group Chat

In case you missed it, Tommy Trash has returned with a huge new collaborative EP featuring A-Trak, Gladiator, Kittens, Nick Catchdubs and Madeaux titled 'Group Chat' EP. And while his EP is getting rinsed out at festivals by huge international artists all around the globe, it is his real-life group chat between the gang that is also nabbing everyone's attention. The group chat is filled with gifs, images, random and utterly ridiculous conversation that will get you actually LOLing.

Sound Of Ministry Tracklist

After over 15 years at the forefront of dance music in Australia, it's time to celebrate the journey and the records that have filled dancefloors, dominated charts and stolen hearts – Introducing The Sound of Ministry. Celebrated with 20+ tracks, The Sound of Ministry seamlessly maps Ministry's journey of dance classics and the evolution of electronic music from legends Eric Prydz, Armand Van Helden, Benny Benassi, Axwell and Fatboy Slim right through to modern day pioneers like Tim Berg (Avicii), Porter Robinson, Afrojack and Sigala. While there is plenty more to be written in the script for Ministry of Sound, The Sound of Ministry aims to take you through the biggest and most iconic tracks of the past decade. This is your ultimate insight into the history of Ministry of Sound. Join us as we take a retrospective look into the fruitful journey of one of the worlds most renowned clubbing brands - that is Ministry of Sound.

5 Artists on Darude's Radar

Finnish DJ and record producer Darude needs no introduction. The famed Sandstorm creator has been killing it since 99' on the EDM scene. Darude's debut studio album Before the Storm sold 800,000 copies worldwide, earning Darude three Finnish Grammy Awards, peaking at No. 1 on Finland's Official List and No. 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the United States. Rush, Darude's second studio album reached No. 11 on the Billboard dance chart and No. 4 on weekly album chart in Finland. Apart from holding down a musical legacy, the legendary producer knows a thing of two about discovering new artists. After the release of his third album Gawker, Darude co-founded the record label EnMass Music, through which he released a number of mix compilations related to his radio show Salmiakki Sessions. After smashing performances at festivals like Tomorrowland on their tenth anniversary in 2014 or Future Music Festival in 2015, he released his fourth studio album Moments which had guest artists including Caater and string band Apocalyptica among others. The single Beautiful Alien charted No.1 on the Finnish iTunes chart. Recently, Darude remixed Australia's own Uberjak'd's new single "Fix You Up" and it's a banger! We also had a chat with the mastermind on what 5 Artist's are on his radar right now! Check it all out below!

Duke & Jones Top 10 Tracks

Manchester-based Duke & Jones (also known as Luke & Isaac) have rapidly established themselves as a fresh force on the lower frequency-centered landscape. At just 20 years old, the pair have releases on Snavs' Riotville imprint, Dim Mak, Chill & Vibe and more along with support from the likes of DJ Snake, Diplo, Afrojack, Party Favor, Cash Cash, MAKJ, Ape Drums, Ookay, 4b, Snavs and Wuki. After featuring on BBC Radio 1 Xtra, All Things Trap, Trap Sounds, Tribal Trap & Moomba Blasta, their breakthrough moment arrived courtesy of 'Kamba', an assured tropical bass excursion that immediately caught the ear of Mad Decent figurehead Diplo, signalling big things to come and a natural evolution towards a more melodic take on the bass world. Now, the duo look set to come good on that promise with 'Oslo', a sophisticated slice of melodic bass-infused pop inspired by the stark beauty of the Norwegian capital. Teaming up with indie chanteuse Sarah De Warren, the duo used ambient wind and shimmery pluck sounds to set a cold yet beautiful tone. We've caught up with Duke & Jones to share their top ten tracks right now!!

Savage & Tigermonkey - Zooby Doo

The man with the big voice is back!After selling 4 x platinum with his hit single 'Swing' remixed by Joel Fletcher, then following it up by selling 5 x platinum of his single 'Freaks' with Timmy Trumpet (over 86 million plays on Spotify and over 100 million plays on YouTube and counting), Savage is certainly a favourite with Australian radio, charts and fans.Now Savage returns with 'Zooby Doo', a collab with the UK's Tigermonkey. It's fun, it's bouncy and it will certainly get you dancing and singing along 'Zooby Doo, Zooby Doo, Zooby Doo!'

Kings - Don't Worry 'Bout It (Remix

The biggest single in New Zealand, 'Don't Worry Bout It' from KINGS, is set to take on the world, having been picked up by Warner Music in New Zealand and Ministry of Sound's Astrx label in Australia. The infectious 'Don't Worry Bout It' has reached the coveted #1 position on both the New Zealand Shazam and iTunes charts.KINGS is well known among music circles in Auckland's North Shore, where his studio and record label Arch Angel Recordsis based. KINGS has been producing music for the past six years and has collaborated with a number of other producers including BulletProof, Dan Aux, General Lee, Jolyon Petch (Club Luxury), eSquire Uk, Crazi Biza and Dick Johnson. the track has now been remixed by Filatov & Kara, Friendless, Ryan Riback and Duke & Jones.

Pnau - Chameleon

Chameleon is the new single from seminal Australian dance act PNAU, their first new music since 2012! Released on etcetc for the world, and is probably one of, if not our most high priority release of the year. The track is inspired by 'Ayahuasca art, Peruvian culture via 90s 4D animation' and the video features vocalist, Shakira Marshall, and was produced by Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes of PNAU.'Chameleon' is the first single from acclaimed electronic act PNAU in over four years. Constantly inspired by the emotional weight of our world, 'Chameleon' is spiritually anchored in the medicinal plant culture of the Peruvian Amazon and laced with all the energy we expect of the Australian outfit comprised of Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes and newest member Sam Littlemore.Not shy of output over the last 12 months, Nick Littlemore has dropped new Empire Of The Sun material (also produced by Mayes), a White Shadows EP (Nick and Sam Littlemore's project with The Vines' Craig Nicholls) as well as a forthcoming ambient collaboration with Celia Pavey, aka Vera Blue, all of which provide a true picture of PNAU's expanding interest, influence and creative energy. Sam Littlemore (multi-ARIA Award-winning super producer) joins the inseparable duo of Nick and Peter to bring a wealth of new material into fruition. Having been involved as producer for their 2007 self-titled album, Sam is an integral part of PNAU, genetics aside. The single 'Chameleon' also welcomes the addition of Shakira Marshall, previously a back-up dancer for Ms. Lauryn Hill on vocals bringing a new and electrifying layer to the band's vision for 2016.

Cheat Codes - Queen Elizabeth

Euphoric and effervescent, Cheat Codes have it figured out. Perfectly blending pop and electronic music, the LA based three piece, who attract 18 million Spotify listeners a month, seem to know something that we don't know - they've figured out the secret to life, or at least a way to jump right to the good part. Comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevin Ford, the group have seen a meteoric rise since they first formed in LA two years ago. "Matt and I met like 5 years ago, and we lived together a few different times since then," Trevor explains. "We never really made music together seriously. But when I moved to LA, Matt and Kevin started to write and we worked on a song together, and that's when it all happened."Today, the band arrive with their new song, "Queen Elizabeth" on PopCrush. A reggae tinged jam, the group wanted to transport listeners to their own paradise. "With Queen Elizabeth; we wanted to take you on a journey... lyrically and musically," notes Matt. "We want the listener to travel with us to their favorite spot by the ocean and chilling with your own queen.."Releasing music independently, the group are the 22nd most streamed artist on Spotify, accumulating half a billion streams in the last year. Their track. " Turn Me On has over 100 million streams, with their eclectic re-work of Salt N Pepa's "Sex" sitting at 310 million streams

Paces

Gold Coast producer Mikey Perry, better known as Paces, kicked off 2015 in typical swag-lord style, waltzing into triple j's Hottest 100 at number 100 with his Tkay Maidza collab, 'Switch Lanes'. This was quickly followed up by his hit single 'Nothing's Forever', which featured vocals from Perth artist Kučka. 'Nothing's Forever' hit the top 30 of the iTunes Dance chart after being added to full rotation on triple j. Off the back of this success, Paces hit the road with a sold out tour across the country and was tapped for official remixes for Years & Years, Tinashe and Hermitude.Now Paces has unveiled his debut album Vacation, with the album already hitting the top 20 on the iTunes albums chart and #2 on the Electronic chart. The album features the tropical jam '1993 (No Chill)' featuring Jess Kent, which hit the #1 most played spot on triple j in January. Watch the video here. Vacation is a 13-track journey through Paces' world of tropical beats and forward thinking pop. Paces has worked with a plethora of Australian and international talent on his debut LP, with vocals coming from as far as Brazil ('Cafuçu' featuring Bonde do Rolê), Baltimore ('Work Me Out' featuring Rye Rye) and Canada ('Payday' featuring Maurice Moore). Closer to home, Paces has tapped local vocalists such as Reija Lee, Esther Sparkes, Oliver Tank and a somewhat unexpected appearance by Guy Sebastian to make Vacation a showcase of some of Australia's brightest talent.Vacation has already been receiving rave reviews with Stoney Roads calling it “a journey through happy vocals and tropical infused beats" and “an essential for those wanting to live in an endless summer". Music Feeds also gives Vacation huge props calling it “a bold statement by an artist who it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore."

Timmy Trumpet

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.

Ember

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.

SCNDL

If time has taught us one thing, it is that Melbourne duo SCNDL deals in consistent dance floor destruction – no apologies or vowels required.The creative union of Tom Grant and Adam Amuso, SCNDL's bouncy yet highly-tuned peak time tendencies have made them a breakout force to be reckoned with on the global dance music radar in 2014. By the time their sophomore hit Gypsy had scaled the Beatport electro house top 15 and put them in the good books with the likes of Porter Robinson and Dada Life, SCNDL were one of the definitive stories of ascension to emerge from Melbourne, Australia, ground zero for the eponymous Melbourne Bounce contagion that's caused a revolution in Australian clubland and is now legitimately airbourne and spreading virus-like on a planetary level.A remix for breakout US star MAKJ's Hold Up saw the duo infect the Beatport Electro House top 20 once again, immediately leading to them being placed on watch lists with some of EDM's sharpest tastemakers.Bleed with fellow Aussie Timmy Trumpet emerged on North American imprint Monstercat in 2013, scaling the heights of the Beatport main chart (where it peaked at 12), and conclusively establishing their scientifically-engineered bass lines at world best practice level. With support accumulating from the likes of Tommy Trash, Chuckie, TJR, Tocadisco, Lazy Rich, Henry Fong and MAKJ, the duo ended 2013 with DJs and dance junkies alike craving their refined club getup amid a sustained international bounce blitzkrieg that's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.So much so, gargantuan pop name Flo Rida came knocking, the result a re-imagining of his single How I Feel as a driving Melbourne Bounce juggernaut which is bound to signal their arrival on the world stage with a definitive sonic boom.Meanwhile back on home soil the duo simultaneously held down three spots in the ARIA club chart top 10, confirming their ability to dominate the club landscape on the home front while engaged in expeditionary assaults further afield offshore. In 2014, the word at camp SCNDL remains affirmative action on a global scale, with iconic club mega brand Pacha inviting them to curate their own regular night at their burgeoning Sydney outpost and designing a large-scale mega production uniquely around them. There'll also be an incoming single release with Robbie Rivera's Juicy Music imprint, new single 40 Thieves, an appearance at the Juicy Beach Party for WMC 2014 and a rumoured European and UK release for Bleed.This is the unapologetic face of low-end favoring dance music. Hold the vowels, take the plunge and prepare for the hell-borne sound of Melbourne.

Tommy Trash

Head banging, unmistakable locks at large and fist in the air, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical dance music icon. Armed with an arsenal of his own carefully created anthems, he has rejected the clean-shaven no-nonsense image of many a peer. Tommy's work hard play hard antics have carved him a unique position in a scene in desperate need of rebels. Outside his party-hard stage presence, the Grammy and VMA nominated producer's approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. With Platinum records around the world, singles on labels ranging from Axtone to Fool's Gold, from Refune to Mau5trap, and from Spinnin' to Owsla and Boys Noize, every new installment of his diverse, floor-filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing, musical legacy. It's no wonder that the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV have marked him out as 'One To Watch'.From the most prestigious nightspots around the globe and the ever-expanding global festivals that he so seamlessly conquers to the grimiest warehouse parties, there's no stage too grand or miniscule for him to tailor his adrenaline-fueled sets to. In line with his successive industry triumphs, the road ahead looks set to comfortably accommodate the rare energy and characteristics that Tommy continues to bring to dance music.

PNAU announce DJ set

Doing anything on Boxing Day? Well we've got your day covered, as Sydney just got a whole lot more fun, with Sydney electronic music label etcetc set to host their maiden event at ivy Pool featuring a very special DJ set by PNAU. Bringing the sound of summer to the event will be Sydney duo Set Mo, and no party is truly complete without the good times melange of Bang Gang DJs. Kicking off at 2pm on Monday, 26th December and with a host of DJs taking over both the ivy Pool and Change Room, etcetc Poolside will continue the party vibes until midnight, making this the ultimate Boxing Day party. PNAU have blasted back onto the scene in the past month with their new single ' Chameleon' racing up the charts both locally and internationally. With its big tribal-vibe vocal and banging bassline it's already being hailed a summer anthem and we're excited to hear it on a rooftop, by a pool, with the band themselves on Boxing Day.

The Annual 2001-2004 Reunion Tour

UPDATE: 2nd Sydney Show is now Sold Out - 2nd Melbourne Show is SELLING FAST.

Chinese Laundry XL November Line Up

Australian clubbing institution Chinese Laundry turns 18 this November and to celebrate Sydney's longest running and most iconic nightclub is going extra-large with one of their biggest line-ups yet! Powered by V Movement, Sydney's favourite basement club is throwing one hell of a party that lasts all month long.

Ministry of Sound: Flow Athletic

Get your downward dog ready because Ministry of Sound Australia has teamed up with Flow Athletic for the final Flow After Dark silent yoga disco of 2016 on Thursday, October 20th at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney's Moore Park. The concept of Flow After Dark started with a small event to 200 Flow Athletic members in February this year. Due to the overwhelming response, Flow Athletic has had to keep finding bigger and better locations to fit everyone in. There has now been five events across three states with more planned for 2017. Ministry of Sound will be collaborating with resident DJ James Mack and Australia's #1 yoga instructor, Kate Kendall, on what will be the most exciting Flow After Dark of the year. "Having Ministry of Sound partner with our event is huge for not only us, but for active lifestyle events in general," says Kendall."There's no doubt that there has been a huge interest and growth in 'healthy nights out'. Flow After Dark keeps gaining more and more traction (and even international interest) after every event that we do that we need to keep finding spaces big enough to fit everyone, not to mention that other active social events have been selling out across Australia too! Having a brand such a Ministry of Sound show interest in us is a huge honour and a big thing for our industry."Duncan Collins from Ministry of Sound adds, "The convergence of technology and music has allowed there to be a highly defined soundtrack to suit every activity, and electronic music features heavily in many areas. While Ministry of Sound has traditionally been more high intensity, a large proportion of fans are also into yoga, meditation and the deeper end of the electronic scene. Working with Flow Athletic has allowed us to build a cutting edge soundtrack to complement the world class fitness event – and when we can put a track from Jamie XX next to Odesza next to a deeper mix of a Diplo record, it becomes really interesting." Grab your tickets here and Get warmed up for the event with Ministry of Sound's Flow After Dark playlist here. Watch what happened at the July Flow After Dark below.

Musica Copa 2016

Melbourne duo SCNDL are one of Australia's biggest dance music exports. In the past year alone they have toured the US and Canada twice, plus visited Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and Japan,! 'Meant To Be' is their latest single and it's been sitting at #1 on the ARIA Club Chart for the past three weeks in a row, making it the biggest dance track in the country right now! In celebration of their ARIA #1, SCNDL will soon be hitting the road once again on a 19-date Australian tour kicking off in Darwin on February 27th, then traversing across the country throughout March, April and May, with more dates to be announced. For 'Meant To Be', the Melbourne pair has thrown the rule book out the window, melting future house bass lines with the energy their fans have grown to expect and unleashing one of the most innovative floor fillers yet. SCNDL are well known on the Aussie dance scene, having previously teamed up with multi-platinum-selling artist Timmy Trumpet on their track 'Bleed' which has had over 5 million combined spins on YouTube to date. SCNDL also remixed fellow Melbournian Will Sparks' track 'Ah Yeah So What' which came in at #9 on Beatport's list of top selling Electro House tunes in the entire world for last year. Some of the biggest names in music globally are also fans, with David Guetta and Martin Garrix supporting their tracks. Now it's time for Australian radio to get behind SCNDL. Check out a preview of SCNDL's high energy show here and download to 'Meant To Be' now!