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.
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.
Ruby Rose is continuing on her path of global domination, with a brand new mix going live on BBC1 this week for Diplo and Friends. "If you don't know who this woman is, you must've been absent all 2015" – Diplo The mix is well on the way to breaking the internet, with props from the likes of Nylon, YourEDM, Dancing Astronaut, EDM Tunes and Run The Trap just to name a few. Ruby Rose starts the mix off on the chilled end of the spectrum, sitting comfortably in the house realm, before gradually injecting more energy until the set becomes a perfect party playlist filled with future house and tough basslines. As Diplo says of his guest, "She's an important figure right now, speaking out about gay rights, mental health—but right now it's all about the music." You can get into her hour over at the BBC Radio 1 website. Ruby Rose Diplo & Friends Tracklist Eats Everything – Dancing (Again!) (feat. Tiga & Audion) Claptone – Dear Life (Claptone Mix) Avicii – For A Better Day (Billion Remix) David Zowie – House Every Weekend (Mandal & Forbes Remix) Don Diablo – On My Mind Paul Morrell – To Be Real (feat. Mary Kiani) Arches & Karen Harding – New Love (Mr. Belt & Wezol Mix) Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Nora En Pure Mix) Kaskade – Disarm You (Amtrac Piano Mix) (feat. Ilsey) Disclosure & Sam Smith – Omen (Claptone Mix) Philip George & Anton Powers – Alone No More (DubRocca Remix) Matisse & sadko – Memories Pep & Rash & Shermanology – Sugar Siege – Crunk A‐Trak – We All Fall Down (feat. Jamie Lidell) CamelPhat – Haus Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive (Shaun Frank Remix) Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (DJ S.K.T Bootleg Remix) Sigala – Easy Love (Re-Edit) CID – Love Is Blind Jauz – Deeper Love Joe Stone & Daser – Freak (And You Know It) Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (Chris Lake Mix) Chris Lake – Stranger Chocolate Puma & Tommie Sunshine – Scrub The Ground (feat. DJ Funk) Format:B – Chunky Oliver Heldens & Da Hool – MHATLP (HI-LO Edit) Gregor Salto & & Mitchell Niemeyer – Just Yeah Laurent Wolf vs Lucas & Steve – Calinda 2k15
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.
While the New Year has well and truly kicked off, you've probably already forgotten about your really inspiring New Year Resolutions that including "Training more" and "Getting fit." So with the help of our good friend and fitness pal, personal trainer, writer, author and TV presenter Blake Worrall-Thompson from Wellbeing By Blake, we've put together a training regime for you whilst listening to our super inspiring Running Trax Summer 2016.
Welcome back to the second instalment of Ministry of Sound's highly successful single disc series, Summer Anthems! Celebrate the peak of summer in style with 23 hot tracks that will take you from the pool to the party and back to the pool. If there's one compilation to make your summer last this year, Summer Anthems 2016 is it!This single-disc party starter brings together some of the biggest hits of last year with the future hits of the summer, kicking off with your summer holiday anthem, What Do You Mean by Justin Bieber, before moving into BIG tunes from Robin Schulz, Major Lazer and Felix Jaehn. Add in sizzling new hits including Sweet Lovin' from Sigala and Martin Solveig's+1 along with more banging tracks from Rudimental, Galantis, Duke Dumont, DJ Snake, Timmy Trumpet and Sigma and we've got your summer playlist sorted.The weather's warm, the skies are blue and we're in the mood for some fun! So whether you're just killing time, kicking back, or getting the party started Summer Anthems 2016 from Ministry of Sound is the perfect collection to make this summer one to remember.
Following sun-drenched remixes of #1 smash hits Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd and Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies, Sunset Child are back with a steamy rework of Delirium & Sarah McLachlan's dance classic Silence. Sunset Child have taken the track to a new realm, paying respect to the undisputedly huge original, while transporting listeners on a journey to a mysterious new place with tropical late night vibes.Sexy saxophone lines and ethereal vocals build throughout, with the recognisable melody stirring eyes-closed dancefloor sing-alongs.
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
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.
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.
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.
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