Turn up the volume, 'cause there's no slowing down as Ministry of Sound Australia takes you from dusk 'till dawn with their newest compilation, BANGERS. Just like it says on the cover, Ministry of Sound delivers over 20 of the biggest current club BANGERS from the most renowned dancefloors and festivals from around the globe.Kick the party off with some instant club favourites from the likes of PNAU, Peking Duk, Jax Jones and Steve Aoki, and then jump into *fire emoji* party-mode with club thumpers from Major Lazer, RL Grime, What So Not & Skrillex, M-Phazes & Alison Wonderland, Timmy Trumpet, Dillon Francis, DJ Fresh vs Diplo plus a whole lot more!The party will never go cold as Ministry of Sound is brings you the FIYAH with BANGERS.
In his few years as a recording artist, Kilter has accumulated a fortune of tastemaker support from all corners of the globe. Kilter now delivers his new single "Count On Me" featuring Melbourne's LANKS."Count On Me" couples gritty production, classic instrumentation and superb songwriting to create a unique piece of music which is a taste of Kilter's upcoming debut album, set for release in June 2017.Kilter describes how "Count On Me" came together: "I spent a week down in Melbourne at the beginning of writing for this album working with some really great people. Will (LANKS) has a beautifully sunny little set up in his home where, for the better part of the day, we just messed with random sounds and experimented. 'Count On Me' came together very organically with a lot of the grit and character from that first day still there for you to hear."With his previous singles "Fool For You", "They Don't Know Us" and "Want 2" all getting millions of spins online, Kilter has developed a global audience which saw him undertake his debut tour of the UK and Europe in 2016. Kilter is set to announce his first coast-to-coast 15 date tour of the US this month with a huge Australian album tour also to be announced.
Over the last three decades Ministry of Sound has firmly made their mark on club dancefloors all around the globe. Continuing on with the popular 'I Love' compilations, Ministry of Sound Australia is taking it back to the 90s to celebrate one of the finest and most iconic decades in club music with I LOVE 90's. As anyone from the 90's will testify, the nights were longer, the fashion was cooler and the music was better. With that in mind, we've taken a look back and selected some of the tracks that defined and pioneered the 90s as we know it. Jam packed with the biggest nostalgic, club ready anthems that you know and love, I Love 90s is your definitive guide to one of the most remarkable decades in dance. Ministry of Sound have the 90s on lockdown with over 20 tracks from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Crystal Waters ('100% Pure Love'), Armand Van Helden, Faithless, Madison Avenue ('Don't Call Me Baby'),The Prodigy, Chicane ('Saltwater') plus a whole lot more. So if you have a thirst to take it back to the old school, don't sweat; Ministry of Sound presents your daily dose of 90s club anthems with I Love 90's.
As a producer, DJ and remixer, Armand Van Helden is one of dance music's most well respected figures. Armand Van Helden has been creating enduring music that has bypassed the trends of the day since the early 1990's. Van Helden's discography is one of the most impressive known to the dance community. His trademark sound of colossal sub bass with razor edged steel beats has seen him churn out hit after hit, such as 'U Don't Know Me'. Other hits have included 'My My My', 'Bonkers' and 'Hear My Name'. As half of Duck Sauce, Armand Van Helden has also delivered massive hit singles like 'Barbra Streisand', 'It's You' and 'aNYway', and as an in-demand remixer he has worked with everyone from Tori Amos and Daft Punk to Britney Spears and Katy Perry. To celebrate the release of 'Fried Chicken' with Komes, we've chosen some of our favourite Armand tracks. Some you may have forgotten and some of which you just can't get enough of! 'Fried Chicken' is Out Now on iTunes
Yep, you heard that right! House legend Armand Van Helden has teamed up with Australia's very own KOMES to deliver a succulent new track 'Fried Chicken'. Try getting this finger licking earworm out of your head...we dare you!Listen to the track below!
After chart topping collaborations with the likes of Carnage and MAKJ, Australian DJ and producer Timmy Trumpet now joins forces with Swedish duo Qulinez to deliver his latest smash 'Satellites'. An uplifting blend of synth pop and future bass, 'Satellites' engages from start to finish. Opening with warm synth chords and soft arpeggiatiors, the track is a change of pace for Timmy Trumpet with a powerful vocal that builds into a goosebump inducing drop. Timmy explains how the track came together: " Working on Satellites with Qulinez was an amazing experience and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's a big drop in BPM compared to my other music but I was a jazz musician 10 years ago and now I'm a DJ. Who knows what I'll be doing in 10 years from now and I like it that way. I'm having fun making music that I like based on whatever's inspiring me. I hope people dig it too!"Qulinez also talk about the collaboration: " We've been discussing working together with Timmy for a while, went back and forth with a bunch of ideas and late night Skype sessions. We are extremely happy and excited to finally have something we really like in place."Timmy Trumpet is one of the biggest dance music exports to hail from Down Under. His track 'Freaks' featuring Savage is now five times platinum in Australia and Ministry of Sound Australia's biggest ever selling single, reaching No. 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart and No. 1 in New Zealand, with over 100 million Spotify streams and hundreds of millions of plays online. 'Satellites' is available to Stream & Download now
Ministry of Sound Australia is coming in hot in 2017, delivering the ultimate collection of club music in 2017 with the prestigious Clubbers Guide to 2017 compilation. Ministry of Sound brings you two discs of the biggest club hits so far in 2017, and a focus on the hits to come, getting you from the pre-party to the kick-ons, via the greatest selection of club tracks that the world has to offer. This is Clubbers Guide to 2017. Disc One kicks the party off with some of the biggest party starters that you know and love from the likes of Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet, Clean Bandit, Starley and Jonas Blue. Not to forget some of the breakout tracks in 2017 like PNAU's 'Chameleon', TKAY Maidza's 'Simulation' and UK House maestro Jax Jones' 'You Don't Know Me'. Your party is in safe hands as Disc Two goes in on some absolute thumpers beginning with the ultimate collaboration between Skrillex, RL Grime and What So Not on 'Waiting', and running down the order of some of the biggest current, future and legendary EDM pioneers in the world including Major Lazer and Showtek, Flume, Alison Wonderland, DJ Fresh, Armand Van Helden and Marshmello. It's Ministry of Sound's Clubbers Guide to 2017 – your definitive collection of party starting anthems and dancefloor killers for the year ahead. Come aboard, buckle up and get down!
US house music legend Armand Van Helden and Australian DJ/producer KOMES have prepared the ultimate 21-piece family feast into three minutes of fun-filled house vibes. Opening with a nostalgic horn break, a friendly narrative vocal is introduced before swiftly opening up into a swangin' house drop that's been lightly dusted with Armand Van Helden and KOMES' secret blend of herbs and spices.'Fried Chicken' is sizzling with an infectious flavour that hasn't been heard since 'Barbra Streisand'.Grab yourself a refresher towel, cos this finger-lickin' anthem comes with all the trimmings.Armand Van Helden has worked with some of the biggest names in the business over his illustrious career (teaming up with A-Trak for Duck Sauce, remixing Tori Amos and going 'Bonkers' with Dizzee Rascal) and delivered some of the most memorable dance tracks over the past two decades ('U Don't Know Me', 'My My My').Hailing from the sunny Gold Coast, Komes is one of Australia's most in demand DJs and producers, having racked up multiple Australian Club Chart top 5 spots and amassed over 20 million plays across his various releases. Komes was tapped to mix the #1 charting Ministry of Sound Australia's Clubbers Guide to Spring compilation.
In his few years as a recording artist, Kilter has accumulated a fortune of tastemaker support from all corners of the globe. Kilter now delivers his new single "Count On Me" featuring Melbourne's LANKS."Count On Me" couples gritty production, classic instrumentation and superb songwriting to create a unique piece of music which is a taste of Kilter's upcoming debut album, set for release in June 2017. Kilter describes how "Count On Me" came together: "I spent a week down in Melbourne at the beginning of writing for this album working with some really great people. Will (LANKS) has a beautifully sunny little set up in his home where, for the better part of the day, we just messed with random sounds and experimented. 'Count On Me' came together very organically with a lot of the grit and character from that first day still there for you to hear." With his previous singles "Fool For You", "They Don't Know Us" and "Want 2" all getting millions of spins online, Kilter has developed a global audience which saw him undertake his debut tour of the UK and Europe in 2016. Kilter is set to announce his first coast-to-coast 15 date tour of the US this month with a huge Australian album tour also to be announced.
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones caps off a brilliant 2016 with brand new single 'You Don't Know Me' featuring forthright and feisty vocals from fellow South Londoner and recent BBC Sound of 2017 nominee Raye. The single is set for release on 9thDecember on Polydor Records and follows Jones' infectious previous single and summer club hit 'House Work' featuring MNEK and Chicago house legend Mike Dunn.The track is a sassy rebuff to fake friends and hangers on, with Raye fiercely asserting "Don't act like you know me, I am not your homie." You wouldn't mess with her.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!