One of Australia's biggest bi-monthly compilations On The Download is back with none other than one of the fastest rising artists that the country has to offer. JaySounds is on mixing duties for On The Download June/July, and judging by the mammoth tracklist below, it looks to be a big one. We recently caught up with JaySounds to see what his Top 10 Club Tracks are right now, as well as an interview about his upbringing, new release and his latest tour with fellow Aussie Uberjak'd. On The Download June/July is out now on iTunes
The last Wednesday in June marked the 2015 inthemix awards at the Ivy in Sydney, bringing together the biggest and best of the Australian dance music industry. Taking out the top spot in the inthemix50 people's choice poll was Sydneysider Timmy Trumpet, celebrating a huge year for his career, with his Savage collaboration 'Freaks' recently becoming the highest selling single in label MoS history after going five (!) times platinum. The top 5 also included last years winner Will Sparks at #2, MaRLo at #3, Tigerlily at #4 and Mashd N Kutcher at #5. Other noteworthy inclusions in the top 20 include Peking Duk at #10, SCNDL at #11, What So Not at #13 and A-Tonez at #18. Stereosonic was voted Australia's Favourite Festival, with Defqon.1 winning Favourite Event and Above & Beyond presented with Favourite International Artist.A selected panel of local dance music industry figures judged the remainder of the awards, with Peking Duk named winners of the esteemed Artist of the Year award, Golden Features taking out Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Hayden James winning best track for 'Something About You' and label mates Flight Facilities winning Best Album for Down to Earth.Favourite Club Night was taken out by Pacha Sydney for NSW, Cloud Nine in Victoria, The Met in Brisbane, HQ Saturdays in South Australia, Academy in Canberra and Japan 4 @ Ambar in WA.Cheers to inthemix on a great night and congrats to all the winners!
If you're a woman, into stylish sportswear and all about that fitness lifestyle, you should be well and truly across the boutique sportswear and swimwear label L'urv. Providing what no other brand is, and that is having ACTUALLY NICE SPORTSWEAR, L'urv offers a cultural lifestyle of positive living thanks to the combination of fashion, music, food and personal wellbeing. Based in Australia, the brand features high quality performance fabrications, exclusive prints and forte in offering sportswear styling like no other. With the launch of their new 'Wild Card' range, the lovely ladies over at L'urv have offered us an insight into their brand lifestyle with a few workout tips and a Spotify playlist (bottom of the page) from founder, designer and former athlete Libby Pettit. Stay tuned as we have a massive competition to announce on Monday, thanks to L'urv and Running Trax Winter 2015.
Following the immense success of his two previous tracks, comes the release of the huge follow-up single 'Like Michael Jackson' from New Zealand's Savage. With his collaborations 'Swing' with Joel Fletcher going 4 x platinum, and 'Freaks' with Timmy Trumpet going a ridiculous 5 x platinum, 'Like Michael Jackson' had a lot to live up to – and it does not disappoint.Accompanying the release of the track comes an outstanding video from director James Chappell (Tiesto, Bloody Beetroots, Art v Science), featuring an incredible cast of dancers, including the astonishing dance moves of young dancer Maikolo Fekitoa. With the tracks on-point trap beats paired with Savage's recognisable tone and that unforgettable hook, the MJ inspired track is set to be a party-starter. Get your moonwalking and crutch-grabbing moves ready and check out the video now!
The multi-platinum selling producer is back! Borgeous, the man behind Tsunami with DVBBS, returns with his latest solo uplifting single Zero Gravity. With early support rolling in from World #1 DJ Hardwell, this exciting big room anthem is a surefire dancefloor winner.A magical progressive tune with stunning female vocals. the uplifting synth riffs blend seamlessly with the huge melodies. Huge!
Anna Naklab, the vocalist behind one of Summer's biggest hits Wicked Games is back with another sun drenched single Supergirl. The passion in her voice brings a unique spell to the songs and calms you down at the same time. An outstanding and significant voice with the recognition value that is always given. Featuring Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS, the track offers melodic chords reminiscent of Summer and good times.
Illusion is a powerhouse anthem perfect for the festival main stages. Packing punches with epic breakdowns and monumental drops alongside Nuthin' Under A Million's stunning vocals, this hit is a sure-fire chart shredder!
New Zealand's Savage has been one of the biggest selling artists on the Australian charts and airwaves in recent years. Having hit No.2 on the ARIA Singles Chart with 4 x platinum sales for his collab 'Swing' with Joel Fletcher, Savage backed it up with the massive single 'Freaks' with Timmy Trumpet, reaching 5 x platinum sales and achieving Ministry of Sound Australia's highest selling single ever!Now Savage is back with his new solo record 'Like Michael Jackson'. With an on point trap sound and an unforgettable hook, 'Like Michael Jackson' is set to be Savage's next big hit!
With an appetite for success bigger than a rampaging Godzilla, Savage is breaking all the dance music rules. Who else dominated the airwaves and hung two quadruple platinum selling singles plaques on their wall in 2014?The voice behind the four times platinum selling dance record, Swing, with Joel Fletcher and viral radio smash hit Freaks with Timmy Trumpet is Savage. The five times Platinum Freaks is the bonafied global bounce anthem. It was #3 in ARIA Singles Chart Australia, #11 Single in France, #9 Sweden, has amassed 70+ million views online and reached #22 on the Global Shazam chart. And with 16 licensing partners for Freaks globally, including signing with Republic for the USA, the international rampage of Savage is just starting.It's no secret that Savage is multi genre artist, having sold in excess of 2 million records as a hip hop artist, but it was his breakthrough into the global dance realm that championed his third #1 single and turned the local hero into a dominating success worldwide. His new hybrid of bounce, trap and bigroom EDM has relished at the core of the international dance scene, garnering the support of Hardwell, Skrillex, W&W, TJR, VINAI, Bingo Players, Baauer and more of dance music's elite.Signed with Ministry of Sound Australia, Savage is set to release is hugely anticipated follow up single to Freaks in April. Savage is the big man with the big voice and even bigger talent.
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.
Out of the sun soaked sands of the Southern California desert comes Lincoln Jesser, an artist/producer who combines melancholia, euphoria, and honesty to create tight dance pop records as conducive to long solo car rides as they are to prime time festival stages. Born and raised minutes from what would become the famed Coachella Music Festival, Lincoln gravitated towards music at a young age, and gradually worked his way from simple guitar songs to indie rock bands to electronic music after being spiritually and artistically awakened by legends across the musical spectrum, from The Strokes and The Killers to Daft Punk and Justice. Determined to realize his potential, Lincoln declined an acceptance to study Economics at Yale University, instead moving to LA and quickly linking up with management powerhouse Indie Pop. Since then, Lincoln has steadily built up internet momentum, repeatedly topping the Hypem popular charts and garnering millions of plays of songs off his 2014 debut LP, Modern Color, such as "We'll Be Fine" "Something Right" "Tops" and "Wicked Son," to name a few. Now, Lincoln is looking toward the future, working on what he feels is his best collection of music to date.
Adam Dyment, aka Duke Dumont, surfaced in 2006 with a buzzing, whip-cracking remix of Mekon's Yes Yes Y'All. The London, England-based producer and DJ, inspired by "fidget house" figure Switch (M.I.A., Major Lazer), continued to increase his exposure through remixes for the likes of Late of the Pier (Bathroom Gurgle), Bat for Lashes (Daniel), and Lily Allen (The Fear) prior to releasing his first DJ mix album, Fabriclive 51, in 2010. Dyment continued to be in demand as a remix producer — in 2012 alone, he handled tracks by Bonobo, Santigold, and AlunaGeorge, among others — but he also produced a hit of his own in March 2013 with Need U (100%). Co-produced by Futtize and featuring vocals from A*M*E, the track, reminiscent of early-'90s crossover house, topped the U.K. pop chart. One year on, in March 2014, Dyment hit the U.K. number one spot once again, this time with the Whitney Houston-sampling track, I Got U.
If it's music's prerogative to change with the times, Laidback Luke is the master of evolution. The one time Chocolate Puma protégé turned Dance Music heavyweight has a two-decade track record of doing things his own way, keeping versatility at the core of his every move. He's inspired the masses, rewired a worldwide passion for dance music and set a new precedent for fan interaction along the way. Add a who's who list of collaborators, remixes, global live credentials and a side line in professional Kung Fu and there is still no rarer breed of superstar DJ than Laidback Luke. Since minting his debut release in 1995, Luke's authority has only strengthened with the changing tides of dance music. Boasting collaborators to-date as varied as Diplo, Example, Lil Jon, Hardwell and Swedish House Mafia, his music shows a rare balance of both chart and credible club success. The wealth of remixes and personal bootlegs under his belt begs no exception, with credits ranging from Daft Punk, Green Velvet and Depeche Mode to Robin Thicke, Madonna and Mariah Carey. Adding house sideline Nouveau Yorican alongside wife and fellow DJ Gina Turner to the equation, his agenda continues to push boundaries and break norms at every given opportunity. Passion project turned career altering label venture Mixmash Records has played a huge part in Luke's overhaul of the music industry. A place where new music is discovered, nurtured and celebrated, the label has invested in the next generation of talent like few other of its time. With no formal musical agenda other than outright quality, the culmination of Mixmash and its Ones To Watch sub-label has unearthed stars, spotlighted next generation players and kept quality and creative energy at the forefront of this definitive career highlight. Avicii, Bingo Players, Knife Party, Afrojack and many others all credit Luke for his early support. Beyond his recording career, the live arena is where the magic of Luke's musical versatility is let loose. Spinning records from across the ages and keeping the 'skill' factor at the forefront of his live sets, this long and prosperous career behind the decks has seen no short cuts or technological loopholes from the long serving DJ. Through his Super You&Me concept, which to date has scaled the worldwide clubscene and has hosted a multitude of global festivals along the way, Luke and his army of prestigious peers continue to remind the world that the sound of a superstar does not waiver the right to have fun in the process.
Calling all lovers of bass! Time to get pumped for heavyweights Kill Frenzy and Will Clarke bringing their well-known blends of bass and house to you on their joint Australian tour, hitting up Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane.Kill Frenzy has had tracks played by everyone from Soul Clap to Skrillex, bridging the gap between genres, styles and cliques around the world. Following the release of worldwide favourite 'Booty Clap' in 2012, his latest track H.O.U.S.E has also had a huge response.Featuring on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra, Will Clarke's recent releases have seen given some serious world-wide airtime, with support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Mista Jam and Hannah Wants. Describing his sound as "house with some booty shaking bass", his sets aim and succeed to keep you dancing all night long.Together these artists will be a major force to be reckoned with, with underground house and techno sounds that are set to set the floors on fire. Don't miss it!
Boombox Cartel are heading down under for their first Australian tour this June, proudly presented by Soapbox Artists. Residing in Los Angeles, Boombox Cartel have built a name for themselves as a "must watch", highly talented duo, creating and releasing an array of remix's and originals that push the boundaries of both trap and EDM genres. The newest release from Boombox Cartel that comes out today, is a remix for NGHTMRE (touring this June) and Slander's track Warning. In just a few hours, the track is kissing 10,000 plays on Soundcloud and is just a taste of what the duo is about.
Sydney locals' Kyro and A-Tonez are set to head off on a huge four month national tour thanks to Soapbox Artists, starting early July. The two best mates are known for their high energy bangers, with their tracks showcasing blazing electronic house vibes. With their latest collaboration 'Echo' sitting at #1 on the ARIA Club charts and support from David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Avicii and Golden Features, keep an eye out for these two!This tour is set to be huge with over 20 dates between July and October; and what better way to kick-start it than in their hometown at Pacha Sydney and returning to Sydney not once but twice after that! Not to mention an absolute swag-full of other locations, stretching from Gold Coast, to Canberra, Melbourne, with a bunch of regional dates as well.
Following the release of her cracker tune 'Breathe', the Queen of dirty basslines' NatNoiz is heading along the East Coast this winter thanks to Soapbox Artists. Over the past four years NatNoiz has become a resident at major clubs around Sydney including Pacha, Marco Polo (DJ of the season 2013/14), Ivy Courtyard, Chinese Laundry, The Sydney Social and World Bar. She's no stranger to the festival circuit either, playing Australian festivals such as Stereosonic alongside the likes of Justice, Dillon Francis, Jack Beats, & Crookers, as well as heating up the stage for local heavyweights Alison Wonderland, What So Not and Flume. Known for taking her sets to a crazy and fierce new level with her signature style, her high energy jackin bass house sets are sure to have you dancing well past sunrise this tour. Catch her this June, July & August somewhere near you!
All the way from America; Soapbox Events presents the DJ Craze & Ape Drums' Australian Tour to celebrate Slow Roast's 5th Birthday!The tour will kick off at no other than Chinese Laundry in Sydney and will travel to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and then finishing off in NZ. 3 time DMC World Champion, Time Magazines 'Best American DJ' and label owner, DJ Craze is all about creating anything with bass.From Jamaica to Australia, Japan to Nicaragua, Craze has toured the world, stunning audiences and DJs alike with his unique blends of rap, dubstep and Miami Bass.Ape Drums' distinct way of mixing dancehall rhythms and big room sounds has had huge support from major DJs like Dillion Francis, Major Lazor and Flosstradamus. His debut single in 2014 "Worl' Boss" Ft. Vybz Kartel became an instant hit with its addictive rhythms setting the music industry on fire. Slow Roast's motto is "No Fast Food Shit, We Slow Roast." Come see what DJ Craze and Ape Drums cook up this July.