'Would You Rather' With Peking Duk

The Steresonic 2015 lineup is here and boy have they pulled out the all-stops! Bringing it back to its original one-day format, Stereosonic has announced some of the biggest international artists in the world such as Armin Van Buuren, Axwell V Ingrosso and Galantis, who will be joining the already confirmed Major Lazer. The Australian contingent of artists on the line-up is looking bigger than ever, with Peking Duk, What So Not, Timmy Trumpet, Carmada, MaRLo and Will Sparks all taking on the national festival circuit.To celebrate the announcement of the Stereosonic 2015 lineup, we decided to play 'Would You Rather' with a few of our friends at MoS HQ including Timmy Trumpet, Peking Duk and MaRLo. You can catch all three artists rocking their latest releases at Stereosonic 2015.

Interview: DJ Craze

In age of the CDJ and the auto-sync, DJ Craze is one of the few natural DJ's, who like A-Trak, still operates heavily on turntables. Having been DJing most of his life, he is currently the only solo DJ in history to claim the DMC World DJ Championships trophy three times in consecutive years. Since then DJ Craze has gone on to release multiple albums, became Kanye West's tour DJ, and most recently start up Slow Roast Records, a record label with fellow DJ and friend Kill The Noise. For over 15 years DJ Craze has adapted to, and even innovated the changing landscape of DJing with the rise of EDM and the evolution of technology. His label, Slow Roast Records is currently celebrating its 5 th birthday boasts a roster of highly respected artists with cult followers, like Astronomar, Brillz, Kill The Noise and Ape Drums (who will also be visiting Australia this month). Touring the country next week, we had a chat with DJ Craze about the art of turntablism, his record label and what it was like being Kanye West's tour DJ. Check out the full tour dates for the DJ Craze and Ape Drums Australian tour below and listen to the 5 Years of Slow Roast Records mix here.

SCNDL taking over Asia

Melbourne Duo SCNDL are set to shake things up in Asia this July, continuing their routine of dance floor destruction around the world. The pair have had a breakthrough year, establishing an international big room presence with a major US tour, and receiving support from a long list of EDM heavyweights including Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiesto, Henry Fong, David Guetta, Knife Party, R3hab and Will Sparks. Taking their bouncy yet highly tuned peak time tendencies around the world, with festival sets at Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas and more, the pair are widely considered a breakout force to be reckoned in the global dance music scene.SCNDL's insane remixes have amazed audiences over the last couple of years; with the first official remix of the Australian platinum selling smash 'Ah Yeah So What' from Will Sparks, and an official remix for Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Vinai seeing them continue to return to Spinnin' Records. It's now time for SCNDL to take on Asia, with 11 huge dates playing across Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali and so many more – these two are set to further shake the base of international club land. Check out the dates and locations below!

DJ Femme's Top 10 Tracks of August

DJ Femme has developed a reputation for delivering electrifying club sets throughout the last few years, controlling clubs with a signature main room sound, seasoned with syncopated electro and progressive treats.With the passport at the ready, DJ Femme is no stranger to the Qantas club and the tour life. With regular DJ residencies at some of the biggest clubs in Australia, as well as slots on the global stage. With a handful of original productions and remixes under her belt, Femme is one of the forefront DJs in the country who has gone on to support some of the biggest international DJs on their Australian tours. Stepping up to take the reigns from JaySounds, we are proud to announce DJ Femme is taking on the latest edition of On The Download - August/September.

Interview: Anna Naklab

You may have not heard the name or seen the face, but you've definitely heard the voice. Anna Naklab was the vocalist behind one of the Summer's biggest hits Wicked Games from Parra For Cuva , which dominated the charts in over 6 countries around the world. There is many mystery surrounding Anna Naklab due to her almost-hidden identity, in which she references in her latest song with the quote "Do you have any superpowers? - Yes, I can make myself invisible". Teaming up with fellow Germans Alle Farben & Younotus, Anna Naklab is back with her latest track Supergirl. Based on the original version from German rock band Reamonn, Anna Naklab takes Supergirl to new heights with her amazing European vocal style. Although Anna remains relatively hidden, she is continuing to establish herself as one of the biggest house music vocalists in the world. Anna Naklab recently shared her Top 10 Female Vocalists with us featuring inspirations such as Robyn, Florence Welch and Romy from The xx.

Winter Anthems

The weather might have cooled down but we're just heating up with Ministry of Sound's first instalment of Winter Anthems,Summer Anthems cooler sibling! With 21 of the hottest tracks to take you from couch potato to life of the party, this is the soundtrack to get you through the winter.This single-disc compilation brings together some of the biggest hits of the year with the future hits of the winter, kicking off with Avicii's sing-a-long anthem 'The Nights', before heading into feel-good tunes from Hayden James, Lost Frequencies, Flight Facilities and What So Not. Turn up the volume even more for absolute bangers from Sleepy Tom, Joel Fletcher, Savage and Alison Wonderland and you'll be warmed up in no time!


Carnage has joined forces with Timmy Trumpet and KSHMR for their collab tune 'Toca', combining forces for an electro-house heater. The track is a non-stop, big room anthem full thumping bass and kicks, with a splash of Timmy Trumpets signature catchy brass melodies. A guaranteed festival hit.

Break Free

Support from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, R3hab, VINAI & Lucky Date! With 2 international tours already under his belt, there's no denying that Joel Fletcher ain't slowing down in 2015! His latest offering, Break Free, is a stonking peaktime collaboration with powerhouse vocalist Vince Harder. Skyhigh chords, monumental buildups and tantalising synthwork come together to form a bouncy crowd pleaser. Play this at midnight and watch the dancefloor go mental! Remixes from Matt Watkins, Party Thieves and Tom Evans & Flashback.

Are You With Me

Belgian DJ and producer Lost Frequencies (aka Felix De Laet) is the man behind the biggest song in Europe right now –Are You With Me. Originally performed by country artist Easton Corbin, Lost Frequencies' take on the track is an interesting balance between a tropical island vibe and a summer's night in the country. Sitting in the top 10 of the Worldwide Shazam chart for over two months and hitting the top spot on the iTunes chart all over Europe, Are You With Me is a sing-a-long for the beach or the club alike.

Bring Us Back

Father Dude is quickly becoming one of the most sought after vocalists in the electronic music community. Since 2014, he has continued to gain momentum through collaborations with producers such as TroyBoi, !llmind, Saturn and GRMM. His collaboration on Perth-based duo Slumberjack's song 'Body Cry' helped their respective EP reach #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts. Father Dude has been working feverishly in studios throughout New York City to create his debut EP. 'Bring Us Back' is his first single through imprint etcetc. Equal parts electronic and chill, Father Dude delivers his heartfelt lyrics to a spirited electronic bed of piano chords, synth beats and guitar. With an extensive range of influences from Frank Zappa to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson to Mike Patton and Dr. Dre, it's no surprise that 'Bring Us Back' blends a variety of genres. With elements of R&B mixed together with rock guitars and dance influence, Father Dude presents his original sound sure to surpass his already successful feature work.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix may not be a superhero or a secret agent, but he does possess two identities. By day, he's like any other 18-year-old. He just finished school, hangs out with his buddies, and causes just the right amount of mischief for his parents. However, when the sun goes down, he's behind the decks in front of packed hotspots and festivals across the globe such as Ultra Music Festival and Coachella fraternizing with electronic dance music royalty, tirelessly producing in the studio, and dropping records. In the morning, everything reverts back to normal for the EDM impresario, but he's changing the genre in the process.In 2004, Garrix experienced something of a revelation while watching TV at home in the Netherlands."I had never been interested in electronic music," he admits. "Then, I saw Tiësto playing the Olympics on television. I hadn't heard that music before. My mom played classical piano, and my dad and I played guitar. It was the first time I witnessed the beats, tempo, and vibe electronic music gives you. From that point, I was hooked. I started listening to trance, and I slowly moved to house. I instantly began saving up money for my first DJ setup."That first setup allowed him to begin performing at parties for his parents' friends, weddings, and other local events. Simultaneously, he produced his own original music, honing his production skills and craft. In 2010, Garrix hit the stage at a club in Amsterdam. Only 13-years-old at the time, he instantly sent the venue into a frenzy. Fast forward two years later, he posted an unofficial remix of Enrique Iglesias's Tonight that sent the blog-o-sphere ablaze. As buzz and enthusiasm grew, iconic dance label Spinnin' Records offered him his first deal. Sander van Doorn lent support through releasing "Error 404" on his label, and collaborations with Sidney Samson (Torrent) and Julian Jordan (BFAM) followed. Garrix went on to do official remixes for the likes of Christina Aguilera (Your Body) and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. Sander van Doorn (Project T).2013 saw him un-cage Animals, his breakout international single for Spinnin' Records. Fusing a tribal bounce to a seductively dark refrain, the track charges ahead like a dance floor stampede. Upon release, it climbed to #1 on the Beatport Top Songs Chart and impressively held the spot for four weeks. As a result, Garrix became the youngest artist ever to seize the top spot. It reached #1 in the UK, Holland and Belgium as well as Top 5 in Australia, France, Spain, and Germany. In the aftermath, the track saw release in the U.S. via Casablanca Records. The single had solidified him as a bona fide record-breaking phenomenon and even reached a Platinum status in the U.S. with over 1 million sales. "I've had that melody since I was 12," he smiles. "It stuck in my head, and I wanted to do something with it for so long. The drop is very different. It feels like you're in the jungle. It's just a blast of energy."Following up the success of Animals, his remix of Project T and his collaboration with Jay Hardway Wizard ascended #1 on Beatport and in the UK charts as well. As he rises through the ranks of EDM, he's also still finding time to enjoy growing up and keeping up with his friends. "It's so weird," Garrix laughs. "They join me on the road very often, and we have fun. They're pretty excited!"They're not the only ones who are excited though. Fans everywhere have gotten wild with Garrix and Animals". He goes on, "The most amazing thing is hearing how many people get inspired by my music and story. I want to show everyone that if you pursue your dreams, they can come true no matter what. That's what I want to do."2014 was all about releasing new music and touring. His collaboration with Firebeatz on 'Helicopter' got to #1 in Beatport as well as his collaboration with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Tremor" and “Gold Skies" with Sander van Doorn and DVBBS. Not to mention, he's gearing up for his upcoming release with Afrojack “Turn up the Speakers" as well as his collaborations with Dillon Francis, Ed Sheeran and with Hardwell.After selling out his debut world clubtour, the youngster is now traveling around the globe headlining the world's biggest festivals.

Set Mo

Nick Drabble and Stu Turner are the guys behind the house inspired DJ/Producer project, Set Mo.The Sydney pair began crafting the Set Mo vibe in the early months of 2013 using their mutual passion for infectious housey grooves, deep disco sounds and banging club beats as their main drive. Their mutual goals made working together an easy task, while their individual tastes and complimenting skill-sets had their music-making process seem like it was simply meant to be. By the end of 2013, Set Mo had produced and released their first two singles, 'Keep On' and 'Still Waters,' both of which received national radio air-play as well as local and international website support. Set Mo continued to flourish well into 2014, with a string of club-worthy remixes, winning them the attention of the influential online music community inthemix, and being named in their 'Top 10 producers to watch in 2014'. Shortly after they were picked up by local label etcetc, just in time for the release of their debut EP, The Crush.With a continuous roster of tour supports and club gigs across Australia and Europe, along with an unrelenting schedule of collaborative creative projects with local and international artists, vocalists and musicians, Set Mo are paving the way for a strong future in the global dance music scene.

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.


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.

Laidback Luke

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.

Kill Frenzy & Will Clarke Aus Tour

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!

Dirtcaps Are Coming To Aus!

Dirtcaps Set To Turn Up this September in AusAmsterdam beat makers Dirtcaps are heading over to Australia this September for a national headline tour, hitting Perth, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Sydney with more to be announced!On the tail end of an international tour and fresh from Europe playing at the hottest Summer Festivals in Ibiza, Amsterdam, Greece and Belgium, the trappy trio are hitting up our clubs on a mission to make you dance. Renowned for mixing all genres in their sets and producing fresh new tracks in the studio, the DJ/MC trio have taken house sound to a whole new level; trust us, you won't be leaving the dance floor.Having recently had their debut on 'Diplo and friends' BBC1 Radio with DJ Snake playing some of their breakthrough hits including Mad Decent release 'Brah', along with hits 'Baller' and 'Booty Down'. Their productions have been supported by huge acts including Major Lazor, Tiestoand Steve Aoki.So turn up and turn out, Dirtcaps season is amongst us. Check out their massive Diplo & Friends debut here and check them out at a club near you this tour!

Kyro & A-Tonez Announce Huge 'Echo' Tour

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.

NatNoiz Takes Off On 'Breathe' Tour

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!

SCNDL taking over Asia

Melbourne Duo SCNDL are set to shake things up in Asia this July, continuing their routine of dance floor destruction around the world. The pair have had a breakthrough year, establishing an international big room presence with a major US tour, and receiving support from a long list of EDM heavyweights including Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiesto, Henry Fong, David Guetta, Knife Party, R3hab and Will Sparks. Taking their bouncy yet highly tuned peak time tendencies around the world, with festival sets at Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas and more, the pair are widely considered a breakout force to be reckoned in the global dance music scene.SCNDL's insane remixes have amazed audiences over the last couple of years; with the first official remix of the Australian platinum selling smash 'Ah Yeah So What' from Will Sparks, and an official remix for Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Vinai seeing them continue to return to Spinnin' Records. It's now time for SCNDL to take on Asia, with 11 huge dates playing across Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali and so many more – these two are set to further shake the base of international club land. Check out the dates and locations below!