When he isn't overseas practising his trampoline skills on lavish hotel beds, Timmy Trumpet is ferociously pushing the limits in his studio, turning out upfront dancefloor heat. The latest addition to his monumental repertoire, 'Take Your Call', is a pedal-to-the-metal psy banger bursting with distorted synth stabs, brazen drums, pulsating basslines and relentless energy. Add a cheeky vocal hook, and you've got yourself a bonafied chart topper. Hold the phone, this tune is bonkers! Timmy Trumpet has steadily become 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. There's no slowing down for this absolute legend!
Ministry of Sound is reliving the glory days of club music, celebrating the greatest clubbing moments and the game-changing tracks that ruled one of the most iconic eras in club music. So pop on your Rabens on, dust off the fluro and party with Ministry of Sound's The Reunion 2005-2008. Following the highly anticipated return of the 'Reunion' series Ministry of Sound presents the follow up compilation celebrating club music as we know it from 2005-2008 with a huge 2-Disc compilation. After delivering the ultimate party guide to 2001-2004 with sold out national tours, Ministry of Sound is hitting the road again, and are launching The Reunion 2005-2008 to celebrate. Disc One leads the charge of memorable clubbing favourites from legendary artists such as Deadmau5, Fedde Le Grand, Martin Solveig, Mason, Eric Prydz, Dave Spoon and M.A.N.D.Y & Booka Shade. If this wasn't big enough, wait until you hear the rest as Disc Two goes deeper into the night with the gritty electro sounds of Justice, The Chemical Brothers, Boys Noize, Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts, PNAU and The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki. Celebrate, relive and revive one of the greatest eras of club music with the biggest dancefloor anthems on The Reunion 2005-2008 from Ministry of Sound.
It's no lie that Teddy Cream are climbing their way to success. The Melbourne duo's latest release sees them teaming up with Szabo for a dance take on Sonia Dada's 'Lover (You Don't Treat Me No Good)', an extremely catchy ear worm which has already reached #2 on the Spotify Viral Chart and is set to bring the feel good vibes across the radio waves this Autumn. Creating and releasing music is only one part of Teddy Cream's busy schedule. The duo have spent over the past 12 months touring around Australia and the globe, leaving an honorable impression among UK and Irish fans, as well as all of us Aussies here down under. Life on tour has allowed the boys to not only perform but explore some of the world's greatest countries and create memorable moments along the way! When we last caught up with the duo they shared some of their favourite party destinations so far!
Do you remember your favourite music video from 05-08? Perhaps in was Kid Cudi's 'Day N Nite', Eric Prydz's 'Call On Me' or the chart dominating track 'My People' from The Presets? In case you missed it, Ministry of Sound is taking you back to relive the glory days of 2005-2008 through a series of tours around Australia featuring some of our favourite acts from that period including Sneaky Sound System, The Bang Gang DJs, Goodwill, John Course, Kid Kenobi, DJ Mark Dynamix, Riot In Belgium, The Potbelleez, Tonite Only and Van She Tech and to celebrate we've asked the staff here at MOS to share some of their favourite music from that era.
Winter is here, and while most go into hibernation mode, you'll be going into workout mode with Ministry of Sound's #1 fitness series Running Trax Winter 2017. Whether you're training to stay fit, or you're already thinking about that Summer bod', Ministry of Sound has got you covered with over 60 tracks of heart thumping, pavement pounding, weight pumping new tunes to get you to your PB. Disc One – WALK gets the body moving with some of your favourites from the likes of Calvin Harris, Jax Jones, Milky Chance, PNAU, Alan Walker and many more. Disc Two – JOG picks up the pace, kicking things off with Disclosure and Martin Solveig, and getting you into full swing with other sweat inducing tracks from Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Peking Duk and Paces. Disco Three – RUN is for your inner beast mode, we're going all gun blazing, leaving nothing left in the tank. We're hitting our peak performance and getting you across the finish line with banging tracks from Armin Van Buuren, DJ Fresh, Ferry Corsten, Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher and Teddy Cream. Are you up for the challenge? The ultimate workout companion, Running Trax Winter 2017 from Ministry of Sound is here! What are you waiting for?
After setting dancefloors ablaze with 'Embers', Joel Fletcher, Tyron Hapi, and Bianca team up once more to produce their latest hands-in-the-air anthem 'Smooth Operator'. Opening with acoustic guitar lines, Bianca's unmissable vocals are slowly introduced over subtle piano chords before building up into a radiating chorus & mammoth bass drop. Add a splash of that Joel Fletcher & Tyron Hapi magic and you've got yourself a sure-fire winner!
Kings of the big bounce Teddy Cream team up with Szabo to unravel a mammoth pop banger in Lover! Reinvigorating the classic #1 smash hit from Sonia Dada, this 2017 re-imagination with Timothy Bowen on vocals delivers epic dancefloor moments and stratospheric highs before unleashing a fun-filled bounce drop. Guaranteed business for the big floors, this anthem is ultimate peak-time artillery!
Cammora is an up-coming electronic dance music artist, with his roots and identity remaining yet a mystery.His indie/pop and house influences are bringing a diversified taste and musical attitude in the scene. Cammora's latest single "On My Way" has generated a lot of hype in the industry and is planned for release in March 2017 through some of the biggest dance labels in Europe.
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.
After a sold-out national tour for The Annual Reunion 2001-2004, Ministry of Sound is kicking on with the best of mid-2000s electro for the Reunion Tour 2005-2008. Honing in on that iconic era in clubbing when the lines between house and electro officially blurred, when we all put our Hands up for Detroit, when Ajax reigned supreme and bass lines were everything... this throwback is not to be missed! Headlined by ARIA Award-winners Sneaky Sound System, the 2005-2008 Reunion tour is set to be the party of the year. Last year's Reunion events went down in history as the most fun, feel good and downright amazing parties Ministry of Sound has ever had the pleasure of hosting and we can't wait to do it all over again! A mashed up marathon of ONLY the best tunes, with the best crowd and the greatest DJs bringing you the party of the year. Taking place throughout May and June this year, the Ministry of Sound Reunion Tour 2005-2008 will bring the vibes to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, the Gold Coast and Magnetic Island. Joining Sneaky Sound System will be the cream of mid-noughties clubbing royalty including Bang Gang DJs, Goodwill, John Course, Riot In Belgium, Stafford Brothers, Tonite Only and many more. Check the below listings for each city's individual line ups. With the previous Ministry of Sound Reunion shows selling out in record time, tickets for the 2005-2008 Reunion Tour are set to fly out the door. Tickets will be on sale from 9am AEDT Friday, March 17th from www.ministryofsound.com.au/reuniontour. Dig out your trucker cap, dust off your Mashed CDs and start limbering up for some skitzo dancing, because this is one Reunion you won't want to miss.
Sydney producer and local legend Kilter has teased us with his latest single 'I Hear You', the first look at his upcoming album 'Through The Distortion' which is due for release June 9. Off the back of this release, Kilter has announced his national Through the Distortion Tour which will kick off mid-June. The tour will make its way through seven cities before hitting up Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass festival for a big finale. Life on tour is nothing new for the artist; last year Kilter maintained a manic touring schedule, hitting the UK and European festival season before returning home for a string of national headline shows and festival appearances at Falls Festival, Southbound and Bay Dreams. Kilter is currently in the US on his first ever North American headline tour.
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.
Last week Sydney producer Klue dropped his latest single 'Lifted' and saw it debut at #1 on the World Music chart on iTunes, proving his ascendancy in the emerging world electronic music scene in Australia. Today Klue announces that he will be hitting the road again in support of 'Lifted' including performing at etcetc's Vivid party at the famous Sydney Tower Eye alongside fellow label mates Luke Million, Airwolf and POOCLVB. Klue will then take his must-see live show to Melbourne, Adelaide, Wollongong, Bondi and the Central Coast. Having been tipped as a One To Watch by tastemakers including Hermitude, inthemix and Purple Sneakers, Klue's single 'Hiding', from his debut EP 'Daybreak', surpassed half a million streams online, reached #3 on the Triple J Unearthed charts and was added to Double J. Klue has also been busy remixing artist such as Paces, PNAU and Polographia. Klue's remix of PNAU's ubiquitous track 'Chameleon' will be released worldwide on the 26th May. Klue has been playing 'Lifted' in his numerous summer festival appearances including Field Day, Southbound, Subsonic and the Royal Croquet Club and getting a great response from fans. A multi-instrumentalist, Klue's amazing live show sees Klue on vocals, saxophone, SPD sample pads and turntables. Check out a taste of what to expect here and be sure to catch Klue on tour around the country from May through to July.