Yep this really happened! After wrapping up the Hot Dub Wine Machine Tour in Perth's Houghton Winery, PNAU and 'Chameleon' singer Kira Devine made their way to the 'burbs for an impromptu house party DJ set for a random 21st Birthday party. To be fair the team at etcetc (PNAU's label and our office pals) were a bit nervous seeing the following post go out on PNAU's network, praying this wasn't going to turn into a Corey Worthington like-situation.
The 80s are back on a blockbuster scale like never before. To celebrate the 80s the way it should, Ministry of Sound presents 80s Blockbusters, a 2CD epic nostalgia overload of the most iconic soundtracks from a decade of memorable movies. Over 40 tracks of epic sing-a-long songs featured in the greatest films from a decade that defined Hollywood. Relive some of your favourite front-row memories with the perfect feel-good, dance around soundtrack that features massive hits from the greatest flicks of all time, including artists such as Tina Turner, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and James Brown from your favourite 80s blockbusters such as Beverley Hills Cop, Flashdance, Rocky, Top Gun, Footloose and many more, In a world of unforgettable movie soundtracks, Ministry of Sound presents 80s Blockbusters.
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 peak-time tendencies have concreted their name as a force to be reckoned with on the global dance music radar. In 2015, the duo released hugely successful originals, remixes and collabs, including a remix of Will Sparks' hit 'Ah Yeah So What'. In 2016, their single 'Meant To Be' rose to the top of the ARIA Club Charts, holding down the #1 position for 3 weeks. They've also got ongoing support from an all-star lineup of EDM heavyweights including Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, and Will Sparks to name a few. It's safe to say there is no slowing this crazy duo down, their latest release 'Blindside' featuring Rachel Costanzo is all the proof you need with its epic vocal hooks sitting atop a euphoric build up, melted with a mammoth electro drop. We had the chance to catch up SCNDL and discuss their top 10 tracks right now!
Luke Million is arguably one of Australia's most exciting and innovative electronic producers, but there is a lot to come for the man who certainly knows his way around a Synth. While many fans know Luke Million by his incredibly crafty tracks such as 'Arnold' which famously samples Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his remake of the Stranger Things Theme song, he has otherwise produced a number of disco/french house influenced hits over the years. We dug through the Luke Million discography to bring you some of our favourite jams over the years.
Ministry of Sound brings you an all killer, no filler compilation of the latest and the greatest dance hits to ever grace your stereo this April with The Biggest Dance Hits Of All Time! Just like it says on the cover, we've sifted through over 20 years of club music to map out an aural journey through the biggest and best club tracks and dance hits. Celebrated with 24 of the biggest dancefloor filling and chart dominating tunes to get your nostalgia ticking, The Biggest Dance Tracks Of All Time features the legendary pioneers of dance Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Armand Van Helden and The Chemical Brothers, making its way to recent club classics from Calvin Harris, Justice, Swedish House Mafia, The Bloody Beetroots and Disclosure. Whether you're discovering, rediscovering or reminiscing, Ministry of Sounds' The Biggest Dance Hits of All Time is your ultimate vault of dancefloor gold.
'Apolis', the long awaited debut EP from Perth producer Palais is finally here. If you aren't already familiar with the name Palais (pronounced 'Palace'), you can bet your favourite producers are. This genre-defying artist is a firm favourite of those in the know and his impeccable production style and obvious wide range of musical influences makes the Palais sound easily recognisable but difficult to define. Looking forward, 2017 sees Palais return to the world after many months crafting his new EP 'Apolis'. While all the vocal collaborators on Apolis are also from Perth, the EP as a whole was more of a mobile affair with tracks developed in planes, hotel rooms, and Palais' favourite place to work - the library. A DIY affair, Jeremy recorded vocals, mixed the EP and worked on the artwork with a graphic designer friend - a testament to the hands-on approach of this talented young producer.
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.
Combining Tyron's melodies with Joel's golden touch, the boys serve up a gritty yet melodic electro effort that's destined to set floors ablaze. As the mood establishes early with soft pianos and warm pads, Bianca's captivating vocals burst through before a monstrous drop is unleashed. No doubt about it, this tune is HOT!
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!