Interview: Duke Dumont

If after the last two years, you are still unfamilliar with the work of the UK based producer, 2015 will definitely be the year of Duke Dumont. The UK house maestro has taken it to the next level with the debut of his new live show at Coachella and debut album, which is due out in the coming months. And with the recent release of The Giver (Reprise), Adam Dyment (Duke Dumont) has given his fans (old & new) something to cheer about, including some outstanding remixes from funk specialist Mark Ronson, and Australia's very own Wave Racer. Last week Duke Dumont shared with us his top 10 club tracks of the month, and today we have locked in an interview with the Englishman.

etcetc x Vivid Music hits Spotify

Want something fresh from some of Australia's most exciting electronic acts? Prepare to involuntarily smile and tap your feet with tracks from percussive wizkid Kilter, sub-tropical lord Paces, rising house duo Set Mo, ethereal team GodWolf, garage-tinged producer Acaddamy and the mysterious Sir Jonathan..The tracklist of this playlist is undeniably killer. Opening with a huge new collaboration between Kilter and new-kids-on-the-block Porsches, the good vibes are inescapable. Continuing with favourites Paces 'Nothing's Forever (feat. Kucka)', Godwolf's 'Resist' and Set Mo's hit 'White Dress' - the tropical vibes are strong. Dance it up a little bit more with 'I've Been Waiting' from Acaddamy and Sir Jonathan's remix of the fierce Ben Pearce track 'What I Might Do', and you're set for anything from a lazy afternoon to a raging weekend! Listen to these tracks and more on Spotify now, and catch them live at the etcetc x Vivid showcase!etcetc x VIVID MUSIC Kilter, Paces, Set Mo, GodWolf, Acaddamy + special guest performers KLP, Porsches, Deutsch Duke, Nicole Millar, Madeline Vida & Tim Lockwood. Sunday June 7th, 2015 The Basement, Circular Quay Tickets are available now via Moshtix

Listen: David Guetta Essential Mix

With David Guetta's DJ career spanning over 25 years, it is easy to forget the house roots that helped him gain the world's attention. While David is now a fixture on commercial crossover radio, with collaborations with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Sia, Flo Rida and John Legend the beginnings of the Parisian DJ dates back to the mid-80s, playing vinyl house records in the small clubs of Paris. Now he is one of the biggest electronic pop stars on the planet, and when he stepped up to the Essential Mix this week, no one expected him to rock an 'influences' inspired house set. "This is what I used to play when I first started to DJ," Guetta introduces. "It brought me back to some amazing memories from the time when I started playing house music in 1988 until now. A lot has changed, but my heart is still the same." David Guetta's two-hour mix was anything but a 'greatest hits' mix, offering an insight into the history of house music and the house tracks that inspired David's career. If you don't dig the mega-electronic pop star David Guetta, there is a high chance you will love the David Guetta that we can hear in this Essential Mix. Listen below and grab a hold of this absolutely memorable tracklist.David Guetta - Essential Mix 2015-05-23 by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud

Synth Lord Luke Million Returns

Following the release of his Light & Sound EP in late 2014, synth maestro Luke Million and fellow Adelaidean Jesse Davidson pair up to deliver the moody electronic single Fear The Night. After a string of remixes for Tkay Maidza, Porsches and Voltaire Twins, Fear The Night came out of mutual admiration for one another's work, and formed a collaboration which they both feel sits at the perfect middle ground between their respective profiles. Luke says "Fear The Night came together so seamlessly. I invited Jesse round to my studio to hang and listen to some music…he was drawn to one demo in particular and within minutes lyrics and melodies started to flow. Working together was awesome, and the finished track was a soundscape that meets somewhere in the middle of both our worlds." Jesse has not been short of attention in his own right this past 12 months. Elevated by Triple J's Unearthed High competition, a #97 result in Triple J's Hottest 100 for his Japanese Wallpaper feature Making Friends, heavy rotation on his single Laika and an amazing Like A Version performance in April 2015 of Childish Gambino's Sober. Fear The Night comes at a time where both Luke and Jesse head to the northern hemisphere with dates through UK and Europe. The pair will meet up with Tkay Maidza in Brighton, UK on May 16 for a show demonstrating the results of Adelaide's water supply. Fear The Night is out now on iTunes

Watch: The Giver (Reprise) Video

Duke Dumont has released the video for his latest single The Giver (Reprise) featuring Jesus 2k15. The badly behaved saviour runs ramped on this hilariously clever video set in Venice Beach. Our mate, Jesus 2k15 goes on to prompt seagulls to savage two children, enlarge a women's breasts, blesses a woman with a beard and busting open ATMs, all in a days work….Oh and he also heals a blind man, only for him to get run over seconds later. Originally appearing on underground dance label Turbo in 2012 and becoming a word of mouth club hit, the ecstatic breakout house anthem The Giver has been updated to a sleek and soulful pop gem while losing nothing of the heady rush of its club roots. The new version will appear on Duke's debut album slated for later this year. Embodying Duke's magic touch at its most irresistibly euphoric, The Giver (Reprise) is the gift that keeps on giving.

Running Trax Winter 2015

The weather is getting cooler, and the best way to warm up is to hit the pavement with Ministry of Sound's Running Trax Winter 2015.DISC 1 – WALK gets you into the swing of things, easing you in with The Avener'sFade Out Lines and getting the blood flowing with hits from Calvin Harris, DavidGuetta, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP and Wretch 32. You'll be hitting your stride with more big tunes from Clean Bandit, Avicii and The Magician.DISC 2 – JOG really starts to get the heart pumping, kicking off with the Klingande remix of Sigma & PalomaFaith's massive track, 'Changing' and picking up the pace with big tunes from Alesso, MashdN Kutcher, Peking Duk and Showtek. DISC 3 – RUN is where we really make you sweat! We raise the BPM and push you to the finish line with Yellowclaw's banging hit 'Til It Hurts', and more BPM-raisers from TimmyTrumpet, MartinGarrix, UmmetOzcan and Sander Van Doorn.Get motivated, get up and get moving this winter with Running Trax Winter 2015 from Ministry of Sound – no excuses!

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.

Anthems House

This one is for the house heads, old & new! Ministry of Sound have journeyed through the musical ages to bring you Anthems House, the definitive collection of the best in House music from the 80s until now.

The Giver (Reprise)

Duke Dumont, the super producer, chart topper and 2 time Grammy nominee, returns with 'The Giver (Reprise)'.Originally appearing on underground dance label Turbo in 2012 and becoming a word of mouth club hit, the ecstatic breakout house anthem The Giver has been updated to a sleek and soulful pop gem while losing nothing of the heady rush of its club roots.

Want 2 feat. Porsches

After an impressive introduction via his soaring melter 'They Say 'in 2014, Kilter dives head first into his new single 'Want 2' featuring Sydney duo, Porsches(Carl Fox & Jesse Sewell). The resulting track showcases Porsches' floaty vocals, anchored by Kilter's laidback beats and stabby synths, evoking images of beachside road trips and half-remembered summer crushes. Since discovering a mutual admiration for each other's work, Kilter & Porsches decided to collaborate, and after two solid months of hard work 'Want 2' is a beautiful testament to the production and song writing ability of this electronic dream team. Kilter will be headlining etcetc's Vivid Music showcase at The Basement on June 7th, and will be joined on stage by Porsches for the first ever live performance of 'Want 2'.

Duke Dumont

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.


Riding at the forefront of the new wave of electronic producers coming out of Australia is Kilter. The young Sydney-based producer's tropically-infused, percussion-laden beats have seen a loyal fan base build among punters, peers and industry types alike.Kilter's infectious and atmospheric sounds have been driving people to the dance floor, but it is his live show that keeps them dancing and sets the electronic whiz kid apart. With an MPC, synths, microKorg and drum pad in tow, his show is a live manifestation that speaks volumes for Kilter as not just a skilled producer, but also as a talented musician. Be it engaging small sweaty clubs or sprawling festival fields, Ned has become a seasoned performer in his short career. His percussion-infused pulse is perfectly mirrored by his kinetic energy and enthusiasm, pushing him to the front of the pack of new artists creating and developing the Australian movement.2014 has already seen Kilter hit the road supporting RÜFÜS, The Kite String Tangle and Art vs Science, plus coveted festival appearances at Splendour in the Grass, the national tour for Listen Out, Field Day and the Big Day Out, and he followed this up with a national 28 date headline tour around his upcoming 'Shades' EP this July.With his latest single They Say getting love across the board at triple j, Kilter's sophomore EP 'Shades' is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases this year. With feature artists like Citizen Kay, Ev Jones and Ngaiire on board, 'Shades' is set to cement Kilter's place as one of the most exciting electronic producers coming out of Australia. The EP is also an all-Australian affair, from the feature artists to the specially created artwork from Melbourne artist, Kate Shaw.Constructing rich soundscapes and crafting remixes for Duke Dumont, London Grammar, Ben Pearce, RÜFÜS, Andy Bull, Shapeshifter, Snakadaktal and MØ, Kilter infuses each track with deft precision; be it summer vibes courtesy of bouncing steel drums, nods to his hip-hop influences or pounding militaristic drumbeats. These remixes, and his debut EP 'Hold Me', have seen Kilter gain traction from the blogosphere and industry, nailing top spots on Hypemachine (two #1s and a #3), while also securing positions on Spotify's 'Spotlight on 2014', Hillydilly's 'Best Remixes of 2013' and inthemix's 'New Breed of Producers To Watch' lists. He has also garnered attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1's B. Traits, Toddla T, and EDM stalwarts like M.A.N.D.Y and X-Press 2. With his 6-track 'Shades' EP dropping via etcetc this July, plus a constant string of live shows around Australia, Kilter is one name that's reverberating across the country for good reason.

Luke Million

Luke Million resides in a parallel disco galaxy, where planets swing like a pendulum to his hypnotising melodies and his fingers move at the speed of light shooting synth laser beams through the universe. Luke Million's tunes catalyse an explosive reaction shooting from the ears to the mind, the mind to the booty then the booty to the dancefloor.We were first introduced to Luke Million via Future Classic who brought us his debut EP 'Italo Journey / Octobussy', which was a synthesizer odyssey paying homage to his influences. The EP received major props internationally and was soon followed up by the cult limited edition EP 'Arnold / Sunsplash'. Arnold celebrated the great man we used to know and love and quickly found its way into club punters hearts with signature 'down, up' dance moves spreading like a cosmic blaze doused in rum.Luke Million has been weaving his remix magic far and wide showcasing a nifty portfolio of synth laden disco mania including remixes of The City Riots – "Wait For You" and Auxilliary tha Masterfader – "Disco Dictator". More recently Luke has shaken up a delectable banger cocktail with remixes such as Olympic Ayres – "Magic" and Moullinex – "Deja Vu" with a splash of sweetness from Sterling Silver – "Sweet Talk".Nest release was for New York label Nervous Records and the release of 'Midnight / Galaxy'. 'Midnight' is a spacey tale of an unrequited love while 'Galaxy' boasts a pumping bass line that will sweep us all up into an uncontrollable frenzy post breakdown.Luke has counted Splendour, Parklife, Pyramid Rock, Sets On The Beach, Spin Off and River Sessions Festival as a couple of the plethora of stop offs on a mission to achieve world domination through his hypnotic synths and debaucherous disco.Recently joining forces with the etcetc & Soapbox families, Luke is set to release the 'Light and Sound' EP late 2014.

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.

etcetc x Vivid Sydney Showcase

Australian imprint etcetc Music present a night of electronic muscle for Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June), an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas – the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Taking over the iconic venue 'The Basement' in Circular Quay, etcetc presents the percussive wizkid Kilter, sub-tropical lord Paces, rising house duo Set Mo, the e-gaze of Godwolf, and garage-tinged producer Acaddamy. Joining the line up will be special guest performers KLP, Porsches, Deutsch Duke, Nicole Millar, Madeline Vida and Tim Lockwood. Proving himself as one of the most live and exciting electronic artists right now, Kilter will debut his midi-triggered light show for his etcetc x Vivid performance. An artist who is continually upping his game in the live space, his light show perfectly complements the state-of-the-art light installations already on show for Vivid Sydney. Having just dropped his collab with GRMM, Look At Me as a free download, and with an exciting new track with Porsches on the horizon, 'Kilter' is a name you're going to hear a lot of in 2015.

Boombox Cartel Rolling Through Australia This June

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.

Wiwek Brings Jungle Terror To Australia

Wiwek is heading to our shores for his very first Australian tour. Wiwek (pronounced Oui-Wack) fuses electronic elements with tropical rhythms to create distinctive and refreshing productions. He is renowned for creating and championing the Jungle Terror genre, a combination of Dutch House with synths, steel drums, tropical bass kicks and jungle noises in one lush sound.

J.Phlip's Australian Tour Kicks Off This Week

Soapbox Artists are bringing Dirtybird's first lady, J.Phlip to Australia for her debut national tour. Fresh off Holy Ship, J.Phlip will be hitting Perth, Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast this May.Jess Phillippe, also known as J.Phlip, is one of dirtybird's prodigies. She cut her teeth with a Sunday night residency in Chicago and after a three-year stint tearing up Berlin she's gone on to produce some big tracks with Huxley, Claude VonStroke and Julio Bashmore.

JDG & Chardy Hit The Road For Bounce Sessions

In celebration of Bounce Sessions Vol. 2, party connoisseurs JDG & Chardy hit the road on a mammoth nation tour. With Chardy recently riding on the Aria No. 4 hit Hipsta with Timmy Trumpet, as well as a bunch of releases on the Dim Mak label, you can say Chardy is loaded with tracks that are ready to obliterate crowds. JDG on the other hand is hot off a US tour, including Miami Music Week and the chart success of his latest collaboration with Samual James Mumbai. Check out the tour dates below