Staff Picks: Poolside Jams

As the Australian Summer graces the glorious festival season (which has well and truly kicked off, ICYMI), we've decided to take it back a notch with a tribute to all the Poolside Parties, Sun Beds, and Pina Coladas that Summer will be hosting for the next few months. Yeah, while most might have a few weeks of work before they get to kick it back by the pool, our team at MOS HQ are getting you into 'full Summer mode' with poolside refreshments in the form of poolside jams. Courtesy of our latest compilation Chillout Sessions XVIII (View the full tracklist here), we're serving up 15 scoops of delicious House, R&B, Indie and Electronic jams that the team at MOS have curated to get you in the mood for the upcoming Summer season. We hope you enjoy!

MoS Launches New Audio Range

Ministry of Sound Australia is proud to launch the Ministry of Sound Audio Range, featuring a host of premium audio devices including portable wireless speakers and Wi-Fi-connected multi-room home speakers. Manufactured in close collaboration with the creative team of sound engineers and in-house DJs behind Ministry of Sound Clubs' main-room sound system (regarded by many as the best club sound system in the world), the new products have been designed to deliver the highest standards of audio quality to all music lovers, regardless of genre. The passion for great music and incredible sound lie behind the creation of the Ministry of Sound Audio range.

5 Artists On Duke Dumont’s Radar

House Knight Duke Dumont has proven his status as one of the figureheads of house music. With numerous charting singles as well as a plethora of underground house rompers, Duke Dumont has always been one to keep his ear to the ground with the latest upcoming acts. If you have seen Duke live, you'd be one to know that his sets aren't just the typical house-on-house set, rather an expedition of electronic music through a number of different styles, eras and genres of dance music. Taking 5 with us ahead of his Australian tour, Duke Dumont shared his Top 5 Artists that are on his radar right now.

[WATCH] Tommy Trash 'Luv U Giv' EP

There's no one quite like Tommy Trash. With his signature locks and manic stage presence, he's firmly established himself as one of the most iconic characters in dance music and one of Australia's biggest exports. But more importantly, Tommy's got the tunes to match, effortlessly firing off festival anthems and mainstream hits (like "Reload," his collaboration with Sebastian Ingrosso and John Martin that's clocked nearly 50 million YouTube views) next to electro experiments and cutting-edge collabs with the likes of A-Trak and Kill The Noise. Tommy is now set to release his 'Luv U Giv' EP, out now via Downright/Fool's Gold. This three song EP is a showcase for an ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed groove that fans know and love. Kicking off with the feel good disco-house vibes of "Luv U Giv", slinking into the after-midnight bounce of "Body Movin," and closing strong with the neon heartbeat (and saxophone riffs!) of "Me & U" featuring fellow Australian hero Anna Lunoe, this EP is a must listen for dancefloor romantics everywhere.LUV U GIV TRACKLISTING:1.Luv U Giv2.Body Movin3.Me & U feat. Anna Lunoe

The Guide To Roger Sanchez Classics

House legend Roger Sanchez is notable for some all-time classic house tracks that have stood the test of time. With a career spanning over 20 years, the DJ/Producer has released his tracks steadily over the years, more recently focusing on his S-Man alter ego. Returning in 2015, Roger Sanchez is back better than ever with the highly anticipated single 'Remember Me' (out now on iTunes). For new EDM fans who are yet to get acquainted with the house legend, we're taking you through the collection of the house pioneer that we know as Roger Sanchez.

Running Trax Summer 2016

It's time to pick up the pace! The ultimate motivation to get out and get moving; Running Trax Summer 2016 by Ministry of Sound is here! Australia's chart topping fitness compilation is back, with 3 expertly curated discs for a dynamic and motivational running experience designed to get you optimal results. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a fitness newbie, Running Trax has your training regime covered with an expert collection of high-energy dance anthems to provide you with the perfect training companion. Disc 1 – WALK starts you off nice and easy, warming you up with chart toppers and fresh summer anthems. With over 20 hot tracks to get you up and moving, huge hits from Major Lazer, Lost Frequencies, Sigala, Galantis & David Zowie are sure to get the blood pumping.Disc 2 – JOG raises your heart rate and picks up the pace with dancefloor dominators and festival favourites. You'll be hitting your stride with massive tracks from Peking Duk, David Guetta, RÜFÜS, Nero and Axwell Ʌ Ingrosso.Disc 3 – RUN brings out your inner marathon runner, raising the BPM to get you to the finish line. Get psyched to smash your PB with bangers from Dillon Francis, Carnage, Tommy Trash, Vinai and JAUZ.Keeping you motivated from warm up to cool down, Running Trax Summer 2016 is your definitive collection of get fit hits.

Archetype feat. Jeswon

Adelaide synth-maestro Luke Million had a massive 2015, touring throughout Australia, the UK and Europe, collaborating with an array of artists and seeing his single 'Fear The Night' featuring Jesse Davidson getting love across the board. Luke now returns with his brand new single 'Archetype' featuring Jeswon from Aussie hip hop crew Thundamentals.Luke explains how the collaboration came about: "I found myself at Studios 301 in a writing session with legends Jeswon, Trials and Chance Waters. We were vibing out working on some tracks together, we gelled really well and before we knew it we were channelling funk, hip hop and electronic music into this next level party jam. After a few months sitting on it I knew it had to see the light of day. I re-tracked the instrumental on nearly every bit of vintage gear I have in my studio and hit Jeswon of Thundamentals up to write and lay the final vocals down and he sure brought the goods." For Jeswon it was a chance to work outside his usual genre of music. He says, "Although this song is quite different to any of my previous work, I am proud of 'Archetype' and the collaboration with Luke has given me an insight into a genre that I never imagined myself engaging with. As a result of Luke's unwavering enthusiasm, and despite my hesitation, he convinced me that I was the right person to lay down the final vocals."Luke Million has a string of seminal releases including the Hottest 100 charting 'Arnold' (2.5 million YouTube views and counting), 'Midnight/Galaxy' and the 'Light and Sound' EP. His trademark sound has been in demand with Luke crafting a string of remixes for artists including Tkay Maidza, Porsches, Young Franco, Moullinex, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and even his own band The Swiss.

Luv U Giv EP

There's no one quite like Tommy Trash. With his signature locks and manic stage presence, he's firmly established himself as one of the most iconic characters in dance music and one of Australia's biggest exports. But more importantly, Tommy's got the tunes to match, effortlessly firing off festival anthems and mainstream hits (like "Reload," his collaboration with Sebastian Ingrosso and John Martin that's clocked nearly 50 million YouTube views) next to electro experiments and cutting-edge collabs with the likes of A-Trak and Kill The Noise. Tommy is now set to release his 'Luv U Giv' EP, out this Friday, November 20th via Downright/Fool's Gold. This three song EP is a showcase for an ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed groove that fans know and love. Kicking off with the feel good disco-house vibes of "Luv U Giv", slinking into the after-midnight bounce of "Body Movin," and closing strong with the neon heartbeat (and saxophone riffs!) of "Me & U" featuring fellow Australian hero Anna Lunoe, this EP is a must listen for dancefloor romantics everywhere.

+1 feat Sam White

Catchy stuff as ever from the mighty Martin Solveig who previously had a double platinum hit in Australia with 'Hello'. The Frenchman delivers a funked up house groove, incorporating feel good pop vocals and steady basslines lifting you up as the melody gets stronger. Always good to have a +1, this one will surely get the party started.Set to be one of the biggest tracks this summer, everyone will be saying 'Can I be your + 1??!'.

Remember Me

After a brief hiatus with time spent reviving his underground SMan moniker and launching a new imprint Undr The Radr, house music legend Roger Sanchez returns with his new single Remember Me.Championed by Pete Tong, receiving the accolade of Essential New Tune; Remember Me features vocalist Stealth and is the perfect combination of vocal, piano and raw house groove, set to devastate floors across the globe.


Uberjak’d is at the forefront of the new wave of Australian club producers impacting the global electronic scene, with freshly signed deals across Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Ministry of Sound Australia and Laidback Luke’s Mixmash. In 2014 alone Uberjak’d has toured the US twice, including tearing the roof off a sold out Webster Hall in New York and playing both the Dim Mak and Mixmash pool parties at WMC. Having made his debut at the legendary Tomorrowland in Belgium this year, Uberjak’d is heading back to Europe for the season closing party of Pacha in Ibiza, continuing to take his Uber-style brand of bounce to Asia, Europe, South America and everywhere in between.Having mixed Ministry of Sound’s flagship compilation The Annual 2014, Uber has been also been delivering the freshest tunes to his loyal followers via his monthly podcast – which regularly holds the #1 music podcast on iTunes Australia, with a monthly audience of 150,000 – keeping company on the chart above Tiesto, Hardwell, Triple J’s New Music Podcast, Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond. Testament to his quick rise to the top, Uber has stormed into the top ten in the inthemix awards (Australia’s largest DJ poll) and was crowned the #1 DJ in South Australia two years in a row.Having been tapped to remix tracks for Example, Deorro, Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr, TJR & VINAI and New World Sound, plus releases on the cream of dance labels such as Dim Mak, Mixmash, Hussle, Island and Neon, Uberjak’d has seen his tracks played by EDM luminaries Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Deorro, MAKJ, Carnage, Nari & Milani, Borgore, Chuckie, Tristan Garner, Morgan Page and Will Sparks to name a few. Uberjak’d is staring down a jam-packed schedule over the next 12 months across Europe, America, South America, Asia and Australia. Not that it fazes him. “Music shouldn’t be taken too seriously,” says Uber. “And if it is, then you’re seriously doing something wrong.”

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.

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.


With impressive support from Todd Edwards, Groove Armada, Oliver Heldens, and Trippy Turtle, Australia's freshest name in house is Acaddamy. After a busy year of remixes for Green Velvet, The Preatures, and Emoh Instead and originals Gangsta Pop and Into You on house imprint Habitual Recordings, Acaddamy claimed himself a spot in the impressive Stoney Roads', Producer of the Year Awards amongst Peking Duk, Golden Features and Motez. “Having guys like Motez, Shiba San, even DJ T support my stuff is just crazy" explains Acaddamy “..it makes we want to keep pushing the envelope". Producing from his hometown of Gerringong in Sydney's south coast, Acaddamy's sets of garage-tinged house come with a laidback attitude with an unmistakable punch. Acaddamy has had the good fortunate to play alongside name like Disclosure, MK, Dusky and Justin Martin during their Australian tours. A testament to his sound, ability and credentials as an exciting new star in house music. Acaddamy's emotive, good-times vibe has since become his trademark, with punters and industry elite eagerly anticipating his next move. His remixes of Danny T & Matt Sofo's Shake Yo Hands on Sweat it Out!, Youan's Your Trust on etcetcetc music have spread the Acaddamy vibe across the globe. Not to mention teaming up with Danny T to mix 'Ministry of Sound House Sessions 2015' boasting an eclectic compilation of tropical house and all-round good time tunes that sets the ideal tone for summer. "To be releasing Gave Up alongside artists like Ben Pearce, Duke Dumont and Kilter is a bit of a dream for me." admits Acaddamy. If all of this is just a dream, imagine what this kid can do when he wakes up!

Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens was just 17 years old when the biggest record label in the dance industry, Spinnin' Records, approached and signed him. After years of practicing his passion, creating music in his own bedroom studio, Oliver stood out from the rest. With “Gecko” Oliver caught the attention of living legend Tiesto and the track was released on his very own label, Musical Freedom. Now, only two years later, his #1 spot in the Official UK charts with “Overdrive (Gecko” (together with vocalist Becky Hill) makes him one of the most desired dj’s in the world.Because of the great potential Spinnin’ Records heard in his tracks, they signed him as their exclusive artist. His strong original ideas and melodies, created in his own world. Oliver’s best melodies were invented while cycling back from school or while he sat in the classroom, being bored. Soon enough Oliver gained huge support from the biggest names in the scene. Worldly known dj's as Hardwell, Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Chuckie, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, Ferry Corsten and many others gave Oliver their thumbs up. This stimulated the young dj to create many more tracks and to keep doing what he loves doing the most creating new music. On the 30th of December, as quick as a flash, came the killer track ‘Gecko’ (released by Tiesto’s Musical Freedom). It’s a track that catches everyone’s attention at the minute. It’s funky and eclectic and full of tech house laced bass lines and percussive crashes. With a #2 spot on the Beatport top 100 it’s one way of making a grand entrance. After six weeks, ‘Gecko’ remained in Beatport’s main chart top 5, and at #1 in the Deep House chart for over a month. And as if that wasn’t enough Oliver keeps going and reaches the #12 spot on Beatport in January 2014 with his remix of the Martin Garrix smash ‘Animals’. Heldens also released a remix of Robin Thicke’s “Feel Good” and Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars” and will be touring the summer festival and night club circuit with appearances at the main stages of EDC Las Vegas, Amnesia Ibiza, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Departures Ushuaia Ibiza, Creamfields, and Electric Zoo Festival.A first glance at his talent and his future status is this summer’s chart crushing track “Gecko Overdrive” with Becky Hill. What a breakthrough for Oliver Heldens!And with his new and upcoming tracks and remixes, such as “Koala”, Oliver is about to put his mark on the dance scene, take over all the dancefloors worldwide and really act as a bridge between EDM und underground.

NWA's DJ Yella Aus & NZ Tour

Brand new touring agency, Nuffsaid, is bringing N.W.A founding member DJ Yella to Australia and New Zealand this November for a massive tour.The hip hop legend kicks off his tour in New Zealand at San Fran in Wellington, before heading down to Christchurch and Auckland before his Australian leg to Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.DJ Yella was a founding member of rap group N.W.A, producing hits alongside Dr. Dre, Eazy E, Ice Cube & Ren at Ruthless Records, impacting hip hop and the music industry since their incarnation. DJ Yella (born Antoine Carraby) also pitched in with Dre and Arabian Prince to produce Eazy-E's 1988 solo album. Once recruited into N.W.A., he produced their three full-length albums, as well.After N.W.A disbanded, DJ Yella continued to work with Eazy E on new material, right up until his death. After Eazy E's funeral, DJ Yella went onto release a solo album in '96 called 'One Mo Nigga ta Go', reaching number 23 in the US charts.He soon stepped away from the music scene and began producing films. In the Summer of 2012, DJ Yella returned to the music industry and released a new album, entitled West Coastin', which reignited his friendship with his former N.W.A members, thus contributing to the BIO film script, Straight Outta Compton and now he is back behind the decks touring the world telling his West Coast Story.

Chinese Laundry Turns 18!

Throughout its 18 years, Chinese Laundry has played host to some the biggest names in dance music, including Moby, Deadmau5, Disclosure, Flume, Peking Duk, What So Not, Marcel Dettmann, Jeff Mills, Flosstradamus, James Zabiela, Claude Von Stroke, John Digweed, Sasha, De La Soul, Dusky, Rudimental, Noisia, Nero, Snails, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Rusko, John 00 Fleming, Flux Pavilion, Goldie, London Electricity, Andy C, DJ Craze, Jaguar Skills, Ben Sims, Chris Liebing, Lee Burridge and Hernan Cattaneo and many, many more.

Huge 'Turn Up - Trap' Tour Announce

Round up the squad, warm up those #TrapArms and set your speakers to beast mode as Ministry of Sound announces one of the country's biggest trap tours to celebrate the release of Turn Up Vol. 1 - Trap. Taking on the 9 date tour across most major cities in Australia and New Zealand, the Turn Up Vol. 1 – Trap Tour will be getting lit (af) with two of Australia's prime trap producers, Oski and Hydraulix. So roll up and get lit af with Ministry of Sound's Turn Up Vol. 1 – Trap Tour, taking you from zero to 100 quicker than you can say 'damn son, where'd you find this?'. Turn Up Vol 1 – Trap is out NOW on iTunes (full tracklist here). Enter now to win for a chance to win double pass to the show of your choice. Simply tell us below which show you want to go to.

Uberjak'd Twisted Tour Hits Aus

Uberjak'd is hitting the road this Spring/Summer in Australia following his hit single 'Twisted'. With the tour spanning over 15 dates, fans from Wollongong to Ipswich, Gold Coast to Indonesia and more, are gearing up to see the mammoth show from one of the forefront electronic artists in Australia. With 2015 seeing him play Miami Music Week to Tomorrowland, and touring across Asia, US, Canada and Europe, this is the homecoming we've been waiting for. Check out full tour dates here:

Stereosonic Announces Local Lineups

With the summer festival season approaching quicker than we can say 'Is It A Banger?', the festival gods at Stereosonic have come through with the goods, announcing not only set times, but adding over 100 new names of local talent to the 2015 line up! Each state is in for a treat, with the best of the best of EDM, house, trance, trap, and, well, certified party-starters. Full set times below.