OF 2016


THE REUNION 2001-2004

Tune Of The Week: POOLCLVB EP

Having reached the coveted #1 position on the ARIA Club Chart with his top 50 viral hit 'Always', Sydney producer POOLCLVB now releases his four-track debut EP 'You + Me'. Featuring lush, vocal house, 'You + Me' is drenched in good-time summer vibes. Within weeks of dropping 'Always' on triple j Unearthed, the track had collected accolades from near and far, with triple j's KLP exclaiming “Mumma make room because I need a big sweet cocktail in my hand to drink, some big ass reflector sunglasses and a whole lot of dancing space when this song comes on." Always', which features the languid vocals of Carl Fox from Porsches, went on to hit #1 on the ARIA Club Chart, reach the top 50 of the Spotify Viral Chart in the US and clock up over 300,000 plays on Spotify! POOLCLVB followed up 'Always' with another cut from his EP, releasing 'You Give Me Love', which Hilly Dilly described as “yet another classic vocal-house arrangement dripping with nostalgic euphoria… a track that is guaranteed to give your day the energetic shot in the arm it needs, and that is regardless of your current location on the geographical map." 'You + Me' follows the progression of summer love as reflected in the sequence of the song titles on the EP, as does the illustrated artwork created by up-and-coming Sydney artist Bianca Beers . 'You + Me' is the ultimate poolside poolside release traversing house, indie disco and 90s R&B with that trademark POOLCLVB feel good vibes.

Staff: Top 10 Mixes of 2016

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Staff: Top 10 Albums of the Year

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etcetc Announce Yearbook 2016

The etcetc Yearbook 2016 is a year in review for the Sydney-based electronic record label. Featuring some of the year's standout releases, unsung heroes and a couple of special exclusive tracks from the likes ofPNAU, Kilter, Paces, Luke Million, Set Moand POOLCLVB.The Yearbook has been well-paired to be enjoyed with all your Australian summer adventures and drops not a minute too soon.The artwork for the etcetc Yearbook comes from fellow Sydney-sider Barry P whose illustrations are the epitome of summer. His 'Beers In The Sun' series has been an etcetc favourite, so we're happy to share his depiction of an Australian summer on our Yearbook artwork. It's been a great year for etcetc artists, accumulating over 18 million Spotify streams, 1.84 million minutes watched on their YouTube channel and lodged 16 triple j Hottest 100 nominations.

Staff: Top 50 Tracks of 2016

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Running Trax Summer 2017

Ready to reach your PB? Get up and moving with the ultimate fitness motivation as Ministry of Sound presents Running Trax Summer 2017! Australia's biggest fitness compilation returns with a 3-disc guide curated to suit your workout regime and to optimise your peak performance. Whether you're a seasoned runner or looking to kick off your new hobby, Running Trax has your training goals in sight with a pumping formula of energy-fueled dance tracks to provide you with the perfect training companion. Disc 1 – WALK is all about the warm up, serving up cool, calm and upbeat Summer anthems to get you in the right headspace to get the heart pumping. The first disc features over 20 tracks to get your workout off the ground from the likes of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Mike Perry, Kungs and RUFUS, not to mention remixes of your favourites from Sia, Ariana Grande, Alan Walker and Dua Lipa. Disc 2 – JOG picks up the pace with pavement pounding tracks from Quintino and Cheat Codes, Armand Van Helden, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas &Like Mike, Imany and The MagicianDisc 3 – RUN hits full stride, raising the BPM to get you across the finish line and closer to your personal best. Smash your PB with bangers from Armin Van Buuren, Dillon Francis, MarLo, Will Sparks, MAKJ, Carnage and Timmy Trumpet . Keeping you motivated from warm up to cool down, Running Trax Summer 2017 is your definitive soundtrack to getting fit and smashing goals.

Chillout Sessions XIX

The season of cool has returned. Ministry of Sound presents the latest installment of the Chillout series, Chillout Sessions XIX. Relax and unwind with a laidback collection of musical memoirs and harmonious electronic beats as Chillout Sessions XIX takes you on a stunning journey through the best chilled and electronically infused tracks right now. Curated for your extravagant Summer sessions by the pool, beach or tropical island resort Chillout Sessions XIX serves up a delicious treat of local and international talents. Disc One feeds the mind, body and soul with a collection of cool and calming jams from the likes of KAYTRANADA, Jack Garratt, Matt Corby, The Avalanches and Flume. Disc Two sets the scene for your tropical oasis with up-tempo grooves from Duke Dumont, Gold Panda, Rufus, D.D Dumbo, HONNE, Zhu and Hayden James. So close your eyes and keep it as cool as a cucumber with the double sided poolside gospel, Chillout Sessions XIX. Pre-order Chillout Sessions XIX now on iTunes

Sound Of Ministry

Celebrated with 20+ tracks, The Sound of Ministry seamlessly maps Ministry's journey of dance classics and the evolution of electronic music from legends Eric Prydz, Armand Van Helden, Benny Benassi, Axwell and Fatboy Slim right through to modern day pioneers like Tim Berg (Avicii), Porter Robinson, Afrojack and Sigala. While there is plenty more to be written in the script for Ministry of Sound, The Sound of Ministry aims to take you through the biggest and most iconic tracks of the past decade. This is your ultimate insight into the history of Ministry of Sound.

Ministry Of Sound - The Reunion

Following the huge response to the recently announced Ministry of Sound Reunion Tour with club legends John Course, Mark Dynamix & Kid Kenobi, the guys are getting together to take on mixing duties for the official Reunion 2001-2004 compilation. With over 10,000+ tickets sold across the country, Ministry of Sound has delivered the ultimate party guide to 2001-2004 ahead of the nationwide tour. Taking it back to one of the finest eras in house music, The Reunion welcomes Ministry of Sound alumni John Course, Mark Dynamix & Kid Kenobi to mix this historic compilation. With over 55 tracks across 3-Discs The Reunion 2001-2004 delivers an anthology of records that made, shaped and pioneered dance music as we know it.

On The Download - Best of 2016

We're wrapping up the year with our 'On The Download: Best Of 2016' compilation. Released on the 23rd of December, On The Download will make the perfect Christmas party and New Years Eve playlist featuring the biggest tracks from Flume, Armand Van Helden, Set Mo, Cheat Codes, Alan Walker and Martin Garrix. Check out the full tracklist below. On The Download Best of 2016 will be available on iTunes on December 23rd.


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."

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.


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.

Tommy Trash

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.

PNAU announce DJ set

Doing anything on Boxing Day? Well we've got your day covered, as Sydney just got a whole lot more fun, with Sydney electronic music label etcetc set to host their maiden event at ivy Pool featuring a very special DJ set by PNAU. Bringing the sound of summer to the event will be Sydney duo Set Mo, and no party is truly complete without the good times melange of Bang Gang DJs. Kicking off at 2pm on Monday, 26th December and with a host of DJs taking over both the ivy Pool and Change Room, etcetc Poolside will continue the party vibes until midnight, making this the ultimate Boxing Day party. PNAU have blasted back onto the scene in the past month with their new single ' Chameleon' racing up the charts both locally and internationally. With its big tribal-vibe vocal and banging bassline it's already being hailed a summer anthem and we're excited to hear it on a rooftop, by a pool, with the band themselves on Boxing Day.

The Annual 2001-2004 Reunion Tour

UPDATE: 2nd Sydney Show is now Sold Out - 2nd Melbourne Show is SELLING FAST.

Chinese Laundry XL November Line Up

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.

Ministry of Sound: Flow Athletic

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.

Musica Copa 2016

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!