January 21 2014
He’s conquered the world in 2013, smashing festivals, clubs and the charts alike with a string of hits from his debut album, 'TRUE'. The TRUE Tour has sold out stadiums and set new records all over the world, plus he’s just announced a brand new online video platform called TrueTube... and revealed via Twitter he’s working on album #2!
Swedish dance giant Avicii hits Australia this month with his epic headline tour and full concert production. Now Future Music and Frontier Touring are delighted to announce that four of the country’s hottest DJs – Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher, New World Sound and Throttle – will join Avicii as special guests on his mammoth TRUE Tour this month.
Voted 2013’s Favourite EDM Artist at the American Music Awards (where he beat out Daft Punk and Calvin Harris), following his Australian dates the “Hey Brother” star will perform a string of sold-out arena shows in London, Stockholm, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and more, before headlining Miami’s iconic Ultra festival in March.
The 20-year-old creator of ‘Melbourne Bounce’, Will Sparks (Sydney & Perth shows) is on an unstoppable rise – in 2013 he morphed from a hometown favourite into an international star. With a six-month stint (35 shows in 30 cities) in the USA and a seven-week tour of Europe under his belt, recent hit “Ah Yeah” hit #3 on Beatport, while a remix of “Hello” took the top spot. Almost half a million people streamed his latest Soundcloud mix. With his debut longplayer set for release in early 2014, Will Sparks’ career is climbing to dizzying new heights.
Also hailing from Melbourne is Joel Fletcher (Brisbane & Melbourne), who got his start at just 14 and began spinning discs at club residencies only two years later. You can hear Joel’s beats on releases via dance record labels such as Bush, Boo, Bosphorus Underground, Flat Belly and Italo Business, while his remixes are all over the Beatport charts – including his take on Orkestrated’s “Robots” (which reached #29) and Top 10 originals “Bugging Device” and “China Town”. His latest offering, “Swing”, has hit the upper echelon of iTunes.
Together, they’re known as New World Sound (all cities). Brothers Tyrone and Jesse Taylor, 19 and 21, are dominating dancefloors thanks to their banging sound – with first release “Peak” finding fans like Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules and David Guetta. October 2012 delivered dubstep anthem “Bantam”, while June 2013’s “Aye” saw the pair signed to Avicii’s very own label, LE7ELS. Vibe Magazine meanwhile recently chose them as one of their “30 DJs To Watch in 2014”, while new track “Flute” with Thomas Newson went viral thanks to a clever YouTube video, and quickly racked up over five million views.
If you like progressive electro and funk, then “dirty disco” maker Throttle (Syd/Melb) is the guy for you. The fresh-faced talent has just remixed Avicii’s “You Make Me” (check it out here on Hype Machine), with the track currently sitting at #9 on Beatport’s Electro chart after premiering on Rolling Stone US. Hardwell is a fan, while website Earmilk recently included him in their 100th Mashup Monday.
With Avicii’s first ever headline shows in Australia set to be some of the biggest parties of the summer, the news of our local lads joining the line-up promise to push these shows into the stratosphere!
AVICII with special guests Will Sparks (Syd/Perth), Joel Fletcher (Bris/Melb), New World Sound (all cities) and Throttle (Syd/Melb).
Article & tickets via Moshtix.