October 13 2014
It's been a big year at Ministry of Sound with heaps of massive tunes and even more crazy parties. We thought it was time to give everyone a break down of what we're vibing most so you know what not to miss for your Summer playlists. Get around our October Picks now!
Defected Presents House Masters: Masters at Work
It would have been all too easy to pick the biggest hits for a ‘greatest hits’ compilation, but House Masters - Masters At Work digs a little deeper, and includes some of their less well known records resulting in a collection fit for the connoisseurs. Masters At Work have always operated according to their own rules and their own sound. Whether it's the sampling techniques of hip-hop, the swing of Latin styles or the soulful euphoria of house, they've always added their own special ingredients. This is what makes Masters At Work genuine dance music legends, and makes House Masters - Masters At Work such an essential collection. Download it here.
Cedric Gervais - Through The Night
French dude, Cedric Gervais is the DJ and producer behind the multi-platinum selling remixes of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ and ‘Young & Beautiful’ which went to the top of the charts in Australia and around the world. So yeah, we were kinda hanging out for this guy's debut since last year. Now, Cedric releases ‘Through The Night’ with a raunchy new video which you can perv at below. Cedric will be in Australia for the national Stereosonic tour this summer and we are K.E.E.N. Download 'Through the Night' here.
On The Download October/November 2014 mixed by Chris Arnott
Trust On The Download to wrap up the year with 18 of the most downloaded tracks on our radar, as curated by legendary local producer, Chris Arnott. An extremely talented artist across many musical palettes, Chris Arnott has without doubt raised his hand as one of Australia's most formidable electronic producers. Since bursting onto the scene in 2009, Chris has unleashed an arsenal of dance-floor weapons that have seen him supported by some of the biggest in the game including Tiesto, Tommy Trash, Laidback Luke, TJR and many more. Check out our On The Download teaser set now and download it here.
DJ Fresh & Ellie Goulding - Flashlight
With Ellie’s dance influenced music and recent collaborations with Skrillex and Calvin Harris, it was a natural fit for her and DJ Fresh to get in the studio together. The single is a punchy reworking of the version that appears on Ellie’s million-selling album 'Halcyon Days'. Ellie is no stranger to Australian radio with hits such as ‘Burn’ and her Calvin Harris collaboration ‘I Need Your Love’ all receiving huge love from...well...everyone. Preview & download 'Flashlight' here.
Alex Metric - Heart Weighs A Ton
Alex Metric is certainly carving out a niche in the new frontier of electronic music. Skrillex’s respect for him as DJ and producer paved the way for him to settle down nicely amongst his new OWSLA label mates. Metric continues to reinterpret and pay homage to the great genres of UK dance past while weaving in the freshest contemporary sounds of his new home. A chameleon maybe, but Alex Metric is undeniably one of the greatest contemporary UK dance exports, and will soon be in Australia for Stereosonic! Watch the official video below and download it here.
Oliver $ & Jimi Jules - Pushing On
Following the success of their ‘Earl’ EP on Switzerland’s Hive Records, Berlin-based House staple, Oliver $, reunites with Swiss Jazz House aficionado, Jimi Jules, to bring their anticipated debut release on Defected Records and etcetc, ‘Pushing On’. ‘Pushing On’ opens with an infectious percussive medley composed of tropical triangles and melodious 808-like cowbells. With the gradual introduction of the moody, Frankie Knuckles inspired bass line and tailing piano chords, the track slowly transform into an energetic homage to classic Chicago House. Watch the official video below and download it here.
Maximum Bass Redline
Maximum Bass Redline will pop the dash on the best new hip hop and trap to the fastest charging bounce and hardstyle guaranteed to get you all the way to the finish line. With the mixing skills of multi-platinum selling New Zealand artist Savage, Pacha Sydney resident DJ A-Tonez, as well as one of the most respected ambassadors of the Australian hard dance scene, Toneshifterz, Redline is the guide to cruising beats this Spring. See the full tracklist and listen to the minimix below.
THE ONLY & Tigerlily - Daylight
Sydney’s rainbow-haired unicorn lover Tigerlily has teamed up with Australian production/DJ duo THE ONLY to release ‘Daylight’ via Ministry of Sound imprint Hussle Recordings. ‘Daylight’ was premiered on Tiesto’s show on BBC Radio 1 in August, delivering these stars of the Australian EDM scene to a worldwide audience.
The result of Tigerlily and THE ONLY hitting the studio together is a euphoric vocal-led, club-ready EDM banger. Equal parts female vocal beauty and growling club bass, this track taps directly into the DNA of Tigerlily and THE ONLY in a way only collaborations such as this can. Stream 'Daylight' below.