mixed by Black Angus and Dangerous Dan :: released October 27 2009
An absolute must have album for all devoted fans of Australia’s biggest dance/pop megastars SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM. You Only Live Once is a two disc mixed club compilation compiled by Sneaky Sound System and The Bang Gang’s Dangerous Dan, giving you an earful of what it sounds like to spend a crazy night out with the Sneaky crew at their now infamous weekly Sunday party @ Hugo’s bar in Kings Cross – SNEAKY SUNDAYS.
BECAUSE YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE….
Around 10 years ago, a little idea in a little club was born. The idea was simple; really good music, really good people, all of the time. And so, Sneaky Sundays was born....and so too was Sneaky Sound System. The night wasn’t about the newest music, it wasn’t about the oldest music, it was about whatever music worked to make the party right. And the party was ALWAYS right!
About 5 years later Sneaky Sound System went on to become bona fine pop stars, topping the charts, winning awards and travelling the globe with their electro-pop anthems. At the very same time Sneaky Sundays was still heaving, although the little club had quickly grown up and was now pulling in around 1000 loyal followers every Sunday. The club’s proud founders/fathers, Black Angus and MC Double D, still ran the show and would play whenever they were in town. Miss Connie would also drop in from time to time to tear the roof off the place. Across the road on Friday nights, four guys learning to DJ (plus one very good DJ) were putting on some of the most debauched parties the civilised world had ever seen. They were turning people and places literally upside down and inside out. They were the Bang Gang. They were good friends with the Sneaky gang and sure enough they all became very, very good DJ’s and began playing regularly on Sunday nights – they were Dangerous Dan, Ajax, Gus da Hoodrat, Jaime Doom and Beni.
At times it felt like there were more DJ’s than punters, all crammed in the corner fighting to play records. A line-up of stellar guests would also grace the decks: James Murphy (LCD), Tiga, Mylo, Riton, Hot Chip, Pilooski, Aeroplane, Breakbot, DJ AM (RIP), Will I Am, KIM, Mike Simonetti, Steve Aoki, Eli Escobar...man, even Simon Le Bon jumped on the mic. Jonny Pow would later become a resident and a couple more young guns, Jimmy 2 Sox and U-GO-B, would join long time warm up king Peter Dolso, in the army of merrymakers at Sneaky Sundays. Every Sunday at Hugo’s Lounge in Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia
Now 10 years on from the beginning; the people who play really good music, to really good people... all of the time, give you YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. Enjoy this first series mixed by BLACK ANGUS and DANGEROUS DAN, there will be many more to come.