mixed by Stafford Brothers and Steve Aoki and Tommy Trash :: released May 11 2010
Sessions Seven doesn’t invite you back into the club so much as it actually grabs you by the laces and pulls you out onto the dancefloor for another round of ecstatic clubbing hugeness. Need proof of just how massive the 2010 installment of Ministry Of Sound’s fabled Sessions series is? Well, once again the action has spilled over to three discs full of powerhouse dance music, each CD coming over-stuffed with the biggest tunes of the moment as well as the ones we’ll be dancing to in the months to come, all mixed up by three certified heavyweights from behind the decks.
Bringing their renowned floor-pumping muscle to Disc 1 of Sessions Seven, Queensland’s Stafford Brothers follow up their impressive turn as mixers for last year’s Clubbers Guide To 2009 and their crowd-pleasing performances at the 2009 Parklife festival with 20 tracks of unrestrained banging house. With a bevy of new and exclusive tunes littering their selection, the Stafford boys once again unleash some serious fire for your ears.
Triumphantly returning to the Sessions series after a monster mix for the 2009 edition, local hero Tommy Trash has this time wrapped his mixing fingers around Disc 2, capping off an enormous twelve months that have seen the Sydney noisemaker hit the big time with his headline grabbing single Need Me To Stay and logging in big sets at events like the New Years Day debut of Space Ibiza. Tommy’s mix truly offers up something for everyone with the ambitious DJ throwing a thousand kitchen sinks into his mix, fusing house, electro and even indie dance into one streamlined party disc.
Taking the reigns for the grand finale of Sessions Seven is none other than Steve Aoki, Los Angeles’ enduring DJ supremo and the mastermind behind the Dim Mak arena at the 2010 We Love Sounds and Winter Sound System festivals. Bringing his shiny Hollywood stamp to proceedings on Disc 3, Aoki throws down all manner of mayhem with his mix, with choice cuts from Dim Mak brethren The Bloody Beetroots wedged alongside Australia’s own The Aston Shuffle, The Only, Kissy Sell Out and even the snarling gutter-punk of Rifoki, Steve Aoki ends this party the only way he knows how; with the roof torn off and the cops called in to break up a riot.
As always with a new entry into the Sessions series, mix curators Tommy Trash and The Stafford Brothers will be hitting the road in support of the new set, hijacking clubs around the country to show us exactly why they’re at the top of their game right now.