By Adam Madd
Alex Preston has produced a new EP for Sonny Fodera’s growing Solotoko label. Titled Ain’t Gonna Cry, the EP sees the Australian DJ / producer showcase his exciting new style of underground house music, which fuses tasteful guitar licks and disco tinged funky basslines. Accompanied by a new live show that utilises Alex Preston’s virtuosic talents as an instrumentalist, Ain’t Gonna Cry is set to kick off 2019 with a bang for the Sydney-native whose career keeps growing year on year.
Since bursting onto the scene a few years back with his deft production abilities and raw aptitude for musicality, Alex Preston has firmly established himself at the helm of Australia’s underground house scene. He regularly appears on the ARIA club charts and has released on Armada Deep, BMKLTSCH RCRDS, and RCA (Sony US), among others. He’s picked up support from the like of Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, Idris Elba, Oliver Heldens, and many more, while his live show is setting dancefloors alight all over Australia with an innovative blend of live guitar licks and mixing.
Alex is as comfortable in the studio as he is behind the decks and it shows with Ain’t Gonna Cry. The title track layers soulful disco samples on top of deep and funky bass lines while cascading grooves weave in and out of the beat. I Know I Got occupies darker territory but not with inspired guitar solos while Nobody Else sees Alex inject jumping beats next to tastefully crafted vocals.
Brimming with musicality and vitality, Ain’t Gonna Cry marks an exciting new direction for Alex Preston’s ever-evolving sound and the stat of an extremely successful 2019.
Alex Preston – Ain’t Gonna Cry is out 11th January
By Adam Madd
Following on from tech-house smash Generate earlier this year, Flash 89 is welcomed to the esteemed Solotoko label by head honcho himself Sonny Fodera, for latest killer release in the form of the Tattle Tail EP.
Lead EP track Tattle Tail is a rhythmic stomper on first listen, with an invigorating bassline underpinned beneath stuttering clicks and pulses that surrounds a grooving diva vocal. Meanwhile, Lofty transports us to deeper dimensions with an exhilarating build up that ascends into a club ready beast.
Flash 89 is a name that is continuing to magnify in size on the scene, turning the heads of underground peers and tastemakers alike. It was his remix of PNAU’s Go Bang that catapulted him beyond the Australian landscape landing him plays on BBC Radio 1. Shortly after, hefty club tracks continued to follow including Generate and the Blueprint EP as well as collaboration with Sonny Fodera himself on The Sytem via Adobe. With these slew of hair raising tracks already under his belt it’s no wonder Flash 89 gets the nod of approval from the likes of Danny Howard, De La Swing, Eli Brown, Detlef, Richy Ahmed, Huxley and more. With more material up his sleeves, prepare for Australia’s next high riser to dominate the dance circuit globally.
Flash 89 – Tattle Tail EP is out now via Solotoko.
Australian psytrance duo Pysborg & Gigabit are proud to announce the release of their latest new track Ectenic Forces OUT NOW on BNU Records and also available on Beatport, Apple Music and all good music retailers.
Best described as a unique hybrid of melodic psytrance and big beat breaks combined this track delivers something truly different. The song title Ectenic Forces refers to supposed physical forces emitted by the human mind. The track is inspired by the human condition and the psychic force that connects us all.
Their previous track Synchronicity released via Demon Tea Records celebrated the theory that we are all connected with our interactions not just by coincidence but rather as part of a bigger picture. A picture that we are all a part of painted with the spirit of a dancer or etched in dancefloor dust.
Psyborg & Gigabit have combed the galaxy in search of sounds, bringing with them a truly unique hybrid of psytrance and breakbeats creating something different. Combining this with their theatrical and energetic stage presence makes this DJ/Production duo one to keep your eyes on. Featured in Mushroom Magazines "hits of Summer" charts at No.9 having worked alongside artists such as Martopeter and Dre Hectik you can expect to be seeing a lot more of these guys in 2019.
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By Adam Madd
You will know BoogieKnights (Galleon & BoogieShoes) for their countless remixes for the likes of KC & The Sunshine Band, Colour Castle & Roland Clark, Jolyon Petch & Komes, Minx, Buzz William and Diamond Lights, or for their previous single "Feel It In Your Soul" in 2017.
They are back now and ready to explode with a houser as hot as the approaching Australian Summer.
Running is a slice of uplifting, piano-infused house with a nod to long lazy afternoons and sunsets spent on the beach.
With a solid array of stellar remixes from a number of talented producers, there really is something for everyone with this track!
BoogieKnights themselves give us a funky ass Got a Horn remix.
J Cannons & Steve Hart bring a hell of a chug. Tonky's Fisher inspired mix will have you Losing It at one listen.
Up & comer Buzz William delivers a shape set to smash any big room dancefloor it lands on
Adam Madd cruises in with a chilled sunday afternoon beachside vibing mix.
Tim Light brings us a real driving tech house banger.
James Tobin’s remix is something you would easily find playing in any big club!
Skorpio goes sidewards with a bit of a minimalistic electronica mix
Darren Somerville bring back the banging house sound
And finally, Terry Moyaz and Captain Kuda give a nice big room sound with a bit of original rapping thrown in at the end!
Running is out December via Hi-Tech Records
Dastardlyd posted an article in Magazine,At first glance, Brisbane DJ DefWill appears to be going from strength to strength, balancing university studies, events management roles for festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Live Large, DJing some of the deepest techno rhythms at some of the primest techno parties on the east coast of Oz and also that he has never let the fact that he is deaf hold him back. Though if one takes the time to look (and talk) a little deeper it becomes clear that he, like many of us, carries burdens that are well beyond his control and the weight of which has been known to bring even the strongest of us down.
New OzClubbers writer Dastardly Kuts gets deep with DefWill.
NathanJones posted an article in Magazine,From the DJ’s perspective; since Larry Levan’s early days at the Paradise Garage, the remix – or playing different versions of songs – was one of the first notable aspects of what we now know as DJ Culture. His ethic of refreshing successful dancefloor movers in the late seventies passed down generations of DJ has been long-established as almost a perfunctory task, almost a must-do to be undertaken by the disk jockey.
BrendanClay posted a topic in Sydney,Here is a fresh new mix from us—and one that definitely gives us the warm and fuzzies!
So, our 'Attic' brand as a whole, the music we push—and, indeed, Andrew and I as individual DJs—is often centred around music on the lower, slower, deeper, warm-up tip. That is a label we've always worn with pride.
Elektropanda posted an article in Magazine,Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture.
Nobody has received reputation this week.