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
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
By Adam Madd
Hardwell is the seasoned-veteran DJ/producer that’s behind Spinnin’s mammoth new tune. Boasting multiple international new music Friday playlists already, How You Love Me is a pop infused single that features the hugely respected artists, Conor Maynard and Snoop Dogg.
As one of the leading pioneers in the world of electronic music, Hardwell runs his award-winning label as well as directing award-winning documentaries. All whilst tending to a cool 9 million on Facebook (and rising). Hardwell’s impressive plethora of work includes collaborations with Craig David, Jason Derulo and Austine Mahone. Having filled numerous headline slots at the biggest world-wide events, Hardwell has graced the stages of Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza among others. Recently expanding his extensive reach with unique projects such as a live orchestra show at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. In addition, his Indian United We Are and Guestlist4good charity shows saw remarkable attendance. A hundred thousand people joined in order to aid children educationally within the Magic Bus program.
Pop sensation Conor Maynard is an artist who also boasts many strings to his bow. As the man behind vast Spotify streams, Conor’s incessantly up beat personality and determination has seen him gain the role of Charlie Price in the Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots, chart in over 25 countries, and reach an incredible 118m streams with another Spinnin release, Whenever.
Continuously pushing boundaries, Hardwell has delivered a smooth slice of tropical pop. Kicking off with the iconic voice of Snoop Dogg, Conor Maynard follows with a heavy dose of pop flavour with the subtle addition of shy Conor styled sexiness. How You Love Me is a sunny exploration from three monster’s in the music industry, flexing their musical muscles to provide us with a champagne filled celebration with the swagger of smug love.
Hardwell – How You Love Me (feat. Snoop Dogg & Conor Maynard) is out now.
By Adam Madd
The ultimate New Year’s Day Disco, combined with laid-back Byron Bay vibes & lake views, is back for 2019!
Grab the squad, come down to the green, join the Greenfields team and the Brunch Affairs crews and see out the first day of 2019 off with a bang! If you like your music funky, then come and check out the House Master’s in the mix: DJ Spen // Dr Packer // BOOGS + more!
Sunset Safari New Year’s Day 2019 - Greenfields Albert Park, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 1st January (NYD)
Time: 1pm – 1am
Where: Greenfields, Albert Park – Corner Lakeside Drive & Queens Road, Albert Park
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269052340624628/
Eventbrite Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-years-day-at-greenfields-albert-park-sunset-safari-tickets-52515211411
DJ SPEN (Quantize Recordings)
Dr Packer (Glitterbox | Defected)
BOOGS (Thick As Thieves)
Sean Marchetti ( LIVE )
Also, a limited amount of Booths will be available on the day for $2500 which includes: 10x Tickets & 1L Belvedere vodka. Contact: email@example.com for more details
US house icon DJ Spen first laid his hand on the decks at the age of thirteen while growing up in his native city of Baltimore - he hasn’t looked back since.
Also known as Sean Spencer, the talented DJ and producer began his illustrious career in the mid-’80s as a hip-hop radio DJ making beats under the moniker Numarx, responsible for writing and recording 'Girl You Know It’s True,' later covered and made into a smash hit by Milli Vanilli. The years that followed saw DJ Spen move away from hip-hop and towards the classic Chicago house sound that would define his productions for years to come, after joining forces with famed production collective The Basement Boys. Working under the name Jasper Street Co., DJ Spen released his first 12″ through Basement Boys Records in 1995, the energetic gospel house cut ‘A Feeling.’ This was the first in a lauded series of releases for the label that brought Spen commercial and dancefloor success over the next decade, earning him international recognition as a house music pioneer. In 2004, DJ Spen split from Basement Boys, releasing through Black Vinyl Records and his own label Code Red before founding his second imprint Quantize Recordings, which has since become a regular outlet for his music. Alongside his own productions, DJ Spen has built a reputation as a talented and prolific remix artist, putting his own unique stamp on pop anthems from Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Everything but the Girl, Toni Braxton and more. If that isn’t enough, he’s still spinning eclectic and soulful jams in clubs across the globe, further establishing his status as an eminent figure in house music, both past and present.
Dr Packer is an alias of West Australian DJ/Producer Greg Packer, set up for Remixes & Edits of mainly retro music such as 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Soul, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Reggae. Greg although known more for ‘Liquid Drum & Bass’ regularly plays sets of ‘Old School Funk, Disco & Hip Hop. Greg purchased his first record in 1982 at the age of 10. That record was ‘Grandmaster Flash – The Message’! Greg grew up in Northampton in the UK, frequently listening to his mother’s disco records (to which he says he had no choice!). In the 70’s it wasn’t uncommon to hear music such as ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ or ‘And The Beat Goes On’ played in the house, so the disco thing really was his first introduction to music, records became his life and he has collected 25,000+ over the years. Dr Packer has quickly become a mainstay in the sets of some of the biggest names in the disco world with the likes of Greg Wilson, Hot Toddy, Fingerman, Joey Negro and Norman Jay regularly featuring his edits in their performances. All of this support helped Dr Packer to be voted #1 in the Traxsource Top 20 Nu Disco Artists midway through 2015. At the end of the year Dr Packer came in at #4 in the Top 100 Disco Artists
Boogs is one of the true leaders of Melbourne’s underground club scene. Supremely talented, original and never reliant on trends, fads or visiting international DJs, his 7am residency at Revolver Sundays is one of the most celebrated, unique and infamous gigs in town. His three-hour sets attract a vibrant, loyal and seriously up-for-it crowd each and every week. Combining his incredible technical skills with an ear for the best new music, Boogs has consistently maintained a standard in excellence that sets him apart as a truly gifted DJ, inspiring both young and old generations alike. Always visionary and ahead of the pack with the freshest sounds, his reign over the Melbourne club scene spans almost 15 years and his influence stretches across Australia and beyond. The hugely popular Boogs’ Podcast is helping to develop a whole new legion of fans as more and more people discover his music online. As Boogs continues to inspire and entertain, the talent and vision that cemented his place at the top of Melbourne club culture is now more prominent than ever.
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.