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
Following on from highly praised single Faith alongside Stace Cadet and Yeah Boy, Benson gets set to release the ultimate Faith remix package. Enlisting fellow comrades Motez, Kyle Watson and Holmes John to flaunt their rework skills on the single, check out the Faith (Remixes) via Medium Rare Recordings.
Motez is the first of the three revered producers to work their magic on the heavenly original. With deep pulsing drum lines and euphoric rhythms, Motez takes Faith to wondrously sacred heights. Meanwhile, Kyle Watson delivers not only a earth shattering remix but a glorious dub of the miraculous single. Elsewhere, we witness high riser Holmes John step up to demonstrate his skills on the majestic remix package, ascending dancefloors to darker dimensions of biblical proportion.
Having already had an exceptional year, Benson’s career continues to skyrocket. The Australian producer has accumulated millions of streams with the likes of originals including Hold Out and a remix of Stace Cadet’s High. Not stopping there, Benson is also dominating our airwaves with national airplay whilst securing an in demand residency slot with triple J. Gig-wise, Benson impressively launched a sold-out headline tour. Clearly demonstrating himself as an artist of prominence, we can’t wait to see where Benson takes us next on his musical journey.
Meanwhile, fellow friend and producer Motez continues to push the boundaries of your regular house producer that goes unrivalled. His tantalising skills within the booth and studio have landed him remix opportunities for the likes of Disclosure, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding whilst releasing a slew of hefty originals including The Future which garnered support from BBC Radio 1 and triple J as well as amassing over 12 million streams. Also demonstrating flawless remix artistry, Kyle Watson has crafted an impressively unique style that has secured him remixes with the likes of Rudimental, ZHU, Oliver Heldens and more, whilst rising artist Holmes John continues to rise above the ranks with his stand out production capabilities.
Benson ft. Stace Cadet & Yeah Boy – Faith (Remixes) are out now via Medium Rare Recordings!
By Adam Madd
Corey Layzell is an up and coming artist that boasts over 3m Spotify streams from his steady flow of self-releases. Known as orchestral pop, Corey is a self-taught musician that quickly garnered support from BBC introducing and various New Music Friday playlists. His new single, These Hands, is another emotive exploration of his more pop tinged song writing style.
This Essex based singer/songwriter derived his sound from an obsession with choral work, and piano accompaniment. Previous releases include equally ambitious Broken Crayons, Blind and What Love Is all feature his own lyrics, melodies, accompaniment and vocals. Enjoying solo work, Corey always promises a vocal heavy extravaganza after carefully crafted his sound from genuine musical curiosity within the home. A few years later and his skillset amasses over six instruments… and counting!
Described as ‘wild and fantastic’ by BBC Introducing’s Ollie Winniberg, Corey has a side to him that feels refreshingly untamed and utterly authentic. Corey uses heartfelt, guttural vocals to depict real life struggles after his journey from a hard upbringing, to his eventually happily ever after. Still making music from his hometown, Corey draws influence from pop giants like Sia and Ed Sheeran.
New single These Hands brims with pop infused harmonies and Corey’s obvious melisma skills. Fighting for love once more, this is a powerful and undeniably beautiful depiction of the shameless risk one takes when falling in love. Dream like melodies lure you in, before soaring high into an epic final chorus that showcases a battle for the ultimate love story.
Corey Layzell – These Hands is out now.
By Adam Madd
After a huge run of sold out shows in 2018, the worlds leading house music label Defected Records returns to the Australasia region in early 2019 and will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth for some very special shows.
Line-up drops Monday 12th Nov
Special Ozclubbers priced tickets for Melbourne and Sydney are available after the lineup drops using Moshtix code "ozclubbers"
8th Feb - Defected Melbourne @ Shed9
Shed9 is part of a cultural, community, entertainment and events hub in the booming Docklands region. It is superbly positioned just 350 metres out into Victoria Harbour and surrounded by water on three sides. This venue will be an extra special stop of the tour as it is the place where it all started for Defected in Melbourne, at the infamous Alumbra.
9th Feb - Defected Sydney @ Greenwood
Greenwood's converted church boasts an open-air terrace situated in the heart of the city that has played host to house music royalty from all over the globe, and after how last year went down - we are very excited for the return
15th Feb - Defected Brisbane @ Prohibition
Prohibition is situated in Brisbane's booming Fortitude Valley precinct and is a home of house music within the area. After hosting a highly successful show for Defected in 2018, we are very excited to be bringing the brand back in a larger format for 2019
16th Feb - Defected Perth @ The Oasis
The Oasis is Perth's newest inner city pop-up venue which will boast an alluring open-air setting perfect for a day-to-night Defected dance.
General Release tickets available now via Moshtix.
By Adam Madd
NYC’s subway buskers turned Beyonce collaborators Too Many Zooz and UK producer KDA have called upon the production talents of Armand Van Helden for a club-primed rework of Warriors. The original, featuring UK #1 producer KDA, has been played 45 times by Radio 1, was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World, featured as the official track for London Pride, and has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify. With a fresh new remix on the cards courtesy of Armand Van Helden, Warriors is poised to be elevated to new heights over the coming months.
Too Many Zooz started off life as buskers on NYC’s long and winding subway system. Fast-forward just a few years and the brass-house trio have reached heights they never thought possible: from guesting on Beyonce’s Lemonade to selling out shows in the blink of an eye across Europe and the US. Composed of dancing sax wizard, Leo P, the ferocious percussionist King of Sludge and nimble-fingered trumpeter Matt Doe, Too Many Zooz are getting bigger and bigger. Hard on the heels of playing Good Morning Britain last month, there’s seemingly no end to the NYC trio’s meteoric success.
KDA is a South London boy who has an equally impressive command of the commercial realm as he does the underground. He’s the name behind the UK#1, Platinum certified single Turn the Music Louder featuring Katy B and Tinie Tempah, as well as Just Say with Tinashe and the socially conscious new underground dance single Hate Me. His first-hand experience of London’s underground club culture has cemented KDA as a highly regarded dance music authority. His DJ support is an endless list of equally varied tastemakers including the likes of Jackmaster, Seth Troxler, Black Madonna and Jamie Jones.
With over 20 years’ experience as one of the world’s most in demand DJs, Armand Van Helden is a name that needs little introduction. The Boston-born dance music authority has dominated the charts with singles ‘Witch Doktor’ in 1997, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ back in 1999, and ‘My My My’ in 2005. He’s released countless club tracks, old and new, that continue to leave their unmistakable mark on the dance music world. Whether he’s DJing the world’s biggest dance spaces or hard at work in his natural habitat, the studio, Armand Van Helden’s talent and reputation is unparalleled.
“Armand has such a creative way of bringing new shapes and colors out of a song, and he did this brilliantly on the Warrior’s remix. It reminds us of those old UK dance records that we love, with that familiar charming energy of the kick and hats mixed with resonant filter sweeps on the trumpets and saxes. Two words: BIG CHUNE!!!!!!!” - MATT
Armand Van Helden’s dance-floor ready remix of Warriors demonstrates all the hallmarks of a club classic. Replete with gargantuan 909 four to the floor beats and deep, billowing basses that underpin Too Many Zooz’ and KDA’s unmistakable ‘brass-house’ sound, the Boston dance music aficionado has provided a heady remix worthy to be played in the world’s most esteemed club spaces.
Too Many Zooz VS KDA – Warriors (Armand Van Helden Remix) is out on 17th August 2018 via Ministry Of Sound.
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Armand Van Helden
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.