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    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
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      YET AGAIN, Brisbane is being spoilt for choice as another great artist is set to return to the garden Capulet this weekend. OzClubbers was lucky enough to have a very candid chat with Jody ahead of this weekend's show brought to you by Lemon & Lime.
      As always with OzClubbers we like to keep it local and ask questions that the fans themselves want to know.  This Q&A was developed in collaboration with our very own Anjuna Brisbane crew!  Big ups to A.B.C Crew Admin Jason Whyte and crew member Riley Keatch.
       
        Artist Name: Jody Wisternoff
      Label: Anjunadeep
      What’ve you got planned for us here in Brisbane on September 16?
       
      Gonna be road testing a lot of new material from Anjunadeep10 which is nearing completion, a few new JW remixes, some classic WOW and just a bunch of hot shit basically! It’s gonna be a day to remember!
      You’ve been to Brisbane a few times – what do you like about?
       
      The parties are always daytime which I’m a huge fan of. This is a concept we’ve really embraced with the Anjunadeep open air events this summer! Capulet is such a fun spot to play, super intimate and a lovely friendly crowd. I usually end up getting kidnapped and going out afterwards too.
      How do you prepare for a set when you’re travelling?
       
      By listening to new music with my ears lol. But seriously, decent noise cancelling headphones are essential (BOSE) and a lot of planning in Rekordbox and Ableton. I generally like to map out my sets beforehand, although things usually change in the heat of the moment…
      Any thoughts on the progressive scene at the moment?
       
      In its broadest sense ie. including deep house/melodic techno/desert music etc, I think the scene is super healthy at the moment, worldwide!  Our Anjunadeep parties are starting to get booked at some of the best venues in the world. Printworks in London coming up for example. The show we did at Mirage in Brooklyn in the summer sold more tickets than a lot of the super trendy hipster parties around at that time.  Asia seems to be an expanding market for our sound right now too. So all in all I feel things are rocking at the moment!
      How is the progressive scene different to other crowds? Eg a techno or EDM crowd.
       
      I don’t really go to many techno parties and I know the EDM crowd is mostly very young. What I can say about the crowds we seem to pull is that people are generally extremely friendly and really care about the music. We get quite a few young ones (recent converts from trance) a few old ravers and everything in between - plus a good female to male ratio!
       
      Our scene here is relatively small - as a DJ do you have any thoughts on keeping the scene alive?
       
      Of course, because the scene is my livelihood pretty much. I can only do my bit really, a small cog in a big wheel.
      You got into music at the early age. What’s around these days that parents could show their kids to get them interested in making electronic music?
       
      I would suggest FL Studio (fruity loops) or garage band as an entry point. However, I did recently install FL Studio on my daughter’s laptop as an attempt to train her up as my young padwan but she only seems interested in playing Simms lol.
      Any work started on Anjunadeep 10?
       
      It’s nearing completion and I’ll be road testing some of it at the Brisbane show.
      Who’s your favourite producer?
       
      Volen Sentir.
      What do you listen to in your downtime?
       
      A lot of oldskool hiphop (1986 - 1990) and Rave (1990 – 1991) eg. before the BPM’s went crazy and it all got corny. Not much country music, although I do love the soundtrack to Crazy Heart!
       
      For more information
      https://www.facebook.com/jodywisternoff
       
      Check out his latest promo mix here:
      https://soundcloud.com/jodywisternoff/jody-wisternoff-august-2018-soundcloud-dj-mix
       
      Tickets are on final release so if haven't got a ticket for the show this Sunday 16th September get in quick!
       
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1082244951931342/

    • GALLEON
      By GALLEON
      After the release of their newest track "Don't Stop Believin" and the press that Mash'd N Kutcher have received from the Frank Walker prank, our Brisbane writer, @GALLEON takes some time out with the boys.
       
      GALLEON: So thanks for taking the time to have a chat to us. Briefly tell us how Mash'd N Kutcher was born all those years ago.
       
      Mash’d N Kutcher: Watching two and a half men when Ashton joined the cast while simultaneously juggling making mashups on soundcloud and trying to come up with a name. All just fell together really!
       
      G: There is no denying you guys are known for hilariously trolling crowds. But...Frank? What made you guys expand Mr Walker's business dealings into Germany?
      MnK: Grew up listening to him on the radio in mum’s car so figured the rest of the world couldn’t miss out haha
       
      G: Tell us about some of the more notable reactions you have got from your pranks?
      MnK: Essentially just doing the unexpected! Anywhere we can have a little fun we seize the opportunity really
       
      G: You guys have had an on point formula of reworking classic tracks into a current and commercially successful sound. How do you guys choose the right classic to reinvent?
      MnK: We try and go for one hit wonders, this seems to keep everyone happy and avoids the risk of butchering songs that probably shouldn’t be touched. For example we wouldn’t touch songs from bands like linkin Park, green day, chilli peppers etc... people grew up and connected with these records at really important times of their lives and the risk of spoiling that is far too much to warrant messing with a classic in some cases!
       
      G: You have reworked the Journey classic 'Don't Stop Believein' into a 2018 bigroom stomper. How did this new mix come about and how did you choose the vocalist?
      MnK: Great description haha! We actually contacted our friend who is the lead singer of the potbelleez and asked him who he thought best for the job, without hesitation he recommend Addison and he’s nailed it. Couldn’t have asked for a better match!
       
      G: Gig wise, what's on the cards for Mash'd N Kutcher in the next 12 months or so?
      MnK: Beginning now to creep our way into the larger festivals and stages which is exciting! We’re now starting to play some of the bigger stages in EU and Asia etc so more of that!
       
      G: Which artists are on your radar ready to blow up in the next year?
      MnK: Ones to watch would be Jaysounds, Sÿde, Chris royal, Tyron Hapi!
       
       
      G: What would be your most notable gig or memory playing together?
      MnK: There’s been a few! Playing in our hometown of Brisbane is always a treat though, as our friends and family can actually get around it and come to a show!
       
      G: There's a fair bit of info about Mash'd N Kutcher already floating around, but tell us something people don't know about you guys.
      MnK: As playing a show usually follows dinner, one of us will usually burp on stage mid show which will involve the other having to smell it, sometimes causing a full blown argument on stage masked by smiles in front of the crowd who are none the wiser.
       
       
      For more info, go to:
      https://www.mashdnkutcher.com
      https://twitter.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://www.instagram.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://soundcloud.com/mashdnkutcher
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      Following unprecedented demand and the subsequent success of the first ever Road To ULTRA Australia in February of 2018, ULTRA Worldwide has announced the massive expansion of the globally renowned festival to two cities across the Australian continent.  The inaugural edition’s colossal splash at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl, prompted the expansion of the event to two full-scale festivals for the sophomore instalment in 2019.  ULTRA Worldwide will return to Melbourne with world-class talent on 23rd February and will head to Sydney for the first time on the 24th.  Details on tickets, line-up and venue will be revealed in the coming weeks.           ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 DATES:   Melbourne – 23 February, 2019   Sydney – 24 February, 2019   For more information, go to: http://www.ultraaustralia.com https://www.facebook.com/ultraaustralia https://twitter.com/ultraaustralia https://www.instagram.com/ultraaustralia
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      After the success of the very first overseas ‘Mobile Disco’ in recently, Carl and Eric are excited to announce the Australian & New Zealand tour dates for November 2018:
      Carl Cox and Eric Powell's Mobile Disco 2018! Featuring special guests: Cece Peniston (Finally) & Robin S (Show Me Love)
       Mobile Disco Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:
      17 November 2018 – Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2LnVIyw
      18 November 2018 – Waitiri Creek Winery, Gibbston Highway, NZ
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2HmQpx4
      24 November 2018 – Venue TBA, Canberra
      Tickets: TBA
      25 November 2018 – Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa Valley
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2JcXGFo
       Tickets will go on sale: Friday 8th June, 12pm AEST
       Music Policy: Funk, Disco, Soul Grooves
       About event: Carl & Eric will be doing what they do best! Digging deep through their extensive record collections and picking out their favourite soul, funk and disco tracks that they were brought up with and tracks that have influenced them over the years.  It’s a known fact that they have many gems in the archives!
       ‘Mobile Disco’ began in Melbourne, Australia with 150 of Carl & Eric’s closest friends.  It’s gotten bigger each year with more friends & jazz, funk and disco loving fans coming along for the ride.  ‘Mobile Disco’ is now a ‘Must Attend’ national tour playing to sold out boutique shows at some of the most picturesque locations across Australia.  They embarked overseas for the first time, grooving Bali in fine form only a couple of weeks ago and will be also heading to New Zealand this November. 
       Both Carl & Eric will be entertaining the crowd from the start of the day til the end and are also excited to announce that special guests: Cece Peniston & Robin S will be performing live on stage.  Cece Peniston and Robin S come from that amazing house music sweet spot of the 90s.  These diva vocalists arguably have the two most iconic classic genre defining vocal house tracks ever written. 
      So get those disco shoes ready, this is one Mobile Disco you won’t want to miss!!

      Cece Peniston: 

      Cece Peniston is an international icon having won numerous awards across her 25 year history in the Music Industry, including: ‘Best Artist,’ ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ & ‘Urban Award of Achievement’ to name a few.  As an Artist, Performer & Songwriter, she is considered one of the most successful dance/club artists in the history of U.S Billboard Dance / Club charts.  Her hit single ‘Finally’ is one of the biggest dance records in history, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.  Cece also has a very special connection to Australia with ‘Finally’ heavily featured in Australia’s most loved musical ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert.’
       For more info, go to:
      Twitter: @CeCe_Peniston
      Facebook: @therealccp
      Instagram: @cecepeniston 
      Robin S:
      Robin S is a chart-topping successful Singer & Songwriter behind the hit singles: ‘Show Me Love’ & ‘Luv 4 Love.’ ‘Show Me Love’ is one of the most recognized dance records of the 90s, Robin S went on to achieve ‘Best Dance Artist’ and ‘Best Dance Single’ at the Billboard Awards.  Having worked with some of the biggest producers including Todd Terry and Dave Morales, Robin S is sure to get the crowd dancing once that keyboard riff from ‘Show Me Love’ kicks off!
      For more info, go to:
      Twitter: @TheReal_Robin_S
      Facebook: @RobinS
      Instagram: @therealrobin_s
      For more info, go to:
      Facebook: @carlandericsmobiledisco
      Instagram: @carlandericsmobiledisco
      Website: carlcox.com
      Twitter: @Carl_Cox
      Facebook: @carlcox247

    • Elektropanda
      By Elektropanda
      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.


       
      The European Outlook festival is on the bucket list of most diehard DNB fans so to be offered an aussie installment was an absolute treat. Hosted by The Brightside in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the venue really suited the event.


       
      As I arrived I walked into a energetic vibe and the DNB was in full swing.  With a line up featuring artists from the UK and interstate I was spoiled for choice. One of my personal favourites De La Haye played b2b with Kosha D and played some really funky liquid drum and bass.


       
      The pair are always a treat to watch and they really set the mood for the event for me. Followed up by Static Structures featuring Baptiste and Dub Phizix feat Chunky who played some really nice deep DNB the artists were quality.

       

      The space was large enough for the crowd and drinks are actually really cheap at this venue with the option for food at the little food canteen out the front. The venue has a number of toilets inside which is awesome because generally there is never enough toilets for everyone. The only downfall to this event was the sound quality with the venue clearly due for an upgrade to their speakers.


       
      The after party kicked on at Capulet, which for me is one of my favourite venues in Brisbane. If you haven’t been to this bar make sure you go check it out. The after party filled the venue. There was many smiling faces, people were dancing and the music was perfect with Tech House playing. My personal favourite was 8Man & Walrii in the main bar and then the DNB in the side area at Montague. There is not much more you can really ask for with a combined event like this.


       
      Overall, I really enjoyed this event - the music, the performers, the punters, the venues were an excellent choice and the security at both events were actually pretty friendly. I saw some familiar faces at both events but also a few new faces, so it was nice to see this event drew out some new people.


       
      I can’t wait to see what else Quality Street brings to us in the future.

       
       
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