Jump to content
×
  • Can you help us?

    If you have some serious passion for your local scene, and are interested in helping us build Australia's newest electronic music community, hit on the Apply Now button below to become an Ozclubbers contributor!

    Apply Now

     

Add Your Event for FREE
Invite A Friend


  • Similar Content

    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      Basement Jaxx LIVE on stage, magically re-imagined with a full Orchestra & their legendary singers
      TEG Dainty and Nice Events are excited to announce that esteemed electronic music duo Basement Jaxx will bring their orchestral live show to Australia in April 2019.
       
      The tour opens up in Melbourne on Saturday 13 April and moves on to Sydney on Sunday 14 April before winding up in Brisbane on Thursday 18 April.
      Tickets go on sale at 10am local time on Friday 14 December for the three-city tour.
       
       
      Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe (better known as Basement Jaxx) are double BRIT and GRAMMY award winning artists who have graced the biggest stages across the world, including: headlining the main stage at Glastonbury Festival, Hyde Park in London and The Hollywood Bowl.
       
      Following on from their ground-breaking 2011 album collaboration with The Metropole Orkest and the now seminal LIVE shows that accompanied it in London & the Netherlands, Basement Jaxx will unveil a new and updated version of the project as they creatively collide LIVE on stage with Sydney’s The Metropolitan Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House, as well as stops in Melbourne & Brisbane.
       
      Comprising magical re-interpretations of all the Basement Jaxx floor-fillers, as well as specially commissioned new work and a few surprises along the way, the show will also feature legendary Jaxx singers Vula & Sharlene Hector on powerhouse vocal duties.
       
      Basement Jaxx are no strangers to Aussie shores and have thrilled audiences over the years with their massive hit records including: ‘Red Alert,’ ‘Rendez-Vu,’ ‘Jump N Shout,’ ‘Bingo Bango,’ ‘Romeo,’ ‘Where’s Your Head At,’ ‘Do Your Thing,’ ‘Good Luck,’ ‘Oh My Gosh,’ ‘Hush Boy’ & many more! They’ve collaborated with the likes of: Robyn, Sam Sparro, Dizzee Rascal and have remixed for the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Mary J Blige and more.
       
      Landing in Australia in 2019, these shows promise to be a remarkable re-imagining of one of dance music’s most influential recording artists, in an extraordinary classical & contemporary re-boot of their original LIVE show.
       
      Catch Basement Jaxx Vs. The Metropolitan Orchestra LIVE on stage in Australia this coming April.
       
       “A meeting of expertly crafted pop songs, dynamic arrangements and an orchestra that fizzes with vigour, this might just be the best thing Basement Jaxx have put their minds to” - London Evening Standard
       “Sparkling, rich, witty & fun” – The Daily Telegraph, UK
       “This isn’t the simple orchestration of a few old hits, but their transformation into a theatrical revue of cinematic sweep that leaves everyone grinning.
      What a show.” – The Independent, UK
       
      TOUR DATES:
      MELBOURNE - Saturday 13 April – Margaret Court Arena
      SYDNEY - Sunday 14 April – Sydney Opera House
      BRISBANE - Thursday 18 April – QPAC
       
      General public tickets on-sale date:
      10am local time on Friday 14 December from: www.tegdainty.com 
       
       

    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      Despite the hectic tour schedule, his weekly A State Of Trance radio show and all preparations for his unique Gaia show during Amsterdam Dance Event next week, Armin van Buuren hasn’t been sitting still in the studio. Today, the Grammy-nominated, globally renowned artist unleashed a brand-new single called ‘Wild Wild Son’, released on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music.
       
      Armin van Buuren: “Many people ask me what songs of mine I’m most proud of. All tracks are my babies, but some tracks I just have more of a connection with, simply because of the time I spent on it or the emotion attached to it. In this case, ‘Wild Wild Son’ is about Sam Martin’s (then unborn) son. I fell so much in love with the song because I recognize the love I feel for my own son. I also really went the extra mile with the production, recording real drums (Koen) and real strings. It was almost a year in the making. It’s a little different from my previous work and a big step for me personally.”
       
      Helmed by sublime piano chords and wonderful, guiding vocals, ‘Wild Wild Son’ sees Armin van Buuren go down the cross-genre road to come up with an absolute masterpiece. Moving, hopeful and honest, it features the vocals of singer-songwriter Sam Martin, who worked with David Guetta on international hits such as ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Lovers On The Sun’. The release of the single, which coincides with the launch of a phenomenal official music video, also bears an empowering message; the song was written by Sam Martin as a message to his unborn son, encouraging him to follow his heart and dreams, and run free.

       
      BUY/STREAM:
      https://Xelon.lnk.to/WildWildSon  
       
    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      One of the Pioneers of the dance music world: Sister Bliss from Faithless, will be touching down in Sydney this December for the first time in 10 years. Currently playing in some of the world’s hottest clubs, Sister Bliss will excite her Aussie fans with an exclusive Faithless DJ set, but she's taken time out of her busy tour planning to chat with Ozclubbers' @GALLEON and @Adam Madd.
       
       
      You’ve been around music since you were 5, but what first drew you into the electronic music scene and what inspired you to start DJing?
      I think the otherworldly sounds of synthesisers and drum machines grabbed me in the 80's, and that morphed into what became acid house. 
      The whole scene inspired me - I was collecting records, listening to pirate radio, going to warehouse parties and clubs, and couldn't get enough of this incredible new sound. 
      I used to make mixtapes with my friend - all my 12's on one side, and all hers on the other -so I guess the natural progression was to start DJing. 
       
       
      What can we expect from your sets in Australia this year? Will you be getting out some of the classics, focusing on new content or both?
      I'll be playing a mixture of pretty upfront music as well as some of the classics, and special edits of Faithless material - I have a weekly global radio show " Sister Bliss in Session " - and that really keeps me on top of new releases - I like to look forward musically, as there is so much great music out there, as well as bringing the crowd pleasers! 
       
       
      You’ve been referred to as the “musical engine” of Faithless.  What can you tell us about the process you go through when creating new tracks?
      Its never just one process - for me it could be anything from playing around with a chord sequence, to a melody, or vocal, to how the drums inspire me… every day is different - but I can't write without a good bass sound! Once the rough ideas are down, then its always a process of refining it, maybe working with a vocalist if it feels like it needs a vocal, sometimes playing with it for months! - and then eventually road testing it in my DJ sets. 
       
       
      What's happening on the production front for you currently?
      We are working on a new Faithless album due to be released in 2019 so thats keeping  me busy!
       
       
      How do you feel becoming a mother affected your music career?
      I think its mainly affected the amount of touring I've been able to do - I've been very lucky in that my son was able to travel with me on some DJ tours and with Faithless until he started school. Now, I've had to be more selective about when I can tour  - if they are longer and don't work with school holidays it can be a logistic nightmare with childcare! 
      i have to be very organised with my time which can be tough- for example having spent years in studios until 4am - which is sometimes when the creative juices flow - is just not feasible now. 
      I think working mothers have a tough gig - especially when you're self employed - if you don't work there is no safety net whatsoever. 
      I don't think people realise that within dance music or DJing as a career, there is no maternity pay, no sick pay, no pension - it can be pretty precarious, especially for those just starting out. 
       
       
      If you had the power to change one thing in the electronic music scene, what would that be and why?
      I think awareness of the things I mentioned above is important - and recently there has been a bit more of a discussion around mental health which is helpful. 
      This scene has become a way of life for so many people - and as an industry happens to generate a huge amount of money globally - so respect and support is needed for those in our industry - not just the superstar DJ's and artists but all those who make their job possible. 
       
       
      What would be your most memorable gig to date?
      I've been very lucky to have had so many memorable gigs - most recently playing a festival in Sarajevo was very emotional for me - I'd never played there before - but before the show I was speaking to people about their experiences during the war when they were under siege - which was very powerful and humbling. 
      There were also bullet holes in many buildings - a stark reminder of the snipers that lined the streets so recently -I dont think we can't begin to imagine how terrifying it was being shot at on a daily basis, and how normal life was just impossible. 
      Its very rare I tear up during a DJ set - but the lyrics - especially of the Faithless music I played that night felt extra resonant - and extra urgent as many parts of the world seem to be plunging into a very hateful place!  
       
       
      What are your current top 3 records right now?
      Like most of the world top Oz boy Fisher's "Losing It" is a dance floor weapon,  The Chemical Borthers are back on form with " Free Yourself" and a lovely sunrise number called "Together" from R&D 
       
       
      Are there any artists that you would recommend our readers check out?
      Really liking Circle Sky, also a rapper called Gaika, and on the pop side loving Christine & the Queens. 
       
       
      Lastly, can you tell us some interesting or unusual story from your (over) 20 years of touring?  (Our readers are pretty open minded, so no need to hold back)
      There are plenty I could tell you but what goes on tour, stays on tour!
       
       

      Faithless DJ Set - Tickets available below
       
      Perth:
      Saturday 1st December:  http://bit.ly/OneFineDay2018
       
      Sydney: (Rodd Richards Presents)
      Sunday 2nd December: https://bit.ly/2MplyHs
       
      Wellington:
      Thursday 6th December:  Sold Out
       
      Auckland:
      Friday 7th December: Sold Out
       
      Melbourne:
      Saturday 9th December: http://revolverupstairs.com.au 
       
       
       
       
       
    • Adam Madd
      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.

       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      Friday 8th June – Hisense Arena, Melbourne (SOLD OUT!!)
      Saturday 9th June – Exhibition Halls, Sydney Showground (1st, 2nd, 3rd Release SOLD OUT, now onto FINAL RELEASE)
      Set Times will be released this Wednesday.  Check the ‘Symbiotic Presents’ Facebook page for more details!!
      Tickets on Sale Now: aboveandbeyond.nu/australia
      For more info, go to: www.symbiotic.net.au
      www.facebook.com/symbioticpresents
      www.instagram.com/symbioticpresents
      http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu
      https://www.facebook.com/aboveandbeyond
      https://twitter.com/aboveandbeyond
      https://www.instagram.com/aboveandbeyond
       
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Privacy Policy, and Guidelines