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    • 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
      Rising L.A.-based ambient electronic artist shallou proudly releases his new single 'count on' today, as his mammoth 20 date, sold out North American headline tour draws to an end. 'count on' sees shallou (real name Joe Boston) apply his trademark fragile, emotionally-laden narrative over soulful melody and otherworldly, pulsating beats; it's a beautiful moment to mark the end of a huge touring schedule and to see out what can only be described as a life-changing year for the prodigious artist.
      The Maryland-born producer has had an exceptional 2018, performing worldwide, including a sold-out London date, and garnering over 235 million collective streams of his releases to date. He has been championed by FADER, Complex, NYLON, Clash, SPIN, SiriusXM and even had his face adorning a billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
       
      In tandem with the release, shallou has unveiled a new video, which was filmed in a beautiful Icelandic setting - watch it here. As with his exquisitely curated Nomad Series before this, the clip is a stunning visual accompaniment to his sounds.
       
      The single release is the follow up to shallou's seven track 'Souls EP', which was released earlier this year boasting a dynamic list of collaborators (Kasbo, RIAH, Cody Lovaas + more). Expect more music to come in 2019.
       
      BUY/STREAM:
      https://shallou.lnk.to/counton
       
      WATCH:
      https://shallou.lnk.to/counton-video
       

    • 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 
       
       
       
       
       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      OzClubbers Feature
      ICARUS - Man of the Land (feat. Real Lies)
      Release date: Friday 2nd November

       
      Their last track ‘Echoes’ hit #3 on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart  Annie Mac has been a long-term admirer, not only picking four consecutive singles as her Hottest Record but also booking them for her Lost & Found Festival. Currently the duo are on tour Rüfüs Du Sol for North American shows which culminates with three nights at New York’s Terminal 5, and then are also special guests at various UK shows.  “The Bristol-based brotherly duo have established themselves as out of the box thinkers.” – Mixmag “Clearly illustrates why the duo is being heralded as one of the UK's most promising talents at the moment.” – Earmilk  
      Fresh from releasing their latest track ‘Echoes’ which hit #3 on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart, Bristol’s innovative crossover production duo Icarus have teamed up with London trio Real Lies for their new single ‘Man of the Land’.
       
      Both ‘Man of the Land’ and ‘Echoes’ feature on Icarus’s new EP ‘This Must Be The Place’ which follows on November 30th. The EP represents Icarus’s latest longer form conceptual project after releasing the ‘In The Dark’ EP earlier this year.
       
      ‘Man of the Land’ represents the darker, cinematic extreme of Icarus’s sonic spectrum. The hypnotic beat captures the feeling of pounding the city streets late at night before the drop accentuates its dramatic feel. It’s a track which finds Icarus strengthening the evocative atmospheric qualities of past tracks such as ‘No Sleep’ and ‘Hiding’.
       
      Real Lies’ lyrics delve into the experiences of a transient character whose solitary life on the capital’s empty streets is set against the contrast of its hectic late night bars. It captures a feeling of urban anxiety that could only be nocturnal London. As the song’s narrator notes, “I come from Cally Road, not California.”
       
      Widely praised for their self-titled debut album, Noisey summarised Real Lies’ approach by stating, “Although an echo chamber of past influences mixed with the contemporary ambience of Burial or Jamie xx, their defining factor is the thoroughly modern ennui that infects their lyrics.”
       
      Icarus explain the EP’s concept: “The theme of this EP is based around always moving from one place to the next, or running away – as well as the thoughts, feelings and emotions which come from living this way. There are moments of feeling free from being tied down and having endless possibilities. But there’s also a loneliness and anxiety that comes from simply moving on rather than addressing your problems. It’s not about making a judgment on people who are in that situation, it’s just an exploration of a yin-and-yang lifestyle.”
       
      Since debuting in 2015 with the ‘Don’t Cry Wolf’ EP, ICARUS have progressed from being a hotly-tipped name to become a regular fixture on daytime radio. Annie Mac has been a long-term admirer, not only picking four consecutive singles as her Hottest Record (‘Love Has Come Around’,‘King Kong’, ‘Trouble’ and ‘No Sleep’) but also booking them for her Lost & Found Festival.
       
      ICARUS’s other radio highlights include a sun-scorched set at Radio 1 Live in Ibiza and contributing an Essential Mix for Pete Tong. In addition to Annie Mac, their other supporters at radio have included Pete Tong, Phil Taggart, Danny Howard, MistaJam, Monki and Alice Levine. Their wide-ranging list of fans also includes Pendulum, who invited them to remix their classic track ‘Tarantula’ from their all-star collabs album ‘The Reworks’.
       
      Earlier this year, ICARUS debuted their full live band show which they then took on a headline tour and then to the South West Four Weekender. They’re now poised to hit the road with Australia's own Rüfüs Du Sol on their ‘Solace’ tour: first with a run of North American shows which culminates with three nights at New York’s Terminal 5, and then as special guests at various UK shows.
       
      Buy/stream: https://sweatitout.lnk.to/MOTL
      Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thisisicarus/man-of-the-land-feat-real-lies
    • 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.

       
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