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    • 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:
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       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.’
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      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
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      Instagram: @carlandericsmobiledisco
      Website: carlcox.com
      Twitter: @Carl_Cox
      Facebook: @carlcox247

    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28.
      Avicii's club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora.
      His representative said in a statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.
      "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time."
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      The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits The electronic dance music (EDM) star, who reportedly made $250,000 (£180,000) a night on tour, had struggled with some health issues in the past, having his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014.
      He announced his retirement from touring in 2016, partly because of the health problems.
      "I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist," he said at the time.
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      The EP, Avĩci (01), was nominated for a Billboard music award for top electronic album just days before his death.
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      Former Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules, who often performed alongside him, said his biggest achievement was being the first electronic dance star to break America.
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      US band Imagine Dragons tweeted: "Working with him was one of my favourite collaborative moments. Far too young. The world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art."
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      An enchanting artist
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      Confetti cannons and bass drops aside, his shows encapsulated the inclusive, everyone-welcome philosophy that led him to collaborate with Coldplay, Nile Rodgers and Antony Hegarty as well as bluegrass and metal musicians in the studio.
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    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
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      Event: Carl Cox and Eric Powell's Mobile Disco
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      Location: ULU Cliffhouse, Bali
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      https://twitter.com/Carl_Cox
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      ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
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