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Here is our recent set, recorded live at our Attic event at The Flinders a few weeks back, on warm-up duties for Nachtbraker.
Our intention was to get the bodies moving and booties shaking with more rolling, percussive selections from our collective boxes—these actually worked a treat, setting the scene nicely for the expected Nachtbraker destruction! ;)
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01 : Jesse Bru – ‘Stay For A While’ (Original Mix) [Pulse Msc]
02 : Lorca – ‘No Chains On Me’ (Original Mix) [Live Ones]
03 : Max Graef – ‘No. 5’ (Original Mix) [The Gym]
04 : Scissorwork – ‘Kissing’ (Original Mix) [Beats Of No Nation]
05 : Frits Wentink – ‘Geese’ (Original Mix) [Wolf Music Recordings]
06 : SlothBoogie – ‘Acid Fantasy’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie]
07 : Bas Roos – ‘Midnight People’ (Original Mix) [Exploited]
08 : Playin’ 4 The City – ‘Minor Track’ (Original Mix) [Plastik People]
09 : Franck Roger – ‘Ruffcut’ (Original Mix) [Rutilance Recordings]
10 : James Pepper – ‘Lover’ (Black Loops Remix) [Neovinyl Recordings]
11 : Sebb Junior – ‘Moving’ (Original Mix) [La Vie d’Artiste Music]
12 : Loods – ‘Around’ (Original Mix) [Steel City Dance Discs]
13 : Hector Couto – ‘Changes’ (Original Mix) [Brise Records]
14 : Crookers ft. Baxter – ‘Innocent’ (Kai Alce Distinctive Groove Dub) [Defected]
15 : Honey Dijon ft. Shaun J. Wright & Alinka – ‘808 State Of Mind’ (Original Mix) [Classic Music Company]
16 : Never Dull – ‘United, Under One Roof’ (Original Mix) [Large Music]
17 : Joe Corti – ‘Thinkin” (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
18 : AB/DC – ‘This Feelin” (Cody Currie Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
19 : Cody Currie – ‘Oderberger’ (Original Mix) [House Of Disco Records]
20 : Intr0beatz – ‘Just Feel’ (Original Mix) [Lagaffe Tales]
21 : Tech Support – ‘Excursion’ (Jesse Bru Remix) [Anti Skate]
22 : Adryiano – ‘On My Side’ (Original Mix) [Soul Notes]
23 : Bellaire – ‘Make Me Feel’ (Original Mix) [AOC Records]
24 : Demuja – ‘Arrested’ (Original Mix) [CDR]
25 : D’Angelo – ‘Spanish Joint’ (Joe Corti’s Edit) [China White]
26 : Paul Cut – ‘Nucleus’ (Original Mix) [Balance]
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By Adam Madd
Releasing their debut single ‘I Needed You feat. Nick De La Hoyde’ just last year, Sydney duo Boulevarde have impressed industry and fans alike with a songwriting sensibility well beyond their years. For the release of their follow up single ‘Plans’, they’ve teamed up with Melbourne singer/songwriter Aeora, who’s vocal delivery is nothing short of stunning; powerfully commanding whilst retaining beautifully raw and honest qualities.
Produced by the talented team over at Fat Poodle Productions, the release will be accompanied by the duo’s first official music video. Directed by award winning producer, Ellen Dedes-Vallas who’s previous work includes content for Nickelodeon and The Walt Disney Company, she finds a unique way of integrating Boulevarde and Aeora into the charming storyline of the clip.
On how the collaboration came to be, Boulevarde explains, “we’re always scouting for talented vocalists to work with, and we found this song on JJJ Unearthed by Aeora called Fenceline - it was so unique, so powerful and her vocal delivery just carried so much weight and emotion. It was one of those one’s where we were typing an email up before the song even ends.” WithAeora adding, “The lyrics and melodies came to me really quickly for this track. I was in this headspace of starting to realise I could feel content with how everything was going in my life and that I could just enjoy myself. I also really enjoyed the dynamic we created through working on this song together. It flowed really easily from my end when putting my ideas out there.”
Boulevarde’s new single ‘Plans’ is out now on Central Station Records.
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By Adam Madd
With all eyes on the debut of ULTRA Australia last weekend, both shows in Melbourne and Sydney on the 23rd and 24th of February were impeccably produced, record breaking events.
Kicking off at Melbourne’s stunning Flemington Racecourse before moving to the beautiful surroundings of Sydney’s Parramatta Park, the festival welcomed over 40,000 fans from across the globe to experience performances from the world’s most revered international artists.
For the first ULTRA Worldwide event of 2019, organisers pulled out all the stops, bringing their unparalleled production and world-class line-ups to Australia, giving fans the ultimate festival experience. Marshmello, ILLENIUM and Slushii commanded the Main stage with electrifying performances, while Martin Garrix worked the crowds into frenzy as the sun set. The Chainsmokers closed out both days to a rapturous response.
Making its much-anticipated debut on Australian shores, Joris Voorn was the first international act to take to the RESISTANCE stage. Nicole Moudaber and Dubfire’s sensational b2b performance kept the crowds coming in thick and fast, while techno titan Adam Beyer left fans quite literally demanding more, as he closed out the inaugural RESISTANCE Australia on both nights.
Australia’s local music scene was heavily represented on all three stages across the weekend, with the crowd going wild for local talent such as: Sunset Bros on the main stage, Steve Ward and Boogs on RESISTANCE and an array of talent over at UMF Radio including: Tigerlily, Mashd N Kutcher and Joel Fletcher to name just a few.
Organisers offered plenty of shaded areas and free water stations across the grounds of both venues. With Summer still in full swing, event staff gave away complimentary caps, sunscreen and water to patrons upon entry throughout the weekend, to help keep them cool and comfortable. Event organisers worked closely with the local authorities to ensure a strong police and medical presence, demonstrating their commitment to patron safety and security.
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Photos below courtesy of Rudgr.com, Rukes.com, and Nishan Saparamadu of Ozclubbers.com.au
Ultra Music Festival, first established in 1999, has now become a world-wide phenomenon. Originating in Miami, the Ultra world-wide brand now encompasses at least 28 countries across 6 continents, and continues to deliver a consistently remarkable festival experience, for new and old festival goers alike. The festival has 3 stages: Main stage with the more commercial headliners; the Resistance stage, which one could say boasted the crème de la crème of the underground DJ scene, and the UMF Radio stage, syndicated to FM radio stations in over 62 countries, playing predominantly what I would consider to be energising EDM mashups. The festival was held in Melbourne on the grounds of the Flemington Race Course.
From the moment I walked into the festival I got the sense it was a well organised event. There were water stations in easy access, good toilets which were maintained during the festival, and all the typical festival amenities including a variety of food trucks. DanceWize and first aid also provided support and free sunscreen to all those in need. Drinks were easy to purchase using EFTPOS / paypass, and there was even a phone charging station. Police presence was a standout point, with police trooping around the festival in groups of threes. At one time I could count at least 12 police roaming the festival within eyeshot. There were sniffer dogs at the entrance, but were not inside the festival and the police presence managed to effectively keep the peace in a non-intrusive way. In terms of entertainment, there were roaming artists and models wandering through the venue. Sound quality in all stages was unrivalled, with noise interference between stages being quite minimal considering the proximity of the stages to each other.
Only the Resistance stage had some shade, all the other stages were completely open. You could see patrons lurking in any shadow they could find to hide-away from the summer sun. Even though marquees were set up specifically for shade, more would have been better. Secondly to that, the VIP areas were also devoid of shade, which I found surprising. One festival goer, Courtney, stated that she was not impressed by how “you’re paying $300 to stand in the sun, further away from the stage as VIP, whereas not VIP were closer to the stage”. Lilly, who had attended Ultra last year, also concurred with the sentiment that having the VIP stages on the sides of the crowd, rather than up the front was a bit of a disappointment. However, by being on the sidelines, there was inherently a lot more space this time round – but would you rather have the extra wiggle room or prefer to be right up there, front and centre?
Irrespective of whether you were in the VIP sidelines or down in the crowd, the lightshow at the end of the night was amazing. Mainstage boasted lights, lazers, flame throwers, even a fireworks display to end the night. All the performers / DJs were energetic and capable of bringing a buzz to the crowd. For me, this was exemplified mostly by the Chainsmokers, who would switch from DJ track to a random acoustic track and have the whole crowd (and I mean the WHOLE CROWD) singing along to We are the champions by Queen, Zombie by Bad Wolves (originally by The Cranberries), and they even threw in a dash of Linkin Park, because why wouldn’t you? They rock! The Chainsmokers had a full drum kit on stage, and there was a point when the drummer’s drum sticks were on fire whilst he did a drum solo. It was a sensational performance, and I have to say that Ultra could not have chosen a better headlining act.
The other standout performances I happened to catch were Boogs, who really never stops giving, and Joris Voorn who was in top notch tech form through his pumping set. Adam Beyer was fantastic, Mashd N Kutcher were banging with their high energy EDM mashups. Will Sparks was entertainment 101, managing to DJ, rev up the crowd, and dance on stage, all at the same time. And the best thing (I think) about this festival was that as you walked from stage to stage, you could grace your ears with a little bit of tech, progressive, drum’n’bass, glitch, EDM, all the way to just plain old rock! It was a musical delight, and for those of you who have yet to experience Ultra, my word of advice is: Do Not Miss The Next One!!
(Photos by Rukes, Rudgr, and Nishan Saparamadu)
Sunshine is her real name. We're not shitting you - Sunshine Rosie Trott. Her parents were hippies. Her father lives off-grid in northern New South Wales somewhere. But the well known Melbourne DJ started in Perth. Everyone has story – a past, a present and an imagined future. But Sunshine’s happens to be like a Hollywood script, except of course no-one has made this up - it’s all real and it spans triumph and tragedy and back again. It’s quite a thing, and she is quite something.
Sunshine has been heating up the Melbourne scene for almost two decades already! If you ask her, Sunshine will say her sets are all about "fun". Earning her stripes in a myriad of different spaces around town, she’s created a sound that is truly her own. What gives her the edge is sheer versatility – you’re just as likely to hear bleeding-edge techno alongside tech house, house and disco all in the space of one beer. Hapno is the sound and it sure ain’t coming from anyone else.
Ozclubbers' Galleon managed to get some one-on-one time with this amazing and yet still very friendly artist who has established herself as a staple in the Melbourne scene, well known these days for her Rise & Shine at Revolver Upstairs every saturday morning from 7am.
So what or who inspired you to start DJing in the late 90's? Were there any influencial dj's or records that gave you the bug?
Growing up I always had a passion for music. When it came to DJing there were a few things that sparked my interest and I had a moment where I knew thats what i wanted to do with my life. I was 14 yrs on a dance floor at a rave in the out skirts of Perth dancing to a DJ and I was so blown away with the energy he created mixing two records together and the effect that it had on the dance floor that I knew I wanted to learn how to do that and set off on a mission to DJ. I starting collecting records after that rave, moved to Melbourne when I was 16yrs because of the thriving music scene and finally was able to purchase my own set of Technics 1200's when I was 17yrs (Thanks to a loan form my mum which i'm forever grateful for). From the day I got my decks I practised everyday learning and perfecting my skills and I haven't looked back since. I still love DJing and couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Other things that have influenced me are these two mix cds, I use to listen to them flat out when I was a teenager - Ritchie Hawtin - Mix Mag CD and Derrick Carter - Many Shades of Cajual CD.
Also these were favs of mine when I was a teenager and still are today - Green Velvet - The Stalker, Moodyman - Shades of Jae, Kings Of Tomorrow - Fade To Black
You have been playing at Revolver for upwards of 18 years. How did you get your first gig at Revolver and what keeps you coming back each Saturday for Rise & Shine?
Yeh I have. Its gone so fast. Revolver is definitely my musical home. When I first moved to Melbourne at 16yrs. I would buy records at Hardware and Rhythm and Soul record stores in Prahran and one time I went past revolver during the day and the guy working behind the bar said I could jump on the decks for practice. I was so stoked! Back then I was struggling to save enough cash to buy a pair of my own decks. From that point on I started going to revs all the time which lead to a few guest spots on Friday early evening and then turned into a Wednesday night midnight residency which i held down for 2years. It was that set where I first learnt about how to build a dance floor playing different genres of music - funk, soul, hip hop, disco, house. Then at the end of that residency a DJ friend of mine Viva L'Amour, who at that time was the Saturday morning resident, invited me down to play and I feel in love with that set. It turned out she was ready to move on so I ended up taking over the spot which is now Rise & Shine. It's my 16th year of playing every Saturday morning 7am-12pm and I still love playing to the regulars new and old and seeing the enjoyment they get dancing to my favourite music.
You have a style of playing that you loosely call "Hapno" (happy techno). Tell us a bit about this and why you infuse your techno with gospel vibes?
Yeh thats a name I came up with years ago to explain the overall sound of what I play. Hapno ends up sounding like a fun, energetic, sometimes dark, sometimes joyus experience. I love to play at mixture of techno, soulful house and everything in between but put it together in a way of having no rules, as long as the feeling is the same with both records it doesn't matter what genre they are. My favourite type of vocals are gospel inspired ones and putting techno underneath just takes the energy on the dance floor to the next level.
You recently formed the Disco Faith Choir who accompany you in live performances and sing gospel vocals over instrumentals (and some original productions). How did this come together and how do you guys work together, select tracks to perform and prepare?
It came about when I was searching for a choir to sing on a track I was writing and I also wanted them to perform at the record release party. It turned out that it was harder than I thought to get a choir to want to perform at 2am so ended up starting my own and teamed up with gun choir leader Shobana Sebastian. After the first performance we did at the record release party I knew this is what I wanted to focus my creative energy on. It felt like a natural progression of my DJ sets adding the live element and bought the DJ sound i'm know for to life in 3D. For each show I put a set together of the perfect music and vocals that I think will have great energy on the dance floor and then Shobana helps bring my vision to life with the choir. Its a lot of fun and hard work leading up to each show.
You have the new performance coming up in March called Angel Heart. What can we expect to hear from both yourself and Disco Faith choir at this event?
I'm so pumped for this. It set to be our biggest show yet. There will be a few favourite tracks in there with a bunch of new stuff two. We will also be performing for the first time our cover of Dreams and another new original called Fighting.
You consistently push out flawless productions be that originals and remixes. When making records in the studio, how do you work? Where do you start and do you always have the gospel techno vibe in mind?
Thanks. When I start making any piece of music I make an 8 bar loop that has the guts of the track in it and then develop the arrangement from there. I find i'm way more inspired if i can imagine how the end result will sound. For Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir I do keep the gospel techno vibe in mind although sometimes it turns out more like gospel house with a tech edge depending on the music idea. For Sunshine originals and remixes I work on something until ive come up with a piece of music I'd love to play in my sets which could be anything from house to techno.
You aren't far off releasing a cover of Fleetwood Mac's seminal classic Dreams. Why did you select this one to release with the choir and who is on remix duties?
I'm so excited for this to come out. The finished track is better than I could have ever imagined and it was a great experience going in the studio to record it with Jan Skubiszewski. I've always been a big fan of Fleetwood Mac and in the Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir performances we have been doing a cover of it which works so well with the crowd and inspired us to give our own spin to it. Ive been testing it out in the club at the moment and it goes offff :)...The original will be released first then I'll start looking at the right fit for remixes.
Have you looked to overseas performances (Berlin or the like) for your gospel techno excursions?
That is definitely a dream of mine to get myself as a DJ and also the Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir performances on the world stage especially Europe. For now i'm focusing on Australia and Melbourne which has always been so supportive of my music.
So what's in store for the next 12 months for Sunshine?
This years all about new music. A few new Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir singles will be out soon, followed by a couple of Sunshine originals.
What would be your top 5 records right now?
Dreams by Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir
Labyrinth by Moonwalk
My Lita (Mark Broom Remix 1) by P.leone
Dance With The Devil By Reinier Zonneveld
37000 FEET (Sunshine Remix) By Holmes John and Sante
Finally, what is something we may not know about you?
I love dogs..
Thanks Sunshine for chatting with us!
Sunshine can be seen at every saturday morning at Revolver Upstairs from 7am!
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/sunshinethedj
Sunshine and the Disco Faith Choir will appear at their new event "Angel Heart" at 170 Russell on Sunday 10th March 2019
Info and tickets available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341055826687978/ Watch: