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    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      CARL COX’S FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA & NZ
       
      Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco’ feat Cece Peniston & Robin S – taking place at a few wineries around Australia & New Zealand this November (Music: Disco/Funk/Soul).
       

       
      Cece Peniston chatted with TODAY (Sonia & David yesterday), watch here: https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/extras/clips/clip-cjmsdkrgp000b0ho31nrfbe32.
       
      CARL COX & ERIC POWELL ANNOUNCE ‘MOBILE DISCO’ 2018
       
       
      After the success of the very first overseas ‘Mobile Disco’ in Bali recently, Carl and Eric are excited toannounce 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 – Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2vE3kr4
      25 November 2018 – Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa Valley
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2JoQ2na
        
      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

    • NathanJones
      By NathanJones
      After John Digweed played his first ever B2B set without Sasha (can you believe it?) - with Nicole Moudaber at Japan's Ultra Festival, they spoke to Magnetic Magazine, in what was a very frank, open and witty chat. They talked about tequila, 'doing the bins' and of course, the stresses and strengths of DJ life.
       
      Around this time last week was a very special day for the attendees of Ultra Japan. On day one of the festival, the headliners of the off-beat Ultra Resistance stage were treated to the first ever B2B set from industry greats Nicole Moudaber and JohnDigweed. Not only was this their first time playing together, but this was in fact the first B2B set that John Digweed has ever done without Sasha. Digweed's expertly curated hard-hitting techno blended expertly with Moudaber's hypnotic, melodic style. The end result was skin crawlingly good; as Nicole strung the crowd out on blissed out chord progressions, John would drop a hammer and pull everyone back to earth. 
      Just after this electric, one of a kind set, we sat down with the two of them to fire off a smattering of questions. Between Nicole's no-bullshit, ultra sweet personality and John's dry humor, it was enormously good time. The chemistry continued to impress as we dove into the human side of these two titans of industry.
       
      Magnetic Magazine: What puts the biggest smile on your face?
      Nicole Moudaber: What puts a smile on my face? Honestly, endearment. Endearment and also cheekiness. I'm a bit of both. I'm twisted and dirty or super, super soft. Nothing in between, that's it.
      John Digweed: What puts a smile on my face would be that I’m still doing what I do after 30 years. There's people on the dance floor from 18 to whatever age having a great time. That's why I started and that's why I still love doing it now.
          MM: What's your favorite part about your job?
      John Digweed: Every weekend is different. A lot of people have jobs that they love but they don’t get to experience different things every day. They do the same job, go to the same office, the same commute. Whereas, Tuesday I was in Ibiza, Thursday I was flying out to Japan, tomorrow I’m flying to Beijing. I go back to Europe then to Belgrade, then I go to San Francisco. Every few days there’s a different place, a different country, and a different culture. That’s an incredible life to live. In another world if I took a month slice of my current life and decided “Alright, I’m gonna tour these places” it would be incredible. But I’ve been traveling this way since probably 1994. Traveling opens my mind to how people live outside of my world.
      Nicole Moudaber: I do agree with everything that John says. For me on a personal level, what I love the most is the love that I get from the people. Maybe because I didn't get enough of it when I was growing up, or something like that. But when I get the energy from the crowd, that, for me, is what I live for. Music is my salvation and DJing is my prayer.
      MM: What do you do to stay grounded as you travel all across the world?
      John Digweed: When I get home on Sunday, I’ve got to put the bins out. That's pretty great. I'm not an international DJ in those moments.
        Nicole Moudaber: For me what keeps me grounded is motivation and drive, really. Also, I generally don't drink too much. Actually I need to be honest, for the last six months I've been cheating. I've been letting my hair down.
      John Digweed: Well you've got lots of it.
      Nicole Moudaber: Ha! I am quite proud of this because the last six months I can do this and still travel the next day without feeling too whacked. Do you know what the secret is? Don Julio tequila. It doesn't have any sugar and you don't wake up with a hangover. Try it.
      John Digweed: She’s got an endorsement deal.
      MM: What's your least favorite part?
      Nicole Moudaber: The intense traveling without any sleep. Sleeping is a luxury honestly. I think the last time I slept properly was back in January when I was in Thailand. But you know what, it all disappears once I get on stage. Once you get that whole flow of energy from the crowd, the pain goes away immediately. The tiredness in between gigs is fine, I can live with that.
      John Digweed: I think everyone has to travel to go to work. Someone at Virgin Trains has got far more to complain about with traveling than I do. For me, the hardest part is being away from my family. Traveling is part and parcel of everyone’s job, but this job takes me away from my family at special times.
      MM: Nicole, you closed a recent “In The Mood” podcast with a very interesting statement. “Hold your head high, and your middle finger higher! Most importantly, keep smiling baby!” Where do thoughts like that come from? It was very sweet.
      Nicole Moudaber: I know. Recently I've been showing my softer side. Sometimes people think I'm this animalian, insensitive person because of the way I look or because of the way I say things. Which I get, because I'm quite blunt. But recently I'm learning to be a bit softer.
      John Digweed: That's the Don Julio for you.
      Nicole Moudaber: He’s a good influence in my life. John you're so funny. The things that you were throwing on stage and before we got on, you’re actually funny and I didn't know this.
      John Digweed: I know. It's a hobby of mine. I'm doing stand up on the side.

      MM: Both of you are very high profile figures in the music industry and as high profile figures you have a lot of expectations placed on you. How do you handle these expectations?
      John Digweed: I think the expectations are deserved because if you're on top of the bill at a club or a festival, people are paying money to come see you. You have to give 110% every gig. You should carry those expectations because it's important to deliver on them. I've always been very focused on what I do in the music world. If I’m giving my best and criticism comes, I can analyze it and go “well, I did my best and there’s nothing I can say about that.” I think, like with every public figure, we’re here for a reason. We’re only going to stay here as long as we continue to deliver and play our best all the time. If we slip below our standards we’re not going stay in our position.
      Nicole Moudaber: I can learn from him obviously because with my ups and downs, I'm very critical about myself. I'm not always at my best, because I have my own personal issues. It’s very difficult because I psych myself out. Sometimes I don’t want to get up there because I have emotional problems, or some other personal issue, but I’ve got to put on the face and the show must go on. So it’s a difficult job but sometimes getting up there is incredibly healing when you’re at your lowest. You see yourself in the way the crowd sees you.
        MM: What advice do you both have for people who are having a difficult time keeping their heads up?
      Nicole Moudaber: My first piece of advice is to have good friends around you. Good friends who don't judge you and who tell you like it is. My second piece of advice is to learn how to be by yourself once in a while. That way you can look at yourself and see why you’re obsessed with this, or bugging out about that, and figure out whatever is bothering you. Lastly, I recommend reading other people’s writing and listening to other people speak about their problems; so that you can learn that you’re not alone. 
       
         
      REE FOR  © 2018 Magnetic Magazine    
    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Alpha Booking Agency is Australia's first all female and LGBTQI+ inclusive booking agency, run by female agents with the mission to support, empower and navigate a positive and successful career for women in music.  
       
      Founded by Kailei Ginman in 2018, Alpha was the brainchild of a female music industry worker who had not only faced adversity as a woman in music herself, but also saw the struggles her female talent had faced over the years.  
       
      "Our goal is to see social change, not only for women in music, but for women in Australia and globally." – Kailei Ginman
       
      Alpha will work with a roster of female and identifying artists including Australian DJs: Ayebatonye, Feline, Rosie Kate, Sara T, Stacie Fields and Stara and will work closely with charities and other female focused businesses for women's rights and other marginalised communities.

      About Kailei Ginman ‘Alpha Booking Agency’ Founder & Director
      Kailei’s calling into the Australian music industry originated in 2007, unfolding inside the walls of an artist management company with a roster nurturing remarkable Australian talent including: Evermore, Lisa Mitchell and Operator Please.
       
      Armed with a plethora of skills, Kailei then went into a diverse range of roles within the music industry working as a booking agent and promoter with Platinum One Entertainment, a publicist and radio plugger with Shake Appeal, a merchandise-marketing manager with Araca Australia and most recently as a booking agent with Ministry of Sound, harnessing her talents in corporate event bookings and brand partnerships for her roster of over 80 electronic acts.
       
      Kailei’s artist relationships are home grown working with household name including: Havana Brown, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, The Vines, Gang of Youths, Peking Duk and Australia’s leading electronic artists at Ministry of Sound Australia just to name a few.  Spanning across her time in the industry, Kailei has worked on international tours with R&B legends Salt N Pepa, Coolio, Sean Paul, Fatman Scoop and 112.
       
      In 2016, Kailei’s own personal mission, goals and experience as a female in the music industry, ignited the idea of the need for a female-focused agency because her musical roster was filled will an extraordinary tribe of female talent.  It was through this moment in time when Kailei conceptualized and launched ‘Alpha Booking Agency’ with the mission to nurture successful careers with longevity plus to understand and protect the needs of women in touring especially for the female talent Kailei represented.
      Kailei is extremely proud to launch Australia’s first all female and LGBTQ+ inclusive booking agency, representing females and fem-identifying artists, run by females, who employs females in all areas of the company including closely working with women’s and the LGBTQ+ community charities.
       
      For more info, go to:
      IG - https://www.instagram.com/alphabookingagencyau 
      FB - https://www.facebook.com/alphabookingagency 
      W - http://alphabookingagency.com 
       
    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, a favourite with BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Danny Howard and MistaJam racking up over 50 plays on the station, as well the official song of Gay Pride 2018, Too Many Zooz & KDA’s Warriors is an empowerment anthem that’s branched out from the clubs into the public consciousness. Now, Grammy award winner Jess Glynne adds fresh vocals to the record on So Real (Warriors).
       
      So Real (Warriors) is the perfect crossover and looks to be the latest success story from Ministry of Sound, renowned for their ability to match the hottest dance music producers with the world’s biggest pop stars. Here, Jess Glynne’s vibrant vocals are matched effortlessly with the energetic Too Many Zooz vs KDA instrumental version, creating a sure-fire pop-dance hit that’s built on a brass house backbone.
       
      New York three-piece Too Many Zooz are no strangers to working with the most powerful women in music, being seen by Beyoncé, who drafted them in to collaborate on her Lemonade album thanks to their viral busking videos. Taking their “brass house” sound from the subway to the world, they also caught the ear of London-based record producer KDA who reworked their track Warriors.
       
      KDA has a history of crafting club records that go on to be pop hits. His previous dance anthem Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) with Tinie Tempah & Katy became a Platinum certified UK #1 single. Seeing an opportunity to blend Too Many Zooz’s incredible energy with his unique take on dance music, KDA’s version of Warriors was born and now looks to follow in the footsteps of his previous crossover success.
       
      Jess Glynne’s involvement simply underlines the power of this collaborative record. An artist who’s not afraid to be herself, and in doing so has achieved 7 UK #1 singles - more than any other British woman - Jess Glynne has her pick of projects. On So Real (Warriors) she draws on her previous pop-dance hits to create an uplifting record that’s set to bring people together as it conquers the charts.
       
      Too Many Zooz vs KDA feat Jess Glynne - So Real (Warriors) is out now.
       
      BUY:  https://lnk.to/SoRealJG
       
      LISTEN:  
       
       
      TOO MANY ZOOZ
       
       
      https://www.instagram.com/toomanyzooz/
      https://twitter.com/TooManyZooz
      https://www.facebook.com/toomanyzooz/
       
      KDA
      https://www.instagram.com/kdabeats/
      https://twitter.com/KDABEATS
      https://www.facebook.com/KDAbeats/
       
      JESS GLYNNE
      https://www.instagram.com/toomanyzooz/  
      https://www.facebook.com/JessGlynn
      https://twitter.com/jessglynne
      https://www.youtube.com/user/MissJayeGlynne
      https://www.instagram.com/jessglynne/
       



    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Here is one of the interesting little places that you would expect to find in Melbourne.   Located on the corner of Flinders and Malthouse Lanes, this is a bar that would fit right at home with Alice in Wonderland. In fact, I'm sure the Mad Hatter would have spent some time drinking here after his tea party.
       
      The entrance to this bar is a bit of a secret, but we Melbournians like a secret entrance. Push a glass door and you're presented with a small space which contains a massive 2m+ tall ballerina dressed in all black, called Gem.  Under Gem is a massive key.  Give that key a twist, and suddenly music starts, a secret door opens, and you are transported into this beautifully adorned art deco bar called Trinket.
        This is where I don't want to say, "but wait, there's more", but there is.  Notice that old wardrobe to the left?  The one that looks like it would fit in The Chronicles of Narnia?  Open the door, push through the coats, and head downstairs to the lower level where table service is the norm.
       
      But back to the main bar.  Nothing has been spared on the fit out of this gem (no pun intended).  Its adorned with all sorts of eclectic odds and ends, from vintage books, ornate classical lighting (including the black tutus on the lights), unusual sculptures, and a beautiful (and warm) fireplace.
       
      The drinks are good too.  The main cocktail menu comprises of drinks that suit the theme of the place, or at least the unofficial mascot, Gem.  There's "The Ballerina", "The Gem", "Centre Stage", plus a selection of "twisted cordials", where you pick your flavour and poison.  But that’s just one menu.  Look around a bit, as the "other" menu is a little bit scarcer and often nabbed by other people in the bar.  This is the REAL drinks menu.  I didn't count the pages, but you can see from the photo how thick it is.  The bar staff were super helpful and super friendly and were able to accommodate our slightly less-than-standard requests, and did it with a smile and a chat, even in the busy period.
       
      If food is your thing, you can't go past the "Feed Me" menu.  We tried this and between two of us, were unable to finish it.  From triple cheese cigars with smoked ash aioli, delicious flatbreads to suit any taste, through to bacon smoked nuts.  In fact, those nuts were so good, I had to ask for a take home pack - but don't ask for yours, that was a once off thing.
       
      Musically, you can expect to hear classic disco and deep house played from their resident DJs on weekends.  There's no dancefloor, or space to dance, but you don't go to bars like Trinket for that.  We can't tell you who the DJs were, and I will be honest, their technical skills behind the decks were a bit rough around the edges, but the selection of tunes was just sublime and exactly what you would expect from a quality bar such as Trinket. There's always something to be said about a DJ who knows how to play the right tracks to suit to the venue.
       
      If you're worried about crowds, best to go mid-week.  Friday and Saturday nights can get quite busy and it can be hard to get a table, but if you don't mind standing or sharing a table with strangers, then you'll look past how busy it is on these nights. Besides, sharing a table with strangers can be the best way to meet new friends!
       
      Trinket is one of those bars that slots right in amongst Melbourne's unique scene, and is definitely worth the visit.
          Have you been to Trinket?  Tell us about your experience in the comments below!  
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