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Diynamic label boss and global tastemaker Solomun is officially taking his +1 tour to North and South America at the end of this year.
Fresh off another mighty season in Ibiza, Solomun’s bringing his party to the US for the first time this December with shows inLos Angeles, New York, and Miami where he’ll be performing with the likes of Hot Since 82, Âme, and Adriatique, respectively.
After his brief excursion in the US, he’ll head down to Tulum for another + 1 party where he’ll be joined by Tale of Us.
November 09, Complejo Forja, Cordoba, Argentina
November 10 Metropolitano, Rosaria, Argentina
November 11 Mandarine Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 14, Hush, Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 17, Warung, Itajai, Brazil
November 18, Milk, Florianoplis, Brazil
November 23, Club Hipico, Santiago de Chile
November 24, Royal Centre, Bogota, Colombia
November 25, TBC, Mexico City
December 02, Paaladium/Solomun +1, Los Angeles, USA
December 08, TBC/Solomun +1, New York City, USA
December 09, Space/Solomun +1, Miami, USA
January 05, Uruguay, Punta del Este (UY) January 06, Mar del Plata (AR) January 13, Solomun+1, Tulum (MX)
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Hardwell is the seasoned-veteran DJ/producer that’s behind Spinnin’s mammoth new tune. Boasting multiple international new music Friday playlists already, How You Love Me is a pop infused single that features the hugely respected artists, Conor Maynard and Snoop Dogg.
As one of the leading pioneers in the world of electronic music, Hardwell runs his award-winning label as well as directing award-winning documentaries. All whilst tending to a cool 9 million on Facebook (and rising). Hardwell’s impressive plethora of work includes collaborations with Craig David, Jason Derulo and Austine Mahone. Having filled numerous headline slots at the biggest world-wide events, Hardwell has graced the stages of Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza among others. Recently expanding his extensive reach with unique projects such as a live orchestra show at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. In addition, his Indian United We Are and Guestlist4good charity shows saw remarkable attendance. A hundred thousand people joined in order to aid children educationally within the Magic Bus program.
Pop sensation Conor Maynard is an artist who also boasts many strings to his bow. As the man behind vast Spotify streams, Conor’s incessantly up beat personality and determination has seen him gain the role of Charlie Price in the Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots, chart in over 25 countries, and reach an incredible 118m streams with another Spinnin release, Whenever.
Continuously pushing boundaries, Hardwell has delivered a smooth slice of tropical pop. Kicking off with the iconic voice of Snoop Dogg, Conor Maynard follows with a heavy dose of pop flavour with the subtle addition of shy Conor styled sexiness. How You Love Me is a sunny exploration from three monster’s in the music industry, flexing their musical muscles to provide us with a champagne filled celebration with the swagger of smug love.
Hardwell – How You Love Me (feat. Snoop Dogg & Conor Maynard) is out now.
Following on from highly praised single Faith alongside Stace Cadet and Yeah Boy, Benson gets set to release the ultimate Faith remix package. Enlisting fellow comrades Motez, Kyle Watson and Holmes John to flaunt their rework skills on the single, check out the Faith (Remixes) via Medium Rare Recordings.
Motez is the first of the three revered producers to work their magic on the heavenly original. With deep pulsing drum lines and euphoric rhythms, Motez takes Faith to wondrously sacred heights. Meanwhile, Kyle Watson delivers not only a earth shattering remix but a glorious dub of the miraculous single. Elsewhere, we witness high riser Holmes John step up to demonstrate his skills on the majestic remix package, ascending dancefloors to darker dimensions of biblical proportion.
Having already had an exceptional year, Benson’s career continues to skyrocket. The Australian producer has accumulated millions of streams with the likes of originals including Hold Out and a remix of Stace Cadet’s High. Not stopping there, Benson is also dominating our airwaves with national airplay whilst securing an in demand residency slot with triple J. Gig-wise, Benson impressively launched a sold-out headline tour. Clearly demonstrating himself as an artist of prominence, we can’t wait to see where Benson takes us next on his musical journey.
Meanwhile, fellow friend and producer Motez continues to push the boundaries of your regular house producer that goes unrivalled. His tantalising skills within the booth and studio have landed him remix opportunities for the likes of Disclosure, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding whilst releasing a slew of hefty originals including The Future which garnered support from BBC Radio 1 and triple J as well as amassing over 12 million streams. Also demonstrating flawless remix artistry, Kyle Watson has crafted an impressively unique style that has secured him remixes with the likes of Rudimental, ZHU, Oliver Heldens and more, whilst rising artist Holmes John continues to rise above the ranks with his stand out production capabilities.
Benson ft. Stace Cadet & Yeah Boy – Faith (Remixes) are out now via Medium Rare Recordings!
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
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
For the past couple of years DJ Mag has used Top 100 DJs data to calculate and reflect the international popularity of DJs from the house and techno scenes.
With the continuing commercial dominance of EDM, these genres have been on the periphery of the global poll in recent years, despite commanding huge audiences worldwide.
Now, for the first time, this poll is co-presented by Beatport, integrating sales trend data alongside votes from DJ Mag fans to create the Alternative Top 100 DJs chart — a way to recognise the incredible popularity of these scenes.
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!