Chicago natives, Brandon and Andy, are making their names known in the ever-growing electronic music scene with their innovative production skills and instrumentation. They first got my attention back in 2015 when they won the Discovery Project Award for Electric Forest for their track, “Forever In Silence.” “Take Me” (Feat. Ally Ahern) is more of
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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.
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Rodd Richards presents the anticipated return of one of the world's biggest dance music artists: Faithless (DJ set)By AdamMadd
Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the globe
Hits include: Insomnia // God is a DJ // Salva Mea // We Come 1
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.
As the musical force behind Faithless, world-renowned DJ and record producer Sister Bliss needs no introduction. Together with iconic front-man Maxi Jazz and producer Rollo Armstrong (brother of Dido), she formed Faithless: one of the most successful electronic acts with a career spanning 20 years, including 7 albums (two at number 1) and six top 10 singles. To date, Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the world.
Inspired by her love for discovering new music, Sister Bliss launched her own label: Junkdog Records. An outlet for signing new music she believes in, Junkdog has been championing the freshest of alternative music. Between her label duties and a busy schedule of upcoming releases, she continues to DJ & play to fans across the world. She also broadcasts a weekly radio show, 'Sister Bliss in Session' currently syndicated to 40 countries globally.
2015 marked the 20-year milestone in Faithless’ illustrious career and to celebrate the band curated a special remix album, ‘Faithless 2.0’, calling on the great and the good of electronic music to remix their catalogue; Avicii, Tiësto, Flux Pavilion, Above & Beyond, Booka Shade, Claptone, High Contrast, Eric Prydz, Purple Disco Machine and Armin Van Buuren. An artistic retrospective and testament to one of the most influential bands of a generation and as revered today as when their journey began two decades ago, 'Faithless 2.0’ was released in October and went straight in at No. 1. Following this success, the band will continue to tour their iconic show, as well as working on brand new material with more to come!!
Faithless DJ Set
Saturday 1st December – The Court, Perth
Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/OneFineDay2018
Sunday 2nd December - ivy courtyard, Sydney (Rodd Richards presents)
Buy Tickets: https://bit.ly/2MplyHs
Thursday 6th December – San Fran Bath House, Wellington (SOLD OUT)
Friday 7th December – Studio, Auckland (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 9th December – Revolver, Melbourne
Buy Tickets: http://revolverupstairs.com.au
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After a massive month touring overseas, Aussie’s Mashd N Kutcher are currently on their Australian tour and have recently dropped their NEW Music Video for: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ feat Addison! The video features the boys with junior versions of themselves, starting out as musicians, playing on the ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ theme.
Also a few more gigs added:
Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a show in China next week: Friday 24th August – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (Hardwell & Armin van Buuren recently played) Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a festival for the first time, in Myanmar: Saturday 15th September – Invasion Festival, Myanmar Stay tuned for NEW Music, Club Records, Remixes & more special collaborations
ICYMI, Mashd N Kutcher pranked fans at a recent show in Germany. The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.5 Million views).
TITLE: DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ (FEAT ADDISON)
ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
LABEL: CASABLANCA RECORDS AUSTRALIA
ADDED TO ‘NEW MUSIC FRIDAY’ SPOTIFY 6/7
#1 LIVE Electronic DJ Duo in Australia
Writing & Performing Pop / Electronic / Dance Records for 6 years
Over a Billion video views across ALL Platforms
Over 25 Million Streams across ALL Platforms
Multiple Platinum & Gold Singles in Australia
2x Gold Certified Records in 18 Months: ‘Do It Now’ & ‘My Sunshine’
‘Do It Now’ Top 10 Track on iTunes, #1 Shazam Chart, reached over 3 million+ streams and added to every major commercial radio station across the country
‘My Sunshine’ Top 5 on iTunes - #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes
‘Need Me’ ft Sammi Constantine – Added across all radio Australia wide
Mashd N Kutcher on Socials: 250 million video views in all, 1.3 million followers Facebook, 103,000 Instagrammers, 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 385,880 YouTube subscribers
Mashd N Kutcher prank fans at a recent show in Germany. The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.2 Million views – as at 29/7). Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher/videos/1023262531176260
Mashd N Kutcher return with a modern reinterpretation of the Journey classic: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’!
Part DJ’s, part live instrumentalists, this keyboard and drummer duo from Brisbane Australia, have cemented their name as one of the most prominent Australian electronic music acts of recent years. Three short years after they began, Mashd N Kutcher became one of the most talked about acts in the industry, consistently touring across: Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe. From multiple DJ Mag Top100 clubs, to international festivals such as: Ultra Music Festival, s20 and Electric Love Festival, Mashd N Kutcher have now amassed a whopping 700+ live shows.
Their music has been keeping Australia’s airwaves busy with Platinum and Gold selling singles: ‘My Sunshine’ - becoming the #1 Most Played record on Australian Radio in February and hitting Top 5 on iTunes multiple times.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no doubt Mashd N Kutcher would have appeared in your newsfeed one time or another. The pair have one of Australia’s biggest social media reaches online in music, with each video reaching tens of millions of views. With over a whopping half a billion video views in total across all platforms, the boys have received not only online & radio praise, but also endorsements and partnerships from globally recognised brands. This includes international media coverage by some of the world’s biggest news outlets including: The Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, CBS, Good Morning America and Inside Edition.
With their unique combination of music, live performances, brand versatility and social media presence, Mashd N Kutcher are a force to be reckoned with.
MASHD N KUTCHER LIVE SHOWS:
24/8 – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (recently added)
1/09 - King Street Hotel, Newcastle
15/09 – Invasion Festival, Myanmar (recently added)
22/09 - Regional Adelaide - Venue TBC
29/09 - The Helm, Mooloolaba, Australia
13/10 - Club 54, Launceston, Australia
19/10 - Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, Australia
26/10 - Goulbourn Workers Club, Goulbourn, Australia
27/10 - Dog N Duck, Adelaide, Australia
More to come..
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NYC’s subway buskers turned Beyonce collaborators Too Many Zooz and UK producer KDA have called upon the production talents of Armand Van Helden for a club-primed rework of Warriors. The original, featuring UK #1 producer KDA, has been played 45 times by Radio 1, was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World, featured as the official track for London Pride, and has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify. With a fresh new remix on the cards courtesy of Armand Van Helden, Warriors is poised to be elevated to new heights over the coming months.
Too Many Zooz started off life as buskers on NYC’s long and winding subway system. Fast-forward just a few years and the brass-house trio have reached heights they never thought possible: from guesting on Beyonce’s Lemonade to selling out shows in the blink of an eye across Europe and the US. Composed of dancing sax wizard, Leo P, the ferocious percussionist King of Sludge and nimble-fingered trumpeter Matt Doe, Too Many Zooz are getting bigger and bigger. Hard on the heels of playing Good Morning Britain last month, there’s seemingly no end to the NYC trio’s meteoric success.
KDA is a South London boy who has an equally impressive command of the commercial realm as he does the underground. He’s the name behind the UK#1, Platinum certified single Turn the Music Louder featuring Katy B and Tinie Tempah, as well as Just Say with Tinashe and the socially conscious new underground dance single Hate Me. His first-hand experience of London’s underground club culture has cemented KDA as a highly regarded dance music authority. His DJ support is an endless list of equally varied tastemakers including the likes of Jackmaster, Seth Troxler, Black Madonna and Jamie Jones.
With over 20 years’ experience as one of the world’s most in demand DJs, Armand Van Helden is a name that needs little introduction. The Boston-born dance music authority has dominated the charts with singles ‘Witch Doktor’ in 1997, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ back in 1999, and ‘My My My’ in 2005. He’s released countless club tracks, old and new, that continue to leave their unmistakable mark on the dance music world. Whether he’s DJing the world’s biggest dance spaces or hard at work in his natural habitat, the studio, Armand Van Helden’s talent and reputation is unparalleled.
“Armand has such a creative way of bringing new shapes and colors out of a song, and he did this brilliantly on the Warrior’s remix. It reminds us of those old UK dance records that we love, with that familiar charming energy of the kick and hats mixed with resonant filter sweeps on the trumpets and saxes. Two words: BIG CHUNE!!!!!!!” - MATT
Armand Van Helden’s dance-floor ready remix of Warriors demonstrates all the hallmarks of a club classic. Replete with gargantuan 909 four to the floor beats and deep, billowing basses that underpin Too Many Zooz’ and KDA’s unmistakable ‘brass-house’ sound, the Boston dance music aficionado has provided a heady remix worthy to be played in the world’s most esteemed club spaces.
Too Many Zooz VS KDA – Warriors (Armand Van Helden Remix) is out on 17th August 2018 via Ministry Of Sound.
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