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    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      Since breaking out in 2015, Odd Mob has had a musical evolution like no other. The moniker of Brisbane producer Harry Hope, the project has grown and developed into one of the most respective electronic acts, not only amongst fans, but also amongst his peers. Announcing today the release of his long awaited debut album, Odd Mob releases the very first instalment with the genre bending single ‘All Of Your Heart’. Mesmerising in both charisma and production, the single is a testament to Harry’s creative vision, and his continued ability to create dynamic productions whilst forging his own path stylistically.
       
      Meshing dreamy pop vocals of the talented Jordan Leser, together with a nuanced bassline, ‘All Of Your Heart’ is a clear standout from Harry’s previous works. Giving insight on how the track came together, Harry explains “‘All Of Your Heart’ started as quite a melancholic tune, but then I had the idea to simply pitch them up six semitones. What resulted was a burst of pop-euphoria. I instantly decided to change the chords and the basis of the tune was formed.”
       
      Co-written by Alexander Burnett (the famed songwriter/producer known for collaborations with major artists including DJ Snake, Hayden James, Flight Facilities, Elderbrook and more), it comes as no surprise, that the lyrics and messaging behind the song are just as intoxicating as the production. Describing his own take on the lyrics, Harry further explains, “The part of the verse got stuck in my head  was "give me all your heart". I really think many people these days are quite reluctant to give somebody their everything. Social media gives us so many false options. Loving somebody with everything you have is the most rewarding experience you can have.”
       
      Whilst it was the hit single ‘Is It A Banger?’ that catapulted Odd Mob into the mainstream and triple j’s Hottest 100, Harry has always produced a wide range of electronic music. With a string of original works including; ‘Down For Love’ which had huge triple j support, ‘Into You feat. Starley’ becoming a 2017 club anthem holding the #1 position on the ARIA club chart for seven straight weeks, and ‘Intrinsic’ which bookmarked a turning point in production for Odd Mob with support pouring in from all corners of the globe from the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Don Diablo and JAUZ to name a few. Never downplaying his club roots, Harry has continued to develop various singles, an EP, and an entire ‘Oddities’ brand to experiment with various elements of his highly skilled production. A shining example of his club work, was the release of the electro house thumper ‘Gassed Up’, quickly catching the attention of DJ Snake and Jauz, transforming the tune into a festival anthem the world over. And with further remixes for the likes of A-Trak, Motez, Starley, POOLCLVB,  and Lorde, it is clear that he is at the top of his game.
       
      Taking on his first headline tour of Australia in 2018, Harry played a string of intimate venues across the country to explore and develop songs for his forthcoming debut album, with the tour aptly titled ‘Testing Grounds’. Having been recently signed to APA (alongside of roster of 50 Cent, Tyga, Azealia Banks) Odd Mob is ready to take his music global, with his first run of dates in North America to be announced later this year.
       
      ‘All Of Your Heart’ is out now on Tinted Records, in conjunction with Spinnin, Parlophone/FFRR and Kontor Records.
       
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    • Ozclubbers Staff
      By Ozclubbers Staff
      The countdown is on until ULTRA Australia 2019.  With under a week to go, the final star-studded line-up and set times have now been revealed.  Calling on a wide array of international and a selection of distinguished home-grown talent, the inaugural edition of ULTRA Australia will be one not to be missed.
       
      Internationally renowned electronic music talent from around the globe will grace ULTRA Australia’s mainstage from the likes of: The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Illenium and more.  With a captivating jam-packed schedule of music from start to finish, patrons can make their way to the RESISTANCE and Locals Stage to catch an undeniably strong assortment of talent.
       
      ULTRA’s pioneering underground concept, RESISTANCE, welcomes a selection of house and techno royalty to celebrate their brand’s Australian debut.  Joining previously announced artists: Adam Beyer and Dubfire B2B Nicole Moudaber, are Dutch label boss Joris Voorn and Melbourne residents Steve Ward and Brooke Powell.
       
      Showcasing Australia's diverse musical talent, some of the country’s biggest and most respected artists have been added to the final lineup.  Including: Boogs, Brynny, Joel Fletcher, Mashd N Kutcher and many more, are just the latest names promising to deliver a wide variety of top-tier dance music across the weekend.
       
      Kicking off at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 23rd, ULTRA Australia will then head North to Paramatta Park in Sydney on Sunday 24th February for the second leg of its journey.  After a SOLD OUT first ever Road to ULTRA Australia, now a fully-fledged festival for 2019, this year’s edition will be one for the books.
       
      Last remaining festival tickets for both events can be found on: https://ultraaustralia.com/tickets 
       
      ULTRA AUSTRALIA SET-TIMES
         

       
      ULTRA Australia (Melbourne) Set Times
       
      Main Stage:
      12:00p.m.-12:50p.m. – Sunset Brothers
      12:55p.m-1:45p.m. – Young Bombs
      1:50p.m.-2:50p.m. – Will Sparks
      2:55p.m.-3:55p.m. – Slushii
      4:00p.m.-5:15p.m. – Illenium
      5:20p.m.-6:35p.m. – Marshmello
      6:40p.m.-8:10p.m. – Martin Garrix
      8:30p.m.-10:00p.m. – The Chainsmokers
       
      RESISTANCE Stage:
      12:00p.m.-12:45p.m. – Mickey Nox b2b John Doe
      12:45p.m-1:30p.m. – Market Memories
      1:30p.m.-2:15p.m. – Christopher Coe LIVE
      2:15p.m.-3:00p.m. – Steve Ward LIVE
      3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. – Boogs
      4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. – Joris Voorn 
      6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. – Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber 
      8:00p.m.-10:00p.m. – Adam Beyer
       
      Locals Stage:
      12:00p.m.-12:45p.m. – Vivien b2b N.E.D
      12:45p.m-1:30p.m. – Fluke Chan
      1:30p.m.-2:15p.m. – Tigerlily
      2:15p.m.-3:00p.m. – Lucille Croft
      3:00p.m.-3:45p.m. – Piero b2b Chloe
      3:45p.m.-4:30p.m. – Yaksa
      4:30p.m.-5:15p.m. – Brooklyn
      5:15p.m.-6:00p.m. – Brynny
      6:00p.m.-6:45p.m. – Tyron Hapi
      6:45p.m.-7:30p.m. – Joel Fletcher
      7:30p.m.-8:15p.m. – Mashd N Kutcher
      8:15p.m.-9:00p.m. – Orkestrated b2b Short Round
      9:00p.m.-10:00p.m. – Scott Alert b2b Soul T b2b Dean Dee
       
      ULTRA Australia (Sydney) Set Times:
       
      Main Stage:
      12:00p.m.-12:50p.m. – Tigerlily
      12:55p.m-1:45p.m. – Young Bombs
      1:50p.m.-2:50p.m. – Will Sparks b2b Sunset Bros
      2:55p.m.-3:55p.m. – Slushii
      4:00p.m.-5:15p.m. – Illenium
      5:20p.m.-6:35p.m. – Marshmello
      6:40p.m.-8:10p.m. – Martin Garrix
      8:30p.m.-10:00p.m. – The Chainsmokers
       
      RESISTANCE Stage:
      12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. – Lost Boys
      1:00p.m-2:00p.m. – Wild Fox
      2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. – Nick Reverse b2b Hoten
      3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. – Brooke Powell
      4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. – Joris Voorn
      6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. – Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber 
      8:00p.m.-10:00p.m. – Adam Beyer
       
      Locals Stage:
      12:00p.m.-12:45p.m. – Chivers b2b JDP
      12:45p.m-1:30p.m. – Indigo Starlight b2b L.A.M.
      1:30p.m.-2:15p.m. – Lucille Croft b2b Jay Sounds
      2:15p.m.-3:00p.m. – Mike Hyper b2b Fluke Chan
      3:00p.m.-3:45p.m. – Dimatik b2b Krunk
      3:45p.m.-4:30p.m. – Bustarow
      4:30p.m.-5:15p.m. – Rojdar
      5:15p.m.-6:00p.m. – Brynny
      6:00p.m.-6:45p.m. – Tyron Hapi
      6:45p.m.-7:30p.m. – Joel Fletcher
      7:30p.m.-8:15p.m. – Mashd N Kutcher
      8:15p.m.-9:00p.m. – Toneshifterz
      9:00p.m.-10:00p.m. – Hard Dance Alliance
       
       
      ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 - LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
       
      Headliners (in alphabetical order):
      Adam Beyer
      The Chainsmokers (LIVE)
      Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber
      Illenium
      Joris Voorn
      Marshmello
      Martin Garrix
       
      Support:
      Slushii 
      Young Bombs
       
      Additional Support:
      Sunset Brothers
      Tigerlily
      Will Sparks
       
       
      ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019:
       
      Melbourne – Saturday 23 February 2019 – Flemington Racecourse
       
      Sydney – Sunday 24 February 2019 – Parramatta Park
       
       
      Tickets on Sale Now!
       
      WATCH THE ‘ULTRA AUSTRALIA’ 2019 TRAILER: https://bit.ly/2MmGR8D
       
      For more information, go to:
      http://www.ultraaustralia.com
      https://www.facebook.com/ultraaustralia
      https://twitter.com/ultraaustralia
      https://www.instagram.com/ultraaustralia

    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      Just weeks after announcing its stacked Phase One Line-up, ULTRA Australia has dropped the next wave of artists set to play in Australia on Saturday February 23 & Sunday February 24, 2019.
       
      International superstars Illenium and Slushii, homegrown talent Sunset Brothers, Tigerlily and Will Sparks are set to join The Chainsmokers (LIVE), Martin Garrix and Marshmello for their inaugural ULTRA Australia Main Stage performances.
       
      Techno stalwarts Dubfire and Nicole Moudaber are playing a special B2B set for the first time ever in Australia, as they join Adam Beyer as headliners on the RESISTANCE stage for what will be another momentous weekend for the pioneering concept.
       
      Ultra Australia will first touch down in Melbourne on: Saturday 23rd February at Flemington Racecourse, before venturing north to Sydney on: Sunday 24th February at Parramatta Park.
       
      Tickets for both events can be found on: https://ultraaustralia.com/tickets/
        
      ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 - LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
       
      Headliners:
       
      Adam Beyer
      The Chainsmokers (LIVE)
      Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber
      Illenium
      Marshmello
      Martin Garrix
       
      Support:
       
      Illenium
      Slushii
       
      Additional Support:
       
      Sunset Brothers
      Tigerlily
      Will Sparks
        
      ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019:
       
      Melbourne – Saturday 23 February 2019 – Flemington Racecourse
       
      Sydney – Sunday 24 February 2019 – Parramatta Park
       
      Tickets on Sale Now!
       
      For more information, go to:
      http://www.ultraaustralia.com 
      https://www.facebook.com/ultraaustralia 
      https://twitter.com/ultraaustralia 
      https://www.instagram.com/ultraaustralia
       
    • Elektropanda
      By Elektropanda
      Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture.


       
      The European Outlook festival is on the bucket list of most diehard DNB fans so to be offered an aussie installment was an absolute treat. Hosted by The Brightside in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the venue really suited the event.


       
      As I arrived I walked into a energetic vibe and the DNB was in full swing.  With a line up featuring artists from the UK and interstate I was spoiled for choice. One of my personal favourites De La Haye played b2b with Kosha D and played some really funky liquid drum and bass.


       
      The pair are always a treat to watch and they really set the mood for the event for me. Followed up by Static Structures featuring Baptiste and Dub Phizix feat Chunky who played some really nice deep DNB the artists were quality.

       

      The space was large enough for the crowd and drinks are actually really cheap at this venue with the option for food at the little food canteen out the front. The venue has a number of toilets inside which is awesome because generally there is never enough toilets for everyone. The only downfall to this event was the sound quality with the venue clearly due for an upgrade to their speakers.


       
      The after party kicked on at Capulet, which for me is one of my favourite venues in Brisbane. If you haven’t been to this bar make sure you go check it out. The after party filled the venue. There was many smiling faces, people were dancing and the music was perfect with Tech House playing. My personal favourite was 8Man & Walrii in the main bar and then the DNB in the side area at Montague. There is not much more you can really ask for with a combined event like this.


       
      Overall, I really enjoyed this event - the music, the performers, the punters, the venues were an excellent choice and the security at both events were actually pretty friendly. I saw some familiar faces at both events but also a few new faces, so it was nice to see this event drew out some new people.


       
      I can’t wait to see what else Quality Street brings to us in the future.

       
       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      An overcast Saturday afternoon in Brisbane’s West End set the scene for a huge collaboration by Junkyard Sessions, Rewind and Rukus as they joined forces to present us with the massive outdoor SpectraSoul (UK) Drum N Bass Day Rave.
      The Boundary Hotel provided a sweet layout with a good sized dance floor adjacent to the bar, a choice of two separate pool rooms, a decent chill zone and a smoking area from which you could still see and hear the Dj’s. The high ceilings and palm trees gave the event the outdoor feel and was perfect as rain threatened throughout the afternoon.
      As I arrived around 4pm the first thing that struck me was the crowd. This was my first DNB event and the punters were reminiscent of a doof crowd. I was greeted by a sea of dreadlocks, snapbacks and the smell of sweat and essential oils all at once.  The vibe was already huge with the dancefloor almost full as De La Haye and Kosha B played a back to back warm up set.
      De La Haye and Kosha D run the local DNB night Junkyard Sessions, which happens on the second Saturday of each month, and has been gracing the Brissie scene since 2009, with both also running their own events since the early 2000’s. To say that this event was something special for the Brisbane DNB scene would be an understatement as going on 250 people packed the venue.

      Headliner SpectraSoul played a truly memorable liquid set to a crowd full of smiles. What a vibe! The set was the mixture of DNB and electronic that I’d been told to expect of SpectraSoul and was the perfect way to ease into my first Drum and Bass experience. The track that absolutely sealed the deal and stole a lil’ piece of my techno heart?   A remix of “Say What” by SpectraSoul and How We Live. This track had that emotive crowd winning female vocal and then broke down into calm and melodic DnB that I couldn’t stop listening to for days after the event.
      To close the party Mikmac and Speechless stepped up and almost immediately the energy and pace increased. Heavy rollers, Classic bangers, Neurofunk and Jump up were the weapons of choice. It was the kind of high-energy set that literally had people dancing on the stage, calling for rewinds, and chanting "one more song" as the event came to a close. It's clear that this was the REWIND crew in action and that’s where they got their name from.
      All up it was a good venue, amazing tunes and one of the nicest vibes I’ve seen in the Brisbane scene. This event won’t be forgotten anytime soon by myself or any of the hundreds of dedicated DNB ravers that attended. A truly epic offering by Junkyard Sessions, Rewind and Rukus. For anyone new to Drum and Bass or yet to experience this genre in Brisbane, I urge you to check out their future offerings as soon as you can.
       
      Photo Credit: Russell King
       
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