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By Adam Madd
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
By Adam Madd
TITLE: RUNNING TRAX SUMMER 2019
LABEL: MINISTRY OF SOUND AUSTRALIA
RELEASE DATE: 14/12/2018
FORMAT: 3X CD
One of Ministry of Sound’s most established and successful brands is the RUNNING TRAX series. Created at the turn of the decade, it quickly became the go-to music series for gyms around the country. The last RUNNING TRAX 2017 reaching ARIA certified Platinum status, this makes the series the strongest brand within the Ministry of Sound Australia stables. Now it’s back FRESH for Summer 2019! Whether you WALK, JOG or RUN, RUNNING TRAX Summer 2019 is perfect for a workout at the pace you choose. Featuring the very latest chart smashers and upfront Club Tracks over a continuously mixed 3x CD Set.
DISC 1 : ‘JOG’
1/ Loud Luxury feat. Brando / Body [Dzeko Remix]
2/ Calvin Harris feat. Sam Smith / Promises [David Guetta Remix]
3/ Oliver Heldens feat. Shungudzo / Fire In My Soul
4/ The Potbelleez / Go For Gold [Extended Mix]
5/ Dynoro & Gigi D'Agostino / In My Mind [Extended Mix]
6/ Acaddamy / Temperature Rising [Extended Mix]
7/ Wildfire & Sophiegrophy / Now Wait [Extended Mix]
8/ CLiQ feat. Wiley Alika & Double S / Wavey
9/ Paces / Technique feat. Emmalyn & Jeida Woods [Torren Foot Remix]
10/ Duke Dumont / Runway [Extended Mix]
11/ MED33P / This Jam [Extended Mix]
12/ Simon Kidzoo / Too Damn Low [Extended Mix]
13/ Go Freek / Love Is The Weapon [Cut Snake's Love Weapon Remix]
14/ Au/Ra / Panic Room [eSQUIRE Remix]
15/ Damon Hess feat. Chantè Sinclair / Need To Feel Loved
16/ George Kwali feat. Garbrielle Aplin / Dream Enough [Extended Mix]
17/ KC Lights feat. Nicole Dash Jones / Change The World [Extended Mix]
18/ Sigala & Ella Eyre & Meghan Trainor feat. French Montana/ Just Got Paid [M22 Remix]
19/ Don Diablo feat. Alex Clare / Heaven To Me [Extended Mix]
20/ Remady & Manu-L vs I.GOT.U / Heaven [Extended Version]
21/ Little Mix / Only You [Wideboys Remix]
DISC 2 : ‘WALK’
1/ Kid Enigma x Riton / Dangerous
2/ Kelis x Freejak / My Milkshake
3/ Silk City feat. Diplo, Dua Lipa & Mark Ronson / Electricity [The Black Madonna Remix]
4/ LSD feat. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth / Thunderclouds [MK Extended Remix]
5/ RÜFÜS DU SOL / Underwater [Club Edit]
6/ JYYE / Fooling Me [Extended Mix]
7/ Sigma / Anywhere [Extended Mix]
8/ Clean Bandit / Solo (feat. Demi Lovato) [Wideboys Remix]
9/ FUTURECLUB feat. Pepper Rose / Next Dollar [Alex Rose Remix]
10/ B Young / 079ME [Alexape Remix]
11/ Julie McDermott / Don't Go [Smokin' Jack Hill Remix]
12/ Crush Club feat. Supermini / We Dance [Supermini Extended Remix]
13/ OTOSAN & Shaun Warner feat. PT / Do You Feel It
14/ Happiness Is Wealth / Move [Extended Mix]
15/ Just Kiddin / Hysteria [Extended Mix]
16/ R3HAB & TH!RDLIFE / Wrong Move [Illyus & Barrientos Remix]
17/ K & K / Mrs Patterson
18/ MK x Jonas Blue x Becky Hill / Back & Forth [Franky Rizardo Remix]
19/ Sons of Zion / Drift Away [OTOSAN Remix]
20/ Flight Facilities / All Your Love feat. Dustin Tebbutt [Morgan Page Extended Remix]
21/ Elk Road & JES / Ghost
DISC 3 : ‘RUN’
1/ Martin Garrix & Blinders / Breach (Walk Alone) [Extended Mix]
2/ Jonas Blue x Jack & Jack / Rise [Retrovision Remix]
3/ Armin Van Buuren / Blah Blah Blah [TRU Concept Extended Remix]
4/ Riky Lld & Giulio Chiaramonti / Cruel World
5/ Shift K3Y feat. A*M*E / Entirety [Galantis Remix]
6/ Lifelike & Kris Menace / Discopolis 2.0 [Sander van Doorn Extended Remix]
7/ Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire / Monophobia [Rinzen Remix]
8/ Gorgon City & JP Cooper / One Last Song [Eli Brown Remix]
9/ GW Harrison / Jammin'
10/ Sonny Fodera & Flash 89 / The System
11/ Wheats / Kassia
12/ Dave Winnel / Acid Trippin' [Extended Mix]
13/ Carmada feat. tribes. / Ready For It [Holy Goof Remix]
14/ Faux / No Mercy [Extended Version]
15/ Tiësto / WOW [Extended Mix]
16/ Two Can / Got Habits [Leon Lour Remix]
17/ Arty / Tim [Extended Mix]
18/ Ferry Corsten & Saad Ayub / Synchronicity [Extended Mix]
19/ Eon / Knocker [Extended Mix]
20/ Press Play / Like This
21/ Sean Finn x Guru Josh / Infinity 2018 [Klaas Remix]
22/ Bodybangers x DJ Muscleboy / #VIKINGCLAP
By Adam Madd
After a huge run of sold out shows in 2018, the worlds leading house music label Defected Records returns to the Australasia region in early 2019 and will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth for some very special shows.
Line-up drops Monday 12th Nov
Special Ozclubbers priced tickets for Melbourne and Sydney are available after the lineup drops using Moshtix code "ozclubbers"
8th Feb - Defected Melbourne @ Shed9
Shed9 is part of a cultural, community, entertainment and events hub in the booming Docklands region. It is superbly positioned just 350 metres out into Victoria Harbour and surrounded by water on three sides. This venue will be an extra special stop of the tour as it is the place where it all started for Defected in Melbourne, at the infamous Alumbra.
9th Feb - Defected Sydney @ Greenwood
Greenwood's converted church boasts an open-air terrace situated in the heart of the city that has played host to house music royalty from all over the globe, and after how last year went down - we are very excited for the return
15th Feb - Defected Brisbane @ Prohibition
Prohibition is situated in Brisbane's booming Fortitude Valley precinct and is a home of house music within the area. After hosting a highly successful show for Defected in 2018, we are very excited to be bringing the brand back in a larger format for 2019
16th Feb - Defected Perth @ The Oasis
The Oasis is Perth's newest inner city pop-up venue which will boast an alluring open-air setting perfect for a day-to-night Defected dance.
General Release tickets available now via Moshtix.
By Adam Madd
The entertainment stakes continue to rise for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with one of the world’s biggest dance music festival brands, Ultra Australia, to join Flemington’s iconic Birdcage Enclosure.
The Ultra Australia marquee will feature on the front row of the Birdcage on both AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 3 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, Saturday 10 November.
Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was pleased to welcome Ultra Australia to its impressive stable of invitation-only marquees: “This is the first time a music and festival brand has featured in the Birdcage and we’re delighted to have Ultra Australia add to the party atmosphere at Australia’s biggest party, Cup Week.”
The marquee, themed by Ultra, will feature some of the hottest Australian and international DJs, celebrities, fashionistas and music lovers. Travis Grech from Ultra Australia said it will be a taste of the Ultra Australia Music Festival to be held at Flemington Racecourse in February next year: “Ultra Australia is very excited about having our very own facility inside the Birdcage during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. We will be launching the Ultra Australia Music Festival in style with our own decor, theming and entertainment to create a dance music festival atmosphere trackside,” Mr Grech said.
The VRC lifts the Melbourne Cup Carnival curtain on AAMI Victoria Derby Day on 3 November, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 6 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 8 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 10 November.
Tickets and hospitality packages can be purchased from flemington.com.au. @FlemingtonVRC @UltraAustralia #MelbCupCarnival #UltraAustralia
The full-scale Ultra Australia event will take place in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse – 23rd February 2019 and Sydney at Parramatta – 24 February 2019 - http://www.ultraaustralia.com.
About Ultra Music Festival:
Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra. Ultra Music Festival is held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, then grew into a two-day weekend event from 2007 to 2010. Since 2011, Ultra has taken place across three days (Friday through Sunday) during the month of March. In 2012, a record attendance of 155,000 people attended the festival. In 2013, for the first time in Ultra’s history, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends welcoming a combined attendance of 330,000 people. In 2014, the festival returned to its original one weekend format, selling out pre-sale tickets in under five minutes. The most recent edition of Ultra, in 2017, welcomed 165,000 people to the festival. As of 2016, Ultra Music Festival is home to seven stages that span the picturesque Bayfront Park which include the Main Stage, the Live stage, the MegaStructure, the Worldwide stage, the UMF Radio stage, the Resistance stage, and the Oasis stage. Other Ultra Worldwide festivals and events take place across the world in locations like: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa; Seoul, Korea; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Hvar and Split, Croatia; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; and many other destinations. At the end of Ultra Music Festival 2017, it added two more countries: India and Australia. The twentieth edition of Ultra Music Festival took place March 23–25, 2018.
About the Victoria Racing Club and Melbourne Cup Carnival
Host of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington was founded in 1864 and is the world’s largest member-based racing club, with more than 30,000 members. Regarded as the world’s most vibrant racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is a uniquely Australian celebration of sport, fashion, food and wine and culture, attracting more than 310,000 racegoers to Flemington Racecourse over four magical racedays each year and injecting more than $444 million into the Victorian economy. The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, a 3200m Group 1 staying race, one of the world’s richest, offering $7.3 million in prize money and held on the first Tuesday in November.
For more info on Ultra Australia, go to:
ULTRA Worldwide recently announced the massive expansion of the globally renowned festival to two cities across the Australian continent. The expansion of the event to two full-scale festivals will return to Melbourne with world-class talent on: Saturday 23rd February at Flemington Racecourse and will head to Sydney the following day for the first time on: Sunday 24th February at Parramatta Park.
Tickets for Ultra Australia 2019 will go on sale: Thursday 9th August 10am AEST!
WATCH THE JUST RELEASED ‘ROAD TO ULTRA 2018’
RE-CAP VIDEO HERE: https://bit.ly/2MmGR8D
“After the thrilling debut of ‘Road to Ultra’ in Melbourne this year, we are beyond excited to welcome the full scale ‘Ultra’ experience to both Melbourne and Sydney in February 2019 for ‘Ultra Australia.’ After watching the success of the event in Miami over the last 20 years and across the globe, it’s time we experienced this fantastic festival down under! Showcasing ‘Ultra Australia’ at two of the nation’s premiere venues in: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne & Parramatta Park, Sydney, we are counting down the days til Summer.” – Event Organisers.
About Flemington: Flemington Racecourse has established itself as one of the most versatile venues in Australia. Flemington offers a multipurpose greenfield event space, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with grandstands and internal roadways as well as being close to public transport & to the city, making it the perfect location for ‘Ultra Australia’ Melbourne 2019.
About Parramatta Park: Historic Parramatta Park has been a venue used for entertainment for more than 150 years. With hectares of parklands, trees, river frontage & close to amenities and public transport, it’s one of Sydney’s premier event spaces and is excited to host ‘Ultra Australia’ Sydney 2019.
ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 DATES & VENUES:
Melbourne – Saturday 23 February 2019 – Flemington Racecourse
Sydney – Sunday 24 February 2019 – Parramatta Park
Tickets on sale: Thursday 9th August
Stay tuned for the Ultra Australia 2019 Line-Up, coming soon..
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