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    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      After the success of the very first overseas ‘Mobile Disco’ in Bali recently, Carl and Eric also just wrapped up a string of Australian & New Zealand Winery Tour Dates featuring the fabulous: Cece Peniston & Robin S! Where the Music Policy was strictly: Funk, Disco, Soul Grooves & Classic House!
       
      From Carl & Eric:
      “The Mobile Disco tour was fantastic this year, we absolutely love this event.  It is an opportunity for us to dig into our record collection, play some of our most loved tracks, songs that were part of our growing up, songs that have influenced us over the years.  It is a pleasure for us to share the music.  This tour was a tour of ‘firsts.’ In Brisbane, we went to Roma Parklands for the first time, we also went to the Barossa Valley, Canberra and Queenstown, all for the first time.  Each event was unique. For Brisbane, we were right in the city of the tiered levelled venue and it was fantastic, the crew definitely brought a huge vibe to the event! Queenstown, the adventure capitol, the weather a month out looked like it was going to be clear skies and sunny.  Just three days out from NZ the weather (using the travel agent’s words) “looked horrific.” With multiple flight cancellations we finally caught a connecting flight (with little time in-between).  The weather Gods were on our side and the worst of the Queenstown weather held off.  Queenstown crew turned up and they were ready! It was cold with a bit of drizzle but you guys came prepared and we loved it.  It was our first time in Canberra too and it was amazing! Set in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, we’d like to send a big thank you to the ‘Kicks Entertainment’ crew, for the great set up and a fantastic crowd.  Finally, the last show of the tour was at the stunning Barossa Valley.  As you know, we are the ‘Mobile Disco’ and move around, so it was a special venue in Seppeltsfield, what a history, the event space was placed right amongst the gum trees.  Thank you to Seppeltsfield – SA, Cargo Brewery at Waitari Creek – Queenstown, Kicks Crew – Canberra and Brisbane Tourism/Marketing/Events and Parklands for making it a tour we won’t forget.  Also, a huge thankyou to Robin S and Cece Peniston.
       
      Melbourne, as you know it’s not possible to do a ‘Mobile Disco’ this coming February and we have had lots of messages asking if we could do another date.  Well we have been working really hard to find another venue and get the permits through in time and we are happy to say that we have a city centre, green venue: Piknic Électronik at The Sidney Myer Music Bowl.  This will be a thank you gig for all the Mobilizers that have supported us over the years, with a special priced ticket.  We are going back to basics with Carl and Eric on the decks from the beginning to the end.  See you on the Dancefloor!” 
       
      CARL & ERIC’S MOBILE DISCO:
      PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK
      7 HOUR SET
      SUNDAY 20th JAN 2019
      SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE
      Tickets: https://bit.ly/2E3A2HL
       
      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. 

      So get those disco shoes ready, this is one ‘Mobile Disco’ you won’t want to miss!!
       
      What is Piknic Électronik:  Piknic Électronik is an innovative weekly Summer event that indulges audiences while constantly proposing new discoveries. With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience. Defined by its specialised yet accessible programming, Piknic Électronik knows how to please both electronic music enthusiasts and newcomers alike as local and international talent enthrals the crowd every time. With beautiful city centric green spaces, food trucks and more on offer, Piknic invites you to make it your own and enjoy the day however you fancy.
      The Story of Piknic Électronik:  Piknic Électronik was founded in Montreal in 2003 by a group of electronic music enthusiasts looking to make it more accessible by bringing it out in broad daylight. Its aim is to open up the genre by offering an immersive daytime social experience. Now a major cultural and festive summer event in Montreal, Piknic Électronik has had successful editions in Austin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Melbourne, Santiago and Dubai. Its innovative and popular formula has evolved into a friendly international expansion that has made the event and its name a source of local pride in each city where it has set its roots and grown.

      For more info, go to:
      Facebook: @carlandericsmobiledisco
      Instagram: @carlandericsmobiledisco
      Website: carlcox.com
      Twitter: @Carl_Cox
      Facebook: @carlcox247 

      Follow Piknic Électronik:
      Website: www.piknicelectronik.com.au
      Facebook: PiknicElectronikMelbourne
      Instagram: @piknicmel
       
    • Adam Madd
      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
       
      TOUR DATES:
      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 
       
       

    • NathanJones
      By NathanJones
      In a few weeks at Elrow, Australia will be graced once again with the appearance of one of the world’s most astute and creative DJs; as well as being a long-serving servant of the industry, John Digweed. This year, his and studio partner, Nick Muir’s label, Bedrock celebrated its twentieth year of releases, John was also voted at number 35 in this week’s DJ Magazine Top 100 Alternative DJs (non-EDM), powered by Beatport’s findings over the past few years. He is one of dance music’s more celebrated and influential DJs and this week he found the time for a quick Q and A with Ozclubbers’ reporters Nathan Jones and Jamie Drew.
       
      John, thanks for answering our questions and speaking with Nathan and Jamie from ozclubbers.com.au
        
      N: Of course, Bedrock – yours and your studio comrade Nick Muir’s label – reached its own milestone this year and a big birthday, turning 20 years of releases. For anyone considering starting their own record label in 2018 or onwards – is there any advice you could give, or pointers for releasing your own tracks today?
      JD: It’s not an easy world in the music industry - so always prepare yourself for setbacks and disappointments and take every element of success as a stepping stone to build your label’s profile, always try and release music you love and are passionate about as you will find you will work harder to make them succeed.

       
       
      J: Pete Tong is celebrating 25 years of Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 having begun in 1993 of which you have featured on it many times. With your radio show "Transitions" reaching 13 years next year do you hope you will reach the 25-year milestone as well?
      JD: I try and take each year as it comes as I am incredibly happy with the success of the show, but I am not looking at certain years to celebrate to be honest.
       

       
      J: Speaking of 25-year celebrations, the relationship between you and Sasha is enduring and actually began in 1993. It is one of the longest DJing relationships in the scene with a loyal fan base that is spread over generations. The fresh progressive sounds you both present to the punters keeps pushing the boundaries and is testament to your dedication and longevity in the scene. Is there any chance of another "Northern Exposure" release or any studio collaboration for that matter between you both?
      JD: Never say never, but we are both so busy with our solo projects - I can’t see anything happening anytime soon.
       
       
       
      N: Thinking about the future of electronic music, nightclubs and festivals, do you think that in years to come, we can look forward to plenty of events and a healthy following of dance music and clubbing? If so, where in the world are the important places to influence electronic music?
      JD: The beauty of electronic music is that it constantly changes and evolves with new sounds, DJs and artists coming through all the time, along with new promoters providing their vision on how they would like to create a party. I think with the Internet there is no main important place of influence, it’s down to the organisers and the crowd to be in sync and create those memorable nights that you never forget.

       
       
      J: Going back to the era when you played tunes on vinyl at clubs, I am sure you do not miss carting crates of records around - but do you miss the hands on feel and sound that vinyl produced when playing at big club nights? I know that Technics turntables were the industry standard at the time and am wondering (to decide a personal DJ disagreement!) if you spent much time playing on Vestax turntables and which turntable you preferred. Vestax or Technics? 
      JD: Always Technics 
       
       
       
      N: With another holiday season forthcoming, you’ll be playing New Year’s Eve at Output in Brooklyn (where one of your Live In… series was recorded), is there a plan for another multi-CD recording from there (or anywhere else)?
      JD: There are no plans in the pipeline for the next “Live in” Album as I never ever plan them it’s always been chosen after I have played.
       
      John, thanks again for answering our questions - we hope you enjoy your time in Australia and wish you a happy new year.
       
       
      Elrow is touring Australia at the end of December.  Read more about it here:
       
       
      Tickets are still available for each city. 
       
       
      Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521588627942714/?ti=as  
      Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/549753348790649/?ti=as
       
       
    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      The ultimate New Year’s Day Disco, combined with laid-back Byron Bay vibes & lake views, is back for 2019!
       
      Grab the squad, come down to the green, join the Greenfields team and the Brunch Affairs crews and see out the first day of 2019 off with a bang! If you like your music funky, then come and check out the House Master’s in the mix: DJ Spen // Dr Packer // BOOGS + more!
       
      Sunset Safari New Year’s Day 2019 - Greenfields Albert Park, Melbourne
      When: Tuesday 1st January (NYD)
      Time: 1pm – 1am
      Where: Greenfields, Albert Park – Corner Lakeside Drive & Queens Road, Albert Park
       
       
      Tickets:
      Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269052340624628/
      Eventbrite Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-years-day-at-greenfields-albert-park-sunset-safari-tickets-52515211411
       
      Line-Up:
      DJ SPEN (Quantize Recordings)
      Dr Packer (Glitterbox | Defected)
      BOOGS (Thick As Thieves)
      Simon Digby
      Brad Sassman
      Mark John
      Agent 86
      Greg Sara
      Rob Anthony
      Jay Ramon
      HOOPS
      Lana
      Casey Leaver
      Pete Tran
      Sean Marchetti ( LIVE )
      + more
      Also, a limited amount of Booths will be available on the day for $2500 which includes: 10x Tickets & 1L Belvedere vodka. Contact: hello@greenfieldsalbertpark.com.au for more details
       
      DJ SPEN:
      US house icon DJ Spen first laid his hand on the decks at the age of thirteen while growing up in his native city of Baltimore - he hasn’t looked back since.
      Also known as Sean Spencer, the talented DJ and producer began his illustrious career in the mid-’80s as a hip-hop radio DJ making beats under the moniker Numarx, responsible for writing and recording 'Girl You Know It’s True,' later covered and made into a smash hit by Milli Vanilli. The years that followed saw DJ Spen move away from hip-hop and towards the classic Chicago house sound that would define his productions for years to come, after joining forces with famed production collective The Basement Boys. Working under the name Jasper Street Co., DJ Spen released his first 12″ through Basement Boys Records in 1995, the energetic gospel house cut ‘A Feeling.’ This was the first in a lauded series of releases for the label that brought Spen commercial and dancefloor success over the next decade, earning him international recognition as a house music pioneer.  In 2004, DJ Spen split from Basement Boys, releasing through Black Vinyl Records and his own label Code Red before founding his second imprint Quantize Recordings, which has since become a regular outlet for his music. Alongside his own productions, DJ Spen has built a reputation as a talented and prolific remix artist, putting his own unique stamp on pop anthems from Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Everything but the Girl, Toni Braxton and more. If that isn’t enough, he’s still spinning eclectic and soulful jams in clubs across the globe, further establishing his status as an eminent figure in house music, both past and present.
       

      DR PACKER:
      Dr Packer is an alias of West Australian DJ/Producer Greg Packer, set up for Remixes & Edits of mainly retro music such as 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Soul, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Reggae. Greg although known more for ‘Liquid Drum & Bass’ regularly plays sets of ‘Old School Funk, Disco & Hip Hop. Greg purchased his first record in 1982 at the age of 10. That record was ‘Grandmaster Flash – The Message’! Greg grew up in Northampton in the UK, frequently listening to his mother’s disco records (to which he says he had no choice!). In the 70’s it wasn’t uncommon to hear music such as ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ or ‘And The Beat Goes On’ played in the house, so the disco thing really was his first introduction to music, records became his life and he has collected 25,000+ over the years.  Dr Packer has quickly become a mainstay in the sets of some of the biggest names in the disco world with the likes of Greg Wilson, Hot Toddy, Fingerman, Joey Negro and Norman Jay regularly featuring his edits in their performances. All of this support helped Dr Packer to be voted #1 in the Traxsource Top 20 Nu Disco Artists midway through 2015. At the end of the year Dr Packer came in at #4 in the Top 100 Disco Artists
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      BOOGS:
      Boogs is one of the true leaders of Melbourne’s underground club scene. Supremely talented, original and never reliant on trends, fads or visiting international DJs, his 7am residency at Revolver Sundays is one of the most celebrated, unique and infamous gigs in town. His three-hour sets attract a vibrant, loyal and seriously up-for-it crowd each and every week.  Combining his incredible technical skills with an ear for the best new music, Boogs has consistently maintained a standard in excellence that sets him apart as a truly gifted DJ, inspiring both young and old generations alike.  Always visionary and ahead of the pack with the freshest sounds, his reign over the Melbourne club scene spans almost 15 years and his influence stretches across Australia and beyond. The hugely popular Boogs’ Podcast is helping to develop a whole new legion of fans as more and more people discover his music online. As Boogs continues to inspire and entertain, the talent and vision that cemented his place at the top of Melbourne club culture is now more prominent than ever.
    • Adam Madd
      By Adam Madd
      Following on from his epic EP release Crossing Borders Pt 2 and single, The Green earlier this year, Mike Mago returns with the perfectly captivating Always On My Mind. Enlisting the rising Dog Collective alongside him, Always On My Mind is out now via the esteemed Spinnin’ label.
       
      Always On My Mind marks Mike Mago’s journey of new sound exploration and evolution, with catchy pop vocals that leads into a fun, funk filled breakdown. With its infectious melodies and dazzling riffs, this tune is  definitely one to remember as it sets to have you whistling along in no time, enchanting the minds of fans world-wide. Here’s what the revered artist had to say on the release:
       
      "Always On My Mind’ is a feel good song that aims to catch the hearts of many, yet is unique in its own way. I feel originality and pop is a rare combination these days within dance music. My entire musical development is based on connecting people with positive energy through the music that I make without losing my authenticity."
       
      Dutch DJ and producer, Mike Mago is a truly respected name on the dance circuit, having become the best example of an artist who’s diverse range of material spans the whole of the electronic music scene, from the realms of underground house  to the mainstream hit sounds. A musical archive that goes back to 2014 with his breakthrough release Outlines that amassed 25 million Spotify plays, Mike Mago is undeniably one of the biggest DJs on the scene, now lending his remix skills to the likes of Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Clean Bandit, Years and Years, Bastille and many others. Able to work an underground dancefloor but also rock a mainstage slot, Mike Mago has performed all over from Tomorrowland to the Ibiza isle. Continuing to perfect his mainstage performances and release uplifting tune that raise expectations, it looks like Mike Mago is continuing to reach the higher levels amongst his peers. 
       
      Mike Mago X The Dog Collective – Always On My Mind is out now via Spinnin’. 
       
      https://www.facebook.com/mikemago/ 
      https://twitter.com/mikemago 
      https://www.instagram.com/mikemago/ 
       
      Listen:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvikr0TaPCU
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Buy:
      https://spinninrecords.release.link/always-on-my-mind

       
       
       
       
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