Played: Thursday 5th April 2012
Oliver Twizt was Born in the Netherlands in 1983 he s been scouring the local record shops ever since he can remember – at the time it was mainly hardcore and hiphop that caught his ear and eye, cultivating a serious addiction to gangster rap but all the while he also liked the "Ruffneck rules the Artcore scene".
After Oliver discovered Fruity Loops in 2000 at the green age of 17 (nowadays FL Studio) he started getting into music production. – All the while his first baby steps in the magical world of music creation got him some attention.
Later on in 2008 – 2009 – the productional mastermind got the itch to DJ himself and venture out on his own
Oliver's first solo track feat MC Roga "Do The Monkey" entered the UK Buzz Charts at number 4 and got wide support by the likes of Roger Sanchez, Sander van Doorn, Carl Cox, Judge Jules and many more. Quite soon Oliver started taking over charts with tracks like "Underground", "Finally" (with Bart B More, #2 Beatport Chart), "You're Not Alone" (#1 PH chart Beatport, "Another Step" which was a top 10 best sold Hed Kandi record in 2009 and remixed Bart B More, Sander van Doorn, Erick E and many more!
Oliver continued with a steady slew of releases, the Dutch titled "Wil Jij Dansen" (ft Divine) on Spinnin Records was madly supported by all Dutch Jocks. Followed by the extremely cool "Gangsterdam" on Laidback Luke's Mighty Mixmash Records, with full support from Luke himself, David Guetta, Sidney Samson, Chuckie amongst many others.
Played: Saturday the 18th of February 2012
Played: Friday the 19th of May 2011
Ryan Riback (Melb) started his career in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 16, teaching himself to mix records after seeing a friends older brother djing in nightclubs.
After moving to Melbourne in 2006, Ryan settled in and got straight to work...
Ryans productions and remixes have been played in clubs and at festivals all around the world by huge name acts such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Alex Gaudino, Chuckie and TV Rock... Just to name a few
Ryan's original works have also made a dent in global dance music. His most recent track "Make Me Go" reached #13 in the UK DMC Buzz Chart, and #17 in the Music Week Cool Cuts Chart. Support from artists such as Groove Armada, ATFC, Funkagenda, Jerome Isma-Ae, Lys and Cicada.
Played: Friday the 3rd of February 2012
Played: Friday the 6th of August 2010
In Australia's mainstream music business, the MC Shureshock moniker is a familiar one. Within the country's thriving dance music scene, Shureshock's reputation is legendary.
The performer (real name Cameron James Brown) is a heavyweight of the dance culture, a triple-threat comprising talent, versatility and durability. Shureshock has crashed the national sales charts and entertained 100s of thousands of fans at home and abroad.
Played: Saturday the 10th of March 2012 @ RSQ Saturdays
Played: Friday the 25th of February 2011 @ Gloss
Bassjackers aka Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was coming when they started out with their collaboration. Marlon was already Dj-ing for a while and Ralph experimented a lot with making different kinds of dance music. Marlon was mainly playing house music at the time and then the idea came to push Ralphs productions in that direction so that Marlon could play the tracks in his sets. The first track they were both satisfied with was "Beat Cut".
"Beat Cut" got picked up by Fedde le Grand and kickstarted their career. What followed was a solid stream of tracks and remixes which were supported by all the top jocks and scored big on the international dance charts, like for example their remix for Dada Life which scored #1 on hypem.com
Their BIG break came in 2011, their dancefloor bomb "Mush Mush" got picked up by Tiesto and got released on Tiesto's imprint "Musical Freedom". It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011. It's that track that every DJ can play to destroy the dance floor, and so they did.
Played: Friday 28th October 2011 at Gloss
As a seven year old boy, Sidney Samson started playing the guitar. From there on he knew that he wanted to make music for the rest of his life.
His first real club banger was called 'It's All Funked Up!'.
After the release in 2003, Sidney knew that he couldn't stop here and locked himself up in his studio. 'Nobody Move', 'Rock This', 'Girls', 'Aeroplane' and 'Viruz' were some resulting floor fillers, just to name a few.
After many years of production came RIVERSIDE. Played on charts all over the world for several weeks and even platinum in Australia; the single made it to number 10 in the National Singles Charts, it became such a big track that playing it would instantly fill a dance floor.. and it still does today.
Since Riverside, Sidney has all but calmed down releasing HUGE remixes of banger tracks such as Hello - Martin Solvieg, Let it go - Lady Bee, S&M - Rhianna and PUNK by Ferry Corstin.
Played: 21st October 2011 @ Gloss
Lee Mortimer (AKA Sawtooth Sucka) has been steadily making waves with his productions and DJ sets by taking every opportunity to supply ears with exciting, sleaze-filled fidget house.
It was quoted that "Lee's one of the most exciting producers and DJs in the UK right now. You have to check him play... I don't think anyone can touch him for that sound at the moment."
Played: Friday 23rd of September at White Square
Bio: Acid Jack is the creative juggernaut of Melbourne Australia based artist Antonio Celestino.
An outspoken purveyor of cutting edge dance music, Acid Jack is like computers making sweet synthesised digital love while driving a Ferrari.
In semi-live or DJ format, his amazing/magical club & festival stage performances are radical to the power of incredible. Acid Jacks is no mere disco car wash for your ear-drums. Acid Jacks isn't just some dirty one night ear sex. Acid Jack is 1000 % Grade-A Dance Awesome. Acid Jack holds centre stage in the court of dance royalty, dance legendary and other dance-isms.
Played: Friday the 23rd of September 2011 @ White Square
This tag team production ensemble have been responsible for producing some of the biggest tracks in dance music across the past few years, with several No.1 spots on the ARIA club chart and Beatport.
Since their first string of original releases and mix CD compilations, DENZAL PARK have set their standard remixing for such names as Dirty South, Avicii, Full Intention, Kylie Minogue, Wynter Gordon, Kelis, D.O.N.S. and Tonite Only, and their original floor-stompers 'Filterfreak', 'Ascension' 'I'm a Drum Machine' and 'Militia' have torn their way through dance and club charts across the world. The duo were also responsible for producing the Radio Edit of Wynter Gordon's Platinum single 'Til Death', and Zoe Badwi's Double-Platinum club smash 'Freefallin'.
Played: Saturday 17th September 2011 at Red Square Saturdays
Following in the footsteps of Cerrone, Daft Punk and Cassius, Tristan Garner has put himself on the map as one of the most talented DJ/Producer's of the NEW french generation.
Tristan has had a string of hits including "Give Love", "Freedom", "Caribe" and the international smash, "Last Forever". Tristan continues to stay on top with 2010's underground anthem "Fuckin Down" which has been playlisted by some of the biggest DJs in the world.
Played: Thursday 15th September 2011
As one of the most charismatic individuals to smash his way onto the house music scene in recent years, Micky Slim is the Birmingham-bred bad boy that has arrived and is ready to take over. For if 2005 was the year clubbers started murmuring about that boy Slim, then 2006 was the year they started shouting it from the hilltops. And who can blame them? With an outstanding production portfolio that has had a phenomenal success rate of being heard on BBC Radio1, an international residency that gives Micky global exposure, and a few helping hands (more later), its clear that Micky is not just one of the UKs finest up-and-coming talents, he is getting recognition the world over.
Although Mickys love affair with house dates back over ten years, it was only two years ago that things really started to happen for him. After playing various bars and clubs around the midlands, Micky rented the Canal club in Wolverhampton in April 2005 to host a Tsunami fund raiser. The night proved a monstrous success and repeat bookings at the venue gave Micky the chance to shine alongside the likes of Yousef, Jose Nunez, Richard F and Tom Neville.
Played: Thursday 25th of August 2011 at Disco Sucks
The hottest new electronic act to emerge in 2010, Dirtyloud can count David Guetta and a slew of headline DJs among their fans, as they continue to kick out the jams from their studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Their jacking, tough yet effortlessly groovy sound has come to define the nu-electro style currently taking the world by storm.
Their prolific studio output beggars belief. In turn this has led to endless remix requests from labels as diverse as Atlantic and Universal to Plasma pool and Great Stuff, and booking requests from around the world.
Hugely busy in their home country of Brazil, 2010 sees Dirtyloud begin global touring, with tours lined up for USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.
The Toxic Avenger
Played: Thursday 4th August 2011 at Disco Sucks
It's midnight. You're out of gas. As you veer from the country road, your headlights scan the empty field. Suddenly, a lonely, masked figure fills the light. You try to scream, but all you hear is the pulse in your temples as the Toxic Avenger yanks the rip-chord of a rusty chainsaw.
An iconic DJ, and diabolical hero of his own, twisted, grind-house epic. As a producer, The Toxic Avenger smashes through the windshield of electronic music, grabs it by the throat, and drags its body into the night where it is bathed in light and the terrible roar of his machine.
To The Toxic Avenger, the dance floor is his theater, his audience, and his prey. He saws at the crowd with mind-scrambling spirals of gunmetal. He fires from speaker stacks with cinematic shrieks that dive down your brain stem and electrocute the body. No one can escape.
Played: Thursday 28th of July 2011 at Disco Sucks
Destroying dancefloors everywhere with massively heavy beats, Chris Gaspar and Manny Luquin, the electro house producers behind Cold Blank, are at the top of their game.
Launching their BTF brand in 2008 with a wildly successful party in LA called Smash Disco, Cold Blank has played a large role in shaping the scene and sound of the SoCal party world.
Early tracks like "2012", "Raver Booty" and "Los Angeles" have become electro house anthems and more recent songs like "Die Famous", "Redroid" and "Ancient Physic Tandem War Elephant" show that Cold Blank has no intention of slowing down. Having remixed artists like Chuckie, Robbie Rivera, Zedd, Rank 1, PeaceTreaty and even Waka Flaka Flame, their extensive catalog is supported by many top DJs including David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Moby, Axwell and will.i.am.
Played: Thursday 28th July 2011 at Disco Sucks
This 19-year-old talent has been touted by his peers (read Tiësto, Skrillex and Deadmau5) as one of the nu-breed saviours of electronic music, and having only experienced the limelight for just a few months, his achievements paint the picture of a super bright future.
2011 saw Porter achieve what some do in an entire career. He provided solid tour support to Tiësto and Skrillex, as well as debut appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo that led to him entering DJ Mag's Top 100 and the Billboard Top 21 Under 21 chart.
Played: 14th July 2011 at Disco Sucks
Hatiras is one of the planet's top electronic music DJs & producers. He produces loads of mindbending and ass shaking music.
He's won 2 Juno Awards, a Socan Award for most radio play in Canada and multiple nominations. He owns and operates 2 record labels (Hatrax and Blow Media).
He started as a rave promoter in the '90s. He created and operated one of North America's largest event organizations called Liquid Adrenaline. Events averaged 5.000 and peaked at 10,000 in attendance.
As a DJ, Hatiras has performed around the world in venues across Canada, USA, Japan, Colombia, Australia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, UK, Serbia and more. He's remixed music for Kylie Minogue, Loleatta Holloway, Junior Jack, Carole Pope and many more his remixes and productions have been released on labels like Blow Media, Hatrax, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Universal, Sony, etc. Everyone from The Chemical Brothers to Pete Tong to Roger Sanchez, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, Danny Tenaglia and in between, plays Hatiras music.
Played: 9th June 2011 at Disco Sucks
LAZRtag hails from the city of Los Angeles with infectious beats and addicting basslines with enough juice to make a prostitute blush.
Since 2007, they've been killing it in the electro music scene with bangers like "It's Only a Game," and most notably with their remix of Crystal Castles' "Crimewave," that was rated the top April 2008 track for Hype Machine's Zeitgiest music awards.
Even pop star Britney Spears, took their bootleg remix and used it in her Circus 2009 tour as part of her coordinated dance routine. The remarkable duo has gained support from artists like David Guetta on his live radio mix, Kissy Sell Out on his BBC Radio 1 mix, as well as Richard Vission, and Armand Van Helden. If that's not enough, they're armed with a unique DJ performance setup, involving the use of customized Ipad touch-screen midi controllers running on a dual Ableton Live system, fully personalized for the LAZRtag experience!!! Watch out for 2011, as they have signed an exclusive deal with Vicous Records, an Australian based label with a roster of heavy hitters like Avicii, Dirty South, Angger Dimas, and Vandalism.
Played: Thursday 12th May 2011 at Disco Sucks
Established 2008, Mustard Pimp are the french dynamic duo: Baron and eKa.
Baron started 9 years ago DJing mostly acid and techno stuff, whilst eKa was the guitarist in a french metal band.
They started to make diverse remixes and rather rapidly received support from well established musicians including the following that they have officially remixed: The Crookers, Steve Aoki, Steed Lord, Partyshank, A1 Bassline, Larry Tee, Dada Life, Stereoheroes, Bryan Cox, and the list keeps growing….
Mustard Pimp's debut single "Oh La La Satan" was released on Crux Records in September 2008 and immediately following MP released in their second EP "Raging Blood" on Idiot house records the following month. Early on in 2009 they released their 3rd EP "RER EP" which is available for free on the internet.
In July 2009 ,Mustard Pimp signed the singles, "Cherry" and "Kiwi" to the super hot Dim Mak Records. "Cherry" featuring Kali from Steed Lord will be released In September 2009.
Initially inspired with Metal and Rock music but also with every music they've heard or played during their lives, Mustard Pimp's music is unclassifiable, they are actually used to experimenting with diverse styles in their tracks ,from House to Breakbeat,from Electro to Maximal …
Played: 14th April 2011 at Red Square
Ability, originality and accomplishment. In Michael Woods' short career he has managed to touch on every cornerstone, leaving proof of his musical competence at producing big room, progressive and tech-house tracks, along with a discernible motivation to better the quality of music being distributed. This has not gone unnoticed with DJs like Pete Tong consistently throwing props his way.
Collaborations with the likes of Chris Lake, Funkagenda & Mark Knight conclude as featured tracks on various compilations and act as proof of his skillful production abilities. It's alliances like these that excite the growing fan base, but are not the sole examples of his talent, as original tracks such as "Nitro", "Midnight Run", "Dynamik", "No Access" and "First Aid" are continually supported.
As well as the continuous success of his music, his dexterity as a DJ completes Michael Woods as a dynamic and credible artist. In demand across the globe he plays everywhere from Europe to USA, ending 2010 with a successful USA Tour.
Played: Saturday 5th of March 2011 at Red Square Saturdays
ARIA Award-nominated Tommy Trash is one of dance music's rising stars. Since bursting onto the scene less than five years ago, Tommy has dominated charts and dance floors alike with over 45 originals and remixes, quickly establishing himself as one of Australia's most talented and prolific artists. Now London-based, Tommy has his sights set firmly on world domination.
Tommy's single, "The End", was his most successful to date. A European summer anthem championed by international superstars Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack and Laidback Luke, "The End" put Tommy firmly in the international spotlight.
Tommy has also mixed a handful of Ministry of Sound Australia's iconic compilation albums, including the 2011 Annual, which achieved the number one position on both the iTunes Album Chart and ARIA Compilation Chart, as well as Sessions Six, Seven and Eight and Electro House Sessions One and Two.
Played: 5th November 2010 at Gloss
Marko Milicevic is Gramophonedzie - The MTV award winning Serbian superstar who is currently riding a serious wave following a remarkable breakthrough year in 2010.
With his roots spanning a wide musical spectrum and a deep passion for funky music, live instruments and intensive vocals, production career began in 2000 when he was selected to study at the Red Bull Music Academy in Ireland.
Gramophonedzie is best known for his smash hit release 'Why Don't You' – a jackin' house track that sampled Peggy Lee's swing standard 'Why Don't You Do Right'. Initially signed to Guesthouse before being licensed to Positiva, 'Why Don't You' was one of the biggest club records of 2009 receiving widespread club support from the likes of Erick Morillo and Steve Angello to Dennis Ferrer and Louie Vega.