5 Artists You Can’t Miss At Listen Out 2018
Listen Out has grown into one of Australia’s premier dance music events. Each year the touring festival brings quality dance music to inner city venues across Australia.
The 2018 edition of Listen Out see’s the touring festival return to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Listen Out have also revealed the official set times for Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne events a little early this year to give ticket-holders a few weeks to plan out their festival experience.
With the festival fast approaching, we’ve picked 5 artists that you can’t afford to miss at this year’s festival.
Camelphat have dominated the dance space as of late – earning three Number Ones on the charts run by Beatport, the biggest site for dance music sales. They even achieved the rare pop crossover club hit: “Cola,” which features vocals from Elderbrook, recently cracked the Top 40 in the U.K., as well as climbing into the Top Five on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
Camelphat is the long-running duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala, who met while indulging their shared youthful obsession with vinyl at Liverpool’s 3B Records. After years of DJing and production, their edit of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” spread through the clubs, showing they could make records that enticed DJs. Camelphat are equally comfortable with eminently hummable vocal house (try 2015’s “Siren Song”) as skeletal, unrelentingly kinetic weapons for after-hours parties (like their latest Beatport Number One, “Drop It.”)
Hailing from Brisvegas, Confidence Man is a four piece that produce some of the most infectious gloves in current dance music.
Comprised of members from several other great Aussie outfits, (The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective, and The Jungle Giants) Confidence Man‘s experience shines through in a truly confident style of music, overflowing with funky grooves, bouncy drums, and awesome spoken word vocals. Buckets of sass and subtle humour and an obvious knack for crafting a breakdown make for tunes that are honestly just a total party.
Gold Coast rising star FISHER is taking the world by storm.
Following the successes of his vlogging at Follow The Fish (on both followthefish.tv and on Instagram), the cheeky character is now making music as producer FISHER and one half of Aussie DJ duo Cutsnake.
His debut release, ‘Ya Kidding’, went berserk in clubs and dancefloors around the country earlier this year and if that wasn’t enough, he recently dropped his biggest track to date; ‘Losing It’ – which has dominated Beatport and dance charts around the globe.
After stellar performances at Coachella, EDC Mexico, Amnesia Ibiza and MADE Festival – to name a few, FISHER’s star continues to rise in 2018 and you can expect a big turn out for his highly anticipated performances across the country at Listen Out.
Sydney bass star Enschway – real name Nic Schweighoffer has soared to the top of the local bass scene, and with good reason. His tireless work ethic and roster of heavy hitting tracks have earned him a strong following in Australia and overseas.
Enschway has seen support from some of the biggest stars in dance music and has dominated stages at some of Australia’s biggest clubs and festivals including Hard Australia, Splendour In The Grass. Expect a hard-hitting set from the local legend and a big turnout.
With a new album ready to drop, Grammy award winner Skrillex takes out the final of out must-see acts at Listen Out 2018.
While he’s an obvious choice to many; Listen Out will be his first major Australian festival appearance since his notorious Stereosonic 2014 shows. With recent performances at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival and a special set at Burning Man, fans can expect to see something special from the superstar.
Expect a ton of new music, big hits and some old Skrillex heavy hitters!