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Earthcore announce their first round lineup for 2016 Festival!

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In 2015 earthcore treated punters to one of their biggest festival editions yet, and the festival completely sold out with a lineup that was as impressive as any seen on last year’s global festival circuit. Following up last week’s news of the festival’s return this year is the announcement of the first round lineup…

The 2016 lineup looks to host some of the most in-demand DJs and producers on the planet right now, plus a selection of Australia’s favorite internationals including, LOUD, Chris Liberator, Astral Projection, Kaya Project, Ø [Phase], Talpa, Vini Vici, Bryan Kearney and many more!

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earthcore 2016

24th November – 28th November 2016
Pyalong, Victoria

Tickets

Tickets available Tuesday 1st March from:
www.earthcore.com.au

1st round – $219 + BF
2nd release – $239 + BF
3rd release – $269 + BF
4th release – $299 + BF

First round announcement

Abakus
Altruism
Ambivalent
Ann Clue
Astral Projection
Bird of Prey
Birds of Paradise
Bizarre Contact
Bliss
Boris Brejcha
Bryan Kearney
Bwoy De Bhajan
Capital Monkey
Chris Liberator
Christian Smith
Coming Soon!!!
Durs
Easy Riders
Gary Beck
Ghost Rider
Groove Delight
Grouch
Headroom
John OO Fleming
Julian Jeweil
Kaminanda
Krama
Kaya Project
Lifeforms
Lish
LOUD
Lucas
Mad Maxx
Mad Tribe
Mandragora
Martin Vice
Michele Adamson
Miguel Bastida
Minilogue
Morten Granau
Ø [Phase]
O.T.B
One Man Orchestra
Paddy Free
Para Halu
Phaxe
Protonica
Rocky
Royal Flush
Shakta
Shayman
Sinerider
Slam
Space Tribe
Symbolic
Talpa
Telepath
Tongue and Groove
Traum Atlas
Vaperror
Vini Vici
Vitalic
Waio
Will Atkinson

+ more TBA!

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      Sydney DJ, producer and label boss LO’99 is renowned for his own brand of house music; his productions delivering distinctive tech and warehouse sounds. Now following on from his brand new collab with Taiki Nulight, ‘Records U Play’, dropping this week with an exclusive first play on triple j, LO’99 is ready to hit the road around Australia and New Zealand on a huge 17-date tour. “Mannnnnnn I cannot wait to get back on the road proper again!” says LO’99. “Back in March 2020 I was in the middle of a tour in the US when I had to come home, since then touring has been a myth… some of the shows on this tour have been postponed like 4 times… anyway enough with that all, we’re back in action and I’m so stoked!! I can’t wait to drop all the new music I’d been working on during the great hibernation including my ‘Records U Play’ jam with Taiki, a few new IDs from myself I’ve just finished, lots of new MRR bits from the fam and heaps of massive jams from artists all over the world that I’ve been stockpiling for this very moment!! I can safely say this is def the most excited I’ve been to fire up the trusty USBs in a long time :)” LO’99s latest single ‘Records U Play’, a collab with UK producer Taiki Nulight, has been a few years in the making…it all began when Taiki was on tour in Australia with LO, and since then it’s seen its fair share of zoom sessions, road tests and reschedules, but earlier this year the guys went back in to final it up and we’re so happy they did – cause now it’s time to unleash this absolute weapon. A catchy hook with crisp AF drums sits perfectly over a bassline groove that just won’t stop getting you moving. Dance music’s elite have been getting behind LO’99’s musical vision with LO being called upon to remix the likes of Fatboy Slim, Röyksopp, Kaskade, Moby, Pnau, Crooked Colours, Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge. When it comes to his own records, LO shows exactly why he’s up there alongside Australia’s best with multiple #1 singles out on coveted tastemaker labels, as well as his very own Medium Rare Recordings. His recent releases Acid Worldwide, Woo Dat, Dr. Sbaitso and Sometime (feat. Owl Eyes) becoming staples in record boxes and playlists the world over! With shows lined up from April to August all around the country, make sure you check out LO’99 when he’s in your neck of the woods! LO’99 AU & NZ TOUR April 15, Industrique Warehouse, Melbourne April 17, Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival, Sunshine Coast April 29, Elsewhere, Gold Coast April 30, La La Land, Brisbane May 07, Electric Circus, Adelaide May 20, Label, Brookvale May 21, AV Club, Auckland May 22, Valley Vibes Festival, Koorablyn May 28, Forbes Inn, Forbes June 04, Drifters Wharf, Gosford June 11, Old Soul, Maroochydore June 12, Ministry of Sound Testament Warehouse, Sydney June 18, Goat At Night, Rockhampton July 02, Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle July 09, Tusk, Wollongong July 16, Beer Deluxe, Albury August 06, Be Social Festival, Mackay  

    • FISHER Teams Up With Shermanology For Lethal New Single ‘It’s A Killa’ fisher-its-a-killa-shermanology-feature-oz-edm

      Teaming up with Dutch duo Shermanology, Grammy-nominated Australian DJ and producer FISHER is set to release his goliath track ‘It’s A Killa’. Firing up crowds across the world, the release which has been teased in FISHER’s DJ sets, is now ready for release on March 11th. Proving that 2022 is the year of the FISH, ‘It’s a Killa’ is the second track of the year for FISHER, after ‘Palm Beach Banga’, demonstrating a certain intensity of releases this year. Taking the world by storm with his contagious humour and captivating live show, FISHER is one of the scene’s most in-demand artists right now. His 2018 Grammy and ARIA-nominated single ‘Losing It’, definitively iconic, was one of the most impactful songs of the year, reaching #2 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and having now been streamed on Spotify over 350 million times. Brother/sister duo Andy and Dorothy Sherman, also known as Shermanology, are the soul-infused tech house team whose combination of unmistakable vocals and signature soul-tec production are giving dancefloors around the world a fresh new energy. Garnering “Hottest Record in the World” status from Annie Mac on BBC Radio with their 2021 release ‘Boyz N Da Club’, the pairing of Shermanology and FISHER for ‘It’s A Killa’ is a force to be reckoned with. The rest of FISHER’s 2022 boasts a full international travel itinerary and more new music, before he returns home to Australia in November for his massive FISHER Beach Party, hitting Perth, Brisbane, Wollongong and St Kilda. Out now and available to purchase on Beatport, you can also find ‘It’s A Killa’ on your favourite streaming platforms. Get your first listen below!  

    • Matroda Unleashes Two Certified House Gems On “Gotta Let You Go” matroda-2022-oz-edm-feature

      Matroda makes his way back over to Insomniac Records with another standout appearance arriving in the shape of his new two-track release, ‘Gotta Let You Go.’ The Croatian house producer has proven to be one of the most well-rounded figures currently holding court in the house music space, with an impressive repertoire of tracks that have seen maneuvering through influences like a madman. His versatility has been littered courteously across the Insomniac catalog via a string of releases stretching back all the way to his label debut in 2020. So, it’s only fitting his newest offering would see him splitting between both ends of the spectrum like the chameleonic champion that he is. On the title cut “Gotta Let You Go,” he opts for a warm piano-driven groove about cutting ties with a love that seems to have lost its luster. A diva-friendly vocal wails without a shred of remorse, belting out the cold hard truth over bright piano stabs that scamper above a bed of pumping percussion. Its deceptively upbeat nature serves as a pleasant reminder that there’s always sunshine to be had at the end of a storm. “Touchin’ Me” leans into tougher tech house territory, another area of expertise for the artist in question. Pulsating basslines and shuffling drums ride atop the crest of a crescendo, until the chunky synth lead alternates its pitch through sporadic quick bursts above vocal chops and a mighty hook calling out the track’s namesake. A swelling ricochet leads us into the breakdown, eventually flaring up to make full contact through its thumping tactile sequence. On both tracks, Matroda shows us yet again that he has his hands in all the right places. Matroda’s latest two-track offering is emblematic of the fluidity he’s perfected over the last few years. He’s made a habit out of pushing his own limits on the Insomniac imprint, returning regularly to make a run at almost any influence that happens to pique his interest. From the brooding, nostalgia laced “When We We Young,” the pumping piano jam “Lifting,” all the way through to his moody heartbreak anthem “Forget It” (which is closing in on 10 million streams), nothing is off the table for him. Out now via Beatport and all streaming platforms, get your first listen below!

    • FISHER Unleashes Latest Hit ‘Palm Beach Banga’ fisher-palm-beach-banga-oz-edm-2022-feature

      Grammy-nominated Australian DJ and producer FISHER celebrates his first release of 2022 with a deftly crafted volume-cranker, ‘Palm Beach Banga’. Appearing in FISHER’s DJ sets since 2019, the track has been continually worked on to the point of perfection and is finally ready for release on February 11th via etcetc in Australia and New Zealand. As various Australian state governments continue to restrict dancing, FISHER’s new song asks us the poignant question, ‘Can you dance to my beat?’ Featuring an absolute classic vocal akin to Green Velvet’s ‘La La Land’, US house music royalty Palmer Brown aka Kevin Hedge’s (Blaze, Stardust, De’Lacy) vocal tops the acidy tech house production from FISHER. Not short of social commentary, ‘Palm Beach Banga’ has been spotted in FISHER and fans’ social posts at shows in the US (Electric Zoo, Elrow, Marquee) and UK (Creamfields, The Drumsheds and Printworks) over the last 12 months.  An homage to the stomping ground of a grommet surfer FISHER, Palm Beach is a coastal suburb on Queensland’s Gold Coast, an area where Paul Fisher now lives with his wife Chloe Chapman and friends from high school who he’s still close to today. Known for his wild sense of humour and energetic performance persona, FISHER first burst onto the electronic scene with tracks ‘Stop It’ and ‘Ya Kidding’, since becoming one of the scene’s most in-demand artists. His 2018 Grammy and ARIA-nominated single ‘Losing It’, definitively iconic, was one of the most impactful songs of the year, reaching #2 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and having now been streamed on Spotify over 300 million times. The rest of FISHER’s 2022 boasts a full international travel itinerary and more new music, before he returns home to Australia for his massive FISHER Beach Party, hitting Perth, Brisbane, Wollongong and St Kilda. Arriving just in time for Australia to demand dancing and club life to return to all, ‘Palm Beach Banga’ has all of the elements fans look for when they launch themselves back onto the dancefloor.  

    Recent Progressive News

    • Dave Winnel launches new project ‘Little Foot’ and unveils fresh remix of Jurassic Park theme. dave-winnel-little-foot-jurassic-park-feature-oz-edm

      Dave Winnel’s landmark new project ‘Little Foot’ primarily features around one common theme; dinosaurs! Exploring new soundscapes and diving deep into the progressive dance music spectrum, Winnel’s new project kicks off its debut with a massive remix of John Williams’ Jurassic Park soundtrack. Jurassic Park (Electronic Journey To The Island) is the first taste of what’s in-store from Little Foot. From the opening of the track, ambient synths set the tone and the iconic Jurassic Park notes come into the limelight. The driving bassline and kicks soon kick in to compliment the array of soundscapes Winnel includes to take you on a musical journey way back to the time before humans walked the earth. To coincide with the release, an official music video has been released and captures a live performance from Glenworth Valley, NSW Australia. Known for dozens of infectious singles, collaborations with Armin van Buuren (‘The Race’) and Feenixpawl (‘Find A Way’) and commendable remixes for high-profile artists such as Adam Lambert, Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Clean Bandit, Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine, Hardwell and Twenty One Pilots, Dave Winnel is continuously cementing his position atop the dance music scene. Having clocked up millions of streams for several of his originals and remixes as well as support from the scene’s finest, he’s rapidly ascending to dance music stardom. Out now through Beatport and all popular streaming platforms, get your first listen to Jurassic Park (Electronic Journey To The Island) by Little Foot below!

    • Spencer Brown Drops Double Release ‘Blue Magic / Rainy April’ blue-magic-spencer-brown-oz-edm-feature

      Following the release of Spencer Brown & Qrion’s single ‘Rainy April’, Spencer Brown now releases his latest offering ‘Blue Magic’ (feat. Danny Shamoun) as the second half of this double A-side package. With releases on both Anjunadeep and Anjunabeats, Spencer has quickly become a globally beloved artist. With an impressive portfolio of releases including two mixed albums, and his recent single with Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness ‘Santorini’, Spencer’s versatile productions have been supported by the likes of Calvin Harris, John Digweed, Yotto, and Danny Howard at BBC Radio 1. Working with multi-instrumentalist Danny Shamoun, his new single ‘Blue Magic’ incorporates live drums with electronic synths in the percussive-laden track, affirming Spencer as a notably creative producer. Having received diverse DJ & radio support from Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Sasha, Pete Tong, Don Diablo, Hardwell, Danny Howard, Adriatique, Paco Osuna, Dubfire, John Digweed, Getter, Seven Lions, Gareth Emery, and more, Spencer Brown continues to showcase the diversity of his productions ranging from house to techno, trance to deep house, all the while encapsulating his unique progressive flow. Spencer Brown ‘Blue Magic/Rainy April’ is available now across all digital platforms, get your first listen below!

    • Saudi’s Top Female DJ Cosmicat Releases Debut Vocal Underground Single “Toxic Romance” Cosmicat-toxic-romance-2021-oz-edm

      Saudi Arabia’s first and leading female DJ and producer Cosmicat makes her stunning debut with the first-ever single “Toxic Romance,” introducing herself to the global market as a sultry underground queen with both dancefloor and emotive potential. The track uses big-room synths and a rumbling, techno-influenced bassline to contrast exquisitely with her own feathery vocals; in this way, Cosmicat creates a soundscape that is both bold and delicate, personifying her own identity as a female artist who is trailblazing the electronic music scene in a culture that has traditionally forbid women from making any style of music. “Toxic Romance” is only the beginning for Cosmicat, so stay tuned to see what’s next as she establishes herself among electronic’s most exciting rising artists. “When I was working on ‘Toxic Romance,’ all I had on my mind was that I wanted to create the sound I love. It got me romanticizing about my relationship with it, as it’s a human being; how it was there for me every time I needed it or how I always come around to seek and chase it. On the sonic level, I wanted to add a big-sounding synth to make the track sound bold and highlight how synthesizers and electronic music can coexist with gentle whispering and my own vocals. I believe this makes ‘Toxic Romance’ sounding delicate and personal, while still being dancefloor-friendly.” – Cosmicat As she rises from the underground, the world is ready to be introduced to Nouf Sufyani – better known as Cosmicat – as the first and leading Saudi female DJ & producer in the electronic scene. Born and raised in Jeddah, Cosmicat always had a strong passion for music in a world where it was considered taboo; there were limited record and music equipment stores and no live performances. Cultural protocol meant that she had to keep her passion a secret, so Cosmicat worked toward the more realistic 9-5 career but never gave up on her dream of producing. She became a “bedroom DJ” and taught herself everything she needed to know about producing in private. In 2019 she performed at the first music festival in Saudi Arabia – MDLBEAST’s Soundstorm (which was also the biggest in the Middle East). Her reach quickly expanded to Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, where she performed, and now she’s gearing up for the release of her debut original single. I believe that Nouf is a perfect example showing that it’s important to be persistent and take the chance whenever it arises. Currently, there are more female DJs in Saudi Arabia who support and empower one another, with Cosmicat being the first/leading one, paving the way for other Saudi female DJs. She also hosts her own TV show. Privately she’s a cat lady (hence the artist’s name). Her personal favorites are Solomun, Peggy Gou, and Jamie Jones. Article image by Khaled Nadershah

    • Spencer Brown Unveils Groovy 3-Track EP ‘I Was Too Young for 90s Raves’ spencer-brown-2021-oz-edm

      The dance music mainstay Spencer Brown returns with a brand new three track EP released on Factory 93 Records. The EP suitably titled ‘I Was Too Young for 90s Raves’ wades through timelesss grooves and further cements the rising star as a force to be reckoned with. Combining elements of techno, progressive house and 90s house music, Spencer Brown perfectly channels the sounds of the 90s warehouse scene with each track. Since first bursting on the scene, the UK sensation has perfected the progressive sound with a tireless output that has traversed melodic techno, euphoric house, afterhours-ready deep house and has seen support from the biggest names in dance music including Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Sasha, Solarstone and many more. Spencer Brown established himself as a dynamic force, and is now applying his versatility on a three-track package that transcends generations and genres. The lead single “Thanks, Guy” dropped last Friday Friday and today marks the arrival of ‘ID v14’ and third track ‘I Was Too Young For 90s Raves.’ Stream the new EP below and strap on your dancing shoes!

    • Motez Releases Hypnotic Dance Track ‘Give Me Space’, Featuring The Kite String Tangle motez-give-me-space-oz-edm-2021-feature

      Motez collaborates with The Kite String Tangle for an euphoric electronic record, ‘Give Me Space’, out now on Sweat It Out. Motez exhibits his vast musical knowledge by incorporating an array of genres and combining various styles of electronic music with classical elements. ‘Give Me Space’ makes clever use of house claps, classical piano arpeggios, and fast-paced dance and techno nuances. The release showcases The Kite String Tangle’s enticing vocals, while lyrically the song is about needing time in life to figure things out. Motez discusses why he wanted to work with The Kite String Tangle and the meaning behind the track, “I’ve been a big fan of The Kite String Tangle since his first release; I really connect with his music and his work ethic. ‘Give Me Space’ was the result of me wanting to mix his beautiful voice with my take on 80s inspired dance music, something that I have been listening to a lot lately. Think lots of chorus effects, lots of arpeggios and big, gated snares. Thematically, it’s a song about wanting space to figure out things in life. I felt like this was quite on point for me after our world was turned upside down over the last year. However, I was able to hone in on what I really want creatively and get back to what I truly loved about making music.” Cementing himself as a leading electronic producer in Australia, Motez has won over fans with his gold accredited record ‘The Future feat. Antony & Cleopatra’ as well as dance-floor favourite ‘Down Like This feat. Tkay Maidza’. While more recently, the Adelaide via Baghdad producer has released dynamic electronic records such as, ‘Where Have You Been’, and ‘Give Your Heart Away’ both of which scored support from triple j, Kiss FM (UK) and KCRW (US). In 2020, Motez also showcased a different side of his sound with the release of ‘Soulitude’, an EP created during isolation, designed to bring his fans a sense of serenity and tranquillity throughout the trying time. The EP took Motez to win best release, best music video and best electronic artist at the 2020 South Australian music awards. Outside of producing his own work, Motez has created official remixes for the likes of Goldlink, Disclosure and Ellie Goulding, earning him praise from dance icons such as Destructo, Justin Martin, Diplo and Flume. ‘Give Me Space feat. The Kite String Tangle’ is out now via Sweat It Out.  

    Recent Psytrance News

    • Seven Lions & Blastoyz Join Forces On New Single ‘Reason For Fighting’ seven-lions-blastoyz-reason-for-fighting-feature-oz-edm

      Seven Lions and Blastoyz reunite for their second collab “Reason For Fighting”. Since its live debut in 2020, the track has become one of the most highly anticipated releases on the label and follows their latest collab “After Dark” off Seven Lions’ Start Again EP. Featuring three powerful drops, “Reason For Fighting” weaves through psytrance and melodic bass to blur the lines between a mainstage anthem and underground heavy-hitter with triumphant vocals from ERV ELLO. From Ultra Music Festival to EDC Mexico, the track has marked showstopping moments at festivals around the country over the past few months. Most recently, Seven Lions and Blastoyz reunited on Beyond Wonderland’s mainstage to showcase the track one last time before its release. Washington-based producer Seven Lions has never had an issue pushing the boundaries of electronic music to fulfill his creative vision. Catching a break after winning a Beatport remix contest in 2012 with his dubstep-focused version of Above & Beyond’s “You Got To Go”, Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, garnered support from the likes of Anjunabeats, Casablanca, OWSLA, Viper Recordings, Republic Records, and Monstercat over the past ten years. After releasing on a plethora of labels, Seven Lions founded Ophelia Records in 2018 which has since become a leading independent label in the melodic bass subgenre. Since its emergence only four years ago, the label has already made an imprint in the dance music scene having been voted Dancing Astronaut’s Label Of The Year in 2021, releasing multiple #1 iTunes Dance albums and hosting festival stage takeovers and showcases around the country. Seven Lions’ productions have seen stages at world-renowned festivals including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, and HARD. Later this year, he’ll be playing shows at Forbidden Kingdom, Escapade Music Festival, Project Glow and more. Israeli DJ, musician and producer Kobi Nigreker, better known as Blastoyz, has cemented himself as one of the leading artists in the psytrance scene over the past few years. His uplifting production and hypnotizing basslines have landed him on labels such as Armada Music, Iboga Records, Spinnin’ and Dreamstate with support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Hardwell, Will Sparks and more. With a steady presence on Beatport’s top charts and millions of streams worldwide, Blastoyz has accumulated a dedicated international fanbase with no signs of slowing down. Throughout his career, he’s collaborated with artists such as Vini Vici, Skazi and Seven Lions with major performances under his belt at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, and EDC Las Vegas. Blastoyz also recently launched his own independent label ‘WELVRAVE’ in partnership with Create Music Group. Out today on all popular streaming platforms, get your first listen below!    

    • Abraxis Returns With Face Melting New Single ‘Black Rainbow’ abraxis-half-of-it-oz-edm-feature

      Abraxis, Seven Lions’ psytrance alter alias with the duo Dimibo, is releasing their first single in over a year and their fourth ever release with the single “Black Rainbow”. The track is a fan favorite, known for its cryptic dialogue and multiple high energy, show-stopping drops. “Black Rainbow” releases the day before the third installment of Seven Lions’ festival Chronicles at the Gorge Amphitheatre, where they’ll be playing a special costumed set with new show visuals to over 10,000 fans in attendance. Abraxis is a conceptual psytrance project formed by melodic bass powerhouse Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and Washington based psytrance duo Dimibo (Filip Pankovcin & Loch Stimpson). They first worked together in 2017 on their remix of Excision’s dubstep hit The Paradox, and over the next two years they performed numerous back to back sets at festivals and clubs across the country. In mid 2019 the trio announced they would officially be combining forces with the creation of Abraxis, the project set to debut at Insomniac’s Dreamstate festival that November. Abraxis has released three singles so far; Old Gods, Night Rider, and Half of It. While their sound is firmly rooted in psytrance, the three producers incorporate a wide range of production techniques and musical genres, giving their music a unique hybrid feel. The Abraxis brand invites listeners to enter the thematically rich and ominous world of the Abraxis Institute, a mysterious academy founded by the enigmatic Dr. Abraxis. With roles as Institute ‘faculty,’ the three members are responsible for delivering lectures and subjecting pupils to the will of Dr. Abraxis.  

    • Psytrance Supergroup Abraxis Release Heavy New Single ‘Half Of It’ abraxis-half-of-it-oz-edm-feature

      Strap your dancing shoes on as Abraxis, Seven Lions’ Psytrance Alias with Dimibo, Releases Heavy New Single ‘Half Of It’ “Half Of It” is the third ever release by Abraxis, Seven Lions’ new psytrance alter alias with the duo Dimibo. The new single comes on the heels of Find Another Way, Seven Lions’ first EP in over a year and a half and is their follow up to “Night Rider”, their cross-genre collaboration with fellow label mate, melodic dubstep duo Crystal Skies. All three artists have been teasing out the vocal psytrance bomb at the sold out Ophelia showcases at Echostage, Mission and Avant Gardner at the end of 2019 and provided the closing set to the entire Dreamstate SoCal 2019 festival to a packed tent. On Thursday, June 11th, Abraxis headlined Seven Lions’ second Visions stream, a bi-weekly mini digital festival experience on Thursdays, which separates itself from other streams by incorporating fully live DJ sets, visuals from VJs and live dancers/performers. Dimibo also took over Ophelia’s Odyssey, Ophelia’s new radio show, this week with a special one hour guest mix available here. Available to purchase online and listen on all streaming platforms, get your first listen to ‘Half Of It’ below!

    • Psytrance duo Vini Vici to perform at Ivy Sydney vini-vici-ivy-sydney-feature-oz-edm

      Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh / Vini Vici (pronounced “Vini Vichi”). “Few acts have such a well-defined signature sound” – quoting none other than trance icon Armin Van Buuren, when asked to describe the Vini Vici duo. Although the Vini Vici jam is labeled as Psytrance, their cataclysmic, yet authentic & mesmerising sound took them way beyond the psychedelic world spectrum. Propelled by their infinite ambition and childhood dream, the innovative duo mange to shatter the glass ceiling of the psychedelic scene, leading the tribe into a new era. A long list of collaborations with some of the world’s leading DJs pays testament to the powerful impact the Vini Vici sound has had on the global electronic music market. Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, W&W, KSHMR, Astrix, Timmy Trumpet… to name but a few. In the country this April for Paradigm Festival, Vini Vici will also treat fans to a special performance at the iconic Ivy in Sydney for a special day party. Set to kick off at 1pm on Good Friday, Sydney’s Ivy is set to turn up the energy with Vini Vici and local support bill. Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast! Event Details Where: Ivy, Sydney When: Fri 10 April, 2020 Tickets: On Sale Now

    • Abraxis releases new single “Night Rider” featuring Crystal Skies abraxis-oz-edm-2019-feature

      The next chapter of Abraxis has arrived with the release of the production powerhouse’s “Night Rider” on Seven Lions’ Ophelia imprint. “Night Rider” marks the very first release on Ophelia from Abraxis, the newly formed alias by Seven Lions combined with psytrance duo Dimibo, and the group’s second ever release. Combining influences of psy, midtempo and melodic dubstep, the powerhouse trio adds an entirely original spin on psytrance with three completely different drops each spanning unique genres on this behemoth of a track. Abraxis’ set was one of the highlights of Dreamstate SoCal 2019, with a festival closing set to a fully packed tent on the second night. The track is also Seven Lions’ second collaboration with the melodic dubstep duo Crystal Skies after their high performing track ‘Sojourn’. Out today on Beatport and all streaming platforms, get your first listen to “Night Rider” below. Follow Abraxis Facebook Twitter Instagram Soundcloud Follow Crystal Castles Facebook  Twitter Instagram  Soundcloud

    Recent Techno News

    • Tell No Tales 2022 Announced Featuring Alan Fitzpatrick, Pig&Dan, Gregor Tresher + More alan-fitzpatrick-oz-edm-tell-no-tales-2022

      Hardware Group is proud to announce the return of Tell No Tales 2022 – Featuring Alan Fitzpatrick, PIG&DAN & Gregor Thresher. Known for his hard hitting and commanding style of electronica, British DJ and Producer Alan Fitzpatrick heads up the ‘Tell No Tales 2022’ line up. No stranger to the big stage, Alan has performed all over the world with his name in lights, as one of dance music’s most versatile acts. Alan’s hard edge and powerful soundscape controls the dance floor with his own tunes as well as an impressive list of collaborations including: Camelphat, Skream, Sasha, Rebūke & more. We all know & love the track, ‘We do what we want’ and we are just about ready to see it live in action! Alan Fitzpatrick is not to be missed. With distinct sonic diversity, Drumcode’s Pig&Dan are well renowned for their recognisable sound with no boundaries.  The pair are just as talented behind the decks as they are in the studio, bringing smash hits such as ‘Growler.’ A UK Special is on the cards and you just know Pig&Dan will deliver an unmissable positive experience. The always impressive Gregor Tresher prepares a set designed to engage the entire body and please the aural senses.  At the heart of his music, melody and timbre, giving Gregor an ever-current sound that transcends.  A resulting organic energy emerges within a propelling beat that truly makes Gregor Thresher one of a kind. Tell No Tales 2022 Lineup Alan Fitzpatrick Pig&Dan Gregor Tresher April Kerry Brooke Powell Rachel May Bando Emma Renee Jack Smart North Barton Tyff 2D1M Event Information Date: 12 June 2022 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) Location: The Timberyard, Port Melbourne Tickets Go on Sale tomorrow: Tuesday March 29 (10am) – secure your tickets here.  

    • Nicole Moudaber Unveils New Monthly Mix Series Exclusively For Apple Music nicole-moudaber-oz-edm-2022

      Techno queen Nicole Moudaber has just launched a brand-new monthly mix series exclusively for Apple Music. Already reigning the airwaves with her beloved ‘In The MOOD’ radio show, Moudaber’s new mix series will see the sought-after DJ record an exclusive mix for the innovative music platform. Each month will feature a different ‘In The MOOD for’ theme, with the first episode released in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring music from the likes of Sofia Kourtesis, Desire, Gina Breeze Charly Schaller and Ela Minus. A staunch advocate for women’s rights, Nicole was the first DJ to champion the International Women’s Day mix, and this month sees Moudaber drop not one but two specials to celebrate female empowerment. In addition to her Apple Music mix, Nicole has put together an IWD edition of her ‘In The MOOD’ radio show, comprised solely of female artists, all requested by her fans. This year’s show includes tracks from a diverse range of artists such as Janet Jackson, Laurie Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, K Hand and Qrion. “This year I decided to do two IWD mixes. One I curated and can be heard on my brand new In the MOOD mix series exclusively for Apple Music. The second mix was chosen entirely by requests from in the MOOD listeners from around the world. Artists in the mix include icons such as Laurie Anderson, Janet Jackson and K-Hand to newer artists from Shindo to Qrion” – Nicole Moudaber With this latest announcement, Nicole joins only a handful of other artists that have been handpicked for their own Apple Music show, once again cementing her position as one of the most influential names in the techno community. Currently preparing for another edition of her world famous ‘In The Mood’ party concept set to take place at Factory Town, Miami, later this month, the globally-adored producer’s continually evolving and expanding MOOD empire proves her a force to be reckoned with. Find out more here – listen online.

    • PURE Carl Cox 2022 Dates + Lineup Announced carl-cox-pure-2022-festival-feature

      Following postponements due to Covid restrictions, Carl Cox’s techno night PURE is back on for this April, with Carl Cox & friends set to perform in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. In addition to the man himself, overseas headliners include Dutchman Reinier Zonneveld, who’ll perform his enigmatic live show, and Drumcode’s legendary Bart Skils (also from Amsterdam). Aussie techno mastermind Eric Powell is also on the card, with more DJs to be announced. With dance floors officially back, PURE is full steam ahead and techno fans can dance, rave and reach for the lasers as we exit this whirlwind of the past two years once and for all. Organisers have confirmed production this year will continue to raise the bar as they set to deliver a co-ordinated onslaught of your senses. PURE Carl Cox 2022 Festival Dates Friday 22 April in Brisbane – Fortitude Music Hall Saturday 23 April in Melbourne – Grand Pavilion – Showgrounds Friday 29 April in Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre Saturday 30 April in Sydney – Hordern Pavilion For further information, visit their website. Also check ‘PURE’ on social media.