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New Years Eve is traditionally a night to celebrate big bass, tight 808s, trap, hip-hop and grime, and Origin Festival has got you covered – today, adding even more rare appearances internationals and enticing local favourites to the bill for one massive night across 2015/16.

Joining the Origin line-up will be Pittsburgh rap prodigy, Mac Miller, known for his sass, smooth rhymes and reflective lyrics for a rare and, no-doubt turnt, appearance in Perth. Having freshly released their new album Between II Worlds, UK electronic trio Nero are the buzz of the electronic music world, set apart from the EDM pack with their theatrical live show and sound design too big just to fit in a club. For over twenty years these originators of drum n’ bass have been pushing the genre to new levels – Ed Rush and Optical are back at Origin NYE.

A proudly Australian powerhouse, Anna Lunoe is equal parts DJ, vocalist, songwriter and producer who laces her tracks with her distinct, crystalline vocals. Whether it’s shadowy, sound system shaking bass or cosmic-coloured melodies, Perth’s own Sable is set to throw down an unforgettable performance and the festival will also host the debut Australian show of burgeoning, pirate-radio championed UK rapper BONKAZ who has been tipped as the next big thing by… just about everyone.

In it’s 9th incarnation, Origin continues a NYE event that has put Perth on the bass music map. Tickets are on sale now – head to TheOrigin.com.au for further details.

Second Round Origin Lineup Announcement

MAC MILLER
NERO
ANNA LUNOE
BONKAZ
ED RUSH & OPTICAL
SABLE

2015/16 Full Origin Lineup (in alphabetical order)

ANDY C
ANNA LUNOE
BONKAZ
BOYS NOIZE
CRITICAL SOUNDSYSTEM feat. KASRA & MEFJUS
DIMENSION
ED RUSH & OPTICAL
FOREIGN BEGGARS
FRED V & GRAFIX
GENTLEMANS CLUB (Coffi, 50 Carrot & Solomon)
GOLDEN FEATURES
KEYS N KRATES
KOVE
MAC MILLER
NERO
PUSHA T
RL GRIME
SABLE
SKEPTA
SNAKEHIPS
SPOR
SUB FOCUS (DJ SET + ID)
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (DJ SET)
YUNG LEAN
ZEDS DEAD

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      Sydney’s own Dave Winnel has been going from strength to strength this year. With a string of singles under his belt, a scene-stealing triple j Like A Version, plus touring for Listen Out, there’s no slowing down for the DJ/producer. Now Dave Winnel releases his new single ‘Fly Away’. Co-written with KLP, ‘Fly Away’ combines super catchy vocals (from KLP also) with tribal rhythms, knocking drums and a prominent live trombone – all jammed with Dave’s signature production style. “KLP has always been on top of my ‘Artists I Want To Collab With list’,” explains Dave. “But I was always scared to actually hit her up to make it happen. Luckily though, she Shazamed one of my tunes off the radio and she hit me up instead. I sent her a very rough instrumental idea which featured the big synth horns and strings backed to the big tribal drums. She came back pretty fast with an epic vocal, adding a monster gang vocal chant over the groove and adding a huge thick layer of harmonies to the breaks. Because the vocal is so large and full of layers, I didn’t need to add many more instruments. I did however want to give the track a more organic and natural sound to it, so I had a trombone player, by the name of ’Trombonhero’, to re-record the trombone part. There’s something special about the articulation between each note when played by a real musician that you just can’t get out of a synth.” ‘Fly Away’ is not the first time Dave Winnel and KLP have worked together. KLP featured on Dave’s Like A Version earlier this year when he took on Toto’s undeniable classic ‘Africa’ and KLP also sang on Dave’s mash up of his original tracks ‘CEO’ & ‘Jungle Juice’. Dave and KLP also went head-to-head in helping Hobba & Hing create their own DOY Supergroup entries in May of this year – but for ‘Fly Away’ they have combined their strengths and are on the same team! Dave Winnel has been making waves over the past two years with a string of singles, ‘Real Life’, ‘Method’, ‘CEO’, ‘Jungle Juice’ ft. Alst3n and ‘Freaking Out’, plus ‘Hallucinations’ on Deadmau5’s Hau5trap imprint. If that weren’t enough, he recently smashed out epic sets at Listen Out Festival and supported the Sunset Bros at their sold-out Hordern Pavilion show. Over his career Dave has collaborated with the legendary Armin Van Buuren on ´The Race´, and produced official remixes for Twenty One Pilots, David Guetta, Bastille, Anne-Marie, Clean Bandit, Hardwell, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Adam Lambert and Galantis, proving himself to be one of Australia’s most prolific electronic acts, racking up over 65 million streams on Spotify alone. Known for his infectious and fun personality that manages to shines through his music, Dave Winnel manages to blend future/tech house with organic quirky instruments. Be sure to catch Dave at one of his upcoming shows this summer. Upcoming  Tour Dates 29 October – Haunted House Bangor Tavern, Bangor 4 November – Woolpack Hotel, Mudgee 11 November – Prohibition, Brisbane 12 November – Hotbox/Exhibition Park, Canberra 26 November – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney 10 December – Beer Deluxe, Albury 17 December – Rhythm Day Club/The Court, Perth 31 December – Good As NYE, The Beachcomber, Toukley 21 January – Lost & Found Festival, Coffs Harbour

    • Tiësto and Black Eyed Peas Join Forces On “Pump It Louder” tiesto-black-eyed-peas

      GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA platinum-certified international icon Tiësto collabs with the legendary Black Eyed Peas for a new version of their chart-topping single “Pump It”. Listen HERE.  Already given the sound a vibe check, “Pump It Louder” has created an undeniable energy in Tiësto’s live sets all summer long. “As a fan and supporter of will.i.am’s work and Black Eyed Peas, I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate directly with them on this project, said Tiësto. “Fans go absolutely crazy when I play this out live in clubs and festivals – I can’t wait to officially release this new version for the world to go wild to!” “We’re so happy and honored to collaborate with Tiësto on this new version of ‘PUMP IT’” said Black Eyed Peas; “to keep the energy PUMPING and blasting LOUD!!!” “Pump It Louder” follows this summer’s success of Tiësto and Charli XCX’s “Hot In It”, the fourth single from Tiësto’s upcoming Atlantic Records label debut album. “Hot In It” swiftly reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Song” chart, fueled in part by over 200M views across TikTok and IG Reels, and 97.8M streams to date. Tiësto is a Grammy® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, and “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone. From his underground dance floor bangers to his high-profile Las Vegas residency and crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world. In Tiësto’s true fashion, he continues to expand across genres, always evolving his craft. With over 36 million albums sold, 10+ billion cumulative streams, and a social platform with an audience exceeding 30 million fans spanning the globe, he continues to revolutionize the dance music landscape. Tiësto’s first release since signing with Atlantic Records, ARIA 5x Platinum”The Business” has dominated airplay and charts worldwide since its September 2020 release, garnering over 1.5 billion streams to date, and was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. It has also held a steady position on Apple & Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” & “Today’s Hits” playlists, and hit #1 at US Dance Radio. “The Business” is certified Platinum in 15 countries and gold in 8 countries and has held a place on the Top 10 official singles chart in 10 countries as well as Top 50 on Spotify in 31 countries. Tiësto made history with single “Don’t Be Shy” with Karol G, which marked the first English song ever for Karol G, and the first Latin Artist collaboration for Tiësto, and currently has 830M streams, over 1.2 million TikTok creates, and over 273 million views on the official music video. The third single from Tiësto’s upcoming album, ARIA Gold“The Motto” with Ava Max, is out now with 884M streams to date, and his single “Hot in It” with Charli XCX continues to climb the charts with 97.8M streams.

    • Hayden James returns with new single “Good Life” featuring Emie hayden-james-2022-oz-edm

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    • Vintage Culture remixes Jamie Jones’ Ibiza anthem ‘My Paradise’ vintage-culture-my-paradise-oz-edm

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    • ShockOne Announces Dark Machine Records 2022 Warehouse Tour Dates + Releases New Single shockone-dark-machine-records-oz-edm-2020-feature

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    • Metrik Announces Australia & New Zealand 2022 Tour metrik-australia-new-zealand-2022-tour-feature-oz-edm

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