BIG! Just A Gent's new track 'Space Odyssey ft Thandi Phoenix ' is being premiered on triple j tonight around 7pm ! Tune in to Good Nights for a taste of what's to come from the snazziest suited-up EDM maestro himself!
Last chance to RSVP for tomorrow night's instalment of Mixmag x MILLER AMPLIFIED with an exclusive DJ set from one of Australia's hottest electronic artists Willaris. K.
We're down to the last 20 spots so be quick! RSVP here
Dance music maestro Luen Jacobs has wrapped up her Australasian tour!
With killer DJ sets, vibing crowds and non stop dancing, Luen is an unstoppable force!
We are stoked to announce that POLOSHIRT - the new side project of Polographia X Winston Surfshirt will be playing at Listen Out Sydney 2018!
Stay tuned for more hot news on this project 😉
Mixmag is back this Friday night for another instalment of MILLER AMPLIFIED at Oxford Art Factory.
This month, we’re joined by the global, electronic phenomenon Willaris. K for an exclusive DJ set ahead of his ‘Alchemy’ EP release and huge national headline tour.
— Capacity is strictly limited so get in quick
— Complimentary food and drinks thanks to Miller Genuine Draft
— RSVP here: milleramplifiedmay.eventbrite.com.au
Mixmag web story here
STOP THE PRESS!
MUTO's newest single 'Tessellating' is set to be premiered on triple j tonight!
Tune in to Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite from 6pm to hear it first, before you hear it everywhere...
Reminiscing on a magical night with Claptone - the man in the mask. We hope you’ll come back Sydney and party with us, please sir!
Big love to all artists involved Set Mo, Made In Paris, Luen Jacobs, Motorik Vibe Council, Francis Xavier, McLean & Mai, Neon Ivy, and Astrophysical Maser
Special thanks to our good friends at The Baron Samedi and the team at The Roundhouse for dancing with us all night.
Up Next: Output Festival 2018
Track: 'Under The Moon' - Claptone
Video Directed By Jackson Buckley | TRANSFR
Before Just A Gent kicks off his national tour, we had a chance to get down and deep with the sharpest-dressed DJ 'round town!
UNDR Ctrl: Hey Jacob! We are very excited to sit down with you before your tour!
Oh my, what a great story you have – from being a little rocket high school bedroom producer, then a few years later playing at some of the biggest EDM festivals in the world! Did you predict/have any inkling that this is where you’d be?
Just A Gent: Hey! Definitely did not predict it. When I was a kid my dream was to play at any nightclub and I think I achieved that pretty early on haha. I think little Jacob wouldn't even believe in the slightest that one day he would get to tour around for a living.
UC: It’s a success story that would inspire many young kids, especially from rural areas. How have your friends and family from Maitland feel about you blowing up around the globe? Do many young producers reach out to know the tricks of the trade?
JAG: Most people from Maitland still don't really understand what it is that I do. But the younger people here and all my friends and family are huge supporters. If I ever play in Newy I always see my old high school comrades etc in the crowd front row which is always a blast. Electronic Music is so popular now that there are actually more then like 3 people making dance music here which is so dope. A lot of them do reach out and I teach them a few things here and there when I can.
UC: The EDM circle is extremely hard to crack into, but you managed to slide in with your unique style – music and performance wise. What has been the trickiest part of manoeuvring your way in the industry?
JAG: Finding my own sound in such a crowded scene was definitely a challenge but once I found a style I just stuck to it and it worked. I think the trickiest part though was spreading my music and trying to get more people to hear my music. I was a huge soundcloud fanatic and I basically used soundcloud to grow my audience through vigorous spamming. However, these days it seems like an even harder step in growing as an artist just because there is so much more noise.
UC: You’re on the road a lot – touring Aus and USA! From Maitland to LA, what is your all time favourite meal and at what place?
JAG: Honestly, my all time favourite was introduced to me by the boys over at Cakes from the world Bar back in the day and it was at a little Italian resteraunt in Kings Cross Sydney called Cafe Roma. They make probably the best Tortellini Alla Panna ever and its just my go to whenever I'm in the city.
UC: We're very interested to know what style of music you listen to on a day to day basis. You remix everything from Rage Against The Machine to Don’t Call Me Baby, Whitney Houston to Phantom of the Opera. What are 5 diverse songs or albums that influence your music?
JAG: I'm definitely a fan of a bit of everything but 5 albums of the top of my head that has been influencing me lately would have to be Raidohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Silverchair’s ‘Diorama’, I'm still loving Jaden Smith’s new album ‘Syre’, One of my all time favourite albums is Eskimo Joe’s ‘Black Fingernails, Red Wine’ and my mate Kasbo recently put out an album called ‘Places We Don't Know’ and its amazing.
UC: You’ve been touring and playing festivals since you were 17, have you noticed any shift in the music touring sphere since you started?
JAG: I think electronic music is getting cut from a lot of Aussie festivals as of late. Every Lineup, I've been seeing less and less DJ's and I get it, but at the same time there is nothing like just going hard to a sick DJ set at a festival. Another thing I have noticed is a lot of clubs I have played at in my short career have shutdown too which is really sad and I think a big reason people are going out less and less is definitely due to the likes of lockout laws, but also just buying a round of 4 or 5 drinks can sometimes end up costing like $80, a lot of people just can't afford to go out!
UC: You have been part of the UNDR Ctrl family since the very start, and came off a US tour with other UNDR Ctrl family San Holo and DROELOE late last year. How was that tour different from other ones you have done? What was it like touring with them?
JAG: Yew, UNDR CTRL!
It was a crazy ride. They are such awesome dudes and being on the road for 3 months with them we definitely became a bit of a family. It was so much more intense though, constantly travelling almost every day for that many days is definitely a challenge, but after a while it just becomes the norm. Touring in AUS it generally only takes about 10 days to play around the whole country and I get to split it up over a few weeks so its far more chilled out haha. It was such a dope experience though and I can't wait to do something like it again.
UC: Your latest track 404 sent vibey ripples through the music industry – it was a unique fresh take on heavy techno and we all loved it! Where did the inspiration for this come about?
JAG: At the time I made the track I was really into Herobust and listening to alot of Noisia and Ivy Lab. I think I tried to mix a bit of all that in with JAG and 404 was the result!
UC: We hear you have a brand new track around the corner – can you tell us more about that?
JAG: I sure can. Its a freshy with the very talented Thandi Phoenix (who you might know from the Like A Version we did together or one of her many amazing singles). It's a 128bpm upbeat electro vibe. It's inspired by some of my oldertuff like Waveless and Limelight. It's called Space Odyssey and it comes out on May 25th!
UC: Since the beginning of Just A Gent, you wear a smart slick suit as part of your performance persona. What was the inspiration behind that and is this something you will continue to evolve over time?
JAG: I just have always loved suiting up. Over time I have definitely made the outfit a little more suitable to going ham behind the decks because it can get pretty sweaty up there, so I've tried to wear less jackets etc But it will definitely stay. What’s a gentleman without his suit?
Make sure you catch Just A Gent as he tours around the country, kicking it off in Brissy baby!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Friday 18 May - The TBC Club , Brisbane
Friday 25 May - Proud Mary's , Erina
Saturday 26 May - Fat Controller , Adelaide
Saturday 2 June - The Waratah , Hobart
Friday 15 June - Chinese Laundry , Sydney
Friday 22 June - Mr Wolf , Canberra
Friday 29 June - The Night Cat , Melbourne
Saturday 30 June - King Street , Newcastle
2018 has delivered good vibes to the wonder team at Purple Sneakers DJs. From a fresh rebrand of new faces, a string of shows done and dusted, with more to come in the coming months!
The three gals will be hopping on the airwaves at triple J to take over the Friday Mix at 2pm this week, curating a high energy set during your lunchtime!
Tune in live at triple j this Friday!
Watch out America, we are sending over our the cream of the crop house artists to deliver those premium summer vibes in Palm Springs this June!
Just A Gent, who is about to embark on a nation-wide headline tour, and Set Mo, who have just come off their epic 24-date AU/NZ tour, will be cruising over to the United States in their summer to play at Splash House alongside legendary artists Duke Dumont, What So Not, Blacklizt (ZHU) and Detroit Swindle.
It'll be Set Mo's first ever America show - coming in very strong for a first timer! As for Just A Gent, it'll be a welcome home.
Both artists killing it across the globe!
Jensen Interceptor is on your air waves today from 2pm.
Tune into triple j for some serious heat on the Friday Mix!
TAXX returns with it's first ever label release and zine. A 40 page hand printed hand stapled B&W zine with 100% of proceeds going to the White Ribbon Foundation, preventing violence against women.
The zine was Curated and edited by 2 DJ's, Sydney's Luen Jacobs (triple j, FBi, prev work Vice magazine) and Canberra's Genie Stuart (FBi, prev work UN Youth). The first issue of the Taxx zine is out now.
It features submissions from local and international talent, such as Magic Pirate, Godriguez, Genie Stuart and Patch Free.
It also includes a compilation mix which is free with the zine purchase!
Head to Taxx Bandcamp for more!
We have just updated our Artist Roster playlist on Spotify to include new releases and signings!
Head over here to find Set Mo's #TrackAMonth, Just A Gent's heavy hitting 404 , and iconic tunes from new members Polographia and DROELOE.
50 bangers to treat your ears!
Make sure you follow to stay in the loop!
Polographia are back at it!
The dreamy Sydney duo are headlining Sosueme tonight, so expect the greatness
It has been a hot minute since their last Sydney show, so make sure you make your way to Beach Road Bondi for electro goodness.
Listen to their latest single 'Heart Attack ft. Rush Midnight' with that special Bearcubs touch 🐻🌟
The full gallery from Claptone’s SOLD OUT Sydney-debut of The Masquerade is here - GET TAGGIN’
Claptone was incredible!! and big thanks to main stage supports Set Mo, Made In Paris and Luen Jacobs plus the Motorik! Records Room featuring Motorik! Vibe Council, Francis Xavier, McLean & Mai, Neon Ivy and Astrophysical Maser.
Special thanks to The Baron Samedi Australia and Roundhouse. We can’t wait to dance with you all again very soon!
Photos: Connor Rancan | yeahsure.
It's #TrackAMonth time again with Set Mo. Closing in on their epic 24-date AU/NZ tour, the boys only have 2 shows left - including tonight's Claptone: The Masquerade.
The boys have launched into the electronic cosmos with their new song 'Communicate'. An exploration of adrenaline-pumping house rhythms teamed with spine-tingling vocal samples.
Congratulations are in order to these guys for an incredible tour and releasing the spiciest bangers along the way!
Buy/Stream "Communicate" here !
Final 50 tickets for Claptone: The Masquerade here !
SET TIMES + EVENT INFO
We’re down to the business end of things here people... THE MASQUERADE IS TOMORROW!!
We have less than 100 tickets remaining so if you’re coming along, get your ticket sorted ASAP @ www.claptonesydney.com
- The venue has a cloak room if you need
- Please note there are no pass outs once you’re inside the venue.
- There’s no lock out from the venue, however security will be expecting everyone to be in by 12:30am.
- OH… and don’t forget - the generous team at The Baron Samedi Australia will be offering complimentary Baron Samedi Spiced samples between 9-10pm, so get down early 😏 + keep an eye out for The Baronettes who’ll be handing out vouchers with a chance to win prizes,
Luen Jacobs played at Sydney's daytime festival, Summer Dance for their closing party earlier this year. Lucky for us, she recorded her entire set!
Check it out and let your body move as she intended.
Make sure you catch Luen Jacobs at Claptone: The Masquerade this Friday! Final release tickets are nearly all gone so grab yours now at claptonesydney.com