12 cool DJ trax & mixes from Australia’s most infectious city …
Papa Spice, the DJ behind legendary Sydney after-hours club, Spice (Cellar), has been making his own grooves for a few years now, and his latest is an early 90s-flavoured deep house chugger that tickles the ivories and warms the cockles of your bass heart.
A Sydney veteran and funkateer extraordinaire whose podcast Groove Therapy has been gracing the radio waves for nearly fifteen years. This new mix is an excellent bunch of classic breakbeats – some new some old – put through the blender, layered with vocal grabs, and a bunch of cuts.
This Maltese Sydneysider started off with her own reputable night Loose Kaboose before taking the bull of original music by the horns and producing her own blend of minimal tech-house and techno. This latest EP is dark, minimal, very Berlin.
John Devecchis – The Owl
JD has been around the Sydney traps for many moons, a staple of the terrace@home when proper house ruled the roost, he’s played pretty much every venue in the city. His own productions resonate deep, soulful, funk vibes and his latest exudes a seductive ghetto groove.
A champion of all things funkalicious, the DJ known as Brynstar has a party going on with a seriously thang mix. Familiar grooves and others on the more rarer tip are given the re-edit and pumped up remix.
Johnny Gleeson & McLaren
Sydney seasoned pro, and another all-round nice guy, Johnny teams up with a couple of other locals to produce a proggy tech-house track designed for the balmy all-nighters of Ibiza. It’s a moody number that throbs away giving pause to a lilting Latin trumpet break, and then back to the pulsing throng.
Alba – Knokke/Law
Alba were formerly known as Albatross, the Sydney duo have releases a fine record full of their trademark warmth and attention to detail. Knokke is driven by 909 hats and kick, repitched vocals and deep disturbing sounds. Law is a bonafide blast with its percussive action and scrapes building into a melodic feast for the ear.
Enschway & LOLO BX
Nic Schweighoffer creates a unique electronic dance beat sound that will have you getting down.
Montaigne – In The Dark
Jessica Cerro is a freakish musical talent with a powerful singing voice. “In The Dark” takes that talent to a whole new level.
Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung
Walking Under Stars is the seventh record for these amazing hip hop dudes. It features the single “Won’t Let you Down”, “Pyramid Building” and “Cosby sweater”.
RUFUS – Bloom
The new album from electronic sensations RUFUS is finally here. Bloom features the singles “You Were Right” and “Like An Animal”. Now strutting the world stage RUFUS will stir your heart with “Innerbloom”.