Only Two weeks till the event. No news yet on stages and set times, which I am hang-in for. Almost every festival releases a compilation to get you excited. Usually done by the big guns. However in this post you are in for a treat. As this is not a cd but its a compilation of tracks from 99% of the guys playing at We Love Sounds. So just get hold of them, burn on a cd for your car or on your ipod. As these will give you an advantage on who to see.
This is how they do it in Paris at the Love Parade and below is We love!
Armand Van Helden
Self styled bad boy of New York house, the Grammy Award nominated DJ/producer/remixer has had multiple top 40 hits on the international pop and club charts including the chart topper ‘You don’t know me’ and ‘Koochy’ plus many more. He needs no introduction, he has claimed for when he does his We love Sounds tour, he will play no other side shows. So he wont get bored, as he claims.
Armand van helden-I want your Soul.mp3
Dave Nada consistently proves to be one of the most electrifying and effective DJ’s around. Recently acquired by AM Only, Nada joins an impressive roster including everyone from the Crookers and MSTRKRFT to Richie Hawtin and Tiesto. He is a longstanding resident at Taxlo, voted “best party in America” by Blender Magazine. Previous DJ tours include regular cross-continental dates with Tittsworth, invites to Australia. He is also half of nadastrom. This should be a good set.
Perth teen/production powerhouse Shazam has been making records since he was a wee lad. Championed by global tastemakers such as Headman, Munk and Muscles, his unique brand of filtered discofied electro disco hits all the right notes. Having just released his debut 12 ‘Pool Party’ on Bang Gang, Shazam is gearing up for his nation wide tour with the We Love Sounds festival. I have seen him play at Club 77 in Sydney so expect everything from classic French house to jacking techno and crunchy disco. Not one to miss! Could be a chilled Pool Party!
Stomp Yo' Shoes (Shazam Remix) - The Aston Shuffle Feat. Tommie Sunshine
UK jackin’ house star Hijack joins the We Love Sounds collective under the Jack Union Records umbrella. Championed by DJs as diverse as Moby and Crookers, he receives regular airplay on radio stations around the world including Anne Mac and Kissy Sellout to name a few. He continues to sellout venues and festivals around the world with his original sounds, fusing jacking house and techno, plus samples from different musical eras and genres.
Andy George - Big Dipper (Hijack Remix).mp3
Part DJ, part producer, and founder of Mobilee Records, the Watergate resident, has established herself as one of the big players in the European, house and techno scene. Carving out a niche in the competitive Berlin music scene, she’s known for her ‘pristine minimal, slinky grooves and deep house’. Producers on the Mobilee roster include Sebo K, GummiHz, Exercise One, and Pan-Pot.
Anja Schneider & Sebo K - Rancho Relaxo.mp3
Breaking it into the mainsteam in 2007 with their dynamic nu-rave sound, their smash hit ‘For Everyone’ stayed at number one on the Aria charts for five consecutive weeks. Some would say this is a dream come true but at the same time their remix of Pnau’s ‘Baby’ held the number one position for seven consecutive weeks, at the same time! This was a first for Aston Shuffle and first for Aria music history. They also regularly feature on the Ministry of Sounds compilations as mixers and in tracklistings. Need we say more.
Grafton Primary-All Stars (Aston Shuffle Remix).mp3
Bag Raiders-Shooting Stars.mp3
Bang Gang Arena / Djs
Arguably Australia’s most well-known group of DJs both at home and around the world, they’re popularity grew from effortlessly throwing together the hippest and most happening parties around. Touring all four corners of the globe (!) they’ll return to Sydney this winter to play We Love Sounds.
Bang Gang Minimix.mp3
Seventeen year old Parisien, Bobmo, may be young but he’s causing a storm these days. Signed to Institubes he’s already played alongside internationals Calvin Harris and fellow Frenchman Don Rimini at the Miami Winter Conference this year. He’s a name to watch out for in the scene. Undeniably creative his music touches on everything from techno, electro, pop, rock, indie infusion. It’s a mishmash. A mishmash that works!
Catch him at Moulin Rouge on Friday 29th, should turn Moulin in something for one Night.
Rock-Perfect Love Antidote (BoBmo First Remix).mp3
Local guys, the Canyons, are two producers who’s first record the ‘Lovemore’ gained praise from the likes of DJ Harvey, Todd Terje and New York’s Cosmo Baker to name a few fans. More recently their sound is back in demand with remixes for Ladyhawke, Tame Impala and Lost Valentinos. With an album due out later in the year they’ve got a world tour scheduled and a live show in the pipeline.
Armin Van Buuren
Voted number one DJ in DJ magazine’s top 100 DJs in the world, for the second consecutive year, Armin is playing one exclusive show at We Love Sounds, Sydney. One of a many achievements he entered number one the Dutch music charts with Imagine. He was also voted ‘Best Mix Radio Show’ at the Miami Winter Music Conference two years in a row, for his weekly radio show ‘A State Of Trance’, writing the score for the US hit tv show 24 … The list is endless. Join Armin for this special, once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Armin-only show. He has 5 hours of playtime!
The Killers - Human (Armin Van Buuren Club Mix).mp3
In only three years Grammy nominated Dirty South has gone from strength to strength, breaking out in 2006 with ‘It’s too Late’, nominated for an ARIA award at home and Best Alternative Dance Release at Miami’s International Dance Music Award. Worldwide he shakes dancefloors with the best of them, recently securing a monthly residency at Eric Morillo’s Subliminal Sessions at Pacha, Ibiza. He’s remixed everyone from Snoop Dogg to Roger Sanchez, Mark Ronson, Josh Wink …. All this in three years is not only impressive, sets the standard in house music high as a kite.
Axwell & Dirty South - Open Your Heart (Laidback Luke & Bobby Burns remix).mp3
Scottish lad, Chris Lake, graces us this year with his mix of electro, funky house and tech-house. Championed for his hit release from the likes of Pete Tong and twice selected as his BBC Radio 1’s Essential Tune he’s even been remixed by locals Aston Shuffle, which featured on the 2008 Ministry of Sounds Annual. Touring the world at the moment he stops off in Sydney to play We Love Sounds 2009.He looks like a dero in this picture, but he is a sick cunt!
Chris Lake-Only You
One of the most recent signings on Claude Von Strokes Dirtybird label, Emerson is a welknown figure on the international techno scene. From producing his own tracks to creating movie scores and releasing albums on Universal Music, Emerson has worked with bands such as The Presets, and The Sleepy Jackson on the audio engineering front. He’s bringing his upfront banging techno sounds to We Love Sounds.
Emerson Todd - Rumplestiltskin (Original Mix).mp3
2008 was the pivotal year for Grafton Primary. Releasing their debut album, Eon, on MGM their popularity’s soared. Hailing from Sydney, their synth-driven style of music can’t be typecasted. Their music combines elements of classical music, 80s and 90s rock, deep and passionate lyrics to create a sound that’s not easily comparable to any other artist or genre of music. Simply outstanding!
Guns and Bombs
Arguably one of the biggest techno exports out of the US recently, LA outfit Guns N Bombs are signed to the tres chic French label Kitsune. 2007 their US hit ‘Nothing is Getting Us Anywhere’ hit dancefloors in the US and abroad. Already on the international remixing list they’ve reworked tracks for Klaxons and Chromeo. A forthcoming album is in the works.
Guns and Bombs - Riddle Of Steel(Classix Version)
The Cult - Sound Of Destruction(Guns N Bombs Remix).mp3
Cocoon’s latest champion, Guy Gerber, has been stirring up dancefloors with his with his anthem releases and live shows for quite some time. His Cocoon masterpiece ‘Sea of Sands’ from his debut album ‘Late Bloomers’ was featured on Cocoon’s Compilation F. International hit ‘Stoppage Time’ became anthem of the year, in 2008, at DC10 and Amnesia. The track below featured in dirty south s essential mix! Guy Gerber will be Oliver Huntemann of Field Day for We Love.
Guy Gerber & Chaim-Beaches.mp3
Over the past seven years Robi Insinna a.k.a Headman emerged as one of the most influencial producers of the new dance and disco scene. Most of his hits also peaked up in UK DMC. In 2005/2006 Headman really confirmed his status of most-wanted remixer. His remix of Standing in the way of control from the band The Gossip has been acclaimed worldwide as another Headman classic. And no less than Kitsuné and Zombie Nation asked him to give their tunes the reboosting treat they deserved. When Headman puts his hands on a track, you will get a bouncy club mix that dominates the floors.
Headman - On And On (Club Version).mp3
Technics In The Mix No. 1 Australian DJ 2007’, and ‘Justice’s One to Watch’ in 2008 (DJ Magazine). Launching his own label early last year he’s no stranger to massive audiences pleasing crowds internationally as well as at home at this years ‘We Love Sounds’.
Ain't Lookin For A Dime (2008 Remix) - Ajax
16 Bit Lolitas
16bitlolitas Most recently known for mixing the first edition of the Warung Beach compilation, as part of the ‘Live at Warung’ series ‘Brazil’s ultimate beach club’, they’ve gained praise as far as wide as Japan and Europe for their tight productions and patiently crafted tunes. One half of the Lolitas, Aad, is bringing their show to Sydney for We Love Sounds 2009.
16 Bit Lolitas-Nobody Seems To Care.mp3
For the first time in history the In Flagranti duo are bringing their live show to Australia. Compared to Daft Punk and The Rapture, the duo are more than a just a DJ set. New York’s funkiest export combines their unique style of indie-disco-punk with art and graphic design to create a show. Described by xlr8r magazine as "rare grooves from another planet", we love these guys.
Self confessed adrenaline junkie, James Zabiela is no stranger to the world of electronic music. Swiftly snapped up by Sasha's Excession agency, he spent the next year taking on Eastern Europe, Australia, South America and the US of A, while still finding time to record well-received CDs for Renaissance and unleash a string of fine remixes along the way. Royksopp, Ladytron and progressive artists Spooky have all been under the Zabiela scalpel - and more are on their way. Expect his latest Renaissance recording out shortly.
James Zabiela - Robophobia (Original Mix).mp3
Justin Martin is one of the few house DJs that successfully bridges the gap between being commercially successful and staying true to the underground. His sound has been described as both melodic and tough, with releases ranging from the dynamic "Cicada" on dirtybird to the slamming "Magnificent" remix for Iz and Diz on OM records.
Justin first gained international acclaim for his single, "The Sad Piano," on Ben Watt's Buzzin'fly label. The single made its way into many A-List DJ crates as well as receiving many accolades from critics. Over time, Justin developed a more edgy sound in his hometown of San Francisco. He helped develop the local dirtybird label with his good friend, Claude VonStroke, releasing several amazing singles and remixes.
Justin considers himself lucky to be making music and is always a humble, but rocking presence on the dance floor. Stay tuned for some amazing new music and remixes this year.
Justin Martin-Ghetto Train Justin Martin Mix.mp3
Kissy Sell Out
After taking SXSW and the Miami Winter Music conference by storm Kissy is heading to Australia, for the first time with his band. Growing up in Colchester, Kissy draws his influences from Nirvana, Felix Da Housecat and John Martyn. Since he broke onto the international music scene in 2006 he’s officially remixed everyone from The Human League to Mark Ronson and the Sugar Babes. 2007 he was chosen by infamous BBC Radio One to head up the In New DJs We Trust show then last October he took over Eddie Halliwell’s Thursday night slot with ‘Kissy Klub’. Not bad in only two years!
Dandi & Ugo, Rainer Weichhold-Infinite Template (Kissy Sell Out Remix).mp3
Named best producer of 2008 by qualified house maestros such as David Guetta, and Roger Sanchez, and landing an impressive new entry – voted 46 – in DJ magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll, it’s clear that Holland’s homeboy is on the rise like never before. He’s been bustin’ up bassbins from the Americas to Ibiza. He was selected to ignite the Stealth Live! CD series with a near perfect club mix. He was snapped up for a weekly mix show by French station Radio FG. And invited by the UK’s Pete Tong to the Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. Luke’s success is ripe to reach new levels of hotness in 2009!
Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, Laidback Luke - Leave The World Behind.mp3
Classically trained as a child, this Dutch maestro’s tracks feature on playlists and sets from Sasha to Eric Morillo and Deep Dish. His ability to merge into any music genre is what makes him a magical producer and DJ. His summer anthem ‘Shine’ made waves around the world, and he’s currently remixing tracks for Bryan Adams. Relocating Stateside his popularity has sky rocketed, one example is his profile piece in DJ Mag’s January edition where he mixes a free CD ‘New Horizons’.
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning (Mathew Dekay Remix).mp3
Act yo age
They have been hyped and tipped to be the next hot thing, but these two beat freaks say they will be content with a rumble in the bassbins, a zap in the speakers and nothing less than murder on the dancefloor. But then that’s as likely as George Bush wanting peace in the middle east. Remix credits already include Larry Tee, Princess Superstar, Franz & Shape, Grafton Primary and Edu K, they are the sauna you don’t have and the steam room you wanted.
Act Yo Age - The Flash (Dre Skull remix).mp3
Remixing tracks for major stars such as Moby, Tocadisco, Mystery Jets and Tiga, who’s hit ‘Sunglasses at Night’ stayed at number one on Beatport for two weeks, Popoff’s a DJ/composer/remixer entrepreneur. He’s been signed to some of the biggest labels in house music – Renaissance and CR2, and is a regular feature on tracklists and compilations from Ricardo Villalobos, Tiesto, John Digweed, Sasha, and Erol Alkan to name a few.
Popof - E Doser
Selling out venues at home, in Paris, and worldwide, and being chosen as Itune USA’s single of the week, Danger, aka Franck Rivoire, is making waves around the world. He’s remixed Estelle, Sébastien Tellier and Empire of the Sun, and is a firm fixture in the international electro
Robbie Lowe is undeniably one of Australia’s most talented and respected DJ’s. If an international artist has come through Sydney over the past decade, Robbie has warmed up their dancefloor at least once. If a young DJ has made an impact on the Sydney’s underground house scene over the same time, Robbie may well have given them their start. Robbie has been given props by some of the biggest names in dance music today, that include John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela & Danny Howells. More recently Robbie was the chosen warm up DJ for Tiesto’s Sydney - Elements Of Life Tour - shows. Each was to over 5000 people at The Hordern Pavillion.
Matt Rowan and Robbie Lowe-Ground Swell.mp3
Since beginning his illustrious career in 2003 this young hip hop DJ has certainly cut his teeth with nation wide tours, festival slots, residencies and supports not to mention his breakthrough remix for Pnau earlier last year. With a variety of styles, tunes and tricks up his sleeve, Sampology cannot be pigeonholed. Watch in awe (and dance) as he combines versatile skills and inimitable style at the We Love Sounds festival.
So there you have a few tracks to get through. It should be very good. Also if you missed out on reading it above. This Friday 29th of May at Moulin Rouge in Kings Cross. Bobmo is playing a sideshow. I would get down there