CrookedColours, consisting of members Philip Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merrett-Park, burst onto the scene in 2013 with breakout singles Come Down, Capricious and Another Way, earning three consecutive #1's on Hype Machine and gaining a solid fanbase around the world. The result of a patient approach from an act determined to create a timeless debut, their album Verareleased in2017demonstrated diverse and layered productions from a breed proving themselves as one of Australia’s hottest rising acts in electronic music today. Hit singles Flow, I Hope You Get It and Come Back To You were been picked up by radio stations and press around the world such as Radio 1, Eins Live, triple j, Majestic Casual to name a few. To date, the band has had over 50 million streams on their debut accompanied by award winning music videos for all previously released singles.
With new tracks from the trio I’ll Be There and Do It Like You gaining rapid momentum towards the end of 2018 and into 2019, the mysterious second LP from Crooked Colours, entitled Langata, is expected to drop just before they hit the road for what will be their biggest Australian tour ever. Thrilled about the upcoming dates, Crooked Colours’ Philip enthuses, “We’re so excited about our upcoming headline shows - we get to curate the night, design the lighting and visuals, and play a full length set with music. We always play tracks stretching from our first ever release Come Down, through our debut album Vera, and now we’ll also be showcasing brand new music from our forthcoming album Langata.”
After taking Australia by storm with their ambitious and impressive new live show, Crooked Colours will be heading overseas to perform at some of the hottest festivals in the world, including Bonaroo and Firefly festivals, plus more. Crooked Colours have established themselves as one of the hottest rising acts with the debut Vera. Now they are on track to become one of our biggest electronic exports with this superb sophomore release.
ShockOne ft. Reija Lee
Hailing from Perth, the epicentre of the Australasian drum and bass scene, ShockOne aka Karl Thomas is fast becoming one of bass music’s major talents.
Since the release of ‘The ShockOne EP’ in 2009, which featured the chart topping ‘Polygon’, ShockOne has been one of the hottest names in the scene. This was followed up by his highly anticipated ‘Re-Fix EP’, a collection of VIP’s and remixes of the massively successful ‘ShockOne EP’. The EP featured Phetsta’s dubstep remix of ‘True Believer’ which was featured in Pendulum’s 2010 Essential Mix on Radio 1, as well as the Dirtyphonics remix of ‘Polygon’ which was featured on Andy C’s ‘Nightlife 5’ mix, as well as hitting #1 on the BBC 1Xtra charts.
In mid-2011, ShockOne released ‘Crucify Me’, an epic drum & bass/dubstep anthem in which ShockOne also showed his versatility as a vocalist. The single which would serve as the first sneak peak at his forthcoming debut album, ‘Universus’. This was followed by the second single, ‘Relapse’, a dubstep track featuring Sam Nafie on vocals, as well as a blazing dance floor remix by Tantrum Desire.
Shockone relocated to London in 2012 to make his own mark in the spiritual home land of dance music, and what better way to do it than the genre bending, production epic that is ‘Chaos Theory,’ a cinematic journey featuring the voice over work of Corey Burton. The success this release received was nothing short of spectacular, holding the #2 on Beatport (only behind Skrillex/Nero collaboration), #1 on Trackitdown, and #1 on iTunes Dance in Australia, above the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex. The tune received high rotation airplay on Triple J radio Australia, was selected as Crissy Criss’ “Ace of Clubs” track on BBC 1Xtra, featured in Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Radio 1 Essential Mix and received extensive DJ support from Knife Party, Nero, Chase & Status, Matrix & Futurebound, Sub Focus, xKore, Excision, Camo & Krooked, 501, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Delta Heavy, DJ Hype, and many more.
The year of the apocalypse saw ShockOne tour extensively with two sellout solo tours of Australia, constant sold out shows throughout Europe as well as headlining slots at festivals such as Creamfields, The Big Day Out, Stereosonic, and Origin NYE in Perth.
2013 saw Shockone release his groundbreaking debut LP ‘Universus’ to critical acclaim. A sonic journey representing the lifespan of a universe, the scope of this semi-concept album was nothing if not ambitious. Released on Viper & One Love recordings, the album showcases the wide ranging musical expertise of ShockOne taking the listener on a multi-genre odyssey all the way from the big bang with ‘Singularity’ and ‘Chaos Theory’, right through to the collapse of ShockOne’s universe with the Vangelis-inspired modern day electronic symphony that is ‘Light Cycles’. Universus hit the number 1 spot on the Australian ARIA albums chart and the iTunes chart within its first week of release, solidifying Shockone’s reputation as Australia’s premier bass music producer.
Since breaking onto the Australian electronic music scene in 2014, Morgan Then and Fletcher Ehlers have tapped into a kinetic chemistry that has scored them multiple Gold records and worldwide touring success. With their synergy stronger than ever, SLUMBERJACK has blossomed into a new era with their “Black & Blue” EP released in early 2020, which features their standout Daktyl collaboration “Crucified” ft. MOONZz.
At the start of 2019, the Perth-based duo brought their music to new heights on their SARAWAKEP including collaborations with both TroyBoi and Ekali, and the Triple J-playlisted “Hide and Seek”, pushing their total streams to over 100 million across all platforms. The result was a fitting follow-up to their 2017 Fracture EP, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Australia electronic chart and featured an ARIA Gold-certified title track.
“The goal has always been to write music that’s different from everything else we’ve done and to explore new genres, new sounds and new instruments,” says Ehlers. In regards to the group’s shows, he adds, “There should be moments where you just absorb something ugly or unusual, and then get the payoff later when you experience something beautiful. We don’t want to have people just going crazy the whole time — we want to give them a show that takes them on some kind of a journey.”
A flourishing producer that continues to evolve and constantly pushes herself to elevate her output, Western Australian-based producer and DJ Tina Says has delivered several impressive productions to date
A consummate DJ with an energetic, captivating presence as a performer, making bodies move is always top of the agenda for the charismatic Tina Says, who thrives with a dancefloor in front of her, and has perfected her craft after years of playing around Perth and the rest of the country.
Tina’s ear for laser-sharp, forward thinking beats in her sets in undeniable, and her energetic, fun performance style is a hit with every crowd.
Tina Says has well and truly cemented her position in the Australian performance circuit.
Tina Says is an unstoppable talent, who will not only dominate the dancefloors, but who is knee-deep in production mode and will be turning out some serious heat in days to come.