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Annie Mac

Dublins own native BBC radio DJ Annie Mac has been a huge hit at the recent Stereosonic  Festival.

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Despite coming from a musical family (her brother Davey is The Crimea’s lead singer), the possibility of a career in music didn’t occur to Dublin’s Annie MacManus until she reached university. “I had big dreams of being an actor, but when it came to having a career in music, it didn’t even cross my mind,” she tells me, in the lead up to a tour that will see her play at Sydney’s Stereosonic over the weekend. “It wasn’t until I heard Radio 1 when I was in my late teens – and heard people like Mary Anne Hobbs and John Peel… It was like, ‘God, this would be something I would love to do’.”

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Inspired, MacManus undertook additional studies in radio and started gaining experience behind the scenes at the BBC, while also presenting on student radio networks. Just three years later she had her own BBC show, and not long after that she’d cemented her reputation as one of electronic music’s premier tastemakers. “The lovely thing about the BBC is that you really do have complete creative freedom,” she says. “I’ve always been able to play what I’ve wanted, and I’ve always had the trust of my bosses to do that. Because my radio show has done quite well and my career has flourished, I’ve kept doing that. I’ve kept playing and supporting what I’ve wanted to… Your taste can’t be wrong; it can only be your taste. There’s no right or wrong. If other people like it, amazing – and if they don’t, well, that’s absolutely fine too.” full article here.

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‘Dream Show’ for Sydney bassheads!!

Have you ever looked at a club flyer from the london bass scene and thought to yourself “,if only we had those lineups here” … well ,  over at Chinese Laundry  they have thought the same way over and over again.

In fact , they have thought about it that much that it was only a matter of time before they put our thoughts into practice to give Sydney bass heads what would seem to be a “Dream show”

Their first show to kick the new year off on Jan 5th,will be bigger than the balls on a donkey !

Laundry have  picked the best in the business straight from london town to give you a showcase of bass!

SKISM

 

The man behind Never Say Die Records , Skism returns to Australia to reign supreme and showcase his amazing 4 deck show. A dj like no other, you may know him from such bangers as…

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Mix tracks like this in with his labels tunes , his 4 deck quad drops, his entertaining stage presence and 3 or 4 vodkas and we are in for one hell of a party!

Bare Noize

 

Another badman from londontown with countless tunes on rotation from the worlds biggest producers with hits like

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Hailing from labels as Mau5trap , Ministry Of Sound , EMI and more, if your up for listening to robots having a gang bang, this man is your draw card.

Brookes Brothers

 

From the breakbeat Kaos stables comes the Brookes Brothers, mega party starters with their melodic drops and groovy drum patterns. If you don’t know these guys, they have been receiving airplay on bbc radio 1 with tunes such as…

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Brookes Brothers  need no introduction if you’ve been following drum n bass for quite some time, these guys will be sure to have you moving and grooving. Touring around the world for many years they have perfected their sets to display a vast knowledge of what is needed to get you going.

Ed Rush

 

Being one of the first people to change the face of a genre  and pushing new trends Ed Rush is undeniably  one of the godfathers of Drum n Bass music. Forever being at the top of  bills for quite some time you may know such tunes as…

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And many many more, I’m just scratching the surface a little, we would be here for years if i had to show you my best tunes from him.

This is set to be a huge start to 2012, one purely for the bass heads to celebrate the start of the new year the only way we know how , to  rave.

This will be the first of many for 2013 so make sure you prepare yourselves.

Full Line Up

 Skism (UK)

Brookes Brothers (UK)

Ed Rush (UK)

Bare Noize (UK)

Surprise International Guest

Doctor Werewolf

A-Tonez

 

Axe

Typhonic

 

Fingers

E-Cats

King Lee

 

More info HERE

New DJCentral Presenter Announced!

DJCentral is proud to announce our newest member to the team! Meet Swee, she recently joined the team as the newest presenter and host for DJCentral. Also a DJ under the stage name DJ Miss Tokio, she appears all around Sydney’s events. Check out her biography below.

Music has always been a passion for Swee Ling Khor, also known as DJ Miss Tokio. Upon moving to Sydney, she took up a DJ course to pursue her music career. After three short months when she was introduced to the art of beat mixing, she wasted no time and started to spread her love for music.

She has performed at variety of recognised bars and lounges, including the Crows Nest Hotel, Peppermint Lounge, Blue Horizon (Shangri-La Hotel), Social Sundays @ The Roxy, Cruise Bar, VBar, Golden Palace Hotel (Coogee Beach) and more. For 3 years running Miss Tokio has played at the notoriously infamous rave in Sydney, Transmission. Making appearances at Gas Nightclub, Lost at Space Club, AKA Night Club, Candy Shop in Cabramatta, Candy’s Apartment, Soho Bar, Verandah Bar, Watershed, Cohi Bar, Kobe Jones.

Constantly travelling back and forth to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has seen Swee playing at Quinte, Desire and Casbah (Mandarin Oriental Hotel) Skybar (www.skybar.com.my) in Traders Hotel, Shangrila Kuala Lumpur, Elixir, FRISK for Vanity Mansion, the Maison Club, The Loft KL.

 

‘To me, knowing the technical part of mixing is an important starting point, but having a passion for the music you play is far more important. The energy and enthusiasm I have when I play my sets gets such a positive response from the people and they just can’t help but shake along. I believed that positive energy attracts positive response.’

 

DJ Miss Tokio’s first music video of her track ‘I Do What I Do’ will be out shortly and more collaborations are on the way.

 

DJ Miss Tokio is exciting to be working with DJ Central, mixing her performance experience with presenting to create an explosive mix.

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Constantly travelling back and forth to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, her most recent found her playing at Quinte, Desire and Casbah(Mandarin Oriental Hotel) Skybar (www.skybar.com.my) in Traders Hotel, Shangrila Kuala Lumpur, Elixir, FRISK for Vanity Mansion, the Maison Club, The Loft KL.

Her first appearance in LA will be supporting the LA Bicycle Film Festival at the Mezz Bar on 4th September 2010. Since then, she has made her appearance at The Proud Bird, The Roxy at Sunset,w ww.elitemusicradio.com(Internet Radio), and www.insoulwetrust(Internet Radio).

DJ Miss Tokio’s first music video of her track ‘I Do What I Do’ will be out shortly and more collaborations are on the way.

DJ Miss Tokio also recently performed as a keyboardist for an upcoming LA Artist, Freemoor at the Key Club on Feb 2012 and March 2012. The response was amazing and she was requested to perform again for the band.

Before returning back to Sydney, DJ Miss Tokio has been invited to be the Resident DJ at Air Nightclub for a few months.

Besides Djing, she is also a model and participated in runway shows like LA Fashion Week, Perth Fashion Festival and charity shows in LA.

She completed an Electronic Music Production course at SAE, producing will definitely be another priority for her. ‘I used to play the piano and it definitely contributed to the way I feel about music.’ To me it’s a wonderful knowledge to be able express yourself musically. Her flexibility and electric persona playing music ranging from heart thumping bassline dirty electro/tech/prog house and breaks to the sophisticated, sexy funky vocal house tunes will definitely keep you asking for more. Check out her official Facebook page here  or you can visit her website here to show your support for the newest presenter on the DJCentral team!