SWEAT IT OUT! & ARTIST VOICE ELECTRONIC PRESENT:
A VERY SWEATY XMAS
December 21. Mark it in your calendars. NOW. Because that’s the date we’re throwing a little XMAS party at The Metro
But why? Well… Our sixth year in operation, has without doubt been the most intensely emotive one to date. In early January, we sat down as a team and decided to make a concerted effort to take our business to the next level.
A month later, we lost our fearless leader, and our hero, Adrian ‘Ajax’ Thomas. As a company; as a family, we were all in a really low place. But we thought back to that meeting at the start of Jan, and did our best to pull ourselves out of the slump.
That was 9 months ago, and since then we’ve achieved a lot. We’ve expanded our family exponentially, we’ve had an ARIA #1 album, and we’ve thrown parties that will go down in history!
Having never thrown a Xmas party, and with so much to be appreciative of, we’re bringing our entire roster together both to celebrate all that we’ve achieved in 2013, and to help us remember and honour the man that enabled us to work for such an incredible record label.
So mark it down. December 21. The Metro Theatre: A VERY SWEATY XMAS
Featuring sets by SÜFÜR (RÜFÜS DJs), What So Not, Yolanda Be Cool, Motez, Indian Summer, Danny T, Caseno (DJs), Harris Robotis, Frames,Adapt or Die, Playmode, Go Freek!, Yeah Boy and Purple Sneakers DJs.
Presented by our mates Purple Sneakers, Red Bull, Smirnoff, Bulleit Bourbon, and DJ Warehouse
Tickets are on sale now. All profits from the party shall be going to, at the request of AJAX's family, the St Vincent de Paul Society.
HOT OFF ZE PRESS:
We are so very stoked to announce that the rising star of the Australian electronic scene, Motez, is joining our roster here at Sweat It Out Music!
To celebrate, we’ve decided to give away a little Motez bootleg of the U.S, underground phenomenon ‘Gas Pedal’, for freeeeee.
Making house music interesting, the Baghdad-born honorary Southern Australian is breaking all kinds of rules and winning over hearts and ears in the process.
His beats have been dropped in sets by Claude Vonstroke, Nick Catchdubs (Fools Gold), Shadow Child, Justin Martin and Eats Everything, and spun by some of the most respected DJs in radio, including Diplo, DJ Monki for BBC 1Extra and Nina Las Vegas + countless others. Oh, and then there was that Stanton Warriors remix that hit #5 on the ARIA club charts. No biggie.
His hit tune, Ride Roof Back, signed to Shadow Child’s Food Music, was one of the most hotly anticipated tracks of the year after Eats Everything dropped it way back in January at BPM Fest in Mexico, becoming one of those “wtf was that” tunes.
Motez joins a growing list of in-demand, long-term artists at Sweat It Out Music including RÜFÜS, What So Not, Yolanda Be Cool, Indian Summer and Emoh Instead (to name but a few).
Currently on tour – you can catch all the dates here!
In non-Sweat related news, Groove Armada have been dishing out the heat all year long.
Taking it back to the warehouse, GA have been dishing out club jam after club jam and sending us into frenzy here at SWEAT HQ.
Their latest should really have been signed to SWEAT IT OUT.
GROOVE OUT TO GROOVE ARMADA BELOW:
Sometimes we get demos here at Sweat that are so good, that no matter how hard the artists manager goes in negotiating their terms, we still have to have it.
When we got this 2 tracker from rising LA cool kids, the Bixel Boys, we knew we just had to have it. Even without options and deductions and blah blah, this ep was too legit to turn down.... It's Sweat It Out to the core. Fucking good club music that goes off in a cool way.
Main room funk. Party tech. Cool bangers. Call them what you will, it works!
You want it? You got it! Bixel Boys 'Black December' is out on iTunes now!
Adapt or Die really hit the ground running on their debut. Gathering early support from Acid Jacks, Benson, The Aston Shuffle, Motez, Nina Las Vegas and Anna Lunoe.
They also knocked out a pretty fantastic flip of What So Not's 'High You Are'. The best bit? It's a free download - grab it here.
But all that's in the past now. We've already told you that one half of Adapt or Die bangs drums in Empire Of The Sun right? Well not even a global tour with Empire could stop the lads driving forward.
The 'Movin' Non Stop' EP is about to drop - cop a listen below. It's massive and if these guys like it (Linda Marigliano (JJJ), Kato (FBi), Kolombo, The Aston Shuffle, Go Freek, Motez, Kid Kenobi) chances are you will too.
Featuring the much loved singles 'Take Me' and 'Desert Night', ATLAS' debut at #1 is a testament to the band's passion, work ethic and DIY approach to music. A labour of love, the album was written, produced and recorded by the band between two studios they built themselves - one in a remote farmhouse on the NSW south coast, the second in a hollowed out water tank under one of their parents houses.
"Their sound cannot be likened to any other act" - ***** acidstag.com
"An album of many highlights... get your tickets early" - ****½ - The Australian
"Australian indie-dance juggernaut RÜFÜS are poised for a worldwide breakout. The trio has already release four EPs, put together a string of remixes and gone on multiple sold-out tours of Australia... nobody can deny their infectious results." - MTVHive.com
Want to catch RÜFÜS in live mode? Best move quickly as tickets to their Sept/Oct album tour are flying out the door with tickets to shows in Sydney, Melbourne (3x Corner Hotel shows), Brisbane and Freemantle all SOLD OUT. Luckily the band have announced a string of extra shows in capital cities, including a fourth and final Melbourne show at The Corner, Monday September 23rd, a second show at the Hi-Fi in Sydney, Friday October 18 and a second show at the Zoo in Brisbane, Thursday October 3rd. These will be the last ticketed shows for 2013.
This comes off the back of recent mainstage festival shows in Russia and a string of local announcements that will see the guys playing to some big crowds this summer at Listen Out, Falls Festival, Southbound festival and the Big Day Out 2014.
Rest those eyes and get your ears around ATLAS right now on iTunes.
Get your hands on tickets to the final ATLAS shows right here.
The stars shine bright and the air is thick with dust. The milky way scrawls lazily from horizon to horizon as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of the oasis in the dead of nowhere. All seems at peace, but you're definitely not alone.
Over 200,000 people have made the journey over the past fortnight via Soundcloud alone - and its easy to see why. Fresh of the back of taking you to a tropical paradise, RÜFÜS are back on a fresh visionquest in the form of their new single, 'Desert Night'.
The second taster from the band's debut full-length 'ATLAS', 'Desert Night' will whisk you away for an experience that's just as much for the mind as it is for the feet. This is music that speaks to the soul - take the plunge, expand your mind and transcend the dance floor to a place not marked on any map.
Breathe deep as we submerge ourselves into the River Remix with guides Jesse Rose, Motez, James Curd, Victor Lassance & Avon Stringer. Each will show you a different path forward for those wishing to wade further toward the light. Take each of their hands in turn and discover which road leads to your own personal paradise.
Oh yeah, it also has the cutest video clip of the year - watch below.
'Desert Night' is available now on iTunes.
'ATLAS' drop August 9.
Club Sweat has been laying dormant for a little while now. Not because we haven't had good enough music to put out, and not because we've been neglecting it. It's because we've been waiting for something to really shine above the rest; something that represents what Club Sweat is at it's very core.
This no nonsense, no frills subsidiary label of Sweat It Out was created as an avenue for us to release music we love without an agenda. No radio play? No online budget? // No problems! Great music stands out above all else.
Cue our boy Frames. Not only is he a seriously talented producer, but also toured the US of A, presented on FBI, and played every noteworthy festival in the country; all the while building his presence and clocking over 100K plays on Soundcloud.
'Slow' is both a throwback and a throw forward. It will remind you of the 2003 version by pop princess Kylie, but it is not like that version. For starters, it's slower, warmer and cooler (yes, that's possible) - but more to the point it's very much equipped to succeed in the world it is set to inhabit. Did someone say slo-mo house?
On remix duties is local Sydney beat-maker Moonbase Commander who takes slow, re-pitches it some more and warps it into the depths of outerspace - well, we like it here.
This über cool record alone isn't enough to get you going? Did we mention the smouldering, pelvis-heavy and sweaty video clip to accompany the track? What about the smooth, downtempo mixtape Frames has also whipped up a for your listening pleasure? Check out all of the above, below.