Keeping people moving on dancefloors all over the world, Australian House Music trio Modern Citizens are on fire. Their recent original tracks ‘Saturday’ & ‘Do It Tonight’ were top 5 and top 20 respectively on the ARIA Club Chart (Australia’s official club chart) and their well received remixes for Madison Avenue, Generik, M1, Rave Radio, Joel Fletcher MGMC, Circa 92 and more are doing the business to well and truly establish Modern Citizens as the next Aussie house music act to watch. ‘Move’ is some damn saxy house witha stelar remix package, The Canadian Spaced Invader himself Hatiras drops some filtered funk, Melbourne’s Andy Murphy keeps things rolling while Mattoni delivers some jacking goodness.
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Released: 27/04/18 2017 saw L.O.U drop her first original E.P release with four tracks of House and Deep House fire.
A staple in L.O.U’s sets, the lead track ‘Drifted’ has been resonating with dancefloor’s and DJs all over the world. The remix package sees a who’s who of emerging Australian house music talent get a chance to deliver their take on the melancholy vocal.
UK ex-pat, Beth Yen funks things up and really gets things moving, Friendless unites with Kaiser Waldon to harnesh that Bali beach house vibe. Melbourne’s James Winter, fresh from recent his release on Valiant Records drops some deep goodness and rounding out the package are solid mixes from Sydney's TK bby and Neon Ivy. Download and Stream : https://DoubleUp.lnk.to/0aklB
Released: 16/02/2018 Finishing off 2017 with support on his tunes from a diverse bunch of tastemakers such as Disclosure, The Black Madonna, Claptone, Horse Meat Disco, Tony Humphries, Tom Novy & Denney, Mark Maxwell is back to ‘Make You Feel It’ in 2018.
Let’s be clear, this release is all about house music and it doesn’t disappoint thanks to its cracking original and hot remixes from Avon Stringer (Play It Down Records, Traxsource #41 house artist of 2018), Beth Yen and Varcity. ‘Make You Feel It’ is already seeing support from Laurent Garnier, David Penn & Oliver Heldens. The sky is the limit for this Australian house music aficionado.
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Released 29/12/2017 Avon Stringer & Ron Carroll’s deep, punchy ode to House Music “Trapped In The Music” is taken to remix town Dutch favourite Man Without A Clue, Holmes John and burgeoning trio Modern Citizens. Up first Defected regular Man Without A Clue, delivers a sharp, warehouse ready rumbler, with an upped tempo and speaker blowing kick drums. Holmes John then drops not one but two raw techy weapons, with on the rise trio Modern Citizens adding to their growing remix catalog with a smooth, flowing House mix. Download or Stream Trapped Remixes: https://DoubleUp.lnk.to/6g9os
Released: 22/12/17 Australian House Music trio Modern Citizens know a thing or two about Saturday’s, providing the soundtrack to Saturday night dance floors everywhere this year. Their own original songs such as 'Do It Tonight’ as well as remixes for Madison Avenue, Generik, M1, MGMC, Circa 92 and more have been riding high in the ARIA Club charts as they well and truly establish themselves as the next Aussie house music act to watch. Their latest original joint on Double-Up Records the aptly titled ‘Saturday’ is sure to keep feet moving and dance floors full, Sydney’s first lady of house music Beth Yen gives us another dancefloor moment with her remix, Holmes John adds some techy goodness, Boogie Knights house things up and Modern Citizen’s good pals Hi-Fi Charlie lend a hand and deliver a remix for those Sunday morning back to mine chill playlists. Download and Stream : https://DoubleUp.lnk.to/TH2Px
Released 15/12/2017 Quickly becoming one of Australia’s most popular house music DJ, producers and remixer exports, Sydney duo Avon Stringer have had a momentous 2017. A UK Buzz Chart #1, Top 5s overall, and house chart #1s on Traxsource (the online home of House Music), multiple radio show plays from Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Dennis Ferrer, Mark Knight (Toolroom Radio), Sam Divine (Defected Radio), The Aston Shuffle (Triple J), Coco Cole (Kiss FM UK), and multiple releases on Jesse Rose’s tastemaker Play It Down label including a collaboration with Jesse himself, the epic latin house weapon "Pressure".
Already seeing early tastemaker radio support from house music legends Roger Sanchez (Roger opened his recent Release Yourself radio show with the track) Mark Knight & Todd Terry, an ode to their beloved house music scene, “Trapped In The Music” sees Avon Stringer join forces with Ron Carroll, the multi talented singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and all round house music legend from the spiritual home of house music……… Chicago. Getting his first big break in the early 90s while attending the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Carroll convinced Masters at Work’s Louie Vega to let him write the lyrics to one of house music’s most enduring anthems Barbara Tucker's "I Get Lifted”. Since then Ron has gone on to write and sing on house music anthems such as: "Lucky Star" with SuperFunk, "What A Wonderful World" with Bob Sinclar & Axwell, "Back Together" with Hardsoul, "My Love" with Kluster, his own "Walking Down The Street (The Nike Song)”, “The Sermon" & "Bump To Dis” among countless others. Sure to find its way into the playlists of DJs and house music lovers the world over, "Trapped In The Music” looks set to become the next house classic. Stream or Download: https://DoubleUp.lnk.to/kvY6B
Released: 01/12/17 Australian House Music trio Modern Citizens know a thing or two about Saturday’s, providing the soundtrack to Saturday night dance floors everywhere this year. Their own original songs such as 'Do It Tonight’ as well as remixes for Madison Avenue, Generik, M1, MGMC, Circa 92 and more have been riding high in the ARIA Club charts as they well and truly establish themselves as the next Aussie house music act to watch.
Their latest original joint on Double-Up Records the aptly titled ‘Saturday’ is sure to keep feet moving and dance floors full.
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Combining all the ingredients required for a timeless poolside soundtrack – a chunky bassline, strings and a classic piano house melody alongside a serious earworm of a vocal, Night & Day is destined to be the go-to track of the summer. No stranger to house music, Sam Supplier is renowned for his eclectic and energetic approach to DJing and producing – the Rinse FM presenter has seen a meteoric rise through the ranks of electronic music with his daytime show becoming one of the most listened-to on the station.
The buzz around ‘Night & Day’ has been building both behind the scenes and on dancefloors across the world. Tried and tested in every single club and festival date Sam has played this summer, the response from fans has been immediate and undeniable.
16 UK Cool Cuts Chart 18 UK Club Chart 22 UK Pop Dance Chart
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Released: 10/11/2017 Taken from Avon Stringer’s recent E.P on Play It Down Records, “See It Now” see’s Avon Stringer collaborate with Friendless & Boswell ion a vocal house weapon driven by a Detroit style retro synth. Obviously the guys liked working together as they have dropped two versions with their original and a jackin’ Avon Stringer & Friendless rework.
Double-Up Records compadre Kaiser Waldon brings the Bali heat, while Menttis pushes some bass goodness and DNA ‘92 get a little progressive for their take.
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Released: 03/11/2017 Mark Maxwell continues to make moves in 2017. His recent original release ‘Take My Hand’ was featured on Claptone’s Clapcast 107, as well as seeing support from the who’s who of house DJs in Australia and around the world.
Mark is also keeping busy on the remix front with remixes for Colour Castle - Love Addict (Mark Maxwell Remix) [astrx] #1 ARIA Club Chart, GT & Wildfire – Little Dance (Mark Maxwell Remix) [Be Rich Records] #8 ARIA Club Chart, Modern Citizens - Do It Tonight (Mark Maxwell Remix), Odd Mob x Super Silly - No Pressure (Mark Maxwell Remix) [Tinted Records] #19 ARIA Club Chart. His remix for Groove Armada – I See You Baby saw a video created by influetional youtube channel Street Player w/ 26k views on Youtube.
With ‘Help This Woman’ being the deepest cut from Mark Maxwell’s ‘Take My Hand EP’, it’s not surprising to see it get the shake up from underground house music’s finest, Greco (NYC) and Sondrio.
Off the back of releasing his peak-time anthem, ‘Be’, New York’s Greco has plunged ‘Help This Woman’ well into the early hours of the morning. Cut up break beats, slamming crash cymbals and grinding bass lines show that Greco truly is the master of jackin’ house in 2017.
Sondrio’s version strips the record back to its raw elements. Giving the empowering vocal room to shine with a rock solid back beat, you’ll find it hard not to strut defiantly around the dance floor while this is playing.
Released: 27/10/17 Bringing in the new year at Bali’s iconic Single Fin to an impressed crowd who were eager to hear more, 2017 started with a bang and has gone on to be a big year for Sydneys L.O.U.
Now holding down a residency at Ministry of Sound Club Australia and with constant guest spots at venues such as Chinese Laundry, Home Nightclub, Ministry of Sound Club and festivals such as Return to Rio, Your Paradise (Allfriends) & Electric Gardens, you can expect a combination of House, Deep House, Tech House and a touch of Bass and Garage in L.O.U’s always energetic sets.
Influenced by the likes of Miguel Campbell, Roland Clark, Patrick Topping, Flume, Rufus, Mark Knight, Green Velvet, Weiss, Sidney Charles and Billy Kenny, L.O.U drops her first original E.P release with four tracks of House and Deep House fire.
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After seeing crossover success via Apple Music’s Chillhouse playlist on his recent Tropical House cut ‘Everybody’s Free’, Pablo Calamari returns to his club roots with 3 straight up house tracks aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
The title track sees our man Pablo joining forces with Melbourne’s Wildfire for some Horny AF house music. OK! takes things into darker territory and tells us how it is, while The Sound bounces along like Jean Claude Van Damme in that BBoy circle scene from the movie Breakin’.
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Released: 29/09/17 Enter: SWOOP++ Funk lover, 90’s hip hop aficionado, and ghetto-house purveyor of goodness.
His mixtapes on Soundcloud have together gathered upwards of 100ks plays, gathering momentum and a solid following. Always funky, always accessible, laced with a healthy dose of discerning rare-groove cuts that make toe-tapping an unavoidable bodily function. Often peppered with 90’s hip hop acapellas & throwbacks- the boogie is on when SWOOP takes to the helm.
On the production flip, SWOOP translates his years involved w DJ/MC outfits into his production - paying close attention to vocal content that plays off cues and themes that cut right through the vein of underground consciousness. He brings beats to life with vibes from nudisco to house, g.house & g.tech with grit and intelligence.
His debut single, the ghetto tech-house weapon 'BOOGIE DOWN BRONX' comes complete with hot mixes from Lonely Boy- with a mix that throws back to 2007 Mylo meets Tiga electro, Avon Stringer with the house flavours and Holmes John with a tech house groover to make this package a veritable arsenal for your weekend.
Stay fresh to death and tuned to SWOOP’s frequency. ++
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Released: 04/08/2017 Yes……... it’s a cover version of the classic Mylo track from 2004…….but a motherf’ing good one, inspired by playing the original in Bang Gang reunion sets and being reminded of how amazing that motherf’ing hook is, Beni entered the lab and painstakingly re-recorded the vocals and musical parts to house up the original to play as part of his sets on modern house loving dancefloors. After months of being Beni’s personal secret dancefloor weapon it’s time to officially ‘Drop The Pressure’.
Even with such a loaded past the future is looking brighter than ever for the talented producer, recent single ‘Another You’, reached #2 on the Aria Club Chart, his collab with Pantheon, ‘Alright’, reaching as high as #5! and his most recent 'Whatcha Wanna Do’ that features vocals from The Rapture’s Mattie Saferhas already become a tastemaker favourite with spins on BBC UK’s Radio 1.
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Released: 21st July The European summer is in full swing and everybody’s feeling free to feel good, especially when they hear Pablo Calamari’s Tropical House take on the 90s dance classic from Rozalla.
With recent releases on seminal New York house label Nervous and a collaboration with legendary house music vocalist Kathy Brown, Pablo knows how to respectfully update a classic. Keep an eye on ‘Everybody’s Free’ heating up playlists and dancefloors over the next few months.
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Released: 2nd June 2017
It’s been a big 12 months for Australian house lord Acaddamy, he’s remixed artists such as Spank Rock ‘Gully’, Roger Sanchez ‘Remember Me’ & LO’99 ‘Make Me Feel’ (#1 ARIA CLUB CHART). His recent original track ‘BDS’ was released as part of the #1 BEATPORT HOUSE RELEASE (#3 Overall) ‘The Banquet’ and his productions have received regular spins on Triple J/BBC Radio One/Kiss FM as well as completing multiple national tours.
Keeping things moving, Acaddamy drops his first original tune for 2017 right here on Double-Up and its some dark bassy house magic, For the remixes Mark Maxwell delivers a slightly deeper bouncy horny cut and Hotfire have given us just that, some hot fire!
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Released: 26th May 2017
The 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards DJ/Producer of the Year, Sydney’s OLSEN, has a distinct sound which is a blend of percussive grooves and sub-bass lines, mixing his love of funk and house music.
After recently celebrating an ARIA Club Chart Top 10 single, and signing a track to Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, OLSEN makes his Double-Up Records debut with the rolling House cut ‘The Zone’, definitely one designed to make ‘em dance.
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Released: 19th May 2017
Newcomers from Adelaide Modern Citizens make their debut on Double-Up Records with a housed up rework of the S.O.S Band classic Take Your Time (Do It Right). Remixes come courtesy of Mark Maxwell & Avon Stringer.
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Released: 19/05/17 When an artist makes an album, as a label you are not always sure which are the tracks people are going to gravitate to but ‘Pressure’ has quickly become a firm favourite from ‘Alright Mate’ Jesse's final solo album.
Number 1 on the UK Buzz chart - 4th May 2015 - DMC Magazine - “Jesse Rose & Avon Stringer hit the Buzz chart for a second time with “Pressure” but now taking the No’1 spot and looking to be one of the summers big contenders.” http://www.dmcworld.net/features/charts/buzz-chart/buzz-charts-04-05-17/
SUPPORT FROM: Pete Tong, Nic Fanciulli, Anna Lunoe, Junior Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, Set Mo and more
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Released: 12th May 2017 Mark Maxwell used to put on steel capped boots and hi-vis clothing to go to work each day. Whether it was under a train or on top of a mountain of coal, he only found time to write music in those few hours after work. At the end of 2014, he hung up those boots and committed to a life of music. Mark Maxwell is Australia’s latest addition to the unrelenting house music scene.
Mark was selected for the Red Bull Music Academy in 2014 and whisked off to Tokyo where his eyes were opened to a whole new world of music. He came home feeling empowered, excited, and also pretty nervous about his decision to start releasing music under his own name.
2015 saw Mark release two originals, remixes and play across stages at the Splendour in the Grass and Listen Out music festivals. Powering into 2016, Mark Maxwell began the year with the release of remixes for YesYes Records and Respect Music, a 2 track release here on Double-Up Records - ‘Bringing Me Down/Wade In The Water which was supported by house music legend Todd Terry and Tropical House scene leader Thomas Jack which further helped to continue to shape Mark’s identity and cement his place in the global house music scene.
For the ‘Take My Hand’ E.P Mark flexes his versatility and delivers 3 tracks of house music magic and his own deeper remix or title track “Take My Hand”.
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There's been albums, singles, remixes, multiple labels, thousands upon thousands of flights, DJ gigs from Dubai to Detroit, Sydney to Stockholm. Two decades of Jesse Rose's life have been dedicated to his music and the labels.
Alright Mate is Jesse's final solo album. That's it. There's not going to be anything new released after this. It's 12 tracks, featuring some of Play It Down's own (Christian Nielsen, Weiss, Junior Sanchez, Avon Stringer) and some favourites (Eva, Red Eye, Seven Davis Jr). His oldest friend Jamie Anderson mixed it with him and the legend that is Alex Gopher worked on the mastering. It's Jesse as a producer through-and-through, with nodes to all of the variants, humors, history, and good times he's had and respected all these years.
FROM JESSE: ''I feel like this album pretty much represents my whole career as a producer, touching on a lot of influences from the music I grew up on to the producers that made me want to do this in the first place, at times maybe even by my own early tracks. It doesn't represent my DJ sets and was never intended as a promo tool for that. In a way I guess it's a love letter to House music. It's a thank you to the people that inspired me inside & outside of House. I made it just wanting to make something dope, I asked a lot of friends to be involved because without them this album wouldn't be me.
Thanks to everyone for their support of my music, the labels and letting me have a massive LOL for the last two decades. Long may this scene we love continue..."
SUPPORT FROM: Claude Vonstroke, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Gorgon City, Junior Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Roger Sanchez, Tensnake, Sonny Fodera, Yolanda Be Cool, Luna City Express, Harvard Bass, Hector Romero, Todd Terry, Mark Knight, RUFUS, Wax Motif, B.Traits
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Released: 28/04/17 After honing his craft as part of a duo for a number of years and residing in Bali for the past few months gigging and locked down in the studio, Sydney’s Kaiser Waldon steps out on his own to deliver an E.P of sublime house music.
The title track ‘Nobody Else’ is a moving deep house cut with soulful vocals and melancholic piano, Kaiser heads into darker territory for ‘Jharon Shones’ with an ode to the recently departed respected singer Sharon Jones.
Inspired after a gig playing at Bali’s Jenga alongside the UK’s legendary DJ Yousef, Kaiser went straight from the gig to the studio to put together the epic and aptly titled ‘Night At Jenja’
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Released: 02/06/17 Double-Up Records present volume 2 in a new series that you can always bet on to deliver quality house music that is tried and tested on dancefloors the world over. Contains a non stop continuous DJ mix and 14 individual full length tracks.
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Released: 26/05/17 Double-Up Records present the first volume in a new series that you can always bet on to deliver quality house music that is tried and tested on dancefloors the world over. Contains a non stop continuous DJ mix and 14 individual full length tracks.
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