Langdon Cook

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One of the new breed of underground DJs, Langdon Cook is part of a generation keeping the Sydney house scene young and fresh. In a genre that can easily become staid, this twenty-five year old’s approach to music remains progressive and inspired, giving his sets a unique edge and a place outside the box. hPurveying a rich mélange of big basslines and percussion with a funky, syncopated feel, Landgon’s DJing is as irrepressible as his personality. His style bends depending on mood, extending from smooth and jazzed-out through to tough and driving, the influences of artists like Deep Dish, Derrick Carter and Lee Burrige evident throughout. is sets can be described as a well constructed journe

Justin and Piero

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Described on inthemix as the “new boys on the block”, Piero and Justin Newton represent a new style of sound that has been turning as many heads as it has been moving feet. Their bassline-driven tech funk is heavy on soul – its music that takes you on a journey but at the same time keeps its focus firmly on the dance floor. This passionate and energetic duo have come from relative obscurity via underground nights like ‘Sound Therapy’ and ‘SixtyFour’, to become new rotating residents in the main room at Sweetchilli where they most recently supported Cass from the UK. They have also added prestigious, universal clubbing giants Renaissance to their CV by supporting Argentina’s Hernan Cattaneo. 2004 promises to be a big year for these two, watch this space!

Ben Morris

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Ben Morris bounced back into the Sydney club scene in 2002. Having always been a lover of house music in all its various guises Ben decided to stick with the music that inspired him and on his return to the scene took up residency at Bohem. This lead to a fortnightly residency at Sounds on Sunday, where he was subsequently spotted tearing up the Courtyard and in turn offered a guest spots at KINK, Sweetchilli, YU and Minque in Canberra.

“Ben Morris’ infectious enthusiasm and energy behind the decks combined with the depth of his record bag and his undoubted skills means that no matter what else is going on in the club, I can always count on Ben’s music to rock the crowd” Scott Robertson – KINK Promoter

Will Styles

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A funk obsessives whose DJing is characterized by a flagrant disregard of genre and a passionate commitment to drinking. His sets generally incorporate (depending upon the party) old school funk, contemporary breaks, b-boy beats, hip-hop, non-batty disco, house, rock, pop, soul and very occasional credibility redeeming bouts of reggae. Head Honcho at FunkTrust along with Learned Hand, a party they created to rationalize their drinking habits and pay off their gambling debts. Since then, the weekly block party has succeeded in disappointing every financial expectation and fostered a generation of alchohol dependant absentee university students and young professionals. Promoting the consumption of beer and a mash up of block party breaks, party style hip hop, original uncut funk, occasional non-batty disco and exceptionally bad 80’s pop. But seriously… FunkTrust has been rocking Thursday nights in Sydney for the last 3 years.

Scott Oliver

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Making his inaugural debut during the Halfway House DJ competition, Scott went onto win first place and thereby attaining a monthly residency at the now defunct Sunday night in Sydney’s progressive chapter. Since then, he’s gone from strength to strength. Playing at some of the city’s best underground progressive parties such as Reason and Robotique, he went onto make an impact with his debut set at the influential monthly club, Sweetchilli. While continually striving for perfection, Scott has maintained a unique musical style that never isolates his audience.. As such, he has quickly gained respect and a solid fan base amongst a crowd that is truly hard to please.

Chab

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Choosing all the right sounds is what this Swiss DJ/Producer talent is allabout. With over nineteen original works and twenty-four remix productions already under his belt, the writing of club tunes has been his “yellow brick road” to success. With works signed to three of the newer Global Underground DJ mix series Nubreed, there is no denying his skills are at the forefront of what people are seeking in their music. Having made his mark in the studio, a chance to showcase his music and mixing talents was the next logical step. Chab will be releasing his first major mix CD compilation in conjunction with DJ Nukem for Cyber Records before the year end and now brings his box of treats to Australia for the first time where he will become the second major international to play Sweetchilli.

Caspar

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Growing up in Germany, Iran and the UK in a family that has some pretty intense musical associations, Caspar has had constant exposure to music and sound. From playing classical piano through to some odd experiences in Melbourne pubs playing keyboards in (good, bad and very bad) bands, Caspar has finally found a permanent home behind a pair of Technics. With a rampant case of vinyl addiction, and a passion for experimenting not just with sounds and samples, but with tracks that are not necessarily always progressive in the strictest sense of the word, Caspar has and continues to develop his own musical style and approach. And yes, Caspar is his real name.

Dom Tych

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When dom was asked to prepare the music for his young nephew’s birthday party, he went and bought a set of technics and just about every house track from the local store. The gig didn’t go too well, but dom was smitten. Before long he was playing for the Come Dancing, Coalesce, Pleasure and Spunky party crews in and around London. Moving back to Sydney three years ago he teamed up with Crispin for Insatiable, and now Sweet Chilli. Likes tupperware and playing rude music.

Nash T

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One of the Australia’s most respected producers and DJ’s, Nash T’s star has been rising over the past few years.

From producing tasty tunes to working packed dance floors every week, the boy’s future is looking bright indeed.

His career began in the studio at the tender age of 17 as a producer behind the 1997 dance smash, Burning Hands, with long time studio partner Chris Fraser. Reaching no 5 on the aria dance charts & getting snapped up on a large number of compilations, this tune put Nash on the radar of Australia’s clubbing scene.

The following release, Freedom Fighters (1998), on Sydney’s Bang On Records was well received by the trance heads, and was rumored to have been cained by none other then trance guru Paul Van Dyk

In 2000, after discovering the joys of house music, things turned dark – and tribal that is! A string of releases on the prestigious Vapour (as Bluephaze) & EQ records received rave reviews by the extremely hard to please progressive mafia.

His original productions have been supported by some of the biggest names in dance music, including scene titans Sasha, John Digweed & Deep Dish.

In 2001, “The Bell” by Bluephaze (Nashie’s progressive moniker) was included on the prestigious “Essential Mix” compilation (Sander Kleinenberg). Two of his tunes were also included on Kasey Taylor’s Balance CD.

His remixing skills were also put to show with a blazing remix of Endorphin’s “Sex and Violence”. Mr Endorphin liked the mix so much, that it was included on the album – the only mix to receive the honor.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Nash recently turned his skills produce a lush hybridesque remix for Perth Indie rockers Halogen. The tune “On a Bridge” is pending release on UK’s CP Recordings, and is already receiving a massive buzz in Europe.

As a DJ, Nash is never content with one sound. Be it rocking a room full of the break-beat massive, to playing all the flavors of house to the jackin’ house heads, he is at home in almost any club situation. The list of artists and DJs he has supported only testify to this fact: Nick Warren, Satoshi Tomie, Ferry Corsten, Binary Finary, John Creamer, NuBreed, Infusion , Phil K, Groove Terminator, Mark Dynamix, Paul Arnold, Friendly & Kid Kenobi are only sample of the top notch manipulators he plays along side on a regular basis.

2003 has seen Nash T play at Canberra’s biggest events, including the massive United Nation at Commonwealth Park.
2003 was also the year that Sydney came calling for a piece of the Nashie – in the guise of a set at the highly regarded ‘Sweetchilli’ event. The punters were so impressed that he was quickly snapped up for a second appearance!

June also saw Nashie showcase his talents to all of Australia, via a set on the much coveted JJJ mixup

Steve Gerrard

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In 1998, Steve won Muzik Magazine’s Bedroom Bedlam competition and since then his career has gone from strength to strength. With influences that range from the Sasha and Digweed, Nick Warren and Danny Howells to Adam Freeland and Hybrid and the technical skills of Anthony Pappa, he has developed a unique style. Which is: deep, progressive house mixed with breakbeat and a hint of trance, building steadily and creating a set which is more than the sum of its parts. All the while keeping in mind that it is his job to make people want to dance and keep on dancing.

Steve has been invited to play around the world at clubs like Bedrock, Home (London), Nikita (San Francisco), Giant (LA), Spundae (WMC Miami), Limelight (NYC), Skysound (Mexico), Fluid (Hong Kong), God’s Kitchen, Ministry of Sound, The End (London), Progress (Istanbul), Snakepit (Denver), El Campo (Argentina), Trance Buddha (Amsterdam) as well as being picked by Steve Lawler to be resident at his Midweek Session night. Steve’s played alongside Anthony Pappa, Steve Lawler, Nick Warren, Adam Freeland, Hybrid, Hyper, Craig Richards, Justin Robertson and John Digweed and his broad musical tastes have given him the great opportunity to appear as the support DJ for Oasis at Wembley Stadium in front of 93,000 people!!!

Steve’s mixes have been featured on such infamous dance radio shows such as Pete Tong’s Essential Selection and John Digweed’s Kiss FM show in London. He also had the opportunity to have one of his mixes featured on the cover of the monthly Muzik Magazine (December 2000), which included tracks by Moby, BT, Underworld, Layo & Bushwacka! and Parks & Wilson.

In July 2002, Steve began a residency at DIRTY in Birmingham where he’ll be playing alongside the A list of progressive house, including Sasha and Digweed.

As if the life of a jet-setting wasn’t enough, Steve’s focusing on production in 2002, and has just signed deals with Minimal, Intrinsic, Navigation & Choo Choo’s new breaks label, Akademia. Nick Warren, Anthony Pappa, Steve Lawler, James Zabiela and Danny Howells have all been supporting his tracks already.

Xpander called Steve “one of the most impressive upcoming DJ’s in the world”, and Chris from Hybrid said in Muzik magazine that “Steve is one of the best up and coming DJs I’ve heard in a long time. He has very similar tunes in his box to me, actually – deep, progressive tracks that aren’t too shiny! I walked into a club recently and he was playing most of the stuff I was going to play… God knows where he gets all those tunes!”

© 2012 Sweetchilli