5 Mixes To Get You Pumped For Summer Dance Outdoor Concert Series
Written by Sam Murphy on 3rd December, 2014
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Astral People's Summer Dance is pulling Sydney outside this summer with a lineup of the finest international and local electronica. Summer Dance will occur over four Sundays in summer with acts like Omar-S, Moodymann, DJ EZ and more set to play. Tickets are on sale now via moshtix.
At least three DJs will take to the stage each Sunday at the National Art School in Sydney with sets that will start in the afternoon and make their way into the night. It's all set to kick off on Sunday 11 January from 2pm with mighty Detroit house and techno producer Omar-S.
To get you in the mood for a boogie and to help you prepare for Summer Dance, here are five essential mixes by artists set to play Summer Dance.
DJ EZ is one of the UK's finest DJs. No matter how much time he has on the decks, he always delivers with sets that cover UK garage and bassline with finesse and energy. He's been behind the decks since the late '80s and as such brings an expert knowledge and wide music history with him. He'll no doubt be itching to escape the British winter for our Aussie summer.
Detroit Techno and House producer, Omar-S, is both an exceptional producer and DJ. He's had banging original tunes like Psychotic Photosynthesis and also knows how to lay down a sharp, bass-heavy set that never rests. This 60 minute Boiler Room set typifies his musical personality. He's the sort of DJ that will whisk your Sunday afternoon away and you won't notice any time has passed at all.
Mister Saturday Night
They may be known as Mister Saturday Night but this New York collective will have no problem adjusting to a Sunday afternoon if the vibes are right. Rather than being just a singular artist Mister Saturday Night are parties thrown in Brooklyn, New York. They'll be bringing that party to Sydney with the best taster of what to expect being this mix delivered on a Sunday afternoon in Summer in NY.
A hugely charasmatic figure of the world of electronica, Moodymann is one of the heavy-weights of the Summer Dance series. His sampling is on a level unmatched by any other modern DJ and his music knowledge is one of the widest in the business. This mix, recorded live at the Red Bull Rollerskating Jam sees the likes of Jamiroquai and De La Soul mixed with plenty of other groovy twists and turns.
Tornado Wallave is one of the locals on the lineup and an Astral People favourite. The Melbourne local has burnt up festivals this year with killer sets at Astral People's own OutsideIn and Golden Plains. He's also achieved major success in London where he's become one of our most successful house and disco exports in recent times. Hear why in this funky set recorded at Golden Plains this year.
Summer Dance Dates:
Sunday 11 January: Omar-S + more
Sunday 25 January: Mister Saturday Night + Tornado Wallace + more
Sunday 8 February: DJ EZ + more
Sunday 22 February: Moodymann + more