Kosher Agency & Vandemonian Touring
"Two of the go-to guys in Australian dance music"- The Ripe
What happens when two great forces of inimitable talent collide and morph into one?
Carmada,of course. Upon finishing their 2014 Splendour In The Grass show in front of a 10k crowd, L D R U and Yahtzel, two of Australia's most talked about young producers, decided to go beyond their B2B set and previous collaborative efforts by merging their mad production skills and sheer talent to officially form Carmada.
The pair locked themselves away in the studio for the first time after their joint single "The Only One" dropped on Future Classic in March 2014, to create their groundbreaking first EP "Realise" - a release so hot that it hit #1 on the Australian iTunes Album Charts and had everyone from Skrillex to triple j were screaming their name.
Lead single 'Maybe' has gone on to be certified GOLD, hit #41 on 2015's triple j Hottest 100 and has amassed a huge 7 million streams. With 'On Fire', also a triple favourite, over 4 million streams itself the "Realise" EP has been heard over 13 million times. Carmada have also performed on some of Australia's biggest festival stages, including Stereosonic and Splendour In The Grass, along with multiple Australian and North American tours. Individually, Drew Carmody (L D R U) and Max Armata (Yahtzel) have been stirring up quite the storm over the past few years, repping Australia by establishing themselves as highly sought after pioneers of indie dance music.
Touring support will be Jesse Porches. With his knack for head-bopping hooks and a strong pop subtlety, Jesse Porsches is no stranger to delivering earworms that encompass both traditional structures and futuristic melodies. The Sydney-based DJ and producer is responsible for penning a myriad of hits over the past years; from Flume's debut single 'Sleepless' in 2011, to the 2015 breakthrough smash 'Horses' under his first duo project Porsches, and its follow-up single 'Karate' - both latter tracks amassing over a million plays on Spotify alone.
2017 saw Jesse leap into the spotlight as a solo artist, with the release of his shimmery dance-pop jam 'The Weekend' featuring Xavier Dunn. The track garnered over 300k streams on Spotify alone whilst the official music video received acclaim from major blogs such as Pilerats, who declared "Jesse's Porsches' new clip will make you pray for summer's return." Industry stalwarts began to pay attention - leading to inked deals with major tastemaker labels including Dew Process/ Universal in Australia, Astralwerks in US, as well as a worldwide publishing deal with BMG.
More to be announced.