I’ve posted for Brain Matters recently…the insane Australian DJ/Producer duo
This is half of said group, equally insane, NORTHIE!
– Electronic Music Artist, DJ & Producer from Sydney, Australia.
– Age 20, has been producing music since the age of 14.
– Multiple releases across labels such as Vacation Records, Destination?, Central Station, One Love, Vinyl Pusher, Atomic Zoo. Residency’s and features at renowned Australian club venues such as The Chinese Laundry (Sydney), Monastery (Brisbane), Ink/Coherent (Auckland, New Zealand) and more.
– Independently releasing debut EP “Lost My Mind” in April 2010.
– Also half of Brain Matters.
1. You’re working on your debut E.P., how are you feeling? Is there a certain sound you’re going for?
Most listeners know me predominately as a club DJ and producer, who makes club releases. I’ve been doing that for a few years now and love it, however i feel like breaking the mold of that just a little, and creating some music which isn’t restricted by the expectations in the ‘structure of club music’. The song’s will be a lot more vocal driven, hooky and fun. I’ve been working with a few bands lately which brings a new edge and inspiration to my compositions. I’m initially launching the EP digitally on iTunes as radio versions, closely followed by a club mixes and remixes release.
It is going to be different indeed, however I’m feeling very confident with this direction.
2. Could you give a quick summary of what you’ve done so far as a DJ/Producer? Give all the people some background..
I have been very fortunate as a DJ/Producer, being able to work with and learn from many great artists and record labels. I become involved with the Vacation Records crew last year which i was very stoked about. Learning a lot from producers such as fRew, Bass Kleph and Dan Aux definitely helped me so much! I also got my own booking agent last year and that helped to do some awesome shows all around Australia and New Zealand. Before all of this I think I initially gained a reputation from my bootlegs, across blogs, and many DJ’s and friends supporting my tunes, which I am so grateful for!
3. You have done so much at such a young age! Are there a lot of DJ’s in Australia doing this around the same age as you?
There are a lot doing better than me, and a lot are trying to do this. I think it comes down to..
1. Keeping you’re head straight, knowing how to promote yourself and developing a hard work ethic.
2. Having the right people helping and supporting you.
I’ve been very blessed with this. End of the day it comes down to knowing what will work, and choosing who you involve yourself with wisely.
4. Once the E.P.’s finished, what are the next steps? Got lots of shows in the works?
Always doing shows, but hopefully a club tour in Australia (and any other country that would have me!), and as many festivals and all ages shows as possible in the ‘Northie live act’. Keep writing more songs to follow up the EP, as well as the usual club tunes and remixes. Also further developments with Brain Matters.
5. Any last words?
Stay classy Seattle!
Free music people!
NORTHIE TUNE COLLECTION 2010
“A collection of my most popular bootlegs and tunes dating back from 2007 – 2009.”
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Northie Bootleg – Boonie Technologic Intro Edit) 2007
Northie – Wowsers! (Inspector Gadget Bootleg) 2008
Northie – Ladies Love It (Modjo Bootleg) 2008
Northie – Looking Fresh 2009
Northie Mashup – Jsided 2009
Northie – The Jiggys (Will Smith Bootleg) 2009
Northie – Moppets (Vengeance Remix) 2009
Northie – Got Me (Toms & Sirens 09′ Mix) 2009
For Our Hero – Mr. Prozac (Northie Remix) 2009
NORTHIE – PROMO MIX FEB 2010
(features new and unreleased originals)
Mowgli – London to Paris
Subfocus – Could This Be Real
John Dahlback – Pyramid
Kid Kenobi – Move That Body (fRew Remix)
Tee-Ex – Blue Sunrise (Dave Winnel Remix)
Hatiras & MC Flipside – Get Blahsted (acapella)
NORTHIE – HOOD
Breakdown – Feel Like (Dan Aux Remix)
Mark Trophy – Musika (Bass Kleph remix)
DAN AUX & NORTHIE – CAN’T STOP THIS
Boys Noize – Jeffer
Northie Mash – Get The All Stars
Plump DJs – Creepshow
Tommy Trash – Let Me Love You
DBN – Jack Is Back (Albin Myers Remix)
T-Rek – Out My Bitch (Benson remix)
Superbeatz – RASP (Tommy Sunshine & Dan Aux remix)
John Dahlback – Cant Slow Down (Terri B Vocal Mix)
fRew feat. Dave Hosking – Never Come Back (Taurus & Vaggeli Remix)
fRew feat. Dave Hosking – Never Come Back (Original Club mix)
Very inspiring. Keep with it Northie!