• Sticky Fingers

    On a street in Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West, Dylan Frost and Paddy Cornwall met whilst busking, where they bonded over mutual hobbies including their eclectic music taste. Later joined by associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker – right there, on that street, Stinky Fingers came to life. Blending a melting pot of reggae, psych, pop and bourbon, whilst hypnotising you into a swaying trance all at once, comes the grand Sticky Fingers. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life, and it’s this multiplicity which makes the world their oyster. If the Clash, Pink Floyd and Arctic Monkeys were to become one, Sticky Fingers are there to supply the sound.

  • Flight Facilities

    Flight Facilities are no strangers to the electronic dance music world. After the surprise release of their debut album ‘Down To Earth’, Flight Facilities are proving to be on an unstoppable path. Despite there being no prior hype to the album release, it quickly worked its way up to number one on the iTunes Australia and US chart and number two on the UK iTunes electronic charts. Hard at work in the studio, 2016 has seen the pair revamping their live sert as well as working towards the creation of LP2, before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in September at Sydney’s iconic The Domain for #FFxSSO in front of 15,000 hometown fans. Their dedication to production and supplying an unforgettable experience for fans amidst their live sets, makes Flight Facilities a true favourite amidst the Australian dance music scene. We cannot wait to have them grace the stage at Lost Paradise this year.

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  • Heidi

    Heidi has worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation. You only have to visit her worldwide brand of Jackathon parties or listen to her BBC Radio 1 show to experience her passion for music and fiery nature. Spending her life immersed in music, she lives and breathes the touring lifestyle, whether its 25,000 person crowds in Latin America, festivals such as Exit, Global Gathering, Detroit’s Movement fest, the infamous cave of Fabric in London, Japan’s Womb, or holding her own at Jackathon residency strongholds in Ibiza, London, Berlin’s Watergate and Manchester. She fits within any destination around the world. Never afraid to fight for what she wants, for Heidi it’s not about right place, right time. She has won through sheer determination and sharing the magic with those she loves at every step. Keep a close eye on this lady.

  • Eats Everything

    Moulding his career in the West Country Bass Epicentre known as Bristol, Daniel Pearce has meticulously shaped an entirely new strand of forward-thinking underground music. His unique palette and approach to production has led to the success of a relentless touring schedule around the globe as well as starting his very own imprint, Edible. His skills as a DJ have gained him a reputation as one of the scene’s most on-point party starters. Always one to go with the moment rather than to meticulously plan out sets, Eats Everything continues to prove himself as one of the UK’s finest dance music exports.

  • Hot Chip (DJ Set)

    London’s boundary-breaking Hot Chip, transcend the idea of genre-specific sounds with influences from every world of music. Their DJ sets follow precisely the same repertoire. Without limiting their musical expression and desire to experiment with obscure instruments in a live performance environment, their ability to compile a captivating track selection allows any dance floor enthusiast to be taken on a spectacular journey. Since their official formation in 2000, old school friends Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, the Grammy and Mercury nominated Hot Chip have since led the cross-pollination between genres, innovating and paving the way for indie-pop dance music. Evident in their first studio album in 2004, “Coming On Strong” – an ambitious record that displayed a distinct aversion to the aggressive nature of processed digital dance music, reintroduced listeners to its humanity and original spirit. Hot Chip’s easy, accessible eclecticism, signature pop aesthetic, wild electronic influence and off-kilter beats is enhanced through the wonders of a dance floor.

  • Gang of Youths

    Through raw and powerful musical expression, Gang Of Youths brings perspective to life, enriching experience by reflecting and amplifying the little things that are all too easy to take for granted. Making quite the wave with 2013’s “Evangelists,” produced by Jack Moffit of The Preatures, attracting praise from NME and Indie Shuffle, as well as hitting regular rotation on Australian powerhouse and worldwide tastemaker Triple J. Gang Of Youths quickly, and not surprisingly rose to #5 on the ARIA Album Chart, making them one of the most popular Australian bands’ success stories. Gang Of Youths examine one of life’s darkest realities with unmitigated and unwavering honesty. Fueled by a tribal percussive stomp, airy guitars, hypnotic vocals and upbeat melodies-their live performance is an emotionally-charged explosion of human-connection through music.

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop

    Fat Freddys Drop are internationally recognised as one of the finest live acts of our era. The New Zealand born and bred band have steered their way through a sound of sunshine reggae, soul psychedelia and have welcomed hints of jazz, aligned with digital sonics. Their sound is undeniably unique and demands to be heard live. The 7 piece band are fast approaching their 1000th show in their career, clocking upwards of 500 appearances in Europe, almost 30 Australian Tours and over 300 shows in their homeland, accumulating in a sold-out 10,000 capacity show at London’s cavernous Alexandra Palace. Independently controlled underground music that has sold in excess of three quarters of a million albums, Fat Freddys Drop are a rarity in themselves: artists that do not live or die on their last record sales.

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  • Allan Smithy

    “In this city that never sleeps, the streets will not hide me.” Allan Smithy sings about what he knows; the suburbs, what it’s like being young, poor and trying to live in Sydney. Inspiration comes in many forms, for some they find it in old stories, for others from songs, but for Sydney’s Allan Smithy it’s all about the place.

    Hailing from the inner city, Allan Smithy’s sound is self-described as nostalgia-Australiana rock. His songs are like that old fibro house on your street; slightly dated, strangely nostalgic and quintessentially Australian.

    Allan Smithy is the solo venture of Matt Amery (previously Tin Sparrow) and the inspiration for the new name came from the cinematic alias ‘Alan Smithee’ that film directors often use.“I liked the idea of using a pseudonym because it’s a totally clean slate, not only for those listening, but also for myself writing.”

    As a crossword and coffee aficionado, Allan Smithy is an avid believer in the aural benefits of listening to home-grown 80’s bands. He has a sense of pride in Australian music and proudly wears his influences (The Go-betweens, The Triffids and The Church) on his sleeve.

  • BAD//DREEMS

    Bonding over a mutual admiration for groups such as The Replacements, Gossip-era Paul Kelly and the Coloured Balls, James Bartold, Miles Wilson, Alex Cameron and Ben Marwe formed the perfectly raw and brutal group, BAD//DREEMS. With a ragged central theme, the boys began their time playing music together inside of a warehouse in the city of Adelaide. Their debut EP Badlands draws sounds of unpolished guitar pop while leaving room for a few tracks to divulge into noisy Pixies style jams, alongside a few modern punk breakdowns. Their rejection of the traditional “beachy” sound that is so popular with local guitar bands, as well as their lyrical obsession with hopelessness, unemployment and lost love paint a sonic picture of metropolitan Australia.

  • Betty & Oswald

    Emerging from Sydney’s Inner West, Betty & Oswald embody a sound that is seemingly stuck in the city, but dreaming of the beach. Both recognisable in image and sound, the band is fronted by the intriguing vocals of Claudia Schmidt and Pete Sotiropoulos. There is an unapologetic originality in their fresh melodies, tangled harmonies and gritty guitar lines, with a grungy disco vibe which lurks beneath it all. Turning heads particularly over the last two years, they are quickly becoming a celebrated name in Sydney’s Inner-West.

  • Big Scary

    First emerging from Melbourne’s music scene in 2006, Tom Iansek and Jo Syme came together to form Big Scary with an undeniable chemistry and genre-defying spirit. Between Iansek’s vocals, Syme’s effective drumming as well as their commitment to self-sustained production, Big Scary’s music is certainly the product of two minds in unison. Tom and Jo approach songwriting with understated ambition, drawing inspiration from suburban living rooms to the elements of Mother Nature herself. Priding themselves on the variety of music they produce, Big Scary flow between styles of indie rock to folk.The overall result is nothing short of a rich and diverse catalogue of songs and style.

  • Confidence Man

    Four bastard children bring you their street smart music skills, derived from a life spent grafting and crafting. Starring smooth vocals by Janet Planet and Sugar Bones, this classified musicial collab between Reggie Goodchild and Clarence McGuffie is your very own self help book. Being confident has never looked sexier, or sounded sharper. Confidential, it’s a secret. Shhh.

  • Doorly

    It’s been just a few years since Pete Tong Doorly as a future star, but not even the Radio 1 icon could have predicted just how rapid his ascent would be. As of 2016, he can already add two Essential Mixes, multiple Beatport and Traxsource No.1s, production for Usher and Nicki Minaj, sharing the stage with The Prodigy, acclaimed releases on Cajual, Dirtybird and Hot Creations and studio collaborations with Cajmere and Grandmaster Flash to his ever-growing list of achievements. And he’s only just getting started. You need only look at Doorly’s gig schedule for the coming year to appreciate just how in-demand a DJ he is, with the next few months alone seeing appearances at SXSW, Sankeys Manchester, Lost Village Festival, Boardmasters Festival Newquay and Creamfields UK. In Ibiza, Doorly maintains as unyielding a presence as ever, with his 11th season living on the island including gigs at Pacha, Pikes Hotel, Ibiza Rocks and Space. Prepare for dance floor madness supplied by the acclaimed DJ himself this year at Lost Paradise.

  • Dro Carey

    Swaying between genres from deep, low-slung UK garage to energetic, neon grime beats, Sydney-based producer Dro Carey is bringing an unmistakable sound to the table. Dro’s tracks always manage to carry a singular vision and unmistakable feel with an approach built around structures and hooks that elude traditional club formulas. Just like the range of genres explored in his productions, Dro’s DJ sets are known for their far-reaching and unexpected selections. Following on from a string of acclaimed EPs and dance floor constructions, 2016 sees Dro turn his attention to new and subtler styles, as heralded by his latest single ‘Glow Lithe’ on Soothsayer.

  • Eats Everything

    Moulding his career in the West Country Bass Epicentre known as Bristol, Daniel Pearce has meticulously shaped an entirely new strand of forward-thinking underground music. His unique palette and approach to production has led to the success of a relentless touring schedule around the globe as well as starting his very own imprint, Edible. His skills as a DJ have gained him a reputation as one of the scene’s most on-point party starters. Always one to go with the moment rather than to meticulously plan out sets, Eats Everything continues to prove himself as one of the UK’s finest dance music exports.

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop

    Fat Freddys Drop are internationally recognised as one of the finest live acts of our era. The New Zealand born and bred band have steered their way through a sound of sunshine reggae, soul psychedelia and have welcomed hints of jazz, aligned with digital sonics. Their sound is undeniably unique and demands to be heard live. The 7 piece band are fast approaching their 1000th show in their career, clocking upwards of 500 appearances in Europe, almost 30 Australian Tours and over 300 shows in their homeland, accumulating in a sold-out 10,000 capacity show at London’s cavernous Alexandra Palace. Independently controlled underground music that has sold in excess of three quarters of a million albums, Fat Freddys Drop are a rarity in themselves: artists that do not live or die on their last record sales.

  • Flight Facilities

    Flight Facilities are no strangers to the electronic dance music world. After the surprise release of their debut album ‘Down To Earth’, Flight Facilities are proving to be on an unstoppable path. Despite there being no prior hype to the album release, it quickly worked its way up to number one on the iTunes Australia and US chart and number two on the UK iTunes electronic charts. Hard at work in the studio, 2016 has seen the pair revamping their live sert as well as working towards the creation of LP2, before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in September at Sydney’s iconic The Domain for #FFxSSO in front of 15,000 hometown fans. Their dedication to production and supplying an unforgettable experience for fans amidst their live sets, makes Flight Facilities a true favourite amidst the Australian dance music scene. We cannot wait to have them grace the stage at Lost Paradise this year.

  • Flower Truck

    Like a hazy daydream, Sydney inner-west’s Flowertruck are a powerhouse of blooming emotions. Influenced by Talking Heads, The Smiths, and The Go-Betweens, their modest melodies and honest songwriting is instantly catchy and constantly fluid. From humble beginnings with their debut single ‘Candide’, Charles Rushforth and Hamish Dobinson quickly expanded the drum machine centred two-piece into a full, four piece outfit. A real-life drummer and mutual friend Will Blackburn joined the duo, as well as a pop element from the sweetest synth player in Sydney, Syko. Described as garage pop-rock, Flowertruck’s follow-up track ‘I Wanna Be With You’ moves at an entirely different pace with punchy riffs and breezy synth sounds, making their live gigs a fantastic dance to be had. The indie-pop four piece share their second single ‘Sunshower’ as they prepare to release their debut EP ‘Dirt’ which oozes with witty lyrics, wrapped in colourful sounds and a laid-back road-trip feel.

  • Gang of Youths

    Through raw and powerful musical expression, Gang Of Youths brings perspective to life, enriching experience by reflecting and amplifying the little things that are all too easy to take for granted. Making quite the wave with 2013’s “Evangelists,” produced by Jack Moffit of The Preatures, attracting praise from NME and Indie Shuffle, as well as hitting regular rotation on Australian powerhouse and worldwide tastemaker Triple J. Gang Of Youths quickly, and not surprisingly rose to #5 on the ARIA Album Chart, making them one of the most popular Australian bands’ success stories. Gang Of Youths examine one of life’s darkest realities with unmitigated and unwavering honesty. Fueled by a tribal percussive stomp, airy guitars, hypnotic vocals and upbeat melodies-their live performance is an emotionally-charged explosion of human-connection through music.

  • Harts

    A one man music making machine is the optimum way to describe Melbourne based producer, Harts. It is hard to come across an instrumentalist in this day and age that plays a vast range of instruments, records, produces and composes all of the music on their own. Harts singlehandedly, achieves all of this direct from his bedroom studio. Particularly known for his Jimi Hendrix sounding style on the guitar, Harts has developed his sound over the past few years, delving into the likes of funk, pop, rock and soul music. This versatility sparked the interest of listeners around the globe, most notably the iconic music legend Prince, who in fact flew Harts out to his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, USA to meet and jam with him.

  • Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

    Analog synthesist master Harvey Sutherland, rose from Melbourne’s bubbling underground scene in 2013 with a lo-fi boogie approach to house music. His ‘Nexus’ EP was a true hit amongst dance floor enthusiasts, followed by the best-seller EP ‘Brothers’. Sutherland’s creations have been shown the respect they deserve all around the globe, particularly by true tastemakers Bradley Zero, To Noble and motor City Drum Ensemble. Shortly after being recognised as one of FACT Magazine’ s “Australian Electronic Artists to Watch in 2015”, the Roland enthusiast made his European debut with an 11 date club tour. Best known for his improvisational live shows, Sutherland’s ability to take his crowd through an evolving, synthetic boogie wonderland is undeniably unique. Manning the controls of the mighty Juno 60 synthesizer, Harvey sweats it out with the crowd, looping new phrases and modulations, pitch-bent solos and the occasional Janet Jackson cover into a heavy four-to- the-floor throwdown.

  • Heidi

    Heidi has worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation. You only have to visit her worldwide brand of Jackathon parties or listen to her BBC Radio 1 show to experience her passion for music and fiery nature. Spending her life immersed in music, she lives and breathes the touring lifestyle, whether its 25,000 person crowds in Latin America, festivals such as Exit, Global Gathering, Detroit’s Movement fest, the infamous cave of Fabric in London, Japan’s Womb, or holding her own at Jackathon residency strongholds in Ibiza, London, Berlin’s Watergate and Manchester. She fits within any destination around the world. Never afraid to fight for what she wants, for Heidi it’s not about right place, right time. She has won through sheer determination and sharing the magic with those she loves at every step. Keep a close eye on this lady.

  • Hot Chip (DJ Set)

    London’s boundary-breaking Hot Chip, transcend the idea of genre-specific sounds with influences from every world of music. Their DJ sets follow precisely the same repertoire. Without limiting their musical expression and desire to experiment with obscure instruments in a live performance environment, their ability to compile a captivating track selection allows any dance floor enthusiast to be taken on a spectacular journey. Since their official formation in 2000, old school friends Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, the Grammy and Mercury nominated Hot Chip have since led the cross-pollination between genres, innovating and paving the way for indie-pop dance music. Evident in their first studio album in 2004, “Coming On Strong” – an ambitious record that displayed a distinct aversion to the aggressive nature of processed digital dance music, reintroduced listeners to its humanity and original spirit. Hot Chip’s easy, accessible eclecticism, signature pop aesthetic, wild electronic influence and off-kilter beats is enhanced through the wonders of a dance floor.

  • Human Movement

    Introducing rising electronic act Human Movement, a whirlwind force of kinetic energy and dance floor aesthetics. Hailing from Australia, Human Movement’s strengths lie within the diversity of their music. Masking in UK bass, techno, house and more, their upfront and heavy hitting musical aesthetics sees them wield the ability to take any components and rewire them into bonafide dance floor bombs. After causing a storm on the blogosphere through their very first track Shake (which amassed over 45,000 plays on their Soundcloud in just one month) on German Label, Exposure Music, they moved onto a darker single, To Be.” Overseas labels, agents and press interest instilled confidence that the movement was gaining pace, and thus they prepared to release their full proper EP titled, “The Dancing Room.”

  • KLLO

    After a particularly impressive entrance into the music landscape over the last 18 months, Kllo have undeniably skyrocketed back into the spotlight with their new EP material, Well Worn. The musical collaboration of Melbourne cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul generated considerable buzz worldwide with the release of their debut Cusp back in 2014. Their latest single ‘Bolide’ is nothing short of compelling, with a substance that subtly leaves listeners longing for the pair’s new material. The duo’s pulsating landscape come from two world’s – Lam’s all-round ability to produce and Chloe’s enchanting vocals and lyrics – resulting in a sound rich in texture and whilst retaining a measured pop sensibility. After a string of festival performances including Splendour in the Grass and Dark Mofo, we cannot wait to have them gracing the stage at Lost Paradise.

  • Kölsch (Dj set)

    Kölsch, Rune Reilly’s primary and personal project, is a medium for the narration of his entire life through the sounds of nostalgic techno production. His first critically acclaimed album release, ‘1977’, which is full of timeless tracks such as Loreley, Opa, Oma and Goldfisch, signifies the year of his birth and draws inspiration from his culturally diverse upbringing. Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac has shown her undying support, noting “that man is sort of King when it comes to pianos and House music. He’s got a way of wrenching your emotions.” With vast musical experience under his belt, the acclaimed DJ and producer returns to Australia for a captivating performance at this years Lost Paradise.

  • Leon Vynehall

    British deep house producer and DJ, Leon Vynehall centres his sounds around bright, melodic tracks. Paying reverence to the foundations of house and garage, he sustains a forward-thinking approach amidst his productions which perfectly keep up to date with the present underground dance music scene. Vynehall got his start as a musician by playing drums and piano, eventually taking up synthesizer. He started releasing house tracks in 2012 beginning with the EPs Mauve and Gold Language. In 2014, Vynehall’s released his debut full-length album, Music for the Uninvited on 3024. The ambitious seven-track album featured joyous, nostalgic club tracks, and downtempo interludes, and was widely praised by the dance music press, ranking on several publications’ year-end album lists, including Pitchfork, FACT, and XLR8R. Vynehall’s second full-length, Rojus was released in April this year setting the bar high for dance music producers around the globe.

  • Luke Million

    Luke Million is often referred to as the synth wizard from Australia. A producer in all its forms, Million dedicates his time to touring and writing music for television and film. Amidst all of this, he has managed to find the time to whip up some disco delights in the form of a solo project. In 2011, we were first introduced to Luke’s synth wizardry through his releases from Future Classic, which paid homage to his euro-disco. This was closely followed by cult classic ‘Arnold’ which found a home coming in at #71 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 that year. Arnold continues to have a fanatical following with more than 2.5 million views across YouTube. We cannot wait to bask in his hip-gyrating electronic funk at Lost Paradise.

  • Lunice

    Canadian producer, DJ Lunice has always been a disciple of hop hop. From graffiti to beatboxing, the producer perfect his sense of rhythm and ear for music before experimenting with the decks and curating his very own sound. Now, an international sensation, Lunice overthrows dance floors worldwide thanks to his perfect fusion of traditional and experimental outlook for the production of trap. With the help of a handful of peers, he is able to craft a powerful new lane in music which defies the norm of hip hop production. First sparking his career amidst the Bass scene of Montreal, Lunice began experimenting with electro synth sounds layered over pounding bass and drums, which lead to a developed sonic aesthetic that upheld the spirit of rap music. We can’t wait to see the crowds gravitating towards Lunice’s unique energy and charisma on stage at Lost Paradise.

  • MAJUN BU

    Majun Bu combines funky colours with reggae aromas blending dance rhythms and peanut butter jams to get you shaking your Bu… a fun loving party where the eggs crack the ego and you find yourself back to the roots. A mixture of trained, untrained, self accomplished rebellion and talent, Majun is “Nu-Jam” backwards… this band could be ya new jam, not to mention the sneaky reference to some super saiyan you know what we’re sayin’!

  • Mark Pritchard

    Mark Pritchard has released tracks under a multitude of aliases whilst rifling through almost as many electronic music forms throughout his productions. The England-raised, Australia-based producer is an accomplished and highly respect figure amidst the dance music realm. Mark’s work has been characterised by his ability to of giving the music more room to get funky, and producing deeply emotional, and twisted sounds – guaranteed to get your groove on. In 2016, he eventually released a “proper” solo album, Under the Sun (2016), the recording of which was inspired by time spent working with top-tier engineer Phill Brown. Thom Yorke, Linda Perhacs, Bibio, and Beans made guest appearances on the LP. His sublime productions hit the stage at this years Lost Paradise and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

  • Methyl Ethel

    Methyl Ethel is the uninhibited alt-pop project from Perth musician Jake Webb. Taking form in 2013, Webb utilised the outlet for reverb soaked home recordings whilst also developing his ambient and textural guitar playing. Three years on, Methyl Ethel have become one of the most critically acclaimed acts to have come out of Western Australia in a long while. Their exceptional EP GutsandTeeth, is a true depiction of the hard-work employed into the project over the three years. Exploring the themes of anxiety, disillusionment and stasis, the EP rose to quick succession.

    The intricate tapestries of melody and eccentricity, captured the attention of musical institutions including the likes of Indie Shuffle, Happy, triple j, FBi Radio, 3RRR and RTRFM. After a year of relentless touring, sharing stages with San Cisco, Holy Holy, Sunbeam Sound Machine and Courtney Barnett, Methyl Ethel are now a headliner in their own right and with the excitement that they bring to the stage, we can see why.

  • Montaigne

    Sparking an interest in production whilst still in school, Montaigne’s sonorous voice and individualistic alt-pop seek inspirations from diverse acts such as Björk, The National and Arcade Fire. The release of her debut EP ‘Life Of Montaigne’ had singles championed by triple j and bloggers globally. Last January the ingénue rebel scooped the publicly-voted ‘Next Big Thing’ title at Sydney station FBi Radio’s 2014 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards. Her nextrelease, Clip My Wings, amongst other accolades reached the #1 most played slot on triple j. She has also established herself on the live circuit including sold-out national headline tours. Supporting the likes of San Cisco, Megan Washington, Boy & Bear and electro phenomenon Japanese Wallpaper, Montaigne recently appeared on tour with industry heavyweights Hilltop Hoods where she provided guest vocals for their hit single ,1955. Her endearing sound made way for a nomination for NSW Voice of the Year in the AU Review’s Live Music Awards, as well as runner-up to Courtney Barnett in ‘It’s My Kind Of Scene’s’ Woman of the Year awards. 2016 has proven to be a fulfilling year for the artist, with sell out shows nation-wide.

  • Mosquito Coast

    Jimi Hendrix, Primal Scream, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, T-Rex and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band wouldn’t be among the favourite artists of most 17 year olds. But these legendary sounds are what inspire Mosquito Coast. Hailing from the West Coast, the young Perth duo compose guitar driven, indie music. Whilst their roots may be firmly planted in the past, the tracks feature fresh, innocent dream-like vocals of lead singer and guitarist Naomi Robinson, who emulates a sound somewhat similar to the legend herself, Karen O. As a 14-year old teen in Perth, Naomi struggled to find anyone to start a rock band with. Willingly, she began to put flyers up around her neighbourhood and soon met fellow high schooler and young drummer Conor Barton. The pair have been jamming in Naomi’s parent’s basement ever since.

  • Mossy

    A songwriter since 16, Timony fell in love with music from an early age before going on to act in critically acclaimed stage plays, in feature films alongside the likes of Geoffrey Rush and Willem Dafoe, and expressing himself with visual art. Now under the name MOSSY, he’s adding music to the impressive career he’s built as a multi-talented artist. Blending psychedelic haze with crackling drum machines, his debut EP with lead track ‘Electric Chair’, swaggers with big synth and guitar hooks and a stomping beat. Elsewhere on the EP, MOSSY drops mesmerising and laid-back jams from the acid house beat of ‘Shipping Yard’ to the woozy, love song dedication of ‘Waterfall’ with its blazing 70s rock riffs. With influences from The Beatles to Leonard Cohen, MOSSY seamlessly weaves his eclectic tastes into a record as catchy as it is intricate. Now signed to I OH YOU, MOSSY is finally ready to bring those production talents to the world.

  • Motez

    Motez’ soundscape exceeds the boundaries of your regular house producer. His background in classical piano and 90s sound influence is demonstrated incomparably across all of his releases. Engineering addictive remixes for the likes of Disclosure, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding as well as his biggest body of work, ‘The Vibe’ EP, 2016 is proving to be a fulfilling year for the producer. With a prime focus on instrumentation, Motez puts a new spin on the garage-infused funky house that’s sweeping dancefloors at the most prestige clubs around the world. His talents and strive to make people move have received nods of approval from leading institutionsin the industry including triple j and BBC R1 dance music enthusiasts Annie Mac, Phil Taggert and Richard Kingsmill.

  • No Zu

    If you haven’t embraced the psychedelic, high energy dub disco salsa worldly manifestation of No Zu’s ‘heat beats’, be sure not to miss them again. The 8-piece, body-music extravaganza exploded from deep within the Melbourne underground dance scene. Embodying otherworldly vocals, wild horns, housey synths, deep groove basslines and Latin percussions, No Zu’s art-damaged sounds are inescapably incomparable to any other artists, like an infusion of universal influence. Whether you’re at a music festival or a smokey basement club, No Zu will always threaten to manifest a united experience of uncontrolled, sweat-fest of a mutant dance party. They will undoubtedly provoke your primal instinct to celebrate life and love through exotic movement of the limbs, body, head, and any other part of you that urges to dance.

  • Ocean Alley

    Presenting a mysterious blend of psychedelic rock, reggae and blues, Ocean Alley are defying the norm in order to bring their listeners a unique style of music. First formed on Sydney’s northern beaches, they have impeccably interpreted the laid back beach lifestyle into their sound, whilst mixing and matching genre's that add a smooth and groovy feel to their songs. As best friends outside of the project, they are able to work seamlessly together and present a captivating performance on stage. On an unstoppable path in 2016, the group have played sell-out shows across the country, followed by the release of their debut album ‘Lost Tropics’. Recently embarking on an 8 week tour across Europe, Ocean Alley are undeniably showing the world their magic.

  • Optimo

    Beginning their musical journeys at the legendary Sub Club in 1977, the Scottish duo have since become highly respected DJ’s touring touring extensively with their infamous party sound – from England to Brazil, Serbia to Japan, Australia to Iceland. With a series of critically acclaimed mix CD releases including How to Kill The DJ part 2, Psych Out, Sleepwalk, In Order To Edit, Fabric 52 and Dark Was The Night (Endless Flight), Optimo have become one of the most well known artists in underground dance music. Their unique sound demonstrates a head-messing disregard for genres, where rhythms often strike out into territories far beyond the normal boundaries of a club night.

  • Planet

    Originating from a series of long time musical collaborations and even longer friendships comes Planet – a violently infectious hot pot of sounds drawn from an eclectic mix of musical influences. Planet’s music resembles a relaxed sound, infused with high-octane energy and an unmistakable attitude that makes them a delight to the senses. The five-piece has already garnered some impressive reviews with their debut song and video for ‘Disaster Caster’ receiving critical acclaim both at home and in the UK. Since then, they have released another two successful singles, “Northern Skyline” and “Frosty”, both receiving rotation play on Triple J Unearthed with “Frosty” marking the bands first Triple J play. With a bunch of new tunes up their sleeves, the boys are planning a few more releases this year with an EP and Album also in the works.

  • Set Mo

    Swaying on a beach with the hint of a summer breeze or in the middle of a heaving dancefloor, Set Mo’s House grooves fit perfectly into both occasions. Their quality production and dedication to music shines through their presence on stage. First meeting inside of a Sydney club, Nick & Stu bonded over a mutual love of music and monochrome. The bond they developed lead to smooth, evocative productions that traverse the boundary between club and commercial sounds. 2015 was a prosperous year for the duo, with their single ‘White Dress feat. Deutsch Duke’ receiving huge support on Tripe J and dance radio worldwide. The blend of timeless House and fresh, forward-thinking production will be perfectly suited to the beauty of the Glenworth Valley and Lost Paradise.

  • Sex on Toast

    Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia.

    2014 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, featuring the lead singles ‘Takin’ Over’ and ‘Hold My Love’, accompanied by stunning music videos from Peter Savieri (Queen of the Damned, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, The Muppets), launched them at sell out gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and three East Coast tours to rave reviews and ecstatic crowds. ‘Oh Loretta’, the first single from their impending EP ‘Ready’ was released in 2015 as a continuation of Sex On Toast’s sublime studio musicianship and songwriting.

    Sex on Toast have performed across Australia at events such as Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, St. Kilda Festival, and the Brunswick Music Festival, as well as sharing stages with luminaries such as Internationally acclaimed comedian Neil Hamburger (USA), Hiatus Kaiyote, The Barons of Tang, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kirkis, Vaudeville Smash, The Bombay Royale and countless others.

    2016 is set to be another stellar year for the band, with ‘Ready’, the first instalment of the two part Rough/Ready series looming. This new EP harks back to the days of slick LA studio bands and sophisticated pop bravado, coupled with the energy and tenacity that make Sex on Toast undeniable.

  • Skream

    Oli Jones began making music as a 15-year- old; he was an employee of the now legendary record store and one of dubstep’s first and foremost producers before his teenage years were through. Over the last decade Skream has arguably been one of the most influential figures in UK dance music. He helped shape the rise of early dubstep and was responsible for breaking the once underground genre into clubs around the world. Now playing at some of the most prestige dance music events, he has been able to expand his sound into House, Disco and Techno.

  • Sticky Fingers

    On a street in Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West, Dylan Frost and Paddy Cornwall met whilst busking, where they bonded over mutual hobbies including their eclectic music taste. Later joined by associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker – right there, on that street, Stinky Fingers came to life. Blending a melting pot of reggae, psych, pop and bourbon, whilst hypnotising you into a swaying trance all at once, comes the grand Sticky Fingers. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life, and it’s this multiplicity which makes the world their oyster. If the Clash, Pink Floyd and Arctic Monkeys were to become one, Sticky Fingers are there to supply the sound.

  • The Belligerents

    Brisbane indie-psychedelic supergroup The Belligerents, first rocked the stage at Parklike in 2012 thanks to Triple J. They most recently came to the attention of the national with a jaw dropping rendition of Fat Boy Slims “Praise You” for Triple J’s Like A Version. The re-imagination even got Fat Boy Slim talking himself. With the success of their last two singles “In My Way” and “Voices” receiving high rotation on Triple J and community radio across the country, the group certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Their forthcoming album is a testament to the band’s growth and ability to experiment and produce in-house, both skills they have excelled in over the years. We cannot wait to have them on stage this coming New Years.

  • Thunder Fox
    Thunder Fox is an eclectic sexual explosion of funky goodness. Featuring tight horn lines, shredding solos, titillating vocal exploration and unforgettable live energy, this Sydney-based 6 piece is not an act to be missed. Drawing influence from all across the spectrum, Thunder Fox have created something truly unique and genuine; old school grit and modern innovation at its finest.
  • Wallace

    Future soul singer and songwriter Wallace Gollan resonated with music at a young age. With a background in traditional jazz, a father whose heavy penchant for blues influenced Wallace’s own musical inflection, and a natural pull towards hip hop and soul, Wallace’s music is an exciting mosaic combination of all of the above. She possesses a type of sound others have labelled in the vein of Erykah Badu, Little Dragon or Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan.

    What sets her apart is her truly unique voice and immense charisma. Wallace applies her multi-award winning jazz trained licks and intonation to create a rich layer of distinct harmonies causing heads to turn. Wallace is the type of artist that forces everyone in ear and eye shot to stop an pay attention.

    Having only released 5 singles, Wallace is fast establishing herself as an artist to watch. Some of her most notable achievements to date include the numerous awards she won in her early years in New Zealand; a swag of glowing reviews from international taste makers and publications; high profile international supports such as Slum Village; winning the JJJ unearthed Listen Out slot for Sydney; high profile playlist adds on Spotify and collaborations with acclaimed international acts such as Kraak and Smaak and outstanding Australian peers such as Sampa the Great.

  • Wild Honey

    After trading it in the comfort of their bedroom studio, Wild Honey embarked on a summer of touring up and down the East Coast of Australia. Their wildly catchy single ‘Eye To Eye’ quickly became of the most played Australian songs on the prestige station, Triple J. This created spark for the band and as a result, supported bands including the likes of Twin Peaks, Hinds & The Delta Riggs. Performing their debut headline show at the Brighton Up Bar, Wild Honey had the venue bursting at the seams. The five-iece band have been working away in the studio to bring listeners a capturing and eclectic sound.

  • Young Franco

    The last 12 months have been nothing but fulfilling for Young Franco. Recently wrapping up his UK Summer Tour, we welcome the 21 year old producer to Lost Paradise for the second year in a row. His endearing charm on stage has allowed him to become on of the most exciting up and coming artists in Australia. Particularly loved for his “Futurefunk” style, Young Franco has defied expectations and boundaries, sparking attention from some of the world’s most acclaimed producers including the likes of Annie Mac, Rudimental, Bondax, Alison Wonderland and Anna Lunoe. His captivating productions also earned him the title of Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Spotlight Artist’ with his track “Close 2 U ft. JOY”. With an ever-increasing list of accolades following his latest release “Don’t U Want Me” as well as sell-out hometown shows, Young Franco is undeniably on the unstoppable path to greatness.