The Line Up So Far...
Talent like this early on a career is extremely rare, but once it comes around there is no way you can deny it. No doubt that Eliza is in the early stages of her career, but there is definitely no uncertainty that Eliza Brayshaw is going to be a household name in the not-too-distant future.
His talent as a DJ perhaps the Kids greatest triumph is his ability to keep on evolving and growing as an artist. Music trends come and go, clubbers retire, scenes change, and awards gather dust but Kid Kenobi, it seems, is here to stay.
KOMES is 5'11 with sandy blonde hair & piercing green eyes. He was recently awarded an Australian Bravery Medal for a harrowing rescue in dangerous surf conditions. When he isn't saving lives, he can be found in clubs around the country mixing songs together or in the studio living off tofu & coffee - not being ghost produced. Read more
In today's age where everyone is trying to be a DJ, it does take a certain something to stand out. Sometimes that little something is just pure talent, and an edge to bring something different to the table. This is exactly what Sydneyís Natalie Sax is about.
Press Play might hail from the small town of Bendigo in rural Victoria, but his national (and international) appeal has seen him relocate to Melbourne to become one of the most in-demand Australian DJs. Armed with an exclusive arsenal of his remixes. originals & edits, Press Play has enamoured himself to crowds that stretch the breadth of Australia and beyond.
Who is Teddy Cream? Rewind back to 2010 two young individuals at the ripe young age of 13 come together to make a one-off track. Unknowing to them, this one song would set off a motion of events and an everlasting friendship, leading to one of the hottest young duos to have ever risen out of the Melbourne club scene.
Melbourne certainly is teeming with talent, and that influence is starting to spread out to regional Victoria with Ballarat-local Eliza Brayshaw the next artist set to make some serious waves. With a dedicated following in her local town, Eliza quickly came to the attention of That Sound Agency who signed her immediately after seeing the potential and talent possessed by the Ballarat-native. Her DJ sets are quickly becoming unmissable at every night she performs, and she regularly outshines the more experienced selectors on event line-ups.
Only 2 years into her career, Brayshaw started DJ-ing at the local Haida Bar in Ballarat where she quickly learned the intricacies of the DJ-ing art. Her sets are heavily influenced by the more darker and minimal sounds of acts like Orkestrated, Doubkore, Droplex, Vini Vici, Neelix, Min & Mal, Mandragora, Devochka and Travlos, and this hybrid of artists has really added to Eliza creating a sound which is very much her own: Driving, dark with just the right amount of bounce and psychedelia. The Hidden Forest crew in Melbourne have already made Eliza a resident at their nights, and Ballarat-locals can catch her at the Bluestone Bar where she is the resident spinner. But you can also catch Brayshaw on a weekly basis around Melbourneís best clubs, and she already has regular bookings under her belt for staples like Cloud Nine, Wah Wah, and the occasional spin at Tramp Jungle.
Despite countless accolades, awards, records, and firsts have been the hallmark of Kid Kenobi’s illustrious 20-year long DJing career including being named Australia’s favourite DJ for a record number 3 years from 2003 – 2005, receiving an award for his first remix ever [of Green Velvet’s “La La Land’], an ARIA nomination for ‘The Bump’ with Hook N Sling, knocking up over 80 remixes for some of the world’s biggest names in dance, pop and rock, being the first DJ ever to have a CD series named after him by Ministry of Sound, to having an itinerary that reads like a Lonely Planet guidebook to the best nightclubs around the world), Kid Kenobi shows no sign of slowing down! Far from it! And with breakbeat making a resurgence both in the US and the UK, it seems he couldn’t rest on his laurels even if he wanted to!
2016 began in fine form with the Kid producing the soundtrack for the Cancer Council’s ‘Pretty Shady’ campaign. It also saw the launch of his brand new 90’s inspired breakbeat side project ‘Original Rude Boy’ (whose debut EP is locked for July 2016). It also sees the Kid celebrating his 20th year behind the decks with a national tour and mixtape series dedicated to his history. More news soon!
Outside of his own productions Kid Kenobi has also been hard at work with his own label Klub Kids which has been busy pioneering the sounds of bass, electro house, deep house, and trap (plus any genre of ‘forward thinking party music’ in between). The label has given rise to the likes of Spenda C, Paces, Phetsta, J-Trick, Conway (Motez & Rubberteeth), and more!
He feels that sometimes songs could be better so he often makes his own remixes, then plays them - people like that. Infact; TJR, Chuckie, R3hab, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many other DJs like his work enough to play it around the world.
His first track hit #5 in the Beatport House Charts and received strong support from Chuckie as well as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Tomorrowland. ‘Harmonica Boy’ with Chardy went Top 5 in the ARIA Club Charts & his release with Bombs Away, ‘Apple Juice & Vodka’ hit #10 on iTunes in its first week.
As well as mixing the M.O.S ‘Clubbers Guide’, KOMES also has a fat stack of originals and remixes rocking the charts, racking up multiple Top 5 spots and over 20 million plays online, including YourEDM feature articles, over 1milli Spotify streams & two tracks on Ministry of Sound’s ‘The Annual’ which hit #1 on iTunes.
Having successfully completed a Bachelor of Music degree, Natalie is an accomplished musician who started to teach and conduct at school's on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. In 2010 she decided to start performing as a saxophonist alongside DJs n clubs. Her infectious and soulful playing quickly turned a local idea into an interstate concept, and she started receiving bookings from all over Australia.
But it wasnít long before the mixing bug hit her, and she decided to make the move and DJ. Being musically minded already, she quickly took to mixing tracks, and she started to incorporate her saxophone into her DJ sets. All of a sudden Natalie (formally) Sax on Legz found herself as top billing on many events.
Having caught the attention of overseas promoters, Natalie Sax is fast becoming one of Australiaís finest exports. To date, she has performed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Caledonia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and New Zealand. She has also played alongside artists such as Timmy Trumpet, Tigerlily, Joel Fletcher, Will Sparks, D.O.D, Brooke Evers, SCNDL, The Potbelleez, Uberjakíd, Brynny, Teddy Cream, Press Play, Brooklyn just to name a few.
The Sydney-based artist has also released her very first single through Homebrew Records entitled 'Keep On Rocking' which has ben featured on various compilations including Skitz Mix Vol.47 (Mixed By Nick Skitz), Bomb Squad Vol.1 (Mixed by Bombs Away & Tenzin) and Pump It Vol.9 (Mixed by Sax On Legz & Emily Scott).
Forward to 2016 and the talented artist is going from strength to strength: She released her second single 'BLOW' as a free download, was invited to play at the very prestigious Creamfields event in the UK, and she was approached by Jupiter Band instruments to become an official endorser of their products.
But reading can only give you so much, the energy she creates live is where the magic lies. Her trademark electric sound has the ability to inject any night with much needed enthusiasm and fun, and she adds a unique edge to any party. She truly is Australiaís only female DJ to incorporate a live instrument into her performances. Trust us, youíll be sucked in as much as you will be blown away by a Natalie Sax set.
Regularly touring Australia, Press Play has featured on some of the world’s biggest music festivals alongside the world’s biggest acts - most notably Creamfields in the U.K. - the worlds biggest music festival, and then went on to be booked on the Australian Creamfields main stage in 2017 along Deadmau5, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & more.
On the production front Press Play has carved a huge name for himself with regular signings on the Ministry of Sound subsidary label Hussle Recordings. His track ‘Get F*cked Up’ made the Beatport Electro House Top 25 chart and also cracked the overall Top 100 Beatport chart. His signings with Ministry of Sound Australia all featured in the Beatport charts, with both ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Bollybounce’ storming into the Top 30, just to name a few.
It really is no surprise that Press Play debuted at #33 in the 2014 Inthemix Top 50 DJ poll (the annual Australian poll where Australian clubbers cast their vote for their favourite national DJ). With a steady rise in his popularity he has stormed up the annual contest by placing at number 16 in the 2015 poll, and then rising again in 2016 by cracking the Top 15 for a career high placing. This rise in popularity also saw him being approached by Australia’s number one syndicated EDM radio show, The Drop, to be a part of their all-star team of presenters (a show which before it’s retirement received a weekly national audience of over 600,000).
With 2018 already looking set to build on the last year’s success, there is a lot of support for Press Play to become one of Australia’s top touring artists. This would come as no surprise though: Rueben Heenan might just be one of the hardest working acts on the Australian circuit.
Today these boys go by none other than Teddy Cream. They have grown in stature since those early days, and have amassed a modest 140K followers on Facebook and Soundcloud respectively.
They started off destroying dance floors at every significant underage event around Melbourne, before starting to play at well known nightclubs around Victoria and interstate (which includes a Cloud Nine residency in Melbourne). However, it is their production that is really setting them apart from the pack. Despite their young age, the duoís productions have already been released on some of Australiaís best known labels: Safari Music, Pop Rox Muzik and Phethouse Records to name a few. Their incredible bootlegs of Smash Mouth, Pussycat Dolls and Mary J Blige have amassed hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud and even attracted the support from some of the artists themselves.
2015 was set to be the year of Teddy Cream as they unleashed their full potential with an arsenal of original productions, collaborations and remixes. The industry hype was confirmed when they were voted into the 2015 Inthemix Top 50 DJ poll with a placing in the top 10, followed by another Top 10 placing in 2016. That same year their bootlegs and originals regularly cracked between 100k ñ 500K plays each, with some even reaching over 1 million plays. But it's not just locally though where Teddy cream are making waves, and with 2 UK tours under their belt, and guest appearances at Creamfields Festival and Ultra Music Festival in Croatia, Teddy Cream is really set to take on the global scene.