Bringing Berlin to Byron
The weather is heating up and that can only mean one thing. Safari season is just around the corner, although Sunday Safari doesn’t officially return until October that doesn’t mean they can’t bring house royalty to the Bay, right?
In 2011 Berlin native Oliver Dollar first rose to fame for his dancefloor burner Doin Ya Thang, which remained at the #1 spot on Beatport for an astounding five weeks and continued to sit in the top-ten-selling over-40k downloads to date. 2014 was another huge year; Oliver released his biggest smash yet as he reunited with Swiss jazz house aficionado Jimi Jules for their much- hyped Pushin’ on released on the mighty Defected. Not only did it give Dollar #1 status on Beatport again; it was also a huge crossover hit featuring in the UK charts (peaking at #15).
After the tracks’ ongoing success Oliver Dollar and Jimi Jules continue to work together on various projects including a remix of Freaks’ Wake Up on Rebirth Records. His much-anticipated debut album is due to drop in 2017 and will deliver a selection of killer cuts that he’s been crafting for more than a year, featuring some formidable collaborating artists.
Catch Oliver Dollar at the Byron Bay Brewery, Sunday. Tickets are $15, available from the website sundaysafari.com.au.
Give uke a chance
This month Miss Amber and Stukulele present a uke night with a message – two sets – the first of anti-war / protest songs. The second set is songs of togetherness to unify the people and balance the energies that threaten our chance of peace. Special guests are Tim Stokes and Lady Boho (Vasudha Harte). Thursday at Mullum Ex-Services from 6.30pm.
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