December 19 2017
With the festival season well and truly underway, the main stages of your favourite events will be jam packed with the cream of the crop of local and international talent, dropping the finest beats and making ya sweat (or that might be the 35 degree plus days ugh). Much like Batman & Robin or a double data phone plan, DJ duo's can take what is already amazing, add some collaborative spice and make it next level! We've teamed up with our party pals over at Boost Mobile to countdown 10 of our favourite duos of dance music both current and classic!
From the EDM powerhouse minds of Diplo & Skrillex comes Jack Ü – a genre bending project with one stellar album under its belt. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü boasts impressive features including Justin Bieber, Kiesza, AlunaGeorge & 2 Chainz amongst many more! This chart-topping, main-stage banging project was everywhere in 2015 – fingers crossed for more from the Ü very soon!
Australia's very own twin sisters, Miriam & Olivia Nervo have amassed millions of streams across their originals, and co-written tracks, as well as playing some of the biggest stages around the world (including Ministry of Sound Club this Saturday!). The Melbourne born duo continually prove themselves as heavy hitters within the dance scene, backed up by boasting #42 in this year's DJ Mag Top 100!
Do we need to say anything here?? COME BACK TO AUS PLS.
Peking Duk, aka Australia's loosest party boys have hit home-runs on banger after banger and hit after hit. Up there with one of Australia's most popular electronic exports (what's up Flume), Adam & Rueben continually headline Australia's biggest festivals and play a wildly entertaining set (just check out their set opener from 2014).
Former Swedish House Mafia giants Axwell Λ Ingrosso are one of, if not the most prolific collaborator acts in modern dance music. Having released their debut album More Than You Know earlier in 2017, the duo have known the spotlight of the forefront of dance and electronic music for quite some time now, and we don't see them budging any time soon!
Sydney's very own Flight Facilities have been the soundtrack to Australian dance music for nearly a decade. Crave You has been played millions of times and has been sung millions of times at festivals all over the world. The duo even has their own sandwiches named after them at South Dowling Sandwiches in Sydney! We recommend the Jimmy for you chili lovers out there!
There are a lot of music recommendations here! You're probably going to want to stream this then right?? Luckily for you, Boost Mobile Australia is offering double data on your first two recharges from $30! No more breaking the bank on accidentally going over your internet usage! Now that's a duo that's worth celebrating.
The second duck-related entry to this list is Duck Sauce! Made up of two individual dance giants A-Trak & Armand Van Helden, the duo released a short stream of tracks, including disco favourite aNYway and one of the tracks of 2010 Barbara Streisand. Duck Sauce also released one of the… most unique music videos of the past couple of years, and that's why we love them!!
The sound of late-90's and early-2000's electronic music were curated by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. Whether it be the high-tempo breakbeat of Block Rockin' Beats or the synthesised jams of Go, The Chemical Brothers have been one of the genres biggest names for a long time, and will most likely continue to be.
DO THE D.A.N.C.E! Justice have pushed the dance genre forward and have taken it for a ride over the past ten years. Since their debut album Cross, Justice have releases some of the biggest dance tracks of all time with their albums maturing like the finest of wines. They're in Australia next year for Sydney City Limits Festival and a limited run of sideshows – hopefully they bring back the Marshall stacks!
Rising to intense popularity in the mid 90's and remaining as legends of the genre ever since, Basement Jaxx, or Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe were the pioneers of UK dance and impressive contributors to the scene worldwide. Renowned for amalgamating the sounds of dance with that of punk rock and electronic rave, Basement Jaxx released tracks which linger in the mind of everyone brought up in that golden age of dance.