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“This is a mix that reflects perfectly what a current live set is for me. Lots of my own original music mixed with my favourite tunes. A combination of melodic, progressive, tech and dub house, influenced by the dance floors of Berlin. The first 2 records are unreleased (to come out next year) and later in the mix is my newest release ‘Intuition’ which will be coming out December 16th, on KMS Records – the label of Detroit Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson” – Sydney Blu
Sydney Blu interview: http://bit.ly/34wOyBH
Sydney Blu’s career can be considered a journey of evolvement. With tremendous passion for live performance, music production, and all-around artistic creativity, Sydney’s constant determination shines brightly through her accomplished Dj ca- reer. With beginnings in Toronto Canada and then 6 years in the United States tour- ing the continent and the globe, all the way to her present life in Berlin Germany, Sydney’s dedication to live her life through her music is unbridled.
In 2009, Sydney Blu founded her own imprint, Blu Music, on the principle of au- thentic, dancefloor-rich house and techno. The label quickly became a success, producing several chart-topping singles since its creation. On top of that, Sydney has released music on some of the most recognized labels in the industry including Knee Deep in Sound, Mau5trap, VIVa Music, Desert Hearts, Kerri Chandler’s Mad Tech Records, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records and more. Her release “Give It Up For Me” on Mau5trap Recordings was one of Beatport’s highest selling songs, earning Sydney the rank of first female electronic music producer to have a Top 10 hit on the platform.
Sydney’s success is largely attributed to the relentless touring schedule which she’s upheld over the years. In the spring of 2010, after leaving a long time residency at Toronto’s Guvernment nightclub, Sydney landed a residency in Miami, Florida. Partnering with Opium Group, Sydney became a resident at Mansion Miami, the hottest club in South Beach at that time. Shortly thereafter, Sydney’s North Ameri- can performance schedule grew, headlining such major venues as Output Brooklyn NY, Pacha NYC, Stereo Montreal, Space Miami, Avalon & Exchange Los Angeles, and Beta Denver. Then in November 2011, Sydney made her way to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, where she played the Deadmau5 Meowingtons Hax Tour before 35,000 fans. The evening went down as the largest solo headlining dance event in Canadian history. Since then, Sydney has headlined nightclubs and been on festival lineup’s all over the globe. Last year she played main stage at Electric Island Festi- val with Green Velvet, The Martinez Brothers, Anna, Archie Hamilton, Danny Daze, Nicole Moudaber, Rodriguez Jr, Ellen Allien, Charlotte De Witte, DJ Tennis and more. In addition Sydney has played main stage at festivals such as Digital Dreams Toronto, Ever After Festival Waterloo, Evolve Festival Halifax, Burning Man Festival, and Ultra Music Festival Miami. Globally, Sydney Blu has enchant- ed crowds with performances in Europe, Brazil, Colombia, Asia, Mexico, Tunisia, Pakistan, and Egypt.
The Blu Party, having originally launched in 2010 during Miami Music Week, has continued annually and is one of the most anticipated events during the week. Fea- turing A-list headliners whom support Sydney’s underground tone, the Blu Party has featured performances from such names as Pleasurekraft, Riva Starr, Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, Carlo Lio, Yousef, Christian Smith, wAFF, Francesca Lombardo, Nathan Barato, Fur Coat, De La Swing of El Row, Serge Devant, Christian Martin, Kenny Glasgow, Joeski, Black Motion, Britta Unders and Gene Farris. Following a successful inauguration at Detroit’s Movement 2016 weekend and several showcases throughout North America (including a nine-years-running streak at Miami Music Week), the Blu Party is set to continue its underground rein well into 2020 celebrating it’s ten year anniversary.
In 2016, 17 & 18 were huge years for Sydney Blu releases. The Canadian artist re- leased and charted top ten releases throughout the 3 year time span on labels like Kinetika, Toolroom, Material Series, Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound, SOUP Recordings out of NYC, Supernova’s Lapsus Music, and the fresh new label and event brand Desert Hearts. Sydney has also been remixed these past few years by Bulgarian techno queen Gallya and tech house legend Pirupa. She has also received play from house & techno giants Nic Fancuil- li, Steve Lawler, Carlo Lio, Dennis Cruz, and many more.
Last year Sydney’s first single on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound was pre- miered by Billboard Magazine and climbed to the top of the Beatport Tech house chart. It also was the #1 selling song on Knee Deep in Sound’s ADE Sampler and was featured several times at the world famous Elrow Party. Following this release was another single called ‘Escape’ which came out on the fresh UK label Under- ground Audio. The record climbed to #8 in the Top Ten on Beatport’s Progressive House chart.
Currently blazing through 2019’s packed studio and tour schedule, Sydney Blu continues to build a name for herself through Blu Music, the Blu Party, DJ perfor- mances, and chart-topping productions.
01. Sydney Blu – Untitled
02. Sydney Blu – Untitled
03. Danny Howells – Mallets
04. Archie Hamilton, Mr G – Make the Difference
05. Audiojack – On the Run
06. Terr – Tale of Devotion
07. JPA – The Chase
08. Ben Rau – Out There
09. Mathias Kaden – Trust
10. Gorge – Take U
11. Sydney Blu – Intuition
12. Gorge – Be Yourself
13. Maceo Plex – When the Lights Go Out