61 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Episode 7 - Yves V
This week we are delighted to welcome to the show Tomorrowland main stage resident, from Belgium.... Yves V!As a proud Belgian local Yves V made his Tomorrowland debut back in 2007 and went on to become the first Belgian to play on the Tomorrowland main stage, where he has held his spot as a resident ever since! A title he shares with fellow countrymen and close friends Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.Yves V has also established his own stage at the famous festival called V Sessions, where he has hosted some massive names over the years including Eric Prydz and Nicky Romero to name a few.Yves has featured heavily in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll over the years featuring a #34 finish back in 2015 with countless other top 100 finishes.His breakout track came back in 2009 with “Insane Pressue” and from there it was no turning back releasing hit after hit, including his main stage festival banger with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike themselves “Madagascar”, and more recently “We Got That Cool” with Afrojack and Icona Pop - but the list of songs and collaborations could go on for days!!His high energy sound combines a mix of electro, progressive house, pop, and everything else in between! He is certainly not bound by genre and you can be sure to have your hands in the air anytime Yves V is on stage.We had an absolute blast with this legend of the game and can’t wait for you to hear this one!
89 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 6 - Mha Iri
This week we couldn’t be more excited to announce our proudly adopted Scottish techno hero… Mha Iri!We were fortunate enough to have Mha Iri grace us in Australia with her melodic and driving techno sounds for a number of years before she recently moved back to Scotland.Mha Iri quickly established herself as a legend of the local scene in Melbourne, regularly destroying dance floors at famous institutions such as New Guernica, Brown Alley and Xe54 to name a few! She also featured heavily on line ups at mega festivals such as Rainbow Serpent and Esoteric Festivals.With a trademark driving sound Mha Iri and her epic productions have been making waves, being featured on record labels such as 1605 run by Slovenian legend Umek! She even recently teamed up with the label boss himself to produce her new track “Watchers Of The Sky” - an absolute BELTER.Mha Iri has been dominating the Beatport charts in recent times, being featured as the #15 techno producer in the world, a list where she more than holds her own!We still like to claim her as one of our own and we are thrilled to welcome to the show the Scottish techno Queen - Mha Iri!
97 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Episode 5 - The Journey
This week we are excited to welcome to the show, Tom Evans & Jacob Malmo - The Journey! After the best part of a decade first learning and then sculpting Australia’s house and techno scene, Jacob & Tom decided to pool their creative talents and energies together to form something even greater…The Journey. Their original and outstanding productions in the studio certainly haven't gone unnoticed with chart topping hits such as ‘Secrets’ and ‘Chasing’ where they teamed up with fellow Australian producer Stace Cadet. They have also experienced international success with releases on well respected Berlin based labels including Stil vor Talent, Ritual Records, Einmusika Recordings and Poesi Musik. The pair also happen to be the head honchos and curators of UGENIUS Music and Valiant Records where they pass on their emotive production qualities, signing some of the most impressive local and offshore producers in their sphere. But it’s behind the booth where The Journey shines brightest, having dominated stages at the famous Rainbow Serpent Festival, Pitch, Subsonic and Strawberry Fields to name a few. Internationally, the pair cemented two solid tours in 2018 and 2019 throughout Europe from Vienna to Amsterdam, Romania to Switzerland and an enviable 8 hour set in Berlin at the famous Sisyphos. It’s only fitting that as Melbourne returns to freedom, we crack open a couple of cold VB’s with the boys and hear all about their ‘Journey’ (pun intended!)ENJOY!!!
75 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 4 - Sneijder
This week we are thrilled to welcome to the show... Sneijder!Recently in Australia for the Paradigm Festival tour we were fortunate enough to catch up with trance megastar Sneijder!After starting off as a bedroom DJ at the age of 13 Sneijder quickly made his way through the Irish clubbing scene and turned his attention to producing, where his early tracks received support from the likes of Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and fellow Irishman John O’Callaghan!It wasn’t long before Sneijder was producing some of the biggest trance records of all time including his 2015 smash hit “Love of My Control” with Christina Novelli.He has since gone on to start up his own record label, Afterdark Recordings, which focuses on the harder and more cutting edge trance sounds and is doing an amazing job supporting up and coming trance artists.Having toured the world playing at some of the biggest trance festivals going around including Dreamstate, Transmission and Luminosty to name a few, Sneijder is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in trance music right now, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on the show!All trance fans out there, we can’t wait for you to hear this one!
75 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Episode 3 - Feenixpawl
This week we welcome to the show.... Feenixpawl!We were lucky enough to catch one half of Feenixpawl, Aden Forte to hear all about their rapid rise to fame - from a small hidden club in the CBD of Melbourne, to writing some of the biggest tracks of all time including the legendary “In My Mind” with Unfiltered alumni and Season 1 guest Ivan Gough, and more recently the 2019 A State Of Trace Tune Of The Year “Lighter Than Air” with fellow Aussie heavyweight MaRLo.Aden and his partner in crime Josh Soon are well known for having a prolific recording career, which has culminated in major releases on some of the biggest labels in the world such as Axtone and Armada Music where they are now household names!Aden also gives us insight into the duo’s crazy touring schedules, living in LA and their relationships with many other world class artist.Oh…and we also have another crazy NBA fan on our hands!This is one chat not to miss!
68 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Episode 2 - Zoe Badwi
This week we welcome to the show.... Zoe Badwi!The Queen of dance music in Australia, Zoe Badwi fell in love with signing from a young age and would go on to start a professional singing career as part of the well known Australian girl group "Sirens".But it was when she launched her solo career that Zoe would truly shoot to superstardom, with her debut single “Release Me” going straight to the top of the Aria Charts. She would then follow up with mega hit and dance floor anthem “Freefallin” which truly cemented her spot as a dance music icon!She has performed on festival and club stages all around the world and you will not find a nicer, happier or more vibrant person to chat to.We had a blast with this one and can’t wait for you to hear it!
107 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Episode 1 - John Course
Unfiltered is back for another season!For the Season 2 Premier we welcome the undisputed King of dance music in Australia....the one and only JOHN COURSE!From humble beginnings in Frankston to the biggest festival and club stages around the world, John Course has been a trailblazer and true inspiration for the dance music scene in Australia.The founder and label boss of Vicious Recordings, John has worked with a multitude of megastar artists ranging from Maddison Avenue to Avicii to name a few. He is also a superstar producer in his own right working on a number of smash hits over the years, most recently collaborating with Sgt. Slick on “Love Is” His biggest claim to fame however arguably comes from his legendary years mixing the Ministry of Sound Annual and Sessions compilations which provided the soundtracks to every summer!You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable music mind in the world! We had a blast and can’t wait for you to hear this one...WE ARE BACK!!!
89 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Episode 9 - Ivan Gough
For the Season 1 Finale of Unfiltered - The Podcast we introduce....Ivan Gough!The term “legend” gets thrown around a lot, but with a career spanning 25 years, Ivan Gough has firmly cemented himself as a member of that group.As one half of the iconic duo TV ROCK, Ivan together with Grant Smillie were responsible for CLASSIC record selling hits like ‘Flaunt it’, ‘The Others’ and ‘Release Me’. After holding number 1 spots on the ARIA charts for months at a time, Ivan wasn’t done yet and at the beginning of his solo career, he struck GOLD. In 2012 Ivan teamed up with Feenixpawl to create one of the biggest dance tracks of all time ‘In My Mind’. This track gained huge support from Swedish House Mafia and was a fixture on the festival circuit…and it remains one to this day.82 million streams later and it still gives us goosebumps!Ivan has teamed up with the best of the best, from Nervo to Axwell to create timeless house records that are ingrained in our memories forever and like a fine wine fine from his local Yarra Valley region, Ivan is only getting better with age having recently joined forces with another local industry icon Sgt. Slick to form the powerhouse progressive and deep house duo L’Tric.We go into the archives with this one and it’s a ripper!
79 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 8 - JANO
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....JANO!Janette is most certainly a pioneer and a true inspiration of the Australian dance music scene. Her introduction to events began at Totem Onelove where she was responsible for booking some of the biggest trance acts and coordinating top tier shows including ABGT150, Stereosonic, Armin Only and ASOT700 to name a few. After her successes there, she went on to create her own brand Symbiotic , which has produced household name events such as Istoria, Dreamstate, Festival X and Transmission.Janette has been a trailblazer in the trance industry for well over a decade, not only in events but also as a super talented vocalist, featuring on some of the biggest trance anthems in history such as Andrew Rayel's track ‘How Do I Know’ and ‘Haunted’ with her husband Marlo.AND if she’s not already busy enough, Janette also runs her own artist management company and is a mother to her gorgeous son. She is super human!
71 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 7 - Jay Ramon
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Jay Ramon!It would be extremely unlikely to have stepped foot into One Six One without meeting or hearing about the lovely Jay Ramon. A true legend of the Melbourne club scene, and a maestro behind the decks, Jay heads up the entertainment and bookings for One Six One.When he’s not busy booking some of the biggest acts in town, Jay always has the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand every Friday and Saturday night at the club. His knowledge of music transcends multiple genres and he’ll easily take you on a journey every time he steps into the booth. His ability to work a room regardless of the set time is what sets him apart from the rest.Behind the scenes, Jay and his team have spent many years turning One Six One into the iconic venue that it is today, from booking artists to putting on massive events and creating an unforgettable experience for punters each week.You're going to love this one!
90 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 5 - Marcus Santoro
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Marcus Santoro!Most kids are running around at shopping malls or playing video games at the age of 13, but Marcus was already in the studio producing music on his way to becoming one of the fastest rising stars in Australian Dance music.On his journey so far Marcus has already played on the stages of some of the biggest festival brands in the world including Tomorrowland , Transmission & Ultra Australia to name a few.His incredible versatility in the studio and trademark melodic sounds have been noticed by some of the biggest heavyweights in the industry, with releases on labels including Axwell’s Axtone Recordings , Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings and Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, in addition to having multiple features on Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance and Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio shows.And this is only just the beginning....
78 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 6 - Casey Leaver
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Casey Leaver!You wouldn’t go out in Melbourne without seeing the name Casey Leaver on a flyer. She holds residencies at some of the best clubs in Melbourne including Pawn & Co., Revolver, Somewhere Bar, and the famous Poof Doof to name a few! Casey’s name has become synonymous with Poof Doof over the years, and last year she produced and DJ’d her own 8 hour show ‘All Night Long with Casey Leaver' at the famous club.She’s signed to one of the biggest touring and event agencies in Australia Thick As Thieves and has supported some of the most popular artists that have graced our shores including Gorgon City, Seth Troxler, Boy George, and soon to be Patrick Topping!Casey has well and truly earned her stripes as a DJ and her versatility in the booth shines through with each set that she plays. She’ll provide you with uplifting hands in the air house or take you through a techno journey.This chat was super fun and we can’t wait for you to hear this one!
68 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Episode 4 - Damon Walsh
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Damon Walsh!Originally hailing from Ireland, Damon set sail for the distant shores of Australia and has achieved what many aspiring DJs dream of – holding down a residency at the famous Melbourne institution Revolver. No genre eludes Damon and he’s been known to take dance floors on a glorious journey.And when he’s not behind the decks, you’ll catch him dominating behind the scenes for all the Thick As Thieves parties as their head of events and promotions! Damon and the rest of the team at Thick As Thieves show a genuine love and care for the industry which translates into each event they put on.With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Damon’s wealth of knowledge and passion made for an incredible and insightful chat. We can’t wait for you to hear this one!
64 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Episode 3 - Sunshine
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Sunshine!A true inspiration, an absolute legend of the Melbourne music scene and super mum, Sunshine is convinced that she has spent more time at the famous institution Revolver than at her very own home! She’s been a regular fixture there for 20 years and has undoubtedly earned her stripes hosting a residency every Saturday morning with her high energy Rise & Shine party.If you haven’t heard of her brainchild, Sunshine + Disco Faith Choir, you have now! It has become a revelation in the music scene with sold out nights all around Melbourne, and there’s no wondering why…. this show takes the cake for VIBE!So strap yourselves in, this interview is one you won’t want to miss!
66 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Episode 2 - Brooke Powell
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Brooke Powell!A well established and respected artist in the Melbourne and global techno scene, Brooke is no stranger to the darkly lit rooms of the underground.Brooke has graced us with his atmospheric and driving sounds at some of the country’s biggest techno festivals, including Ultra Australia on the famous Resistance Stage and Pure to name a few. His productions have drawn strong support from techno heavyweights including the legendary Carl Cox and Pan Pot. With dozens of releases in the pipeline on his own label Villain Music, Brooke is definitely one to watch!
44 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
Episode 1 - Ryan Riback
This week we welcome to Unfiltered - The Podcast....Ryan Riback! A platinum recording artist, Ryan's mega hit “Call On Me” featuring Starley has been streamed a whopping 735 million times on Spotify. Having also done remixes for the likes of Kygo, Klingande, Don Diablo and even Armin van Buuren to name a few, Ryan is a producer at the top of his game. This interview is one not to be missed!