MOS taps the zeitgeist with 'Melbourne Bangers' compilation

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Ministry of Sound’s compilations have always been in step with the club trends of the moment. In 2011, MOS delivered their first Sound of Dubstep compilation at the peak of the genre’s rapid, ever-divisive ascent. Earlier this year, their long-running This Is compilation turned its attention to trap. Now, it’s time for Ministry’s latest guide to dance music trends – and this time, it’s the Melbourne Sound in the spotlight.

This is…Melbourne Bangers hones in on the sound dominating Melbourne’s club scene right now. As MOS put it: “The ‘Melbourne Sound’ brings clubbers a refreshing slant on electro; packed with soaring filthy bass lines, bottom heavy DF fillers and hard-hitting rhythms.” On mixing duties is Melbourne man Joel Fletcher, who’s gone to work cementing the big-room sound with 24 tracks from scene leader Will Sparks, himself and local talent like Chardy, SCNDL, Tom Piper and Timmy Trumpet.

While the latest This Is… compilation might be aimed at a local market, the Melbourne Sound’s reach has spread far beyond its hometown. “I’ve been supporting the Melbourne sound at the moment and even trying to produce it,” Dutchman Laidback Luke wrote in an editorial for the Huffington Post earlier this month. “Globally, it’s a new and fresh sound that I see as a little brother of the Dutch sound and a nice new challenge to me!” If you’re not already, get acquainted with the sound courtesy of the MOS minimix below. Or if Ministry already has you sold, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Melbourne Bangers compilation is out now.

This is…Melbourne Bangers tracklist:

1.Will Sparks feat. Flea – Chemical Energy
2.SCNDL – Gypsy
3.Sam La More feat. Gary Go – Adrenalin (SCNDL Remix)
4.Joel Fletcher – Afterdark
5.Timmy Trumpet – Snapback (Will Sparks Remix)
6.J-Trick & Taco Cat feat. Feral Is Kinky – Jumanji
7.Uberjak’d – Gash King (Joel Fletcher Remix)
8.Bombs Away feat. The Twins – Party Bass
9.Chris Lake – Ohh Shhhh
10.Will Sparks – Phoenix
11.Dirt Cheap -Turn That Thing Down (Deorro Remix)
12.Chardy & Kronic – S.W.A.T. Team (Reece Low Remix)
13.NatNoiz – Zebra Bounce
14.Deorro – Stronger
15.Tonic feat. Tarantula Man – Big Fat
16.Joel Fletcher & SCNDL – Shakedown
17.SCNDL & Zoolanda – Run This Shit
18.Tom Piper, Daniel Farley & Snob Scrilla – The Jam (J Trick Remix)
19.Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat. Kid Sister – Cool Without You (Orkestrated Remix)
20.T-Rex – Don’t Trip
21.Chris Bullen & Haber – Pianos Peak
22.Jaimie Vlahos & Seany B – Keep Talking (Vocal Mix)
23.Surfdisco – Ferry Elevator (Zoolanda Remix)
24.This Is…Melbourne Bangers DJ continuous mix by Joel Fletcher

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