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Biography Andy Van

Andy Van is one of the vibrant Melbourne club scene’s most influential figures thanks to more than a decade as a top flight DJ, his role as one of the founders of the Vicious Vinyl label and his production and remix work. Along the way he’s remixed Norman Cook and Pendulum’s ARIA Award-winning oma? and notched up some major worldwide club hits, most notably Blackout’s “Gotta Have Hope”, before striking gold with Madison Avenue.

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Biography John Course

John Course has been a leading DJ and figure in Australian dance music for over 15 years. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, John was primarily associated with the Chevron nightclub where he was resident at successful nights like Sanction and Insanity.

During this period he also won the Victorian DMC Mixing Competition twice and played at Chasers, one of Melbourne’s first clubs to embrace the emerging house music sound with John being one the first local DJ’s to champion its cause. Aside from DJing, John is one of the people behind the Vicious label, co-owned with DJ Andy Van and Colin Daniels.

 One of this country’s leading dance labels, Vicious Vinyl’s first release way back in 1990 was Groovematic’s ‘Witness The Strength’ which was written and produced by John. His other productions have included the track ‘Sub’ on the 1995 Sony release ‘DJ Beats Beyond The Turntables’ that featured John under then name JC. John is also one quarter of the production team behind Blackout whose ‘Gotta Have Hope’ single was a worldwide club hit and was licensed in over eight countries.

 The track topped the UK dance charts with mixes from Judge Jules, Truman & Wolf and Dillons & Dickens. Blackout as a collective also mixed Volume 1 of the Channel V CD in 1998. Alongside partner Andy Van, the pair have lent their remixing talents to a host of Australian and international artists including remixes for Defected UK, Todd Terry’s Sound Design label, GT, Edison Project, XLR, Pendulum, Bubbleman, The Astral Project, Foreal People, Sgt Slick, Madison Avenue and Dead Or Alive just to name a few.

 Together they also mixed ‘A Night Out with John Course and Andy Van’ which was an upfront selection of house grooves released in 2001. John Course, as you would expect for somebody who has been behind the decks for so many years, has supported and played alongside many international DJ’s. Most recently he has graced the turntables alongside people like Roger Sanchez, Richard F, David Morales, Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Felix Da Housecat.

 John has also played the main stage at Melbourne’s massive Summerdayze party on numerous occasions. As well as playing each Saturday at onelove, John is regularly in demand for guest spots at one-off parties and major house music events both in Australia and across the globe.

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