In 2003 two young Sydneysiders started making beats together at their inner-city studio. They began by banging out DJ sets in small clubs, testing out tracks they’d made together at home alongside tunes that were inspiring them at the time.
In the 20 years since, The Presets’ live show has grown into an audio-visual behemoth that’s dominated festival main stages around the world, but a recent visit to a legendary Sydney nightclub where the duo cut their teeth inspired the guys to celebrate their anniversary by going back to where it all began.
The Presets are excited to announce 20 nights of DJ sets around Australia, playing at small clubs and bars, reconnecting with the electric spirit that got them making music in the first place.
“We’ve been lucky enough to play the biggest stages and festivals in the world over the past 20 years”, explains Kim Moyes, “but nothing compares to the buck-wild intensity of an intimate party. They are an entirely different beast and we can’t wait to unleash over these 20 nights.”
“DJing in small clubs is a whole different experience to performing our usual live show on the big stage with the lights and visuals and things like that”, adds Julian. “It is more freewheeling and immediate – we feed off the energy of the crowd, weaving our own tracks in with classic jams by our favourite artists. So it’s a 20 years celebration of not only our music, but also all the incredible tunes that inspire us. Plus we get a chance to throw in a few unreleased surprises too.”
Tickets for The Presets 20 Years. 20 Nights. DJ Tour is on sale now. Special guests will appear each night, handpicked by The Presets to create a series of one off events. Full dates and details are below.
THE PRESETS DJ TOUR: 20 YEARS. 20 NIGHTS.
PRESENTED BY ELEVEN: A MUSIC COMPANY & SELECT MUSIC
TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA https://www.thepresets.com/
Friday, July 14 – Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave
Saturday, July 15 – Pier Bandroom, Frankston
Thursday, July 20 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
Friday, July 21 – Friday’s Riverside, Brisbane
Saturday, July 22 – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
Friday, July 28 – Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast
Saturday, July 29 – C.EX, Coffs Harbour
Friday, August 4 – Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay
Saturday, August 5 – Drifters Wharf, Central Coast
Thursday, August 10 – Gilligan’s, Cairns
Friday, August 11 – Kirwan Tavern (Outdoors), Townsville
Saturday, August 12 – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach
Friday, August 18 – Beer Deluxe, Albury
Saturday, August 19 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Friday, August 25 – UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong
Saturday, August 26 – Kambri Anu, Canberra
Wednesday, August 30 – The Station, Perisher
Friday, September 1 – Miranda Hotel, Sydney
Saturday, September 2 – Dee Why RSL, Sydney
Saturday, September 9 – Monsoons, Darwin
Thanks to Thinking Loud