I’d like to introduce you to Australian dance music sensation, the Stafford Brothers. As DJs, the Stafford Brothers have entered a league of their own, regarded as the ultimate fun loving, party starting, anything goes champions of the stage. As producers, the boys have new releases out on CR2, Stealth, Flamingo, Discowax/Sony, Ego and Ministry of Sound and remixes of Roger Sanchez/Sidney Sampson, DJ Fresh, Mark Knight/Dirty South, Dominatorz and Bassmonkeys, Snoop Dogg/Akon this month. In 2011, the Stafford Brothers where asked to rework the official theme song of (arguably) the biggest sporting team in the world, Real Madrid. Everybody (Hala Madrid) was released to over 26 Million Real Madrid Facebook “Likes” and features the stars themselves in the film clip. They were the only Australian act at Future Music Festival main stage (30,000 people) and recently completed a string of live dates through Miami, Canada, Dominican Republic & made their debut at Ruby Skye.
In January, 2011 Australia’s biggest cable television network Fox8 premiered Season 1 of The Stafford Brothers, the first reality and music TV show about DJs. Hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in as dance music was taken to a new level. Camera crews followed the Stafford Brothers, family and management across Europe as they ventured into the heavyweight leagues of Ibiza and beyond. As the show’s ratings continued to hike each week, so did the realization that The Stafford Brothers are a dominant force on the move. The last episode of season one aired to massive numbers, and in that same week the boys boarded a plane for Miami embarking on a 35-date world tour, which saw the guys on the road for 80 days. Season 2 of their TV show launched on January 27, 2012 – a brand new 10-episode series following the dynamic duo – and is supported by a soundtrack on Ministry of Sound which features original productions and remixes from Arty, Bingo Players, Chuckie, Dada Life, Dirty South, Kaskade, John Dahlback, Laidback Luke, Tommy Trash and The Stafford Brothers, among others.
As of April 2012, The Stafford Brothers have relocated to LA and they’ve brought their camera crew with them. The third season will be filmed in North America and nothing’s off limits. The cameras will be following the boys along their entire journey and it will provide the most intimate look at a DJs life – from the down time, behind closed doors and the moment when the party gets started – it’s all there. This reality show is unscripted with the Stafford Brothers and dance music providing the compelling storyline in a real life setting.
The Stafford Brothers won’t have long to settle in as they’ve recently struck a residency deal with Marquee Sydney and TAO Group America that will take them through the popular dance brand’s finest properties in Sydney, Las Vegas and New York City. The residency began in Sydney on June 9th and launched in Las Vegas on June 22 at Marquee Nightclub.
“World class venues such as Marquee and LAVO played a huge factor in moving to the US this year. We’re really looking forward to playing at our new home in Las Vegas and New York. The TAO Group and Marquee venues have a reputation that spreads well beyond the US border and when we heard they were bringing the Marquee Nightclub experience to Australia, we knew this was something we had to get involved in. Pumped,” said Matt Stafford.
Hold onto your seats people, actually… get out of them completely, because the Stafford Brothers are coming to a dancefloor near you. What happens on tour no longer stays on tour.