Ballarat locals, the Yacht Club DJs are no strangers to a party. The duo broke hearts and headphones around the nation this year by announcing they are calling it a day, but before they go the boys are hitting the road for a national tour.
The Yacht Club DJs have been going from strength-to-strength over the past six years and most recently unleashed a double-whammy – not only did they drop their newest mixtape ‘Oddity No. 5’ they also released their first EP of original material ‘NO.1’ which included the summer anthem, the Madhatter-like sax romp ‘Undertow’.
The boys have promised a show full of on-stage nudity, crowd invasions, dancing on the decks and wild water sports, including riding the waves of the crowd on an inflatable boat for the tour that stops into Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel on November 14.
Since forming in 2008 they cut their vinyl at weekly residencies at Karova Lounge in their hometown, driving to the big smoke to turn up club nights across Melbourne and Sydney. After a notorious breakout performance at Meredith Music Festival – they returned to the weekender a further three times and insured there wasn’t anyone in the ‘sup left sitting down. The Yacht Club DJ’s spun their festival magic over four year’s at Splendour in The Grass. 2009/2010 summer saw the duo sell out two national tours – ‘Kleptomania’ and ‘Batten Down the Hatches’ as well as spin at Falls Festival and Field Day, head west for Southbound and back east for Groovin’ the Moo. Their partners-in-crime have been DZ Deathrays, Bleeding Knees Club, Remi, Dune Rats, Gold Fields, Step Panther, Hunting Grounds and plenty more laying waste to many a dressing room behind them. By 2013 their notoriety stretched much further than just Australian audiences, and they were personally asked to tour with Mumford & Sons’ Gentleman Of The Road tour both nationally and in the US and Canada, playing along side such acts at Edward Sharp & The Magic Zeros, Haim and of course Mumford & Sons.