Vodka with Tommy Trash. Champagne with Christina Milian and Will I Am. Sound like your Friday night? It does if you’re one of the Stafford Brothers. The Aussie natives and recent LA transplants know how to throw a party, complete with a DJ-packed guestlist and killer setlist. How do we know? Click past the break to find out.
We got to tag along with Chris and Matt — who are real-life brothers — back in November, toasting at their Studio City home and hanging booth-side during their set at Playhouse in Hollywood. Seeing as it was fellow Aussie Tommy Trash’s birthday, the Stafford Brothers brought out a cake, which they promptly trashed. They also partied side by side with a rambunctious kangaroo, who proves to be more of a party animal than both the brothers combined.
The pair moved to Los Angeles about seven months ago, after signing with hip-hop heavy label Cash Money Records. The Stafford Brothers are the first electronic act to sign with the label, which houses big name artists like Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
The Brothers are no strangers to the budding LA EDM scene; last week marked their third performance at Playhouse in three months. And they know how to rock it well. Their set included some soon-to-be-released exclusives like their Future Music Festival Anthem. The track will serve as the official anthem to 2013’s Future Music Festival in Australia.
Halfway through their set, label-mate Christina Milian made a surprise appearance and took the stage to perform their new radio single, “Hello,” which also features Lil Wayne (check out a snippet here). Other standout tracks from the night include Tujamo and Plastik Funk’s bouncy club track “Who” and the four-way , Size-approved collaboration between GTA, Henrix and Digital Lab – “Hit It.” The full setlist is beyond the break.
Since 2006, the Stafford Brothers have graced our iPods with hard-hitting remixes (remember “Flashing Lights?”) and progressive originals (see “Falling” and “Pressure”). Their upcoming Future Music Mix compilation with Nervo and their top-spot Australian DJ ranking in the In The Mix Awards only solidify the Brothers’ place in dance music. Their transition into the hip-hop radio airwaves seems like the next logical step. If you’re not too familiar with the duo yet, now is the time to get acquainted. Their recent ventures are only indicative of their rising star.
The Stafford Brothers at Playhouse Hollywood – Friday, November 16, 2012
Rene Amesz – Kung
Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t stop me (Kryder & Tom Staar)
Sander van Doorn & Cedric Gervais – Nothing inside cedaine (Stafford Brothers Bootleg)
Skrillex , Sandro Silva, Quintino – Epic Sweat (Stafford Brothers Bootleg)
Krewella – Alive (Stafford Brothers & Jealous Much? Remix)
Tujamo & Plastik Funk – Who
Stafford Brothers feat Lil Wayne & Christina Milian – Hello
Stafford Brothers – Pressure
Hard rock Sofa, Swanky Tunes – Here we go
Stafford Brothers – Future music festival Anthem 2013
M83 – Tear the m83 Disposition (Denzal Park & Jealous Much? mash)
Stafford Brothers & Dada – Out there
Peter Raufour & Zander Bleck – The world is mine (Stafford Brothers remix)
GTA, Henrix, Digital Lab – Hit it
Inpetto – Shhh (Sander van doorn edit)
Stafford Brothers & Jealous Much? – Cars