“A show that has turned Sydney DJ Tom Loud into an international music phenomenon.” – The Australian
Since first launching his time-travelling, ‘dance-through-the-decades’ audio-visual party concept in 2011, Sydney’s Tom Loud has grown his project into an absolute monster.
This Australian DJ has been welcomed by international audiences with open arms; with a phenomenal 200,000 tickets already sold worldwide. He’s floored crowds at Coachella in the States, is an annual best-seller at the highly competitive Edinburgh Fringe Festival – selling 12,000 tickets for a single weekend of shows in 2017 – along with sold-out shows at London’s legendary Brixton Academy and rocking huge UK festivals like Reading and Leeds, Latitude, T in the Park, and plenty more. He’s blitzed the festival circuit back home in Australia, headlining Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and more multiple times over, and has sold-out back-to-back Australian headline tours.
The key success of Hot Dub’s show is hinged on its widespread appeal – Hot Dub showcases songs from every decade and genre of music – 60s rock, 70s disco, 80s cheese, 90s house, noughties electro, 2017’s radio hits – and winds and weaves it into one expansive, electrifying, music history lesson. Each song is played in “chronological” order – mixed live on turntables – and complemented with archival concert footage / music videos on massive screens (narrated by a virtual spaceship air hostess), led by Hot Dub’s own rapturous MCing and hugely animated antics.
2017 witnessed the project’s creative expansion into ‘Hot Dub Wine Machine’, a boutique one-day, adult-contemporary event, headlined by Hot Dub performing his signature two-hour set, in addition to a festival-sized line-up of leading Australian bands and DJs, fine wine and food – with the events taking place on custom-built stages amongst the grapevines in several of Australia’s leading wine regions.
The announcement of the inagural Wine Machine was met by a rapturous response from Australian fans, with the entire tour sold-out and a huge success in each city, and media calling it ‘the best festival debut in years’. The event is already slated for a double-sized return in 2018, with spin-offs already in the works.
Hot Dub Time Machine consistently delivers stellar live performances that are near impossible not to enjoy. He pinpoints the happiest moments of your partying days past, and re-creates those moments to perfection for you all over again; intertwining them with the right here and the right now – in the most exhilarating way possible. His party is forever entertaining, and will surely go on for years to come.
Hot Dub, aka Tom Loud (Lowndes) from Sydney, Australia, has been djing since 2002. He created and first performed Hot Dub Time Machine in 2011 and has built it into an epic festival act and an integral part of the musical landscape. Tom DJs exclusively with real vinyl and uses software to control visuals and audio from actual turntables. The show is performed totally live, with songs played in their original form and presented with epic custom videos, which are layered and manipulated in real time. No show is exactly the same, each experience is unique and the only way to fully understand it is to get up the front and dance.
Tom uses: Serato DJ, Mix Emergency, Pioneer DJM S9 mixers, Pioneer PLX-1000 turntables, Apple Macbook Pros and buys all his DJ equipment from www.storedj.com.au
Appearing virtually on screen is Lulu Loud (Alexandra Plim), the Hot Dub Cabin Attendant and Time Lord. Alexandra and Tom recently created Kid/Dub: a time-travelling dance-party for kids that is touring Australia and the UK. Get more info about Kid/Dub here: