|If the sibling duo of electro house DJs, STAFFORD BROTHERS, doesn’t
ring a bell, then one must wonder where you’ve been hiding for the
past few years. Certainly not in the clubs, where the Stafford
Brothers are sure sell-out headliners in every state around the
country. And you can’t have been to any festivals in Australia
because if you had, you would have seen the brothers in action at
any one of them. And surely you haven’t been tuned into the radio,
where the Staffords’ own productions and remixes peak at the top end
of the club and dance charts and are hot request favourites. In fact,
one must ask the question that if you haven’t heard of the Stafford
Brothers, are you listening to dance music at all?
Fresh from their massive international tour, including huge Summer
shows at the most celebrated clubs around the world including Bora
Bora (Ibiza), Pacha (London), Paradise Club (Mykonos), and at decks
in Las Vegas, New York and across Canada. It certainly wasn’t the
first dose of Stafford fever the world has received, the boys taking
on a new list of fresh clubs and locations, as well as revisiting
previous venues. All evidence that the Stafford sound has successfully
infiltrated overseas markets and the demand for the Stafford Brothers
has well and truly burst and shot beyond Australian shores.
Proud Gold Coasters, Matt and Chris Stafford have been steadily rising
to the top of Australia’s elite DJ forces since 1999, the year the
brothers decided to shelve their solo DJing and pair up fulltime.
Both standout DJs, Chris is an old hat at producing and a natural
lyricist on the mic, while Matt is known for his lead guitar solos
over sets and possesses business acumen to boot. All this adds up
to the blood brothers combining as a powerful force in both the
production and DJ realms and whether they’ll admit it or not, as
one of the main drivers of the Australian dance music scene. The
nationwide fame of the Stafford Brothers’ seems to know no limit.
The Stafford Brothers have made a big climb in the 2008 Sony inthemix50
poll, claiming the #2 national place. It is clear these guys have made
huge and fast leaps since their debut at #27 debut in 2005’s poll. The
boys’ natural drive to always reach the top of whatever they set their
minds to, has driven them this close to pole position, and with the
grand prize so close in sight, they are racing the game harder than ever.
Let’s not forget what else the brothers have been up to recently.
After signing to international dance identity Ministry of Sound, the
Stafford Brothers have wound up a string of Ministry of Sound releases,
including the Electro House Sessions series, now up to its second release,
with its equally massive sell out tours.