Friday 29th December: Brown Alley, Melbourne
Saturday 30th December: Beyond The Valley, Victoria
Sunday 31st December: Sunday Safari, Byron Bay (Day)
Sunday 31st December: Lost Paradise, Sydney (Night)
Monday 1st January: Space, Sydney
Thursday 4th January: Electric Rush, Queenstown
Saturday 6th January: Sugar, Adelaide
Patrick Topping. The man is literally one of the most sought after DJs on earth let alone within the confines of his genre. His latest release ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’ is at this very moment flying high at the #1 track on Beatport overall, reaching the top spot in an astonishing four days. To further accredit the Hot Creations release the track was named by Annie Mac as the Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show. Keeping the good news rolling, Patrick’s first release of 2017 was ‘Dr. Vibes’, a thumping two-track EP that dropped on Green Velvet’s hugely popular Relief label. The title track went on to solidify his popularity by taking the #1 tech house spot too. The third milestone in the very short two months since his first release of the year, Patrick had the honour of remixing one of his favourite artists Tiga, for his latest single ‘Woke’.
To put it simply, Patrick Topping is one of the best, it has stayed that way since he blew up in 2015 and it will stay that way for years to come. With a string of incredible Australian appearances marked in his touring schedule, Patrick is well and truly Dr. Vibe.
Listen to Patrick Topping Play Live at Skybar, Edinburgh City Takeover
In a short space of time, Patrick Topping has become part of the top tier of dance music. Part the new wave of electronic music producers coming from the north of England, he is a pioneering force for a generation of upcoming artists, reflected in recently being voted 11th in Resident Advisors Top100 DJ’s of 2016 and picked as 15th by Mixmag.
His DJ career first began when he founded his own club night ‘Motion’ at respected venue Digital Newcastle, where he booked and played alongside some of the biggest names in the business including Solomun, Tale Of Us & Sven Vath.
Now 28 Patrick has gone on to make his name as a prolific producer, with a long list of stellar releases; since his debut release in 2013, he has secured 7 different Beatport #1s, 5 of which in Beatport tech house chart #1 with the likes of ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ and prominent collaborations with Green Velvet on ‘Voicemail’ and ‘When Is Now’. Meanwhile, Patrick turned his hand to remixing artists such as Matador, Booka Shade and Steve Lawler, with his remix of Raumastik’s ‘Dem A Pree’ becoming one of the biggest tracks of 2016. He rounded off this same monumental year with his first DJ mix album, Paradise On Earth vol 1, which received Mixmag’s Compilation of The Month and 10/10 from Germany’s Faze Mag, as well as reaching number 1 in Beatport’s House chart.
Patrick’s accolades also count two DJ Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Track Of The Season’ for ‘Forget’, as well as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’ in their Best of British Awards and a debut a Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (18/04/2015), almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ in 2014 and exactly 2 years after his debut release.
Alongside his many releases with the groundbreaking independent dance label Hot Creations, Patrick has been tirelessly touring the world and is also ubiquitous presence at Jamie Jones’ wildly successful Paradise series of events. Patrick remains an Ibiza regular with further key gigs at Elrow, Cocoon at Amnesia and Sundays at Space.
Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete 4 Australian tours and as well as countless shows in South America and Europe, including appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Hideout, Tomorrowland in both Brazil & Belgium. In addition, he has made a name for himself in the US where he’s completed numerous headline club tours and played at the likes of Coachella Festival, Ultra Music Festival, CRSSD & Movement Detroit. As well as placing in RA Top 100 the last 3 years.
With his productions being championed heavily by Pete Tong and Annie Mac on their legendary BBC radio 1 shows, Patrick has three times performed live on Radio 1. With the world at his feet as he moves into 2017 and with no signs of letting up in either his tour or release schedule, his rapid rise to popularity looks set to have staying power as graced the cover of MIxmag’s May issue, gaining an even greater following.