Described by Time Off Magazine (21/01/09) as “Dance Music Magicians”, The Shazam Experience (aka Shazam) is a live house music act based on the Gold Coast and have performed under this name both in Australia and overseas for the last 5 years.
The live act incorporates a DJ set (playing both their own originals as well as tracks by other artists) with live instruments (sax, keys, trumpet, guitar, percussions & didjeribone), plus sound effects and live vocals!
Their style of music is Nu Disco and House music in all its forms (Soulful, Latino, Funky, Deep, Tribal, Progressive & Tech House). As claimed by In The Mix (01/12/09) “If Crazy Penis ever made sweet love with Deadmau5 their lovechild would be The Shazam Experience”.
The live act has rocked dancefloors across the globe with their unique funk filled shows, including performing live for MTV Europe and headlining internationally renowned Mediterranean dance festival Summer Dance (which over the years has graced the likes of Junior Jack, Kid Creme, Darren Emerson and Gabriel & Dresden, to name a few).
Following the 2010 release of their debut Lost In Surfers Paradise EP on Dektek Records, December 2013 saw The Shazam Experience present their debut album on TronTronic Entertainment ‘Cosmic Confessions‘…a journey from the brighter, funkier, more soulful spacey house grooves of the sun…to the darker, edgier cosmic tech & progressive sounds of the moon 🙂
With singles from the album also being released on RaMBunktious (Miami) and Respect Music Records, receiving regular airplay in Australia and being supported by the likes of Roger Sanchez, Carl Kennedy, Johnny Gleeson and Phonatics, to name a few.
The opening track on the album, Venus To Mars, featured on the official Miami WMC compilation CD for 2012!
Gravity, the follow up single to Avatar, also went to no.3 in the Progressive House Chart on www.housecharts.net. While another track on the Cosmic Confessions album, Bom Chicka Wah Wah, went to no.1 on www.leggo.fm.
The Shazam Experience host their own weekly radio show, The Sound of Shazam, Sunday nights from 10 till 11 pm on 105.7 Radio Metro (voted 2nd favorite show of the year in 2013 on the radio station) and can perform anything from a live 7 piece setup, to a simpler duo set. Their most popular booking is a 4 piece show (DJ, 2 vocalists, plus instrumentalist).