Fresh off the release of their latest album, multi-award-winning UK act Stanton Warriors return to Australia — and more importantly, Brisbane — this weekend to headline Adicts' new Sunday afternoon party event, Dumi.
Enjoying international success since their 2001 compilation 'The Stanton Sessions', the Brit lads are unrivaled in their ability to produce slamming party tracks.
Tell us about your latest album, The Stanton Sessions Vol. 4?
Stanton Sessions 4 is a collection of tracks that we have been playing out in our sets over the last year.
You've had massive fan love from your festival gigs and other albums. Your sound sort of refuses to be boxed into a particular genre. What can Stanton fans expect from this latest release?
Lots of Stanton exclusives, edits and remixes all tried and tested around the globe.
You're won a whole swag of awards for your previous albums, including Best Compilation at the Muzik Magazine Dance Awards for Stanton Sessions Vol. 1. Do you feel the pressure is on after your international success with the previous Stanton Sessions mixes?
There is always pressure on but we just concentrate on what we like and think is cool as opposed to jumping on the latest trends and so far that seems to work well!
Following the release of your 2011 album The Warriors, you enjoyed massive airplay on Triple J and sold out shows across the country. How do your Aussie gigs compare to those in other parts of the world?
We love coming here as the crowds know and demand decent music and tight sets. Something we are keen to live up to. It beats an uneducated crowd who just want pop dance!
You're headlining Brisbane's inaugural Dumi 'garden party' this weekend. It's a solid line-up. Are you excited to be involved the Adicts crew?
Of course! We are friends with all the Brisbane crew and they always rock out a good party. Factor in 'garden party', 'afternoon', 'beer' and 'sun' and we are happy.
You've mixed tracks from internationally-famous artists including Kanye West, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys. What would you consider the ultimate song to remix?
Hard question to answer. If anyone has got any suggestions let us know on our Facebook page!
What sort of mischief will you get up to while you're in Brisbane?
Probably get loud and drunk then orchestrate a never ending after party. Pretty standard antics.
Strangest tour story you've ever encountered?
Drunk at an after-party in Canberra once we talk a hot air ballon into landing, letting us jump on board then floated over the capitol off our heads.
The Stanton Warriors will bring their unique brand of remixed and original sounds to Cloudland when Dumi takes place this Sunday March 24.