Surry Hills, Australia
Well what can we say about these boys, in such a short time, they have made quite the impact on the Australian House music scene, and aren't looking likely to slow down in the near future, look out world!
Oxford Hustlers consist of Brett Austin, and Murray Hood. First meeting some 12 years ago, both at the time having absolutely nothing to do with the music industry. Years went past, and both went their separate ways, but reconnected in 2007! Murray, an already well seasoned and established DJ on the Sydney scene, and Brett, quite new to the industry both felt it was time to take the next step in their careers into production, so fast forward to 2009, and the Oxford Hustlers were born!
In their short time, they have produced remixes for some of Australia's, and the world's biggest house artists, with mixes for the likes of Inaya Day, Kimberly Davis, Antoine Dessante, Debby Holiday, Technero, and Dirty Laundry to name just a few. Their debut remix of Kimberly Davis' “Get Up” reached #12 on the US Billboard Dance Chart, while their next remix of Mike Cruz & Inaya Day’s “Never Had Another Love” shot up to #10 on the Australia ARIA Club Chart. With loads more projects on the way, one thing for sure is that the boys are going to be hot property in the years to come.
Outside of the studio, the Oxford Hustlers hold residency at the highly coveted Fierce Angel parties in Australia. They are constantly in demand for some of Australia's major parties, and more recently have sparked the interest of some of Asia's well known promoters. Between them, they have played at most major events around the country, including Sydney’s infamous Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras After Party, Harbour Party, Rogue Dance, Homesexual, Matinee, Sleaze Ball, Red Raw, Inquisition, and Raw Hide.
Both Brett & Murray bring similar influences to the duo from a broad range of artists such as Axwell, TV Rock, David Penn, Erick Morillo, Peter Rauhofer, David Tort, and Thomas Gold to name a handful. Whilst their productions to date have shown to be diverse in styles from big room progressive stompers through to funky vocal house, their versatility also shines through on the decks in the same respect. Whatever the style, their sets are always full of surprises.
The boys are currently in the studio, preparing their debut single for release later in the year, featuring the ever talented Katherine Ellis on vocals. 2010 looks to be a hot year for the Oxford Hustlers, so keep an eye out for them!