Wei-Shen and Atridge
The music world beams when artists enlighten not only charts but dance floors, airwaves and speakers far and wide. Formerly a trio, and bracing the big room sound with a vengeance, Those Usual Suspects are a 2 man posse - Wei-Shen and Atridge, who are captivating labels, stages and disco enthusiasts on the frequent.
With a decade long resume behind the decks and in the studio between them, this prolific Australian based duo have carved an enviable reputation globally and through their trademark sound - emotive, raw yet refined music that will move.
Production-wise, it is no surprise that Those Usual Suspects have earned international acclaim with rapturous support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Afrojack, Kaskade and Avicii. Boasting a respectable and burgeoning list of production credits, their collaborative tracks have toppled music charts worldwide and continue to be championed by the global electronic dance music fraternity.
Those Usual Suspects were fortunate enough to release their maiden single "Dakka" on Bob Sinclar's ϋber cool Africanism/Yellow Productions imprint which received airplay on Pete Tong's Essential Selection. Going from strength to strength, their next release "Shadows" featuring Abigail Bailey was signed to US label Nervous Records and catapulted into the Billboard Dance Chart top 20. In 2008, their cover of "Greece 2000" received religious support from the Swedish House Mafia throughout 2009 and achieved anthem status from Miami to Ibiza. Yet it was "Walking Alone" that menaced global rankings from Beatport Top 10, DMC Buzz, UK Cool Cuts and the ARIA Charts to name a few. It was this tune that raised the stakes . a humbling collaboration with their mentor Dirty South featuring the haunting vocals of Erik Hecht. It moved from the studio to the Swedish House Mafia's Pete Tong Essential Takeover as Essential New Tune right over to their "Until Now" album, was frequently showcased on Armin's ASOT radio show, and cemented itself in just about every electronic dance music DJ's playlist.
Following the success of "Walking Alone", the boys released their progressive monster "Can't Hold On" featuring the unmistakable vocals of Erik Hecht which has received support from the likes of Dirty South, Alesso, Erick Morillo and David Guetta. And their last hit "Burn Forever", a collaboration with Nodean, was also released on Dirty South's Phazing Records. Relishing in the remix world they too have had duties in the studio for Axwell, Bob Sinclar, Morgan Page, Kings of Tomorrow and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool amongst others.
Behind the decks, Those Usual Suspects (with only Wei-Shen performing on their behalf) are an excitement machine and never shy of an epic show or two having captivated fans at several of the world's most renowned discotheques, festivals and special events. Australia knows Marquee as their welcome mainstay while the USA, Europe, UK and Asia have relished in their presence.
From Melbourne to Ibiza and Dubai to London, Those Usual Suspects are leaving their imprint wherever and whenever their tunes are heard.
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Henry Emilio Lamb
Liverpool, Britain (UK)