Live From Mansion
June 7, 2011
On June 7, Nervous Records presents the debut CD from rising DJ/Producer/Remixer Sydney Blu. Titled, Live From Mansion, this release showcases Sydney’s DJ skills and ability to work a big club, but also leans heavily on her talents behind the boards as a producer and remixer. In fact, the compilation contains nearly 80% of Sydney’s own original productions and remixes.
A native of Thunder Bay, Canada, Sydney Blu went to school for audio engineering in Toronto where she spent countless hours learning the craft from studio engineers. After teaching herself Ableton Live and spending a lot of time with her producer friends like Trent Cantrelle, Christian Falero, Funkagenda, & Joel Zimmerman (AKA Deadmau5), she has completely dove into producing her own music.
Following the success of her releases (including the chart-topping ‘Give It Up For Me’ on Mau5trap Recordings being one of Beatport’s highest selling songs and making Sydney the only female electronic producer to ever have a top 10 hit on the website), Sydney Blu developed and founded her own record label Blu Music, which has produced several chart-topping singles over the past year, with her remixes of the True Blood theme ‘Bad Blood’ and a re-edit of Jefferson Airplane titled ‘Want Somebody’ topping the charts for weeks. All of Sydney’s releases received consistent support from global heavyweights such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Roger Sanchez, Paul Oakenfold, Funkagenda, Robbie Rivera, Chuckie, Oscar G & more.
After moving to Miami in the spring of 2010, Sydney quickly set-up her residency with Opium Group and Mansion Miami – the hottest club on South Beach. In just one year Sydney’s local profile raised tremendously and culminated with her own sold out Miami Music Week 2011 “Blu Party” featuring John Dahlback, Thomas Gold, Tommy Lee and Aero feat SOFI live, Kim Fai, Trent Cantrelle, Christian Falero & Manufactured Superstars. Watch the recap
Her new home in Miami provides the backdrop for a truly exciting moment in Sydney’s career – her first artist CD – Live From Mansion. While the mix was recorded live over the course of one evening at Mansion, the project took nearly a year to complete. That’s because Sydney wanted to create a CD that was leaned heavily on her own brand new original tracks and remixes. “Its 80% my own music and it feels SO good to be finally releasing it all. Remixes, Collaborations and Original work – it’s all there. The album is representative of me as a producer, a DJ, and my signature sound all in one,” Sydney says.
2011 is already proving to be busy with original tracks and remixes set for release on Spinnin Records, Vicious Records, Funkfarm Records and Juicy Records, all leading up to the release of ‘Sydney Blu: Live at Mansion’. Catch Sydney on the road throughout the summer!
Sydney Blu – Live From Mansion is released June 7, 2011 on Nervous records.
1 Alan T – Intro
2) Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers – Blow Up (Thomas Gold Vs Axwell Remix)
3) Autoerotique – Freak
4) Sydney Blu, Trent Cantrelle, Manufactured Superstars, Jeziel Quintela – Lights Out
5) Sydney Blu & Jquintel – The Lockout
6) Sydney Blu & Digital Lab – Virus (Instrumental)
7) Christian Falero – Enlevez Moi feat. Jei (Paul Thomas Remix)
8 Funkagenda – Budgie
9 Firebeatz – 4 Real Life (Original Mix)
10) Manufactured Superstars, Trent Cantrelle, Jeziel Quintela – Come With Me
11 Alan T – The Door (Sydney Blu Remix)
12 Sydney Blu & Christian Falero – Bad Blood
13 Sydney Blu & Phabulous Phunk – Addiction (Jquintel Remix)
14 Sydney Blu & Jquintel – Say What You Want feat. Kelly Davis
15 Threesixty – Descent (Jason Taylor Remix)
16 Dresden & Johnston – That Day feat Nadia Ali & Mikael Johnston (Sydney Blu remix)