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SOPHIE FRANCIS MAKING GLOBAL HITS AND TOURING THE WORLD WHILE WRAPPING UP HER FINAL YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL!

Sophie Francis, the wildly gifted teen from Holland, has taken the electronic music industry by af-sophie-34storm with her exceptional production prowess and enigmatic live DJ sets. A hit-maker at just 17, her most recent release, ‘Walls’ was voted ‘hot’ at Radio 538 in Holland by a 94% margin. That’s a 538 record! Walls was also a ‘Dance Smash’ on the station which meant it was the top track of the month, played once every hour for that entire month and included on the top selling Dance Smash year-end compilation. The compilation includes; Sophie, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Oliver Heldens, & Chainsmokers among others.

Media in her home country adore her and have been swift with coverage inviting her on national television, radio shows and she’s done many features for top magazines. This girl is on fire and is poised to be the first female DJ to take the #1 spot.

The true power of Sophie is that she’s the real deal. This girl can write, DJ and perform with such tenacity and passion that it’s impossible not to join in. Watch any performance of Sophie’s and you’ll understand how truly meant for this life of music she is. Artists are not made, they’re born and although Sophie is young in years, she’s light years ahead of artists twice her age. The energy she radiates feels pure and unpolluted. She’s not a copy of a copy, or trying to be someone else- she’s a true original and it’s something very special.

Sophie will surely be a household name come 2017. Promoters are vying for position, and there is quite literally a record label bidding war going on for her at this very moment. She has just inked a deal with Spinnin’ for her next few singles and has 30 festival dates confirmed in 2017 already.

With all this a girl could go a little crazy, but Sophie stays blissfully unaware that all this fervor is swirling around her. After all, she has her studies to attend to – finals are coming.

10 YEARS DIYNAMIC – BERLIN

This year, on the occasion of their ten-year label anniversary, Diynamic will host multiple label parties in different major European cities. What’s exceptional: Two to three clubs will simultaneously play host to all of the label’s artists on each particular night. Therefore, the vast majority of the artists such as Solomun, Adriatique, H.O.S.H., Kollektiv Turmstrasse or Stimming, will play at each of the participating clubs. And for the grand finale, the whole Diynamic Family will come together at one big after hour party.

DIY: A simple idea, rooted in the wish to change the predominant principles and to do something in one’s own way.

Since 10 years now Diynamic – the artist collective surrounding label father Solomun – acts true to this calling. Since 2006 it’s all about releasing, partying, thinking ahead and doing it yourself. Born in the heart of Hamburg’s St. Pauli neighbourhood, now home in virtually every corner of the world.

Actually the beginnings of the DIY-era lie in 2003, when the first own party series of the clique around Solomun commenced in Hamburg. 2006 saw the founding of the music label Diynamic, followed by the opening of infamous EGO club in Hamburg’s red light district St. Pauli in 2009. This was soon succeeded by own Festivals on multiple continents, worldwide Diynamic Showcases and several successful residencies on Ibiza.

So how do you commemorate such a special anniversary? With a substantial birthday party, obviously! Reminiscing of all the wonderful club nights spent in the most exciting metropolises of this world, from intimate little joints to the most renowned venues of night life, makes us wish we wouldn’t have to decide where to celebrate. But who claimed that a party would have to be held at one single club only?

Starting with Berlin on April 9th and gloriously finishing in Hamburg on November 26th, the year 2016 will see many European metropolises taken over by Diynamic and its artists for an extended night each. The artists will take turns at all of the two or three participating clubs of each particular city and afterwards come together at an all day after hour party the following day.

The play times haven’t been decided yet, but what’s certain is that Solomun, H.O.S.H., Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Adriatique and other artists will play three times that weekend: once on Saturday night at Watergate, then another time Saturday night at Ritter Butzke, and then a third time at the after hour at Watergate on Sunday.

Whether you choose to follow your favourite artist around town or stay at your preferred venue or maybe even first join in at the after hour on Sunday, is completely up to you.

Event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/567885686709752/
Event on Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?811199
10 YEARS DIYNAMIC – BERLIN

Saturday, 9. April, 00:00 – open end
Line Up: Solomun, H.O.S.H., Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Stimming, DJ Phono, Thyladomid, Karmon, NTFO, Ost & Kjex, Magdalena, Johannes Brecht, Undercatt, Lehar

Ritter Butzke, Ritterstr. 26, Berlin
Watergate Club, Falckensteinstr. 49, Berlin

Afterhour

Sunday, 10. April, 10:00 – 23:59
Line Up: Diynamic Family back2back
Watergate Club, Falckensteinstr. 49

Diynamic Festival Amsterdam 2016

And the tradition continues: On Friday, May 27th 2016, now for the fourth year in a row, Diynamic Festival Amsterdam returns to Amsterdamse Bos for its annual label event. A close relationship ties the label to this city and its people, which is why this date is always a special for the whole Diynamic Family, which will attend in its entirety.

Last year has demonstrated why Diynamic keeps returning to the Dutch capitol: Even though Diynamic Festival Amsterdam 2015 has been bothered by some pretty serious rainfall, the people kept on dancing none the less and turned the event into an amazing party. This is what we call true commitment! While we can only hope for good weather, we can always count on the people of Amsterdam, which is why Friday, May 27th 2016 will see the fourth edition of the already traditional Diynamic Festival at Amsterdamse Bos, the city’s nearby forest.

Amsterdamse Bos even holds a new venue in store: Deep within the forest lies the enchanted Land van Bosse, tucked into the Amsterdam forest, still easy to reach by bike or by bus from Amsterdam city centre. The venue will accommodate two stages that will hold performances by the whole Diynamic family including Solomun, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H., Stimming, Karmon, NTFO, Thyladomid, Magdalena, Ost & Kjex, DJ Phono, Johannes Brecht, Undercatt and Lehar.
The event will start at 12:00h at noon and go on until 23:00h at night.

The finest of Diynamic Music will return to Amsterdam:
– Solomun, who is just taking a break from his 130 shows in the last 10 months
– Stimming, who’s releasing his 4th album in April
– Adriatique, who are about to release an EP on Cityfox and a Diynamic collab-EP with Lehar
– H.O.S.H., who just released a massive remix for Australian band Rüfüs
– Kollektiv Turmstrasse , whose “Sorry I’m Late” was Beatport’s most selling track 2015
– Karmon, who locked himself into his studio for the last weeks to work on some new material
– NTFO, who just released an EP on 20/20Vision’s sublabel, 20/20Editions
– Thyladomid, who is looking ahead to a heavy touring schedule for 2016
– Magdalena , who officially joined the roster in 2014
– Ost & Kjex, who released their “Freedom Wig” album last year
– Dj Phono, who just produced the live show for German band Deichkind
– Johannes Brecht, who will drop his debut album in 2016
– Undercatt, who just released a single on Sasha’s “Last Night On Earth” label
– Lehar recently joined Diynamic as an official family member

Aftermovie 2015: http://youtu.be/vreEUyWnqHk
Event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1550065358644561/

Pre-Sale: http://bit.ly/DiynamicFestival2016

Police and international students celebrate world game as Chile takes out the Beach Soccer Tournament title

Police and students have celebrated the world game in an international-themed Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee, with the Chilean team taking out the title.

The tournament was hosted by Eastern Beaches Local Area Command at Coogee Beach yesterday (Sunday 27 September 2015), and involved teams of police officers and international students from across NSW.

Students, who are studying at schools, TAFE colleges, English language colleges, universities and other educational institutions in NSW, represented their country during the round-robin competition.

The event was proudly sponsored by Study NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet, and Randwick City Council, while also being supported by Multicultural NSW.

Almost 200 students from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, took part in the competition.

The tournament also featured police from Local Area Commands across Sydney, as well as the Hunter and Illawarra.

The day culminated in a nail-biting grand final match between the police team and Chilean team, with Chile taking out the competition 1-0.

Corporate Sponsor for the Safety of International Students, Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate, said 2015 was the biggest and best tournament police have ever hosted.

“The wet weather certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, with almost 200 students from more than 37 countries coming together to enjoy the competition,” Det Supt Dengate said.

“Soccer has proven to be a terrific way to interact with students to help them feel welcome and safe in their new community.

“It was great for police officers and students alike to interact with one another, and break down barriers so students know they can come to us if they ever need help,” Det Supt Dengate said.

“It also gives students an informal setting in which to talk to police about their experiences or any challenges they may be facing, so officers are best equipped to understand their needs.

“The community spirit on the sand was phenomenal and there were thousands of people there to cheer on the players throughout the day and during the grand final decider, creating a spectacular atmosphere.

“We really appreciate the support from the local community, as well as the educational institutions, Randwick City Council, event sponsors and local business, all of whom played a part in making the day such a success,” Det Supt Dengate said.

To view images and vision from the tournament, visit the NSW Police Force International Students Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nswinternationalstudents.

Police and international students go head-to-head in Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee

Police and international students will go head-to-head today as they compete in a round-robin Beach Soccer Tournament at Coogee.

The tournament is being hosted by Eastern Beaches Local Area Command on the sand at Coogee Beach between 8.30am and 4pm today (Sunday 27 September 2015).

Major sponsors include Study NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet, and Randwick City Council, and the event is also supported by Multicultural NSW.

The tournament will see police and international students celebrate multiculturalism in Australia while enjoying the world game.

Students from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, who are studying at schools, TAFE colleges, English language colleges, universities and other educational institutions in NSW, will represent their country during the competition.

The tournament will also feature police from Local Area Commands across Sydney, as well as the Hunter and Illawarra, building on relationships with students from their local educational institutions.

The community are welcome to come and join in the fun; the event is free and there will be a number of cultural and police displays, as well as a selection of international food stalls and live entertainment. A major trophy will also be awarded to the country with the loudest and proudest fan base on the day, so everyone is encouraged to come down and support their team.

WHEN: 8.30am-3.30pm TODAY (Sunday 27 September 2015)

WHERE: Coogee Beach

Arden Street

COOGEE

For more information, visit the NSW Police Force International Students Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nswinternationalstudents.

Police investigate man’s death following DEFQON festival

A coronial investigation is now underway into the death of a man, who was found unconscious at a music festival at Penrith overnight.

Shortly after 11pm (Saturday 19 September 2015), emergency personnel were told a man had been found unconscious in a tent at the DEFQON festival, being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

The man’s friends rendered first aid until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived and he was taken to Nepean Hospital, where he later died. Police have identified the man as being aged 26 and from Albury.

During the festival, police arrested 60 people; 46 arrests were for drug offences, four of which for drug supply, with two people allegedly caught with 46 pills, believed to be MDMA.

Others arrested were charged with public order and trespass offences.

Nine people were taken to Nepean Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

An investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death with witnesses to be interviewed by Penrith detectives. They are appealing for anyone with information about the man’s death to contact Penrith Police.

Investigators will prepare a report for the NSW Coroner.

During the festival, police arrested 60 people; 46 arrests were for drug offences with the remainder being for public order and trespass offences.

Four of the drug arrests were for supply offences with two patrons allegedly found with 46 pills, believed to be MDMA.

Nine people were taken to Nepean Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

In a related operation, a bus heading to the festival was stopped on Sherbrook Road at Hornsby by officers from Kuring Gai LAC. More than 30 passengers were searched with 14 found to be in possession of drugs including MDMA and cannabis.

Subsequent to this stop, a search warrant was executed at a home in Cecil Road at Hornsby. Police allegedly found white powder suspected of being cocaine as well as pills, believed to be MDMA, steroids and $5800 cash. Inquiries are continuing.

Police investigate man’s death following DEFQON festival

Police from Penrith Local Area Command have an investigation now underway into the death of a man, who was found unconscious at a music festival at Penrith overnight.

Shortly after 11pm, emergency personnel were told that a man had been found unconscious in a tent.

The man’s friends rendered first aid until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived and he was taken to Nepean Hospital, where he later died. Police have identified the man as being aged 26 and from Albury.

During the festival, police arrested 60 people; 46 arrests were for drug offences, four of which for drug supply, with two people allegedly caught with 46 pills, believed to be MDMA.

Others arrested were charged with public order and trespass offences.

Nine people were taken to Nepean Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

 

Men arrested after alleged dance party assault – Marrickville

Two men are assisting with inquiries after an alleged assault at a dance party in Marrickville today (Sunday 20 September 2015).

Police were called to a warehouse on Fitzroy Street about 3.30am where they found a 23-year-old man with a head wound. It is believed the man hit his head on the ground after being punched.

He was assessed on site by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for further treatment.

He is in a stable condition and his injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

The men, both aged 21, were arrested nearby and taken to Newtown Police Station.

Man charged with bicycle theft – Bondi Junction

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stole a number of bikes from a train station in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

An ongoing investigation was launched last month after an increase in bike thefts from Bondi Train Station.

About 6.25pm yesterday (Thursday 17 September 2015), police allegedly observed a man cut a security chain and then steal a bicycle from a bike rack at the train station.

The 22-year-old man was arrested a short distance away and taken to Waverly Police Station.

Police subsequently executed a search warrant at a home on Botany Road, Alexandria, where they allegedly located seven bicycles, a replica firearm and ammunition.

The 22-year-old man was charged with stealing and property offences.

He was refused bail and will appear in Waverly Local Court today (Friday 19 September 2015).

Investigations continue.