Friday, July 12
At 24 years of age, Melbourne-born tastemaker Will Sparks has well and truly earnt his placing as one of the most esteemed and exciting electronic acts to break out of Australia this decade.
In his short career, Will Sparks has won the title of ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ [inthemix – 2013], Australia’s #1 DJ, [inthemix – 2014], one of ‘Billboard Magazine’s 10 most exciting young talents’, #73 DJ in the World [DJ Mag Top 100 – 2016], embarked on countless world tours, playing roughly 300 shows every year across all corners of the globe, with residencies at some of the worlds most famous venues – Paradise Club – Mykonos, XS – Las Vegas and Pacha – Sydney to name a few, and hitting some of the biggest stages in the world including Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and TomorrowWorld.
Since his genre-defining track, ‘Ah Yeah!’ hit #3 on the Beatport overall charts at the tail end of 2012, Will Sparks has been unstoppable, curating a catalogue of highly esteemed, energising repertoire by producing hit after hit and gaining recognition from a number of dance music heavyweights and the biggest names in the industry and winning him multiple Gold and Platinum records to decorate the walls with, including FOUR top 10 Beatport records before May, 2017 alone.
His SoundCloud page stands as testament to his phenomenal influence as a producer, racking up millions of plays on a single release alone and his countless original productions have spent weeks inside the Beatport top 10 in addition to signature remixes of global hits such as Major Lazer’s ‘Be Together’, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, The Chainsmokers’ ‘Selfie’ and a sync deal that saw his hit track ‘Ah Yeah’ featured as the main promotional track for hit US TV series ‘Ballers’ with The Rock.
To add to his impressive resume, Will Sparks has curated his own record label ‘Bourne Recordings – a joint venture with Lucky Ent and Ministry of Sound Australia, which has a mission of supporting young talent and emerging artists as well as acting as a home for his releases. Bourne now boasts multiple Beatport overall Top 10’s.
With a social reach in the millions, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing musical landscape whilst still holding the signature Will Sparks brand and sound, there is no doubt Will Sparks is an artist that is here for the long run.