The Island LIVE Season 5 launch


Season 5 of The Island LIVE kicks off on Friday 2nd November with the biggest launch event in our history. It gives us enormous pleasure to present Sweat It Out 2008 – 2018, celebrating amazing 10 years of this iconic record label, founded by Ajax dance legend.

“What would Ajax do?”, or “would Ajax love it?” are common mottos within the Sweat It Out ranks. Mostly applied when chatting about new music, making decisions on branding, where to go for lunch, or in this case, how to throw a mega party! For one night only, we take a retrospective look back at the last 10 years of Sweat It Out featuring Ajax-approved only artists and a cheeky nod back to the late 2000s electro scene.

Parachute Youth headline the night, gaining the love and attention of the Australian audience with their 2012 gold record ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’. In honour of Ajax, The Bang Gang Deejays return to the stage to take us back to the glory days of the Sydney clubbing scene. Followed by some of the biggest team-ups to have hit our shores, including a DJ set from Miami Horror (‘Holidays/’Sometimes’), the legendary duo behind ‘Where The Party’s At’Tonite Only (one part Simon Lewicki aka Groove Terminator,one part Sam Littlemore of Pnau) and of course SIO label heroes Yolanda Be Cool - who have delivered some of the label’s biggest successes including an international #1 on ‘We No Speak Americano’. With two industry heavyweights, K.I.M (of The Presets fame) and Black Angus (one half of the iconic Sneaky Sound System duo) also set to play, it’s safe to say, we’re serious. Well-loved underground house DJ Cassette joins the onslaught, alongside label man about town Danny T.

This special 10th Anniversary event is a Sydney exclusive show and celebrates the release of ‘Sweat It Out 2008 - 2018’ which is released on the same day as The Island LIVE. Head HERE to pre-order the Deluxe double vinyl package.

And if you’re feeling flush, then we have a limited number of VIP Table Packages available. All tickets include complimentary drinks on arrival – thanks to our partners Canadian Club, and free water taxis to and from Double Bay Wharf.