Let’s take a small stroll down memory lane. The year is 2017 and everything in the world of dance music is fresh. Festivals are thriving, clubs are experiencing record show sales, COVID has never been heard of, and Tech-House is becoming a household name throughout the United States.
With the rise of Tech-House comes the rise of some of our favorite DJs in 2022. The sound is having a moment, and it’s time we recognize it. One such group that came out of that era is the Liverpool duo of Camelphat. If we are remembering 2017, then it is impossible not to remember their massive hit “Cola” with Elderbook.
“Cola” was a top 40 track that pushed the duo to stardom. The single was an international hit single that peaked at number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. With over 600 Million plays across Youtube, Spotify, & Apple Music, it is a dance music bop that will be here for decades.
If you live house music, “Cola,” and Camelphat, then you are in luck. The UK-based super-duo are headed to the big easy this April. The Metropolitan is continuing its massive headliner status with Camelphat on Saturday, April 23. Support from this one is staked with local favorites like Merger, PassTheJeffrey, who just headlined our party with Le Youth, DJ TAF, and one of our favorite NOLA acts, Tristan Dufrene.
There is no better time than Springtime in New Orleans, and Metro, AMPS Events, & Disco Donnie are making sure of that. Tech-House favorites CamelPhat make their NOLA debut on April 23, 2022, tickets are available here.
The triple-platinum DJ and production duo CamelPhat straddle the mainstream and underground with their vibrant tech-house. Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala met in 2004 in Liverpool where they were both resident DJs but didn’t officially join forces until 2006.
Many of their early recordings were released under monikers like The Bassline Hustlers, Pawn Shop, Shake N’ Jack, and Whelan & Di Scala. They put out their first CamelPhat recording, the Kill The VIP EP, in 2010.
Over the next decade, the pair added 16 more EPs and a prodigious amount of singles to the CamelPhat name. They made their mark most notably with 2017’s Grammy and Ivor Novello-nominated song Cola featuring Elderbrook, as well as hits like Breathe and Rabbit Hole with Jem Cooke and Panic Room with Au/Ra.
Since 2015’s edition of Creamfields, CamelPhat has also become firm favorite on the festival circuit, playing everything from Parklife to Coachella and Lollapalooza.