Joel Fletcher & Matt Watkins
Sat 29 Apr 8:30PM
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia – the prodigal son of Melbourne’s underground dance music scene has come to earn widespread praise and an impressive reputation for his work in the music industry as DJ and Producer alike.
With a discography of both underground and commercial hits, Joel Fletcher is no stranger to the airwaves – the multiplatinum-selling artist has managed to reach double platinum sales and for his collaboration with Will Sparks ‘Bring It Back’ and gold sales for his original production ‘Loco’, but he became a house-hold name for his ARIA nominated, 4xPlatinum smash-hit ‘Swing’ ft Savage that proved to be an inescapable track – added to every radio network in the country and coming in as one of the most played tracks on Australian commercial radio for that year.
From beginning to DJ at the age of 14, achieving his first club residency by the age of 16 to being voted #3 in the inthemix Australia Top 50 awards in 2014, the rise to the top for Joel Fletcher has occurred at lightening speed – with the home-grown talent now playing over 200+ shows around the globe each year, gracing the world’s most prestigious venues and biggest festivals is all in a day’s work for Joel Fletcher.
Joining Joel on the Pacha stage is another Melbournian by the name of Matt Watkins. At 21 years young, this local Melbourne 6ft monster is synonymous with genuine talent, already providing the ears of this world with a vast array of musical treats.
Playing shows all around Australia is all in a weeks work for Matty, holding a number of residencies to his name in addition to headlining shows at some of Australia’s most prestigious venues.
Recently enjoying some success with a number of original records including smash hit ‘AFRICA’ dubbed ‘Song Of The Year’ by Bourne Recordings label head Will Sparks himself, hitting Top 30 overall on Beatport and #8 in his respective genre Electro House leaves no questions as to why Matt Watkins’ sound is being played around the world by the likes of Hardwell, TJR, Firebeatz, R3hab, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet and Joel Fletcher to name a few.
With an array of local and national shows in Matts calendar, plenty more production and a fresh sound coming to life the future is looking monstrous for young gun Matt Watkins.