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'BEST PARTY EVER'
My partner and I are in our forties and tend to be a bit too fond of nights in, vegging on the couch. So when the opportunity arose to review Hot Dub Time Machine, it sparked our interest to discover if we could still party like it's 1999.
Hot Dub Time Machine is the brainchild of Australian DJ Tom Loud (Tom Lowndes) and touted as the 'BEST. PARTY. EVER.' - I can tell you now, this is a valid claim.
Hot Dub Time Machine's Adelaide tour at Thebarton Theatre was an all ages event. Doors opened at 7.30pm and ticket-holders of varying ages trickled through, with Tink mixing it up as we prepared ourselves for blast off with Hot Dub Time Machine.
Blast off happened at 10pm and took us through until 12.30am, with DJ Tom taking us back to the 1950s, navigating through the decades until we arrived back to present day. DJ Tom masterfully and creatively matched music to vision, with awesome lighting and sound effects - we experienced a genuine party atmosphere, complete with a giant balloon drop released to Nena's 99 Luftballons and giant inflatable balls bouncing around in the audience.
Hot Dub Time Machine's party just got better and better with guest appearances from Adelaide musicians Wes Carr and Luke Million. Wes honored Cold Chisel with his rendition of Flame Trees (and other hits from other music artists) - Luke and his keytar had no problems creatively backing Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al and Van Halen's Jump (and other hits).
We love live music, so the element of Wes and Luke completed this lively DJ-based event - it is proof that each can complement and enhance the other.
Hot Dub Time Machine continues to tour Australia-wide and internationally. DJ Tom's the best motivator for a great night out and Thebarton Theatre's the perfect venue for this huge dance party event. We'll definitely be booking another journey with the Hot Dub Time Machine crew when they're next here in Adelaide.