Spencer and Hill
& Stafford Brothers
Spencer & Hill is currently one of the highest acclaimed dance-electro projects within the international club scene.
The impressive amount of national and international dance chart toppers like e.g. “Housebeat“,“Right On Time“ and “Cool“, within the last decade makes them part of the elite of electro-dance producers worldwide.
Lately, Spencer & Hill proved their incomparable sense for sound and trend setting abilities by e.g. “Yeah Yeah Yeah”, which shot straight to Top 1 on Beatport and into the Top Ten of the most important European Dance Charts.
With their recent signings of tracks like “Dance” at Steve Aoki’s “DIM MAK” and “Beatrocka” at Afrojack’s “Wall Recordings”, they proved once again their affinity to the Top 10 Electro acts.
Starting in 2005 they began producing several successful remixes for highly demanded acts such as Moby, Paul van Dyk, Tiga, Taio Cruz, Röyksopp, Afrojack, DJ Tiesto, Yello, Sugababes, Chris Lake, Eric Morillo, P.Diddy, Cosmic Gate, Above & Beyond a.m.m. Honoured by national and international awards such as Dance Act of the year (by DDC in 2009) Spencer & Hill increasingly focused on their own tracks.
Due to their unique sound, most of the Spencer & Hill releases became massive club tunes that head the national and international DJ playlists in an impressive way.
If the sibling duo of house DJs, The Stafford Brothers, doesn’t ring a bell, then one must wonder where you’ve been hiding for the past few years. The rise and rise of Matt and Chris Stafford over the past ten years has been an unrestrained assault on the International DJ elite. From humble beginnings in New Zealand to their current position on the brink of International superstardom, they are sure to continue pushing their beats through sound systems and onto packed dance floors around the world well into the next decade.
They certainly make a formidable pairing and effortlessly complement each other to create a team that has ensured success. Both hold University degrees in Business studies; have a background in sport and started their musical education at an early age with Matt playing guitar and Chris playing both guitar and piano. The current dichotomy is one in which Matt takes care of the administrative and commercial side of the partnership, with Chris being left free to drive the creative aspect. Professionalism and energy underpins their approach to music and DJing and results in an infectious stage presence with definite ‘hands in the air’ style crowd participation. True to their musical roots, early in their career they even fused live instrumentals with turntables by inviting live percussion, saxophonists and trumpeters to join them on stage.
Their international status is underpinned by the solid foundations laid in Australia. Consistently featured in that definitive talent barometer theTop50 list compiled by Australian dance music website ‘InTheMix.com.au’ since their entry in 2005, they have not only been in the top two in Queensland, but one of the top five national DJs every year since 2005.
These dizzying heights were made possible by a steady stream of productions, remixes, mixes, and of course touring.