ARIA DJ of the Week: Latour
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ARIA DJ of the Week: Latour

November 23, 2019

Get to know the Gold Coast DJ.

Latour hails from the sunny east coast of Australia known as the Gold Coast.

Saving money from a weekend job at 15 years old when still in high school, Codie banked enough to purchase a 2nd hand set online and that’s where the love for the music & dream started. Many years of bedroom DJ’ing and house parties quickly becoming the go to DJ for teenage house parties.

At 17 years old Latour managed to land his first gig at a Sunday Session club “Dirty Sundays”, playing under the duo name of “Snobs”, becoming the go to resident of the event.
After 1 year passed Latour found his feet at one of the best house music clubs in Australia known as “elsewhere”. Stepping into a resident DJ role in the Sunday team at the tender age of just 18, something not many have managed to do.

Staying on the Sunday Royale for 2-3 years before moving into a resident DJ role on the main night at elsewhere “Saturday Night” with Giv. Having a great mentorship with Giv who has over 2 decades experience in the industry there was much to learn.

2019 coming into the 8th year of Latour’s elsewhere residency he has taken over as Music Director and head captain of the Friday Night.

Amongst 8 years of nightlife Latour has defined a sharp and comprehensive skillset behind the decks playing an array of house, tech house, techno & deep house with quirky twists leaving the listener never knowing what may be around the corner. As a DJ his skills are as visual as they are audible. This expertise has seen him play shows at very reputable festivals and venues around the country such as, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Babylon Festival, Circus Paradise, Full Moon Down Under, onesixone, Nautic Giants, Pawn & Co, Nevermind Smallclub, MVMNT, elsewhere, Dirty Sundays, Day Spa, Rattlesnake, & more.

2013 marked the first record signing Codie produced “Snobs – Star in A Cage” on German label Tiefblau Records.

Since then Latour has seen music signed to the iconic Nervous Records (NYC), House of Hustle (BEL), Futurism (UK), CTM Recordings (UK), Trash Society (BRA) plus a remix for international touring DJ Chad Tyson on Billions. Productions that's seen the support from the likes of Vanilla Ace, Amine Edge & Dance, Tkay Maidza, Kito (ed banger), Chad Tyson, 105.7 Radio Metro & more.

In 2014 Latour’s “Girls Like You Make History” record reached a Beatport #1 Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart compilation with House Of Hustle. 2017 saw a similar story with “Missing You” reaching #20 chart compilation Top 100 with House of Hustle again.

Following suit 2019 is looking strong with an upcoming release on Colour Castle’s “Hot Sunday”.

Latour's Top 10 tracks this week:

1 BODY COME ALIVE LATOUR FT. LEE WILSON
2 SO SO GOOD LATOUR
3 SEX MACHINE PRIOR & MILLER + PAUL SCOTT
4 LET IT GO HOODRICH
5 JUMP INTO MY MIND MARK JAMES (LATOUR REMIX)
6 RIDE TONIGHT BENSON FT KLP
7 MIDNIGHT HARPOON
8 WAY HEY JAMIE PORTEOUS
9 BE FREE AIRWOLF
10 OVER THE WATER COLOUR CASTLE & TIM LIGHT