Stafford Brothers

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Stafford Brothers
Stafford Brothers.jpg
Stafford Brothers at Summafieldaze, 2011.
Background information
Genres House, Electro, Progressive
Occupations DJ, Producer, MC, Songwriter, Artist Manager, Entrepreneur
Labels Cash Money Records
Website www.staffordbrothers.com

Stafford Brothers are professional DJs and producers from Australia, who are based in Los Angeles. They have been ranked as the number 1 DJs in Australia in the ITM Awards.[1][2][3] The brothers were the first electronic dance music act to sign to Cash Money Records - an American record label.[4] Stafford Brothers also have their own syndicated network TV show The Stafford Brothers.[5]

Affiliations[edit]

The Stafford Brothers have produced club records for a number of labels.[6][7][8] In December 2012, Cash Money Records co-CEO’s Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams announced they had signed the Stafford Brothers.[9]

"Hello"[edit]

The Stafford Brothers' debut release on Cash Money Records titled ‘Hello,’ featured Young Money Entertainment’s Lil Wayne and Christina Milian from NBC’s ‘The Voice’. The single was certified double platinum in Australia and hit #1 on the Australian artist singles chart, dance chart, club chart and iTunes dance chart.[10][11] It peaked at #4 on the overall singles chart spending 20 weeks inside the top 50.[12] A remix package was released internationally on Beatport in which two of the remixes reached #1 in their respective genres.[13][14]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
ARIA Singles Chart[16] 42
Australian Artist Singles Chart[17] 4

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[18] 3× Platinum 210,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Real Madrid[edit]

In 2011, Real Madrid C.F commissioned the Stafford Brothers to reproduce their club anthem ‘Himno del Real Madrid’. ‘Everybody (Hala Madrid)’ was released on iTunes along with an official music video featuring famous footage from Real Madrid games.[19][20]

Television series[edit]

In 2010, FOX8 premiered a six part documentary titled ‘The Stafford Brothers’ that followed Matt and Chris Stafford on their European Tour.[21] The second season of the show premiered on January 21, 2011; in its final episode, the Stafford Brothers announced their plans to move to America, to pursue their international DJ career.[22][23]

Radio shows[edit]

In Australia, the Stafford Brothers host their weekly radio show on Austereo Radio Network.[24]

In the United States, their radio programme is hosted by Clear Channel’s Evolution Radio on Saturday nights.[25] The show has featured interviews with artists such as Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, NERVO, Tommy Trash and Krewella.[26][27][28][29][30][31]

Ventures[edit]

On June 8, 2013 the Stafford Brothers announced an online DJ training program and website titled DJ Master Course, which was launched in September 2013.[32][33]

The Stafford Brothers are also partners in electronic dance music talent group 360 Agency.[34][35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia's #1 DJ". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Jack Tregoning. "The 2012 inthemix awards results are in!". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "In the Mix awards 2013". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Birdman Signs EDM Act Stafford Brothers to Cash Money Records". Eric Diep. XXL Magazine. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Episode Guide". Fox 8 Network. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stafford Brothers". Ministry of Sound. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Come My Way (feat. Frank Stafford)". Tool Room Records. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stafford Brothers with Dabruck & Klein feat Ollie James". Track it down website. 
  9. ^ "Birdman & Slim Sign EDM Duo Stafford Brothers To Cash Money". Steven J. Horowitz. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "'HELLO' TO STAFFORD BROTHERS SUCCESS". Auspop. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2013 Singles". Aria - Australia Official Music Charts. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "STAFFORD BROTHERS FEAT. LIL WAYNE & CHRISTINA MILIAN - HELLO (SONG)". Australian Charts.com. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "MOTi conquering Beatport with ‘Krack!’ and Hello remix.". TT Management News. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hello - Will Spart Remix". Beatport. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Stafford Brothers – Hello". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Artist Singles Chart". ARIA Charts. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Everybody - EP (Real Madrid) - EP Stafford Brothers". iTunes. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Real Madrid launches 'Legends' digital music album". Real Madrid - Official Website. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "The Stafford Brothers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "The Stafford Brothers". Fox TV. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "The Stafford Brothers: DJ's turned FOX 8". Nova FM. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Stafford Brothers start today on Today Network". RadioInfo. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Stafford Brothers' #SomethingBig radio show launches this weekend on Evolution". iHeart Radio. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "GoodMusicAllDay.com Presents: Something Big #003 – Stafford Brothers & Nicky Romero". Good Music Daily. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "The Stafford Brothers and Dancing Astronaut present Something Big". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Stafford Brothers - Something Big #004 Featuring Tommy Trash [Exclusive Mix]". Earmilk. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "FNT Presents – Something Big with The Stafford Brothers & Krewella". Fresh Network Tracks. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Stafford Brothers present: Something BIG". ITunes. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "#SOMETHINGBIG WITH THE STAFFORD BROTHERS". iHeart Revolution. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "Stafford Brothers DJ Master Course". DJ Mastercourse Homepage. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  33. ^ "Course Description". djmastercourse. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  34. ^ "Agency Homepage". 360 Agency. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  35. ^ "Homepage". Platinium Nightclub. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 

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