With his new single “Hit The Road Jack,” Throttle has managed to find that sweet balance between disco vibes and electronic sounds on this classic sample. This is the young Australian producer’s perfect follow-up to his last single “Money Maker,” quickly creating his own distinctive sound, which contains danceable beats with a flavor of disco, inspired from James Brown’s hit “Shake Your Money Maker.”
Throttle is known to infuse his own EDM and modern disco sounds into his music, which definitely gets the crowd grooving like they’re back in the ‘80s. “Hit The Road Jack,” which released on Spinnin’ Records, is destined to groove up the crowds with its joyous saxophone, delicious piano chords and soulful vocals.
“This record has been a crazy ride. It started about a year ago in my bedroom as a goofy instrumental built around the ‘Hit The Road Jack’ bassline. Browsing the internet as any young man does, I stumbled across an incredible acoustic cover of Ray Charles’ ‘Hit The Road Jack’ on youtube by a guy called Jordan Landers. I reached out and a few months later I ended up in Alabama of all places tracking vocals over my instrumental. It’s my latest single and it’s going off in clubs right now which I’m stoked about!” said Throttle.
Throttle has racked up a large list of achievements at such as young age within the past four years. However, it was his 2013 Launchpad “Inspire” video that caught the attention of global music, bringing him onto the radar and go recognized by Avicii.
“I had some stuff that was blowing up online, and then [Avicii] found me before [releasing] ‘You Make Me,’ which was huge for me, and they asked me to do some shows for his Australian shows, which was insane,” revealed Throttle. “Then after that I was like, ‘This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’ It was amazing. I was so nervous, but it was sick. The whole Avicii tour felt like a whole festival. After Avicii’s support that’s when it merged from an internet thing to the real world, music industry.”
After Avicii enlisted Throttle to remix his single “You Make Me,” which took the #1 spot on Hype Machine and peaked at #12 on the Beatport Charts, the Australian DJ secured over two million SoundCloud plays for Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” remix. Throttle eventually released his original single “Together” featuring David Spekter in July 2015 and made the official remix of Conrad Sewell’s “Hold Me Up,” which was used in the ABC series “Nashville.”
Throttle is also playing gigs around the globe and has become increasingly in demand as a DJ from playing events like EDC Vegas and New York to Ibiza’s Ushuaia. Experience his bouncy new track below: