TOP FIVES: Tony Kingston


TONY KINGSTON is one of our top website contributors and a valuable member of our PURPLE SNEAKERS community. During his time with us he’s been busy steadily covering the most cutting edge new music and interviewing some of the worlds top artists including 2MANYDJs, EROL ALKAN, MATT & KIMKNIGHTLIFE, KRIS MENACE & MIKE SKINNER.

He’s also started running regular events in Sydney. His next party is called ABE SAVED THE QUEEN and will take place on June 7th, it will feature ENERATE, EMBASSY + more and take place at Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. Join the FACEBOOK EVENT for more info.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to get TONY‘s Top Fives in music. Let’s get stuck in yeah?

Top 5 Albums:

  • Pantha Du Prince ‘Black Noise’
  • Cut Copy ‘Bright Like Neon Love’
  • Air ‘Moon Safari’
  • John Talabot ‘Fin’
  • The Chemical Brothers ‘Surrender’

Top 5 Australian Artists:

  • Seekae
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Cut Copy
  • The Presets
  • Tame Impala

Top 5 DJs:

  • Tiga
  • James Zabiela
  • Modeselektor
  • Jacques Lu Cont
  • Gesaffelstein

Top 5 Tracks You Have On Repeat Now:

  • Rufus ‘Take Me’
  • Enerate ‘Unstoppable’
  • Foals ‘Prelude’
  • Du Tonc ‘Darkness’
  • Bonobo ‘Know You’

Top (1)5 Gigs You’ve Been To (from the past few years or so):

  • Orbital @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (2012)
  • The Presets @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (2013)
  • The Chemical Brothers @ The Entertainment Centre, Sydney (2011)
  • John Talabot @ Sonar Festival, Barcelona (2012)
  • Trentemøller @ Field Day, Sydney (2011)
  • Gorillaz, De La Soul & Little Dragon @ Entertainment Centre, Sydney (2010)
  • Modeselektor @ Sonar Festival, Barcelona (2012)
  • Radiohead @ The Entertainment Centre, Sydney (2012)
  • Röyksopp, Rufus @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (2012)
  • Foals, Mitzi @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (2013)
  • Leftfield, Infusion @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (2011)
  • Tycho, Baths, Prefuse 73 @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (2012)
  • Pantha Du Prince @ The Spice Cellar, Sydney (2011)
  • Holy Fuck @ Harvest Festival, Sydney (2011)
  • Caribou Four Tet @ Playground Weekender (2011)

Top 5 Places To Go For A Night Out in Sydney/Australia/The World:

  • Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
  • Civic Underground, Sydney
  • Elsewhere Bar, Gold Coast
  • Sonar Festival, Barcelona (Sonar By Night)
  • Full Moon Party, Magnetic Island (QLD)

Top 5 Music/Entertainment Websites (apart from Purple Sneakers of course!):

Top 5 Songs To Lose Your Virginity To:

  • Air ‘All I Need’
  • Aqua ‘Doctor Jones’
  • Tycho ‘Adrift’
  • Nine Inch Nails ‘Closer’
  • Marcy Playground ‘Sex & Candy’

Top 5 Places You’ve Woken Up After A Big Night Out:

  • Tent at a music festival
  • Another country
  • Hotel room
  • Best friend’s place
  • A new best friend’s place