Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic


Sounds like

chemical brothers, Asian Dub Foundation, The Propeller Heads


band members

Cal Robertson - Keys, Sascha Colella - Bass, Sam Morrison - Guitar & Vocals, Nick Ogden - Percussion, Andy McKechnie - Drums David Joncheff Samples & programming


Influences

roni size, Beastie Boys, Frank Zappa


Website

Bio

The Levitators are a six piece dance crossover act combining styles such as Electro, Funk, Hip Hop and Reggae delivered with a Rock and Roll attitude. Incorporating live drums and percussion, bass, stacks of keyboards, guitar, vocals and samples, The Levitators never fail to impress at a live show, and ALWAYS get the crowd dancing! Forming in 2004, it was 2007 when things really started moving for the band, when they were picked to play The Big Day Out following great success from playing sold out local shows. Late 2007, Triple J caught wind of their self titled EP and after liking the track Aqualung, Unearthed the band giving them a spot at Parklife 2007. The band then started recording their debut album, and released the single ‘Dinner at Panchos’, which received national airplay on Triple J, as well as Nova and Fresh FM locally. The album was released in Adelaide November 2008 to a sold out show and is now available worldwide on iTunes. The band toured NSW and VIC in support of the record. In Feb 2009, the band started the year opening The Adelaide Fringe Festival in front of 10,000 punters on a massive outdoor stage. They ended the year at Peats Ridge Festival playing a high energy set to delighted punters.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

04 Aug 2011

Super Reviewer
40

Just heard Sarah play this on Roots & All and had to hunt it down. Fantastic energy and a great mix of genres.

Just heard Sarah play this on Roots & All and had to hunt it down. Fantastic energy and a great mix of genres.

Review

dirty sir

28 Oct 2009

40

top stuff really good listening.

top stuff really good listening.

Review

pazza

04 Nov 2009

40

Really cool, interesting style you have here, kinda like world/electro/hiphop, thats what i took from it anyway. really funky and great to groove with, could possibly be improved by by a much more electro kit with thumping bass, to really emphasis the beat, and possibly some more in-your-face vocals, not unlike maybe pendulum or something... but, defenatly still works, really fun song...

Really cool, interesting style you have here, kinda like world/electro/hiphop, thats what i took from it anyway. really funky and great to groove with, could possibly be improved by by a much more electro kit with thumping bass, to really emphasis the beat, and possibly some more in-your-face vocals, not unlike maybe pendulum or something... but, defenatly still works, really fun song...