Back in time with DJ Tom Loud


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By Lauren Ferrone

He plays the best songs of all time on stages around the world, but DJ Tom Loud is going back in time to his Adelaide Fringe days by giving South Australian fans an experience unlike the rest.

Tickets are nearly sold out to Tom’s most ambitious project yet Hot Dub Wine Machine, where he will DJ with other bands in a “mini festival” among McLaren Vale’s vineyards at Serafino Winery next Saturday (December 10).

As creator of the world’s first time travelling dance party Hot Dub Time Machine, Tom “chronologically DJs by going back in time to play the best songs usually between 1954 to 2016”.


Tickets are nearly sold out to Tom’s most ambitious project yet ‘Hot Dub Wine Machine’

“It’s not something a lot of DJs do; it gives a really unique shape and flavour to the party,” Tom says.

“It’s all about finding the best songs from music’s history and putting them together by creating an audio and visual experience,” he adds.

A former sound designer for TV shows, Tom confesses a “mid-30s transformation” led him to DJing.

Despite creating unique music experiences around the world – from Edinburgh, Canada to the UK – Tom fondly remembers the four years spent performing sell-out shows in a small tent at Adelaide Fringe.

“I’d never been to the Adelaide Fringe before I performed Hot Dub Time Machine there in 2012,” Tom says.

“It was a packed little tent and I think I sold about 100 tickets,” he laughs.

Tom says Hot Dub Wine Machine is for his South Australian fans, who he affectionally calls the ‘Hot Dubbers of Adelaide’

“It’s for those who saw me during my Fringe days and just keep coming back,” he says.


“Whether it’s been at one of the huge festival appearances or a sweaty hug at a packed Thebarton Theatre, the Adelaide Hot Dub fans have always been the most exciting and loyal on the planet, so it was befitting that the first ever Hot Dub Wine Machine be held in mighty South Australia,” Tom says.

Hot Dub Time Machine will feature a diverse all-Australian lineup of some of Hot Dub’s favourite artists, including Adelaide’s Heartaches & Drum Breaks and local Luke Million.

“We’ve been planning this for a while. I wanted to do something special to say thank you to being the most loyal and crazy Hot Dubbers in the world and sticking with me throughout this wild journey,” he adds.

Tom recently announced he will also re-visit his “tiny Adelaide Fringe tent where it all began” when he and wife Lulu perform a special Hot Dub Time Machine for kids next year.

DJ Tom Loud’s Hot Dub Wine Machine is at McLaren Vale’s Serafino Winery next Saturday (December 10), from 1pm to 10pm. Final release tickets available for a limited time.

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