The Presets

The Presets

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Presets

Img_capt = The Presets live in London 2006
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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Flagicon|AUS Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genre = Electro house
Years_active = 2003 - present
Label = Modular Recordings, International Deejay Gigolo Records
Associated_acts = The Dissociatives
URL = [ Official website]
Current_members = Julian Hamilton
Kim Moyes

The Presets are a Sydney-based Australian electronic duo, consisting of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. In September 2005, they released their debut album, "Beams", to positive critical response. [ Retrieved 16 June 2007] That same year Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes also toured with The Dissociatives, which is co-fronted by Daniel Johns of Silverchair and Australian dance producer Paul Mac. Johns also played guitar on Presets single "Cookie". Hamilton and Moyes are also members of Sydney instrumental group Prop. [ Retrieved mid 2007]

Band member Kim Moyes has also had a solo career playing shows at Club 77 in Sydney with the local group Bang Gang, who also put both The Presets and Moyes on their Ministry of Sound album "Mashed #2". He has helped with the producing of another local band's EP, "The Valentinos" now known as Lost Valentinos.



The Presets released their first EP "Blow Up", in 2003. It was fairly popular and started out The Presets' career. As a follow up to that EP, they released another EP, named "Girl and the Sea", in 2004. Around that time, the Presets got small gigs in nightclubs.


Due to great critical response, The Presets released their debut album, "Beams", on the May 20, 2005. To further promote the duo, they decided to release a single named "Are You the One?", which was a success on the dance scene. A remix of the song, mixed by French DJ Lifelike, was later featured in a BMW 1 Series commercial in Australia. [ Retrieved 20 June 2008]

After that, The Presets toured around the United Kingdom and United States for three years, promoting the band. While in the UK, the duo released "Down Down Down" and "I Go Hard, I Go Home", in 2006. Both albums were only available in the United Kingdom.


Towards the end of the tour, The Presets released another UK only single titled "Truth & Lies". [ Retrieved late 2007] It featured two songs, which were successful. Towards the end of 2007, The Presets released "My People" which was successful in Australia and then eventually in the UK and US. Due to the positive response to it, they released their second album, "Apocalypso", which was on the iTunes number 1 spot for weeks and months in Australia and was huge. [ Retrieved April 2008]

At the end of 2007, the group toured with Daft Punk on their NeverEverLand tour.

In May 2008, The Presets released an EP, single and a all remixed edition for "This Boy's In Love" which the song of the same name was still becoming used and played on the radio before its release on a Single/EP. As of May, The Presets are still on their UK and United States tour and have released their third single from "Apocalypso", single/EP "Talk Like That".

It has been speculated that "Yippiyo-Ay" may be the next single to be released by The Presets. It has already received airplay on Triple J.

Ministry of Sound

Since forming the band in 2003, The Presets have occasionally contributed for Ministry of Sound (MoS) creating remixes for their songs. On the album "Ministry of Sound Presents: Clubbers Guide to 2008", a remix of "My People" named "My People (DIM Remix)" was the second track on the album. On "Ministry Of Sound Presents Session Five", a remix of "This Boy's In Love was included titled "This Boy's in Love (Lifelike Remix)".


* Julian Hamilton – vocals, keyboards
* Kim Moyes – drums, keyboards


Studio albums

* 2005: "Beams"
* 2008: "Apocalypso"


* 2006: "Down Down Down"
* 2006: "I Go Hard, I Go Home"
* 2007: "Truth & Lies"
* 2007/2008: "My People" [Available in EP]
* 2008: "This Boy's in Love" [Available in EP]
* 2008: "Talk Like That" [Available in EP]


* 2003: "Blow Up"
* 2004: "Girl and the Sea" [Available in Remix Single]
* 2005: "Are You the One?"


* 2006: "Resets" [Digital Download]


* 2005: Midnight Juggernauts - "Devil Within"
* 2005: Paul Mac - "It's Not Me, It's You"
* 2006: Caged Baby - "Hello There"
* 2006: Lenny Kravitz - "Breathe"
* 2007: Howling Bells - "Low Happening"
* 2007: Silverchair - "Straight Lines"
* 2007: Architecture In Helsinki - "Heart It Races"


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ The Presets] at Bebo
* [ The Presets at Modular Recordings]
* [ "L.A. Weekly" interview] , April 2007
* [ The Scenestar - March 2007 Interview]
* [ Apocalypso Review]
* [ Interview with Julian Hamilton] on Aural States
* [ 2008 Interview with The Presets] on LF
* [ "Fuel TV" interview and Los Angeles concert photos] May 2008
* [ Presets video interview on]

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