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Full Throttle Entertainment Pty Ltd (FTE) is a full-service entertainment production and design house based in Sydney Australia
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Rainbow Serpent, Maitreya Festival, and Carl Cox!

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Three months into 2013, and it has already been one hell of a ride for Full Throttle Entertainment!

Since January, we have been involved with Ivy Pool Club, Rainbow Serpent, Maitreya Festival, and Australia’s first ‘REBELRAVE’, as well as the usual fun events with AGWA Yacht Club and Marquee Sydney!

We were privileged to be invited down by PMLS to help set-up and work the Market Stage for Rainbow Serpent Festival, and we just finished the Main Stage at Maitreya Festival!

A big highlight from Ivy Pool Club was Carl Cox and Eric Powell’s 10h b2b Set! 

Check out the Full Throttle Facebook Page for loads of posts, videos and photos!
www.facebook.com/FullThrottleEntertainment

Overall, we have been privileged to work with some talented artists and DJs, great promoters, and amazing people! It has been a fun and rewarding few months!

Stay tuned for more full throttle fun to come!!

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Carl Cox

Muso Article by Greg Phillips

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Full Throttle Entertainment Director Adam Ward has toured with legends such as Tony Bennett and Frankie Valli and experienced everything in the sound game from production management to tour management to front of house engineering and PA design. He worked in America for 14 years in both LA and Vegas. He knows PA and has seen the DJ market grow extensively worldwide. Ward specialises in the design of sound systems for venues, but how does one design a PA system?

“You’ll get a client come to you and they will have an idea,” explained Ward. “Are they doing rock bands or DJs? What’s the space mean to do?” Once you get the design brief, you sit down and look at the space, work with architects and come up with what is best suited to the space.“

We specialise in hi-end DJs like Tiesto and Armand Van Buuren people like that. We specialise in clubs that they would play in. With a lot of the Vegas clubs, money is no option, they would come in and say we don’t care what it costs just build it. We really got to push the envelope.

For someone used to the magnitude of the Euro dance festivals and the elaborate clubs there and in America, Adam is disappointed that Australian club owners haven’t approached their venues with the same adventurous spirit as their overseas counterparts. "Sound systems are such an auditory and visceral experience. It really needs to be where you spend a lot of your money, most of them here don’t realise that,” said Adam. Good sound creates an environment that is comfortable and an environment that you want to be in. If the sound system is painful, too loud or horrible sounding you will actually drive people out of your venue and this obviously effects your bottom line. This is obvious yet many club owners simply just don’t get it.“

Full Throttle works closely with the Australian distributor of Funktion One sound systems, which Ward believes are currently the best in the world. "There are a lot of clubs in Ibiza using Funktion One which is the club Mecca. There area lot of clubs in Vegas, New York, and Miami that are sporting Funktion One. They are the epitome night club system. Funktion One really owns the electronic music market. Beatport just did a vote of the ten best sound systems in America and I think five out of the ten have Funktion One systems.”

Ward has seen a lot in the club world. One of his most memorable experiences was working a club in Vegas when Prince called up and decided he’d like to play a weekend of intimate shows. The venue was also booked for Tiesto, who at the time was the number one DJ in the world. Prince was contracted to finish at a certain time to allow for PA swap over for Tiesto. prince decided on his second night to play two hour
over time, leaving a 3,000 strong Tiesto crowd waiting outside. “they were seething and ready to burst out of their skin. This wave of energy came over the venue as these kids rolled in. The DJ dropped the first track and the place went instantly into mayhem. It didn’t finish until about 11 o'clock the next day.”

With his company and the Funktion One brand, Adam Ward is on a mission. “I believe in sound. It is a passion for me not just a job. What I want to do with Sydney and Australia is introduce people to that really high end audio that I experienced overseas and show people what you can do with sound.”

AGWA 014 Production Notes

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AGWA 014 Nov 2012  It’s ten minutes until boarding time and The Starship Sydney is already pounding with bass, gravely arousing an eager line of party hopefuls. The excitement is contagious, as many punters literally race through the doors and throw themselves onto the dance floor. The ear-to-ear grins and unstoppable feet stomping that begins at 2pm continues right past closing time, making us pray the AGWA party will never end!  Basking in the sun, the  Funktion One  sound systems by Full Throttle Entertainment are strategically placed around the deck. As International guests Subb-ann and Miguell Campbell summon the waters, the crowd is surrounded by a constant wave of electrifying sound. The DJs keep the energy high, and often get lost in a crowd of waving hands and stage dancers! The energy on ground level grew larger and larger until many were climbing on top of shoulders. There was a real festival vibe. The tunes got heavier and more vigorous as the night went on and local talents drove the fire home in true style. Middle level remained quiet as everyone fled to the music.  Credit to Full Throttle, whose design and production permitted enjoyable dance floors on both levels. Many embraced the ability to dance right next to the speakers saying, “It’s so loud, but it doesn’t even hurt my ears!”.  AGWA Yacht Club, Full Throttle Entertainment, The Starship Sydney, and DJs Subb-ann, Miguell Campbell, Brohn, Coop, Sam Roberts, Le Brouts, and T-Boy worked hard together to bring another unforgettable high quality event to Sydney. I am sure many are looking forward to boarding the next one.

AGWA 014 Nov 2012

It’s ten minutes until boarding time and The Starship Sydney is already pounding with bass, gravely arousing an eager line of party hopefuls. The excitement is contagious, as many punters literally race through the doors and throw themselves onto the dance floor. The ear-to-ear grins and unstoppable feet stomping that begins at 2pm continues right past closing time, making us pray the AGWA party will never end!

Basking in the sun, the Funktion One sound systems by Full Throttle Entertainment are strategically placed around the deck. As International guests Subb-ann and Miguell Campbell summon the waters, the crowd is surrounded by a constant wave of electrifying sound. The DJs keep the energy high, and often get lost in a crowd of waving hands and stage dancers! The energy on ground level grew larger and larger until many were climbing on top of shoulders. There was a real festival vibe. The tunes got heavier and more vigorous as the night went on and local talents drove the fire home in true style. Middle level remained quiet as everyone fled to the music.

Credit to Full Throttle, whose design and production permitted enjoyable dance floors on both levels. Many embraced the ability to dance right next to the speakers saying, “It’s so loud, but it doesn’t even hurt my ears!”.

AGWA Yacht Club, Full Throttle Entertainment, The Starship Sydney, and DJs Subb-ann, Miguell Campbell, Brohn, Coop, Sam Roberts, Le Brouts, and T-Boy worked hard together to bring another unforgettable high quality event to Sydney. I am sure many are looking forward to boarding the next one.

Roger Waters on "Tools vs Skill"

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It’s like saying ‘Give a man a Les Paul guitar and he becomes Eric Clapton,’ you know. It’s not true. And give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, and he doesn’t become whoever, you know. He doesn’t become us.

Roger Waters shuts it down. Similarly, a killer sound system isn’t much without a killer sound company who knows that they’re doing! 

Pink Floyd legend, Roger Waters

Sound & Lighting Sydney, Australia

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Full Throttle Entertainment is built on the premise that everyone deserves access to quality. Sound equipment plays an integral part in the production of the music, connection with the music, and experience of the music. Interaction is further enhanced by innovative visual presentation. Choosing the right sound systems is influential to the popularity and success of any vendor, small or large. Too many venues and events receive complaints from fans and artists alike, and a bad reputation can be hard to shake. Noone wants to sound bad, as much as none wants to listen to bad sound. Noone wants to look bad either.

However, it is not as simple as just picking a rad system and plugging it in. A superior auditory experience comes about through good sound design, install and production. What you need is an experienced, master sound engineer or sound company. The design and layout of the sound, lighting and video equipment is as important to the overall production as is the different intricate abilities of each sound system brand. In Sydney, there are sound systems available to do a number of things. The sound equipment in Australia is increasingly proficient, as are the sound companies existent to execute your masterpiece. 

We can look to places like America and the UK to witness the success of maven festivals, concerts and parties. Full Throttle have spent the past twenty years playing with various brands, and come to realise that each one has its place. However, our strong dedication to quality has rested ears on the distortion-free abilities of Funktion One. Funktion One is perfect for large in or outdoor arenas, festivals, and smaller nightclub/entertainment venues - to produce massive powerful sound, crystal clear, without hurting the ears. Hence, Full Throttle now represents the UK brand in Australia, from our Sydney headquarters. Full Throttle believe that everyone deserves to hear not bad, but good sound - for the abilities that good sound allows, on the levels of connectivity, expression, human consciousness, intense enjoyment, ratification, and enjoyment.

Full Throttle urge you to choose the right sound and lighting equipment as well as company, for your event or venue. Every vendor, every artist, and every fan deserves access to superior quality.