When it comes to dance anthems, pumping beats and catchy choruses there’s only one Australian group that has it in the bag.

Forget disco tunes and soppy ballads because The Potbelleez are bringing junkyard house music to the world – including the official Mardi Gras after-party.

“Its dirty, skanky, rocking, partying house music,” producer and DJ David Good told SSO.

“Our music has a universal message and people can wrap onto it no matter what lifestyle they lead. We had [the song] played on Christian radio and in the gay scene. Don’t Hold Back has become quite a big anthem.

“At the party expect a full performance because we give out a lot of energy on stage. There’ll be jumping around and dancing for everyone. Come along and enjoy the experience.”

The group has garnered a big following thanks to the 2007 hit Don’t Hold Back. Good said that the key of making a successful dance tune is all about having the right message, production, tune and positivity.

“It was a long process of writing and finishing the song. When we first started we knew there was something special,” he said.

“No way did we ever think we would reach the number five spot on the Aria charts – it’s an amazing achievement for any dance track.”

The other member to this Irish duo is Jonny Sonic. The pair originally recorded their songs in a Darlinghurst terrace but were later discovered by Melbourne DJs Andy Van and John Course.

With a recording contract with Vicious records, the pair plans on making 2008 a year of international exposure. With deals already made for England and Germany, there’s a strong chance their music will be branch out throughout Europe and America.

info: For more information on the group visit www.myspace.com/thepotbelleez.

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