2001 – ‘one love’ the iconic melbourne club is born

In 2001, one of Melbourne’s longest running and most popular nightclubs – One Love – opened.

John Course was one of the resident DJs at the club in St Kilda, which was run by Peter Raff and Frank Cotela and a long standing connection between Vicious and this iconic club began.

Apart from creating an insanely busy regular club night that played fresh music from all over the world , the club welcomed guest DJs from DJ Falcon to Eric Morillo. The club was influential in the explosion of club music in Australia and had a special connection with Vicious artists.  The likes of Dirty South, Kaz James and TV Rock broke through DJing there and the film clip to MrTimothy’s Vicious hit “Stand By Me” was shot in the club. While running weekly in Melbourne the club also spread to a regular Sydney weekly club night and to one- off parties all over Australia. Vicious’ John Course, joined by Kaz James and eventually Grant Smilie and Andy Murphy, were the prevailers of the groove week in and week out. John actually played the opening night and the closing night 10 years later.

The same team of promoters behind One Love also started the hugely successful Stereosonic Festival, a national five city Australian dance music festival event that peaked with more than 200,000 attendees across the country with artists such as Avicii, the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and David Guetta over many years.

The first One Love compilation, mixed by John Course and Sydney’s Goodwill was released in 2004