If you're a fan of beats in this drop-loving city, you'll probably be across the names Spice,Motorik and LOST. If you're new to the build-ups and breakdowns, these crews are your go-to partymakers, constantly churning out some of Sydney's biggest (and most wonderfully chaotic) shindigs around town — from the well-known Spice Cellar to mystery warehouse spots citywide. This weekend, the three are teaming up for a space odyssey of an interstellar get-together, with some of the city's favourite beatmakers on the space-themed bill (previous themes have seen LOST on the Trans Siberian, in the Blitz and in the Underworld).

For the past five years, founder Tim Kean has cranked out some pretty epic dance events after years working with Modular and Kaos Music. This Saturday, August 2 is no different, with the location still a mystery and thousands of guests guessing where the big ol' throwdown will be held.

Headlining the event is ARIA award-winners Art vs. Science, with Sydney d-floor favouriteJensen Interceptor in tow. Motorik Vibe Council will front up their particular brand of beat slinging goodness, while Robbie Lowe, Cassette, Bondi House DJs, Wordlife, Sosueme DJs, Pink Lloyd, Sam Fransisco, Simo, Jericho and Obi-Wan-Keithnobi make up one hell of a pounding lineup.

Sydney Insiders Event: LOST PARTY

Sydney Insiders Event: LOST PARTY

The legendary LOST parties are boarding a train for their next event … This will be the biggest moving party Sydney has ever seen and you are invited to join them. This event celebrates the Secret Circus and pays homage to those who lived and loved the circus and who endeavoured to make the impossible… possible.

LOST On The Piste

On 16 June, LOST Events invited all Siberian Stags and Artic Foxes to wax down their skis and limber up for a little backcountry Après Ski action above the snow line at LOST on the Piste!

Experienced guides and former pros The LOST Boys took a limited number of guests to the outer-limits of their ability to the LOST Chalet 70mins out of Sydney. Having previously rocked partygoers from the Tyrol to St. Mortiz, LOST on the Piste embraced everything white, wet and hard. Vintage one-piece and slalom moves on the D-Floor were the order of the day. 

The LOST Ski Team, comprising of Disco Punx, Simo, Keith, Bondi House DJs, Jason Barry and Valentine performed more pirouettes than Torvill and Dean at their historic Bolero performance at ‘84 Winter Olympics!

A downhill specialist in her own right, local girl Alison Wonderland was pure fire on ice!!! After a brief sojourn in LA to play the Grammy’s Afterparty NYC for a few shows and London for the Brit Awards Afterparty, Alison's debut will be long remembered. 

Surprise mystery cameo from DJ Switch (one half of Major Lazer alongside Diplo), producer of M.IA, Santigold, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Ke$ha and Underworld. Guests were treated to a set by the LA based DJ/Producer who was in town for the weekend.


Time Out Magazine: Sydneys Changing Party Scene

Time Out Magazine: Sydneys Changing Party Scene

A party in an Oporto? A club night at a nudist beach? Yes! Erin Moy gets down with the DJs and promoters making Sydney one helluva place to dance

The doors of the glitzy Double Bay Ritz-Carlton have long been closed, but on a Sunday night last winter I watched on as 1,000-or-so club kids shook the walls of the hotel’s abandoned ballroom. There were canapés and glasses of champagne, but not a Viennese Waltz in sight. Instead, girls in maid outfits swayed to soaring disco and twisted techno, the room’s ornate lights were barely visible through pulsing strobes and smoke machine fog and bass notes sent shivers through scattered armchairs and endtables. It should have been weird. But the only thing strange about partying at the Ritz was that it didn’t feel strange at all. 

CNN: Sydney's LOST Parties

It’s the secret party cult that is hosting the hottest events around Sydney.


Tickets are bought months in advance and preparations for dress-up are thought about long and hard. Groups of friends follow the same costumed theme. Facebook messages reach fever pitch as the party looms.


On the day of the event, a text message from the organizers is sent to all involved and the meeting point is revealed. Party-goers gather in front of train stations or bus terminals and await transport to the mystery venue.


Passers-by are always curious to find a scene that looks like a film set. Then the party journey starts. The destination is an explorative fantasy world of dress-up where alter egos dance the night away to euphoric tunes.

How did it happen?

The LOST parties started when three like-minded friends had a simple idea. Party organizer Bollo posted: “To hold a party on a Sydney Harbour island with breathtaking views, a sandy beach and a thumping sound system. A party with enough room to roam free and dance, to play, to swim. A festival without fences, without drink queues... Without attitude.”


That's where it begun: on a harbor island. "LOST on Tran Siberian Express" followed; then other parties rose including "LOST in the underworld," "LOST at the alter" and "LOST in the Badlands."


The LOST movement was born: events have now been held throughout greater Sydney. The venues are chosen to take partygoers from real life into the LOST universe.

What happens?

There are the LOST groupies who have never missed a party. The crowd is a mix of heterosexuals and gays dressed to impress, pushing their fashion imaginations. For a day, people live by a different identity.


The LOST parties are not for the faint-hearted. It’s sexy, kinky, humorous and hedonistically confronting. A dress theme that caters to everyone’s dark imagination. The secret location then plays host to local and international DJs who can turn a crowd into a party that would do the Rolling Stones proud.