the hot dub low down

Hot Dub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party, taking Festivals around the world on an epic, audio-visual journey through music history. Happy, sweaty ‘Hot-dubbers’ everywhere agree: the is the Best. Party. EVER.

Hot Dub channels dance-floor energy into time travel, creating a funk filled adventure from 60’s rock, through 70’s disco, 80’s cheese, 90’s mayhem all the way back to 2014. Each song is played in strict chronological order and is accompanied by videos played on massive screens and everything is mixed and mashed up live on actual turntables. Cabin attendant and Time Lord LuLu Loud appears virtually on screen to guide the party through time, demonstrate dance moves and keep things on track.

Hot Dub Time Machine was created and is performed by DJ Tom Loud from Sydney Australia. Since its first performance in 2011, Hot Dub has toured extensively around Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.K. It’s sold over 30,000 tickets at the Edinburgh, Adelaide and Sydney Festivals, shared stages with Chaka Khan and the Roots, received 4 and 5 star reviews everywhere and left a trail of broken dance floors

It’s every song you love, have forgotten about and will love again, mixed and presented in a fresh and completely original way. It’s dancing, hugging, laughing and singing-along. It’s the Best Party Ever!


He’s got it going on.” (Chaka Khan)


It rocked so hard it left flaming Delorian marks on my heart.” (The Skinny, 5 Stars, U.K.)


DJ/VJ Loud mashes the f**k out of songs and videos to create an audio-visual orgy of awesomeness… It was hard to know whether to watch the big screen, sing along, laugh our socks off, or dance like maniacs.’ (Bobby Six.com, 5 Stars)


I strongly recommend a night out at Hot Dub Time Machine. It is the ‘Best. Party. Ever.’ and the hottest night in town.” (Broadway Baby, 5 Stars, Edinburgh)


About DJ Tom Loud:

DJ Tom Loud, (aka. Tom Lowndes) is a 35 year-old DJ and Video artist from the inner-west of Sydney Australia. From his first gig back in 2001, Tom djed in Sydney’s comedy scene until developing Hot Dub Time Machine in 2011 which rapidly exploded into a full-time job, passion and career.

Tom’s wife Alexandra Plim appears virtually in the show as Lulu Loud, the Hot Dub Cabin attendant and Time Lord, who guides the party from on screen. The show is very much a family collaboration, and they hope include their 1 year old daughter Lizzy as soon as possible! They now travel the world together performing, writing and producing the entire show themselves.

Prior to becoming a full time DJ, Tom was one of Australia most in-demand Television sound designers, mixing a huge amount of TV and film including Underbelly, Sea Patrol and 199 episodes of McLeods Daughters, while Alexandra was an actress appearing in numerous TV shows and commercials.

Hot Dub Time Machine uses nifty software and laptop trickery to link audio and vision, so everything is mixed and mashed completely live from ordinary turntables. In the tradition of DJ’s such as Z-Trip, Gilles Peterson and David Rodigan, Tom Loud is all about song selection, “old-school” mixing techniques and dancing like a lunatic.



Do you want Hot Dub to play for you? We work with a variety of Booking Agents with different areas of expertise and geographical location, so get in touch and we’ll pass you on to someone who can help!