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Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 5:26pm

 

Alongside supporting RÜFÜS on their eight-date national tour, Canadian-born, NYC-based duo Bob Moses have locked in a Melbourne headline show. The cats who dropped their debut record Days Gone By late last year are one of the most sought-after acts on the planet right now, with their recent addition to the seminal Essential Mix series already being heralded as a classic. They’ll hit...

Posted 26 Apr 2016 @ 2:40pm

Heading to Danny Brown tonight? Ferdydurke are set to keep the party rolling, hosting a killer after party slated to kick on until the early hours. 

 

DJing the party will be none other than Danny Brown's right hand man - SKYWLKR. SKYWLKR is known as Brown's go-to producer and DJ, as well as crafting some...

Posted 18 Apr 2016 @ 3:17pm

Hospitality is returning to Melbourne in June and are bringing a slew of outstanding DJs and producers with them.

 

London-based Electronic genius London Elektricity will be joined by British producer and singer/songwriter Etherwood, drum & bass up-and-comer Maduk and rave cave general Danny Byrd.
 
Ska-punk dabbling vocal legend MC Fava will be hosting the show...

Posted 18 Mar 2016 @ 9:57am

Renowned dance company, Bangarra, will present an exciting new trio of performances in Melbourne. 

 

Entitled, Our Land People Stories, the trio of performances features work from acclaimed artistic director Stephen Page, who is celebrating his 25th year as artistic director of the company. In his latest creation for Bangarra, he has experimented with turning the visual art works...

Posted 14 Jan 2016 @ 9:08am

Piknic Electronik Melbourne’s second season will kick off this weekend, with artists set to take over Federation Square every Sunday up until April.

 

Piknic Electronik present unique summer events in several of the world’s leading cities, and things will continue in Melbourne this month, commencing 12 straight Sundays of fun. As always, electronic music is the chief focus,...

Posted 7 Jan 2016 @ 4:27pm

The Spanish tech house performer is embarking on his debut Australian tour to show us just why he's become so popular in his home country.

 

It's not just the Spanish who are picking up what Brigante's laying, but he's recently stormed the entire continent, from Sankeys and Ministry of Sound in the UK, to The House of M.A.N.D.Y. in Berlin and The Scala in Ibiza. The secret to his...

Posted 7 Jan 2016 @ 2:10pm

To launch his recent Balance compilation, esteemed Detroit techno artist Stacey Pullen is finally heading our way.

 

Pullen first emerged in the early-'90s, and towards the end of the decade became one of the leading practitioners during the second wave of Detroit techno. Australian brand Balance recently enlisted him to curate their first official compilation in six years. ...

Posted 6 Jan 2016 @ 12:35pm

After last year’s massively successful debut, Section 8’s Urban Oasis Beach Party series returns this week. 

 

Running from Thursday January 7 through to Sunday January 10, the Section 8 outdoor space will transform into a beachside haven complete with tonnes of sand and beach umbrellas.
 
As you’d expect from the astute tastemakers at Section 8, the lineup is...

Posted 6 Jan 2016 @ 10:56am

Piknic Electronik Melbourne’s second season will kick off in a few weeks time, with artists set to take over Federation Square every Sunday up until April.

 

Piknic Electronik present unique summer events in several of the world’s leading cities, and things will continue in Melbourne this month, commencing 12 straight Sundays of fun.
 
As always, electronic music is...

Posted 5 Jan 2016 @ 8:51am

Dance producer Seth Troxler is playing an exclusive Melbourne show, fresh from a set at Beyond The Valley.

 

Melding elements of house and techno, Troxler has gone from strength to strength since dropping his first EP, Love Bezerker, in 2006. His latest efforts draw on the musical heritage of Detroit and Chicago, leading him to stacks of international festival sets throughout...

Posted 4 Jan 2016 @ 6:52pm

Back with his first album in 11 years, Butterfly Effect, the Japanese hip hop pioneer is returning to the stage.

 

An industry veteran, DJ Krush is one of the leading voices in turntable artistry, having performed for 5 million audiences in 313 cities in over 50 countries. His latest album features contributions from across the globe including Yasmine Hamdan, Crosby "Cross"...

Posted 4 Jan 2016 @ 6:49pm

European house heavyweights are returning to our shores for the first time in four years, landing with their latest critically acclaimed record Basic Colour Theory.

 

Catz N Dogz is spearheaded by Polish producers Grzegorz and Wojiech, and the pair have risen meteorically since their inception in 2003. Their latest effort was released through their own label, Pets Recordings, and...

Posted 16 Oct 2015 @ 4:19pm

Pig & Dan will team up with Oxia for a Melbourne headline show this November.

 

Meeting on a flight to Spain in 1999, Igor (Pig) and Dan began making music together in 2002, the following 13 years have seen the duo put out a number of releases, including 18 in just over a year, as well as starting up a number of their own labels, including Sonic Society and Elevate.
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Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 4:01pm

Currently doing shows in Ibiza, Chris Liebing is set to come to our sunny shores later this year for the Earthcore festival. While it's a quick trip, he wishes he could stay in Australia for a little longer.  

 

Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to chat with Beat. Looks like we've caught you in the midst of a pretty busy schedule, how are the performances going?
I always...

Posted 23 Sep 2015 @ 3:42pm

In a decade where numerous music festivals have fallen by the wayside, earthcore is one that has stood the test of time, recently celebrating 21 years. We had a chat with the man behind it all, Spiro Boursine, on what makes earthcore such a special event.

 

Hi Spiro, thanks for taking the time to chat with Beat, how are you and what are you up to at the moment? 
I'm...

Posted 18 Aug 2015 @ 10:31am

As winter slowly loosens its grip upon the city, Summer Series have announced a blissful slew of acts in preparation for the warmer days to come.

 

This season boasts talent including Mark Henning, Animal Trainer, Jesse Rose, Ben Pearce, Oliver Huntemann, Friend Within, tINI, Jonas Rathsman, Huxley, Sonny Fodera and couple of tightly kept secret guests.

Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 10:32am

Rainbow Serpent Festival have dropped an immense international lineup for their 19th incarnation.

 

John Digweed is set to headline, along with a diverse range of acts - Hernan Cattaneo from Argentina, United Kingdom’s Dickster and JFB alongside Germans Oliver Schories, Monkey Safari and Pachanga Boys will all take over the event.
 
Swedish musicians are also well...

Posted 6 Aug 2015 @ 2:56pm

Detroit house and hip hop producer Andrés is coming to town this September.

 

The former DJ for supergroup Slum Village has announced that he'll play an exclusive Melbourne club show ahead of his appearance at Sydney's OutsideIn festival. The veteran behind the 2012 hit New For U will visit Australia on the back of his 2014 release, A Piece of the Action, which also features...

Posted 2 Aug 2015 @ 8:48pm

When I told Knxwledge that he was our decade's J Dilla, he didn't quite know what to say. It got a little awkward while I waited for a response. "That is a crazy statement," he finally choked out. But is it really that unfathomable a comparison? Like Dilla, Knx lives and breathes hip hop ­– making countless beats a week and producing for the illest cats in the game. Both are also key members...

Posted 31 Jul 2015 @ 1:02pm

To celebrate their 6th birthday, No Lights No Lycra are hosting parties in four locations around Melbourne.

 

Originating in Melbourne in 2009, the dance enthusiasts behind NLNL are committed to providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to get down. Basically, it’s all about free movement, self expression and attaining a sense of community with other people...

Posted 31 Jul 2015 @ 11:13am

Harrison Greig-Hurtig is a doer. Along with DJing under the Harold moniker, he is a promoter, booker and head of Steeplejack records. Simply put, Greig-Hurtig is at the forefront of a dance music movement that Melbourne’s most exclusive, cool-as-fuck young audiences want to dance to. Before discounting that statement as meaningless hyperbole, I defy you to attend one of Greig-Hurtig’s early...

Posted 21 Jul 2015 @ 2:28pm

Believe it or not, Earthcore 2015 is only four and a half months away. Yeah, we know, the imprint of Shpongle’s set at Earthcore 2014 is still pounding through your veins. But it’s true, the festival will return to the hallowed grounds of Pyalong on November 26. As always, the folks at Earthcore HQ have assembled a monster lineup of electronic music from all over Europe, Asia and the Americas...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 1:36pm

The electronic festival juggernaut have revealed a huge lineup for this year. 

 

Topping the bill are international heavyweights Major Lazer, Armin Van Buuren, Diplo, DJ Snake, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont and Axwell & Ingrosso. As well as this, Australian favourites Peking Duk, MaRLo, What So Not, Will Sparks, Hot Dub Time Machine, Timmy Trumpet, Tigerlily, Gernerik,...

Posted 30 Jun 2015 @ 12:31pm

The latest installment of Red Bull Music Academy's Club Night series is bringing the LA beatmaker to Melbourne. 

 

Fresh from releasing his third studio album, Fated, Nosaj Thing has been occupied collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper and Future. Fated was released through his own Innovative Leisure imprint, which also plays home to releases from BadBadNotGood,...

Posted 29 Jun 2015 @ 2:00pm

The electronic festival has made a second installment to their 2015 lineup, that will join acts including Apparat, Peter Van Hoesen and Soul Clap.

 

The full second line up features András, Booka Shade, CC Disco, Eric Cloutier, Human Movement, Justin Martin, Klo, Lucian Bloomkamp, Oisima, Palms Trax, Ryanosauras, Shigeto, Sleep D, Tetrameth, Tora, Willowbeats and YokoO. This...

Posted 19 Jun 2015 @ 5:42pm

1. Growing Up
I lived in New Caledonia and was 14 when I got into music and DJing. I was listening and playing a lot of different styles of music. Then I started to play music with electronic beats, discovered the proper beat mix technique and the early DJ culture. Some of the influences were New Order, Lil Louis, Mr. Fingers, Ron Trent, Underground Resistance, Armando and Rhythm is...

Posted 16 Jun 2015 @ 4:31pm

A long time ago, in a land far, far away – back when undercuts were worn without irony and people would excitedly say things like, “New Friends episode tonight,” – two British men were about to play a pivotal part in the legitimisation of electronic dance music. It sounds strange now – legitimising dance music as though it’s some sort of fad. However, back in 1995, people were still genuinely...

Posted 12 Jun 2015 @ 7:57pm

 

1. Growing Up 

We started DJing in 1994 and the first way we got to know music was over the radio. From there we developed a curiosity. That desire to discover new things led us to local music stores where we learned about different kinds of music, including those closer to club culture. This is how our passions started, and how we got into the electronic music.


 
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Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 10:48am

Déjà Vu, the aptly-titled first solo album from Giovanni Giorgio Moroder in 30 years, almost never happened. In the late '70s and early '80s, Moroder was the epitome of musical royalty, and with good reason. The Italian synth pioneer was at the forefront of the disco craze, he produced Donna Summer's greatest hits of the late-'70s, he founded the legendary recording studio Musicland Studios in...

Posted 10 Jun 2015 @ 4:11pm

Saturday club night Anyway has announced two very special guests for its second birthday party later this month. 

 

Odd Mob, the duo behind the inescapable Is It A Banger, will bring the party from Brisbane while house heavyweight Boogs will show off why he's reigned over the Melbourne club scene for 15 years. 

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