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Posted 28 Aug 2014 @ 11:23am

1. Growing Up
I went through early prototype UK hardcore through to jungle/drum and bass, then early house and garage then back to drum, and bass then strictly house music. I was given two crates of records in 1995 by a friend who worked at Camden Market selling vinyl. It was all '88 - '90 house music that really got me into the style for the first time. I was obsessed with all things...

Posted 27 Aug 2014 @ 3:39pm

Earthcore is one of Victoria’s oldest outdoor dance music festivals – according to its founder Spiro Boursine, Earthcore even predates the term ‘bushdoof’.


After last year’s critically lauded 20th anniversary, Earthcore is preparing for a massive 2014 event from Thursday November 27 until Monday December 1. The event will again be held at the new Pyalong location that is only...

Posted 26 Aug 2014 @ 4:58pm

James Holden has locked in a headline show in Melbourne to accompany his appearance at Meredith.



Holden was last on our shores at the beginning of the year for a performance at Let Them Eat Cake, of which our reviewer stated that he "delivered the most entrancing...

Posted 26 Aug 2014 @ 2:08pm

German DJ and producer Butch has locked in a run of shows for this September.


Heralded as the 'second most charted DJ of all time' on Resident Advisor, Butch has released music on the likes of Desolat, Cocoon and Rekids over the course of his 22-year career. He's currently making waves with a string of experimental new releases and a residency at Berlin's Watergate.  

Posted 26 Aug 2014 @ 2:07pm

Tech-house giant Nick Curly will play a special show in Melbourne next month.


The German DJ and producer is responsible for creating the deep, loopy tech-house style known as the Mannheim sound. The style is synonymous with his boutique 8Bit Record label, which he's set to release a new EP through soon.

Posted 26 Aug 2014 @ 1:40pm

Earthcore have announced that Simon Posford will be the headline act of their 2014 incarnation. 


A huge coup for the festival, Posford will be playing a sunset Shpongle set with Raja Ram and a monster sunrise Hallucinogen set.
He joins other international acts including Boris Brejcha, 1200 mics, Da Vinci Vode, Victor Ruiz, Day Din, Behind Blue Eyes, Zentura, GMS,...

Posted 25 Aug 2014 @ 5:55pm

Danny Harley, better known as the producer and vocals behind the electronic chillwave dynamo The Kite String Tangle, is simultaneously chuffed and stunned by his success. What’s gone down for him in the last year is the stuff of which dreams are made for most musicians. A quick overview of the last 12 months reveals that The Kite String Tangle’s debut single, Given the Chance, came in at...

Posted 22 Aug 2014 @ 4:46pm

1. Growing Up
I remember that my parents listened to a lot of music, especially rock music. My dad used to play the guitar in a rock band. My first concert was a big Rock Festival where I went with my parents to see Metallica and AC/DC.
2. Inspirations
Oh my favorite musicians! I still think the whole classic thing is really genius. Classics like Mozart and Bach is...

Posted 22 Aug 2014 @ 3:22pm

Now in its sixth season, Summer Series will return for the warmer months of 2014/2015 with a stellar lineup of electronic acts.


Launching this year's series will be German DJs/producers &ME and Adam Port. Also on the bill this season are Fur Coat, Sidney Charles, Laura Jones and Gavin Herlihy, Mickey, Finnebassen, Patrick Topping and Detroit Swindle with more to be revealed...

Posted 21 Aug 2014 @ 2:06pm

John '00' Fleming is returning to Melbourne to play in a start to finish epic eight hour set traversing the world of trance and beyond. 


John '00 'Fleming with his rightful place in the upper echelons of electronic music artists cemented over a decade ago, globetrotting superstar John 00 Fleming's tireless commitment to his craft and refusal to follow trends have seen him amass...

Posted 21 Aug 2014 @ 11:24am

Tchami will bring his brand of future house to Melbourne when he makes his debut performance next month. 


The Parisian producer first emerged in July 2013 with a series of bassline-heavy remixes. He's since made waves with his catchy house melodies, performing alongside the likes of Boys Noise, What So Not and RL Grime.

Posted 20 Aug 2014 @ 12:07pm

1. Growing Up 
My childhood was the making of me being into music due to it being something that got me through some toughish times, especially in my teenage years. Hip hop and the original electro movement was starting to flourish: Afrika Bambataa, GrandMaster Flash, Roxanne Shante, Ice T, Egyptian Lover, Cybortron, etc were some of the reason of why I worked after school buffing floors...

Posted 15 Aug 2014 @ 4:47pm

Recently announced Beyond The Valley dance duo Peking Duk have had an amazing 12 months. They caught up with Beat to recount their top five shows.


1. Splendour in the Grass 2014
This was the perfect show for us. Not only did we play to an insanely sweaty, huge crowd, we got four friends of ours to come and sing during our set – 360, Ben from Safia, The Kite String Tangle...

Posted 15 Aug 2014 @ 3:35pm

As listener attention spans grow thinner, musicians’ frustration continues to rise. The album has long been considered the ideal format for making definitive artistic statements. However, in recent years albums have been shunned by a significant percentage of consumers. Melbourne electronic dance producer Nick Thayer might be responsible for some rather hyperactive music, but he still prizes...

Posted 14 Aug 2014 @ 3:02pm

There are many paths to becoming a dance music artist. Nah fuck that, there are only two. The first are people who have a genuine passion for a repetitive beat and who are nourished off the subtlety it takes to create in a genre based on digitised synthesis. And then there are the guys (and girls) who are addicted to cocaine and fucking people in toilet cubicles.



Posted 14 Aug 2014 @ 3:01pm

There are many paths to becoming a dance music artist. Nah fuck that, there are only two. The first are people who have a genuine passion for a repetitive beat and who are nourished off the subtlety it takes to create in a genre based on digitised synthesis. And then there are the guys (and girls) who are addicted to cocaine and fucking people in toilet cubicles.



Posted 12 Aug 2014 @ 12:24pm


When is it? Friday August 15.
Where is it? Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, CBD.
Who's playing? Harold, Louis McCoy, Monty McGaw, Deen Ariff, Spilt Silo and Jeremy Graham.
What sort of shit will they be playing? Our Soft-Pedal parties are a little difference from our normal Bunker...

Posted 11 Aug 2014 @ 11:44am

Kicking things off this week, Young Franco has announced a run of national shows that will see him on the road until mid-October.


Fresh from playing Splendour In The Grass and touring the country with Alison Wonderland on her sold out national tour, Franco has just announced the release of a two-track EP Close 2 U and will now set off around the country for a 15 show run.

Posted 8 Aug 2014 @ 2:55pm

Detroiter Jimmy Edgar’s career has been nothing less than mercurial. From his DJ debut at raves as a 15-year-old to award-winning work in fashion photography, he recently established the Ultramajic label and is getting ready to drop a second album.


Techno is all about the aurally esoteric – constructed percussion, sub-basslines, the limits of synthetic noise. Jimmy exudes the...

Posted 8 Aug 2014 @ 9:40am

It's time to return to the wildlands - Strawberry Fields has gotten even bigger.


A slew of international and local talent has been added to the lineup, including Pachanga Boys, Superpitcher, HNNY, Nightmares on Wax, Trus'me and much more.
The full lineup thus far now includes Ame, Antix, Brawther, Gabriel Ananda, Giraffage, Grouch, Hiatus Kaiyote, HNNY,...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 8:27pm

Lasse Bruhn Svendsen is a modest but alluring Dane who jokes that we find him in hospital with what he terms “a bloody kidney infection.” And while true, he brushes the sad reality aside for a far more optimistic insight into his past – but also the future.


“My father was into jazz in his younger days,” explains the otherwise affable bloke. “That gave me an awareness of music...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 12:31pm


1. Growing Up
We both went through a lot of different musical interests growing up. From Slipknot to PPK. I'm not sure how much of each of those phases have influenced what we're doing know. PPK probably more than Slipknot I'd say, but maybe not.
2. Inspirations
Our favourite musicians changes a lot, as I'm sure most people's do. So our inspirations change...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 9:50am

Giddy up - the countdown to the 2015 incarnation of Rainbow Serpent is officially on.



Today the first round of international artists have been revealed. They include Marcel Dettmann, Lee Burridge, Petar Dundov, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Christopher Lawrence, Audiomatic, Electric Universe, Vaishiyas, Laughing Buddha, Broken Toy, Pena, Ben Coda, Odjbox, The...

Posted 4 Aug 2014 @ 2:58pm

For those that may have missed out on Friday, tomorrow night Teebs will be presenting a selection of his Ante Vos art works and performing a DJ set to accompany the viewing.


For the first time outside of the Los Angeles, 25 of Teebs' 400 vintage reworked records, which have been painted and given new life, will be on display and also for sale.

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 12:34pm

It's cold in the streets of Melbourne as winter descends on the fair city - as we wrap ourselves up in knits and scarves and coats, cruising through this day to day existence it's more than likely some are dreaming of sunnier, easier times. For those of you in need of a dose of warm sunshine, look no further than LA-based producer Teebs aka Mtendere Mandowa. One of Brainfeeder's quiet...

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 12:12pm

Lil Jon is making his way to Australia in October for his first DJ set tour.



The king of crunk has recently taken to the EDM juggernaut. Over in the US he is a resident DJ at Vegas’ Surrender Nightclub and Miami’s Infamous.

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 10:18am

The realm of popular music is largely characterised by movements and trends. It’s common for a batch of artists showcasing stylistic commonality to emerge at one time. In unity lies security - for both artist and listener - so it’s only natural that things occur in this fashion.


But how does one stand apart from prevalent trends? Is it by rejecting all elements that bear...

Posted 30 Jul 2014 @ 2:27pm

Jimmy Edgar has locked in a trio of dates for this August. 


Edgar last visited Australia in 2013, the same year he released his highly praised Hot Inside and Mercurio EPs. The Berlin-based, Detroit-bred producer is also the founder of multi-sensory label Ultramajic, which plays host to his side projects and art endeavours. 

Posted 30 Jul 2014 @ 1:09pm

Before they head back into the wildlands for Strawberry Fields' sixth incarnation the festival will kick off with a huge launch party this September.


International acts Robert Babicz and Tommy Four Seven are set to lead the charge while local talent Child, Muska, Kris Baha, Jacob Malmo, Brad Daniels, Nudix and Andy Ouch will round out the night.

Posted 29 Jul 2014 @ 8:12pm

Stereosonic is returning for another two-day blockbuster event later this year.



The 2014 lineup features some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Diplo, Disclosure, W&W, DJ Snake, Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Porter Robinson, Duke Dumont, Laidback Luke, Destructo and a whole lot more.