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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. 

Posted 10 Jun 2015 @ 12:20pm

Red Bull Music Academy have locked in the latest round of their monthly club series, this time around bringing over London-based artist Justin McNulty aka Kutmah. 

 

Having spent his formative years living in the States, McNulty is a member of LA’s dublab collective, founded the revered Sketchbook club night and is an associate of Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder legacy. Now back in...

Posted 8 Jun 2015 @ 5:23pm

 

Define your genre in five words or less:
R&B, groove, sex, heart, attitude.
 
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson - it would be incredible to draw on his experience, passion, creativity and fine attention to detail (but of course, I’m a fan - my 21st birthday was MJ-themed...

Posted 8 Jun 2015 @ 5:22pm

 

Define your genre in five words or less:
Uplifting, urban, old-school, refreshing hip hop.
 
So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?
I believe they would definitely notice the energy and passion that I put out on stage, along with my quirky image, followed by my technical...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 5:15pm

 

1.  Growing Up 
I grew up listening to Bass Hunter and that Euro hardstyle stuff, but I’ve always loved music with good vibes. All the different phases I went through as a child really helped me build a vast bank of musical knowledge. I think as a musician, having a solid understanding of all the different types of music available is the basis of what is going to help you create...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 5:14pm

1. Growing Up
My dad was an amazing drummer, and pretty much constantly tapping away practising on his drum pad. So my child hood was spent listening to rhythms and drum patterns. The legendary Scottish jazz drummer George McGowan actually taught him how to play the drums, and my dad was that good that he used to fill in for him.
 
2. Inspirations 
Jimi Hendrix. Not sure...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 5:00pm

Disco music is usually associated with a hedonistic lifestyle, comprising late nights, outlandish fashion and cocaine binging. Over the years, this has detracted from the fact that great disco music has strong foundations, stemming from funk, soul and jazz. DJ and producer Daniel Wang has spent the last couple of decades immersed in the glories of disco. His original productions are heavily...

Posted 1 Jun 2015 @ 6:31pm

The recent announcement of In Colour, the debut solo LP from Jamie xx, stirred anxiety in the hearts of diehard fans of The xx. Were the relationships among the group members in a state of decline? Did this mean that the producer/percussionist – also known as Jamie Smith – was exiting the trio? Thankfully, these worries were soon alleviated, first by In Colour’s lead single Loud Places, which...

Posted 20 May 2015 @ 3:42pm

Paris-based producer Onra has just announced that he'll play a show tonight to help raise funds for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

 

He'll play his funky Dilla-inspired beats alongisde local legends Edd Fisher, Myles Mac, Jimmy Caution, winters, Raaghe and Rackman for a party that's bound to go until the early morning. All profits from the door will be donated to the...

Posted 15 May 2015 @ 1:44pm

Fresh off appearances at Coachella, LA house producer Justin Jay is making the journey across the Pacific for a run of club shows.

 

The youngest member of Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird family, Jay has enjoyed releases through the likes of Culprit and Southern Fried Records. He's also made much more of his uni breaks than his counterparts, having played to huge crowds at LA's HARD...

Posted 14 May 2015 @ 12:21pm

Shlohmo will return to Melbourne with a full live band this July.

 

Already announced for the sold out Splendour In The Grass, the tour follows the release of his latest record Dark Red. After his sell-out tour last year, this is 25-year-old Henry Laufer as no one has seen before – the chopped and screwed conductor to a crazed live band.
 
He'll be joined by D33J,...

Posted 13 May 2015 @ 11:42am

Rainbow Serpent Festival has announced that it will award $10,000 worth of community grants to deserving candidates in the Ballarat and Pyrenees shires.

 

Keeping the spirit of Rainbow in mind, the grants will go to projects or individuals whose work in music, arts, health and community service benefit the local community. Anyone who bought a program at this year's festival...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 5:10pm

One of the absolute best club nights in Melbourne has announced two huge parties to celebrate seven years of debauchery.

 

Even if you don't think you've been to The House de Frost, trust me, you've been to The House de Frost. Remember that time you got dragged by your friends to The Toff In Town on a Saturday night and you felt like you were back in Studio 54? Yeah, you've been...

Posted 7 May 2015 @ 2:51pm

Earthcore organisers have revealed that psy innovators Infected Mushroom have been locked in to headline this year's festival. 

 

The psytrance pioneers are set to play a rare, old-school psychedelic set as the sun rises over Pyalong this November. Since releasing their first album in 1999, Infected Mushroom have made a huge imprint on the psy scene, having played mammoth...

Posted 4 May 2015 @ 11:08am

The Operatives will turn 11 this June. 

 

After 11 years of showcasing some of the world's most progressive electronic figures, The Operatives are celebrating their success with a party aptly titled We Are 11, featuring the likes of Tokimonsta, Toddla T, Beat Spacek, Losco and Sunit. 

Posted 1 May 2015 @ 2:23pm

If you haven't already scored presale tickets for Strawberry Fields 2015, maybe the lineup will tempt you. 

 

Featuring on the seventh soundtrack of the festival, 2015 acts include German electronica artist Apparat, the abstract techno don Peter van Hoesen and Canadian trio Cobblestone Jazz. Also hitting on the wildlands dancefloor will be Soul Clap, Bicep and Tensnake as well as...

Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 4:43pm

Melbourne collective Bunker is based on a love affair, a love affair between three young men – Adrian Bell, Jake McDonald and Andy Muscat – and techno. Having started in the tiny backroom at the recently defunct Liberty Social, Bunker has grown to become one of Melbourne’s most admired dance music brands; throwing their own very successful parties, holding down residencies at Dance Technique...

Posted 24 Apr 2015 @ 9:04am

Lock and load - one of the biggest names in EDM has announced a Melbourne headline show. 

 

The man behind one of the biggest club anthems of 2014 in Lionhearted has continued his rise up the electronic ladder, with the release of his chart-topping debut album Worlds. Having sold out a DJ tour last year, Australian fans will finally see his full live show this July.

Posted 21 Apr 2015 @ 2:39pm

Ever since John Safran’s Music Jamboree aired on SBS in 2002, the host’s background as an aspiring hip hop MC has been widely publicised. In spite of this, Safran’s the first to admit his rapping just wasn’t good enough. Fortunately, he’s proven to be an excellent satirical documentarian, interrogating music, religion, race and politics. However, Safran’s hip hop excursion was no mere lark; he...

Posted 21 Apr 2015 @ 2:05pm

Crookers has announced he will come to Australia for a run of shows to support his third album, Sixteen Chapel, this June.

 

The Italian DJ, aka Francesco ‘Phra’ Barbaglia, already has an Australian national Stereosonic tour, a US sell out club run and a handful of European dates under his belt, now he will return to our shores to play shows in Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide...

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