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Posted 27 Mar 2015 @ 5:33pm

 

Growing Up
I grew up going to piano lessons from as early as I can remember, then moved onto guitar lessons then bought a drum kit and just bashed it in my parents garage. I never really thought I was going to do music full time at that age I just enjoyed it. Then at 16 I just decided it was all I wanted to do.
 
Inspirations
I would pick Brian Eno as one of my...

Posted 27 Mar 2015 @ 5:31pm

 

When is it? Saturday March 28.
Where is it? Loop, 23 Meyers Place, CBD.
Who's playing? PZP, The Scullamooks, Stepping Inwards, Shifty Gypsies, Squiddy Fiddler and Tøn.
What sort of shit will they be playing? Underground techno, prog, psy, glitch and exquisite electronica sure to get your body moving.
What's the crowd going to be like? Relaxed friendly party people...

Posted 27 Mar 2015 @ 5:25pm

Germany, Holland, England and Spain – these are the European nations synonymous with modern electronic music. Looking a little deeper, Italy, France, Scotland and Belgium also house prominent electronic scenes. Hungary, on the other hand, barely enters the competition. At least, that’s the way it appears to a casual, remote onlooker. But Budapest DJ and producer Jay Lumen argues otherwise....

Posted 27 Mar 2015 @ 5:21pm

Vito de Luca, AKA Italian-Belgian producer Aeroplane, has established himself as a party-starting DJ, a remixer du jour, and a leader of the nu-disco and Balearica music scene. His distinctive analogue house sound sets him apart from the rest. In the last year, Aeroplane has produced several popular Hype Machine-charting remixes, including of Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie, Mystery Skulls...

Posted 26 Mar 2015 @ 4:00pm

Luke Vibert will play a free show as part of the Red Bull Academy Club Night Series. 

 

Hailing from Cornwall, electronic producer Luke Vibert grew up down the road from fellow '90s UK dance pioneer Aphex Twin. With over 20 albums under his belt, he has spent his career weaving together influences from Herbie Hancock to hip hop. Seven years since his last Australian appearance,...

Posted 23 Mar 2015 @ 7:29pm

Honesty is enormously important for Alison Wonderland. Maybe it’s down to the level of personal involvement in each and every one of her tracks - she’s a bassist, a cellist, and now most prominently a vocalist. Maybe it’s related to the perfectionism and humility that underpins the way she speaks about her work.

 

“I definitely think a lot of there’s a lot of variation...

Posted 20 Mar 2015 @ 4:43pm

Techno icon Phil Kieran will tour Australia this year.

 

The tour includes a six-hour set at Revolver, as well as shows in Geelong, Sydney and Perth. Kieran is widely considered one of the top club DJs in the world, and this year marks 15 years since his first release.

Posted 17 Mar 2015 @ 11:46am

Growing Up
We both grew up in the Austrian mountains, surrounded by inspiring nature and wilderness in the deep forest. We both are studying and working when we're not making music.
 
Inspirations
Nature, people and culture is wild culture lifestyle.
Your Crew
We have a great crew of our management, booking agencies and PR agency. We also have a huge pool of...

Posted 17 Mar 2015 @ 11:37am

This Easter Sunday prepare to throw down with The Operatives as they present a world-class lineup of local DJs and producers.

 

Featuring a lineup that spans hip hop, garage, bass, soul and beyond, the day will see performances from Kirkis, Billy Hoyle, Lucianblomkamp, Silent Jay, Jace XL, Queen Magic, HighTea,Sean Deans, Jamie Now, JPS, Anomie, Jonny Faith, Amin Payne, Bee...

Posted 12 Mar 2015 @ 2:10pm

Up-and comer-Dugong Jr has announced a run of shows in support of his new single, Ur Body.

 

With only 12 months of experience under his belt, he's already seen his records supported globally on Benzi's Girl Trapz on BBC Radio 1 and regularly on triple j. He's also been named One to Watch in 2015 by inthemix.

Posted 11 Mar 2015 @ 2:43pm

“It's all about patterns. You have to think about loops and layers, beats and samples, as much as you think about the way you put together a sentence, breathe, or just put one thought after another.” Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) is as astute with his words as he is with sounds, and he continues to push the boundaries in his music, art and writing. With his extraordinary multimedia show,...

Posted 11 Mar 2015 @ 1:01pm

American producer Luminox will run the trap when he makes his Australian debut this April.

 

He'll bring his bass heavy hip hop sound to six cities across the country. In just a few month's time, his remixes and originals have risen to become festival standards, with his best known works including remixes of Major Lazer's Original Don and Uberjak'd's Bring Me Back 2 Life.

Posted 10 Mar 2015 @ 4:03pm

 

Give us a background lesson in Spit & Mac. How long have you been writing and performing together?
Spit: We had both been solo artists before we formed Spit & Mac. I think we performed together live a few times and that was heaps of fun. We chilled a lot outside of music so the dynamic worked for us straight away, once we dropped our first song together Cold Of Winte” and...

Posted 10 Mar 2015 @ 11:51am

House music heavyweight Julio Bashmore is coming to town. 

 

Bashmore will make his return to our shores for the first time since his appearance at 2014's Let Them Eat Cake. First bursting onto the scene in late 2009 with an EP for Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird Label, the Bristol native's name has become synonymous with dance floor ready tracks like Au Seve, Battle For Middle You...

Posted 6 Mar 2015 @ 4:16pm

DIKKA DIKKA DU.

 

 

Rumour has it that Darude, producer of the unquestionably greatest dance track of all time, will perform a last-minute headline show in Melbourne to accompany his appearance on the 2015 Future Music Festival bill.

Posted 24 Feb 2015 @ 2:29pm

On the back of yet another festival announcement with the regional Groovin’ The Moo in April/May, the unstoppable time-traveling maestro Hot Dub Time Machine has announced a huge Australian tour for 2015. 

 

Arguably one of Australia’s most popular entertainers, Hot Dub Time Machine has had an enormous twelve months with sold-out shows across the globe, headlining the 100,000...

Posted 20 Feb 2015 @ 5:52pm

 

Growing Up  
I grew up on a mixture of queen, Neil Diamond, Abba and various other metal bands from my sister and parents. I definitely think music being played all the time in the house helped me have a love of music full stop. I still rock out to ABBA on occasion!
 
Inspirations
That's easy. The whole tech revolution that was lead by Edrush and Optical back in...

Posted 20 Feb 2015 @ 12:45pm

After beginning in July last year, Warehaus has cemented itself as a late night disco for Northsiders, filling a void for all the Fitzroy crowd looking for somewhere to dance after midnight without braving the city. 

 

The roster of producers and DJs who've graced their decks is already a veritable who's who of Melbourne's disco and house - including Andras Fox, Young Franco, Edd...

Posted 13 Feb 2015 @ 2:58pm

After losing Old Melbourne Gaol as a venue, Piknic Électronik have now locked in two new venues to call home.

 

The first venue, known as The Paddock, is a never-before-used space located behind Federation Square and Birrarung Marr. The second venue, known as Testing Grounds, is located behind the Arts Centre and played host to Piknic's Australia Day celebrations last month....

Posted 12 Feb 2015 @ 5:07pm

 

1. Growing Up 
We were both raised with music being a big part of our lives. Our parents had us classically trained as kids, and by the time we were teenagers we had already found ourselves in band life. Our parents have been very supportive.
 
2. Inspirations
Primus, Metallica, Prodigy, we were heavily inspired by hard rock and dirty electronica. It's all a...

Posted 12 Feb 2015 @ 4:24pm

The Operatives have announced a huge lineup for Outfield's latest outside exercise taking place this month.

 

The event features a world-class lineup of acts including Brainfeeder’s lightning fast emcee Azizi Gibson in his debut Australian performance and New Zealand producer Kamandi and UK DJ, producer and MC Chimpo.
 
Joining the three internationals will be a fleet...

Posted 7 Feb 2015 @ 11:15am

Two of techno's leading ladies will throw down all night this evening. 

 

The duo have just announced an after party to take place following their day party today presented by Out of Focus.
 
No stranger to our shores, the current tour marks Steffi's first trip back to Australia since her 2012 sold out debut show. She hits Melbourne on the heels of her second full...

Posted 6 Feb 2015 @ 3:43pm

With a prodigious 15-year career behind him, Andy Carthy’s music still eludes easy categorisation: breaks that span funk, soul, hip hop, and everything lumped under the hopelessly broad labels ‘avant-garde’ and ‘roots’. Mr Scruff (apropos his scratchy freehand artwork and Mancunian Louis C.K. look) is bringing his mammoth music collection to Melbourne.

 

Andy Carthy, as...

Posted 3 Feb 2015 @ 4:09pm

It seems these days that there is a glorious proliferation of underground electronic music dance parties in Melbourne. Low Conga one such party that consists of a collection of artists who coalesce to create all night dance parties that specialise in the rarer forms beats. On Friday February 20 Low Conga party is being staged at Boney, an event that will also double as a 12” launch for deeply...

Posted 23 Jan 2015 @ 3:19pm

English electronic music producer (Chris) Clark reckons he doesn’t like music. “The assumption is that musicians all like music. All of my favourite musos detest music. Most of it’s awful. I’m putting rock in that category. The best stuff has already happened. I mean how many more guitar songs does the world need? The guitar solo, it was so much a thing in the '70s, the long extended guitar...

Posted 22 Jan 2015 @ 4:12pm

The Arts Centre will explore the art of tango when M!longa comes to town this April.

 

Choreographed by one of Europe's most exciting contemporary choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the production features a cast of fifteen Argentinean dancers and live musicians. With guidance from tango superstar Nelida Rodriguez de Aure, the show combines the sensuality of tango with the...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 5:19pm

This year, Grouse Party is throwing the grousest Midsumma Carnival after party of all parties. Held at the Copacabana and featuring a stellar lineup that’s sure to make your Midsumma melt, Grouse Party is a truly unmissable Midsumma delight. Embarking on its eighth year, Grouse Party has become as much a staple of Northside-nightlife as pubs and souvs. Since its humble beginnings at The Tote’s...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 5:14pm

Beat spoke to Super Flu, a couple of German electronic musicians (and whackers), known separately asFelix Thielemann and Mathias Schwartz. Usually to be heard at clubs like Fusion in Germany and ZigZag in France, they’re on their way to Australia to perform at the Rainbow Serpent Festival. “Last time we were there we met these two amazing koala girls and it was love from (sic) first sight, so...

Posted 14 Jan 2015 @ 8:39am

New Zealand-native Opiuo, musician and producer and recipient of a New Zealand Music award for Best Electronica Album, is about to do his funkadelic bass music thing again at Rainbow Serpent and while it will be mostly him playing solo, there are rumours of an accompanying instrumentalist. His show is unpredictable; he’s constantly reinventing himself and playing at some of the biggest...

Posted 13 Jan 2015 @ 2:40pm

DJ/producer Tyler Martens aka Stickybuds is known as an all-round nice guy and it’s true. Beat spoke to him at his home in Kelowna BC (on Canada’s west coast) via Skype and out he’s downright adorable. He's preparing for a trip to Australia to appear at this year’s Rainbow Serpent Festival. So what can summer festival goers look forward to from him? “I’m just bringing out a whole bunch of good...

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