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Posted 20 Oct 2014 @ 7:15pm

Electronic music certainly isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s becoming an increasingly saturated field of creative exploration. The wide distribution of digital recording tools in recent years has made dabbling with electronic production a more approachable option than ever before. Due to the new technology’s immense usability, technical know-how is no longer imperative. And just like...

Posted 17 Oct 2014 @ 1:13pm

Animals Dancing will once again ring in the new year with a hand-picked lineup of underground electronic talent.

 

Their fourth foray into NYD celebrations, this year the local party purveyors will be hosting Ibiza legend and Balearic beat father DJ Alfredo, the don behind DC-based label Future Times Maxmillion Dunbar, Vancouver's finest Pender Street Steppers and Glasgow native ...

Posted 17 Oct 2014 @ 11:58am

1. Growing Up 
Andy: For me it would be listening to both my grandfather and auntie playing the piano.  Both were excellent players and early exposure to this really gave me a fascination with instruments and music in general.
Pete: My mum and dad's old record collection was frankly embarrassing. Meat Loaf for days. But I had some piano lessons when I was younger and I used to...

Posted 16 Oct 2014 @ 1:23pm

While here for Strawberry Fields, Nightmares On Wax has announced he will play a DJ set in Melbourne this November.

 

The English DJ, aka George Evelyn, is celebrating 25 years with Warp Records this year. He will play a two hour DJ set when he takes over Howler.
 
Support on the night comes from Lower Spectrum and A13.

Posted 15 Oct 2014 @ 2:23pm

Rainbow Serpent are now accepting applications to volunteer at next year's event. 

 

For those looking to save some cash and lend a helping hand, head over to the Rainbow website and fill out the application for your chance to work for a ticket. The festival's 18th incarnation is set to feature the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Beats Antique, Petar Dundov and many more.
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Posted 10 Oct 2014 @ 5:07pm

Fernando Cerantola is kicking back in his studio in Lübeck, Germany where he currently lives since moving from Switzerland some two years ago – and sometime before that, from São Paulo. “I’m working on my album which I started on about three years ago,” chimes the Brazilian with a giggle. “Already half of it is written but there is still a little more to go,” he says.

 

As a...

Posted 9 Oct 2014 @ 3:29pm

Heading into its third year at Sea Lake in Victoria's Malee Region, Maitreya Festival have announced the first six acts on their international music lineup.

 

The four day camping festival which encourages creativity to turn the camp area into a circus of colour and tarpaulin, positive energy and making friends, have dropped their first international music lineup.
 
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Posted 3 Oct 2014 @ 4:07pm

 

1. Growing Up
I grew up listening to groups like Earth, Wind & Fire, The OJays, basically ‘70s R&B/soul music. My dad was a member of the Motown group called the Capitals, my uncle was a session drummer and my aunt dated Smokey Robinson in high school. The very first album I bought was when I was seven was a Ramsey Lewis jazz album.
 
2. Inspirations
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Posted 3 Oct 2014 @ 3:32pm

Argentine house maestro Hernan Cattaneo has taken the long road to the top, but has retained his credibility and unique style, and gained respect and a dedicated fanbase along the way. Currently in the midst of his Australian tour ahead of the upcoming release of his new Balance 026 mix, he spoke to Beats.

 

Many DJs strive for the limelight, aiming to be famous overnight,...

Posted 3 Oct 2014 @ 3:30pm

 

When is it? Friday October 3, 10pm - late.
 
Where is it? The Mercat Basement, 456 Queen Street, CBD.
 
Who's playing? Mary Velo (four hours), Matt Radovich (Stable/Melbourne Techno Collective), Adrian Bell and Jake McDonald.
 
What sort of shit will they be playing? Techno....

Posted 3 Oct 2014 @ 11:53am

Rainbow Serpent have locked in a massive second round of artists for their 2015 lineup.

 

 

Today the festival have added a slew of artists to their lineup, including Perfect Stranger, LOUD, Rinkadink, Talpa, Super Flu, Thugfucker, 16 Bit Lolitas, Son Kite, Gaudium, Pole Folder, Egbert, Sebastian Mullaert, Nobody Home, Kaya Project, Pragmatix, The Riddler and...

Posted 2 Oct 2014 @ 12:51pm

Growing Up 
I think I was lucky enough to grow up in the '80s and '90s when there was so much good music all around. All of my family kept up to date on everything in the charts back when I was 5 - 13,  then as I got to 14 - 16 I just loved the sound of the electronic side of music and started to explore it.
 
Inspirations
It can vary from world music, to dance, to the...

Posted 1 Oct 2014 @ 3:23pm

Fourcolours is a special event designed to present a new dimension of colour, art, music as well as installation and generally mind-blowing performances. An intimate gathering, the event is designed to provide a new and unique insight into the minds of the talented Fourcolours crew. Held within the vast, winding, maze-like world that is Revolt Warehouse, each nook will reveal fantastic...

Posted 1 Oct 2014 @ 3:21pm

There are a lot of negative stereotypes associated with dance music promoters: in it for the money/chicks/drugs and not the music or culture. Melbourne dance promoter and visionary behind the upcoming Fourcolours event at Revolt Arts Warehouse Peter Suwara is the antithesis of the aforementioned clichés.

 

“The concept of Fourcolours is this: you go in and you get your coloured...

Posted 1 Oct 2014 @ 2:32pm

After a year of touring all over the world with their racuous brand of EDM, Knife Party have announced that they'll return home for a string of shows this December.

 

The tour will come on the back of their debut album Abandon Ship, which is due out on Monday October 27. Even though it''ll be their first official LP, the duo have already amassed fans the world over with hits like...

Posted 30 Sep 2014 @ 2:26pm

A successful Sunday night in Melbourne’s club scene have always been a rarified commodity but for those DJs, promoters and venues that do get it right create one of the best parties of the week because the crowd is a mix of hospitality workers and club professionals – DJs, venue owners and door bitches – who are enjoying a night off from the main game. Circus Sundays is one such night that...

Posted 25 Sep 2014 @ 4:32pm

Shpongle are arguably the most famous and successful psychedelic trance act to have existed since the genre’s conception in the late '80s. Consisting of Simon Posford and Raja Ram the two-piece marry the uplifting and introspective tones of trance music with the mysticism and introspection of psychedelia that includes the use of complex light displays and stage props. At the end of November...

Posted 23 Sep 2014 @ 4:44pm

New York house legend Todd Terry has announced he will be returning to Australia this October and November.

 

Off the back of his sold out 2012 Australian tour, Terry returned in 2013 to support Chic’s Melbourne and Brisbane shows, with more sold out sideshows of his own. This time he will hit our shores for a four-show, three-day run - stopping in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and...

Posted 23 Sep 2014 @ 1:10pm

 

1. Growing Up
My mother used to teach piano at primary schools around Mackay where I grew up. I used to tag along and play the claves. My parents were always very supportive, they bought me a Pearl drum kit when I started high school. I have no idea how they put up with me practicing everyday for hours on end!  
 
2. Inspirations
I love American punk music,...

Posted 19 Sep 2014 @ 2:03pm

Above & Beyond have announced they will be bringing their live show to Melbourne this New Year's Day.

 

The trio's live performance has aimed to redraw the parameters of the DJ set, aiming to get closer to the crowd and make them part of the action. They will be bringing that experience to Australia for sets in both Sydney and Melbourne to welcome in 2015.

Posted 16 Sep 2014 @ 3:52pm

1. Growing Up
My family is of Turkish descent, but I grew up in Mainz, Germany. I was a hyperactive kid and always into something, so my mother was happy for anything that could capture my attention for any length of time. My brother had VHS tapes of Wildstyle and Beat Street lying around and when I saw them, my life changed. I was totally absorbed by the b-boys and DJ culture. I got a...

Posted 11 Sep 2014 @ 2:18pm

With Listen Out officially selling out, Bondax have announced a Melbourne sideshow.

 

The English electronic duo will be making their way to Australia for the first time for Listen Out. No strangers to big festivals, they have already played stages at Bestival, Creamfields and Beacons. 

Posted 10 Sep 2014 @ 3:52pm

John '00' Fleming is a certified legend of the global trance scene. Growing up in the UK Fleming was at the forefront of the development of trance from an underground dance abstraction to a full blown mainstream dance genre. Having established his own trance label in 1998, J00F Recordings, he grew with the genre and now in 2014 he's still a powerhouse of the scene.

 

Being an...

Posted 5 Sep 2014 @ 5:27pm

 

When is it? Friday September 5.
 
Where is it? Brown Alley.
 
Who's playing? So Fire, Jesse I, King Ru (RuCL), Killa Cat (BCQ), Zare Demus, Ms Butt and Nightwrk.
 
What sort of shit will they be playing? Bass heavy dancehall from Jamaica. Dancehall from all eras from old school to...

Posted 4 Sep 2014 @ 12:09pm

Perth duo Slumberjack have announced a run of tour dates on the back of their latest single Felon.

 

The release comes ahead of the pair's debut EP, which cites influences from the likes of Skrillex and Timbaland.

Posted 4 Sep 2014 @ 12:05pm

In what's got to be some sort of record, Detroit techno legend Stacey Pullen will return to our shores for the 15th time in 16 years this October.

 

An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, Pullen is known for his signature atmospheric electronic sound and his lengthy experimental DJ sets.

Posted 2 Sep 2014 @ 2:14pm

After he performs at Hamer Hall with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, legendary Detroit techno producer Jeff Mills will descend on the city for an extensive late-night DJ set.

 

Last on our shores in June 2013, Mills is returning to Australia for a Melbourne-exclusive performance of Light From the Outside World with the MSO as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.

Posted 1 Sep 2014 @ 7:49pm

In a field where genres rise and fall like dominoes, Mikah Freeman’s in a particularly privileged position: with long-time collaborator Vance Musgrove, his production juggernaut The Aston Shuffle have built a sound flexible and individual enough to withstand a decade of upheaval. “Just last week we played our very first live show in the US on Governor’s Island in front of 5,000 people, which...

Posted 1 Sep 2014 @ 7:47pm

Kristian Nairn is a gentle kind of guy. Best known for his portrayal of Hodor, the large, simple-minded but fiercely loyal stable boy to the Stark family on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, he draws on the shyness from his teenage years when he’s acting. Yet for someone who plays a character who only ever says his own name (that now iconic line, “Hodor”), Nairn is surprisingly talkative. And what many...

Posted 1 Sep 2014 @ 10:08am

Australian beatsmith Basenji has released a new single and announced a nationwide tour to celebrate.

 

Heirloom marks the first material Basenji's released since signing to new label Future Classic. There's been a lot of anticipation surrounding the single ever since fellow producer and high school friend Wave Racer sampled Heirloom in his BBC Radio 1 mix.

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