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...

Posted 12 Jan 2015 @ 4:34pm

It's time to get intergalactic.


After smashing it at Lounge last night, Space Dimension Controller will play an encore performance tomorrow night.
He'll be joined by Dimitri From Russia.

Posted 12 Jan 2015 @ 2:36pm

Animals Dancing will follow-up on the New Year's Day festivities with a show from the UK's Soft Rocks later this month. 


As one of the pioneers of the re-edit scene, their Disco Powerplay and Chocolate Love edit series have been staples of DJ sets worldwide. They also have an impressive back catalogue of original and remix work, with their 2011 full length The Curse of Soft...

Posted 9 Jan 2015 @ 3:14pm

Already announced for Rainbow Serpent Festival, Petar Dundov will also make a trip to Melbourne for a special live show and extended DJ Set. 


Hailed for his original take on techno, the Croatian producer is best known for tracks Distant Shores and most recently, Origins. He'll be joined by local supports Dave Pham, Spilt Solo, Phil K, Ozzie La, Darius Bassiray, Rhythm &...

Posted 8 Jan 2015 @ 1:24pm

The Operatives and Brown Bear Entertainment have joined forces to bring Canadian producer and DJ Lunice to town this Valentine's Day.


One half of club anthem duo TNGHT, Lunice is known for his original take on bass-heavy trap. He'll be joined by the funky sounds of London's Redinho and JPS. 

Posted 8 Jan 2015 @ 1:11pm

Red Bull Music Academy will kick of its 2015 series of free club nights with multi-genre master Clark next week.


He'll hit our shores on the back of his critically acclaimed self-titled LP, which was released in November last year. With a 13-year back catalogue at his fingertips, he'll treat fans to a live set traversing hip hop, techno, post-rock, electro and ambient.

Posted 8 Jan 2015 @ 9:42am

Two of techno's leading ladies are coming to town next month. 


No stranger to our shores, the event will mark Steffi's first trip back to Australia since her 2012 sold out debut show. She'll hit Melbourne on the heels of her second full length, Power of Anonymity. Joining her will be DJ, singer, songwriter, producer and Panorama Bar resident Virginia.
Presented by...

Posted 8 Jan 2015 @ 9:41am

Swedish duo Genius of Time will hit our shores for a day party next month. 


Made up of Alexander Berg and Nils Krogh, the pair will play live, traversing old school and new school house. The show will mark their first gig back in Melbourne since their 2013 debut. 

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 4:22pm

Pender Street Steppers will take over Section 8 for the final show of their Australian tour this Sunday.


The Candian duo will bring their soulful house selections to Tattersalls Lane on the heels of their hotly talked about performance at the Animals Dancing New Year's Day festivities.

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 1:44pm

Three years after its inception, smalltown is moving out of the clubs and into a warehouse for a very special party this March.


Over a year in the making, the party will play host to a stellar cast of DJs, including Dixon, Âme and Delano Smith. Dixon will return to our shores after being voted Resident Advisor's number one DJ for the second year in a row, while Ame's Frank...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 1:19pm

With two months to go until Maitreya Festival takes over its new location in Charlton, organisers have unveiled this year's huge local lineup. 


Highlights of the healthy offering include Terrafractyl, Unseen Dimension, Basic, Ozzy, Jekyll, Interpulse, Sekkt, Hypnagog, Tom Cosm, U-One, Staunch, Timmus, Dark Nebula and Mood Machine and more. They'll join the likes of...

Posted 5 Jan 2015 @ 1:39pm

Tycho have confirmed that they will play a second Melbourne show this week.


The announcement will come as a blessing for fans who missed out on tickets to their sold out first performance, set to take place this Thursday. 
The news comes swifty after the duo recently slayed the stages at Falls Festival over NYE.

Posted 5 Jan 2015 @ 10:21am

After launching his Spoonbill project a decade ago, Jim Moynihan dropped three LPs in quick succession. The playful, beat-driven sound collages introduced by the 2005 debut Megafauna were further explored on 2007’s Nestegg. Then on 2009’s Zoomorphic, Moynihan illustrated a growing interest in deep, bassy grooves, while upholding his trademark joviality.


We’re now on the cusp of...

Posted 29 Dec 2014 @ 2:39pm

When it comes to assessing musical merit, there’s no clear-cut value system stipulating what’s good and what’s bad. Of course taste is real – what you like is what you like – but there are no absolutes. Still, this hypothesis won’t stop people asserting the superiority of artists they love and adore. At times, we’ll even risk friendships for the sake of defending our favourite music. Similarly...

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 2:11pm


When is it? New Year's Eve.
Where is it? The Pier, Geelong.
Who's playing? Grant Smillie, Andy Murphy, Mike Metro, Lesware and Kids Table.
What sort of shit will they be playing? They'll be rockin' the decks with the top music they've become so well known for, join us...

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 2:10pm


When is it? Thursday December 25 (Christmas night).
Where is it? Lounge.
Who's playing? Dee Dee, Simon Slieker, Tronikelesch Live, Ranjit Nijjer, Quale, Adrian Bell, PWD, Chiara Kickdrum.
What sort of shit will they be playing? Techno of all shapes and colours.

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 12:42pm

Bursting onto the scene in 2010 with a comical visual party trick and an ear worm with the track Follow The Bears, Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard were never going to go unnoticed. But what began as a dress up party for the lead singer of Hot Chip quickly became something to take notice of, as their house music with a pop edge was just at home on commercial radio as it was being dropped as a 3am...

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 12:40pm


Growing Up
Claptone grew up in a time when the world was full of rhythm and that affected my very being. From the early ages until now I have always sought refuge in an environment where we all vibrate as one. 
My favourite musicians are those who channel our collective past to make the now an experience a timeless one. For millennia we have come...

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 12:25pm

Dance act Bag Raiders are Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. The pair met in high school but they didn’t graduate together as Glass was a year ahead of Stracey. However, there was an important valediction the pair did share and that was the elevation from Sydney-based party DJs to LA-based producers who since moving to the US in 2012 have become professional producers/performers on a level which is...

Posted 19 Dec 2014 @ 2:23pm

When is it? Saturday December 20.
Where is it? Boney 68 Little Collins St, CBD.
Who's playing? Rick Wilhite supported by J'nett, Grantham, Baker St and Bryce Lawrence.
What sort of shit will they be playing? No shit. Just great soul, disco, house and techno music.  
What's the...

Posted 18 Dec 2014 @ 2:18pm

After announcing that they were taking over the Old Melbourne Gaol from next January, Piknic Électronik have announced their first program.


The weekly party series, Punchy Sunday, will take place every Sunday afternoon from January 11. They promised a weekly roster of international and local DJs and their first program has definitely delivered.
Hamburg's Oliver...

Posted 18 Dec 2014 @ 2:02pm

The Operatives have announced their latest espionage mission, Outfield, bringing together a host of electronic artists from around the globe this January.


Outfield will combine everything from the radical underground UK movements to Detroit’s breakneck training tempos to Los Angeles’ soulful sonic twists and of course, Melbourne’s own elite.
Leading the way is...

Posted 18 Dec 2014 @ 11:54am

A Sandstorm is coming.



Darude, producer of the unquestionable greatest track of all time, has just been announced as a new addition to the 2015 Future Music Festival bill. He'll join the likes of Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy. 

Posted 17 Dec 2014 @ 4:48pm

Psytrance giants Infected Mushroom are coming to town early next year.


The Israeli duo will make the trip down under on the heels of their Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 3 EP, which was released in June. Known for their huge live show, they'll perform nine dates on their Australian tour, hitting venues from Perth to Cairns.