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.

Posted 29 Aug 2014 @ 3:51pm


1. Growing Up
I would say being in my Mum’s car going to the shops listening to Fleetwood Mac or Paul Simon with the sun beating down through the car sunroof.  My mum and dad would listen to music all the time. It was a big factor in our lives, especially the Motown sound. 
2. Inspirations
I respect Quincy Jones for everything he has done. Paul Simon, Prince,...

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.