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Posted 8 Aug 2014 @ 2:55pm

Detroiter Jimmy Edgar’s career has been nothing less than mercurial. From his DJ debut at raves as a 15-year-old to award-winning work in fashion photography, he recently established the Ultramajic label and is getting ready to drop a second album.

 

Techno is all about the aurally esoteric – constructed percussion, sub-basslines, the limits of synthetic noise. Jimmy exudes the...

Posted 8 Aug 2014 @ 9:40am

It's time to return to the wildlands - Strawberry Fields has gotten even bigger.

 

A slew of international and local talent has been added to the lineup, including Pachanga Boys, Superpitcher, HNNY, Nightmares on Wax, Trus'me and much more.
 
The full lineup thus far now includes Ame, Antix, Brawther, Gabriel Ananda, Giraffage, Grouch, Hiatus Kaiyote, HNNY,...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 8:27pm

Lasse Bruhn Svendsen is a modest but alluring Dane who jokes that we find him in hospital with what he terms “a bloody kidney infection.” And while true, he brushes the sad reality aside for a far more optimistic insight into his past – but also the future.

 

“My father was into jazz in his younger days,” explains the otherwise affable bloke. “That gave me an awareness of music...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 12:31pm

 

1. Growing Up
We both went through a lot of different musical interests growing up. From Slipknot to PPK. I'm not sure how much of each of those phases have influenced what we're doing know. PPK probably more than Slipknot I'd say, but maybe not.
 
2. Inspirations
Our favourite musicians changes a lot, as I'm sure most people's do. So our inspirations change...

Posted 5 Aug 2014 @ 9:50am

Giddy up - the countdown to the 2015 incarnation of Rainbow Serpent is officially on.

 

 

Today the first round of international artists have been revealed. They include Marcel Dettmann, Lee Burridge, Petar Dundov, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Christopher Lawrence, Audiomatic, Electric Universe, Vaishiyas, Laughing Buddha, Broken Toy, Pena, Ben Coda, Odjbox, The...

Posted 4 Aug 2014 @ 2:58pm

For those that may have missed out on Friday, tomorrow night Teebs will be presenting a selection of his Ante Vos art works and performing a DJ set to accompany the viewing.

 

For the first time outside of the Los Angeles, 25 of Teebs' 400 vintage reworked records, which have been painted and given new life, will be on display and also for sale.

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 12:34pm

It's cold in the streets of Melbourne as winter descends on the fair city - as we wrap ourselves up in knits and scarves and coats, cruising through this day to day existence it's more than likely some are dreaming of sunnier, easier times. For those of you in need of a dose of warm sunshine, look no further than LA-based producer Teebs aka Mtendere Mandowa. One of Brainfeeder's quiet...

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 12:12pm

Lil Jon is making his way to Australia in October for his first DJ set tour.

 

 

The king of crunk has recently taken to the EDM juggernaut. Over in the US he is a resident DJ at Vegas’ Surrender Nightclub and Miami’s Infamous.

Posted 31 Jul 2014 @ 10:18am

The realm of popular music is largely characterised by movements and trends. It’s common for a batch of artists showcasing stylistic commonality to emerge at one time. In unity lies security - for both artist and listener - so it’s only natural that things occur in this fashion.

 

But how does one stand apart from prevalent trends? Is it by rejecting all elements that bear...

Posted 30 Jul 2014 @ 2:27pm

Jimmy Edgar has locked in a trio of dates for this August. 

 

Edgar last visited Australia in 2013, the same year he released his highly praised Hot Inside and Mercurio EPs. The Berlin-based, Detroit-bred producer is also the founder of multi-sensory label Ultramajic, which plays host to his side projects and art endeavours. 

Posted 30 Jul 2014 @ 1:09pm

Before they head back into the wildlands for Strawberry Fields' sixth incarnation the festival will kick off with a huge launch party this September.

 

International acts Robert Babicz and Tommy Four Seven are set to lead the charge while local talent Child, Muska, Kris Baha, Jacob Malmo, Brad Daniels, Nudix and Andy Ouch will round out the night.

Posted 29 Jul 2014 @ 8:12pm

Stereosonic is returning for another two-day blockbuster event later this year.

 

 

The 2014 lineup features some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Diplo, Disclosure, W&W, DJ Snake, Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Porter Robinson, Duke Dumont, Laidback Luke, Destructo and a whole lot more.

Posted 25 Jul 2014 @ 3:54pm

Com Truise has announced he will be playing in Melbourne for the first time this September.

 

Calling his style "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk" he has taken the electronic music scene by storm since 2010, continuing his rise with the release of his Wave 1 album earlier this year.
 
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley. He...

Posted 24 Jul 2014 @ 6:50pm

There are dickhead DJs (looking at you David Guetta), and there are dickhead DJs. Anklepants falls into the latter category. 

 

 

Armed with an 'animatronic dick-face' (not our words) Anklepants, real name Reecard Farché, creates explosions of distorted mutant bass with a semen-like pop glazing, if that makes sense. He began to rise to global notoriety following...

Posted 23 Jul 2014 @ 4:35pm

Luke Hills is the man behind One Of Them Nights - a unique brand that brings board riding and club culture together, coming from a life of surfing, skating and partying. Created in 2011 by Hills, OOTN has quickly became a well known name within club and boarding communities, bringing Melbourne's club culture to surfing and alpine areas. RK caught up with Hills to talk about the history of the...

Posted 23 Jul 2014 @ 12:47pm

Mensrea is a Latin term still used today by the legal fraternity to mean 'with a guilty mind'. But like all words from that ancient language it carries an inherent poetry that describes an atmosphere of sinister indulgence.

 

It is the treacherous and dark atmosphere associated with the word that inspired Melbourne singer/composer Jess Koch to use it as the title of her dark...

Posted 22 Jul 2014 @ 4:25pm

Detroit selector Andrés, AKA DJ Dez, will play at Boney next month as part of the monthly Red Bull Music Academy series.

 

Andrés has been in the game for 25 years now, bringing his house and hip hop tastes to audiences worldwide. A regular on Moodymann's seminal labels KDJ and Mahogani Music, he released arguably the most ubiquitous track of 2012 with his New For U on La Vida...

Posted 18 Jul 2014 @ 4:55pm

Tom Gaden aka Tom Showtime is feeling pretty good right now. On the back of his recent EP called The Butter Zone, out now on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, the chap is circumspect and looking forward. “Everything’s gravy!” he chimes. “I’m just enjoying life in the Westside with my wife and our dog Irie, making lots of music, playing plenty of gigs and generally having a good time! I’ve been...

Posted 17 Jul 2014 @ 2:00pm

LA painter and musician Teebs has announced that he will be heading to Australia later this year.

 

Since the release of his debut album Adour, Teebs has been making waves around the world. Joining him on the tour is London duo Brad Baloo and Sydney-based musician Sofie Loizou.

Posted 14 Jul 2014 @ 5:52pm

 

When is it? 5am until midday every Sunday.
 
Where is it? Lounge.
 
Who's playing?  PWD, Harold, Chiara Kickdrum, DJ Kiti, Louis McCoy, Toby Mackisack, Ryan Wells, Sam Hilton, Alex Hall and E. Koh.
 
What sort of shit will they be playing? House/techno/acid/prog/...

Posted 14 Jul 2014 @ 9:46am

Ever wanted to rave with Hodor?

 

 

Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor, will head around the country playing DJ sets at Game of Thrones themed parties later this year.

 

Away from the show, Nairn is a seasoned DJ with an inclination towards the deeper side of house. He'll be showing off his skills behind the decks in a series of parties around Australia, all...

Posted 11 Jul 2014 @ 3:08pm

When is it? Friday July 11, from midnight until at least 8am.
 
Where is it? Boney.
 
Who's playing? Matt Radovich (MTC/Stable), Zancig (Power Station), PWD (The Public Works Department), Sly Faux (live), Bunker residents Adrian Bell, ACM vs Jake McDonald and special guest Dylan Riley.
 
What...

Posted 11 Jul 2014 @ 3:06pm

I can’t help but feel that to refer to DJ Spooky as merely a spinner of records would be a gross understatement. A truly multidisciplinary artist, you are just as likely to have heard his name in the context of his well-renowned, mind-bending electronic and hip hop sounds as you are his work as a music critic and writer, magazine publisher, filmmaker, and social and environmental justice...

Posted 8 Jul 2014 @ 3:15pm

For the first time ever Jason Letkiewicz, better known as Steve Summers, will perform in Melbourne.

 

The New York-based selector has worked with seminal labels such as L.I.E.S., ESP Institute, PPU and has worked under a variety of monikers, including Two Dogs In A House (with Ron Morelli), Innergaze (with Aurora Halal) and Manhunter (with Ari Goldman from Beautiful Swimmers). ...

Posted 7 Jul 2014 @ 5:08pm

One of the biggest names in the Australian club scene is Alison Wonderland. She’s just finished a nation-wide warehouse tour rocking the industrial districts of our major cities, but not content to just smash out bangers on the dance floor, she’s just released her first EP, Calm Down. 

 

Amongst a fierce competition, one name has risen to the fore of Australian DJs. Alison...

Posted 7 Jul 2014 @ 5:06pm

Not only is she a well-known radio ambassador, producer and DJ, Nina Las Vegas is unquestionably one of our finest proponents of forward thinking music. And as testament to her success, she is everything a performer should be – driven, talented, determined and selfless. From the community work she’s done to her ability to seemingly blur her musical output across genres, the lady stands in good...

Posted 7 Jul 2014 @ 2:07pm

California duo Candyland will turn up the bass when they hit our shores for a tour this August.

 

After winning back-to-back Beatport remix contests for Skrillex and Bingo Players tracks in 2012, the pair released their debut album Bring the Rain on Spinnin' Records in January 2013. Known for their blend of trap, dubstep and house, the duo have toured with Krewella and appeared...

Posted 7 Jul 2014 @ 12:37pm

Do you have something special to contribute to the 2015 incarnation of Rainbow Serpent Festival?

 

The beloved Victorian event have opened applications to participate in the festival in a variety of areas, including musicians, market and food stalls, workshops, massage therapists and kids space. Remaining applications will open in August and September.

Posted 4 Jul 2014 @ 9:33am

After the successful release of her latest EP Calm Down, Alison Wonderland has added three capital city dates to her Rural Juror Touror.

 

The tour already had the DJ playing 15 shows in towns around the country, as well as stopping in New Zealand, Taiwan and Bali. After her EP reached number two on the iTunes Album Chart and number one on the iTunes Electronic Chart following...

Posted 3 Jul 2014 @ 12:43pm

Trance enthusiasts are in for a treat when Solarstone, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Sneidjer bring their show down under this month.

 

Hailed as a champion of pure trance, the UK's Solarstone has spent the last two years driving the sound back into the scene with his Pure Trance shows, mix series, and record label. He will be joined by Giuseppe Ottiviani, who has become known for his...

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