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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:53am

With Michael Cusack

 

If you haven’t recovered from Labour Day weekend festivals yet then you got problems, it’s time to get back on that horse my friends. This Friday, New Guernica is hosting a new regular night called Compound, devoted to all things techno and left-of-centre dance music. On the inaugural lineup is a hefty brew of local talent including Three Mile...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:07pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Didn’t get tickets to Adele? Don’t worry my fellow Melburnians, there’s plenty of other dance floors around Melbourne that won’t bat an eyelid at your funny mum-dancing. At Brown Alley on Friday March 17 John Talabot and Axel Bowman do a Power Rangers Megazord type thing and combine their powers to become Talaboman. Clever what they did with...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:28pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Labour Day weekend, the traditional last hurrah for summer festivals. Before the weekend hits though, Kiasmos are checking into Howler for their Pitch sideshow on Wednesday March 8. Kiasmos are an Icelandic producer duo that have an uplifting and beautiful take on techno, soaring orchestral melodies combined with thumping melodic basslines give them a broad...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack

 

March already hey? Shit’s crazy. But the party must go on. On Thursday March 2, Radio Bar in Fitzroy are hosting DISCO Africa, a party celebrating African synthesiser music from the ‘60s, ’70s and ’80s. Paying homage to artists such as William Onyaebor, BLO, Francis Bebe, Assagai, Rob, Odion Iruoje, Ata kak, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and other...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:49pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Hooley dooley it’s another excellent week for music in our fabulous town. On Friday February 24 Heads With Tales present Cale Sexton, Rat & Co, Hotrod and Millu at the Gasometer. Sexton’s sexy sultry house will sooth even the most savage of hearts with that dreamy signature Juno string and bass sound. His 2016 EP Eastlink, released through...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

With Michael Cusack

 

This Saturday sees London techno heavyweight Dax J bringing his brand of dystopian heaving techno to the Gasometer for the next installment of Bunker’s open air series. Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of jungle, drum n bass and garage. Being heavily influenced by drum n bass heroes like Goldie and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:18pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Goddamn Melbourne, you’re really turning it up this week. First up on Thursday we’ve got another installment of Nude, going down in the Mercat Basement. Miris is doing a live hypnotic techno set, look forward to hearing him push the boundaries of sonic exploration and slow burning mood builders. On the decks for the rest of the night are Tim...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:33pm

With Michael Cusack

 

The UK’s Paul Woolford hits town this week and he’s got a couple of things lined up under different aliases. First up on Thursday February 2, he’s set to play at Stable Music’s aptly named SecretlyI Am A Junglist party at Howler, doing a set under his Special Request alias. Woolford’s released a heap of 12” records, EPs and remixes as Special...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:16pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Before we go into this week’s highlights, some pictures and descriptions have surfaced of the capsules being sold as MDMA that recently caused a string of overdoses and deaths. Apparently the contents of the caps are dark brown with a sticky sugary consistency that looks damp. Test results indicate the contents are PMA or 2C-T-x, both of which cause...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:11am

With Michael Cusack

 

This Friday January 20, the Los Angeles based Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is set to play NGV Friday Nights. Smith paints rich sonic tapestries using various modular synthesizer setups and techniques of her own invention, creating a unique journey through time and frequency. In some instances reminiscent of ‘70s synthesizer experiments, others more...

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