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Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 10:44am

In order to stick out from the house music pack, selectors must exhibit an elite refinement. Edd Fisher, Simon TK and Andy Hart, who together form Wax’o Paradiso, belong to the aforementioned rare air. Ahead of their third(ish) birthday this Sunday at Shimmerlands, Simon TK caught up with Beat to give us the inside scoop.

 

Why did you decide to DJ under one name, as opposed to...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 11:43am

 

First to grace the stage at summer hotspot Shimmerlands was Pseudolux, with an inimitable combination of throbbing synths, with a metal backbone. Setting the scene for a diverse lineup, punters knew they were doing their Sunday right.
 
When East Brunswick All Girls Choir took over, scratchy guitar blared from the speakers as the backdrop to Marcus Hobb’s screeching vocals...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:22pm

In the dead centre of The Peep Tempel’s glorious 2016 album Joy sits their most profound expression of self.

 

Constable, a stop-start, slow-motion epic concerning the exploits of a surprisingly amiable corrupt cop, is five full minutes of everything that makes the band great. It’s dust-swept and it’s sun-battered and it’s perfect, largely because it sets out to embrace the...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 1:43pm

“You need a higher education to understand this music,” joked Ausmuteants guitarist Jake Robinson, “Lucky we’re doing this at a university.” The Geelong punks then proceeded to blister through tracks about extreme apathy and the cathartic power of having sex with cops. Robinson’s quip was one of several bits of banter from the DIY-minded lineup that seemed equal parts thrilled and bemused to...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 9:38am

City Calm Down will play their largest show yet, taking to the stage at Shimmerlands in a newly announced addition to their live music program

 

Before they head back into the studio, City Calm Down will be playing a huge open-air show at Melbourne's newest summer hang...

Posted 2 Jan 2017 @ 12:53pm

“There are certain things that resonate with different individuals about ska.  For me ska has a sense of community.

 

“From a musical perspective, ska has a percussive aspect that’s almost from another world, the one-drop, the skank and the sharp guitar,” says Nicky Bomba, drummer and notional leader of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.  “The important thing about ska is that it has...

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