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Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:35am

With Tyson Wray

 

If dark and driving techno is your game, you’ll want to be sure to catch Stephan Bodzin when he hits our shores next month. Having worked with the likes of Marc Romboy and Oliver Huntemann, the German head also runs his own Herzblut label. He’ll hit Melbourne on Thursday November 17 at Brown Alley.
 
With a sound that resides somewhere in the middle...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:33am

With Joe Hansen

 

Have you ever noticed how modern hardcore bands often produce 25-30 test pressings of a record and then proceed to sell them directly to fans at inflated prices? I’ve got nothing against limited pressings and unique short runs, but I always figured a test pressing should be for, you know, testing the record before mass production. This should only require a...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:04pm

With Declan Burgess

 

The Push is launching a hip hop school called The Ledge. Aimed at hip youth of any hip hop experience aged between 12 and 25, The Ledge is a series of eight free workshops flowing from Thursday October 27 to Thursday December 15. The workshops work on developing recording, performing and production skills as well as covering artist management and digital...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:25pm

With Tyson Wray 

 

Fancy a bit of Detroit techno? One of the biggest names in the game – Kevin Saunderson – is coming our way. Alongside Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson is one of the ‘Belleville Three’ who are considered to be the pioneers and originators of techno. In recent times his own imprint KMS Records has been championing the next generation. Studio wise, expect...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:24pm

With Peter Hodgson. 

 

This Saturday October 22, catch an epic fundraiser for the Les Twentyman Foundation at The Bendigo Hotel. The Les Twentyman Foundation’s aim is to provide a future free of poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination and isolation to youth. Bands include Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent, Cryptic Abyss, Internal Nightmare, Behold The Defiant, Aeonian, Evolution...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:23pm

With Joe Hansen. 

 

With the once well-intended Record Store Day becoming increasingly overrun by pointless rereleases and repackaging of already available music it somehow got even more ridiculous with the advent of Cassette Store Day a couple of years ago. Like many others, I probed the valid question of whether a “cassette store” was an actual thing. Despite my mockery, it...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 9:55am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. One movie for every day of the week this time around. 

 

There's more Tom Hanks than you can poke a global conspiracy at this year, but there's also brand new Aussie drama, real crime, three-quarters of the Ghostbusters, and the return of three masters - Almodóvar, Anno and Chan....

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 12:35pm

 

 Brisbane booze-punk party lords Goon on the Rocks have announced two shows in Melbourne in support of their new single Back to the Valley. The legends will be playing The Reverence Hotel on Friday October 28 with Blind Man Death Stare and Glen and the Peanut Butter Men and will also be making an appearing at the Outta Nowhere Fest on Saturday October 29, featuring the likes of Cosmic...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 12:29pm

 

METAL FITNESS: HEAVY CLASSES FOR MELBOURNE HEADBANGERS
Now here’s a great idea from Alternative Women’s Fitness: “Whether you’re playing in the band, banging your head in the audience, or squeezing your way through a crush of large burly men to get to the bar, being a metalhead is brutal. To make it to as many gigs as possible without developing whiplash from windmilling or RSI...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 12:26pm

Electronic Music With Tyson Wray

 

Daniel Bortz will be making his way to town this weekend. Since first making waves with his rework of James Blake’s cover of Feist’s Limit To Your Love, the German head has gone on to release on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Fiakun, Get Physical Music and Innervisions, and now runs the Munich-based label Pastamusik. Expect a smattering of...

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