Off the Record
Alongside supporting RÜFÜS on their eight-date national tour, Canadian-born, NYC-based duo Bob Moses have locked in a Melbourne headline show. The cats who dropped their debut record Days Gone By late last year are one of the most sought-after acts on the planet right now, with their recent addition to the seminal Essential Mix series already being heralded as a classic. They’ll hit up Revolver Upstairs on Friday May 13.
I told you guys to lock in this tour a week or two ago – and now it’s confirmed, Locked Groove is coming our way next month. With the ability to produce sounds that range from the darkest of industrial techno to the more spritely inclinations of house, the one and only Scuba signed him to Hotflush for his debut, and since then he’s gone onto release records on the likes of Permanent Vacation and Life and Death. The rising star will hit Melbourne on Sunday May 29, venue TBA.
Fancy an acid fix? It doesn’t get any more potent than from the godfather of the movement – DJ Pierre. A king of the 303, alongside Spanky and Rio as the group Phuture, Pierre pioneered the acid house rise back in the late ‘80s with cuts such as Acid Tracks and Your Only Friend now etched in dance floor folklore. Throughout his time he’s also helped launch the careers of Felix Da Housecat and Roy Davis Jr., and even had a stint as Head of A&R for the seminal Strictly Rhythm imprint. See why Pierre can count the likes of list Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia and Michael Mayer in his fan base when he swings by New Guernica on Friday July 21. Support will come from Louis McCoy, Rudolf C, Shedbug, U-Khan, Adrian Bell, PWD and Jake McDonald.
Another heavy-hitting name in the realms of deep techno and curveball house, Swedish producer and DJ Tiger Stripes will hit Melbourne next month. With his records finding homes on the likes of the Desolat, Drumcode and Cajual labels, recently the Stockholm-based don has also collaborated with top players such as Kerri Chandler, Adeva and Jerome Sydenham. An all-star local lineup featuring the likes of Boogs, Rollin Connection and Lister Cooray will step up for support duties. Friday May 20 at the Railway Hotel.
Tour rumour: Niv Arzi and Dori Sadovnik AKA the Tel-Aviv based outfit Red Axes have an Australian tour soon to be announced. Stay tuned.
Best releases this week: the new Andy Stott LP Too Many Voices (on Modern Love) has finally dropped and it is straight-up fi-yah. Hearing a lot of praise for MGUN’s Gentium (on Don't Be Afraid) but personally it ain’t doing much. Also, the Giegling website shop section has been updated to say: “The shop is closed until end of April. We gonna have a new record then.” Does that mean we’re finally going to see the new Traumprinz/DJ Metatron drop? Oh dear lord I hope so.
FRIDAY APRIL 29 Hunter/Game Brown Alley FRIDAY MAY 6 Anthony Parasole Brown Alley
Edit Select The Mercat FRIDAY MAY 13 Bob Moses
Revolver Upstairs FRIDAY MAY 20 Tiger Stripes Railway Hotel
FRIDAY MAY 27 Detroit Swindle Brown Alley SUNDAY MAY 29 Locked Groove TBA WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 Oneohtrix Point Never Max Watt’s FRIDAY JULY 21 DJ Pierre New Guernica
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