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Electronic

With Michael Cusack

This Saturday November 12, the Underground Resistance DJ Assault Squad out of Detroit and SQL from Norway will blow the lid off My Aeon while they’re in the country for Strawberry Fields. My Aeon’s sound system is on point these days and with locals including Matt Radovich, ACM (Live) and Machete on board techno doesn’t get much better.
 
If cruisey house vibes is more your thing, Saturday also sees Amsterdam producer/DJ Robert Bergman playing Lost Weekend at Boney. Bergman’s been a constant on the Dekmantel lineup and in the Amsterdam club scene for the last few years, known for his huge eclectic music collection, so it should be a real good time. Melbourne Deepcast uploaded a fresh mix of his a few days ago so go check it out.
 
This Sunday sees audio-visual installation masters NONOTAK Studio hit the State Library as part of Signal, for Melbourne Music Week. If you haven’t sussed out their work, jump on YouTube ASAP. Comprised of illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto, their installations create immersive, dreamlike environments that’ll bend your mind into another dimension. Along for the ride is Zen Paradox, Matt Radovich, the VICMOD modular synth ensembre and Dylab.
 
Next week sees the huge Melbourne Music Week Live Music Safari go down on Thursday November 17. With a ton of rad gigs happening all across town it gets real hard to choose, but the Section 8 and Ferdydurke Zoo laneway party is always a safe bet, this year featuring Black Milk, Yeo, Saatsuma and tons more.
 
We’ve seen a lot of new events and festivals popping up in the lead-up to summer, the latest announcement being Good Island, from the minds behind Wondercore Island and Good Manners. It takes place in Melbourne on Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5, promising to be an immersive arts and music festival running across four stages and two City of Melbourne venues. Interestingly, artists are all performing twice - one experimental and/or collaborative performance and one traditional performance. Full line up is announced Thursday November 10.