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Electronic

With Michael Cusack

It’s the MMW: Live Music Safari this Thursday November 17 and damn there’s some good parties happening. The Heads with Tales label showcase at Lounge looks huge with some truly world class locals including Cale Sexton, ACM and Dan White doing live techno and house sets. Don’t miss ACM’s set, his laptop-free live set-up is bananas. Elsewhere there’s the huge laneway party at Section 8 featuring Black Milk, Andee Frost and Jennifer Loveless at Hugs&Kisses, Theremin wizard Miles Brown and Shouse at Loop, The Operatives Records Launch with JPSxHooves and the rest of the Operatives gang at The Mercat and the list goes on - all free entry.
 
Also on Thursday, Stephan Bodzin and MK play Smalltown at Brown Alley. It’s an interesting mix of sounds - MK a veteran Detroit house DJ/producer and Bodzin doing his melodic synth heavy live set, the night promises to be a journey through sound that’s for sure. Friday’s gonna be tough.
 
We can’t all party hard on a Thursday, thankfully Melbourne tastemakers Butter Sessions are throwing a shindig on Friday November 18 featuring Kuniyuki from Japan doing a live set. He makes really gorgeous long form ambient but beat-laden arrangements so I’m looking forward to seeing how that translates to a live-set. It’s going down at Hugs&Kisses with DJ SO, lbrecht La'Brooy (Live), Sleep D and Norachi along for the ride.
 
In international news, despite the closure of London’s Fabric, it looks like the infamous club will still be releasing their ongoing Fabric and Fabriclive mixes with funds raised going to the club’s legal battles. Next up is Nina Kraviz, with a belting tracklist including Aphex Twin, Claude Young and some of her own unreleased material, it’s out Friday December 9.
 
Back on home soil, the much loved Inner Varnika festival has confirmed it will be back in 2017, set to go ahead over Easter weekend, from Friday April 14 until Sunday April 16. Lineup announcements are “just around the corner.”