With Michael Cusack
This Friday December 2 sees London’s Randomer attempting to blow the roof off My Aeon for Kontrast. His productions and DJ sets are goddamn relentless raves to the grave, pushing that heavy acid/techno sound. You want to lose your mind on a dark dancefloor and take your brain off the hook for a while? Well this is probably a party for you. Backing him up are locals Matt Radovich, Sundelin, Caspian, Louay, Luke Stein, Machete, Lynch and Mo Ichi.
For something a little more civilised (maybe) on Friday, go check out the Hyp-nøsïs party happening in the basement at Caz Reitop’s Dirty Secrets, a rad little cocktail bar in Collingwood. Probably not a place you’d usually expect to find a sneaky basement rave, but I’m really into the idea. On board are locals Sam Cooper (Steeplejack), Chris and Andrew Olsen (Zekt Collective), Juxtpose and Duval Section.
On Sunday December 4, The Operatives are celebrating their 12th birthday with a massive day/night shindig at The Croxton. Helping them blow out all the candles will be legendary London jungle pioneers The Congos with Mista Savona, the genre-defying producer Mark Pritchard with visuals by Jonathan Zawada (who just won best cover art ARIA for his 3d botanic renderings for Flume) and a ton of local talent including Silent Jay, Beatrice, Billy Davis and more. AND a special international guest to be announced. It’s gonna be a serious Sunday session.
Inner Varnika have dropped their first artist announcement for the 2017 Easter weekend festival. Canada’s D.Tiffany will be doing her deep mellow take on jungle and breaks in a live set for her first trip down under. We’re seeing a lot more of this sound popping up lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more jungle parties over summer.
Also this week, Melbourne techno kings announced their Bunker Open Air Series with Mary Velo (Saturday January 14), Dax J (Saturday February 18) and Nihad Tule (Saturday March 25). No venues announced yet.
In other news, Brown Alley has scored itself a new sound system, praise jeebus. It’s now the first club in Australia to have a four point (a speaker stack in each corner) Funktion One sound system, pretty sick.