With Michael Cusack
March already hey? Shit’s crazy. But the party must go on. On Thursday March 2, Radio Bar in Fitzroy are hosting DISCO Africa, a party celebrating African synthesiser music from the ‘60s, ’70s and ’80s. Paying homage to artists such as William Onyaebor, BLO, Francis Bebe, Assagai, Rob, Odion Iruoje, Ata kak, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and other greats of the genre. Free entry and kicks off at 8pm.
On Friday arvo, Wax Museum Records are having their second Subway Session at their store in the Campbell Arcade subway. The wax museum crew will be joined by guest selectors Noise In My Head, Barry Sunset, Josh Keys and Sedgwick (Potatoheadz). It kicks off at 4pm, so go have a coupla tinnies and a crate dig.
Just up the road from Wax Museum Records, Friday also sees Butter Sessions presenting 03.03 at the Sub Club, celebrating all things acid-house. No Melbourne acid-house lineup would be complete without Honeysmack doing his pounding live-set of squelchy stuff; he’s backed up by Sleep D, Dan White b2b Cale Sexton and Zobs Palace. It kicks off at 10pm.
Elsewhere on Friday, The Operatives are hosting Los Angeles beat collective Soulection members Jarreau Vandal, DJ Sosupersam and Lakim doing their Sound Of Tomorrow show at Brown Alley. Forging their own unique sound, Soulection teams warm and timeless soul with crisp cuts and sounds that are unmistakably contemporary, toeing the lines between hip hop, R&B and leftfield electronica.
On Saturday, Realtime is throwing an open-air warehouse party featuring an all female lineup of Berlin DJ Dr. Rubinstein and locals Chiara Kickdrum, Ellis and Jess Sneddon. Rubinstein’s been smashing her brand of cosmic techno through the international festival and club circuit over the last few years, recently playing the coveted Berghain closing slot, so don’t miss this opportunity to catch her for a measly $15. Music starts at 4pm at The Third Day in North Melbourne.
If you can’t make Saturday though, don’t stress. Dr. Rubinstein is also playing Piknic Elektronic this Sunday alongside Miami DJ/producer Danny Daze, fellow Berliner Bloody Mary and locals Market Memories and Paul Lynch. Danny Daze is known for his versatility and eclectic set of influences, resulting in sets with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit techno, Italo disco, and Miami bass. This is the second last Piknic Elektronic for the season, and next week’s is sold out, so if you’ve been meaning to get down to one, this is your last chance.