Electronic; Don’t miss performances from Lucianblomkamp, Shigeto, and more

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Electronic; Don’t miss performances from Lucianblomkamp, Shigeto, and more


On Friday February 23, Lucianblomkamp is doing a free live show at The Curtin. With Ryan D’Sylva from Gold Fields on drums, the new live show has evolved to preview the second installment of his three-part album Sick of What I Don’t Understand. Blomkamp’s had a great run recently; the first installment appeared in October 2017 and featured the singles ‘Nothing’ (featuring Rromarin) and ‘Still No’ which copped frequent plays from triple j and BBC1 radio. He was also busy working with Grammy-nominated US hip-hop artist 6LACK, producing the track ‘Free 6LACK’ alongside Jakob Rabitsch and Singawd. Pretty impressive stuff from the Melbourne lad. On support duties will be producer-in-demand GXNXVS and Shelley. Kicks off at 8pm.


On Saturday at The Night Cat, The Operatives are hosting Detroit’s incredible multi-faceted jazz-electronic fusionist: Shigeto, who’s playing a string of shows around Oz to support his first album in four years, The New Monday. Shigeto’s fourteenth release to date, The New Monday LP is a departure from the melodic beats of his previous releases, incorporating elements of hip hop, jazz, house and techno. It’s Shigeto’s interpretation of Detroit’s culture, but done so with respect to the history, hoping to contribute, not disrupt. Supporting is UK producer Fracture, who runs the Astrophonica label. From stripped-back rhythmic workouts to sweaty dancehall riddims with catchy sample-flips, Fracture’s music has a little of everything. Joining them will be locals Kiat, Beatrice, Sean Dean and Rintrah. Kicks off at 9pm.


Also on Saturday, Lucid have an international guest joining them for the evening – Berlin DJ/Love on The Rocks label-head Paramida. Although Paramida has been a consistently in-demand DJ for a few years now, she still proclaims herself ‘Berlin’s Most Hated,’ since she doesn’t at all fit in with Berlin’s seemingly endless supply of dudes playing bleak dystopian techno. Paramida’s set is an exercise in variety, channelling Balearic disco boogie alongside excursions into deeper house and techno, somehow mixed seamlessly. Joining her will be locals Noise In My Head, Brooke Powers and residents 6am At The Garage.