Electronic; welcome Skylab Radio, Club D’erange host a live band, and more

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Electronic; welcome Skylab Radio, Club D’erange host a live band, and more


Last week we saw the surprise launch of an exciting new venture from Melbourne DJs Simon TK and Chico G called Skylab Radio, who’ve set up shop above Bar Romantica in East Brunswick. The online radio station will be broadcasting three days a week to begin with, covering genres that celebrate “eclectic music, artistic flair and cultural inclusiveness.” The guys aim to represent a broad spread of both the Melbourne and global music scenes with no broadcasting restrictions – “presenters will have the option of more talk-based shows, or simply letting the music speak for itself.” The first weekend of broadcast featured mixes and segments by the likes of JNETT, Zach PM, Puglist, Toni Yotzi, Millu and plenty more. Each segment is archived too so you can listen any time, check out skylab-radio.com.

This Friday May 11, club night weirdos Club D’érange are doing something you don’t see a lot of in the house and techno scene, hosting a live band in the club. Respected underground noisemakers Taipan Tiger Girls will bring their rhythmic improvised soundscapes and (gasp) guitars to Hugs&Kisses for a “late night party set”. I’m not entirely sure what that means from these guys but my gut tells me it’s going to be loud. Selectors on duty for the night are Moopie, Snedynski and Harold. Kicks off at 11pm.

Down at Revolver on Friday, a new techno night is launching called Doppler, focusing on the harder sounds of raw acid, industrial and Detroit techno. It’s about time the southside got something a little less ‘standard’. On board for the launch party is Vohkinne, U-Khan, Edward Richards, Concealed, Paul Lynch and Josh Wain. Kicks off at midnight.

In the city at Brown Alley, Stranger are hosting New York deep house and techno veteran DJ/producer Anthony Parasole. Parasole has had productions out on his own labels, The Corner & Deconstruct (with label-partner Levon Vincent), Dekmantel, as well as on Marcel Dettmann’s mighty techno imprint MDR. Local support from Chiara Kickdrum, Sweetland, Mha iri, DJ Deen Ariff, Jono Brayshaw, Marcus Ok and Arteq Productions. Kicks off at 10pm.