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ISSUE 1313

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ONTOUR PERSEUS [USA] Thursday March 29, OneSixOne YELAWOLF [USA] Friday March 30, Prince Bandroom OSCAR MULERO [ESP] Friday March 30, Mercat Basement HEADMAN [GER] Saturday March 31, New Guernica EFDEMIN [GER] Saturday March 31, The Liberty Social MANIK [USA] Saturday March 31, Brown Alley RICK WILHITE [USA] Thursday April 5, Mercat Basement COSMIC GATE [GER] Thursday April 5, Festival Hall BEATAUCUE [FRA] Thursday April 5, New Guernica PEDRO [USA] Friday April 6, The Espy THE FREESTYLERS [UK] Friday April 6, Boat Party TBA DANIEL KANDI [NED] Friday April 6, Royal Melbourne Hotel STACEY PULLEN [USA], M.A.N.D.Y. [GER], CLIVE HENRY [UK] + MORE Friday April 6, Billboard MOODYMANN [USA], MARTIN BUTTRICH, [USA] TINI [GER], ROMAN FLUGEL [GER] Sunday April 8, Brown Alley BOY 8-BIT [UK] Sunday April 8, Revolver JACQUES GREENE [CAN], MACHINEDRUM [USA], MR. DIBIASE [USA] Sunday April 8, TBA JEROME ISMA-AE [GER] Friday April 13, Royal Melbourne Hotel SKISM [UK], TC [UK], ZOMBOY [UK] Friday April 13, Brown Alley MIDLAND [UK] Friday April 20, New Guernica ROGER SANCHEZ [USA] Saturday April 21, Pretty Please DERRICK MAY [USA] Tuesday April 24, TBA CLARK [UK] Tuesday April 24, Revolt Artspace KRAFTY KUTS [USA] Wednesday April 25, Brown Alley DMX [USA] Friday April 27, Trak BEN UFO [UK] Friday April 27, Revolver CREAMFIELDS: DAVID GUETTA [USA], ABOVE & BEYOND [UK] + MORE Saturday April 28, Melbourne Showgrounds MOUNT KIMBIE [UK] Thursday May 3, The Hi-Fi DIGITALISM [FRA] Friday May 4, The Forum ORBITAL [UK] Friday May 4, The Palace JAMES ZABIELA [UK], ALEX NIGGEMAN [GER], GEORGE FITZGERALD [UK] Friday May 4, Billboard GROOVIN’ THE MOO: DIGITALISM [GER], SHAPESHIFTER [NZ] + MORE Saturday May 5, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo ADRIAN LUX [SWE] Saturday May 5, Warehouse ATMOSPHERE [USA], EVIDENCE [USA] Thursday May 10, The Hi-Fi PARIAH [UK], BLAWAN [UK] Friday May 11, The Liberty Social ROBERT BABICZ [GER], LUSINE [USA], NADJA LIND [GER], KLARTRAUM [GER] Friday May 18, Brown Alley SHOWTEK [NED] Friday May 25, Chasers Nightclub

REAL TALK

If I was a pompous wanker, which I totally am, I’d say that the superfluous trends of electronic music are counterbalanced by the burgeoning underground scenes. This is particularly evident in Melbourne, as well. What’s even more evident is that by missing out on Prosumer’s two shows this weekend I may have missed out on the club nights of the year. Goddamn. Tyson Wray

Viva Italia: The Italian Project

This Easter Sunday: get ready for a huge evening dedicated to the music and culture that is The Italian Project, the very first of its kind in Melbourne transforming the surrounds of CQ into a showcase of the best the boot-shaped country has to offer. With the likes of Joe Avati, Frank Lotito, Yeah Right DJs, Mark Pellegrini Louie Gallina, Gaz Kempster live, Danny Merx, Henrique Andreas and plenty more set to join in on the fun, it’s set to go off – viva Italia! The Italian Project hits CQ on Sunday April 8.

Adrian Lux: Deluxe

We don’t sleep when the sun goes down and we don’t waste no precious time – and we bet that after hearing Adrian Lux’s hit single Teenage Crime all over your airwaves last year, you don’t either. Good news – he’s heading down very soon to make his live debut in Australia. The son of two musicians, Lux’s earliest excursions into the music industry were as a prodigiously young teenager, mixing hiphop and reggae in his hometown of Stockholm. His progression from that to the undeniably dancey sounds of his more recent output might seem curious to the outsider, but there’s no denying the sheer appeal of his work - whimsical and irreverent, and completely impossible not to get caught up in with remixes for Natalia Kills, Roger Sanchez and PNAU all attesting to his wide appeal. Make up for your teenage crimes – catch Adrian Lux at Warehouse Melbourne on Saturday May 5.

Internationally recognised by Mixmag and the HD Music Awards, Showtek are not to be underestimated - the massive duo from the Netherlands consisting of brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, the two started off writing techno way back in 2001, but quickly found themselves enamored with the sounds of hardstyle emerging from the underground. The very first act within the genre to release a full-length album on their self-established label Dutch Master Works titled Today is Tomorrow, welcomed by the scene and beyond with open arms. The first ever hairstyle act to be commissioned for a BBC Radio One mix and pull a Beatport Award for best-selling track of 2008, they’ve been up to all sorts since their breakout and it’s clear they won’t be heading off anytime soon. It’s been awhile since the duo touched down on Australian shores, but the wait is over - Showtek play Chasers on Friday May 25.

Supafest: Supersized

Australia’s premier urban music festival Supafest 2012’s Melbourne slot is rapidly approaching, with the first and second lineup announcements being a truly star-studded affair - the prospect of catching P Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, Missy Elliot, Kelly Rowland and plenty more heading down together. Don’t tell us you thought the waiting game was all over, though - because the crew have managed to sneak in some final acts into the mix. Joining the already huge lineup is Australian festival favourite, the Grammy Award winning T-Pain. With a star-studded discography that features collaborations with the likes of Kanye West, Flo Rida and Lil Wayne, alongside a slew of highly successful solo material, as well as the enduring favourite I’m On a Boat with The Lonely Island, T-Pain is the perfect dude to join the already phenomenal lineup for the year’s highlight urban music festival. T-Pain, P Diddy, Lupe Fiasco and plenty play Supafest at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday April 21.

Dub FX (alias of Benjamin Stanford) is a worldwide street performer and producer based in the bayside surrounds of St. Kilda. A firm favourite of Melbournians and beyond, Dub FX’s creations are an intriguing mix of technical prowess and danceable beats, utilising a Boss RC-50 Loop Station along with a GT-10 effects pedal to create vocal-based beats with his masterful singing and raps layered over the top, creating intricate tunes coloured by influences from hip-hop, reggae, and drum and bass. With a solid fan base behind him and a number of records to his name, he travels and performs across the globe with his fiancé vocalist Flower Fairy (real name Shoshana Sadia) whom he met in Manchester. He’s set to play a full club show alongside fellow Melbourne favourite Spoonbill, Editor and the Mollusk. It all goes down at The Hi-Fi on Saturday May 5.

With latest effort Let’s Ride set to drop very soon, Krafty Kuts is well overdue for a date in Melbourne - no stranger to Australian shores, the alias of Martin Reeves is an understandably notorious one. Since discovering the world of electro and hip-hop sounds early in the nineties, he started his own record shop and quickly developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music that he continues to utilise to maximum effect today - his first big break arriving when none other than Fatboy Slim stumbled upon a dubplate he’d cut and took him under his wing during this time. It was only until 2006 his debut album on his own label Against the Grain was released - a breath of fresh air inspired by the upbeat sounds of breaks, electro, dubstep, drum and bass and hip hop. With an album tour on the way, it’s time to ride with Krafty Kuts - catch him at Brown Alley on Wednesday April 25.

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Having recently established their own label Works The Long Nights together, the duo that are Pariah and Blawan will certainly have some late nights working together – especially on the back of the announcement that they’ll be making their first excursions down to Australia together in the next few months. Originally from Scotland, Cayzer relocated to London to pursue a university degree and immerse himself within the landscape of London’s bass music scene, his releases revealing a highly original and carefully-crafted take on dubstep’s hollowed-out bottom ends - slowmoving baselines and an emphasis on atmospherics and melody. Fellow R&S signee Blawan shares a similar story to him, whose releases have also charted on Hessle Audio, home to names including Ramadanman, Martyn and Cosmin TRG. A refined and intoxicating synthesis of influences from techno and dubstep, Blawan’s music has already seen him release remixes for Radiohead and single Getting Me Down was named Resident Advisor’s best single of 2011. Two exciting young faces – catch them at the Liberty Social on Friday May 11.

Dub FX: Down With It

Krafty Kuts: Wanna Ride?

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Showtek: Showoff

Blawan and Pariah: The Long Night In

Easter: my much-adored season of chocolate, regrettable weight gain and an excellent extended weekend away from work. There are plenty of strange traditions for celebrating such a holiday, and we quite like the one that New Guernica have lined up bringing down French duo Beataucue for an evening on the decks. Recently discovered and hyped by the Crookers then quickly signed to Tiga’s label Turbo Records, the two can already claim Boys Noize, Steve Aoki and Major Lazer as huge fans and have rightfully claimed their spot at the top of the Hypem charts and on many a trendy music blog. If you’ve caught any of their releases on Kitsune so far, you’ll know what we’re talking about – hyperactive electro aimed straight for the dance floor. Word. Catch Beataucue at New Guernica on Thursday April 5.

Clark: Classics

Chris Clark (frequently reduced to Clark) is an enigmatic figure in the landscape of electronic music. Having been around since 2001 with the release of debut album Clarence Park, the Warp Records figure is a thoroughly distinctive pioneer in IDM, with a meticulous approach to production seeing him create magic out of heavily manipulated live drum samples, wintry synth sounds and glitchy noises drawing him favourable comparisons to the label’s finest in Autechre, Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin. Not content with sitting in some of the higher echelons of the label’s releases however, Clark’s releases have been prolific and entirely visionary – and with a hotly anticipated new live club show at the ready and his next full-length album Iradelphic set for release within the month, we can’t get enough of Clark. Catch him at Revolt Artspace on Tuesday April 24.

Daniel Kandi: Tastes So Sweet

A trance act not unused to headlining some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Trance Energy, Global Gathering, Godskitchen and A State of Trance and a favourite of labels Anunjabeats and Armada Music, Daniel Kandi’s omnipresence within trance is well-deserved. Picked up by the former label a year or so after beginning to produce music for himself, he’s rapidly become a favourite of fellow DJs including Armin van Buuren and international audiences, and spent last year beginning his own label Always Alive in collaboration with Phillip Alpha. Not only that, but according to Wikipedia, Kandi is pretty handy with a large stick, having won the Danish snooker championship every year from 2004 to 2009. Not sure whether this is for real, or some well-placed Wiki-vandalism as the citation’s in Dutch but either way, it’s too amusing not to include in here. Get a load of Kandi’ sugar-sweet tunes when he hits the Royal Melbourne Hotel on Friday April 6.


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STACEY PULLEN

“I’m still really critical about what I want to release. First of all, if I can’t play it then I don’t want to use it. I want to spread the love a little bit and I think it would be an honour for people from other places to release on a Detroit label.”

PUSHIN’: AND PULLEN Detroit legend Stacey Pullen is on his way to Melbourne in April to play at Circoloco. The party is being put on by Melbourne’s Darkbeat crew along with Dave Trimboli and The Proper Kollektive to celebrate their 9th birthday. They are bringing the Ibiza party brand, Circoloco, to Australia with four international headline artists: Tania Vulcano, Stacey Pullen, M.A.N.D.Y. [Patrick] and Clive Henry. It’s all going down on Good Friday with a 12 hour party. Circoloco started in 1999 at a little building at the end of the airport runway in Ibiza, known as DC10. Their after hours parties kicked off at the end of the well-known night Space, on a Monday morning. They pushed a forward thinking, deeper, more avant-garde sound; with the planes roaring overhead a small group of people kept the weekend going and set a vibe that continues today. The club’s reputation grew exponentially. By 2002 big name DJs were asking to play and the international music press had picked up on Circoloco. The club rode on the rising crest of Minimal Techno’s popularity with many of the club’s residents being part of it including Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos and Loco Dice. On the phone from his home in Detroit, Stacey Pullen is looking forward to returning to Australia again. “Yeah I always love coming to Australia. I can probably count on three hands how many times I have been there,” he laughs. “It’s funny because I’ve been playing all of the dates for Circoloco but not the Ibiza dates. I’m sort of like one of the few DJs who play for the Circoloco brand but I haven’t really played in Ibiza. I played DC10 in 2007 but that was before I even knew about Circoloco. It was just me playing at DC10 is what I remember. It was right when the brand was taking off. Guys like Luciano were still playing there.” After so many tours to Australia, the travel must be old hat right? “I’m alright with it. Now that

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we have a more direct route with the airline that I fly it’s better. Now I don’t have to go through a few connections. Now it’s only two flights and I’m there. Years ago, it used to be three flights minimum. So now I’m good with that.” I reach Pullen in a pretty chilled mood. He has just caught up for lunch with his friend, fellow producer and DJ Seth Troxler, and he is off to the studio later that night. “You’ve got to keep working on new stuff – especially now that I’m able to do more in the last two years. Now I’m able to put music out with full force like I never did before.” Pullen is referring to the issues he had with using his own name because of record label contracts. I sense a feeling of renewed energy and an enthusiasm to get his music out there again. “I could have still done stuff under different pseudonyms but for me to do stuff under my name is more important now,” he reflects. “There’s no longer a need to do that. Like in the old Detroit days where you used to do five or six songs under a different pseudonym, you know. Now it’s most important to put your own name out there and make that your brand.” Does he feel the new generation snapping at his heels? “I don’t really fret about it. If anything, they look up to me as a person who has been there, understands the game, has seen the generational shift and still is able to maintain being a household name or being in the industry and still being able to adapt to the new generation. They look at that as a situation where they want to get to that level.” There’s a sense that Pullen is passing on knowledge: “It’s good to keep that flame burning because a lot of the younger kids – not necessarily the DJs – may only know the older names.” Everything goes in circles: “This is how I can put it. I was a teenager in the ‘80s and a lot of the music that you hear now is sort of like this ‘80s COVER STORY

style of music that they call new disco, you know. So there’s a connection there but there is also a big generational change because of that.” Techno never dies though. “At the end of the day techno has always been there. It never really went anywhere and it will still continue to be a driving force in music. You have different genres of house that come out but, you know, techno is techno,” he laughs. “No matter how you look at it – it may slow up on the BPMs a little but at the same time that’s what it is – techno is techno.” So what’s lighting up Pullen’s world? “I actually just got the masters back for the next piece that I have coming out for myself and it’s sounding great.” Other than his own releases and touring non-stop he is also working on remixes and collaborations: “I have some really good friendships going there and some good collaborations in the future. I’m sort of keeping my name still current and I’ve had a bit of success with the remixes in the last year with people wanting to hear my sound again. “I’m constantly evolving when it comes to music. There’s so much coming out that it’s impossible to keep tabs on everything but I still try to keep up there when it comes to good music that will stand the test of time. Not just music that will be good for today and gone today, you know.” That sense of timeless music also relates to DJ skills in Pullen’s opinion. “I was just talking with Seth and we were talking about how good it is to be able to still buy and play vinyl. You can incorporate it into your set. It’s kind of going back to the basics after all of the technology and tools that people use to play and make music. It’s good to go back to the raw stuff and to test how good of a DJ you are and how well you are able to deliver music at the right time.” Pullen’s label, Black Flag, has a number of new artists in the works from around the world. That worldwide focus has been a recent change

for Pullen: “At first I wanted to do my label as just an outlet for only my music. Then I started thinking that I love hearing good music, other than my own. So at the beginning of this year I decided that I should start entertaining the idea of releasing other peoples’ music. “I’m still really critical about what I want to release. First of all, if I can’t play it then I don’t want to use it. I want to spread the love a little bit and I think it would be an honour for people from other places to release on a Detroit label.” So how does Pullen maintain a healthy balance between his work and personal life? “It’s like one coin with the heads and the tails side. On the weekends I’m off being the music pioneer that I am and the other four days of the week I’m just regular Stacey Pullen who gotta pay the bills just like every other person,” he laughs. “As long as you know that, and understand that balance, then you’re able to keep going further and further. You never let that ego get to you and think you’re invincible. That’s one of the reasons that I like to stay in Detroit: it gives me that balance. There’s not that much going on here so it gives me that chance to travel and then come home to lead a normal life. That keeps me strong and focused. “The hardest part is getting to the airport and going through security,” he laughs. “That’s the most tiresome part that you can do without!” Stacey Pullen [USA] plays Circoloco alongside Tania Vulcano [ESP], Clive Henry [UK] and M.A.N.D.Y [GER] at Billboard The Venue for Darkbeat’s 9th birthday celebration on Friday April 6.


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to entertain and enhance Melbourne’s dance scene. Every Friday we showcase the next crop of promising DJ/producers handpicked by Lab22’ s mastermind technician Genetix! Doors open 10pm, $5 basics til midnight and $5 DNA shots all night. First Floor, 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

WEDNESDAY28TH COQ ROQ Rocking Wednesdays at Lucky Coq are rotating DJs Lady Noir, Agent 86, Kiti, Mr Thom, Joybot and guests giving you nothing but the best new wave, punk, brit pop, bong rap and hair metal. Coq Roq takes place every Wednesday from 8pm with free pool downstairs from 9pm as well as drink specials. Roq out! Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

LOUNGE WEDNESDAYS

GOOD EVENING Good Evening features DJ People with the best of 70s European disco-pop, hypnotic soft-rock, 80s boogie jams and smooth cosmic funk. Doors 7pm. Toff In Town, Lvl 2, 252 Swanston St, Curtin House, Melbourne CBD

LE DISCO TECH Le Disco Tech is the new Thursday for those who prefer a little more bang for their buck. A triple threat of party DJs, mind-blowing cheap drinks and amazing intimate venue. Le Disco Tech isn’t for everyone... and that’s the point. Pretty Please, 61C Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Wednesdays at Lounge have become a become a bit of a deal over the last 6 months as late night rockers Matty Radovich, Adelle, Samari and Schille, as they tare it apart on the decks, playing party styles, old school and new school flavours and everything else in between. Lounge, Lvl 1, 243 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

NEW GUERNICA WEDNESDAYS

Don’t miss Melbourne’s biggest mid-week party night Wednesdays at Co.! Featuring Premier DJ Petar Tolich and Scotty E spinning all your favourite 90’s to current party anthems! Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

WEDNESDAYS AT THE ORDER Deep, dark, minimal dubstep and drum and bass. The Order of Melbourne, 2/401 Swanston Street, Melbourne

THURSDAY29TH BIMBO THURSDAYS Tigerfunk brings with him his full band of travelling gypsies, hipsters and middle class executives, all of whom are prepared to deliver the most excitement you can have this side of the weekend. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

BILLBOARD THURSDAYS Billboard Thursdays are all about regular themed nights, drink specials, promotions and giveaways. Every week, join residents DJs and regular guests playing commercial house, electro and R&B. Billboard, 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD

MEET YOUR MATES FRIDAYS What a way to start your weekend! Guest DJs every second week! DJ Big Mack and DJ John K get things happening from 8pm, with tunes from here, there and everywhere. Something old, something new, something funky, something cool! Happy hour from 4-7 with $5 wine, sparkling and pure blonde. Other great drink specials all night! Libation, 302 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

So like, we get it. And we’ve shuffled around our weekly Friday party here at Guerns basically trying to institutionalize the fact that people just love pulling the old arriving fashionably late trick; at least the people generally pulling on something that is. Door entry now applies from when the clock strikes midnight (hint hint rock up before?). New Guernica, 322 Little Collins St, Level 2, Melbourne CBD

SOUL ARMY

WEDNESDAYS AT CO.

Start your weekend with Brian McFadden making a celebrity guest appearance, hit the DJ decks and spinning his top 10 tunes. The Freedom Pass will also give you a choice of 5 huge rooms of entertainment and 4 different styles of music. Featuring Joe Sofo, Kitty Kat, Nikkos and MC Brodie Young. Fusion, Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

MIDNIGHT MIDNIGHT

Every Wednesday evening catch a bunch of up-and-coming rat bag DJs playing classic tunes including all spectrums of house, nuevo-disco and balearic madness. Free entry. New Guernica, 322 Little Collins St, Level 2, Melbourne CBD

With more flavour than a chocolate pizza, the Wednesday Soul Army throws down raw, uncut funk next to smooth soul grooves and rare blue jams. Bring that special lady because when the boys lay down the love it could be the difference between ‘we’re just friends’ to ‘let’s get it on’. PBS stalwarts Vince Peach and Miss Goldie accompany Prequel and Black Diamond Kicks weekly. Free. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

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MEZZANINE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS DJs Prequel & Edd Fisher (Tomorrowland) provide a thought provoking aural accompaniment to your inner city late night rendezvous at The Toff In Town Carriage. Boarding 11pm and riding till 5am every Thursday. Toff In Town, Lvl 2, 252 Swanston St, Curtin House, Melbourne CBD

NEW GUERNICA THURSDAYS We’d like to inform you we’ve got a couple of real bad cats joining the diabolical Post Percy on our battered up old organ here at Guern’s on Thursday evenings, two super friends by the names Of Josh Collis and Michael Anderson. Hopefully you haven’t missed out on Percival’s recent Percypalooza parties to know the young fella plays the twisted card like a Dr. Seuss sentence. So Perc’, along with the Blackberry slaying-oft rockabilly hair styled Joshy and Ando, free entry, and a swag of drink specials makes for a good little mid week bar destination always threatening to be a random party. New Guernica, 322 Little Collins St, Level 2, Melbourne CBD

PAPPARAZZI Paparazzi Fridays present DJs Nikkos, Joe Sofo and Kitty Kat bringing you the biggest anthems and club classics all night long. Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

Mezzanine gives you the freedom to enjoy the alternative-sophisticated-opulence any way you like it. Our sound artist Xtian takes you on a unique mix of dirty electro fusion. ABODE, Level One - cnr St Kilda Rd & Martin St, St Kilda

PANORAMA Start your weekend on a good note with Panorama Fridays at Lucky Coq. DJs Matt Rad, Mr George, Tom Meagher and Phato A Mano transform the upstairs area into one hell of a house party with Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Disco and House. Meanwhile, downstairs gives you a secluded wind down atmosphere with cult films as background visuals and quality cocktails to sip on. Let the new coqtail list wash away a crappy week! Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

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CLUB SODA Taking place each and every Saturday night in Melbourne’s CBD on the corner of Lonsdale St and King St, Club Soda plays host to a fresh, new concept – local/national/international DJs weekly, un-paralleled entertainment, performances, and disco tomfoolery. Don’t let the bubbly name fool you, Club Soda is your weekend’s thirst quencher – changing people going out for convenience, whilst not leaving the sour taste of an empty wallet on Sunday morning. Our doors open for you every Saturday at 9.30pm, and stay open until you should go home. Brown Alley, Cnr King & Lonsdale St, CBD

SATURDAYS AT CO. Enjoy your weekend with the sounds of Matty G , Dean T and Marcus Knight by joining us at Co. this weekend where the fun never ends. Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

EDEN SATURDAYS Stunning new venue in the heart of the city – one BIG Party! We bring you the best Top 40 Dance, House & R&B in a state of the art venue you have to see! Eden, 163 Russell St, CBD

EUROTRASH HOUSE PARTY Put your hands in the air with some of Melbourne’s best party DJs, including including Mu-Gen, Lace em’ Tight and more. Eurotrash Bar, 18 Corrs Lane, Off Chinatown, Melbourne CBD

FIRST FLOOR SATURDAYS It’s house, electro, dub, anthems, disco and funk with guest DJs Genetix, B-Two and Oohee rocking til the break of day. Doors open 10pm with $5 basics til midnight! First Floor, 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

HOT STEP Google Hot Step and you’ll get a bunch of Vietnamese game reviews and Balkanese dances on YouTube. But that’s nothing like what you can expect to find within the confines of Bimbo on a Saturday night. Developing thick and heavy but altogether groovy, enjoy an eclectic mix of fairy floss funk, doom disco and monk movement minimal every week. Free. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

MIXED DRINKS SATURDAYS

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MOTEL SATURDAYS

DJ Grandmaster Vicious playing the best ‘80s and ‘90s pop, hip hop, new wave classics and cheese plus dance floor anthems from then to now. One Twenty Bar, 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy

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Grab a group of friends, come in and relax. The perfect way to kick off your Saturday night! Low lights, funky tunes and amazing drink specials all night! The place to meet! Libation, 302 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

The newly renovated Motel is fronted by well-known A-list entertainer, Paul Laver on Saturday nights. Being a prominent figure in the city’s nightlife Paulie is shaping this venue to be the hotspot for a top quality party atmosphere usually found in exclusive international social scenes. The Motel, 172 York St, South Melbourne

NEW GUERNICA SATURDAYS The unemployment rates about to increase because no ones making it to work Mondays after smashing our Saturday evenings here at New Guernica; it’s that good. A flow of Melbourne’s truly finest such as Tom Pollard, Cheapdate, and the promising youngster, Simon TK reside in our Brothers Grimm inspired hall whilst a culinary introduction class on the art of twisted fun in our backroom kitchenette is served up by Mike Hunt. You’ll have such a good night you’ll finally have a legitimate reason to pull your iphone out of your handbag and update your, “status”. Conductors On Rotation, Tom Pollard, Cheapdate, Simon TK, Mike Hunt, Kate Miller and guests. New Guernica, 322 Little Collins St, Level 2, Melbourne CBD

Do Drop In is a homage to the flamboyant era of the 80s party scene with ironic forgotten treasures and hidden gems from as early as the 20s mixed in with everything else. Drop in and check out resident DJs Kiti and Lady Noir. Free Entry. The Carlton Hotel, 193 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

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Don’t Think I’m Alive Thursdays that is like lots of really cool shit all at once. In recent months the night has had King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, Velociraptor, The Jet Boys, The Pugs, Rick Moranis Overdrive, The Fiction, Dozers and many more. The Vineyard, 71a Acland St, St Kilda

FACTORY THURSDAYS The Factory is at Melbourne’s newest and most amazing 4.5 million dollar venue situated in the heart of Toorak Village. Expect to experience more than just DJs. The Factory promises to provide you with live acts and more to give you a real experience. Trak Lounge Bar, 445 Toorak Rd, Toorak

DUBSTEP THURSDAYS It’s Dubstep, it’s Eurotrash, it’s new, it’s the vibe, it’s Thursdays, it’s weekly and it’s free. So get down to Eurotrash and get your wobble on. Eurotrash Bar, 18 Corrs Lane, Off Chinatown, Melbourne CBD

PRINCES OF THE NIGHT This Saturday at Fusion bring you the ultimate sounds from Femme with Lady Lauryn who will definitely ensure you have a brilliant weekend. Along with top DJs Tate Strauss, Miss Sarah, DJ Nova and Johnny M, and not forgetting the entertainment for the night. Fusion, Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

LOVE STORY Already one of the biggest club nights in Melbourne. Featuring 1928 and rotating guests Tranter, Sleeves,Megawuoti, Supremes and TDAH playing everything you love in party/club/techno/indie/ disco. Bag Raiders, Andy Murphy and Russ Chimes have already graced our stage. Entry is free every Thursday, DJs from 11:30pm until 5am. Toff In Town, Lvl 2, 252 Swanston St, Curtin House, Melbourne CBD

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Funk up your Thursday nights with Free Range Funk at the Windsor favourite Lucky Coq. Grab a couch early and enjoy one (or more) of their famous $4 pizzas from 7-11pm. Meanwhile DJs Who, Agent 86, Lewis CanCut and special guests tempt you into the night with their eclectic bag of treats. Setting the mood early is delightful jazz, deep soul, and funk. Later it’s fruity disco, choice house, and hipster dance drops. Free entry every Thursday. Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

The weekend starts here! Get on down for after work drinks from 5pm with DJs Marcus Knight, Mark Pellegrini, Nick Van Wilder & DJ Anferny getting your weekend started right. 5pm til 3am. CQ, 113 Queen St, Melbourne

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Join alternating resident DJs and weekly guests playing your favourite tunes at Billboard every Saturday night. Billboard, 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD

Defining the way to start your weekend are the boys from Draw 4 taking you back to the origins of this iconic premiere late night destination with commercial club house on the top level and mash up fun down in the lobby bar. This is the place to be when the weekend comes. The Motel, 172 York St, South Melbourne

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DNA FRIDAYS DNA (Developing New Artistry) brings you genetically modified musical molecules specifically developed

TIMOMATIC A born performer, Timomatic was making a name for himself in the dance world as early as fifteen securing a position as Artistic Director/Choreographer of a dance – he made the decision to follow his dream to be an entertainer, adding singing to his forte. Attending music school for a year Timomatic finished with a Diploma in Entertainment, majoring in vocal training. With a strong belief that performing was his one true destiny, he appeared on the 2009 TV series So You Think You Can Dance, Cast in the lead role in Fame - The Musical and last year saw Timomatic become a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent 2011. Choreographed and directed by Timomatic, the show will feature 8 of the most elite dancers in the country, showcasing the debut of new material as an exclusive preview for his Melbourne fans of all ages. Don’t miss seeing Australia’s newest pop star for the very first time in his debut live production show. The Palms at Crown, Level 3, Westend

SATURDAYS AT ONE TWENTY BAR DJ CKass will take you on a musical journey to the retro sounds of the 70s and 80s, followed by Top 40s. One Twenty Bar, 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy

SINTHETIC Melbourne’s Avant-Garde Fetish Discotheque of wicked pleasures. Upfront sounds by Lady J, SmuDJ and Syme Tollens. Edge performance. Sophisticated underground clubbing. ABODE, Level One - cnr St Kilda Rd & Martin St, St Kilda

STAR SATURDAYS Star Saturdays - smashing it every Saturday! Phil Ross, Scotty Erdos, DJ Ontime, LC, Nick James, Dane Gains, Ryan Hamill, Deja, Phil Isa, Nixon, Azza M, Scotty Nix, DJ Ryza, C Dubb, Alex-J, G-Funk, Dylisco, Achos, Az, Shaggz and guests. Star Bar, 160 Clarendon St, South Melbourne


DJ Profile: Mexicali Mammas

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SUPERDISCO Electro-funk, boogie, disco, house, dubstep, techno WOW Music for the old skool, new skool, hipsters, and creative crazy people generation! Doors 10pm to 7am. Entry $15 with student card all night. Guest list $15. $10 after 3am to everyone. SuperFun! Pretty Please, 61 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda

TEMPERANCE SATURDAYS DJ Marcus Knight & DJ Xander James drop sexy house, dance and drum and bass all night from 8pm. Free entry. Temperance Hotel, 426 Chapel St, South Yarra

TEXTILE Saturdays at Lucky Coq tick all the boxes so start your night early and stay til close! Famous $4 pizzas from 7-9pm (that’s dinner sorted) then from 9pm spread over two levels with DJs playing hip hop, funk, disco, house and electro. Rotating guests on both levels keep the tunes fresh. Free entry. Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

THE HOUSE DEFROST Step into The House de Frost: a weekly Saturday night at The Toff running into the wee hours of Sunday morning, a place where to dance is to live, the home of some of Melbourne’s wildest parties and vogue balls, a place where you can indulge those curiosities you’ve always had but never acknowledged. Toff In Town, Lvl 2, 252 Swanston St, Curtin House, Melbourne CBD

UNSTABLE SOUNDS Unstable Sounds is back for 2012! Bringing you the deepest, dirtiest and most lush techno, moist progressive and sexy psy-trance. This month we bring you 2 internationals: Vorax and Anri. It’s free entry from 10pm-late. See you there! Loop, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

WEEKEND The brain child of the creative kids at 360 Agency and Seven Nightclub. The Weekend is here to put a smile on your dial every Saturday night. We want you to join the family. Dancing from 10pm weekly. Seven, 52 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

Bimbo Tuesday’s have long been the discerning DJs midweek breath of fresh air. An opportunity to indulge in, and to each parade their individual takes on music. A night where by the weird and wonderful is not frowned upon but rather celebrated. Resident selectors Matt Radovich, Andras Fox and Henry Who draw from a colorful array of sounds that warm your midweek blues. From 8pm, free. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

SUNDAY1ST GUILTY PLEASURES Guilty Pleasures is an all night loose a thon built to fuck your Monday in the face from 11pm til whenever you leave. Fuelled by a soundtrack of contemporary and funky house tunes and fee entry but you’ll be paying for it the rest of the week. Old habits die hard. Pretty Please, 61C Fitzroy St, St Kilda

The original and still the best Sunday in Melbourne. Star Bar, 160 Clarendon St, South Melbourne

What was the first ever tune you bought? Our first purchased record was from Mexico by our fave band Los Apson and their album No Hay Amor. What’s the most played tune in your box? Bule Bule - Los Apson (it’s the best cover ever!) Which toy or game best describes you and why? Smash the Piñata! Cos we are all about passion, reckless abandon, danger, surprise and Fantales (as long as no-one gets hit with the piñata stick!) What do you dislike the most about DJing? Having to think about packing up all our gear, props and lights after a show when we’d much rather visit the bar and mingle. …and like the most? … Playing what we love and creating a truly original vibe with our over-the-top props and costumes. Favourite DJs/influences and why? We are big fans of Mr Mohair Slim and his seriously massive collection of vinyl! In your opinion, what is the worst dance track ever produced and why? Anything with auto-tune in it. Two years from now, where do you wanna be? Hmmm, DJing alongside my Mexican band the Chicano Rockers on a world tour! What’s your favourite saying? Que Chido (pronounced Keh Cheedo) meaning ‘How Cool’!

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The Mexicali Mammas play at La Lucha Glamourosa taking place at the Prince Bandroom this Saturday March 31.

MOTEL SUNDAYS Sundays are under the city’s sunny blue skyline on the Melbourne’s sought after spot, the outdoor terrace deck. The barbeque sizzles, the cocktails are sipped and chic fun lovers revel on the urban playground with live acoustic acts transport you into the evening and as the sky darkens, so does the music. Sunday nights (and Monday mornings consequently) is the perfect concoction to end, or begin your weekend. The Motel, 172 York St, South Melbourne

SOUTH SIDE HUSTLE The perfect Sunday soundtrack with DJs Askew, Peter Baker, Booshank, Paz, Miss Butt, Junji, Disco Harry and guests. They will be laying down disco, afro beat and deep house til 3am. For lovers of good music - South Side Hustle. Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

STAR BAR SUNDAYS

Our Signature serve. Each and every Sunday we play host to a self professed vinyl junkie caught between the golden years & boogie wonderland. A mouthful? Perhaps. Phato Amano perfectly sets the mood for an audio-adventure that redefines the dance floor weekly. Our Sunday aficionados Agent 86 and Tigerfunk stir up a full cream shake to the flavour of your liking. Forget everything you thought you knew about losing yourself to the grooves. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

MONDAY2ND IBIMBO Have you always wanted to be a DJ but been cruelly cursed with tone deafness and a general inability to version excursion? Well Bimbo Deluxe saves the day once again.. All you need is an iPhone and you’re set. Just download the free ‘remote’ application from the app store, log into the Bimbo DJ wireless network and you choose which song plays next. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

COSMIC PIZZA NHJ and friends host every Tuesday night upstairs at Lucky Coq. Playing uneasy listening, freaked out bass jams, romantic comedy disco, tropi-jazz, soundtracks and shit you won’t hear on the other nights. Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel St, Windsor

DJ Profile: Carmex

What was the first ever tune you bought? Mark Pritchard & Om’mas Keith - Wind It Up What’s the most played tune in your box? At the moment Reso - Ishimura Which toy or game best describes you and why? Pictionary. Because most of the time only one person has any idea what I’m doing. What do you dislike the most about DJing? The off-suit brostep requests I seem to get every set. …and like the most? Big systems in dope clubs ain’t nothing like some sub-bass to free the mind. Favourite DJs/influences and why? Production-wise, DJ Madd - he’s got solid tunes for days. N-Type on the DJ tip hands down. In your opinion, what is the worst dance track ever produced and why? LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It; for blatantly obvious reasons. Two years from now, where do you wanna be? Unemployed, rich and lounging out on the moon (it’s possible). What’s your favourite saying? “I’m sorry rum ham!”

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MACHINEDRUM ROBO: BEATS Who is Machinedrum? Despite a stellar ten-year track record of recording under the name, Travis Stewart’s many faces, names and records remain gratifyingly obscure. The New York resident has spent his years flitting between a number of well-respected labels that include Merck, Normrex and LuckyMe, and lately his musical palette has expanded to include an even wider array of sounds and projects. Having spent 2011 holed up in the studio involved in constructing some of the year’s most well-received releases, it seems an opportune time for the man to take the production gear down to Australia to show audiences exactly what he’s spent his time working on recently. The questions I email off to Stewart in anticipation of such an event are received a week later, with decidedly short and to the point answers – nothing most wouldn’t have expected from one of the scene’s most industrious yet elusive producers. Stewart began his interest in electronic music during school, and the list of influences Stewart has cited are dizzyingly varied – spanning hip hop and scratch DJs to industrial and the sounds of IDM that run through a lot of his work – Stewart points to Warp Records artists like Aphex Twin and Autechre as his first experiences of electronic music. A loner in terms of the music he found himself interested in, Stewart turned to the world of online communication to find friends and colleagues to discuss his interests with. “I’m not as much of an internet nerd now as in the past,” he says. “But I grew up in the middle of nowhere so I relied on the internet to find out about new music, art and movies, and I met a lot of friends that way. I think we’re all a bit of internet nerds now”. One could feasibly point to this as an explanation of how eclectic Stewart’s experiments with music are. The number of aliases Stewart produces and releases music under are manifold, traversing almost every end of the electronic music spectrum – from fast-paced, jungle-inspired rhythms to moments of ambience and

alluring and inviting, bass-heavy productions. Syndrome, Tstewart, and Sepalcure are all names associated with his output, and he explains these as a necessity. “Music is therapy for me,” he explains. “It’s my favourite thing to do. So why not do it a lot? These days, Stewart’s approach to production is as curious as the music that results from it. To some, it appears unconventional on the surface – attempting to write tracks in as little time as possible, with little time for drawnout, laboured experimentation and timewasting, yet it’s a direct and to the point process that lends the results a sense of honesty, as he explains. “The result of the process is a more clear vision rather than a muddled one, and I feel that everyone benefits from this,” he explains. “The more you sit with it the longer it festers and becomes something else. That’s how Room(s) was made.” The sense of emotion to his music might seem a surprising result to those not versed in Stewart’s ways, but it makes perfect sense to him. “Inspiring ideas come in moments and then are gone quickly after,” he says. “To try to revisit that same idea later and expect a continuation of that to be successful is like waking up from a beautiful dream and expecting to go right back in to it the next night – it’s impossible.” Room(s) was not the only project that Stewart saw to completion during 2011 – equally as well-received was his work with long-time friend Praveen Sharma of Percussion Lab and Braille under the name Sepalcure – the self-titled LP being a colourful mix of influences from bass music and ‘90s house that was released through the well-respected Hotflush Recordings. The time spent holed up in the studio resulted in two of the year’s most wellreceived records, and Stewart describes it as a difficult, but ultimately enjoyable experience. “Juggling those was stressful, but a good stress,” he says, simply. “Inspiring.” With so many different means of self-expression, one might wonder whether Stewart looks to something as defining his musical identity – something that unites all

MARTEN HORGER WITNESS THE FITNESS: STAMINA CLUB Germany is perhaps better known for techno than it is for broken beats, but Marten Horger has set about changing all that. The chap is not only a highly regarded producer, remixer and collaborator, but he is also the brains behind Stamina Club – one of Europe’s longest running breakbeat club nights. 100% talks to him about his more recent work – as well as his eagerness to get back to Australia and be a proper tourist. “I grew up in the countryside of Germany in the south, where the girls are beautiful, the weather is nice and where the sausages come in about a million different shapes,” chimes the affable German, his smile beaming. And perhaps his drive to do something different in his native Germany is what has seen him become so successful. Seemingly, when you have the least to lose, you take the biggest risks. And that was Horger’s very raison d’être. “I just really like all kinds of music so I simply played whatever I like – I think it’s way more fun for everyone on the

dance floor as well. Breakbeat is not a very natural sound for Germans, so I had to find a way to keep it interesting in my early years and that concept still sticks with me.” It was that attitude that led Horger into the DJ booth at the precarious age of 15. “I’ve been a DJ long before I started writing music, so by the time I started producing I had spent so much time in clubs that I knew exactly what I wanted.” Likewise for Horger, that vision kept slowly evolving over the years. “I loved music and being a DJ so much that even before I was allowed to go to a club legally, I got smuggled in to play! So I spent my teenage years playing alongside the big techno and house DJs, trying to figure out how I could become one of them!” Now, all of that seems a distant memory, for he is a number of years into his career and has a number of successful projects under his belt including Smash Hi Fi and Boogie Army. “Boogie Army was a temporary thing that I did, and shortly before Boogie Army went separate ways, Leeroy Thornhill left his old band The Prodigy,” explains

of the work he does, despite its many different variants. He’s elusive about such a thing – “that’s for others to decide,” he says. “I just make music naturally without thinking about it so much.” The Machinedrum live performance is one that is frequently looked to as a shining example of how live electronic music should work – combining the use of a sequencer on his laptop with live instrumentation and VSTs, allowing him room to play with the boundaries of his music, expanding and reappropriating them for the live context. I spoke to Jacques Greene on the phone this morning for another interview, and he pointed to Stewart’s performance as a proper example of how to make electronic music performed in an engaging way.

Despite the praise, however, Stewart remains pragmatic about the live show. “It’s a way to connect with fans. It’s also a way to make money.” Go on, Machinedrum – take all of my money. You damn well deserve it. Miki McLay Machinedrum [USA] plays alongside Jacques Greene [CAN], Mr. Dibiase [USA] and more at Roxanne Parlour on Sunday April 8.

Horger. “We had been good friends for a long time so we started playing lots of gigs together. And approximately one and a half years ago we decided to start working on an album. As we both travel a lot all of the time its pretty hard to get music done, so he moved over to Germany a little while ago to make it all more efficient,” he laughs. Right now though, he admits that almost all the original music he is doing goes towards the Smash Hi Fi project and as such, this has seen him release mostly remixes over the last two years. Indeed, leveraging off Thornhill’s contacts has been a boon for the duo, given his previous life in the music business. “He really knows some amazing people – and we’re working with a few of them at the moment; I just don’t think I’m allowed to drop any names just yet!” He has also completed the odd collaboration with Plump DJs and Stanton Warriors, which he claims was a dream come true. In closing, he adds that even though he has been to Australia a few times before, he has never actually seen all the amazing scenery and culture our country has to offer. So he finishes with these upbeat words: “This time I’m bringing my girlfriend and we’re doing the proper tourist experience – I can’t wait!” RK Marten Horger [UK] plays the The Good Friday Boat Party after party (after party, you got that?) at La Di Da on Friday April 6.

OSCAR MULERO MADRID: MANIA Spanish DJ and producer Oscar Mulero is on his way to Australia this month for the first time this year. He was born in Madrid and started DJing all the way back in 1988. After establishing The Omen Club in Madrid in the early ‘90s – which went on to achieve legendary status – he has had appearances all over the world. Mulero came to producing fairly late and released his debut album, Grey Fades To Green, last year. His follow up album, Black Propaganda, is coming out on his label Warm Up in July. 100% spoke to him last week about his new album and his career in techno. We’re very excited to finally have you touring Australia. It seems like you are visiting more countries over the last few years. Has that been something that you have consciously tried to do or is the word travelling about you perhaps? I have played many countries already but it’s also something that I consciously try. Releasing my last album Grey Fades To Green, readapting my sound and DJ set a bit are factors that probably help to play more often abroad, I’d say. Are you bringing your AV set to Australia with you? No, unfortunately I’m not. It would have been great! The ‘Dark and Light’ AV set is designed for big festivals with big stages and apart from me there are two [people] who make part of the show. Also there is [a lot of] extra equipment and this makes the long travels too expensive. Touring countries like Australia for the first time is very different than playing in Europe where you are well known. Is it nice to return to a smaller crowd and

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club setting again whilst touring? Yes it nice of course, being honest playing clubs is something that I love and [it is] good fun. The club is from where I come from and where I grew up as a DJ. Apart from that, [it is] somehow where I feel more free to experiment with my set. You have been DJing since the late ‘80s so you have a unique perspective on things. I think that there is a real cyclical rotation in music where styles come and go from fashion. How do you cope with that as an artist and DJ? Being updated in terms of new producers and labels is something that is part of the job, to investigate and search for the latest news, in my case techno music. You said recently that you feel techno is making a come back. Tell us about a high point and a low point for you in your career. Probably now I’m in the highest point of my career and feel like more better things [are] to come in [the] near future, as techno seems to be rising up again. And the lowest one, maybe three-four years ago when techno wasn’t so popular and it was all that minimal boom. Your latest album, Grey Fades To Green, is a combination of techno and IDM. What did the album format offer you versus doing singles and remixes over the years? Well releasing that album it was the right chance to put out more styles apart from the techno I released before, more melodic tracks not only oriented to the dance floor. I’ve been very influenced by ‘90s electronic music... FEATURES

for example records like Selected Ambient Works from Aphex or Amber from Autechre mean a lot to me and are a part of my influences, so [for] the album it was the right opportunity to let those influences flow. In [a] few words [it] offered me to feel more free in a creative way. What do you feel when you’re behind the decks? Tell us about some of the best party experiences you have had. I feel like communicating myself with the crowd through the music I play. Few weekends ago had one of the best nights I had so far at Doornroosje club in Holland, such a great crowd and great feedback. I have good memories of my set in Sandinista club in Yamagata (Japan). It was

absolutely great - I could play more advanced beats than I used to do as they were really into it. Obviously variety is a big part of your personality with your other production/DJ names. How do you balance out what you want to play? Well it really depends on some factors – in which club I’m going to play, the crowd I’m gonna have, if I’ve played there before and of course the type of set I’ve been requested for. Oscar Mulero [ESP] plays The Mercat on Friday March 30.


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NOIZEBUNNY

EMELI SANDE

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BOMB SHIZZ RECORDS ELECTROPOP

VIRGIN RECORDS EMI MUSIC AUSTRALIA R&B

CENTRAL STATION RECORDS ELECTRO, HOUSE

YEAR OF THE METAL RABBIT The decidedly industrial sounding electropop presented on Year of the Metal Rabbit has got all the catchy hooks and light hearted song structures of any number of pop princesses around these days, but rides atop scuzzed out industrial-rock driven undercurrents; like Trent Reznor doing music duties for a Britney album, almost. The J-Pop inspired Me Likey is the single and standout on this six track EP, complete with 16 bit game bleeps, oriental sounding tones and a dirty dubstep-ish breakdown. Money Money harks back to beats of mid nineties IDM, but with a lot more colour, while Million Dollar Bit$h is unfortunately a little crass and obvious. With the amount of none-too-subtle innuendo and tongue in cheek lines, it’s curious that Sydney girl Noizebunny opted to censor most of her own expletives, suggesting she may be stuck in the space between pretty pop diva and hardcore bitch. Noizebunny still has a little way to go to nail her niche, but this EP nevertheless manages to throw up a handful of good fun moments. - Danny Silver

OUR VERSION OF EVENTS

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So things kick off with Heaven, which had some air time in clubland with its cool breaks like riff. Emeli’s vocals are just wonderful & I was amazed by the talents of Emeli Sande. She’s a breath of fresh air, in a time where Beyonce’s cache is admittedly waning, just waiting for new contenders to step up to the plate, Emeli Sande may be just what everyone has been waiting for. Her vocals strut across songs ever so nicely, only adding to the atmosphere created with each song. The album has a theme, one that seems to reminisce of good times and bad in the love game. Standouts include Mountains which builds quite nicely towards the bottom end. Breaking the Law provides a nice acoustic break from all the other tracks, showcasing Emeli’s vocals. Read All About It (Part III) almost steals the show, and it’s only a bonus track. So if you like your R&B Soulful beats then check out Emeli Sande as you won’t be disappointed. - Sebastian Martinez

Touted as one of the biggest dance selling compilations in Australia, the Wild series drops another release Wild Nights 2012, recruiting Perth boys Bombs Away, Kronik along with a Mr Worldwide megamix (which is an alias of Pitball). Radio friendly and cheese are the keywords here, with a collection of chart hits and dancefloor bangers littering the tracklist, including Skrillex, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Martin Solveig, Steve Aoki and even a track from Above & Beyond making the cut. Disk one ends with a bang courtesy of DJ Fresh with Louder, before entering the megamix featuring Fatman Scoop, Qwote and Pitball. Megamix number two from Bombs Away and Kronic sets the scene of Electro and House to come, everyone from Spencer & Hill to Afrojack to Hardwell making an appearance on the way to shaking out the dancefloor. Can’t really argue with 45 tracks and 2 megamixes now can you? - Kelvin Colling

GOLDFRAPP THE SINGLES EMI POP Duo Goldfrapp’s The Singles is a career-spanning compilation including tracks from their five critically acclaimed albums. You’d be hard pressed not to find one of your favourite’s on this one, with classics such as Ooh La La, Strict Machine, Train and Ride a Wild Horse. These tracks fall somewhat into the electro-pop category that underpins Goldfrapp’s earlier and probably most popular sound with crunchy synth and dance beats. The rest of the album is split between a more ambient down tempo sound and 1980’s influenced synth pop. Golfrapp’s earlier albums Black Cherry and Supernature carry the majority of her hits, leading her to acclaim and a Grammy nomination for Ooh La La. Although the duo never set out to make dance music as such, it seems that the formula on both these albums is a success. - Sabine Brix

TOM SHOWTIME

ANTHONY CALLEA

ODD FUTURE

HILLTOP HOODS

OBESE HIP HOP

VOX ENTERPRISES DANCE

THE INTERNET R&B ELECTRO

GOLDEN ERA / UNIVERSAL HIP HOP

It has been a hard slog, perhaps even a hard struggle for the musician that is Anthony Callea. Mr Callea is an interesting specimen. He rose to fame in Australian Idol, was adored by millions of Australian girls and also subsequently neglected by the same girls the moment he ‘came out’ of the closet. Whilst he may have been personally liberated, professionally he became damaged. Now Anthony Callea has risen again, slowly through his talented work and the result is Last to Go, which sounds quite promising. The up tempo title dance track is a declaration to the crazy big night out where anything happens, whilst Tangled is one hot mess that you will want to get your ears trapped in, Last Night is very Vegas in attitude, whilst Oh Oh Oh is simple but oh so darn catchy. Sure it is a tad derivative, but Last to Go is very Callea and oh so much fun! - Christopher Anderson-Peters

Troublemakers and all round bad boys OFWGKTA have never shied away from controversy, yet surprisingly splinter act The Internet have released a remarkably low key album. Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians have combined forces to produce Purple Naked Ladies which is intended to be a voluptuously dreamy excursion into experimental electro R&B that casually slinks into soul, free style jazz, lounge and elevator music and cruises at a loose feel good pace. At just 18 years of age Syd Tha Kyd who has written much of this album is shaping up to be one of the more interesting women in hiphop. Openly lesbian she’s strongly railed against claims that OFWGKTA are misogynist and homophobic. The only controversy here is that the video of Cocaine features Syd dumping her overdosing girlfriend at the side of a road, but there is a bleak sad emptiness to Syd’s lyrics that are accompanied by gently bumping electro funk. Joining acts like The Weeknd and THEE Satisfaction, The Internet conspire to move R&B into more experimental waters. - The Sideman

After the huge success of State of the Art, the Hoods have returned and upped the ante with the release of Drinking from the Sun. Definitely their most ambitious album to date, DFTS progressively moves through different styles with ease whilst maintaining their classic sound. The lyrics on offer are tight and mature as always, and perhaps a little more reflective this time ‘round, giving way to an almost darker feel overall. With that said I can’t speak highly enough about the LP’s composition and production, which is polished, layered, complex, and yet simple at the same time. The piano and string section opening sets it up classically, only for the title track to get lifted off its feet by a huge beat that’s sure to get you bouncin’. Add some solid collaborations from Black Thought, Lotek, Chali 2na, and of course with Sia on the track I Love It which has already gone gangbusters, and you’ve got yourself one strong Hip Hop LP, that gets better with every listen. - Christopher J. Stenton

THE JAM THIEF

Aussie moves to England, moves into house of like minded individuals who turn out to be aspiring DJs and producers and like that a love of music exploded. It’s not a unique story but it’s a story backed by the required talent and ear for sound to make it as a musical artist. Whilst perhaps best known as a DJ, this is Showtime’s third releases – first LP – and the maturation as a producer really shows. The samples are well picked, the drums kick at a suitable level and the overall package is a smooth sounding work start to end. Instrumental hip hop, and I’d still call this a hip hop release, is largely overlooked in Australia, but when done well it’s smooth as fuck and can hold its own on a worldwide scale. Think DJ Shadow or Mr Scruff but with enough of a unique sound to see you reach for this release instead of spinning that of a more well known beatsmith for the thousandth time. The lead single will hook you in with its verses from Gift Of Gab and Lotek, but it’s the beats that will have you returning. Quality! - Shane Scott

LAST TO GO (EP)

CALVIN HARRIS FEAT. NE-YO

DRINKING FROM THE SUN

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA

TIMOMATIC

Unlike it’s namesake this munted hot mess ain’t at all thin in the middle section.

I mean seriously I don’t want to be a hater., but come on seriously this can’t be what passes for R&B in this country. I’m a firm believer that if you can’t meet the enormously massive bar that people like Peter Andre, J-Wess & Stan Walker have set, then you ain’t shit!

CIRCUS AMOUR TEN

RRR STYLIN’ SPECTRUM

DJ MAG TOP TEN

ARIA TOP TEN CLUB

Sometimes You Just Know (Moodymann remix) POLLYN Catch a Star (Dr Dunks lost at sea mix) SEAHAWKS Touch The Sky ( Gerd double G-mix) ALDEN TYRELL ft MIKE DUNN Found What I’m Looking For VINCE WATSON Analog Wheel YETI LANE It’s Not Over HOLY GHOST Following PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND Vision of Estonia UKU KUUT Kingdoms FORT ROMEAU Single Blip (Byetone remix) VCMG

The Tribute Electroniq LUKE EARGOGGLE & JOHAN INKINEN Nothing Compares SPEAK EASY My Roommate DJ Let’s Get it On (Leonard Dstroy Remix) MARVIN GAYE Burnin Groove (Tamba Mix) PEVEN EVERETT Elevate (Earnshaw’s House Mix) ONE51 FT HEIDI VOGEL Phone Baje Na THE BOMBAY ROYALE Borough #5 NEW YORK HOUS’N AUTHORITY Altered Scones ELEPHANT & CASTLE Don’t Turn Around THE BLACK SEEDS

We Are You In The Future MARTYN Knowone LP 2 KNOWONE At Birth JAMES BLAKE Iron Cloud FUNKINEVEN The Downstroke (Deetron Remix) PBR STREETGANG NONONO YOUNG MARCO Love Is The Way THE MOLE Wayne County Hills Cops OMAR S & OO IGNITT Flash Addict SCUBA Crave DEETRON FEAT HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

In My Mind IVAN GOUGH & FEENIXPAWL FEAT. GEORGI KAY Lights Are Fading JONO FERNANDEZ FEAT. TWIN ATOMS Don’t Look Back TOMMIE SUNSHINE & DISCO FRIES Toulouse NICKY ROMERO Eyes Wide Open DIRTY SOUTH & THOMAS GOLD FEAT. KATE ELSWORTH Everybody Get Up JAM XPRESS & SEANY B Cascade TOMMY TRASH Room For Happiness KASKADE FEAT. SKYLAR GREY Rattle BINGO PLAYERS Internet Friends KNIFE PARTY

GREYHOUND

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One word – MASSIVE!

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What happens when you take six crap songs, give them to a cracker DJ/Producer and get said DJ/Producer to remix them into a seven minute remix. You get six songs stretched out to a seven minute remix of crap.


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SATURDAY31ST KHOKOLAT KOATED All new experience, same great location with a fresh koat of Khokolat. Restless Entertainment reloads your favourite Saturday night party. Damion De Silva, K Dee, Jay Sin and weekly guests playing R&B & ol’ skool sounds strictly for the urban elite. Khokolat Bar, Basement, 43 Hardware La, Melbourne

WEDNESDAY28TH COMPRESSION SESSION Reggae at E55 every Wednesday night. Resident selectors play strictly vinyl. Free entry. 8pm. E55, 55 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD

UPCOMING

THURSDAY29TH RHYTHM-AL-ISM Start the weekend early with Fusion’s Resident DJs. Music for your funkin’ soul. Special guests every week! Fusion, Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

ATMOSPHERE AND EVIDENCE Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Atmosphere has been a driving force in independent hip hop for 20 years. Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis) were the first to put Twin Cities hip hop on the map and became the co-founders of independent label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Frequently touted as emo rap, Slug’s brutally honest, poetic musings are often extremely personal and socially mindful, managing to traverse topics such as relationships, love, and the trappings of modern society to the soundtrack of melodic blend of blues, soul and gospel samples with vintage analogue synths. Joining Atmosphere will be Grammywinning rapper and producer Michael “Evidence” Perretta. Having spent the better part of his career touring the globe and selling an impressive number of records, he’s produced tracks for the Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Defari, Planet Asia and more, including coproduction on Kanye West’s debut The College Dropout, which earned him his Grammy. Additionally, 2011 saw the release of his long-awaited sophmomore album Cats and Dogs, which featured appearances from hot names The Alchemist, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and loads more. Thursday May 10, The Hi-Fi, 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne

FRIDAY30TH FAKTORY This is it. Faktory Fridays are open for business at Melbourne’s home of R&B, Khokolat Bar. Where else? Damion De Silva, Ken Walker, Durmy, K Dee, Simon Sez, Yaths and Jacqui Dusk spinning all night long. Khokolat Bar, Basement, 43 Hardware La, Melbourne

DMX Divine master of the unknown, the multi-platinum award winning Earl Simmons - better known through his stage name DMX, has emerged as one of hardcore rap’s reigning kings. Toeing the line between the sacred and the profane, Simmons’ narratives present a compelling account of both spiritual anguish and everyday life, Simmons has contributed an untold number of chart-topping singles and no less than six wildly successful full-length albums and there is little doubt that upcoming release Undisputed will be similarly successful upon its release in a matter of months, featuring the likes of Busta Rhymes, Tyrese, Jennifer Hudson, and production from Deezle, and Swizz Beatz. Friday April 27, Trak, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak

LIKE FRIDAYS

YELAWOLF

Like Fridays at La Di Da serves up R&B and electro house across two rooms giving you a fun filled end to your week. DJs Dinesh, Dir-X, Sef, NYD, Shaun D, Shaggz, Broz and more. La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Signed by Eminem to the revered label Shady Records after an impressive track record on the mixture circuit, Alabama’s Yelawolf dropped his debut album in late 2011 to much praise. A childhood spent bouncing between the realities of white America’s trailer parks and the ghettos of the south, and the first few years of his adult life pursuing a career in skateboarding living everywhere between California to New York on couches and park benches (before an injury left him unable to continue) providing provided Yelawolf with fertile ground for the unique lyrics he’s notorious for spitting these days. Working with producers like him along with Jim Jonsin, Travis Barker, and Diplo, Yelawolf’s support from heavyweights in the industry, it was no surprise his debut effort Radioactive blew up as soon as it was released – and with a tour of Australia on its way, we highly recommend you check out what all the fuss is about. Prince Bandroom, Cnr Acland St, 29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

SWEET NOTHING FRIDAYS DJ Marcus Knight and DJ Xander James spin hip hop, R&B and house tunes all night from 8pm. Free entry and early drink specials. Temperance Hotel, 426 Chapel St, South Yarra

OKWERDZ Okwerdz style has proven to be quite influential to rhyme slingers worldwide, and Ok has always prided himself on being ground breaking. A genuine freestyle phenomenon, he is considered one of the most prolific and dominant battle emcees in the history of the West Coast

SUPAFEST After a gargantuan 2011 with Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Taio Cruz, Bow Wow and more, Supafest has once again raised the bar. Headlining the 2012 proceedings will be none other than Mr. P. Diddy, who will be joined on stage by the likes of Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Chris Brown, Missy Elliot and Big Sean. Saturday April 21, TBA

WANT TO WORK IN AN INDUSTRY YOU LOVE?

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WELL, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! We've just launched Beat Jobs - a new music/arts/creative industry jobs section that is strictly for Melbourne, strictly paid work and strictly awesome. We've already got some killer ones up and we'll be populating and keeping it up to date every day. It's your key into your dream job or dream employee. If you want to place a listing or be notified of jobs email tyson@beat.com.au Check out beat.com.au and head to the jobs section to get yourself started.

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29th Apartment 29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9078 8922

Love Machine Cnr Lt Chapel & Malvern Rd, Prahran, 9533 8837

303 303 High Street, Northcote

Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor, 9525 1288

Abode 374 St.Kilda Rd, St.Kilda

The LuWOW 62-70 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 5447

Albert Park Hotel Cnr Montague & Dundas Pl, Albert Park, 9690 5459

Mercat Cross Lvl 1, 456 Queen St, Melb, 9348 9998

Alia Lvl 1, 83-87 Smith St, Fitzroy, 9486 0999

Mink 2 Acland St, St Kilda, 9536 1199

Alumbra Shed 9, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Espl, Docklands, 8623 9666

Miss Libertine 34 Franklin St, Melb, 9663 6855

Back Bar 67 Green St, Windsor, 9529 7899

Misty 3-5 Hosier Ln, Melb, 9663 9202

Bar Open 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9415 9601

Mockingbird Bar 129 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9534 0000

Baroq House 9-13 Drewery Ln, Melb, 8080 5680

Musicland 1359A Sydney Rd, Fawkner, 9359 0006

Bendigo Hotel 125 Johnston St, Collingwood 9417 3415

Neverland 32-48 Johnson St, South Melb, 9646 5544

Bertha Brown 562 Flinders Street, 9629 1207

New Guernica Lvl 2, Hub Arcade, 318-322 Lt Collins St, Melb, 9650 4464

Big Mouth 168 Acland St, St.Kilda, 9534 4611

Night Cat 141 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 0090

Billboard 170 Russell St, Melb, 9639 4000

Night Cat 279 Flinders Ln, Melb, 9654 0444

Bimbo Deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 8600

Noise Bar 291 Albert St, Brunswick, 9380 1493

Birmingham Hotel Cnr Smith & Johnston St, Fitzroy

Northcote Social Club 301 High St, Northcote, 9489 3917

Black Cat 252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 6230

Old Bar 74 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 4155

Blue Bar 330 Chapel St, Prahran, 9529 6499

One Twenty Bar 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy

Blue Tile Lounge 95 Smith St, Fitzroy

Onesixone 161 High St, Prahran, 9533 8433

Boutique 134 Greville St, Prahran, 9525 2322

Order Of Melbourne level 2, 401 Swanston St, Melb, 9663 6707

Brown Alley King Street, Melb,9670 8599

Palace Hotel 893 Burke Rd, Camberwell

Brunswick Hotel 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9387 6637

Palace Theatre 20-30 Bourke St, Melb, 9650 0180

Builders Arms 211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Palais 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, 5348 4849

Cabinet Bar 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne, 9654 0915

Palais Theatre Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, 9525 3240

Caravan Music Club 95 Drummond St, Oakleigh

Papa Goose 91 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, 9663 2800

Caseys Nightclub 660A Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, 9810 0030

Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9380 8667

Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets 80 Smith St, Collingwood, 9415 8876

Pier Live Hotel 508 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, 9783 9800

CBD Club 12-14 McKillop St, Melb, 9670 3638

Pony 68-70 Lt Collins St, Melb, 9662 1026

Chaise Lounge Basement, 105 Queen St, Melb, 9670 6120

Portland Hotel Cnr Lt Collins & Russell St, Melb, 9810 0064

Chandelier Room 91 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin, 9532 2288

The Prague Hotel, 911 High St, Northcote, 9495 0000

Chelsea Heights Hotel Cnr Springvale & Wells Rd,

Pretty Please 61c Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9534 4484

Chelsea Heights, 9773 4453

Prince Bandroom 29 Fitztory St, St Kilda, 9536 1168

Cherry Bar AC/DC Ln, Melb, 9639 8122

Prince Of Wales 29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9536 1168

Chi Lounge 195 Lt Bourke St, Melbourne, 9662 2688

Public Bar 238 Victoria St, North Melb, 9329 6522

Co. Lvl 3, Crown Complex, 9292 5750

Purple Emerald Lounge Bar 349 High St, Northcote, 9482 7007

Colonial Hotel (Brown Alley) Cnr King & Lonsdale St, Melb, 9670 8599

Railway Hotel 280 Ferrars St, South Melb, 9690 5092

Commercial Club Hotel 344 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, 9419 1522

Red Bennies 371 Chapel St, South Yarra, 9826 2689

Cookie Lvl 1, 252 Swanston St, Melb, 9663 7660

Red Love Lvl 1, 401 Swanston St, Melb, 9639 3722

Corner Hotel 57 Swan St, Richmond, 9427 9198

Retreat Hotel 226 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, 9417 2693

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

The Retreat Hotel 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9380 4090

CQ 113 Queen St, Melb, 8601 2738

Revolt Elizabeth St, Kensington, 03 9376 2115

Croft Institute 21 Croft Alley, Melb, 9671 4399

Revolver Upstairs 229 Chapel St, Prahran, 9521 5985

Cruzao Arepa Bar 365 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 7871

Rochester Castle Hotel 202 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9415 7555

Cushion 99 Fitzroy St, St.Kilda, 9534 7575

Rooftop Cider Bar, Cnr Swanston & Flinders St, Melbourne, 9650 3884

Damask 1/347 Burnswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 4578

Room 680 Level 1, 680 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, 9818 0680

The Drunken Poet 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne, 9348 9797

Roxanne Parlour Lvl 3, 2 Coverlid Pl, Melb

Der Raum 438 Church St, Richmond, 9428 0055

Royal Derby 446 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 2321

Ding Dong Lounge Lvl 1, 18 Market Ln, Melb, 9662 1020

Roal Melbourne Hotel 629 Bourke St, 9629 2400

Dizzy’s Jazz Club 381 Burnley St, Richmond, 9428 1233

Ruby’s Lounge 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, 9754 7445

Double Happiness 21 Liverpool St, Melb, 9650 4488

Saint Hotel 54 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9593 8333

E:55 55 Elizabeth St, Melb, 9620 3899

Sandbelt Live Cnr South & Bignell Rd, Moorabbin, 9555 6899

East Brunswick Club 280 Lygon St, East Brunswick, 9388 2777

Scarlett Lounge 174 Burnley St, Richmond, 9428 0230

Edinburgh Castle 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Seven Nightclub 52 Albert Rd, South Melb, 9690 7877

Electric Ladyland Lvl 1, 265 Chapel St, Prahran, 9521 5757

Spensers Live 419 Spencer St, West Melb, 03 9329 8821

Elwood Lounge 49-51 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood, 9525 6788

Spot 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9388 0222

Empress 714 Nicholson St, Nth Fitzroy, 9489 8605

Standard Hotel 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, 9419 4793

Espy 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, 9534 0211

Star Bar 160 Clarendon St, South Melb, 9810 0054

Eurotrash 18 Corrs Ln, Melb, 9654 4411

Station 59 59 Church St, Richmond, 9427 8797

Eve 334 City Rd, Southbank, 9696 7388

Stolberg Beer Café 197 Plenty Rd, Preston, 9495 1444

Evelyn 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 5500

Sub Lounge & Restaurant 168 Elizabeth St Melb, 0411 800 198

Ferntree Gully Hotel 1130 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully, 9758 6544

Sugar Bar (Hotel Urban) 35 Fitztroy St, St Kilda, 8530 8888

Festival Hall 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne, 9329 9699

Temperance Hotel 426 Chapel St, South Yarra, 9827 7401

First Floor 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 6380

Thornbury Theatre 859 High St, Thornbury, 9484 9813

Forum Theatre 154 Flinders St, Melb, 9299 9800

Tiki Lounge 327 Swan St, Richmond, 9428 4336

The Fox Hotel 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood, 9416 4957

Toff In Town Lvl 2, 252 Swanston St, Melb, 9639 8770

Fusion Lvl 3, Crown Complex, Southbank, 9292 5750

Tony Starr’s Kitten Club 267 Lt Collins St, Melb, 9650 2448

The Gallery Room 1/510 Flinders St, Melbourne, 9629 1350

The Tote Hotel 67 Johnson St, Collingwood, 9419 5320

Gem Bar & Dining 289 Wellingston St, Collingwood, 9419 5170

Town Hall Hotel 33 Errol St, North Melbourne, 9328 1983

George Basement, 127 Fitzroy St, 9534 8822

Trak Lounge 445 Toorak Rd, Toorak, 9826 9000

Gertrude’s Brown Couch 30 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, 9417 6420

Tramp 20 King St, Melb

Grace Darling Hotel 114 Smith St, Collingwood, 9416 0055

Transport Hotel Federation Square, Melb, 9654 8808

Grandview Hotel Cnr Heidelberg Rd & Station St, Fairfield, 9489 8061

Trunk 275 Exhibition St, Melbourne, 9663 7994

Great Britain Hotel 447 Church St, Richmond, 9429 5066

Tyranny Of Distance 147 Union St, Windsor, 9525 1005

Grind N Groove 274 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

Two of Hearts 149 Commercial Road, Prahran

Grumpy’s Green 125 Smith St, Collingwood, 9416 1944

Union Hotel Brunswick 109 Union St, Brunswick, 9388 2235

Gypsy Bar 334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 0548

Veludo 175 Acland St, St Kilda, 9534 4456

HiFi 125 Swanston St, Melb, 1300 843 4434

Victoria Hotel 380 Victoria St, Brunswick, 9388 0830

Highlander 11a Highlander Lane, Melb, 9620 2227

Wah Wah Lounge Lvl 1, 185 Lonsdale St, Melb

Hoo Haa 105 Chapel St, Windsor, 9529 6900

Wesley Anne 250 High St, Northcote, 9482 1333

Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melb, 9670 2329

Westernport Hotel 161 Marine Pde, San Remo, 5678 5205

Iddy Biddy 47 Blessington St, St Kilda, 9534 4484

Willow Bar 222 High Street, Northcote, 9481 1222

Jett Black 177 Greville St, Prahran

Windsor Castle 89 Albert St, Windsor, 9525 0239

John Curtin Hotel 29 Lygon St, Melb, 9663 6350

Workers Club 51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9415 8889

Khokolat Bar 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, 039642 1142

Workshop Lvl 1, 413 Elizabeth St, Melb, 9326 4365

La Di Da 577 Lt Bourke St, Melb, 9670 7680

Yah Yah’s 99 Smith St, Fitzroy, 9419 4920

Labour In Vain 197A Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 5955

The Vine 59 Wellington St, Collingwood, 9417 2434

Lomond Hotel 225 Nicholson St, East Brunswick Longroom 162 Collins St, Melbourne, 9663 9226

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Loop 23 Meyers Pl, Melb, 9654 0500 Lounge 243 Swanston St, Melb, 9663 2916 The Lounge Pit 386-388 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 9415 6142

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