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ONTOUR BRAWTHER [FRA] Friday August 3, Mercat Basement ALEX SMOKE [UK] Friday August 3, Revolver Upstairs ALVIN RISK [USA] Saturday August 4, Prince Bandroom Z-TRIP [USA] Thursday August 9, Prince Bandroom KATE SIMKO [USA], CHLOE HARRIS [USA] Friday August 10, Brown Alley JONWAYNE [USA], MONO/POLY [USA], KASRA [UK] Friday August 10, Roxanne Parlour HYBRID [UK] Friday August 10, New Guernica HOME BREW [NZ] Friday August 10, The Espy DJ SS [UK], KENNY KEN [UK], SKIBADEE [UK] Friday August 10, Brown Alley CONCORD DAWN [NZ] Thursday August 16, Liberty Social PERC [UK] Friday August 17, Brown Alley PHIL REYNOLDS [UK], JAMES LAWSON [UK], SKOL [UK], RIKSTA [NZ] Friday August 17, Room680 CHRIS LAKE [UK] Saturday August 18, Seven THE PHARCYDE [USA] Thursday August 23, The Espy LIQUID STRANGER [SWE] Friday August 24, Brown Alley JOCHEN MILLER [NED], RANK 1 [NED], LEON BOLIER [NED] Saturday August 25, Room680 AOKI TAKAMASA [JPN], DJ KAZU KIMURA [JPN], QUA [AUS] Saturday August 25, Hamer Hall ALEXKID [FRA] Friday August 31, Revolver I:CUBE [FRA] Friday August 31, Mercat Basement PHOTEK [UK] Saturday September 1, Hamer Hall RICK ROSS [USA] Thursday September 6, Festival Hall RED RACK ‘EM [UK] Friday September 7, The Croft Institute JOHN ‘00’ FLEMING [UK] Friday September 7, Brown Alley STEFFI [GER] Friday September 7, Liberty Social TIEFSCHWARZ [GER] Friday September 7, New Guernica SASSE [GER] Friday September 7, Mercat Basement OCTAVE ONE [USA] Friday September 14, Mercat Basement ROGER SHAH [GER] Saturday September 15, Room680 ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD [UK] Saturday September 15, Prince Bandroom FERRY CORSTEN [NED] Friday September 21, Palace Theatre HERNAN CATTANEO [ARG], FRITZ KALKBRENNER [GER] Friday September 21, Brown Alley NARI AND MILANI [ITA] Friday September 21, Royal Melbourne Hotel COMMIX [UK] Friday September 21, Roxanne Parlour SCISSOR SISTERS [USA] Wednesday September 26, Hamer Hall RICK WADE [USA] Friday September 28, The Croft Institute DAS EFX [USA] Friday September 28, Prince Bandroom TONY TOUCH [USA] Friday September 28, The Espy GIGAMESH [USA] Saturday September 29, Seven TOMMIE SUNSHINE [USA] Saturday September 29, Prince Bandroom PAUL OAKENFOLD [UK] Friday October 5, Festival Hall PARKLIFE: JUSTICE [FRA], PASSION PIT [USA], PLAN B [UK] + MORE Saturday October 6, Sidney Myer Music Bowl PUNKS JUMP UP [UK] Saturday October 6, Prince Bandroom ROBERT HOOD [USA] Friday November 9, TBA ECLIPSE: PERFECT STRANGER, OLIVER LIEB, ADAM FREELAND + MORE Saturday November 12 – Friday November 16, TBA SUBB-AN [UK], MIGUEL CAMPBELL [UK] Sunday November 18, TBA STRAWBERRY FIELDS: JAMES HOLDEN [UK], TYCHO [US] PREFUSE 73 [USA] + MORE Friday November 23 – Sunday November 25, TBA STEREOSONIC: TIESTO [NED], AVICII [SWE], CALVIN HARRIS [UK] + MORE Saturday December 1, Melbourne Showgrounds TERRENCE PARKER [USA] Friday December 21, TBA FALLS FESTIVAL: SBTRKT [UK], COOLIO [USA] + MORE Saturday December 28 – Tuesday January 1, Lorne BIG DAY OUT: THE BLOODY BEETROOTS [ITA], KASKADE [USA], CRYSTAL CASTLES [CAN] + MORE Saturday January 26, Flemington Racecourse
Phwoar. I don’t even know where to begin with this issue with 100%. So, uhhh, I’m not going to. What I do suggest however is that you flick over a few pages and check out our massive feature on the club promoters of Melbourne. These are the dudes responsible for your wildest nights out and your wildest hangovers. There are some ridiculous stories to be told. Tyson Wray
We told you. The zombie apocalypse is for real. Don’t you dare whinge when you find yourself with a subhuman creature gnawing on your arm at 4am one morning and your house burnt to the ground, you ungrateful chumps. Starting out as DJs, the Zombie Disco Squad crew threw notorious parties across East and West London, which quickly became legendary, before blowing up with residencies in London’s hottest clubs. The online release of free debut single Straight Boy blew up, clocking over 10,000 downloads, and Zombie Disco Squad soon found themselves touring the world bringing haunted house vibes to the masses. Nat Self is now a solo zombie, playing a patchwork of classic house, ghetto tech, disco and hip hop, and he’s been picked up by Jesse Rose’ Made To Play, Dirty Bird and Sound Pellegrino. He’s heading for Australia next – catch him at the Prince Bandroom, Saturday September 15.
Tiny Touch: Small Hands Hamer Hall: Ceremony
Many of you will have been perplexed and slightly excited by the construction work and loud noises from the arts precinct of Melbourne City of late, and finally the temporary fences have been pulled down and Hamer Hall’s officially back in action. Two weeks of celebratory shenanigans have been planned, including two all-night parties with bills equally suited to the highbrow surrounds of the Hamer Hall as Melbourne’s hottest clubs. First up are a Japanese double courtesy of ambient-IDM genius Aoki Takamasa, whose credentials include an extensive working history shared with the likes of Ryoichi Kurokawa, Fumiya Tanaka and Tujiko Noriko, alongside tech-house and minimal pioneer DJ Kazu Kimura and Melbourne’s own Qua – made up of electronica maestro Cornel Wilczek and Architecture in Helsinki’s James Cecil. It doesn’t end there, though: the following week sees jungle superstar Photek touch down, riding high on the recent release of his stellar DJ-KiCKS mix. Welcome back, Hamer Hall! To be held on Saturday August 25 and Saturday September 1 respectively.
Tony Touch broke a lot of hearts when his most recent show at the Espy was cancelled a couple of months back – but the news you’ve all been waiting on with bated breath is finally here and a rescheduled date has been confirmed. The original b-boy has been kicking out jams since the early eighties, inspired by a love of artists like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash and Red Alert. His diverse range of titles also includes hip hop break dancer, rapper, DJ, producer and actor - a seriously multitalented approach to art that’s reflected in his impressive discography. Highlights include his legendary mixtapes, hugely successful record releases on labels like Tommy Boy, works with fellow kingpins Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, and yet another upcoming release titled The Piece Maker 3. Count us excited. Catch him at The Espy on Friday September 28.
Tommie Sunshine: Rave On
Ah, just what Melbourne needed so desperately – a good, healthy dose of sunshine. Winter’s sticking around for a little while longer, quite tragically, but on the bright side, mid-west rave legend and Brooklyn, NY resident Tommie Sunshine is heading down to brighten up the Melbourne club scene. Inspired in equal parts by Kraftwerk, AC/DC, and Farley Jackmaster Funk, Tommie Sunshine’s musical palette is one coloured by a myriad of influences, and his jackin’ party tunes are already spreading their way across the world in anticipation of his debut release this year. Get ready for things to warm up with Tommie Sunshine playing the Prince Bandroom on Saturday September 29.
Duvs: St Kilda Sounds
Australia seems to be a breeding ground for hip hop talent at present, with Duvz another on the long list of acts we’re keen on at the moment. The St Kilda native’s flow has earned him a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest-hitting MCs and has seen him perform alongside artists such as The Cat Empire, Phrase, Diafrix, the Melodics, Mr Percival and the Red Eyes, in between fronting cult hip hop crew Still Thinking and smashing up stages with international superstars. He’s also, as it turns out, a big-hearted kinda dude, having spent time working in housing commissions around the city working with at-risk youth doing it tough. Whaddaguy. Raw, unpretentious, and most importantly, a guaranteed good time, Duvz’s next show is one you don’t wanna miss: The Espy, Saturday August 11.
Legendary status is something artists spend their entire careers fruitlessly chasing after, but not so for Cambridge drum and bass project Commix, whose status within the scene was cemented after the release of merely one LP. The first album ever to be released on scene elder Goldie’s label Metalheadz, Call to Mind, is widely regarded as one of the genre’s finest full-length efforts – though one that has not been backed up by a particularly expansive discography since. With a second full album on the way, Commix are taking a decisive step into a brave new world and signifying this change is a new alias CMX and an embracing of new styles and tempos. Get out there and experience Commix’s call to minds and hearts. They play Roxanne Parlour on Friday September 21.
Concord Dawn: Of The Dead
Just over a month since Concord Dawn’s latest release Air Chrysalis was made available online for free in a laudable display of generosity and musical aptitude, it’s still sounding damn good to us. The New Zealand-born, Vienna-based drum and bass stalwarts are a champion of the underground, with many a title to their name courtesy of the UK’s Drum and Bass Awards and bNet titles. Their tunes have also been shotgunned by respected drum and bass purveyors Metalheadz, Ram Records and Hospital Recordings. This being their sixth release, a tour of Australia’s well overdue – catch them at the Liberty Social on Thursday August 16.
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Zombie Disco Squad: Apocalypse
Leading the newest wave of beatmakers emerging from Berlin at present, Suff Daddy is one to watch out for. Fuelled by crackling old records, controlled substances and sick MicroKORG licks, the man’s vibes have already been latched onto by the likes of Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat and Sola Rosa, whilst pushing himself to the forefront of cutting-edge music at Splash Festival, Beat BBQ, Hip-Hop Kemp and the Hi-Hat Club. He’s a surefire winner, and one that’s already been picked up for sponsorship deals by San Diego Padres, Tanqueray, Carhartt and Louis Vuitton – damn. And all in two short years. He’s heading out to Australia soon for a debut tour - catch him at The Prince Bandroom, Friday August 24.
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Ferry Corsten: Full On
One of the core acts that revolutionised trance, superstar Ferry Corsten, is many things to many people. To provide a bio for the man would take days, given his role as a producer, DJ, innovator, visionary, and whose fingerprints can be found all over the genre and all across the world. With a career that continues to go from highlight to highlight, with this year’s full-length effort WKND eagerly snapped up by thousands of believers and fans across the globe, there appears to be no stopping the legend. Fans of the man have been desperate to see the legendary Full On Ferry experience down under, with sneak peeks on YouTube looking mindblowing. Finally Australians will have the chance to catch it in action this year. Full-on indeed. Ferry Corsten hits the Palace Theatre on Friday September 21.
Punks Jump Up: And Down
I freakin’ love punk kids. They might occasionally have questionable sartorial taste, but those cuttingedge rioters sure as hell know how to get down. Inspired by the ethos of the scene, the half-British, half-Swedish alliance of Joe Attard and David Andersson that make up Punks Jump Up take a similarly anarchistic, no-holds-barred approach to rocking a dance floor. In their four years of operation they’ve racked up highlight releases on Kitsune and Klein Tanz, reworked Crystal Castles, Chromeo and Tiga and opened up a label known as Cassette to complement the parties that they threw back when they began for “proto-hipsters, fashion suspects and weirdos in general.” It hosts their own material as well as leftfield dance floor fodder, including one of Simian Mobile Disco’s very first releases – and their own T-shirt brand named Stiff Couture. Whew! Busy boys. They’re dropping by soon, so get ready to jump up when they play The Prince Bandroom on Saturday October 6.
Steffi: Dance Floor Goddess
Dabbling in music, art and generalised counterculture for years now, it’s safe to say that German purveyor of all things house, techno and beyond, Steffi is a revolutionary in dance music. Her manifold successes in all manner of realms have established her as a true goddess of the dancefloor. A regular resident at Berlin-based Panorama Bar as well as its in-house label Ostgut Ton, her credentials as a producer couldn’t be more well-established, not to mention her role in running successful labels Klakson and Dolly and a long-time party promoter. She’s heading down soon for a very limited number of shows across Australia. Catch her at the Liberty Social on Friday September 7.
Free Shit: Home Brew
Don’t know who New Zealand hip hop crew Home Brew are? That’s weird. You should ask NZ Prime Minister John Key or the University Of Auckland about them - after causing a bunch of people with their knickers in a twist to lose their shit over a music video poking fun at idiots who drink-drive, the group’s propensity for irreverence and cheeky laughs is sure to appeal to Australian crowds. Having recently released their eponymous debut album to critical acclaim and finding it debuting at #1 on the New Zealand music charts, throwing a 48-hour party to celebrate in an old brother, then having their controversial pop up store shut down early, it’s high time we got in on the action, hey. They hit The Espy on Saturday August 10 and we have some double passes to giveaway.
PHIL REYNOLDS & JAMES LAWSON FEVAH: 15 YEARS OF MAYHEM Few brands in the dance community have built as lofty a legacy as Fevah. For the last 15 years it’s come to signify the ultimate in hard house and trance, with massive regular events in the UK, and more recently in Japan and the U.S. It’s attracted some of the world’s biggest DJs spinning the latest anthems to appreciative crowds who want to soak up the atmosphere. The empire includes such flagship nights as Match Made in Heaven, Fahrenhite and Fevah at the Astoria, and the brand grew to such a level that a record label was founded in 2001, followed by an online radio network. The brainchild of New Zealander Eamonn Fevah and some of his fellow DJs evolved through support, word of mouth and most importantly through quality music, and now the expansion continues as the very first Fevah party in Melbourne is set to take place on Saturday August 18 at Room680. The hectic night will feature a who’s who of hard house and trance, along with rising new stars in the scene. Headlined by James Lawson and Phil Reynolds, the event will also feature Eamonn Fevah, Riksta, Skol, Danny Gilligan, Craig Jon, Paul Robertson, Steve Nichols and local supports. Fans can surely expect a party on steroids, and who knows what else, as they enter. “It won’t just be heavy for the sake of heavy, there will be a proper vibe to get everyone going,” explains Lawson. “It’ll be like the good old days. There’s a lot of love for Fevah in Australia. I think a lot of people are gonna be going along for that old Fevah vibe they remember from London and they’re gonna get it.” Headliners James Lawson and Phil Reynolds have a long history together as part of the Fevah legacy, and as recording artists, and were both beyond excited as we caught up with them. “We all know each other,” Lawson enthuses in his energetic tone. “We used to bump into each other all the time at the clubs so it’s like a reunion.” Initially meeting as slightly pluckier young lads, 2012 finds Lawson and Reynolds in somewhat different places in life. One thing that hasn’t changed though is their commitment to getting the party going. “I know Phil [Reynolds] very well,” Lawson says with a sign of recognition and admiration. “We were actually talking a while ago and couldn’t believe how long it’s been since Fevah started. It’s gonna be such an amazing night. We’re looking forward to building on that relationship and that rapport.” The enormity of the night, to Lawson, is amplified by the fact that many of the DJs and potentially a portion of the attendees were part of the original Fevah parties in London. For Reynolds the 15th anniversary is like coming full circle and ushering in the start of a new legacy. “I was there from the start so it’s quite crazy to see how it’s evolved over this time, from smaller crowds to the large numbers it’s attracting now.” While Reynolds cut his teeth at the early Fevah parties, Lawson was starting to pick up his DJ game in the North of England when he was at uni, as he explains. “I came down to London and got familiar with the party scene down here. I came across Fevah and Fahrenheit and started going to parties and meeting guys and it built up from there.” In fact Reynolds fondly remembers their first chance encounter at a club, when he was approached by a young and determined Lawson. “This guy approached me at one of the parties and said we should work together in the studio. I thought ‘who is this guy?’ and then he approached me again. Eventually I found out who he was and then we went to the studio.” Lawson recalls their initial meeting with equal reverence as he transports himself back in time. “Phil was playing a load of my tracks so I thought I’d go up to him just before he started playing. I said to him, ‘you know on that CD who some of the tracks are by?’ and he gave me a bit of a funny look [at first]. I handed him another
CD with some of my tracks on it and he whacked it in and added some into his mix.” After around six months they began working together in the studio, and the rest is dance music history. As a relative newcomer with a basic bedroom studio setup Lawson relished the chance to make use of Reynolds’ studio space and recording experience. “Phil was running Impact Records and at the time I wasn’t running my own label. I was working for other labels making records for them.” Just as their studio productions continued to flourish the duo became integral parts of the Fevah franchise, performing at their signature nights in the UK. Ready to begin the next chapter in the Fevah story both Lawson and Reynolds see similarities between the UK and Aussie scenes. “Well it’s just as intense,” Lawson says with a chuckle. “Both the Brits and the Aussies are always up for anything.” For Reynolds he sees the atmosphere of Fevah as universal. “No matter where you go as long as the atmosphere and tunes are good the energy will always be high. Even if you’re only playing to 50 people those could be 50 of the wildest people.” A favourite on Australian shores, Lawson has made the trip numerous times and made some interesting observations. “One of the funniest things I noticed travelling around Australia is that you’ve got the Melbourne Shuffle, we all know that. Then you get to Adelaide and people dance differently. Once you’ve been on tour in Australia you can kind of tell which city someone is from by the way they are dancing.” The Fevah invasion of Melbourne could not be happening at a more appropriate time as the local dance community continues to evolve and expand. “It’s great to come back on the crest of that wave as it’s growing. It goes up and down, there’s the people that are always constant and then there’s other people whose interest goes up and down.” Reynolds is equally pumped to be part of that Burn City growth. “I’m excited about the night and really glad to hear how the scene has evolved.” As performers and people Lawson and Reynolds have taken slightly different paths in recent years. Both, however, have taken on nurturing roles in their own way. Lawson is heading into Fevah’s debut in Melbourne with a renewed sense of energy, as he has been less active on the club scene than his counterpart, focusing more on his label. Meanwhile the ever-active Reynolds will be touching down in Oz with his fiancé and daughter by his side. “Phil has been playing the clubs a lot more than I have [recently],” Lawson admits. “The reason being is that part of what I have gotten into is helping young talented people and kids, coaching them and letting them learn from some of the mistakes I made.” The A&R and label co-boss of Edison Factor Records says he is developing a set of “coaching tools” which can be used by both the young and established artists he works with. “There’s times when people get lost in the studio, it’s like a box and they feel they can’t get out of it. So I go to these people and use these coaching techniques and get them back to producing the music they can.” Reynolds, on the other hand, is juggling the roles of DJ, label head and family man. The transition has been difficult at times but has been handled with the dedication he has become known for by his fans and peers. “When you’ve got a young daughter and fiancé at home it’s kind of hard to justify being in the studio working on tracks at odd hours of the night,” Reynolds affirms with assured confidence. “It’s been a hard balance but it’s one you have to get used to. You can’t be doing the same thing forever.” His former protégé-turned-teacher, Lawson, sounds inspired by Phil’s continued work ethic. “He still plays relentlessly as he always has.” Time flies by in the dance world. The fact that Lawson
“It’ll be like the good old days. There’s a lot of love for Fevah in Australia. I think a lot of people are gonna be going along for that old Fevah vibe they remember from London and they’re gonna get it.” and Reynolds have not played on the same bill in almost four years didn’t dawn on them until talk of the Fevah party line-up began. “I didn’t realise it had been that long,” the astonished Lawson exclaims. “So yeah it’s a very special moment actually that we’re back in the same DJ booth.” While maybe a little less boisterous, Reynolds shares the surprised sentiment. “I can understand why James would say that it will feel like the old days. It has been a while. I didn’t think about it.” With their reunion
the icing on the cake there are clearly many reasons to celebrate Fevah coming to Melbourne. Andrew Hazard Hickey Phil Reynolds [UK] & James Lawson [UK] play alongside SKOL [UK], Riksta [NZ] and more at Fevah Melbourne, Fevah’s 15th Birthday on Friday August 17 at Room680.
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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
SOUL ARMY 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
Enter the middle of the week; for some it’s the beginning of the weekend, for others it’s a break from study, for those of us who are travelling, it probably has no real significance (unless you’re wanting to party with the hot European girls from the hostel...because any day is simply another day when you’re travelling). Your midweek stomping ground, featuring DJs Danny Silver, Manchild & Mu-Gen. Free entry. From 10pm. Lounge, 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne
WEDNESDAYS AT THE ORDER Deep, dark, minimal dubstep and drum and bass. Laundry Bar, 50 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
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WEDNESDAYS AT CO. Don’t have lectures tomorrow? Need a break from writing that last-minute assignment? Or simply just celebrating the end of hump day? Don’t miss Melbourne’s biggest mid-week party night – Wednesdays @ Co.! With free entry and discounted drinks for students all night long!
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
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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
The Black Pancake Club is where disc-jockeys bring in their treasured record collections to share with yaw’ll. Expect undiscovered nuggets, lost gems, far out there covers, moog inspired themes, and a host of other eclectic delicacies and toppings for your black pancakes! Taste makers on rotation include Shags, LA Pocock, Slim Charles, Andras Fox, Richie 1250, Simon Winkler, Danielson, Ms Butt and Mike Gurrieri. Free entry. From 10pm. Lounge, 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne
FREE RANGE FUNK 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
FUN HOUSE Celebrate Thursday night at Co. with club classics and dance floor anthems. Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
WONDERLUST Fate, karma, the yin and the yang, the balance between chaos and order or divine intervention? A new spiritual high has emerged from the cosmic energies of the universe and it’s called Wonderlust! As luck would have it you can come and experience the effects of this strange new phenomena every Thursday night at The Carlton! Carlton Club, 193 Bourke Street, Melbourne
SLOW HOUSE THURSDAYS Slow House Thursdays is just what Brunswick has been missing. Get down to the latest Thursday spot at Noise Bar, find a space with your bros and get into the as DJs Same O, David Bass and James Hurt spin bass laced tunes ‘til the early hours of the morning. Noise Bar, 291 Albert Street, Brunswick
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FIRST FLOOR FRIDAYS A journey of international music from all over the world; past, present and future rhythms incorporating afro, soul, funk, world and deep house elements! First Floor, 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
FREEDOM PASS Friday’s at Freedom with 2 premier clubs, 5 huge rooms, 10+ local and international DJs blending their unique sets across countless styles of tunes – vocal house, smooth R&B, electro and commercial top 40. Throw in a few sexy podium dancers, a world-class lights show and drink specials, the Freedom Pass is your personal ticket to a night you won’t soon forget! Fusion, Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
FRIDAY NIGHT LOFT PARTY Kitty Schmidt couldn’t find quality dance music in Fitzroy so she’s decided to open up her bedroom doors. Living above Melbourne’s stalwart lesbian/gay Libation Bar, she’s now throwing a monthly party in her boudoir. Come into her renovated upstairs loft, cocktail bar, dance floor and smoking terrace. With quirky house, deep disco and erotic electronica being spun by Marvin Roland, Mr. Pyz and Kitty Schmidt DJs. Libation, 302 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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FRIDAYS AT LOUNGE “It might blow up but it won’t go pop” is the philosophy at Buhloone Mindstate and features Melbourne’s finest bands and DJs playing every Friday night, late. That’s just how we roll. We’re all about the late night boogie. Expect all things funk, hip-hop, soul, reggae, disco, boogie and house. Lounge, 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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
RETRO SEXUAL FRIDAY DJ Grandmaster Vicious spins Fitzroy’s finest mix of ‘80s and ‘90s pop, rock, new wave, hip hop, disco classics and cheese to please plus dance floor anthems from then to now. One Twenty Bar, 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy
SATURDAY4TH 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
SUNDAY5TH 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
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
EDEN SATURDAYS Smashing it every week at Melbourne’s hottest looking venue! Top 40 dance, house and R&B 9-3am, then electro from 3am - 5am. DJ Ontime, DJ Ryza, Scotty Erdos and Azza M. $15/$20, free entry after 4am. Eden, 163 Russell St, Melbourne
STAR BAR SUNDAYS The original and still the best Sunday in Melbourne. Star Bar, 160 Clarendon St, South Melbourne
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
HOMECOMING In the grand tradition of past Saturday nights at the Prince of Wales, it will regain it’s rightful place on the pantheon of Australian dance music playing host to the best and most exciting EDM locally, nationally and internationally. Local residents include Generik, Oskar, Swick, Tranter, M.A.F.I.A., Streetparty DJs and Clip Art, and scheduled guests The Aston Shuffle, Tonite Only, The Swiss, Luke Million, Parachute Youth, Louis La Roche, Alvin Risk and more. In addition, Homecoming has prepared a veritable roster of exciting drinks and cocktails to fuel the fun, including Fresh coconut cocktails, Dr. Pepper, Electric Lemonade, Tecate, Thai-style Buckets and Bubble Cup cocktails. Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Our Signature serve. Each and every Sunday we play host to a self professed vinyl junkie caught between the golden years and 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
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
TUESDAY7TH BIMBO TUESDAYS 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
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
MONDAY6TH 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
EY:EM EY:EM at Lounge features residents Boogs & Who, who will host Melbourne’s top purveyors of club music, showcasing both local and international DJs playing the most upfront club music. With rotating DJs Dave Pham, Sleep D, Bryce Lawrence, Louis McCoy, Caine Sinclair, Glyn Hill & Toby Mackisack. Expect nothing but excellent house music all night long. And remember, clubbing happens in the EY:EM. $10 from 11pm. Lounge, 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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
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 40. One Twenty Bar, 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy
SOUND EMPIRE Get ready for the mega sounds at Sound Empire, Melbourne’s epic new Saturday club night with five places to party! Mega sounds from resident DJs Tate Strauss, Miss Sarah, Nova, Johnny M, Matty G, Dean T, Joe Sofo, Marcus Knight, Dinesh, Chris Ostrom, B-Boogie and Sarah Roberts. Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
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
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
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
MELBOURNE'S CLUB PROMOTERS: Melbourne’s nightlife is world class. Sure - it may not be associated with iconic clubbing institutions like Fabric or Berghain, but the level of opulence found on offer within this city when the sun sets is second to none. At the core of this, behind the scenes of every great party, are a number of vested and passionate home-grown promoters. These are the guys working tirelessly formulating party ideas, signing DJs, marketing, promoting and going on a great financial limb to bring you your best nights out. 100% feels that in the euphoria of the clubbing experience these promoters are often overlooked, and it’s time to go behind the DJ booth and find out what running a great club night in Melbourne is all about. Tyson Wray, 100% Editor Know someone who runs a killer party? Think you’ve got what it takes to keep Melbourne up dancing all night? We want to hear from you. Email feedback, suggestions, thoughts, hate mail and whoever you think deserves to be recognised in Melbourne’s clubbing scene to firstname.lastname@example.org
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KEVIN KARLBERG What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Capacity (2012), Audrey (2012), KUBIK (2011), Racket (2010), The Likes Of You (2007) and more - this list could go back to 1996. How’d you get into it? Good people and good music lead the way. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? So many good local talents to name them all but I only book music I like. I do have soft spot for solid Detroit artists and have been listening to Vladislav Delay a fair bit lately. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our audience has no limits but the love for quality makes the shows work.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Mistrust Music (2008), Laundry Bar (2011).
What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Without a doubt KUBIK Melbourne, to run 10 days back to back with some of the best acts in the world was truly epic. For a single event I cant go past Capacity with Oscar Mulero, the guy is just ridiculous behind the decks and was relentless on four channels for close to four hours.
How’d you get into it? I started running underage events in country victoria when I was 16 and then moved into clubs and onto live music after moving to Melbourne 16 years ago.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Nothing that can EVER be published. And I mean EVER. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Capacity 500 with Alexkid at Revolver Upstairs in August, Capacity 575 with Kyle Hall at Brown Alley in September and catch us every Friday at Ferdydurke with Audrey.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? We feature a range of Melbourne’s best DJs from most genre’s at the bar on rotation during the week, mainly focusing on hip hop, bass and dancehall styles. As far as touring I’ve had many great times on the road with acts like Pharoahe Monch, The Clipse and Lord Finesse.
JERRY POON AKA JPS
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? People who love music, at the bar we’ve definitely carved out a niche concentrating on hip hop, bass and dancehall but we’re open to everyone and we’re down with anyone who wants to party! What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Probably Pete Rock on New Year’s Day this year, it was super busy and he did a three hour hip hop DJ set that blew my mind! What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? I always find it crazy when people bring bad vibes. d
DARIUS BASSIRAY What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Electric Owl.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Elementz Sound Collective (1999), Bassix (2000), The Operatives (2004), The Operatives HQ (2004), Upfront (2007), Espionage (2009), Hello My Name Is (2010), The Drop (2011) How’d you get into it? We needed an outlet, the only way was to create it ourselves. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Nam, Fugitive, Lady Banton, Edd Fisher, Silent Jay, Cosmo and Able for resident DJs. For touring talents Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Opiuo, Concord Dawn, Samiyam, Tokimonsta, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Hudson Mohawke, Clark - the list goes on. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Everyone really. With the parties, you’re going to get quality, in every aspect, from production to performance. It’s something that takes away our cares, perhaps some of us analyse it, some just listen, some just dance all night long, we are not bound by genres, but by one thing, we love good music. And that’s what The Operatives are all about, good music for and from our generation, Upfront, up close and personal.
How’d you get into it? Going to Sunny the rest is history. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? DJ Jean.
What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? The Gaslamp Killer show at KUBIK last year I think ranks very highly on my list of shows. It was storming, raining for 24 hours straight with no sign of stopping. There was no shelter, outdoors and it was sold out. It was just amazing to see everyone braving the elements and just loving it!
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? They get ready for the launch. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? They have all been pretty special, the Moodymann show was one that stood out.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? The very first Espionage with Klute and Africa Hitech saw a power outage in the venue and we had to climb over a few walls and steal power from, well, let’s not say.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Any one of the mornings in the garden bar over the years have all been crazy. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Hernan Cattaneo and Fritz Kalkbrenner on Friday September 21 at Brown Alley and a massive one on Friday November 16 which we will reveal soon.
MATT RADOVICH What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Melbourne Techno Collective aka MTC (2002), Tight/Inner City Sounds (2008), Bootay (2009), The Sunday Soiree (2012), When The Smoke Clears (2012) and Capacity (2012).
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Jonwayne, Mono/poly, Sabre, Kasra at Roxanne Parlour on Friday August 10 and many more tours and shows to come - stay tuned to theoperatives.com.au
TOM MOORE & NICK MURRAY AKA OTOLOGIC C What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Animals Dancing (2010), C Grade (2008), Inside Out (2011). How’d you get into it? We like to party.
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? The MTC crowd is a great bunch of people who love techno. The Bootay Crowd is a bunch of people that love filthy lyrics and dirty dance floor antics. With Tight/Inner City Sounds crowd, these people love to get down and get funky to all kinds of music. The Sunday Soiree crowd is still too early to call but they were a bunch of fun-loving music lovers. The When The Smoke Clears crowd is full of crazy techno lovers. The Capacity crowd is a bunch of forward thinking music lovers. What makes our parties great can be answered easily – we have a good crew of people that love good music and they aren’t scared to go out and experience it. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? This is a tough question because I’ve had some very fucking epic parties, but there are two that stick out the most and they were both MTC’s. One was an MTC vs. Lasergun party where both crews took over the whole Mercat Cross Hotel, upstairs and down, and we had over a thousand people show up and celebrate Christmas with techno. The second would have to be a party we threw this year. We did a free techno party with a free BBQ and we had over 20 of Melbourne’s best techno DJs and live acts. Every single act rocked Miss Libertine to its foundations. It was a bloody awesome day and night. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Heaps of crazy things happen at most of my parties, but if you want to be a part of the craziness, you’d have to come and witness it for yourself, because what happens on the dance floor, stays on the dance floor. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? MTC have a few little things coming up, but the big one for us is our 10th birthday party which will be held on the Friday October 26. For all MTC goings on check out the website melbournetechnocollective.com.au. Tight/Inner City Sounds is on at the Workshop on Thursday night every fortnight. The next Sunday Soiree is on the Sunday August 5 at I Know A Place. The next When the Smoke Clears is with Perc from the UK and will be held at Brown Alley on Friday August 17. The next Bootay is on Saturday August 18. Finally, the next Capacity is Capacity 575 with Kyle Hall on Friday September 28 at Brown Alley.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? We DJ at all our parties, as well as Tornado Wallace (Animals Dancing & C Grade), Andee Frost (Animals Dancing & Inside Out), Superchang (C Grade) and Simon TK (Inside Out). We try to pick strong residents and guests alike. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? The crowd varies somewhat across the three, but a lot of the time there’s a like-minded vibe between the crowd and a passion for music and partying alike that sheds the stereotype of a typical nightclub. Without getting too deep, it’s not about being seen, just a good old fashioned party. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Our C Grade parties seem to get wilder each month. Our 4th birthday was probably one of the most epic we’ve had, finishing up well into Sunday. That being said, handing the majority of the night over to the guest at our Animals Dancing parties always provides ourselves and the crowd many hours of enjoyment on the dance floor. The energy created by some of the guys (especially Prosumer, Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman, Hunee and Eric Duncan) has been particularly special. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Power black outs, DJs passing out, losing DJs. Somehow every DJ we have had in Melbourne so far has made their flight out the next day (touch wood). Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? C Grade on Saturday August 18, Animals Dancing: I:Cube on Friday August 31 and Inside Out: Lil’ Louis TBA.
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GRAEME ORR AKA AFFIKS
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Darkbeat (2003), The Breakfast Club (2012), No Nonsense (2010), Trust Us (2010) and Against The Grain.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Heavy Innit (2008).
How’d you get into it? Well, it really is kind of a combination of a few things, like having been in the scene for a few years already – just starting out as a regular clubber with a bunch of friends and having an awesome time, to then have the door opened up into the world of promoting – which was pretty much the same thing as I was doing at the time anyway, however it came with all the perks. With all that going on, my love for the clubbing experience and always having a massive love for music, all lead me into wanting to become an entertainer. The idea of being able to express myself through the music and performing as a DJ in front of a packed club really excited me, so I set out learning the basics of DJing – and things just grew from there.
How’d you get into it? Through my good friend Brendan Webb. He’d been promoting hip hop gigs for years and when I told him I wanted to start a grime/ dubstep night, Heavy Innit was born. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Probably one of the best touring DJs we had play at Heavy Innit would have to be Joe Nice. A really great guy whose personality was translated into his set. The night just felt like a massive house party with the whole stage in front and behind the decks full of people dancing. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our crowd is anyone who is into underground UK bass music really. It’s great knowing that the majority of people that come to our nights are there for the music and not just to be seen or any of that bullshit. It’s great cause we know we won’t have any trouble from our crowds.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? My local favourites are Phil K, Rollin Connection, Dave Pham, Sean Quinn, Gavin Keitel, Kasey Taylor, Simon Murphy, J-Slyde, Mish’Chief, Lister Cooray, Jon Beta, Walter Juan, Drew K, Nick Thayer, Citizen.com, Flip3k, Deviant, - the list goes on and on. We are very lucky to have such great local talent here in Melbourne and I’m sorry for the guys that I have missed in this list. My touring favourites, just to name a very small few, are Anthony Pappa, Guy J, Danny Howells, James Zabiela, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Hybrid, Meat Katie, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Hernan Cattaneo, Lee Burridge and Henry Saiz.
What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Probably the free Summer Innit park party in Edinburgh Gardens on Australia Day 2010. There were literally thousands of people in the park that day and we got banned by the council from doing one there again. It was madness!
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? We are very lucky to have such loyal and dedicated followers that have supported us year in and year out and I believe it has always been one of our strengths as a crew to be able to make these parties so great.
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Alongside Mad Heckler and Stable Music we are presenting Photek on Saturday September 1 at Hamer Hall.
What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? There have been far too many to just choose one. Darkbeat featuring Hernan Cattaneo which launched his sequential Vol 2. CD was one of our first major day/night shows and Hernan doing a six-hour set that evening to a full house was just insane. To this day, I believe it has been Hernan’s best set performed in Melbourne. Other special mentions go to Darkbeat’s 6th Birthday with Nick Warren, Satoshi Tomiie, Audiojack, Spencer Parker and Dubfunk, Trust US NYD, our Stanton Warriors show in ‘09, our Gareth Emery Show in 2011, our Krafty Kuts show in 2010, our No Nonsense launch party with Steve Lawler, James Lavelle, and Henry Saiz, our No Nonsense 1st Birthday with Sven Vath, Lee Burridge Balance Launch Party, Joris Voorn Balance Launch Party, Guy J at The Breakfast Club, and our first show with Anthony Pappa at F4. All these shows have a very special place in our heart.
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Darkbeat presents: Hybrid ‘Classics’ Album Launch with Hybrid Sound System at New Guernica on Friday August 10, The Breakfast Club with Jody Wisternoff at New Guernica on Friday August 24, J00F Editions with John ‘00’ Fleming at Brown Alley on Friday September 7,The Breakfast Club with Tiefschwarz at New Guernica on Friday September 7 and Darkbeat and Chameleon present Kenny Larkin at New Guernica on Friday September 14.
JIM MOYNIHAN AKA SPOONBILL What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? I started Omelette Records in 2004 as an avenue to release the music I craft under the moniker Spoonbill. Since its conception, Omelette has expanded into a collective label focused on releasing quality left-field electronica and producing events for its artists and others. How’d you get into it? VJ Dropbear and I started playing regularly as a live AV duo starting back in 2001. As time progressed rather than relying on promoters to build the sort of vibe we were after, we started booking venues and tours ourselves so we could craft an event to our style, involving large format synchronised visuals, stage shows and puppetry. This has evolved over the years to larger venues and showcasing artists of a similar style. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Being a collective based record label, we often showcase our roster of artists including Spoonbill, Tipper, Editor, The Mollusk, Monkeymarc and Circuit Bent. We also showcase and collaborate with like-minded artists such as Dub FX and Opiuo. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our crowd are punters that enjoy leftfield electronica with groove. Ages range from 18 - 40s. Our parties have a really festive vibe and the crowds are often alternative and happy go lucky types. Venues are regularly surprised that our crowd is quite thirsty but doesn’t cause the security any hassles. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? I would have to say the event Mammoth. As it was a quadruple album launch party, featuring album launches by Spoonbill, Opiuo, Editor and Niceface. It was a soldout show at The Hi-Fi bar and was jammed full of solid tunes and an excellent festive atmosphere. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? No serious problems to date (touch wood), only loads of positively charged craziness is prevalent at most Omelette nights. One such wild spectacle was the debut showcase of Niceface with their demented stage antics and outrageous comedic tunes. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Omelette is partnering with Symbiosis Festival and Earth Frequency crews to produce the broken beat stage at the Solar Eclipse festival happening in Far North Queensland from November 10 - 16 this year. It’s going to be an amazing spectacle!
TOO MUCH! What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Too Much! (2009), Too Little (2010) and Here & There (2011). How’d you get into it? All of us got into it from different perspectives, Pete got into promoting from helping out at the early Fractured parties. David and Georgie were brought into it at a later stage because of their skills as DJs and their varied tastes in music. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Same O, Naise and David Bass are resident DJs (with Fooishbar being our UK correspondent). Our favourite touring talents would be Oneman, Lunice, Ben UFO. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? A pretty varied group of people who like house, bass, hip hop, techno and garage. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Lunice! Sweat was pouring from the roof, people were mad swagging. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Worst would have to be the headphone jack of the mixer falling into the mixer mid set at N-Type and having to do a quick mixer switch. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? As above. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Stay tuned to facebook.com/ toomuchcollective for all things upcoming.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? The worst thing would be when the international acts didn’t make it into the country, therefore us having to cancel the headlining act at the last minute. This unfortunately has happened to us twice.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Initially I launched the night Twisted Audio in 2010 before becoming involved with the weekly dubstep night All City Bass in 2011. Since then I’ve been helping out a close friend with a new night called Motion that has been throwing some great parties this year! How’d you get into it? After moving to Melbourne in 2007 an old friend from high school began to organise drum and bass events back in Perth. Aphrodite was one of my favourite producers growing up who frequently visited the country but was never booked to play in Melbourne. In late 2009 I received a phone call with an offer to do a show for Aphrodite. At the time Shockone was receiving a lot of airtime on triple j so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring a unique mash up of new vs old. After a great response I worked closely with a friend from university to start a monthly night at Miss Libertine which latest for almost two years! Who are your favourite touring talents? Noisia, Brookes Brothers, Enei, Dirtyphonics, Aphrodite, Shockone, Phetsta, Cyantific, DJ SS, Kenny Ken and so many more we haven’t had the chance to work with yet. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Whilst I’ve worked as part of a team on bigger nights like Tribe NYD and Noisia, Flux Pavilion my personal favourite would have to be Dirtyphonics and Enei from just a few weeks ago. The vibe, tunes, crowd, production and concept behind the party all seemed to work flawlessly. Using the full venue at Brown Alley for what was almost entirely a drum and bass event felt like a bold move given the size of the venue but it was great to see the place full all night with a lot of people staying after the headline acts to support the night. There was also a lot of new talent on show who played some of the best sets we’ve heard all year! What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Whilst the Dirtyphonics event from a few weeks ago was one of my favourite nights, their event from last year that was planned at Nevereveragainland was a nightmare from day one. It’s a very long story but in short after spending a month or so trying to find a venue to host the Saturday night event with Dirtyphonics, Culture Shock and The Qemists, Neverland finally agreed to give us the venue for a reasonable hire fee. On the week of the event whilst trying to finish university the venue management I was dealing with were uncontactable. A business partner came back asking for money to cover venue-related expenses on the night. So that was a drama. A couple days later the gig had been moved to Geddes Lounge. A couple of months later Neverland shut down. In the end I lost a bit of cash and a failed the final unit that semester to finish university. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? DJ SS vs Kenny Ken referred by Skibadee featuring the biggest old school rave/jungle anthems from 1993–2003 on Friday August 10 at Brown Alley. For more info on all our upcoming events head to twistedaudio.com
JOSH SH HARP AKA A SHARPY AND FLU UIDL LIFE What brands are you behind? We work with some of the electronic music brands that have played a massive part in shaping the culture and sound of a lot of what we hear today in the scene. Balance, Renaissance and Global Underground are the brands we have focused our attention to over the years. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? We have some serious local talent and in my opinion, of game-changing quality for the future. Lister Cooray and Walter Juan have played some of the top sets I’ve heard this year. We had the opportunity to have some incredible touring artists with us this year already with a lot to announce going forward. Kev Griffiths with Tsuba Records, Desyn Masiello and Tom Morgan for nine hours, Silicone Soul and Ian Pooley, Tom Middleton and Graeme Park have all blown us away with their performances. There’s always a gig for them at Fluidlife along with all of the touring internationals we’ve hosted. Just one more to add – Pappa. Just a damn right superstar. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Disco and techno. Variety and spontaneity. We don’t believe in division so therefore our crowd is very eclectic. We put a lot of effort into old school promotion – we organize the show and we are the face of our shows. We’re the promoters which means the DJs are DJs. The DJs love that they can focus on music instead of selling tickets to buy themselves into a gig. The music is therefore faultless which then means we can host our crowd to a very high level. We’ve got great support from many different groups which brings an eclectic meeting once people are in party mode and get naked! Jokes. Well, sort of. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? After doing this for 15 years, it’s really hard to pick just one. I worked with Mark James and his team at Future Entertainment for their Summadayze Fesitval 2011 to deliver a Global Underground stage with Nick Warren, Dave Seaman and Darren Emerson, supported by some of the local stars. Festivals aren’t really my thing however it was superbly organised and everything went to plan – I have more of an inclination to attend festivals these days. What a day it was! Spending time with GU legends, Nick, Dave and Darren who are all great inspirations to me, partying and acting like complete children was a very memorable day. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Wow. Where the hell does one start? There have been a few but the one I love the most was waking up at Cardiff Train station (to which I had to ask someone “Where the hell am I?”) after a massive afternoon in Birmingham. I (thought) I was heading to London for a gig but got the wrong train. My wallet, keys and phone were gone so I had to make a reverse charge phone call from a telephone box to explain myself to everyone who was also part of the gig in London. I also had to get my mate to pay for a ticket back to Birmingham with his credit card and a lovely Welsh lady at the ticket desk shouted me a cup of tea. I like Welsh people as a result. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? It’s the Fluidlife Lunar 1st Birthday in August and we have a very special show to announce at 161 so keep locked into facebook.com/ fluidlifeoz for the imminent announcement! PARTY!
MICHAEL MUSKA What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Mixed Messages (2005), Electric Owl (2011), Red Sky (2011), Trust Us NYD (2009), Tribe NYD (2012), After The Bell (2007), Best Of Both Sides (2009), City Of Lost Children (2010), Whomp (2012), When The Smoke Clears (2012), All City Bass (2010), Riot Sqaud (2012), Strawberry Fields (2010), Subsonic Music Festival Sydney (2009) and Let Them Eat Cake – Festival 2013.
How’d you get into it? It’s a long story but a lot of thought and energy went into it, I guess a basic answer is that I’m simply obsessed with music, so playing it, writing it, promoting it and running events just came naturally.
MJ What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? I run 100% Phat which is an artist management, events and touring company, as well as a DJ booking agency. It launched in 2005 and since then has been responsible for the club nights and events Late Night Hype, Sweat and Juicy amongst others, as well as working in marketing for a number of venues around town over the years.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Our new website brownalley.com goes up at the start of August and we’ll be releasing first, second and third round DJ producer listings. Some residents we are announcing are Altruism, Child, Darius Bassiray, Diistortiion, Katie Drover, Mike Callander, Phil K, Tahl and myself – just to name a few.
How’d you get into it? I fell into it by accident. Shortly after my 18th birthday I went clubbing, and the head promoter noticed I knew a lot of people. I started off as a $1 pass promoter (showing my age here!), then became a host, then got offered to run nights. From there just learnt everything as I went along!
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our crowds are simply people that have good taste in electronic music, know how to party, treat each other well and create a good vibe. The combination of all these things make a good party along with good sound décor and lighting.
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? The crowd at 100% Phat events is usually a bit older and generally know their music. We play party hip hop stuff so the events always attract a mix of people who want a good time and aren’t afraid to hit the dance floor - no chinstrokers here! What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Too many to choose one, but the ones that stand out over the past couple of years are The Roots after party featuring Questlove at F4 - sold out before we opened the doors, one of the best crowds I’ve ever seen, great tunes and an amazing atmosphere. Prince Paul at New Guernica also acted as official after party for a De La Soul show. Late Night Hype featuring Roc Raida at Miss Libertine was the last time Raida played in Melbourne before he passed away, and the third time he had played for me. Was a full house, and he rocked the party while blowing people away with his skills. He was the perfect balance of turntablism meets party rocking. Every single person in the place was dancing and going crazy. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Once again I’ve seen it all! A DJ blowing up the sound system before we opened at one of the first parties I ever ran back in the ‘90s. Someone grabbing a stack of cash from the register while the door girls back was turned on a night where I had an international playing and every cent count! A certain international DJ refusing to go on since the mixer was a Pioneer 800 instead of 600 (this guy wasn’t known for his technical skill!) Finally went on after I printed out a copy of his tech rider which specifically requested an 800. Diva. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Juicy every Friday at Bimbo Deluxe with residents M Phazes, DJ Flagrant, Agent 86 and Ayna. Free entry, and all party, no bullshit every week! DJ Flagrant’s national VJ tour which will be kicking off in August and taking in every major city plus a bunch of regional centres plus one or two more tours before the end of the year which should be getting announced soon!
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? I have had Skrillex, Pendulum, Deadmau5, Foreign Beggars, EMI Records along with triple j hosts and a stellar lineup of producer artists at the club all partying together; chicks going absolutely crazy for some of the ugliest guys in the industry, punters had to be fought off with sticks, everyone was trying to sneak into our backstage area. They all wanted to hang with the stars. They’re all great guys except for Pendulum. Out of all the internationals I have ever booked and got to know they are the worst. When they last tried to visit my club on NYD 2012 I came down just to personally deny them entrance and when asked why I told them “because Knife Party is shit.” Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? We are still locking in events so you can expect more but for now the Brown Alley has Kate Simko and Chloe Harris plus Twisted Audio with Kenny Ken, SS and Skibadee on Friday August 10, When the Smoke Clears with Perc on Friday August 17, RIOT with Liquid Stranger on Friday August 24 and the Brown Alley Membership Launch Party on Friday August 31. Check out brownalley.com for all shows. There’s also the Muska EP release party at Revolver on Friday August 17.
FERN GREIG-MOORE E What brands are you behind? Check out obeserecords.com, our retail site covers all of the brands we’re behind. Kangol and Ironlak are two of the prominent brands we work with in regards to cross promotion with our label. How’d you get into it? I’d been working in the music industry for a long time, writing for street press, booking festivals, music journalism and running a freelance PR company for hip hop artists.
DAMION DE SILVA What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Restless Entertainment (2000), Rhythm-al-ism at Fusion (2000), Faktory Fridays at Khokolat Bar (2010), Khokolat Koated Saturdays at Khokolat Bar (2004) and Be. Sundays at Co. (2010).
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Our label focuses on emcees and producers. This year we’re focusing on Chasm, Skryptcha, Illy, Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes, all of whom have singles and albums dropping as well as a heap of distro artists.
How’d you get into it? I started to DJ in my teens as part of my musical passion. Along the way I was approached by venue owners to run my own nights. I then started to do both, and over time I realised I had more of a drive doing the job as a whole, rather than just DJing. From then, Restless Entertainment was created, and has been going strong ever since.
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our demographic is pretty broad these days, as young as 13 and as old as 50. Males, females, from all areas, all backgrounds, all over the country and also internationally grounds. Our artists provide the fan base with such an eclectic platter of music that every show is unique. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? For me it was Block Party 2010, which showcased almost all of our artists. It was a huge event at the Palace, that also included live graf, a massive AV show and breakers on stage.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Our current resident DJs are A-Style, K Dee, Simon Sez, Ken Walker, FMR, Durmy, Yaths, Dozza, Lightning, Jay J, Barry White, Jay Sin and myself. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our crowd is very mixed. We get anyone and everyone from all walks of life. Our DJs are always offering new and old skool R&B and commercial music to cater for everyone. We strive to make every night a memorable one. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? The Detention Centre at Billboard. A night based on a police theme that went for over two years! We had massive events and have a lot of good memories.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? That same night, a heap of wasted people got stuck in the venue’s lift trying to get to the after party. They had to call the fire brigade to get them out and the video of the ordeal ended up on you tube. It was pretty funny though, certainly a story to tell. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? We’re in initial discussions about possibly putting on an Obesecity 2 event at the end of the year to coincide with the launch of the dual disc compilation dropping Friday August 17. Early stages though, keep an eye on obeserecords.com.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? The DMX concert in 2006. There was a massive turn out, but a lot of crazy people, and a lot of drama. The riot police were called to help the crowd leave safely. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? We run four weekly nights, Rhythm-al-ism at Fusion every Thursday night, Faktory Fridays at Khokolat Bar every Friday night, Khokolat Koated Saturdays at Khokolat Bar every Saturday night and Be. Sundays at Co. every Sunday night. Visit our website for all upcoming events, restless.com.au, doing what we do best, each and every week.
TRAVIS GREC CH
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Wobble (2007), Colours Recordings (2011), Raw (2012), Stamper Recordings (2012). How’d you get into it? Whilst at high school a friend came back from the UK with Adam F Colours – a seminal drum and bass album. It amazed me. And it still does to this day.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Liv Fridays at CQ (2011), Armada Night (2011), F#*K the Love (2008 – 2010), Airport (2009), Daydream Music Festival (2009) and tyDi bookings for Australia and NZ.
Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Rotating residents are Spinfx, Woz, Raider, MC Wasp, MC Moonie and of course Heartical Hi Fi Soundsystem. I’m currently enjoying artists such as Tyke, Marky, Skeptical, Break, Die and Redlight.
How’d you get into it? Like everything I just kind of fell into the scene, and love doing what I am doing. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? My favourite resident DJ at CQ would have to be Danny Merx. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? We have a huge crossover in all nationalities. Everyone is always welcome at any of our parties. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Armada 2012 – The end of the night the back green room with four internationals got wild – lucky it was all closed doors. And Showtek Sydney, 2012, was a 5,500 people sold out event at Horden Pavilion, without a doubt the biggest highlight. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? As always too much alcohol, too much. Too many girls for an artist to handle, and every now and then someone’s pants always end up coming down – more than ever Trent McDermott’s. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Liv Fridays at CQ every Friday night, as well as Pharmacy in October 2012 and Armada Night in 2013.
EDEN KRUMINS AKA CUBIST AKA DR. NO
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Anyone who likes to lose themselves in a dark dance floor, with the biggest, baddest, deepest vibes we have on offer. It’s all powered by Melbourne’s Heavyweight Soundsystem Heartical Hi Fi. Having people on the dance floor at 7am when the club lights come on and people not wanting to leave is a great feeling. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Probably Wobble’s 4th birthday. People were pulling down the ceiling. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? We are lucky to have Hamilton (UK, Ram Records) headlining the Wobble 5th Birthday on Saturday September 22. I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of the Wobble family over the last five years, especially Heartical Hi Fi Soundsystem for constantly supplying the biggest sound possible for our event. Much love to everyone involved. Follow us at facebook.com/wobble.out
NICHOLAS GRE ECO
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Oasis (2010) and Treehouse (2012).
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? I am the founder and director of Pure Hard Dance (PHD). The brand was launched in July 2002. Since then, I have introduced other brands such as SUNDAIZ, PHD Digital Recordings, Monstertraxx, DNA, PHD Pyjama Party and Beautiful Day.
How’d you get into it? Started through managing US rap trio Yo! Majesty and touring them in 2009 and then launched weekly nights after meeting up with the guys at Tramp Bar. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Your Mum’s Bestfriends, Filippo, Short Straw, Reward, T-Wellz, Hearts & Spades, Shlongy and T-Bar. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Kids who wanna party and eat free cheeseburgers. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? The last hip hop party at Oasis when Kanye West rocked up with his posse and we had a line from Tramp all the way to Flinders Street before we even opened our doors. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Sound systems exploding. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Oasis every Tuesday and Treehouse every Saturday, there are some massive internationals coming up and a bunch of Dim Mak parties.
How’d you get into it? I just wanted to create a place I could play what I wanted to hear. The rest is history. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? There have been so many local and international DJs play at PHD from all parts of the world to our local trance, hard trance and hardstyle DJs. Showtek, Donkey Rollers, Headhunterz, Zany, Brennan Heart, Scot Project, Stephanie, DJ Isaac, Derb, Walt, Duro, The Prophet, Dana, Bass Agents just to name a few of the world’s biggest names. Nik Fish, Bexta, Bioweapon, S-Dee, Hardforze, Toneshifters, Audio Damage, Nomad, DJ Husband, Karpe-DM, Scott Alert, St Luke, Master Kaos and many more of our Australian DJs. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? My crowd is an up for it, happy and fun loving crowd. My parties are great because people are aware of that. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Every party I have thrown has been epic. But all the events I have run at The Hi-Fi in Melbourne stand out for me. Outside of Hi-Fi Events, Showtek, Headhunterz, Stephanie, DJ Isaac, Zany, Jowan and Donkey Rollers at Inflation were also pretty huge for me.
What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? PHD’s 9th Birthday in July 2011. I had spent a long time planning stage production for this event only to be let down on the night by computer issues.
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Earthcore (1993), Technofest (1994), Hydra (1996), Bliss (1999), Traincore (2000), Freebase (1997), various tours from 1991 – present, as well as Solar Empire (2011 – present), Winter Beats Soundsystem (2011), Yellow Sunshine Festival (2011) and Meanwhile Back at the Disco (2012 – present).
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Stay tuned to pureharddance.com for all upcoming parties.
How’d you get into it? I fell into it via a university subject aimed at redeveloping a new product or service in a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? I have various resident DJs, and my favourite touring artists are Aphex Twin and Angy Kore. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? The crowd is generally up for it geezers and geezettes from across Australia. Our parties rock due to the high level of production. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Earthcore Millenium 2000 was a seven day festival with 12 stages and 25,000 people on the banks of Lake Eildon. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? A bush fire at Earthcore in 2005. There were 15,000 people and a potential for complete disaster, saved by people fighting the blaze and winning. The party continued quite nicely after that. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Meanwhile Back at Disco on the top floor of Eureka Tower on Saturday August 18. Check solar-empire.com.au for more details. It’s sold out however, so perhaps stay tuned for the next instalment of insanity!
BEN EVANS What brands are you behind? Interview, Colour of Sound and Tree Of Life. How’d you get into it? I had a barrage of ideas and concepts that I had to fly somewhere, and at the time, no-one seemed all that interested in pushing the boundaries at their events or really supporting new and interesting talent, and as such I had no real platform in which to create these spaces and experiences and to advance as a musician. So I went at it and haven’t looked back since. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Our residents include the likes of Harry Blotter, Blinky, Ish Mia, Brown Acid, Loki, Bobby Raver/ Punk on Junk, Simon Murphy, Imperfect Circle and myself. Across our events we work together to build a vision, alongside touring legends Ritmo, D-Addiction, Symbolic, Hypogeo, Mindwave, U-Recken, and many more aligned with Artifact’s booking agency and touring circuits. To add more girth we love Australian music and frequently support and feature Australia’s best at every possible chance we can. Ultimately there’s too many to list, we love everyone and are blessed with amazing talents. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Our crowds are very diverse, we cater for everyone from the first time revellers to the tried and tested enthusiasts. What we do is more than just a night out or a party or a meat-market pick up session. In a sentence, the entirety of our mission is that “We are creators of experiences, and we seek to define the wholeheartedness of any one experience to generate happiness on a grand scale”. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? This is a tough one. All of them! And especially tricky to nut it down to just the one as being the most epic, because they have all been epic in so many vast and different ways that it’s difficult to decide. But I think the winner would be our Aztec event – that was seriously fun. We dressed as Aztec Gods and Goddesses and took over Rydges Hotel in Melbourne, built a six metre StarGate for the main floor with a fully activated crystal grid fused into it and projection mapped a central funnel which was hoisted up onto a circular truss over the DJ booth. The powerful LED show would later transform the audience and bring about the Aztec wildlands that we sought to manifest. With the amazing combinations of the Extra Dimensional Space Agency team from the UK, our vision controlling mind mapping by Leigh Gilmour, Mitch Hudson on the lighting, Ishtar sound, and some of the world’s best, we were in party mode! Everything was incredibly well received and the vibe was nuts. We even had an after party at Brown Alley and a further continuation event on the rooftop poolside at the hotel, that was bliss! What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Too many crazies to list! Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party?J00F Editions on Friday September 7 at Brown Alley, Colour Of Sound: Trip The Light Fantastic Tour with Ritmo, D-Addiction on Friday October 19, Interview: Oliver Lieb, LSG, Paragliders Retrospective Show in November 2012, plus the Colour Of Sound Boxing Day Bonanza and loads more that we can’t release just yet – but find us on colourofsound.com.au
CRAIG G JON & DANNY GILLIGAN N What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Fevah, launched in the UK in 1997. How’d you get into it? Danny and I were both involved in the underground dance scene in London in the early 2000s. In this time we met the directors at Fevah, got involved with their parties and have stayed in touch since. Fevah Melbourne is simply an extension of this. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? For Fevah, Danny plays the hard dance and Nikki Sig the techno plus guests. Internationally, we are big fans of James Lawson and Phil Reynolds as they can really rock a crowd. Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? Such a wide range of people. Anyone really from 18 – 45 years I guess, but you have to like it hard and uplifting. The great thing about our events and music is that they appeal to such a diverse crowd. I put it down to the energy created by the music and friendly vibe. We also tend to spend way more than we should ensuring that the people get the best experience we can give them. That’s what it’s all about. Because we have been clubbers and DJs we know what people really want/enjoy. What’s the worst/craziest thing that’s happened at one of your parties? Craig: I was once fixing a lighting unit during a gig. It came loose from its mounting, fell and broke my nose. That was way before Worksafe. Danny: Probably when I was playing at a club in London and I was about to go on and the headphone socket fell apart inside the mixer. I played the whole set matching up the flashing LED lights on each channel of the mixer. It was without a doubt the most I have ever had to concentrate for 90 minutes. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Craig: There have been several but one of the most memorable was an up close and personal Gig with Hard House Legend Paul Glazby. We got the sound engineer to set the sound system to his latest track. When he played it the whole place erupted. Those are the moments we live for. Danny: I put on the Feersum 10th Birthday at the Lightbox in Vauxhall, London. It was a vinyl only event and had a massive live up – Andy Farley, Paul Glazby, Pete Wardman, Superfast Oz the music and atmosphere was just incredible as was the skills of these wonderful artists. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Fevah Melbourne, Fevah’s 15th Birthday at Room680 on Friday August 17.
BROKEN BEAT ASSAULT What brands are you behind? We’re not into brands, rather groups of people or collectives that resonate with us and have like-minded intentions. Our focus is and has always been authenticity within ourselves. How’d you get into it? It’s been eight years since our inception, at this point it’s really just part of our make up. How we got into it is a question that doesn’t get asked often anymore. The answer would be common amongst all promoters, we had a mutual love for beats so we started playing them and several years later it has evolved into what we have created, that being the foundations of drum and bass music in Melbourne. Who are your resident DJs and/or favourite touring talents? Safire, Finna, Beatksi, Tobias J, and as for touring talents, Goldie, Andy C, Calyx & Teebee, Phace, Icicle, Alix Perez, Kryptic Minds, Spectrasoul, The Upbeats, London Elektricity, Skream – the list goes on. Who’s your crowzd and what makes your parties great? Real heads and real music with no cheese, people know what they’re in for if it’s a BBA event. What’s been the most epic party you’ve thrown and why? Hard question, but Goldie at The Hi-Fi Bar in 2011 was definitely epic, his presence and passion is something you don’t often get at drum and bass events anymore. Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? Critical Sound vs. Espionage at Roxanne on Friday August 10 with Kasra, Sabre, Jonwayne and Mono/Poly. We venture out of the country to Europe in August to represent Australia and New Zealand at Outlook Festival, Europe’s biggest bass music festival in Fort Punto, Pula, Croatia. Head to brokenbeatassault.com for more.
ROLL THE DICE: ASIAN INFLUENCE
‘Classically trained.’ It’s a nice, vague little phrase that crops up in press statements for musicians of any genre. “Yeah,” says Alex Menzies, better known as Alex Smoke. “It’s one of those classic bio lines, and then you find out they played recorder until they were seven.” For Menzies though, ‘classically trained’ isn’t a token bid for musical legitimacy, but a prominent commitment, part of his life and musical thinking. “I played cello for 16 years, and piano and drums. I sang full-time in a choir for five years. Singing in the choir, you’re aware of the other parts, the way they interact and the way that harmonies play off each other. For me, even at the very start of my production career, I knew that was what I had to bring to the table.” As a teenager, Menzies gravitated from classical music into dance culture and electronic sound. “I first discovered Detroit techno and hip hop off the radio, as well as all those big albums like Leftfield’s Leftism and Daft Punk’s Homework. Once I had my first computer I realised there was nothing stopping me from just ploughing in there and making it myself.” And that’s exactly what Menzies did; using a computer his grandmother bought him, he taught himself the software. Menzies has released three full-length albums under his Alex Smoke alias: Incommunicado (2005), Paradoelia (2006) and 2010’s Lux, on which Smoke’s compositional prowess is particularly evident. The album is filled with gorgeously introverted techno, clockwork percussion and subtly shifting harmonies. There is also a prevalent fascination with microsound, those tiny, digital clicks and pops created by deliberately clipping various waveforms. “It’s something totally new to someone whose background is entirely classical,” says Menzies. “It’s a refreshing way of looking at sound and music, where the parts that would traditionally be thrown out are now centre stage. The joy of error!” In 2008, Menzies was offered a chance to reacquaint himself with the classical world, receiving a commission to write a piece for a prominent string orchestra, The Scottish Ensemble.
“I’ve never been more nervous than the first performance, because you feel that you’re walking in someone else’s field and that maybe you’ll make a fool of yourself.” Classical music, though, is as much Menzies’ field as electronics. “If you listen to a lot of minimal classical composers like [Steve] Reich and [Philip] Glass, you could well believe that they wrote with a sequencer. Ironically, my background in classical music was more traditional, so my writing is not as technically taxing as many modern composers. I still love strong melodies and flowing passages, as well as the more sequencer-led ideas of repetition and looping.” Menzies is currently unveiling the next in his long series of musical projects: Wraetlic. This new project extends Menzies’ electronic aesthetic into the visual realm. “There is a strong visual element which was included from the conception, and written by an amazing talent from Japan called Vokoi. Wraetlic is much more experimental in outlook, and is also entirely focused on the vocals. The songs are all very short, the production is non 4/4 and experimental, and the live show is fully audio-visual.” From the first online glimpses of Wraetlic, it’s clear that there’s a distinct sonic difference to Menzies’ other music. And yet amongst the stuttering beats and glacial projections, Menzies’ diligently trained ear is still recognisable. “The other facet [of my classical training] which probably played a big part was the discipline involved to just keep going and learning. I used to work [on my music] for eight hours a day, every day, and I couldn’t have been happier.” Henry Andersen Alex Smoke [UK] hits Revolver Upstairs for an encore performance on Friday August 3.
You might not expect a conversation with Californian beat maker Charles Dickerson, aka Mono/Poly, to turn to metaphysical Australian authors, but it’s just one of the influences on his latest release. Dickerson is currently hanging out in Saigon getting ready to play a show – he’s already played Singapore and Shanghai and felt the audience reacted positively during his very first run of Asian shows. “I felt the energy, I looked up for a second and they were really getting into it,” he says. His sound stretches out past the standard conventions of electronic dance music and he takes a mystical approach to beat making, something he shares with the other artists signed to Brainfeeder records, with whom he released his first full length album. He was exposed to the music production process from a young age. His father had a recording studio and he would mess around with the equipment, even showing some potential. “They’d look at me and be like ‘Hey, he’s kinda good,’ but then I’d have to leave after a while, I’d go to my room and think ‘Shit, I could make better music than that,’” he laughs. “And I was like five or something.” Dickerson says he’s always had a sense of confidence in his musical ability, but he’s sure to distinguish between this and arrogance. “I thought I could always do something better than what was around me,” he says, “But that’s where a lot of people get lost because they get too confident and they don’t really listen to their music, they don’t really sit down and reflect on it and think, would I really like this if it was somebody else putting it out there? That’s where you have to have that balance and it’ll humble you.” This approach, largely attributed to his father, has
always been part of his personality. “I’d rather people just feel it, I’d rather people come up to me and tell me they like it rather than tooting my own horn,” he says. His humility comes through in the dreamy, yet danceable glitch-hop tracks that make up his latest release Parramatta, an album influenced by his interest in the spiritual side of life. After reading the works of a couple of Australian authors he was compelled to come down under. “They were really obscure authors that changed my life,” he says. “There is something about Australia, I have to go there, it seemed like somewhere I needed to be,” he says. His reading interest falls to the metaphysics of Robert Bruce and the astral projection of Thom Chalko, describing them as “spiritual stuff that really works.” Dickerson even got the name of the release from his readings. It means, he says, “the Over-Soul, it’s really like the god within everybody, I just feel like that really represents [the album],” he said. Reflected in the album is his search for depth in life, woven with hard beats that hit the ears tenderly. As such, he reflects on our inability to focus on what really matters. “Everybody is freaking out about the economy and shit, and the funny thing is if you really look at this shit it’s not an economy, it’s just the most wasteful way of living,” he says. “A lot of the people who have the most anxiety are like the most well off people, they have so much, and it’s like, ‘C’mon man.’” Joe Cassidy Mono/Poly [USA] plays alongisde Kasra [UK], Jonwayne [USA], and more on Friday August 10 at Roxanne Parlour.
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Kick start your weekend with Melbourne’s newest Thursday night! Motown Thursdays caters to all true music lovers. Join us on an eclectic musical journey of soul, funk and disco through to early R&B. A live Soul Band features some of Melbourne’s most talented musicians; Carmen Hendricks, Laurent Soupe, Duncan Kinell and Aaron Mendoza just to name a few. DJs keep the records spinning into the early hours; residents are Reg-e, Lee Davies, Kalepe, Dinesh, Suga, Rubz and Alwin Rafferty. Join us around a big, shiny disco ball or two, for free entry, soulful tunes, drink specials all night and a dance floor full of friends! Fashion Lounge, 121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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
The buzz is Light at RedLove every Friday. Hitting out that R&B flavour of old, new and everything in between! RedLove Resident DJs Stel, Harvey Yeah, TMC and Ripz on the wheels of steel from 6.30pm. If you don’t know, now you know! Check it! Red Love, Level 1, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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
LIKE FRIDAYS 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
THE LOOSE GOOSE The Loose Goose is focused on providing a wonderful array of cocktails and offers a great CBD location to lounge and relax in while overlooking busy Flinders Lane. A small plates menu is available to graze on whilst trying out delicious cocktails from the classics to contemporary, beer on tap and a wide range of beers, wines and spirits. Every Friday evening DJ Jumps of The Cat Empire will take to the decks at the bar spinning his rare afro Latin funk vinyl collected from around the world from 6.30pm until late. Papa Goose Cocktail Bar, 91-93 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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
THE NICE UP Tom Showtime presents The Nice Up. All flavours of hip hop, ghetto funk and reggae niceness provided. Sailor Jerry nice up the cocktails, Dos Blockos nice up the $5 beers. Fridays done proper. George Lane Bar, 1 George Lane, St Kilda
SATURDAY4TH 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
REDLOVE SATURDAYS RedLove Saturdays is all about solid classics from the ‘80s, ‘90s and into the ‘00s! Dropping beats of retro pop, disco classics, old school funk, and certainly some of that old school R&B and house to kick! RedLove Resident DJs Phil, HB Bear and Da Gato bringing down the house every Saturday night. If you’re looking for quality service, music to rock, sumptuous drinks and just a cold hard good time; look no further! Red Love, Level 1, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne
UPCOMING HOME BREW Don’t know who New Zealand hip hop crew Home Brew are? That’s weird. You should ask NZ Prime Minister John Key or the University Of Auckland about them - after causing a bunch of people with their knickers in a twist to lose their shit over a music video poking fun at idiots who drink-drive, the group’s propensity for irreverence
and cheeky laughs is sure to appeal to Australian crowds. Having recently released their eponymous debut album to critical acclaim and finding it debuting at #1 on the New Zealand music charts, throwing a 48-hour party to celebrate in an old brother, then having their controversial pop up store shut down early, it’s high time we got in on the action, hey. Saturday August 10, The Espy, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
THE PHARCYDE Los Angeles hip hop outfit The Pharcyde have been kicking it together for two decades, now. Doesn’t feel like it, given their enduring reputation for cutting-edge, forward-thinking beats and rhymes. Go on, have a listen to Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde again, 20 years on - its sense of timelessness is a rare thing, with classics such as Oh Shit, Otha Fish, Ya’ Mama, and hit single, Passing Me By guaranteeing the record its rightful place in best-of collections by everyone from Pitchfork to the Source. It isn’t often a group with their cheeky self-deprecating and incisive humour come along - and set to make a return to Australia soon, we can guarantee this is one gig you definitely don’t want to pass you by. Thursday August 23, The Espy, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
RICK ROSS After cancelling his planned visit for this year’s Supafest, Rick Ross is set to make do with an Australian tour this September. Rickay Rozay has established himself as one of the biggest titans in modern rap, guesting with the likes of Kanye West and Diddy and building the Maybach Music Group empire in the process. The tour comes after the long-awaited release of God Forgives, I Don’t. Thursday September 6, Festival Hall, 300 Dudley Street, West Melbourne
ILLY Laying relatively low since absolutely smashing it last year with his sophomore LP The Chase, Illy has announced his return to the stage in preparation for his third LP. As well as showcasing his massive hits, none moreso than the ubiquitous It Can Wait, the tour will be the first chance for fans to hear material from the upcoming album. The first taste of the new record comes in the form of Heard It All, a single which is already gaining traction on national radio. Friday September 7, The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond
BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY Grammy Award winning hip hop legends Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are returning to their “second home” Australia, having already sold out over 20 Australian performances in the past. Having reformed for a upcoming performance at Rock The Bells in August this year, the group have created their fair share of interest regarding the possibilities of a new album, and have been introduced to a new generation of hip hop fans thanks to the likes of Drake and Wiz Khalifa expressing their admiration. Thursday September 20, The Espy, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
THE PHARCYDE GANGSTA RAP: THE ORIGINAL Los Angeles in the early ‘90s marked a time where the airwaves blasted ‘gangsta’ and coasts were on the verge of beef. Mingled in between all of this were The Pharcyde, emerging left-of-field in South Central. With raspy and high-pitched voices, melodic rap verses and a unique aesthetic, the hip hop foursome became one of the most influential groups of the alternative genre. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the remaining duo Imani and Bootie Brown speak with me about their dance beginnings, influences of the group and Jesus. I once remember watching an interview on YouTube with The Pharcyde, where a much younger Imani told his audiences, “Yo! My name is Imani. And I do what I wanna do!” Not much has changed, and with twenty years of extra experience tucked neatly under his belt, his assertive and enthusiastic nature has only been amplified. A much more softly spoken Bootie Brown proves the duo to be dichotomous, but complimentary as testified by the two-decade long career together. “No one can do you like you do you,” Imani says, when asked how The Pharcyde developed their idiosyncratic aesthetic. “We didn’t have to develop it. No one else can be The Pharcyde if you do you.” Bootie adds, “I hated my voice at first. I wanted to sound deep and hard and rap about drugs. I wanted to sound like Rakim but these are the cards you’re dealt with. And it worked in the long run.” The helium ballooned voices synonymous with The Pharcyde helped produce classics including Passing Me By, Runnin’ and Drop. Twenty years after the release of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, its sense of timelessness is unmistakable and it’s not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, and has had everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source hailing it as one of the greatest albums ever made. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1996, four years after its release, however the glowing responses were unexpected for the group. “We had no expectations,” Imani begins. “We wanted to sell enough copies to make another record and we wanted enough people in hip hop to like it. It was a long hard road. In hindsight we can appreciate it, but it was not easy. It was a lot of hard work.” Despite being an influential ‘alternative’ group, the duo dislike that term, or categorising for that matter. “The industry was dictating what people thought about L.A. at the time,” says Bootie, while commenting on the alternative scene that was thriving in the West Coast amidst gangsta-rap’s popularity. “Everybody out here didn‘t just have jerry curls,” Imani says. “L.A. was a diverse scene. We were dancing dudes that liked to kick it with girls. We were influenced by our lifestyles.” Bootie adds, “There’s so much more out there, aside from what the radio dictates. There are so many different genres of hip hop
and rap. [What made people think we were alternative] is that no one was throwing our music any money. [For people to invest] they knew it was gonna be a gamble [and were thinking], ‘I don’t know what this is, or what’s gonna come out of it, but I’m gonna put money in it and see what happens.’” Originally hip hop dancers, The Pharcyde segued into rap after people began commenting on their voices. When asked why they made the switch, Imani quickly responds, “There weren’t too many things with dance and the list was running short. You were either in music videos or dancing behind somebody.” He continues, “One thing led to another and we met someone and he talked about our voices saying we should do some rap music, and then we started making demos. We were hip hop dancers, so we knew all the music. We did talent shows and began there.” Stylistically, Bootie Brown says that their dancing background has influenced the way that they rap. “The breaths that you take, when you’re writing, you’re forming it around the beat,” he says. Twenty years is a primed canvas for the highs and lows of group relationships, which resulted in a break-up with the original members. During the late ‘90s and early naughties Slimkid3 and Fatlip left the group, however Imani and Bootie still carry the group name, continuing to busy themselves in new projects. Their catalogue of impressive collaborations includes director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) and the late J Dilla who produced Runnin’. One of the first groups to work with the renowned producer, Bootie explains how they were introduced. “We went out to New York for our second album but J.Swift wasn’t there. All the producers at the time were approaching us with music they had made for us, which isn’t what we wanted and it wasn’t really working. Q-Tip told us he met this guy in Detroit and said we should peep him out. We listened to three tracks, none of which were over a minute or two. The label wasn’t happy, but we liked it.” But when asked if they could collaborate with anyone, Imani replies with no hesitation. “Jesus Christ himself,” he laughs. “Ain’t nobody done nothing with him. And he can probably play any instrument too.” Over a wide spanning career, The Pharcyde remain humble. When asked what their greatest career highlight was they reply, “Being in highschool and saying we want to do this, then to have the ability to actually do it. The whole time is one big highlight.” Tamara Vogl The Pharcyde [USA] will be performing at The Espy on Thursday August 23.
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The Lounge Pit 386-388 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 9415 6142
303 303 High Street, Northcote
Love Machine Cnr Lt Chapel & Malvern Rd, Prahran, 9533 8837
Abode 374 St.Kilda Rd, St.Kilda
Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor, 9525 1288
Albert Park Hotel Cnr Montague & Dundas Pl, Albert Park, 9690 5459
The LuWOW 62-70 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 5447
Alia Lvl 1, 83-87 Smith St, Fitzroy, 9486 0999
Mercat Cross Lvl 1, 456 Queen St, Melb, 9348 9998
Alumbra Shed 9, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Espl, Docklands, 8623 9666
Mink 2 Acland St, St Kilda, 9536 1199
Back Bar 67 Green St, Windsor, 9529 7899
Miss Libertine 34 Franklin St, Melb, 9663 6855
Bar Open 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9415 9601
Misty 3-5 Hosier Ln, Melb, 9663 9202
Baroq House 9-13 Drewery Ln, Melb, 8080 5680
Mockingbird Bar 129 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9534 0000
Bendigo Hotel 125 Johnston St, Collingwood 9417 3415
Musicland 1359A Sydney Rd, Fawkner, 9359 0006
Bennetts Jazz Club 25 Bennetts Ln, Melb, 9663 2856
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
RedLove 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
or 03 9614 3441
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
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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
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