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THE BIG MAG FOR CLUB CULTURE


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AUGUST

ONTOUR 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 HUX FLUX [SWE] Friday August 10, Royal Melbourne Hotel DJ SS [UK], KENNY KEN [UK], SKIBADEE [UK] Friday August 10, Brown Alley CONCORD DAWN [NZ] Thursday August 16, 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 DAVE SEAMAN [UK] Friday August 31, Onesixone PHOTEK [UK] Saturday September 1, Hamer Hall MARIA MINERVA [EST] Saturday September 1, The Liberty Social 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 SOLA ROSA [NZ] Friday September 14, Northcote Social Club 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 AME [GER] Saturday October 13, Brown Alley BIG FREEDIA [USA], THEE SATISFACTION [USA] Thursday October 18, The Hi-Fi BIG FREEDIA [USA] Saturday October 20, The Tote MACEO PLEX [USA], MATTHIAS TANZMANN [GER], MARGARET DYGAS [UK] Saturday November 4, Brown Alley ROBERT HOOD [USA] Friday November 9, TBA MOULLINEX [POR] Saturday November 10, New Guernica 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

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REAL TALK

I rarely watch television. It’s never really piqued my interest, hence why my set is sitting at home gathering dust and not much else. However, hungover stricken on Sunday, I flicked it on for the first time in ages and watched some of the Olympics. What the fuck are half of these sports? Hammerthrow? Steeplechase? Turn off. Tyson Wray

Circoloco: Circus Conductors

Ame: Twosome

The intersections between dance music’s most thriving scenes result in a reflection and refraction of a wide spectrum of influences and sounds, and nobody exemplifies this better than Innervisions duo Ame. French for soul, the outfit made up of Frank Wiedmann and Kristian Beyer met at the latter’s record shop and through parties in the area way back when, bring together their experience in music production as well as a multiplicity of influences. Influences from New York alongside the Motor City’s Moodymann include Underground Resistance, Carl Craig and beyond – Chateau Flight, John Tejada and IG Culture. Their adventures in house music have proved wildly successful, with their deep, highbrow take on house and techno drawing fans as diverse as Jazzanova, UNKLE and Underworld, and they’ve dropped releases on everything from Fabric to Ostgut Ton and their home, Innervisions. They’ll be bringing their minimalistic sounds to Brown Alley on Saturday October 13.

Maria Minerva: Diva

Estonian producer and aspiring underground pop starlet (her words) Maria Minerva is a name you have likely heard of late. The daughter of an Estonian music critic, the lady’s background before entering music is a curious one – earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History before hauling ass to London to further her studies. Music was something she’d stumbled into, picking up production out of “boredom, desperation and loneliness,” a recipe that has worked to great effect if the praise from institutions such as Vice, FACT Magazine and the Quietus are to be believed. Stepping straight into the forefront of the underground clubbing scene on an international scale her releases on 100% Silk and Not Not Fun have proved a highly unique and postmodern take on disco, house, and vocal experiments. She’s joined by newest 100% Silk signee, Melbourne’s own Roland Tings. Catch them both at the Liberty Social on Saturday September 1.

Moullinex: Remixer

Tiefschwarz: Onyx

Tiefschwarz, or deep black in German, have consistently chugged out an array of housey rhythms for more than ten years. Along the way, the duo have hooked up with Hot Natured starlet Jamie Jones, party boys Seth Troxler and Eric D. Clark, as well as Berlin deep house purist Cassy. The pairing have also remixed a major league of pop music sluggers including Madonna, Missy Elliot and Depeche Mode. Tiefschwarz’s much-lauded mixes for European clubbing institutions Fabric and Watergate sought a flurry of recognition from DJs and producers as far-flung as Ivan Smagghe and Danny Howells, to Touché and Sascha. Revel in Tiefschwarz’s deep and dark take on techno, electro and house at New Guernica on Friday September 7.

Hux Flux: Man Of Mystery

An extended hiatus that was spent hidden away has seen the original figure in Swedish psychedelic trance Hux Flux leave a legion of fans wondering exactly what happened to the man. Formed in 1998 when Dennis Tapper started making music after being influenced by the forest parties outside Örebo in Sweden, Tapper made successful forays into production with single Time Slices and followup debut Cryptic Crunch. But he soon disappeared mysteriously, with no word from base, stirring much curiosity. After being educated in DSP mathematics at university, he’s been busy writing his own audio processing plugins and is ready to emerge with a brand new live show in tow. Catch him at the Royal Melbourne Hotel on Friday August 10.

House Party: Solid Saturdays

Australian music fans can thank Triple J for never spending a Saturday night sad and lonely, even when your friends have all ditched you, it’s 7pm and all you want to do is dance – though your only fellow mischief-maker is your cat. Triple J’s House Party has been throwing down the best in fresh new music, both Australian and beyond for ages, helmed by the thoroughly-adept Nina Las Vegas. Stash your valuables, ‘cause the House Party is heading out on the road, headed by the lady herself and joined by the likes of fellow triple j stalwart Deacon Rose and Australian favourites What So Not, Beni and Flume. It all happens at the Prince Bandroom on Thursday August 30.

Portuguese-born Moullinex’s musical spirit is one defined by eclecticism: a childhood that was spent surrounded by music and musicians that blossomed into a career that many would be envious of. With a slew of releases that span taste making labels such as Kitsuné, Modular, Gomma and Compost, alongside remix requests from artists such as Cut Copy and Sebastian Tellier and recent collaborative work with the inimitable Peaches, Moullinex is a producer in hot demand. He is notorious for his mix of unpretentious keyboards, desperate guitars, striking basslines, and beats reminiscing from a not so distant dancefloor past. With a new album Flora due out in October, a celebratory tour has just been announced. Catch Moullinex at New Guernica on Saturday November 10.

Dave Seaman: Fluidlife Lunar

It’s been almost a year since the inception of Fluidlife Lunar, and what a spectacular thing it’s grown into. In the midst of a clubbing scene that becomes more fragmented and difficult to prove successful in as time passes, the crew have managed to evolve into something that is now undoubtedly a fixture on Melbourne’s electronic music scene, consistently providing the city with some of the most forwardthinking international acts alongside Australian favourites with a focus on the underground. Happy birthday! And what would a birthday be without a seriously killer party to celebrate. For the institution’s first anniversary, legendary UK-based innovator Dave Seaman is on board. Whether it’s as an ex-editor of now-seminal publication Mixmag, as the celebrated DJ behind compulsory listening material such as his Global Underground and Renaissance mixes, as one of dance music’s essential producers, or a label owner nurturing artists including Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, and John Digweed, Seaman’s done it all and his nigh-on thirty year long career is a testament to his versatility and endurance. Perfect match for Fluidlife, then. Catch him at Onesixone on Friday August 31.

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Circoloco’s upcoming return to Melbourne’s clubs is one that’s shaping up to be a long-haul session of forward-thinking beats. Maceo Plex takes the helm as one of Crosstown Rebels’ rising stars, and with years of work on labels such as Treibostoff, Coccoon and Audiomatique he’s proved prolific. He’ll be adeptly supported by the likes of Moon Harbour owner, producer and DJ Mathias Tanzmann, backed up by the mysterious Margaret Dygas, whose position as an avant-garde techno producer has been achieved with only three proper releases to her name, backed up by years of formidable DJ sets around the world. Catch them all at Brown Alley on November 4.

Big Freedia: Bounce Everywhere

Bounce-rap Queen Big Freedia will bring her orgiastic troupe of rear-wriggling Divas to Australia this October with a club show alongside her Melbourne Festival performance. The towering transvestite announced New Orleans sissy-bounce to the world, where it’s been part of the city’s cultural fabric since the ‘80s. Responsible for its acceptance into the mainstream she’s now been received all over as an ambassador for the ‘sissy bounce’ genre. The provider of dance floor anthems Azz Everywhere and Excuse will have you infected with motion. She hits The Tote on Saturday October 20.

Free Shit: Z-Trip

America’s king of beats Z-Trip aka Zach Sciacca is descending down under to showcase his new live A/V show. Schooled by luminaries such as Grandmaster Flash, Trip now shuttles turntablism into the digital realm - a reason why he was headhunted by Rane and Serato alongside being an instrumental player in the development of the DJ Hero videogame series. Z-Trip has provided a number of exclusive and official remixes for artists Nirvana, 2pac and LL Cool J, cementing the mashup maestro as a household name. Z-Trip is returning to Australia for the first time in two and a half years and will play the Prince Bandroom Thursday August 9. We have a double pass to give away. Hit up beat.com.au/freeshit for your chance to win.


HYBRID

“I was going through our back catalogue, and listened to our songs I hadn’t heard for years. I really enjoyed it and I think our music still stands the test of time, but I guess we’ll see how fresh these tracks still sound for everybody.”

WELSH WONDERS: CINEMATIC CLASSICS When electronic music was paving its foundations during the ‘90s, a small Welsh band Hybrid were in the process of transforming the genre through their progressive appropriation of dance music. Since 1996, up until now, Hybrid have not only established a solid and incredibly loyal fan base, but have been labelled as pioneers of electronic music, influencing popular artists such as Deadmau5 today and contributing to the scores of countless films. Fast forward sixteen years, Hybrid are still pushing the envelope, continuing to transform their songwriting techniques and incorporating huge amounts of musicality into an otherwise technical genre. Founding member Chris Healings speaks about the early beginnings of Hybrid, independent music distribution and the bevy of upcoming work they are due to release. It was during the ‘90s in a small, but dedicated, Welsh house music tent that Chris began DJing. Here he mastered his craft with an ever-expanding record collection. Still straddling the mixtape era, Chris received a bootleg of a unique Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall remix from a young Mike Truman. “The track was amazing,” he explains. From there the duo joined forces, Mike with the studio, Chris with the musical catalogue, and they made records every day for the Saturday night set. With Hybrid in solid motion, Chris and Mike began to dabble in orchestral music, layering waves of strings over the metallic pings of synthesizers, one of the first to experiment with this dichotomous mix. “After going to all of these raves…we would [go home]…and listen to film scores,” Chris explains. “The score from Blade Runner is one of the best chillout CDs and it spurred us into other scores. We thought, ‘Why can’t you do this with electronic music?’ Dance music can be quite cold, if you put some musicality and add some organic elements it can stand the test of time better.” Chris’ interest in electronic music had fostered not through a rebellious framework, but one of originality. “I thought, ‘Oh my God this is different. I love this,” Chris explains. “Every generation has a particular type of music they are brought up on, and when they hear something different, they love it. I grew up on bands like The Carpenters, so I began to move in the opposite direction of my parents. In my day rave was the polar

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opposite from what I’d been brought up on.” Wide Angle, their debut album released in 1999, is a combination of progressive house and nu skool breaks with vocals and symphonic textures. This work forever established Hybrid as pioneers of dance, known for their cinematic approach to their production, specifically with the use of orchestral sounds. Their second album Morning Sci-Fi saw Hybrid adding semi-permanent vocalists and guitarists, delving their sound into darker territory while still retaining similar undertones to Wide Angle. Morning Sci-Fi had been influenced by a wider selection of diverse genres, Chris explaining that after being firmly ingrained within the sonic realms of dance music, they began to explore more classical and indie works such as those of the Doves, Radiohead and Arvo Pärt. Their third studio album, I Choose Noise, saw a return to the grand orchestral melodies that Hybrid are known for and was followed up nicely with a performance at Coachella in 2006. Known for pushing the aesthetic envelope of dance music, Chris believes adding musicality to Hybrid’s sound has strengthened their longevity. “It gives it depth, gives it more feeling,” he says. “It soldiers on. [I was] going through our back catalogue, and listened to our songs I hadn’t heard for years. I really enjoyed it and I think our music still stands the test of time, but I guess we’ll see how fresh these tracks still sound for everybody.” When talking about Hybrid’s music, Chris says, “It’s forward thinking music. There are technical envelopes and aesthetic envelopes that we push because we are constantly aiming to break the molds.” It’s all well and good to weld the two opposite genres together within the bounds of a studio, but live performances form a whole new challenge. Naturally, this did not deter Hybrid who admit to initially aspiring to become a boy band. After touring with musicians such as Moby, Hybrid began to incorporate live bands into their performances. “We were just watching other bands [and couldn’t] see why you can’t do dance music and live music,” Chris says. “[It is] more exciting to watch and gives it a better sound live.” With the addition of a third member, Charlotte James, Hybrid has seen a transformation in their songwriting process, along with increased musicality. “[Charlotte] is COVER STORY

über talented,” Chris boasts. “We’d been looking since our first album for our own vocalist. She plays everything; banjo, trumpet, cello, piano – multi talented.” It was Charlotte’s approach to Hybrid’s music that really sparked the interest from the former duo. “She approached our music from the angle of what she could do with it, especially with what she found challenging,” Chris explains. Coming toward the end of the contract with their record company, Hybrid are more than excited about standing on their own two feet when it comes to distribution. With the advent of the digital age and the iron grip most artists suffer via labels choking their master rights, Hybrid are fortunate to have a solid and loyal fan base, who creep up from under their rugs at the first whiff of new and fresh material. “We are doing a mini-album at the moment, Classics, which is the last thing with our record company,” he says. “Now we are on our own feet. We have been keeping a lot of music, [waiting] for us to be standing on our own legs. Mini albums are cheap and downloadable, so before Christmas [we plan on releasing] a lot. We will own all our rights and don’t have to share money, which we can do with our fan base now because they are so loyal. Hybrid fans are great. They patiently wait.” Classics (released July 30) features the best of their albums. It also includes some new remixes and previously unreleased tracks for the die-hard Hybrid fan. The niche nature of Hybrid is simultaneously a record label’s greatest asset and biggest threat. With such a devout fan base, they are able to distribute their music without the need for marketing and promotional departments. Chris explains the nature of their supporters, saying, “We have a very loyal fan base. [We] just did a cover of Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode [and put it on our Facebook]. We then had 7500 comments from our fans! People tell us they are dabbling in music because of us. We do it because we love it and because other people love it.” Hybrid is able to create as much music as they do through the solidarity of the band. “Anything can start with anything,” he begins. “Mike might have a set of loops tucked away, which then get passed to Charlotte who does mad vocals. It’ll then come to me and I’ll sound

design and make a background and we will just knock it around between three studios. Then we will all get into one room and finish it. We’ve been working together so long we all know what we can do.” Not only have the group established such a distinct and loyal fan base, but they have equally found another niche in the form of film scoring. Hybrid’s work has been used for films such as Man on Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Cowboys & Aliens. “Harry Gregson-William employed us to do all this crazy mad electronic stuff and then put strings on top,” Chris says. “There is a lot of emotion which comes from instrumentation. You can have the electronic stuff which is big and nasty, but then put lovely strings on top, evoking feeling.” Their cinematic approach to production has resonated in their style, and is indeed imprinted firmly on their aesthetic. Chris confesses that this is due partly to their love of film scores – the scores from Close Encounters and Blade Runner are two of their favourites. When it comes to performing, Chris says they like to be more interactive rather than stay behind a DJ booth, which is also why they incorporate bands into their gigs. “I’ve fallen off stages,” he laughs, “Three times. There is quite a lot of equipment and sometimes a tiny stage, and I tend to jump around more than the other guys. I’ve gone off the back and gone off the side. The fans propped me back up and I carried on!” If he could perform or collaborate with anyone, Chris chooses David Sylvian, front man of the band Japan and Kate Bush. “I used one of David Sylvian’s tracks on the last Hybrid CD because I think he’s great. Kate Bush too, she is phenomenal.” In respect to their sixteen-year legacy, Chris says, “Hopefully we paved the way for electronic artists. In a way you don’t just have to do banging techno. Bringing more musicality into the electronic genre is something we’d like to be known and remembered for. Tamara Vogl Hybrid [UK] launch Classics at New Guernica featuring the Hybrid Sound System [UK] on Friday August 10.


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Party Profile: Epic 2012 Launch Party.

WEDNESDAY8TH 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

HUMPDAY ANIMALS 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

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

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! Co., Crown Entertainment Complex, Lvl 3, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

THE BLACK PANCAKE CLUB 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 and Richie 1250.Free entry. From 10pm. Lounge, 243 Swanston Street, Melbourne

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

FRIDAY10TH BUHLOONE MINDSTATE “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

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

JONWAYNE, MONO/POLY & KASRA The lovely folks behind Broken Beat Assault and the Operatives are doubling up again for another lineup that celebrates the best in leftfield beats. Southern Californian MC and Stone’s Throw signee Jonwayne, whose quirky take on production resulted in the spectacular Jonwayne Fucks Disney mixture, alongside Los Angeles beats freak and Brainfeeder favourite Mono/Poly, whose productions can be found anywhere from Warp Records compilations to mixes by tastemakers Flying Lotus and Mary Anne Hobbs make up one half of the headline acts. On the flipside, a selection of drum and bass’ finest courtesy of Critical Sounds - founded by genre visionary Kasra ten years ago and since then blossoming into something truly spectacular. The label head himself alongside faithful stalwart Sabre are signed up - alongside a bevy of Melbourne’s favourites, including JPS, Safire, Nam, and heaps more. Roxanne Parlour, Level 3, 2 Coverlid Place, Melbourne

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WEDNESDAYS AT THE ORDER

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

Deep, dark, minimal dubstep and drum and bass. Laundry Bar, 50 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

THURSDAY9TH BIMBO THURSDAYS Tigerfunk brings with him his full band of travelling gypsies, hipsters and middle class executives, all of whom are prepared to deliver the most excitement you can have this side of the weekend. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

It sounds like: Psy-prog, harmonic, banging techno and trance. DJs/live acts playing: Astral Projection, Detroit Techno Militia, San and Tac, Tilt Axis plus local acts Sam McEwin, Matt Radovich, Aquaggaswack, Changeling, Harry Blotter, Squelch, Sylph, Golden Rae, Robert Anthony, Iwavva, Emfasyze, Kynda and Olivier Marcello. One record you’d rather die than play: Dubstep. Sell it to us: This is more than just a party, this is proof we can party for peace. Proceeds from the show and casino will go towards the building of a nondenominational peace temple made out of crystals. The temple will be a peace offering to natives around the world who have lost their lands and lives, a special place for healing, and proof to the world that with vision, passion, and persistence, anything is possible. It’s 2012, time to create the world we want to live in and a community development project will be a big step in the right direction. The night will be full of giveaways, contests, and surprises around every corner! The trance will Astral Project you in a variety of flavors: chakra healing, prog and ps. The techno will be banging hard Detroit style featuring Detroit Techno Militia spinning epic vinyl over four turntables! After party will be a free BYO music in a near-by location announced at the party. Shuttles can be arranged for those in no condition to drive. Come and have brunch with our DJs and crew. The bit we’ll remember in the AM: How sick the lineup was, how fun and creative the crystal casino was, the glimpse of Detroit in the photography exhibit and music, the decorations and art installations, and trying to remember the name of the beautiful crystal in your pocket. Wallet damage: $36 - $60. Where: Royal Melbourne Hotel. When: Friday August 10 .

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

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

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

DJ SS, KENNY KEN & MC SKIBADEE It’s good to keep on top of what’s going on in music these days - but at the same time, it’s just as important to pay your respects to the scene’s pioneers and thank them for their role in shaping the landscape of the industry today. Three of the biggest names in old-school rave, jungle and drum and bass are coming to Melbourne soon for one massive night in, and you’d best be ready to be schooled by some of the scene’s most longstanding stalwarts, children! Leicester’s DJ SS leads the charge - originally a breakdancer, it was through some of England’s biggest raves in the early nineties that SS made a name for himself as a pioneer in drum and bass, as a DJ, producer, and the co-founder and head of Formation Records, not to mention over a hundred releases to his name under a plethora of alias. Joined by fellow legend Kenny Ken, whose career spans over 20 years and old-school MC Skibadee, it’s a veritable throwback to the heydays of ‘90s rave. Brown Alley, Cnr King St & Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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 Z-TRIP America’s king of beats Z-Trip aka Zach Sciacca is descending down under to showcase his new live A/V show. Schooled by luminaries such as Grandmaster Flash, Trip now shuttles turntablism into the digital realm - a reason why he was headhunted by Rane and Serato alongside being an instrumental player in the development of the DJ Hero videogame series. Z-Trip has provided a number of exclusive and official remixes for artists Nirvana, 2pac and LL Cool J, cementing the mashup maestro as a household name. Z-Trip is returning to Australia for the first time in two and a half years. Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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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

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

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HYBRID Widely regarded as pioneering forces in the development and the ubiquity of electronic music, Swansea’s Hybrid have been in the game for a long time - since bursting onto the scene back in 1999 with the now-classic album Wide Angle, a cuttingedge take on progressive house and nu-school breaks with a cinematic feel, and orchestral and vocal collaborations drawing them comparisons to the likes of Massive Attack and Underworld. Since then, with four extremely well-received albums and over 20 singles, plus countless remixes and a raft of movie and game soundtrack work to their CV, things still haven’t showed any sign of slowing down with their latest effort Classics in celebration of their longstanding presence within dance music. The Hybrid Sound System will be well and truly thumping with a four-hour set to be delivered - don’t miss out! New Guernica, 2/322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

SATURDAY11TH CLUB SODA Taking place each and every Saturday night in Melbourne’s CBD on the corner of Lonsdale St and King St, Club Soda plays host to a fresh, new concept – local/national/ international DJs weekly, un-paralleled entertainment, performances, and disco tomfoolery. Don’t let the bubbly name fool you, Club Soda is your weekend’s thirst quencher – changing people going out for convenience, whilst not leaving the sour taste of an empty wallet on Sunday morning. Our doors open for you every Saturday at 9.30pm, and stay open until you should go home. Brown Alley, Cnr King & Lonsdale St, CBD

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

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

DJ Profile: T.Linder (Detroit Techno Militia)

Where’s the strangest place you’ve woken up? In a tent in the middle of a briar patch, covered in vomit and hot dogs, at a festival in rural Michigan. Gross, but true. Describe yourself using the title of a song. Electronic Warfare. What was the weirdest thing you believed as a child? I believed that chewing gum would not digest for 75 years after I ate it. I still do not chew gum to this day even though I know it is not true. The most awkward moment you’ve had as a DJ? I had a mixer die on me when I was giving an interview/demonstration on the local news in Detroit. What would be the worst dance track in the world to be tortured with on repeat? I am a dad to twin 16-year-old girls, so I am continually tortured with pop music. And I really cringe whenever I hear DJs play just about any pop remixes in their sets. So, I guess right now it would be that “I Just Met You and This is Crazy” song. What’s the most played record in your bag? Flash by Fix on KMS Records. What question would you like to ask an omniscient, all-knowing being before you die? “Does Jesus really love the acid?” If you hadn’t made it as a DJ, what job would you choose to work in instead? Probably a Graphic Designer. I have a Fine Arts Degree and do some design work on the side. When and where is your next gig? The Royal Melbourne Hotel on Friday August 10.


Sat 25 Aug 2012

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QUA / DAVE PHAM / MATT RADOVICH

Sat 1 Sept 2012

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(DJ Set with Tabla)

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MONDAY13TH IBIMBO Have you always wanted to be a DJ but been cruelly cursed with tone deafness and a general inability to version excursion? Well Bimbo Deluxe saves the day once again.. All you need is an iPhone and you’re set. Just download the free ‘remote’ application from the app store, log into the Bimbo DJ wireless network and you choose which song plays next. Bimbo Deluxe, 376 Brunswick St (Cnr Rose St), Fitzroy

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

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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

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

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

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

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STREETLIGHT SYMPHONY Four-piece dance act Streetlight Symphony will be launching their new single Oz this Sunday. The band will be playing their eclectic live set of originals and remixes with Shoot the Sun and upcoming producer Friendships. The gig will kick off at 9pm sharp, entry is free. Originating from Adelaide, the last few months have seen some Streetlight Symphony members relocate to Melbourne while the band has branched out to play DJ sets and acoustic performances along with their live shows. The new single features remixes from a selection of other artists including Loot & Plunder, The Bottle Rockets and Capt and Cooked with CDs to be available for free on the night. The Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Road Brunswick

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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FERRY CORSTEN 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. Friday September 21, The Palace Theatre, 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne

UPCOMING FEVAH For the past 15 years though, one brand has been pushing the boundaries of underground hard dance all around the globe, namely Fevah. To celebrate such a milestone, they have decided to have their first party in Melbourne. Artists on the night include, Phil Reynolds, James Lawson, SKOL, Riksta, Eamonn Fevah, Danny Gilligan, Craig Jon and heaps more. Expect a real ‘hands in the air’ affair with awesome lasers and visuals, giveaways and two rooms of banging beats. Friday August 17, Room680, 680 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

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

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nurturing the sounds of Paris’ Versatile Records, one of the definitive labels of the locality and continues to maintain serious influence when it comes to what’s hot. This year’s release ‘M’ Megamix comes as yet another demonstration of this keen instinct for thrilling dancefloor grooves, cramming in twenty-four snippets of tracks into one truly thumping mix, with influences spanning Italo, disco, proto-house, techno and everything beyond - a perfect match, then, for the always-amazing Animals Dancing crew. Friday August 31, Mercat Basement, 456 Queen Street, Melbourne

Here not too long ago and a firm favourite of Melbourne crowds for his ability to whip a dancefloor up into a frenzy (as evidenced by his appearance at last year’s KUBIK Melbourne), Alexkid is a truly masterful musician. With roots in the early nineties Paris rave scene alongside other French house luminaries including St Germain and Mr. Oizo, Alexkid has spent years being one of the most forward-thinking and exciting acts on the revered Laurent Garnier’s label F Communcations as well as on Radio Slave’s own imprint Rekids and Luciano’s Cadenza Split Composition project, defining good music for connoisseurs of French techno and electronica. He’ll be joining Melbourne favourites Safari and Mike Callander to DJ on multiple decks, just as they did last year at the closing party for KUBIK - and trust us, we can be certain Alexkid’s return will be nothing short of immense. Friday August 31, Revolver Upstairs, 229 Chapel Street, Prahran

I:CUBE A longstanding figure on the thriving wave of French house producers, I:Cube has been making music for a long time - since 1996, in fact. Part of the first wave of house producers alongside other luminaries including Daft Punk, Cassius and Etienne de Crecy, Nicolas Chaix has also played an essential role in fostering and

STEFFI 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 Friday September 7, The Liberty Social, 279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

TIEFSCHWARZ Tiefschwarz, or deep black in German, have consistently chugged out an array of housey rhythms for more than ten years. Along the way, the duo have hooked up with Hot Natured starlet Jamie Jones, party boys Seth Troxler and Eric D. Clark, as well as Berlin deep house purist Cassy. The pairing have also remixed a major league of pop music sluggers including Madonna, Missy Elliot and Depeche Mode. Tiefschwarz’s much-lauded mixes for European clubbing institutions Fabric and Watergate sought a flurry of recognition from DJs and producers as far-flung as Ivan Smagghe and Danny Howells, to Touché and Sascha. Revel in Tiefschwarz’s deep and dark take on techno, electro and house. Friday September 7, New Guernica, 2/322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

DJ SS DUBPLATE KILLER: OLD SCHOOL From killing dance floors worldwide as well as the odd one in Australia, SS is one of the very biggest names to emanate from the old school jungle scene to the new school drums and basses. He has shown himself adept at playing and producing virtually any style. His dubs can be riotous while his Jazz and Bass Sessions mix, a departure from his more raucous style, features more musical and jazzy sides, to drum and bass, which highlights his versatility as a DJ. As always, any time he touches the turntables the end result is a beautiful and eclectic performance that will touch on spectrums from within the genre, pleasing old and new fans of jungle, drum and bass and everything in between. Growing up, SS found inspiration in the early sounds of urban music. “My first love is hip hop,” explains the Brit. “But whatever it is, music has to have soul. I’m into a lot of different styles of music but whatever it is, it has to have soul. There has always been talent out there. It has been a long period of evolution from jungle to drum and bass and beyond. And soulful music has been a big part of that. “We have always stood back and tried to come up with something fresh. The talent is there; there are always young kids doing stuff that’s new and exciting. That wasn’t necessarily the way it was in the beginning but as music has become more accessible for people with the onset of the modern digital era, you see more and more people just blowing up. The young kids have always experimented and done stuff that hasn’t been done before. And when we were playing jungle back in the day, it was the most modern stuff around at the time!” The scene has come a long way since then but remains true to its underground roots. Like those early days, the parties today are about mutual respect and having

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a good time. And you know you’re in good hands when you’re being taken on the journey by one of the Godfathers of the scene. No less the boss of one of the most important labels in history, SS is rather appropriately placed to give us all a history lesson. “Formation Records was and remains one of the most respected labels across the genre, always seeking out the freshest talent and showcasing the artists I respect,” he declares proudly – and justly. Indeed, some of the biggest records from early to mid 1990s were released there and for a while, it remained unstoppable. More recently, SS also spent time on re-releasing classics as well, which rather appropriately brings us to the next part of this story. The original turntable legend is returning to our shores for a bit of an old-school jungle rave up. He speaks a few words about the transition of the genre from the early sounds of jungle to the new harder and heavier drum and bass. “It was always about a natural progression. There came a time where the industry thought it was time to change. It [doesn’t] feel like that in hindsight, but at the time we had to go with the flow. To keep the whole movement alive we had to keep it as fresh as possible and we still do that.” So the man known for his flexibility, taste and super dope skills behind the mixer is about to get wicked with a couple of his boys. “I’ve always done all types of music because to me drum and bass has no name tag. It’s all drum and bass whether it’s hard or soft. I guess it’s all beats at the end of the day. Jungle, dub whatever – and I know drum and bass in Australia, especially Melbourne and Adelaide is active and prosperous. It was like that in the early jungle days. I was always about working hard and chasing my dreams. When I was young, I knew that anything was possible. So it’s great to be reliving that in

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a way with a party like this.” So fast forward to 2012, SS has played gigs in every corner of the world – and to many thousands of people at a time. It’s quite right then that the venerable great is coming back to our shores to drop the madness with partners in crime Kenny Ken and MC Skibadee. “It should be a mad party. I can’t wait to drop a few old

jungle bombs. I totally love Australia. The crowds there are always up for a good time. It’ll be a great party, no doubt!” RK DJ SS [UK] takes on Kenny Ken [UK] refereed by MC Skibadee [UK] at Brown Alley on Friday August 10.


KENNY KEN BRINGING THE BASS: JUNGLE FEVER It might have been beats and jungle that led to drum and bass being what it is today, but it’s the old school players like Master Ken that have cultivated the scene to its powerhouse status. Kenny Ken grew up in Hackney, what he terms a “rough part of London.” A solid and difficult upbringing to be sure, he spent his first 25 years there – a place where opportunities were scarce for most, “unless they were particularly good at school,” he says. “I wasn’t good at school – I’ve always liked music but never thought of being a full time DJ but my influences were music like reggae, hip hop, RnB and soul,” he expresses with pride – and jest. Initially, he enjoyed a diet of reggae and soul but it wasn’t until the rave scene started in the UK that Kenny decided bringing beats was his calling. It was the music that encouraged him to get involved in something that he found inspiring, “along with the likes of Carl Cox, Grooverider and Frankie Valentine. It was about the music, the excitement of building new tunes, working in the studio and travelling around the world.” Yet all these years later drum and bass has achieved critical mass. It has spawned styles and movements only a high-quality genre could – it has spread from the UK to New Zealand and Australia, the USA and South America. It has even arguably spawned altogether new movements, like dubstep. Regardless, as a genre, it is here to stay but remains respectful of its early roots. Beats are belting, sounds and vibes deep, sometimes dark, other times more uplifting – but always laced with funk.

And Kenny agrees. “Drum and bass is everything it used to be and more. Over the years the quality has gotten better, top-notch producers have come into the ring and beats are always changing. But like any industry, it’s hard to stay in the spotlight. That’s why you have to be good at your game. I’ve managed to change with the times and listen to the new producers and work with new promoters.” On the production side, he has kept on keeping on, bringing the new material. He even has a stepson who is now in the game, and what better a mentor than one of the genre’s biggest names. “Yeah, I’ve done work with my stepson in the studio; we’ve done plenty of EPs and remixes and things over the times.” Needless to say, Kenny productions are always solid. And it’s difficult to recall a time when Kenny Ken hasn’t absolutely torn a venue apart. This time, he’s back to tear things up with Skibadee and SS as part of a sort of old school reunion, in Jungle Fever. “Man, it’s great to be coming back to Australia, I love playing around the world and keeping it real.” These are the boys that have been around since the beginning and know better than anyone how to work a crowd into a frenzy. Indeed, there is nothing like a DJ and MC who feed off one another. “We generally get on really well which is important. I haven’t necessarily got a favourite but we’ve worked together over the years and you sort of adjust – everyone has a slightly unique style.” And being a jungle rave party and all, you can probably expect to hear a few classic tunes on the night. The list is

endless and working the hot picks is nigh on impossible. There might even be some tracks from his various labels, whites, edits, remixes and even material that is unreleased. Long and short, expect the great man to have dug deep in the crates to find his greatest and most classic material from the jungle era. No doubt it will be spiced up with the odd tid-bit from elsewhere – where specifically, who knows? Until then, the hard and dark road continues. Expect a quality energetic set covering the broad gamet of music from across appropriate

genres. SS, Kenny and Skibadee are coming. And they can’t wait to touch down. Oh no, they’ll never kill Kenny!

Chicago, there would have been a lot less breathing room than I had in Buenos Aires. I love that city and it inspires me a lot.” The album process saw her veer from her usual writing methods. Ideas were streamed, but not over-scrutinised. Songs were left to simmer, only to be re-examined days later to see how they worked in the grander Lights Out scheme. I ask her how her approach to writing music has evolved since then. “I’ve become a lot more comfortable making more melodic tracks lately. Also, I obsess about the details less and just get on with things, which hasended up giving my new songs a cleaner feel.” Although firmly entrenched in the artist stable for Ghostly International and a few other favoured labels, Kate Simko chose to release her debut album on Jan Krueger and Daze Maxim’s Hello?Repeat label, out of Berlin. While other labels were willing to release Lights Out digitally, Hello?Repeat offered to release the album on doublepack vinyl and CD, which, according to Kate, “sealed the deal.” There’s something to be said about the tangibility

of a physical album, after all. “I’m so happy to have an album on CD and vinyl to pull off the shelf years from now.” Kate Simko plays Australia for the first time in August, bringing the Live PA/AV show that has been in place since the beginning of the Lights Out tour. Collecting HD footage from her travels around the world, she will control the visuals in real-time, in the midst of her live set. “One of the reasons I wanted to add visuals to my live set was to give the audience more to look at,” she explains. “There’s something special about seeing a band play live [with] multiple things happening at once. Adding the visuals is sort of like adding another band member, I guess.” And as for the music? “We’ll just have to feel the vibe that night and see.”

“My sound has always been about funk – it’s dark but at the same time has rhythm and makes a groove. Actually I call it techno but with funk, you know?” He delivers the sentence with aplomb, and continues, “I don’t really play that white noise sort of sound; I do like it dark but it needs to have funk, humans need funk!” Otherwise, his label and sound remains influenced by the dons of techno – he is still loving Hawtin’s Plus 8 and Beyer’s Drumcode. “It’s somewhere between minimal and techno and for me, that is a really good sound, it is what I’ve been playing and I like to put my own twist on it. One of my tracks made it into the Beatport Top 100 at #20. That was pretty exciting!”

Finally, he adds a few words on his return to Australia, his second home. “The people in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney love their music. I always get a really warm welcome when I get back down under. I’m always happy to come back there and it’s always good to come home! I heard the gig in Melbourne is actually at a special venue so I’m extra excited about that. I’ll be bringing a lot of my new toys – I just hope I can carry everything with me!”

RK Kenny Ken [UK] takes on DJ SS [UK] refereed by MC Skibadee [UK] at Brown Alley on Friday August 10.

KATE SIMKO LIGHTS OUT: FOR BETTER OR WORSE Sitting comfortably in the boundless originality that exists between the definition of house and techno, Chicago native Kate Simko has never bothered with labelling her music. It sways from deep grooves to ambient electronica through to percussive tech-house, effortlessly held together with the common thread of melody and subtle tension. As a classically-trained pianist, it’s to be expected that her music offers a delicacy and texture that is often omitted in the clubbing world, although she hardly comes across as an overt music snob when talking about what’s in her DJ box. “I like music that has a real expression of emotion in it, and that doesn’t require classical training,” she says, before quickly adding: “But I do appreciate when harmonies are in key.” Growing up in the birthplace of house music where the likes of Larry Heard and DJ Pierre are held aloft as divine entities, it seems obvious that a young Simko would find herself fascinated with dance music. However it was acts like Autechre and labels like Warp that made her take notice, not the unmistakable jacking feel of Chicago house. “My first memories are of a friend giving me some mixtapes when I was in my first year of high school. I really fell in love with the music. We’d drive around in my friend’s car listening to the tapes. Then from there I started going to underground parties in Chicago, and was blown away by the DJs. A lot of the Detroit guys were coming through town then too, and some bigger European DJs.” After studying music technology in college, further studies in musical composition lead her to Santiago,

Chile, where she met Andres Bucci. She made her recording debut with Bucci as Detalles, a melodically rich ambient outfit that was released on Cologne minimal techno powerhouse Traum Schallplatten in 2003. But when reflecting back on the media attention during that period of her life, there’s a sense of frustration. “Pigeonholed is a good way to put it,” she muses. “I think people put music or artists into boxes because it’s easier to make sense of it that way. The ‘minimal’ tag was stuck on me for a long time. It doesn’t really bother me. It just wasn’t an accurate way of describing a lot of my songs.” On her return to the US, Simko went about shucking that tag. She fell in with Ryan Elliott, Matthew Dear and the Ghostly International crew and began to break away from the confines of Detalles. After a collection of singles on Seattle’s Kupei Musica and the experimental Spectral Sound, she released her debut album Lights Out in 2011. It’s a very different beast to her work as Detalles. “The approach with Detalles was really streamlined, because we made both albums from start to finish in just two months each time,” she says. “My album was a more extended obsession, for better or worse!” Although Lights Out was created without her previous studio partner Andres Bucci around, Simko did return back to South America to record the album – and in 2009 and 2010, Simko headed down to Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Living in a foreign city always teaches you about yourself, and puts you in a different headspace,” she recalls. “I had a lot of time to write ideas in a journal and just focus on making music. If I wrote the album in

Rick Warner Kate Simko [USA] plays alongside Chloe Harris [USA] at Brown Alley on Friday August 10.

KAZU KIMURA NAGANO CALLING: TECHNO HERO Kazu Kimura is Australia’s techno hero. He grew up in Japan and spent years cultivating a scene there, only to switch down-under to a new home in Brisbane, and later to Madrid – where he is now based. “I have been well. I’m still doing gigs around here in Europe and mainly in Spain where I’m based now,” explains the affable Kazu. “Actually, I haven’t slept for a little while so I’m really tired, so I hope my brain works during this interview,” he says in jest, dropping a giggle for effect. And other than the typically gruelling DJ schedule he keeps, he has been working on a few remixes in his Madrid studio – and is concentrating on getting them done. “It has been pretty busy with the summer over here; I’m working on a track for a friend of mine from Brisbane who is living in London now and he is starting up his own label – these are my old friends so I’m really happy to be doing that.” Yet despite all of his worldliness, he remains as humble and polite as ever, potentially a result of his Japanese heritage, but probably just because he’s simply a forthright and bona-fide bloke. “I hadn’t been back to Japan for a little while so I didn’t mind going back there recently,” he chimes. “It was about eight months ago and it was a small club in Tokyo; we don’t have a lot of space and we do have a lot of earthquakes and it was great to go back to one of the places I used to play at years ago.” Indeed, not having been back to his native homeland since the 1990s he knew it would still be home, but the

scene has come a long way since then, no doubt. “I was really excited because the scene in Tokyo in techno has always been there, but it was always a little underground. Around the turn of the millennium things were huge there but now house is coming back in a big way and of course hip hop is still very popular.” Regardless, his most recent travels have seen him maintain a hectic booking schedule during the European summer. “I’ve been playing a lot of outdoor festivals in Spain and Europe. There have also been some indoor festivals and I’ve got one of my recent sets from a gig in Spain on my Soundcloud. I’ve also moved away from playing vinyl in the last couple of years much the same as everyone; so I’ve been playing on Traktor and Maschine. I’m also using the iPad as a controller and another new effects unit called the Pioneer RMX1000. It’s a new thing that came out in early June this year and I am loving it. The music I play needs to extend the sound sometimes, so I play loops and edit them with effects which makes things more interesting, I don’t just want to play a track from beginning to end and then press next – it’s more interesting for me to create my own unique sound from the track.” And another thing we can genuinely credit Kazu with is his exceptional taste as the finest purveyor of quality techno – he is the selector’s selector. “I don’t know much about what is happening musically in Australia these days but I know techno is still pretty big over there in the same way it is over here in Germany and Spain; it’s also catching up in Italy and Eastern European countries.

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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 RnB & Ol’Skool sounds strictly for the urban elite. Khokolat Bar, Basement, 43 Hardware La, Melbourne

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. Friday September 28, The Espy, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

NEW YORK NEW YORK The Legendary R&B Nite NYNY(Ex Monsoons) returns every Saturday to one of Melbourne’s hottest rooms playing the finest Urban music that the night is famous for. DJs Puppet, Ken Walker, Jay J, Alex J, Jeff & Guests. A place for the urban elite with New York flava. 24 Moons, AC/DC Ln, Melbourne

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

FRIDAY10TH FAKTORY This is it. Faktory Fridays are open for business at Melbourne’s home of R&B, Khokolat Bar. Where else? Damion De Silva, Ken Walker, Durmy, K Dee, Simon Sez, Yaths and Jacqui Dusk spinning all night long. Khokolat Bar, Basement, 43 Hardware La, Melbourne

UPCOMING 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 selfdeprecating 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

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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. The Espy, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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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, HipHop 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. Friday August 24, The Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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Bounce-rap Queen Big Freedia will bring her orgiastic troupe of rear-wriggling Divas to Australia this October with a club show alongside her Melbourne Festival performance. The towering transvestite announced New Orleans sissy-bounce to the world, where it’s been part of the city’s cultural fabric since the ‘80s. Responsible for its acceptance into the mainstream she’s now been received all over as an ambassador for the ‘sissy bounce’ genre. The provider of dance floor anthems Azz Everywhere and Excuse will have you infected with motion. Saturday October 20, The Tote, 67-71 Johnston Street, Collingwood

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

SETH SENTRY Those of you with an eye on the Australian hip hop scene will certainly have heard of Seth Sentry by now. First bursting onto the scene in 2003 after a series of genre-bendingly exciting shows with local hip hop/drum and bass outfit D.S.O.L, he’s worked with fellow Aussie favourites 360 and Pez, made his way onto Triple J rotation with singles The Waitress Song and Simple Game, and is now set to release his debut album This Was Tomorrow through his own label High Score. To celebrate, an extensive national tour has been announced, and Melbourne can get a taste of his groundbreaking new beats. Saturday September 29, 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

DAS EFX Both originating from the super-real streets of Brooklyn in New York, Andre “Drayz” Weston and Willie “Skoob” Hines are the two minds behind hardcore rap outfit Das EFX was the result of a chance meeting in college, cemented into place by taking out the top spot in a talent contest judged by EPMD - resulting in them being signed to the well-respected label and their career making a stratospheric launch into the higher echelons of rap fame after their first album went platinum and was released to much critical acclaim. With more than 20 years, five albums and an endless number of singles to their names, we’re pretty pleased to announce the next Das EFX tour down under. Friday September 28, The Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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

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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

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Highlander 11a Highlander Lane, Melb, 9620 2227

Revolt Elizabeth St, Kensington, 03 9376 2115

Hoo Haa 105 Chapel St, Windsor, 9529 6900

Revolver Upstairs 229 Chapel St, Prahran, 9521 5985

Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melb, 9670 2329

Rochester Castle Hotel 202 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9415 7555

Iddy Biddy 47 Blessington St, St Kilda, 9534 4484

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

Jett Black 177 Greville St, Prahran

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

John Curtin Hotel 29 Lygon St, Melb, 9663 6350

Roxanne Parlour Lvl 3, 2 Coverlid Pl, Melb

Khokolat Bar 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, 039642 1142

Royal Derby 446 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 2321

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

Roal Melbourne Hotel 629 Bourke St, 9629 2400

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

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

Lomond Hotel 225 Nicholson St, East Brunswick

Saint Hotel 54 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9593 8333

Longroom 162 Collins St, Melbourne, 9663 9226

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

Loop 23 Meyers Pl, Melb, 9654 0500

Scarlett Lounge 174 Burnley St, Richmond, 9428 0230

Lounge 243 Swanston St, Melb, 9663 2916

Seven Nightclub 52 Albert Rd, South Melb, 9690 7877

The Lounge Pit 386-388 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 9415 6142

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

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

Corner Hotel 57 Swan St, Richmond, 9427 9198

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

Spot 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9388 0222

303 303 High Street, Northcote

Cornish Arms 163 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Lucky Coq 179 Chapel St, Windsor, 9525 1288

Standard Hotel 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, 9419 4793

Abode 374 St.Kilda Rd, St.Kilda

CQ 113 Queen St, Melb, 8601 2738

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

Star Bar 160 Clarendon St, South Melb, 9810 0054

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

Croft Institute 21 Croft Alley, Melb, 9671 4399

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

Station 59 59 Church St, Richmond, 9427 8797

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

Cruzao Arepa Bar 365 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 7871

Mink 2 Acland St, St Kilda, 9536 1199

Stolberg Beer Café 197 Plenty Rd, Preston, 9495 1444

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

Cushion 99 Fitzroy St, St.Kilda, 9534 7575

Miss Libertine 34 Franklin St, Melb, 9663 6855

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

Back Bar 67 Green St, Windsor, 9529 7899

Damask 1/347 Burnswick St, Fitzroy, 9417 4578

Misty 3-5 Hosier Ln, Melb, 9663 9202

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

Bar Open 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9415 9601

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

Mockingbird Bar 129 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, 9534 0000

Temperance Hotel 426 Chapel St, South Yarra, 9827 7401

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

Der Raum 438 Church St, Richmond, 9428 0055

Musicland 1359A Sydney Rd, Fawkner, 9359 0006

Thornbury Theatre 859 High St, Thornbury, 9484 9813

Bendigo Hotel 125 Johnston St, Collingwood 9417 3415

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

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

Tiki Lounge 327 Swan St, Richmond, 9428 4336

Bennetts Jazz Club 25 Bennetts Ln, Melb, 9663 2856

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

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

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

Bertha Brown 562 Flinders Street, 9629 1207

Double Happiness 21 Liverpool St, Melb, 9650 4488

Night Cat 141 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 0090

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

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

E:55 55 Elizabeth St, Melb, 9620 3899

Night Cat 279 Flinders Ln, Melb, 9654 0444

The Tote Hotel 67 Johnson St, Collingwood, 9419 5320

Billboard 170 Russell St, Melb, 9639 4000

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

Noise Bar 291 Albert St, Brunswick, 9380 1493

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

Bimbo Deluxe 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 8600

Edinburgh Castle 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Northcote Social Club 301 High St, Northcote, 9489 3917

Trak Lounge 445 Toorak Rd, Toorak, 9826 9000

Birmingham Hotel Cnr Smith & Johnston St, Fitzroy

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

Old Bar 74 Johnston St, Fitzroy, 9417 4155

Tramp 20 King St, Melb

Black Cat 252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 6230

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

One Twenty Bar 120 Johnston St, Fitzroy

Transport Hotel Federation Square, Melb, 9654 8808

Blue Bar 330 Chapel St, Prahran, 9529 6499

Empress 714 Nicholson St, Nth Fitzroy, 9489 8605

Onesixone 161 High St, Prahran, 9533 8433

Trunk 275 Exhibition St, Melbourne, 9663 7994

Blue Tile Lounge 95 Smith St, Fitzroy

Espy 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, 9534 0211

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Tyranny Of Distance 147 Union St, Windsor, 9525 1005

Boutique 134 Greville St, Prahran, 9525 2322

Eurotrash 18 Corrs Ln, Melb, 9654 4411

Palace Hotel 893 Burke Rd, Camberwell

Two of Hearts 149 Commercial Road, Prahran

Brown Alley King Street, Melb,9670 8599

Eve 334 City Rd, Southbank, 9696 7388

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

Union Hotel Brunswick 109 Union St, Brunswick, 9388 2235

Brunswick Hotel 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9387 6637

Evelyn 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 5500

Palais 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, 5348 4849

Veludo 175 Acland St, St Kilda, 9534 4456

Builders Arms 211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

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

Palais Theatre Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, 9525 3240

Victoria Hotel 380 Victoria St, Brunswick, 9388 0830

Cabinet Bar 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne, 9654 0915

Festival Hall 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne, 9329 9699

Papa Goose 91 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, 9663 2800

Wah Wah Lounge Lvl 1, 185 Lonsdale St, Melb

Caravan Music Club 95 Drummond St, Oakleigh

First Floor 393 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 6380

Penny Black 420 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 9380 8667

Wesley Anne 250 High St, Northcote, 9482 1333

Caseys Nightclub 660A Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, 9810 0030

Forum Theatre 154 Flinders St, Melb, 9299 9800

Pier Live Hotel 508 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, 9783 9800

Westernport Hotel 161 Marine Pde, San Remo, 5678 5205

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

The Fox Hotel 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood, 9416 4957

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

Willow Bar 222 High Street, Northcote, 9481 1222

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

Fusion Lvl 3, Crown Complex, Southbank, 9292 5750

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

Windsor Castle 89 Albert St, Windsor, 9525 0239

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

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

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

Workers Club 51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9415 8889

Chandelier Room 91 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin, 9532 2288

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

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

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

Chelsea Heights Hotel Cnr Springvale & Wells Rd,

George Basement, 127 Fitzroy St, 9534 8822

Prince Bandroom 29 Fitztory St, St Kilda, 9536 1168

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

Chelsea Heights, 9773 4453

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

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

The Vine 59 Wellington St, Collingwood, 9417 2434

Cherry Bar AC/DC Ln, Melb, 9639 8122

Grace Darling Hotel 114 Smith St, Collingwood, 9416 0055

Public Bar 238 Victoria St, North Melb, 9329 6522

Chi Lounge 195 Lt Bourke St, Melbourne, 9662 2688

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

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

Co. Lvl 3, Crown Complex, 9292 5750

Great Britain Hotel 447 Church St, Richmond, 9429 5066

Railway Hotel 280 Ferrars St, South Melb, 9690 5092

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

Grind N Groove 274 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

Red Bennies 371 Chapel St, South Yarra, 9826 2689

Commercial Club Hotel 344 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, 9419 1522

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

RedLove Lvl 1, 401 Swanston St, Melb, 9639 3722

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

Gypsy Bar 334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 9419 0548

Retreat Hotel 226 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, 9417 2693

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