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ISSUE 1017 TUESDAY29 JUNE 2010

JULIA GILLARD: UNDERMINING A NATION

THE REAPPEARANCE OF HYBRID

MIA VS THE WORLD

ACADEMY TWIN THE LAST HURRAH?

FARE’S FAIR AND OTHER GREAT RORTS

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BRIEFS

EPIC&FAIL EPIC

HERE HER ROAR Julia Gillard. That is all. GAME, SET, AND VERY LONG MATCH Only their families had heard of American John Isner and Frenchie Nicolas Mahut last week, but that all changed when they played the longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon. If only Danny Tenaglia could have been there to rip out a storming final 55 minutes of power after the 11 hour and five minute opus wrapped up… ANZAC SPIRIT Good effort by the Socceroos and All Whites, but we propose a merger at the next World Cup and we’ll be pretty much unbeatable. And can anyone suggest a good bandwagon for us to jump on now?

ERIC PRYDZ

FAIL

PRYDZ BEFORE A FALL Does anyone else remember when new releases from Eric Prydz used to all but split the atom with their explosive power? His new venture under the Cirez D moniker The Tumble is generic acid-tech at best. Less time sooking about flying, more time writing bomb tunes, thanks Prydzy. GOING, GOING, TOM Tom Cruise has been annoying us for a while now, so we’re glad that his latest fi lm Knight And Day is getting critically panned and no one’s going to see it. Hopefully this will cancel plans for the god-awful sounding Les Grossman fi lm. ITALIAN SHETLAND PONIES Ha ha ha ha ha ha, fuck off home you cheating, diving bastards. And take that French rabble with you. And the Poms. And the Yanks... 14 3DWORLD

LOCAL HERO JAYTECH makes his Ibiza debut next Thursday 1 July, joining Above & Beyond in their only Ibiza appearance of the northern summer and label mate Andy Moor for the Anjunabeats crew’s date at Cream Amnesia. His Anjunadeep 02 compilation with James Grant also topped the iTunes USA dance chart and hit #5 in the UK. He plays Chinese Laundry 31 July, get in early… KIM, KOURTNEY, KHLOÉ mean nothing to you? Half your luck. But for the rest of you, Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Season 4 is released for the fi rst time on DVD on 7 July. May involve pregnancy, various male athletes, and generally moronic self-important behaviour… CHROMEO ARE BACK soon with their third st udio album Business Casual dropping through Modular on 10 September. Sadly they haven’t returned Kele from Bloc Party’s favour by copying the fi rst single’s title off one of his band’s signature tunes, leading off with Don’t Turn The Lights On. Oh, and YouTube footage of Daryl Hall joining them for I Can’t Go For That at Bonnaroo is as awesome as it sounds… ABLETON LIVE MINIMAL producers should run over to www. ableton.com/minus where they can collect free sample sets put together by the Minus roster. Magda, Marc Houle, and Gaiser are amongst the doners. Coming next – free hair care tips from Richie Hawtin…

PENDULUM

TICK TICK BOOM After stopping by Sydney for a credit card sponsored showcase of their third album – and massive return to form – Immersion, one of Aust ralian elect ronic music’s most popular ever exports in Pendulum are set to do a full run around their home country in November. Few acts know how to whip a crowd into a frenzy like the now UK-based six-piece, and with supreme drum’n’bass skinsman KJ Sawka now pounding out the beats behind Rob Squire in co their live shows have stepped up another level in intensity. After that launch show at Home was rammed to capacity, expect more of the same when the band hit the Hordern Pavilion for an all ages show Friday 5 November. Frontier members can get tickets through a pre-sale from 2pm Wednesday 30 June - the rest of you have to wait until 9 the next morning.

WALK YOU HOME They may be in a chivalrous mood but it’s more likely that the Horrorshow are simply needing to consolidate their successful Inside Story Tour with an even more enticing follow up. Enter the Walk You Home Tour; another presentation of the Sydney based hip hip duo’s impressive talents on stage and HORRORSHOW a welcome compliment to their appearance at Splendour In The Grass. Performing across the country with support from Seth Sentry, whose Waitress Song hit number 31 in the 2009 Triple J Hottest 100, Horrorshow are locked in for appearances at the Gaelic Theatre on Friday 3 September and the ANU Bar in Canberra on Saturday 4 September. Tickets for both gigs are now available through Moshtix and Ticketek for $20.90 and $19.55 respect ively. BOB

NO SHAME ABOUT RAY Hip hop prodigy Bobby Ray

– aka BoB – isn’t your garden variety rapper. A vocalist keen on the guitar with attitude not dissimilar to that of Kanye West, he’s ripped up support slots for Lupe Fiasco and knocked the ball out of the park with smash singles Nothin’ On You and Airplanes. You’ll have an opportunity to catch him live at the Metro Theatre on Tuesday 20 July. Tickets are on sale now.


BRIEFS

STARS

GENERAL OUTLOOK Th is isn’t the sort of week where any of us need to be leaving the house without a loaded gun. So pack heat. Just to be on the safe side. AQUARIUS (20 JAN TO 18 FEB) What you did with that iPad at that bus stop, in front of that old lady was UNFORGIVABLE. Th is week you will pay. PISCES (19 FEB TO 20 MAR) Trying to convince your friends that you once blew singer Chris de Burgh after one of those winery gigs is a sad way to get attention. ARIES (21 MAR TO 20 APR) The large chunks of rotting, foul smelling kebab meat in between all your teeth should be enough to compel you to do some flossing this week. TAURUS (21 APR TO 20 MAY) Life in a photo booth continues to have its problems – particularly the lack of space and privacy and the constant feeling of being photographed. GEMINI (21 MAY TO 20 JUN) There’s an old piece of wisdom which kind of seems irrelevant now since the man who said it is now known to have killed 17 prost itutes. CANCER (21 JUN TO 21 JUL) Does your landlord keep ringing up asking you for the rent? What a bummer. Here’s some advice: kill and eat your landlord. Seriously. LEO (22 JUL TO 21 AUG) Your neighbours are getting suspicious about all the late night act ivity in your house. Can’t you cook meth by day like any normal person? VIRGO (22 AUG TO 21 SEP) Does your career appear to be stalling? Are you st uck in a rut? Does your underwear suit you? Are you touching yourself right now? LIBRA (22 SEP TO 22 OCT) The act ing roles haven’t exact ly been flooding in since your appearance on To Catch A Predator last week. But you were very good, really. SCORPIO (23 OCT TO 21 NOV) Your inability to maintain an erect ion will ruin yet another family dinner at KFC. Blame it on the vodka. SAGITTARIUS (22 NOV TO 20 DEC) I may have acted inappropriately with you in this column last week. If that’s the case I’m sorry. If not... wanna fuck? CAPRICORN (21 DEC TO 19 JAN) Discipline is a four letter word where I come from. Those people are idiots. They need some fucking discipline themselves. Wankers.

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EMPIRE OF THE Sun have taken out Dance Work Of the Year at the 2010 APRA Music Awards with the fresh as a daisy Walking On A Dream, released on 30 August, 2008. True to form, The Temper Trap’s 16 September, 2008 single Sweet Disposition won the Song Of The Year award. We’re hoping Farnesy’s Age Of Reason gets a gong next year… AMERICA, CHICAGO AND Peter Frampton are playing Sydney Entertainment Centre Wednesday 27 October. Poor Pete – he must know he’s only on the tour because Boston and Kansas were otherwise engaged… WITH SASHA NOW back in form on the DJing front, it seems he’s also feeling a little more generous with his music, offering fans a free download of his V_rtek Mix of new track SparkyLives via www.djsasha.com. It’s a mix specially prepared for the mind-blowing AV show which we almost got at Big Day Out this year. We’re starting an Aust ralian club tour rumour here and crossing our fingers… WISH YOU HAD something in common with Underworld? Well Toolroom main man Mark Knight is offering you the opportunity to coproduce a track with him for release on his label with full marketing plan and the whole shebang. Find the parts on Beatport and the Toolroom site, and craft a bomb by 15 July. So awesome we don’t even have a snide remark to finish with…

HIP HOP APPROACH

In the lead up what will be an interest ing Federal elect ion, Oxfam Aust ralia are taking the fight against global poverty to the stage with The Hip Hop SKETCH THE RHYME Approach; an event which aims to arm the stage for discourse on broad social issues. The Tongue, Thundamentals, True Vibenation, Sketch The Rhyme, DJ Triptrix and Mailer Daemon take over the Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 14 July with their characterist ic lyrical rhymes and bouncy beats subverted to express injust ices perceived around them. Oh Really Gallery artists Max Berry and Ears are doing much the same live at the canvas while the wider community are encouraged to contribute their opinions for short fi lm and podcast product ions. If you’re keen to volunteer, check out thehiphopapproach.my3things.org. Free entry.

YOU LIKE WHAT?

Hot on the heels of his double platinum Static Revenger co-prodct ion I Like That, US house veteran Richard Vission is planning his fi rst Antipodean tour. Thanks to the vocal attitude of Luciana, I Like That has seen Vission dramatically scale the ladder locally and in many other nations, where it has cropped up on labels such as Interscope, Mercury, EMI and RICHARD VISSION Vicious. Vission’s greatest achievement however is doubtlessly his Powertools show on LA’s Power 106 FM; the longest running EDM radio show in US history. Moreover, as an A-list remixer he’s worked for and performed with Madonna – most memorably on stage at the Grammys for a live rendition of her massive hit Music. Vission performs at Academy in Canberra on Friday 6 August and Pure Ivy on Saturday 7 August.

BEAT INDEXING

Void Sound’s Index club night at Phoenix Bar is unrivalled locally and nationally for providing the very best in bottom heavy beats. They’re upping the ante with two forthcoming 3D World co-presented events which feature Deadbeat and Inst ra:mental respect ively. Featuring at Phoenix Bar on Friday 9 July with local support from Mark Pritchard, Ritual & Alf, Zerodub and Vict im, Inst ra:mental brings a seasoned approach to breakbeat composition most recently DEADBEAT appreciated on the Dbridge co-mixed Fabriclive 50. Wagon Repair’s Deadbeat on the other hand brings Index a dose of techno on Friday 23 July with support from Westernsynthetics, Mark Pritchard, Sub Bass Snarl, Swindle and Sofie Loizou & Prize. Joint tickets for both events available now from Q jump for $25 + b/f.

SHAKE YOUR RUMP

Jamie Stevens may have earned his st ripes as part of the formidable Infusion, yet it’s his work as a solo DJ/producer which has sustained his career over the past several years. In said capacity, he’s remixed everyone from Booka Shade to Chris Fortier and produced tracks for labels such as Audio Therapy and Dieb. JAMIE STEVENS Loosekaboose will be bringing Stevens to the Civic Underground on Friday 16 July for his first live performance in this neck of the woods with support from Markojux, Trinity, Claire Morgan and Jay Smalls. The event is also the official release for Trinity & Beyond’s Gone Fission EP on Pinksilver. Doors open at 10pm, $15 entry.


BRIEFS

CALENDAR JULY GIGI BAROCCO – Friday 2, Candy’s Apartment DJ SEGA – Friday 2, Chinese Laundry MISTA SAVONA – Friday 2, Beach Road Hotel THE LIKES OF YOU: STEPHAN BODZIN, HUGO – Saturday 3, Arthouse Hotel AIRPORT: SIMON PATTERSON, SIED VAN RIEL – Saturday 3, Gaelic Theatre PURE IVY: HOOK N SLING – Saturday 3, ivy DROP THE LIME – Saturday 3, Chinese Laundry GIGI BAROCCO – Saturday 3, Lot 33 THE LAST KINECTION – Thursday 8, Oxford Art Factory RIP-THE-RUNWAY: LIL KIM, JUELZ SANTANA & SKULL GANG, CHINGY – Friday 9, Sydney Entertainment Centre TRANCE NATION: TYDI, MARLO – Friday 9, Home NERO – Friday 9, Chinese Laundry BLANK CANVAS: FRANCIS INFERNO ORCHESTRA – Friday 9, Tao Lounge INDEX: INSTRA:MENTAL – Friday 9, Phoenix DIAFRIX, OZI BATLA, NIKKITA – Friday 9, Oxford Art Factory CUDDLE PUDDLE: KID KENOBI, KATO & ANNA LUNOE, RO SHAM BO, HOOPS, DIZZ1, TONI TONI LEE & MORE – Friday 9, Oxford Art Factory GODSPEED: NEOPHYTE, TOMMYKNOCKER, BEHOLDER – Saturday 10, Metro Theatre PURE IVY: JAY SEBAG – Saturday 10, ivy ADULT DISCO: FLIGHT FACILITIES – Saturday 10, Civic HARVARD BASS – Saturday 10, Chinese Laundry HARVARD BASS – Sunday 11, CBD Hotel, Newcastle THE HIP HOP APPROACH: THE TONGUE, THUNDAMENTALS, TRUE VIBENATION & MORE – Wednesday 14, Oxford Art Factory HARVARD BASS – Thursday 15, Transit Bar ALL-4-ONE – Friday 16, Metro Theatre LOOSEKABOOSE: JAMIE STEVENS – Friday 16, Civic Underground STOLEN RECORDS GALA BALL: KOOLISM, THUNDAMENTALS, OZI BATLA, THE OPTIMEN, DAILY MEDS, PHATCHANCE & MORE – Friday 16, Gaelic Theatre PURE IVY: ANNA LUNOE – Saturday 17, ivy AQUASKY – Saturday 17, Chinese Laundry REDLIGHT: ALEXKID, MARTIN LANDSKY – Saturday 17, Plantation KEVIN RUDOLF, SHONTELLE – Sunday 18, Enmore Theatre SPIT SYNDICATE – Thursday 22, The Harp, Wollongong ANNA LUNOE

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IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC FESTIVAL voting is in and there are some shock results amongst the predictable high placings for Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Daft Punk in the results for the “who are the best live acts you’ve ever seen?” quest ion (or “live” acts in the case of Daft Punk) asked of triple j listeners. Good to see local heroes Art Vs Science in at #5, but a better live act than The Flaming Lips? Seriously, you people need to get out more… THE NEXT SINGLE plucked from Trentemøller’s new opus Into The Great Wide Yonder is ...Even Though You‘re With Another Girl, and on the remix tip you get Mikael Simpson and Kollektiv Turmst rasse giving it the once over. But we’re most excited about the Great Dane’s minimal elect ronica successor Pantha Du Prince having two shots at the title – if you’ve slept on his Black Noise album this year it’s time to wake the fuck up… WOOT! FABRIC HAVE officially announced they’re out of administ ration as a new consortium has come on board to financially support the vision of founders Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie. Now they just have to tour the Fabric On & On & On concept to Aust ralia as the ultimate dance music fest ival and give us a taste of the madness… CAN’T BE TAMED is the new Miley Cyrus single. 24 million YouTube views, which means it must be good…

SPLENDID LOCALS Though it’s the pulling power of massive international acts on the Splendour In The Grass 2010 bill that saw tickets sell-out in record time, the presence of abundant local DJs and random bars to host them always provides a welcome distraction across the weekend. The Jager Cube is often amongst the best of those and will be kicking the festival into gear early on Thursday 29 July with Sydney’s SOSUEME, which will be teaming up with Bedlam Group to bring MIT & Ben Lucid, Whiskey & Ghost Ladies, Will Styles, Hayley Boa and Chimp Danger to the the stage on Saturday, while Brisbane’s Fans DJs take it over on Friday. Whothehell and Sweat It Out have the Sunday covered with Ajax, Harris Robotis and the inescapable Yolanda Be Cool. The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project (featuring Nina Las Vegas), The Rat Lounge and Lick It are also providing sterling stages at the sold out event.

LATE NIGHT LOUNGE In consideration of the first five sell-out Late Night Lounge events, the Sydney Opera House management have decided to extend the series until the end of the year with a further six events on the road map. Carl Dewhurst takes over from Matt McMahon as musical director for July and on Saturday 10, has comedian Charlie Pickering featuring alongside Caroline Nin, circus

artists Aerialize, Axis Of Awesome, iOTA and host MC Anthony Durkin. Tickets from sydneyoperahouse. com.au.

NINA LAS VEGAS

LITTLE RED ROCK IT The premiere of Rock It - the lead single from Little Red’s forthcoming sophomore album marks a new chapter for the band, and a tempering of their party friendly sound at the hands of producer Scot Horscroft. A release date and album title are yet to be announced but Rock It is available now on iTunes via Liberation Music. The band perform at Oxford Art Factory on Saturday 17 July in support.

BIRDS’ PLAN The release of Birds Of Tokyo’s self-titled third st udio album has the hype machine grinding; ably helped by lead singles The Saddest Thing I Know and Plans. While the album hits shelves on Friday 23 July, you can catch the band live at the Hordern Pavilion on Thursday 30 September with support from the Silversun Pickups. Tickets to the allages gig are available through Ticketek from Friday 30 July.

VINYL IS FOREVER A whole lot of hard work paid off for Dojo Cuts when Colemine Records picked up You Make Lovin’ Real Easy, which the Ohio based label refers to as “fast, funky and super saucy”. First released through Record Kicks in 2009 on the band’s debut self titled

album, the track now features alongside Love Me Right on a limited run of 500 7” vinyl copies. Head to coleminerecords.com to secure yours.

NO ANGEL Offensive, sick, loved, important; call him what you will, but Jim Jeff ries will tickle your funny bone regardless of disposition. Following in the footsteps of Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams and Billy Connolly, he landed a HBO Special in 2009 and has continued to rise in popularity since. He’ll be making an increasingly rare appearance in his native Sydney with No Angel at the Comedy Store from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 10 July.

METAL SUPER TOUR Metal fans would do well to have a spare pair of underwear at hand before reading on, as this tour announcement may result in unforeseen soiling. Soulfly (led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera), City Of Fire and Incite are teaming up for a national tour which hits the UNSW Roundhouse on Thursday 9 September. Tickets on sale from Thursday 1 July through Ticketek for $78.75.


BRIEFS

CALENDAR JOHN 00 FLEMING

SCUBA – Friday 23, Civic LOGISTICS – Friday 23, Chinese Laundry INDEX: DEADBEAT – Friday 23, Phoenix SPIT SYNDICATE – Friday 23, The Cambridge, Newcastle PURE IVY: MINX & TASS – Saturday 24, ivy JAMES HOLDEN – Saturday 24, Chinese Laundry SPIT SYNDICATE – Saturday 24, The Gaelic Club SPIT SYNDICATE – Sunday 25, The Wall LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, HOT CHIP – Monday 26, Hordern Pavilion SCISSOR SISTERS – Tuesday 27, Big Top at Luna Park WINTERBEATZ: BIG BOI, FATMAN SCOOP, NE-YO, T-PAIN – Wednesday 28, Acer Arena YEASAYER – Wednesday 28, Metro Theatre FOALS – Wednesday 28, Manning Bar GOLDFRAPP – Thursday 29, Big Top at Luna Park PURE IVY: SAMMY JO – Saturday 31, ivy JODY WISTERNOFF, JAYTECH, BLACK NOISE – Saturday 31, Chinese Laundry AUGUST THE DRUMS – Sunday 1, Oxford Art Factory JÓNSI – Monday 2, Enmore Theatre PASSION PIT – Monday 2, The Forum DELPHIC – Tuesday 3, Gaelic Theatre K-OS – Wednesday 4, Oxford Art Factory COLD BLANK – Friday 6, Candy’s Apartment PHATCHANCE, COPTIC SOLDIER – Friday 6, The Factory PURE IVY: RICHARD VISSION – Saturday 7, ivy LIBERATE: JOHN 00 FLEMING, MIKE, TRITONAL – Saturday 7, Space A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Wednesday 11, Hordern Pavilion DISCO VILLAINS – Friday 13, Candy’s Apartment LOWRIDER – Friday 13, Annandale Hotel UTOPIA HOMEGROWN: DARREN STYLES, MARK BREEZE, MC WHIZZKID, BITROK & MORE - Saturday 14, Hordern Pavilion and Surrounds ART VS SCIENCE – Thursday 19, Uni Of Newcastle MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – Friday 20, The Forum SHARKSLAYER – Friday 20, Candy’s Apartment ART VS SCIENCE – Friday 20, Uni Of Wollongong TRANCE NATION: TYDI, MARLO – Friday 20, Academy ART VS SCIENCE – Saturday 21, Metro Theatre

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WE MENTIONED EARLIER that likely local lads Art vs Science are a live fave of triple j listeners, so here’s your chance to see for yourself! They’ve got an album due to drop in early 2011 but in the meanwhile, you’ll be able to wrap your ears around the wonderful Magic Mountain EP, which includes the title track and a live cover of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s classic Boom! Shake The Room. It drops Friday 6 August and they play Metro Theatre Saturday 21 August. We’re hoping for a medley of Parlais Vous Francais? and We No Speak Americano… IN ARIA CLUB Chart land there isn’t a hell of a lot of movement this week, although Denzal Park’s Ascension has been bumped to #3 from its lengthy reign in the top spot by TV Rock and Tara McDonald’s Elevated, with Hook N Sling and Snob Scrilla completing an all Aussie top trio by taking the #2 slot with Gotta Make A Move. Also worth noting is Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson’s unexpected entry at #47 as guest vocalist on Pocket 808’s Monster (Babe), previewing a forthcoming album drop on Hussle… WEE WEEK 2010 is almost upon us – no shit of a lie. In all seriousness, the week of 19-25 July is all about The Cranberry Inst itute and Kidney Health Aust ralia raising awareness of urinary tract health, treatment and prevention of urinary tract infect ions (UTIs). Honest ly, we’re not taking the piss about that name…

TRUE BLOOD EVENTS

ENTER SHIKARI

UNDER THE SHADE Hot on the heels of Lewie Day, fellow Melburnian The Francis Inferno Orchest ra is making an appearance at Tao Lounge on Friday 9 July for the next instalment of Blank Canvas. The 20year-old DJ/producer has plenty of releases on the roadmap but his forthcoming EP on Under The Shade – which features remixes from Eddie C and Soul Clap – is especially enticing. Support from Carlos Zarate, Robbie Piper and George Hall. $10 entry.

INDIGENOUS HIP HOP Club Koori and Gadigal Music are teaming up to present an Indigenous hip hop show case at Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 8 July headlined by The Last Kinect ion. Stunna Set and Trinidoe join for the launch of their respective Against All Odds and Black Boi EPs through Gadigal Music. Support from MC Munki Muk, DJ The Black President and guests. Tickets $17.90 through Moshtix.

JD SET 2010 The JD Set returns in 2010 with a vengeance, bringing Australian rock royalty Wolfmother to the stage at The Espy on Thursday 29

July. In 2009 the event toured nationwide and even if the same doesn’t apply this time around, you can help local bands New Navy and Kids At Risk earn themselves the support slot by casting your vote at thejdset.com.au. Tickets on sale from Wednesday 7 July.

HE’S EVERY WOMAN Direct from hit production Liza (On an E), drag legend Trevor Ashley is set to yet again take the local cabaret scene by storm with I’m Every Woman – a Dean Bryant production which calls on a four piece band, plenty of dresses, wigs and a whole lot of lung capacity. Ashley is performing four shows from Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 July at the The Studio, Sydney Opera House. Tickets from sydneyoperahouse. com.

THIRTY YEARS OF JOY 2010 heralds the thirtieth anniversary of Joy Division’s seminal album Unknown Pleasures and in celebration, founding member Peter Hook and Friends are performing the album live in Aust ralia for the very fi rst time on Saturday 25 September at the Enmore. Support from The Wreckery. Tickets $64.90 an up from Ticketek.

Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris will be appearing at the offical True Blood event at UNSW on Saturday 25 September in support of the season three launch and the recent release of Dead In The Family, her latest Sookie Stackhouse novel. Tickets from thehubproductions.com.

SOYA 2010 Applications for the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards (SOYA) 2010 have just opened and the mentorships/ grants on offer are as usual, exceedingly brilliant. Aust ralians under thirty can submit entries in seven creative fields – fashion, fi lm, visual arts, visual communications, music, indust rial and object design and photography. The deadline for submissions is Monday 9 August. Head to www.soya. com.au for more info.

TRIBALISM The genre mashing Enter Shikari rightly deserve plenty of attention for their melding of punk, hardcore, elect ronica, dubstep, drum’n’bass and rock. 2009 saw them release sophomore album Common Dreads and the Friday 10 September digital release of b-sides album Tribalism should have fans frothing. Enter Shikari will be performing at the Roundhouse on Thursday 23 September with support from House vs Hurricane. Tickets $53.55 through Ticketek.


ONE WOMA THE CONTROVERSY-WIELDING MIA CERTAINLY WASN’T BORN FREE. AAROM WILSON DISCOVERS THAT THE END OF ONE LIFE-AFFECTING BATTLE AND THE ENTRY INTO MOTHERHOOD HAS DONE NOTHING TO DIMINISH HER FIGHTING FEROCITY. IF ANYTHING, THEY’VE MADE IT STRONGER.

M

athangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam has become known as much for her music as MIA as for the whirlwind of controversy that follows whenever she opens her mouth and mind. With two songs so far released off her upcoming album /\/\ /\ Y /\, the wave of media interest has been so great it’s almost overshadowed the fact MIA even has an album coming out. Instead the attention has focused on YouTube quickly pulling the controversial video clip that accompanied Born Free (purportedly due to its graphic nature, as opposed to the themes of genocide and political resistance it tackles with venom) and her reaction to a piece written by Lynn Hirschberg in the New York Times that sarcastically contrasted Arulpragasam’s political stances with her now rather comfortable lifestyle. Of course, MIA isn’t one to idly take criticism. Instead, she bit back. Hard. Posting Hirschberg’s phone number on the net, along with a recording that proved Hirschberg had misconstrued a number of facts from the interview (including that it was Hirschberg who ordered the truffle-flavoured French fries, which the writer then used to take a suggestive swipe at MIA’s hypocrisy), Arulpragasam last month caused an uproar that’s become referred to as ‘Trufflegate’.

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AN ARMY “

I DON’T WANT TO SOUND LIKE A HIPPY BUT I HOPE IT IS ABOUT JUSTICE AND RIGHT AND WRONG, AND SEEING THE FAULTS OF MANKIND”

So it was with respect and quote-lusty excitement that 3D World waited on the phone to speak with Arulpragasam. What sharp-edged quote gold would she stab into our Dictaphone? After all, in the past few months alone she’s done everything from accusing Facebook and Google of being CIAdeveloped nasties to attacking Lady Gaga with lines like “she’s a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I fucking do!” Rather than a fired-up MIA, it was instead a tired artist that finally started the interview after spending 15 minutes or so of comedic bumbling trying to sort a coffee to help get over the early wake-up while weaving a promo trail through Europe. “Ahhh yeah,” Arulpragasam begins sleepily when asked about /\/\ /\ Y /\ and how it compares to her past two albums. “I think, in term in terms of drama, I’ve outdone them [weird sounds interrupt]. You know, so [more weird scrapings]… sorry I’m brushing my teeth now.” After the giggling from both parties subsides, the pint-sized powerhouse continues answering whether the album is a more personal one – a question considered due to first album Arular being named after her Sri Lankan Tamil rebel father, second album Kala after her mother, and now /\/\ /\ Y /\ after, well, herself (it’s the typographic equivalent of her legal name). “In the end I think it is more sort of confrontational about myself, and me having to deal with some shit. And also on, like, on all the other albums I always like dealt with the fighting-on sentiment… And if you spell my name out in forward strike and backward strikes, it’s the same sentiment. Like, you know, /\/\ /\ Y /\ spells my name, but it’s also the sentiment of fighting on.”


POLITICAL DRUMMINGS

Of course music has been filled with figures that have helped provide the impetus for real political change to make this world a better place. Here are just a few of the many bold artists who have made a positive impact, or at least tried. WOODY GUTHRIE This early twentieth century singer/songwriter performed militant folk music that makes U2’s Bono slogans fade to the background in comparison. “This machine kills fascists” was emblazoned on his guitar as he sang working class revolution anthems such as This Land Is Your Land. Bob Dylan learnt a lot from this guy. MARVIN GAYE Motown icon Gaye was considered a mild-mannered pop soul singer before the civil rights movement inspired him to create 1971’s watershed black anthem Whatís Going On. Soon other soul artists followed (The Temptations, etc) and nothing was ever the same again. A major inspiration to political hip hop artists decades later. PAUL MCCARTNEY Although John Lennon is often seen as being the biggest political antagonist in The Beatles, it was actually McCartney who penned and recorded the most overtly political anthem with his Give Ireland Back To The Irish, a reaction to 1972’s Bloody Sunday (where British troops shot unarmed Northern Ireland protestors). MIDNIGHT OIL Before Oilsí singer Peter Garrett became nothing more than a disgraceful mark on this country’s political history, he turned a nation of pub rock fans onto issues that were once considered the domain of saddo hippies: the environment, US political manipulation of Australian governments, indigenous land rights. In Australia, these topics are now the domain of singer/songwriter surfers making no mark at all. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE In 2000, this group of post-industrial LA rockers made a music video with Michael Moore. It was filmed on the steps of New Yorkís Federal Hall building. After the shoot, the band and 300 fans stormed the steps of the stock exchange - trading was stopped two hours earlier than usual as security was sent into a panic. It just doesnít get more political than that. THE DIXIE CHICKS Proving themselves to be more than country hicks, the Texan lasses announced at a concert, ten days before the 2003 Iraq invasion, “We don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas”. Many destroyed- albums and radio station-bannings later, the Chicks ended up winning a number of Grammy awards due to their newfound infamy.

Indeed, that fighting spirit has been instilled within MIA since birth. Although born in the UK, Arulpragasam’s Sri Lankan parents soon moved back to their motherland, motivated by her father’s desire to become a political activist in support of the Tamil Militancy in the Sri Lankan Civil War, one which only ended last year after 30 years of bloodshed. Yet this has been only one of many significant changes in the past few years for the 34year-old. “I had to sort of deal with being not a normal human being, but being a pop star, which is really annoying. And I think, yeah in that, there is...,” Arulpragasam hesitates before reeling off, ”I’ve become a mother; I’ve become someone’s fiancé, and I had some stability which I wasn’t used too; my mum became an outlaw which she wasn’t used to; and it was just loads of different changes in peoples’ roles in my life.” MIA has had numerous death threats over the course of her career, but none were scarier than those received once she was carrying another life inside her. Still, that didn’t waver her resolute desire to stand up and be heard. “The last month of pregnancy was the most intense for me because I was having to go on television and talk about what’s happening, and people sort of sending these intense letters, and you’re kind of hanging on your last thread but you have to say something. You know, this many people died last weekend and this many babies died and this many women are pregnant and in the camps, and when you’re faced with those kind of facts it’s really 24 3DWORLD

difficult because it’s real, it’s really real. And you can’t sort of separate yourself and be like, ‘Well I’m pregnant, I’m having my moment’, like, ‘can you come back next year?’ “I don’t want to sound like a hippy but I hope it is about justice and right and wrong, and seeing the faults of mankind,” MIA says of the kind of world she’d like her now one-year-old to grow up into. At the very least, the political crusader wishes for a world where society can at least debate these rights and wrongs in a democratic and just way. So it’s the belief in freedom that drives her fuss-causing, candid discourses? “It’s weird, I put it down to one thing,” Arulpragasam says of why she keeps popping up in the media for reasons other her music’s sound. “I’m not being controversial. I think I’m just being normal but, because no one else is saying half the shit – you know, I’m just being honest or truthful – and everybody lives in fear of losing fans. “No one says anything, and then they go, ‘How dare you say that about Justin Bieber!’,” she spits in her fiercest mocking tone. “People don’t feel connected to the rest of their environment. Like a lot of musicians don’t talk about issues that are going on in the news or at home, or just say anything that’s like in your face about stuff, when they should. Everyone always whitewashes everything and acts like there’s nothing going on. And I think the media just got used to that.” So what’s her new album going to kick up a fuss about? Certainly the jagged, energetic, rocky Born Free practically punches you in the face with political messages MIA’s fans are used to. First official single XXXO is a completely different sounding tune, its almost R&B tones helping encourage the lazy to think it might really be about kissy-huggy relationships. Yet it’s another good text for high school English classes to dissect, MIA describing it as “kind of like my relationship song with my music industry”. With Blaqstarr, Rusko and Sleigh Bells’ Derek E Miller lending songwriting and production hands to /\/\ /\ Y /\, as well as usual cohorts Switch and ex-lover Diplo, it’s no surprise the rest of the album is soaked in dirty synths, deep basslines and dark beats. Also, with lines like “I fight the ones that fight me” on Lovalot and MIA darting rhymes about a “bomb blast” over screwdriver sounds in Steppin’ Up, it’s fair to say her engagement to fellow muso Benjamin Zachary Bronfman (incidentally the son of Warner’s CEO) and the birth of their child Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman hasn’t tempered her ferocity one iota. She seems far less comfortable talking about the actual sounds on the album though, preferring rather to describe it as “textures and text messages”. Instead she’s far more at home on the political frontline, spruiking her beliefs before beats. With Australia’s first ever female PM just being sworn into office, could we ever see MIA similarly making political history? “I would never want to inflict politics upon anyone,” she says with deadpan seriousness. “I just feel it’s so stupid that people’s decisions in an office can affect millions of people.” Yet that’s the power of music, and /\/\ /\ Y /\ looks set to continue MIA’s ranking as one of this century’s most fascinating political and social spokespersons. WHO: MIA WHAT: /\/\ /\ Y /\ (XL/Remote Control) out Friday 9 July


ICON

BEFORE PALACE - EXTERNAL, CIRCA 1911-1920

BEFORE PALACE 5 - 1950S

BEFORE PALACE - FOYER, PRE 1950S

BEFORE PALACE - INTERNAL, PRE 1950S

BEFORE PALACE - INTERNAL, PRE 1950S

ACADEMY TWIN

PADDINGTON CINEMA, 1973-2010 WITH THE PALACE GROUP SCREENING THEIR LAST FILMS AT PADDINGTON’S ACADEMY TWIN CINEMA OVER THE WEEKEND, SCOTT HENDERSON TALKS TO DARREN KILLEN, THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR TURNING THE SINGLE SCREEN MANDALA CINEMA INTO THE LOVED MOVIE HOUSE OF TODAY.

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ord the Academy Twin in Paddington is closing down hasn’t reached Darrel Killen as he takes 3D World’s call. While the news comes as a saddening surprise to the man who turned the old two-level, single screen Mandala on the corner of Oxford and South Dowling Street into a twin cinema, the former entrepreneur takes it in his st ride. Th is isn’t the fi rst time this has happened.

“The history goes back to that early showman Thomas West,” Killen explains from his home in Canberra where his Cinema Centre Group (who also operated Canberra’s famed Elect ric Shadows) was based by in the 70s and 80s. Back in 1910 West announced he was building a huge 2,500-seater theatre on the site on Marshall’s Co-operative Brewery. On Boxing Day night 1911 audiences paid three pence a head to see Power Of Love at West’s Olympia with the accompaniment of De Groen’s ViceRegal Orchest ra. When you start talking about a purpose-built cinema in 1911 it’s important to realise this is the birth period of fi lm exhibition and not just in Aust ralia, but anywhere in the world. Th is site continued to pioneer as the fi rst Sydney cinema to install ‘Talkies’ sometime in the 1920s, which was followed by a major modernisation in the 1930s as Greater Union took control, renaming the theatre the Odeon around 1953. The theatre closed in 1960 and wouldn’t reopen until 1969 as Mandala Cinema: ‘home of cult and rock fi lms’. “We were put in touch with Sydney personality Edward Allison,” recalls the 85-year old Killen, whose memory for local indust ry history remains sharp as a knife. “Eddie was the proprietor of Quality Films who were quite early dist ributors of what we used to call ‘art fi lms’ and he used to provide us with those sorts of fi lms.” It was also Eddie who told Killen the Mandala was available, giving Cinema Centre a foothold in Sydney and a redevelopment project.

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1911 - HOMER’S ODYSSEY

ACADEMY TWIN - 2010

YOU ” WHEN START TALKING

ABOUT A PURPOSEBUILT CINEMA IN 1911 IT’S IMPORTANT TO REALISE THIS IS THE BIRTH PERIOD OF FILM EXHIBITION AND NOT JUST IN AUSTRALIA, BUT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.”

ACADEMY TWIN FOYER - 2010

“The negotiations with the Greek Community of NSW began – meanwhile we operated the Mandala and one of the things we did in that period was to give a run to this fi lm Stockade. You’ll find in the fi lm history books the allegation Kenneth Cook [who also wrote Wake In Fright] couldn’t get a release for the fi lm but it was released at the Mandala and I remember we had to rig up some 16mm projectors and project around 270 feet right from up at the back of this old two-level cinema. “We took a while to go ahead with the redevelopment and engaged a good architect called Jeff rey Danks of Woodhouse and Danks and it was a complete new concrete back-to-back shell placed inside the old cinema. The shell was just typical of the old two-level cinemas with a very high ceiling, which is st ill there.” Twin cinemas, Killen says, were all the rage back in the days before the multiplexes really made footfall. And so it was the Academy Twin was born, named in homage to Academy Cinema of Oxford Street, London, on 29 June 1973 – potentially 37 years to the day from when you are reading this. “One thing we did was call it the Academy 500 and Academy 300 because we thought it was silly calling cinemas one, two and three and all that, which they were doing everywhere overseas and in the city.” Killen and his newly appointed manager John Hartman were able to acquire a copy of Roman Polanski’s Macbeth from Columbia while Fox provided Fritz The Cat. “I had seen Fritz at Cannes, where I used to go, and it fit right into the policy we had when we opened Academy, which was opened to be an art cinema and has remained so.” Killen’s held the lease for 20-years before passing it onto Andrew Pike (now managing director of Ronin fi lms) and Michael Walsh then Palace Cinemas in 1994. Many names and faces – some internationally famous, some locally infamous – have graced the Academy through the years. Closing night was a muted affair – no celebrities or the like, just local cinephiles and staff soaking it up one last time. Farewell Academy, you will be missed.

1920 - THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI

1951 - THE AFRICAN QUEEN

1974 - FIRST SCREENING CINEMA 300 - FRITZ THE CAT

1974 - FIRST SCREENING CINEMA 500 - MACBETH

1986 - BLUE VELVET

2009 - BEAUTIFUL KATE

2010 - LAST FILM CINEMA 300 - THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

2010 - LAST FILM CINEMA 500 ANIMAL KINGDOM


ON THE SCORE SHEET HYBRID’S MIKE TRUMAN TELLS COSMO CATER THEIR MORE SONG-BASED, LESS “POMPOUS” FOURTH ALBUM DISAPPEAR HERE IS THE RESULT OF A FRUITFUL NEW UNION WITH SINGER CHARLOTTE JAMES AND A MORE PERSONAL APPORACH TO MAKING MUSIC.

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ne of the longest-running and most dist inct ive sounding acts in dance music, Hybrid are st ill going st rong. Whilst new album Disappear Here is a slight departure from the tried and tested sound of three previous albums, the group’s subtle reinvention has won them even more fans. The nucleus of Hybrid, Mike Truman and Chris Healings, have been writing music together since the mid-90s. Their breakthrough hit was Finished Symphony, an enduring dance music classic, from their smash debut album Wide Angle. The album brought together the relatively disparate st rands of orchest ral st rings, razor-sharp breakbeats and deep sub-bass, all glued together in a cinematic fashion, the group fi rmly professing their love of fi lm scores. “Since day one we’ve always been interested in fi lm scores and the way fi lm music affects you in a different way to say contemporary elect ronica,” Mike Truman explains as he enjoys a rare sunny English day. Wide Angle was rapturously received, and Hybrid cemented this with a series of live performances that tore the roof off every venue they played at during 1999/2000. Again, the progressive house aficionados seemed to seize on Hybrid as champions, and their star shone brightly for most of the decade, churning through two further albums and a remix catalogue that could be described as voluminous. Disappear Here is indeed a departure for Hybrid – song-based, more band-like, less grand, but maybe a touch more ‘real’ than previous efforts. “There’s been a bit of controversy because it

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is a little bit more song-based,” Truman states. “We felt we needed to do something a bit more intimate, a bit more personal. We felt some of our previous work may have been a bit too grand, maybe a bit pompous. We didn’t want to alienate people and go down some electronic folk route, but we did want to make some smaller, more personal record. Which means on the next one, which we’re working on at the end of the year, it’ll probably be completely the other way.” The results are a pleasing mix of the Hybrid of old (breakbeats, bass, patches of darkness) with vocals, guitars and a more punk aesthetic. This change in direction was prompted by the addition of vocalist and songwriter Char-

lotte James – and a failed album attempt. “We did actually start the album, and spent about a year on it,” Mike mentions, “then realised we didn’t really like it – we’d got stuck in a weird sound, so we didn’t feel comfortable releasing it. So we binned most of it, but cherry picked a few bits that we liked the sound of, so the album took less than a year. It’s always a very nervous moment releasing an album... all of a sudden you’ve got to take on comments from Amazon and iTunes. A few people thought it was a bit too vocal, and we know that vocals in the electronic dance music world don’t always go hand in hand. It’s the album that we wanted to make but we’re pleased with the results.” The addition of

James, it seems, has elevated the band’s creativity. “We tracked her down through a couple of friends,” says Truman. “We were trying to find a really good vocalist. We sent her demos and she wasn’t from a dance music background at all, which is exact ly what we wanted. We found from meeting Charlotte that not only is a she a great songwriter and vocalist, but she’s a multi-inst rumentalist. She can play cello, guitar, piano, all these different inst ruments. Now we’ve kind of got this smaller sort of feel, so we thought we’d go with that.” Featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchest ra and bassist Tim Hutton (who has worked with The Prodigy and Ian Brown), Disappear Here brings Hybrid forward into a new decade. The latest album has spawned two singles so far, and the title track is scheduled for release as a single in September. The group are currently shooting a video for it, as well as embarking upon a series of live dates. “We’re playing live for the fi rst time in three years so we’ve been chained to the st udio for the past while,” Truman reveals. “We got an opportunity to play UK fest ivals starting with Glastonbury and then we’ve got some European fest ivals. At the end of the European Summer we’ll start doing some shorter tours and longer ones, and travelling further afield. We thought rather than start off with some gigantic tour we’ll kind of get into it slowly. So we’re just in rehearsals at the moment. It’s a bit like driving a car you haven’t driven for ages. Slowly we’re remembering what to do!” The album was also released direct ly through the band’s website, something they want to explore further. “We’d never done anything commercial on the website,” Truman admits. “We wanted to have a big hand in doing something different. For the next one we’ll probably go even further, we’d like to take the pose that Radiohead did, when you buy the album you practically get a second album to go with it that’s not available everywhere else. We just want to give people a bit of value for money. People are very savvy. You want to buy into a band a bit more. Hence all the videos we’ve done ourselves.” During the hiatus between I Choose Noise and Disappear Here, Hybrid were fortunate enough to work on something they’ve been aspiring to their entire career – film scores. They composed the entire film scores for Catacombs and Exit To Babylon, plus have music production credits for Wolverine, X-Men, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Domino. “We got wrapped up doing film work,” admits Truman. “We were really fortunate to work on some really great music. Since day one we’ve always been interested in film scores and the way film music affects you in a different way to say contemporary electronica. For a lot of the movie st uff, everything has got to happen incredibly quickly. You’ve got 24 hours or half a day to come up with something and give it to the composer and the director.” WHO: Hybrid WHAT: Disappear Here (Dist inct ive/Inertia) out Friday 9 July


TWIT HAPPENS WIL ANDERSON IS NO STRANGER TO CONTRO VERSY; HIS PENCHANT FOR ‘TELLING IT LIKE IT IS’ OFTEN LANDING HIM IN HOT WATER. NOT THAT HE GIVES A SHIT. LIZ GIUFFRE SPEAKS TO THE COMEDIAN.

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he conservative media had a field day last month over comments posted on Twitter by two prominent Melbourne personalities – one of them comedian Wil Anderson, whose live-tweeting of the Logies found him again at the receiving end of a loaded barrel of right-wing outrage. “I’d like to think that I have that much power, but act ually, I think what I do is just put my name to the shit that everyone else is thinking and saying,” laughs Wil Anderson in response to hysterical tabloid claims that his tweets during the Logies had threatened to end the annual event. “I was pretty aware that if I tweeted at the Logies people were going to write about it, because I did it last year, but I do find the faux outrage really hilarious.” Although Anderson is quite modest about the one-line comedy gold that made that cringefest bearable, rather than simply mud slinging with 140 characters Anderson picked his targets, and the flavour of criticism, beautifully. Th is writer’s favourite? “In front row for John Mayer. I may not take home Gold Logie but now have herpes.” (“I only did that because I couldn’t work out how to spell ‘gonorrhoea’ – it was just too hard to spell when I was drunk so I had to go with herpes.”) Since 3D World ’s post-Logies discussion with Anderson, fellow tweeter Catherine Deveny was sacked by The Age for her offerings on Logies night. Although Anderson didn’t comment on her specifically, his ideas about the form in general certainly ring true. “I just consider myself a stand-up comedian – that’s the truth of it – and so I just try and think of funny things to say. I always think it doesn’t matter what the forum is, and when people say, ‘Oh, I don’t like Twitter’, I think that’s like saying, ‘Oh, I don’t like books’, or ‘I don’t like movies’. There are some shit people on Twitter, and there are some shit people writing books and some shit people making movies; it’s what you do with the medium that counts. “I like that I have a job that I can say what I like when I like, and occasionally people will get offended by what you say. I think and I hope that the people who come to my shows – well, as my mate who’s fi lming the behind-the-scenes for the show said… what people speaking to

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him said they liked – was that I am honest. I’ll try to tell it like it is and do interest ing st uff, but at the end of the day you can take it or leave it, it’s not for everyone, and I’m sure people will find other things that they like. I just hope that I’m loyal to and fulfi l expectations; but also go on to challenge the expectations of the audience that I have.” Anderson’s new solo show Wilful Misconduct is his 15th (or so) and another in an ever-strengthening catalogue. Like all his shows, it’s built on a shameless reworking of his name – others in the list have included BeWildered, Wil Of God, and Wilosophy – and the pattern is perhaps an act of blatant narcissism, some cool branding, or maybe just a loose gest ure towards the show’s broad theme. Given the show has already won Anderson praise in several cities as well as a People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, whatever the formula is, it’s working. Having said that, Anderson wanted to make this show about breaking personal boundaries, and as such he’s also chronicled its development for audiences with a behindthe-scenes doco series being made and released for free as the shows run. “I’ve been talking about it for years, having a way of following the behind the scenes of comedy,” he says. “Even though a show normally tours, the people in Perth only see what version of the show makes it to Perth, so this kind of gives a sense of how it all comes together. And we were kind of bumming around and trying to work [out] how to do it – it’s quite expensive and we weren’t really going to make any money out of it – and then yeah, Cool Ridge came along and said, ‘We might pay for it if you like’, and I was like, ‘That sounds fucking sweet as!’ “I’ve tried to kind of keep some real honest y in there – like shit where it didn’t go right. It’s not meant to be a PR piece, but instead it’s meant to hopefully give people a sense of the entire journey of what putting together a show from scratch is.” WHAT: Wilful Misconduct WHERE & WHEN: The Comedy Store Thursday 1 July to Sunday 25


FLYING HIGH SCOTTISH TRANCER SIMON PATTERSON HAS SAID GOODBYE TO THE HARD-EDGED FORMULA HE PERFECTED WITH TAXI, AND REVEALS TO ANGUS PATERSON THAT HIS NEW DIRECTION IS INFLUENCED BY THE REALITY OF NOT PLAYING THE CLOSING SET FOREVER.

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or Scotsman Simon Patterson, Holland’s massive annual Trance Energy event is the pinnacle of all that he loves about the scene, and everything he dreamed of achieving. It’s a similar story for much of the global trance community, as it’s a party that’s spoken of in hallowed tones – the mind-blowing product ion, trance fanatics spilling in on buses from all over Europe, and the cutting-edge DJ/ producers providing the high-octane soundtrack for it all. Patterson had attended four years in a row as a punter, but finally in early 2009 his time had come, and he was marked by promoters ID&T as an up-and-comer worthy of a peaktime slot at the Future stage. Fast forward to April this year, and Patterson was given the opportunity to perform for tens of thousands on the Trance Energy main stage alongside longtime partner-in-crime Sean Tyas, playing the closing set for arguably the world’s most spectacular dance event. It was a timeslot that allowed him to showcase his turbo-charged techno/trance fusion to full effect, and it’s talked about as one of the evening’s most exhilarating moments. “To get the chance to play the main stage with Sean this year was probably the highlight of my whole career,” Patterson says. “It’s the holy grail of events, it’s so renowned, and to be given the closing set was incredible. We were lucky, because the DJs before us were playing a little slower and more progressive, so by the time we came on the crowd were really needing that energy. The fact they didn’t get that sound the whole night was great for us. We killed it, and the crowd stayed right until the end. And that view, looking out over that many people... For anyone who hasn’t experienced it, it’s act ually quite difficult to explain the feeling that’s captured in that room.” While Patterson’s main stage set might have signaled his induct ion into the big league, his phone manner st ill carries a down-to-earth energy that suggests he remains a little unsure of his place in the grand scheme of things. He doesn’t yet exude the polished confidence of other trance titans like Paul van Dyk or Armin van Buuren, even though his achievements so far should have earned him a touch of cockiness. The year he played the Future stage at Trance Energy, both of the aforementioned trance heavies saw it fit to whip out Patterson’s psychedelic-rinsed anthem Thump over at the main stage. That track was the latest iteration of his very own sound unveiled the year prior with devastating tech trance weapons like Smack and Bulldozer, which upon release, sounded like nothing that had come before. Patterson had st umbled upon a formula that delivered a whopping burst of power on the dancefloor. Beginning with a solid club drive, it flattens out into a deceptively euphoric breakdown, before the beat drops again and all expectations are thrown out the window when it rips into a hard-as-nails riff that’s powerful enough to tear a club apart. “That’s the key,” Patterson says, pointing to the power of the unexpected for providing these moments. “That’s what you need, a punch to the face on a Monday morning. That’s the aim of these tracks.” However, as tough and driving as they are, they’re also detailed to the point where you’ll hear a new element buried in the mix every time you give them another listen. There’s arguably more detail here than we’ve ever heard in ‘hard dance’ before. “People have no idea what those tracks went through to get to the stage where they were ready for release. Blood, sweat and tears is the only way I can explain. Sitting there numbingly for hour after hour, changing this and changing that. Tweaking this, and tweaking that. I have so many

tracks on my hard drive that will never see that light of day, because in my head they’re simply not good enough. Sometimes that can be tough, and it never comes easy at all. “Attention to detail is the key. Even if it’s the smallest detail in the track, that people might not even hear. I hear it, and that’s the most important thing.” If much of the impact of Patterson’s club weapons come from the blow of the unexpected, it’s ironic there’s such a formula to it. “What a lot of people don’t know is that it was largely accidental that I even came across it in the first place. I could never manage to get a drop to kick in properly with the melody, I always ended up losing the energy. So it was almost like a cop out in a way, to slam in with something different instead. But it just worked.” His latest single Taxi is probably the most epic, ambitious and polished of all the tracks in that mould. It’s st ill a long way from growing tired, but nonetheless, Patterson says he’s determined to move on from it. “I always said that Taxi represents the end of the line for that st yle, as everyone else has starting to produce tracks in that vein. I said I’d do just one more to sort of say goodbye to it.” One of the curveballs that Patterson hurled into the pitch last year, between all of his massive tech trance belters, was Different Feeling. It was an appropriately named tune that retained the uplifting energy of his other releases, though with a tempo that sported a slower, more progressive BPM. And it might act ually offer an idea of what to expect from Patterson’s future musical output as he looks to diversify his sound. After all, you can’t be expected to play the breakneck closing set forever. “I’m getting older, and I need my sleep,” Patterson laughs. “Playing in different locations around the world, that harder sound doesn’t always work, and you need an extra st ring to your bow. I think having a slower st yle, that st ill might have hard elements to it, will be beneficial for me in the long term. Something more progressive, and a little more universal.” WHO: Simon Patterson WHERE & WHEN: Airport at Gaelic Theatre Saturday 3 July


FARE’S FAIR FOLLOWING A LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORT ABOUT A GROUP OF GOGETTING PARISIAN FARE JUMPERS BANDING TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE POWER, KRIS SWALES LOOKS AT SOME OF 2010’S GREATEST RORTS – AND HAS SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THE HE FUTURE.

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ust ralian Rules Football might be the religion of Melbourne, but there’s a sport with a much higher participation rate that some local residents play every day of their lives. It involves the trams which seem to cover every spare inch of the southern capital’s roads, and no matter what way you spin it, it boils down to Fare Evasion. It’s as rife as shitty elect ro house and R&B in suburban clubs, except no one is ashamed to admit their involvement. The advice from my guide on a recent Melbourne excursion was simple – keep enough change for the relevant fare on you at all times, and if the inspectors get on board make a beeline for the onboard ticket machine pronto. And if you are unlucky enough to get nicked, the theory is that the fine will pretty much equal all of the fares you’ve skipped anyway. Everyone wins. While the Melburnians seem to get by on a sort of laissez-faire attitude to, umm, fares, their peers on the Paris Metro have stepped things up a notch according to a report in the Los Angeles Times last week. Facing fines of $60 a pop if the transit police catch up with them, these indust rious Frenchies have banded together to create the world’s most blatantly illegal insurance fund, wherein they all pitch in $8.50 a week to a kitty which they can draw on if the powers that be ever catch them in the act of turnst ile jumping or exit barrier sneaking. In terms of fighting the power from the inside, only their nation’s national soccer team can hold a candle to their solidarity after they held a st rike against coach Raymond Domenech for sending Nicolas Anelka home after he allegedly told his coach to “Va te faire enculer, sale fi ls de pute” or “Go fuck yourself, you fi lthy son of a bitch”. Presumeably he wasn’t familiar with French novelist Alexandre Dumas’ idealist ic notion of “All for one, one for all. Then there’s the recent Chartfi xer scam, the work of a short-lived and seriously shady organisation which not only suggested that it could rig the ARIA charts to get your song into the upper reaches of proceedings for a nominal fee, but also insinuated in its artwork that only dark-skinned musicians and/or downloaders would get involved in such a venture on either end. Although the company is said to have disappeared shortly after the furore erupted, a cursory glance at the Singles chart this week seems to indicate otherwise. There’s got to be a reason manufact ured F-grade starlets are st ill charting, right? Of course the big daddy of all Aust ralian rorts circa 2010 is the fine work allegedly perpetrated by the higher-ups of the Melbourne Storm NRL club between 2006 and 2010, where the club was able to win two premierships and many more honours besides with accounting so creative that “forensic accountants” from Deloitte have so far taken two

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months and st ill not unraveled it all. (And if we really are going to have a reality TV show about parking inspectors, surely Deloitte SVU is also a potential ratings winner). In the ultimate irony, the same Parramatta Eels team who claim they should have been awarded Melbourne’s st ripped 2009 premiership after running a gallant second have also been fi ned $25,000 for a slightly lesser variant of the same crime. And then there’s the Canberra Raiders, who ran 14th in ’09 and st ill copped a breach fine of $1,996 – the dollar value presumeably in line with the last season they were act ually competitive. So where to from here? What 3D World would really like to see set up in time for the 2014 World Cup of soccer in Brazil is the Andrés Escobar Own Goal Fund, named in honour of the Colombian footballer who was shot and killed in his home town of Medellin not long after his own goal against USA in 1994 is rumoured to have cost several drug lords heavy gambling losses. Each of the 32 finalists would contribute a small fee to a pool which can be dipped into whenever an own goal is scored to send the guilty party (and goalkeeper if necessary) into a sort of Witness Relocation Program for bad defenders. Aust ralia wouldn’t even have to waste money on an over-rated foreign coach once they get to Rio, especially if we’re lucky enough to face France – a judicious bribe should just about get one of them to volunteer for a lifelong disappearing act. Worst case scenario? He’d just tell us to go fuck ourselves for being fi lthy sons of bitches.


MENTAL COMBAT Hip Hop With BLAZE

The Roots were supposed to retire after their last album, 2008’s Rising Down, but then they became the house band for the David Letterman-like show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and started recording a few tracks for this, their 9th st udio album How I Got Over (Def Jam). I never saw the Fallon show, but to think that the music was provided by The Roots would’ve been my sole reason to tune in. Their 17 year recorded legacy goes way back to their debut album, the European released/recorded 1993 gem Organix, back when the now bankrupt super-producer Scott Storch was their keyboard player.

HOME SWEET HOME

TRANCE UP-AND-COMER MARLO TELLS NINA BERTOK HOW HE’S JUGGLED HOME BASES IN AUSTRALIA AND THE NETHERLANDS AS HE HITS THE ROAD TO TOUR HIS FIRST DJ MIX FOR MINISTRY OF SOUND. THE ROOTS

They’ve had many line-up changes, but the most important members ?uest love and Black Thought are st ill involved and handled the product ion duties for this new and utterly fantast ic album. To think they formed the original band in 1987... shame that Malik B never got his shit together enough to continue with them, and while beatboxers Rahzel and Scratch have been consigned to the history books, MC Dice Raw is st ill involved and appears on about four tracks. They are st ill the only live hip hop band that has been worth anything substantial. Sure, some rap dudes employ a band when they are on tour, but The Roots have virtually been the only group to have kept it relevant since day one and stayed true to not only their genre, but also branched out and incorporated other st yles without even a hint of selling out or watering their sound down. They have the usual suspects such as Little Brother’s Phonte and Blu, who are on two tracks each, but appear together on The Day with Icelandic vocalist Patty Crash. What I like about this album is that they work with indie rock people instead of the more obvious choice of R&B singers. I mean who would have thought that the squeaky sounding little harpist Joanna Newsom would appear on one of the best tracks Right On, or that they’d hook up with the Monsters Of Folk for a reworking of their song as Dear God 2.0. It’s this inclusion of such participants that makes this album so interest ing. I also like how they get a verse from upcoming Philly MC STS who invokes the st yle of Souls Of Mischief /The Pharcyde. The title track sounds like a reworking of the Cody Chesnutt song The Seed, and is that him on vocals? Overall a st unning return that might just see them reach a 10th album... 34 3DWORLD

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decade ago, Dutch-born and now Aust ralia-based trance maest ro MaRLo just wanted to make quirky sound effects for his computer animations – now in 2010 he’s taking on mixing duties on Minist ry Of Sound’s Trance Nation Volume 2, side-byside with Brisbane’s young superstar tyDi. Real name Marlo Hoogst raten, Aust ralia’s #19 DJ according to the annual ITM50 DJ Poll claims the genre is now experiencing a resurgence. “I think trance is coming back in a big, big way,” Hoogst raten offers, “especially since the last two or three years. It died down a lot in 2004 when there was a st rong association between trance and drug abuse, which was a shame, because I think some people got confused. I’m not sure why, maybe because it was very much a rave thing for a while, where hardcore and trance got bunched in together even though they were quite different. At the moment, on a worldwide scale, there are a lot of trance DJs in the new DJ Mag Top 100 poll, especially in the Top 20. The majority of number one DJs in Aust ralia are also trance DJs – we’ve had tyDi for the last few years. He’s been one of the people who have helped the public realise trance is not a dirty word.” Minist ry Of Sound have obviously paid close attention the genre’s reemergence as a musical force, with the fi rst Trance Nation compilation in 2009 seeing tyDi and Above & Beyond step up to the plate. MaRLo has replaced the UK progressive stalwarts this time round, bringing a different flavour to proceedings than that of his Brisbane counterpart. “tyDi and I have very different st yles but I think the two discs complement each other,” says Hoogst raten. “I was really lucky because I got all the tracks that I wanted for my mix. I didn’t want to start off too intense or full-on and I knew I wanted to include one of my own tracks, so it starts off with Is It Real. It’s a bit of a vocal track just to ease you into the rest of the mix, then towards the end it’s more bangin’. It’s totally what you get at my sets and what I’ll be doing for this tour.” For Hoogst raten, releasing his debut compilation on Minist ry Of Sound has served as priceless exposure. It’s also a reflect ion of MaRLo’s massive success in both Aust ralia and in Europe ever since performing at Holland’s Trance Energy tour in 2008. “I’ve always lived between Sydney and Amsterdam,” Hoogst raten says. “I was born in Holland but I left when I was 14 to move to Sydney with my parents. After I did high school in Aust ralia, I started going back and forth ever since, so I’d spend a year in Holland, and a year in Aust ralia

and so on. I act ually started off just doing computer animation and I wanted to do sound effects and background music. That led me on the path to product ion which sparked the fuel. “When I started to get asked to do shows I realised I could produce but I couldn’t DJ so I became a live act with keys and drum machines which made touring really difficult, having to carry all that gear around. I realised I had to learn to DJ because it was much easy to have a bag of records.” Hoogst raten confesses playing Holland’s Trance Energy tour was always the number one goal – something that has now been achieved, and then some. “Sensation was probably up there next to Trance Energy as well,” he adds. “Both are really huge, huge parties. It’s amazing that I’ve done that now, it’s also pretty amazing that I did Sensation too. Trance Energy in Holland is a massive fest ival of up to 20,000 people, the exposure is indescribable. That was a really big deal for me because all of a sudden [in 2009], out of nowhere I debuted on InTheMix at number 19 overall.”

WHO: MaRLo WHAT: Trance Nation Volume 2 (Minist ry Of Sound/Universal) WHERE & WHEN: Home Fridy 9 July, Academy Friday 20 August


MIRACLE WORLD

THE MUSIC ROBERT TAYLOR JR PLAYS AND CREATES AS DJ SEGA SITS VAGUELY AT THE PLACE WHERE BALTIMORE, BRICK CITY CLUB AND PHILLY PARTY MUSIC INTERSECT, BUT WITH HIS OWN SPECIAL TWIST, AS LIZ GALINOVIC REPORTS.

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wenty three years ago in Philadelphia, Robert Taylor Jr was born. Not long after his birth, north-west of his home town in the neighbouring state of Maryland the world of music gave birth to another infant; in a stable in Baltimore city. That child was called Baltimore club and as he grew, so his influence over dance music and the inimitable DJ Sega did too. Taylor’s father was a DJ, DJ Brother Rob, and he taught his son all about soul. Although he grew up in this environment, Taylor states the influence of his father and the transition from Taylor Jr to DJ Sega was more of the indirect kind. “I didn’t really grow up thinking that I was gonna be a DJ just like him. It’s something that came to form itself. His love for music gave me my curiosity for it. My curiosity gave me a wide range of music from all times and all places.” Taylor’s interest in music flourished and he explored all types of genres from hip hop to metal, finding he had an appreciation for something within everything he came across. In a twist of originality, he didn’t decide to explore the decks until he discovered other people were making money off his music. That’s correct – Taylor began producing before he became a DJ. “I started producing as an outlet, a hobby. It was for my ears only... at fi rst,” he says, yet sharing some of the results of that hobby lead to “other people making money off of my music; and doing it wrong.” Th is is what lead to Taylor’s transformation into DJ Sega. “I thought I might as well make money doing what I always dreamt about which is to rock a crowd with my music.” The dist inct ion between Baltimore club, brick city club and Philly party music (the latter of which Taylor prescribes to) is one that’s probably detected only by its makers. As one journalist pointed out, the fact that you can play all three in a club without clearing the floor probably indicate there’s no drast ic change between each st yle. In fact, it is said, that born in Baltimore it travelled in a north easterly direct ion to the city of Newark in New Jersey where it became brick city club and then on to Philadelphia where it became know as Philly party

music. Although Taylor lists dist inct differences (more bass, more horns or less bass, less horns) the three st yles are closely related and these days, many DJs and producers try to erase those state borders by referring to it all simply as club music. What makes Taylor’s music stand out stems from the fact that he is a perfect ionist when it comes to his work. “If I don’t like something I feel like others won’t, even though I’ve been proven wrong [about this]. Heavy bass, heavy energy, and a heavy imagination, makes my music different from anything you’ve ever heard.” Taylor st ill retains his open mind when it comes to listening to music and being influenced by it. “I explore all types of music. It just has to be passionate and st ruct ured the right way. I’ve mixed up some video game sounds, movie clips, and even commercials.” But like most of us, with age and experience comes a sense of disappointment with and criticism for, the indust ry and its progeny. “I am picky nowadays. Music today just makes me seek out the music I’ve always loved to listen to. Club music is the closest to a better hip hop so to speak. Everything about the music is hip hop. Music evolves over years to become something new and better, although, it can become something new and annoying. Club music speaks to the soul of art lovers. I try to keep that alive with my product ions.”

WHO: DJ Sega WHERE & WHEN: Chinese Laundry Friday 2 July

OGFLAVAS OG Urban news with CYCLONE

DRAKE

Canada’s Aubrey “Drake” Graham has been hailed as the latest saviour of hip hop, but is his long-awaited debut, Thank Me Later, all that? Drake being excessively hyped, OG Flavas had low expectations, yet TML is a revelation. Graham belongs to a wave of anti-MCs led by Kanye West. He’s not a wordsmith in the tradition of Rakim, but discursive – if not st reamof-consciousness. Graham raps – and, subtly deploying auto-tune, sings – and, although there’s flossing, he freely discloses his insecurities about fame, women and life and critiques hip hop’s obsession with bling-bling. A curious sadness pervades TML, Graham a martyr to, not the st reets, but sentience (is his sleeve really inspired by images of Che Guevara?). TML is intelligent (and confessional) hip hop – or should that be R&B? The lines are blurred. Sick of ringtone rap? You’ll dig this dude – he loves melody. TML will be compared to KiD CuDi’s eccentric Man On The Moon: The End Of Day but, if anything, it’s more accessible. The album is weirdly downtempo, almost ambient, as Graham reaches beyond ‘Ye’s 808s & Heartbreak. Graham is not an obvious contender for hip hop superstardom. He first encountered fame as a teen actor in Degrassi: The Next Generation. Today Graham commands heavyweight support: he’s signed (incongruously) to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. Among the beatmakers contributing to TML are ‘Ye, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, while the guests include Jay-Z, TI and, inevitably, Wayne. But, significantly, Graham’s chief collaborators are fellow Canadians Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib, himself a child actor who had a part in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. TML opens with the spacey and introspect ive Fireworks, featuring Alicia Keys. Graham alludes to his fl ing with Rihanna, which he previously denied, the Umbrella singer ‘playing’ him. Graham is a deadringer for ‘Ye on Over, the lead single. And, in fact, ‘Ye handles the LP’s most innovative joint in the dubstep-influenced Show Me A Good Time. Unforgettable is especially poignant, sampling Aaliyah’s Isleys cover At Your Best (You Are Love). Of the big-name guests, Hova’s input is the most considered, the MC offering wise counsel to Graham on the brooding Light Up. Graham’s main dilemma? Can ordinary listeners relate to his ambivalence about – and alienation from – fame?


CLAMP DOWN! Alt.Indie.Pop with DCR

A concise new column calls for a concise new release to open it, which brings us to the new EP from Melbourne masters of grungy, sludge rock, Reptiles. These guys fi rst came to our attention with their debut EP Smell My Skin last year, in the lead up to their appearance at My Filthy Riot at the Annandale Hotel. A sea of sound, their debut pressing was a seriously heavy record, and their live show a force to be reckoned with – a tsunami of sound pract ically dest roying the pokie room of the iconic Sydney hotel. Come Get Me, their second release, is a much lighter affair sonically, with lashings of dark country rock on One By One and Black Stone Harbour. Th is is music to listen to riding across the desert with a skinned cougar dragging behind your horse. EP opener Axe – Welcoming is a fuzz-laden, guitar shredding beast a la their early st uff, and the closing demo of Sticky Tape proves that with the upcoming debut album we can expect an explosive mixed bag of aggression and anarchy, as well as sweeter melodies.

BREAKING BAD

ITALIAN ELECTRO HOUSE MAKER LUIGI BARONE HAS ASSUMED SEVERAL IDENTITIES THROUGHOUT HIS MUSICAL CALLING. NOW, AS GIGI BAROCCO HE DISCUSSES THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE SOUNDS HE’ LL NEVER VISIT AGAIN WITH CARLIN BEATTIE.

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ith barely a moment to spare, Luigi Barone is jumping from plane to train along the Korean transit system. Taking a fleeting respite, the Milanesi known for his zany, relentless elect ronic music responds to quest ions with the same erratic confidence and energy that his show takes to a club. “Ninety percent of what I do is pure inst inct,” he states, addressing the diversity of sounds his career has offered to date. “I try to keep my st yle in every product ion and at the same time I try to do something different every time… I just let the things keep rolling and see where I go.”

PURPLE SNEAKERS DJS

A new song that’s come Clampdown!’s way since we last met is Butterfly House from English psychedelic folk dreamers The Coral, a breezy song that sounds like a lost Byrds track, and contains a pretty awesome guitar solo at the end. The album comes out mid-July in the UK, and is produced by John Leckie, who worked with both The Stone Roses on their self-titled debut and Radiohead on The Bends. For something to dance to, Cascade by Birmingham four-piece Deluka has been given the remix treatment by The Rapture – sans cowbell. It’s a synth-heavy, driving piece of elect ronic pop reminiscent of Ladyhawke and Metric that hits epic moments as much as it does intimate. Alongside the new Crystal Cast les record, it seems trance is infi ltrating the indie rock scene. Remember kids, Bloc Party did it in 2007 with Flux. Finally, the Purple Sneakers DJs have released their debut record, We Mix You Dance. Disc one, mixed by MIT and BenLucid, is your more regular Sneakers set, featuring the likes of La Roux, Major Lazor, and Art vs Science, whilst disc two, mixed by head honcho PhDJ, is more eclect ic, with the likes of The xx, Caribou, and Wild Beasts on the playlist. Hunt it down now and represent. 36 3DWORLD

A prominent DJ and producer over recent years under the alias Break The Box, Barone has clearly lost any love for the breakbeat culture that heartily embraced him as recently as in 2009. “The breaks scene is something I don’t like anymore. I’ve found myself in a lot of bad situations – in parties and label st uff,” declares the self-proclaimed turncoat. “What I like in dance music is that the sound changes constantly and it gives you new ideas to make something new every time. Th is feature in breakbeat music is damn slow! I mean no evolution. Th is annoyed me, so I decided to stop Break The Box completely and move into a new sound.” It’s not the only self-imposed transformation that Barone has forced on his product. As the artist explains, his trade requires a degree of flexibility and a respect for the changing tides of fashion and fad. “In the beginning, when I started DJing, I found myself altering shows to accommodate different club cultures – but not now. I think that when a club or promoter books me, or someone goes to hear my sound, they know what I play.” While list ing Italy, France, Belgium and Hungary as hotbeds for progressive music, Aust ralia too is not far from his conscience, having worked on tracks for locals Acid Jacks and The Only. “I think the Aust ralian music scene is really good because the country is so young and the people are attracted by the new sounds and trends. Trends will st ill always affect me and I’m happy about that. It means that my mind is open – it’s a good thing. “I’ve been producing music for many years,” he continues, “and see myself at the halfway point of my career now. I know I can always grow up and I mean to do it. In my opinion a career is finished when you think you’re the best in the world! My secret here is to know the music theory very well. I’m a guitar teacher… I’ve st udied music for years, which gives me something more and helps a lot, even with elect ronic music.”

The pinnacles of Barone’s plans for world domination thus far are surely his separate collaborations with Wu-Tang icon Redman and rising star Kid Cudi. The Italian admits to a degree of shock when the remix requests fi rst reached him. “The Redman remix came via Bob Rifo from The Bloody Beetroots. The two had been in the st udio together, when Rifo asked if I’d like to do it. My initial response was ‘Redman who?’ I thought it was an underground artist that sadly named himself after the rapper. I was in panic when I discovered it was an official track for the real Redman. The deadline was very short – I did it in two days. I’m very proud too of the track with Kid Cudi and that I’ve made something that works for the dancefloor, but also for the radios. When you decide to make a new version of a big tune, you have to know that the more mentally closed people will not accept it. I’ve found some blog where the people were angry like shit about my remixes. It’s been really funny to read it!”

WHO: Gigi Barocco WHERE & WHEN: Candy’s Apartment Friday 2 July


BUSINESS MUSIC

Serious Underground Business with PAZ

SEE THE LIGHT

THOUGH DREW DAVIDSON IS KICKING MAJOR INTERNATIONAL GOALS AS SUNCONTROLSPECIES, HE TELLS LIZ GALINOVIC HIS LIVE SHOWS ARE AS MUCH ABOUT DRINKING BEER AS CONTROLLING THE ELEMENTS.

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sy-trance’s Aust ralian darling Drew Davidson, known to crowds of thousands as Suncontrolspecies, didn’t always get into trance. Prior to 1998 Davidson was the resident of a room full of inst ruments such as drums, guitars, a banjo, violin, piano and anything else that he could “pound out music on”. Since 1998 however, the only kind of music that Davidson’s been “pounding out” has been his psy-trance. “What drew me to it I think was the way – back then – that the music itself seemed to suggest knowledge of other realms, all that hippy crap,” he delivers with a wink. “It was also so completely new to me, using all manner of sounds to create textures and atmospheres. Music like Juno Reactor’s Bible Of Dreams or Moksha’s Mindworx is to blame. I guess I was swallowed whole by the temptation of enlightenment... Still working on that one though.” Other worldliness is a running theme for Davidson. The self written bio on his MySpace page refers to harnessing powers that will make the heavens tremble and his artist name, Suncontrolspecies, has lead to him being quest ioned about whether or not he can control the weather. “I generally get blamed if it rains during an outdoor fest ival. When people come up to the stage and ask me to bring the sun out when I’m playing, fi rst I look at the computer and then back to them and say ‘The computer says no’. But having said that, there truly has been some freaky moments of sunlight breaking through the clouds during epic passages of music, which almost, but not quite, made a believer out of even me.” Davidson’s epic passages of music have been described as having a node of originality, something that in the modern world of mash-ups and sampling can be rare. “I don’t try and say that I’m writing music from another world, that nobody has even considered before. I am working within a genre, sure, but within this paradigm I try to ignore the clichés that define it, and go my own way. In my opinion it would be easy to use the same basslines, stabs, growls and general song st ruct ure as everybody else, but doing so would feel empty to me.” After numerous compilation releases Davidson released a debut album, Scienza Nuova,in 2007 and after years of heavy touring and spruiking, doors began to open up. Playing Aust ralia’s number one dance fest ival,

Rainbow Serpent was a milestone for him, and once this door was open others followed. Davidson was spirited across the seas to play events like Tribe in Brazil and to sign with Danish label Iboga, the latter of which “kind of shouted to the world that I was there, and ready to go to the next level”. Things have been on the up since as Davidson puts all his focus into his upcoming album and now has the opportunity to work with other Iboga darlings such as Behind Blue Eyes, Maelstrom (DJ Emok) and Perfect Stranger. But none of this means that Davidson has forgotten his roots. His background as a sound engineer still haunts him and eventually he would love to “open my own commercial st udio and mastering house”. And although he now plays some of the biggest international events, he hasn’t turned his back on Aust ralia and looks forward to his upcoming gig in Sydney. “Expect a st ack of new music in a completely new live set! Big and fat progressive music a la 2010... oh, and some guy on stage drinking beer.”

WHO: Suncontrolspecies WHERE & WHEN: Access at Tao Lounge Friday 2 July

DJ MUJAVA

AFRICAN ANTHEMS Shakira – Waka Waka and K’naan – Waving Flag have been officially annoying us over the past month. Tropicalbass.com released an alternative under their Riddim Tropical podcast. Episode #6 is dedicated to the African sounds of Kwaito, the house music that’s slowed by the Soweto natives. Most Kwaito uses catchy inst rumental hooks (eg Township Funk) and some use dialogue of three dist inct national languages, being Afrikaans, Zulu and English. DJ Mujava is clearly the world star of the Kwaito scene, but DJ Cleo clearly holds it down on the local level. Others to look out for are DJ What What, Mandoza and DJ Clock. Highly recognisable and independant house music. I thought MIA’s sidekick African Boy, Spoek Mathembo and The Very Best might have cashed in on the hype, but it seems South Africa is highly independant of the larger Continent. BUSY SIGNAL Busy has been laying down anthems from St Ann, Jamaica. Busy is a part of the dancehall posse The Alliance, founded by Bounty Killer, and feuding with Vybz Kartel and Aidonia. Lately he has crossed over into Ragga-Soca territory and has found himself on releases by MIA, Machel Montano, So Shifty and Kingdom. The release of his new album DOB has spawned a great promo/bonus track titled Pon Me which is obvious being Busy on Major Lazer’s Pon De Floor. Busy could be the next Sean Paul, but I thought Jafrican Ting wold have drummed it home. Good lookin’ out for the July drop. WALLABEEZ RIDDIM How does a small island nation spawn a love for a Classic English Shoe. The one st yle they embrace the most (as previously hyped by Ghostface Killah) is named after Aust ralian national fauna. The Clark Wallaby has spawned Vybz Kartel to advertise his love, and the Wallabeez Riddim is tearing up sound systems worldwide. Th ree versions of the track Clarks (Wear Wey Yuh Have) are currently doing the rounds – expect more from the Wallabeez Riddim, including Ce’Cile (a Business Music favourite) and Wayne Marshall. It seems our national identity is heightened when celebrities don our gear – Bill Cosby and Notorious BIG and the Coogi sweats. What could Kanye do with the Akubra, Bonds singlets and $5 thongs?


THE ALBUM OF WEEK

ALBUMREVIEWS

VARIOUS CR2 – Live and Direct Ibiza (CR2/Stomp)

JANELLE MONÁE The Archandroid (Bad Boy/Warner)

Is the most astounding thing about Janelle Monáe’s new album The ArchAndroid its breathtaking breadth of st yles, or the fact that it is out on Diddy’s Bad Boy label? Born in Kansas City, Monáe travelled to New York as a teenager with dreams of Broadway yet the gradual realisation that music was her true calling lead her south to Atlanta. It was here she formed The Wondaland Arts Society with some local, like-minded kids, by chance catching the ear of OutKast’s Big Boi who put her on their Idlewild album. Th is history, added to the fact that she ended up signed to Bad Boy might suggest some dime-a-dozen R&B diva yet nothing could be further from the truth. Following on from her 2009 Suite 1 EP comes Suites 2 and 3: The Archandoid, inspired by visionary 1922 silent movie Metropolis, the golden era of Hollywood and Broadway, English pop history and all manner of music, art and fashion. Together with her aforementioned Society the nymph-like, golden voiced Monáe has crafted an incredibly creative and diverse album laden with st icky pop hooks that will find fans far outside the urban demographic. While Tightrope channels the spirit of the late Godfather Of Soul and Cold War cracks off frenetic Bombs Over Baghdadst yle beats, elsewhere the folksy Oh, Maker sees Monáe swing between Lauryn Hill and Joan Baez, Come Alive convincingly punks out while the psychedelic Mushrooms & Roses believes that it is indeed the walrus. Intended or not, the set also includes influences from Lily Allen, Bugz In The Attic, Nina Simone, Small Faces and Debussy, making it not only one of this year’s most interest ing albums but also one of its best. DARREN COLLINS

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Day, night and underground – is the music really that different? According to CR2 it is. Their latest compliment to Ibiza in the Live And Direct series is split into day, night and underground. The Ibiza assemblage, which is now in its third year, is rammed to the rafters with piano friendly, elect ro thumping sounds that are generally respectable, pounding and direct enough to warrant a listen. The fi rst disc kicks off with the Rhythm Masters and MYNC’s I Feel Love, followed by a seemingly endless affair of piano friendly house records that are more uplifting than sniffi ng a line of Charlie. It’s brisk, sharp and freaking good fun.

piano to the low of the moribund elect ro/fidget edge, it’s duller than dull. The tempo is raised slightly with cuts from Mickey Slim and Sam La More’s honest I Wish It Could. Luckily the Underground CD restores a modicum of faith with a class select ion of dark and dirty sounds that have been making noises for the past few months. The endless bout of aural delights arrives courtesy of Ramiro Lopez, Coyu and many more besides. Th is is worth buying for disc one alone. The happy, st irring piano vibes lifted over a load of bouncy snare drums is a beacon of hope amongst the usual elect ro drivel. STUART EVANS

Sadly the Night sect ion is enough to send most off for a prolonged siesta. From the high of the

LORN Nothing Else

(Brainfeeder/Inertia) The beats on Lorn’s first album Nothing Else, which comes into the world via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, could begin to be compared to those of Joker or early Hudson Mohawke in that they share an obvious R&B influence – synth hooks, hand-clap snares and simple arrangements. Yet while Joker’s material tends to be quite sugary and playful, Lorn underpins his productions with a quiet menace subtly deployed with snarling bass and melancholy st rings. Th is juxtaposition of darker shades and tones framed in an upbeat hip hop setting is really quite unique compared to a lot of the wonky or beat movement. Lorn doesn’t get too carried away with excessive 8-bit sounds or heavily unquantised beats, instead opting for a sound

that hints at these elements but never loses sight of the mood or the groove. The album opens with the chime of a clock on Grandfather and proceeds to set the tone with dark synth surges and a massive beat. The moody st ring intro to Army Of Fear is genuinely affect ing and beautiful, giving way to an almost marching band rhythm that propels the tune under a haunting melody. Automation is st raight dancefloor heat with its larger-than-life riff and bubbling atmosphere which really displays Lorn’s mastery of the synthesizer. As does the drunken, hazy sounds of Tomorrow, whose woozy synth line makes you feel stoned just listening to it. But the real gem on this record is the incredible Cherry Moon. Kicking off with a dark staccato bass riff and rest rained keys, the track explodes into cinematic synth washes both joyous and heartbreaking all at once. BRAD SWOB


TRACKBYTRACK

ONE TRACK MIND KYLIE MINOGUE All The Lovers (Warner)

CHERYL COLE 3 Words

(Polydor/Universal) If you are unacquainted with UK pop, you may have assumed – from hearing her performance on 3 Words – that Cheryl Cole was an up-and-coming soft, jazz vocalist. Then upon discovering that she is in-fact an ex-member of Britain’s biggest girl group, you may realise that you have made an ass out of yourself and Miss Cole. But looking at the soft, paisley themed cover of her debut album, you may st ill decide to wholeheartedly give her a chance. You were wrong. Just like the show she co-judged with Simon Cowell (The X-Factor) and her talent show-winning group (Girls Aloud), the album is completely fabricated. 3 Words contains 11 ways of saying, well... those three words. The select ion of dance samples and major pop scales over hip hop based beats are suspiciously reminiscent of album producer

ELGEN & JOHNNY UTAH The Welcoming Party EP (Independent)

The Welcoming Party is a hearty introduction to the duo of Elgen and Johnny Utah, produced entirely by Norway-based Elgen and laced powerfully with lyrics and flows by Johnny Utah from Port Stephens. On opening track The Invitation, Elgen direct ly samples the Norwegian national anthem, creating a cultural mix that gravitates beyond global borders. The heavy hitting brass compliments the emotional and passionate delivery of Utah. A simple rhythmic piano chords sample on the fi rst standout When The Rain Drops is the canvas for Utah to pour out some knowledge: “I won’t preach, hell, you speak the same as me/same soul, same way that we came to be”. The violin sample in the chorus featuring Newcast le based vocalist Steve Hollins adds depth to the texture of this song to suit the overall vibe. Elgen has produced another gem in Counting Sheep that is very reminiscent of the Marshall Mathers days as Utah enters confessional mode and bares his soul. For all those following the progression of hip hop in this country, this is one to have in your collect ion – it represents all that is positive about hip hop music. L-FRESH

will.i.am’s own, less-known Songs About Girls. Some romantic, literary highlights include “I don’t need a parachute/baby if I got you/you’re gonna catch me if I fall ” (Parachute), and “I can’t help but drink you up ‘cause you’re my happy hour” (Happy Hour). In Heaven, Cole learns to say those three words ‘the st reet way’ as she switches from her more enunciated “with you” to mimic will.i.am’s “wit chu”. The Black Eyed Pea can also be heard in Boy Like You and the stand out Heartbreaker in which Cole only plays a featuring role. Individually the tracks may have some slight appeal – they’re sweet, they’re catchy and they’re radio friendly. Add in a sexy video and there may even be a chance of a hit. But listening to depthless vocals (think a Paris or Posh album) back-to-back for an entire album is just too much to endure. JANN ANGARA

SCIENCE PROJECT Alchemyst ic EP (Dub Temple Records)

It’s taken a little while for the dubstep movement to infi ltrate the hearts and minds of the fledgling producers of Aust ralia, but over the past 12 months acts like Westernsynthetics, Editor and Shockone have taken on the current hype genre of choice with impressive results – and now come Brisbane duo Science Project, emerging almost fully formed with their debut EP Alchemystic. Style-wise their take is much heavier on the “dub” than the “step”, particularly opener Dr Shakalu – the synth lead falls just on the subtle side of rave, allowing the punct uations of melting sub-bass plenty of room to breathe. Jelly Monster meanwhile sees an unidentified toaster get all unintelligible over a wobbling bass drone, while Substation no.75 is a little more on the future beat tip with random synth arps fi ring off every which way but loose. The sound throughout is almost too cohesive – some more variation on the drum sounds and programming here and there wouldn’t have gone ast ray – but as the acid nightmare Dark Capsule spins its way into your mind you’ll be too busy marking Science Project as one to watch to notice. GLORIA LEWIS

Certainly the idea of All The Lovers is great: Kylie engaging in vaguely myst ical, post-Saint Etienne intergalact ic dancepop that trucks in omniscient dancefloor wisdom rather than the sly sexiness she was trying on last time around (“myst ical” means “whispery verses” by the way). And the execution is hard to fault, shooting its dreamy elect ro-disco target like fish in a barrel. But the whole thing is so selfconsciously huge that its slight inferiority vis a vis The One casts a shadow somehow.

GORILLAZ On Melancholy Hill (EMI)

Winsome, sighing synth-pop that inspires disgust and fondness in equal measure, like, it already hates itself more than you ever could, so why not succumb? It’s probably right to hate though: indie attempts at “cuteness” are usually shoot on sight material. In its favour are its frost ing-like layers of synths, computer bleeps and backing vocals. The prosecution receive a big boost from Damon Albarn’s laconic, tuneless vocals though.

KELE Tenderoni (V2K/Sony)

Though I’m not a Bloc Party stan, I was hoping that singer Kele’s shift into solo dance-pop would result in David McAlmont/Th ieves or Adamski-featuringSeal level greatness (yes, I am stereotyping black British male divas, so?). Unfortunately Tenderoni is basically blocky post-Wearing My Rolex elect ro house with Kele singing somewhat list lessly over the top, and not nearly enough of a tune to act ually remind you he’s there. TIM FINNEY

3DPLAYLIST 3D 1. Struct ures VARIOUS/JOHN DIGWEED 2. Church With No Magic PVT 3. First Circuit REZ 4. Solitude Is Bliss (Canyons Remix) TAME IMPALA 5. Round The World LOWRIDER 6. Acapella (Monarchy Remix) KELIS 7. Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost! feat Dixon Remix) MONARCHY 8. Just Let It Go NICK THAYER 9. Alchemyst ic SCIENCE PROJECT 10. Tickle Me Disco FLATWOUND


DANTE RIVERA WHERE AND WHEN WAS YOUR FIRST SET? WOW… I cannot remember… however the most memorable gig was in Peru. I did a private party with all the nubreed Peru DJs with almost 3,000 people with my mate DJ Kikeberd – felt good going back to my roots. Was the best and rocked it hard. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ALL TIME 12”? Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls. WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DJS? Internationals: Erick Morillo, MAW, David Morales, Todd Terry, the list could go on! Locals: Latin Mafia DJs. WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST THING YOU’VE SEEN FROM BEHIND THE DECKS? My friend having his last tequila shot and collapsing face down in the middle of the dancefloor. It was so funny… WHAT’S THE WORST REQUEST YOU’VE GOT? Playing a killer house set and a punter came and asked me to play To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before by Willie Nelson. I started to laugh...

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF WHAT YOU DO? They love what I do now... but in the beginning they thought I was dealing or pimping with all that money coming in! WHAT DOES THE SYDNEY CLUB SCENE NEED MOST? A club where it’s all about the music and good times… nothing but that. FAVOURITE CLUB TO PLAY? Argyle, Tao Lounge. WHAT’S YOUR BEST ALL TIME GIG? There are so many, but this year the South American Big Day Out at Bondi Beach rocked! There was a crowd of about 6,000 people, everyone going off. It was amazing. WHAT GIGS HAVE YOU GOT COMING UP? Tropical Sounds at Tao Lounge with the Latin Mafia DJs Wednesday 30 June. LISTEN TO DANTE RIVERA MIX ON HODGIE’S THE MIX-ANATION RADIO SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 6-8PM ON BONDI FM 88.0 OR ONLINE AT BONDIFM.COM. PIC BY CARINE THEVENAU


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“ SOCCER AND THE ENGLISH The travel agents Thomas Cook recently revealed that some of the complaints irate holiday-makers had fi led against them included “it rained on my birthday” and”nobody told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled.” When st upid people go travelling, they always think that anything they don’t like must be someone else’s fault. And it was exact ly this sort of sense of spoilt outrage that spilled over at the World Cup recently, when English fans booed their own team off the field After their team drew nil-all against Algeria, English fans angrily booed them for having failed to secure the assumed easy win against the Algerians. One irate English fan, Pavlos Joseph, even marched into the English change room and berated the team for their failure. “We’ve spent a lot of money getting here,” spat the overweight Joseph at the players, “this is a disgrace.” As far as I can tell, the assumption from the fans seems to be that the English team thought it would be totally hilarious to fail at the one thing they train for four years for, just to get a kick out of looking like a bunch of losers in front of literally everyone. When did we start forgetting that when we watch sport, we don’t act ually know the people on the field? They don’t owe us anything, except maybe to turn up and have a reasonable stab at trying to win. And anyway, soccer is a game with two teams – one of them is probably going to lose, and if the fans didn’t want to see something where their team might lose, they should have gone to the shop and bought a Twix instead, or tried some other low-risk act ivity like being asleep. Let’s try to keep some perspective here. At worst, England and Algeria are equally as bad as each other. And considering that this is soccer, a nil-all draw isn’t that bad, it’s just boring. I’m not asking you to feel sorry for a bunch of people whose daily act ivities include kicking a ball, snorting cocaine and selling deodorant in their underwear, but what I am saying is that it’s fair to assume that the English team do care about winning the World Cup, and gave themselves a chance by beating Slovenia before crumbling to Germany. So maybe Pavlos Joseph should stop complaining and teach the team some of his expert moves? HOLLY HUTCHINSON 42 3DWORLD

THE FRENCH WORLD CUP SQUAD IS CUNT OF THE DAY. NEXT TO BAFANA BAFANA, THE FRENCH PLAYERS ARE PRIMA DONNA TWATS.’’ WE’VE GOT A FEELING OUR FIRST EVER TWEETER OF THE WEEK CUNT OF THE DAY IS GOING TO FEATURE A LOT IN THE PAGES OF 3D WORLD FOR YEARS TO COME.

SPANK RECORDS CHART 1. Neeve’s For None WORST FRIENDS 2. Must See EP KYLE HALL 3. Why Does The Wind TRACEY THORN 4.Static On The Wire EP HOLY GHOST! 5. Paddlin’ TORNADO WALLACE

6. Tropikal Mushrooms MUSHROOMS PROJECT 7. Birds & Souls BIRDS & SOULS 8. Vibes & Rare New Music RICK WILHITE PRESENTS 9. Sense of Danger MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE REMIXES 10. Track 2 JOHN DALY

SPAM OF THE WEEK YOUR KIND ATTENTION MY GUARDIAN, Calvary greetings to you. It is with great honor and privilege to use this medium contact ing you. Please permit me to seek your consent for a plea. I am request ing you to assist for me to come over to your country with my heritage to serve as my guardian and foreign trustee abroad to arrange a letter of invitation for me to enable me get a visa to your country to further my education for university qualification and secure a resident permit. I am only 19 years old; the kinsmen want to covet my inheritance, very cruel to us. A king’s daughter living in affluence, now less privileged. Awaits your response at your earliest conveinence for this backing. Thanking you kindly and God bless. Sincerely, Princess Jane. princess12@eyou.com Tel: +23480 6710 9661


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TRUE BLOOD SEASON THREE PREVIEW Last week saw the return of one of my personal favourite cultural phenomena – HBO’s answer to Edward Cullen, True Blood. After an agonising wait, the third season has fi nally started screening in the States. (Okay, it technically isn’t showing here yet, but I think we are all capable of navigating the Torrent-ial Streams, no?) When I mentioned this to my brother (the person who insisted I watch the show in the fi rst place), his react ion surprised me. “I’m not going to bother watching this season. It’s become vampire sex, bad plotlines, and vampire sex.” He has a point. True Blood, for all its quirky charms and Cajun kitsch, is not a truly great show. The second season of was particularly troubling, effect ively consist ing of three separate stories that kind of got mashed back together in the season finale. And while the show is often quite wickedly funny, it relies too heavily on a standard set of jokes per character – Jason’s an idiot, Pam’s a lesbian, Lafayette’s really gay. It’s comedy, but it’s not comedy gold. And with the news that season three will include werewolves, it seems this series is closer than ever to Twi-ing too hard. So why am I st ill watching? Well, it looks like we’re going to get some tension back into the Sookie-Bill romance this season. Last year, the pussy-whipped vampire Bill was reduced to two simple goals in life: Rescue Sookie and Do Sookie. His season finale proposal to her looked like being the last st raw... until he was kidnapped. The season three trailer boasts a rogue Bill calling Sookie, only to snarl, “Sookeh. Do not come looken’ for meh.” Combine that with the fact that Bill’s much hotter vampire rival, Eric, is totally gunning for a slice of Blondie Pie, and we’ve got a situation that could reintroduce some genuine drama to a relationship that was threatening to turn very stale. Additionally, while the second season finale was somewhat shambolic, it did the hard work of setting up some new character direct ions. Jason Stackhouse has done a pretty good job of deflect ing his emotional trauma so far in his pretty, brainless life, so killing a man could dredge up a veritable goldmine of character development – and Ryan Kwanten act ually does have the act ing chops to pull it off. Similarly, Tara has a pile of issues to work through since the death of her completely uninterest ing boyfriend, and will hopefully turn somewhere dark for comfort. Of course, the fact that the fi rst episode has seen Sam going on a road trip to find himself/ his family/whatever is a little worrying – it would be nice if Alan Ball would return to the character-driven ensemble drama of season one, rather than creating spinoffs within the show. However, for the most part, the characters have the potential to move in new direct ions without betraying what made them so interest ing in the fi rst place. It’s not like Scrubs or Entourage, which effect ively backed their characters into a developmental corner. True Blood isn’t perfect, but at least it hasn’t shown all its cards. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I’m not giving up on it just yet. ALEKSIA BARRON

CAUSE 4 CONCERN Phoenix Bar: 18.06.10 First of all, to whoever decided to use Phoenix Bar for drum’n’bass gigs – you’re a genius. It’s almost as if the space is custom built for it: dark, dingy, and with minimal seating so you’ve really got no choice but to brock the fuck out. Add in one of tech-step and neuro’s most enduring international acts and a bunch of quality locals, the Hijack sound system and the friendliest door staff I’ve encountered in a long time and you’ve got yourself a bloody good party. Stuart Perkins of UK outfit Cause 4 Concern (responsible for serious heaviness in the late 90s like Phat Cap and more recently the excellent album Pandemic) was the evening’s guest, and it was definitely the C4C sound in full effect. Across two hours, Perkins moved through a variety of moods and st yles on the harder end of the d’n’b spect rum, from deep, minimal, techy cuts like Ulterior Motive’s Glued to choppy steppers and some super rough rollers. And while the set was full of most ly fresh, upfront gear, it was nice to hear a few oldies such as 32/8 by Ed Rush & Optical, which can st ill flatten a dancefloor some seven years on. Local young’un Mazza was given his fi rst international support, and while closing after a legendary act like C4C is probably likely to make just about anyone shit themselves, he maintained his composure and laid down a great closing set. Starting off with low-slug, techy business from SPY, Cern and others of that ilk, he slowly worked up to some large, brutal tech-step, giving plenty of tunes from Outrage a run. His final half hour was a history lesson in amen breaks, with everything from old school jungle to a hilarious remix of NWA to close proceedings. ANDREW WOWK

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MY X-FACTOR AUDITION: VOL 2

When you audition for a reality TV show you really get the sense that this could be your big break. So it was at my audition for The X-Factor. I’d been at these things before – my agent once sent me to an Aust ralia’s Got Talent thing which went nowhere. The difference was, I felt like I really had the X-Factor. I knew at least I had the edge over most of the other people auditioning, who seemed to be either Gen-Y or Baby Boomers. I was Gen-X and that gave me the X-Factor. I’d filled in the forms and filmed some promos (“Sydney has the X-FACTOR!”), as requested. Matthew Newton was buzzing around throughout the day fulfilling his hosting duties. I waited in a room with a bunch of other perspiring hopefuls. My turn was coming up. I was sweating. There was vomit on my sweater already. I can’t sing, but I was prepared to leave my heart on the stage. I’d make Susan Boyle look like a dumpy, virginal old maid with a mono-brow. When it was my turn, my stomach fl ipped. I knew I wasn’t going to face the show’s actual judges. When I got into the room I was met by one of the show’s producers and a vocal coach. They did their best to put me at ease (“Tell us a bit about yourself ”, “What have you done?”). It was almost worse that they were so nice, because I knew what they were about to hear. Surely they’d feel like I betrayed them and wasted their time. Two lines in to my ghast ly a capella rendition of Extreme’s More Than Words, they dropped their heads, held up their hands and shut me down. I was mortified. I braced myself for their cruel taunts but none came. Instead they thanked me for my efforts, told me I was not what they were looking for and then encouraged me to keep going and possibly seek the advice of a voice coach. And that was it. I blushed a little bit more, just for effect, thanked the producer and the vocal coach and readied myself for the long walk to the door. I gathered up all my shame and schlepped away. I half expected them to go, “Wait, we made a mistake! You are exact ly what we’re looking for.” They didn’t. Because I do not have the X-Factor. DAVE JORY 44 3DWORLD

DISCONNECTED 002: ROBERT HOOD PLANTATION: 26.06.10 The last time Robert Hood was here, I was st ill in primary school. Yet, over 15 years later, the Detroit boundary pusher proves he’s st ill as relevant as ever with a sublime set on Saturday night at Disconnected 002. As the man potters about the DJ booth fl icking through records and CDs with the casual ease of someone already thinking 10 tracks ahead of the crowd, Defined By Rhythm wraps a wellpaced warm up set that smoothly incorporated multiple layers and loops of percussive grooves on a four deck Traktor set-up. Hood starts on CDs, which concerns a few of the loyal chinst rokers up front (technical difficulties with the decks made it necessary at fi rst), but once he shifted over to vinyl about 20 minutes in there’s really only one word that can

do his set just ice: wow. In true Detroit st yle, Hood just played good music. It didn’t matter about exact ly blending aest hetics and sound palettes; it didn’t matter about how the tunes were mixed together, whether it was a quick cut or a long, layered blend; and it sure as hell didn’t matter when the tunes themselves came out. Across his two and a half hours, Hood worked in material from his new album such as Alpha and other mechanical, st ripped-back darkness characterist ic of his current product ions, and funky percussive techno cuts that this Ben Sims fanboy was particularly enamoured with, the odd curveball (“everybody do the hust le!”) and plenty of that deep and hypnotic Detroit techno, including his own bomb And Then We Planned Our Escape. ANDREW WOWK

NATIONAL SORRY DAY TO NOW INCLUDE AN APOLOGY TO GINGERS AS WELL.’’

BRISBANE DJ AND 3D WORLD SCRIBE COSMO CATER ALSO KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND A WISECRACK.

GIVEAWAY

Did you know that local lad Alex K’s Ultimate NRG series is the number one NRG series in the world? Well you do now, and if you’d like to own a slice of the fifth instalment which features Alex K’s exclusive remixes of Ian Carey Project’s Get Shaky, Agnes’ I Need You Now and System F’s Cry, you’ve come to the right place - we’ve got five copies up for grabs. For your chance to win, email your name, address and telephone number to giveaways@3dworld.com.au with ‘ALEX K’ in the subject line.

BRET EASTON ELLIS’ IMPERIAL BEDROOMS PLAYLIST 1. Don’t Talk To Me About Love ALTERED IMAGES 2. What’s A Girl To Do? BAT FOR LASHES 3. Magic BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4. A Long December COUNTING CROWS 5. China Girl DAVID BOWIE 6. The Boys Of Summer DON HENLEY 7. Hungry Like The Wolf DURAN DURAN 8. Beyond Belief ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS 9. How To Save A Life THE FRAY 10. Racing Like A Pro THE NATIONAL


ARE WE THERE YET? IN HONOUR OF THE INSPIRATIONAL/TORPORINDUCING (DEPENDING ON YOUR PREDILECTION FOR BALL SPORTS) LONGEST EVER TENNIS MATCH BETWEEN JOHN ISNER AND NICOLAS MAHUT AT WIMBLEDON, WE LOOK BACK AT SOME OTHER ONCE INTERESTING THINGS THAT WENT ON AND ON AND ON… THE SOLO IN NOVEMBER RAIN No wonder Slash got crash-tackled by a crazed fan at a recent show – he was probably just waiting for him to stop noodling selfishly away…

ELECTRO HOUSE Alter Ego perfected it with Rocker in 2004 and it’s sucked progressively harder with each passing year. It really is time to leave the fucking island, please take David Guetta with you… JUSTIN BIEBER’S CAREER By our reckoning one EP and one album is way more than his allotted 15 minutes…

LORD OF THE RINGS SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITIONS Just what we fucking needed – more footage of people walking and talking… KEVIN RUDD’S STINT AS PM Oh, hang on, he didn’t even see out a full term. Sorry Kev…

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CLUB CLASSICS

THE BUMP DJS WHERE & WHEN: The Likes Of You at The Arthouse Saturday 3 July, and Spice at Home Terrace Sunday 4 July

FISHING GIRL (KANIO REMIX) LEVAN (PiSo Records), 2008. Hands down one of the best minimal tunes ever. Th is changed the way we play techno.

VIVIAN WHEELER FORMAT: B (Stil Vor Talent), 2007. Need a wind up track to really lift the room? Th is chunk of techno is Format: B in their prime. In the club this track sounds BIG.

TOTEM (LEEKS REMIX) ALEX P, MAURO ALPHA (Bosphorous Underground Recordings), 2009. Chuck this bad boy on and watch heads turn. Solid, funky as f*#! techno. A Lost Baggage classic.

DANCE MUSIC HUB CHART 1. Kids (Original Extended) ROBOKIDS 2. What Is Love 2K9 (Bodybangers Remix) KLAAS MEETS HADDAWAY 3. TNT DELGARDO FEAT GIGAHERZZ 4. Music Sounds Better With You (Minist ry Of Funk WMC Extended) OLI VIBES 5. Insomnia (Chris Crime Infinity Remix) MIKE CANDYS & JACK HOLIDAY

6. Devil Walking MARK KNIGHT 7. Old Sunshine TIM GREEN 8. Come On Let’s Go (PH Elect ro Remix) SIDNEY SAMSON FEAT LADY BEE & BIZZEY 9. She’s A Nympho (Max Farenthide Club Mix) BERNASCONI & FARENTHIDE 10. Whoomp! (There It Is) (Eric Chase Remix) DOODGE & VIPER FEAT TAG TEAM


HOW TO USURP A GOVERNMENT WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING It’s st range how the population suddenly decided to hate on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd all at the same time. One day he was breaking popularity poll records, the next he was as hated as John Howard always was. It’s almost as if the so-called super tax so upset the mining magnates that they convinced an entire country to overthrow their leader… oh, hang on. 1. GET YOURSELF AN EXPENSIVE AD CAMPAIGN So the billionaire mining company CEOs, who are supported up the wazoos with government money (read: your money), decided they shouldn’t have to wear a tax hike that could have resulted in further st imulation of our economy. So, they decided to show how badly they need to scrimp and save by splashing out millions on a campaign that made us confuse mining magnates finding tax loopholes

with hard-working miners. Yes, it’s the working class miner these magnates are concerned about… it’s touching how mining companies over the centuries have been so caring about their workers, including those young kids and slaves they used to send down in their mines. 2. BUY YOURSELF A FEMALE PM Okay, they convinced the nation that the PM is a spineless working class hater, but he wouldn’t back down (and luckily no one noticed that the PM had act ually shown some backbone by standing up to the billionaires club). Next they pulled out something they’d learnt watching Breaking The Magician’s Code - misdirect ion. With their buddies in the ruling party’s right wing, the miners roll the PM and bring in a puppet to front the government. No one asks why the PM’s disappeared as

everyone pats themselves on the back because Aust ralia has its fi rst female PM (while Facebook users busy themselves making jokes about her hair colour and ‘pointy nose’). 3. KEEP EVERYONE LOOKING THE OTHER DIRECTION Within minutes of officially taking power, our new PM Julia Gillard announces that her government will pull the ad campaign that counters the billionaires club’s campaign

(oh really, there weren’t more pressing items on a PM’s fi rst day agenda…). Well, while everyone’s st ill oohing over the new PM, the puppet’s st rings are pulled and it is announced that the government will ease the super tax. But just in case any of us may have st ill been taking notice of the super tax issue, Gillard announced a cabinet reshuffle at the same time. Of course, there was no act ual ‘shuffle’ but, boy, it got our full attention. What super tax?


GUESTLIST

HUGO

WEDNESDAY

THE ARGYLE SWAT. Doors 5pm. Free. BEACH RD HOTEL The Filth presents Sideshow: AMY MEREDITH + DEMON PARADE. Doors 8pm. Free. THE EASTERN, BONDI Local DJs. Doors 8pm. $10 after 9pm. THE LINCOLN Fashion Event: Radio Ink. Doors 9pm. Free.

THURSDAY THE ALBION Gasworks: DJ Fresh and guests. Doors 9pm. Free. THE ARGYLE Random Soul. Doors 5pm. Free. BEACH RD HOTEL Local Swell: MOJADA. Doors 8pm. Free. OXFORD ART FACTORY Live Art Space: Ernest Ellis, Sleepyhands, The Tourist. Doors 8pm. $12.80. THE BASICS

JACKSON’S ON GEORGE Four floors of entertainment and DJ’s. Doors 9pm. Free. KIT & KABOODLE Falcona Fridays: Art vs Science, Special guests. Doors 10pm. $10. THE MARLBOROUGH HOTEL Endless Summer Beach: Live band on ground floor, DJs on level one. Free. OATLEY HOTEL DJ Tone. Doors 8pm. Free. OPERA BAR Vanessa Raspa. Doors 8.30pm. Free. THE OXFORD HOTEL Jack on Fridays: DJs Mark Murphy and MadgaB. Doors 9pm. Free. Q BAR + 34B Sosueme: Bell Weather Department, Blonde Sovereign, Hey maverick, The Tourist, Howling Bells DJ set, Alison Wonderland, Rose, Coitus Interruptus, Mush. Doors 8pm. $10. THE ROXY HOTEL Seattle Sound. Doors 9pm. Free. SAPPHIRE LOUNGE Fridays: Resident DJs Kate Monroe, Dave 54. Free. TAO LOUNGE/MR B’S Access: Suncontrolspecies - Live, Galaktik, JML, Rythmic Sun, Pato De Gomah. Doors 9pm. $15. TOWN HALL HOTEL Rob Henry. Doors 9pm. Free. THE WATERSHED Warped Retro: old skool night. Free.

SATURDAY

OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery: Psychonanny & the Babyshakers, Low Life. Doors 8pm. Free. OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery, Up Late: The Basics, Kirin J Callinan, Cabaret Callado, FTW. Doors 11pm. Free. NORTHIES CRONULLA Arcade Thursdayz: Tobi V (LIVE), Matt Rossi. Doors 7pm. Free. SAPPHIRE LOUNGE Ladies Night Edition. Free before 10. QUEENS WHARF BREWERY Benji Axwell, Sendfi re. Doors 9pm.

FRIDAY THE ALBION Gasworks: Nobby Grooves and DJ Karey. Doors 9pm. $10. THE ARGYLE Resident DJs John Devecchis, DJ Heidi, Cadell. Doors 5pm. Free. BEACH RD HOTEL Dust Tones: Mista Savona (Elefant Traks), Christian Burns, Mike Who. Doors 8pm. THE BELVEDERE HOTEL Steve Hargraves Duo. 7pm. CANDY’S APARTMENT Liquid Sky: Gigi Barocco (Italy), Vengeance, SMS, Moonchild, Knocked Up Noise, Teez, SoHda, StiK, Diskoriot. Live Bands early: The Understatement, Chasing Light. Doors 8pm. $10/$15. CHINESE LAUNDRY DJ Sega. COHIBAR DJs from 5pm. Free. THE COLLINGWOOD HOTEL Fridays on Fire: The Fuego Band. Doors 9pm. $15. THE EASTERN, BONDI Circus: Local DJs. Doors 8pm. $10 after 11pm. THE GLADSTONE HOTEL Purple Sneakers: Jane Gazzo, Nic Yorke, Clarence Does Radio, Whiskey & Ghost, Benlucid, Erectro. Doors 7pm. $12. THE GOLDEN SHEAF Radio Ink. Doors 10pm. Free.

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THE ALBION Gasworks: DJs Matt Hoare and Andy Marc. Doors 9pm. $10. THE ARGYLE Vocal House. Doors 5pm. Free. ARTHOUSE HOTEL The Likes of You: Stephan Bodzin, Hugo, Murat Kilic, Ben Morris, Schwa, Reno & Foundation, Matttt and Tomass, Diatribe, Sam Roberts, Grant Streater, Matt Formosa, Danny Land, Oakes & LEnnox, Bump DJs. BEACH RD HOTEL Rex Bar: DJ Mickey Morphingaz. Doors 9pm. Free. THE BELVEDERE HOTEL Greg Lines: Live acoustic sets from 8pm till 11pm. Free. CANDY’S APARTMENT Shake Shake Shake: Ember, Elmo is Dead, Coopa, Smokin Joe Mekhael, Jackpop, Joe Le Fro, Jordan F, Me and You, Detektives. Doors 8pm. $10/$15/$20. CHINESE LAUNDRY Drop The Lime, Doors 9pm. $15-$20. COHIBAR DJs from 9pm. Free. THE COLLINGWOOD HOTEL Slinky Saturday: DJs Steve and Trisha, and guests. Doors 9pm. $10. CRUISE BAR Casa + Simon Neal (UK). Doors 8pm. Free. GAELIC THEATRE Airport: Simon Patterson, Sied Van Riel. ALISON WONDERLAND

HOTEL CHAMBERS Red Room: Old skool, nu-soul and RnB. Supermassive Deluxxe. Doors 8pm. $20. JACKSON’S ON GEORGE DJs Lenno and Aladdin Royaal, DJ Michael Stewart plus guests. Doors 9pm. Free. THE MARLBOROUGH HOTEL Funkstar: Live band on ground floor, DJs on level one. Free. NORTHIES CRONULLA David Igius. Kyle Frost (Live), DJ Ryzie Ry Doors 6.30pm. Free. OATLEY HOTEL Rebecca Johnson band. Doors 8pm. Free. OXFORD ART FACTORY Live Art Space: Trashbags Posse DJs Vs Teenage Terror Squad: Redial Vs Singha, Smacktown Vs Revolver, Why Not VS PMA, Ra Vs Felony Crew, Obey Vs German Shepherd. Doors 9pm. $20. OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery: Guineafowl, Sooners. Doors 7pm. Free. PLANTATION Therecordstore + Fresh Jams Present: Dubrave. $25. IVY pure ivy: Hook and Sling. Doors 6pm. $20. SAPPHIRE LOUNGE Sapphire Saturdays: Nick Vidal, Jo Funk and DJ Willi. Free. TOWN HALL HOTEL Rock Steady. Doors 9pm. Free. THE WATERSHED Sky Bar: DJs from 10pm. Free.

SUNDAY THE ALBION Sundayze with Fresh: Jorgie and Adrian. Doors 6pm. Free. THE ARGYLE Cadell. Doors 11am. Free. BAR BONDI SOULed Out Sundays: Local DJs, Doors 7pm. Free. BEACH RD HOTEL Bondi Cultura: Tropical Jam. Doors 6pm. Free. THE BELVEDERE HOTEL Nik Phillips. from 1pm. COHIBAR DJs from 6pm. Free. HOME TERRACE Spice: Pepperpot (FRANCE), Bump DJs, Murat Kilic and Sam Roberts. Doors 5am. NORTHIES CRONULLA Sunday Sets: Timmy Trumpet, DJ Gemstar, JSmove, Cadel, Ben Morris, Matt Nukewood, KCB, Danny Simms, Matt Rossi, Mr Losty, Keli Hart and Bree Fenton, Jace and Stellar MC, I AM SAM & Mr Bongolicious, Steve Frank & Sax on Legs. Doors 2pm. Free. OATLEY HOTEL Sunday Sessions: DJ tone and friends. Doors 7pm. Free. SAPPHIRE LOUNGE Sapphire Sundays: DJ Willi and guests. Free. THE VIEW FACTORY Soul Shakedown: DJs Kid Mince, The Scorcher, Chuan. Doors 3pm. Free. THE WATERSHED DJs from 3-6pm. Free.


3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION THE FIRST DEGREE DOMINATOR HUMAN RESOURCE (R & S Records, 1991) Quite possibly (for better or for worse) the birth of hard house, Human Resource’s 1991 instant classic with a hoover that launched a thousand copycats has stood the test of time.

THE SECOND DEGREE WARP 1.9 THE BLOODY BEETROOTS FEAT STEVE AOKI (Dim Mak Records, 2009) The familiar Hoover sound vibrating through your brains? Yes, The Bloody Beetroots did a fine job at bringing it back in this elect rifying, out of this world interpretation.

THE THIRD DEGREE

BLOC PARTY EP BLOC PARTY (Dim Mak Records, 2004) Although seen in the UK, Steve Aoki signing the compilation of Bloc Party’s two UK-only singles gave the band’s career a kickstart in the USA.


TWEETER OF THE WEEK

@ KEVINRUDDEXPM FFFFUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKK Thursday, 24 June 2010 9:37:55 AM via Twitter for iPhone Researching timeshare apartments with Gordon Brown. Thursday, 24 June 2010 9:31:34 AM via Twitter for iPhone I could st ill be Premier of China with my mandarin skills and love for censored internet, right? Right? Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:52:56 AM via Twitter for iPhone If you’re wondering why I called the ballot for 9am; it’s because I NEVER MISS MEL AND KOCHIE IN THE MORNING. NEVER. Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:23:22 AM via web FUCK EVEN @ ANTHONYCALLEA’S RT’ING ME NOW - I MUST BE LOSING #someonemakeafakeguysebast ianaccount Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:14:46 AM via web Calling Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell to ask them for some advice on handling a send off... Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:28:14 PM via web I’m taking a Vuvuzela to Caucus tomorrow. Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:25:51 PM via web I’d call Obama right now for advice but he’s shithouse at handling #spills 3:19 AM Jun 23rd via web SERIOUSLY GUYS, I GAVE YOU ALL $950 LAST YEAR FUCK WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT #spill 3:15 AM Jun 23rd via web DELETED JULIA FROM MY FACEBOOK #spill 2:42 AM Jun 23rd via web

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YOUTUBE OF THE WEEK

Even if you’ve never heard of obscure Ninja Tune act Blockhead, there’s plenty to like about the clip for their track The Music Scene. It’s like the animation from Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Akira on (cliche alert!) acid, but the “cor, check that shit out!” variety rather than the “stop the world I want to get off !” kind...

ARIA CLUB CHART 1. Elevated (Dabruck & Klein/Club Mix) TV ROCK & TARA MCDONALD 2. Gotta Make A Move HOOK N SLING FEAT SNOB SCRILLA 3. Ascension (Kam Denny/Christ ian Luke/ Paul Zala/Dave Mana & Marco Demark Mix) DENZAL PARK 4. One SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA 5. Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal/Dim Chris/Riva Starr/Tom De Neef Mix) DENNIS FERRER 6. ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden mix) UFFIE FEAT PHARRELL WILLIAMS 7. My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas/ Digital LAB/The Noise mix) AVICII & SEBASTIEN DRUMS 8. Rockstar (Danny T/Christ ian Luke & Chardy/Angger Dimas/Dcup Mix) PIPER & FERNANDEZ FEAT MARVIN PRIEST 9. r.E.f.r.E.s.h. (Feat. Scribe) (Original/12 Inch/Tom Piper/Santiago & Bushido mix) ITCH-E & SCRATCH-E 10. 3am Eternal (Lorne Padman/Stonebridge mix) MIND ELECTRIC


LET ME YO-YO

There’s been something odd going on with regional news shows in the US of late. Th is weird little guy in braces and garish-coloured shorts keeps popping up and whacking himself on the head with yo-yos. But it looks like American news producers may soon be in on the K-Strass joke though. K-Strass fans have been tracking the ‘yo-yo expert’ online through various blogs (such as Dangerous Minds) as he treks around the USA convincing gullible news shows to feature him. Posing as an environmentalist who teaches kids in school how to be green via yo-yo tricks, Strass is actually a prankster trying to see how far he can take this yo-yo joke. There are currently half-a-dozen clips of Strass’ TV appearances floating around online - all corkers. In these clips we witness bemused TV hosts becoming increasingly more patronising of Strass as he struggles with his yo-yo. The wonderful irony of it all is how quickly the hosts start talking to Strass in a condescending tone as if they need to humour him, blissfully unaware that it is he

MY BAD

showing how easy it is to pull the wool over their eyes. Strass has an official website zimzaminc. com which, if glanced over quickly, looks like a legit site dedicated to yo-yos and the environment (look a bit closer and you see some absurdities such as how not buying new gadgets can keep you green and stop you from getting frust rated learning how to use them). But Strass knows that no news researcher with a daily deadline is going to read this – they have space to fi ll and want to make a quick booking. Voila! A star is born.

@MIRANDADEVINE WHY DOES YOUR DESCRIPTION SAY ‘JOURNALIST’? HAVE THEY REDEFINED THAT WORD?’’ WE’VE SHOWCASED A STACK OF GOLD FROM KEVINRUDDEXPM IN THE COLUMN TO THE LEFT, BUT THIS FAKE OUTBURST IS SO AMAZING IT DESERVES TO BE UP IN LIGHTS.

SMALL TALK Fucking real est ate agents and used car salesmen. Is there anything worse? Th is week I signed a lease on a new rental and bought a new car. Yep, I’m a lucky gay. It’s always tricky looking at real est ate though. Th anks to the invention of fi sh-eye lenses and re-touching, you never know what ya going to get! After I signed all rental forms, I decided to take a drive down Parramatta Road to fi nd me a bargain. As I drove into the caryard I spotted the douche bag. He was wearing grey leather loafers, brown pants pulled up to his neck, blue shirt tucked in over his big round belly, red chubby alcoholic face… and to top it all off a 1990s keyboard tie. Act ually, he looked a lot like Les Patterson – without the spag bol marks. I knew he was the one to give me a sweet, sweet deal. As I st epped out of my over-used dying bomb, the big fella greeted me: “G’day. Me name’s Bob. You couldn’t have picked a better day. We’re havin’ a Make Me a Deal Day!” I immediately spotted a nice Lemon coloured, 1980s Ford thingy (you’ll have to excuse me, like I said, I’m a poof. I don’t do “car talk”). It was all I needed. Four doors, fi ve seats, air con, a CD player and at $3,500… a fucking winner. As I sat in the driver’s seat examining the st eering wheel – check! Th e brake – check! Th e indicator – check! Th e soft fl uff y seat – check! “Th is car is an absolute beauty! It’s only done 250,000 kms and survived two accidents. It’s a good old Aussie battler,” he spat out. I could’ve spewed on his Diana Ferrari loafers. Did I need to know about the accidents? Now, all I can think about is how fucked up the engine must be. “Can I show you the engine?” he says to me. “It’s a goody. You could take her on a fucking road trip to Perth, and she’d live to see the ride home! She’s a real beaut this one.” He was a real beaut. I ended up buying it. I called her Bobby after my red-faced pal. She goes from 0 to 60 in three minutes and likes the occasional jump-st art. Bob was right though, she is a battler and I think I love her. As for the real est ate agent, George, all he wants to do is be my friend. But how can I call him my friend, when all he wants to do is fuck me over? Why do they fuck you over? Speaking of fucking me over, the kitchen bench in this new fl at is a real gem. I’ve always wanted a st ainless st eel kitchen bench and I’ve fi nally got one. Now, all I have to do is introduce my lemon to my kitchen bench. ROO


TUBETIME The incredible world of television with 5SPROCKET

As soon as the clock st rikes two on weekdays, I make sure I am ready for one of the great programs currently on television, Ready Steady Cook (Channel 10). What Clag is to intellect ually curious schoolchildren, this show is to me. Hosted by a flamboyant and highly offensive chef, ‘team tomato’ battles it out with ‘team capsicum’ to make the least horrible dishes in less than 30 minutes. Th is is Masterchef written in crayon by a dog wearing lipst ick. Some of the best moments from watching the show (these are true): - Host talks about soggy Saos. - Host says, “You’re loving those balls, aren’t you?” - Host st ruggles to pronounce ‘‘test icular’’. Talks about men and women having different sex organs. Cuts to commercial. - Gay sex jokes. Cut to commercial. - Senior citizen in audience fallen asleep on the shoulder of another, who is yawning. - Host makes offensive black joke. - Host calls guest chef a hot stallion, licks one of his fingers and touches his arse. - Host asks contestant’s wife if contestant is difficult and controlling. - Host says, “Don’t go to therapy. it’s not worth it.” Cut to commercial. - “They are big bananas.” - Host asks guest chef if she is “you know, flexible.” - Host tells guest contestant that she looks too skinny and needs to eat more. - Host spoon feeds contestant, says, “open up daddy.” Ready Steady Cook is currently looking for contestants. Commercials of the week: Strepsils: When your cough turns a river into giant leaping flames, the only thing that can stop it is a tablet that turns everything to ice, so you can go ice skating. NRMA Motor Serve: Need quality mechanics to tinker with the insides of your giant baby child? There are no mechanics dealing with cars in this commercial, so NRMA must want us to get insurance against giant freak infants, or modify their insides while they sleep so they can do society less damage. 52 3DWORLD

FILMREVIEWS

ROCKET SCIENCE

High school-set fi lms tend to fall into one of two categories – the overpoweringly madcap comedy, and the drama fraught with cringing and embarrassment. Rocket Science is an odd beast – it has pointed comic beats, but deals squarely in the comedy of cringe. It’s the story of Hal (Reece Thompson), a 15-year-old New Jersey st udent with a st utter and a screwed-up family who’s coaxed to join the school debating team by the highly competitive Ginny (Anna Kendrick). Ginny has been scarred by her former debating partner Ben (Nicholas D’Agosto) who locked up mid-speech and quit the team, and she says she sees potential in Hal. You can see where this is going, right? Public speaking and st uttering were never going to be good bedfellows. Hal clearly is hoping for the relationship to be more than just debating and when he and Ginny share a kiss, it spins his whole world into chaos

– but not for the reasons he’d hoped. Rocket Science’s characters are engaging enough and performed well, (this is a 2007 fi lm and Kendrick is showing early signs of the promise that would get her an Oscar nomination) but there seems to be a problem with tone here – everything is just slightly off and doesn’t quite work, like Napoleon Dynamite being told straight-up. The story could have unfolded a lot more compact ly, as it sags in the middle and causes Rocket Science to drag towards the end. WHERE & WHEN:

Screening in cinemas now BAZ MCALISTER

SHREK FOREVER AFTER Sometimes, happy endings just aren’t all that happy. After three knockabout animated fantasy comedies, Shrek the big green ogre (Mike Myers) has become a family man and “jolly green giant”. Feeling the pressure that goes with owning a home and bringing up three children with his ogre wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz), he longs for the more carefree days of his youth, before he had any responsibility. Enter Rumpelst iltskin (Walt Dohrn), a silvertongued magical deal-broker who has the power to take Shrek back to his heyday – but for a price. Soon, the ogre has been hoodwinked by the slippery shyster and is spun off into an alternate universe where he

never was born, Fiona is the general of a band of ogre revolutionaries, and a pimped-up Rumpelst iltskin runs the kingdom with his army of witches. Shrek Forever After is more like a kind of coda to the trilogy than a fullyfledged fl ick in its own right – it plays more like a weird episode of a TV series. Alternate universe Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss (Antonio Banderas) get a bit less screen time because their characters have been essentially ‘reset’, leaving Shrek more in the spotlight to deal with his mid-life crisis. But this is no bad thing – it allows audiences to become more invested in the big lug. Of course Shrek’s character motivation will not resonate one iota with the kiddies, but there’s plenty of eye-popping 3D and thrilling chase sequences to keep them fi xated. It’s a fitting sendoff for the character. WHERE & WHEN: Screening in cinemas now BAZ MCALISTER


GOING GREEN FROM A TO B The Revo Sprint isn’t the only environmentally friendly transport option around – here are our other hot tips...

WALKING Self-explanatory. Sometimes known as Foot Falcon amongst bogan Aust ralians. There is also the option of running if you are in a hurry or seeking cardio-vascular fitness.

GAMEON With GLORIA LEWIS

REVO SPRINT As the 21st century progresses, environmentally conscious living is going to become not just desirable but essential. While it’s hard to imagine a life without the modern petrol-powered automobile, or indeed the plethora of public transport options (even the lumbering ones which pump a busload of pollutants into the atmosphere every day of the year), there are other options for making your way across the Earth’s surface which don’t necessarily contribute to our planet’s ailing state (see sidebar). The Revo Sprint is one such option – and a good one. Launched on the Aust ralian market in 2008, the heavy duty frame can carry passengers up to a weight of 125 kilograms

over a 14 kilometre range when fully charged and hit speeds of up to 35 km/hr. Th is might not sound like much – and it’s hardly g-force inducing – but when in act ion with the wind in your hair you’ll feel like you’re in the Millennium Falcon after you’ve just asked Chewie to punch it into hyperdrive. Charge time from flat to full is six hours from a standard powerpoint, and although its power is ultimately coming from a fossil fuel source it’s a far cleaner option than that Leyland P76 your grandfather handed down to you a couple of years back (though it can’t fit a 44 gallon drum in the boot). And at $739.00, it’s one of the few environmentally friendly transport options (besides walking) that won’t set you too far out of pocket.

SEGWAY A 2001 invention of New Hampshire inventor Dean Kamen, the Segway® Personal Transporter is the world’s fi rst self-balancing, zero emissions personal transportation vehicle. There are now models designed for private use, golfers, and both urban and rural patrols.

TOYOTA PRIUS First going on sale in Japan in 1997, the Prius is now available in 40 countries. The full hybrid elect ric mid-size car was recently named the Green Car Of 2010 influential US automotive guide Kelley Blue Book, and is the top-ranked car on the Federal Government’s Green Vehicle Guide, achieving a maximum five stars. Notable local users include the Aust ralian Federal Police.

DELOREAN TIME MACHINE Originally powered by a nuclear react ion produced by plutonium which generated the 1.21 gigawatts required to send it through time, inventor Doctor Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown (PhD) later modified its engine with the Mr Fusion model fusion generator (which uses garbage as fuel) after visiting the year 2015. Late 19th century steam trains can also power the DeLorean, though not in environmentally friendly fashion.


TECHNO SCAPE With JEAN POOLE

VUVUVUVUVU VIDEO REMIXING Covered audio re-routing between applications last week, so let’s look at the options available for routing video between applications. SAY WHAT NOW? Let’s say you want to send a video signal from one program into another program – the output of one into the input of another – how to do that? No such re-routing software currently exists, but there is at least a work around through Vade’s excellent Screen Capture utility (free here – v002. info). Th is is a Quartz Composer patch (and therefore Mac only) which allows a portion of the screen to be selected, then sent into another compatible program. Th is can mean web browsing/web-flash games/ computer games can all be displayed in one corner of a screen, and then accepted within VJ software such as VDMX and used as a live signal, and fi ltered, mixed or processed to your heart’s content. Be warned – removing plast ic horns visually is likely a bit trickier than fi ltering out the sound of those South African drones… BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.. Vade has more in the pipeline – a video re-router that will work fast, and on the graphics card rather than CPU. Tests so far allow easy re-routing between Max MSP/ Jitter/Quartz and VDMX. And in other news the Auvi Objects have been updated for Max 5, which will please live visualists who remember it – auvi-software.com. Kurt Ralkse says, “Auvi was designed with an attitude of sympathy towards beginners. Even now, Auvi can be a lot of fun for those who are less technically advanced – for example, those who don’t want to mess about with shaders and GL. I like to think of Max as a haven for artists whose needs aren’t met by standard software. Auvi was my attempt to increase the fun-factor for these newcomers.” SOCCER VIDEO REMIXING Because you need something to do with all those pipes, right? Recommendo – the 1981 Escape To Victory starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and Pele in a German prisoner of war camp. Or maybe Pele’s viagra campaign ( available on YouTube), where he offers these last smiling words to the camera – “Talk to your doctor, I would...” – an amusingly careful phrasing which allows Pele to retain all of his masculine athletic charms, but let’s anyone else know - hey, it’s okay... JEAN POOLE

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SOUNDADVICE Gear reviews with MATT O’NEILL

The concept of a telephone as a musical instrument is nothing novel. The advent of the iPhone, however, has actually given rise to an era wherein mobile phones have the potential to go head to head with many modern synthesisers and production units – and for a fraction of the price. The phone itself may cost several hundred dollars but, cumulatively, it’s a bargain for electronic music producers. FingerBeat is probably the most rounded rhythm sequencer on the market. It has a number of excellent and varied patches (including what is arguably the best tabla emulation on the iPhone), an incredibly straightforward sequencer and comes with both a playable interface, the ability to create one’s own sample-based kits and some remarkably decent synths – all for six bucks.

NLog Synth is perhaps the most obvious example of the ridiculous value associated with the product. An outstanding emulator of analog synthesisers, Nlog boasts the kind of high-fidelity sound and flexibility many soft synths and presets have yet to touch upon and will only set you back six dollars. There is even a free version which only takes away the ability to edit and save patches.

The Argon Monophonic Synthesiser is the next best example and is only bumped from fi rst by the fact that it is, as the name suggests, monophonic. That notwithstanding, it is a phenomenal piece of work. There’s three oscillators, arpeggiators, step-sequencers, fi lters and effects and all are completely customisable – and it’s less than three bucks. There are countless other synthesisers out there to make use of as well but, in honest y, those two should be the only two you will need. The chief problem with exploring iPhone music apps is that, while the best are amazing, most are absolutely rubbish and this is especially true of synthesisers. Rhythm sequencers tend to be slightly more reliable (though they st ill have their sucky instalments).

Every column on iPhone apps ever, would have touched upon BeatMaker by now but, for reasons that will become clear shortly, I’m going to opt for the infinitely lesser known Thump. Thump is my favourite rhythm sequencer on the market for two reasons – its rhythm patches and its bass synthesis, both of which are highly unique and quite flexible. Thump has several of the standard iPhone rhythm patches (trance/house/hip hop kits etc) but it also has a handful of kits that few other apps touch upon – including an Amen-based kit and, my personal favourite, Japanese Taiko percussion. The bass synths, meanwhile, are the only bass synths on the market to replicate the LFO/sub-heavy dubstep/jungle tones – and it’ll set you back four dollars. There are a couple of disclaimers when it comes to using the iPhone as a musical inst rument, though. The most important thing to remember is that it is not a replacement for anything – it is a tool. There are scores of apps (Beatmaker, Bleepbox, Doppler Pad and iSequence among them) that will make the claim that you can build entire product ions on the iPhone and, while it’s technically true, it’s not advised. There’s no one app that works as an effect ive product ion interface. Th is advice obviously extends to acoust ic inst ruments as well – an iPhone will not replace a guitar. There is only one app with anything resembling reliable acoust ic emulation and that is the very impressive ThumbJam but even that’s inconsistent. It’s best to think of an iPhone as one synthesiser with a thousand presets. You could use it set on one preset for an entire product ion but, really, that product ion would be improved if you used that synth in conjunct ion with other inst ruments.


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NOW THAT YOU CAN TICK FEMALE PRIME MINISTER OFF YOUR WISH LIST…

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH…

Chuck Taylors. Now if only they had support for your arches.

PETER, BJORN & NEUW

If there is anything more hip than Swedish fractured folk at the moment, we can’t think what it is. But if you can’t actually bring yourself to listen to the wailings of Fever Ray or you aren’t ready for the baleric bliss of jj, you can still look the part by buying yourself a pair of used-looking Swedish denims from Neuw. Just remember, though, if you wanna pull off the whole package you have to whistle a lot and say, “I was more influenced by the Hootenany Singers than Leather Nun.” Trust us!

PAUL SMITH Fall ’10.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL BLOG

The fi rst thing you read when you click onto The Satorialist blog is that it was “selected as one of Time magazine’s Top 100 design influencers”. While we’re sure that if there was a Top 100,000 we would make it in, that’s not the point. The Satorialist is elegant and streetwise. The Satorialist is classy and poignant. And, it’s not for them to know that we are taking a dump while reading their latest on our laptop in the dunny.

CHLOE

Monogram key ring.

LOUIS VUITTON Python jacket.

FANBOI WET TEE

When it comes to ranking Doctor Who companions by sex appeal, Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond ranks way ahead of pressed-in face Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) but second to former pop kitten Billy Piper (she was Rose but is now a ‘classy’ sex worker in Secret Diary Of A Call Girl). However, her character Amy Pond is the fi rst to be tributed as the sci-fi equivalent of Viagra.

FUCK THE COLD WEATHER

So you thought the triple-choc éclair donut at Krispy Kreme was something. You oughta try the cocoaflavoured frozen yoghurt at Igloo Zoo. But don’t go too hog crazy coz then you won’t be able to get your ass into any of the waif-sized outfits we have on these pages. And if you’re worried about brain freeze or have sensitive teeth (those toothpaste ads have us scared), the Zoo offers ‘igloo warmers’ on the menus of their Potts Point and Bondi locations. Hang on, isn’t ‘igloo warmer’ a sex act involving a rubber mitten?


THE FINAL

LOGITECH X-140

SIZE MATTERS? 9.9cm width x 24.1cm height x 12.4cm depth. FEATURES? Volume, Tone, Headphone and 3.5mm input jack. PROS? Real-time bass equalisation gives you sub bass throb with minimal distortion. Ideal for desktops. CONS? There’s only so much bottom end a speaker of this size can deliver. FOR? The worker, both home and office. COST? $69.95. FROM? logitech.com/en-au/.

VESTALIFE FIREFLY

SIZE MATTERS? 24.1cm width x 20.3cm height x 20.3cm depth. FEATURES? Fold-out wings with built-in speakers, built in sub, compatible with every coneceivable Apple product and charges while operating, aux-in jack and video-out jack, full-function remote control, syncs with iTunes. PROS? It looks well cool. CONS? Not piloted by Nathan Fillion. FOR? The chic retailer or socialite. COST? $199.95. FROM? store.apple.com/au/.

GENEVA SOUND SYSTEM MODEL L

SIZE MATTERS? 44.7cm width x 28.1cm height x 38.1cm depth. FEATURES? iPod Universal Dock, connectors (including, iPod video, iPod nano, iPod photo and iPod mini), built-in slot-loading CD (CDROM and MP3 compatible), FM radio with digital tuner with presets. PROS? Uses patented sound technology from Embracing Sound to create a simulated surround sound of 180 degrees with crystal clear highs and lows. CONS? May need to be fenced off to prevent damage at parties. FOR? The audio connoisseur who knows their 20Hz from their 20k. COST? $1,999, optional pedestal from $399 to $499. FROM? top3.com.au.

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3D World Issue #1017