5 December

Merry Lynchmas, Melbourne: Jazz Party presents a Twin Peaks Christmas party

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Until right this second, you never knew how much you wanted to go to a Twin Peaks-themed party. Now that you do, you’re happier than Agent Cooper tucking into his first damn good cherry pie.

While Santa’s saddling up his reindeer, the John Curtin Hotel will transform into One Eyed Jacks (that’s the casino/brothel in Twin Peaks, if your memory is a little rusty). The event is courtesy of the guys from Melbourne music collective Jazz Party – and they’re really committing to the theme.

Take the food and drinks, for example: there’ll be coffee and pie, as well as cocktails including the spicy Fire Walk With Me, the sweet Agent Cooper’s Breakfast Syrup and the mysterious Log Lady’s Secret. Tunes-wise, get set for live sets by Mojo Juju, Daniel Merriweather, Loretta Miller, Simone Page Jones and Kira Puru, as well as DJ sets from Percy Valentine and Chinabone.

But most importantly, what are you going to wear?… Read more

27 November

Yeh! Yeh! is DJ Andrew McClelland and DJ Kieran O’Sullivan’s new club night

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There’s a new club night in town, and we think you’re going to love it.

If you’re a regular at Mr McClelland’s Finishing School at the Bella Union Bar, then you’ll need no convincing here. Dapper Andrew McClelland (right) is one third of the DJ dream-team that makes up new fortnightly night Yeh! Yeh!, alongside Ding Dong’s Midnight Run DJ Kieran (left) and promising newbie DJ Dan Hall.

Andrew, how long has Yeh! Yeh! been in the works?
Since about 1997 when DJ Kieran and I were sneaking in to indie nightclubs together as underage kids and dreaming of one day having a dance-floor all of our very own, together.

Your new club night is called Yeh! Yeh!, with the tagline ‘Tasteful party music’. Tell us about the name.
What could sound more pop (from any decade,) than having a song with a pretty pointless “Yeh! Yeh!” in it? Well, possibly saying “nah nah” but that’s a bit negative, so we went with “Yeh!… Read more

22 October

Cut Copy celebrates Melbourne’s dance culture with new Oceans Apart compilation

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What do you love most about Melbourne’s diverse club scene? Losing yourself to deep house at Brown Alley? Throwing shapes at a sweaty techno rave at New Guernica? Discovering your new favourite ’80s-revival electro duo at Boney? Debating the Melbourne Bounce movement?

Next month, Melbourne’s electro-pop titans Cut Copy will release Oceans Apart: a compilation of new music from 19 of our city’s most innovative dance artists, mixed into a continuous, 80-minute club set by the four-piece themselves.

The idea came to ‘Lights and Music’ frontman Dan Whitford in a local club. “We’ve always found deep inspiration in the music of our home city,” he says. “The dance scene in Melbourne has gotten so interesting over the past few years – someone should really document this!”

The result is a blissful, very danceable snapshot of Melbourne’s club culture. Somehow, the record feel cohesive, even while roaming from electro-pop to tribal funk and out into the far reaches of ambient house.… Read more

29 September

Let Them Eat Cake line-up: tickets on sale this week

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Back for round three, Let Them Eat Cake is quickly becoming the right way to kick off a new year. Held on the pristine lawns of the Werribee Mansion, this festival fuses together a garden-party vibe with an electronic sound.

And a garden party must have food. In fact, there’s a food rave arena where you’ll be served everything from providores, street food and boutique cuisine. We presume there’s cake too.

A garden party must have music: check. Werribee Mansion will be surrounded by five stages, each filled with a line-up of electronic maestros.

First release tickets $145, on sale 9am Thursday, October 2.

Line-up:
Alexander Nut (UK – pictured), Axel Boman (Sweden), Ben Pearce (UK), Bob Moses (Canada), Carl Craig (USA), Cashmere Cat (Norway), DJ Sneak (USA), DJ Vadim (Russia), Dov1 (USA), Fatima (UK) and Goldie (UK).… Read more

30 July

Stereosonic 2014 announces huge lineup

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We’ll cut to the chase: Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Diplo, Skrillex, Steve Aoki.

And that’s barely scratching the surface. Last year, the organisers of Stereosonic expanded the festival into two full days of house, techno, bass, trance and electro.

The headliner for the first day is Scottish house DJ Calvin Harris (pictured): maker of bangers like ‘Sweet Nothing’ that even non-EDM fans love. Dutchman Tiësto will bring the trance, Major Lazer helmsman Diplo will unleash his twerk-tastic tracks, and electro/garage duo Disclosure will whip up a DJ set. If you didn’t see them at Splendour this year, make sure you catch local wunderkinds Peking Duk and Nina Las Vegas.

Day two will see Skrillex take to the stage after having to pull out last year, alongside festival favourite Steve Aoki, UK house innovator Carl Cox, Dutch trance lords Dash Berlin, and 22-year-old Porter Robinson, who’ll be sure to offer something different entirely, if the tracks from his upcoming album Worlds are anything to go by.… Read more