Lickweed plays at The World Beyond @ Revolt art spacePosted: Thursday, May 1st, 2014
THE WORLD BEYOND: June 7th 2080: Cyber City.
40 years on from Melbourne’s collapse, Our community has evolved from a rebel base into a sustainable cyber city. Technology has moved us forward but the new world aims to take control of it with information manipulation, microchip hacking and global surveillance. We must ensure technology is used as a means of freedom and evolution, not a tool for those bent on Dystopian control.
SONIC TECHNOLOGY by:
Hypnotech (USA- Addictech)
Dysphemic + Miss Eliza (live)
Shadow Fx (live)
Hugo + Treats (Live)
Circuit Bent (live)
Monster Zoku Onsomb (live- 5 peice)
Artech (live – Brazil)
Schwarr ( Adapted Records)
Lickweed (Twisted Audio)
Dakini (Byron Bay)
Liam Niko (Brisbane)
Third Eye (live 4-peice)
All on the last Funktion one sound systems on earth.
- Lazer Battle Zone.
- Tech lab: 3d body mapping, hacking and virtual vacation pods.
- Mad Science Lab- DNA extractions, alchemy and medic remedy station.
- Sensory Cinema.
- Neo markets
+ Full cyber city setup, face transformations, micro-currency, agents, cyberpunks and you!
SECURITY WARNING: Please note clothing of the old world is not welcomed and will lead to interrogation.
Twisted Audio residents Support Fred V & Grafix (Hospital Records, UK)Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014
FRED V & GRAFIX (UK)
“RECOGNISE LP TOUR”
Inhibit are proud to present the triumphant return of the mighty FRED V & GRAFIX for their “Recognise LP Tour”. Their debut album on Hospital Records (out March 31st) is one the most hotly anticipated releases of 2014 and firmly cements the Devonshire duos place in the highest echelon of drum & bass today!!
Saturday May 10th
La Di Da – 577 Little Bourke St
Soulflex & JFK
Fred V & Grafix
Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson a.k.a Fred V & Grafix signed to Hospital at the end of 2011 and have been making waves ever since with regular appearances on BBC Radio 1Xtra and mini mixes on Annie Mac’s show. A pair of producers who have been working together for the past five years now and showing huge promise, the boys brought us an abundance of musical gems before they delivered their debut EP on Hospital in March 2013.
Initially into live music, the pair converted to D+B when they heard Pendulum’s controversial and genre-changing album “Hold Your Colour” and High Contrast’s sophomore “High Society”. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of D+B, from electro/French house, ambient and hip hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics.
Having already released music on Allsorts and Talkin Beatz, and received Radio One support from Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, Fred V & Grafix made their first appearance on Hospital as part of the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album with “Find My Way” and have continued to take the label by storm. As well as producers within their own right, Fred V & Grafix have also stunned us with their remixes of Emeli Sande – “Daddy”, Skepta – “Hold On”, Camo & Krooked – “All Fall Down” and not forgetting their amazing remix of Rudimental’s chart-topping No. 1 hit “Feel The Love”.
Since signing to Hospital, Fred V & Grafix impressed with their Sick Music 3 contribution “Major Happy” and the epic “Purple Gates” which appeared on Hospitality D&B 2013 before finally bringing us their debut solo release, the awe-inspiring “Goggles EP” which dropped in March 2013. Later this year we look forward to the release of the debut album ‘Recognise’ dropping on March 31st.
With the album, an American and New Zealand tour planned before the summer festival season, this is going to be an epic year for the duo.
DJ Hype, Nu:Tone + Funsta MC – Easter Sunday @ Brown AlleyPosted: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Twisted Audio is proud to bring you a Massive show this Easter Sunday featuring 2 MAssive acts – DJ Hype and Nu:Logic!
DJ Hype is one of the true legends of Drum & Bass, he returns to Melbourne after a 4 year absence to tear the decks apart alongside Funsta MC !
Nu:Logic is the new collaboration between Hospital Records producers and brothers Nu:Tone and Logistics, 2 big names, 1 massive show!
DJ Hype (Playaz Recordings, UK)
Nu:Logic (Nu:tone & Logistics,Hospital Records, UK)
Funsta MC (UK)
Easter Sunday – 20th of April – 10pm till Late
Brown Alley (585 Lonsadle st. Melbourne CBD)
Snareophobe (UK) + Dub Princess, Lickweed, Monkee, C:1, Deep Element, Serv
Side room by the Brotherhood of Beats:
DJ Sizzle, Citizen.com & Matty Blades, Ayna, Buck Rogers, SK, Sensi, Lysdexic
He was an early DJ on one of London’s pirate stations, Fantasy FM, and has been popular on the international DJ circuit, landing awards for Best Male DJ and Best Radio DJ (in 1994 and 1995, respectively) at the U.K.’s Hardcore Awards. He is also one of the London radio station Kiss 100’s main attractions, and was a player in Suburban Base’s compilation series, Drum and Bass Selection. A champion of jungle’s dancefloor purity, DJ Hype has also rallied consistently against jungle’s compartmentalization into artificial “scenes” in the late 1990s.
DJ Hype began producing in 1989, engineering and co-producing tracks (including chart-toppers such as “Exorcist” and “The Bee”) for hardcore staples Kickin’, Strictly Underground, and Suburban Base. Although he never lost touch with his breakbeat roots (even going so far as to spin hip-hop instrumentals over house tracks to add a bit of rhythmic flair), it wasn’t until he launched his own Ganja label in 1994 (with the single “Cops”) that he began seriously focusing on the post-rave possibilities of sampled breaks.
The Ganja label gained almost immediate popularity, primarily through floor-fillers such as “You Must Think First”, “Tiger Style” and DJ Zinc’s “Super Sharp Shooter.” That popularity peaked with the release of their first LP in 1996: ‘Still Smokin’, a label compilation released jointly by Ganja and cohort Pascal’s Frontline imprint. The album became one of the highest-selling independent jungle compilations. Re-released in 1997, its success also led to a major label deal with MCA’s Parousia sublabel and the establishment of True Playaz, a DJ Hype–led DJ and production unit also including DJ Zinc, Pascal, and Rude Bwoy Monty.
DJ Hype is known for his jump up dj sets, headlining and smashing up dancefloors at the monthly Playaz night at Fabric (club).
Nu:Logic is a collaborative partnership between Hospital signings Nu:Tone and Logistics. The two brothers, Dan and Matt Gresham, first joined forces under this new alias in the mid noughties, with the first Nu:Logic release “On & On” appearing on Hospital in 2004. The project went on the back burner until 2010 when they released their “New Technique” EP to great critical acclaim.
The pair combine the music that they love – music with soul, atmosphere, tension and groove – together into one melting pot of sound. Whilst growing up they were exposed to the same music, but quickly found their tastes diverging. However now they are older, these have moved closer together again and at the core is a shared love of artists such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, MoWax, Full Cycle, Heaz, No U Turn, Jazzanova and Calibre.
With seven individual albums between them and the recently released “Morning Light / Grizzly” single which has been making waves in the D&B scene and beyond, it is now time for the debut Nu:Logic album which is due out in March this year.
Fun has a strong and talented presence within the scene. Not only can he rinse it out high-energy style at a rave, he can also captivate the audience with his deeply-inspirational words of wisdom, on the underground, mainstream and global circuits. His appeal lies in this versatility, this fresh and often challenging perspective and, as his name suggests, his commitment to getting down and having Fun. He is a master of ceremonies; of creativity; of consciousness but, above all, entertainment.
Lickweed Plays the INBTWN Showcase Special – Good Friday Eve @ Section 8Posted: Friday, April 4th, 2014
THE BROTHERHOOD OF BEATS Presents…
INBTWN SHOWCASE SPECIAL / GOOD FRIDAY EVE – 17th of April @ Section 8 (27 Tattersalls Lane
Join The Brotherhood this Good Friday Eve for a special showcase edition of their INBTWN residency at Section 8. Witness The Brotherhood of Beats show as they ALL perform across Three Turntables and Two Mixers with the addition of Live Sax! Expect to hear Original Beats, plenty of Cutting ‘n’ Scratching and Funky Horn Solos as Tom Showtime, Citizen.com and Matty Blades put their skills on display. With two tremendous guests Lickweed and Rintrah, plus the usual dose of Bass, Drinks, Funk, Gourmet Hot Dogs, Hip Hop and Good Vibes, this will be a night to remember if you can…
Come and join the BROTHERHOOD!
Tom Showtime (Ghetto Funk/Booty Fruit)
“Tom Showtime is a man of many guises. DJ. Producer. Remixer. Saxophonist. Gramophone Enthusiast. From Be-Bop to Breakbeat and everything in between, Tom’s passion for music is paralleled only by his legendary (some would say mythical) enjoyment of watermelon, coffee and cricket. That’s just how he rolls… The list of achievements is coming thick and fast for one of the scene’s true all rounders, having supported international acts such as A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Scratch Perverts, Bonobo and Mark Rae. In between multiple DJ residencies across then city, Tom is still as prolific as ever in the studio, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album The Jam Thief as well as numerous EPs and the ‘Your Word Against Mine’ series of bootlegs. Signed to the UK’s Ghetto Funk label and with a #1 release on the Juno Download Best Selling Chart (The Chippa Irie EP / Booty Fruit) Melbourne’s own purveyor of fine funk is in demand and on the rise…
Matty Blades and Citizen.com (Brotherhood of Beats DJs)
Citizen.com and Matty Blades have been pushing a unique blend of funk and soul to its edge in Melboure for over 7 years. Hosting Melbourne first dedicated Ghetto Funky / Party Glitch night at Workshop – Dropping Phat! – their 6 year residency set the building blocks for the Brotherhood of Beats.
Both DJs and Producers in their own right, they team up to deliver high energy sets. Putting on a show with 4 decks, 2 CDs and 2 mixers is the true nature of their back to back performances. From delivering epic sets in-between FreQ Nasty and the Freestylers, NYE @ Trust Us, opening up the stage for Krafty Kuts and A-Skills, NYD @ Tribe, performing at outdoor festivals such as Earth 2012 + 2013, collaborating with vocalists and MCs for live shows, all the way to the humble sets to smaller Melbourne drinking holes; they guys are always on the move and pushing forward into new directions.
Fusing the various sounds of Hip-hop, Funk, Ghetto Bass, Glitch, Drum and Bass and revisited classics, along with the unmistakable sound of Matty Blades on the scratch and fader, you can expect to leave the dance floor with a big smile on your face!!
Twisted Audio Podcast #34 – Deep ElementPosted: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Our Latest podcast is brought to your by Melbourne’s own Liquid and deep DnB champ, the boss of New Grounds and a master of the mix – Deep Element.
Deep Element brings us a smooth mix of liquid and soulful Drum n Bass alongside some deep and dirty jungle vibes, check the stylez!
BTK-Things I Do(Spectrasoul Remix)
Break-They’re Wrong(Calibre Remix)
June Miller-Walls of Jericho(Enei Remix)
Mutt ft Kevin King-Conversations (Rene LaVice & Gremlinz Remix)
Foreign Concept-Jaipur(Villem Remix)
Dramatic & DnAudio-Skeptic Worl
>>>J Majik, Wickaman, DJ Hype-Dubplate Killa
LSB-If you’re Here
Spectrasoul-Organizer(Foreign Concept Remix)
>>>J Majik, Wickaman, DJ Hype-Look to the Future
Pedestrian-Hoyle Road(Spectrasoul Remix)
Total Science & Grimm-Another Time
Dub Phizix-Out There
Anushka-Never Can Decide(Ivy Lab Remix)
Soul Motion-Tender Emotions
Fugees-Ready Or Not(Hype Remix)
Twisted Audio residents play In:Session @ Loop BarPosted: Friday, March 28th, 2014
Returning with our second edition of 2014 we will be venturing into the dark side of the spectrum. Joining us is an impressive all local line up featuring none other than Anodyne Audio co- founder Dj Meltdown, Collateral Damage boss CTOAFN and Buck Rogers who is smashing the Melbourne scene after heading over the ditch with release’s on Junkfood Recordings, Adapted Records, Scour Records and Empathy Recordings. Will be a night filled with dirty basslines from all the cru involved!
New Grounds Presents IN:SESSION
Friday 4th April
Loop. 23 Meyers Pl. CBD
10pm till late
Deep Element b2b Rubix
Visuals by Doug-Step
See you all front and centre!