Monkee plays Skip & Swing @ Loop BarPosted: Monday, September 16th, 2013
Back once again with their regular instalment of Bass with a capital B, the guys over at This Is For You bring you another stellar lineup, this time headed by the Twisted Audio sounds of DJ Monkee. Expect shaking ashtrays all the way out in the smoking area till early hours of the morning as some of the best Dubstep and Drum n Bass DJs this city has to offer take you on a journey of wonder and excitement, well at least until the tune drops.
Friday 27th of September @ Loop Bar (23 Meyers pl. CBD Melbourne)
Visuals by Alt Esc Del
Fragmented Sounds featuring Mefjus (Critical Music, AUT)Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
This October fragments of almost every style of electronic music meld together to create a cutting edge & inspired lineup, hosted by some of Melbourne’s most well known and respected crews within the dance scene.
With a massive new sound system and added oomph!! Brown Alley will shake the very foundations of the building with some of the biggest names in Glitch Hop, Live Music, Drum and Bass and much more. Complemented with mind bending 3D mapping throughout the venue, themed decor installations and incredible lighting, this show will truly ignite all your senses…
Twisted Audio are proud to present one of the most sought after names in DnB for 2012-2013 …MEFJUS. This special guest and main act needs no introduction for those in the know….Winner of best up & coming producer at the most recent Drum & Bass Awards, Mefjus is bringing his jaw-dropping, tech and neurofunk infused beats and bass to Brown Alley.
Friday 18th of October @ Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. CBD Melbourne)
Mefjus is a new producer hailing from Austria who’s name has been amassing quite a following amongst the drum & bass hierarchy of late. Amongst a plethora of other young Austrian artists, Mefjus is the one that stands out and for good reason; his brand of jaw-dropping, proper tech-infused beats and bass is like no other and now as he teams up with Critical he looks set to hit the worldwide stage.
In the studio Mefjus combines a deft touch with astute technical skills, creating the kind of hard hitting tracks that have made it into the sets of the great and the good of drum and bass including, Andy C, Friction, Phace , Rockwell and more.
Having signed tracks to labels such as Neosignal and more it was the ears of renowned Critical label boss Kasra that cottoned on early to secure Mefjus as a fully fledged member of the Critical Music squad.
Dyzlexic & Lickweed supporting ITSU – ITSOP EP LaunchPosted: Sunday, September 1st, 2013
After the success of Psychotria Digitalis EP hitting number 5 in the Beatport Glitchhop Release charts, Sydney’s freshest IDM/Glitch/Bass producer is back with “Itsop” – 5 midtempo whompadelic beats for free download on hopskotch Records.
Available NOW via Bandcamp, Addictech & Ektoplazm
DOORS OPEN 9PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH
@ NOISE BAR – 291 ALBERT ST BRUNSWICK
Plus local support from..
CIRCUIT BENT (ADAPTED RECORDS)
Eli and Jesse were manufactured inside the bowels of a top secret laboratory for the purpose of being super soldiers hell bent on world domination. After the mad scientists realized the true nature of the monsters they had created they tried to destroy the foul creatures they had spawned but were overwhelmed by the sonic insanity and bled to death from their ears. To this day the location of Eli and Jess is unknown, but their presence on the internet is evidence that the world is still not safe from the global menace lurking around the corner.
THE MOLLUSK (OMELETTE RECORDS)
Mollusk aka Shane Vigo started back in 2007 as a solo project. “Breaking convention” is Mollusk’s middle name, constantly pushing forward to create a new and interesting sound. These include recordings of a spray can underwater for “synth’s”, circuit bending toys for “bass lines” and wet towels thrown at a brick wall for “snare’s”, among hundreds of other hair brain & fun ideas to create sound art. After recording these sounds, a select few are re-worked in the studio to become huge bass line, synthesis, percussion and other quirky re-creations designed to blow the minds of punters at The Mollusk’s legendary live sets.
Those prepared to dive into the dance floor will certainly get much more than they bargain for. Swimming though a mix of luscious sound scapes mixed with grinding bass lines and topped with a mix of funk, glitch and wobble.
cTRIX (LIVE AMIGA 500, GAMEBOY, GP2X)
More retro technology than you can poke a POKE command at, cTrix has been rocking the Commodore Amiga since 1993 writing bouncy techno, funky beats, power synth and cheaky jungle. His secret weapon is a box of floppies and a modified version of the classic Protracker. He is also known for rocking a party using nothing but a 1980′s era Gameboy – so while we can’t tell you exactly what is going to happen, we can guarantee it’ll be a fun time.
BLACKMAGE [LIVE AV MASHUP + CHIPHOP/8 BIT DUBSTEP]
Hacked gameboys, MIDI sync’d NES consoles, Xbox Kinect + webcams triggering an ADHD visual feed consisting of open source/modded/bendy/chip/h4xed enthusiasm.
DYZLEXIC CM + LICKWEED (TWISTED AUDIO)
Dyzlexic is an MC that prides himself on his ability to amp up a crowd and keep the party moving without being self-indulgent.
From rapid-fire double time rhymes to flowing lyrical verses and melodic hooks with call and responses he has a style to suit every rhythm.
Recently stepping into the Melbourne Dubstep and DnB scenes he is now making a name for himself having MCed for the likes of Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Excision, Camo & Krooked, Futurebound, B-Complex, SPL, 12th Planet and Droid Sector.
Dj Lickweed is a DnB/Breaks/Glitch Hop DJ originally from Israel and now based out of Melbourne, Australia.
First started DJing in 2003 and was mainly involved in the Hip-Hop / Turntabilisim scene back in Israel.
In 2004 he was first exposed to the underground DnB & Breakbeat scene and fell in love with the sound, vibe and the world that is Broken Beat.
Lickweed has played alongside numerous artists such as Andy C, Stanton Warriors, A Skills, DJ Marky, Scratch Perverts, Excision, Mampi Swift, Camo & Krooked, Crissy Criss, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Loadstar, Kenny Ken, Aphrodite, Cyantific and many more.
Expect bass heavy banging tunes, fast mixing sprinkled with some beat juggling and scratching skills when this bad-boy jumps on the wheels of steel.
SLUDGE JUNKIES (HOPSKOTCH RECS)
Conjured by the treacherous Professor Muck in the underground sewers of a nuclear power plant, these perverse creatures, who we humans call “Chris” and “Ariel” draw you deep into their spell with bowel infecting basslines, twisted melodies and obscene and raunchy samples.
With disturbing yet entertaining qualities, the sludge they produce in their live shows takes many, many showers to wash off. So be careful when tasting the sludge, as their powers grow so to do the numbers of Sludge Junkies junkies.
WYLDCARD + BELLZ (HOPSKOTCH RECS)
Wyldcard is Sean Bradney-George, rapper and producer residing in Melbourne. Gaining momentum from his recent self-released “Insane Thoughts” EP, attention is building around the country for this young chap. With fast, witty and conscious lyricism combined with unique bass heavy and quirky production, Wyldcard will make you think and dance simultaneously.
2013 sees an exciting horizon for this project, with an album of collaborations set for release through Hopskotch records very soon. I also put on nights in Melbourne fairly regularly, including a series at My Aeon called “Epic Concoction”. Wyldcard is know regularly to play with producer Gunk, and has performed and collaborated with such acts as Editor, Dysphemic and Miss Eliza, Blatwax and Kalya Skintilla, to name a few out of an ever-expanding list of creative combinations.
MINI EXHIBITION BY Hit Chcock
Twisted Audio podcast #28 – Johnny HoovesPosted: Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Our podcast this month is brought to you by Melbourne DnB royalty, he’s been producing, playing and mixing music for over a decade now, has supported countless DnB acts as a DJ, sound engineer and even Drummer, we’re talking f course about Melbourne’s own Johnny Hooves!
Hooves has prepared a blend for us of his favourite DnB flavours, from hard hitting to forward thinking he covers the entire spectrum with fine skill that is reserved for only the finest in the game – watch and learn
1. Emperor – She Said – Critical Music
2. DC Breaks – Swag – RAM Records
3. Rockwell – Detroit – Shogun Audio
4. Cause4Concern – Lowlife – C4C Recordings
5. Dub Phizix – Polar – Commercial Suicide
6. Enei – Movin Fast – Critical Music
7. Zero Method, L 33 – Biological Weapon – Citrus Recordings
8. Culture Shock – Footloose – RAM Records
9. Ma – Japanese Bones – Roalston Remix
10. Missanthrop – Lattitude – Neosignal
12. Black Sun Empire, Bulletproof, State of Mind – Roulette – Gridlok Remix – Black Sun Empire Recordings
13. Loadstar – Berlin – RAM Recordings
14. Artificial Intelligence – Dillirious – Metalheadz
15. Black Sun Empire – Crash Bunny – Citrus Recordings
16. Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Strategy – Marka – Exit Records
17. Noisia, The Upbeats – Blindfold – Non Vogue
18. Hooves & Trei – Remedy – Icarus Audio
19. Lenzman feat. Jo-S – Coincidince – Metalheadz
20. Audio – Headroom – Virus
21. Wilkinson – Direction – RAM Records
22. Mind Vortex – Arc – RAM Records
23. Trei & The Upbeats – Crossroads – SOM Music
24. Enei, Emperor- Liberation – Critical Music
25. Mindscape, BTK – Bandits – V Recordings
26. Optiv & Mark C4C – Bedlam – C4C Recordings
27. Culture Shock – Machine – RAM Recordings
28. Wilkinson, P-Money, Arlissa – Heartbeat – Teebee & Calyx Remix – Virgin/EMI
Twisted Audio residents play the Tetris Studios 4th BdayPosted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013
LICKWEED | SK | SHIKUNG | KURK KOKANE | BILLY HOYLE | ASIO | A.STEVE | BASTIAN KILLJOY | JAMIMA JONEZ | HARZEE | BARRA | PLUS MORE…
HIP HOP | FUNK | GLITCH | DRUM N BASS | LIVE MC’S
7th of September – 6pm till 1am @ Rubix venue (36 Phoenix street Brunswick)
4 years ago, a girl called Tanz walked into an empty warehouse in Brunswick with a vision to create a world that existed beyond the rusty gates of the ‘real’ world. A world that inspired people to dream big and provided the tools to morph those dreams into their reality. She saw a world were people traded skills instead of money and success was measured by smiles not bank accounts. A world where everyone who respected and contributed to the cause felt at home.
On the 1st of September 2009, she was given the keys and this world was created, she named it TETRIS. She saw all the people and projects as blocks of different colours and different shapes that would come together, all falling perfectly into place, connecting with each other creating stronger projects, producing high quality music and art that represented the florescent back streets of Melbourne, the anti government mind state our generation adorns and the awakening of self sustainability.
In just 4 years Tetris has become a staple in the Melbourne music and arts scene, connecting thousands of people and has created a number of well respected and supported projects for youth, up and coming talent and established artists.
To celebrate our 4th birthday, we’re inviting all our past resident artists, volunteers, crew members, extended music and arts family as well as all the people who haven’t yet had the Tetris experience to join us in doing what we do best… PARTAY!!! and of course shoot hoops, eat burgers, sk8 the mini ramp and have a burn on our brand new ping pong table while our favourite family dj’s and mc’s keep the vibes flowing.
The crew will be chilln at Tetris Studios Brunswick/Rubix Brunswick from 6pm if you wanna come down early for hangs, it’s $10 to get in after 9pm.
Twisted Audio residents support Sigma (Breakbeat Kaos, UK)Posted: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
With an massive artillery of extra sound and lighting, we return to Brown Alley for a unique experience hosted by of the world’s most renowned Drum & Bass producers. Fresh off the back of their ‘Night & Day EP’ and a series of chart topping remixes, SIGMA will undoubtedly bring the good vibes as we dance the night away!
Friday 30th of August @ Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale street, CBD Melbourne)
Supported by a HUGE local lineup..
Soulflex & JFK
Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie aka Sigma, have been making their presence felt on the drum and bass scene since 2007. From early releases on labels such as Charge and Viper Recordings, to the seminal All Blue on Zinc’s Bingo imprint (one of DNBA’s most downloaded tracks ever), the boys stepped up to the big time with serious dancefloor killers Paint It Black and the anthem El Presidente VIP.
With respect now gained with the scene as producers and highly sought after DJs, Sigma continue working to maximise their profile within the realms of D&B and beyond it. Highlights include their featured minimix for Annie Mac on Radio One, squeezing in 35 tracks in five minutes as well as remix work for artists such as Top Cat on Special Dedication, Ms Dynamite, and grime stalwart Skepta on Rescue Me (300,000 plays and counting). In amongst all the music and DJ gigs the guys found time to start their own label, Life Recordings, with debut release El Presidente VIP/ Something Special going on to be Nu-Urban’s highest selling release of 2009. They were also awarded Best Breakthrough DJs at the Drum & Bass Arena awards. A great way to cap off a successful year, and more recognition of Cam and Joe’s hard work and dedication to their craft.
With a new decade now here Sigma are intent on leaving their indelible mark etched permanently on the scene. Kicking off 2010 with Shut The Lights Off with Adam F and hip hop legend Redman, this is followed by their debut release for Breakbeat Kaos… The Stand Tall EP. Consisting of four tracks, it’s Sigma quality and diversity all the way through. From the dancefloor stylings of Original Sin’s remix of Front To Back and brain thumping anthem The Jungle to the more melodic vibes on Baltimore and the vocodered vox on Stronger, The Stand Tall EP covers all bases. Confirmation of this is shown by the fact three of the EPs four tracks feature on the Ministry of Sound compilation CD entitled Mixed…. By DJ Friction, along with Paint It Black VIP. To add to all of this is the exciting collaboration with BBK head honcho and D&B legend DJ Fresh on Cylon. An unadulterated stomper of the highest order, Cylon, supported by the likes of Andy C and Goldie, is the lead track from Fresh’s latest long player Kryptonite.
What else to look forward to from Sigma? Well, there’s more episodes of their Life Podcasts. Utilising this wide reaching medium as a platform to further showcase their and other artists talents, previous guests include Goldie, Original Sin, DJ Fresh, IC3 and The Nextmen. Also keep an eye out for Sigma’s video diary on You Tube.