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Monkee supports Rene LaVice & Mind Vortex (RAM Records)

Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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With an abundance of extra sound, lighting, lazers and décor, we return to Brown Alley for an unforgettable night of world class D&B dedicated to new artists from the legendary Ram Records. Catch musical prodigies RENE LaVICE & MIND VORTEX on their debut Australian tour, these guys have been behind some of the biggest dancefloor tunes of 2013 with plenty more on the release schedule for later this year.

Now fresh off the back of MIND VORTEX’s tear out beatport #1 ‘Gravity’ EP…prepare your dancing shoes as we gear up for a night of bass vibes and good company!

RENE LAVICE (Ram Records: CAN)

MIND VORTEX (Ram Records: UK)

Supported by some of the finest local talent..

Soulflex & JFK


Cam Brodie





Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Rene LaVice made his drum & bass debut in 2009 on Canadian label Stride Recordings. Infused with four tracks of early LaVice magic, ‘The Future’ EP promised great things, while subsequent singles, collaborations and remixes delivered on those promises and gained attention from record labels across North America and Europe.
His work with veteran producer and fellow Canadian Gremlinz led to remix work on Bad Concept Records and New World Ordio and a release on DSCi4′s ‘Amen Warfare’ LP. This was swiftly followed by more local attention as another of Canada’s biggest exports, John Rolodex, took notice of Rene’s talent and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint.

As the buzz and hype about this exciting producer began to grow, tastemaker DJs began to regularly support Rene LaVice’s tracks in their sets. From DJ Marky and Sub Focus to Total Science, A Sides, Sigma and TC, the 175bpm elite began to push LaVice’s music and none so hard as Ram Records boss Andy C.
Rene LaVice’s Ram Records debut, ‘Headlock,’ was released on the ‘Dimensions 5’ EP, part of a series that showcases not only Ram’s commitment to diversity, but also to the freshest talent around. Lauded by the likes of Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, ‘Headlock’ is a defining moment in LaVice’s musical career. A track that insists you take notice, simultaneously packed with subtle references to the golden era of drum & bass while sprinkled liberally with a fresh and exciting outlook on the music we all know and love.
Following the huge success of ‘Headlock,’ Ram Records offered Rene LaVice an exclusive recording contract which will see the young producer catapulted to the highest echelons of the D&B world. While the scene waits with baited breath for his follow up, you can be assured that this impressive and forward-thinking artist will not disappoint.


Since signing to Ram Records, Mind Vortex have gone from strength to strength, steadily carving their way through the ranks of DnB producers. Their debut single Now it’s Time and Hotbox went straight in at number 1 in the BBC 1xtra’s DnB Chart, with Hotbox remaining number 1 on the Beatport drum and bass chart for over 3 weeks. After being play listed on BBC Xxtra, the single received widespread radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Trevor Nelson, Fearne Cotton, Dj Hype, Mistajam, Crissy Criss, to name just a few. Since then they’ve remixed for the likes of Don Diablo on Sony, and Camo & Krooked on Hospital, and have been in high demand for their high energy DJ sets all over the UK and Europe, and have proudly formed part of the Ram XX tour. On the horizon, the next Mind Vortex installment is due very soon, and be sure to catch them at the Ram label nights at Fabric for sneak previews of upcoming releases.

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Monkee plays Skip & Swing @ Loop Bar

Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2013

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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)


Aaron Static

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)

Support by:

Buck Rogers
The DamBusters


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 Launch

Posted: 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


Plus local support from..


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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Twisted Audio podcast #28 – Johnny Hooves

Posted: Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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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 ;-)

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Hooves playing & Judging the VIC finals of Homegrown FreQs 2013 on the 6th of September at Brown Alley!


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 Bday

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013




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.

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