The Outside Agency

Lickweed supports The Outside Agency (Genosha Recordings, NL)

Posted: Friday, June 7th, 2013

The Outside Agency

This is going to be a killer event, with arguably one of the best acts in the world playing live for the first time in Melbourne. It’s taken some determination to make this work but I’m sure the end result will speak for itself.

With a supporting lineup of quality artists & DJ’S hopefully will make this one of the best hardcore parties that Melbourne has seen in years.

Thanks to all who have given their time & effort to all prepare the best set possible for the gig and to those who have traveled interstate to play and to attend the event.

Tickets $ 40 pre-sale mail

15th June @ Industry Bar (56 Clarke st. Southbank)
8pm till 7am


Mark N
Dep Affect
Of God
Doc Ross


The Outside Agency is a style unto itself, and as DJs they are not easily put into one specific category.

The reason for this is that their DJ sets are a mirror image of their work as producers. They will deliver a perfect blend of dark and industrial elements and can do so at almost every conceivable speed.

The Outside Agency’s DJ-sets always contain a lot of their own exclusive and unreleased material, and when given free reign their sets can incorporate anything from old acid to breakcore.

They can bring it fast and they can bring it slow, but one thing is certain: their own unique blend of dark industrial hardcore will always be at the center of the performance.

The Agency’s diversity has so far delivered them gigs all over the globe. Some of the their most important gigs have included such distinguished events as Thunderdome, Hellraiser, In Qontrol, Nightmare Outdoor, DefQon, Decibel and Mystery Land.


The Kiwi Invasion feat. State of Mind, Trei, Dose & More

Posted: Saturday, June 1st, 2013


Twisted Audio is proud to present a night dedicated to New Zealand bass music featuring some of NZ’s top DnB, Dubstep & Glitch Hop artists, we are glad to present THE KIWI INVASION with:

State of Mind (SOM Recordings)
Trei (Satellites LP Tour)
Dose ( Shogun Audio)
Buck Rogers (BMA, Junkfood recordings)

Friday 28th of June @ Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale St. CBD Melbourne)


Support from: Monkee & Lickweed
Hosted by: Mc Harzee

State of Mind

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. Beginning their careers in 2005 SOM have become notoriously prolific producers with releases on a broad spectrum of labels throughout the dnb scene. Material can be found on the shelves via CIA Recordings, Teebee’s Subtitles Records, Friction’s Shogun Audio, Viper Recordings, Doc Scott’s 31 Records, Concord Dawn’s Uprising, Bad Company, BSE & Obsessions, Project 51, Samurai and more.

Not happy being mere producers and djs, SOM Music was launched in 2009 and is now regarded as a premier niche label in its own right. SOM Music is home to artists like Nymfo, Black Sun Empire, Spinline, Jade, Mindscape, Dose, Borderline and Tiki Taane to name a few.

State of Mind released their first full CD ‘Take Control’ on Uprising Records in 2006, an album that garnered them the publicly voted award of ‘Breakthrough Artists of the year’ on the B-Net radio network in NZ, and a nomination for a prestigious NZ Music Award. In March 2009 they released their second LP, ‘Faster than Light’ on their own label SOM Music.

Their third album called ‘Nil By Ear’ was globally released in April 2011, peaking at number 5 in the NZ Charts. This was also nominated for a NZ Music Award.

State Of Mind are the former hosts of the hugely popular ‘Next Level” 95BFM drum n bass show. The show has now been relaunched in monthly podcast format due to popular demand.

Trei (Satellites LP Tour)

With a passport full of stamps, scorching hot exclusive selections and the technical skills to match, TREi is one of the leading lights of the New Zealand drum and bass scene. Internationally known as both a producer and a DJ, over the last seven years, TREi has made his mark at home and abroad, particularly across Europe where after no less than 8 successful tours encompassing 22 countries, he is fast becoming a staple in the global Drum and Bass scene.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, TREi’s infectious mixing and anthemic productions have seen him linked to some of the finest Drum and Bass record labels, club nights, DJ’s and producers on the planet. With releases on the likes of Viper Recordings, Commercial Suicide, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, Uprising Recordings; and gaining regular support from such luminaries as Concord Dawn, Andy C, Klute, Friction and Black Sun Empire to name afew; in 2013 his presence is impossible to ignore.

March 2013 see’s the release of his much anticipated second album; “Satellites” on State of Minds’ SOM Music. Packed with hard hitting beats, progressive rollers, and proven dancefloor smashers including “Change your Mind” (with Thomas Oliver) and Homecoming (with MC Tali). Continuing on from where 2009’s highly acclaimed debut “Innuendo” left off; “Satellites” is set to propel TREi even further into the musical stratosphere, future proofing Drum and Bass in the process. Hold tight; things are about to go interstellar!

Dose (Shogun Audio)

DOSE, Is a New Zealand born and bred artist boasting around 55 Drum & Bass releases internationally and having performed across NZ, Australia, Europe and UK for such nights as Ram @ Fabric and Shogun @ Cable in London. His brand of tech-stepping, full-force drum & bass has been turning heads since around 2006 when the likes of Mr. Friction first began championing his sound and since then its been a relentless progression.

Building on his already extremely successful & fruitful discography, 2012/13 sees Dose sign exclusively to SGN:LTD of the Shogun family. Label owner DJ Friction who after some close collaboration with fellow Shogun boss K-Tee decided to invite Dose to become part of the close knit crew that makes up the movement.

With a slew of releases across labels such as Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide, Subtitles and more, Dose’s beats have featured frequently throughout the years in the sets of Noisia, Dieselboy, Pendulum, Andy C and of course Friction. With various forthcoming releases scheduled with SGN:LTD & more leading towards his debut album in 2013 you can be sure to hear his fierce antipodean beats rolling out of a sound system near you very soon and believe us with forthcoming tracks as good as his, an over-Dose has never sounded so tempting.

Buck Rogers (BMA, Junkfood Recordings)

With over a decade of experience behind the decks and a solid footing in the Drum and Bass scene, Bugsy saw himself supporting some of the biggest names in the game.

Come 2011 Bugsy linked with New Zealand based drum and bass producer Teknik creating mid-tempo, bass heavy glitch funk, and so needing an alias that incorporated all sounds … Buck Rogers was born.

From there it has been onwards and upwards for Buck Rogers moving on a voyage that will see explorations throughout all realms of electronic music incorporating Funk, Hip Hop, Glitch, Drum and Bass and Dubstep.

With Buck’s debut EP ‘Awkward Robot Party’ out now on Bass Mechanix Audio and various singles out on labels including Junkfood Recordings, Scour Records and Empathy Recordings, the adventures of Buck Rogers are sure to be something to look out for, as in true explorer style the boundaries will be explored, tested and pushed to the limits time and time again.


“Soulflex” was formed in early 2011 after a collision of minds all sharing the same passion. – MUSIC>>!!!!

Reece Robb, James “Faint” Harrison and Clinton Lauridsen aka “Skinni MC” making the trio.

Electronic music, DnB , Dubstep , Drumstep, Grime, Liquid,


Twisted Audio podcast #25 – Soulflex

Posted: Saturday, June 1st, 2013


In preparation for the Kiwi Invasion coming at the end of the month to Brown Alley we got Faint from Soulflex in New Zealand to record our latest podcast filled with music from all our kiwi invaders and more.

From deep, bouncy, funky to hard and heavy, this podcast showcases some amazing music coming from our neighbours to the south, much love to our kiwi brothers!

Make sure to catch Soulflex Playing the Kiwi Invasion on the 28th of June @ Brown Alley

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


1. Fletcher (Soulflex Remix) – Survival & Silent Witness
2. Nighttide (Incognito Remix) – State Of Mind
3. Bounce (DLR Remix) – Buck Rogers
4. She Blow – Soulflex
5. Two Minds – TREi
6. Five Breaths – State Of Mind
7. Martyrdom – Dose
8. Swinger – TREi
9. Wanna Hear VIP – State Of Mind & Chris Su
10. Banshee (Dose Remix) – Jade & Mindscape
11. Bad Business (Soulflex Remix) – Braincrack
12. Limits Feat. MC Beau – TREi
13. Deterrence Theory Feat. Hysee – Bayou
14. Intravenous – Soulflex
15. Tangerine Feat. Dose – The Upbeats
16. Beneath The Sun – Dose
17. Howlin’ For My Baby – K+Lab Remix
18. McFly Was a Raver (Buck Rogers: Buck To The Future Mix) – K+Lab & Funkdamunk
19. Need To Know (Buck Rogers Remix) – K+Lab


Lickweed & Monkee play Rehab @ Rubix this Sunday!

Posted: Saturday, June 1st, 2013


After a big weekend murdering dance floors, what better way to revitalise than kickn back at REHAB.. not the kind of rehab that knows Charlie Sheens weight or Lindsay Lohans sexual health records, not the kind of rehab you sing no no no to whilst being thrown over a shoulder and hauled down a dark corridor..

Rehab @ Rubix is where you go to feel coated with love, get pampered, listen to awesome tunes, play pinnies, have a skate or paint a piece and hang amongst like minded souls.

Our resident and guest dj’s will be casually dropping phatness every sunday whilst you sip on fresh fruit cocktails, snack on nutritious home made num nums, indulge in a massage or throw back a beer whilst chuffn on a ciggy, whatever makes you most happy.


Sunday 9th of June – Queen’s Bday weekend!
Midday to 1am

EVERY SUNDAY @ Rubix (36 Phoenix Street Brunswick)

This week’s lineup:

Lickweed (Twisted Audio)
Kurk kokane (Riot/Lowdown)
Hydraulix (Boss Bass)
Angus Green (Adapted Records)
Wyldcard (Hopskotch Records)
Laser Ferrai (True Live)
Monkee (Twisted Audio)
Fa (Bass Cartel)

Plus ALT ESC DEL on visuals

Eureka Touwer

Lickweed & Monkee playing the Highest Disco in the World!

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013

Eureka Touwer


solar empire in conjunction with earthcore

proudly present

Meanwhile Back at the Disco

Mile High Masquerade Party

Sunday 9 June

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

Eureka Tower

Join us in an experience of excess at our exclusive event. Across two dance floors with spectacular 360 degree views of Melbourne’s city scape, through crystal clear Funktion One sound with mind bending art, burlesque and circus performance along with your own diabolical dance moves and 400 of your closest friends.

Purveyors of quality music playing a mighty fine selection of techno, psy trance, dubstep, glitch, prog, house, drum n bass and everything in between in no particular order.

Mr Bill (Syd)
Cut throats (Kurk Kokane & Hydraulix (Syd))
Miss Behaviour vs Panty Snort
Binaural (live)
Lickweed vs Monkee
Muska feat Nixy Morrison on vocals
Robert Anthony
Lucca Tan
Simon Murphy vs Alex David

Your destiny starts 7 pm sharp.

Strict masquerade dress code applies

Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne.

Red Carpet Entrance

18+ only event. ID essential. Management reserves the right to refuse entry. Eureka practices responsible service of alcohol.


Hopskotch Records

Ctoafn, Lickweed & Dyzlexic play the Hopskotch Records launch party

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Hopskotch Records

Following on from our Double EP launch last month, we have another Double EP launch from 2 of Melbourne’s freshest heavy bass music producers..

Shifty Sly

7th of June @ My Aeon (791 Sydney rd. Brunswick)
10pm til lat
$10 on the door

With support from:
Lickweed & Dyzlexic
Kodiak Kid
Mustard Tiger
Angus Green vs. Matty Blades


Shifty prefers to be known as a BASSLINE DJ which allows his sets to be a mash of Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep and Drum n Bass. Shifty prefers his sounds on the harder darker edge but is just as comfortable scratching and looping out a chilled downbeat jazzy cafe set if that’s what’s required. Shifty takes pride in having a record collection vast enough to walk into any club at anytime and play an appropriate set but will be at his best at 4am smashing it so hard your nose will bleed…… Shifty not only keeps working on his DJ game staying ahead of the pack but has also moved into the world of production so keep your ears peeled for some hard heavy snarling bass action from Mel Towns heavyweight bass hitter Shifty Sly.

Check out Shifty’s debut EP on hopskotch “Like A Fox” on Beatport:


New to the Hopskotch Records family is 18 Year old Harley Gibson from Melbourne, Australia. Working on the heavy end of bass music, Wolfy beats range from Drumstep & beastly Dubstep to Hiphop beats and instrumentals. His debut and follow up EP are both due to drop on Hopskotch Recs over the next couple of months via Beatport.

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