Lickweed plays Rest-Less @ Level 2

Posted: Saturday, July 27th, 2013



REST-LESS returns with our first event since 2011 to once again showcase some of the freshest sounds from around this great city. We will be dropping a rolling electronic excursion through the sounds of TECHNO, PSY and DRUM ‘N’ BASS to celebrate Rusty Neocortex’s 30th birthday and also Olivier Marcello’s birthday!!!

From 9pm till 5am on SATURDAY the 10th of AUGUST we will be taking over LEVEL TWO NIGHTCLUB in NORTHCOTE and it’s fresh styling party environment and to sweeten the deal it is 100% FREE ENTRY all night long!!!

As per the usual REST-LESS event styles we will be backing acts from some of the most dedicated Melbourne event crews including the likes of TEKNO MULISHA, UNSTABLE SOUNDS, TWISTED AUDIO and SUB-BASS [to name a few] to guide your ears and dancing shoes long into the night….


9 – 10 – DVS [TECHNO]



12 – 1 – AZRIN [PSY]


2 – 3 – NEOCORTEX [TECH/ACID] (Original production DJ set)

3 – 4 – LICKWEED [DnB]

4 – 5 – UNDATONE [DnB]

with a mind bending VISUAL journey from DOUG-STEP.

*** 100% FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!!!!!! ***



Dysphemic, Lickweed & SK play Factory night @ Noise Bar

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013




Suport by:

Josh McVomit

8th of August 9pm – 3am @ The Noise Bar (291 Albert St, Brunswick)


Hailing from The Blue Mountains; Dysphemic – offspring of Vernon Treweeke, the “Father of Australian Psychedelic Art” – started experimenting with music at the age of 10. From humble beginnings programming on an Amiga Commodore computer and playing drums, Dysphemic has established himself as a one of Australia’s most unique and prolific producer/MC’s. Traversing from jungle, hardcore techno, hip hop, IDM, drum and bass, dubstep and glitch hop, Dysphemic’s standout releases (‘Sloth’, ‘Androids’, ‘Hypnosis’ and ‘Muthaf#ckn Dinosaur!’) have received worldwide attention and a dedicated following after his European tour.


Dj Lickweed is a Hip Hop/DnB/Breaks/Glitch Hop DJ originally from Israel and now based out of Melbourne, Australia.
Lickweed has played alongside numerous artists such as Andy C, Stanton Warriors, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Opiuo, DJ Marky, Scratch Perverts, Excision, Mampi Swift, Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Black Sun Empire 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.


Melbourne’s Glitch Modulator SK bringing the emphasis on Glitchy Beats, Warped Bass & Live Emceeing incorporated into her DJ shows.
Formerly the emissary for Glitch Hop on the West Coast of Australia & inspired heavily by artists such as ILL Gates, Bassnectar & The Glitch Mob.
Elements of her most influential genres Hip Hop, Dubstep & Drum & Bass are resonated through out what she believes is the new excursion into Bass Music.

Concord Dawn

MC Harzee supports Concord Dawn

Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Concord Dawn

Multi NZ Award winning Concord dawn is back to Aussie shores with a brand new release – “Numbers will kill us all”.
An extended EP release, featuring 7 savage new tracks ranging from neurofunk to old school rave to house to modern drum and bass, once again showing the diversity and breadth of the Concord Dawn sound. A rawer and more underground sound featured on this EP as a contrast to the increasingly plastic “EDM” dance music that has become an opiate for the masses.

Saturday August 3rd @ Mercat Basement (456 Queen st. CBD)
Door Sales only: $20 before midnight, $25 after

Support from:

Mitch Incog (Movement)
Enigma (Movement)
Meltdown (Anodyne Audio)
Keefves (Movement)
Kymaera (Bass Art Recordings)
Mc Harzee


Brookes Brothers are back in town!

Posted: Saturday, July 20th, 2013


We are pleased to announce that one of Melbourne’s favorites are coming back to town for another packed out show, fresh after signing exclusevly to Viper Recordings, we welcome back:

THE BROOKES BROTHERS (Viper Recordings : UK)

Friday 26th July / 10pm till late

Brown Alley (Corner of King & Lonsdale St)

Support from:


Hosted by: Dyzlexic CM

Brookes Brothers

One of the most respected production partnerships in Drum and Bass, the Brookes Brothers have become a formidable force across the bass music scene. Known for their unique, soul and disco infused beats, the Brookes Brothers are one of the genres most accomplished production teams.

Formed of brothers Dan and Phil, the Brookes Brothers first began dabbling in production in 2002. After a few years perfecting their craft in the studio they released their first track in 2005, catching the attention of leading figures in scene, including Viper Recordings boss, Futurebound. Their first release on Viper Recordings came in the early days of the label in 2006 with the single, ‘Someone’ / ‘Promise’ (only the 8th release in Viper’s history at that point).

Following their breakout single, the Brothers worked on collaborations with a number of their peers and fellow producers (who have now since turned out to be some of the biggest names in the scene), including: Sub Focus on ‘Verano’, Culture Shock on ‘Rework’ and ‘Smoothie’, Futurebound on ‘Dawn Treader’, and Danny Byrd on ‘Gold Rush’ – making the Brookes Brothers responsible for some of Drum and Bass’ best joint efforts in recent memory.

The duo scaled to new heights with the seminal hit ‘Tear You Down’ in 2008. A blend of soulful vocals and funk infused bass, ‘Tear You Down’ spent 2 weeks atop the UK dance chart as well as 15 weeks in the top 20. Catching the attention of Sara Cox, who made it BBC Radio 1′s “Record Of the Week”, ‘Tear You Down’ underlined the duo’s place in the upper echelons of DnB.

Now fresh from the BBC Radio 1 playlisted hit ‘Loveline’ released to wide acclaim on Breakbeat Kaos in late 2012, the legendary production team has signed exclusively to the label they started out with, Viper Recordings. With the forthcoming track ‘Carry Me On’ (featuring Chrom3 on vocals) already selected as “Hottest Record In The World” by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, and exciting collaborations in the works, including ‘Get On It’ with Danny Byrd from his forthcoming album ‘Golden Ticket’, the most exciting chapter so far for the Brookes Brothers is about to emerge.


Twisted Audio podcast #26 – Asteria

Posted: Monday, July 1st, 2013


This chapter of the Twisted Audio podcast features a young upcoming DJ from Melbourne who we’ve only met last year at the Homegrown FreQs mix comp and we’re impressed from the get go, we are now excited to have her record our podcast for this month, introducing Asteria !

Asteria bring us a mix that does not let up and will keep you on your toes and on the dance floor, full of heavy dance floor bangers, melodic vocals and some old classics, enjoy!

Make sure to catch Asteria Supporting the Brookes Brothers on the 26th of July at Brown Alley!

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


1. The Prototypes – Insomniac (Original Mix)
2. Nu-Direction – Share the Noise (Original Mix)
3. Brookes Brothers Ft. Haz-Mat – Loveline (Original Mix)
4. Metrik Ft. Reija Lee – Free Fall (Original Mix)
5. Fleur, Drumsound & Bassline Smith – One In A Million (Tantrum Desire Remix)
6. Brookes Brothers – F Zero (Original Mix)
7. Serial Killaz Ft. YT – Save Mi Life (Remix)
8. No Limits Project – Bad Monday (Original Mix)
9. Brookes Brothers & Culture Shock – Smoothie (Original Mix)
10. Danny Byrd Ft. Brookes Brothers – Get On It (Original Mix)
11. Metrik – Nightdrive (Original Mix)
12. Pendulum – Tarantula (Original Mix)
13. Tilo & Subablock – Clipstone (Original Mix)
14. Stylo G – Soundbwoy (Sigma Remix)
15. Telekinesis Ft. Concord Darn – Nightwalkers (Original Mix)
16. Friction, Dynamite MC, Camo & Krooked – Stand Up (Original Mix)
17. High Maintenance – Looking & Searching (Original Mix)
18. Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down (Original Mix)
19. Billy Van & TOER – No Need To Run (Original Mix)
20. Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Brookes Brothers Remix)
21. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 – Sex Slave (Dank Remix)
22. Mind Vortex – Arc (Original Mix)
23. Slogun & iOh Ft. J-Tec – Wicked (Original Mix)
24. Torqux Ft. Lady Leshurr – Blazin’ (Dimension Remix)
25. Metrik – Solar (Original Mix)
26. Morten Breum – Larva (Far Away) (Pegboard Nerds Remix)
27. Skream & Friction Ft. Scrufizzer, P Money & Riko Dan – Kingpin (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
28. Jenn D – Lose it (Loadstar Remix)
29. State of Mind & Trei – Breed (Original Remix)
30. Filthy Dukes – Messages (Brookes Brothers Remix)
31. Tantrum Desire – Guided Rhythm (Original Mix)
32. SKC & Bratwa – Pain (Brookes Brothers Remix)
33. Shockone Ft. Phesta & Reija Lee – Universes (Original Mix)
34. Neonlight – Cosmic Cowboy (Original Mix)
35. Metrik – Distant Shores (Original Mix)
36. Brookes Brothers & Culture Shock – ReWork (Original Mix)

Homegrown freqs - 2013

Homegrown FreQs 2013 – The national DnB Mixing competition

Posted: Monday, July 1st, 2013

Homegrown freqs - 2013

Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest untapped talent. Once again we’ve teamed up with some of the most respected crews from around the country to bring you the opportunity to showcase your skills and for one DJ to be crowned Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2013!

This year we have 5 LIVE regional heats in major capitals around Australia, each regional winner will be flown to Melbourne to compete in the ‘Homegrown FreQs’ national final. The 2013 champion will also be flown back to Melbourne for a set at Tribe Festival alongside some of DnB’s biggest names!

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to play with the big dogs, make sure you submit your mix before entires close in your state and may the biggest FreQ win!

1st Round – Regional Entries & Rules

All DJs interested in competing will need to record a 20-30 minute mix using either Turntables or CDJs and a mixer, use of DJ softwares (Serato-Scratch Live, Traktor, etc) in conjunction with CDJ’s or Turntables only is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other softwares, Sync features or a pre-recorded mix.

Using DAW softwares such as Ableton, Fruity Loops, Logic is not permitted.

DJs will than upload their mixes online and submit them via the submission form at the bottom of this page to the local competition managers in their chosen state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the top 6 to play at the regional final in September or October 2013.

Entries due dates are as follows:

Melbourne – Due date has passed
Adelaide – Due date has passed
Brisbane – Due date has passed
Perth – Due date has passed
Sydney – Due date has passed

NOTE: All mixes have to be submitted up to a week before the regional heat date (listed below).
All submitted mixes must be download-able, mixes that are not download-able will be automatically disqualified.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify to the regional heats will compete at their state capital at the following dates:

Melbourne – 6th of Septmeber @ Brown Alley
Adelaide – 13th September @ HQ Complex
Brisbane – 3rd October @ Wasetland Bar
Perth – 11th of October @ Shape Bar
Sydney – 26th of October @ The Gladstone Hotel

The setup for the competition will include 2x Technics 1200 turntables + 2x Pionner CDJ 1000s + 1x Pionner DJM800/ Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer. If competitors wish to use a 3rd CDj/Turntable they need to either contact the regional managers and find out if any extra equipment is available or arrange to bring one themselves as well as any audio interface they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 20-30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be judged by 3 Judges – and will be judged on Creativity, Musicality, Technical skill and overall performance/crowd response.

The Winner of the regional final will go on to represent his state and compete in the National finals in Melbourne!

3rd Round – National Finals

The regional winners will be flown to Melbourne later in the year to compete in the national finals.

All competitors will be judged by a panel of 3 well known and respected Australian DnB DJs/Producers.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance.

The judges decision will determine who is Australia’s Homegrwon FreQ for 2013!


The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2013 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at t ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Exclusive Dubplates & Merchandise from Anodyne Audio – One of Australia’s leading Drum n Bass record labels !
- Regional winners will get to play at some of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- Plus more to be announced !!


Can I enter my mix to more than 1 state?

No, each DJ is only allowed to enter the regional competition at 1 state only, DJs who will submit mixes to different states will be disqualified.

Can i Enter more than 1 mix to the competition?

Yes you can, we do however encourage DJs to enter only 1 mix which represents their skill to the fullest, this comp is about quality and not quantity ;-)

How will i know if I advanced to the regional heats?

The regional competition manager will contact all DJs who qualified to the regional heats a week before the regional finals.

Can DJ duos enter the competition?

No, at the moment we do not have sufficient DJ duos interested in entering the competition, when we feel that this has changed we will look at a separate Duo category to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to compete

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to email us at

How To Enter

Please note that all the fields in the form must be completed in order to enter the competition, failure to enter information in any of the above fields will result in your entry form being disqualified.

Note: Please make sure that you have read all the rules before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck!

DJ Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Link to your mix (required)


Equipment Used (required)

Tracklist (required)

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