Monkee supports Netsky LIVE !Posted: Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Solar Empire proudly presents the drum n bass performance of the year
Sunday 24 march – Doors open at 5pm
The Royal Melbourne Hotel (629 Bourke St. CBD Melbourne)
Strictly limited capacity. Perth and Sydney shows sold out within 2 hours. No free list.
Safire – Altruism – Finna – Diistortiion – Kurk Kokane – Tex L – Zayler – Monkee
Selling out venues across the planet, Netsky’s Live show is finally hitting Melbourne for one show only.
NETSKY LIVE! is
Boris Daenen : Keyboards & Fx
Michael Schack : Drums
Bab l: Keyboards
Darrison : Vocals
Rarely have we seen someone rise through the ranks as quickly as Boris Daenen, a.k.a Netsky. Leading a wave of new skool D+B talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass + beats, Netsky’s popularity is astounding. A celebrity in his own country, he has received numerous awards and accolades and continues to impress audiences across the world with his Netsky LIVE! show with full band.
Netsky signed exclusively to Hospital in late 2009; his first release was the iconic “Memory Lane” (as featured on “Sick Music 2″ in 2010) and this was swiftly followed up by his chart topping debut album – “Netsky”– in May of the same year. Following virtually unanimous praise and hype from all corners of the globe, it plunged Netsky firmly into the limelight, where he has remained ever since, delivering a potent mix of dancefloor anthems, vocal led classics and that clean cut new jungle sound which has become his trademark.
Since then, Netsky’s profile as a remixer has been affirmed by his huge remixes of ubiquitous club anthems such as Pendulum – “Witchcraft”, Plan B, Leftfield – “Release The Pressure”, Audio Bullies – “Only Man”, Swedish House Mafia – “One”, Jessie J – “Nobody’s Perfect” and Rusko – “Everyday” and more.
Alongside all this, is Netsky’s hectic schedule and he seems to have a Midas touch, able to transform even the most subdued of parties into an ecstatic, bouncing rave within a matter of minutes. It is no coincidence that he was nominated for the Radio One ‘Essential Mix Of The Year’ in 2010.
In 2012, Netsky unveiled the incredibly impressive Netsky LIVE! at Hospitality Brixton – a full live show with a band. Following the release of January’s digital-only single “Give & Take” and “Come Alive” in May, Netsky’s highly anticipated sophomore album “2” landed late in June and has been received with widespread critical acclaim, hitting the UK Top 30 and No. 1 in his home country of Belgium. One thing’s for sure, 2013 has so far been another golden year for Belgium’s premium D&B export as he presents his full live band across the planet. Be prepared for something special !
Twisted Audio Podcast #22 – FrederickPosted: Saturday, March 9th, 2013
We are very excited to have one of Melbourne’s rising stars record out podcast for this month, we first discovered him on the 2012 Homegrown FreQs comp where he came out of nowhere and won 2nd place in the Victorian finals and since than has been gaining a reputation for himself and recently also played at Earth festival, make some noise for Frederick!
Frederick takes us on a journey through the deep and dark side of Drum n Bass featuring some fresh dirty tracks and some old skool dark favourites – watch out, this one is about to get heavy!
Black Sun Empire & Noisia – Feed The Machine
~Artificial Intelligence & Command Strange – Mad One
~Netsky – Tomorrows Another Day VIP
Hive & Gridlock – Event Horizon ft. Break
Kove – Iodine
~DRS – Count To Ten ft. Enei
Black Sun Empire & Foreign Beggars – Dawn Of A New Day
~The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
Xtrah – Soundclash
S.P.Y – Surge
Xtrah & Foreign Concept – Harsh Reality
Phil Tangent – Squaring The Circle
S.P.Y – Analogue Dreams
Wikaman & RV – One Scratch
~Andy C & Shimon – Night Flight
S.P.Y – You
Future Cut – Obsession (Ulterior Motive Remix)
~ Spectrasoul – Shackles
Black Sun Empire & Audio – Drizzle
~S.P.Y – Infiltrate
Artificial Intelligence & Command Strange – Broken Grounds
Chris S.U vs. Bjork – All Is Full Of Love
~Logistics – Inside My Soul (Friction and Nu-Balance Remix)
Technimatic – Unfinished Business
~Mutated Forms – Smalltalk
Kove – Open Ground
~Calyx & Teebee – Elevate This Sound
Pendulum – Witchcraft (Netsky Remix)
~Jazzsteppas – Raising The Bar (Stray Remix)
Xtrah – Discordance
Die & Break – Tear Down
Mutated Forms – Powder Demon
~Kasra & Enei – So Real
Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind – Tripel
~Calyx – Dead Ringer feat. Gridlok
Mark Knight – Nothing Matters (Noisia Remix)
~S.P.Y – Back Again
~Emperor – Monolith
Monkee & Lickweed support Cyantific (UK) & The Prototypes (UK)Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2013
Inhibit Promotions & Hypnosis Recordings are proud to present two of the hottest touring acts in the world of dance music, as Drum & Bass takes over Melbourne’s SEVEN Nightclub.
Playing an integral role within the Melbourne nightlife community and boasting an impressive list of international acts such as Erykah Badu, Claude Von Stroke and Mark Ronson, March 22nd will mark the first time SEVEN has ever played host to a Drum & Bass themed night. And what better way to kick it off than with this double headlined line up featuring two of the scene’s most notorious acts…
CYANTIFIC (UK) [Hospital/RAM Records]
THE PROTOTYPES (UK) [Shogun Audio]
Saturday March 22nd @ SEVEN Nightclub Melbourne
Doors Open 10pm til late
Monkee / Lickweed / Datura / J.Nitrous
$10 Early birds available until March 15th!
Formerly a duo and now just a one man band, fronted by Jon Stanley, Cyantific originally met at high school and was gathered up into the Hospital fold in summer 2002, after a tip off from High Contrast no less.
It was 2006 which saw the release of his debut LP “Ghetto Blaster;” an epic album of futuristic beats which won instant plaudits from both fans and critics alike and really marked Cyantific’s place in D+B history.
Recognised in March 2007 when Cyantific scooped the highly prized “Best Breakthrough DJ” award from BBC 1Xtra, it was apparent that Jon had some serious skills and since then he’s been on a mission to spread the gospel according to Cyantific far and wide.
Add to this, releases on Andy C’s RAM Records, his own imprint “Cyantific Music” and his extremely successful monthly radio show “Cyantific Radio,” Cyantific looks poised to unleash a plethora of bass laced audio, both new and old, mixed at a truly exceptional calibre, when he takes to the stage of Melbourne’s Seven Nightclub.
It needed to be a big release to follow up their huge anthem ‘Cascade’ but when the massive ‘Born to Rise EP’ dropped on Shogun in October 2011 it tore up the rule book on debut releases. Title track ‘Born to Rise’ smashed raves worldwide and received support from the who’s who of the bass music scene, and the anthemic 140 bpm old school rave mash up ‘Taking me over’ received massive play on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Nightingale, proving that there is more depth to these boys than meets the eye.
With all this going on its no surprise that remix work for The Prototypes came in the form of Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, Avicii & Sebastien & Modestep… scoring them A-list play on no other than MTV’s famous dance channel ‘MTV Dance’.
Top DJ agency ‘Coda Music Agency’ moved for The Prototypes at the tail end of 2011 and with the well oiled machine of Shogun Audio behind them the future for this act is looking very bright.
Twisted Audio Residents play Bass in Your Face @ Word BarPosted: Thursday, March 7th, 2013
From the people that know people who like music and know my mate Dave’s grandma we bring you NOCTURNAL (because it’s at night (get it?)).
Another BANGING line up of local DJs giving you so much BASS in your FACE you’ll literally lose your shit, with the best of Breaks, Glitch, the mighty Jungle and of course DnB!
Bass in Your Face
23rd of March – 10pm till late
Word Bar @ 14/18 Goldie Place Melbourne CBD
Bringing together different crews from around Melbourne as well as fresh local talent not to be missed.
Lickweed (Twisted Audio)
Kid Militan (Little League Bounce Club)
SK B2B Titus 12 (Twisted Audio)
Token B2B Asylum (Bass Art)
Hosted by: MC Harzee
At a brand new venue for us, in the CBD we are pretty excited about, cheap entry at only $5, a lovely beer garden out back, and drink deals TBC.
Limited 250 capacity.
Bass & ting.
Lickweed supports Hexadecimal (UK/NZ)Posted: Friday, February 8th, 2013
Rock Like This end of summer boat party!
JD (birthday suit)
+ more to be announced
Saturday 9th of March
berth 9 central pier docklands
departs 6pm.. boarding 5:30 DON’T BE LATE
tickets available from moshtix.com.au or local promoters
Hexadecimal made his name when his remix featured on James Zabiela’s first mix compilation.
He then topped the DJ Magazine chart with ‘Brain Machine’ and had the opening track feature
on the Plump DJ’s much acclaimed Fabric Live Mix CD.
He began his career on the UK dance scene playing many of the countries top club nights and
festivals. Global Gathering, Fabric, Glade, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen are just a few of the
places you could have see him grace the decks. In 2007 he won the international Breakspoll
breakthrough DJ award and went on to present his own mix compilation CD on the front cover
of International DJ Magazine.
Out of the studio his skills as a DJ are renowned. Cuttings it up, effortlessly mixing from one
tune, to another, to the next genre and back without missing a beat. His trickery on the decks
compliments his tune selection. Smashing the speakers with no holds barred selection of beats
and bass that no sound system should ever have been built to handle.
In 2012 he presents a cool and contemporary stance on the breakbeat / bass music continuum.
His second artist album ‘Reform / Restore’ breathes fresh life and air in his productions
produced around a concept based on his own life experiences. A near fatal car accident, moving
to New Zealand and feeling the full force of mother nature during the 2011 Christchurch
earthquakes. The album features collaborations with stunning Vancouver vocalist Ingrid
Hakanson on ‘Cracks’ Houston rapper Joe B on ‘Boom & bust’ and the talents of Dub FX on the
staggering ‘Open Your Eyes.
Hexadecimal currently resides in New Zealand where he makes regular DJ appearances
across the country including the legendary kiwi festival Rhythm & Vines in Gisborne in 2012.
Hexadecimal also hosts a fortnightly radio show on 88.6 Radioactive.fm in Wellington;
recordings of his shows can be downloaded via his soundcloud page www.soundcloud.com/
Twisted Audio residents support SPL (USA)Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Collateral Damage presents the ‘Post Valentine’s Day Massacre’ w/ SPL (USA) ………. plus Myles/Dj ctoafn’s 33rd Birthday
Dubstep, DNB, Glitch, Electro and all round Bass Music showdown
Friday 15th February 2013 – ONLY $8 ENTRY!!!!
In what will be SPL’s 4th appearance in Melbourne, we’ll not only be celebrating the 6th birthday of Collateral Damage (although our party’s are now few and far between) but its also the 33rd birthday of founder Dj ctoafn (and good friend Jeremy’s 34th) so were gunna throw one helluva cheap rocking little party @ Noise Bar in Brunswick.
To take this party to the next level, WE’RE ONLY CHARGING $8 ENTRY ON THE DOOR !!!
Doors will open at 9pm, local support from ctoafn, Nanotek, Buck Rogers, Lickweed, Skirmish and more TBA. Extra sound rig will be brought in too!!
It’s an awesome little venue in Brunswick called Noise Bar – just off Sydney Road about 5kms out of the city so please come down and help us rock the fuck out…………
And in case you were living under a rock, apart from being a dead set legend, SPL combines years of experience with a fresh enthusiasm in a way that very few artists can, SPL aka Sam Pool turns audio expectations on their heads with his dynamic take on electronic music, producing a party sound informed by rock and combining elements of dubstep, psychedelic, progressive house, hip hop, electro, techno and drum and bass.
Fusing the forwardness of old school rave music with an innovative approach to modern bass beats, SPL is devoted equally to immaculate sound quality and to the dance floor. A longtime lover of electronic music who began DJing at age 15 and making beats before that, SPL’s knack for entertaining and prowess in the studio has carried him on multiple world tours as a successful DJ.
With skills sharpened by years of international performances and an energetic style rich in global influence, SPL’s sound enters new territory time and time again. Now based in Los Angeles, this passionate artist has turned his attention stateside to the growing electronic music community at home.
Look for SPL’s freebies online and watch for his upcoming releases on his own label, Hollow Point Recordings as well as 12th Planet’s SMOG Recordings. Never one to fear change and always one to dream big, SPL embraces the ongoing evolution of the electronic arts, and fans can only wonder what might be next for this exciting producer.