I never really saw this thing going for this long. I don’t think it’s really gone that far, but I guess it’s gotten a bit of a rep around Melbourne. It’d be nice to think we have gotten a bit of a rep as a media outlet that does things with integrity, honesty and from a place of community and grass roots.
It’s our third birthday now, so we’re chucking a party. 2fuddha, Lady Banton and I (Kayhat) will be playing some beats at Horse Bazaar.
We’ve got a lot more to come in the next year, and things should see us finally getting this blog into a proper online magazine format (as I’ve been procrastinating about for more than a year), maybe some print, maybe some new writers we can rely on, maybe some great new parties with bigger names.
In another three years, we’ll still be doing exactly what we’ve always attempted to do, support local arts and culture, present an eclectic range of electronic and hip-hop music, put on some great small parties, and provide a good grade of music journalism without being lazy or resorting to cheap tactics to get your attention.
Thank you to all our readers and supporters, I love you all and it’s an honour to be a part of it all. Come celebrate with us this Saturday and let the good times roll.
8pm-1am. Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD. Entry by Donation (suggested $5).
Note: please support us by donating at this event, any extra money we get will go towards paying our website guy to get things up and running in an awesome new format to support the beats community with.
Need more reasons why? Here, take a look at our output and list of support given…
INTERVIEWS/SONG PICKS WITH AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS
Ghostsoul, Lewis Smart (Asylum Seeker), Morganics, Abe Ape, Mote, Lilly Pilly Photography, Aoi, DJ CTOAFN, Aneurythm, Lysdexic, Sam I Am, Srialdabaoth, Bevin Campbell, Kymaera, Juxtpose, Chiara Kickdrum, Sailax, Stryka D, Titus 12, DJ Lame, Dubfonik, Wednesday Experiment, DJ Lickweed, Syncretia, Decksi, Rory McPike, Baddums.
INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
Haltya, Pole, Netsky, Filastine, Kode9, Max Cooper, Unsub
REVIEWS OF ALTERNATIVE ECLECTIC BEATS (Labels and Artists)
Christchurch Quake Relief Album, Retort Records, Hopskotch Records, Bedroom Research, Lodsb, Ribongia, Mike Berkley, Beats Home, Uncomfortable Beats, Dempefka, Aneurythm, Warpa!nt, Homme, Aoi, Lukey Cage, The Hermit, Broque, Modular Expansion, Sarantis, Senseless Records, Anodyne Industries, Erika, Interdimensional Transmissions, Mind Muncher, Namine, PANTyRAiD, Ryan Hemsworth, Wedidit, Magic Panda, Tigerbeat6, Zomby, Monkey Marc, Able8, Flako, Project Mooncircle, DeeP MedI Records, Dan Lagadere, Vanina Hanin, Syncretia, KL, RaRaKIN Collective, Slugabed, Activia Benz, Bass Art, George Issakidis, Swindle, Juxtpose, Shortcircles, Defunkt Dialekt, Irrational Media Society, G3D9, Azured Vault, Plug Research, Kingdom, Vertical XL, Techno Allah, Robot Elephant Records, Bulldozer Rituals, LiL jABBA, Teklife, Sleeper, Chestplate Records, Styles Upon Styles, Egadz, Local Action, Geomatic and Lagowski, Strange Place Records, Inkstain Pro, Sanys, Downfall Theory, Digital Puppy, ABR Records, Silkie, Jonny Faith, Virtual Proximity, Benny Diction, Ghostek, Reeko/Architectural, 96wrld, Druid Cloak, Ghostsoul, Burial, Tigermoth, Titus 12, Reef Relief Vol.1.
(some of the) ARTICLES ON MELBOURNE EVENTS
City Of Lost Children, Somatica Festival, Epic Concoction, Prehistoric Treats, No Parlay Boat Party, Wobble vs Riot, Earthcore, Wax Museum Ladies Night, Doshy @Uncomfy, Soundwave, Let Them Eat Cake, Daylesford Chill-Out Festival, Bojangles, Baauer, Crack – Hard Electronic Core, Fundraiser for ‘Coach for Tibet’, Moving Forward, BBA, Jeff Mills, Fundamental Frequencies, Espionage, Wobble, Haze @ Loop, Machine, Beat Buffet II – Lentil As Anything Charity, Basement Sessions, Winter Beats Sound System, Wordsmiths, Red Bull Academy events, The Kiwi Invasion, Culprate @ RMH, Ruckus, Deepchild, Outlook Festival Launch Party, Terrobang, CCR present Decade, Unsub @ Roxannes, Mungo’s Hi-Fi @ Night Owl, Homo Mixtape Launch, Phunk!, Global Bass Music, Electric Universe Collective, Tonic, Lilly Pilly’s Birthday Bashes, Soundbytes, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Brookes Brothers, Dispatch Recordings Label Night, James Blake Afterparty, Dub FX Christmas Party, Forward Ever, Braindance feat. Daisuke Tanabe, Arthouse, Enter:Outer, Alt Future, Speedy J, Invictus, Enclave, Animator – Future Beats EP Launch, Fireflies, Spring Break, Shapeshifter, Forward Ever, Earth, Opiuo, Render, Bizarro Hip-hop and Experimental Noise, Election Day w/ L-Burn, Alpha Steppa, Are you Mad?, Raise It up Charity Event, JamCube Open Jam, Trust, Melbourne Fresh Industry Showcase, Bort, Bringing It Back To The Elements, Repeat Offender: Robert Hood, Decksi Launch, Help A Brother Out events, Doesn’t Matter events, Disco Bizarre, Autobahn, D-Files, Bananas, Wax On Wax Off, Urban Fervour, Subfetish, MIDI Pipe Organ Project, Bass Cartel Extravaganza, Get The Curse, Rumble in da Jungle Fundraiser, Miles Cosmo Album Launch, Hologram City, Bazaar Stories Storytelling, Slamalamadingdong, Fragmented Sounds, Hip-Hop Stand-Up, USC, Luka Lesson Book Launch, Steppin Out, Awfully Nice, Phillipines Fundraiser, Projections Open Air Day Party, Laneway Safari, Paradisco, Back to Life, The Silastic Party of Boomstix, Radio Residency, Discover Melbourne Beats and Bass, Transmission, Code: Media Lab Melbourne Fundraiser, Shiriken + Minimum Chips, Entropy, Mad Bass Ting, Streetfighter II Tournament, Tastemakers, BUMP, Mellow Dias Thump, Network of Lines Album Launch, Taka and Fumi’s Karaoke Party, Ferdydurke’s Friday Sessions, Rizky’s Block Parties, Gravitate, Midweek Beats.
Hopskotch Records, L-Burn Illuminati, The Operatives, Epic Concoction, Uncomfortable Beats, Motio Productions, Twisted Audio, Retort Records, Beats Home, All-City Bass, Whomp!, Adapted Records, Scarlett Vogue Productions, RTIST, Wobble, Riot, Earthcore, Heartical Hi-Fi, Adrian’s Wall, Wax Museum, Beat Buffet, Lowkey, Bojangles, Rats, Machine, BBA, Hoodratz, Xandepic, Culture Jam, Combat Wombat, Rogue Magnetic Sound, We Built This Pyramid, Caribbean Cook-out, Heavy Innit, Spacewalk, Electric Owl, Psy-Harmonics, BBA, Enig’Matik Records, Funf Touring, Darkbeat, Rock Like This, Black Market, Foolproof, Kinematic Records, Pullproxy, Resident Assistant, Time Out Magazine, Cyclic Defrost, Pitchfork Media, XLR8R, Village Voice, Movement, Blend Corp, 50-50, Onepuf, RaRaKIN, Bass Art, Ruckus, Terrobang, CCR, Trabeadelic, Electric Universe Collective, Dubstep Australia, Soundbytes, Dispatch Recordings, Youth In Revolt, The Frequecy Lab, Space is the Place, Mokumo, Virtual Proximity, Factory, Tekstep, Castle Music, Instinct, New Dub City, Stable, Doesn’t Matter, Baker Street, Melbourne Techno Collective, Melbourne DnB Movement, Daftwho?, KISSFM, PBSFM, TRNSMT, Triple R, Brothers Hand Mirror, This Thing, Sinister Jazz, OPM Design, School of Thought, DIY Hi-Fi, Dance Technique, Rubix Funhouse Fridays, Mellow Dias Thump, Novel, 303, Too Much, All Good, Ethno Tekh.
Miss Libertines (RIP), Horse Bazaar, The Laundry, Black Cat, Liberty Social Club, Brown Alley, MyAeon, Loop, The Dojo, The Night Owl, Boney, Howler Melbourne, Noise Bar, Cape Lounge, Level 2 Danceclub, Rubix Warehouse, Ferdydurke, eFiftyFive, Thornbury Local, RMH – The Venue, Roxannes, The Lounge, Evelyn Hotel, Hi-Fi Bar, The Forum, Mercat, New Guernica, Section 8, Tote, Revolver, 161 Rooftop, Prince Bandroom, The Espy, Workshop, Dsico Beans, Revolt Artspace, Forgotten Worlds, Bar Open, The Malthouse, USC, The Bottom End, I Know A Place, CERES Environmental Park, The Loch and Key, Shirley Burke Theatre, Wrangler Studios, Melbourne Recital Centre.
HAARP MEDIA PARTIES
Indoor Sessions, Superstitious, Freaky People’s Lounge, Marc of Respect – Monkey Marc Charity Event, Haarp Media Sunday Styles – Juke, Haapy Mondays @ Horse Bazaar (15 events for free), Hi-Jak, Neigh-Bours (x3), Trans Melbourne Xprss (x2), Lowdown Hoedown, Permanent Press, Submersive:Subversive.
Written by Kristian Hatton.