Mithya Music return to home club MyAeon for their second instalment of Hi-Tech Shenanigans, featuring headliner Loose Connections from the UK.
Also featured are EurythmyY (UK), Sense Datum (UK), Farebi Jalebi, Glacial, The Chojin, Salamangkero, Pakman, Ish , FMY, Tank Grrl, Folding Time and Tarun.
Expect the beats to be psychedelic, fast and furious. Your dance environment will be brought to life by the decor finesse of RayCosmo. If you can prove that it’s your birthday this weekend, attendance is free as can be!
Genre: Hi-tech, psytrance, progressive trance
Place: MyAeon, 791 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Cost: $15 before midnight/$20 after midnight
A little birdy told me that one of Melbourne’s popular and renowned street artists – Mishap – is putting on an outdoor event to raise funds. It’s for a good cause as her dog Dilla is in need of cruciate ligament therapy for both of his hind legs. He’s hardly going to pay for that in dog biscuits now, is he?
So enter Melbourne’s charitable niche beats, graffiti and event crews, who are all basically joined at the hip. They’ll be helping Mishap put on a 12-hour outdoor spectacular in Preston’s park bushland from midday until midnight on Saturday.
Live acts, MCing, DJing of multiple genres, live graffing on a 70 metre wall, light installations by Hexananigans, and the kick-ass bass of badman sound system Rogue Magnetic Sound. What more could you want? All other money raised outside of Dilla will be donated to the Lentil As Anything Urban Garden Collective, which are putting up a brand-new space in Preston for the community.
Get down for this one, there’s no better cause this month.
Performer list and set times….
12:00-1:00: Erik parker
2 :00-3:00: Heptune
3:00-4:00: Pauly fatlace
9:00-10:30 Julez X Able8 X Manix
10:30 -11:30: Dub princess and succulent
11:30 – 12:30: SK
Genre: Hip-hop, DnB, Reggae, Trip-hop, Trap, Future Beats, Dubstep
Place: [Secret location – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directs]
Cost: $20+bf (ticket-only entry at Eventbrite)
Subjackt is a monthly presentation of niche electronic music taking place at boutique bar – The Croft Institute. It’ll have contemporary genre buzzes to suit your ears, and will feature an all-female line-up upstairs to farewell local DJ C:1.
For those of you who have never been to this place, maybe it’s time for you to check it out. It’s nested in the street art-covered back alleys in the heart of Melbourne CBD, winding all the way up to the end of Croft Alley. The bar is themed as a test laboratory downstairs, and as a vintage gymnasium upstairs.
There’ll be two levels of DJs for your dancing and drinking pleasure for a cheap $5. Also there’ll be live VJing by Slippery Jim.
Upstairs: Asylum, C:1, CC: Disco, Chiara Kickdrum, Lotus
Downstairs: Able8, Aoi, Bevin Campbell, Tigermoth
Genre: Hip-hop, Future beats, Disco, House, Techno, Bass, DnB, Footwork, Jungle
Place: The Croft Institute Melbourne, 21 Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne future beats collective The Operatives take over weekly Section 8 session Inbtwn, an event which electronic music collectives guest feature on a rotating roster.
This particular Inbtwn session is important to The Operatives as it marks the launch of JPS X Hooves EP – The Ritual. This long-anticipated release on San Francisco label Muti Music is the debut of the two local producers, and just dropped on 4 May.
Jerry Poon aka JPS is the director of The Operatives and also collaborates in the organization of New Years Day festival Let Them Eat Cake. Johnny Clayton aka Hooves was formerly drummer for New Zealand drum and bass band Shapeshifter.
Together they have dreamed up this eclectic EP to present in a free show on Thursday.
Supporting the duo are DJs A13, Nam and Rintrah.
Genre: Drum and bass, Future beats, Footwork, UK bass
Place: Section 8, 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne CBD
Cymatic Society is a regular monthly event at Melbourne CBD bar eFiftyFive, hosted by James “U-Wish” Harris, a local hip-hop beats producer and DJ.
This May issue features guests Dr Res of Spain, and local producer Able8.
Dr Res comes from Barcelona and works as partner in label Disboot. Able8 is well-known in town for his involvement with such niche collectives as The Operatives, Boom-Bap Professionals and own label Uncomfortable Beats. U-Wish is resident DJ, and came runner-up in the 2012 DMC Victoria competition.
Genre: Hip-hop, Future beats
Place: eFiftyFive, 55 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
We don’t normally do this but it’s a really slow week, so here’s a rush job of all events happening this weekend. You can check out the info yourself at the Facebook pages. Sorry, we’ll be less lazy next week with this and feature events.
Yemaya Festival 2015 – A psytrance festival
Good Manners Curated Series by I’lls – A new series at Shadow Electric.
Sonic Boom Warehouse Party Extravaganza – Warehouse party: message Haarp Media facebook if you’re after details.
DCM presents STEP UP SELECTRESS inna BASEMENT SESSION – All-women’s dub, dancehall and roots session @ the Sub Club.
Dance Mission Premier Feat. Memtrix & Royalston + Ruckus VIP Room – Drum and bass event more on the liquid tip featuring Memtrix and Royalston, and also featuring a side-room headed by Ruckus.
Sorry we couldn’t give away anything this Thursday again, but stay tuned.
Lady Banton and Kamo are down with more earthy kinds of electronica. They’ll be playing for your more earthy kinds of chilling pleasure at a bar known as EFiftyFive in the centre of your favourite city this Saturday.
Genre: All kinds of reggae,dancehall and dub, dubstep, hip-hop
Place: Efiftyfive, Basement 55 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
Cost: Free the Kuta
Free techno. Got your attention? Get amonst the sixth open-air installment running into its second year at the Railway Hotel. Breathe in and out at The Railway Hotel, breathe in a couple of beers while you’re at it. It’s also family-friendly there, bring the kids to play with the trains outside 😉
DerJers Plerring Fer Yer Plersure
Simon Slieker (Machine)
Steve Ward (Chameleon Records)
Jake Blood (Live)
Genre: Free Techno! The best kind!
Place: Railway Hotel Brunswick, 291 Albert Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3056
Wild Culture (Austria) are groovin’ the deep house with those smooth, driving beats, and showing their aptitude for breaking out of the box with finesse. They are showcased on Kittball Records, which are apparently a bit of a thing deep in Dusseldorf, home of Rheinuferpromenade, MedienHafen, Konigsallee, 3 Escape games and serial killers.
Support interstate act Human Movement (Sydney) are not that crappy Australian R&B group that was around in the late 90s. At least we hope not? They’re a couple of young hooligans who are into Oliver Huntemann and gear like that, have a single entitled “Shake” on German label – Exposure Music, have been asked by Skrillex’s blog – NESTHQ – to do a guest mix, and their release was premiered by Triple J.
Moskalin, Naomi Eggleton, Maxi Basshead, Volta, Brynley Cullen, Matt Dwellers, Storm, Sneak/Ziggy, Thierry Lamarque, Tech Aid, Salamangkero and Adelle
10:00-11:00 pm: Moskalin vs Brynley Cullen
11:00-12:00 am: Sneak
12:00-01:00 am: Adelle
01:00-02:00 am: Wild Culture
02:00-03:00 am: Volta
03:00-04:00 am: Human Movement
04:00 -05:00 am: Matt Dwellers vs Storm
10:00-11:00 pm: Tech Aid
11:00-12:00 am: Naomi Kharma Eggleton
12:00 -01:00 am: Maxi Basshead
01:00 -02:00 am: Thierry Lamarque
02:00 -03:00 am: Salamangkero
03:00 -04:00 am: Matt Stevenson
There’s $10 tickets, which is a knock-off for the door rate of $20.
Genre: Deep Haus
Place: New Guernica, 322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000