Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 5:56pm

If dark and driving techno is your game, you’ll want to be sure to catch Stephan Bodzin [above] when he hits our town next month.


Having worked with the likes of Marc Romboy and Oliver Huntemann, as well as releasing on DJ Tennis’ and Tale Of Us’ imprint Life & Death, the German head also runs his own Herzblut label, the home for releases from Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper,...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 4:00pm

1. Growing Up


We grew up in small towns and started to organise parties. That’s where we got the first contact with music. We can’t play any instruments and are autodidacts when learning how to make music. We discovered our sound by playing around, trying a lot of different things. Our parents always supported us… but sometimes they argued with us because we spent all our money...

Posted 21 Oct 2016 @ 4:34pm

The Rocks has a long and spooky history - as far as Sydney goes, anyway - so what better place to celebrate Halloween?


Step off the ghost tours and into the dance music den that is The Argyle, with two nights' worth of beats and freaks.


Friday October 28 will see Press Play, Jesabel, Tass, Moto, Sabio and A-Game behind the decks.


Then, Saturday...

Posted 20 Oct 2016 @ 4:25pm

The success of HBO’s Game Of Thrones has elevated it across half a dozen seasons to become the must-see show of the 2010s.


It’s also made stars out of more or less everyone involved with it: Kit Harington is now seen as one of Hollywood’s hottest new leading men, while Gwendoline Christie wound up onstage with Madonna during her Australian tour back in March. Perhaps its most...

Posted 20 Oct 2016 @ 11:37am

I have never in my adult life been discriminated against by any employer or colleague on the basis of my sexuality.


In no professional setting have I ever been taken less seriously, or targeted or dismissed, because of my sexual preferences. As far as I know. 


I count myself to be very lucky in this case. Then again, that doesn’t account for what might have been...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 6:56pm

Poet, playwright, novelist, recording artist and proud provocateur of love and empathy Kate Tempest is an astonishing young creative with a powerful message.


Her new record Let Them Eat Chaos is a testament to this: a rousing concept album that weaves together the lives of seven perfect strangers, living but not feeling within their malevolent city of London. 



Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 6:48pm

Fancy a bit of Detroit techno? One of the biggest names in the game – Kevin Saunderson – is coming our way.


Alongside Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson is one of the ‘Belleville Three’ who are considered to be the pioneers and originators of techno, and who fuelled the Detroit movement. In recent times, his own imprint KMS Records has been championing the next generation...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:50pm

1. The First Record I Bought

MZ: Bloodhound Gang – Hooray For Boobies. This is the album that had ‘The Bad Touch’ as the single. This album had everything on it from ridiculous skits to heavy rock to dashes of old hip hop and epic sampling/scratching. The physical CD was coloured as a boob and it said “insert tongue in hole for stimulation”. These dudes are ridiculous but definitely...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:15pm

How did you first get into DJing?


DJing was something I’d been interested in for a while before I started. Every time there was a set of decks at a party I’d always jump on and fool around. It was something I picked up on pretty quickly; none of my friends at the time were doing it, so it felt like something that was my own and I really wanted to keep getting better/improving....

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:15pm

Sydney is about to receive a serious injection of German techno as the elite Pantha Du Prince heads to town for a headline performance.


Alongside his appearances at Hobart's Mona Foma and Melbourne's Sugar...

Posted 18 Oct 2016 @ 12:00pm

Subsonic Music Festival, the celebration of underground beats that takes over Riverwood Downs near Foster in regional New South Wales, has revealed a bunch more additions to its 2016 lineup.


A raft of local acts have been added to the December schedule, led by Sydney party-starters the House Of Mince headlining The Mince Inn on Subsonic Sunday.


On the Saturday,...

Posted 15 Oct 2016 @ 10:00am

After an exhausting stint of international touring, the Sticky Fingers lads have returned to Oz for the release of their new album Westway (The Glitter & The Slums), and to pull themselves back together before pissing off to the states.


Perhaps unsurprisingly then, vocalist Paddy Cornwall is feeling cheeky and cheerful when talking to the BRAG, excited to discover that the...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 5:54pm

Earlier in the week, Broadly published an article titled, ‘The Gay Men Who Hate Women’. It was based on the premise that misogyny exists in the queer world and is perpetrated by gay men. 


As something of a disclaimer, the author wrote, “The topic of misogyny among gay men is a difficult one to broach. In my experience, men either simply refuse to believe the phenomenon...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 5:01pm

The new Bare Essentials Laneway Party is set to take off this November.


Bare Essentials, renowned for its fully sick rooftop shindigs, is cranking it up a notch at this one with three stages of music, hosting both local and international artists.


Not only do you get to see a tonne more artists such as internationals Rich NxT, Hanfry Martinez and Julietta, and...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 4:55pm

If "voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" is the only French you know, you better brush up fast.


MLIVE is an event that has been held all around the globe, from London to Paris and Berlin. So we are very lucky to have Majestic Casual and Astral People team up to host MLIVE in our humble town of Sydney. The first headline act will be French producer, FKJ.


FKJ is a fresh...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 12:46pm

Some say that patience is a virtue.


Others still say that determination and hard work will always get you where you want to be. Australian electronic veterans Hermitude are a combination of the two, both patient and determined, and as time has passed, it proved only inevitable that the duo would finally find themselves cracking the nut they’ve always wanted to crack – the...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 12:13pm

Daniel Bortz [above] will be making his way to town this weekend.


Since first making waves with his rework of James Blake’s cover of Feist’s ‘Limit To Your Love’, the German head has gone on to release on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Fiakun, Get Physical Music and Innervisions, and now runs the Munich-based label Pastamusik. Expect a smattering of everything from house,...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 12:10pm

Aparently there's a big hootenanny going down soon. But this party won't be filled with folk music (thankfully).


You may have heard that around 150 guests are anticipated to contribute at the Electronic Music Conference in Sydney this year. Well it's true.


Joining the already stellar lineup of speakers for EMC 2016 is the one and only Adelaide producer Motez,...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 4:53pm

It's certainly getting warmer and we're being given more and more reasons to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.


Next month, disco kings and queens can boogie on down as The Island Live returns with another hot fiesta.


Creating classics in their own right, prolific Aussie export ...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 2:26pm

The CODE stage at the Electric Gardens Festival back in January, headlined by Fatboy Slim, was such a huge success that T1000 Events has announced yet another unique experience to bring in the New Year. 


Boasting four huge international acts, CODE will be the place for techno, underground and house lovers to celebrate the entry into 2017.


Already announced for...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 2:22pm

It's gonna get spooky at Redbull Sound Select at the end of the month, with a horrifically horror-filled Halloween event lined up.


I Oh You's Johann Ponniah has curated the creatures of the night with an...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 9:30am

A festival as jam-packed as V MoVement Sydney doesn’t come along very often.


The celebration of dance music and culture is positively bursting with international and local acts, and boasts one of the most impressively varied lineups of recent memory. Whether you’re a club hound or a lover of subtler beats and textures, the fest has you covered. To that end, here are our picks...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 8:30am

When this year’s MoVement Sydney festival was announced there was a surprise on the lineup.


Right there at the top of the bill sat the debut performance from a group called Mind Gamers, a three-headed dance music beast consisting of Sébastien Tellier, John Kirby of Blood Orange fame, and Midnight Juggernauts’ Daniel Stricker. Though the trio is new, its story goes all the way...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 5:15pm

1. Growing Up


I was such a shy child growing up. I always loved music but would only sing to myself in my room or in the shower. I then went to a performing arts school, where I gained a lot more confidence and started writing my own songs.


2. Inspirations

This is always such a hard question to answer for me: I love so many different songs and styles and...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 12:35pm

One of the biggest names in contemporary EDM, Steve Aoki, has been locked in as the headline act for this year's edition of MTV Beats & Eats.


The Wollongong-based festival focuses on both music and food, and the new announcement delivers big on the former. Aoki, the founder of Dim Mak Records and a world-famous DJ and artist in his own right, will perform a 90-minute...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 6:08pm

Though her upcoming Antipodean tour will represent the first time Australia gets to witness Gwenno in full flight, it’s far from the Welsh singer’s first visit.


She has performed here a number of times, both as a member of The Pipettes (a band that also included her younger sister Ani), and stranger still, as a cast member from Michael Flatley’s all singin’, all tap-dancin’...

Posted 4 Oct 2016 @ 4:18pm

I don’t give a fuck how hungover you are – this Sunday October 9 you are heading down to Belmore Park for the second Keep Sydney Open rally.


The utter bullshit finding of the Callinan review – that only a mere 30 minutes of the lockout laws should be cut back – is an insult. A curfew is not the answer. The...

Posted 4 Oct 2016 @ 3:43pm

1. Growing Up


We grew up in a very musical household: mum forced us all to play a musical instrument growing up. I started on piano and later moved onto guitar. However, I ended up dropping both instruments when I started producing music and DJing. I really regret that, as it would have really helped in my production today.


2. Inspirations

I’m really into...

Posted 4 Oct 2016 @ 2:07pm

1. Growing Up


I have fond memories of reggae and soul music: it was the soundtrack to my parents’ parties growing up. When I was eight, my mum made me play saxophone. I was totally not into it at the time but I’m so glad she did. It was only after getting into hip hop as a teenager – followed by soul and funk when I realised that was where all the beats were sampled from – that...

Posted 28 Sep 2016 @ 4:59pm



Need a pick-me-up mix/video to get you through the day? Head to be-at.tv to watch all nine hours of Carl Cox [above] playing the final-ever party of his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza, Music Is Revolution. Two things to take away from it: (1) Cox is forever one of the best all-rounder DJs in the game. (2) Space Ibiza has one hell of a smoke machine. For those...