The Sydney music scene is alive and well, everyone. As the Cajmere house classic foretold, OOH ERR AHH EEE (oh, and that ‘Brighter Days’ are always on the horizon). Meanwhile, here are some things to look forward to:
Flight Facilities, the perennial Aussie musical mainstays that they are, are finally laying down their first hometown Boiler Room DJ set on Sunday July 16 as part of Samsung’s Infinity Sounds event, with support from NY’s Jacques Renault, a live set from Melbourne’s Kllo, and Adi Toohey. It’ll also feature visual installations from acclaimed artists Nic Hamilton and Dave Mackenzie, and you can lock in your place at the secret location event over at the Boiler Room website.
Local lads from Sydney crew Post Pluto will showcase their talents down at Darlinghurst’s The Bunk3r on Friday July 14, with house producers Adam Stromstedt and Subaske receiving worldwide support for their recent productions.
Detroit legend Aaron ‘FIT’ Siegel is touching down at Slyfox on Friday July 21. He first featured on Omar S’s FXHE imprint before going on to produce a series of incredible EPs and found his own FIT Sound label. Where his earlier work demonstrated an approach more sonically resembling Detroit house, Carmine found him exploring more ethereal territory to great effect.
The next instalment of the brilliant Classic Album Sundays listening sessions hones on Kraftwerk’s ethereal and trance-like Trans-Europe Express release. This immersive and cathartic journey through sound will get the proper treatment through the exquisite CAS audio setup, and an opportunity to truly lose yourself in The Bordello Room of The World Bar on Sunday July 23.
Bonobo brings his vaunted electronic-cum-full-band live experience to Hordern Pavilion on Saturday July 22. Promoting his latest album Migration, which features the artist formerly known as Chet Faker, Bonobo’s live band set-up has attracted some very positive press. Few others do it as well – Four Tet, Floating Points and Trentemøller among them.
This week’s playlist
The sample-heavy funky house goodness of Munich duo COEO, who go from strength to strength with recent releases on the super Toy Tonics label. Baltimore house maestro Karizma has teamed up with Marcel Vogel to deliver three gospel stompers on The Deadpool EP, really putting that Hail Mary in house. Fresh off last year’s stellar debut EP, Interstate channels wistful jazzy grooves and skippy percussion on Seconds Of Your Love, holding the tempo on a sway and reminding us that yes, lower BPM in house music is just as sensual and sexy. The ever-consistent Waxtefacts label has done it again with newcomer Real J.’s Stuck In The Realness EP an absolute thumper – those with irritable eyes best avoid, for these are some of the dustiest grooves you ever did hear.
SATURDAY JULY 15
RIMBOMBO 3RD BIRTHDAY feat. BEN FESTER
INCUB8 x CONTROL PRES. HYBRID
Red Rattler Theatre
FRIDAY JULY 21
SUNDAY JULY 23
TORNADO WALLACE: MUSIC FOR BRUNCH
CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS – TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS
The World Bar
FRIDAY JULY 28
MINCE 4 FREEDOM FUNDRAISER FOR CHECNYA LGBT
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