Local party purveyors Astral People are turning three later this month and to celebrate they’re taking over the entirety of Goodgod Smallclub for one night only. Over the past three years Astral have thrown 100s of parties around Sydney with countless numbers of internationals, worked with events such as Vivid LIVE, Subsonic and Strawberry Fields and of course spawned their own Thom Yorke-approved festival OutsideIn. This evening will be a celebration and showcase of the countless number of killer locals acts whose careers have been fostered by Astral, including Collarbones, Cosmo’s Midnight, Dro Carey, Jonti, Rainbow Chan and a whole lot more. It goes down on Saturday August 30.
It’s been revealed that New York legend Danny Tenaglia has stepped up to the plate to mix the forthcoming Balance 25. Over the course of his 30-year career Tenaglia has been a staple in Brooklyn’s bubbling house and techno fraternity. It’s his first commercial compilation in six years and over two discs it features 36 tracks (most of which have been reworked by Tenaglia) that span the heavier realms of techno with cuts from the likes of Ø [Phase], Regis, Gregor Tresher, Kangding Ray and Hot Since 82. It’ll drop on Friday September 5.
German stalwart Robert Babicz will return to Sydney next month. A regular on seminal labels such as Systematic, Kompakt, Audiomatique, Out Of Orbit, Punkt and Treibstoff, alongside his own Babiczstyle, Babicz is one of the most highly regarded names in Europe’s minimal techno scene. He’ll play a three-hour live show at The Arthouse on Saturday September 6 in the second instalment of NightsLikeThis.
Good news for house and techno fans: it looks like you can lock in NYE visits from KiNK, Midland, Addison Groove and MØ after they were announced on the lineup for New Zealand’s Rhythm and Vines festival, while drum and bass heads can expect visits from Netsky, London Elektricity, DC Breaks and State of Mind.
Staying on the touring tip: word has it that Brooklyn’s finest party-starters Mister Saturday Night will be visiting Sydney in mid-January, as will be techno luminaries Marcel Dettmann and Luke Slater. You can also lock-in a visit from Germany’s Tommy Four Seven next month with a Sydney date set to be announced next week. Don’t be surprised to see a tour from Jeremy Olander (who signed a three-release deal on Eric Prydz’ Pryda Friends label at the age of 23) in October, either.
Feeling a little charitable? Global electronic music publication Resident Advisor will be cycling to the Amsterdam Dance Event in order to raise money to supporting charities and initiatives that are beneficial for electronic music. Starting from their office in London, staff will cycle 300 miles across four countries alongside some of the globe’s biggest electronic artists including Chris Liebing, Midland and T. Williams. You can also win a Pioneer DJ setup including CDJ 2000s and a DJM 900 mixer just by donating. Visit residentadvisor.net/cycle for more information.
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