So the Falls Music and Arts Festival has dropped their 2014/2015 line-up and there is some seriously heavy electronic talent on the bill. One name sure to get the disco heads salivating is the return (and first ever Australian festival appearance) of Norwegian luminary Todd Terje – whose all-conquering and omnipresent Inspector Norse was basically played in every damn DJ set around every damn town back in 2012, which was when he last visited. He’ll be performing live this time around following the release of his debut album, aptly titled It’s Album Time. Other hot tips are Tycho and Tensnake. Stay tuned for Sydney club shows to be announced.
Also announced last week was the Meredith Music Festival lineup, which will see the return of Ukrainian deep house demigod Vakula and James Holden (whose Balance 005 stills stand as one of the finest mix CDs ever released.) They’ll both be announcing Sydney shows soon.
It looks like we might be seeing the first album since 2001 by the almighty Aphex Twin very soon. We’re still awaiting ‘official’ confirmation, but over the weekend there was a goddamn blimp with his logo on it flying over London. Reports came when several users of Twitter started posting photos of it, and then his logo was spotted spray painted outside of Radio City Music Hall and various other locations in New York. Stay tuned.
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Tour rumours: word on the grapevine is that in January we’ll be seeing visits from Hudson Mohawke and Fatima. I’m also told that The Gaslamp Killer will be traipsing our way in February/March, but that’s friggin’ way too far away to think about.
Currently in the midst of a ridiculous touring schedule that has seen him play with sets at DC10 Ibiza, Watergate Berlin and festivals all over Europe, Germany’s Butch will return to Sydney next month. Most recently he’s been heralded as the ‘second most charted DJ of all time’ on global electronic music bible Resident Advisor. He will hit Chinese Laundry on Saturday September 20.
Already announced for the launch party for Victoria’s Strawberry Fields festival, British born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Tommy Four Seven has locked in his only other Australian show in Sydney. He’s a core member of Chris Liebing’s renowned label CLR, and will bring his fine tuned concoction of house and techno to Chinese Laundry on Saturday September 6.
Best releases this week: Kettenkarrussell’s Easy Listening on Giegling, Rezzett’s Zootie on Trilogy Tapes and Daze’s Lips on Lobster Theremin. A mysterious producer by the name of ‘Road Hog’ has put up an album roadhog.bandcamp.com titled D.W.B. and it is killer. I’m lead to believe that it’s actually a moniker of Galcher Lustwerk, who’s 100% Galcher tape from last year (comprised of purely original productions) was easily the stand-out mix of 2013.
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