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Adam Freeland
Friday, 7th February 2014
Villa Nightclub, 187 Stirling Street, Perth, WA

Ready to come Back to Mine with breakbeat icon, ADAM FREELAND? The Marine Parade legend joins us at Villa, Friday 7 February 2014.

From Burning Man to Watergate to Coachella and beyond, you'll often find Adam Freeland behind the decks, igniting minds and dancefloors alike. With 17 years of extensive global touring history behind him, you might have caught the U.K. born, Cali bred, Brighton living, Grammy-nominated DJ/producer whipping up main-stage audiences at the world's biggest festivals - or reveled in him dropping deep and dirty sounds in the most discerning underground clubs across the globe.

The first climax in the Adam Freeland story was the release of Coastal Breaks in 1996 - he highlighted syncopated funk and groove to the 4/4 thump of dance music back in the day. He showed his diversity across the next five mix albums (including ones for Back to Mine and FabricLive), but it was his debut album in 2003, Now and Then, that thrust Adam Freeland into superstardom. It featured the smash 'We Want Your Soul' and his remix of Sarah Vaughan's 'Fever' (nominated for a Grammy before it was common for dance music to get Grammy's).
Throughout his career, Freeland has always been as much a recording artist as a record spinner. Many of his productions have appeared on Freeland's renowned Marine Parade label. Freeland's essential re-edits, like his infamous chop-up if Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', consistently prove an underground sensation. Meanwhile, Freeland's many, many remixes have gained mainstream acclaim.

Adam Freeland - he wants your soul.



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SPACE NYD 2014!
Wednesday, 1st January 2014
The Greenwood, 36 Blue St, North Sydney

Space NYD14 press release

Are you sitting down? Comfortable? Good, because here comes the SPACE NYD 2014 line up. This is one to grip your knees tightly over. Spread the news far and wide because you don't want to be responsible for those who miss out. So without further ado, here it is. Buckle up!

Yousef

Roll up, roll up, because the Circus head honcho makes his grand return to Australia for the 5th Annual New Years Day Party in Sydney,

2013 has been a big year for Yousef -there's the release of the inescapable 'Bigger Than Prince' remixes on his Circus Recordings imprint, his own remixes for labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical and Carl Cox as well as a new direction vocal release 'I See' through Defected. There is little ground this forward thinking producer hasn't touched.

This year also marked the debut of CIRCUS in the Ibiza summer roster so one can only begin to imagine the goody bag that is Yousef's record case when he lands to blow the roof off The Greenwood Hotel at SPACE NYD 2O14.

Joining Yousef on the heaving bill is Crazy P Soundsystem.

You may remember them by their slightly more risqu moniker Crazy Penis but this five piece have been slaying festival and club crowds like it is no one's business since the early noughties.

Blending together underground disco, dollops of deep electronica and with a sharp ear for pop, the eccentric outfit have recently remixed Australia's own Flight Facilities, as well as shared bills across the globe with the likes of Dixon, Horsemeat Disco, Yusek and Late Nite Tuff Guy this year alone.

Leeds based producers Audiojack are also on the roll call to help bring in the New Year with Space.

The duo's Gruuv label has only continued to go from strength to strength - Germany's Marc Romboy recently released his latest EP 'Trax That Make You Reminisce Vol.1' on the label, as well as a steady stream of releases from the likes of Copy Paste Soul, A1 Bassline plus many more.

And then there is the delicious back catalogue the pair have churned out on labels such as 20:20 Vision, Diynamic and Get Physical that have championed support from everyone to Pete Tong and Annie Nightingale to DJ T and Seth Troxler.

Kehakuma resident Javi Bora adds to the gargantuan line up. Recently nominated for Best Artist of the Year (public vote) and Best Tech House Artist at the Vicious Music Awards, the people have certainly spoken - Javi is one to keep an eye on

Also entering the fray is King of Balearica Jonathan Ulysses. One of the longest running residents of SPACE Ibiza, it seems only fitting that Jonathan joins the line up that brings the Ibiza spirit to Sydney.

Rounding out the line up are Mr Doris and Mo'Funk. If you've ever caught a set by Mr Doris, you'll know that genre is just a word. Blending elements from jazz, latin, dubstep, drum'n'bass, hip-hop, soul, house or afrobeat - if it sounds good, chances are Mr. Doris is giving it a spin. He is also curator of After Dark at We Love Space Ibiza, bringing artists such as DJ Yoda, Krafty Kuts and A-Skillz to the melting pot that is Ibiza clubbing.

Australia's own Mo'Funk has spent an impressive six seasons DJ'ing in Ibiza - not too shabby for a relative unknown who packed up his records and headed to the party isle in 2007. Especially since he found himself playing at Pacha Ibiza up to four nights per week - as they say, the rest is history. Warm up slots for DJ Sneak, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Shadow and Grandmaster Flash? All in a days work for Mo'Funk.

For those who like their BPM that little bit faster and their bass that little bit deeper, fear not. The Bass Drop crew return to SPACE NYD in the Chapel and are proud to present S.P.Y and MC Lowqui.

Signed to seminal Drum 'n' Bass label Hospital, Brazillian born S.P.Y received lavish praise for his debut 'What The Future Holds' which also took out the Best Album award at the 2012 Drum n Bass Arena Awards.

Throw in releases on Metalheadz, Shogun, support from the likes of Andy C - not to mention his devastating remix of James Zabiela's 'Perserverance', it's safe to say S.P.Y is a must see for SPACE NYD.

The local support roster includes the likes of Garry Todd & Matt Cahill plus more to be announced -if the entire line up hasn't tuckered you out by the end of the day, you can keep the vibes strong at the official after party at Goldfish, featuring four guest international DJ's.



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Bonobo - The North Borders Album Tour with special guests Oisima & Flamingo
Wednesday, 8th January 2014
Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh

After a completely sold out run in 2011, Bonobo returns to Australia off the back of his fifth and most successful album, The North Borders.

Marking a decade since the release of his earthy electronic masterpiece Dial 'M' for Monkey, Ninja Tune stalwart Simon Green makes his return to Australia including his Opera House debut with his pioneering brand of live-band electronica - mixing the danceable, the downbeat, and new mesmeric re-works.

Notching a staggering 50 million plays online and screen features from the likes of Lost and Gossip Girl to Cartoon Network, Bonobo has firmly belied early 'easy listening' tags through a five-album journey of otherworldly, culture-crossing electronica - sitting in a rare league alongside label mates Amon Tobin and the Cinematic Orchestra. A beacon to a new generation of homemade producers including Mount Kimbie, Floating Points and Lapalux, Bonobo has cemented his genre-weaving sound amongst critics and fans alike with the harp-laden single 'Ketto' and third album Days to Come, voted 2006's 'Album of the Year' by listeners in BBC Radio 1's Worldwide Awards.

Combining experimental warmth and skipping breakbeat samples with the chilled post-party rhythms of Green's DJ beginnings, Bonobo's headphone masterpieces transform on stage into lushly orchestrated suites and larger-than-life, big band jams. Performing with new vocalist Szjerdene - the latest in an elusive line of guests that includes Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus-collaborator Andreya Triana and Bajka - Bonobo will now take centre-stage in what is destined to be another sellout tour.



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FUNK & SOUL SESSION plus LATE NIGHT JAM
Sunday, 29th December 2013
Blue Beat, 16-18 Cross St., Double Bay

There's only one ticket you need to end 2013 with an absolute bang - and that's a ticket to a night out with a collection of Sydney's finest musician's! .. Beth Mclachlan who brought you Soul Sounds - Celebrating the music of Anita Baker & Maxwell has done it again!!!

Starting with Abraham Rounds (drums), who has been away for 2 years studying at Berklee College Of Music, Boston, will be returning home to join Victor Rounds, his famous bass playing father, and band including the likes of Marcello Maio (keyboards), Danny G Felix (keyboards & trumpet), Paul Mason (guitar), Nic Jeffries (sax & vocals) and David Weir (sax).

A number of Sydney's finest singers will be joining the boys; Sarina Jennings, Laura Stitt, Lauren Dawes, James Tuialli and Carlos C Major.

This amazing line up will belt out everything from Anita Baker, Mary J Blige, George Duke, George Benson, Luther Vandross, and many many more!! Sam Zubrycki will be spinning some discs in the breaks to keep the vibe pumpin!

Also we have a special appearance by UNCLE JED ...... Shannon, Danny and Laura are coming for a hang and to play a few of their originals to complete the night of nights that we have in store for you!

There will be cake, cocktails and KAOS!!!

Come all you muso's out there! Bring your instruments too as we'll jam into the early hours of the morning.

This is a public event so don't be shy, come on down and say hi!!!

Oh yeah, one more thing..... it's Beth's 40th Birthday!!!!! And if you know Beth at all, there are two things she doesn't take lightly.. Her MUSIC and PARTIES!!!

See you all there for one hell of an end of year party! Get your tix early as this event will most definitely SELL OUT!!



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1B3238896A

via Spraci Events

4 months ago
SPACE NYD 2014!
Wednesday, 1st January 2014
Greenwood Hotel

Space NYD14 press release

Are you sitting down? Comfortable? Good, because here comes the SPACE NYD 2014 line up. This is one to grip your knees tightly over. Spread the news far and wide because you don't want to be responsible for those who miss out. So without further ado, here it is. Buckle up!

Yousef

Roll up, roll up, because the Circus head honcho makes his grand return to Australia for the 5th Annual New Years Day Party in Sydney,

2013 has been a big year for Yousef -there's the release of the inescapable 'Bigger Than Prince' remixes on his Circus Recordings imprint, his own remixes for labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical and Carl Cox as well as a new direction vocal release 'I See' through Defected. There is little ground this forward thinking producer hasn't touched.

This year also marked the debut of CIRCUS in the Ibiza summer roster so one can only begin to imagine the goody bag that is Yousef's record case when he lands to blow the roof off The Greenwood Hotel at SPACE NYD 2O14.

Joining Yousef on the heaving bill is Crazy P Soundsystem.

You may remember them by their slightly more risqu moniker Crazy Penis but this five piece have been slaying festival and club crowds like it is no one's business since the early noughties.

Blending together underground disco, dollops of deep electronica and with a sharp ear for pop, the eccentric outfit have recently remixed Australia's own Flight Facilities, as well as shared bills across the globe with the likes of Dixon, Horsemeat Disco, Yusek and Late Nite Tuff Guy this year alone.

Leeds based producers Audiojack are also on the roll call to help bring in the New Year with Space.

The duo's Gruuv label has only continued to go from strength to strength - Germany's Marc Romboy recently released his latest EP 'Trax That Make You Reminisce Vol.1' on the label, as well as a steady stream of releases from the likes of Copy Paste Soul, A1 Bassline plus many more.

And then there is the delicious back catalogue the pair have churned out on labels such as 20:20 Vision, Diynamic and Get Physical that have championed support from everyone to Pete Tong and Annie Nightingale to DJ T and Seth Troxler.

Kehakuma resident Javi Bora adds to the gargantuan line up. Recently nominated for Best Artist of the Year (public vote) and Best Tech House Artist at the Vicious Music Awards, the people have certainly spoken - Javi is one to keep an eye on

Also entering the fray is King of Balearica Jonathan Ulysses. One of the longest running residents of SPACE Ibiza, it seems only fitting that Jonathan joins the line up that brings the Ibiza spirit to Sydney.

Rounding out the line up are Mr Doris and Mo'Funk. If you've ever caught a set by Mr Doris, you'll know that genre is just a word. Blending elements from jazz, latin, dubstep, drum'n'bass, hip-hop, soul, house or afrobeat - if it sounds good, chances are Mr. Doris is giving it a spin. He is also curator of After Dark at We Love Space Ibiza, bringing artists such as DJ Yoda, Krafty Kuts and A-Skillz to the melting pot that is Ibiza clubbing.

Australia's own Mo'Funk has spent an impressive six seasons DJ'ing in Ibiza - not too shabby for a relative unknown who packed up his records and headed to the party isle in 2007. Especially since he found himself playing at Pacha Ibiza up to four nights per week - as they say, the rest is history. Warm up slots for DJ Sneak, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Shadow and Grandmaster Flash? All in a days work for Mo'Funk.

For those who like their BPM that little bit faster and their bass that little bit deeper, fear not. The Bass Drop crew return to SPACE NYD in the Chapel and are proud to present S.P.Y and MC Lowqui.

Signed to seminal Drum 'n' Bass label Hospital, Brazillian born S.P.Y received lavish praise for his debut 'What The Future Holds' which also took out the Best Album award at the 2012 Drum n Bass Arena Awards.

Throw in releases on Metalheadz, Shogun, support from the likes of Andy C - not to mention his devastating remix of James Zabiela's 'Perserverance', it's safe to say S.P.Y is a must see for SPACE NYD.

The local support roster includes the likes of Garry Todd & Matt Cahill plus more to be announced -if the entire line up hasn't tuckered you out by the end of the day, you can keep the vibes strong at the official after party at Goldfish, featuring four guest international DJ's.



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Bonobo - The North Borders Album Tour with special guests Oisima & Flamingo
Wednesday, 8th January 2014
Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh

After a completely sold out run in 2011, Bonobo returns to Australia off the back of his fifth and most successful album, The North Borders.

Marking a decade since the release of his earthy electronic masterpiece Dial 'M' for Monkey, Ninja Tune stalwart Simon Green makes his return to Australia including his Opera House debut with his pioneering brand of live-band electronica - mixing the danceable, the downbeat, and new mesmeric re-works.

Notching a staggering 50 million plays online and screen features from the likes of Lost and Gossip Girl to Cartoon Network, Bonobo has firmly belied early 'easy listening' tags through a five-album journey of otherworldly, culture-crossing electronica - sitting in a rare league alongside label mates Amon Tobin and the Cinematic Orchestra. A beacon to a new generation of homemade producers including Mount Kimbie, Floating Points and Lapalux, Bonobo has cemented his genre-weaving sound amongst critics and fans alike with the harp-laden single 'Ketto' and third album Days to Come, voted 2006's 'Album of the Year' by listeners in BBC Radio 1's Worldwide Awards.

Combining experimental warmth and skipping breakbeat samples with the chilled post-party rhythms of Green's DJ beginnings, Bonobo's headphone masterpieces transform on stage into lushly orchestrated suites and larger-than-life, big band jams. Performing with new vocalist Szjerdene - the latest in an elusive line of guests that includes Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus-collaborator Andreya Triana and Bajka - Bonobo will now take centre-stage in what is destined to be another sellout tour.



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4 months ago
Bass Boutique ft Wilkinson (UK), Plump Djs (UK), Dom & Roland (UK), Featurecast (UK)
Saturday, 28th December 2013
Ivy, 320-330 George St, Sydney

Saturday December 28th Soapbox Events are proud to launch a exciting new Bass Music Event for the Sydney Calendar named "Bass Boutique"

Bass Boutique will continually deliver the biggest & best Bass artists from around the world in cool & sometimes unique venues

Party #1 will see 4 great international artists headlined by Sydney favourites Plump Djs & Ram Records Wilkinson + a huge line up of local talent all at Ivy Court Yard.



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Broken Robot Special
Saturday, 1st February 2014
inSpiral Lounge, 250 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QS
We are delighted to bring together the labels finest artists for a sumptuous sonic feast of Tech-Funk, Breaks, Techno, Bass and Glitch-Hop for the third time Previous editions of Broken Robot at Inspiral lounge have proven a massive appeal across the UK and beyond - We expect it will sell out and advise getting tickets in advance

Neurodriver is the brainchild of Dom Smart - UK-based producer and DJ, and head honcho of Broken Robot Records

The Neurodriver sound blends influences from techno, tech-funk, breaks and psychedelia to form a new breed of high-tech dance music suited to big rigs and late-night dance floors

https://www.facebook.com/Neurodriver

Bad Tango is the Psychedelic Tech-Funk project of Cambridge based producer Will Railton, who has made a tremendous impact on the Psychedelic, Breakbeat and Tech-Funk scenes in a considerably short amount of time

https://www.facebook.com/BadTango

Nanosphere is the finest Psyhypnocosmotronic Technofunkadelia this side of the Multiverse

https://www.facebook.com/nanosphere13

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Camo & Krooked + Metrik (Hospital Records)
Friday, 3rd January 2014
Bowler Bar, 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Bass music gig of the year, featuring a Hospital Records double header Camo & Krooked + Metric.



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The Glitch Mob
3rd May 2014
The Showbox, 1426 First Ave.,
?If our last album was introverted, then the new one is definitely extroverted,? Justin Boreta explains of one of 2014?s most anticipated electronic-music albums: The Glitch Mob?s Love Death Immortality, to be released February 11, 2014. Boreta represents one -third of The Glitch Mob?s core members, alongside Ed Ma (aka edIT) and Joshua Mayer (aka Ooah). Together, this supergroup trio of instrumentalist/producers have in Love Death Immortality created the ideal follow-up to The Glitch Mob?s 2010 debut full-length LP, Drink The Sea. That album proved the group?s breakout: Drink The Sea spent numerous weeks atop the iTunes? Electronic chart ? and still remains in its top 10, nearly three years since its release. Put out completely independently on the group?s own Glass Air imprint (which will also handle Love Death Immortality), Drink The Sea would go on to sell over 80,000 copies and counting. In the wake of the success of Drink The Sea and its 2011 follow-up EP We Can Make The World Stop, the group propelled to the upper echelon of dance-music touring acts. In addition to key spots on major-festival lineups spanning Coachella and Lollapalooza to Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra, The Glitch Mob also headlined their own major tours across the U.S., Europe, and Australia ? selling out prestigious venues ranging from New York?s Terminal 5 to Colorado?s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was that experience on the road that led to the bold, inviting approach infusing The Glitch Mob?s new material. ?Drink The Sea was a personal, introspective, headphone-listening experience, whereas we wanted our second album to be a record made to be played live,? Ma notes. ?After touring for two years, we learned what worked best on stage. It?s our same sensibility, but designed to bang on a festival sound system in front of 50,000 people.? ?We spent a couple years soaking up the fans? reaction to our live show, and Love Death Immortality is what came out of that,? Boreta adds. ?It?s not so much different as it is a sequel exploring new characters and narratives. Where Drink? was more our personal journey, this one is more inclusive and universal, telling the story of the collective Glitch Mob experience.? Indeed, that experience has found The Glitch Mob and its devoted, passionate fanbase moving from underground club parties like Los Angeles? famed Low End Theory alongside Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing to stadiums and major festivals ? in the process becoming what Chris Martins of the LA Weekly called ?the act that undoubtedly found the largest audience of any L.A. beat scene artist yet.? Initially coming together in 2006, The Glitch Mob forged a unique sound transcending EDM trends and genres, ?pairing the richness and headiness of the best dance music with the head- nodding backbeats of hip-hop,? as The Los Angeles Times noted. After a series of acclaimed remixes and mixtapes (?Grab the Crush Mode mixtape?. One of the first things to really get my blood going,? raved New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones), The Glitch Mob redefined their sound anew on Drink The Sea, merging live instruments, psychedelic textures, and expansive arrangements into an intimate yet epic widescreen vision. After that success ? which, in addition to sold-out shows and impressive album sales, resulted in ubiquitous song placements spanning GoPro Cameras to Captain America, and beyond ? The Glitch Mob went into artistic hibernation, occasionally emerging to experiment with new songs and styles on official remixes for the likes of Daft Punk, TV on the Radio, The Prodigy, and Bassnectar. Work on what would become Love Death Immortality began in earnest, however, during a month-long songwriting pilgrimage to Joshua Tree, California, where the group made field recordings of desert ambience and cranked out the blueprints for nearly 50 songs. ?In Joshua Tree, we wanted to explore new territory,? Boreta says. ?In the end, we sorted through all the sketches we?d done and rebooted our sound.? Despite its fresh approaches, Love Death Immortality remains pure Glitch Mob in its essence. That?s clear from the album?s first single, ?Can?t Kill Us? ? which combines loping, 75 bpm breakbeat crunch and a speaker-shredding bass throb with rock swagger. ??Can?t Kill Us? represents the classic Glitch Mob style,? Mayer says. ?Of all the new songs, it?s the connective tissue to our earlier material.? ?It?s the perfect bridge from our past to now,? Boreta adds. ?You can tell it?s still us, but it prepares you for what?s about to happen.? Other signature touches include the use of live instruments ? from the distorted guitar feedback that launches the album?s epic opening statement ?Mind of a Beast? (?Just pure attitude,? says Ma) to the floating Rhodes keys percolating through the coda of the soaring, cinematic ?Skytoucher.? ?Using real guitars, pianos, and horns humanizes things a bit,? Ma says. ?Texturally, it?s what makes what we do trademark Glitch Mob ? a nice juxtaposition to the face-melt aggression.? The signature instrumental motif of Love Death Immortality ultimately proves to be what Ma calls the ?glory lead?: bold, screaming synth lines that generate infectious hooks straightaway. ?The majority of the songs have this keyboard ? created melody right upfront in the mix,? Ma says. ?They create an element you want to hum and sing straight away.? Where Love Death Immortality really breaks ground, though, is its embrace from jump of rhythms and tempos new to the Glitch Mob sonic arsenal. As such, ?Mind of a Beast? erupts from a surprising 140 bpm drum-and-bass break into a slamming half ? beat grind. ?The song does a total 180,? Mayer says. ?Right off the bat, that strong contrast let?s the listener know not to get too comfortable.? Elsewhere, tracks like ?Skullclub? ? which Ma calls ?our ode to Daft Punk,? with its pulsing sidechained synths and vocoders ? and ?Carry The Sun,? experiment with 4/4 cadences; meanwhile, ?I Need My Memory Back? and ?Fly By Night Only? incorporate fully mirror-balled disco funk. ??Yacht Sex? was actually the working title for ?Fly By Night Only? ? that?s kind of the vibe,? laughs Boreta of the song featuring seductive vocals from upcoming artist Yaarrohs. ?We wanted to explore something a little more fun and soulful amidst all the serious intensity. Contrasting that with something more sexy keeps everything from going full testosterone.? That balance is clear from the album?s featured vocal collaborators, all of whom are female ? a decidedly purposeful choice. ?When the music gets really aggressive, that injection of female sensibility provides a crucial balance,? Ma says. ?Becoming Harmonious,? for example, flaunts the eerie tones of Bay Area avant-darkwave chanteuse Metal Mother. ?She?s got the whole weird, Oakland Goth-psych thing on lockdown,? Ma says. ?What she did on that song is both evil and angelic at the same time; it plays with your head.? Album closer ?Beauty of the Unhidden Heart,? meanwhile, forges connective tissue to the vintage downtempo feel of Drink The Sea favorite ?Between Two Points,? highlighting the dreamy, ethereal voice of Terra Lopez of Pitchfork favorites Sister Crayon. The most significant collaboration on Love Death Immortality, though, comes from Aja Volkman of L.A./Las Vegas rockers Nico Vega, who appears on both the alluring dancefloor filler ?I Need My Memory Back? and the driving uptempo anthem ?Our Demons? (for which she recorded initial vocals on the tour bus while Nico Vega was on the road opening for her husband Dan Reynolds? band, Imagine Dragons). ?Aja?s singing is so raw, gritty, and powerful,? says Ma. ?She doesn?t have a traditional EDM voice, which we loved.? In an era of disposable dance-music singles, Love Death Immortality is, like Drink The Sea, created with the intent to flow as an album ? one designed to be listened to from start to finish, taking the listener on an aural voyage in the process. However, it?s clear from the songs? dynamism that The Glitch Mob is itching to take Love Death Immortality to its natural home on the stage, in all its crowd-pleasing glory. That?s exactly what?s going to happen when The Glitch Mob kick off their biggest tour yet in March 2014: accompanied by massive production from Martin Phillips of Bionic League ? who?s developed staggering concert visuals for the likes of Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Deadmau5 ? expect the Mob to dominate festivals and large venues well throughout the new year. ?We?re taking a more hands-on approach to the live show this time around,? says Ma. ?The whole experience is going to be personally curated by us. We?re designing really cool video -interaction apps to integrate the experience, really letting the audience in on what we?re doing onstage.? That immersive approach ? combining massive technological scale with deeply emotive themes of redemption and triumph ? expresses the overriding Glitch Mob philosophy that permeates Love Death Immortality. ?It?s in the title ? everyone is touched by love and loss,? Boreta says. ?What we do is personal, but meant to be shared by our community. We want to take people somewhere else, beyond their everyday experience. People have written us to say how our music helped them get through the death of a loved one; a soldier in Afghanistan sent us an email saying he was considering suicide, but our music turned him around. That really touches us, and informs everything we do.? ?You know when you get a new Glitch Mob record, or go to one of our shows, it?s not going to be the standard fare,? Ma adds. ?You?re going to get transported to another world. We work hard to take the listener to a different place that?s all our own.? ~AXS

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Ambar New Year's Eve w MARTEN HORGER
Tuesday, 31st December 2013
Ambar Nightclub, 104 Murray St, Perth

2013 - the most monumental year in Ambar's history.

You are invited to join us and your fellow Ambarmy as we LET IT ALL OUT in pure, capital-C-cele-freakin-bration. We're calling it now; best New Year's Eve ever - your special guest? MARTEN H RGER. He'll be slamming into the Home of the Underground as part of his international LGFU Tour (well, OK then - if you say so Marten!).

Powerhouse producer. Skilled DJ. Brains behind Stamina - Europe's Ambar - the longest running breakbeat club on the other side of the world. Half of Smash Hifi (with Leeroy Thornhill, ex-Prodigy). Marten H rger stands out amongst so many dance music peers with one hell of a point-of-difference: he's REAL. And we've been dying to have him back since his killer set in the bowl at Breakfest last year.

His analogue soul/bass music sound born out of the motherland of Electro is simply a perfect way to finish off one year and welcome in a whole new Ambar-era.

Here's to 2014...long live Ambar!



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Beardyman
2014-02-28
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St.,
Eat Sleep Shave Repeat Tour Beardyman is awesome. . . . After winning the well renowned Lyric Pad Beatbox Battle twice in 2004, he went on to win the title of London champion and UK runner up in the 2005 Championships and the following year became UK Beatbox Champion 2006. He successfully defended his title in June 2007 to become the first beatboxer in UK history to win the national championships twice in a row. His first musical venture was writing a symphony for his school orchestra at the age of ten. At fifteen, an introduction to drum ?n? bass led to his long-standing obsession with music technology. Now, in his live shows, as well as world-class solo human-beatbox, he uses cutting-edge sound-mangling technology to create dance-inducing layered rhythms, breath-taking soundscapes, fully produced songs and tunes, all improvised and created entirely from his voice. In Beardyman?s shows, no pre-recorded material is used, and everything is created live and in real time in front of the audience, who he takes on a mind-bending journey from dumbstruck to dancing and back again. His unique ablity to get any crowd going bonkers has seen him play huge stages ranging from legendary drum ?n? bass rave ?Slammin Vinyl? to the gigantic childrens concerts Young Voices which tour the largest indoor stadiums in the country. Since starting to play out in 2001, Beardyman has shared stages with the likes of Andy C, Marky, Skibbadee, Shy FX, Skibadee, Grooverider, Nextmen, Groove Armada, Jazzy Jeff, Skinnyman, Terra Firma, Foreign Beggars, Phi-Life Cypher, Blondie, and the Freestylers, the Guillimots, Bill Bailey, Blondie, Sly and the Family Stone to name quite a few, and has acted as compere for a huge variety of events all around Europe, including the Graz Hip hop festival in Austria, the basketball arena at the Earls Court Urban Music Festival and the Love Box main stage, in front of 40,000 people. He hosted ?The Freestyle Show? on Get Lucky TV from 2004 to 2005 with Klum-Z-Tung, the mind-bogglingly quick-witted freestyle-MC, with whom he performs as the Gobfathers. Once described as ?the Fat Boys on acid?, their freestyle antics regularly send crowds all over the UK and Europe raving mad and gagging for more. Whilst continuing to tour and record for forthcoming releases, he finds time to co-run the ground-breaking night, ?Battlejam? with 2003 Vestax Champion and 2007 UK DMC champion JFB in his home town of Brighton. ?Battlejam?, now in its 17th month is having to find larger and larger venues to house itself in, having earnt a reputation as the freshest night in town, fusing Hip Hop, Breaks, Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Jazz, Funk and Drum ?n? Bass into one sweaty but uplifting experience. It is now at the prestigious Audio on brighton sea front and Cargo in London, incorporating a different set of guest musicians and freestyle MC?s each month. Everything at Battlejam is completely improvised. This is made possible by their unique use of newly developed live-sampling technology ?Serato Scratch-Live?, allowing levels of crowd participation and never before possible, JFB and Beardyman often sampling the crowd and scratching them into the madness.

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Blend Presents Danny The Wildchild, Pete Moss, Nigel Richards and more.
3rd May 2014
Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St.,
Eastcoast Underground, Utopia Boston and Inner present Blend Saturday May 3, 2014 featuring :: Jungle Room :: Danny The WILDCHILD Sound Solution Digital, Rockers 175, Combat Records GOODTYMEZ + E.H.T. Eastcoast Underground DJ Bruno + Chas BRONZ Utopia, Blend, H.O.M.E. Soul Clap, Electrogenic w/ Josiah Scribes True, Amen :: House Room :: Pete MOSS Ovum, Apt CHARLES MAZZOLA Re:Set, Mmmmaven, Together KRANZ Eastcoast Undergrond, Electrogenic :: Techno Room :: Nigel Richards 611, Techno Nation, TechnoHouse.fm, Thoughtless BAMBOO DJs Evolved, Swing Kids, Relax Sundays KEITH MATTAR Sonic Beating TICKET Info: $15 Advance at http://blendmay.brownpapertickets.com/ More at the door! Cash Only! 21+ VENUE: The Machine Complex 1254 Boylston St Boston, Ma 02115 (617) 536-1950 Photography: By Evan Smith Photography https://www.facebook.com/EvanSmithPhoto BLEND : 3 Rooms & 2 Floors of heart pounding UDM! Every 1st Saturday of the month from 10pm to 2am! https://www.facebook.com/BlendUDM House / Techno / Drum & Bass / Breaks / Garage

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Stickybuds + Jpod + Wood N Soo at Red Room at Red Room Ultra Bar, Sat, Mar 1 10:00p
2014-03-01
Red Room Ultra Bar, 398 Richards St.,
Twisted is proud to present our first Breaks show of 2014! A triple headliner event

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Caravan Palace
2014-04-12
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Here we go, let?s take the Caravan for another tour. Same Palace, with a brand new customized flavor. On the shelves and on the road. The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laidback yet terribly upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! This time, Caravan Palace takes us even farther than their first album (that sold more than 150 000 copies) and continues an amazing adventure almost started by accident. Their strength lies in their common passion for electronic music. Charles, Arnaud and Hughes, the initial trio, dig swing, especially gypsy jazz, and try their hands at the genre?s traditional instruments: guitar, double bass and violin. That?s where this peculiar mixture of classical Django and new trendy electro comes from. And it?s far better than those retro futuristic sounds? because it swings. A few myspace posts later and they have almost doubled in size, enrolling Chapi and the boisterous Colotis in the band. They start touring long before they even think about releasing an album. And everything clicks in 2007, during the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois. Terrified to be part of the gypsy jazz pantheon, they gather speed and steam and create a real posse (not unlike hip-hop) that follows them everywhere. The word is out, their breakout song, Jolie Coquine, is playing everywhere. The record is released a year later, and it?s an immediate hit. They soon tour France and Europe. The show peaks at the Olympia. The room is packed, people go crazy? listening to swing. This has never happened before. But during the autumn of 2010, they stop and take a month off to start thinking about the new album. How do they come up with new songs? Every member of the band works in his own musical lab before exchanging files at night. The same process starts over the next day. And when the others react instinctively, it?s generally a good sign. The basic rhythm of the first album has mutated into sophisticated beats, less gimmicky, more varied and enriched with sounds flirting with the frontiers of trip-hop. They still love Massive Attack, they still dig the creative minds of Ninja Tune, Isolée?s minimal electro vibe or Gorillaz?s grand hip-hop rock bazaar. Only the best of the best. But they also rediscover thirties and forties swing jazz, artists like Fletcher Henderson, or the less mainstream musicians like Charlie Chavers and Mildred Bailey. Six months later, forty-something titles pile up. It?s time to regroup in the studio? where fifteen vintage keyboards are waiting. Tirelessly, the band tries new things, merges styles and makes creative decisions. Fourteen titles are soon emerging. The petulant voice of Colotis is booming again and the old friend Cyrille-Aimée is back on two songs. And don?t forget to include Toustou in the Caravan. And now, here comes the list! Clash   It opens up on a? fun and raging note! A surprising mix of up tempo swing with a bunch of hacked-up sounds, technologic and flirting with rock?s golden past, back in the day when it was called bop (let?s forget all those labels!). From the get go, this sounds like a huge leap forward from Caravan Palace?s first generation. June 12 th 3049   A ballad with a deliciously slow yet vivid tempo, samples from the grand old age, the vibraphone and the spiraling springs stretching out time. Given the title, we know we?re entering a new futuristic territory. Beatphone   A frantic beat that takes its time, an amazing clash with a cascade of breaks to catch one?s breath, barely? before the beat starts again. Cotton heads   A pop escapade showing the breadth of Caravan Palace?s new horizons. An ethereal tune, flirting with weightlessness, and branded with a twist of swing, rooted in the tempo and the impulsive keyboards. Dirty side   Yes, dirty, the dark side of the Caravan, frantic and frenzied, chemical, destroy? Listen to this borderline sardonic voice coupled with the mocking piano. And the Lionel Hampton vibe from the vibraphone. Enough to upset any musical compass! Dramophone   Dear God, the Andrew Sisters are back. With synthetic glitter. This one is coming from Cyril-Aimée Daudel, a talent temporarily attached to the Caravan. This is clearly the song that bridges best the two albums. Glory of nelly   A London promenade, another sweet escape from the Caravan, with a special song? eh, I beg your pardon? toast, from Sista Colotis. The unlikely and fleeting mix of swing and ragga, with a dominant background of brass and strings. Maniac   A hint of Gorillaz, a drawling voice, a few touches of seventies synthesizer (à la François de Roubaix), a pinch of Django guitar, almost included by accident. Mix up and listen? Newbop   Both new and bop. An acrobatic scat with a solid anchor, multiple breaks, like sturdy inviting steps. And don?t forget the boisterous guitar. Panic!   ~AXS

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Kerry Leva at Rise, Fri, Mar 28 11:55p
2014-03-29
Rise, 306 Stuart St., Boston
Kerry Leva is an electronic music producer, singer/songwriter, and pianist from Boston. Kerry broke through as a prolific producer with her remix of 'As The Rain Falls' (with Ad Brown and Matt Lange) earning support from Above & Beyond and other EDM notables. As a DJ, Kerry blends deep house, progressive house, breaks, and trance into her sets, and takes them further by incorporating live vocal performance into shows.

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A.skillz at SoundLab at FiveSixty, Sat, Mar 22 10:00p
2014-03-22
FiveSixty, 560 Seymour St.,
He only comes once a year, and it's one of the biggest party experiences with some of the best music you'll hear? We're excited to welcome back: A. Skillz ? Jam City | Fingerlickin Records | Insane Bangers www.facebook.com/OfficialASkillz www.soundcloud.com/a-skillz Alongside Twisted residents Precise & KRAIG And opening the night proper: Gareth Crawford SATURDAY | March 22 | 2014 10:00pm to 3am FIVE Sixty 560 Seymour Street www.fivesixty.ca ..:: SoundLab Saturdays Committed to bringing you the best music across all genres along with an amazing party experience each week. Voted "Best Electronic Night" at the 2013 Vancouver Nightlife Awards ?????????????????????????????????????? TICKETS: Available online at www.twisted.ca Also at: BEAT Street - 439 W. Hastings St., Vancouver 604-683-3344 Highlife - 1317 Commercial Dr., Vancouver 604-251-6964 Red Cat Records - 4332 Main St., Vancouver 604-708-9422 Urban City - Metrotown, Burnaby 604-451-3310 Starting at only $25 More at the door FOR Group Sales Of 5 Or More, Email Info@twisted.ca ?????????????????????????????????????? A. Skillz BIO: Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz' incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D'n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a who's who of major events, festivals and music industry parties including FabricLive (London), The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami), Shambhala (Canada), Field Day (Sydney) and Glastonbury. Whether he's in a club or at a festival, A.Skillz always gets the place jumpin'?As a producer A.Skillz has established himself as one of the most highly regarded in his scene, releasing countless bullets, including the infamous Insane Bangers series, a host of impressive remixes for the likes of stadium rockers Queen, dance legend Don Diablo and Northern Soul Groovers Smoove & Turrell, together with singles on the legendary Finger Lickin' Records and the now classic artist album ?Tricka Technology' with breakbeat heavyweight Krafty Kuts. Alongside his globetrotting tours and hectic studio time, A.Skillz pulls the strings at the fresh and exciting new electro soul label Jam City. Structured on the foundations of the music he loves and with it's first release unleashed very soon, Jam City is a towering prospect built to house the finest in party rockin', road blockin' beats. ?????????????????????????????????????? CONNECT With Us Online For Event News & MORE: Online: www.twisted.ca On Facebook: www.facebook.com/twisted.ca On Twitter: www.twitter.com/twistedDOTca On Youtube: www.youtube.com/twistedDOTca On Instagram: www.instagram.com/twistedDOTca Music: Electronic | Breaks

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La Buena Música
2014-01-27
Camaradas (El Barrio) New York,
Breakbeat Lou, the legend behind Ultimate Breaks & Beats and ultimate digger, and Sucio Smash, the m..


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Caravan Palace at The Regency Ballroom, Sat, Apr 12 9:00p
2014-04-12
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Here we go, let?s take the Caravan for another tour. Same Palace, with a brand new customized flavor. On the shelves and on the road. The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laidback yet terribly upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! This time, Caravan Palace takes us even farther than their first album (that sold more than 150 000 copies) and continues an amazing adventure almost started by accident. Their strength lies in their common passion for electronic music. Charles, Arnaud and Hughes, the initial trio, dig swing, especially gypsy jazz, and try their hands at the genre?s traditional instruments: guitar, double bass and violin. That?s where this peculiar mixture of classical Django and new trendy electro comes from. And it?s far better than those retro futuristic sounds? because it swings. A few myspace posts later and they have almost doubled in size, enrolling Chapi and the boisterous Colotis in the band. They start touring long before they even think about releasing an album. And everything clicks in 2007, during the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois. Terrified to be part of the gypsy jazz pantheon, they gather speed and steam and create a real posse (not unlike hip-hop) that follows them everywhere. The word is out, their breakout song, Jolie Coquine, is playing everywhere. The record is released a year later, and it?s an immediate hit. They soon tour France and Europe. The show peaks at the Olympia. The room is packed, people go crazy? listening to swing. This has never happened before. But during the autumn of 2010, they stop and take a month off to start thinking about the new album. How do they come up with new songs? Every member of the band works in his own musical lab before exchanging files at night. The same process starts over the next day. And when the others react instinctively, it?s generally a good sign. The basic rhythm of the first album has mutated into sophisticated beats, less gimmicky, more varied and enriched with sounds flirting with the frontiers of trip-hop. They still love Massive Attack, they still dig the creative minds of Ninja Tune, Isolée?s minimal electro vibe or Gorillaz?s grand hip-hop rock bazaar. Only the best of the best. But they also rediscover thirties and forties swing jazz, artists like Fletcher Henderson, or the less mainstream musicians like Charlie Chavers and Mildred Bailey. Six months later, forty-something titles pile up. It?s time to regroup in the studio? where fifteen vintage keyboards are waiting. Tirelessly, the band tries new things, merges styles and makes creative decisions. Fourteen titles are soon emerging. The petulant voice of Colotis is booming again and the old friend Cyrille-Aimée is back on two songs. And don?t forget to include Toustou in the Caravan. And now, here comes the list! Clash   It opens up on a? fun and raging note! A surprising mix of up tempo swing with a bunch of hacked-up sounds, technologic and flirting with rock?s golden past, back in the day when it was called bop (let?s forget all those labels!). From the get go, this sounds like a huge leap forward from Caravan Palace?s first generation. June 12 th 3049   A ballad with a deliciously slow yet vivid tempo, samples from the grand old age, the vibraphone and the spiraling springs stretching out time. Given the title, we know we?re entering a new futuristic territory. Beatphone   A frantic beat that takes its time, an amazing clash with a cascade of breaks to catch one?s breath, barely? before the beat starts again. Cotton heads   A pop escapade showing the breadth of Caravan Palace?s new horizons. An ethereal tune, flirting with weightlessness, and branded with a twist of swing, rooted in the tempo and the impulsive keyboards. Dirty side   Yes, dirty, the dark side of the Caravan, frantic and frenzied, chemical, destroy? Listen to this borderline sardonic voice coupled with the mocking piano. And the Lionel Hampton vibe from the vibraphone. Enough to upset any musical compass! Dramophone   Dear God, the Andrew Sisters are back. With synthetic glitter. This one is coming from Cyril-Aimée Daudel, a talent temporarily attached to the Caravan. This is clearly the song that bridges best the two albums. Glory of nelly   A London promenade, another sweet escape from the Caravan, with a special song? eh, I beg your pardon? toast, from Sista Colotis. The unlikely and fleeting mix of swing and ragga, with a dominant background of brass and strings. Maniac   A hint of Gorillaz, a drawling voice, a few touches of seventies synthesizer (à la François de Roubaix), a pinch of Django guitar, almost included by accident. Mix up and listen? Newbop   Both new and bop. An acrobatic scat with a solid anchor, multiple breaks, like sturdy inviting steps. And don?t forget the boisterous guitar. Panic!   ~AXS

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Blend
2014-03-01
Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St.,
w/ Joeski, Jesante, Eddie Brock, Bruno, Househead Pete, Trixie, Miztah Lex, DiWrecked, Frost Breaks, Goodtymez, and Karl K Eastcoast Underground, Utopia Boston and Inner present BLEND Saturday, March 1, 2014 featuring... House Music / Downstairs Main Room : JOESKI with live vocalist, JESANTE DJ BRUNO & HOUSEHEAD PETE Drum and Bass / Upstairs room: EDDIE BROCK aka VENOM DJ TRIXIE & MIZTAH LEX GOODTYMEZ Techno / downstairs game room: DIWRECKED FROST BREAKS KARL KRAZEN BLEND 3 Rooms & 2 Floors Heart pounding UDM Every 1st Saturday 10pm to 2am / 21+

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