Friday 9th May 2014
Imperial Hotel, 35 Erskinville Rd, Erskinville, 2043
ESP Events presents - RETURN TO THE SOURCE! Featuring DEEDRAH Live & TRANSWAVE Goa set (2 sets!)


The crew behind events series such as WIZADRY OF OZ, SENSORY OVERLOAD and more recently the SPACE TRIBE OZ TOUR invite you to experience a pioneer of the Goa/Psytrance sound in action!

After months in the planning, we are excited beyond words to bring out a true pioneer of high quality psychedelic music and sound to grace the stage with 2 performances in 1 night!

We have secured a brilliant venue for the event - THE IMPERIAL HOTEL ? with its amazing Basement Club, ultra late license, friendly security and its outside the LOCK OUT zone :)

DEEDRAH/TRANSWAVE is The pioneer of the contemporary psychedelic sound with ground-breaking and genre defining tracks such as 'RE-LOAD' and the goa classics 'REZWALKER' and 'LAND OF FREEDOM' - and we are honoured to have him play for an appreciative crowd!

Check out the classic here:


THE REZWALKER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzRGqH-6YuE


Fr?d?ric Holyszewski, also known as Dado and Deedrah is a French music producer mostly known for his psytrance projects such as Deedrah, Transwave + Krome Angels and Synthetic.

This man repeatedly woos crowds and long-time fans to the beat of his productions. Ranging from solo projects as Deedrah, as he is known in the circuit since 20 years now, or the most recent band formed little over 7 years ago, the KromeAngels, he stands to face anywhere between 5 to 30 thousand eager fans on gig!!.

Once in the scene in the mid 90?s as a self-made rock band, Vision Quest, Dado met Christophe Drouillet with whom he would form the legendary group Transwave. In only 2 years they reached mind blowing success releasing 4 full length albums in total. The duo gained firsthand experience selling and producing the entire CDs themselves from creating the sleeves, recording the albums, and even directing the first video for the international trance hit ?Land of Freedom?.

The band, more active than ever, performs relentlessly in front of music thirsty dance floors!!

All this experience eagerly propelled Dado to create his first ever studio in a Paris basement. In ?97 he created QuestionMark records to form a structure for French and international artists providing not only a label for promotion but also supporting a recording and production system. The first Deedrah album ?Self-Oscillation? was released under this label, as well as 3 compilations ?The Groovebox?, ? Anologique? and ?Digitale?. The first album ?Cypher? was released with the cooperation of TWISTED Rds. UK. Under QuestionMarks label Dado worked alongside artists like TSUYOSHI, SUZUKI, ASTRAL PROJECTION, TALAMASCA, GMS, TOTAL ECLIPSE and remixed for bands like THE DELTA, HALLUCINOGEN , ASTRIX ,KOXBOX and KILLING JOKE.

As if not enough, Dado created another alias ?SYNTHETIC? first releasing the fantastic Metalgear with TWISTED Rds, then releasing the first album on SOLSTICE MUSIC. Synthetic being now the alias of choice for more techno 125 bpm oriented recordings ( on labels like IBZ recordings or Mago Mago RDS )

The Dado snowball picked up momentum growing like an avalanche and he, together with DMT NAKOV and SERGE SOUQUE of Total Eclipse came together to form GBU (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ) still playing at the most important festivals of the techno scene: Sonica, The Glade Mother and Solstice Music Festival in Tokyo. Dado kept busy through contracts with Sony to compose the opening tune and sound effects of the ps2 game Grand Turismo3. Parts of his studio activities being nowadays designing loops and sounds for IOS applications ( alongside Japanese company "total immersion" based in Tokyo )

Instantly his presence became known through his sexy melodic beats, Dado inevitably began attracting world-wide attention to his DJ sets and Lives in destinations all over the world, gaining the opportunity to work alongside different talent who still regard him as a master in the engineering and technical aspect of music production?. His talent and knowledge of music is wide spread as his versatility in style.

About the Venue: THE IMPERIAL HOTEL - Basement Club
This is the jewel in the Imperial?s Crown, featuring an extensive dance space with two fully stocked bars, recessed dance arena ringed by a mezzanine level and an advanced sound & light interface!

This is going to be one event you won?t want to miss!







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Spotlight: Swans - The Seer
Swans - The Seer
A coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction...

Clash‚€™s Spotlight series usually looks at albums marking key anniversaries, or that are being brought back into the public eye through special shows or some other industry-standard opportunity for reappraisal.

But with Swans¬†set to release their 13th studio set, ‚€˜To Be Kind‚€™, in May, we thought the moment was perfect to look and listen back to what is perhaps the most powerful studio statement in the Michael Gira-fronted New York experimental ensemble‚€™s catalogue so far: August 2012‚€™s incredible ‚€˜The Seer‚€™, spread across six sides of vinyl and just as remarkable now as it was on release.

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Swans, ‚€˜The Seer‚€™

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‚€œI see it all.‚€

‚€˜The Seer‚€™ reeks of the definitive, the platonic form of Swans made real, a hellish golem raised from magma and mud. It collects the produce of the American experimentalists previous 11 albums and craftily condenses them, distilling their dusky essences in the way of an alchemist or particularly dastardly perfumier. Propelled by a ferocious fervour, its unbridled, ecstatic, musical mania feels somehow inevitable ‚€“ but considered and wiser than ever before.

Joining with an impressive cast of collaborators ‚€“ including Yeah Yeah Yeahs‚€™¬†Karen O, Iceland-based noise merchant Ben Frost,¬†members of Akron/Family and Low¬†‚€“ is Gira‚€™s former partner in crime, Jarboe. Their respective inputs provide luxurious glossy highlights, the butter in the jus if you will. But they don‚€™t dilute a thing. Some passages initially make for excruciating listening, only to shift tone dramatically, whisking you a hair‚€™s breadth from danger and certain unbidden defecation to a plane of vibrant aural pleasure.

Constructed of distinct movements, ‚€˜The Seer‚€™s is a symphonic piece clocking in at over two hours in length, with a half-hour title track. You don‚€™t listen to something so demanding overly regularly, which is possibly why over a year on it sounds as fresh as the very first time. It‚€™s an event, like a Wagnerian opera, a marathon dictating complete surrender ‚€“ music so simultaneously cerebral and dynamically physical you can feel it in your muscles, your belly and bowels.

Its refusal to compromise is sometimes claustrophobia inducing, but this is what lends ‚€˜The Seer‚€™ its sense of potency and emotional catharsis. The honesty and clarity of this record is rigorous and relentless. It is aggressive, reflective, dually awkward and elegant: an ordeal, but a beautiful one. The cover ‚€“ a snarling/grimacing wolf leering out from the shadows ‚€“ suggests both hunter and hunted.¬†The perfect image, really, of a metaphysical monster in the dark.

Opening track ‚€˜Lunacy‚€™ sets the tone. An unhinged voice, leeching out of darkness over a wave of percussion and guitar builds inexorably, expansively; drums froth like waves, violins crash against harpsichord. Eventually a chorus of voices begins to chime and soften, and order seems restored, the piece becoming a madrigal. But it‚€™s merely the calm before the storm of ‚€œlunacy‚€ being chanted a hundred or so times. It‚€™s a dark, dense struggle sitting between Aleister Crowley, Led Zeppelin-style paganism and the secretive mysticism of the Knights Templar. In a final Songs Of Experience-period William Blake-style flourish Gira states: ‚€œYour childhood is over.‚€ Is it ever.

Syncopated drumming and a single panted refrain heralds ‚€˜Mother Of The World‚€™: a spiralling arabesque of squalling, scissor-sharp guitars and a wailing, scatting Gira. It then shifts into unbridled glam rock: an incongruous Ziggy Stardust¬†and the Spiders from Mars jam segueing into the sleaze of ‚€˜Sister Midnight‚€™-era Iggy Pop.¬†This is the beating heart and breath of the world, the universe, a diabolical Ohm. Gira‚€™s Gaia is the ‚€œmother of senseless things,‚€ a disappointing human race, unbalanced in our consumption and living practices.

The title track is aptly grandiose. It‚€™s the voice of an oracle witnessing the horror and splendour of the divine in real time. It‚€™s Carlos Castaneda vibrating in the desert on a peyote-fuelled trip, or Samuel Taylor Coleridge‚€™s opium-induced near-death experiences. It‚€™s Swans‚€™ ‚€˜The End‚€™ or ‚€˜Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun‚€™. It builds and builds, tighter and faster, like a train derailing, an ever-crescendo-ing voice in the background. Around the halfway mark it is absolutely relentless ‚€“ but just when it threatens to become too much, the monstrous becomes elegantly beautiful. A piano coda worthy of a Giallo horror soundtrack diffuses the endless repetition of ‚€œI‚€™ve seen it all‚€. It‚€™s pretty much better than most bands‚€™ entire albums. However, Nietzsche has a point: ‚€œWhen you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.‚€ In other words, I wouldn‚€™t listen to it on repeat too much.

In its companion piece ‚€˜The Seer Returns‚€™, the world is literally being torn asunder, perhaps ready for rebirth, a resurrection. Whispers of immortality flutter over its sand torn ribbon of desert sound. Then the record hurtles into batshit-crazy New York-style free jazz territory on ‚€˜93 Ave. B Blues‚€™. Are those dolphins screaming beside the mild-mannered credit of the ‚€œViolin type instrument‚€? This takes work. It‚€™s a punishing point of no return. Yet, for all the hair shirt qualities evident here, these musicians sound as if they‚€™re having big-time fun.

There are brief moments of relief, such as the Beefheart blues of ‚€˜The Wolf‚€™, ¬†‚€˜The Daughter Brings The Water‚€™ and the haunting, alt-country ballad ‚€˜Song For A Warrior‚€™. Gira really has to give us a few of these songs. It would be difficult to make it through without them. They‚€™re the pause on a treacherous alpine pass, a respite from catastrophe.¬†¬†The beautiful, King Crimson-recalling ‚€˜A Piece Of The Sky‚€™ is still apocalyptic, however. The ‚€œsun f*cks the dawn‚€ isn‚€™t a light hearted observation ‚€“ it‚€™s redemption, Book of Revelation style.

Abiding influences can be heard throughout, the sinister soulfulness of Howlin‚€™ Wolf, the experimentalism of Can¬†and the deep psychedelia of early Pink Floyd¬†bubble under the surface. It may seem like spiritual flagellation in song but its actually closer to an aural meditation on the sublime: the danger, terror and beauty of boundlessness.

This struggle with the notion of the divine is heard on ‚€˜The Apostate‚€™, as a struggle with truth. We may be on ‚€œa ladder to god‚€ but it‚€™s definitely an Old Testament deity towards which Gira climbs. The song possesses the preposterous overblown arc of Van der Graaf Generator‚€™s ‚€˜Man-Erg‚€™ but also the control of Steve Reich¬†and other great minimalists and modernists.

This is an album that will be spoken about in decade-marking retrospectives as an epic exercise in American gothic. We may feel insignificant in our everyday lives, but music still allows us to bypass the mundane for the metaphysical if we are desperate to experience secular rapture or transcendence. As Gira himself states, ‚€œLike anyone else, I want to experience ecstasy ‚€“ something greater than myself.‚€¬†

We may not fast, we may not meditate or dance ourselves into a trance and we may not imbibe large quantities of drugs (or we may) ‚€“ but maybe we don‚€™t need to. Listening to this album is a portal allowing us to touch the fleshy membrane of something else. It‚€™s a Lovecraftian mountain, a Conradian odyssey, a Freidrichian ravine. It leaves you flayed, sensitised. It‚€™s ancient and authoritative, a coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction. So it goes.

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Words: Anna Wilson

More Spotlight features. 

Swans‚€™ ‚€˜To Be Kind‚€™ is released by Mute on May 12th. See the band live in the UK, supported by Jenny Hval, as follows‚€¶

22nd ‚€“ Academy 2, Manchester 23rd ‚€“ Hoult‚€™s Yard, Newcastle 24th ‚€“ The Arches, Glasgow 25th ‚€“ The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 27th ‚€“ Brixton Electric, London 28th ‚€“ Trinity Community Arts, Bristol 29th ‚€“ Sub89, Reading 31st ‚€“ Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

1st ‚€“ Cockpit, Leeds 2nd ‚€“ Concorde 2, Brighton

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Return to the Source feat DEEDRAH/TRANSWAVE (goa/psytrance)
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The Imperial Hotel

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/re turn-to-the-source-tickets-1108108 6829

We invite you to RETURN TO T HE SOURCE!

featuring DEEDRAH & TR ANSWAVE (2 sets!)

DEEDRAH/TRANSWA VE is THE pioneer of the contempor ary psychedelic sound with ground- breaking and genre defining tracks such as 'RE-LOAD' and the goa cla ssics 'REZWALKER' and 'LAND OF FRE EDOM' - and we are honoured to hav e him play for an appreciative cro wd!

We have secured a brilliant v enue for the event - THE IMPERIAL HOTEL - with its ultra late licens e, friendly security and its outsi de the LOCK OUT zone :) (Exciting things are on the horizon for this venue!)

Full bio updated soon :)

Check out the classic here:
RELO AD - http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=lrnUAc2Imi4THE REZWALKER - http ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzRGqH- 6YuELAND OF FREEDOM - http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=C1ejOsJNkPg





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Let's Get Stupid - Outdoor Underground Party
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TBA to all ticket holders
NCWS PresentsLET'S GET STUPID - Outdoor Underground Party

Event Info: http://lgs.dancepartyhire.com.au/
Warm Up Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434316483468052Tickets: $35 + b.f Presolds now on Sale (Please email ncws@dancepartyhire.com.au for payment info)

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