On Saturday 7 December, Melbourne's late nite dance emporium New Guernica
welcomes UK duo Psychemagik
Known for their incredibly deep record crates, inspiring mix tapes and dancefloor destroying edits and production, Psychemagik have become world leaders in all things disco and balearic.
Featuring two themed compilations, Magik Sunrise and Magik Cyrkles released through Balearic mainstay and Claremont 56 descendant Leng Records, Psychemagik have made a reputation for discovering the weird and wonderful from genres such as African Reggae, Jazz-Funk, Prog Rock, Balearica and Funk.
Production wise, Psychemagik have released a series of Original 12’s and edits through their own label of the same name, many of them becoming staples in the record bags of the world’s leading DJ’s. Psychemagik have also featured on remix packages for Bryan Ferry, Azari & III, Metronomy, Justin Velor and The Time and Space Machine.
Get your tickets here
Supported by Otologic
, Sleep D
, Phil K
, North Pollard
The Residence is getting a good old-fashioned shake-down, as Animals Dancing
deliver an aural overload of disco, techno and house.
Direct from Chicago for his first time ever in Australia, Hieroglyphic Being
(AKA Jamal Moss) hits The Residence stage, weaving his dark concoction of ambient acid jazz, gritty electronic experimentalism and distorted techno.
Taking influence from the first wave of Chicago House, Ron Hardy
, the sounds of Sun Ra and 90s industrial synth-pop, Hieroglyphic Being is a long-standing member of Chicago’s revered house and techno scene, and was mentored by the legendary Adonis and Steve Poindexter.
Justin Van Der Volgen
has carved his name with more than 15 years in the dance/disco community. Founding member of !!! and Out Hud, Justin began releasing on Phil South’s esteemed Golf Channel
under the alias Try to Find Me in 2008. A skilled DJ and passionate record collector, Justin’s remix work for Phreek Plus One
and Soft Rocks
are testament to his studio skills, and leave no doubt why he’s known as one of Brooklyn’s finest selector and edit/remix/production masters.
Local support from Melbourne’s dancefloor staples, Animals Dancing
and Sleep D
Thought the first part was awesome? Part two continues the party and as it's Friday, you owe to yourself to play this one loud and welcome in the weekend, just like the man himself would've wanted it.
So wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you're doing, get this into your ears ASAP.
Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann is without a doubt one of the most enigmatic and influential figures that house music ever bred. Despite his refusal to give interviews and play the press-and-promo game, Kenny’s voice has been clearly amongst the loudest. His staunch and unwavering mission to preserve the rich heritage of Afro-American music while fighting the music industry powers that be has given him legendary status. Blessed with an immaculate way of sampling, he takes stems from blues and soul, and respectfully takes them onto the next level – just check his 'Tribute! (To The Soul We Lost)' ode to Marvin Gaye for proof. From his dark and dusty deep house tunes on Peacefrog, Planet E and his own KDJ label, to his more recent outings on the R&B-drenched Mahogani Music imprint as well as his 2009 sure-fire anthem "Freaky MF", Moodymann's fingerprint has stayed unmistakable.
The man himself is doing his thang at The Prince Bandroom as a sideshow to his Golden Plains set and we got a double pass to give away to one lucky lounger out there.
All you gotta do is tell email your name and your favorite Moodyman track to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be in the running to score yourself tickets to one of the hottest gigs of the year.
The time has come again for the Melbourne and Sydney dance community to unite in a throbbing sweaty mass at Melbourne's home of late night hedonism, New Guernica, for the bi-tri-quad monthly Road House and Slow Blow extravaganza, New Eden - Return To Paradise.
It's a bit of a Modular/Motorik showcase this month with a couple of special guests on board to really keep the jive alive.
SLOW BLOW (Modular/Syd)
SOFT WAR (Modular/Syd)
DJ BUTTFUCK (Motorik/Hoodrat/Syd)
JOBIN (Your hostesses with the mostestes)
These parties are always madness and need to be experienced in order to fully understand.
If you and a mate wanna hit it up for free, then shoot your name to email@example.com
And coz they're such awesome legends, Slow Blow have concocted a lovely little mix for the occasion to get your juices flowing and the sap rising.
Born from a stone egg on a mountain top; forged in the hot furnace of middle earth; cool with an icy touch. South Australian duo Carter Bros have been producing for the best part of a decade, and a string of successful releases over the past few years have put them firmly on the underground electronic map.
With releases such as the epic “Full Disco Jacket” on Dutch label Rush Hour, along with “Wild Cats” on Detroit-based label Black Catalogue, the brothers (yes, they really are brothers!) have emerged as two of Australia’s true production heavyweights. But that’s not all. Theses guys have an infamous reputation as dance floor mad-scientists and their 3.5 hour set atop the New Guernica organ is sure to produce a proper party which we have a DOUBLE PASS FOR TO GIVE Y'ALL FOR ANSWERING ONE SIMPLE QUESTION!!!
All you gotta do is email the answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll draw the winner on Friday @ 12pm.
WHICH AUSTRALIAN CITY DO THE CARTER BROS HAIL FROM???