Saturday 17 November 2012

Banco De Gaia & Sunsaria - two shows tomorrow, and free chill out set from Aslan

The name Banco De Gaia has been synonymous with groundbreaking, world infused electronic music for two decades. Mixing electronic and acoustic instruments and voices his work defies genre classification.
He has worked with a variety of musicians ranging from legendary saxophonist Dick Parry (Pink Floyd) to Anglo-Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas and cutting edge dance producers such as Jack Dangers and Fluke.

In 1994 he released his first studio album ‘Maya’ on Planet Dog records, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize on its release. It was followed in 1995 by the critically acclaimed ‘Last Train To Lhasa’. Both albums reached Number one in the UK independent charts and featured in the national album chart Top 40. In the following decade Banco De Gaia released ‘Live At Glastonbury’, ‘Big Men Cry’, ‘The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia’, ‘Igizeh’ and ‘You Are Here’

A huge part of Banco De Gaia’s legendary reputation is his live shows which fuse his trademark ‘worldtronica’ with cutting edge visuals that convey something of his politics and worldview. A Banco De Gaia is a stunning experience and fans are still raving about his previous Melbourne show back in 2007.

Banco De Gaia will be appearing tomorrow for a special matinee set at Couch, at the Perfect Drop, 5 Howe Street, Daylesford for a DJ set with support from C-Raven & Couch supremo Aslan.

Later, at thr Northcote social club he will be presenting his only live show in Victoria. Support on the night comes from DJ Dom Hogan and Sunsaria.

Dom Hogan has been pivotal in the evolution of electronic music in Australia. As one half of seminal outfit Lumukanda, his ‘tribal tech’ sensibility became synonymous with the huge Earthcore outdoor events. He also hosted Creative Alternative Techno on PBS FM for two decades – the longest running show of its kind in Australia.

Sunsaria’s 2010 ambient dub debut, Australiens, through Tempest Recordings, became album of the month (August) and made it into the Top Twenty albums of the year on US radio’s Musical Starstreams chillout chart listing. The followup ‘Blue Dreaming’ is a totally ambient album described as a ‘classic’ of its genre (Nexus).
To get you in the mood, check out this free DJ mix from Aslan, featuring a host of tracks from our recent Couch compilation.

Thursday 15 November 2012

A new film clip from Garagee, shot by you and Nexus V Set times for tonight.

For the launch of Garagee's new vinyl EP ElDorado on 14th October at The Empress Hotel, we encouraged fans to film the gig and send us the footage. Now edited together, compiled from various sources on the night, Garagee presents a brand new clip for Part IV{Zeits}. Which you can watch here.

Slice presents Nexus V tonight @ My Aeon, 791 Sydney Road, Brunswick.
The Set times will be as follows:

10 Stickleback
11 Input/Output
12 The Syndicate
01 The Control Zeds
02 Imperfect Circle
03 Moskalin
04 Squelch
05 Tøn

Outside - Omni Ear stage
10 Solicism
11 Red Eye Express
12 Storm King
01 Aerobiotic
02 Stepping Inwards
03 Squiddy Fiddler
04 Doppelvodd

Be sure to come down early, not only to take advantage of cheap entry, but also check out our lads Stickleback & Red Eye Express.
To put you in the mood we've put together a Spotify playlist of artists involved in the night. Listen to it for free here.

Friday 9 November 2012

Gigs coming up- Eclipse, Doofapocalypse, Banco De Gaia & Slice: Nexus V

We've a host of live events coming up over the next 2 weeks.

The biggest is the Eclipse Festival, in Cairns, Queensland this weekend:

Tempest Recordings is well represented with sets from Robodop Snei, and his techno alterego Phase 7, Terra Nine, Deep Fried Dub & Hideyo Blackmoon.

It should be spectacular!

On a similar vein, deep in the Victorian Bush is the Doofapocalypse festival, decidedly more psytrance orientated, Tempest & Slice provocateur, Tøn will be playing his unique twisted psy sounds. Catch him tonight at midnight.

Next Friday, 16th November, in our hometown of Melbourne, Slice will be presenting the fiftth edition of their Nexus events, at My Aeon, 781 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.

Featuring a mix of uptempo and downtempo electronic nuttiness, you can catch Tempest artists Red Eye Express, Stickleback, Tøn & Aerobiotic.

On Sunday, 18th November, Couch presents the official meet and greet for Banco De Gaia, including an Afternoon chillout DJ set with support from Sunsaria,C-Ravin and Aslan.

Its at The Palais, 111 Main Road Hepburn Springs.

Later that evening legendary electronic music artist, Banco De Gaia will perform his complete live show at the Northcote Social Club. This will very definitely be his ONLY live show in Victoria.

Support on the night comes from DJ Dom Hogan and Sunsaria.

There will be one live show only from Banco De Gaia due to time restrictions in his schedule. The ticket price has been kept as affordable as possible – just $17 (plus $3 BF) via pre sale. Door price is $25, but there is no guarantee of availability on the night due to limited capacity.

Ticketing: Tickets on sale via phone bookings on 1300 724 867 or in person from 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday via Corner Box Office 57 Swan Street, Richmond.