One of Australia’s most loved techno events: PURE, returns for its fourth year in 2019, to announce its biggest line-up to date! PURE, presented and curated by Carl Cox, Eric Powell of Bush Records and Richie McNeill of Hardware, will see Carl Cox (Intec, Australia), Marco Carola (Music On, Italy), Joseph Capriati (Redimension, Italy), Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode, Italy) and Eric Powell (Bush Records, Australia) take PURE to new heights in 2019.
After its first year in Ibiza winning ‘Best Event’ of the summer in September 2017, this year the Australian leg expands to include Adelaide fans for the first time alongside regulars: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. PURE 2019 will tour Australia over the Easter weekends in April 2019 and Adelaide will also be getting in on the action of Australia’s largest techno event! Adelaide ravers get ready!
Celebrating techno and house music, PURE has quickly established itself as a ‘must attend’ event for dance music fans, thanks to its reputation as an event where the audience can make a special connection with the DJs.
In April of 2016, Carl Cox launched the first instalment of his PURE event in Australia. Taking place in Melbourne and Sydney, the event showcased players from the global Techno and House movements.
Marco Carola from Italy has enjoyed being a global techno ambassador, instrumental in the development of the electronic scene in the early 90’s. Over twenty years later and Marco is still one of the most respected artists amongst the techno faithful, widely regarded as one of the key factors in driving the genre towards worldwide recognition within electronic music. Joseph Capriati from Italy needs no introduction. Now over a decade into his career as a globally touring DJ, there’s hardly an accolade he hasn’t achieved. He is deservedly one of techno’s most in-demand headliners and continues to better himself as an artist. Capriati’s brand of slick and emotive techno, delivered with precision, flair and infectious energy, has become a staple highlight of the global club and festival circuit. Enrico Sangiuliano is a name you will have noted if you have been anywhere in the electronic music scene over the last few years. International recognition came in 2015 with his remix of DJ Boris’s ‘Can You Hear Me’ on Alleanza, claiming the title as Beatport’s ‘highest selling techno track’ and being known for his driving techno, reminiscent of his peers Joseph Capriati and Marco Carola.
Join the crew for a night of Pure techno, delivered with incredible sound in an old fashioned no nonsense, no fluff rave atmosphere.
Pure 2019 Lineup Line-up:
Carl Cox (Intec, Australia)
Marco Carola (Music On, Italy)
Joseph Capriati (Redimension, Italy)
Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode, Italy)
Eric Powell (Bush Records, Australia)
And more to be announced.
Friday 12 April – Family, Brisbane
Saturday 13 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 18 April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 20 April – Showgrounds, Melbourne
Sunday 21 April – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
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In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang, at NGV International, May 2019.
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality is a large-scale presentation of the Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which, discovered in 1974 in China’s Shaanxi province, are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century and widely described as the eighth wonder of the world. The exhibition will feature eight warrior figures and two life-size horses from the Imperial Army, as well as two half-size replica bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.
These sculptures will be contextualised by an unprecedented Australian presentation of more than 150 exquisite ancient treasures of Chinese historic art and design lent by leading museums and archaeological sites from across Shaanxi province. These include priceless gold, jade and bronze artefacts that date from the Western Zhou through to the Han dynasties (1046 BC – 220AD). Illuminating more than a millennium of Chinese history, the exhibition will showcase the magnificence and authority of the once-entombed figures and reveal, through the intricate display of accompanying objects and artefacts, the sophistication that characterised the formative years of Chinese civilisation.
Presented in parallel, Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, will see contemporary artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, create all new art works inspired by his home country’s culture and its enduring philosophical traditions, including a monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds. Spiralling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing of the sacred Mount Li, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors. Cai will collaborate on the exhibition’s design, creating breathtaking immersive environments for the presentation of both his work and the Terracotta Warriors.
Drawing on Cai’s understanding of ancient Chinese culture and his belief that a dialogue with tradition and history can invigorate contemporary art, he will also create a monumental porcelain sculpture of peonies, placed at the centre of a 360-degree gunpowder drawing.
Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV said: ‘Thirty-six years ago, in 1982, the National Gallery of Victoria presented the first international exhibition of China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors only several years after their discovery. History will be made again in 2019, when the Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Army will return to the NGV for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series – this time in a sophisticated dialogue with the work one of China’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.’
Of the parallel presentation, Cai said: ‘They are two rivers of time separated by two millennia, each creating a course at their own individual speed across a series of shared galleries. The ancient and the contemporary – two surges of energy that crisscross, pull, interact and complement each other, generating a powerful tension and contrast, each attracting and resisting the other.’
Jeff Xu, Founder and Managing Director, Golden Age Group said: ‘This exhibition will inspire Australian and international audiences to delve deeper into the many rich and diverse facets of China’s heritage. As Principal Partner, Golden Age is pleased to support such an ambitious world-exclusive showing in Victoria, demonstrating our commitment to Melbourne as the cultural capital. We believe this exhibition will leave a lasting impression on this city for decades to come.’
This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, in partnership with Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi History Museum, Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, and Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum of the People’s Republic of China.
The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces presentation of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality and Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape will be on display from 24 May 2019 – 13 October 2019 at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia. Tickets and information are available from the NGV website NGV.MELBOURNE.
Member $24 | Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Child (5-15 years) $10 | Family (2 adults + 3 children) $65
The inimitable Dusky announce the return of their DUSKY PRESENTS event series with four dates across Bristol, Sheffield, London and Manchester. The duo will be joined by an eclectic selection of guests such as techno legend Robert Hood, R&S’s Lone, Dekmantel favourite Matrixxman, the resurgent Paul Woolford, and rising stars Sally C, Brame & Hamo, and KETTAMA.
Fresh from a smash US tour and the release of their much-loved ‘Aset Forever’ EP (supported by Rampa, Red Axes, Adam Beyer among others), Dusky are getting back to their roots and their prominence within the UK underground scene by focussing on their event series, DUSKY PRESENTS. Each event and lineup is meticulously curated to ensure a night of authenticity which embodies everything they’re about as artists, producers and label A&Rs. They’ve mingled their heroes and long-time friends with 17 Steps debutants, including Brame & Hamo and Kettama who join the label with their Aset Forever remix package.
“The Dusky Presents series is a chance for us to showcase artists we have always admired, or have caught our eye recently. It’s always an honour to curate – and programme – line-ups with our favourite artists, and we’re excited by the variety of names joining us.” Dusky
The EP: Heralding the tour, the ‘Aset Forever EP – The Remixes’ with Brame & Hamo and Kettama drops 14th December.
Irish born, Berlin-based duo Brame & Hamo rework ‘Amongst The Gods’, combining distorted kicks and industrial percussion with euphoric samples from the original, to create an unequivocally rave-ready flip. Fellow Irishman and rising star KETTAMA transforms ‘Staunch’ from a darkly brooding cut into a thumping hard house epic spiked with zapping synths and hefty percussion.
The Tour: Dusky’s well crafted and diverse DJ sets, along with their live show and 17 Steps imprint, have earned them a place at the forefront of electronic music, but nothing matches their particular mix of talents more perfectly than a Dusky DJ set on home turf – this time supported by some of the most respected and cutting-edge names in electronic music.
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DUSKY PRESENTS – Dates:
Motion, Bristol – 19th January
Special Guest: Robert Hood
Hammer (all night in the tunnel)
Brame & Hamo
Hopeworks, Sheffield – 1st March
Brame & Hamo
E1, London – 22nd March
DJ Randall (Acid House Set)
Gorilla, Manchester – 29th March
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LONDON, BIRMINGHAM AND MANCHESTER HEADLINING SHOWS ANNOUNCED
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Today, rising singer-songwriter Shotty Horroh releases a live performance version of his song ‘Stay For The Ride,’ as part of his YouTube Toronto series. Filmed in Toronto at the YouTube space, this video acts as the first installment in a series of three live videos, with the second and third to be released in the coming weeks. “Stay For The Ride” was originally featured on his album, Salt of the Earth, which released earlier this fall via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., and is available for purchase and streaming on all digital service providers now.
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After wrapping his first Canadian tour supporting USS in October, Shotty Horroh will be hitting the road again in the New Year to play a number of headlining shows, including one in his hometown of Manchester, UK. Tickets for these dates go on sale tomorrow, December 14, at 10am GMT. Full list of dates below and to purchase tickets, visit shottyhorrohmusic.com. More UK and EU dates to be added, stay tuned for updates.
2019 Tour Dates:
February 6 – London, UK – The Camden Assembly
February 7 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
February 9 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
About Shotty Horroh:
After emerging as a prominent voice in the battle rap scene in the early days of his career, Shotty Horroh switched gears in 2018 to a new sound in the form of his debut LP, ‘Salt of the Earth’. Kicking it off with the first single ‘Shudehill,’ Shotty established himself as an artist to watch as he continued to release passionate and intense political rock. Far Out Magazine speaks highly of ‘Shudehill’ saying “it feels more akin to early-Arctic Monkeys, unrelenting, imposing and powerful, it’s built on his delivery and a crumbling working class.” Whereas, Salt of the Earth has been heralded by Germany’s Stern Magazine in their 5/5 star album review as a testament to “how much power punk and hip-hop can have when they work together” and is praised as “masterfully melded – hip-hop versus indie rock,” by The Record. Both ‘Shudehill’ and ‘Stay For The Ride’ are among the 10 tracks featured on the album, out now.
Zeal & Ardor is truly a musical force like no other. A one-time experiment of Swiss-American mastermind Manuel Gagneux, the avant-garde combination of negro spirituals and black metal embraced on his 2015 album Devil Is Fine quickly connected with several previously unstruck chords – as though American slaves had found Satanism rather than Christianity. After being invited to play the illustrious Roadburn Festival while still a bedroom concoction, a full lineup was soon established, and the global rollout begun. 2018’s follow-up Stranger Fruit took the now-complete band to new heights of powerful weirdness and sharp social commentary, and has already seen their name emblazoned on several high profile end of year lists – including those of the revered Decibel and Revolver magazines. This experiment is emboldened and only just beginning.
Making their debut Australian appearance alongside Deafheaven at the Perth Festival in February 2019,Zeal & Ardor will then perform a string of exclusive headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, as well as jumping across for an exclusive appearance in Wellington, New Zealand.
Tickets on sale @ 9am on Thursday December 13
Head to carbonsunset.com for more information
CARBON SUNSET PRESENTS
ZEAL & ARDOR
STRANGER FRUIT TOUR 2019
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
Images Credit: John Gollings
This summer, MPavilion located in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens plays host to a variety of events that see music and culture collide. Melbourne’s diverse music identity is on display in the program with all events free and taking place at the internationally celebrated architectural pavilion designed by Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós. The music lineup is a great excuse to visit the pavilion in the warmer weather with a variety of genres, artists and collaborators taking part in events suited to people of all ages. Below is MPavilion’s music highlights.
Saturday 15 December, 7.30–10.30pm
The artists of SA the Collective create their own soundscapes, exploring all possibilities not bound by time or culture. Their music is a culmination of their Chinese roots, innovative process and sonic exploration. Coming to Melbourne from Singapore as part of Mapping Melbourne 2018, this incredibly special event at MPavilion will be SA the Collective’s only live performance and an occasion not to be missed.
MMUSIC – Australian National Academy of Music presents Golden Gate Brass
Wednesday 19 December, 12-1pm
The esteemed quintet formed in 2017 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and feature Fletcher Cox, Michael Olsen (trumpet), Aidan Gabriels (horn), Jackson Bankovic (trombone) and Jason Catchpowle (tuba). Bring a picnic rug or relax on MPavilion’s tiered seating and have a midday break with this hour-long performance.
Friday 21 December, 6–10pm
Australia’s much-loved independent record label presents cross-cultural collaborations from artists who call Melbourne home. In this instalment, classically trained Chinese Australian composer Mindy Meng Wang joins dream-pop singer-songwriter Sui Zhen for a performance not to be missed.
Saturday 22 December, 12–6pm
Celebrate the festive season with a day of Spanish flair for the whole family, featuring flamenco music and dance performances, plus an open flamenco dance workshop at 3pm with the Flamenco Fiesta Group. The workshop is open to people of all ages and abilities, so get your dancing shoes on! The MPavilion kiosk will be serving sangria as well as boutique drinks thanks to Four Pillars Gin, Shadowfax wines and Two Birds Brewing.
MMUSIC – Polito: A Crimson Audiovisual Landscape
Saturday 12 January 2019, 9-10pm
Polito x Visual Display is a collaboration between electronic music duo Robert Downie and Finnian Langham (Polito) and performers Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Hillary Goldsmith (Visual Display). Both parties engage with improvisational scores, responding to each other and their varied surroundings. The outcome is a mesmerising audiovisual landscape.
MMUSIC – Rock Academy XIV performance
Thu 17 Jan 2019, 2-6pm
Rock Academy is a school holiday program that helps develop the skills of teen musicians. Forming bands, they are given guidance by some of Australia’s leading professional musicians, though not a class-based program; they spend all their time rocking at one of Australia’s premier studios: Bakehouse Studios in Richmond. This year, Rock Academy bands are preparing cover songs and co-writing original songs to be performed in front of family and friends at a final performance at MPavilion 2018. They definitely get loud!
MKIDS—Mi Gente (My People) Sound System Party
Sunday 20 January, 3–6pm
A multi-generational sound system party for kids and their adults, this vibrant outdoor dance-off draws its inspiration from city block parties in Latin America and the Caribbean. With young local DJs providing the soundtrack, this is perfect summer entertainment for kids who like to bust a move. Pack a picnic and enjoy coffee and refreshments from our Kiosk.
MMUSIC—Jewel Box Performances presents Jessica Hitchcock
Sunday 27 January, 4–5pm
Establishing herself through collaborations with Deborah Cheetham’s Short Black Opera as well as Jessie Lloyd’s Mission Songs Project, Jessica Hitchcock will perform from her very first EP, due to be released in May 2019.
For more information and to view the full MPavilion program, please visit mpavilion.org
MPavilion is Australia’s leading architectural commission and design event conceived and created by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. Every year one new temporary pavilion, designed by a leading international architect, is erected in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens. From October through February, the MPavilion becomes a design and cultural laboratory, and home to a series of talks, workshops, performances and installations. The Naomi Milgrom Foundation was founded in 2014, and its purpose is to enrich Australian cultural life by engaging new audiences with exceptional art, design and architecture. The Foundation, led by Naomi Milgrom AO, has become a model for public-private collaboration by enabling new projects with a focus on public, industry and education components.
Rampage 2019 Weekend
March 29 – 31, 2019
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Rampage is the biggest drum & bass and dubstep party in the world and it returns to the Belgian city of Antwerp from March 29th to 30th for the 10th anniversary of the event, with another monstrous line-up featuring the likes of Excision, Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Dimension, Funtcase, Dion Timmer, DJ Hazard, Herobust, Murdock, Macky Gee, DJ Hype, Alix Perez, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Dubloadz, Feint, Fox Stevenson, Koven, MC Mote, Spag Heddy, Tantrum, Desire, and tens more.
Always one of Europe’s biggest gatherings, the event successfully expanded to two days in 2018 and does so again this year with more than 30,000 people expected to attend each day, flying in from more than 55 different countries. To match the huge scale of the event, the line-up is equally giant with the biggest names in the scene, from fresh up and comers to enduring legends. Audio visual production is also out of this world and is part of the reason this event has become such a regular pilgrimage for drum & bass fans around the world.
All this goes down at The Antwerp Sportpaleis, one of Europe’s largest indoor spaces and one that becomes a mesmeric and immersive rave haven thanks to the light, lazer and visuals production that’s on the level of Tomorrowland, Awakenings and EDC, or even surpasses it.
Heading things up is Excision, the North-American producer who has become the most in-demand artist in the bass music world, largely thanks to an insane level of visuals and production, which he will all bring to Rampage. He has released on deadmau5’s mau5trap label but has mainly been pushing his music on his own imprint and in late 2018 he released his fourth studio album Apex. He’s been at the forefront of a musical revolution that has squashed all competition in North America and is bringing through tons of new artists.
Sub Focus and Wilkinson had a huge summer playing for Together in Ibiza so bring their widescreen bag of multi-genre tricks, Critical Music and Shogun Audio star Alix Perez is one of drum & bass’s most revered and stylistically hard to pin down producers and then come legends like DJ Hype as well as Ram Records boss Andy C who is a long time godfather of the scene, and DJ Hazard, a close Playaz and Ganja Records associate who has defined the scene for twenty years and played regularly at Fabric with the famous Playaz party. You can also look forward to hot young stars like Feint from Liquicity Records and Monstercatt, liquid, dubstep and house producer Fox Stevenson plus Funtcase, who played at Rampage 2018 and was one of the year’s standout acts.
For big bass look no further than Herobust from Mad Decent, while founding father Murdock brings his fresh club styles and jump up man Macky Gee is coming off the back of his fourth and most confident album to date. Tens more names like Dubloadz, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Fox Stevenson, Benny L, Bredren, Bukez Finezt, Infekt, K Motionz, Muzzy, Signal and Skeptical all bring a broad array of styles to complete this famously supersized party, and these are not even half of all the acts that will be playing the Rampage 2019 Weekend.
The countdown is now on to Rampage 2019, which promises to be the biggest and best edition yet.
ANDY C (uk) SUB FOCUS & WILKINSON (uk)
DIMENSION (uk) DION TIMMER (usa) DJ HAZARD (uk) FUNTCASE (uk) HEROBUST (usa) MURDOCK (b) MACKY GEE (uk)
ALIX PEREZ (uk) DJ HYPE (uk) DUBLOADZ (usa) DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH (uk)
FEINT (uk) FOX STEVENSON (uk) KOVEN (uk) MC MOTA (b) SPAG HEDDY (nl) TANTRUM DESIRE (uk)
BENNY L (uk) BREDREN (b) BUKEZ FINEZT (b) CULPRATE (uk) DISPROVE (it) INFEKT (de) KANINE (uk) K MOTIONZ (uk) MUZZY (uk) MVRDA (uk) OBEY (nl) SHIVERZ (uk) SIMULA (uk) SIGNAL (nl) SKEPTICAL (uk) T>I (uk)
HARRIET JAXXON (uk) LIZ-E (uk) M-ZINE (b) ONE87 (b) PHASE (b) SCEPTICZ (b) TEKITOKA (cr)
Sound Tulum, the festival that has turned into one of the most outstanding recent phenomenons of the international underground scene, has finished with the full programme announcement of its second edition, which will take place from 29th of December to 13th of January in Tulumthat is one of the most exotic and magical indigenous places in the world.
Opening Party, 29th of December. Bedouin will present their renowned international series, SAGA. SIS, Guy Laliberté, Santiago García and The Soul Brothers will be accompanying the duo.
New Year’s Eve, 31st of December. This lifestyle, mentality and dream, this experience, this concept which is much more than just an event, will celebrate the last night of the year with its favourite artists: Audiofly, Brina Knauss, HVOB (live), Neo Human, Oliver Koletzki and Öona Dahl.
2nd of January. To start the 2019 with style – Lee Burridge will bring his mystical paradise “All Day I Dream” under “A Magical Soirée” to Sound Tulum and will be accompanied by Sébastien Léger and Newman.
3rd of January. Following the culmination of another landmark season in Ibiza, Jamie Jones will touch down in the incredible beauty of the enchanted Tulum jungle accompanied by Joseph Capriati, Art Department, Serge Devant, David Berrie and few more artists to be announced.
4th of January. The international brand Frequencies will join with an incomparable event that will include performances by some of the most important and influential Techno figures in the world: Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Rødhåd and Fabio Florido.
5th of January. Sound Tulum, Sonorus XX Winter Beach and Project Sound present Solomun + 1 with Dixon, two great tastemakers taking over one of the most anticipated dates of the festival.
7th of January. This experience that immerses its audience in a universe that contrasts the modern world, born in Ushuaïa, Ibiza presents its Mexican debut with a Hallucination theme. Luciano will be the headliner and he will be accompanied by Jennifer Cardini, Nicola Cruz, Oceanvs Orientalis, Concret and more artists to be announced.
9th of January. Afterlife’s team, one of the main electronic music brands in the world, has made an absolutely stellar selection for its event: Adriatique, Âme, Mathame, Mind Against, Recondite (live), Return, Stephan Bodzin and of course, Tale Of Us.
12th of January. In addition to the festival´s already planned programme of events, Sound Tulum is shaking things up by adding an intimate and exclusive, reduced capacity gathering headline by South Africa’s Black Coffee.
Closing Party, 13th of January. This recently created brand’s purpose is to become an incomparable meeting point for artists, electronic music industry professionals and audience and therefore Sound Tulum has chosen it as its Closing Party. The Martinez Brothers and The Black Madonna are the first confirmed artists of a long list that will be revealed soon.
Sound Tulum has achieved it, the Mexican festival has managed to surpass all the expectations that its excellent first edition had created and now we have just to enjoy what will be, without any doubt, one of the most memorable line-ups of the season.
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