Let Them Eat Cake Festival 2019 announce second round announcement

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Let Them Eat Cake

Turning seven is not to be taken lightly! And we at Cake believe if you’re going to throw yourself a birthday party, do it right. It stands to reason then that the 2019 edition will possibly the strongest one yet. Huge drawcards including Bicep (Live), Peggy Gou, Opiuo and Midland will see in the new year alongside many others. And if that isn’t enough to satiate the taste buds, we present you with another round of artists which include international beatsmith Mr Carmack, and a selection of local DJs that should add the cherry to the top of the cake…

LTEC 2019 second round announcement

Mr. Carmack (USA) | Don’t Think | Eat The Beat DJs | Fosta
Jess Zammit | Kiat | Kodiak Kid | Love Deluxe | Luboku
Merve | Moontide | Pounce DJs | Salvador Darling | Stefan Mac | Stretch
The Listening Co.

Mr. Carmack (USA)

Mr. Carmack, the title of Honolulu based Aaron Carmack, has been taking the instrumental hip-hop world by storm and with featured spots on Los Angeles-based record labels Soulection, Team Supreme and an official release on Mad Decent, he shows no signs of slowing down. His eclectic mix of handclaps and melting beats, with the kind of swing to his percussion that can’t be taught, make a signature to even his most opposed tracks – future-embracing club tracks sit next to lush, delicate soulful tunes – with a shift so subtle it’s unsurprising he’s a multi-instrumentalist playing no short of the French horn, piano, drums, bass, guitar and ukulele. soundcloud

Merve (AUS)

Merve laid down her rhythmic roots in Melbourne, booking, managing and creating sets for music events. It wasn’t long until she found her rightful place behind the decks, playing alongside prominent musicians; Objekt, The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, Barbara Tucker, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jane Fitz and Virginia. Her sounds have also echoed through the speakers during peak slots at festivals such as Golden Plains, Hopkins Creek and across the stages of Strawberry Fields. Merve’s sets demonstrate an individual sound that is made up of house, acid, tribal, techno and disco with leftfield oddities sprinkled throughout. soundcloud

Love Deluxe (AUS)

Mysterious Sydney musician Love Deluxe is an unknown quantity but a very familiar feeling. Conjuring images of hot days and longs nights, LD makes music to worship the sun to. Sprinkling cosmic synth lines over dusty drums that pack a punch, Love Deluxe makes you miss what you never had but always deserved. Originally composing music as the band leader at a local discotheque for good-looking tourists and rich locals alike, Love Deluxe takes cues from artists such as Roy Ayers, Man Parrish and Steely Dan alongside Japanese funk maestros like Tatsuro Yamashita and Taeko Ohnuki. His music channels an almost tangible warmth which teleports the listener to another era and often another place. soundcloud

Jess Zammitt (AUS)

Infected with a fascination for exploring the narrative in music, for Jess selection is far more than just sound, genre or labels. The track needs meaning and with meaning comes purpose. Whilst Jess maintains an unfettered approach to such selection, her worldly taste often finds her visiting Belgian New Beat, Dutch EBM chuggers and energetic Italo oddities. The calm nature and ever-present smile of Jess Zammit is one of the more misleading cues in the DJ circuit. Her energy behind the decks is frenetic and her sound, often twisted. This commitment to her craft has seen her support internationals including Hodge and DJ Slyngshot, and landed her sets at this years’ Strawberry Fields and Hopkins Creek festivals. For many, the future would look bright, but for Jess Zammit, the future looks dark, weird and wonderful. soundcloud

Salvador Darling (AUS)

Pursuing dance as a journey of multisensory exploration, the Salvador Darling experience is a holistic marriage of ultra considered production synced with the delivery of music. An artist on many levels, Salvador is deeply involved in the considered curation of aesthetics, the stages, the shows, performances and promoters of his gigs. Ultimately everything is created to come through in the delivery of music that transports listeners to another dimension of visual experience. soundcloud

New Years Day – 1st January 2019

11:00am – 10:30pm, Werribee Park

Tickets on sale now via:

2nd release tickets: $169,50 incl. BF (SELLING FAST)

LTEC 2019 First round announcement

Bicep (Live) (IRE) | Motor City Drum Ensemble (GER)
Ama Lou (UK) | CC:Disco! (AU) | Chaos In The CBD (NZ)
DJ Boring (AU) | DJ Tennis (ITA) | Esther Silex (GER) | Flava D (UK)
Joe Kay (USA) | Kahn and Neek (UK) | Midland (UK) | Moxie (UK)
Nightmares on Wax (DJ set) (UK) | Opiuo (AU) | Peggy Gou (GER)

Bicep (Live) (UK)

If there is one act who can lay claim to owning 2018 so far it will be Ireland’s Bicep. Their self-titled debut album shot to the top of many best-of-2017 lists, laying the foundation for a 2018 which can only be described as a year where they went from one’s to watch to dead set headliners. Their live shows are selling out globally in record time, the most recent example being three shows at the three thousand capacity Printworks in London which all sold out in minutes of its announcement. The duo is by far one of the biggest electronic music acts in the world, and easily one of Melbourne’s favourite international artists. This will be the first time the duo bring their critically acclaimed live show to Let Them Eat Cake. soundcloud

Motor City Drum Ensemble (GER)

Simultaneously retro and futuristic, German House pioneer Danilo Plessow, ‘MCDE’, is a reference to his home-town as to his first love in music, the soul, jazz and techno sounds of Detroit. As Danilo stays true to his underground roots with a variety of projects, he has managed to be published on no less than 25 labels. Today MCDE is renowned for his eclectic taste in music and his technical wizardry in producing, both of which have made him a globally profiled DJ and producer, who has been re-defining house music over the last years. soundcloud 

Ama Lou (UK)

Authentic, natural, soulful, Ama Lou has already gracefully established herself as a rising star with just a handful of songs. Born and raised in London and classically trained as a singer, she made her musical and visual introduction to the world with ‘TBC’ in 2016, which immediately put her on the map as one to watch. A complete DIY artist, Ama Lou writes and produces her own music (alongside collaborations) and creates all her own visuals and films with her sister Mahalia. Her next project ‘DDD’ is a three-part film and EP directed and co-produced by her, made up of a triptych of music videos individually set at Dawn, Day and Dusk, following the character of Ama Lou, a younger in an LA crime ring, over the course of a single day. soundcloud

CC:Disco! (AU)

Playing disco, house and boogie cuts with her heart at the controls, CC triggers a joyous feedback loop that infects the dancefloor. There’s no pretention, only pure feeling. A mainstay of the Melbourne club scene, CC began connecting with audiences just like the heroes before her – through FM radio. Having presented shows since the age of 15, her weekly slot on local institution PBS FM ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is now celebrated as the essential start to every Friday night. All of this airtime has primed her to knock out guest spots on NTS, Red Light Radio and Dublab. In recent years, CC’s devotion has seen her graduate to touring DJ and main stage festival act. soundcloud

Chaos In The CBD (NZ)

Perhaps best known for their stratified, ear-catching rhythms, Chaos In The CBD is the house moniker of New Zealand brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales. Though their music evokes the time-honoured heritage of classic house, their interpretation of jazz brings a unique inventiveness to the genre. With ever-strengthening production credentials, and infectious, joyous rapport while performing, Chaos In The CBD has marked themselves as one of the most eminent underground house artists to emerge out of the South Pacific. The pair split their time between the studio and performing around North America, Europe and the UK, as well as their native home in New Zealand. soundcloud


DJ Boring (AUS)

In 2016, Tristan Hallis, better known as DJ Boring, sent shockwaves through the underground when his track “Winona” appeared on the iconic Slav Youtube channel. The track, comprised of simple, melodramatic chords, modulated acidic klangs, a syncopated, chilled out 909 groove, and a sampled Winona Ryder interview, not only changed the landscape of house music but seemed to define dance music for a new generation. Hallis’ abilities are beyond simply being able to write clever melodies and stomping rhythms. His unique talent lies in knowing when to pull back, when to go all in, when to pause – an instinct that usually takes years of development, and that he further demonstrates with his prowess behind the decks. Since his debut on DJ Haus’ E-Beamz, he has released music on Lost Palms, LPH White, and his newly founded label, Vienna. soundcloud 


DJ Tennis (ITA)

Founder and A&R of Life and Death, Manfredi Romano grew up tour-managing punk bands and organising left-field music events in Italy around the turn of the millennium. Manfredi then went on to form DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency solely devoted to electronic music. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the scenes, Romano shifted focus in 2010, establishing himself as a DJ in his own right and building upon his vinyl record collection – which now numbers over eleven-thousand strong. Today the Italian is considered one of the world’s most revered selectors, an artist who commands your attention in a way that is undeniable. soundcloud

Esther Silex (GER)
Esther Silex: deejay extraordinaire, Colognian woman-about-town and a newly minted card-carrying member of the Studio Barnhus family (the label co-founded by Swedish star Axel Boman and Kornel Kovacs). She has an unquestionable status as an impassioned powerhouse with enough West German swagger to create timeless music with equal parts simplicity and beauty. Her sets are anything but predictable, with an eclectic selection that somehow weaves seamlessly through techno and house to soul, funk, afro and disco. soundcloud
Flava D (UK)
Flava D is at the meeting point of house, UK Garage and grime with salutations for her versatile productions coming from veterans like DJ EZ and frequent collaborator Wiley. As a core member of the Butterz record label she has toured extensively internationally across the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia winning over ravers with her energetic club sets. She is a prolific producer and remixer and in the last 12 months, her remixes for Craig David and Diplo have amassed hundreds of thousands of plays. Her part as 1/3 of Garage supergroup ‘t q d’ alongside Royal-T & DJ Q has seen even more productions hit the airwaves. soundcloud

Joe Kay (USA)
Joe Kay is the CEO and co-founder of Soulection, a globally recognized platform for future music and artist development. As Head of A&R as well as a host of Soulection Radio on Beats1 and an active DJ in the worldwide music community, Joe oversees all artists while digging for the timeless “Sound of Tomorrow” to share with the world. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Soulection curates timeless music and good vibes from around the world and increases visibility for them through The Sound Of Tomorrow (TSOT) construct – digitally via social media and offline via TSOT live events and the Soulection Radio weekly broadcast. As a trusted resource and global platform pushing forth The Sound Of Tomorrow on both the music creation and music consumption sides, Soulection aims to inspire and foster an environment that values creativity, organic and positive vibes, hard work and vision. soundcloud

Kahn and Neek (UK)
Hailing from Bristol (U.K) and having grown up immersed in the city’s renowned culture of sound systems, punk rock and hip hop; Kahn and Neek is at the forefront of the new wave of Bristol producers and DJs and they are considered one of the leaders of the UK Grime sound that is currently permeating global music. Their production style tends to draw influence from dub reggae, early 2000’s grime, digital dancehall, UK steppers and music from across the 140bpm spectrum. As part of the Young Echo collective, Kahn has also explored other areas of electronic music and incorporates his own vocals and instrumentation into his sound. In 2016 they also compiled a critically acclaimed compilation for fabric which went down as one of that year’s best DJ mixes. soundcloud 

Midland (UK)

Midland made his 2010 debut alongside longtime friend Pearson Sound with their anthemic track “Your words matter”, a track that would go on to be placed in DJ Mag’s “100 most important house records” feature. Within the track the pair wove, defied and played with a number of genres and, in doing so, Midland laid a clear foundation stone for his vision of how electronic music could be. It is a sound that is rooted in house and techno but with the rumbling low end of Dubstep and widescreen experimentation of classic electronica. The will be the highly popular artist’s first Melbourne performance since his highly talked about set at Pitch Music & Arts Festival in 2017. soundcloud

Moxie (UK)

Moxie is many things: a Londoner born and bred, raised on raving and records; a seasoned DJ, playing big-room clubs and sweatbox basements worldwide; a charming radio host, as at home on national FM as regional stations and independent start-ups. It’s this balancing act between the underground and the mainstream that’s seen her become one of the UK’s hottest DJs. With a touring schedule ever growing at a rapid pace, Moxie continues to take her unique culmination of expertise to clubs and spaces around the globe – seamlessly fusing anything from classic Chicago house to obscure leftfield breaks, or glittering disco with energetic percussive rollers, entertaining and educating club goers wherever the journey takes her.soundcloud

Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set) (UK)

George Evelyn, the man behind Nightmares on Wax, is responsible for creating one of the defining moments of the 90’s: Smoker’s Delight, a downbeat opus and the archetype 90’s stoner album. The effect of Smokers Delight was palpable as it is considered one of the main catalysts in the explosion of the chill out / downtempo genre today. Today, Nightmares on Wax is one of the most influential artists of a generation, his music has inspired many musicians and producers across the globe over his quarter decade career. As Warp Records’ longest-serving active artist, he has broadened the sound of the label and paved the way for artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Mount Kimbie. soundcloud

Opiuo (AUS)

He’s performed alongside the likes of MC Hammer and Bassnectar, reached #1 chart positions on Beatport, Addictech, and iTunes, and his full-length release, “Slurp And Giggle” was nominated for Best Dance / Electronic Release at the Australian Independent Music Awards (and it was also the most downloaded album for on addictech.com the year of its release). His remix credits span world renown artistic icons like Infected Mushroom and Kaya Project, and music from the Opiuo Lab can be found on television, in documentaries, on the radio (BBC Radio One + JJJ) and specifically selected for compilations by artists such as BT (Black Hole Recordings). Indeed, he inspires people all over the globe with his highly original and uncontrollably addictive take on fun-fueled electronic music. Opiuo might just be one of the best purveyors of digital funk to currently operate from Australia. soundcloud

Peggy Gou (GER)

Born and raised in South Korea and now residing in Berlin following several years studying in London, Peggy Gou made her recording debut in January 2016 on Radio Slave’s Rekids label. Since then Peggy has gone on to arguably become the most popular DJ on the globe. Not only is she a model, fashionista, songstress, DJ and all-round beautiful soul, she knows what constitutes a good earworm: Her single ‘It Makes You Forget’, released earlier this year on tastemaker imprint Ninja Tunes, is a prime example of dance music gone pop, and will go down as one of the European summer’s biggest tracks. We cannot be more excited for Peggy to finally join us at the mansion. soundcloud
Let Them Eat Cake 2019

New Years Day ‐ 1st January 2019
11:00am – 10:30pm Werribee Park

Bicep (Live) (IRE)
Motor City Drum Ensemble (GER)
Ama Lou (UK)
CC:Disco! (AU)
Chaos In The CBD (NZ)
DJ Boring (AU)
DJ Tennis (ITA)
Esther Silex (GER)
Flava D (UK)
Joe Kay (USA)
Kahn and Neek (UK)
Midland (UK)
Moxie (UK)
Nightmares on Wax (DJ set) (UK)
Opiuo (AU)
Peggy Gou (GER)

Just Announced!
Mr. Carmack (USA)
Don’t Think
Eat The Beat DJs
Jess Zammit
Kodiak Kid
Love Deluxe
Pounce DJs
Salvador Darling
Stefan Mac
The Listening Co.


2nd release tickets: $169,50 incl. BF (SELLING FAST)

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