2007 is shaping up to be one of the best years on record for electronic music in Australia. As if the success of locals TV Rock, Dirty South, John Course, Ajax, Dynamix and others in 2006 wasn't enough, 2007 has started with an even bigger bang.
Martin Solveig smashed it up at Field Day (Sydney)... I've still got goosebumps! I've since heard his mash-up of "Pictures / Smells like teen spirit" sent the Gold Coast Field Day crowd wild!!! (Anyone know where i get my hands on this bootleg???)
Last Saturday's Future Classic night at Becks Bar, part of the Sydney festival, was also amazing. Jazzanova DJ Alex Barck played a "nu-jazz" set filled with progressive & industrial beats that were executed to full perfection across 4 decks, 1 cd and his tap, tap, tapping machine! Clara Hill's PA was full with dreamy vocals... and whoa, I must say that she was one of the most beautiful singers I've ever seen! Both were kind enough to stop and chat with myself, Bel and Claire for 10 minutes after their performance and told us that it was the first time they were in Oz and that they were looking forward to spending a week in Byron Bay. Come back to Sydney soon!
Good Vibrations has announced that Snoop Dog is playing the Melbourne and Gold Coast tour legs... but not SYDNEY! WTF! Come on Jam Music... please fork out for him to stay in Oz for one more week!Oh well, the Beastie Boys and Timo Maas will be wicked.
In March, Future Music Festival will tour the East Coast... Voted "Best Festival" in the 2006 3D World Awards, the 2007 line-up is awesome... Carl Cox,Tomy Novy, Fedde Le Grand, Sebastian Leger, Chris Lake and Nick Warren are just a FEW of the international headliners! AND... the LOCAL headliners feature INFUSION, TV Rock, Dirty South, Midnight Juggernauts, Goodwill, John Course, Bang Gang and others. If you only go out ONCE in 2007, make it Future Music Festival.
(This is Chris Lake at a Musica gig for my mate Charlie's bucks party in Sydney in late-2006!)
On April 8, Subliminal Records' kingpin Erick Morillo will play HOME Sydney!!! His 5-hr sets are legendary, as was his set at Pacha Ibiza last year when I was there...