A unique affair of electronic dance music presenting live conga’s, DJs and stunning visuals by highly skilled VJs! ~ An eclectic mix of mostly minimal, house and techno plus anything in between! Let lose to the primal drum and drink a delicious cocktail or ten at Loop!!!!
For our third instalment:
Cut n’ Paste
“The deep, minimal techno must always come first!” This is one of DJ Cut n’ Paste’s aka Martin Richards favourite sayings, and can definitely be reflected through his DJ sets. With more than 10 years experience on the turntables and a record collection that is constantly growing, it’s no surprise that Cut n’ Paste has had residencies in Sydney, playing at the deeply subtle ‘Undercurrents’ parties through the mid 2000’s as well as playing on the main stage at Pyramid Rock Festival 2010. With an ear for quality repetition, and an attention to detail, Cut n’ Paste’s selection of warm minimalism will have any cynic convinced. He can be found pushing record after record through the early evening or sometime well after midnight, wondering if the crowd has the stamina to keep going.
A mainstay on the Melbourne music scene, Paul ‘Booshank’ Graham’s dedication to quality and artistry has led to countless invitations to DJ selections from his array of Hubble-funk, machinegun-soul, deathbed-disco, and Hennessy-house at Melbourne’s most loved and lauded venues over the past 10 years. Paul currently holds residencies at Revolver Upstairs as part of The Late Show family, one of Australia’s longest running club nights, who’s past guests have included Theo Parrish, Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, Idjut Boys, and Radio Slave, and curates South Side Hustle alongside Adam Askew; a six-year strong weekly disco and house-music night showcasing Australia’s most discerning black music DJs.
Keep an ear out for Booshank’s new vinyl-only EP on FIRECRACKER/UNTHANK set to drop in the next month, as well as a remix for Sam McEwin on Melbourne’s FINN AUDIO.
With a passion for subtle tones and the Avant-Garde, Michelle Valenti has weaved her way through the Melbourne music scene over the past 7 years DJing at respected venues such as Killing Time, 161, Revolver, Brown Alley, Loop, Karova Milk Bar, Section 8, Lounge, My Aeon, Kiss FM and Kiss My Grass. Currently producing under an undisclosed alias, Michelle creates diverse pieces ranging from electronic dance music to utter quirk plus compositions tapping into the Contemporary art scene including performances at the Melbourne Town Hall Organ and gallery installations. Often mixing with three decks, Michelle’s DJ sets immerse you in deep grooves with a splashing of irregular beats in all of the right places.
Dark tech with a smooth edge is Panai’s recipe, and after quietly producing for the past two years, he is now ready to mix! Panai has had regular slots at some of Melbourne’s renowned venues including a recent mix on kiss FM. He is a sure fire for the dance floor creating an energetic and euphoric vibe which will undoubtabley take you on a satisfying journey.
Visuals – James Wright
James Wright is an artist and technical director working across moving image production, installation and performance. His work has been shown at This Is Not Art Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Liquid Architecture Festival, Nextwave Festival, West Space Gallery, Seventh Gallery, RMIT School of Art Gallery and the Gertrude Projection Festival. In 2012, he founded NON, a production company dedicated to the creation and documentation of art. In this capacity James has worked with organisations including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, GetUp Australia, Chunky Move, Dance Massive Festival, AGideas International Design Conference, Arts House, Liquid Architecture Festival, What Is Music Festival, Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne Bike Festival and worked with artists including Ash Keating, Antony Hamilton, Byron Perry, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Anthony Pateras, Melanie Lane and Santina Amato. In 2011, James received Australia Council funding to travel to Europe to develop networks, attend festivals and work with interactive media artist Geert Mul in Rotterdam. In 2010, James exhibited three multichannel audiovisual works at West Space gallery including Veil, a three-channel cross-projected visual field utilising the entire gallery with 14.1 channel surround sound by Tessa Elieff.