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56K Records in collaboration with Melbourne Music Week 2019 present:

Direct To Tape

A selection of our favourite artists; all recorded live to cassette on the night. Featuring Hemm, Moses Carr, Skomes, Walla C, GUS, Chill Evans & Fairie – this huge lineup of some of Melbourne’s finest is not one you want to miss!

VJ’ing using VHS, live camera feeds and audio responsive synthesizers will be Killian Bussey and Dermot Seller. Visuals will be featured across our 9-screen multiplex CRT wall coupled with the immersive full room projections of Loop Project Space & Bar.

Tickets includes a free cassette tape of this event


Hemm are Melbourne-based duo Juice Webster and Robert Downie. Their unique brand of minimal ambient/experimental pop blends folk-style melodies and lyrics with intricate and considered electronic production, all the while exploring the everyday complexities of life and love. Unafraid of experimentation both sonically and in a live setting, Hemm have made a name for themselves in the Australian music scene. Their live sets often take different shapes and forms, sometimes swapping out synthesisers for acoustic guitars, or extending more danceable moments into groovy club remixes.


Moses Carr is electronic music’s unsung hero. Drawing heavily from hip-hop, soul, West African and South American styles, his organic percussion and buttery harmonies create a textural and immersive musical experience full of unexpected twists and turns. Moses draws from the deeper details of world music and magnifies them to epic proportions. His versatile and playful soundworld transports the listener somewhere unusual yet strangely familiar.


Skomes, a well established Melbourne producer known for his smooth instrumental accompaniments with both solo releases and works with his duo So.Crates, as well collaborations with numerous artists such as ESESE and 30/70 collective.


Chill Evans represent Melbourne’s pocket instrumental duo of Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion and Soul. The duo collaborate with well-known inter-state artists, reflecting on the improvisational nuances of Jazz. A new wave of ‘lo-fi esque’ style of music is exuberantly displayed in this duo.

GUS is the indie rock solo project by Melbourne based artist Amy Gusman. Having played a multitude of events over the last year including Now Here This, New Kids and the Medium launch, GUS has begun to establish herself within the Melbourne music scene. With lyrics based on personal trial and errors in love and many other disappointing aspects of life, she creates music one can relate to.


Walla C has been blessing Melbourne with his mellow beats and DJ sets since arriving here from Rio De Janeiro in 2015. He began producing in 2013 and draws heavily from jazz, Hip-Hop, and Brazilian folk music. Brazilian music forms the foundation of his various influences. Additionally, the combination of intricate synths, ambient sounds and textures are integral layers of his compositions. His live performances are spontaneous and complex, driven by the Roland SP555, he combines his original compositions with reworks and edits of contemporary classics.


Lucy Li’s solo techno project Fairie has become a regular act in Melbourne’s nightlife in recent years. Beginning her musical journey in choir and theatre, her voice has always been a tool of expression in her music. Drawing from Techno Psy-trance, Goa and even Punk, Fairie experiments in combining dance music fundamentals with vocal harmonics, conveying a calculated and diverse range of moods to the listener.



Pre-sale tickets will include a tape of the live performance of a chosen artist playing on the night (earlybird pricing available – while stocks last). A very limited run of tapes will be made available for anyone wanting to purchase one on the night.

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