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ANU O’Week 2013 – Secret Garden Party with The Presets

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The ANU Students’ Association and Mooseheads bring you the largest O Week Party you have ever seen. Celebrate the end of Festival Week with The Presets headlining the Secret Garden Party in our new location on University Avenue. Costumes are a must. Let your childhood imagination run wild as you prepare to dance the night away. Check out the facebook page for ideas and suggestions! https://www.facebook.com/ANUFestivalWeek2013

Lineup:

THE PRESETS (Live)

PEKING DUK

SAFIA (Live)

CHEESE

PARTY BY JAKE DJS (JK ROLLIN’ versus HAZAN)

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You must be an ANU Student to buy tickets.

This event is 18+ and ID will be checked at the gate. *Student cards are not valid proof of age and are not required for entry.

Please present your ticket after purchase to the address below to pick up your wristbands or wristbands can be picked up during O Week (from the 11th of Feburary) from the Student Association’s marquee in Union Court.

Where:

The ANU Students Association Building
Level 1, Student Facilities Building 17a
(On the southern side of Union Court)
University Avenue
ANU Canberra

Tickets:

1st release and 2nd release tickets can be purchased right here. *you need to be over 18 to enter the event, I will advise you not to purchase if you do not meet the minimal requirements.

Other Information:

Below is a video showing you how the vibe is usually like with the ANU O Week 2013. Filled with a good environment, food, friends, party goers and just everyone having a lot of fun! If you wish to volunteer at any of these events click right here. If you want to check out any jobs for students on the official website click here, or if you need some student survival tips or advise click here. Visit the website for more information.

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ALT-J

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Alt-J English quartet are the hottest music nerd ever, with their surging undercurrent of popularity that threatens to overwhelm all music outlets and platforms. Alt-J was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist), Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University in 2007. ∆’s name is pronounced “Alt-J”, which is the keyboard short cut used on Apple OS X to insert the Greek letter Delta. “Alt-J”

Their eponymous first 4-track EP , was recorded with producer Charlie Andrew in London and showcased the tracks “Breezblocks”, “Hand-Made”, “Matilda” and “Tessellate”. A 7″ single containing “Bloodflood” and “Tessellate” was released by Loud and Quiet in October 2011.

Their first 2012 release for Infectious Records was the triangle-shaped 7″ “Matilda”/”Fitzpleasure”, followed by “Breezeblocks” as an advance of their first album An Awesome Wave, released on 25 May 2012 in the UK, Europe, and Australia. The album was released on 18 September 2012 in North America via Canvasback Music. The group’s signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock has been compared to artists such as the Hot Chip, Wild Beasts and Everything Everything.

Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was released on 25 May 2012 by Infectious Music, and drew on multiple musical genres and sensibilities (folk, rock bass, catchy pop, hip-hop beats, trip-hop atmosphere, indie-rock quirkiness, and electronic heavy synth riffs). They were wedded to intimately personal, sometimes confessional lyrics, peppered with film and literary references including allusions to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Luc Besson’s Léon: The Professional and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. It was completed over three weeks in January of 2012, the band adding six or seven songs to the pool of already recorded material.

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Their debut album won the 2012 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, as the bookmakers’ favourite, and was announced as BBC Radio 6 Music Album of the Year 2012. Three of the tracks from this album gained entry into the Australian 2012 Triple J Hottest 100, with ‘Something Good’ at number 81, ‘Tessellate’ at number 64, and ‘Breezeblocks’ coming 3rd overall.

Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit)

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I’m sure you have relentlessly tried to describe house music to your parents as being the modern day equivalent to classical music. After disagreeing they tend to take the argument further, stating electronic artists and the artists today are nothing compared to the rock ‘classics’ of the seventies or eighties. Well this might help with future arguments like this. Flight Facilities, the famed Australian duo, known best for twisting seventies classics into modern day nu-disco, have re-visited Walter Murphy’s 1976 Saturday Night Fever classic “A Fifth of Beethoven,” one of the most influential tracks of the disco-era. Music connoisseurs will recognize passages from the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. If you find yourself wanting more funky renditions that connect generations of music lovers alike check out the rest of Flight Facilities’ “Triple j Mix Up Exclusives 1972-1982” Be sure to give it a listen and let me know what you think of it. I know it sounds a lot like it at first, but it introduces the new elements to dance within. Modernizing the older yet classic songs. I might be something interest for your you to hear, when I heard it my first thought was “OK, its new and fun-like….”

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Australian Producer Collaborates with Diplo for new track

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It has been announced recently through Diplo’s social media accounts that his latest production, was in fact a collaboration with one of Melbourne’s up and coming producer Swick. The Australian up-comer released an EP entitled Bubbles via the Mad Decent imprint Jeffree’s last year and is now back for a whole lot more! Through this snippet, it is almost straight away, recognizable of both producers unique sound, Dancehall inspired vibes, driven by female vocals and with a synth beat. Combining the sounds of perhaps reggae and moombahton, both producers give listeners a sneak peak of what could be 2013’s new hit of the ages.

Click below the break to listen and expect the full release February 4.

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Above & Beyond – Australia 2013 Tour Begins

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Since wowing Australian audiences at Creamfields last year, Tony & Paavo have returned to reconnect with their incredibly loyal Australian fans. To grab your tickets visit the website by clicking here.

Totem Onelove Group have been on tour with the guys and put together this amazing video from the first 3 shows of their journey across Australia. A huge thank you to all the fans that have already joined them in Brisbane, Adelaide & Sydney. Next stops Perth & Melbourne

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Top 10 Sydney’s DJ’s to Watch

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LEVINS

Levins (pictured) is an amazing all-rounder who plays old-skool party favourites, does awesome “photo bombs”, opened the much-loved DIPeatery and has even hosted the main stage at Parklife. We urge you to party with him hip-hop night Halfway Crooks at Phoenix.

 

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SIMON CALDWELL

He’s hardly a newcomer – he’s been spinning vinyl for the last two decades but if you see this Mad Racket founder’s name on a club night flyer, it’s certainly not going to be a dud. He hovers around soulful house and techno, but tarts it up with all manner of unexpected genre kicks.

 

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ASH & ANDY, DEATH STROBE RECORDS

Andy Webb helps run Picnic, keeps the posts rolling over at awesome music blog Disco Delicious and runs Death Strobe Records with Ash Moses, who also spins under the moniker Tunnel Signs. Catch the boys at their label showcase at the Spice Cellar on Fri Jun 15.

 

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HOOPS

Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas and Bad Ezzy are three babes that like to drop Baltimore club, smooth r’n’b and hip hop with serious swagger. You’ll find them regularly heating up the GoodGod Danceteria.

 

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SLOW BLOW

Parri and George are the boys behind the always-colourful monthly Slow Blow parties at GoodGod. They also regularly roll their disco and house heavy record bags over to the roving Motorik! parties.

 

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MARK PRITCHARD

You may know him as Harmonic 313 or one half of Afrika Hitech, he’s put out releases through Warp and Hyperdub, and he’s our pick for left-field hip hop, wonky future beat and interesting dubstep.

 

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NIC SCALI

Scali has been on the scene for a few years now, spinning banging house, techno and minimal sounds at the Spice Cellar, on the Spice Cruises and at Bare Essentials and Seasoned Music’s weird and wonderful parties.

 

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SOFTWAR

They’ve just released their This Time Around EP through Future Classic and it’s shoulder-shimmy dancefloor disco at its best. We expect them to be on stages and behind decks all over the city soon.

 

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YOKOO

Julien Beltzung is one of the city’s best house men and is a key player down at Reckless Republic HQ. Catch him at any time of the night down at Spice.

 

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SHANTAN WANTAN ICHIBAN & MIKE WHO?, STOLEN RECORDS

These lads play really ineteresting jams, like Dancehall, soul, cheesy ’90s r’n’b and the like. They also make sweet mixtapes to post on their Stolen Records blog and host the city’s best hip-hop show on FBi. Catch them at GoodGod or theHollywood Hotel.