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FBi Throws 10th Birthday Mini Festival

No not FBi as in Federal Bureau of Investigation but as in the FBi radio station.

To celebrate their 10th birthday, FBi is throwing a mini festival at Carriageworks on the with an awesome lineup including The Presets, Hermitude, Urthboy, Seekae, Decoder Ring, Spit Syndicate, The Laurels, Thundamentals, The Preatures, Sampology (AV Show), World’s End Press, Straight Arrows, Collarbones, Naysayer & Gilsun (AV Show), Zeahorse, Movement, Citizen Kay, HOOPS, Ro Sham Bo, Joyride, Simon Caldwell, Kato, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Mike Who, Mealo & Space Junk, FBi DJs, Secret Guests and more FBi favourites to be announced.

Tickets are already on sale on Ticketmaster and you can get the first release tickets for a steal at $49 or $39 if you’re a FBi supporter. All ticket purchases go towards keeping the radio station up and running as it is not-for-profit station.

Source: www.pedestrian.tv

Hermitude 12.03

The Winner of the Australian music prize is…..

 

 

Congratulations to Hermitude, took out the 8th Australian Music prize this year. Although up against another 300 artists, amongst them the Presets and Tame Impala, this duo impressed the judges with their recent album to win the award, along with recent album money of $30 000 dollars. In some of the judges seats where previous winners The Jezabels & Sam lockwood, who ultimately voted in favour of this Hip-Hop team.

 

Congrats Hermitude, enjoy the extra pocket money!

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Source: http://www.moshtix.com.au

Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2012

Millions of people from across the globe tuned in to celebrate the typical Australia Day tradition – Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown. After 1.5 million votes were cast, the very predictable first place winner was Macklemore and Ryan LewisThrift Shop featuring Wanz. It’s pretty easy to see how Thrift Shop won too, it is an incredibly infectious song that has taken the world by storm. It has a beat that makes you want to dance as well as catchy, nonsense lyrics. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been incredibly smart in releasing their most commercial song from their album The Heist as Thrift Shop has gained them greater recognition and millions of fans worldwide. If you’re a fan of Thrift Shop make sure you check out the album because it is filled with incredible songs with insightful lyrics.

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EDM also did considerably well  with tracks from Major Lazer, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Flight Facilities, Skrillex, Knife Party, the Bloody Beetroots and Avicii all ranking in the top 100. Though it was Sydney producer Flume who cleaned up in this years countdown with four tracks on the list. On Top ranked #67, Sleepless ranked #12, Holdin On ranked #4 and his remix of Hermitude’s HyerParadise ranked #18. After winning Triple J’s Unearthed competition to play at Field Day Flume has continued to soar and will only continue doing so! Check out his highest ranking track “Holdin’ On“:

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Here is the full countdown:

#100: Everything Everything – Cough Cough
#99: M.I.A. – Bad Girls
#98: Kimbra – Warrior ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak
#97: Jack White – I’m Shakin’
#96: Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique
#95: Last Dinosaurs – Andy
#94: The Gaslight Anthem
#93: Snakadaktal – Dance Bear
#92: Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus
#91: Allday x C1 – So Good
#90: Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone
#89: Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow ft. Lilian Blue
#88: C2C – Down The Road
#87: The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of a Fallen Love
#86: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
#85: Purity Ring – Fineshrine
#84: Hilltop Hoods – Rattling the Keys To the Kingdom
#83: The Jungle Giants – She’s A Riot
#82: Santigold – Disparate Youth
#81: Alt-J – Something Good
#80: Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids ft. Earl Sweatshirt
#79: The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines
#78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
#77: Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got
#76: Illy – Heard It All
#75: Muse – Madness
#74: The Shins – Simple Song
#73: Ben Folds Five – Draw A Crowd
#72: Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
#71: Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
#70: The Presets – Promises
#69: Matt Corby – Lonely Boy (Like a Version)
#68: Avicii – Silhouettes
#67: Flume – On Top ft. T-Shirt
#66: The Rubens – The Best We Got
#65: Grimes – Genesis
#64: Alt-J – Tessellate
#63: First Aid Kit – Wolf
#62: Kid Cudi – Just What I Am ft. King Chip
#61: Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
#60: Jack White – Love Interruption
#59: Cosmo Jarvis – Love This
#58: Mumford & Sons – Babel
#57: Seth Sentry – Float Away
#56: Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
#55: Knife Party – Internet Friends
#54: The Bamboos – I Got Burned ft. Tim Rogers
#53: San Cisco – Wild Things
#52: The Presets – Ghosts
#51: Birds of Tokyo – This Fire
#50: Asta – My Heart Is On Fire
#49: Thundamentals – Brother (Like A Version)
#48: San Cisco – Fred Astaire
#47: Of Monsters & Men – Mountain Sound
#46: Passion Pit – Take A Walk
#45: Chance Waters – Young & Dumb ft. Bertie Blackman
#44: Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun
#43: The Lumineers – Ho Hey
#42: MS MR – Hurricane
#41: British India – I Can Make You Love Me
#40: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
#39: Alabama Shakes – Hold On
#38: Grimes – Oblivion
#37: Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
#36: Miike Snow – Paddling Out
#35: 360 – Run Alone
#34: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
#33: Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
#32: Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix)
#31: Alpine – Gasoline
#30: Bat For Lashes – Laura
#29: Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
#28: Django Django – Default
#27: Ball Park Music – Surrender
#26: Seth Sentry – Dear Science
#25: Skrillex – Bangarang ft. Sirah
#24: Chet Faker – I’m Into You
#23: Ball Park Music – Coming Down
#22: The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
#21: Disclosure – Latch ft. Sam Smith
#20: Rudimental – Feel The Love ft. John Newman
#19: The xx – Angels
#18: Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)
#17: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune ft. Christine Hoberg
#16: Rudimental – Not Giving In ft. John Newman & Alex Clare
#15: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love ft. Mary Lambert
#14: Icona Pop – I Love It ft. Charli XCX
#13: The Black Keys – Gold On the Ceiling
#12: Flume – Sleepless ft. Jezzabell Doran
#11: Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing ft. Florence Welch
#10: The Rubens – My Gun
#9: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
#8: Frank Ocean – Lost
#7: Tame Impala – Elephant
#6: Major Lazer – Get Free ft. Amber Coffman
#5: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
#4: Flume – Holdin On
#3: Alt-J – Breezeblocks
#2: Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks
#1: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop ft. Wanz

The Presets, Hermitude, Nina Las Vegas

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Cell Block Theatre: 07/11/12

the Cell Block added beats to its bars as local lords of dance The Presets took over the Triple J’s super-secret Oz Music Month gig. The headliners played relatively early (although it was a school night, I guess) and with a bit more of a set-up than the theatre, and their supports, had needed: lights, cameras, a drum kit for Kim Moyes to ascend, and a synth and some other bits and pieces for Julian Hamilton to emerge from behind while delivering his beautifully understand vocals. The later also provided a handy barrier as the odd overly enthusiastic fan scaled the stage to have a little party with the boys; it was all relatively harmless (and artless), but also, clearly, not what the band were really keen on.

In their intro The Doctors (Linsay McDougall) made of point of calling The Presets’ 2008 offering Apocalypso a defining point in Australian Dance, and it was that album, and the music of newbie Pacifica, that formed the base of tonight’s set. The presets make dance music with a mongrel edge, as typified on tracks Youth In Trouble and Promises (the latter has a distinct ’80’s electro edge, almos New Order-y, and that’s meant as high praise). The older tunes were still fine, with a a slower version of This Boy’s in Love led with a sweet keys hook, and If I Know You just demanding a bop along from even the coolest of hipsters hanging up the back. Of cause, it was rounded off with My People (again, hipsters were helpless to resist), and the standard brief absence and return for a tight encore (where Hanilton threatened to hunt down those who’d lost the faith and left).

Kudos has to be given to their supports though, particularly Harmitudem who used the space with arguably more grace. Starting off with iPads around their necks and with a healthy amount of enthusiasm, there was a sense of spontaneity and engagement that was infectious. Mucjing around and including a few choice fanboy (and fangirl moments) – especially a gratuitously unnecessary but fab use of the old school Doctor Who theme – they set the tone and theme to playful. Inviting a sing-along for The lion Sleeps Tonight, before it morphed away, ad a shameless bit of Michael Jackson (again, why not?)  of cause their biggie Speak Of The Devil was a highlight. It was a vide that Nina Las Vegas in her two in-between sets also tried to channel (although always tough when there are set-ups happening around and over you).

 

 

Source: The Drum Media magazine

Writer: Liz Giuffre