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Mantis- New Release

The US duo Mantis released their track ‘turbine’ in November last year, giving us a taste of what to expect from their 2013 EP and setting the bar high! On march 4th,  ‘EPLISON’ dropped and has been climbing the charts since. Their latest work has hit #2 on beatport and has been sitting comfortably in the top 5 since its release. Great work guys!

Take a listen and download: http://www.beatport.com


The Presets, Hermitude, Nina Las Vegas


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


Calvin Harris & More at Marquee Sydney!!

Hot on the heels of the news that Dirty South is coming home to bring in the New Year at Marquee Sydney, the club has announced more big-name acts. This time, it’s all happening around Stereosonic, with four of the festival’s headliners given a night each. Kicking things off is dance hitmaker Calvin Harris, who’ll be filling the main room on Friday 23 November, the night before he hits the Stereo mainstage. The DJ-producer has been keeping busy in recent months, and new album “18 Months” comes with guest appearances from Example, Kelis, Dillon Francis and Florence Welch.

After Stereosonic has wound up, fast-rising U.S. star Porter Robinson will be making his way to Marquee for an official afterparty. You can expect a livewire set from him. As he told inthemix, “I think a year ago I would’ve played the tracks that guaranteed me the best response possible. But I think now it’s more important to present something that’s unusual than perfect. I think it’s easy to provide a fairly-perfect DJ set, you know?”

From there, it’s the turn of Dutch big-room pro Sander van Doorn to headline a mid-week session on Wednesday 28 November. The Dutchman told Vibe at ADE that his recent career has been a whirlwind. “I just did a collaboration together with Mark Knight, and another with a dance group I can’t say too much about yet. My schedule is absolutely ridiculous right now.” Capping it all off is another Dutch big name, Chuckie, who has plenty of experience playing rooms like Marquee. That’s quite a run.

Marquee Stereosonic sideshows:

Friday 23 November – Calvin Harris [$50 on the door]
Saturday 24 November – Porter Robinson [$30 on the door or free with Stereosonic ticket stub]
Wednesday 28 November – Sander van Doorn [$30 on the door]
Friday 30 November – Chuckie [$30 on the door]

Habitat Presenting DJ PP

Habitat is proud to present the little legend from Uruguay and monster party starter DJ PP (aka Gabriel Rocha).

Named by Mark Knight as one of the most important DJ/Producers of 2010, Gabriel has consistently topped the Beatport top sales charts with productions on some of the world’s biggest labels. His burgeoning remix portfolio includes the like of Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Queen, Umek, Chus & Ceballos, Format:B and so many more.

In 2011, Gabriel was nominated as best producer in the Beatport Tech House Music Awards for his track Drunken Russian. His ability to dominate a dancefloor has seen him performing everywhere from Space & Sankeys in Ibiza to D.EDGE in Brazil.

Get ready to shake your moneymaker as DJ PP hits Geisha on Saturday 17th November. Supported by George Green, Oli vs Tone and Ryanair.


Habitat Presents DJ PP

Supported By: 

George Green, Oil vs Tone & Ryanair


Saturday 17th November 2012




135a James Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Open Time/Price (Door Price):

11pm/$20 ($20+ Door Price)

Wobble with DJ Madd & More!

Wobble and Heavy Innit are proud to announce, for the first time performing at Wobble and in Australia, in conjunction with Melbourne Music Week, DJ MADD. Unless, you were particularly in the know, you could be forgiven for thinking DJ Madd had exploded onto the underground music scene from nowhere. With a background in D&B and a love of all things bass-related, Hungarian-born Peter Simon gravitated towards the low-end sonics of Dubstep in 2008, with early releases on the well-respected Boka Records and the reggae-vibed War series of white labels. In 2009 he caught the ear of those behind the fledgling Black Box imprint, and together artist & label have gone to become recognised as leaders in the Dubstep scene. Furthermore, he has released 12″s on Osiris Music and Wheel & Deal, enjoying regular play from Rinse and BBC Radio DJs. With a killer lineup this is one party not to be missed. Deep, Dark and Heavy vibes, all powered by Heartical Hi Fi Soundsystem.


Check out their SounCloud here or the Official website here.

Saturday 17th November 2012. 10pm till 7am. The Night Owl. 33 Elizabeth St. Enter off Flinders Court. $15 pre sales athttp://www.wobbleout.com/. $20 before midnight. Powered by Heartical Hi Fi.

DJ Madd (UK), Affiks & A13 at The Argus Building

Melbourne’s dubstep doyens take control of Where?House’s Saturday afternoon, offering up a session of bass-driven carnage.

Heavy Innit’s very own Affiks and A13 are being joined by the UK’s DJ Madd for what promises to be a masterclass in the art of heavy drops, half-time beats and all round subsonic mayhem.

Free entry, cold drinks and slamming tunes – what more could you want from a Saturday arvo?

Supported by InTheMix, Mess+Noise, Pulse Radio, Triple R and Vice. This is a FREE event although you do need to be 18+ years old to enter.

House at The Argus Building
290 La Trobe Street
Melbourne 3000
Saturday: 3pm – 7.30pm