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the roots

The Roots are coming back people!

Band leader and drummer Questlove, released the news on twitter stating that they will be in Australia on the 26th of Dec and are planning on staying for a week in 2013. The Roots were regulars to Australia, starting out at the Vivid Festival in 2003 then coming back in 07 for a Blues and Roots festival. Australian fans were pretty distraught after they canceled on the Good Vibrations festival in 09 and announced they were officially retiring from touring, but hopefully a week in Australia, during the hype of festival season will make up for lost time.

For more info read on at www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/36202/The-Roots-will-tour-Australia-this-year


Parklife 2013 Lineup Leak

Parklife, the touring festival for both music heads and dancing feet, has announced a comeback later this year. What they haven’t announced are the acts for the lineup…until now.

The popular electronic duo, Disclosure, are the first act to slip out that they’ll be bringing their all for the festival, which has many festival junkies shaking in excitement. The brothers revealed to the Herald Sun that they’re planning to return to Australia for the Parklife festival in September. The eldest, Guy Lawrence was more careful revealing the news to Triple J earlier this week but did confirm their return to Australia to play their own shows and a few festivals along the way.

The brothers have already received a lot of international attention with their debut album, “Settle”, which has already earned a 9.1 from Pitchfork and has been claimed to be the next best dance album, which has the ability to unite “the dance nerds and the poptimists, the club denizens and the festival obsessives, the perpetually stylish and the utterly clueless”.

Although the tour dates and lineup for this year’s Parklife festival haven’t been announced yet, it’s likely that the full details will be revealed soon considering last year’s lineup was released in late June.

Who else do you think will make the cut in the full lineup? Let us know below!

Source: www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/

Armin aiming to re-touch Australian shores!

Inthemix.com.au was fortunate enough to catch Armin Van Buuren before his set at the Malaysian leg of Future Music Festival 2013.

The topic of Armin’s 18 month Hiatus from Australian shores came to the fore, where he reassured his southern followers that he is aiming on a return.

He also guaranteed that his break is going to be well-worth it for his loyal fanbase as he explained: “I wanted to work on new material. I have a lot of new tracks right now, and a new album coming up. I want to give something new and fresh. If you come every six months you’re bound to play a little of the same set and I don’t think that’s really the idea.”

We love your attitude Armin!  Hopefully see you soon!

Source: http://www.inthemix.com.au


Australian-Born DJ Rachel flagged as ‘One To Watch’ by Pulse Radio

DJ Rachel Lyn


DJ Rachel  is an Australian-Born, London-based DJ regular on London’s Hoxton FM. Originally from the Southern Highlands NSW, Rachel moved to Sydney then Italy before settling in London to attend Point Blank Music College. She’s racked up various career options as a model, magazine stylist and fitness instructor before focusing on Techno. Her style of sound settles as deep, dark and sensual.

“I don’t really have any rules,” says Rachel about her Thursday afternoon radio show, called ‘You Call It Deep’. “It’s broadcasted live on the decks and I like to keep it about the music. Everything is about the music.”

Rachel describes her sound as “all types of house-techno”, but she admits that she’s still finding her musical identity. “I don’t just want to be a ‘play everything’ DJ, I want to start developing a niche. I’m happy with my sound right now; it’s deep techno, punchy bass – you can’t not dance to it!”
Things have been moving very fast for Rachel; she has been touring Europe – supporting, amongst others, Blond:ish at i.Boat. “They’re amazing DJs and producers. I played a crazy techno set afterwards. That was the first time for me that people were screaming during the set and having such a good time.”
Now, Rachel’s focus is touring. She’s embarking on a whistle-stop Australian tour in January, playing alongside Björn Wilke at the Spice Cellar on January 12.
“Right now, I’m preparing tracks and it’s important to me that the tracks I choose represent me. It’s dark, deep techno. It’s a sexy sound.”
“I try to come back [to Sydney] every year to see my family, but this year it was important to come back for the tour. I wasn’t expecting to have so many gigs; I’m just happy to be working here, it’s exciting.”
When Rachel returns to London, she has plans to start laying down some tracks of her own: “I know exactly what sound I want to make, and I have been writing lyrics so I just need to produce it. I don’t know when but I’m planning for later in 2013.” 
You can find DJ Rachel on Twitter and listen to her music on SoundCloud here.