Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 22/09/2019
Listen here. There’s a dance music festival coming. So you’re going to need whisky and earplugs. We can provide the first thing.
10) TR!P 10 feat. Kelsta, M-Experience, Andy Golden + Classic House Upstairs
What: Along with a pumping main floor giving you nothing but the best Hard Trance classics on 100% Vinyl, TR!P is also bringing you a Classic House room! Hosted by 13th Entertainment aka long time TR!P family member Peter Apostle, experience a floor playing all your favourite hits from the late nineties to the early 2000’s!
Why: Or stay home, briefly remember that Limp Bizkit existed, and feel a little less terrible about the political, environmental and moral black hole we currently inhabit.
9) Techno Mansion presents ‘Dead Celebs’
What: You’re invited deep into the mansion of mayhem to get up close and personal with techno story tellers who are ready and waiting to seduce you within the walls of Melbourne’s favourite rave cave. Dust off the Ouija board and channel your favourite lost souls of our generation, bring them back to life and wear them to the party.
Why: Don’t be the guy that wears a Cosby sweater. It will always be too soon. Unless you’re a dealer with the ‘disco biscuits’ to back it up.
8) Novel presents Stephan Bodzin (Live 2 Hrs) + Made in Paris
What: Stephan Bodzin is back! Following his sold out 2018 tour, one of the world’s biggest LIVE electronic music performers will be returning to Australia. Last year the German virtuoso took inspiration from a kaleidoscopic St. Kilda sunset to deliver one of the best sets of 2018. This time around Bodzin will be the first headline guest at the Thornbury Social Club, bringing a LIVE 2-hour set to a huge new warehouse space.
Why: Experience the talents of a free app in human form. It’s largely the same experience except with a 100% increase in the risk of contracting an STI.
7) Revolver Sundays present Spencer Parker
What: Trying to pin Spencer Parker down, either as producer or as a DJ, is a tricky prospect! The London-born, Berlin-based artist masterfully straddles a heady mix of house, techno and disco that has seen him become a regular at legendary spots like Panorama Bar/Berghain and Concrete while his output sits in the boxes of DJs like Ryan Elliott, The Black Madonna, DVS1 and Gerd Janson. If you’re ready to dance, Spencer Parker is the man to get you moving!
Why: We believe we can pin him down: ‘otherwise unemployed’.
6) StoryVille’s 2nd Birthday
What: You are invited to celebrate two years of fun and fantasy at Storyville’s birthday bash – Never Grow Up! A night of whimsical house, disco and party tunes, brilliant cocktails from past menus, live performances of magic and mystery, storybook-inspired party games and much more! Don’t forget to dress up – door prizes for the best costume!
Why: This isn’t just a temporary cloak of nostalgia. Keep drinking to the extent that you can endure generic club music every night and you’re unlikely too see your next birthday.
5) CLOSET’s Big 10th Birthday Bash
What: On Grand Final Eve CLOSET is capping off their 10th anniversary with an all-day, big gay birthday bash. This open-air, day-to-night affair will be 12 hours of dancing and debauchery jam-packed with DJS and performers. What better way to enjoy a day off the day before the big dance than dancing in the springtime sunshine?
Why: Nothing cures a hangover like hundreds of beetroot-faced AFL fans screaming questionably acceptable insults at a television cranked to the highest volume setting.
4) Ok Moon Live
What: Ok Moon return to the stage in September to celebrate the release of their debut album, after selling out their debut Sydney and Melbourne shows earlier this year. The collaborative project from Dustin Tebbutt, Lanks, Hayden Calnin and Xavier Dunn deals in raw and colourful stories of the heart woven through cinematic pop songs. The artists have been working behind the scenes on this body of work for two years, and now are excited to bring their music to the stage.
Why: ‘Colourful stories of the heart woven through cinematic pop songs’. It speaks to the uniqueness and quality of their oeuvre that you can’t exactly tell which sleazy studio-head, tween pop promoter or ad agency spit-balling a breakfast cereal commercial came up with that line.
3) Melbourne Fringe Festival
What: Melbourne Fringe transforms the city into a platform for every kind of artform imaginable, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people. The Fringe celebrates freedom of artistic expression, takes voices from the margins and amplifies them across the city. By pushing boundaries and illuminating new thoughts and ideas, the Festival transforms not only the city’s places but its people too.
Why: Hundreds of thousands of hipsters infesting every corner of city, randomly exploding in quasi-unsolicited theatrics. What a transformation for Melbourne.
2) The Cask Strength Live Sets
What: Distillation, diversity and amplification combine with a Cask Strength Rock’n’roll interpretation. Experience 6 cask Strength drams from around the whisky universe matched up with live performances from some of the most iconic artists of our time….all on rare vinyl!
Why: There is no downside to this.
1) Listen Out
What: Listen Out is Australia’s premier dance music event, bringing quality dance music to four spectacular inner city venues across Australia this spring. Heading up the dance, electronic, and hip hop party this year will be Diplo, rap heavyweight ScHoolboy Q, Atlanta polymath 6LACK, and Flume and many many more.
Why: It’s not enough that this genre infects nearly every place that serves life-giving substances every night. They had to erect an annual festival for it too.