Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 01/03/2020
Ever seen a rainbow at twilight?
10) Studio 54 Tribute
What: Electric Boogie returns to farewell the summer with a disco extravaganza. This time you can expect even more decorations & disco balls and a venue fully decked out like the legendary Studio 54! This will be the ultimate party for fans of ABBA, Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, and all round disco music from the 70’s & 80’s!
Why: Celebrate the beloved era before we realised nearly everyone in the music industry, living or dead, was some kind of sex pest.
9) Deep Techno House #002
What: Deep Techno House is back to deliver another epic night! For those who want to hit the dance floor and share the love of House, Deep House, Minimal, Deep Tech, Tech House, Melodic House and Techno, Deep Techno House promises to deliver nothing but quality music, showcasing Sydney’s talented DJs at the legendary Good Bar! Featuring Foulplay, Saucepot, McMillan Twins, MrSarpa, Saintwitch, Stiofan and more.
Why: Nothing says ‘love’ like the sound of violent jack-hammering beneath the traumatised screams of a sentient robot being molested.
8) WeLove #242
What: Dance and share the love for house and techno with Naples-born deep house experimental DJ Pako, and techno spinners Notjosh & Atomicaaron, Mo’funk The DJ and Chriss Mattò.
Why: With all the historic romance and comparative contemporary political chaos surrounding Italy, it is somewhat of a comfort that they still manage to pump out the same universal breed of EDM DJs as every other country.
7) General Levy (Live)
What: Ragga deejay General Levy has been iconic in the UK’s urban music scene since the late 80s and early 90s, serving his apprenticeship on the local sound system circuit in the mid to late 80s, then graduating to become a professional recording artist in the early 90s. This kick-started a mainstream career that has seen his music feature in cult movies like Ali G Indahouse, bringing General Levy to new audiences worldwide. Experience him live.
Why: Because the one thing on everyone’s mind when sitting through a movie length version of a half-arsed played-out Sacha Baron Cohen character is, “This soundtrack is genius“.
6) Something Else: Norm De Plume
What: This week, fresh off a brand spanking new EP released on Jimpster’s Delusions of Grandeur label, Norm De Plume will be sending some dubby house, hazy disco, and whatever else he’s packed in his bag through 77’s cranking sound system. Having collected records for over 20 years, boasting an impressive back catalogue of EP’s and remixes for the likes of Tornado Wallace and Ben La Desh, as well as running his own vinyl-only label – Plumage – he’s got a banger in stall for peak time this Saturday.
Why: A middle-aged guy named Norm is reaching in his bag and pulling out some old bangers just for you.
5) Neon Holi Cruise Party
What: Dance to the best of Bollywood and be a part of the most exciting Holi Bash of 2020! Experience all the fun and festivities of the Holy Festival on a luxury cruise with 3 decks with a professional photographer on board, free glow paint, and DJs to take you through the night!
Why: Because the Australian government has no problem with a bunch of people on a boat pretending to be Indians.
4) Twilight at Taronga
What: Bringing together the breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour skyline at dusk with the sounds of another all-ages live music line-up, the Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series is back once again! The Twilight at Taronga line-up has all the makings to deliver another standout season of Sydney summer memories as artists making their Twilight debut like Broods, Wolfmother, Pete Murray, The Australian Rock Collective, Sunnyboys, Paul Kelly in Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds, Mavis Staples and Meg Mac, perform alongside returning favourites Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, James Morrison, Bjorn Again and the Comedy Gala, within Taronga Zoo’s intimate natural amphitheatre.
Why: Pendulous elephant balls are an underused backdrop for indie-pop music.
What: A street party like no other, Laneway is the traditional closing event of Mardi Gras each year and the ultimate recovery party for 2020. Taking over The Beresford and Hill St laneway, farewell summer with old friends and new across multiple dancefloors, with entertainment taking you from day to night including the best local DJs and pop-up performers.
Why: There’s nothing like a 28 degree Sydney summer morning to mitigate the dehydrated horror of a hangover.
2) Days Like This Festival
What: Days Like This Festival returns for its fourth year to the lush inner-city grounds of Victoria Park, Camperdown. With its biggest lineup to date, the boutique one-day festival is powered by Funktion-One sound across 2 stages, making it the perfect destination for any electronic music fan. This year’s lineup features ANNA, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Hoten, HUNEE, James Pepper, Litmus, Maceo Plex, MANU NEVES, Midland, NICK REVERSE, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin (Live) and more.
Why: Take a brief, lush holiday from the regular destination for any electronic music fan. Every club and bar on every street in Sydney. Because this is 2020 and everything is terrible.
1) Ultra Australia
What: One of the most respected brands in dance music, Ultra is a two-day two-city festival featuring lineups of the biggest DJs and producers all over the world. Combining immersive stage production and pyrotechnics with top of the line sound systems, the festival is all about getting swept up in the moment and letting go of all your inhibitions. This year’s lineup features DJ Snak, Eric Prydz, Zedd, Afro Jack, The Return of Dash Berlin, Markus Shulz, Gammer, Tigerlily, Cirez D, Luciano, Eats Everything, Deborah De Luca, Umek, Wild Fox, Parker, Dee Bee, Market Memories, The Journey, Brooke Powell, Handsdown and Leighboy.
Why: “One of the most respected brands in dance music”. It’s almost as impressive as being one of the least disintegrated organs in a fresh syphilitic corpse.