06 Melbourne 25 September, 2011

A world of beats & bass re-imagined in 3D: The Forum Theatre in Melbourne hosts an exploration into the zone where the audible and visual collide, merging the stereo field with the full colour spectrum for a dazzling multimedia adventure.

Coupled with stunning 3D visuals courtesy of ENESS, leading figures in electronic music perform alongside some of Detroit techno’s pioneering second generation, as well as Melbourne’s finest musicians and DJs, to create a unique world of visual sound and sonic imagery: plus tech talks, workshop sessions and surprise guest speakers.

  • Galaxy 2 Galaxy, The Bamboos, Tim Exile, Deadbeat, Mike Huckaby, JPS, Matt Radovich, Rambl, ENESS (visuals)

    Doors Open 2pm-1am
    2pm-7pm Lectures
    6pm-1am On Stage

    The Forum Theatre
    154 Flinders St, Melbourne

    Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au or selected outlets
    Price: $20 plus booking fee

Galaxy 2 Galaxy

Galaxy 2 Galaxy

Galaxy 2 Galaxy was originally the name of UR’s Mike Banks’ ‘1993’ EP, which featured anthemic tracks like ‘Hi-Tech Jazz’ and ‘Journey Of The Dragons’. The moniker has been adopted by various members of Underground Resistance since 2005 for their live group, as they realize their fusion of technofied funk and syncopated jazz changes. A rolling personnel of twelve musicians make up the Galaxy 2 Galaxy crew, and their many appearances at festivals and concert halls round the world continue to spread their message of interplanetary defiance and unity.

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The Bamboos

The Bamboos

The Bamboos are generally acknowledged as Australia’s finest modern funk outfit. Emerging from the deep funk scene of the early 2000s, The Bamboos have since forged a sound of their own, revamping elements of hip hop, mod rock, psychedelic and northern soul into a tight fusion of crispy modern funk. The eight-piece band, led by guitarist Lance Ferguson, and featuring the powerful vocals of Kylie Auldist, are known for their blistering, high energy live sets which have souls, minds and feet on dancefloors all across Europe and Australia.

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Tim Exile

Tim Exile

Having released a string of drum’n’bass 12"s, Tim Exile noticed that he felt much more affection for the weird experimental tracks he was making on the side. Tim’s music is definitely not for the faint-of-heart, and he has released avant-electronics on Mosquito, Beta and Planet Mu, before most recently joining the mighty Warp camp. Extreme noise, surreal collage and outsider pop are just some of the styles that crop up in Tim’s original outcast ouevre.

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Deadbeat

Deadbeat

Scott Monteith, aka Deadbeat, makes his own type of dub-laden, minimal-leaning electronics on several labels. However, he has also been known to dress up like a farm hand and charge around a stage in the mighty two-man electronic barn dance ensemble known as Crackhaus. Whatever his guise, expect the musically unexpected.

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Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby

Being an integral part of the Detroit dance scene, Mike Huckaby was the man behind the legendary Record Time store and as such has gathered an almost encyclopedic knowledge of music. Huckaby has produced for labels like Rick Wade’s renowned Harmonie Park, concocted countless crucial remixes, and released his own ventures Deep Transportation and S Y N T H respectively. He is the kind of deep house purist whose love for music has literally had him flown around the globe.

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JPS

JPS

JPS started his musical career as a DJ, before his move to Melbourne back in 1999 opened up the world of promoting, and became one of Australia’s most successful operators of large scale international drum’n’bass parties. Able to nimbly switch from promoter to artist manager, JPS is similarly multi-faceted behind the decks too, prone to blending a mash of hip hop, reggae, samba, salsa, beats, funk and soul in his signature JPS style.

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Rambl

Rambl (Research & Development)

Rambl aka Richard Campbell might have been working on his maths thesis for the last decade, but he hasn’t let it get in the way of his music, as he has been a mainstay of Melbourne’s nightlife since the turn of the 00s – on his own and also as half of Research and Development with Declan Kelly. R&D has also grown into a website full of musical content curated by the pair and contributors, featuring mixes, reviews, interviews, podcasts, charts and all that good stuff.

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ENESS

ENESS

Established in 1997, ENESS is an award winning art & design practice based in Melbourne. Known for innovative public art and 3D mapping, the company creates installations that marry varying disciplines from fine art to architecture, interactive technology and sport.

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Matt Radovich

Matt Radovich

One of the busiest techno DJs in Melbourne, Matt Radovich has given artists like Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Carl Cox, Dj Shadow or Grandmaster Flasha run for their money. Besides his regular club nights, Matt hosts a radio show on Kiss FM, giving exposure to the best of techno, booty bass, hip-hop and electronica. He recently formed Redboxx, a live-act with producer Viridian.

Essential Tracks

Galaxy 2 Galaxy / Underground Resistance
Hi Tech Jazz
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Terrance Parker & Claude Young

The 4 Play EP
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The Bamboos

You Ain’t No Good
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Tim Exile

Fortress
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Deadbeat

Gimme a Little Dub
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Mike Huckaby

Jupiter
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On Red Bull Music Academy Radio

Mike Huckaby
Mike Huckaby
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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Tim Exile
Tim Exile
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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Deadbeat
Deadbeat
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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Bamboos
The Bamboos
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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Mike Huckaby
Galaxy 2 Galaxy pt 1
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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Mike Huckaby
Galaxy 2 Galaxy pt 2
RBMA World Tour 2011 - Melbourne
Live at The Forum Theatre
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