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January 29, 2008

Music, music and more music…

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 1:57 pm

Reactable
This is a Reactable. Bjork uses one in her live show. Check out this video

It’s been a busy few weeks of silly season partying, been to all these…

FourPlay String Quartet @ Spiegeltent (Hyde Park) – Sydney Festival : 12.01.2008
– I really enjoy seeing FourPlay, I always get a very emotive response to their sounds. This was a perfect little afternoon break on a very busy day, the Spiegeltent is magical!

Andrew Weatherall @ The Oxford Art Factory : 12.01.2008
– We watched 2+1/2 hours of his 4 hour set, and I only knew 3 tracks, which was scary, as it was exactly the types of sounds I’m into. Solid, tight mixing, great deep, tech-house, minimal sounds. He was bopping and smoking non stop the whole time. The OAF really needs to get better air-conditioning!

Bjork @ Sydney Opera House – Sydney Festival : 23.01.2008
– Wow, that was an amazing performance! A really special night/show that I’ll remember forever, and I’m not even much of a Bjork fan these days. Some fantastic technology in use with that show, nice to see Mark Bell (LFO) on stage, sneaky part of his ‘Freak’ track was very cool. Some great info about the tech in the show here.

Andrew Weatherall, Battles @ Warp Future Music – Becks Festival Bar : 23.01.2008
– We went to this straight after Bjork, and it was dissapointing in comparison. I’m not much of a fan of Battles sounds, way too chaotic for me. Mark Pritchard played some cool old-school techno sounds, LFO – “LFO” woo! AW played much the same sounds as his OAF set, we didn’t stay long.

Moodymann @ Mad Racket – Becks Festival Bar : 26.01.2008
– For every Moodymann track I like, there are probably about 10 that I’m not so into. It was an entertaining performance, DJing with mic action, DJing behind a white-sheet in silhouette for a while. Having him telling us he had his hand on/off ‘da mutherfu**ing rekid’ (sic) when the music stopped and started mid track. I’m glad I checked him out, but it was mostly musically outside what I’m into. I really liked that new unreleased Carl Craig track he played, heard some Nitzer Ebb as well. These MR @ Becks Bar have always been more about hanging with friends than the music for me anyway.

Ripperton @ Lost Baggage – The Cross : 27.01.2008
– I really enjoyed his sounds, best set of music I’d heard out for a while. Great minimal/tech-house stuff. It was a really fun night with friends. I like this venue, apart from the over-priced drinks and tooted up cross trash and mash bags it attracts. I enjoyed chin-stroking, track IDing with Tad and Wowky, a few given from Ripperton himself… Here’s what we spotted…

Johnny D – Manipulation
Stimming – Getting Out Of Something
Joris Voorn – Decay
Marcel Dettmann – Quicksand
Robert Babicz – Sin (Ripperton Remix)
Ripperton – Zugunruhe
Sebbo – Chunky Fudge (Ripperton Remix)
Dubfire – Ribcage
Francois K – Road Of Life (Radio Slave Dub)
Kabale Und Liebe – Mumbling Yeah
Andre Kraml – Safari (Holden Remix)
Dennis Ferrer – A Black Man In Space
Newworldaquarium – Tresspassers
Swayzak – Smile And Receive (Cassy Beatmix)
Rich Nicholls & Asher Jones – Mogadon
Kenlou – The Bounce
Beanfield – Tides (Ripperton unreleased remix)
Dave Aju And The Invisible Art Trio – Be Like the Sun
Minz – Darkslide
Style Of Eye – Rockett (Plasmik Remix)
Sonja Moonear – 99 Erikas
Format B – Full House

We decided not to go to the Big Day Out, much to the dissapointment of friends, sorry guys! We sold our tickets days before, and now we’re really glad we did, as Bjork was really the only act we were that keen on seeing there, and then she cancelled her BDO Sydney gig anyway. We’re so very lucky we saw her amazing Opera House steps performance! We almost didn’t buy tickets.

Coming up…

Ripperton @ Sweet Chilli – Civic Theatre : 01.02.2008
– We didn’t end up making it to this.

DJ Bone @ Mainline – Mandarin Club : 08.02.2008
– Or this… We’ve had some really busy weeks of late, and work draining our energy. Not sure I would have liked to have been ‘boned’ with those hard techno sounds anyway.

Robert Henke (Monolake) – “Layering Buddha” @ Art Gallery of NSW : 14.02.2008
– Fantastic, see post above.

1 Comment »

  1. reactable’s cool dave! I found some related info when I came across it – posted here if you’re interested http://www.aliak.com/node/2740

    Comment by kath — March 22, 2008 @ 5:39 am

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