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SAMPOLOGY // SMACKDOWN

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 by John

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SAMPOLOGY is an artist tracking his own path, mixing the skills of turntablism with visuals, he’s his own DJ and VJ show in one funky parcel.

This interview combines footage from his recent vist to Perth as well as his chat with Cut & Paste from early in 2010 when he played the Beck’s Music Box for the Perth International Arts Festival.
Sampology is an artist tracking his own path, mixing the skills of turntablism with visuals, he’s his own DJ and VJ show in one funky parcel.

This interview combines footage from his recent vist to Perth as well as his chat with Cut & Paste from early in 2010 when he played the Beck’s Music Box for the Perth International Arts Festival.

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A HEALTHY REVIEW //

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Matt

HEALTH_BANDI walked into the arena area at Beck’s Music Box while the Cut and Paste DJ’s were building a mood and VJ Lynch was taking the night’s theme “aggressively happy” and bombarding a huge screen with loops of animals in wrestling masks and other extraordinary sequences that left my brain feeling stretched and re-sampled.

Some hipsters were complaining that the crowd wasn’t as big as they thought should be there.  I wanted to agree but only a bit as part of the satisfaction of being hip is being ahead of that all important curve: The one that let’s you give up and start hating on bands, styles, haircuts as soon as they achieve a certain level of popularity and these HEALTH kids are really cool right now.

Then HEALTH arrived with an intensity that the audience’s anticipation couldn’t quite match. At the start of every gig the crowd always presses toward the stage, this is arguably the first time I’ve seen a band push back, just with sheer force of sound. The very first notes spat into Beck’s Music box, white hot with purpose.

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PIVOT // WE SING

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

It seemed that everyone who saw Pivot play at Beck’s Music Box last week came away discussing whether or not they liked the inclusion of vocals on some of the new material. In this interview Dave Miller and Richard Pike talk about how singing entered organically into the Pivot sound while they were working on their new album, which will be the band’s third, even though the album itself is still without a title.

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THE TRANSIENTS // ARE YOU WITH THE BAND?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John


transients 3 low resThe Transients are one of the top two bands in Nova 937’s I Am With The Band competition.

Over the next few weeks Nova will be playing their upcoming single, Mischa, and you can show your support for them by voting for them online. You can vote multiple times and by voting, you could win $5000.

The Transients are giving away via free download, their remix  of Brash and Sassy’s No Milk For You (The Transients’ Thirsty remix). Click here to hit their website and grab the track

You can catch The Transients playing live this Saturday night at the Health after-party at Beck’s Music Box (free entry from 10pm) and at Future Music Festival, Ascot Racecourse on Sunday. They’re opening the main stage so get there early at 12 noon!

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HEALTH // TICKET OFFER

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by Matt

HEALTH_BANDWe’re pretty into HEALTH just  have a look at John’s previous post here and we’re excited that they’re going to come and make some loud noises  Beck’s Music Box.

These guys are racking up some massive cool points and not just for their skinny jeans, or playing but for stuff like touring with Nine Inch Nails. According to bassist, John Famiglietti “We don’t want you to only like [our music] because you’re supposed to like it or you like it because it’s cool. I don’t want you to scratch your fucking head. It should be immediate… I think [the new album] just makes our music more effective.”  -from this Redefine Magazine interview.

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PIVOT // TICKET GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by Matt

pivot1If you’ve never heard of Warp Records you will undoubtedly have heard of some of the artists on that label. From the extraordinary Aphex Twin, Battles, to the more subdued glitchiness of Boards of Canada and the post-rock styles of Tortoise this label is synonymous  with the finest in experimental, ground breaking sounds.

So Being the first ever Australian Band to get signed by Warp is pretty big deal, and that’s just what Pivot have been able to achieve.  This Thursday the 18th of February Perth gets a special treat when Pivot play live at the Beck’s Music Box as part of the Perth Festival.

Releases include 2008’s O Soundtrack my Heart as  well as appearing on a bunch of Warp compilations.

We have two double passes to give away to their show at the Beck’s Music Box.

So how do you get yours?

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SAMPOLOGY // SERATO

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by John

IMG_0114-1Sampology talks about how his live show incorporates new audio visual hardware/ software. As Sam says on his MySpace page “In a nutshell it sees the manipulation of Visual Clips such as music videos with the use of 2 turntalbes and a Mixer.”

 

 

 

 
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AMADOU & MARIAM // TICKET GIVEAWAY

Friday, February 12th, 2010 by Matt

amadouandmariamTheir musical style is like a first class round the world trip. They incorporate elements from the traditional music of their home,  Mali, with blues guitar to garage rock. Amadou and Mariam have worked with Damon Albarn and will appear later this year at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival programmed by Matt Groening.

Have a look at their video for Sabali

We are offering you the opportunity to win a double pass to their show at Beck’s Music box Tomorrow night (Saturday 13th February)

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DIRTY THREE // THIS IS ABOUT LOVE

Friday, February 12th, 2010 by Matt

by: malone.

I am nineteen again. Standing in a room under a friend’s house. Things are not quite right, I could be very drunk, it’s hard to tell.  A sound overpowers me like a heavy, surging sea. Scraping sonic whitecaps from a bow that refuses to be either still or gentle. My first experience of Dirty Three.

“There you go, that’s two miracles tonight!” Warren Ellis.

I am much older,  I stand behind the mixing desk as these memories from more than a decade ago are summoned by the three dishevelled shamans onstage.

Warren Ellis announces a simple truth “this song….is…about…love” Well they are all songs about love, sometimes a drowning love that has given up trying to fight its way to the surface and breathe. Sometimes it is a bitter, passionate fight, blood vessels bulging around its constricted throat. Warren Ellis kicks out, his right leg a parallel to the ground and then I am in my memory again, this time it is hot and Warren Ellis has his foot stuck in the kick drum. Eventually he extracts it and staggers away from the kit, he loses a shoe but not a single note. Tonight he breaks something too, A connection between the violin and an amplifier, there are  frantic moments and genuine disappointment whenever the violin sound is suddenly lost.

Mick Turner is stoic while Jim White’s drumming is the antagonist to Warren Ellis’ Violin. For a moment my thoughts are drawn to the Tren Brothers playing in a pub that no longer exists.

Don’t Look Back invites great artists to revisit their classic works. Sonic Youth played Daydream Nation, The Stooges Funhouse under that banner. These gigs create their own special kind of nostalgia. It is about love. The audience who love an album so much, they drive the artists to distraction and the artists’ love for the sounds that create those embracing moments in music.

Tonight is a requiem. Tonight Ocean Songs is laid to rest under the Authentic Celestial Music. I am proud to be able to say “I was there.”

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BREAKESTRA // ON TOURING

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by Matt

In this second part of our interview with Miles and Aphrodite from Breakestra, they talk about the challenges that come with trying to take a large group of musicians and their equipment around the world.
Miles discusses Aphrodite’s contribution to the band and writing a song together for the latest album.

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CUT AND PASTE // PERTH FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT REMIX

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 by Matt
http://www.vimeo.com/9320025Featuring the extraordinary performance of La Fura Del Baus  and scenes from the Beck’s Music Box Artist Preview Party we have created a Cut and Paste Remix of the Festival 10 Opening Night, Friday 6 February 2010.
Footage from Nicole Norelli has been cut and mixed against a beat from Paper Chain Records’ Taku.
This is a slightly surreal video that goes some way to capturing the energy of the night itself.

Featuring the extraordinary performance of La Fura Del Baus and scenes from the Beck’s Music Box Artist Preview Party we have created a Cut and Paste Remix of the Festival 10 Opening Night, Friday 6 February 2010.

Footage from Nicole Norelli has been cut and mixed against a beat from Paper Chain Records‘ Taku.

This is a slightly surreal video that goes some way to capturing the energy of the night itself.

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BREAKESTRA // FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Monday, February 8th, 2010 by John

A quick chat with Aphrodite and Miles from Breakestra in which we find out what a ‘St Louis Welcome’ is and why you absolutely do not want to get one! Then It’s on with the show as we take in some of their Live performance from Beck’s Music Box at the Perth Festival, Western Australia Saturday February seventh 2010.

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