Category: Music

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Beats & Vinyl #8 – The Drum & Bass Edition

This week we dived into drum & bass! I had a special guest Nathan help me listen to and comment on a selection of great tracks. We mainly played retro tunes but a couple of personal favourites and modern mixes as well. Whilst not a strictly drum & bass track, The Prodigy’s No Good (Start the Dance) was a highlight, as well as going even further back to 1993 with Origin Unknown and a mix of Valley of the Shadows.

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Beats & Vinyl #7 – Beating the Week 4 Blues

Beats & Vinyl #7 – Beating the Week 4 Blues

The spring flowers may be blooming in Melbourne, but people are feeling the sting of assessments! This week we chilled out with some softer fun sounds to get you through the week 4 blues, as well as information on fun things to do around the Clayton Campus (for free!).  Highlights included “Besos” from Atmosphere’s brand new album Fishing Blues, and the foot-stomping Bounce #9 from Charbel.

Tune in next week for a special drum & bass edition of Beats and Vinyl!

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Snarky Puppy Blows the Roof Off The Forum

If you have seen my earlier reviews, you will know that I am a massive fan of US jazz fusion supergroup Snarky Puppy. Too many times in previous years have I seen them headline the Melbourne International Jazz Festival or tour their latest album, and been unable to attend due to my age. But this year, I vowed to see them, at last an adult. Within a minute of receiving the email that Snarky Puppy had announced a new concert in Melbourne, I had the ticket booking page bookmarked to my laptop, and the opening time for tickets added to my phone’s calendar. I was not going to miss out this time!

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PODCAST: Beats & Vinyl # 6 – From the Devil Inside to the Surfer Girl

Presented by Oisin Collins //

Featuring classic vinyl from INXS and and the Beach Boys, tonight’s show was a pretty well-balanced mix of house, electronica, trap… With just a dash of electro swing provided by the very funky Caravan Palace.
Remixes of MØ and Jack Garratt tracks, and plenty of juicy 6-minute long versions of a few songs as well.
PLUS details on upcoming gigs for Kaytranada, Tourist, and the Listen Out Festival!

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PODCAST: Beats & Vinyl #5 – Harder, Better, Faster, Melbourne

This week’s episode features 3 well-known Melbourne DJs: Dirty South, Will Sparks,and  Marlo. Lived in Melbourne for ages but never heard of these guys? No worries! Have listen to some of their tracks and see why Melbourne produces some of the best talent in the global electronic/EDM scene.

You can also enjoy some brand-new sounds from Massive Attack and ZHU, as well as a special treat in the form of the 1987 hit “Ye Ke Ye Ke” by Mory Kante!

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