Tranzfusion Event Review Archive
TranZfusion's intrepid reviewer Persia gives the lowdown on the Parklife Festival's Melbourne foray. Highlights included such DJs and acts as Mark Farina, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Mixmaster Mike, Ian Pooley and an appearance by New Order's Peter Hook that had to be seen to be believed...
Review: Godskitchen 2006 - Future's broad promotional arm delivered the European mega-rave to the doorstep of house, techno and electro lovers alike, inviting them all to enjoy the culinary pleasures of the world's most popular electronic music genre. Enticed by the promise of lasers, some of the biggest names in trance, house and techno, all-star locals and other rave paraphernalia, like many others, we were more than excited to attend this holiest of affairs.
DIRTY SECRET BOAT CRUISE - After traveling abroad for close to three months I was finally back in Melbourne town and off to my first gig "gainfully employed"- the "Dirty Secret Boat Cruise". What an extremely attractive crowd! It was like a spring carnival event only at night.
Sasha and Digweed, otherwise fondly known as S&D, are the infamous duo in the dance music scene, it's widely known that when party man Sasha and the laidback Digweed come together they create magic. Their performance on Cup Eve revealed the immense inspiration they continue to draw from each other, where the magic continued throughout a 6 hour epic journey where a capacity crowd were lead into a thunderous, momentous ride into the musical future.
A dirty little warehouse party is exactly what it was….As Kleinenberg was announced the crowd roared, the atmosphere was electric and I was finally about to hear the man who introduced me to progressive house.
I haven't a roar like the one I did when Goldie got on stage: this was going to be a night of some good London style drum and bass. The party really went up a level with the arrival of an MC on stage. With the first rewind coming three hours in, people were starting to wonder what was going on!
"...this set left me mystified and excited about what is come as this new style of deep house that has main room credibility is going to just get larger and larger and I think I'll be catching Ben Watt every time he comes out here for a bit of a masterclass!"
Hailing from Bergen in Norway, Datarock are the new kids on the block, serving up a delicious mix of processed beats and boshing guitar....
German superstar DJ/Producer Sharam Jey & Kink Sydney Ben Morris launch the 'Kink Volume II' compilation at Melbourne club, Famous
The air is electric. True Live is on. Ryan Ritchie, the lead, lyricist and MC, is the first man I've ever seen who truly swaggers. He knows how cool he is, and he couldn't care less. As for the music, it is superb...
The day winding up with the popular sounds of Martin Solveig and his declaration that "I am just a stupid Frenchman, so I don't have the words, but this is something that every DJ must do in his life, you have made my dreams come true tonight... Field Day is the best in the world!" Nathan L shares his impressions of Field Day 2007
Entering the Alhambra Lounge to lose myself in the sounds of Jazzanova was like stepping into a parallel universe. The famous German DJ outfit, had sent Alexander Barck to Australia as their flag bearer. Their heady mix of Latin and afro beats, with nu-jazz has made them into the cream of the chill-out and dance music remixers.
Kiss FM could not have picked a more fitting day for the 2nd instalment of the Kiss My Grass Festival. After having a blast at last year's event, I eagerly abandoned my tradition of a beach BBQ to attend Kiss My Grass, which seemed to have all the hallmarks of a 'fair dinkum Aussie Festival' - a formidable all-Aussie line-up, our glorious Melbourne weather Australian dance music lovers and artists out in force supporting Melbourne's only radio station dedicated to dance musicand even a whiff of traditional Aussie fare.
Roger Sanchez hits Perth's Club Capitol - Tranzfusion reports:-]
If there’s one thing that the Sydney Big Day Out 07 certainly held true to, it was the fact that it certainly was a Big Day Out. Not only a test of stamina and fluid consumption, the Big Day Out (as in previous years) once again set itself the challenge of boggling the aural sensibilities of not only paying guests, but almost anyone within a 10km radius. A challenge it easily achieved- despite a generally more apathetic attitude from the blasé ‘musos’ of Sydney festival-goers.
Alice Sheppard headed to the Melbourne leg of Parklife to get down with the masses.
Patricia Escalon got her green on and headed to the Brisbane leg of Parklife 2007.
James Brooke fell into Rod Laver Arena with the rest of the rave kids and came out smiling...w00t w00t - it's trance time!
3D's Cameron Elliott reviews Horrorshow live at the Annandale Hotel on Friday 12 September.