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We Love Sounds 2007

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Triple J, Inthemix, Sounds & We Love present the fourth annual We Love Sounds 2007 winter festival. After the success of last year’s sellout event, Sounds and We Love return with undeniably the largest, most diverse and by far the most impressive We Love Sounds to date. Featuring twenty international headliners, thirteen bands and live acts, and a lineup boasting more than fourty-five artists in its entirety, We.. Love… Sounds!

International DJs

DJ SHADOW live
TIGA
JAMES ZABIELA & NIC FANCIULLI (ONE+ONE)
THE INFADELS live
BEN WATT (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL / BUZZIN’ FLY)
ALAN BRAXE & KRIS MENACE (FRANCE)
D RAMIREZ (YEAH YEAH)
DADDY G (MASSIVE ATTACK)
HERNAN CATTANEO
MR THING (ex SCRATCH PERVERTS, DMC WORLD TEAM CHAMP)
THE OUTLAWS
SHARAM JEY (KING KONG)
AUDIOFLY (SLEEPER THIEF)
SPIRIT CATCHER (20:20 VISION) live
HEADMAN (RELISH, BELGIUM)
SURKIN (ED BANGER, FRANCE)
RITON (GUCCI SOUND SYSTEM)
SPENCER PARKER (REKIDS, CR2)
ZOO BRAZIL (GET PHYSICAL)

Local Talent

PAUL MAC live
INFUSION live
TZU live
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS live
DEEPCHILD live
POXYMUSIC live
DANCES WITH VOICES live
THE HEAT live
BANG GANG DJS
RIOT IN BELGIUM
KID KENOBI & MC SHURESHOCK
GOODWILL
AJAX
K.I.M. DJ SET
BEN MORRIS
JAMES TAYLOR
ROBBIE LOWE
MINIMAL FUSS DJS
NOODLES & NOEL BOOGIE
JAMIE LLOYD VS JIMI POLAR (FUTURE CLASSIC)
THE STICK FIGURES

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Caz & Dave’s Wedding

Went along to a really great wedding to see the joining of Carolyn Finnan and David Hall. I was on sound desk duty and boy was that a workout!!!

The main reason for the difficult task was that they had a band on both sides of the stage that needed to have microphones setup. The band on the left handside because Mel, one of the SIX bridesmaids walked down the isle whilst playing the violin and then joined her ‘band’ there to add her composition onto the end of the processional track, which was quite amazing. With Mel there was another violin, cello, guitar and bongos…

On the other side we had a fairly normal band setup with piano, cello, guitar and drums and also a couple of singers plus Jems’ acoustic guitar for some songs.

The vows, the sermon, the prayers and the item were all great as well. The recessional was a Jurassic 5 song, which was great to hear playing on the church system.

After packing up quickly and having a very short chat to a couple of people, I jumped in the car and made my way to the reception to setup as ‘the wedding DJ’. Took a fair while to get from Carlingford all the way up to Oxford Falls. the main holdup was arround Forrestville where the traffic came to a complete halt, it was pretty rediculous and with the temperature today, it wasn’t pleasant.

Once I got into Oxford Falls, it was onto the reception place to setup my laptop and plug into the sound system and we were ready to go. Wedding guests started to trickle in over the next 20 minutes and once everyone had settled into starters and beverages it was about time for the massive bridal party to make their entrance to ‘Rappers Delight’ by The Sugarhill Gang, followed by the Bride and Groom to ‘Diamonds and Guns’ by The Transplants.

The lunch soundtrack was some Mushroom Jazz mixed by DJ Mark Farina. After lunch were speeches which were funny and nice, cutting of the cake and then the bridal waltz followed by some dancing. When the time came, we had to cut the music for the throwing of the bouquet and the garter. After that Carolyn & Dave got ready to leave, so I threw on some Superchunk mixed by Krafty Kutz and A-Skills.

During the course of the reception one of the waitresses, Brienne, asked me a couple of times what was beng played, so I told her about Mushroom Jazz and Superchunk and where she couldget them both, I need to get her a copy of Superchunk on CD shortly.

All in all a very nice day, good company, pretty good food, and good music of course!!

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Future Music Festival

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Headed along to Future Music Festival today and had an absolute ball!! It’s definitely an event that has secured itself as my favourite festival each year.

I didn’t get inside till about 3 in the arvo, thanks to Pushack and Fleur’s delayed commuting to Randwick, however in that time I did see some guy walking along outside with a group of friends, beer in hand and head turned in almost the opposite direction that he was walking, run smack bang into a wooden light pole, just as he turned to the front. The impact pushed him back a little, but no beer was spilt.

On arrival through the ticketing gates there was a quick ticket check, no checks on ID, drugs, guns, alcohol, gum etc etc and it was off for a fun-filled wet wet day. An added touch to the day were about four midgets handing out programs. I quickly passed through the ITM VIP tent to get a stamp and have a look at it – nice small tent with it’s own bar and dancefloor, however the port-a-loos seemed sub-standard compared to those around for the general public.

So first DJ I ‘witnessed’ was Fedde Le Grande who was playing in the Famous tent. When I got there it was pouring heavily down with rain and the tent was overflowing at the edges with party people, so not wanting to venture in amongst the sweaty wet bodies, I decided to start my dance in the rain on the grass, and that seemed to grab at least a little attention. So I danced in the pouring rain with my white shirt sticking tomy back for a while, always watching the time so that I knew when THE MAN – Nick Warren was to go on stage.

Mr Warren got on stage just after TV Rock, which is a bit of a strange position to come into it, considering TV Rock’s brand of Electro and Nick, however varied in his sound, not touching much Electro at all. (It’s almost a swear word!!!) So Nick proceeded to storm out many a track including Paolo Mojo’s 1983, The Killers Mr Brightside and finishing off with Way out West’s Mindcircus and I was loving every minute of it!! I danced up a storm during that set, taking advantage of the ample space that was on offer, and boy o boy did I get some comments, some good, some bad, some outright wierd… Some Joe wandered aimlessly in the path of my movement and subsequently lost his tinny, then proceeded to challenge me to a fight, which I obviously ignored and some other guy stepped in and disbanded the agro… Mr Pushack was seated up in the stands and got some cool video and photos of me dancing from up there. They’re yet to make it onto the net, but when they do, check back in here.

Felix Da Housecat pounced on the crowd when Nick Warren finished and proceeded to play a big festival set, which I wasn’t too pleased with, so I went for a wander around the grounds, visited the Godskitchen arena and Kink arena… Nothing to prick my ears up despite Ferry Corsten and Joachim Garraud playing during my wander. I ended up finding Tiff and sitting down to catch up with her whilst she went through a bucket of chips, we got a photo together on her camera, so if I can get a hold of that it’ll be up in the photo journal as well…

I dropped into the Air arena to hear the ambient sounds of LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad, which was a pleasant relief. I did see some guy trying to shank another guy with a Screwdriver which was rather disturbing. The evening ended up with me joining the masses at the main stage for the Big Black Carl Cox and his unique brand of funkinjackinacidhouse with not enough room to spare at all. I had a short shuffle right at the front of the stand, but ended up rounding out my night in the stands with Pushack and Fleur.

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SHE Summer Boat Party

Sydney’s funkiest house family takes to the water for their annual Summer Boat Party, on a 3-Level luxury cruiser on Sydney harbour. Special international guest Richard Earnshaw (Soulfuric Records | Duffnote Records UK) joins us direct from UK to headline this all-star line-up for an afternoon of the coolest house vibes across 3 floors of DJ’s and musicians.

RICHARD EARNSHAW (Soulfuric USA | Duffnote) | RANDOM SOUL (Yogi & Husky – Shifted Music NYC) | GRAHAM CORDERY | TIMMY TRUMPET | DAVE 54

John Devecchis | Alex Almedia | Liam Sampras | Corin Hansford | Tom Da Silva & Ben Kelly (Nitty Gritty) | DJ Gemma (Brisbane) | Danny Bass | Niche DJ’s (Sasa & Mattje) | Nick Vidal. Plus: Amy Brogan (Live Vocals) | Merenia Gillies (Live Vocals) Olsen (Percussion) | Vincente (Percussion)

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FIELD DAY 07

Yet another year has passed and for the 4th(?) time I’ve ventured to Fuzzy’s annual Field Day ‘festival’. Each year has been a landmark event, however with the ever growing popularity of the ‘Dance Music’ genre, this year was a bit of a disappointment for me….

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Field Day – Ed

Field Day - Ed

This is Ed at Field Day!! He was quite happy at the time.