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Posted 6 Apr 2012 @ 11:01am


A suitably engaged Tom Showtime began collecting and spinning records in London in early 2000, seemingly motivated by his musical surroundings. After returning home to Melbourne in 2008, he releasedThe Showtime EP and followed up with EP3013 last year. After spending five years in the UK collecting records and focusing on becoming a DJ, he was messing around with beat making although...

Posted 20 Dec 2011 @ 11:18pm

Beats fiends of Melbourne have a spectacular few months ahead of them, and the latest party to land courtesy Twisted Audio, Mixed Messages and Bass Bin Laden is no exception. 


The first Friday night of 2012 is looking pretty big at Brown Alley, with a lineup of internationals to make any raver’s heart beat a little faster.  Dutch beats trio Noisia are certainly qualified to...

Posted 29 Nov 2011 @ 2:57pm
Melbourne rapper Tornts has been hard at work in the studio and has just dropped a gutter promo clip for a track called No Escape. 


With its drums, nasty synth line, bass and sick flows its straight up street rap outta Melbourne.  It's off the upcoming album Concrete Slang due in Feb. 2012 through Broken Tooth Entertainment.


The album is shaping up to be big with...

Posted 21 Sep 2011 @ 5:39pm

Since teaming up to form Moon Duo sometime in 2009, Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada have maintained an insanely prolific output of droning Krautrock-inspired works. Over the course of the two past years, Moon Duo have released two LPs, a handful of EPs, countless seven-inches, and even a freakin’ Christmas single for chrissake. This well-stacked back catalogue is made all the more impressive...

Posted 7 Sep 2011 @ 4:44am

A local house tune has slipped through the dance/rock filtration system at Beat HQ, so here I go. Two boys called Raf Daddy and Joe Hot Chip have assembled this minimalist beats fest, which includes a heavily Vocoded baritone voice encouraging every to just get down on the dance floor and give each other a bear hug. It's pretty cute and memorable, and easy on the ears.

Posted 2 Aug 2011 @ 1:05pm

Ash Grunwald has been a part of the Australian blues and roots scene for over a decade now. From little gigs playing to roughnuts in the original Espy public bar to cracking Bluesfest sets, his combination of rhythmic drive and bluesy cadence is always a must-see. Grunwald's Road Dog Diaries Tour will take in more than two dozen shows all along...

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