Q&A: Tey Evans
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Initially I launched the night Twisted Audio in 2010 before becoming involved with the weekly dubstep night All City Bass in 2011. Since then I’ve been helping out a close friend with a new night called Motion that has been throwing some great parties this year!
How'd you get into it? After moving to Melbourne in 2007 an old friend from high school began to organise drum and bass events back in Perth. Aphrodite was one of my favourite producers growing up who frequently visited the country but was never booked to play in Melbourne. In late 2009 I received a phone call with an offer to do a show for Aphrodite. At the time Shockone was receiving a lot of airtime on triple j so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring a unique mash up of new vs old. After a great response I worked closely with a friend from university to start a monthly night at Miss Libertine which latest for almost two years!
Who are your favourite touring talents? Noisia, Brookes Brothers, Enei, Dirtyphonics, Aphrodite, Shockone, Phetsta, Cyantific, DJ SS, Kenny Ken and so many more we haven’t had the chance to work with yet.
What's been the most epic party you've thrown and why? Whilst I’ve worked as part of a team on bigger nights like Tribe NYD and Noisia, Flux Pavilion my personal favourite would have to be Dirtyphonics and Enei from just a few weeks ago. The vibe, tunes, crowd, production and concept behind the party all seemed to work flawlessly. Using the full venue at Brown Alley for what was almost entirely drum and bass event felt like a bold move given the size of the venue but it was great to see the place full all night with a lot of people staying after the headline acts to support the night. There was also a lot of new talent on showcase who played some of the best sets we’ve heard all year!
What's the worst/craziest thing that's happened at one of your parties? Whilst the Dirtyphonics event from a few weeks ago was one of my favourite nights I’ve put on their event from last year that was planned at Nevereveragainland was a nightmare from day one. It’s a very long story but in short after spending a month or so trying to find a venue to host the Saturday night event with Dirtyphonics, Culture Shock and The Qemists, Neverland finally agreed to give us the venue for a reasonable hire fee. On the week of the event whilst trying to finish university the venue management I was dealing with were uncontactable. A business partner came back asking for money to cover venue-related expenses on the night. So that was a drama. A couple days later the gig had been moved to Geddes Lounge. A couple months later Neverland shut down. In the end lost a bit of cash and a failed the final unit that semester to finish university.
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? DJ SS vs Kenny Ken referred by Skibadee featuring the biggest old school rave/jungle anthems from 1993–2003 on Friday August 10 at Brown Alley. For more info on all our upcoming events head to twistedaudio.com