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Electronic this week: Yaeji, Lil Louis and more arrive for Meredith Music Festival

A hot week in electronic music that's for sure.

If you caught Leon Vynehall while he was in Melbourne for Melbourne Music Week, you might have caught a taste of his track selection for the next installment of the DJ-Kicks series of compilations. The 26-track mix is the 67th in the series, which has been running via independent label !K7 since 1995. Although not out in the wild until February, the track list is up and features new tracks from himself, Peach, Ploy and Pavilion – as well as music from AFX, DJ Zozi, Haruomi Hosono and many more. Head to dj-kicks.com to explore the collossal back catalogue of mixes.

It’s Meredith Music Festival time again this weekend, one of the best festivals on the calendar. Known for quality programming of music that progresses through folk, rock ’n’ roll, punk, blues, pop, hip hop, electro and into house, disco and techno as the day progresses into night, it’s hard to think of a festival that better caters to lovers of music – whatever the genre. On the electronic tip, this year sees appearances from Korean-American house it-girl Yaeji, house OG Lil Louis, Aussie electro-pop stalwarts The Presets, DJ JNETT, Roza Terenzi, DJ Lady Erica, Zanzibar disco queen Mim Suleiman, Sampa The Great and plenty more. The festival is sold-out, but it’s usually very possible to pick up a ticket from Facebook resale groups. It goes down this Friday December 7 to Sunday December 9 at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre. 

If you’re not into weathering the guitar music to get to the good stuff, there’s a rather large day-doof happening at St Kilda’s Catani Gardens (which is getting a work-out with The Pleasure Garden also happening there this weekend) on Sunday December 9, with Marcel Dettmann, Stephan Bodzin, Dense & Pika and Made In Paris taking to the stage. Bodzin will be whipping the crowd into a frenzy with one of his famed live sets, known to be monstrous affairs of synthesiser-driven melodic techno. It kicks off at 1pm and goes through until 9pm – don’t forget to slip, slop, slap to prevent over-cookage, my friends.