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Lounge's electronic club nights are continuing up until its doors close for good

And more electronic news.

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IDM innovators Autechre have just released a whopping 19 live sets to listen to from their 2015 world tour. The English duo have been running amok with sound waves since the early ‘90s now, with releases ranging in sound, from blissed-out electronica to dense industrial glitch, which can be a very challenging listen at times. One thing’s for sure though, they’ve never shied away from a lengthy release. If you thought last year’s eight-hour NTS Sessions 1-4 release was a bit on the long side, you might struggle to get through the roughly 19 hours just uploaded. They’re all available to listen to on Spotify, or you can buy them in various formats from their webstore.

Pitch Music & Arts Festival is fast approaching, and that means we’re likely to cop a handful of sideshows. Perhaps surprisingly, Sven Väth has been confirmed for a show at Brown Alley on Sunday March 10, a fairly intimate venue for the likes of Väth. Affectionately known as Papa Sven or the Grandaddy of techno, the 54-year-old party monster has a reputation for creating some of the loosest dance floors of all time over his 35-year career. Possibly the most charismatic DJ of his generation, he’s utterly professional, utterly unpredictable and more vital and relevant than ever. Tickets are on sale now but you should probably get in quick, because they won’t last long.

This Friday February 8, the final run of parties at the Melbourne CBD institution Lounge continues, with Syrup’s first birthday shindig, featuring a live-set from reptilian odd-ball producer Reptant. The Melbourne producer put out a really nice EP of off-kilter club bangers at the end of 2018 called Freq Accident, which got picked up by D.Tiffany’s label Planet Euphorique and has promptly sold out its first run of vinyl. Bayu, Kia and Syrupare on support duties, and you can catch it all from 10pm.