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Melbourne Music Week is a treasure trove for electronic fans

With performances from Jeff Mills, Gilles Peterson, DJ Seinfeld and Leon Vynehall. And that's just the beginning.

Melbourne Music Week launches on Friday, and there’s a pretty solid list of names on the electronic music tip taking part this year. At the all ages launch party at Federation Square, you can catch Ara Koufax, Sui Zhen, ALTA and DRMNGNOW. Then later in the evening legendary Detroit techno weirdo Jeff Mills will be performing his live score to to the 1929 film Women in the Moon at the MMW Hub at ACMI. On Sunday November 18, London-based producer Rival Consoles brings his cinematic beats to the hub with Leon Vynehall (DJ set) and Kate Miller.The following day Leon Vynehall plays live in the Melbourne Recital Centre with the Impossible Orchestra - a ten piece string ensemble. 
 
Heading into next week, on Wednesday November 21 at the MMW Hub you can catch a DJ set from jazz, funk, tropocália (and everything in between) aficionado Gilles Peterson - BBC1 Wordwide’s prolific programmer, alongside locals Swooping Duck, Mandarin Dreams All Stars, Crown Ruler Sound System and Lori. On Friday at the Hub you can catch Swedish lo-fi house poster boy DJ Seinfeld, set to party with a who’s who of the Melbourne DJ scene - Roza Terenzi, Andras, Fantastic Man and Andy Garvey. On Saturday and Sunday, the Melbourne Synth Festival is happening at the Meat Market, with a massive launch party happening on the Friday night featuring Luke Million, Beatrice, Honeysmack and Emah Fox. On the Saturday and Sunday, in between tinkering with all the latest synthesisers, you’ll also be able to catch performances from ACM, Chiara Kickdrum, Sadiva and more. I hope you’re all ready for a hectic week.
 
In other news, Adelaide experimental music festival Unsound has once again returned as a standalone festival - out from under the umbrella of the Adelaide Festival. Last week saw them announce the final additions to the 2018 lineup; Nicolas Jaar, Giant Swan, Mun Sing, Bliss Signal and DJ Lag. They join Ben Frost with the MFO, Eartheater, Ciel, Lanark Artefax, Matmos and plenty more. From all accounts this festival has been very much worth heading to Adelaide for in the past and this year won’t likely be an exception. It goes down on Friday December 14 and Saturday December 15 at the Queen’s Theatre and Sugar Nightclub.