Melbourne's Pleasure Planet electronic party finishes with a bang this weekend

And more electronic news this week.

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Melbourne-based producer Roza Terenzi continues her rampant productivity with two new EPs coming out over the coming weeks, ahead of chasing summer around to the other side of the planet for the Euro festival season. The first is Let’s Ride on the Amsterdam-based Dekmantel label, ahead of her debut appearance at the Dekmantel festival in July. The second EP is slightly closer to home – Melbourne-based touring and events team Bizarro will be celebrating their label launch with a Terenzi EP called Worldwide, featuring remixes by Rings Around Saturn and Luca Lorenzo. Terenzi’s really found her sound over the last 12-months – melodic, dreamy, spaced-out break-beat with a bit of a ‘90s feel – it’s a super refreshing vibe in a scene that’s been seemingly dominated by either disco or deep house for some time.

More local release news comes out of Sydney, with radio show turned club and label, Body Promise releasing their third compilation called Smooth Sensation. Aiming to compile some of the most interesting mutations of modern dance music by Australian artists, it features the likes of Lucy Cliché, Lou Karsh, Fia Fiell (from band Jaala) and Andy Garvey. The 12-track compilation of electronic oddities is available in a limited run of 50 cassettes or digitally via their Bandcamp page. The radio show is aired every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm on FBi Radio, listen in live via fbiradio.com or catch old episodes on the Body Promise Soundcloud.

This weekend sees what was possibly the best long-running Melbourne party of the last decade return for one last jaunt at the imminently closing Lounge. Pleasure Planet will go down from midnight Saturday night to midnight Sunday night and will feature artists from throughout their reign over Melbourne at Lounge from 2013-2017, including Harold, DJ Kiti, Female Wizard, DBR (live), Beenak, MPL, PWD, GLM (live), Concealed and OK EG (live). Plus, Pleasure Planet’s signature roving performance artists will be in full effect, with 16 acts locked in. So strap yourself in for a journey guys, whether you rock up at midnight or 10am, you’re in for one.

By Michael Cusack