Sadly, the final night of celebrated Melbourne nightclub Lounge is here

And other electronic music news.

This Thursday April 18 is your last chance to say goodbye to Lounge, the final farewell party is kicking off at 10pm, after 29 years

Breaking down the punk music that sprawls Boogie's tantalising 2019 lineup

The likes of Constant Mongrel, Hexdebt and Shogun & the Sheets will light up Bruzzy's Farm.

Only a handful of releases since their start in 2010, with the last being 2015’s DCM EP, Constant Mongrel was long overdu

Benzina Cantina fashions a concoction of Melbourne-meets-Mexico in both taste and feel

The Mexican-inspired bar and restaurant is quickly rising above the pack.

Tequila y tacos is alliteration you can find us rallying behind, maracas and all.

Hip hop this week: Anderson .Paak drops new soul-driven album and Childish Gambino puts on a crazy set

A big week in the hip hop world with Coachella getting under way.

Anderson .Paak celebrates the release of ‘Ventura’ with Coachella set

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is one of music's wildest punks

The musician has constantly pushed the boundaries of her potential.

On Friday March 15, Karen O and Danger Mouse released the album Lux Prima, which didn’t fall short of what was

Electronic this week: Airbnb nightclub tours open in Berlin and the Red Bull Music Academy closes

While the Bunker techno crew reveal their sixth birthday celebrations.

A somewhat funny story came out last week via Resident Advisor regarding an outcry over Airbnb tours running in Berlin.

Government committee recommends 25 per cent Aussie music minimum on radio stations

And more industry news this week.

We could hear more Australian music on commercial radio – and it won’t be cobwebbed oldie goldies stuck in the wee hours either – as wel

Hip hop this week: the world mourns the loss of Nipsey Hussle

While Beyonce teases her new documentary and Pivot Gang emerge with new music.

Hip hop mourns Nipsey Hussle – funeral to take place this week

The delicacies of The Merri Clan, Preston's brand new vegan-friendly gem

An expansive beer garden, worn leather couches, no tomfoolery and a strictly vegan menu – let’s get you acquainted with The Merr

Exploring the influence of Dirty Three's legendary co-founder Mick Turner

One of Melbourne's preeminent rock-dogs of all time, period.

Guitarist Mick Turner is well known as a member of Dirty Three, has worked with and played on albums for the likes of Cat

Australian streaming tipped to plateau but global music industry will continue to grow

According to new studies.

Australian record companies are expecting that the rapid take-up of streaming by Aussie consumers will see the local industry grow.

Electronic this week: Sleep D throwing the final Lounge party and yes, Flume is back

And other electronic music news.

Not content to let Lounge go gently into the night, Sleep D have announced the return of their ‘Mania’ night that they ran at Loun

Exploring the wine-rich and food-opulent slopes of Red Hill

The beloved Mornington Peninsula region has plenty to offer for all connoisseurs of food and wine.

It’s easy to get so caught up in the clamour and commotion of Big City life. Admit it, you’re guilty as charged.

Kanye is bringing his Sunday Service to Coachella

And more hip hop news this week.

New Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) album ‘Negus’ due for unconventional release

Ausmuteants' new album is taking the piss out of the cops

On Monday March 18, Ausmuteants announced the impending release of ...Present the World in Handcuffs, their fi

An algorithm just got a 20-album deal

And more electronic news this week.

If this isn’t electronic music news, I don’t know what it is.

Six current funding initiatives that will help your music career

Victoria’s musicians and industry workers have six initiatives to move their careers forward or provide them with help.


Lighthouse Award

Australian hip hop on display at the Australian Music Vault

And more hip hop news this week.

Over thirty years of hip hop history is now on display at the Australian Music Vault at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, officially opening last Friday.

An ode to the East Brunswick Hotel

More than just the ‘local’, the East Brunswick Hotel has evolved into an intimate food and watering hole that fuses old-school grit with a new-age, boutique warmth.

After 150-years of slinging schooners and corralling people from far and wide together, the EBH is steeped in that unrivalled sense of ‘

Super Wild Horses made their first onstage appearance in five years

The Melbourne garage duo made a welcomed return at Brunswick Music Festival. 

A 15-day streak of album launch shows put on by Brunswick Music Festival each night featured Martin Frawley playing songs from his

Melbourne’s best cafes to stop and smell the roses

Would you like freshly cut flowers with that? 

Blooms with a side of bruschetta? That sounds like the way to jumpstart a perfect morning.

How radio is adapting to increasing smart speaker use in Australia

With listening trends shifting, radio stations are thinking towards the future. 

This country is definitely in the age of ask.

Hip Hop this week: Meek Mill documentary, 'Free Meek', lands this year

Everything you need to know. 

Meek Mill documentary, Free Meek, debuting on Amazon this year

Beat's unrivalled metal inquisitor is signing off

A farewell from our beloved metal columnist, Lochlan Watt. 

You may have noticed the absence of my column for the last month, or you may not have – either way, this is my first time writing for a

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

And more electronic news this week.

Melbourne-based producer Roza Terenzi continues her rampant productivity with two new EPs coming out over the coming we

Without The Prodigy's Keith Flint, punk and electronic music may never have seen eye to eye

He was an incredibly influential figure in the music landscape.

The world mourned in early March as the news of Keith Flint’s passing broke across the planet.

Hip hop this week: Eminem continues lawsuit against New Zealand National Party

While DMX returns to the studio and B Wise joins Jay Rock on his Australian tour.


An ode to Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous nine years after his death

He was a music luminary that paved the way for so much creativity.

Known to work with what he had, finding cheap instruments at thrift stores and his favourite microphone at the tip, Mark Linkous

Study shows the music soundtrack is crucial to the success of advertising

The young generation have a greater appetite for music than ever before.

As younger Australian music fans increasingly flex their buying power, they’re sending a message to the advertising and marketing worlds – we want

Is smashed peas the new smashed avo?

It's the new foodie phenom taking over Melbourne.

Avocado on toast. Smavo. Smashed avocado. The millennial mash.