Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
EVERY SUNDAY IN MAY ~ follow us into a liminal space, where timeless entities swallow us whole into a dream land enveloped in blissful sound and visual phenomena. Temporality reigns, fall deep and embrace in the safety of all around you - love supreme.
Emma Volard is a future-soul artist hailing from inner city Melbourne. Her luscious compositions break the boundaries of soul music by fusing elements of jazz harmony with percussive vocals. In recent times, her music has been likened to "Jill Scott with a delicate vocal" by, 'Roots N All' host, Nkeche Anele and has been played on multiple radio stations including PBS, Triple R, Joy and Triple J. Volard has only been recording and releasing music under her name for six months concurrent with her studies, but her music has been described as 'knotty intricate grooves that skip, between RnB’s dynamic vocals, and stop-start hip-hop rhythms’. In the lead up to her debut album release, ‘Girl in Thought’, she welcomes you to her four night residency, an even that will bring a vulnerable insight into the intricacies of her mind
- Visuals every week from Isaiah Morris -
- 5th of May -
Good Gracious - seeing three good friends challenging each other in full strides, the outfit comprises of Finn Rees, Lucky Pereira and Moses Carr. Their work relies on the explosive nature of their rhythmic selection as well as their vast understanding of how to organically create music on the spot for any environment. The chemistry that they have is immediately apparent and will be sure to tickle your utmost intrigue as well as your tail feather.
Grit n' Gaia - Born out of the Melbourne jam culture, Grit n Gaia are local purveyors of hip hop, soul, jazz and everything in between. Through improv and groove, audiences will be transcended to a vibe reminiscent of New York’s 90’s neo-soul scene.
NoLess - NoLess consists of 5 delicious humans who all have a deep love for for the sounds of RnB, Soul and Jazz. Their purely original set will be jam packed with honest lyrics, soulful melodies and dirty grooves. Reminiscent of the daily mood swings of a pubescent teen, their tunes range from slow jam cry bangers to up-beat funky jams you can shake ya booties too.
AKA ZEB (DJ) - Aka Zeb is a young Melbourne producer and drummer that explores groove based music in any form. He expresses a particular love for boom bap and house that drive his passion to create!
- 12th of May -
Dandecat - Born from jazz, soul and rock, Melbourne based Dandecat is a fast emerging four-piece that never fail to enchant audiences with their unique sound; a sound that is bound to get you thinking.
Malla - Malla is a six-piece neo soul collective that fuse funk beats with jazz harmony. Their original music, written specifically for the players intertwines each individuals voice to create a sound similar to that of Yussef Kamaal, 30/70 and Marcus Strickland. Their energetic live performance will transfix and transcend those into a sonic soundworld.
Uno Lizard - Uno Lizard is an exploration of the vibes, soundscapes and essence of 1990s culture. Influenced primarily by the early DJs and producers of the era, Uno uses classic New York-esque beats but moulds it with a live band reminiscent of rave acts to bring ultimate energy. Come and be a slave to the vibe.
- 19th of May -
AVA - : Jake Amy’s ‘AVA’ is a future-cosmos whirlwind of synth-black groove. As a guideline, participation is only open to statisticians, technical managers and security experts in all disciplines and specialties. Band consists of Patrick Danao, 808; Javier Fredes, sprinkles; Angus Radley, THX; Harry Leggatt, noise; Andre Lew, selmer; Josh Bennier, bone; Jake Amy,
Sextet Manifesto - A combination of musicians from different backgrounds, who share a love for South American music, Sextet Manifesto are one of many upcoming Afro-Cuban bands in Melbourne. As well as their own originals, they play the music of Mongo Santamaria, Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdes and more. Sextet Manifesto can be seen regularly throughout the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Elle Shimada - Fluidly fusing between Tokyo’s futuristic underground scene, London and Detroit House, LA Hip Hop, Melbourne mellow-jazz and sacred spirit’s songs somewhere deep in the mountains, Shimada’s production and live sets are a kinetic succession of dance beats and abstract compositions. Shimada has recently expanded her live set with a 6piece band made up of Melbourne’s genre-bending and finest musicians - Abbey Howlett, Rara Zulu, Lucky Pereira, Finn Rees and Matthew Hayes. The band adds a fresh energy and jazzy and worldly twist to her production creating a unique live electronica sound. Finding a like-minded and supportive family of creatives has allowed Shimada to explore the curation of visually and intellectually stimulating live shows.
Athina (DJ) - New to the booth, Athina has a deep gratitude for and preoccupation with rhythm and lyricism. Previously playing around on vocals, Athina values creating an upbeat space together with her peers, leaving the bandroom open for your own form of expression and feeling.
- 26th of May -
Moses Carr - Moses Carr is electronic music's unsung hero. He draws from the deeper details of world music and magnifying them to epic heavy proportions. His versatile and playful soundworld transports the listener somewhere unusual yet strangely familiar.
Yonderkid - Yonderkid is the focus of investigating cyclic structures in rhythm and the ways in which rhyhmic tension can push and pull. With a hip-hop aesthetic, Yonderkid drives dreamy dance grooves that gradually become more malleable and cosmic taking inspiration from the late 70's work of Herbie Hancock and the fusion of Flying Lotus tied under the broken back beat style of Slum Village.
Gabriel LCR - Coming from Hip Hop Collective @TheStrangerSuite, self-produced Gabriel LCR has launched his career as a solo artist. He will be performing various songs from his recently released EP ‘Underpass’
Zobi Wan (DJ) - Zobi Wan (Kenobi) is ready to bring her fave tunes to the people of Melbourne. Hailing from Yolo, California, this up n coming DJ can be spotted any day of the week checking out free jazz, acid house, neo soul, technooo and most in between. Her sets draw inspiration from these different scenes in Melbourne, so you never know what you will get when she’s on the decks. But generally more boom boom than boom bap!
We acknowledge the people of the Woi Warrung and Boon Warrung of the Eastern Kulin nations on whose stolen lands we hold this event. We respectfully acknowledge and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.