10th Birthday edition: 2003-2013
Sydney | 2pm - 10pm Saturday 23rd November
Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie's Point, adjacent to The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
STARRING IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
JACQUES LU CONT
Art Department is techno/house legend Kenny Glasgow and label owner/rising star Jonny White. Returning to Australia for Harbourlife 2013, the duos music has been described as “Futuristic, raw, synth-lovin’, underground masterpieces” by music-obsessed fans and critics. The two joined forces in 2009, and have since toured the world, remixed and produced countless underground sounds, and worked with the likes of Jamie Jones and Soul Clap. Art Department delivers the goods for the ultimate house music fan.
Referred to as a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer and a world class DJ – Techno, tech house producer Carl Craig uses a wide range of musical genres including world beat, jazz and soul in his creations. He’s known as one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of producers. You may also know him as one (or all) of his different aliases: BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra. His boldest project to date is “Verses” – combining techno and classical music. He’s also performed live soundtracks to film, mixed the likes of Hot Chip, Caribou, Tori Amos (just to name a few). When he’s not behind the decks, he’s running his own label ‘Planet E Recordings’ and oversees a music scholarship / not-for-profit he founded known as ‘501-C3 Carl Craig Foundation’. Don’t miss one of the masters of the scene.
Hot up and comer David August first started music at age five being forced to play piano, and excelled. At fifteen he took his first steps as a DJ and soon began his first residencies. In 2010 he dropped his ‘Instant Harmony’ EP which includes his break-through hit “Moving Day”. Since then August has played in clubs around the world, remixed for DJ Phono and DJ T. and released a string of outstanding EPs. Now, in his early 20s, August will be playing his first ever Australian show at Harbourlife.
If you like quality deep house, emerging Norwegian star Finn Peder Wang aka Finnebassen will get your juices going. Having produced music and playing gigs in his hometown of Oslo for years, 2012 saw the first attack of Finneebassen on the worldwide electronic music scene: signing to UK label Electronique, climbing the deep house charts on Beatport and touring internationally. This year will see his first visit to our shores when he plays Harbourlife.
Three time Grammy Award winning electronic producer (and international man of mystery), Jacques Lu Cont (real name Stuart Price, also known as Tracques and Les Rythmes Digitales), is one of the most in demand producers who has worked with everyone from Madonna to Missy Elliot to the Scissor Sisters. Smashing out diverse remixes from Miike Snow's ‘Paddling Out’ to New Order's ‘Blue Monday’, as well as releasing a host of new original tracks, this iconic DJ and producer will get you jackin’. His song 'Jacques Your Body' peaked at No. 9 on the UK singles chart in 2005, breaking records for dance tracks on the singles charts across the UK. He’s known as dance music royalty and continues to lead the way in progressing electronic music beyond the norm. He returns to Australia in 2013 for Harbourlife.
Moodymann, also known as Kenny Dixon Jr, is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. Creating hybrid forms of techno, deep house, jazz, soul, disco and funk using innovative use of reworked riffs and samples, Moodymann achieved classic status with gems like “Sunday Morning”, “Black Mahogani,” “Shades of Jae” and his first album ‘Silentintroduction’ – one of the most celebrated dance albums of the late 90s. Don’t miss this iconic artist.
Multi-instrumentalist, self confessed synth-freak and italo-style icon, Michael Di Francesco is Touch Sensitive. His debut single “Body Stop” was released back in 2004. The track’s cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among discerning DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn. Fast-forward to 2012 and his third track 'Real Talk', in collaboration with Anna Lunoe, saw Touch Sensitive spend five months at the top of the Beatport indie-dance charts. This year has seen a worldwide explosion of synth-house single ‘Pizza Guy’ universally recognised as one of the underground hits of the year.
Cutting his teeth on the drum kit as a child, Brohn was raised in an environment curated by grunge, classic rock and dark melodies of The Cure, Janes Addiction. His aural fixation led him down the path of house music in his formative years. From humble roots, He started to carve a cult following with his dark, infectious sound, twisting people's minds on dance floors.
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