TranZfusion Features Archive
It bridges divides with a 4/4 beat, uniting on the dancefloor regardless of race or sexual orientation. The music, of course, is House, and the city that spawned its sound 25 years ago recently gave recognition to just how far it's baby has come with the first 'Chicago MOVE! House Music Festival'.
'Chicago MOVE! House Music Festival'- We had the opportunity to interview some of the luminaries of the house scene including the legendary Frankie Knuckles. Whether enlightening, entertaining or tongue in cheek, you can be assured that all responses come straight from the horse's mouth.
Enjoying a cup of tea in his house in Brighton, Krafty Kuts took time out to discuss his upcoming album, Australian tour and the finer points of BBQ etiquette.
Chilling out in his cold apartment in Copenhagen, Trentemøller had a chat with Tranzfusion's Amanda Storey about his debut album 'Last Resort', wacky tobacky and why the word "common" isn't so common in Danish.
Inspired by high school friends, Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson is the third of the legendary Belleville trio credited with the conception of techno. Founder and owner of long running KMS Records, the consistently high calibre of his material on a multitude of labels is second to none and perhaps matched only by his his numerous aliases.
TIP world is a label synonymous in the global dance community with the words: weird, wacky and wonderful. Whilst dominating the international Psytrance scene, the label has never lost its way - music remains its priority, constantly making music more unique and inspiring is integral to the label's success.
Many in the international dance community would consider Jimmy Van M a 'living legend' of the scene. However, until the release this month of the tenth installment in EQ's acclaimed series, 'Balance' he was perhaps the least known living legend in club land.
Jeff Mills recounts his own particular history during a face to face interview with Andrez Bergen at Tokyo's legendary Club Womb, in September 2006.
HYDBRID INTERVIEW: "I'm not exactly a classical buff and don't really know my Beethoven from my Brahms...Hanz Zimmer get more iTunes action than the long dead contingent." They may not know the classics, but they know how to write them. We talk with Chris Healings about the new album 'I Choose Noise'
French born Xavier Morel has been Djing for eighteen years, and is one of the most experienced DJs in the dance scene. His wealth of experience and inspiration has come from all walks of life including Elvis, to Kraftwerk and even Mozart, he talks here about what Earthcore has in store.
In Australia, there sure aren't any Superstar DJs. In fact, you're considered one of the elite if you're lucky enough to have a manager and the number of DJs and producers able to call this their full time occupation is even less.
33&1/3 are taking on a more nocturnal angle this year with a NYE breaks bender at the Prince in St Kilda featuring the Plump DJs and Missill
Sander Kleinenberg: Part visionary, part clown prince, just about the only thing Sander Kleinenberg could never be called is boring. Take this little tirade in TranzFusion's last interview with Kleinenberg for example, in which he blasted the DJ Magazine's Top 100 Poll almost exactly a year ago:
"I think it's fucked that alcohol had kidnapped music... No wonder so many kids are turning to bullshit things like drugs to pass the time as they can't get involved in any local music. Where the fuck is the next van Morrison going to come from if we don't free it up again-"- RhyNo
Summadayze is nearly here again, boasting an impressive line up of local and international DJs. I was fortunate enough to interview none other than Scott Bond, originally part of the Gatecrasher phenomenon and now striking out into new territory by himself.
..."there have been previous times, that I've forgotten that I've been mic'd up, and said rude things about people that I wish I hadn't been heard saying. But thankfully, I've done it enough times, ... and I've learnt to be cautious when the mic's been switched on."
"And at one point I was sitting in their office when I heard this song playing next door. I was compelled to find out more about the song and the person who sang it. [Amiel & I] sung, wrote and made a track in a couple of hours. It was great fun..."
Azmarino tells it straight:"We are having a hard time being accepted as Australian hip-hop. That's the one thing we are facing that's causing a lot of difficulty" Despite this Azmarino expresses that "we've had much support from the hip-hop community, help which made recording the E.P possible".
"IF- is lots of twisted, warped, bent, stretched, hacked up, mutilated, molested, surreal, questionable, raw, animal-tested music. Actually, it's probably animal friendly"...the zoetrope of artists that is iF- ambles into town.
Just when you thought it was safe to return to work or studies the Rainbow Serpent Festival is back, Australia Day weekend in January with an extra special 10th year celebration extravaganza.
Semi & Ghetto Fab NYD '007 throws in an early challenge that rises straight up from the Ghetto...Semi-Ghetto that is…and it's '007! Those Men With The Golden Buns from Semi-Retired and Ghetto Fabulous have joined forces to present New Years Day '007 @ CARNI. NYD 12pm-1am
Afra and the Incredible Beatbox Band (a.k.a. Kei and K-Moon) are set to feature at this year's Big Day Out festivities. Hailing from Tokyo and previously headlined at the Sonar Festival in Spain in 2005, have been critically acclaimed around the world. Frontman Afra is touted by the BBC as a Japanese version of Goldie. Tranzfusion set out to find out more from the man himself.
TranZfusion caught up with Andrez Bergen in the lead up to his photography exhibition, Keitai Kouture, being showcased at Brunswick Street Gallery between February 2nd and February 15th, 2007
Last year saw Alex Smoke's growing reputation culminate with releasing SOMA's third installment of the Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi series. Mr.Menzies, who's been smoking hot for sometime now plans to get loose after a busy year enjoying all aspects of his touring travels. With more to come in 2007 he took some time to go walkabout before heading to Australia but he didn't venture too far. Tranzfusion tracked him down for a quick catch up.
Gotan Project gives the low-down on their upcoming tour of Australia and their new album Lunático.
TranZfusion caught up with BT to talk about his current universe and why it's important to start with humble beginnings...
Upon the eve of the Future Music Festival, TranZfusion's Shell Heaven Lee spoke with Novy about his latest album, collaborating with Melbourne's TV Rock and some surprises he has in store for Future Music Festival goers
TranZfusion touches base with neo-retro-futurist Josh Wink to discuss the past, present, and the Future Music Festival.
With the weather set to remain in the low thirties and a near-capacity crowd of over 20,000 keen punters, the Perth leg of the Good Vibrations tour was set to be a massive closing party.
A "priceless" Dave Smith PolyEvolver and a Hartmann Neuron were among the equipment stolen from BT's studio. More than $150,000 worth of gear was poached, and BT is on a mission to get it all back.
TranZfusion got a look-see into the wonderous world of Arno Kammermeier and Walter Metziger, a duo better-known as Booka Shade
TranZfusion caught up with one of Australia's most important Hip Hop pioneers, Bias B.
What was thought to be speculation and media hype when the rumours first surfaced of Jurassic 5's imminent disbanding have, within a couple of months, become reality.
TranZfusion gets its futuristic groove on with Laserpod.
In two weeks, Melburnians will finally get to see what the rest of the world has been experiencing for the past two decades. About bloody time, if you ask TranZfusion...
Due to a slipped disk, Jay Haze has pulled out of Australian shows.
Billed as their finest record yet it contains "twelve tracks of psychedelic warehouse party acid music, euphorically melodic and as uncompromising as their retina scorching live shows."
Feel your soul now - let your soul fly! In the name of all that is good and right, the Transmission soothsayers make their annual pilgrimage to Ole Melbourne Town for their battle deluxe with the Pharmacy poseur rockstar posse.
Releasing on the 20th May, J.Period's Best of the Roots is a one-of-a-kind collector's CD packed with over 50 tracks of 'Roots' classics, rarities and J.Period remixes.
He's out here this May, and we've had a bit of a chat with one of electronic music's long-serving men, Stacey Pullen.
The Red Bull Music Academy is back on, and TranZfusion caught up with Jason Martin to find out what it's all about.
A new EP is on the way and the shows are doing massive things for the popularity of two Irish fellas who call Australia home. TranZfusion had a quick q&a with Jonny and Dave, better known as The Potbelleez.
TranZfusion spoke with Torbjørn Brundtland about their newly released compilation, 'Back to Mine'.
TranZfusion got their Dutch on with one of dance music's most-recognised duos, Pako & Frederik.
Triple J, Inthemix, Sounds & We Love present the fourth annual We Love Sounds 2007 winter festival. Second-round acts announced...Kool Keith pulls out.
It's impossible to think that the trance scene has a longer-serving name than Armin Van Buuren. He's been attached to just about everything in recent years, has a DVD of a mega-show he calls a "concert", and is currently sitting as the world's number-two DJ.
If you've ever wondered what beat started the sampling frenzy, then watch this YouTube flick and hear it for yourself.
A timeless classic, the track created a major buzz when it was released in 1981 and was one of Larry Levan's dancefloor highlights at the legendary Paradise Garage.
Peak Hour Music is offering downloadable stems of our top selling track for you to create your own remix.
The year was 1977. Women were princesses, men were party-hopping playboys, and The Commodores were "Easy" like Sunday morning.
From ghetto-blaster, to Walkman, to iPod, we have seen a significant shift in technology that affords us the luxury of doing just about anything we want.
Portishead now not heading to Oz...curses!
TranZfusion caught up with Robert Babicz before he heads down to Australia for a quick long-weekend tour of Sydney and Melbourne.
TranZfusion thought it'd be cool if we actually put people that matter into a house to watch fireworks explode before our very monitors.
Detroit's Derrick May is, of course, no ordinary DJ. The techno he created in the late '80s - records like Nude Photo, Strings Of Life and Icon - has defied the test of time.
TranZfusion spoke to Firefox about their recently released album 'PURE', mixed in collaboration with Boogs and their upcoming Australian tour. They're also 'strictly friends'.
There is nothing more important in the Big Brother world than housemates getting along. In the Australian edition, there is a shift towards everyone getting along, with the likes of Daniela and Michelle the only two really trying to make a stand against the PLUR-like state of the joint.
We're keeping you up to date with Godskitchen's Australia tour in 2007. Click here to find out more and what to expect from one of the world's biggest extravaganzas.
Reports are sweeping across the interweb that Xzibit has cancelled a scheduled appearance on Rove Live because of 'racist insults'.
In a bizarre turnaround, Xzibit decides Rove isn't the racist, but Rove Live is racist instead. Talk about 'whack'.
TranZfusion finds an old live gig collection and dusts off the stream player to give you guys the Archived Sessions.
Paris Hilton has taken time out of her busy schedule to let everyone know how happy she is. Myspace is a wonderful thing.
Jess Moretti caught up with Brad Baloo from The Nextmen to talk about fame, Elizabeth Taylor, Pierre Cardin and a little bit of reggae.
TranZfusion caught up with Chris Fortier to discuss his new album 'As Long As The Moment Exists', his previous compilation 'Balance' and why it's important to stay removed from genre battles.
TranZfusion caught up with Sinden ahead of his Australia tour to talk about his background, Basement Jaxx and the ever-pigeonholing world of the rave scene...
Fire has destroyed the Palace, one of Melbourne's most renowned music venues.
TranZfusion decides when things are cool and it doesn't get any cooler than our top 10 list. Transformers are there, Simpsons made it and, by way of making up numbers, so did Live Earth. Check it...
TranZfusion caught up with Mark Dynamix and talked about longevity, the state of dance music and of course, the Annual.
TranZfusion caught up with Stewart Hanna, organiser and long time advocate of the DMC World Championships, Australian heats.
TranZfusion got email busy with DJ Perplex, 2006 Australian winner of the DMC World Championships.
The Pacemaker portable MP3 DJ console is starting to reach the right people, has been tested out in scenarios and even Richie Hawtin is using it. How long before the world latches on-
Thom Yorke has joined a growing list of celebrities advocating The Big March, an online movement to ensure UK's pollies take climate change seriously.
Red Bull Music Academy Radio is now available on demand, offering daily updates and unlimited access to its holy archives.
Daft Punk is FINALLY getting a live CD out for the masses and it's fair to say everyone's a little bit excited.
Wilson died of cancer last Friday August aged 57, following a long illness and emergency surgery to remove a kidney in January.
Splendour in the Grass will in 2007 be remembered as the year it didn't rain and the last time it was held at its original home of Belongil Fields (just a 30-minute walk from the Byron Bay town).
With Asia's premier electronic music festival Recharge Revelation5 Global Gathering around the corner, we take a look at the history of electronica and some of the acts you might be seeing at the festival this year in Malaysia.
Daft Punk is coming to tour Australia and all we can say is, "ABOUT FUCKING TIME!"
A goodbye and thank-you from TranZfusion's founder, Derrick Dennis.
A sad day has been reached - the end is nigh!
We caught up with deadmau5 to have a yarn about all the cool stuff kids are into these days, as well as his music and upcoming Australian tour.
'Idealism' and 'Pogo' are words which the Digitalism boys have conceptualised upon and excited our ears and electro-hearts with on the dancefloor. Snapped up by hot French label-of-the-moment Kitsune, we spoke with Ismail from Digitalism, early one morning, as he tells us what they're embarking on, in preparation for Parklife 2007.
For the second year in a row, Central Station artists have taken out many of the big DJ gongs at the ITM50 poll.
Big Day Out organisers were up late last night putting together a new website for the 2008 phase of their festival. Yes, there are confirmed acts that we've been dying to see for quite some time!
"I was in a bad relationship and unhappy. I was 26 when it happened. Before that I'd always been really young- the youngest guy in the band, the youngest guy making music, I was over-rewarded for potential though never really had any results."
News from around the states is that it was another success (minus the toilet stuff, the drink tokens and the usual group of idiots who think it's cool to climb scaffolding).
Jonty caught up with prog-house king Danny Howells to discuss stuff about stuff with Skrufff.
Central caught up with Nick Skitz on the eve of his show in Melbourne to discuss mega-mixing, Robin Hood-ing and longevity...err..ing.
With such an amazing response to the questions we put forward to the legendary Jimmy Van M, we thought we'd leave the transcribing for another day and give you this raw, unedited and *cough* uncensored version of things he's up to.
Has the minimal explosion stained the remaining credibility dance music had throughout the world-
I'm definitely better technically than Tiesto
Are they touring Australia- The answer is a resounding 'probably'. At least Karl Hyde, one half of the world-beating Underworld powerhouse, seems to think so.
It was T-Rek's birthday last month.I know that because for the last 10 years or so, sometime in September I've found myself dribbling into a beer, while the T-Rek Annual Shenanigans raged around my overwhelmed head.
Aaron Roach caught up with John Digweed to discuss Transitions, the state of dance music and long, long records.
Aaron Roach caught up with NZ improv outfit Solaa and found out why the smaller island's music scene is becoming one of the world's best.
Kicking off promo for the first in his new series of mix compilations Viva, Steve Lawler is the first to admit club culture the DJ businessis changing with compilations and the benefits they bring as adversely affected financially as every other area.
The Complete Lineup for Good Vibrations 2008 is here!
Paul Harris answered his phone from a South London pad where, to my utter lack of surprise, he informed me that it was 'pissing down'... with rain of course. Albeit, I did report that it too was pissing down and cold here in Melbourne.
Central caught up with Skool of Thought, AKA Lloyd Seymour, to ask what's new in the land of electronic funk.
Aaron Roach caught up with Martijn Ten Velden and discussed trance, electro and other annoying genres ahead of his Australian tour.
The last 12 months has been a bit crazy for Wally De Backer, aka Gotye. As well as singer, songwriter and producer, he can now add 'local boy made good' to his business card (it seems he's bypassed the 'next big thing' tag and gone straight to the top).
As revered hip-hop group The Resin Dogsï¿½ third album ï¿½Moreï¿½ hits stores across the country, Andrew Garvie (aka DJ Katch) found time to discuss their new album, working with the Nextmenï¿½s Brad Baloo, and how they make the funky and distinctive sound which has made them one of Australiaï¿½s premier live acts.
Romanian rising star DJ Claudia Cazacu chatted to Skrufff this week about her love of dressing in micro miniskirts and even skimpier tops and admitted that she sometimes feels cold, including when DJing.
Klaas talks to Central Station about new releases, old favourites and what to expect at the upcoming Stereosonic Festival.
If you're thinking about getting in touch with your inner serpent this summer, check out this review of the last event.Danni B packed the camping gear and headed for a weekend away in Beaufort, home to Rainbow Serpent.
Andrew Weaver talks to The Presets about a new album, retro-futurism and felling 'pretty good'.
3D FINDS OUT THAT YOU'LL BE SEEING A LOT MORE OF MARK DYNAMIX IN 2008
SYDNEY DUBSTEP, GRIME AND IDM CLUB NIGHT VOID IS TURNING ONE, SO IT'S FITTING THEY'VE INVITED THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE DUBSTEP DJ, N-TYPE TO HEADLINE THEIR BASH. 3D'S JANE STABLER HAD A CHAT.
Since their earliest days, Bliss N Eso - Sydney hip-hop impresarios seemingly on their way to mainstream acceptance - have had an advantage over other groups of their ilk.
According to foundation member Rob Swire, being one of the most famous exports from Australia that the vast majority in Australia have never heard of before is going really rather well.
DJ Flagrant is saving hip hop.
Victoria Marie caught up with the Aussie hip hoppers.
I wanted to review The Likes Of You Present: Stephan Bodzin mostly because I am massive Bodzin fan. Not only of his production releases, but of his high energy, tough as hell DJ sets, and at this party we were getting both.
Jamie Lidell is a one man phenomenon. With a voice sweeter that honey, a look that melts girls hearts and a superb new album of sexy soul samples, get ready.....the world is starting to catch on.
The birth of Brazillian pop band CSS's second album, the bizarrely titled Donkey, was a straining time for the group.
Yet again, footage has come to light highlighting degenerate and unacceptable late night behaviour in the centre of an Australian capital city.
3D's Carlisle Rogers talks to Damae, frontwoman of Fragma, about the German outfit's upcoming performance at Freedom Festival, what we can expect from their live set and new single Memory.
3D’s Steve Tauschke talks with the acid tongued Anton Newcombe, founding father of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, returning to Australia this week with their lo-fi album My Bloody Underground in tow.
Sickness cancelled Albert Hammond, Jr.’s tour two weeks ago, but all is not lost – The Strokes guitarist has just released his second solo record. He talks to 3D’s Steve Tauschke about dogs, producing and the future of his main band.
3D's Matt Unicomb spoke with Alon Ilsar of Commatone & Foley about the duo's new album Trigger Happy, the nature of their collaboration and what the future holds in store for both.
Sub pop’s most colourful act, CSS, are back – boasting a new line-up and fresh sound in the shape of new LP Donkey. 3D’s Steve Tauschke discusses the band’s past year with guitarist Anna Rezende.
DJ Sophie Sugar has had a lifelong obesssion with music, prompting her to put all her efforts into production. 3D's Ghostwriter Killah and Rezo found out more, and got the lowdown on Sugar's new Mixology CD and her plans for the future.
Born in New Zealand, DJ Jade moved to Sydney in ’91 in the wake of acid house and made a name in the anthems scene. Nowadays her prefered style has changed but you can catch her for one last anthems set at the Gaelic Club this weekend. 3D had a word.
The Wu-tang Clan have risen to the top of hip hop. The man behind the beats Robert Diggs aka RZA has just released his fourth solo album, Digi Snacks. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out all about it, plus more.
3D’s Cyclone learns more about the path that led to Skillz's new LP The Million Dollar Backpack, his work with heavyweights like Timbaland, and what the MC thinks about the current state of hip hop.
Rocking last year’s Laneway Festival, The Cool Kids are ready to cement their reputation Down Under with their new EP The Bake Sale. Talking to 3D’s Cyclone, the Chicago duo divulge their plans for further domination.
3D's Cyclone speaks with Canberra-bred, London-based producer Jaytech, whose new LP Everything Is OK is out now.
Bree Carter of local electro rock duo Wow catches up with 3D’s Matt Unicomb and schools him on recording an EP, bedroom production, and signing a record deal.
Sydney indie rock group Mercy Arms have released their debut album and, as 3D’s Andrew Weaver discovers, it’s been one hell of a journey thus far.
3D’s Cyclone speaks with German DJ/producer Lutzenkirchen, hitting Sydney this week with his latest record, Pandora’s Electronica.
Much more than just an Aussie hip hop duo, Muph n Plutonic are a world-class act, and with new LP …and then tomorrow came take their craft to a whole new level. 3D’s Huwston found out more from beat-maker Plutonic.
Having finally cracked the notoriously tricky American market, Michael Franti is understandably delighted. 3D’s Andrew Weaver found out more about the Spearhead frontman, and new album All Rebel Rockers.
New York soultress Stephanie Mckay has worked with numerous genre luminaries, and with new album Tell It Like It Is is set to join them. 3D’s Huwston found out more about the release, and her quest for truth.
Japanese psytrance pioneer DJ Ryo has visited Australia many times but never played Syndey, an oversight he’ll correct this weekend as he spins at Sensory Overload at the Gaelic Club. 3D found out more.
Colleen Edwards speaks with American MC Oh Snap!, freshly signed to Sydney label Sweat It Out and set to rip it up at Oxford Art Factory.
One part of Tonite Only, Sam La More has produced for Gwen Stefani, co-written The Potbelleez biggest hit, remixed The Doors and played a pivotal role in Pnau’s latest album. Not a bad effort, one has to admit. 3D’s Jane Stabler spoke with the Bondi local ahead of his Lawn Party show.
3D's Ben James talks to Dutch superstar DJ Sander Van Doorn about his meteoric rise to fame, winning numerous accolades, his production slate and his forthcoming appearance at Godskitchen.
3D’s Andrew Weaver talks to Hamish Rosser, drummer of The Vines, about the group’s latest album Melodia, and how what Craig Nicholls’ hears in his head is not what the audience hears when they play live.
Local boys done good Grafton Primary talk to 3D’s Rezo ahead of their debut album Eon’s release.
3D’s Cyclone speaks with New York-based DJ/producer Danny Tenaglia, who recently broke a half-decade release drought with Futurism.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers talks with Southern rockers The Black Angels about signing to Light in the Attic, and the making of their new album Directions To See A Ghost.
Joining the line-up of the Falls Music and Arts Festival (29-31 December) will be Fleet Foxes, Augie March, The Cribs, Late of the Pier, A-Trak, Rocket Science, Ash Grunwald, British India, Labjacd and TinPan Orange.
This Friday Good God Small Club will see Fat Sexual and Golden Ron deliver a “sensual anthemix” of disco, electro funk, new wave and freestyle. Joining them will be residents Spruce Lee, Hana Shimada and Jimmy Sing. Hit up La Campana Spanish Nite Spot for the vibes.
Sosueme have decided to throw a beach party. Held at the usual Qbar on Friday 5 September, musical entertainment will be provided by the likes of Miami Horror, Ember, Mailer Daemon, The Gameboys, Blockrockers, Mixtape Mafia, Whaaat-! DJs, Elaine Benes and Boom! DJs.
Yeasayer have pulled their ‘sideshow’ forward by a day, now playing the Oxford Art Factory Monday 6 October.
Ronald van Gelderen will be playing latest Sublime mix CD live for the Voodoo dancefloor. Sublime at Home Friday 5 September.
3D's Carlise Roger spoke to Dukes Of Windsor frontman Jack Weaving about producing their sophomore album, dismissing the 'now' tag and their forthcoming performance at Oxford Art Factory.
Earthdance organisers Marco Mazzuco and Raf Gimelstein chat with 3D's Matt Unicomb about Australia's largest not-for-profit electronic music event, the line-up and what it means to host a festival that "every single artist in Australia" wants to be part of.
3D’s Scott Henderson speaks with Dave Spoon, the influential BBC Radio 1 host, producer and DJing powerhouse, about his new compilation through Toolroom Records.
3D's Robert Blamire took a time-out with Mission Control frontman Robert Blamire, and found out more about their debut EP Innerspace, celebrity endorsements and becoming an internet hit.
3D speaks with Finnish duo Michael Cassette about their multiple incarnations, and their first visit to Australia as they prepare to play Club Club at Chinese Laundry.
MC/producer duo Horrorshow grabbed some deserved attention when it was announced they would be signing to hip hop powerhouse Elefant Traks. 3D’s Matt Unicomb chats with MC Solo aka Nick Bryant-Smith about putting out a record and signing away.
The Outlawz have been demanding respect since first collaborating with 2pac in the mid-1990s. MC Young Noble is fed up with hip hop’s current state of affairs. He lets off some steam with 3D’s Matt Unicomb.
MC Big Dave is certainly no stranger to controversy, and he’s about to lift the lid on it all with his Raw Stories series; 3D got the inside scoop from the man who lives by the ethos: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Holland isn’t all trance and hard dance – make way for Bart B More, paving the way for electro house in the land of tulips. 3D’s Rezo talked with the Dutchman ahead of his One Love set this weekend.
3D’s Scott Henderson talks with Kieran Day, vocalist of Sydney indie rock four-piece Traps, about debut single Common Errrors, and blurring the lines between Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists and awesome.
Robert Blamire speaks with onelove Victoria residents Nick Foley and Generik about their mixing duties for the latest onelove mix-CD Neon Nights.
Forget birds pecking berries on the mountain ash and the wild predictions of Punxsutawney's groundhog. Because if you live in Victoria, you know that Spring is about to be sprung when the first line-up for Meredith has been announced and the tickets sell out before you can say 'that time already-'
In fifteen years of putting on the festival it was inevitable that at least ONCE we were going to get something the likes of which you would never again see in your life.
Scoring tickets to Homebake requires the same kind of strategic planning the SAS employ to rescue hostages. This year the 20,000 ticket allocation was dust within 10 minutes, as everyone under 35 and living in New South Wales clambered for a chance to see Crowded House headline one of Australia's favourite festivals.
It must be hard to sing the blues when you're looking out over one the world's most idyllic landscapes. But that's what 125 or so artists do each and every Easter, as they perform across 5 stages at Peter Noble's blues and roots extravaganza in Byron Bay.
The people behind Coaster claim their September event is perfect for anyone 'aged 5 to 105 with a love of music, art and the outdoors'. But it's even better if you live somewhere near Gosford.
3D's Saeed Saeed talked to rap legend Ice Cube, whose latest album Raw Footage shows he's back to his very best, calling life as he sees it. And with a November tour planned alongside Snoop Dogg, Oz will get a first-hand glimpse at his resurgence.
3D's Cyclone shared the company of the Modular-signed Phillipa Brown, aka Ladyhawke, and found out about the origins of her name, her inspirations, early career and what the future holds in store.
The latest instalment in the Fabric mix series comes from the highly regarded German duo Ame, who took the opportunity to take their sound in a new direction, as 3D’s Rezo discovers.
UK disco duo Mock & Toof have set alight clubs the world over with their inventive reimaginings of tracks by Hot Chip and even some classic Madonna. Out here for Future Classic 3D’s Cyclone caught up for a chat.
3D's Rezo chats with Belin techno/house producer Oliver Koletzki, who's been DJing for 18 years, producing for 13, and is bringing his sound to Club Club at Chinese Laundry.
3D’s Rezo speaks with Scot Project, in town soon for Transmission’s superstar DJ battle.
3D’s NJ gets his groove on with The Ray Mann Three, whose debut album Full Of Soul is out now.
3D's Tristan Burke stopped Italian deck destroyers Bob Rifo and Tommy Tea, aka Bloody Beetroots, jumping long enough to discover what makes the men in the spider-masks tick, and what the crowds at onelove can expect from their set.
Brisbane popabilly (you read it here first) group The Rocketsmiths are about to release their brand new EP, so frontman Dom Miller got on the blower to Carlisle Rogers to divulge a little.
Is this year’s inthemix50 poll a sign of things to come- While electro house still dominated the top ten it was trance that came out on top with Brisbane’s Tydi reigning supreme in 2008. 3D’s Cyclone spoke with Australia’s new number one DJ.
Since 1992, Earthcore mastermind Spiro Boursine had been convincing several thousand kids in big pants that it's a good idea to drive to a remote location and dance your arse off 3 times a year.
Global Gathering is yet another Future Entertainment event, with a line-up that possibly eclipses all others on the calendar.Where else do you go to catch UK funk heavyweight Mark Ronson sharing top billing with electronic dinosaurs Kraftwerk- What about New York fusion freaks Fischerspooner and Larry T- Felix Da House Cat and The Orb-
It may be the last ever Earthcore but they're going out with a bang. The first line up includes more doof DJs than you can poke your glowstick at.
The Canadian event may be a celebration of invasive girly sex toys, but Good Vibrations in Australia is purely about the music.
It has a footy team that nobody can beat, the Great Ocean Road on its doorstep, and now a music festival that invites The Rapture, Xzibit and the rather excellent Shihad to its stages.And being just an hour's drive from Melbourne, Geelong is shaping up as a surprisingly good place to house a big fat paddock party.
It has a footy team that nobody can beat, the Great Ocean Road on its doorstep, and now a music festival that invites The Rapture, Xzibit and the rather excellent Shihad to its stages.And being just an hour's drive from Melbourne, Geelong is shaping up as a surprisingly good place to house a big fat paddock party.
Dates, rates, line ups and ticket outlets for the Brisbane leg of Stereosonic 2008.
Dates, rates, line ups and ticket outlets for the Melbourne leg of Stereosonic 2008.
Dates, rates, line ups and ticket outlets for the Adelaide leg of Stereosonic 2008.
Dates, rates, line ups and ticket outlets for the Perth leg of Stereosonic 2008.
Dates, rates, venues, line ups and ticket outlets for the 4 Stereosonic 2008 Sydney events.
Although there is clearly nothing even slightly Egyptian about Philip Island over NYE, the 15,000 or so people who cross the bridge from December 28 to January 2 couldn't give a hoot.Because this year they'll be too busy wigging out to the likes of The Black Keys, Morcheeba, Fat Freddy's Drop, Digitalism, Midnight Juggernauts and The Birds of Tokyo to really think about why you would name a festival after an ancient tomb.
Because it's fucking awesome, that's why. Set in 2 idyllic landscapes, one in Tasmania, the other in Victoria, Falls is the New Year's mecca for the festival true believers.
The Groovin the Moo schedule for 2009 has been announced.
Because it's New Year's Day, and it's usually nice and sunny, and the gig is really easy to get to, and the line-up works, and it full of sexy party people in few clothes, and it's well organized, and best of all, midnight countdowns with drunk bogans have thankfully ended for another 364 days.Does that pretty much sum it up-
2008 will be the 3rd time the event organisers have taken their concept to the stage, and the line up is looking good.
Some people prefer to play Backgammon to Texas Hold'em. And if you're one of those people, and you live in Victoria, and you're partial to a bit of blues and roots, you're probably familiar with the Queenscliff Music Festival.
Just like the mobile phone, Summadayze has been around for so long now it's hard to image what everyone all did before it was invented.Mark James and his Future Entertainment team, who organize this and just about every other gig in Australia, have been instrumental in the success of our New Year's holidays since 1998, with a line-up of world class dance acts that always manages to impress.
Soulwax are Belgium's most exciting export, having masterminded the mash-up craze that has been driving underground clubbing for the best part of this decade. With a new film in tow and a return to Australia, 3D’s Cyclone got the buzz and was told what’s happening in their enviable world.
Wesley Pentz, AKA Diplo, is one of the hottest DJs in the world right now and he’s coming to Sydney for Parklife. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers got the goss on working with two of the most prominent women in indie right now – MIA and Santogold.
The wait is over. Über-cool uk synth act Ladytron are finally heading to Australia as a live band, new album Velocifero in tow. 3D’s Cyclone chats with ‘lady’ Daniel Hunt.
3D chats with CJ Morello of local act The Glass Ceiling about their debut EP, Reparations.
Enjoying a massive crossover hit with Dance Wiv Me, Dizzee Rascal is an artist possessed with an ambition to craft his biggest music ever. 3D’s Cyclone caught up with the man whose love affair with Oz is set to continue at Parklife.
Being labeled the ‘world’s best new funk band’ is simply all in a day’s work for The Bamboos, as 3D’s Fat Tony discovers while quizzing frontman Lance Ferguson about their third studio album Side-stepper, and covering Kings of Leon.
German producer, DJ and label founder Sharam Jey is returning to Australia this week to “rock” Chinese Laundry. 3D’s Rezo played catch up for the readers.
On October 11, Brisbane gets an all-ages event designed to welcome in the oncoming heatwave, hopefully responsibly.There is a healthy line up of Aussie acts booked to play Sounds of Spring, with music genres spanning the rock n roll of Grinspoon to The Herd's homegrown beat soup.
If having an amazing night out were likened to having great sex (and I think it's an OK comparison), OneLove and Hardware events are the ones you remember fondly and recall while drunk, nostalgic and horny.
People who tell you Canberra is full of politicians and public servants tend to forget that for 40 years the city's University has been staging a festival directed at a demographic beyond those with bad suits and haircuts.
Something happens when you enter the Woodford Folk Festival. It's almost as though you can feel your hair growing and your attitude changing, as you glance across the vista in search of a tree worth hugging.
The world’s premier dance music event, Sensation, is coming to Australia for the first time this new year’s eve. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with Marco V, one the DJs you can expect to see on the night. In white of course…
With their fourth album, Only By The night, Kings of Leon have further cemented their status as the definitive band of the 2000s. 3D’s Andrew Weaver spoke to King Jared.
Move aside Justice, Ed Banger mate SebastiAn is releasing an album of remixes and with an artist album in the works, about to take over the world. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with the Parisian.
3D’s Andrew Weaver chats with Britpoppers Supergrass – returning to Australia this week to promote new album Diamond Hoo Ha.
Mike Skinners, aka The Streets, is back with a new album – his second last, as 3D’s Carlisle Rogers discovers. Then it’s onto the film world.
Ben Folds – who spends his time equally between his native United States and our own Adelaide – spoke with 3D’s Huwston about his latest album, Way To Normal.
3D’s Huwston speaks with Morgan Geist, one half of Metro Area, about his new album, Double Night Time.
Resident at rnbsuperclub and jointly responsible for the latest instalment in the urban mega-brand’s mix series, DJ Def Rok opens up to 3D’s Cyclone about his partnership with G-Wizard, and the current state of the nation’s RNB.
They had one of last year’s biggest hits in Hang Me Up To Dry and now Cold War Kids are back to prove they’re no one trick pony. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke to the band about their second record.
Comprising sizzling MCs Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker and Headnodic, The Mighty Underdogs may have the most modest moniker in rap. But as the trio impressed upon 3D’s Fat Tony, when they play OAF they still plan to hit the crowd with fire.
In the midst of fighting off rumours of demise, Fatboy Slim, real name Norman Cook, is heading our way in 2009 to play the good vibrations festival. He chats to Sasha Perera about lost collaborations, switching from vinyl and his LED spectacular.
German electronica DJ and producer Ante Perry has a double CD out, Flashing Disco Sounds, so 3D hit the Dortmund local up to find out a little more about him.
Indie scenesters Cut Off Your Hands have been in London hurriedly adding the final touches to their debut full-length. Frontman Nick Johnston chats to 3D’s Carlisle Rogers.
3D’s Scott Henderson speaks with Decky Headrock of The Japanese Popstars, supporting Booka Shade at Stereosonic Sydney.
After migrating to Europe to pursue his musical aspirations, Sydney’s producer/DJ Deepchild is back in the country to promote his fifth album Departure. 3D’s Cyclone finds out all about it.
Call them what you will – punk rock, new wave, electro-dance – Omaha group The Faint are indie music pioneers. 3D’s Anita Connors caught up with frontman Todd Fink to chat about their new album Fasciinatiion, their upcoming tour and the founding of their new record label Blank.wav.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers fields some questions to Roots Manuva, aka Rodney Smith, and discovers that even with his sixth album Slime & Reason in the bag, the creative path to fruition is still as big a mystery as ever.
Reforming, The X-Ecutioners may not know what the future holds, but those who witness the resurrection at manning bar will see that time has dulled none of their turntablist superpowers. 3D’s Cyclone talked to the mighty Swift.
As Godskitchen celebrate their tenth anniversary, 3D’s Jane Stabler talks to Irish trance DJ John O’Callaghan, who’ll be bringing the festivities to Sydney for their party Down Under.
3D’s Cyclone talks to Ayalah Bentovim, aka Sister Bliss, aka one half of Faithless, about her inspired new mix-CD, Nightmoves.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks with Brooklyn group Tigercity – adamant they’re not just another ’80s band.
Veteran rockers You Am I boast a career spanning almost a generation – but they don’t plan on hanging up their instruments yet. Guitarist Davey Lane chats with 3D’s Steve Tauschke.
Harlem resident DJ Spin Easy loves Australia. So much so that he’s back again, heating up religion at Fanny’s. 3D played catch-up.
We named them monthly club night of the year in 2007 and they haven’t let us down in 2008 either. It’s official – the Trashbags posse are just about the best thing to happen to the Sydney scene in years. With their second birthday just around the corner we sent 3D’s Angus Thompson to get trashed with the crew. Thankfully he went for the ‘drink now, write later’ option.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers chats with Australian alternative pop musician Sia, most famous for providing vocals for Zero 7, whose new album Some People Have Real Problems is out now.
An indie rock outfit signed to one of the word’s most renowned electronic labels is sure to attract a few raised eyebrows. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out what it’s like from Cazals’ Daniel Gallagher.
Few would choose a pet name from their wife to adopt as their creative moniker, but that’s exactly what James Singleton, AKA James Pants, has done. 3D’s Cyclone chats with the RNB/new wave artist.
While the name Mr C may not necessarily jump out at you, his clubbing establishment in London – The End – certainly will. Oh, and did we mention he was the frontman for The Shamen- 3D’s Daniel Crichton-Rouse spent a few moments with the legend ahead of his Sydney set.
Local indie rockers Pomomofo are back with their second EP, In Super VGA. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out all about Facebook posers and maturing lyricism.
Hitting the top of the Australian chart with their fourth LP Flying Colours, MCs Bliss N Eso are enjoying unprecedented success. 3D’s Fat Tony checked in with the boys to see how they’re dealing with it all, why they preached to a choir, and how you deal with performing to maggoted punters.
Plying his trade as far back as his teenage years, Large Professor has cemented his status as one of the true heavyweights of the hip hop firmament, and with new release Main Source, proves he’s not done yet. He took 3D’s Rezo to school.
Prolific performer and producer Ne-Yo is the hottest thing in hip hop right now; 3D’s Sasha Perera talked to the man in demand about how he maintains his breakneck schedule and keeps looking good doing it.
The ying to Ed Banger’s yang Kitsuné have been the go-to French label for the more band-orientated electro tunes of the past half decade. On the eve of the release of their sixth compilation, 3D’s Marc de Carne spoke with label founder Gildas Loaëc.
Since their formation in 2001, Liverpudlian quintet The Zutons haven’t wasted any time in piecing together a successful career. Drummer Sean Payne tells 3D’s Jon Appleby of the ups and downs of recording album number three.
German trance powerhouse Paul van Dyk is returning to Australia for the third time in two years to headline one of the Stereosonic parties being held in Sydney. 3D’s Cyclone spoke with the debonair DJ ahead of his visit.
London indie quartet Bloc Party are one the best damn bands of this decade, hands down. 3D’s Andrew Weaver spoke to sticksman Matt Tong to discuss their third opus, Intimacy.
NYC electroclash duo Fischerspooner are back in 2008, having already released two singles and an album in the works. 3D’s Cyclone chatted with Casey Spooner ahead of his DJ set at Global Gathering.
3D’s Marc de Carne speaks with Kitsuné-signed Englishmen autoKratz, whose debut album Down and Out in Paris and London is out now.
With Sydney clubbing mainplayer She about to release their first CD, 3D catches up with club owner and compilation mixer Graham Cordery.
DJ Hyper fans haven’t had to wait long for a follow-up to last year’s mix-CD Rewired. With a new artist album Suicide Tuesday out now, 3D’s Tony Edwards spoke to the Brit producer/DJ ahead of his Australian tour.
Sydney’s own synth maniac Spod is back with another LP, Superfrenz. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out all about analogue production, DIY music, and studio-phobia.
New York indie rock quintet The Walkmen have just made their definitive record in You & Me. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks with vocalist Hamilton Leithauser.
One of the most prolific artists of the twentieth century and an inspiration to countless performers, legendary soulster Roy Ayers shows no signs of running out of steam. As he tells 3D’s Fat Tony, “the old pro that still keeps kicking” loves the business as much as ever, and on his Australian tour will show it in living colour.
After some serious hassling from Australian customs, rap royalty Snoop Dogg is finally returning to Australia. 3D’s Los Angeles-based Argentinian reporter Sancho Sanchez caught up with the D O double G in his Californian crib to talk egos, Frank Sinatra and why Hollywood sucks.
A spiffy young chap by the name of Eugene McGuinness took the indie world by storm last year with his debut EP. Having just released his debut self-titled LP, the Brit chats with 3D’s Carlisle Rogers about it.
British hardstyle DJ and producer Al Storm is heading to Australia to play the latest hard rave, Unity. 3D caught up with the master of hardcore.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with British geezers Evil Nine, throwing hip hop, electro and zombies into the mix to create They Live!, their second LP.
What do you get when you mix white suits, synths and moustaches and you’re not Soulwax- You get Norway’s nouveau new romantics Don Juan Dracula of course. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke to frontman Henrik Lysell about their debut Australian release.
3D’s Cyclone speaks with Booka Shade, returning to Australia for the first time since the release of their latest album, The Sun & The Neon Light.
Sydney outfit The Bang Gang Deejays are one of Australia’s most successful dance exports and they’re back on the shelves with their sophomore mix-CD, D Is For Disco, E Is For Dancing. Beat master Jaime Doom chats with 3D’s Matt Unicomb.
French producer Alan Braxe is probably best known as the co-writer of Music Sounds Better With You, alongside Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter under the alias Stardust. However, as 3D’s Cyclone discovers, there’s a whole other side to the man.
Reunited at long last and supporting fellow hip hop heavyweights Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are back in the groove and from the sounds of it, are back to stay. 3D’s Cyclone found out from Layzie Bone what drove the compulsion to reform.
After clambering his way out of the Blue Mountains’ hip hop mindfield, Dialectrix has just dropped what will be one of 2008’s defining releases. 3D’s Matt Unicomb chats with him about departing his old crew, partnering with chasm, and touring.
Michigan MC Buff1 commanded the spotlight with his debut album Pure, and cemented his reputation with his sophomore effort, There’s Only One, back in August. Now he’s in Australia to show you what he’s all about, and beware: beating up the speakers may be involved. 3D’s Fat Tony got buffed.
British hard as nails electro/house/hip hop duo Jack Beats have been making a name for themselves pumping juice into tracks by the likes of White Williams and Does It Offend You, Yeah- 3D’s Tristan Burke catches up with the two ahead of their Australian dates.
Ed Banger pin-up Feadz, AKA Fabien Pianta, is returning to Australia for Harbourlife (which just won the inaugural OZ Festival award for best location). 3D’s Rezo caught up with the DJ of distortion.
Despite suffering a sophomore album slump, John Legend is back turning heads with his third LP evolver, taking his sound to a decidedly more upbeat place. 3D’s Cyclone talked to the man who despite his assumed surname, remains humble in the face of success.
It’s a great time to be in Sydney indie rock group Cassette Kids, with an EP through Sony BMG and a national tour in the works. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with frontwoman Katrina Noorbergen on the eve of a massive string of shows.
The latest instalment in the Balance Presents Electric series comes mixed by none other than DJing chameleon Agent 86. 3D’s Cyclone speaks with the genre blender.
International jetsetter Carl Kennedy (born in the UK, relocated to NYC, now calls Australia home) heads an impressive list of “locals” that’ll be belting out bangers at Pacha NYE. 3D caught up with the house maestro.
The Charlatans are one of those British bands that have scaled great heights in their homeland, but remained rather elusive in Australia. That’s all about to change, however, as the Midlands rock five-piece tour Down Under for the first time. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks to guitarist Mark Collins.
They are one of the most influential musical acts in history – pioneering electronic music and style. Of course we’re talking about Kraftwerk, Deutschland’s finest exports. 3D’s Cyclone spoke to founding member Ralf Hütter.
English progressive / tech-house producer Danny Howells is the latest producer to release under the Renaissance Mix banner. He’s also heading to Australia. 3D’s Fat Tony interviews.
Indie trio Fujiya & Miyagi aren’t Japanese, believe it or not – they actually hail from the very English seaside town of Brighton. 3D’s Fat Tony caught up with the genre-blending band.
Pittsburgh purveyor of mash-up pop, Girl Talk has just digitally released his fourth LP, Feed the Animals, via his website (expect a physical CD soon). 3D’s Cyclone chatted with the producer.
Helsinki dubstep producer Tes La Rok may have made a name for himself on the international scene with his remix of Uncle Sam’s Round The World Girls, but through his own label he’s been rather prolific with originals. You’ll hear a lot of them when he drops in to play Void. 3D had a chat to the hooded hero.
The Potbelleez are arguably one of the biggest acts in Australia right now, having released two massive singles, mixed a Sessions disc for Ministry of Sound and embarked on countless tours. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke to them ahead of the release of their debut artist album.
Sydney electroheads Act Yo Age have just released their debut EP, Hott This. 3D’s Rezo spoke with Tim Yo Age about the record.
Hardstyle producer, DJ and vocalist MC Sharkey lives and breathes everything hardcore, so expect massive sounds when he hits Sydney for Unity. 3D spoke to the Brit.
As a member of the seminal Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has risen to the top of the hip hop pile and affirmed his place as one of the few true veterans of the scene. After recently releasing his first solo effort in five years, Pro Tools, he chats to 3D’s Matt Unicomb about metaphorical lyricism, coincidence and playing live.
West Coast hip hop pioneers Cypress Hill boast a career spanning 17 years. It is only now that one-third of the crew, Sen Dog, is releasing his debut solo effort, Diary Of A Mad Dog. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out all about it.
One of the UK’s finest hip hop exports Jehst will soon be arriving on Australian shores to play The Main Ingredients at The Gaelic Club. 3D’s Fat Tony caught up with him to find out what’s been keeping him occupied since his last album dropped, and what we can expect from his performance.
Synth bandit Joakim has been one of the producers du jour in the French invasion of our airwaves, and is heading Down Under to party for future classic. Words by 3D’s Carlisle Rogers.
Scottish by way of Cardiff by way of Sydney (now) party don DJ Moneyshot is pretty much the king of mix-CDs. So expect mayhem on the dancefloor when he plays Club Club this week. 3D threw him a few questions to mash-up.
Andrea Fratangelo and Francesco Barbaglia are actually Phra and Bot, who are actually Crookers. 3D’s Rezo chats with the Italian stallions of bounce.
Bonafide DJing legend Carl Cox returns to Australia this week to play Stereosonic. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with the Brit.
3D’s Cyclone speaks to Laurence Pike of instrumentalists Pivot, the first Australian band to sign to legendary Warp Records.
Perth trio Tame Impala came out of nowhere earlier this year when they signed to local tastemakers Modular Recordings. But who are they- Let 3D’s Carlisle Rogers reveal all their darkest secrets…
Brisbane group The John Steel Singers have been steadily making a name for themselves in their hometown, and now, thanks to a new EP, their sights are set on the nation. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks with frontman Scott Bromiley.
Finally returning to Australia after a prolonged absence, Andre Tannebreger, AKA ATB, has more than a few surprises up his sleeve for the Global Gathering crowd. 3D’s Rezo tapped him for more information.
Ambient act The Orb are one of the most revered and respected electronic acts in history. They’ve even been immortalised in The Mighty Boosh for a new generation to discover. Here for Global Gathering, 3D’s Rezo chatted with the Brits.
Australia’s number one female RNB DJ, DJ Havana Brown, has just released her first mix, Crave. 3D’s Matt Unicomb chats.
Courting celebrity and controversy, T.I is notorious for plenty of reasons, not least because right now he’s one of America’s hottest hip hop properties. 3D’s Tiffany Bakker sheds some light on the man everybody’s talking about.
Get ready for a soul-reggae mash-up explosion as Amp Fiddler join forces with Sly & Robbie for Inspiration Information. 3D’s Fat Tony talked to the former about the release.
Whipping up indie and dance heads into an equal frenzy with their debut Idealism, clubs aren’t big enough to contain Digitalism. 3D’s Tristan Burke talked to once half of the duo, Jence, about building bridges, electro-rocking out live and standing alone.
3D’s Cyclone talks with Jamie Reynolds of Mercury Prize winning British group Klaxons, returning to Australia in December to headline the second Nevereverland.
3D chats with DJ Bonebreaker of Brooklyn Bounce, the German hard dance production duo, playing Unity in December.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers talks with UK electro pop act Metronomy, whose new album Nights Out hit shelves recently.
3D’s Rezo chats with Amit Duvdevani, aka Duvdev, of Infected Mushroom, heading to Australia this month for Stereosonic.
3D chats with Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke, a chap with an album coming out next year on Warp. See him at the Civic this week.
3D’s Cyclone chats with German producer DJ Hell, in Sydney this month to play Stereosonic.
3D’s Cyclone speaks with house legend DJ Sneak, in Australia this month to play Harbourlife and Global Gathering.
3D’s Scott Henderson chats with British radio and club DJing legend Gilles Peterson, heading to Oz for the inaugural Days Like This festival.
3D’s Cyclone works up a sweat with Gym Class Heroes; the New Yorkers who have carved out their own heavyweight niche in the hip hop scene.
The pioneers of potty-mouthed Australian hip hop, Funkoars are back with their third full-length, The Hangover. 3D’s Matt Unicomb gets the rundown from MC/producer Trials.
The (almost) final line up for Meredith has been announced and it's got more variety than a bag of Licorice Allsorts.
Having produced beats for some of the biggest in the business, South Rakkas Crew’s hybrid urban style is beginning to get some serious attention; 3D’s Cyclone talked to member Dennis Shaw about their plans for global domination.
With the expectant wait for Fat Freddys Drop’s belated second LP almost over, the New Zealand crew are finally ready to relax and rock out at Pyramid Rock Fest and Days Like This! 3D’s Melanie Lewis spoke to keyboardist Dobie Blaze.
Local MC Scott Burns recently released his debut album, Day 1. Years in the making, the full-length represents a new era in the MC’s career. 3D’s Matt Unicomb finds out all about it.
Manchester techno-influenced pop group Silverclub have just released their debut single, Crash This Car, which has been getting spun on NME Radio and XFM and seen the group play some serious gigs. 3D’s Marc de Carnes decided to introduce himself.
British DJ/producer Sasha is hardly a man that needs an introduction to Australian audiences. In town for Global Gathering, 3D’s Rezo had a chat with the legend.
With an name like LA Riots, it’s not surprising this duo produce gunfire beats and dancefloor killers. 3D’s Rezo spoke with the duo ahead of their Global Gathering set.
3D talks to Italy's ambassador of trance, Giuseppe Ottaviani, supporting Paul van Dyk at this week’s Stereosonic event.
Is there a bigger name on the party circuit than Felix da Housecat- We think not. With a new artist album due soon, Australian Global Gathering audiences will be some of the first in the world to hear the new material. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers found out exactly what to expect.
3D catches up with Dutch house producers 16 Bit Lolitas, playing Chinese Laundry this week.
Last year Yelle and Uffie were paired as the princesses of the French electro pop empire. But while Uffie appears to be taking her time in the studio (um, hello – album-) Yelle has been hard at work, and come Good Vibes next year, should have some new tracks for y’all.
Brisbane indie pop boys The Boat People, local luminaries The Seabellies and melbourne jazz-pop darlings Washington are heading out on a tri-state tour. 3D caught up with members of each act.
When we decided to put the Unity party on our cover, there was only one DJ that could be the face of the event – UK hardcore producer Scott Brown. A bona fide legend of the genre, his set at Unity is set to blow minds, bodies and soles. 3D’s Cyclone caught up with the Glaswegian.
Ajax’s buddy Miami Horror is making his own waves across the Australian musical ocean with the release of his debut EP, Bravado. 3D’s Cyclone goes for a swim.
With three of the biggest singles of the past two years – seriously you can’t go anywhere with hearing one of them (you know which one) – Dutch electro house producer Fedde le Grand’s debut artist album is hot property. 3D’s Cyclone got the latest before he hits Oz.
Sydneysiders Kid Confucius have found the new sound. Gone is the fusion of funk, hip hop and rock that made the group one of our country’s finest live acts – now it’s all about soul. And garage. 3D’s Cyclone chatted with frontman Andrew Guirguis about their new album.
Canadian art rock ensemble Holy Fuck are getting as much press for their name as they are for the music they produce. But all press is good press, right- 3D’s Cyclone speaks with co-found Brian Borcherdt about the revival of art.
The perfect beat writer according to himself, Jake One’s assurance is far from empty bluster. 3D’s Cyclone talked to the Seattle native about the proof: his debut LP White Van Music.
It’s been a wild ride for Midnight Juggernauts since the release of their debut album, Dystopia; an album that received acclaim the world over – enough for the Melbourne trio to tour relentlessly ever since. On the eve of their last gig of 2008, 3D’s Melanie Lewis spoke with drummer Daniel Stricker.
Blighty’s Mr Scruff is back melding every style under the sun with his latest, and best LP Ninja Tuna. 3D’s Rezo talked to the diverse music-maker who continues to go from strength to strength.
Birmingham bass bomber Mickey Slim has made a name for himself as a Godskitchen resident, getting a further break when he stepped in to record a BCC Radio 1 Essential Mix after the intended DJ, one James Zabiela, found himself stuck in traffic. Not bad, huh-
Icelandic singer/songwriter Emiliana Torrini chats to 3D’s Rezo and Ghostwriter Killah about her latest album, Armini and Me.
3D’s Sasha Perera talks heritage, legacy and Freedom with Akon, the rapper who’s put his troubled past behind him to solidify his reputation as one of America’s most sought after properties.
3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks with Jess Cornelius (perhaps best known as part of Moscow Schoolboy) about her new solo project, Teeth And Tongue.
With Shihad having found their softer side on last year’s Beautiful Machine it’s left to The Datsuns to annihilate New Zealand’s ear drums. But they’re also being heard further a field thanks to their insane latest album, Head Stunts.
Regen is a non-for-profit organisation raising environmental awareness. Their music off-shoot, Regen Records, is releasing a CD called Treecreation and are launching it with a boat cruise. 3D’s Wolfgang Dittrich spoke with Spoonbill, one of the many DJs performing on the day.
Perth drum n bass heavyweights Pendulum have had a massive year since the release of their second album, In Silico – their first on a major – and while they now call London home, it’s going to be a massive homecoming when the Pendulum experience hits the Big Day Out circuit in January.
With new single Everything carving up dancefloors the world over, NZ hip hop star P-Money takes 3D through the ten records that have influenced his style. You may be surprised.
Most famous for that track in the Trainspotting soundtrack, UK electronic luminaries Underworld are one of the biggest dance acts in the world. It’s going to be a pretty special night on New Year’s Eve, then, when they join the Presets and Eric Prydz on Bondi Beach.
Alex Ridha is the man behind the production powerhouse (and record label) Boys Noize, one of Germany’s most in-demand electro artists. In Sydney for New Year’s Eve, 3D’s Rezo had a chat.
As one of music’s most prolific remixers, NYC DJ David Morales has reworked everyone from Madonna, The Spice Girls and Aretha Franklin to U2, Basement Jaxx and Technotronic. In Sydney for New Year’s Eve, he talked Grammys, pitbulls and doin’ it for himself to 3D’s Cyclone.
Dimitri From Paris was one of the world’s first house producers, although his name is also synonymous with disco thanks to his hugely successful Night At The Playboy Mansion series. 3D caught up with the Turkish born DJ before he hits Sydney.
The almighty Kode9 calls him the best new producer on the dubstep scene, so Joker’s impending Australian shows are very highly anticipated. 3D’s Rezo got to know the UK talent.
US act MGMT exploded out of nowhere earlier this year, and having had to significantly upgrade venues to cope with demand, their December OZ dates may just be the international tour of the year. 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke with one half of the duo, Andrew van Wyngarden.
British experimental duo, Fuck Buttons, have been chosen by none other than Nick Cave himself to play the first ever All Tomorrow’s Parties festival Down Under. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers chatted with Andrew Hung about Mogwai, Pitchfork and droning.
Remixing everyone from A Skillz to Mo’Horizons to Louis Armstrong and Bob Marley, it’s time Washington DC funk act Fort Knox Five released a debut album. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with Jon Horvath, heading to OZ for a series of DJ sets.
When Blind was released in January, it was clear 2008 was going to be a massive year for New York’s new disco kings (and queen) Hercules And Love Affair. In Sydney for Nevereverland, 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with main producer Andrew Butler.
He’s one of the most photographed people on the internet and probably the most name-checked man on the international party circuit. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks with the hippest of the hip, Steve Aoki, bringing in 2009 in Sydney.
Celebrating their twentieth anniversary by treating the hordes to a complete run-through of their seminal album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy are Oz-bound, with a sting still in their tail. Chuck D talks 3D’s Carlisle Rogers through what keeps them pumped to perform.
Channelling the sort of sounds Klaxons brought forth with their 2007 debut – albeit with added surrealism (if that’s possible) – local fans will get their first chance to catch Brit four-piece Late Of The Pier when they play Field Day 2009.
In 2003 a dark entity emerged from Melbourne’s underworld, infamously announcing he had “something to get off his chest, like Belinda Emmett”. Five years later Australian hip hop’s harbinger of doom is still conjuring rancorous beats and barking out demands...if only to save on therapy fees, as Luke No-Alias finds out.
Ex-pat indie anarchists The Death Set are returning to Australia, supporting Santogold in Sydney. 3D’s Nina Bertok found out what a live show really should be.
Murat Kilic is the man responsible for Sydney’s long-running day club spice, as well as being a notable producer and DJ. A busy man over the next two months 3D tracked him down for a chat.
Detroit techno legend Carl Craig has been one of the most anticipated DJs to arrive in Australia for quite some time. Blending influences from jazz to drum n bass into his music his is techno in a class of its own. 3D’s Cyclone spoke to the DJ ahead of his NYE set in Sydney.
Hot on the heels of their world tour, Glasgow’s favourite art school rock sons Franz Ferdinand are releasing their third album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. 3D’s Anita Connors caught up with drummer Paul Thomson to find out what the band has been up to since their last release and what we can expect onstage this summer.
Eli “paperboy” reed, along with his band The True Loves, makes music that makes us wish was lived along the Mississippi during the ’40s, skipping dinner to play rounders with our mates. On the eve of Reed’s debut Oz tour, 3D’s Cyclone spoke with the bluesmith that’s captivated a new generation of soul lovers.
Portugese kuduro group Buraka Som Sistema have been around for a few years but it’s their recent debut album Black Diamond and pairings with Mia and Diplo that have really turns heads. 3D’s Cyclone spoke with the four-piece, heading our way.
It’s been an incredible 12 months for Brooklyn musician Santogold, who delivered her genre-defining debut and took the world by storm. Specially picked for our Christmas issue, 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke to our favourite artist of 2008.
Certainly the most out-there signing sub pop had made until Flight of the Conchords, Brazilians Cansei de ser Sexy, or CSS for short, are in Australia for the third time to headline Future Music Festival, 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke with group member Luiza Sá.
Sydney indie pop group Sparkadia have been made a name for themselves of the past few years. It’s been a steady rise to prominence and, as 3D’s Anna Szorkovszky notes, it’s only going to get higher.
From his Mercury Prize-nominated 2002 debut Original Pirate Material to the inner monologue of his recent Everything is Borrowed opus, The Streets’ Mike Skinner is a one-man hip hop army. Fit and ready to engage audiences for what may possibly be The Streets’ swansong Australian tour, Skinner speaks with 3D’s Steve Tauschke.
Basement Jaxx, the UK house duo responsible for club anthems such as Red Alert, Rendez-Vu, Romeo, Where’s Your Head At- and Do Your Thing, are returning to Australia to headline Future Music Festival. 3D’s Cyclone spoke with Simon Ratcliffe, the “studio boffin”.
Animal Collective’s critically acclaimed latest album might just be happy accident according to Noah Lennox. 3D’s Scott Henderson caught up with the songwriter and discussed the serendipitous harmony of the band’s ninth album…
Still Flyin’ know how to party and their fans love them for it. 3D’s Scott Henderson caught up with lead singer Sean Rawls, discovered a new found respect for Swedish people and learned a new word: hammjamm…
Acid house and techno are just two of the loves of DJ/producer Spencer Parker. The man behind the latest Rekids Revolution compilation, 3D chats to the Londoner about labels, narcissism and his impending Oz trip.
Rusko is one of the biggest names in dubstep, largely through his work with partner in crime Caspa, but also for his own pulsating, grimey productions. 3D chats to the Englishman ahead of his Sydney show this week.
3D chats with Nikolai Fraiture – bassist of the Strokes – about his new side project, Nickle Eye, whose Dylan-esque album is out now.
3D’s David Knight speaks with British deep tech-house producer Nic Fanciulli about festivals, business cards and his new album.
Melbourne-based, sydney-born DJ/producer Keltec has been part of the Australian electronic landscape for almost 15 years. He’s also at the helm of the Kiss Summer ’09 mix-CD. 3D’s Rezo spoke to him about the release.
Josh Wink – the mastermind behind the classic track Higher State of Consciousness – has a new album out and a plan to change you outlook on music.
Although they’re still hoping to be here for a good time and not a long time, Primal Scream, the Scottish trippers who melded rock, rave and an appetite for self-destruction, have largely mended their evil ways. 3D’s Steve Tauschke hears from guitarist Andrew Innes.
Ashley Beedle was one of the UK’s pioneering acid house DJs, but today he’s better known as the lynchpin of X-Press 2.
Montreal electro funk duo Chromeo are returning to Australia for Good Vibrations a mere year after their last trip. The good news is a new album is on the way. The bad news is you won’t be hearing any of it… yet. 3d’s cyclone speaks to p-thugg.
The dubstep scene ain’t all about Europe (and Australia, of course) with Canadian producer Deadbeat kicking it large with the best of them, including Rusko at Void this week. 3D chatted with the Montreal native.
Viennese sound artist Dorian Concept combines hip hop beats with a sonic salad of ambient, industrial and experimental noise. In Australia for Laneway and a few unique events, 3D chats with the boundary pusher.
Amsterdam based Joris Voorn is a man with great taste – he loves David Lynch, Haruki Murakami and Sigur Ros, so he’s a favourite in our minds. At the helm of the latest Balance compilation – yes, a techno producer – he talks to 3D’s Cyclone about the mix, guitars and Detroit techno.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to Swedish crooner Jose Gonzalez about that song and recording with his band, ahead of his return to Australia.
Jimpster – real name Jamie O’Dell – comes to Australia with 17 years of experience producing, remixing and running his label, Freerange. 3D’s Rezo speaks to the Englishman with a penchant for warm and deep house ahead of his first trip Down Under.
Noticing a newly acquired hip hop lean to their sound, 3D’s Matt Unicomb fields a few queries to Son Veneno, the multi-talented Latin collective supporting Batucada Sound Machine at the factory theatre.
22 year-old Sydney lad Skryptcha has already received the backing of Pegz, Chasm and the signing by Obese Records, and with his EP Left To Write, will show precisely why he’s garnered the attention of some of the genre’s best and brightest. 3D’s Matt Unicomb spoke to him.
Mike Relm might be one of the hardest working and most creative DJs in the business today. 3D’s Scott Henderson finds out how boredom, robot rock and a dose of tech obsession have inspired the turntablist to create a show that no one anywhere else is doing.
Burial was a hot favourite, as were Radiohead, but it was the fourth album from Manchester’s elbow that won the Mercury Prize for best album of the year. Now heading to Australia for V Festival, 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to drummer Richard Jupp.
A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip’s latest solo album The Renaissance was released on the same day as the recent US election. He talks to 3D’s Jody Macgregor about how it seems like that worked out pretty well, both for the MC and the country.
Love and wanderlust seem to be the topics closest to Aaron Thomas’s heart. 3D’s Scott Henderson caught up with the singer/songwriter on his return visit to Sydney…
Brazilian party maestro Edu K gives 3D his current top 10 records ahead of his set at Sweat It Out.
3D’s Cyclone speaks to DJ Heidi, a main-stayer of the Get Physical collective and a some-time co-host of the Radio 1 show, In New DJs We Trust. 3D’s Cyclone speaks with the Canadian DJ ahead of her set at Lost Baggage.
Melbourne techno producer/DJ Christian Vance is headlining the Loose Kaboose third birthday festivities next weekend at the Cross. 3D chats with the well-spoken gentleman to find out what’s what in his world.
A former lingerie model, DJ Charlotte Birch has some pretty impressive promo shots. There’s no doubt about that. Equally as impressive is her skills with the dancefloor, which you can witness first hand at Sublime this week. 3D caught up with the British ex-pat.
Scandinavian disco deviant Todd Terje admits to 3D’s Xyclone that he doesn’t feel at home in Berlin – but we’re sure he’ll feel right at home when he plays Future Classic’s new night, Discoasis at Nevermind.
3D’s Rezo speaks to Finnish trance/progressive house duo, Super8 & Tab, hitting Sydney this month for Future Music Festival.
Brooklyn ’90s party hip hop fan Sammy Bananas – part of the Certified Bananas posse – is heading down for a brief string of shows in Australia. 3D finds out what to expect.
Finnish DJ/producer Rico Tubbs pumped all the sounds he finds hot right now – such as electro, hip hop and Baltimore – into his debut album Knuckle Sandwich. Now he’s bringing the results to Good Vibrations. Words by 3D’s Cyclone.
Californian retro rockers Louis XIV are the real deal, making authentic rock on analogue equipment and bringing back an old-fashioned sexiness to music. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers speaks to frontman Jason Hill ahead of their V Fest set.
Never heard of Tim Green- That could soon change. The UK DJ/producer is on the up. Many an industry heavyweight is already onto him – Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Tiga – and he’s been hailed by the music media. In town for Lost Baggage, 3D’s Cyclone caught up with the Londoner.
Sexy DJ trio Hoops are one of the best party posses in Sydney, so who better to ask for a top ten recommendation to fill the dancefloor – and keep it that way-
J Dilla, the supremely talented producer/MC who tragically passed away in 2006, left a legacy of premium beatmaking behind. With a tribute night coming up in his honour, with proceeds going to Dilla’s mother, 3D talks to Sam Dutch, one half of organisers the Main Ingredients crew.
The New Zealand collective with the Brazilian sound, Batucada Sound Machine, are heading our way, showcasing their Latin flavour at the Factory in February. 3D’s Melanie Lewis asked bandleader James Hughes how they and their sound came to pass, and why theirs is the party of inclusion.
With a name that stands for Pissed Off Stef, a punk background and a hometown where it’s minus ten degrees, Stefon Alexander, AKA P.O.S, is surely to be forgiven for his cranky moniker. 3D’s Bizquick spoke to him about his LP Never Better, out now through Shock.
3D’s Nicole Fossati eavesdrops on Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of N*E*R*D on the eve of the Australian tour for Future Music Festival, plugging their latest album, Seeing Sounds.
New York hip hopper El-P is comfortable with being abstract, yet remains committed to opening up to his listeners in a way few artists are willing to risk. 3D’s Liz Galinovic helps piece the enigma together by taking a journey to the dark side with the man himself.
A truculent relationship with the press hasn’t stopped Glaswegians The Fratellis from selling records and touring like there’s no tomorrow, discovers 3D’s Scott Henderson (a fellow Scotsman).
In late 2007 the Valerie collective became the hottest thing in French music since Ed Banger, with acts such as Minitel Rose, Maethelvin and Anoraak making Jan Hammer-inspired synth pop. 3D’s Nina Bertok talks to Anoraak about his debut album, Nightdrive With You, out on limited release in Australia.
Southern African tribal/prog house producer Dino Moran may be best known through his work with House of the Holy Afro, but you’ll see a different side of him at Womadelaide this month. 3D chats with the Mozambique native.
London underground techno producer Glimpse makes the sort of sounds our very own Future Classic crew champion, mixed with a little jazz and a lot of soul. 3D speaks to him about his latest EP, Drifting, out through Carl Craig’s Planet E.
Joan Mael Peneau is a man with many personalities – in one hand we have the electro and breaks spinning Maelstrom and in the other, the funk n’ hip hop bangers of Mr. Strom. 3D chats to the French chameleon before he touches down in Sydney.
In the high turnover world of dance music, it’s inconceivable that a producer would re-release an album after nearly two years, but Miguel Migs has done just that. 3D’s Cyclone finds out more.
JD Twitch and JG Wilkes have been running their club night, Optimo, in Glasgow for over a decade but with a motto ‘kill all DJs’ don’t expect to see guys (or girls) spinning records. The HAHA guys have got an awesome night planned when Optimo return to Sydney, so 3D got inside their head to find out what’s in store.
Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – half of the famed Swedish house mafia – are returning once more to the land Down Under, to play the Future Music Festival. 3D’s Rezo chats with Ingrosso.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with German DJ/producer Tocadisco and not only learns of his new album, but also his culinary passion.
French electronic producer Mr. Oizo has just released his latest studio effort, Lambs Anger. 3D’s Cyclone spoke to the Parisian about the recording process, his film career, and why never to call him a DJ.
Future Entertainment founder Mark James talks to 3D’s Cyclone about the upcoming Future Music Festival and its companion CD.
London-based, Italian-bred DJing duo Italoboyz talk to 3D’s Jonno Seidler about clubbing, jazz and the origins of their name.
King Unique make dirty house – and that’s all you need to know, if you pay attention to their bio. 3D’s Rezo talks with UK producer Matt Thomas about his new life as a solo artist.
Highly influential in the early-’90s happy hardcore scene and the mastermind behind the Raverbaby label, Hixxy is definitely one of the biggest players in the hardcore scene. In Sydney for Godspeed, 3D had a chat.
US blues rock duo The Black Keys have been smashing audiences since forming in 2001. 3D’s Andrew Weaver caught up with frontman Dan Aurbach to find out about his debut solo album.
Three years since Howling Bells’ startling self-titled debut album the band are back stronger and more imaginative than ever. 3D’s Scott Henderson talks to Juanita Stein and Brandan Picchio about hope, the future and their new album Radio Wars.
Electro pioneer Gary Numan found fame in the ’80s only to see his stocks plummet and then rise again for a new synth-pop generation. 3D’s Steve Tauschke speaks with the future shock legend.
Music is just one component of Brant Bjork’s collective artistic vision as 3D’s Steve Tauschke discovers.
The Cat Empire have been busy building their overseas fan base with months of extensive touring. They’ve recently returned home, and are all set for a string of East Coast shows. 3D’s Melanie Lewis chats.
Markus Schulz returns to Australia this year to play the Future Music Festival once again. 3D chats to the Florida-based DJ/producer.
New York dance group The Ones, best known for their hit single Flawless, are heading to Australia to play the House of BlackSTAR party for mardi gras. 3D catches up with the trio to find out a little more.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with DJ Maarcos from Melbourne trio Those Usual Suspects, mixers of the new Housexy compilation.
With his first solo LP, Smoke N Mirrors, finally about to drop, 3D’s Matt Unicomb talks to Cyprus Hill’s B-Real about finding beats, forging collabs and taking things on a political tip.
Winning recognition for his Conversation Domination LP and about to embark on a national tour, MC Tycotic is a seriously busy lad. But that’s half the buzz, as he tells 3D’s Matt Unicomb, and he’s not about to slow down now.
New Zealand’s biggest selling hip hop export Savage is a cool customer even in spite of his fierce determination to make it big, and with his US success vindicating his ambition, he’s fast become an unstoppable force. 3D’s Rezo got the lowdown from the man mountain himself.
Master of riddims Michael Rose is thrilled with reggae’s resurgence, but not surprised; certainly the sometime frontman of Black Uhuru is making his music sound more vital than ever. He spoke to 3D’s Cyclone ahead of his only Sydney performance.
Ninja Tune-signed drum n bass/rock hybrids The Qemists talk to 3D’s Nina Bertok about working with Mike Patton, their grunge origins and haters.
No wonder those UK wobble-funk boys Stupid Fresh love the Aussie shores so much. After being discovered by Hook N Sling in 2005, the duo have gone on to maintain an Aussie connection and will return this month for a series of shows around the country. 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke with the Brits.
3D speaks to heavyweight underground Philadelphian dubstep and hip hop producer Starkey, headlining Void this weekend.
Sied Van Riel has had an extremely rapid rise to fame in the three years he’s been on the scene. Playing Australia for the first time at Trance Energy, 3D’s Nina Bertok got to know the latest Dutch star.
Sasha Vatoff takes 3D’s Cyclone through the ins and outs of compiling an aurual history of Australian rave culture – specifically his three-CD mix, Rave Anthems, out now.
Chinese folk singer Sa Dingding has one of the most unique voices on the planet. Blending native tongue, Sanskrit and her own made-up language, she has been called the trip hop Bjork. Playing Sydney opera house this month. 3D spoke with the chanteuse.
A former artistic director of the famous Blue Note Club in london, Russ Jones has made a name for himself playing some of the most dancefloor-friendly world music. 3D chats to the Brit as he returns to Australia for a string of shows.
Mark Pritchard may have made Sydney his home, but his latest album explores the sounds of the UK, Germany and Detroit, past and present. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to the Brit producer.
3D’s Cyclone speaks with Jazzanova DJ Alexander Barck, touring Australia to promote the German ensemble’s latest album, Of All The Things.
Dukes of Windsor may have broken through to the big league with an electro remix of their first single, but they’re still a rock band at heart, as 3D’s Steve Tauschke discovers.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with French electro house producer DJ Falcon, a close friend – and production partner – of Thomas Bangalter and all-round hip cat, returning to Australia this month to surf, snap and spin.
Canadian indie rock band The Stills launched onto the scene in 2003 in the wake of brooding contemporaries Interpol with their debut Logic Will Break Your Heart. Five years later and they’ve come of age with their third album, Oceans Will Rise. 3D’s Jonno Seidler spoke with guitarist Dave Hamelin.
Why not give the punters more of what they love- After a blistering set at last year’s Q-Dance festival, DJ Luna returns in 2009 as one of the event’s headline DJs. Sydney, we hope you’re prepared. 3D’s Rezo spoke with the Dutch master of hard.
Boozoo Bajou return with their third album Grains, the album they “always wanted to make”. 3D’s Huwston scrunches producer Florian of the duo between his feet and finds out what the two have been up to since Dust My Broom.
When 3D decided to hook up an interview with local producers and Thug Records honchos Adam Jace and Tim Jirgenson we thought we’d pit the two against each other and get them to ask themselves the questions.
If NASA is the Western World’s representative in space exploration, then their namesake in music parallel with a United Nations of so-hot-right-now musicians, exploring the boundaries of genres. 3D’s Cyclone chats with DJ Zegon about his homeland of Brazil and working with 40 different people on their debut album.
They’ve already conquered the international music market thanks to last year’s rocking debut album Living Receiver and now Australia is next when Sydney indie four-piece The Sunpilots set off on their biggest national tour yet. 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with frontman Raj Siva-Rajah.
Hailing from the small town of Tortona, about half-way between Turin and Milan (if you took the long way) it’s no surprise the sophistication of these neighbouring cities rubbed off on DJ/producer Andrea Bertolini. 3D’s Cyclone chats with the underground star.
Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Belles Will Ring have – in a pretty short space of time, we might add – become one of Australia’s most revered underground bands. About to do two shows in Sydney, 3D’s Andrew Weaver spoke with frontman Liam Judson.
While Hudson Mohawke’s music has been called just about everything from a “messy confusion” to the “future of hip hop”, the Glasgow sensation insists it’s actually neither, as he tells 3D’s Nina Bertok.
3D chats with Isaac, one of the first hardstyle DJs to ever tour Australia, returning for the eighth time to play Q-dance at Hordern Pavilion.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti about his side project, Little Joy, whose debut album is out now.
Irish techno producer Phil Kieran chats to 3D about Andrew Weatherall, Steven Soderbergh and Depeche Mode, and promises lots of new material during his Oz tour.
Russian minimal tech pioneers Anton Kubikov and Maxim Milyutenko – also known as SCSI-9 – are touring Australia this month, playing shows together as well as solo sets from Kubikov. 3D chats with the duo.
3D’s Rezo chats with hardstyle DJ Tatanka, the native American term for Bison, owner of the Zanzatraxx label and responsible for some of the most recognisable tracks in the genre.
Melbourne’s underground favourites Low Budget have just dropped their hotly anticipated LP, Laserdisc. 3D’s Matt Unicomb chats to MC Gentleman Gene about good vibes, going against the grain and getting away from the scene.
Western Australian hip hop veterans Drapht and Downsyde will be crashing into Sydney shortly as ringleaders of the anticipated City Brothers tour. 3D’s Matt Unicomb has a brief chat.
Taking over CarriageWorks over two very special days, the Platform 2 Hip Hop Festival boasts B-boys, battle crews, graffiti artists and many more representations of just what makes the genre so great. 3D found out more from curator Nick Power.
With her debut album (produced by Fat Freddys Drop’s DJ Mu) Time Is Not Much just about to hit Australian shores, Ladi 6 (AKA Karoline Tamati) talks about her beginnings and the luxury of creative freedom with 3D’s Kelly Davis.
French duo The Do (pronounced ‘dough’) are one of the more interesting acts on this year’s V Festival line-up, with a sound that’s fallen into a pit of film scores, folk, indie and experimental and emerged renewed. 3D’s Nina Bertok learns a thing or two about them.
Another week, another band out of Brooklyn. But lo-fi all-girl punk trio Vivian Girls aren’t just another fashion band being propped by the hipsterati – these three girls are the real deal. 3D’s Nina Bertok finds out more.
Legendary Afrobeat pioneer, and percussionist, Tony Allen is heading to Australia for the first time this week so 3D’s Cyclone did the honours in getting to know the man a little better.
Featuring Romanian superstar DJs AR:PIA:R as this year’s Circo Loco headliners, Aussie clubbers are about to experience one of the biggest dance events in the world as well as the top-notch tunes and crazy characters it’s come to be known for.
Cool Krauts The Whitest Boy Alive kick it old school down Mexico way.
Super-producer Erol Alkan and Richard Norris have teamed up to create the ‘re-animating’ juggernaut that is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve. 3D chats with Norris about their debut album.
With The Sound of Q-Dance World Tour just around the corner we pitted 3D’s Rezo up with four of the DJs making the trek to bring you the hardest sounds from across the world. Read on, dear readers, to find out what you’re in for, as we chat to A-Lusion, Scope DJ, Fausto and Davide Sonar.
3D finds out what’s new in the world of Fait Accompli, one of our favourite live bands, who’ll be heating up my filthy riot this weekend.
3D has one of the more psychedelic chats with one half of Rub-N-Tug, Thomas Bullock, playing the third Pulse Radio Yacht Club, about disco, mongo and, uh, figure skating.
Having worked with the likes of a Cocteau twin, Kyuss’ producer, Unkle and fashion designer Alexander McQueen, The Duke Spirit are no regular British band. 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to bassist Toby Butler ahead of the quartet’s first Australian tour.
3D’s Andrew Weaver chats to the much-loved Sydney group The Devoted Few’s Ben Fletcher about their long-awaited third album.
Australian expat chantuese Sia Furler chats to 3D’s Nina Bertok about Christina Aguilera (“she’s rad”) and Madonna ahead of her tour.
Brooklyn’s Plushgun must have got their name from the bullets of soft synths they fire from their instruments, right- (rhetorical question.) Frontman Dan Ingala gives the lowdown on his band’s debut album to 3D’s Nina Bertok.
It’s been a few years coming but the debut album from one of the clubbing world’s most in-demand remixers, Morgan Page, has dropped. 3D catches up with the producer, currently on tour in Australia.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with Alexei Perry of Handsome Furs, the pseudo-side project of Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner.
Modular’s most interesting DJing crew, Canyons, take 3D through a day in the life of being, uh, Modular’s most interesting DJing crew… read on, kids.
3D’s Scott Henderson chats to dubstep producer Headhunter, responsible for the awesome Nomad album on Tempa, playing Index this Saturday.
Brisbane trio and Obese Records family members Coalition Crew have just released their sophomore album Known Unknowns. Encompassing a variety of subject matter, the record will stand as a pivotal step in the group’s career. 3D’s Matt Unicomb sits down with MC Yuin Huzami (You And Whose Army).
Duo Ciecmate & Newsense of Hospice Crew have recently released their eagerly anticipated full-length together, A Tale Of Two Cities. Two weeks after its release, 3D’s Matt Unicomb chats with Ciecmate.
3D fields some questions to Good Buddha frontman Al Young, who’s performing at the Platform 2 Hip Hop Festival as well as putting himself in the firing line in its battle competition.
British DJ Judge Jules may yet be the greatest survivor of contemporary dance music. He’s been mocked for being too commercial, too posh, and even too intelligent, but the good-humoured DJ takes it all in his stride. As a trance superstar, he’s as relevant as ever. Jules, who’s worked in radio, press and A&R, is an articulate spokesman for the wider dance movement.
The royal family of electro synth, The Human League, are returning to Australia with a special treat for fans: the trio will be playing their ’80s magnum opus, Dare, in its entirety. 3D’s Cyclone chats with the V Festival headliners.
American wordsmith and Get Physical-signed Chelonis R Jones speaks frankly with 3D on the topics of house music, creative expression and his father.
3D’s Andrew Weaver chats with multiple Brit Award winning chanteuse Duffy, who hits Sydney this week for V Festival.
In Australia to headline the Bacardi Express travelling train fiesta, Groove Armada talk to 3D’s Nina Bertok about their two upcoming albums. Yes, you read correctly: two.
Perth indie rock quartet Harlequin League live up to their jovial moniker as they invite 3D’s Jonno Seidler into their bizarre little world.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with the owner of every male indie music fan’s heart, Jenny Lewis – frontwoman of Rilo Kiley and formidible solo artist with serious contacts – playing V Festival this week.
SHE are hosting Pacha Ibiza resident DJ Matt Caseli for their Easter long weekend of sophisticated sex and soul; 3D spoke to the man himself.
Dutch DJ Sander Van Doorn chats to 3D’s Nina Bertok about getting back into the studio and experiencing Australia.
3D’s Nina Bertok talks to Swedish/English duo Punks Jump Up, about to bring their eclectic electro to Sydney ears.
Seb Fontaine has played a vital role in the London clubbing scene, so as he hits Club Club this week, 3D’s Scott Henderson finds out what makes the Briton tick – in the good way.
The ‘godfather of fidget’, Trevor Loveys, speaks to 3D’s NJ about starting out as a B-boy and hooking up with Switch, Herve and Jesse Rose.
He may be a pro snowboarder, but Trevor Andrew – AKA Trouble Andrew – is developing a new identity in music with his modern dance-rock. And the Canadian’s major champion is none other than his fiance, Santigold.
One of 3D’s favourite bands, WhoMadeWho are back with their awesome second album, The Plot. The Danes get all sensitive on 3D’s Nina Bertok.
Obese Records’ latest signing Illy is frantically putting the final touches on his debut album Long Story Short, due shortly. He takes some time out to give 3D’s Matt Unicomb the rundown.
Sinden has been one of the hottest names in dance music over the past 24 months due to his work with the likes of Switch, Jesse Rose and Herve (under his Count Of Monte Cristal alias). This Easter sees the Briton celebrating the rise of Christ in the best way possible – by banging the fuck out of the Metro Theatre.
It’s been an interesting year for Atlanta’s hardest working dirtbags, scuzzy garage fourpiece The Black Lips – they’ve been shaken down in Mexico, asphyxiated in an Israeli kibbutz and chased out of India by the law, and it’s full steam ahead with their latest album 200 Million Thousand, as bassist Jared Swilley tells 3D’s Nick Jarvis.
3D’s evilchris dons his interviewing cap and speaks to Amorphous Androgynous (the other project of the Future Sound Of London guys) about their new mix-CD, a Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble.
3D catches up with dubstep DJ/producer Seven – the man responsible for the likes of Dark Passenger and Siren – hitting Void this weekend.
Fuzzy continue to throw the party with the most apt title (that would be ‘Killer’), with their Easter line-up of Fake Blood, Sinden and Trentemoller proving the organisers can still pull the right punches to bring you awesome. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to the Dane rep, Trentemoller.
Bryce Dessner of The National talks to 3D’s Scott Henderson about putting together the compilation album, Dark Was The Night.
The making of The Dears’ most recent album, Missiles, was relatively stress-free and straightforward. It’s what came after that’s proved quite different, explains frontman Murray Lightburn to 3D’s Andrew Weaver, with the band that went into making Missiles completely different to the one that came out.
Kris Menace is championed by a lot of big names (Pete Tong, anyone-) And he’s remixed a lot of big names (Underworld, Air, et al.): it’s little wonder, then, that his debut album is rather a big deal. 3D chats to the German Italo producer.
Joey Negro returns to SHE for the first time since bringing in ’08 in Sydney at the very same place he’s celebrating Easter in ’09. 3D’s Scott Henderson chats with the disco don.
New Zealand’s Hume brothers step up their game with their third album, the ambitious concept record, Truth Of The World (Welcome To The Show). 3D’s Jonno Seidler steps into the Dystopian world of Evermore.
3D’s Cyclone chats to Dutch producer/DJ Bart B More, recently in Australia plugging onelove’s latest compilation, Sound Machine.
3D’s Nina Bertok chats with Chris Fraser about the new Raw compilation and the old Canberra/Sydney thing.
Anthony Pappa returns to Australia this week bringing a bit of expatriate electronica to your ears. 3D catches up to hear what’s new in Pappa’s world.
3D talks success, touring and the Maori influence with New Zealand reggae collective Katchafire, playing The Forum in April.
Hip hop legends De La Soul are bringing their hits to Sydney, playing the Metro in May. 3D’s Nina Bertok took a look back at their career with rapper Dave Jolicouer, while casting an eye toward what the future holds.
Rising hip hop star Bukkcity is touring the country right now as part of the Reverb Tour, showcasing his mini album Same Place. 3D’s Matt Unicomb talked to him about the release, his politics and American roots.
It’s not everyday a group has the balls to cover the Beatles, yet that’s what New York reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars have done, and in dub form no less with Easy Stars' Lonely Hearts Dub Band. 3D’s Cyclone found out what it’s like reinterpreting a classic from co-founding member of the brassy Statesiders Michael Goldwasser.
On tour in the UK, MC Double D (AKA Daimon Downey) of Sneaky Sound System kept a diary whilst on the road – and we stole it. Here’s his account of their first week.
From piano to jazz to hip hop to house, Satoshi Tomiie’s musical history is one of natural progression. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to Japan’s premiere house DJ, in Sydney this week.
The ‘legend’ label might be overused, but in the case of Neville Staple it’s warranted. 3D’s Scott Henderson caught the Specials’ frontman experiencing some technical difficulties…
Blues, country, and acid house collide as Alabama 3 visit Sydney in a show that should not be missed. 3D’s Scott Henderson talks pop, partying and politics with Orlando Harrison.
Responsible for co-mixing the rnb superclub Greatest Hits compilation, DJ G Wizard has all the tricks at his disposal to justify his moniker. 3D’s Nina Bertok heard more about the release, and the man responsible’s take on the current state of the genre.
3D’s Rezo takes some time with local success and obese signing G Force, whose debut LP Clouded is seeing him stand out from the crowd.
As close-knit bands go, they don’t get much tighter than Kora; families are like that. 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke to vocalist Laughton Kora about sticking together, and persistence in the face of skepticism.
DJ Revolution doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of most up and coming hip hop DJs, and at O-ii-shi’s 12th birthday plans to show exactly why the majority of his competition pale in comparison. 3D’s Elliot Shields caught up with the King Of The Decks.
3D’s Nina Bertok talks Past, Present And Future with ex-Salmonella Dub frontman Tiki Taan, the New Zealander who’s bearing his soul on his new album, as well as cleansing it.
Proving that trance really is a universal language, Egypt’s Aly and Fila are headed to fry braincells at Trance Energy at the Hordern Pavilion. 3D’s Cyclone got the full story on where they’re from, and where they’re going.
3D’s Rezo speaks to hard dance icon Harri Andersson, AKA DJ Proteus, about the latest Masif Hard Dance Icons CD.
Nick Warren talks to 3D’s Scott Henderson about mixes, new talent to watch and the Way Out West album.
Once Adelaide’s first lady of the dancefloor, the only way has been up recently for DJ Minx (AKA Rachel Phillips) – the fresh new face in Sydney’s club scene and the first-ever female DJ to feature on onelove’s Sound machine compilation series.
Megan Washington’s career horse has bolted, but 3D’s Polly Esther chaps caught up with the impressive gal in the saddle, discovering a singer bucking against being fenced in.
If you’re heading to Trance Energy this weekend you’ll spot a familiar face regularly on stage – MC Losty, master of ceremonies for the day. 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke to the verbose local.
Tech-house purveyors Audiojack run 3D through their all-time top ten albums, favourite live set and current favourite mix.
English producers Bodyrox came of age in 2006 with their smash hit single, Yeah Yeah, and are expecting to do it all over again when they drop their debut album later in the year. 3D spoke to the duo.
3D chats with Melbourne soulful house DJ Cherokee, spending the upcoming long weekend in Sydney at the SHE Easter special.
3D chats to Elite Force, who’s recently been busy in the studio with Meat Katie cooking up “industrial porn”, and is about to bring in Easter at Chinese Laundry.
3D’s Rezo chats with German producer Marc Romboy – currently in studio for Adam Freeland – returning to Sydney next month.
They’ve just hit the top 10 in the Australian club charts with their remix of those usual suspects’ Shadows and now you can catch them here. 3D’s Kelly Davis chats to German production duo, Inpetto.
There’s only one way to profile Candy’s Apartment: throw yourself in the deep end, which is exactly what 3D’s Jonno Seidler did when he hitting the club in the small hours of a Sunday morning to see what make’s the locale one of Sydney’s finest and longest-surviving.
The vocalist Karin Dreijer Andersson from cult Swedish electro band The Knife has hinted at retiring, but she’s not preparing to disappear just yet. Instead the ingenue is venturing out solo as Fever Ray. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to the ethereal vocalist about her self-titled debut album.
3D's Cyclone chats to Andy Cabic of indie folk quintet Vetiver, who've just released their fourth album through Sub Pop.
The Twelves have been popping up on blogs everywhere over the past few months, remixing everyone from Radiohead to Black Kids and new indie band du jour, The Virgins. About to hit Sydney for their debut tour 3D hit up the Brazilians.
3D chats with Melbourne dubstep/atmospheric techno producer Spherix, an osteopath by day and floorfiller by night.
On tour in the UK, MC Double D (AKA Daimon Downey) of Sneaky Sound System kept a diary whilst on the road – and we stole it. Here’s the wrap up of week two.
3D chats with legendary tech/minimal tech producer Martin Eyerer, coming to Sydney with Lutzenkirchen and Tomcraft for the 5 Years of Great Stuff tour.
Borne out of the ashes of indie noise act Pharaohs, Leader Cheetah are a very different band. For starters, they just supported elbow. 3D’s Dylan Young writes.
Musician, comedian and Watchmen devotee Jeffrey Lewis seems to have the world in the palm of his hand at the moment. 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to the New Yorker about his new album.
Having toured with the likes of Benny Benassi and Public Domain, Dr Willis knows how to rock the party. 3D chats with the Melbourne-based trance don ahead of Utopia Homegrown2.
By now you all know that we’re hosting our own stage again at this year’s Surry Hills Festival. We’re clear on that, right- So who is the talent we’ve got lined up to entertain yo’ asses on the day- Well read on, fair people, read on…
Headed to Australia for the first time, legendary hip hop duo EPMD are ready for action. 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke to the New Yorkers about staying busy, while hearing some heavy praise from support act Oh No.
Get ready to be educated in the hottest underground sounds when Canada’s most trusted name in house music, Adam K, heads down under for the second round of Ministry of Sound’s ‘Progression’ dates. Chances are you’re going to want to listen.
Their name might conjure up images of innocence, but as 3D’s John Morrison discovers, New York City four-piece The Virgins are another in a long line of swaggering, sexy, rock n roll bands to emerge from the dark edges of one of the world’s finest cities.
3D World’s Nelson Gunasti tracked down German house-heavyweight Tobias Lutzenkirchen ahead of his leg on the 5 Years of Great Stuff tour, to talk about all things Lutze.
3D’s Nina Bertok takes a hit from Brad X’s bong, whilst talking about Kottonmouth Kings’ return to Australia, their next album and X’s side project in film.
With a reputation that is spreading faster than a Wolverine torrent, Mindgutter are at the forefront of the exciting new generation of local club DJs. 3D’s Scott Henderson meets the faces behind the best electro parties in Sydney.
3D’s Semone Maksimovic chats with the animated and surprisingly softly spoken ‘first lady of electroclash’ – the artist known as Peaches – whose fifth album, I Feel Cream, hits Australian stores on 2 May.
Old school techno DJ, earnest ’80s dance throwback or calculated electro-pop construct – just who exactly is the man they call Tiga- 3D’s Tristan Burke goes straight to the artist who gleefully refuses to be pigeonholed.
3D’s Nina Bertok manages to track down Brisbane indie pop trio The Grates, one of the most traveled bands in Australia, currently on their ‘Biggest and Longest Adventure’ tour.
Joining De La Soul on their Australian tour is Cut Chemist, one-time Jurassic 5 member, tour buddy of DJ Shadow, and the person at the other end of the phone line for 3D’s Nina Bertok.
3D’s John Morrison talks Def Jam and sampling The Cure with British hip hop/grime pop queen, Lady Sovereign.
The Little Birdy of 2003’s Relapse is a long way from the Little Birdy of 2009. The Perth band have spent time as the most requested band on triple j, recorded an album in the states and are now channelling the ’60s. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to drummer Matt Chequer during their current national tour.
It’s been a long time coming but Phrase’s sophomore record, Clockwork, is now out on the streets. 3D’s Nina Bertok talks to the Melbourne mc about working with Wendy Matthews, his love of Aussie rock and album delays.
He’s been on many wishlists to tour Australia for years and finally the prayers have been answered. This week, for the first time ever in Australia, German electronic DJ Loco Dice will be playing. Interview by 3D’s Nina Bertok.
Preparing for We Love Sounds, James Zabiela talks to 3D’s Scott Henderson about why he’ll never give up on breaks.
With his third Renaissance Masters compilation about to hit, producer/DJ Hernan Cattaneo heads to Australia for The Likes Of You.
3D chats with Israeli DJ Guy J playing Chinese Laundry’s 12th birthday this week.
Sublime resident DJ Archie chats to 3D about his latest mix-cd, the Wild Weekends ’09 compilation.
A familiar name in the Sydney underground clubbing scene, New Zealand-born, soon-to-be Europe-based, DJ and producer Emerson Todd has joined the ranks of this city’s finest figures of electronic music. 3D’s Cyclone chats to Todd ahead of his final sets in Australia.
From preacher’s daughter to rock chanteuse, it’s been an interesting journey for Royal Treatment Plant’s Paula Steel. The globetrotter speaks with 3D’s Steve Tauschke.
It’s a small world. Last year, Passion Pit, a rad band out of NYC, released a 7 Inch through boutique label Neon Gold, a new label started by the guy behind the fantastic (now defunct) blog, Good Weather For Airstrikes. Now with a debut album, 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks with the electro popsters.
Adelaide MC/producer Delta has become one of Australian hip hop’s most revered performers. He’s back with his long-awaited second album, The Second Story.
Parisian electrohead Bobmo is making his way down under for We Love Sounds. 3D asks for his top ten defining tracks.
New York based DJ Jacques Renault of the DFA collective is heading down under for Discoasis.
One of our most anticipated tours of 2009, Jesse Rose is heading to Australia for a string of dates with his new artist album. 3D’s Cyclone spoke to the German-based producer.
Self-deprecation might be one of Kissy Sell Out’s charms, but as 3D’s Scott Henderson discovers there’s something to be said for not fitting in.
3D chats to Mancunian disco/soul don, Trus’Me, playing Lost Baggage this weekend.
When 3D’s Scott Henderson called up Johnny Love of Guns N Bombs the last thing he expected to hear was that they were no more. Well, not exactly anyway…
If you love your music loud, hard and tongue in cheek, then you’ll love Parisian producer/DJ Don Rimini.
New York, New York, it’s a helluva town. We know it, you know it and Nick ‘Catchdubs’ Barat knows it. 3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to Catchdubs and DJ Ayers about their love of NYC and its importance in the musical world, ahead of their set at Chinese Laundry.
Playing their last Australian tour before working on their next record, The Presets reflect on superstardom, staying grounded in spite of it all, and preparing to return to the studio.
3D’s Dave Ruby Howe talks to Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner to get the skinny on where they’ve been for the past four years and why hate playing Emerge.
Sydney-based trio Grafton Primary are packing their bags for a UK trek next month. But before their departure, producer Ben Garden tells 3D’s Matt Unicomb what’s in store.
3D chats to Paolo Mojo, celebrating Chinese Laundry’s 12th birthday with two sets.
Laidback Luke is back in town next month, bringing his brand of house music to We Love Sounds. 3D’s Cyclone speaks to the Dutchman.
Nik Fish, a man who needs no introduction to readers of 3D, talks to the mag about his new CD, Black.
3D’s Jonno Seidler speaks to indie singer/songwriter and Pitchfork crush, St Vincent.
Sydney kiddles This/Is take 3D through their favourite party jams.
3D’s Nina Bertok speaks to Dutch house duo 16 Bit Lolitas, fresh from spinning for Brazil and playing We Love Sounds.
Sydney’s own Don Dolla may be about to release his debut record, but both industry savvy and in demand, he’s clearly no novice to the game. 3D’s Nina Bertok picked up the phone for a chat with the artist who’s fame is on the ascendancy.
While you might not instantly recognise the name Jon Hopkins, chances are you’re familiar with at least one of his tracks; Light Through The Veins being used to open and close Coldplay’s 2008 album, Viva La Vida, produced by Brian Eno. With Hopkins and Eno coming together again in June for Sydney’s Luminous festival, 3D’s Nina Bertok spoke with Hopkins.
In Australia for the very first time for We Love Sounds, Berlin techno goddess Anja Schneider plans to make her visit an event to remember. 3D's Cyclone found out more about her roots, influences and audio risk-taking.
Stopping in for a two-date series at the Opera House before returning to the studio to finish their sophomore record, there’s no rest for New Yorkers Battles. Not that drummer and regular visitor to our shores John Stanier minds.
Trance heavyweight and world numero uno DJ Armin van Buuren talks to 3D’s Elliot Shields about returning for We Love, and why volume is often the biggest inspiration.
As disco legend Dimitri From Paris prepares to return to Sydney, 3D’s Rezo discovers more about the man who after years in the game still ranks as one of the coolest cats in the business.
3D’S ELLIOT SHIELDS PLAYS THE INTERVIEW GAME WITH PHILADELPHIAN AND MAD DECENT CHAP DJ SEGA, PROVIDING THE BEATS AT OXFORD ART FACTORY.
Incendiary Brooklyn rapper Necro is headed to manning bar, and as 3D’s Cyclone quickly gleans, his performance won’t be for the faint of heart.
Dropping by Home to play Psyblime, Nick Sentience has already been pushing the hard dance envelope for a decade and as he tells 3D, he’s not nearly done yet.
Portland outfit The Thermals are simmering away in an indie hotbed with their new album now We Can See; 3D’s Steve Tauschke talks to bassist Kathy Foster.
Dutch producer Wildstylez chats to 3D’s Rezo ahead of his set at the final Transmission this weekend.
In the midst of preparing for the recording of their debut LP, local crew Thundamentals have just embarked on a national tour supporting Astronomy Class. 3D’s Matt Unicomb gets the rundown from MC Jeswon.
Tommy Trash gives us a look at his favourite tracks of the moment.
Playing onelove at Tank, Riva Starr talks to 3D’s Cyclone about producing, shifting genre allegiances and missing the taste of a damn fine cup of Italian coffee.
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