For most dedicated bedroom bangers, the road to becoming a successful club DJ involves a lot of hard work. It can take years of late night repetition and endless frustration before your level of skill matches your level of enthusiasm. Then come the demos and tireless self-promotion, juke-boxing at friends’ parties, DJ competitions and then some, and only some will get a shot at actually playing to paying punters in a decent club. This is why it really grinds my gears when I see manufactured starlets booked to play prime time sets at major events and festivals because of the size of their chests or how many horny Facebook acquaintances they can solicit to the show with their sultry promotional photograph. I urge promoters to stop thinking with their hip pockets (wallet and genitals included) and to help build a scene that rewards hard work rather than hard nipples.
The Clubhouse’s March roster is filling up quicker than K-Rudd’s naughty swear jar with three major events lined up for the month. On Thursday March 15, Electrosex brings bass magician Bar9 to the main room alongside locals Key Seismic, Ben Penfold, Sandman and Logic vs Nay Nay. The next night, Friday March 16, is taken over by the Monster Bass crew who present Play Me Records mainstay Kurk Kokane supported by Lost The Plot, Sidesteppa, Riske and Logic. To round things off, local firebrand City Kid Music is back again on Saturday March 24 with Sydney moombahton duo The Mane Thing pumping out the low bpm throbble.
Haven’t The Aston Shuffle done well for themselves! With more hits than you can poke a major recording contract at, the local duo have taken the country by storm in recent years. The guys are returning home to say “aw thanks guys” with a special updated live show at Academy on Friday March 23.
I don’t know about you, but I love musicians who love messing with your mind – those who find ultimate pleasure in belting your brain with unfamiliar and invigorating aural attacks. UK producer Boy 8 Bit is one of the most well accomplished electronic mind melters and he returns to Trinity Bar on Friday March 30. Wearing a hard hat and knee pads is recommended, but not essential unless they match your handbag.
I have some homework for all you house music fans out there. Grab a pen and write these tracks down, grab your parent’s credit card, head over to your well worn laptop and buy these records! Nicky Romero – Generation 303 is a crazy acid-tinged main room monster, Moguai – Mpire puts the ‘big’ in ‘big room house’, Tom Moroca – Hello is a fidgety electro banger, Rory Lyons – I Know (EP) wobbles like a fat guy on a pogo stick, Spenda C – Getting Dumb (Mind Electric Mix) brings out the fist pump and Get Stellar – Bump Shake Whine (Shaolin Mix) proves that even if you are the world’s tallest midget, you can still make exceptional house records.