BROTHERS IN ARMS
More like brothers in beats yo! That’s right folks, just in case you haven’t already heard, UK drum’n’bass maestros Brookes Brothers are coming to town. Having established themselves as one of the A-list production power-houses in the scene at the moment, these guys have been smashing it. Signed exclusively by Breakbeat Kaos in 2007, it was their debut single Hard Knocks/ Mistakes which saw them garner support from the likes of Andy C, Grooverider, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and more. They’ve collaborated with Culture Shock and Danny Byrd and have remixed the likes of Norman Cook and Chase & Status. The lads play Villa alongside dubstep young gun BARE on Friday, July 20. Tickets are $30 plus booking fee, hit up Moshtix. RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Four producers from the east coast and three of Perth’s finest will be taking over The Bakery on Saturday, July 14. Melbourne-based producer Dylan Michel, aka Wooshie, will be launching his debut EP Boyfriend Material (make sure you read this week’s edition of Salt to find out all about him). Having attracted the ears of international listeners Matthewdavid, Gaslamp Killer and Ras G, Wooshie is a total dude. Sydney solo artist and producer Outerwaves will be bringing his nostalgic psychedelia to the gig, Andras Fox will be launching his Daydreaming mini LP. Local lad James Ireland will also be bringing his textured beats to the show. Tickets are $10 on the door. HOLY HOLY
Sydney dance outfit Holy Balm have been performing on the outskirts of Sydney’s underground music and arts scene and have shared the stage with bands like Total Control, Black Dice, The Boredoms and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. With a batch of independent releases behind them, it was their debut 7” which saw them support a string of international artists and embark on their own national tour in 2011. They’re about to release their debut record It’s You and to celebrate, they’ll be performing alongside local act Mental Powers on Saturday, August 11, at PICA Bar. It’s $15 on the door from 8pm. Get on down. SCRATCH PAD
Paper Chain are putting on a night for scratching enthusiasts. If you’ve ever been into turntablism or are an avid user of the cutting method then this might be for you. Grab your record artillery, some beverages and head on down to Fat Shan Records this Saturday, June 30, for a super scratch session and basic break down of scratching for those who are willing to learn or those with interest. It’ll be a night to catch up with like-minded peeps about town. It’s $5 on the door and what’s even better, it’s BYO. If you’d like to head along, email
and get on down from 8pm. FOR MUSIC HEADS AND DANCING FEET
That’s right guys, general tickets for Parklife 2012 go on sale next Tuesday, July 3, from 12pm midday AEST. They’re $138 plus booking fee. Parklife hits Wellington Square on Monday, October 1 (Queen’s Birthday long weekend). Get pumped!