The weekend just past has been a pretty busy one for me. On Friday night, after having drinks for Rob’s birthday at the Moog Bar, Rozie, Matt, Adam and I headed down to Tech-ni-kal for techno legend Kevin Sauderson. Not quite my cup of tea, but pretty much what I expected, fun party techno.
The next day (Saturday) I headed up to Glenworth Valley for Utopia. My friend Dave was playing live and he needed a lift up, so I was more than willing to help out. Unfortunately due to the time slot (4pm), Dave played to pretty much me and Rozie. A few people wandered through, but it was just too damned early for a rave really. Had a fun time and we even stopped off at Pie in the Sky (Sydney’s best damn pie shop that ain’t even in Sydney) for a much needed pie.
At night was Jupiter Jazz down at Bar Europa. It was a pretty fun night. Since we didn’t really do a top job of advertising this party of ours, we were pretty happy with how things panned out. Perhaps next time we should tell people that the party is on… 😉 Here’s the photos from the night. I played earlier on in the night to a smaller crowd, and even got to do some mixing with Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio along with the usual vinyl that I play. It was definitely great to be able to play out some tracks that I just don’t have on vinyl.
Then on Sunday we headed up to Newcastle for the Southern Outpost and Bug Records showcase; 2300. But before this, earlier in the afternoon we stopped off to check out the Laydeez of the League Skip Rope for Art. You might have seen them before on the ads for ABC and SBS.
Later on in the night was 2300 at the King St Hotel in Newcastle for a night of electro, techno and house music. I played earlier on in the night to a very small crowd, but that was OK. I’ve never dj’ed in such a large space, and my mixing was showing that fact. I’d definitely love to have the chance to play such a nice venue again. Southern Outpost played live later on to their usual high standards (loved the Kraftwerk cover guys!), then Spill and 8-Bit with Ladyboy from Bug Records. All in all a great night with friends. It was a shame people turned up to the party so late, as the venue had to shut at 12am being a Sunday night and all. Oh well. Massive props to Sofie for all the effort she put into organising the night!!