Clavichordiarnt – Alright Music

We knew nothing. We were so beautiful


Adam Freeland

Adam Freeland is well renowned on the nuskool Breaks scene and has triumphed over the decks and jampacked the clubs for over a decade. Adam dropped his first set some 20 years ago in London and is similar to James Lavelle & MoWax in that he was something of a prodigy in producing tight tracks, promoting club nights, and launching his own record label at a relatively young age. Originally a House DJ, Freeland was one of the nuskool pioneers alongside contemporaries Orbital & Rennie Pilgrim and labels such as Fingerlickin‘ Records.

Adam Freeland first toured Australia in 1998 alongside DJ Krush and still bounces a nice set of beats; as heard above during August at the Kazantip Festival in Ukraine.

Vaudeville Smash


Over a year in the making, Vaudeville Smash launch their debut Album Dancing For The Girl to their home town of Melbourne on Fri the 14th of June at the Corner HotelThe Album has already started garnering some critical acclaim, with Inpress Magazine stating: Its one of 2013s great albums.

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Vaudeville Smash have not played a show since before their US tour in March. This will be their first Melbourne show since returning home [and] its gonna be BIG!. No, its gonna be absolutely ENORMOUS!!

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Supported by synthfunk explosion Sex On Toast and jangle rock Phenomenon She Said You.


Plump DJs

Plump DJs

Thursday night gone, I was excited to be getting down to the Plumps at the wonderful gothicrevival Royal Melbourne Hotel. The sound was delicious; the crowd generally pretty good & the dance vibe got significantly large. Plump DJs (Lee Rous and Andy Gardner) are touring Australia at the moment on the back of their latest release in the Dirty Weekend series of EPs. This is about the 12th release from their own Grand Hotel label; and the sounds keep going from strengthtostrength. This was evident in over 2 hours of breakbeat glory at RMH. Check out the floorfiller Gobbstoppersuch a bangintrack:


I cant help myself enough of this album: Muchacho with the featured track framed here a certain must; however, my favourite being Ride On / Right Ona success by all accounts and a call to the ready of all fans (early) Flaming Lips. Sure, its early days and well yet see what production is to come. But these favourites, headed up by Alabamas Matthew Houck have made the break into the East Coast scene, U.S., in recording superb contemporary countrygospel hits at their new den in Brooklyn. An investigation into the melancholy; Muchacho will hopefully see this promising act hit our antipodean shores somewhat soon and the less fanfare the better (says he at the pen)!

Graffiti: SE Asia 3

Last year, I visited Indonesia and Malaysia. During my incredible visit, I was impressed by the everincreasing writing on the wall throughout my trip; with particular focus on the scene in Jogjakarta. Indonesias second city is remarkably chill in comparison to the big durian that is Jakarta and their thriving arts scene is testament to this. I met some wonderful people there, kicked back at the citys newly opened, boho chic, Oxen Free bar and the next day I trekked up to the magnificent Borobudur stupa for a spectacular sunrise. Jogja is also home to some talented musiciansfrom electro through hardcore and hiphop. Sydney MC Rima Le Drifter was able to point me in the direction of some of the local rap talent and I have included 2 fresh tracks in the video below by Rotra and Dumbstah respectively:

Space is the Place (Sun Ra)

Sun Ra comes from the other side of time. He descended from Saturn and graced himself upon contemporary American society in the 1970s; after commandeering the persona of jazz pianist Herman Blount. John Coneys film Space is the Place documents a reinterpretation of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as they descend upon the Earth in their musicallypropelled spacecraft. Sun Ra is then depicted on film (starring himself) in his quest to save his contemporary ancestors from the destruction of Earth. The Arkestra performs sweeping polyrhythmic grooves and Sun Ra poignantly offers the wisdom of the cosmos to all he encounters.

The film (featured below in it’s entirety) is a cult classic and offers an insight into the world of the celestial, ancientEgyptian mythology that Sun Ra has mirrored through his transit to and from Saturn. Samples from the film can be found amongst a plethora of music, most notably The Irresistible Force track Another Tomorrow (Ninja Tune).