Friends Of Friends returns in the daylight hours to present an intimate club show with Kyle Hall, one of Detroit's favourite sons alongside beautiful homegrown talent in - András, Tom Moore (Otologic), Edd Fisher & Simon TK (Wax'o Paradiso), Jesse Young (Cutting Shapes), Kiti & STM. The crisp Funktion-One sound system in Brunswick Street's new nest Glamorama, will be firing right through from the afternoon into the early hours.
$10 entry on the day before 5pm
$20 on the door after 5pm
Saturday 4th June - Doors from 3pm
Kyle Hall is quickly rising to the level of the greats he studied under in his hometown Detroit and is fast becoming on par with some of the most defiant, innovative DJs and producers in electronic music. The only thing that separates him is a handful of years - a decade or two in most cases. Born during the era of Detroit’s second wave of techno, Kyle grew up immersed a rich legacy of musicians and artists on both sides of his family. Jazz, soul and gospel came from his mother’s side (who is a professional singer), as well as his Uncle Ray (aka DJ Raybone, a local legend), while his father, on the other hand, owned a nightclub. From the age of 11, Kyle began producing wildly experimental electronic music, using basic software and found equipment to explore his imagination. By the time he was 13, record stores became his second home, spending most of his days at Rick Wilhite’s legendary Vibes store, the main headquarters for most Detroit DJs’ record collections. It wasn’t long before Kyle was hopping Detroit’s DJ circuit himself - and in less than 4 years, he found himself traveling dancefloors around the globe. These days, he balances a world-spanning tour schedule - dotting from Singapore to Israel to Europe, and throughout North America - bringing his inimitable DJing style to world-class clubs (fabric, Panorama Bar, Space in Ibiza) and internationally renowned festivals (Coachella, Timewarp, Bloc, Outlook, Stop Making Sense, Source Festival). With a sense of intuition that spans far beyond his age, Kyle brings an energy to the decks that harks the generation before him, the real deal: strictly vinyl, and as gritty and raw as it gets.
Peel back the leaves and discover András, a Melbourne producer making tactile and imperfect electronic music. Inspired by primitive percussion, simple melodies and home recording, Andras combines elements of house music and new age ambience in a distinctly antipodean way. Based around drum machine rhythms and new age synths, his original tape recordings are simultaneously contemporary in sound and difficult to carbon date, slipping comfortably between Library Music, 90s House and instrumental synth funk.
No other DJs have been better groomed to steer Melbourne in the right direction as dishevelled duo, Otologic. Whether they’re running their own wild parties, bringing international talent to Melbourne or being called upon to warm up for such legends as DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall, Otologic are cult figures of Melbourne’s underground.