HORATIO LUNA + ASTRAL FLEX, SOPHIE MCALISTER, JNETT
The don of jazzy house, Horatio Luna, plays his last show before cruising overseas !!
Headlining the night cat celebrating the release of 2 critically acclaimed records, ‘Reworks EP’ and ‘The Psychedelic Freaks - Passing Through The Doorways of your mind’.
With love from the likes of Kai Alce, Patrice Scott, Zepherin Saint, Giles Peterson, Henry Wu, Lefto, Honey Dijon, Louie Vega, Danny Krivit and many more this is a show not to be missed !!!!
On support and in celebration of their first release, intoducing the next gen of jazz-stronauts, Astral Flex !!
Founded in 2019, Astral Flex is a band of musicians/producers born of an ascendant local culture of producer based, improvised music in Melbourne, Australia.
With no bounds, Sophie has been liberally firing jams at dance floors all over Melbourne for the past couple of years – working closely with Crown Ruler and Rhythm Section families, but always being a musical friend to all.
Dj Jnett is certainly a name synonymous with the Australian Dance Music scene.
Her magnetic energy and impeccable djing skills have held her in hot demand throughout her career, which now spans over two decades.
Inarguably one of Australia’s biggest house luminaries, Melbourne native Janette Pitruzzello aka DJ JNETT has been spinning records and creating heat in Melbourne’s music industry since the early 90s.
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“What happens when you apply the sprawling, human energy of live jazz to the mechanical, rhythmic structures of house music?…To listen is to feel Hicks and his trio working it out in real-time, improvising house beats the way they would jazz rhythms. The approach is so intimate that, at times, you feel like you’re in the room, close enough to hear the musicians breathing and shuffling around each other…” - Pitchfork
“Translating the sounds of the dance floor, which was his club rat playground, from house music to drum and bass and mostly broken beat – oh, and just some funky, funky kick drum shit…Using complex and tender bass lines (that seem wild and fantastical) get hooked down in a rhythm section that punches you onto the d’floor. Why would you stand around when the beat is that sweet? Every single person in the room was dancing.” - Chris Gill (RRR)
“…His ever increasing creative output is bold, experimental, jazz fused & fluid in motion. His genius and outright passion highly contagious & inspiring! Melbourne, Australia, the World….. here is an 'absolute musical legend' in the making, & this opportunity to experience his wonder in such an intimate setting, simply cannot be missed!…” DJ JNETT
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