Thick as Thieves fifth birthday party feat. Monkey Safari

Sun 22 Jun,







In the lead-up to this 24-hour rave, we chat to headlining DJ duo Monkey Safari

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It’s been five since years boutique touring agency Thick as Thieves was born, and the Melbourne dance music scene wouldn’t be the same without them. Under the guidance of director Mike Toner, the crew have toured over 50 international acts. They've also hosted their own branded shows – you might remember the recent appearance from German techno innovator Kölsch, or the sold-out andhim show last week.

It’s fitting that for their fifth birthday, they’re going big – really big. From 7am to 7am, Revolver will heave with a diverse range of dance music from local and international DJs. There’ll also be merch giveaways, live visuals and, rumour has it, a lot more surprises.

The headliners are Sven Fröhlich and Lars Rühlemann – better known as the German duo Monkey Safari. They were one of the first acts to tour for Thick as Thieves back in 2009. Before they take to the decks, we pinned them down for three quick questions:

Sven and Lars, you were recently invited to do a mix for Defected Radio. What was it like being recognised by such a veteran house label?
It's nice to see that the bigger labels/artists/blogs show their respect to our work!

You run your own label and founded the famous Charles Bronson club in Halle. Has this given you more creative freedom in your music?
Yes, of course. We love to create new projects to get new experiences. Sometimes they’re successful, sometimes not. But if you don´t try out new things, you can´t do wrong…

There are definite funk, hip-hop and psychedelic influences in your sound. How do these genres find their way into your sets?
We grew up with a lot of different musical styles and today we love listening not only to electronic music. That's the mindset for our productions and DJ sets. No genre restrictions – just good music we like.

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Thick as Thieves fifth birthday party feat. Monkey Safari details

Revolver Upstairs

229 Chapel St

Prahran 3181

Telephone 03 9521 5985

Price $25.00

Date Sun 22 Jun

Open 7am-7am

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