Time Out Melbourne

The Queen might not be into clubbing these days, but this long weekend, Melbourne's going all out with Hot Chip DJs, Armin van Buuren and a whole lot of local talent


The German DJ duo are bringing their 'super house' sound back to Melbourne. Last year's show was out of control so if you’re into serious underground house make sure you get your tickets ASAP because it’s going to sell out fast. Melbourne.

Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990: Night Slugs

House, grime and drum’n’bass get fused together by young London producers DJ Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 – founders of influential electronic label Night Slugs. The guys first joined forces when they started a club night dedicated to shedding light on a new hybrid South London sound and they’ve been bringing the experimental dancefloor-friendly vibes ever since. Melbourne.

Armin van Buuren: Intense tour

Six hours, dazzling pyrotechnics, an army of dancers, live instrumentalists and a whole lot of shiny, uplifting trance: it could only be Armin van Buuren. The Dutchman is taking his 2013 Intense album and weaving it into a six-hour set that he describes as an exploration into music, rather than just a showcase of his biggest hits. The Saturday show is sold out, but tickets are available for the Friday. Melbourne.


HOLEANDCORNER sets itself apart with a small, carefully curated lineup. The headliners are Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin and Al Doyle, who'll be whipping out a DJ set. Deep-voiced American avant-pop DJ Matthew Dear is second on the bill, followed by Madrid indie-electro artist Henry Saiz, Israeli underground house producer Guy J, Romanian fuzzy techno experimentalist Cosmic TRG and Netherlands-based producer Xosar. Docklands.

The Operatives tenth birthday party

Has it really been ten years since this Melbourne collective began their search to uncover, nurture and tour local talent? Apparently so – and obviously, this means a party of roof-raising proportions. Naturally, head honcho JPS (Jerry Poon) will be bringing his brand of house/disco/funk/hip hop/whatever-he-feels-like to the stage, alongside Sydney visual mashup DJ Sampology, Koreless, Sinjin Hawke, Stwo, Sango, Mark Pritchard vs Steve Spacek and more. Kensington.


‘Versatile’ almost falls short when describing this Brisbane AV artist/DJ/producer. In recent years, Sam Poggioli's blended musical and visual sets have cemented his reputation as one of the country’s leading mixed media live performers. After his tour of North America, Canada and Europe, Sampology is putting his AV shows to the side for a run of straight-up DJ sets. Word is that he’s been collecting a mixed bag of hip hop, house, soul and progressive electro. Kensington.

Lockdown Jail Rave 2014

Kyle Hand and Danny Grant know how to put on a party. Since founding Loud Promotions in 2006, the boys have grasped Melbourne’s club scene with both hands. They've launched careers of local DJs like Will Sparks, brought big international names like Audiojack to the country, and are famous for putting on parties like Lockdown Jail Rave – back for its eight year. We caught up with the Loud boys to talk dance music, warehouse raves and the Melbourne Sound. Melbourne.

St Kilda Block Party

Secret Garden and Metropol in St Kilda are hosting their sixth block party, with their first five having sold out. This time, Jam X-Press will be performing live with other local artists including Frazer Adnam and Gaz Kempster. Cabanas for the day are on sale now. St Kilda.

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