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Perth’s 2015/2016 Origin NYE Lineup Announced!

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Is this Origin NYE’s best line-up yet? We’re leaning towards ‘hell yes!’. For its 2015/2016 incarnation, Perth’s much-loved New Year’s festival has brought some of the biggest acts electronic music has to offer. While Origin’s traditionally been a bass-focussed festival, this year festival includes the likes of Totally Enormous Extict Dinosaurs, Boys Noize and live rap / bass act Foreign Beggars.

As far as bass acts go, there is plenty to sink your teeth into. Andy C leads the charge with Sub Focus, RL Grime, Golden Features, Spor and Zeds Dead joining this highly anticipated tour bill.

Early Bird tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. To secure yourself a ticket, you’ll need to grab the sign up via the Origin NYE website and grab a pre-sale code.

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Origin NYE first round line-up

Andy C
Boys Noize
Critical Soundsystem feat. Kasra Critical & Mefjus
Dimension
Foreign Beggars
Fred V & Grafix
GENTLEMANS CLUB: 50 Carrot, Coffi. & Soloman
Golden Features
Keys N Krates
Kove
Pusha T
RL Grime
Skepta
Snakehips
Spor
Sub Focus (DJ Set + ID)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set)
Yung Lean
Zeds Dead
+ more acts to be announced

Read more at http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/61124/Origin_NYE_drop_their_big_2015_lineup#aogfMh2P2gsZSaJh.99

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      Shockone & Lee Mvtthews team up on uplifting new dnb heavy hitter ‘thinkin about’ + announce AU/NZ Dark Machine Records warehouse tour ​. Perth based DnB master ShockOne has returned following recent hit ‘Follow Me’ which saw the artist continue to push the boundaries for the bass music scene. On this new track ‘Thinkin About’, ShockOne has teamed up with NZ music legends Lee Mvtthews to deliver an inspiring uptempo dance track with a fiery DnB bed. The track combines an ethereal vocal topline with classic club music elements including a huge bass line and textural drum beat that pushes the song into the mainstream with an infectious energy that is bursting at the seams. This collaboration sees both artists use their impressive experience and ability in creating dynamic bass focused music to deliver an instant classic in ‘Thinkin About’. Both being signed to the ShockOne founded Dark Machine Records, this collaboration is meant to be and the song speaks for itself in terms of musical synchronicity and likeminded artistry. On the collaboration ShockOne shares, “‘Thinkin About’ was a really fun track to work on with Lee Mvtthews. It’s our first collaborative effort and I’m stoked with how it came out. I feel like this song really captures that feeling of hedonism and reckless abandon when you’re out at a rave with mates. I hope the audience feels the same way!” Graham and Tom from Lee Mvtthews further share, “when Karl (ShockOne) sent us over the idea, there was nothing to think about, this was a no-brainer. It had all the elements of a great track, so we came in and connected the dots. With production reminiscent of RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kanine, and Flume, it’s the perfect blend of rave and radio. ‘The vocals were initially written for another track, so to us, it kind of felt like a remix, and sometimes there’s a magic in remixes seldom found in an original piece of work. This was a unique experience for us writing it and we hope it feels the same when listening to it.” ShockOne has been making waves in the dance and electronic music scene for the past decade with his 2013 debut album ‘Universus’ charting in the UK and New Zealand as well as landing at #1 in the ARIA album charts. After this success and touring extensively across Europe as well as remixing singles for iconic artists such as DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, NGHTMRE & What So Not, the talented producer has gone on to start his own label Dark Machine Records. This label was formed to help promote the extensive bass music scene across the region. In late 2020, ShockOne dropped hit single ‘Follow Me’ which was added to rotation on triple j, clocked over 6 million streams across platforms and appeared in the top 20 on the Shazam chart here in Australia. Lee Mvtthews are one of the biggest dance/electronic acts out of New Zealand / Aotearoa currently with a reputation for infectious, energetic drum and bass music. The pair have gone from strength to strength winning ‘Best Artist’ 3 years running at the George FM awards as well as ‘Best Electronic Artist’ at the Aotearoa Music Awards in 2020.  Across their discography the duo have amassed over 25 million streams with tracks like ‘Takeover’ reaching #17 on the Apple Music charts and #77 on Spotify Global charts. With all these past successes, Lee Mvtthews are looking to continue their exponential rise to the top of the electronic music heavens. This October, ShockOne is launching another AU/NZ national tour of the Dark Machine Records Warehouse parties with support from Lee Mvtthews and Koven. Hitting six cities at venues including The Metro Theatre Sydney, The Industrique Melbourne, The Triffid Brisbane, Lion Arts Factory Adelaide and more, this tour is sure to be one to remember. Pre-sale registration will be available on Tuesday 24th of May with tickets going on general sale Thursday 26th of May. Full dates below. ShockOne & Lee Mvthews new single ‘Thinkin About’ is out now via Dark Machine Records on all platforms and you can get your first listen below!   ShockOne AU/NZ Dark Machine Records 2022 Warehouse Tour Dates w/ special guests Lee Mvtthews & Koven Pre-sale registration: Tuesday 24th May 2022 Pre-sale: Time TBC, Thursday 26th May 2022 On-sale: Time TBC, Thursday 26th May 2022 Thurs 20th October – Shed 10, Auckland Fri 28th October – Lions Arts Factory, Adelaide Sat 29th October – Centenery Warehouse, Perth Mon 31st October – The Industrique, Melbourne Fri 4th November – The Triffid, Brisbane Sat 5th November – The Metro Theatre, Sydney

    • Metrik Announces Australia & New Zealand 2022 Tour metrik-australia-new-zealand-2022-tour-feature-oz-edm

      Prolific drum and bass producer Metrik is set to return to Australian and New Zealand shores later this month for a headline tour. The nine date tour will see Metrik on headline duties in Dunedin, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, before heading to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and rounding out the tour in Perth. The tour will mark a triumphant return down under for Metrik and allow the famed producer to showcase his latest music offerings that have been well overdue since the Covid pandemic locked down the globe. With diverse tastes ranging from Eric Prydz to Björk, Depeche Mode to The Prodigy, Metrik’s love of music doesn’t stop there. An avid fan of synth wave, film and dance music across the board, his influences culminate in a vivid world of cinematic themes, emotive melodies and atmosphere combined with modern, high-energy production values. Having already built a reputation as one of the hottest stars in dnb, he delivers an eclectic blend of anthemic and euphoric tracks to showcase his musically expansive sound. Metrik has forged a reputation as a prolific producer and remixer, having been called upon by Eric Prydz, DJ Fresh, Ellie Goulding, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Swedish House Mafia and Enter Shikari to give his midas touch to some of their biggest tracks. The nine-date tour is on sale now, head to the official website to secure your tickets. Metrik Australia & New Zealand 2022 Tour Dates 19 May: Dunedin – Union Hall 20 May: Hamilton – The Outback 21 May: Christchurch – Ngaio Marsh 27 May: Wellington – Shed 6 28 May: Auckland – Shed 10 03 June: Sydney – Cult 04 June: Brisbane – The Brightside 04 June: Melbourne – The Industrique 05 June: Perth – Old Swan Barracks