Bringing some horror funk, glitch hop and bass goodness to Street Level Byron Bay is the New Zealander, intergalactic funk keystar legend himself.
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>> K+LAB (New Zealand) ( WESTWOOD / LOWTEMP ) <<
New Zealand master of intergalactic funk, K+LAB, has been rocking dance floors and bringing the heat to the masses since he first
burst onto the scene with his debut album “Spacedirt” in 2013. An ever-expanding galaxy of FUNK, K+Lab’s sound is always
absorbing and incorporating a seemingly endless array of influences and vibes – the headnod aesthetic of hiphop, the futuristic techniques of Glitchhop and the fury of drum n’ bass – all tied together by an orbital pull of all things funky. Unlike anything else occupying the sonic landscape today, his music Armed with his signature keytar, K+Lab has been touring relentlessly for years,
conquering dancefloors across Canada, Australia, USA, South America and his native New Zealand.
2016 brought release of his sophomore album, The Worldy’s (Released on Gramatik’s Lowtemp label), his 2nd album to be nominated for Electronic album of the year at the New Zealand Music awards which was followed by a slew of successful singles including “Clap Ya Hands Now,” a collaboration with fellow funkmeister Stickybuds, that held the #1 spot on the Beatport charts for months and was picked up for the Spiderman Homecoming Trailer. A steady release schedule and an ear for Original, fresh and fat productions has solidified K+Lab as the best selling Glitch Hop artist of 2017 on the Beatport charts. The momentum from these releases powered the motherships thrusters and set the Captain K+Lab off into orbit on a long headline tour in support of The Worldy’s album. His incredible, tight live performances have also garnered high profile slots at some of the world’s most lauded dance festivals like Oregon Eclipse, Shambhala Music Festival, Breakfest, Motion Notion, Rainbow Serpent, Northern Bass and Earth Frequency. Keep your eyes open and your ears ready for K+Lab, a sonic supernova burning bright in an infinite galaxy of sounds.
(UPCOMING ALBUM Release Fall 2018 / Westwood Recordings)
I Can’t Wait feat. Phonik Ops, Jakeda
Good Juju (AUG 2018)
Chaos K+Lab Remix (JUL 2018)
Wiggy EP (NOV 2017) Top 10 Beatport Glitch Hop Charts
K+Lab SPOTLIGHT Soundcloud Playlist
FRESH as a daisy from BYRON BAY, a local up and comer form the scene will provide support to this international funkadelic beast.
XI-TIKA – Byron Bay
Jaiia Xi-Tika Cerff is from Byron Bay, he creates his music using a fusion of organic sounds, analog synths, and live rhythms. A producer, drummer, and keys player, he grew into music through his love of science and nature. If you put downtempo, hiphop, and dance music into a blender, the product would be the music of xi-tika.
The Street Level team will be onside , onstage and ready to dish out some healthy bass bangers.
Street Level Support:
Z.I.V – Fresh from “Atman” festival in Sri Lanka expect the cream of the crop, Big international flavored bass drops, DnB rolls with a slight garage rasta infusion. Only the finest of the bass drops will be served here.
NOCTURNE – Bass heavy hip hop, in ya face rhymes, big player steps for the masses. a true Hip-Hop conisuer.
BOOM-SHANTI – Sexy bass rolls, funky drops, conscious lyrics. From the dance floor to the decks, get ya funk on while you hear some word of the wise.
As normal we are outside under the massive fig tree, under the stars, and sharing the outdoor atmosphere together.
ENTRY $5 BEFORE 8PM, $15 AFTER.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM.
1 SKINNER SHOOT RD
BYRON BAY BREWERY
TICKETS ON THE DOOR ONLY.
Australian music icons, BRIAN CADD and RUSSELL MORRIS, have been friends for over forty years and have been touring together from time to time over the past decades and are back after a 7 year break to perform a limited amount of shows.
Their show is a relentless sequence of hit songs, laughter and mockery. Never scared to take a jib at each other, on or off the stage, they now know each other affectionately as ‘The Turtle without a Shell’ and ‘The Cheshire Cat’. You figure out which is which!!
From 1966 until his departure for America in 1975, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer BRIAN CADD was one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene. He remains a key figure in the history of Australian music; one glance at his extensive discography will indicate his prolific musical output, and he has been active in many other areas of the industry throughout his long and successful career.
Many would say his most notable song is Little Ray of Sunshine, a charming song about the birth of a little girl which was recently used as the title song for the new series of ‘Packed to the Rafters’ on the Seven Network.
Russell Morris’ career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image and the hit, Hush. Shortly thereafter Morris was convinced to leave Somebody’s Image for a solo career and his manager/producer at the time, one Molly Meldrum, worked with him to create a seven-minute production extravaganza called The Real Thing, undoubtedly his most anthemic song. The following year, in 1972, Morris delivered the equally beautiful Wings of an Eagle.
In a huge coup, local music icon Russell Morris was presented with the 2016 ARIA award for Best Blues & Roots Album for his critically acclaimed release ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’. Nominated alongside lauded artists Jimmy Barnes, The Cat Empire, The Wilson Pickers and Kev Carmody, Russell was presented with the award at a stunning event for the 30th annual ARIA awards at Sydney’s The Star.
Over the past five years Russell has been nominated three times in the Best Blues & Roots Album category. After claiming the ARIA award in 2013 with his chart-topping release ‘Sharkmouth’, which became the highest-selling Australian album of 2013, Russell received a nomination for the follow-up ‘Van Diemen’s Land’.
In 2017, Russell was also awarded AO (Order of Australia) for his services to the Arts & Music.
Music lovers, industry and critics alike have praised all three instalments of Russell’s Australian trilogy, which see the artist return to his early influences of American Blues & Roots.
Brian Cadd said ‘It is rare and enjoyable to spend ninety minutes on the stage every night with someone who has travelled the same musical road and number of years as I have. It makes the musical highlights, the songs and the silliness all that much more fun. Come and see what we mean!’
Together, Russell and Brian deliver a dynamic show of not only their hits but also a selection of seventies rock classics that are bound to have the audience singing along with them. They may arrive on stage as 60 year old mates but they turn themselves, and their audience, truly back to 20 year old rockers.
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Meet Eva J, an aspiring DJ who was born and raised in Byron Bay.
“I have the ability to enhance and shape the vibes of an event or space. My large collection of music drapes itself widely over the spectrum of music genres and it’s a pleasure to musically relate to a diverse range of generations, from people aged 15 to 105.
I’m excited to make people feel good as a job, be it in cafes, restaurants, clubs, launches or private parties especially. I am eager for any environment.
For any interest regarding gigs, contact me to discuss your needs, including the atmosphere you want to create and your musical preferences. In the meantime, check out my Soundcloud page, where I exhibit a portion of my ability and music taste through mixes that I have recorded and playlists I have compiled.”
Catch Eva J on BayFM everyday Wednesday during the 10pm-12pm Sound Movement shift.