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Cool Room - S04E01: Laurel Halo

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Cool Room S04E01: Laurel Halo

Welcome back - we’ve missed you. Let's catch up and get reacquainted over a spritz, a dance and a lineup of world class acts. We’re starting early and taking a brief Thursday evening sojourn to Second Story Studios, a light-filled inner-city paradise for you to dance, play, and have a friend-filled affair to remember.


Laurel Halo (DJ)

http://www.laurelhalo.com/

Laurel Halo is unbound to convention. Her music forms a collage of seemingly disparate influences - detroit techno, ambient pop, dub, jazz, and more - synthesising them into tumbling, off-kilter rhythms, bizarro ballads, and technoid excursions. Laurel’s complex songs stay grounded through an affinity for the personal expressed through her compelling vocals, and a frequent thread of humour and play running through her records.

Laurel Halo’s selections as a DJ have a lot in common with her music - they’re unconventional, uncompromising, and free of “monochromatic macho techno bullshit”. She draws from diverse ranges of old skool house, stark gqom, grime, breaks, and experimental club, tied together by her tremendous ear for percussion and rhythm. Each set is a hurricane of polyrhythms dancing together, discombobulating, groovy and unpredictable.


Huntly (live)

https://soundcloud.com/huntly

Cool Room safety coordinator Elly is ~very~ busy. Between working on her PhD (exploring music, youth, and gendered violence) and hustling to make the club creep free, it’s a wonder how she manages to find the time to front Huntly. Andy, Charlie, and Elly, “three bffs making doof you can cry to”, Huntly makes sublime electronic pop while wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Their songs are unapologetically queer, emotional, and personal, a cocktail of experimental R&B and dance floor oriented electronica, ripe with vulnerability and heartache. Their live show is a force to be reckoned with, Charlie and Elly trade vocals and share harmonies as Andy drums live, while songs and feelings surge.


Brooke Powers

https://soundcloud.com/brookepowers

Brooke Powers has been a Cool Room favourite and guaranteed party-starter for years now. Brooke’s sets are a reflection of herself - energetic, unpredictable, passionate, and honest - inspired by queerness, sex, drugs, and feminism. She digs deep into the lineage of dance music, and while her with sets are centred around house she isn’t constrained by any genre or mood. Brooke will be making her third appearance at Cool Room, blending genres and emotions across decades of club music to take you on a body-jacking journey.


Fia Fiell (live)

https://soundcloud.com/fiafiell

Ambient-electronic musician Carolyn Schofield brings her tremendous classical chops as a pianist and composer to her array of synthesisers as Fia Fiell. Carolyn forms mesmerising soundscapes, built from layered waves of melody and drone. Her deeply evocative compositions glisten and shimmer, balancing dissonance and harmony, wonder and apprehension. Carolyn is one of the most exciting talents emerging in Melbourne and moved from strength to strength last year, with breakout gigs at Melbourne Music Week for Play On, Freedom Time, and a stellar track ‘Caju’ on Butter Sessions. Carolyn will be opening proceedings with a new, more uptempo liveset - this is one not to be missed.


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Please feel free to send us any feedback you have via the Cool Line on 0429 702 909, we’d really love to know about your experience at Cool Room.


Cool Room would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and their Elders past, present, and emerging.


Free tickets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are available – please message the Cool Room page and we will sort you out with a free.


Second Story Studios is not wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility at Second Story Studios and Cool Room is available here: http://bit.ly/2s5zpVm

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