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Habitat Garden Party feat Nina Kraviz, George Fitzgerald + more
Sun. 20 November 2016, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm AWST
Finally we can announce our second Garden Party for the summer, and our biggest show yet !!
Come join us in an enchanted palace where the colours are brighter, the music is magical and the inhabitants like to dance with glee. A beautiful outdoor garden by the water, transformed into a summer wonderland. A place for like-minded people to share their passion, be inspired, and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon of music and mayhem with the one and only Russian techno goddess NINA KRAVIZ, uber-cool British producer GEORGE FITZGERALD and genre tripping Icelandic artist BJARKI.
We are transforming the newly renovated Swan Yacht Club into a magical garden oasis on the water featuring a massive Funktion One sound system, amazing custom visual display, LED trees, chill out area, cockktail bars and much much more. Plus we have a second inside arena for the discerning dance enthusiasts curated by our good friends Solee, Lucid Dreaming, The Gathering, Deepsoundz & Oh Gosh… dishing out sumptuous good house vibes all day & night.
Come join us for the ride...
Supported by an all-star cast of tune spinners…
NINA KRAVIZ (Underground Quality, Rekids, Naif)
GEORGE FITZGERALD (Domino / Double Six)
Aarin Fraser (Lucid Dreaming Records)
JimiJ (Armada, Inkfish, Perspectives, Ifonika)
Green George (King Street Sounds, Heavenly Bodies)
Del La Valle
Neil Scratch Scanlan
Tickets from eventbrite.com.au
How much do you really know about Nina Kraviz? She’s a Russian techno DJ, an accomplished producer, one of dance music’s breakthrough names of the last five years. True enough, but there’s so much more to her story than that. She’s one of electronic music’s most interesting characters, someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one, someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past, yet she’s also the embodiment of the future. Her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. If that feels very now, Kraviz has a lot to do with it.
There are hypnotic and sensuous qualities to all the music this Siberian makes: it stems from the way she works, using her voice as an instrument and preferring to ”record from the first take, because that is how I can capture the moment. The vibe. The feeling.” Listen to deep, stripped back but emotionally resonant tracks like those that made up her self titled debut album and you will find it hard to disagree. There is something in Nina’s music that stands it out from the crowd - an intimacy and honesty maybe, but always is it unique and creative.
With a long time passion for house and techno that dates back to her days as a journalist, Kraviz is first and foremost a DJ, and one engrained with the roots of her first love - Chicago house and Detroit techno. Her hunger to dig deep into the archives of House & Techno balances all of her sets perfectly between now and then, introducing her fans to where this scene has come from and where it might be heading. This unique sound and uncompromising attitude has led to Kraviz becoming one of the most in demand artists in the world, playing at major festivals like the Amsterdam Dance Event, Coachella, Sonar, Decibel, Awakenings and DEMF, as well as landing a much-coveted residency at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. project at Space in Ibiza plus regular appearances at clubs including Berghain, Fabric and The Warehouse Project.
Key to everything Kraviz does is her own unique expression, her transmission of real and often raw feeling. Not constrained by genre when producing or DJing, for her good music is good music, there is no separation.
George is part of a generation of artists and DJs who witnessed at first hand the early and experimental days of a uniquely 21st century sound – dubstep – and then saw it explode into the club mainstream, catapulting them to unimagined successes as it did. Along with friends and compatriots like Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, James Blake and Pearson Sound, FitzGerald had been schooled in the power of bass vibrations and sonic experimentation at the small, cult-like FWD>> club night in east London in the mid 2000s. This cadre then found themselves able to take these lessons, along with those of the Berlin techno explosion, to the world as the dizzying diversification and renaissance of club music post-dubstep took hold globally, rejuvenating traditional genres as they went.
Back then, seeing his friends' music conquering the clubbing strongholds of the world and being signed to one of the biggest and most important indie labels, he felt emboldened to move to Berlin and write his first album length piece of work Fading Love. It was in Berlin he discovered the more visceral, deep-rooted techno of the notorious Berghain club which seemed to square with his experiences of dubstep and soon after got the patronage of fellow ex-pat Paul Rose aka Scuba – who would sign George to his Hot Flush label.
After previously allowing computers to be his main instrument, George turned to tape, analogue electronic instruments and the real voices of his friends for Fading Love, “not because I wanted to show off in interviews and be a snob about it – but because I wanted to make my music more alive and spontaneous, keep the errors that were made and turn them into features, even if that meant losing some of the cleanliness that makes tracks ‘bang’ on big systems.”
With the completion of Fading Light, George FitzGerald really has come of age and – while perhaps not in the way he originally envisaged it when the strange process of making the record began – is still ready to take on the world.
Bjarki is from Iceland. Born and raised. Despite the fact that Bjarki is known for making extremely powerful dancefloor tracks he doesn’t seem to belong to any particular genre. Something his forthcoming triptych of LPs "Б | Lefhanded Fuqs | Æ" demonstrate very well. His music is at times cinematic and there’s a story behind each track. Bjarki’s music always has something to do with him personally, but he’d rather the listener lose themselves in the music than pay much attention to the man behind them. Either on a record or to one of his ever evolving live sets.
SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER
Swan Yacht Club – East Fremantle
Doors open 2pm-10pm
Earlybird Tix - $45
Tix on sale from Eventbrite.com.au