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Groovin the Moo – Lineup announced

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The Groovin’ the Moo festival is back to hit its usual regional haunts of Canberra, Townsville, Maitland, Bendigo and Bunbury this April and early May. Featuring a cracking line-up of local stars including Tame Impala and The Temper Trap, international acts such as Frightened Rabbit and The Kooks and rising local talent by the likes of Alpine, Flume and Last Dinosaurs, GTM 2013 is promising to be one hell of a festival.

Check out the full line-up and dates below, get your tickets from GTM.net.au and psych yourself for one awesome musical romp through the grass.

Dates:

Sat 27 Apr - Maitland Showground, Maitland

Sun 28 Apr - University of Canberra, Canberra

Sat 4 May - Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo

Sun 5 May - Murray Sports Complex, Townsville

Sat 11 May - Hay Park, Bunbury

GTM full line-up:

ALISON WONDERLAND
ALPINE
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
THE BRONX
DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ SET)
EXAMPLE
FLUME
FRIGHTENED RABBIT
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
THE KOOKS
LAST DINOSAURS
MATT AND KIM
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS
PEZ
REGURGITATOR
SETH SENTRY
SHOCKONE
TAME IMPALA
TEGAN AND SARA
THE TEMPER TRAP
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
TUKA WITH ELLESQUIRE
URTHBOY
DJ WOODY’S BIG PHAT 90′S MIXTAPE
YACHT
YOLANDA BE COOL

Q & As with Alison Wonderland

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Australian DJ Alison Wonderland  is armed with killer vibe and open mind, and lets it all out when she hits the decks, playing all over the world in Ibiza, London, and locally at Splendour In The Grass. As she gears up for what is sure to be a stellar set at Parklife 2012, we caught up with her briefly to find out a little more about the five-foot-one blonde girl who tears up the dancefloor with her turntables. Here is what she had to say…

How did you come up with your stage name? Its clever, was it spur of the moment, or did you perform under other names before you finally found the one that worked?

My stage name was really spur of the moment – I needed a DJ name for a poster, I like puns and the name just popped into my head, I guess you can say I left it up to fate…

Was being a DJ your first foray into music, or did you try other forms? Were you in any cheesy bands, at school or otherwise?

Weirdly enough the plan was for me to become a classical cellist, I went to school at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney then studied music in Germany after year 12. When I came back to Sydney I picked up the bass and joined a couple of Indie bands in Sydney – then I discovered DJing. It was never a planned thing but I think I like it better that way, as I know I was definitely DJing because I loved it!

Following on, where did you get your first real break into the DJ scene?

Well my first break was A residency at the Sosueme parties in Sydney, then I just started getting booked at other venues – but I really do owe it all to Sosueme – it’s where I challenged myself and learnt to genre juggle.

Since then, you have performed at a number of cool venues, Ibiza at Pacha, MoS in London, Splendour in the Grass, what is your favourite venue and why?

I can’t pick just one! I love every gig I play :)

What do you look for in a track when you’re thinking of remixing it? Do you a have a particular way you select the songs?

I generally try not to listen to the original track too much when I do a remix – I love the challenge of taking a vocal and re-working a song with no pre-conceived thoughts. Its my favorite way to remix for sure

You’ve recently remixed 360 in ‘Boys Like You’, any plans to remix some other Aussie artists in the future?

Actually I am remixing another Aussie artist as we speak – am super excited about this one…

You have also recently released your debut mix album ‘Welcome to Wonderland’, what is your favourite track off the album?

Ooooh that’s a tough one! You can’t make me choose.

You’re playing at Parklife, (other than yourself) who are you most excited to see at Parklife and why?

Definately Robyn and The Presets. I have been a massive fangirl of these artists since forever!

 In this modern era, every man and his dog seems to have a go spinning the decks, any advice to those aspiring DJs?

Use your brain and think outside the square.

Alison Wonderland is playing Parklife 2012, visit http://www.parklife.com.au for tickets and info.  

 

Aussie Artists Set to Tear Up Parklife

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Unless you have been hiding in your kitchen cupboard it would be nigh on impossible not to have heard how awesome the line-up for Parklife Festival is in 2012, with the Presets, Justice, Passion Pit, Plan B and Nero among the biggest bands set to make an appearance (You can see the full line-up here).

But given our love of Australian music, we thought we should perhaps draw your attention to the impressive contingent of lesser known local acts set to bless the stages of the festival this year. So starting in the next couple of days keep your eyes open for some articles covering the Aussie bands and DJs set to perform at this years Parklife. Check out the list below and get set for what is fast becoming one of the most hyped Australian music festivals of 2012.

Aussie Bands Playing Parklife

The Presets
Tame Impala
Hermitude
Softwar
Parachute Youth
Flume
Alison Wonderland
Lancelot
Slow Blow
A-Tonez
DJ Fuel
Fake Bratpack
Glove Cats
Go Freek
Inthemix DJs
James Taylor
Kyro and Bomber
Murat Kilic
Nic Scali
Nukewood
Oakes and Lennox
Offtapia
Peking Duk
PIXL
The Mane Thing
The Motoriks
Wordlife

 

Parklife Festival Announces Line-up!

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After all the hype and couple of leaked artists, Parklife has finally announced its line-up which has a little something for everyone!

Parklife 2012 premieres the long awaited return of Australian electronic royalty The Presets. Armed with a new anthem “Youth In Trouble”, a new album ‘Pacifica’ (released September 2012) and a brand new live show, The Presets’ return will be massive, bold and electrifying on the Parklife stage. Psychedelic rockers, Tame Impala have a brand new album in the works to follow their massive debut LP ‘Innerspeaker’, while Sydney ‘s Hermitude will showcase their hip-hop stylings to Parklife audiences.

Expect big things from electro-pop outfit Passion Pit when they return to our shores with their infectious sound and the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Gossamer’ (20th July 2012). Their fellow American indie darlings Chairlift, and hip-hop favourites Chiddy Bang join the line-up.

He’s taken the world by storm and has fans by the millions; Plan B will unveil his new record ‘iLL Manners’ (20th July 2012) and accompanying film by the same name (released Spring 2012), just in time for his Parklife debut. Accompanying him from the UK include hip-hop/grime pioneer Wiley and up and coming recording artistsLabrinth and Charli XCX. Plus you can’t go past the legendary producer and DJ Jacques Lu Cont.

Legendary French duo, Justice will play their acclaimed DJ set, while in Sweden the electro pop Queen, Robyn prepares her return to Australia after a three year absence.

For fans of bass music from Dubstep to Drum & Bass to Grime, Parklife this year is the ultimate one stop shop: DJ Fresh will be bringing a full live band to the stage in the wake of his massive #1 hit ‘Hot Right Now’ (the first ever DnB track to reach #1 on the UK charts) and NERO are bringing their live show to celebrate debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ reaching platinum in Australia. Add RuskoBenga live, ModestepJack Beats & more and it’s the biggest dubstep line-up ever to tour Australia.

New changes also include an array of ticketing options, including VIP tickets, but there is no price increase like the other Australian Festivals. VIP tickets cost a little extra but give you entry to exclusive undercover areas with comfy seats, viewing platforms, a full stocked cocktail bar, and most importantly heaps of toilets! The VIP tickets also offer the chance to mingle with some of the artists in an exclusive signing area. There is an early-bird offer from June 21st to save you $25 off tickets, and a pre-sale from the 26th of June to save you $12, otherwise you can buy general admission tickets for $130 from http://www.parklife.com.au.

Watch the YouTube clip to make sure you didn’t miss anything in this line-up announcement. From electro to indie-pop to dubstep to hip-hop to house, there’s something for all kinds of music heads & dancing feet at this year’s Parklife.

Parklife Line-Up

The Presets
Passion Pit
Plan B
Nero (Live)
Justice (DJ set)
Tame Impala
Robyn
Chairlift
Chiddy Bang
Wiley
Hermitude
Parachute Youth
Rusko
Benga (Live)
Citizens!
Charli XCX
St Lucia
DJ Fresh (Live)
Jack Beats (Live)
Modestep
Softwar (East Coast only)
Alison Wonderland
Art Department
Lee Foss
Flume
Jacques Lu Cont
Labrinth
Rizzle Kicks
& many many more

Parklife Dates

Brisbane – Saturday 29th September at Riverstage and Botanic Gardens
Sydney – Sunday 30th September at Centennial Park
Perth – Monday 1st October at Wellington Square
Melbourne – Saturday 6th October at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain
Adelaide – Sunday 7th October at Botanic Park, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide