HAHA Industries & The House of Mince presents…
A summer psych out soiree featuring;
HYSTERIC (Mothball Records, Melb)
Annabelle Gaspar (Bad Dog)
Tamas Jones (Carpentaria)
Noise In My Head
JAKE BLOOD (Melb) Live
Phile (Deep Seeded) Live
Magda Bytnerowicz & Kate Doherty (4our) Back II Back
Dave Fernandes (HAHA Inds.)
When: 3pm, Sat 7th Nov
Where: The Chippendale Hotel
If you’re into dark electronica in Melbourne, the name to watch is Jake Blood. After years playing devastating DJ sets at every great party in town, Blood recently revealed he was also producing seriously terrifying analogue techno on the side. While utilising vintage hardware to make his tracks, Blood’s personal aesthetic adds a decidedly fresh approach to the creation of heavy dance music. A brutal minimal backbone is overlaid with layers of manic industrial repetition and a tastefully muted psychedelic sound palette. It’s bleak and heavy and danceable as hell. He’s also one of the only artists around employing a completely analogue production method – no ones and zeros are harmed in his creative process whatsoever. After a year of increasingly brain-shattering live shows, he’s just released his first collection of tracks, recorded live to tape. We caught up for a coffee to talk about vinyl research, electronic improvisation, and punk rock raving.
If you know your Italo-disco, you would know George Hysteric. Famed for his vast vinyl collection of ’80s synthpop and disco obscurities, the Melbourne-based DJ has made crowds clamour on the dancefloors across Rotterdam, London, Vienna and beach parties in Italy.
Closer to home, Hysteric has played to discerning audiences across a wide range of events and clubs over the past ten years, including regular appearances at Revolver and a residency at The Toff in Town, as well as organizing his own club nights: ‘Danger’, ‘Automation’ and ‘System’.
Hysteric is also the man behind the Italo-disco label, Mothball Record.
It’s themed CD mixes such as “Italo Estate” and the “Lost Treasures of Italo-disco” series, along with the infamous “Hot Girls of Italo-disco” and “Mothball Dance Classics” vinyl EPs (joining with Dutch label Bordello A Parigi) have now become highly sought-after rarities, having acquainted synth lovers with slamming Italo-disco gems that have remained unplayed since the early 1980s.