Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter!
CONQUEST is here to bring in the spring time vibe! Say bye, bye to winter and hello to spring with a mish-mash of all things Future Trance, Psy, Progressive and Minimal!
ESKIMO (Phantasm Records, UK)
At the grand old age of 22, Eskimo aka Junya is one of the most promising of the new generation of trance producers out there. Having released his debut artist album "Can You Pick Me Up" aged 17, Eskimo was almost immediately catapulted amongst the trance elite, add to this his scorching DJ Sets as DJ Junya, that he had been playing worldwide since he was 13, Eskimo is without a doubt one of the most exciting British artists today. His unique production skills and ability to put together a class-A belter saw Eskimo’s tunes begin to show up in the sets of psy trance DJs across the globe. By the time he performed his first live set 6 months after the album dropped his repertoire had trebled and so had his ability. Landmark remixes, many still unreleased due to copyright wrangles, from this time included some of the scenes biggest players such as Infected Mushroom and Skazi, but it was his unofficial remix of The Prodigy "Voodoo People" that sealed his reputation on the global dance floor. When this struck everyone knew who Eskimo was.
MR PECULIAR (Sonic Dragon Records)
Dustin Bint , aka Mr Peculiar. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dustin has been creating electronic music for over 15 years, playing live and travelling all over Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe, and releasing tracks on a multitude of compilations. From as early as 1989 Dustin had been involved in various projects, producing hip hop, drum and bass and chilled out breakbeat music, before evolving into psychedelic trance. His first release as Mr Peculiar came in early 2001, on the Koyote Records compilation "Elephantitis". His debut album "Elements" was released by Tribeadelic in 2002, Since then he has had tracks featured on compilations from Spirit Zone, Tribeadelic, Beats and Pieces, Spectral, Procyon, Fragile Planet, Sphere, Oxygen, Green Ant Mindfunk and will also be featuring a track on the new T.I.P records compilation.
FREQUENCE (Iboga Records, NZ)
In the playground between the new sound of progressive and trance FREq will envelope you in rich, warm, massive grooves of the highest levels of production! FREq is Aran F Gallagher, Born New Zealand, based in Melbourne Australia. Both an Electronic Engineer and trained Keyboard player, Aran has combined Music production with self designed Analog FX and control gear from Frostwave (see link section). With this combination FREq has defined a unique and huge progressive sound engineered for maximum audio enjoyment.
SHADOW FX (Zenon Records)
Shadow Fx was created in 2002 by 26 year old James Hayes from Melbourne, Australia. James started his musical career studying and playing drums and guitar in high school. Then at the age of seventeen he discovered psytrance in and around the famous trance hotspot of Byron Bay. After listening to and Djing the music for several years, he decided to move to Melbourne and make a serious effort to put his own mark on the scene. He set himself up with a small studio and started to produce full time, leading him to the smooth and refined sound for which he is known today.
With support from
Ozzy (Tribeadelic Records)
Blinky LIVE (Architek)
Ben Evans (Interview)
Tony Loucas (BIG:RED:BUS)
ACROSS THREE MASSIVE SPACES:
MAIN ARENA + BIG:RED:BUS SKY BAR + INTERVIEW LOVE TUNNEL
FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2008
DOORS OPEN 10:00PM
Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street, Melbourne
1st Round early-birds - $30 + booking fee – SOLD OUT
2nd Round early-birds - $35 + booking fee - LIMITED STOCK AT ALLEY TUNES (Hawthorn)
General Presale - $40 + booking fee
Tickets available online from http://tickets.conquest.co.il and http://www.inthemix.com.au
and from Alley Tunes (Hawthorn), Inacoma (Fitzroy), Ministry of Style (Fitzroy), Strange Days (Prahran).
See you on the dancefloor...