SURVEILLANCE PARTY LOCKOUT
Saturday 12th November
OXFORD ART FACTORY
☆ FAVE BANDS + SILENT RAVE
☆ TIX INCLUDE HEADPHONE HIRE
☆ PEACEFUL INCLUSIVE VIBES
Unlock your destiny as Surveillance Party forge an underground city across Oxford Art Factory for a collective music experience never to be forgotten.
ROYALSTON ☆ NO ILLUMINATI ☆ NAM SHUB OF ENKI (BRIS) ☆ SAM JOOLE ☆ RYE GORDON ☆ MIRELLA'S INFERNO ☆ WONKY ☆ ANIMATIC ☆ DOTMICRO ☆ GINTOKI ☆ LA VIF ☆ MICHAEL REIN ☆ JANSEN ☆ HAPTIC ☆ XAN MÜLLER ☆ Staging by NEFARIUS ☆ Performance Art by ASLAM ABDUS-SAMAD
Bands belt loud & proud until the stroke of midnight, when the entire venue switches into silent mode as a fleet of remote headphones pump unabashed rave vibes across three contrasting channels. The Surveillance Party crew have become infamous in Sydney for underground sounds, visual wonder and a unique goal for a revolutionary and united artistic movement.
No Illuminati are android rock for the new world order. Their faithful following in hometown Sydney holler and jump along with every beat. Combining warm analogue synth funk with howling guitar solos and 60s rock n roll flavoured beats, No Illuminati push you up and pull you down with show-off musical dynamic as they trawl through a genre catalogue from lounge to grunge and everywhere in between.
NAM SHUB OF ENKI (brisbane)
The godfather of the Queensland doof and weirdo alternative rave scene, Nam Shub Of Enki is arguably Australia's most respected underground producer. With a artistic history that stretches from undefinable sounds approximating trance/jungle crossover, aggressive gabba, breakcore, speed garage and pure techno experimentalism, the Nam Shub is guaranteed to surprise, offend and incite revolution.
Imagine all your old skool computer game nostalgia rolled into an unrelenting rave experience. Dotmicro deconstructs gameboys and recreates your childhood soundtrack, warped through an adult environment of sweaty crowds and heady nights. A near-permanent fixture at Surveillance Parties, Dotmicro is known to hunch over his toy machines with clinical fixation, pumping out bitcrunched beats with maniacal glee.
The band to watch in Sydney right now, Mirella's Inferno draw beauty out of darkness, unity out of despair; with blazing grunge guitars, electro gridlocked bass, triphop beats and the luscious vocals of frontwoman Meghan Dea. Lockout is their third appearance at Oxford Art Factory this year, with each performance proving to be sweatier and more crowded than the last. Their new EP "Haunting" is out through Surveillance Party now.
Dylan Martin, aka Royalston, is a master of producing tech-oriented drum n bass. With a slew of releases across labels including Bad Taste Recordings and the illustrious Hospital Records, Royalston has the well-earned respect of Sydney crowds and international DJs alike. A student of classical piano and composition, Royalston has also delved into scoring for film, TV commercials and documentaries.
Co-founder of Surveillance Party, Haptic fights oppression with art. An audio engineer, vocalist, technologist and poet, Haptic has featured on international labels Crosstown Rebels, Suara, Sincopat, is one half of electro tech house duo Clulow Forester and even mixed audio for Channel 7. His trippy and aggressive solo drum n bass experience utilises a self-constructed "Reactable" contraption, triggering electronic loops using mysterious cubes.
The formidably talented La Vif is Sydney's most prolific live musician right now. Her dreamy singer/songwriter/producer act combines artful and beautiful vocal melodies, slick beats, thundering bass and grooving guitar licks. Her debut single "All In White" hit high rotation on FBi Radio earlier this year, and is out now on iTunes and Spotify through Surveillance Party.
Surveillance Party regular Animatic pushes the ever-growing prog psy genre, combining psy trance beats and bass with the uplifting elements of traditional progressive trance. Animatic is a master at blending tracks through key and mood. With his debut single "The Departure" soon to be released through Surveillance Party, Animatic is one DJ/producer to watch over the coming year.
Sam Joole is a singer songwriter who draws heavily from folk and pop traditions, infusing American blues, country and soul, as well as African harmonies, Celtic patterns and classical melodies. Joole is a storyteller and entertainer who aims to remain undefinable and uncategorised. Fresh from his recent overseas tour, Joole will be performing an intimate solo set in the Gallery Bar for Lockout.
Wonky is quiltbag house, techno, ambient and disco vibes from Sydney. Known for eclectic and psychedelic sets spanning 1970s funk to bristling techno of today, Wonky has been a fixture on the Sydney underground circuit, having played for House of Mince, Doki Doki, Something Else and Heaps Gay, as well as residences at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo Sing Song and Phoenix. Wonky's closing set at Surveillance Party Radar earlier this year had the crowd begging for more.
Co-founder of Surveillance Party, Xan Müller has a singular vision for a united and inclusive music scene. A classically trained pianist since the age of 7, he has released on Ministry of Sound, remixed Paul Mac, played support for The Orb, Freq Nasty & Wilkinson and scored for Disney, BMW and Triple J. Known for a distinctive synth-based style that combines pop melody, deep rave vibes and 80s quirk, Müller traverses genres with a unique sense of exploration and nostalgia.
A vocalist, guitarist and trumpeter, Rye Gordon creates material under a broad spectrum of alternative/indie/folk, electronic and hip hop, determined to blur the lines between genres and create something new from the mixture.
Gintoki is a Sydney-based producer delivering a mix of trance and electro. He doesn't believe in choosing a single style, plays what he likes and just wants to party with the crowd. A background in sound engineering adds a layer of depth and intensity to his mixes.
Michael Rein is an acoustic singer-songwriter whose influences include rock, grunge, alternative, blues and folk. Formerly of 3-piece The Strange Days, his recent solo sets strip back the accompaniment and leave space for his raw vocals and frenetic guitar.