SURVEILLANCE PARTY LOCKOUT
Saturday 12th November
OXFORD ART FACTORY
☆ LIVE 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.
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.
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.
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. Fresh from touring, Joole will be performing an intimate solo set.
The formidably talented La Vif is Sydney's most prolific live musician right now. Her dreamy singer/songwriter act combines artful vocals, slick beats and grooving guitar licks. Her single "All In White" was acclaimed by FBi Radio and is out now through Surveillance Party.
A vocalist, guitarist and trumpeter, Rye Gordon creates material under a broad spectrum of alternative/indie, electronic and hip hop, attempting to blur the lines between the three genres.
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. With a debut single on the way, Animatic is one to watch over the coming year.
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.
The mister-nice-guy of Sydney's dane music scene, Wonky is known for bringing the house down with funking, celebratory house. His closing set at Surveillance Party Radar earlier this year had the crowd begging for more.