December 18 2014
As one of the craziest weeks in Australian dance music comes to a close, we're taking a recap of what went down over the week of stereosonic. From mainstage stereo to EMC, EMC Play, and to the sneaky after parties, here is what went down.
10. The first weekend saw the stereosonic tour roll into Sydney and Perth, leaving nobody un-turnt. Peking Duk catches everyone’s attention with Today Show host Karl Stefanovic on the introduction, as well as a tribute to Darude with a spectacular ‘Sitdown Sandstorm’
9. Secret got out in Sydney that a few friends were hanging out at GoodGod Small Club. Next minute, Skrillex, RL Grime and DJ Snake are rocking a heaving club full of sweaty party-goers with relentless R&B jams. Oh, and it was free entry.
8. Oliver Heldens made some friends at the Sydney Wildlife Zoo. Heldens also decided to adopt Bill the Koala’. But don’t worry, he won’t be rocking main stage crowds with Oliver, he'll remain in the safe hands of the Wildlife Zoo enjoying eucalyptus leaves and long naps.
7.The Electronic Music Conference (EMC) took over Sydney with key notes and workshops from Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Flume, Peking Duk and Laidback Luke plus a host of industry pro's.
6. The 2014 edition of the EMC was followed by two massive nights of partying with EMC Play, which showcased 122 artists over 4 venues. World Bar saw friends from across 7 labels including etcetc and Sweat It Out showcase some of the best bubbling Aussie talent, as well as a sneaky back-to-back set with Motez and Disclosure. Kings Cross lit up well beyond lockout periods as Soho, Kings Cross Hotel and X54 also hosting showcases with sets from Wave Racer, Carmada, Kilter and Peking Duk reheating the strip.
5. Skrillex slayed the stereosonic tour, and also repped this t-shirt in Sydney .
4. Flume showed Disclosure around town.
3. We couldn't forget the moment that captured the world's attention. Australian photographer, now Youtube famous Jarrad Seng walked around stereosonic Perth disguised as Steve Aoki. The result is his hilarious 3 minute video trolling the munted masses.
2. Nova’s Red Room took over the Marquee in Sydney and packed some serious heat with Tiësto, Alesso, Duke Dumont, Peking Duk and Will Sparks providing a seriously sweaty party which we're still sort of recovering from.
1. Skrillex, Diplo (aka Jack U), RL Grime, What So Not and newly signed OWSLA artist, Carmada, recorded what was probably one of the biggest Triple J Mix-Up Exclusives ever. Clocking in at around 3 hours, the set offers the biggest tracks in trap, hip-hop, house and even showcases the new Carmada EP hosted by Nina Las Vegas. Life. Changed.
Check out more photos from etcetc's EMC Play showcase here.