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Adelaide Techno Con - Review

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by Jonathon Tonkin (subscribe)
I'm a 26 year old male Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Communication) at UniSA in 2014. As well as writing for WN I have also done pieces for the Adelaide 36s and Mawson Lakes Living.
Adelaide Techno is kicked off
Music, regardless of your taste, is important to just about everyone. Music has the power to evoke emotion, energy and thought. It has the power to bring people together with a common love and a common cause. No more is this evident than in the Adelaide Techno scene. A real presence of togetherness and fellowship makes up this beautiful culture and tracks that make us feel deeply wash over all of us.

Adelaide Techno Con, Techno Music, Chillwave, Acid, House, Music Scene
The entrance to the Adelaide Rowing Club holding delights inside.

Adelaide Techno Con is an annual event held by Seb Jay and is a 'by the people, for the people' event, brought together by a group that really loves techno music and everything that it entails. Adelaide Techno Con is a culmination, as well as a kick-off ,of all the events and gigs that have built such a vibrant music community. It's about local talent supported by local promoters. Adelaide Techno Con isn't the biggest show with the biggest venue but the vibe and atmosphere exudes a passion that you will not see at other shows. Everyone knows one another and everyone is welcome and inclusive. Everyone is just here to enjoy the music they love.

This year Adelaide Techno Con built upon the strength of shows held in the last year. With a solid collection of Adelaide talent and an expansive variation in music styles, Adelaide Techno Con effectively caters for everyone, while showing off the best Adelaide has to offer and those that have developed in the Adelaide music scene throughout 2017. With a line-up consisting of Adelaide favourites like djHMC, Damien Donato, One&One, Phildo, Milk Paste, Matais & Cusack and Mel Lake. This diverse line up entranced the crowd with a mixture of Chillwave, House, Drum & Bass, Trance, Acid and a bit of everything else. This combination had the crowd moving with the waves and bouncing with the amplitude.

Adelaide Techno Con didn't only showcase musicians but contributors. Just about every act performing is also well ingrained in the techno community. Known for running their own shows and events, promoter crews like like Inside Out, Velvet and Young Toyko and local record labels Cuckoo Music, Reflector, Juice Records, Monotreme and Desert Pea Records all got involved in one way or another to promote and represent local Adelaide muscians. In this room the perception of the cut-throat music industry was turned on its head. Everyone was there to help everyone else and with this community they've created a culture which is as powerful and deep as the beats coming from the speakers. With Aussie equipment, organisers and DJs on hand, Adelaide Techno Con was the best night of music it could be and the future couldn't look brighter for this culture.

Adelaide Techno Con may have passed but this is far from the end. Watch this space for future shows coming from all the promoters involved.
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Why? It's a techno community
When: 24th of February
Where: Adelaide Rowing Club
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