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This will be a party to end all parties
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) will be returning this year with a massive line-up of international and local performers.
MMW will take over the city and will feature 85 events, 250 performers, and be on for nine full days of fabulous music. There will be "headline gigs to multi-sensory experiences", and this year's program has seen the MMW organisers get the very best promoters, labels, venues and independent producers to bring you a fabulous program.
It will be on from 16th November to 24th November 2018 and it will be held at several venues around Federation Square, Flinders Street. It will be on all day from the Monday to all day on the Sunday 24th. It will be an event with DJs, selectors and jazz musicians and club music.
Crown Ruler are party specialists, and they will be presenting a special night of international sounds featuring DJ's from jazz, funk, tropicalia, enthusiastic Gilles Peterson, along with local performances by Swooping Duck, Mandarin Dreams All Stars, Crown Ruler Sound System and Lori.
Gilles Peterson is a very prolific DJ, in both jazz and club music, and is the man behind BBC1's Worldwide radio and Brownswood Recordings. This is a record label based in England and they are interested in the new sounds of London's modern jazz scene. They are one of the most highly regarded interviewers in forward-thinking music.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Friday 16th November at 8.00 pm
8.00 pm - Heaps Gay Reverie: Opening Night, featuring Kira Puru, various artists and Maribelle. Also on are Tanzer; Brooke Powers; Whiskey Houston; Butch le Butch; Sullivan; MzRizk; MIMI; Thursgay DJs; Heaps Gay DJs; Dandrogyny; The Huxleys; PO PO MO CO; Atong Atem; Xanthe; Carla Zimbler; The Cocoa Butter Club featuring D Flowers; Raina Peterson; Bailee Rose; Dani Boi; and Garret Lyon.
This will be a night to remember - apart from the artists there will be visual displays across two stages. This will go on till the very early hours of the next morning, so don't miss this fabulous party.
Cost is $45 and you can get your tickets here. Read more about it here.
Jeff Mills Cinemix will be on from 8.00 pm to 10.50 pm. Since the year 2000, Jeff Mills has been "moving beyond the realms of DJ" and has been composing for film. He did the soundtrack for Fritz Lang's 1929 masterpiece, Woman in the Moon and this is an incredible introduction to his work.
This soundtrack is retro-futuristic and captures the mood of the film perfectly. This will be a debut of his work in Woman in the Moon and is exclusive to MMW where Jeff Mills will play live in this very special screening.
It is presented by ACMI and Melbourne Music Week in association with the Goethe-Institut and Stable Music. Tickets are $45, and you can book them here and also read more about the event at that link.
The Operatives have been around the Melbourne music scene for about 14 years and now they are going to feature in the closing party for the Melbourne Music week 2018. This will also feature Mark Pritchard, Nadia Rose live and pure analogue bass from Eprom and this is a tribute to bass is not to be missed.
The night also includes a special feature of Mark Pritchard's short with Jonathan Zawada (The Four Worlds) and Melbourne natives Idle Minds Workshop, Raptorhandz, Lady Banton, Jade Zoe and Niki, all of whom will perform bass music in all its forms.
Other artists to be featured at this event include Rival Consoles; You Am I, Bad Girls Disco featuring Renée Geyer, Kylie Auldist, Chelsea Wilson and DJ Jnett. Also appearing are DJ Seinfeld, Nadia Rose, Remi, Leon Vynehall, Mare Pritchard, Ainslie Wills, Gretta Ray, Angie McMahon, Straight Arrows, Heaps Gay, Kira Puru, Maribelle, Luke Million, Gareth Liddiard, Clowns, Jen Cloher, Nai Palm, Alice Skye, Beatrice, Rudely Interrupted, Allday, Grand Salvo, Regurgitator, New War, RVG and Ali Barter.
You can see the full list of performers and full program of events by clicking here.