We’ve had to call ETSA to get more power routed into the club just to run all the hardware.
Rob-softly has been working on this Audio + Visuals set for sometime now and we’re all amped to see what he has in store. From hearing Robs various musical projects over the last few years i can imagine a wealth of organic sounds and textures in his set. More info to come on the visuals, maybe even a little clip to get the senses going.
M-Thirteen is the new project from one part of Presslounge. His first offering was to the hoards of cheerleaders and banner boys at the Fringe Spin Comp, where he narrowly lost to some inferior digital jukeboxes. His set is made with some help from some lovely vintage toys including a hot Red SH-101! Keen to hear what he has to offer!
Lastly we have a fruity offering from Duo FlowerPot. This is to be their 4th live set at cuckoo, each being more twisted than the last. They have decided this time to take a more scape, ambient / downtempo angle for the Wednesday night affair. Very much a jam, with not much in the pipeline in terms of pre-planning, this could go anywhere…
Being a weekday night we are going to open to doors from 7pm and offer aPizza + CoopersPale Longneck for $17!! So get in early and settle in for a sonic experience like no other.
Cuckoo Music Presents a one off special event. A rare night of underground electronic music, involving two integral producers of the Berlin techno scene. Tom Clark and Guido Schneider. For Tom Clark this will be his second visit to Cuckoo, after playing a sellout show in 2009 he is amped to get back behind the decks and flog Cuckoo’s Funktion 1 system! Guido on the other hand has never toured Australia before, quite surprising considering his consistent release schedule over the last 10 years, with a number of his tunes circa ’06 becoming late night underground club classics. This will be a rare opportunity for lovers of Techno, Minimal, and House to be immersed by two old hands of the sound. Not to be missed.
Tom Clark is an original native of the city that is sometimes too often referred to as the capital of techno, Berlin. Unimpressed by the hype, Tom’s label Highgrade is not only an integral part of Berlin’s success story but also stands for the fresh and new sound of the city. Tom’s own releases and DJ sets have been detonating on the dance floors of the city and the rest of the world for a decade now.
His DJ sets have become synonymous for intense, diverse and suspenseful club nights. His style varies from minimal deep tech/house, Detroit Techno, Electro and House. So naturally producing his own music was just a matter of time. Next to producing his own music he also does remixes for International top acts and has been featured on various imprints. His first album “King Tide” was released on the Swiss Minimal House label Morris/Audio. He has since released various Maxi’s on Morris/Audio and other labels. His second album “Service Station” was released on Highgrade in 2006. Although being extremely busy with his label and club work he has still found the time to finish his third album “Pressure Points” An album which shows his musical development.
Guido Schneider founded his own Label “Neue Welten“ in 1995 based in Celle, Germany. In 1996 he moved to Berlin where he began to fully focus on music. His productions and co-productions (e.g. as “Schneider & Radecki“ with Sammy Dee) always sounded sort of minimal, but were also exceptionally functional as he dared to stick his head out of his soundlab at an early stage. This together with the experiences from various live performances helped to perfect his tracks.
Changes marked the beginning of the new millennium: Guido closed down his label “Neue Welten” and met vocalist Florian Schirmacher. After the first joint studio sessions it became obvious that Guido‘s production and Florian‘s vocal skills would complement each other perfectly and together they founded the project Glowing Glisses, which under the pseudonym they released 3 singles and the album “Silver Surfer“ on Poker Flat.
In 2002 Guido and Glowing Glisses joined Steve Bug, Märtini Brös and Martin Landsky on the Poker Flat World Tour. Back in Germany, highly inspired, Guido began focusing on his solo project “Guido Schneider“. His first Poker Flat single “Triple Bolted“ (pfr35) and the track “Moved“ showed Guido’s huge potential.
Two 12“s followed in 2004: “Unterwegs mit Guido Schneider“ (pfr47, including a fantastic remake of “Moved“) and “Oh My Buffer“ (pfr53). These two 12“s finally put Guido on the map of internationally acclaimed producers. Guido was also Steve Bug‘s first choice to remix his unstoppable classic “Loverboy“ for Poker Flat‘s 50th anniversary release. With his remix of B.’s “Minikool” he ended an extremely successful year 2004. In 2005 Guido first contributed the exclusive track ”Las Cuerdas de Las Canarias” to the “Poker Flat Volume Four“ album, alongside artists such as Steve Bug, Donnacha Costello, Argy and Jeff Samuel.
Recently, Gudio joined forces with his old friend Sammy Dee (Pantytec) again, with whom he had worked years ago as Schneider & Radecki. The result of this reunion was the Clubcharts and Dancefloors ruling Poker Flat 12” “Styleways” (pfr63), which also was licensed to Richie Hawtin’s „Transitions“ album (Mute).
Cuckoo Music and Techphonics are pumped to present Dj Bold for the first time in Adelaide in nearly a Decade!
For those who don’t know, Dj Bold has been one of the most successful producer/Dj’s to come from this sometimes sleepy neck of the woods. His music is quite the opposite of sleepy. He plays a style and sound that isn’t heard around town much these days. Raw, nasty, tribal techno… for the purists.
Bold has spent much of the last 10+ years in Europe, playing to crowds of thousands adoring fans. His music was an instant success abroad, his first release with Vast in 98′ was all that was needed to make him a powerful force in the Djing world. Bold’s music has energy and hard-funk that appeals to many of the european festivals and night clubs. Also working with Techno legend DJ Rush as a live duo has proved a huge success, just watch any of their clips on youtube and you’ll see how it goes down with the packed dancefloors.
Not only is this a special event for those people who spent much of their formative years at Cargo, Skylab etc.. Dancing to to Bold’s infectious trance inducing, 3 deck Techno, But it’s also a rare chance for the yonger generation of clubbers to experience one of Australia’s finest electronic (music) exports.
The masterminds behind Hit it and Quit it radio. One of Cuckoo’s all time fav’s, always fresh, coming back for more… RECLOOSE! And his HIQI radio partner Frank Booker.
Frank’s probably less known to the cuckoo heads but we’re no less excited to have him down for the first time in Adelaide. He has made his name through his recent “Brothers EP” which has been supported by the likes of Todd Terje, Mark E, Toby Tobias and Tim Sweeney. Check out an interview he did with Spank mid last year, its quite insightful
Hailing from a small university town, Lüneburg not far from Hamburg; Session Victim have cemented their name in house music circles in the past years. Reining in a fresh perspective on how to make a dance floor move.
The duo; Hauke Freer & Matthias Reiling became close friends in the early 90′s as teens, blowing off school, organising parties with a small crew of friends, and spending hours in their hometown’s sole record store. Given that both were active first as DJs and then as producers, it’s surprising that Session Victim formed as late as it did.
Their first release “No Friends” dropped in 2008 with a serious BANG! I know that i had it on repeat for at least a week… It was all the elements of a classic house tune, with a current day twist. This was followed up by “Out on love ep”, once again a catchy dance floor tune to get the feet moving. Quoting the press release for the first track of the ep (“Memory Lane”)
The first track on the EP starts off quite simply but your excitement builds as promising chords and a Detroit-style acid-synth give you an idea where Memory Laneis heading. After a dramatic break that features a notorious groove legend proclaiming that he’s out on love, the chords reveal their full potential and the track rolls into a major floor filler, complete with tight drum patterns, extra sub bass and some more vocal snippets. Yes!
I couldn’t have said it better than that….Some quick snippets of their first two ep’s below
After the the warm reception of their first two releases under the Session Victim alias, the lads moved out another 3 records all in 2009. One on their label Retreat, another with Real Soon and the third with German imprint Hairy Claw.
2010 brought with it their first release with Delusions of Grandeur entitled million dollar feeling, soon followed by another, “Left the building”. The vibe on this being more focused on disco elements , prominent vocal stabs and classic bassline sounds, raw percussion and disco boo’s.
Their most recent work is with Future Classic and happened to be remix duties for the king of Adelaide disco Sidwho? His track “I do the night” was entirely reworked in true techno fashion, but still quite similar format to the original. A deep slow burner….
It’s clear that this duo have plenty of inspiration to merge sounds and genres as they please. From the short 2 year period that has been, they have touched on a variety of tempos, and vibes but still kept a central philosophy of music made for the club (Dance floor). I’m really excited to see what they have hidden away in their record bags! And by the way….. They do play a strictly vinyl set!
These guys will blow the roof off, i have no doubt!
November is shaping up as an exciting month for Cuckoo. As mentioned a few weeks back, and as you can see on the flyer above, we have Melbourne export Tornado Wallace (Lewie Day), what wasn’t mentioned is that we have now added Jay Shepheard to the bill!!
Jay Shepheard has been working hard over the past years, having found a nice little niche with Munich-based imprint Compost back in 2006 (and their Black Label series in particular). His early productions, which touched on the deeper fringes of house and tech house, drew plaudits from all directions and secured him remix work for the likes of Buzzin’ Fly and Dirt Crew.
With a background in music including playing in high school bands to working in music PR and several years working at UK online music store Juno, Jay Shepheard first arrived on the scene in 2007 with the release of his “Black Label #19″ EP on Compost. Since then his releases have consistently achieved critical acclaim from DJs, music lovers and the press alike and earned Jay nominations for Best Deep House act of 2007 and Best Nu Disco act of 2009 in the Beatport Music Awards.
Outside of the studio Jay has also built a reputation in the booth, playing both DJ and live sets all over Europe in some of the leading venues including Fabric in London, Goa in Madrid, Watergate in Berlin and Monza in Frankfurt to name just a few. Outside of Europe Jay has also played several gigs in Russia and China and has also completed his first tour of Australia taking in 5 shows over 2 weekends in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane….
Tornado Wallace can be best described in two words: humble and gifted. Skinny but not starving, Tornado has fed the appetite of listeners worldwide with something different. Utilising knowledge from a host of genres, he has forged an individual and honest sound with more than just gunshots and the odd cowbell. His music can be described as sleazy, slow and ready for grinding on the dancefloor.
Tornado Wallace aka Lewie Day is already known for some rhythmic impressions thanks to LD releases on Murmur, 8bit and Herzlich, but its Tornado Wallace and his Paddlin ep on Delusions of Grandeur that has been whipping up a storm amongst the house and disco purist world wide.
Little know that Tornado Wallace is alos Lewie Day. Lewie Day is a young producer/DJ on the rise. His sound can be described as deep house/house and his tracks have become an instant hit with legendary DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Sebo K and Wolf+Lamb.