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Melbourne’s Chiara Kickdrum Created a Playlist for The 5 to 9 Life

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Red Bull Music Academy’s ‘Transliminal’ is an industrial-scale, transcendental warehouse rave held at Hobart City Hall next month. Four events held over two weekends include immersive & disorientating light installations designed by Robin Fox, as well as sets from pioneers DJ Harvey, Juliana Huxtable, Legowelt & more.
The 5 to 9 Life teamed up with one of the artists on the bill – Melbourne’s own Chiara Kickdrum – for an exclusive playlist which you can listen to right here, right now. 🙂

Louis Baker Captivated Sydney with an Intimate Performance

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Last Tuesday evening, we knew we were in for a special treat when we found out Louis Baker was in town.

Charming, polite and all-round-nice guy, Baker performed a relaxed solo set which allowed for his soulful tones to really shine.

Playing at the intimate venue of Lazybones Lounge, Louis Baker allowed us into his world. Won’t you come along with us?

Louis Baker Shows Us ‘The Way’ with an AUS/NZ Tour

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Louis Baker is one of those artists who continuously fly under the radar – even if he is a Red Bull Music Academy alumni – which is okay. I like that he is still unknown to some.
And for those who are yet to discover him, they can be introduced to him in the right way at one of his upcoming live shows across Australia and New Zealand.
Check out the dates and check out a new version of one of his latest releases by clicking on the link.

An Interview with Dizz1

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Late last year, Melbourne musician and producer Dizz1 signed to UK label Tru Thoughts and soon after, saw the release of his latest release, the Everyday Grind EP, which features the likes of Aloe Blacc, Om’Mas Keith and Warrior Queen.

Following on from years of performing alongside some of the world’s biggest names, playing at Sonar festival and attending the Red Bull Music Academy, Dizz1 is back in Australia working on some new music with new artists, and we had a chance to shoot him some questions to talk all about it.

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Six: Don’t Call It #BlogPop

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The online web-series of documentaries exploring the world of online music has come to an end with Episode Six premiering this week. Whilst I was initially excited about the series airing, as the weeks went by, I found myself less and less excited of the content it was showing.

Nonetheless, here’s a little spiel on this week’s episode:
‘For the sixth and final episode of H∆SHTAG$ — our web series chronicling Internet-based music — we explore the idea of blog pop with UK duo AlunaGeorge, rising UK songstress Charli XCX, Brooklyn’s Teengirl Fantasy, Grimes affiliates Blood Diamond and Red Bull Music Academy class of ’10 Katy B.’

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Five: Don’t Call It #Tumblrwave

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Straight up: I’m not a fan of this week’s episode. Since the beginning of the web-series, I’ve been able to take something from each episode and learn a little more about the artists involved or the genre that has been highlighted. But not this week. Disappointing, really.

‘In this fifth episode of our H∆SHTAG$ series, we talk with a few of the people that use Tumblr as one of their primary artistic outlets. Why does it work better than Facebook in connecting people? What happens when you can make your IRL dreams a URL reality? And what happens when the mainstream comes knocking?’

H∆SHTAG$ Episode Four: Don’t Call It #Beats

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Heading to Zurich, LA, the Decibel Festival, New York… the Red Bull Music Academy’s new web-series H∆SHTAG$, takes a look at what was once called electronic music is now referred to as hip hop production.

Featuring some of more prolific producers and beat makers in the industry, Episode 4 features Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Hudson Mohawke and Lunice aka TNGHT, XXYXX and Shlohmo.