WATCH: Red Bull Music Academy x Future Classic Artist Dinner

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The Red Bull Music Academy presented Future Classic stage was a favourite among many people throughout the national Laneway Festival tour this year.

It featured outstanding performances from some of the world’s best electronic and hip hop acts including FOUR TET, EARL SWEATSHIRT, RUN THE JEWELS, XXYYXX, CASHMERE CAT, MOUNT KIMBIE and many more.

On their day off in Sydney, some of the artists and people involved with that specific stage paid a visit to Norfolk Hotel to grab a bite to eat and to talk about life on tour. In this interesting seven and a half minute documentary we witness MOUNT KIMBIE, XXYYXX, SCENIC, as well as Astral People‘s Vichara Edirisinghe and Future Classic‘s Chad Gillard chatting about their experiences whilst traveling overseas, on still being fanboys of other artists, people’s expectations of touring and much more.

It gives viewers a great insight into what its like being a touring musician or promoter and informs us that it’s not constantly a big party, as there is plenty of hard work involved. There are also some enjoyable responses in relation to the ‘fanboy’ topic, providing us with a clear indication that the artists we’re watching are just regular people doing what they love.

Marcel Everett, who is known to the majority of people as XXYYXX, is particularly humorous and down to earth, the sort of artist you’re glad is as talented and successful as he is.

Words by Tony Kingston

Top photo via Voena

SEE ALSO:

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNT WHILE ATTENDING LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2014
INTERVIEW: MOUNT KIMBIE
INTERVIEW: SCENIC

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During the week Tony works in a busy retail corporate office. Once day becomes night, there’s a good chance you’ll see him at a gig or DJing at a house party.