HOMETOWN GUIDE: Darcy Baylis On Melbourne Clubs
Melbourne producer DARCY BAYLIS is an extremely dedicated and hard-working musician. Formerly known as NAMINÉ, his music sweeps the personal as well as explores sonic themes of the past into one big heap of smooth electronica.
Baylis carried the Naminé moniker over from a post-hardcore band that was once known under the same name, though the artist now feels as though he’s grown out of the brand. By high school graduation, Darcy had released an album and 7″ single, has toured nationally and worked on official remixes including for Oscar Key Sung’s ‘All I Could Do’.
Now filing his tunes under his own name, the producer / singer is gearing up to release his brand new two-track ‘How Can I Live?’ / ‘Ecstasy’ EP through Melbourne-based label Downtime. With a live launch show taking place at Melbourne’s Boney later this month, we asked Darcy to conduct our Hometown Guide for the week by grabbing five Melbourne hot spots that relate to a theme of his own choosing.
Really going to town with this freedom of choice, he presented us with his top five clubs in which he’s “experienced a profound but ultimately meaningless revelation through deep introspection“.
“Maybe we all just go out to feel part of a community. Fuck is that why they call them clubs?”
“What if music as an art form is inherently redundant because nothing will ever be as good as 90s Trance”
“Fuck is my personal brand just black metal lad?”
HUGS & KISSES
“I guess no matter where you are, you’ll still find gronks”
“When the going gets wiggy, the wiggy get going”
Catch Darcy Baylis launch his ‘How Can I Live?’ / ‘Ecstasy’ EP at Boney in Melbourne on Friday, 27th June. Presales are $10 and can be purchased HERE. You can also grab door sales on the night for $15.
Words by Hannah Galvin.