Purple Sneakers Approved: Volumes 2016 + Set Times Announced!
This weekend, a handful of venues in Sydney are collaborating on an incredible festival called Volumes. If you’re not quite sure how it works, the musical acts will be performing across four venues over two days & nights and if the reviews from last year are anything to go by, we’re up for another awesome weekend of gigging and good times!
Our team are all very excited to be heading along to the event, so we thought it would be appropriate to add it the Purple Sneakers Approved series. Here, we’ve provided you with a bunch of the talented artists we’re looking forward to seeing work their magic on the stages of Oxford Art Factory, Brighton Up Bar, The Cliff Dive and The Burdekin this Friday and Saturday.
Made up of 1/2 of The Presets, Kim Moyes and Melbourne DJ/producer Mike Callander, the duo are fairly new to the scene when it comes to this particular project, with only a few shows under their belt. However, with plenty of experience performing live and bangers like their remix of The Jezabels’ ‘Pleasure Drive’, we think they’ll put on a rather intense and impressive late night set in the main room of the Burdekin on Saturday evening.
Even though you won’t see it on the official poster, we couldn’t go without mentioning this great little record fair, which will be going down near The Cliff Dive on Saturday afternoon. At this location from 1-6pm, vinyl enthusiasts will be able to grab a bargain from some of Sydney’s finest selectors (including a couple from the festival bill) such as Kato, Ben Fester, Nite Fleit, Sydney Pony Club, Rabbit Taxi, among many others.
On top of that, thanks to Bondi Beach Radio there will be a live broadcast featuring some of their radio show DJs setup in the area. We’ve also been told by the Volumes crew themselves that The Record Store will have pick up options, so you won’t have to lug around your vinyl purchases all day. Perfect!
Beautifully self-describing her artistic pursuits as, “the sound of something meticulously ruined and renewed”, Melbourne producer, Corin Ileto is an avid creator in marrying contrasts. With no desire in alienating the foreigner, her previous artistry bequeaths volumes of charismatic uncertainty. Forever leaving an impact in the spontaneity of her composition, her 2015 release, Wave Systems, unfolds an eight-track trajectory of hibernating bodies interrupted by kaleidoscopic intruders. Just about ready to reveal her latest packet of tunes, Virtuality via Melbourne collective, Wondercore Island, Corin is sure to balance a myriad of soundscapes through her sole double synth driven live show at Volumes.
Part of Canadian label, Multi Culti, Adelaide talent, Xanga, inhabits just what this label hopes to exude – forward thinking world music non-confined by limitation. A cross-pollination of cultural influence, Xanga promotes found sounds amongst the density of cheeky beats and flavoursome melodic value; pre-tensed by a jovial demeanour that could only be shone by this idiosyncratic story teller. Focusing primarily on sonic Brazilian heritage, Xanga‘s music is incredibly open-minded, with room for vast interpretation. As enormous as it can be meditative, you’re sure to be thrilled by this luminary within the tropics of Cliff Dive this Saturday evening.
Sydney local Marc Dwyer and his ever so dark and mysterious moniker Buzz Kull has been making the rounds for a few years now. The 2014 single Dreams is a synth heavy industrial track and one that got Purple Sneakers so excited we flagged him as something worth watching. The latest single Tomorrow’s Ghost is a harrowing tale of lost love – with the near signature powerhouse of synths. Still an act worth a look Buzz Kull will be playing in the dark and sweaty depths of Oxford Art Factory’s Gallery Bar on Saturday night.
Making one of the longest journey’s to Oxford Square of any act on the Volumes 2016 bill is Perth’s ensemble Koi Child. They are the love child of a jazz group and a hip hop trio. With their powers combined they make a damn fine live show that eases from slower ballads like debut single and appropriately titled Slow One to fiery jams and back again. The seven of them including horn section will have a tight squeeze on their hands come Friday night on the main stage of Oxford Art Factory. Start your Volumes 2016 weekend off right with Koi Child.
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If you haven’t got yourself a ticket, we recommend doing so HERE as they’re currently on final release. See you there!