PICNIC PRESENTS GUNNAR HASLAM
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We've spent the first half of the year pushing some sweet house sounds from overseas guests like Soichi Terada and Jack J, stretching out the summer vibes for as long as we possibly could. Well, now that the cold has solidly set in, it's time to turn to some darker shades of dance to help us party through the winter. Our next headliner, direct from New York City:
One of America's most interesting and inspiring new faces, Haslam burst onto the scene in 2013 with his first release—a full album for celebrated Brooklyn label L.I.E.S., no less—and since then it's been all systems go. Smashing out records on imprints like Mister Saturday Night, Argot, Delsin and Naïf, this prolific techno talent has been in total domination mode from day one. He's also teamed up with Picnic alumnus Tin Man for Romans, a project which has the spectacular result you'd expect: a delectable acid-techno cocktail. From the dark and dissonant to the lush and lofty, Haslam is a force to be reckoned with.
Support comes from phile (live), Kali and Jon Watts. Doors open at 9pm and you can grab cheap presales over at Resident Advisor.
PICNIC PRESENTS YOUNG MARCO
$15 EARLY BIRDS AVAILABLE NOW AT RESIDENT ADVISOR
Here he comes. A dude who played for us last year and made our ears so happy we had to rush him back. A gentleman whose skills are so great, Dekmantel had him play between DJ Harvey and Theo Parrish & Marcellus Pittman. A guy who's now going to take us all to vibestown on Sydney's most delectable sound system on the first weekend of spring. Make way for:
YOUNG MARCO (ESP Institute, Rush Hour)
The Dutch chiller - real name Marco Sterk - has been cruising his way through the 2010s with his distinctive brand of off-kilter, light-footed house, making some of the coolest records we’ve heard in recent years. His 2014 debut LP Biology on ESP Institute is a perfect illustration of how he manages to throw flavours of disco, new age, house, Italo and exotic rhythms into one big bowl, swish it around and come out the other side with a scrumptious Balearic dance sandwich, one which we've tasted before and can't wait to snack on again. Marco’s also a digger extraordinaire and big tastemaker, having been mentored by one of the best (Tako of Redlight Records) and being an integral A&R part of Amsterdam dance juggernaut Rush Hour, so his DJ sets are extremely special experiences. With a second album due any day now on Balinese label Island Of The Gods, there are tonnes more good times on the way from Young Marco.
He'll be playing a generously extended set on September 9th, with the magnificent RIMBOMBO (James Greville, Adi Toohey and Earl Grey) delivering a perfect warmup. You'll be able to hear everything in gorgeous Klipsch sound at the Civic Underground from 10pm until late. Tix over at RA.
PICNIC, HARPOON HARRY & STEREOGAMOUS PRESENT CHEZ DAMIER
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Off the back of stellar sets by Moodyman and The Black Madonna, this third edition of the Harpoon Harry House Party welcomes with open arms the original house music pioneer, Chez Damier for one night only.
For the first time in Australia since 2012, Chez Damier has played close witness to many of the pivotal moments in the history of house and techno. The Chicago DJ played a vital role in the development of KMS Records, The Music Institute and The Bellville Three with legends Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Sanderson, hallowed pieces of musical history that stamp his contribution to house music.
More than that, he was jointly responsible with studio partner Ron Trent for both Prescription Records - widely recognised as one of the greatest house labels of all time, along with ‘The Morning Factory’, one of the most ethereal jams ever to rock a room. Chez Damier is a true deep house pioneer.
Streamed over two levels, Harry’s House Party brings you the hand selected pioneers that have made indelable mark on house music history presented in conjunction with Sydney's leading promoters and DJ's Picnic and stereogamous.
MOVEMENT SYDNEY + PICNIC PRESENT SLEEP D, SYDNEY PONY CLUB, KALI
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We're stoked to once again be part of an awesome MoVement Sydney programme this October with a heap of the best promoters and artists around. Naturally we've put together something extra tasty for you lovely dancing folk, with a colossally huge SURPRISE HEADLINER to boot. We'll have more on that next month, but trust us - it's gonna be NUTS!
For now, we can reveal that we'll be bringing back one of our favourite Melbourne acts:
SLEEP D - LIVE
The boys from the 'burbs have been carving a path of greatness for themselves over the past few years, producing some of the most prime house and techno coming out of Australia. They've also done an amazing job of building a platform for the young uber-talented Melbourne scene with their Butter Sessions imprint and Mania, their weekly Saturday party at Lounge which just wrapped up after a stellar two-year run. The Sleep D live show is really something to behold - we can't wait to have them back on the Picnic stage!
We've also got one of our favourite local crews, SYDNEY PONY CLUB, coming down for the occasion which is bloody great. Add in a set from KALI, the comfy confines of our favourite Sydney haunt - Jam Gallery - and you've got all the ingredients necessary for a 10/10 night.
So stay tuned for our MEGA headliner announcement, and in the meantime pick up some great value presales over at Resident Advisor starting at $15 a pop.
PICNIC SOCIAL ON HIATUS FOR THE WINTER
A little public service announcement to let you all know that Picnic Social will be rugging up and hibernating for the rest of winter.
It's been a wonderfully fun few months at Tatler - humongous thanks to everyone who played, danced, drank and chatted at our lovely Sunday hang. We got to hear sets from magnificent selectors like Magic Touch and Lovefingers, we had ripper takeovers from talented people like Pelvis and Sydney Pony Club, and the vibes ranged from amazing to ridiculous: Hubert Clarke Jr's live set at our Vivid night was BONKERS! A night to remember forever.
Fear not: we'll be returning in full force on the OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND, once again delivering the very best Sunday party times down at Tatler with tonnes of great live acts and local DJs plus regular interstate and international guests taking us through the summer!! For now, stay warm and get some rest :)
PICNIC PRESENTS ONE NIGHT STAND W/ MAGDA BYTNEROWICZ
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Now as we enter the sixth year of the One Night Stand series, we looked for a new name to add to the ONS Hall Of Fame plaque. We didn't have to look far - in fact, it's someone from our own back yard who's been on our wish list since day one.
Ladies and gentos, prepare yourselves for an all night set from the magnificent....
Where to begin with this absolute gem of a DJ? For the past decade, Magda's been quietly crushing it all over Sydney. Her 4our parties, co-run with Trinity, have been one of the coolest fixtures in the events calendar, reeling in names like Peter Van Hoesen, Steffi and Eli Verveine. And if we're going to get name droppy, her list of support slots and shows is just bonkers: DVS1, Derrick May + Jeff Mills, Tama Sumo and, most recently, Kyle Hall at Vivid. She's one of those spooky-talented people who regularly outplays the headliner they're warming up for.
She's unbelievably good at weaving together a set. Sounds simple enough (it's what all DJs are supposed to be doing after all) but Magda is next level when it comes to constructing a journey for the floor - the effects are subtle and powerful. From the deepest realms of house and techno to electric disco, her selections are always 150% on point.
Come watch a master at work deliver her debut One Night Stand! We'll be back at Jam Gallery from 9pm until close, it'll be Magda Bytnerowicz moving our feet.