Photos by Ivanna Oksenyuk /
Pirates Of The Underground V feat A Guy Called Gerald & Mark Antona photo gallery
Line-up /A Guy Called Gerald, Mark Antona, Solead, D-sens, Yoko, Turmspringer, Anna Leevia, RifRaf, Jordan Deck, Volta, Marcotix, MSG, The Bastards
PIRATES OF THE UNDERGROUND V
feat... A Guy Called Gerald, Marc Antona & Subsonic Music Festival DJs
... There's boat parties, and then there's boat parties, and then there's this: from the bowels of Davy Jones's Locker, the 5th annual Pirates of the Underground Cruise returns on Saturday December 17 with a lineup laden with international heavyweights.
Prepare for an afternoon of psychedelic techno mayhem on the high seas, where your (compulsory) pirate costume is but the first step as we forget reality and descend deep into Davey Jonesâ€™ locker and round off the year in still in typically extravagant Subsonic style in the summer sunshine on Sydney harbourâ€¦
Leading the global armada we have UK veteran A GUY CALLED GERALD, a chap who has collaborated with the likes of Derrick May and Frankie Knuckles over the course of his 25-year career who demonstrated he has not lost any of his magic with an inspired set on Saturday night at the Subsonic Music Festival.
He will be flanked by Frenchman MARC ANTONA, who recently released his debut full-length album, Rules Of Madness, through his label Dissonant. Antona has been releasing his productions on imprints such as Mobilee, Highgrade and Freak â€™N Chic for years, and also plays an influential, and often unheralded role behind the scenes at the highly touted Cadenza label. Rules Of Madness is described by Antona as an album about "creating musical trips â€¦ and making [people] enjoy the changes of moods: from happiness to melancholy, from energy-pumping moments to relaxing deep waves." And thereâ€™s no better way to get acquainted with these trips and deep waves than on Sydney harbour for one of the standout events on the Sydney techno calendar.
Also representing will be Portuguese duo THE BASTARDS, who were regulars spinning at the now defunct fabled Berlin clubspot Bar-25, along with Berlin's TURMSPRINGER, the French pairing of SOLEAD and D-SENS, Brasil's ANNA LEEVIA and Japan's YOKO along with a sprinkling of Subsonic's usual suspects.
What's left to say? Quite frankly nuthin', but we'll throw in a token obligatory reminder that capacity for this cruise is extremely limited and it is traditionally a sell-out event, so procure your ticket post haste lest ye be marooned on dry land. In terms of duration, Subsonic boasts the longest Harbour Cruise on the market with a whopping 8 hours as opposed to the standard 4/6 hour cruises, so you can rest assured you'll get considerable boom for your buck.Y'AAARRR!!!
A GUY CALLED GERALD
Pirates Of The Underground (use your imaginations, all variations are accepted)
$60 Presale (http://www.residentadvisor.net/)
$70 On the boat (if available)
No costume = $20 surcharge on the door! (or walk the plank)
1:30pm pickup Rosebay Wharf
2:30pm pickup Commissioner's Steps (Circular Quay near MCA & Overseas Passenger Terminal)
3:30pm pickup Rosebay Wharf
8:00pm - Commissioner's Steps
10:00pm - Rosebay Wharf
TBA - Stay tuned!