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Chinese Laundry's 16th Birthday feat. Robert Babicz photo gallery
Saturday 19th of May Chinese Laundry celebrates it’s sweet 16th - with a massive birthday party – with a huge lineup to suit the occasion, including special birthday sets from two of our favourite talents worldwide, Robert Babicz and Bass Kleph!
Who better to headline laundry’s 16th birthday than those two international superstars, label owners and long term laundry lovers - Robert Babicz(Babiczstyle/Ger) aka Rob Acid is an artist who has thrilled the world with hits spanning several electronic genres over the last 16 years - and BASS KLEPH (Vacation Rec) – who started as a Laundry resident, and played some of our biggest parties over the years - and now with a slew of #1 hits under his belt is in demand the world over, holding down headline spots at the biggest clubs and festivals on the international circuit!!
After 16 years of quality parties it just keeps getting better – head down and see why Chinese Laundry is one of the world’s top rated and longest running electronic music clubs!!
:: ROBERT BABICZ - ON A MISSION WITH SOUNDS AND EMOTIONS ::
Rob Acid / Dicabor / Sontec / Atlon Inc. / Department of Dance / Acid Warrior / Pumpgun Pro / Colone / Origin / Tannenhof / Twirl / Church Window
Robert’s musical output is inspiring and staggering. A true one-man operation, he writes, records and performs solo; commanding an ever-expanding touring schedule, tailoring the music he creates to the cities he visits. But that’s only part of the puzzle, Babicz's art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything. Using his music to open doors and build relationships with people in only the way music can, he then records his experiences and interaction on film, both still and moving, later editing the images together as a picture track to his audio. Robert creates short films that capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips, his music and the people he finds who want to be part of that experience. In turn these then also have an effect on his music colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.
A Beatport and ARIA dance chart #1 act and remixer. The boss of two labels, a successful pop songwriter and one of the few truly and awesomely live jamming DJs on the festival circuit - Bass Kleph can do it all.
As teenager Bass Kleph was touring Australia and New Zealand as the drummer of a hugely successful three-piece rock act, Loki. Playing live in grubby rock venues, he says, gave him his earliest understandings that there's a dynamic to making crowds dance. A catchy rhythm won't catch without the hypnotism of an irresistable hook - but then even the most nagging hook won't shuffle the feet until it's bent out of shape by the thunder of a serious rhythm section. By the time Loki ended Stu had developed a taste for a more electronic sound, and focused on his new obsession, DJing.
That was 16 years ago. Bass Kleph has been DJing just about weekly now for over 10 years - and the DJ booth is still one of his favourite places to be. Starting breaks, he pushed aside genre limitations to add new, more subtle shades to his dancefloor palette - hypnotic techy grooves, jackin' electro, and the curveballs that distinguish a real musician from the average gigging DJ. Recently he's moved into jamming and grooving with Native Instruments Maschine, writing new riffs on the fly, playing live drums, and - like all great live musicians - every once in a while holding his instrument above his head and playing blind to the screams of the crowd. There's no-one like Bass Kleph for proving the cliche that the best DJs get the girls on the dancefloor.