SHARAM (USA) [Yoshitoshi] - â€œNight & Dayâ€ Album launch Party
DIBBY DOUGHERTY (IRE) [Bedrock, Renaissance & Natura Sonoris]
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER @ THE BILLBOARD BASEMENT
Well, we all know itâ€™s been a cold wet winter and we like to think that here at Darkbeat we have done our little bit to keep you dancing and warm through the winter months with some hi-quality events. Finally, Spring is here again and we have decided to celebrate this changing of season with a new concept in one of Melbourneâ€™s premier super clubs. What better way to launch this new concept then a killer Exclusive Extended Set from one of the worldâ€™s most revered names in dance music?
We are very proud to bring you an artist who started one of the worldâ€™s most influential labels in Yoshitoshi, toured the world as one half of beloved Deep Dish (the original super star dance duo), recently played a legendary 10 hour stint at Warung Beach Club in Brazil to a sold out crowd of 4000 (2 hours of this set was featured on BBC1â€™s Essential Mix) and also a former winner of the Essential Mix of the year (in 2009). Please welcome back SHARAM (USA) to Melbourne for the first time since his co-headline performance at Summadayze NYD 2010, where he performed alongside fellow heavy weights DANNY TENAGLIA (USA) & CARL COX (UK) on the MAIN STAGE (which made for one hell of a day)!
It has been 5 long years since his last Australian club tour and to celebrate his return he will be playing an up-close & personal and EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED SET in support of his brand new â€˜Night & Dayâ€™ mix compilation! At Darkbeat HQ we have been following SHARAM very closely over the last year or two and we are super excited to say that SHARAM has gone back to his roots (which are firmly planted in the underground) and he is playing that well loved style of techno and house again that made him so popular as one half of Deep Dish. HUGE!
Now to make this line up even more special (if thatâ€™s possible) we are pleased to announce up and coming superstar, Irishman, Dibby Dougherty. Heâ€™s had an incredible year to date with his music being released on labels as Henry Saizâ€™s Natura Sonoris, Bedrock Records and Renaissance. His music is constantly charted and name checked by the worldâ€™s biggest DJâ€™s like John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, John Tejada, Max Cooper, James Zabiela, Dubfire, Sasha and numerous others. He is definitely a name not to be missed and we here at Darkbeat really cannot wait to host him. Weâ€™ve now warned you; do not miss him on his debut Australian Tour!
Now to change things up a bit Darkbeat have teamed up with Billboard (the venue) to create a brand new concept, which will be called The Billboard Basement. You can expect the same quality amazing sound, lighting and production in Melbourneâ€™s premier venue, but now with a twist, as we will be modifying the club to suit a strictly limited capacity of only 500x people with a new staging area, new set up, basically the works! Thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s going to be like a totally different club with that friendly underground vibe that we all long for, yet still keeping all the things that we love about a premier club as well. Oh yes, donâ€™t be mistaken as this new set up will guarantee the most intimate Billboard experience yet!
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â€œThereâ€™s a presence about Sharam that comes through in his music as well as his shows. Like any great relationship, you leave his show feeling as if youâ€™re a better personâ€¦ the Sharam experience.â€ - PLAYBACK:stl
The Grammy Award winning producerâ€™s DJ sets follow the diversity of his productions skills. On one side he rocks a marathon underground set like his legendary 10 hour stint at Warung Beach Club in Brazil to a sold out crowd of 4000 (2 hours of Sharamâ€™s seminal live set was featured on his 2011 Essential Mix on BBCâ€™s Radio 1), and on the other side he can effortlessly entertain a diverse crowd of younger dance enthusiasts and VIPs in Vegas, Miami and Ibiza with a penchant for quality music thatâ€™s engaging and entertaining, without compromising his art as a forward thinking DJ/Producer.
Already beyond well known for his role as part of the legendary DJ duo Deep Dish which brought the world huge hits like "Flashdance" and "Say Hello", he is also the driving force behind the legendary Yoshitoshi record label using it as a vehicle to promote newly discovered talent from around the world.
None of this would matter unless Sharamâ€™s music connected with people which it clearly does year after year in the worldâ€™s largest music venues and radio stations around the world, while dance music purists continue to go crazy for his musical choice and mixing technique.
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DIBBY DOUGHERTY (IRE)
In January this year, the legendary dance music magazine Mixmag christened Dibby Dougherty as someone to â€˜Keep An Eye Onâ€™ and its not difficult to see why. The previous 12 months have been exceptional for youthful Irishman Dibby Dougherty, his music has featured on honoured record labels such as Bedrock, Renaissance, Parquet, Natura Sonoris, Paradigma and Manual Records.
Continuing his bi-weekly residency at the notorious club night Yello in Belfast (*34 DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2011) and also consistently playing further afield, he is frequently seen pleasing crowds at clubs and festivals in Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Mumbai, Argentina, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine and the list goes on.
Defining his production style as "Energetic and twisted, but alive with emotion" - his distinct creations are constantly supported and charted by the likes of John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, John Tejada, Max Cooper, James Zabiela, Dubfire, Sasha and numerous others.
2012 has seen the launch of his DhARMA label, a home for Dibby's adoration of the more eclectic side of electronic music. Its not your conventional â€˜danceâ€™ label, it releases everything from orchestral and weird, to charming folk-tronica and synthesized pop music. The label has already seen huge props from BBC Radio and Mixmag, as well as having a remarkable DJ support list.
Donâ€™t miss your chance at catching the one and only Sharam (Yoshitoshi, USA) and rising star Dibby Dougherty (IRE) for this exclusive & extended intimate performance on Friday 28th September @ The Billboard Basement
Support from: Phil K, Sean Quinn, Rollin Connection + More TBA
FRIDAY 28th Sept @ The Billboard Basement
Time: 10pm til Late
Super Earlybird Tickets On Sale Wednesday 29th August at 9am - Thru all moshtix outlets and online @ www.moshtix.com.au
Tickets are also be In store shortly @:
* All Moshtix Outlets.
* Profile Music - 128 Greville St, Prahran, PH: (03) 9510 1133
* Store Dj - 394 Victoria Street Richmond, PH: (03) 9912 2858
For more Info:
http://www.moshtix.com.au // http://www.billboardthevenue.com.au//
@ The Billboard Basememt
(Billboard The Venue â€“ New Venue Concept )
170 Russell St, Melbourne / Ph: (03) 9639 4000