Nikko, Jon Beta, Lister Cooray
While Lister Cooray and Jon Beta have been holding the reigns on the event front, the 3rd leg of The Associates – Nikko, has been in Japan for what has felt like forever and his return has been in heavy anticipation for some time. Now, the time has come.. Nikko is back. The Associates come together in full force on April 9 with Nikko's 2 hour slot to be the feature set of the night.
Formed through a shared passion for both similar and divergent artists, labels & genres, The Associates is a triumvirate consisting of Jon Beta, Lister Cooray & Nikko. The Associates’ mutual understanding of intelligent dance music is reflected by their unanimous vision to establish a bold new event on the Melbourne underground calendar:
Stemming from The Associates’ collaborative & creative roots within the Melbourne community, ebb&flo is a unique and exciting opportunity for high profile local DJs to create an experience based on the music that has
influenced them on a more profound and personal level. Both our resident & guest DJs will receive extended set lengths to allow them the creative licence to showcase the deeper and groovier records they truly love and seek inspiration from.
While the lines of the underground scene have become increasingly ambiguous, and as mature & educated clubbers become more selective in their hopes of escaping the masses,a less intimidating and more inspiring event beckons. Through the innovative concept of ebb&flo, the Associates seek a route down a new path, driven by our talented & diverse array of quality local artists.
After three successful events so far, ebb&flo has proven it has the calibre to be a long-term quality addition to the electronic music calendar in Melbourne. The Associates’ recognition of the finer details that help create a positive and comfortable atmosphere sits on top of their list of priorities when it comes to events. Bridging the gap between music that fits in between the bedroom and the dancefloor is at the forefront of ebb&flo’s unique course to groove based electronic music. Within this, ebb&flo provides high profile local DJ’s the creative licence to showcase a different side to their approach to DJ’ing, and this concept is one The Associates aim to stand true by.