Filed under: BANOFFEE, BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, FOX + SUI, GALAPAGOOSE, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, KIERAN RYAN, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OSCAR KEY SUNG, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, RANDOM POSTS, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, THE HARPOONS, THE WAR DIARIES OF FRANK BROWN, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST, TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS
After five years of blogging here, we are moving our middling words to our new website, courtesy of our friends PT Campbell and That Mob, who’ve collaborated with us to make a brand new website at our home of six years, www.twobrightlakes.com
Come visit us there and keep up with all the latest news about Two Bright Lakes people.
Thanks for listening,
Two Bright Lakes.
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, DJS BLAKE & TIG, FOX + SUI, SPEED PAINTERS, TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS | Tags: Client Liason, Melbourne Festival, Place of Assembly, Schoolhouse Studios
Over the last 2 years, Schoolhouse Studios in Abbotsford has been the workplace of over 75 artists working across a wide range of disciplines. With the demolition of the site planned for the end of 2012, resulting in the displacement of the tenants, founders Elizabeth Barnett & Alice Glenn, in conjunction with Melbourne International Arts Festival, are curating a two-week, site-wide exhibition. To find out more about the artists involved, go to the Place of Assembly website.
Playing at the opening night, Wednesday October 10th, from 8pm, are Fox + Sui, Speed Painters, Client Liason and Two Bright Lakes DJs. It’s free and you won’t regret coming and celebrating one of the most vibrant artistic communities in Melbourne, before it’s gone…
Co-curator Alice Glenn and Blake Byron-Smith from Two Bright Lakes will be on RRR tonight on Set It Out from 5:30pm talking about the exhibition and opening night.
Place of Assembly opening night
Wednesday 10th October
Doors open: 8pm (Entry is free!)
8pm: Client Liason
9pm: Fox + Sui
10pm: Speed Painters
10:40 – close: Two Bright Lakes DJs
Schoolhouse Studios, 97 Nicholson St Abbotsford (Between Langridge and Gipps Sts)
Fox + Sui’s Summer Storm
Client Liason’s End of the Earth
Speed Painters’ Drifter
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, DJS BLAKE & TIG, Tig Huggins | Tags: acmi, Game Masters, Guerre, Late Bit, Space Cactus, Two Bright Lakes, Two Bright Lakes DJs
Two Bright Lakes DJs Tig, Blake and Oscar are proud to be playing as part of the Late Bit series at ACMI every Thursday in July as part of the Game Masters exhibition. Tig and Blake spoke to Everguide about their favourite game-inspired tracks and related game and music things in general following the exhibition opening last week, read about it here. Blake and Tig have just returned from foreign (hotter) climes, with a whole bunch of new records, watch out…
Thu 5 Jul, 6-9pm – Blake and Oscar O (Speed Painters)
Thu 12 Jul, 6-9pm – Blake and Tig
Thu 19 Jul, 6-9pm -Blake and Tig
Filed under: BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, SEAGULL, Tig Huggins | Tags: best of 2011, Donny Benet, Geoffrey O'Connor, Lost Animal, melbourne music week, New Look, Shabazz Palaces, Sugar Mountain, Theo Parrish, Two Bright Lakes, virgo four
It’s that time of year again where we weigh up all that has happened this year, throw some opinions around, and celebrate all of the good things that transpired in 2011. It’s been a very busy year for us at Two Bright Lakes, we want to thank everyone who came to shows, bought records and listened to the music that ‘s been released and said nice things about it, we really appreciate all of those things.
We put out some of our favourite records ever in the form of Collarbones, Oscar+Martin, Dream Kit, Batrider and Nick Huggins. We helped put on the the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in January, we braved endless rain for the Melbourne Music Week rooftop show, toured Virgo Four twice, took part in the Galactic Nights series, put on countless excellent local shows with musicians from near and far…we’re collecting an archive of photos and videos of shows from the year, and we’ll be posting them somewhere soon.
In the meantime, here are some reflections by some of the Lakes people on what they thought was great about 2011 and time and space in general…
Hazel Brown (Otouto):
1. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
2. Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming
3. Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
5. Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ Kicks
6. Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
5 Low Budget Music Videos of 2011 (no order)
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, DREAM KIT | Tags: acmi, David Evans, Dream Kit, Future Tense, Galactic NIghts, Geoffrey O'Connor, Rambl, Two Bright Lakes
Dune Year Remix EP cover by Carl Breitkreuz
Since releasing the Future Tense EP in April, Dream Kit. has been wiling away the winter meditating on deep space, drum sounds and the endless ability of sub bass to warm one’s heart. With remixes for Otouto, Near Myth and Geoffrey O’Connor waiting in the wings for release and a stack of projects for new label collective // THIS THING // on the go, Dream Kit dispersed the techno dancehall skeleton of Dune Year – the brooding closing track to Future Tense – to willing remixers.
Geoffrey O’Connor found some time in between releasing his new LP Vanity Is Forever to tune the gated reverb just right and deliver a true remix, juggling and interspersing the rugged original sounds with some bombastic 80’s beats.
Dream Kit collaborator Rambl takes a more drastic approach on his production debut, discarding much of the original and artfully disguising what’s left with a stripped back warehouse rave intro that shifts gears into a Detroit garage vibe right on the 2011 tip. Fans of Lone and Falty DL will enjoy this one.
David Evans, sticks man for This Is Your Captain Speaking and fresh from a beautiful record out on Sensory Projects, mutates Dune Year into an all too brief tribal drum excursion that yearns for an African Future.
Bombastic; Dynamic; Trippy: Three wild remixes straight out of Melbourne. You can download the EP tomorrow from Bandcamp, including the awesome Rambl remix, which you can listen to below…
Dream Kit will be playing live at ACMI, this Thursday December 15th at Galactic Nights (part of the amazing Star Voyager exhibition) with visuals by Blake Byron-Smith and soaring DJ sets by Simon Winkler (RRR). Doors open 6pm, Dream Kit on at 7pm, tickets here
The Future Tense EP, featuring Dune Year, is available now on limited edition 12″ vinyl and for digital download. You can find it in all good record stores, the Two Bright Lakes online store and through iTunes and Bandcamp.
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, DREAM KIT, HELLO SATELLITES | Tags: acmi, Dream Kit, Galactic NIghts, Time Shield
Following an amazing performance by Brous in the first week of the program, Galactic Nights continues at ACMI in Melbourne this Thursday night with the wonderful Hello Satellites. This might be the last time you can catch them this year, so come on down to The Cube at ACMI to see Eva and co, accompanied by visuals by Blake Byron-Smith and music by Simon Winkler (RRR). Doors at 6pm with music until 9pm, only $6 from here or on the door.
There’s two more performances to come as well with Time Shield (AKA Faux Pas) on December 1st and Dream Kit on December 15th. It’s all part of the Star Voyager exhibition at ACMI, exploring the history and future of space exploration through the moving image.
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, Tig Huggins | Tags: Astral People, Bon Chat Bon Rat, Buffalo Club, Collarbones, Night Swimming, raobgab, Two Bright Lakes, WIntercoats
NIGHT SWIMMING is Two Bright Lakes monthly all night party at The Buffalo Club. Featuring some of our favourite bands and Djs, hopefully NIGHT SWIMMING will be your Friday night hang out – a place to boogie and forget a week, let loose and romance the night away.
This month we welcome Sydney’s lovely party bros Astral People and kindred spirits to co-present our lineup.
September 23 – 8pm till very late
DJs Astral Huggs (Syd), Huggz + Buggz (TBL)
Coming off a massive launch party in Sydney last month Astral People will be bringing the good times to Melbourne in future months, with local and international touring artists.
Artwork by Andy Wilson
Decor by Hicks Inc
Projections by Blake Byron-Smith