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: DJS BLAKE & TIG, FOX + SUI, SPEED PAINTERS | Tags: Fox + Sui, Fox and Sui, Knxwledge, Lost Animal, Moon NIghtclub, Place of Assembly, Schoolhouse Studios, speed painters, Summer Storm, Taboo, Taboo EP, Two Bright Lakes, Two Bright Lakes DJs
Following up on the digital release of their oceanic single Summer Storm, Melbourne dream pop duo Fox + Sui release their debut six track EP Taboo through Two Bright Lakes and Remote Control. Featuring the delicate 4-track production work of Melbourne’s Andras Fox and the vocal and lyrical talents of former Sydney resident Sui Zhen, the Taboo EP is a beautifully textured collaboration between two musical minds who first made contact as part of the Red Bull Music Academy in London 2010.
Following support slots with TuneYards, Knxwledge, Lost Animal, Oscar + Martin and collaborations with James Pants, Fox + Sui have honed a striking and colourful live show that has impressed audiences along the east coast of Australia and will be playing selected shows in Melbourne throughout October and November.
Moving from lounge pop through syncopated beats and library music, the EP is a taste of an exotic concoction brewing, with Fox + Sui at work on a full length album due out in 2013.
The Taboo EP is available on CD and for digital download from October 12th, 2012 and is available from all good record stores and online through Two Bright Lakes.
The limited edition two track 7” vinyl single featuring Summer Storm and Moon Nightclub, is available now through selected record stores in Melbourne and online through Two Bright Lakes.
October 10 – Place of Assembly Launch Party at Schoolhouse Studios (Melbourne Festival show) Melbourne, VIC
w/ Speed Painters, Client Liason and Two Bright Lakes DJs
October 12 – Polyester Records (City), Melbourne, VIC instore performance
October 20 – Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne, VIC
November 24th – Melbourne Music Week Market at Federation Square, Melbourne VIC
Fox + Sui – Taboo EP
1. Summer Storm
2. I Don’t Wanna Go
5. Grass In Flight
6. Moon Nightclub
FOX + SUI – Taboo EP is out October 12 through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control and distributed by Inertia
Fox + Sui – Summer Storm / Moon Nightclub – Limited Edition 7″ single
A Side: Summer Storm
B Side: Moon Nightclub
Limited 7″ vinyl single out now in selected record stores in Melbourne, Australia and available online through Two Bright Lakes
Two Bright Lakes: www.twobrightlakes.com/foxandsui
Two Bright Lakes store: www.twobrightlakes.com/store_music
Filed under: DJS BLAKE & TIG, FOX + SUI, OSCAR + MARTIN | Tags: Knxwledge, Mercat Basement, Two Bright Lakes, Two Bright Lakes 5th birthday
Two Bright Lakes is 5 years old and excited to welcome Philly beatmaker KNXWLEDGE to Australia for very first time. The highly regarded remixer and producer follows on the back of worldwide acclaim and work for some of the biggest names in the business. With support from Two Bright Lakes family Oscar + Martin and Fox & Sui, come and join us as we boogie on our Birthday with TBL DJ’s before between and after it’s all done.
If you don’t know KNXWLEDGE, he performs live as an undefinable and unexplainable solo unit, channelling the vibes (and facing comparisons) of J DIlla, Madlib, Flying Lotus and associates, his work is thematic and naturally organic.
Releasing on LA’s acclaimed All City, Tres Records, Klipmode and Hit+Run, his name caught the eye of London’s Boiler Room who invited him to perform on their legendary podcast series. With support from the likes of Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs, RinseFM, Future Classic, Illumsphere, and Mike Slott, he is a name on the rise with a sound for the stars.
Available now at http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=58143 and on the door if there are any left.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point, we could not have done it without our friends, mentors and fellow artists. And most of all thank you to everyone who listened and came to events, there is much more to come, happy listening…
love Two Bright Lakes
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: DJS BLAKE & TIG, OSCAR + MARTIN | Tags: Buffalo Club, Magda Bytnerowicz, meredith music festival, Noise in my head, Two Bright Lakes, virgo four
There’s not too many pre-sale tickets left for tonight’s headline Virgo Four show at Buffalo Club (get yours here until 5pm), kicking off at 9pm with Two Bright Lakes DJs Blake and Tig, followed by Noise In My Head (RRR) then Virgo Four live! Magda Bytnerowicz will be bringing it home for the morning, check out her latest mix here, it’s going to be a night full of awesome house jams. Here’s the set times:
9pm -10pm TBL DJs
10pm – 12am Noise In My Head
12am – 1:15 am Virgo Four
1:15 – till close Magda Bytnerowicz
And for those lucky enough to get Meredith tickets, Virgo Four will be on at 3:30am for the dancers on Saturday night.
…and opening up on Saturday at 11am, don’t forget to see Oscar + Martin in their Supernatural Amphitheatre debut, it’s going to be a special weekend…