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The TBL blog is dead, long live the TBL blog. by blak3b5

TBL Website

Hey friends,

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.



Place of Assembly launch this Wednesday night with FOX+SUI, SPEED PAINTERS and CLIENT LIASON by blak3b5

 Place of Assembly

Two Bright Lakes are very proud to be a part of the community at Schoolhouse Studios, and to have been asked to program the music for their upcoming exhibition Place of Assembly (10th-27th October)

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)

Watch:

Fox + Sui’s Summer Storm

Client Liason’s End of the Earth

Listen:

Speed Painters’ Drifter



FOX + SUI Summer Storm/Moon Nightclub 7″ out now / Taboo EP out October 12 / Summer Storm video / Melbourne live shows by blak3b5

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 TuneYardsKnxwledgeLost AnimalOscar + 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.

Watch the premiere of the Fox + Sui produced clip for Summer Storm on the Triple J Home and Hosed blog

Live Dates:

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

Tracklist:

1. Summer Storm
2. I Don’t Wanna Go
3. Lullaby
4. Taboo
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

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TWO BRIGHT LAKES turn 5! Birthday party Fri July 20th with KNXWLEDGE (US), OSCAR+MARTIN, FOX&SUI, TBL DJs by blak3b5

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.

Listen here:
http://soundcloud.com/knxwledge
http://soundcloud.com/user5182628/sets/oscar-martin-for-you
http://soundcloud.com/foxandsui

Tickets:
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



TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJs play the LATE BIT at ACMI every Thursday in July by blak3b5

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

Thu 26 Jul, 6-9pm – Levelled Up – Versus w/Guerre, Space Cactus and Blake and Tig (w/ live visuals)



Best of 2011 / Thanks for listening… by blak3b5

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):

Overseas:

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

Australian:

1. Teeth and Tongue – Tambourine
2. Lost Animal – Ex-Tropical
3. Oscar and Martin – For You

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Nick Huggins:
Oscar and Martin live at Meredith.
Marquis de tren and Bonny Billy – ‘Get on jolly.’
Lost animal live at Melbourne Music Week.
Virgo four live at Sugar Mountain.
Gillian Welch – ‘The harrow and the harvest’
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Marcus Whale (Collarbones):
5 Musical Holy Shit Moments of 2011 (no order)
2. Realising the guitar solo in “I Care” by Beyonce was being doubled by Beyonce herself.
4. Listening to Terius Nash’s mixtape “1977” while reading tabloid articles about his breakup with Christina Milian.
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Travis Cook (Collarbones):

5 Low Budget Music Videos of 2011 (no order)

Adelaide’s Rebecca Black of 2011
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Chris Bolton (Seagull):
Ryuichi Sakomoto – Discord (discovered this year, released 97)
Transcription of Organ Music – A Prey to Griff (as a side note this amazing mini album also has a song on it which is covered by Fran Drescher)

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Blake Byron-Smith (Two Bright Lakes DJs):

(in no particular order)

Tune-Yards – Who Kill
Theo Parrish – Stop Bajon remix
Lost Animal – Ex Tropical
Mike Kay/Wooshie – Split EP (on This Thing)
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – Summvs
Dick Diver – Dick Diver
Geoffrey O’Connor – Vanity Is Forever
Jonti – Twirligig
New Look – New Look


VIRGO FOUR tonight at Buffalo Club and Saturday at Meredith with OSCAR + MARTIN by blak3b5

Virgo Four Poster

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…