Two Bright Lakes Blog


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.



Two Bright Lakes Presents ACCA Art Bar 2013 by tigei
 

The ACCA Art Bar is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever.

We’re teaming up with ACCA to bring you sensational artists as part of their Art Bar series throughout 2013.

Join us on Friday 1 March, as we kick off our first ACCA Art Bar of the year.

Oscar Key Sung (of renowned Melbourne duo Oscar + Martin) will draw you in with his rich vocals, deep bass and honest words. Think soulful melodies over tape loops and beats. The result is nothing short of luscious, and with an album on the cards in 2013 catch him first, live at ACCA.

Oscar will be followed by long time music lovers and collectors, Two Bright Lakes DJs, who will finish off the ACCA Art Bar with diverse, danceworthy selections.

ACCA’s current exhibition Desire Lines will stay open until 7.30pm for an exclusive, extended viewing before it closes on 3 March.

Embrace the end of the week at the ACCA Art Bar.

FRIDAY 1 MARCH 6pm – 10:30pm
Entry is FREE. Pay bar operating.
Happy Hour 6-7pm



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



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…



NICK HUGGINS – FIVE LIGHTS out now / Launch at Northcote Social Club Sunday Oct 23 at 2pm by blak3b5

Two Bright Lakes are proud as punch to present the launch of Nick Huggins’ sophomore solo release Five Lights.  Nick has been working hard on this for the last four years, crafting an slow burn album of diversity and subtle beauty.  He’s also released an accompanying package called Five Lights on Port Philip Bay containing a book of words and a tape of instrumental works produced in the same creative period, complimenting the album of songs.

All of these works are available for sale from the Two Bright Lakes Store either as the album only, the tape and book only, or all three components together as one.  Nick has also produced a website to accompany the release, located at twobrightlakes.com/fivelights. There you can watch videos created for each song on the album, photographs of pages from the book of words, and audio from the instrumental release.

Nick will be launching the album with an extra special band bringing the songs to life with support from Portastud.  Doors open at 2pm, so get there early, Portastud is on at 2:30, and Nick after that.

Nick also be playing at the Two Bright Lakes Melbourne Music Week show on Melbourne Central rooftop on Saturday November 26th from 5pm, alongside Canyons (live), Oscar+Martin, Teeth and Tongue, Bamboo Musik, visual art by Cornelius Brown, projections by Joshua Batty and special guests to be announced…

Nick Huggins – Five Lights

out now through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control

CD available in all good record stores throughout Australia courtesy of Inertia

Two Bright Lakes store

iTunes



TWO BRIGHT LAKES on ABC’s ‘ART NATION’ this Sunday / OTOUTO in ARTS VICTORIA’S ‘UNFOLD’ series by blak3b5

This Sunday on ABC1 at 5pm and ABC2 at 920pm, Hazel, Tig and Blake from Two Bright Lakes and other artists from the Schoolhouse Studios will be on ABC’s Arts Nation talking about all things Two Bright Lakes, how it all started, where it’s going, who’s involved, what we eat for breakfast, that sort of thing.  It’s bound to be equal parts enlightening and embarrassing, we hope you can tune in to watch.  If you missed it, click the banner above to have a look…

And Otouto are taking part in Arts Victoria’s Unfold series which looks inside the arts community in Victoria. Their episode will be screening in the coming weeks on the Arts Vic website alongside seven other talented artists and artist groups.