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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


Few tickets left for SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL this Saturday – Get in quick… by blak3b5

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The main event for this year’s Sugar Mountain Festival will be taking place at The Forum Theatre on this Saturday 19 January 2012. It’s going to be even better than last year, with performances by some amazing local and international artists, and the only Melbourne show for Dirty Projectors.

There are still a handful of tickets left at these outlets:

Ticketmaster ( or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office ( or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (

Check the set times:

11.30pm – 1.00am: Dirty Projectors
10.30pm – 11.10pm: Action Bronson
9.30pm – 10.10pm: ESG
8.30pm – 9.10pm: Hunx & His Punx
7.30pm – 8.10pm: Woods
6.30pm – 7.10pm: Boomgates
5.30pm – 6.10pm: Lower Plenty
With projections and visuals by Kit Webster and Markus Hofko

Lauded Melbourne visual projection artist Kit Webster will make his third mind-melting main stage appearance at Sugar Mountain2013. Webster will expand on his previous two appearances at Sugar Mountain, taking us home with an expanding audio-responsive visual set for Action Bronson & Dirty Projectors.

German-born, New Zealand based artist Markus Hofko will make his Sugar Mountain debut with a series of swirling, live projections. Hofko will dress the main stage with live visual splendor for acts Woods and ESG.

Within The Forum’s many hidden nooks, local flamboyant artisan Hamishi will await you. Collaborating with musician and sound artist Henry Fin Madin (The Harpoons), the pair aims to draw you into their audio/visual world, bound to confuse and boggle, all in a strange and colourful manner.  

Action Bronson – The Symbol

Dirty Projectors – About to Die 

ESG – Moody (Live – From the movie Vampire’s Kiss)

10.00pm – 10.40pm: HTRK
9.00pm – 9.40pm: Forces x Antony Hamilton
8.00pm – 8.40pm: Kirin J Callinan x Kris Moyes
7.00pm – 7.40pm: Naysayer & Gilsun
6.00pm – 6.40pm: Phantôscopia

The Summit is a stage of collaborative performances, visual sensations and otherworldly experiences.

Climb the stairs to the very summit of Sugar Mountain’s peak and find yourself drawn into the world of Phantôscopia.  An extra-sensory exploration of human perception and phantasmagoria in a panoramic audio-visual experiment, Phantôscopia will take participants on a hypnotic journey to explore and project the shadowy landscapes of the Mind.

In early 2012, Kirin J Callinan and Kris Moyes had a meeting of minds which spawned one of the most arresting music video clipsto come out of Australia, ever. Enigmatic performer and strange fellow Kirin J Callinan and acclaimed sociopathic director Kris Moyes reunite for their collaborative live debut at Sugar Mountain. What will they do? We don’t know. But we trust them.

Melbourne based synth outfit Forces will collaborate with acclaimed choreographer Antony Hamilton (Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin). The result? Another ‘must see’ one-off performance, curated just for Sugar Mountain. As a choreographer, Antony Hamilton created dances for The Lyon Opera Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, LINK, The Victorian College of the Arts, Stompin and Rogue. This is sure to be an unforgettable, confrontational performance.


10.00pm – close: Peanut Butter Wolf
9.20pm – 10.00pm: Jonti
8.20pm – 9.00pm: Collarbones
7.20pm – 8.00pm: Brothers Hand Mirror
6.20pm – 7.20pm: Boiler Room DJs

The Boiling Point Stage is presented by Boiler Room TV, featuring visual installations and stage design by Misha Hollenbach.

Respected as one of the foremost broadcasters of underground dance music in the UK, Boiler Room TV will bring Sugar Mountaininto the living rooms of discerning dance music lovers worldwide through the Boiling Point Stage. Located on The Forum’s mezzanine level,  Boiling Point will feature a stage environment with heavy tribal undertones adorned with the awe-inspiring visuals of Melbourne’s Misha Hollenbach.

One half of clothing label and publisher PAM and the driving force behind art/music super group The Changes, Misha Hollenbach is known for his awe-inspiring environmental installations and space transformations.  At Sugar Mountain 2013, Misha will enhance and build upon the existing realm of the Boiling Point, creating a space of collaboration between performer, artist and audience. Misha’s all out visual kook-out will be a perfect cave for dancing.

Thomas Russell will exhibit You Are Environment, an interactive video feedback installation.  The work reflects exploration of Zen philosophy and ideas on human consciousness and its relationship to nature.  You Are Environment will be located at the entrance to the mezzanine’s ‘Boiling Point’ level.

Keep your eye out for Keith Deverell’s beautiful new extension of last year’s film project Grace Note.  Prepare to be introduced to an exquisite focus on figurative sound play via local classical musicians, viewed alongside the seemingly effortless movements of Ballet Lab’s finest dancers.


 The Sugar Mountain satellite event program can be found HERE.

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R, The Thousands and Vice
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne



Tickets on sale now via:
Ticketmaster ( or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office ( or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (

NICK HUGGINS ‘I Am Eleven’ live score performance and screening this Thursday at ACMI by blak3b5
November 21, 2012, 7:59 am
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I AM ELEVEN Behind the Scenes – Making of the soundtrack with Nick Huggins

For one night only, Nick Huggins and his band will be re-creating his achingly beautiful soundtrack for ‘I Am Eleven’ live on stage. Gentle but piercingly insightful, like the film itself, it will be a unique accompaniment to this funny, sweet and knowing meditation on the things about growing up that bind us together, and those that tear us apart.

Directed by Genevieve Bailey, ‘I Am Eleven’ is a truly joyful cinematic experience, and Nick’s score a triumph, don’t miss out on the chance to see it performed live this Thursday night at ACMI.

BUY TICKETS to I Am Eleven with live score performed by Nick Huggins are on sale now through ACMI – selling fast!

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Order Nick’s latest album Five Lights through the Two Bright Lakes store

FOX + SUI Taboo EP out now! / Instore performance in Polyester City 6pm tonight / EP Launch November 3rd by blak3b5

– Fox+Sui play Moon Nightclub for Wunce Mag –

Very happy to say that Fox + Sui‘s debut EP Taboo is in all good record stores today on CD, for download and through the Two Bright Lakes store. It’s been a long time in the works, but it is worth the wait, as you’ll know from hearing the single Summer Storm.

Speaking of good record stores, Polyester are playing host to a live performance from Fox + Sui at 6pm today in their Melbourne city store.  And there are a few more gigs coming up as well, including a launch on November 3rd at Soldier Sailor with Two Bright Lakes DJs, DJ Andras Fox and special guests to be announced.

October 12th – Polyester Records, City, 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne – Instore performance 6pm

October 18th – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC – Supporting Axolotl

October 20th – Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne, VIC

November 3rd – Solder Sailor, Fitzroy, VIC – Taboo EP Launch – w/ Two Bright Lakes DJs, DJ Andras Fox and special guests to be announced

November 24th – Melbourne Music Week Market at Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

Order Taboo EP online through Two Bright Lakes store

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)


Fox + Sui’s Summer Storm

Client Liason’s End of the Earth


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


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:

Available now at 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