Guide to Stereosonic: Artists, Maps And Set Times

There’s definitely room in our hearts for tasteful club music but at a festival like Stereosonic there’s always a few things to steer clear of. You probably won’t see us in the crowd when Avicci plays ‘Levels’ or when Benni Benassi drops ‘Cinema’ – here are some acts you should check out with us on this year’s tour.

All maps and times for this year’s Stereosonic events can be found HERE

Mr Oizo
Has just come out with a new album this year called ‘Stade 2.’ It showcases a messier, crazier sound than we’ve previously heard on clean cut tracks like ‘Cut Dick.’ He hasn’t lost his love for swear words in song titles though…

Camelfuck

Bag Raiders
Although not that heavily pushed through radio – ‘Not Over’ was a blogosphere hit this year with great remixes from Eli Escobar, Sydney’s Softwar and Tony Senghore.

Not Over (Eli Escobar Remix)

Beni
Did a great set a couple of months back for Triple J: Mix Up Exclusives. I was driving to Seymour at the time and got to hear the whole thing. His sly, campy hit ‘It’s A Bubble’ came out this year and follows a recent trend of spoken-word club hits (See also ‘Doin Ya Thang’ by Oliver $)

It’s A Bubble (Round Table Knights Remix)

Claude Von Stroke
Clean, bouncy stuff from the San Francisco Tech-house king. This track is all about his home state and features some great ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ style west-coast backing vocals.

California

Crookers
I don’t care if I’m lame – dancing to the Crookers remix ‘Day and Nite’ by Kid Cudi in a sweaty Melbourne club called WOW back in 2008 is a memory i’ll never forget. Their new album came out this month and is alot of fun, very slamming and a bit tropical as well. What can I say, I guess I’m just a big lame.

Bust ‘Em Up

Drop The Lime
Definitely worth watching – did a great set for ‘Beatport Live’ earlier this month. He’s got a whole 21st century Elvis Presley thing going on…

Drop The Lime – Hear Me

Sub Focus
Great stuff for all the bro-steppers out there. If you’re a dub-step purist or it’s not your genre at all this probably won’t appeal though.

Rusko ‘Hold On’ feat. Amber Coffman (Sub Focus Remix)

The 2 Bears
Made up of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell, The 2 Bears put out an fabulous remix for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs a few months ago. It’s housey and very laid back, perfect for 6 in the morning

How Far (The 2 Bears remix)

Maedon
Recipient of wild viral fame in July when he put out this 3 and a half minute youtube mix called ‘Pop Culture’.

Gaslamp Killer
Crazy, untamed stuff coming from LA local William Benjamin Bensussen. He got the name for this project because he started his DJ career in San Diego’s Gaslamp District and he was well know for ‘Killing’ dance floors at clubs which had a general pop vibe.

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