CANT SAY feat. Star Slinger (UK), Flume & Purple Sneakers DJs




STAR SLINGER is a hip-hop producer based in Manchester, UK taking influences from Memphis rap to shoegaze.

He first came to the attention after self-releasing a beat tape via the internet in the summer of 2010 entitled “Volume 1”. He then picked up noteworthy press interest from Pitchfork Media, SPIN Magazine, Dazed & Confused, was named in the NME‘s Top 50 Bands of 2011 and was interviewed by Rob Da Bank & Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. He also received plays from Diplo on a mix for Australia’s Triple J radio station.

In October 2011, Star Slinger released his first real single on Mountain Dew‘s label “Green Label Sound” with Kansas-based R & B singer Reggie B along with a remix by Diplo for free on their website.
Influential BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac named it “Single of The Week”.

Despite speculation, not much info has been confirmed regarding the forthcoming Star Slinger album. Star Slinger is known to post all his official and unofficial remixes on his Soundcloud profile.

We’re super pleased to bring you Star Slinger for one night only at CANT SAY.

But wait, there’s more!

Flume is a very young Sydney beat maker who’s grabbed the attention of XLR8R, Electronic Beats, Triple J, FBi, and many more in less than a year.

Flume got his first taste for producing at age 13 (!) from the most unlikely of places – a music production program he found in a cereal box. It began FLUME’s obsession with all things synthetic, and started his addiction for plug-ins, sample packs & vintage analogue hardware.

‘Sleepless’ was Flume‘s debut EP and packed enough lush pads, chopped and chipmunked vocals, saw synths and intricate percussion to impress any fan of Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Seekae or Space Dimension Controller.
It was described by XLR8R as “a solid piece of soulful beat work.” picking up a 8.6 and nabbing their 2nd most downloaded track in August 2011, it impressed dance music website Electronic Beats so much they said “we reckon this young Australian is going to make waves” while cult German magazine Lodown described it as “the perfect pop record for anyone who’d never even look at what’s going down in the official charts” sealing it with a huge 8/10. Locally, in Australia, Triple J Morning Host Zan Rowe named it as her “Catch of The Day” describing it as “Cut up, warm, rolling, thuddy, wonderful…”.

Flume‘s live show is now coming into full effect after playing the opening set the huge Sydney festival event Field Day and supporting like minded artists such as Oscar + Martin, Hermitude, and New Navy in recent months and is just about to wrap up his February Mix Up Exclusives Residency on Triple J – think of it as Australia’s version of the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix!

Expect big things in 2012.

We’ve enlisted the help of some more of our friends…

There’s a good reason your girlfriend doesn’t look at you the same anymore, and that reason is the PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs. This inappropriate duo is the union of PhDJ (the one with the hat) and Randall Stagg (the one with the hair).

Together, these two jump relentlessly from one musical style to the next, making heads bang and hands reach for the sky as they swing from hip hop to hyperactive indie pop, heart-stopping dubstep and electro fist-pumpers in the blink of an eye.

No strangers to national tours and festival slots the PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs have annihilated the dance floor alongside acts like Sleigh Bells, Odd Future, La Roux, Bloc Party, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Miike Snow.

2012 looks set to be an even more muscular year, with a bone crunching set at Big Day Out, a national tour with electro heavy-weights The Aston Shuffle, and traveling across the country with Groovin The Moo. And to add to that the lads will be releasing their first original single in the first half of the year. So about now would be the time to open your ears, hearts and mouths to the Purple Sneakers DJs.

Supports from more of our friends ELECTRIC SEA SPIDER and INDIAN SUMMER DJS, as well as your favourite DJs playing party jams and disco tunes in the front and back room, this is arguably our biggest party yet!

Where the fuck were you last night?




$5 CANT SAY Stubbies
$5 Bourbon’s, Vodka’s and Scotch
$5 Wet Pussy Shots
2x Skittle-Bombs for $10



Venue:             Platform One, Vault 8, Banana Alley, Melbourne
Date:                Friday 4th May, 2012
Time:               9pm till late
Cost:                $20 General Admission / $15 with Password



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