Electronic explorations & new media manifestations, Racket showcases Melbourne’s finest audio and visual talent, first Thursday of every month.
Racket 15: 6th October – Bankai, Jem the missfit, Lady lux, Samari, vdmo Kstati, Rob Spinfx, Netzair,Barry Hill, Mindbuffer @ Miss Libertines (7pm-12pm).
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Bankai became a minor cult figure soon after putting his first track on thesixtyone, his fans crowd sourcing a month long international tour across Canada. Since, Bankai has been headlining everything from huge raves to share-house parties all over the world.
He moves seamlessly from dubstep to bebop, electro to jump up dnb, wirelessly mixing from within the crowd using Wii remotes, circuit bend toys, iPhones and a hacked Nintendo Powerglove.
2011 sees Bankai heading up ALL CAPS Records, releasing local and international chiptune, *step and bass music, alongside tours to Japan, south east asia and across Australia.
JEM THE MISFIT
Jem the Misfit has been splashing her unique blend of colour and tech across screens around Australasia for the last 5 years. Jem has worked with musicians ranging from top international Dj’s through to local ambient and indie bands, in clubs, bars, arts events and festivals. With a diverse range of music, artists and events under her belt, Jem’s style continues to evolve as she rises to the challenge each new show brings.
She has recently provided visuals for large-scale festivals Big Day Out, Creamfields and Splore (NZ) as well as holding residencies with Gradient, Poison Apple, Pitch (B):tch and Cosmology. Jem is also part of the ambient AV group Duotone and has produced solo video art projects that have screened in galleries and festivals around Melbourne and NZ including Gertrude Street Projection festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and at Federation Square.
Playing support for Robert Hood, Erphun, Kenny Larkin and Daniel Steinberg, Shaun Reeves. Resident at Bimbo’s, Lucky Coq, E55 among others.
Responsible for the Gradient parties at Miss Libertine and top 5 winner of the UDJ competition.
Samari had his first release on Beatport and Itunes in 2010 with his next Remix expected out later this year – This artist is quickly becoming recognized in Melbourne as a unique and talented DJ and producer playing across genres and challenging audiences.
“I look to music and art to transfer ideas to people, I’m not interested in playing the latest 20 big hits, I want to show people what’s next, where things are heading – I see music as a way to convey messages to the crowd. When I’ve done well people leave with something new.”
vdmo Kstati is a concept which is set to capture the ‘moment’ by using innovative in video manipulation performance tools and techniques – ‘Seems to be Right Now‘. With over 8 years experience, vdmo Kstati has played a significant role in developing interactive shows and video content for a wide range of Events and Festivals across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales along its regional and Capital Cities.
DJ ROB SPINFX
Rob Spinfx has been playing jungle and drum n bass since the beginning. Pushing boundaries and staying one step ahead of the game is what he does. Hailing from deep in the jungle he rolls and controls like King Kong.
Barry John Hill is a double bass player and teaches into the RMIT BA Music Industry Undergraduate Program and conduct research into all aspects of contemporary music styles and the international music industry. Specialist areas of interest include music technology, music performance, audio production, electronic music, digital media content delivery, and the ethnographoc aspects of Australian and Global Music Culture.
MindBuffer is the collaborative bi-product between Joshua Batty and Mitchell Nordine after years of submergence deep within the oceans of C++ coding and Max/MSP/Jitter patches…
This combined with a fetish for sensory overload, years of collective experience within popular DAW’s such as Logic and Live, and a history of professional performance in jazz trumpet and violin.
This manifestation of experience and understanding leads to some of the most hi-tech, cutting edge and immersive performances to date.
MindBuffer thrives on intricacy and innovation, integrating self-generative and prerecorded audio, 3D reactive visuals and crowd interactivity; all grown from the ground up on self developed software.