Future Classic & Goodgod Danceteria Announced!
24 hour party people – we’ve just announced line-ups from Sydney dance collective Future Classic and tropical provocateurs Goodgod Small Club! We asked the boys themselves to give us a rundown of their choices… and what to expect when they take over the Opera House Studio and Western Foyers!
Jimmy Sing I Goodgod Danceteria!
Four years ago, fed up with the offerings around town we started Goodgod Small Club as a monthly club night, or ‘danceteria’. There was a required dress code of ‘utilitarian dancewear’ – blue jeans and a white T-shirt, or white jeans and a blue tee. We thought that if we got rid of the markings of specific social scenes maybe people would ditch the rules and get down to whatever music we put on. Our dream club would be a full room, hands in the air, as a 7” playing hairy garage punk out of Geelong collided into some uber-camp disco from Boney M.
And you know what, we discovered that with a little sangria spilt on that white T-Shirt, people can get down like that. Goodgod is now our permanent subterranean tropical paradise to indulge in genre-less pleasures week in, week out. The enjoyment is not in variety for variety’s sake. It’s in lining up those musical characters that regardless of their soundtrack, you cop the soul right away and need to feed off the energy.
So, charged with bringing a Saturday night party headliner to the Opera House we couldn’t just choose one dream act. Instead we’ve got ourselves some ass-shaking New Orleans sissy bounce, a Jamaican dancehall satirist, an original West Coast electro-funk legend, some blistering garage rock, 80’s synth sensualists and a disco ‘heat beat’ jam band from down the Hume. The line-up assembled is unbound by genres but with one thing in common – they are outrageously full of that energy.
Nathan, Chad & James I Future Classic Party
The line-up for our party at Vivid LIVE was announced this morning and we thought we’d talk you through it just a little bit.
At the top of the bill is one of our all time favourite electronic producers Isolée. DJ Koze perhaps said it best…
Isolée is a pivotal artist in the history of house and techno.
No one sounds like Isolée. Not even close. The name says it all: “one-of-a-kind”. The last time we toured Isolée was in August 2009 for the Berlin Sessions and we were lucky enough to experience his live set four times on that run. Each night it was different and brilliant, real electronic music being performed live. Isolée doesn’t play very many shows these days, so we’re honoured to have him on the bill for this event.
Jacques Renault needs little introduction to Sydney audiences, having close ties with both Future Classic and Canyons’ label Hole In The Sky. One of New York’s finest house and disco selectors, each time he comes back to Australia the parties get bigger and better and Jacques never disappoints. A great producer and globetrotting party rocking DJ, Jacques will be making sure we’re all still on the dancefloor till the end of the night.
One of our fast rising local crew, Flume has had a pretty great 12 months. With his first single Sleepless still on the rise, Flume’s been performing his live set all over Australia having just returned from a trip to Europe where he spent time making and producing his debut album. Only 20 years old, Flume is making beat driven music that is melodic, heavy and beautifully produced… we’re expecting big things for Flume this year.
And in the foyer we’ve got some of our favourite Sydney disco purveyors in Andy Webb, Pelvis and Shunji & Steele Bonus.
(And we’re jumping on the decks too!)