Tag: Sydney

Seth Troxler And Friends To Skydive For Sydney

Rising funds for Keep Sydney Open, Seth Troxler and his crew of Subsonic Festival daredevils will take the plunge with a group skydiving sessions on December 8. The effort, a collaboration between Subsonic, Rebel Butterfly PR, Pulse and Sydney Skydivers, is meant to raise awareness and money toward the Keep Sydney Open campaign, which aims to highlight the cultural struggle of the Australian city’s infamous lock out laws. See also: Thousands Of Sydneyans Hit The Streets Protesting Lockout Laws Since their introduction, some 30 venues throughout Sydney’s have been forced to shut their doors and with the recent community activation of ... Read more

Australians Set Out to Distribute Pill-testing Kits at Music Festivals

Harm reduction advocates have set out to distribute large numbers of free “legal” DIY drug-testing kits at the big Sydney festivals this upcoming summer festival season, despite the opposition from the government. While the Netherlands are expanding the work hours of the legal government funded centre for drug-testing, the Australian politicians, law enforcement, health officials and drug experts still continue to largely clash over the most ethical and effective drug-harm reduction solutions. As the southern hemisphere is heading towards the festival season, after several drug-related fatalities last summer, more tragedies might be expected if no means are taken. Thus the organisation Harm Reduction Advocates decided to carry out a “protest manoeuvre” involving distributing free ... Read more

Thousands Of Sydneyans Hit The Streets Protesting Lockout Laws

Thousands of Sydney residents took to the streets on Saturday in protest over the infamous lockout laws that have been threatening nightlife culture in the Australian metropole. See also: Sydney now implements ‘Kebab lockout law’ The Keep Sydney Open Rally started at Sydney’s Central Station at 12:30pm before making its way to the Central Business District. The NSW Government introduced the laws in 2014 in response to antisocial behaviour in the CBD. The rally’s founder Tyson Koh, DJ Nina Las Vegas and The Preatures’ Isabella Manfredi were the speakers during the central meeting point at Hyde Park. Numbers vary on the exact turnout of ... Read more

Sydney Lockout: No New Nightclubs Until 2017

The increasingly un fun Australian metropolis of Sydney has continued its descent into old person-vile, with an extension of their infamous “lock out” laws until 2017. With that, the immediate repercussions for its squandering nightlife industry are this: NO NEW NIGHCTLUBS until, at least, 2017. The laws specifically target the areas of Sydney CBD and King’s Cross, and have been implemented while the government “reviews” the future of the February 2014 instituted laws. Technically, the 2 year trial period for the lock out laws expired on February 5th, but the extension and review allow for the extension. “We want … ... Read more

Sydney Now Implements Kebab Lockout Laws

There is a new political rage going on down under, and its all about telling its citizenry what they cannot do on a night out. Firstly, and most documented, came Sydney’s alcohol lockout laws, with its far reaching consequences. meant to curb the amount of alcohol-fueled violence, the cruz of the law had vendors stopping service at 10pm, alongside 1:30am for hotels and nightclubs. Needless to say, with Australia ever-increasing as a destination of dance music, its citizenry, as well as those looking to travel to the city, have not been taking kindly. But now there is a new lockout ... Read more

These Photos Show The All-Night Metro Is A Culture All Its Own

As a former resident of New York City, one of its biggest assets has to be the 24 hour nature of its metro system. Long days turn into longer nights in the infamous “city that never sleeps”, creating an all night metro culture all its own; far away from bustling dancefloors, but rather on its subway platforms, elevated and subterranean. Amsterdam, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired in its nighttime metro accessibility. Sure, there are night buses, but with their expense, less than stellar scheduling, and cramped nature, their culture can simply be described as “get me ... Read more

This Is What’s Happening In Dance Music In 2016

By: Milan van Ooijen & Steve Rickinson New year, new beginnings. Although some things tend to stay the same as ever, like your co-worker proudly proclaiming to have gotten a gym membership after that “dreadful eating binge we call Christmas”. Even though we have only just started the new year, there are a couple of developments and stories that we can all be fairly certain of happening in the year 2016 in dance music, by looking at the moments that defined 2015, some of them significant, some that went under the radar. So here you go, your dance music programma for 2016.  Police Crash ... Read more

The 10 Biggest Surprises, Scandals, And Moments Of Dance Music 2015

This is one of those end of year lists that may not conveniently fit in any singular category. The following ten events, in our opinion, highlighted this year in dance music, each representing a different aspect of what we hope to provide you: a broad spectrum of what underground dance music culture is, what it symbolizes, and what it is capable of. From micro to macro, local to global, our list is not a real ranking of sorts (yes, it is numbered…a formality really, aside from the overwhelming importance of the top spot). From the lifting of antiquated laws to the stimulation ... Read more