Events w/e 12/08/12

Thursday 9/8/12




Where: Order of Melbourne, 2/401 Swanston St, Melbourne. 
When: 7:00 - 1:00
What: Live electronic music and visuals
How much: $5 entry, $3 pots
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Friday 10/8/12

Under One Roof present Kate Simko (Live A/V show) and Chloe Harris

Support from Darrius Bassiray, Muska, Remedy, Luke Coleman + more

Where: Brown Alley
When: 10:00 - late
What: House Music
How much: $25 tickets available from http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?383818

Sunday 12/8/12

The Public Works Department presents Sunday Works

 Music from Bryce Lawrence, Kloke and PWD

Where: I know a place, rear 451 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
When: 3:00 - 9:00
What: Beers, beats and BBQ
How much: Free entry, a longneck and hotdog for $10
Facebook event


Party time

Hey there Workers. It's a new year, so that means new parties. As always, like us on Facebook to stay up to date, otherwise we'll see you at one of these shows, as part of Debian Blak's debut Australian tour:

Debian Blak (Live) Warehouse Party at Kindred Studios, Yarraville. Support from Wooshie (//This Thing//), Outerwaves (QLD), Baxta Blvd, PWD and Sam Bentley. Free BBQ, live art, cheap beers. Sunday 15/01, 2pm - 9pm, $15 on the door.

Debian Blak (DJ Set) at Loop, 23 Meyers Place Melbourne. Support from Kloke and Thrupence. Come and see some great rising Melbourne talent, with live visuals from Chronic Sans. Wednesday 18/01, 9pm - late, free entry.

Debian Blak (Live) at The Buffalo Club, Sutherland Avenue Melbourne. Support from //This Thing// dudes Electric Sea Spider and Rambl. The coolest joint in town, with support from some of the hottest talent out there at the moment. Friday 27/01, 10pm - late, $15 entry.

Debian Blak (Live) at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne. Support from DJ Sizzle and Kodiak Kid (Tetris Studios). Word is this will be a live extravaganza, with free entry and live visuals this will be a great end to the tour. Friday 03/02, free entry.

Other parties to check out in the next few weeks:

It's the Melbourne Techno Collectives 10th year of parties this year, so they are doing something special for everyone. MTC are getting all of the techno crews together to put on a fucking huge show, with cheap drinks, lots of sausages, and free entry. PWD will be representing, so get down if you like what we do. Saturday 21/01, 2pm - 3am, free entry, free BBQ!

Lastly, but not leastly, smalltown are bringing Matthew Dear to town.

This will be a special party, and we will be giving away some tickets, but more on that later. This will be at the Prince on Australia Day Eve, so a perfect way to kick off Rainbow celebrations, so get involved. Wednesday 25/01, 10pm - late, $30. Send us an email or leave a comment for tickets.


The Public Works Department presents Marcel Fengler

::Tickets are now available at Moshtix and Resident Advisor for $20 plus booking fee::

Marcel from the Berghain is coming. Marcel Fengler that is. A rock solid DJ, earning his stripes playing extended sets as a resident at the iconic club in Berlin, with a handful of equally solid releases will be treating us to a three hour set. If you haven’t already, wrap your ears around his interpretation of the Berghain mix CD, or his excellent mnml ssgs mix.

Lining up in support is James Manning from TEA. James is the man responsible for tours for Xhin and Lucy this year, and he will be fresh from a recent trip to Europe with a bunch of new tunes. If you haven't already, check out his PWDcast from a couple of months ago, some seriously good techno. Department residents PWD and Sam Bentley round out the bill.

Kindred Studios is only 10 odd minutes drive from the CBD, with Seddon train station only a 10 minute walk. Kindred are a licensed venue, with a brand new full Nexo PS15 rig having just been installed. This party will run from 7:00pm to 1:00am, which will leave plenty of time to head out or home after enjoying an evening of stellar music and dancing. Pre-sale tickets are available at moshtix and from Resident Advisor for $20 + BF, or more on the door. Bam.


PWDcast 03 - Klokes UFO's Over Coburg Mix

It's been a little while between drinks for us here at the Department, but this mix is well worth the wait. The third edition of the PWDcast comes from local (via the UK) badman Kloke, who has been tickling our fancy for quite a while now.


Cio D'or - Magnetfluss EP | PRG022

Cio D'Or
Magnetfluss EP

To say that we are fans of Cio D'or and Prologue here at the Department would be a slight understatement. Prologue's dedication to that very deep style of techno is second to none, and the producers who release on the label are of the highest quality. Cio D'Or is no exception. Having been introduced to her by the always excellent mnml ssgs a number of years ago, we have been avid followers ever since, with both her production work and various DJ sets (studio and live) only further endearing her to our hearts. Cio's mastery of hypnotic grooves, coupled with tense atmospheres and natural sounds, puts her at the forefront of a select group of producers. Her latest EP, the first solo work since her 2009 album Die Faser, is no exception, and now that we've had a chance to really digest it, we want to give some thoughts.


Competition Time

That's right, once again we are giving away a double pass to an amazing show. This time round, you and a friend could be going to Berghain via Brown Alley, and watching Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock do their thing for 8 hours or more, thanks to our friends at smalltown. All you need to do is head to our Facebook, like the page and the flyer we've uploaded, and cross your fingers. The winner will be drawn Friday 7th of October, so get in quick and stay tuned to find out if you've won.

We do have some big news coming up over the next few weeks as well, so keep your eyes open for more Berghain related goodness. Until then, good luck, and keep Working!


Donato Dozzy

With Donato Dozzy’s maiden voyage down under (to play in the Victorian outback at Strawberry Fields 2011!!!!) only a few months away he seemed like the perfect topic about which to write a few words for my first contribution to the Public Works Department blog.

It might seem odd to go into detail on someone from afar, and without any new material (i.e. an interview), but I thought that it could be useful to try to articulate what it is about a guy like Dozzy that sees his followers hold him in such high esteem. You’ll have to excuse me for the mixture of styles between unofficial autobiography and baseless opinion. Once I started I found myself covering things I had no intention of dealing with.


PWDcast 02 - Debian Blak

Hey guys. So to celebrate hitting 150 fans on our Facebook, we've dropped the second edition of the PWDcast. This one comes courtesy of Debian Blak, an up-and-coming beatsmith based in Leeds, in the UK.