Party like it’s 2099 when the Main Stage throws electro festivities on Friday night. Open late, the party will pump with future-focused beats from live and electronic musicians.
|Nina Las Vegas|
Nina Las Vegas
Nina Las Vegas (Nina Agzarian) has become one of the most influential figures in the Australian music scene. As a label head, producer and DJ, Nina passionately dedicates herself to promoting and celebrating the sounds of underground dance music from both Australia and abroad.
Nina spent 10 years in broadcast radio as a host and programmer on triple j (Australia’s largest youth radio station) dedicating herself to celebrating the sounds of underground dance music from both Australia and abroad. Since leaving triple j in October 2015 she has continued to work in broadcast radio and currently has a residency on BBC Radio One show, Diplo and Friends as well as a monthly show on Red Bull Radio called Collect all and Rave.
It was during her time at triple j that she started DJing. Since then she has played every major music festival in Australia including Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo and Parklife. She’s toured Australia several times playing her own headline club shows as well as supporting numerous artists. She is sought after overseas and has toured the world playing various festivals and club shows. She has played Coachella, HARD, Holy Ship!, Voodoo Fest, Sunblast and SxSW among others. Most recently she supported Cashmere Cat on an 11 date US run and did a headline tour hitting the US, UK and Europe.
In November 2015 Nina started her own label, NLV Records. Committed to championing eclectic and essential underground dance music. NLV Records has since released music by Swick, Strict Face, Air Max ’97, Lewis Cancut, Uniiqu3 Hi Tom and herself.
Nina is a talented songwriter and producer. She released her debut EP “EZY or Never” in April 2016 on NLV Records. The 5 track EP features club favorites “EZY” and “Contagious”. 2017 has seen her release two singles; “Deserts” – an emotional club song, inspired by her family’s courage to immigrate from Egypt to Australia in the ‘60s and “Freeze” which has quickly become a club favourite.
Nina’s work ethic, tastemaker status and the inability to tie her to one genre is what makes her one of the most exciting label heads, producers & DJs going around.
The unique voice of Zaachariaha Fielding and the spine-tingling electronica of producer Michael Ross is a seamless merging of pop, electronic and soul. Often featuring Zaachariaha’s traditional language of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, Electric Fields music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs, bringing moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage.
Within a year of their debut EP release, Electric Fields received the APRA Emily Burrows Award, performed in China and Scotland by invitation, played for the massive New Year’s Eve event at Elder Park to an audience of over 40,000, and were booked to play WOMADelaide 2017. They hit No1 on Radio Adelaide’s Most Played, went on high rotation on Fresh FM, and are receiving airplay on Triple J. Taking out Best New Talent for the National Indigenous Music Awards 2017 (NIMA), Electric Fields are also recipients of the much-coveted Stigwood Fellowship for 2017/2018. Currently touring Australia, they have recently returned from a hugely successful performance for the Matasora World Music Festival in Indonesia.
If Purity Ring had a baby with Madonna and left it to fend for itself in the mean streets of Adelaide, then you’d get something like Nakatomi. The duo’s approach to electronic music is explosive – tapping into the spirit of 80’s nu-wave and 90’s grunge, with liberal helpings of modern electro pop.
From the impassioned howls of lead singer Patrick Lang to wandering keytar, muscular drumming and live bass drops, everything about Adelaide electro-pop quartet Only Objects spells ‘drama’. Performing songs of love, loss and everything in between, this completely live electro-band specialise in structure – marrying the form and shape of disparate dance music genres with a pop sensibility.
Taking inspirations from Flight Facilities and FKJ, Hartway are an exciting house and acid-jazz duo bringing a fresh perspective to classic groove based music. Crowned as the Fresh 92.7 Producer’s Series winners for 2017, the talented duo have honed their craft of creating soulful electronic music blended with authentic organic elements.
freezedream is an Adelaide-born experimental electronic music artist. He composes music using vertical scrolling tracker software, creating emotive and organic digital music with deep bass, complex beats and layers of ambience that causes one to reflect on life and conjures up vivid sonic dreamscapes. His inspiration and auditory palette is drawn from many different electronic influences including chiptune and demoscene music, making his sound difficult to pigeonhole.
|Friday 6 Oct
6.00pm – 11.15pm
Tonsley Innovation District – HWA Main Stage