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Electronic Music Conference 2014: 6 lessons from EMC Day One

The annual Electronic Music Conference (EMC) is a massive confluence of the world's leading EDM artists partaking in not only discussions on the history and future of electronic music and it's associated issues, but also inexpensive and accessible showcases of new material, old material, and everything in between. Day one of this conference kicked off in Sydney's Darlinghurst yesterday and brought with it discussions on topics like dance music's mainstream appeal, the mechanics of running a label, and how rising stars can sustain their buzz. Here are 6 things you may have missed if you didn't head along to the multitude of engaging talks going on all day.

Party with Steve Aoki, Uberjak'd and Hayden James at the Smirnoff Party House in Sydney!

Photo: Serena Ho

With summer just around the corner, Smirnoff want to ensure that you've got every opportunity to be enjoying every moment of it and with the Smirnoff Sound Collective landing in Australia, set to kick off at Stereosonic, we're sure they're going to be getting that awesome environment just right.

Hello Asia! Japanese News Weekly: 3rd October 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Japanese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 3rd October, 2014.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (10.03.13)

God bless the singlet-making industry, because it seemed the whole customer base was at The Future Music Festival this past weekend. An insane amount of arms and biceps were on display for everyone to see, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if any other strays from a muscle convention during the week popped on by. The music was probably a secondary thing.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Bonython Park, Adelaide (11.03.13)

It was a hot and sweaty afternoon in Bonython Park, Adelaide, with a diverse range of music from the classic Stone Roses (pictured) and Bloc Party to the crazy antics of Steve Aoki to the madness of The Prodigy, there was truly something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge braved the elements to bring you some photos.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (02.03.13)

It seems to be mother nature’s tradition to always ensure that Future Music Festival in Brisbane is as wet, rainy and muddy as possible. Future 2013 was no disappointment and it was with poncho in hand, woeful visions of sludge and a heart as heavy as the rain that I set off.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)


It was a scorching hot day in Perth when the Future Music Festival rolled in to town, but that didn't stop a huge crowd from turning out. The AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.

The State Of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 5th March 2013

Australia's exporting one of it's best festivals to North America - yay for Laneway! Also, Flume tickets are selling like hotcakes, Shock Records appoints a new General Manager, so many bands are being snapped up by labels, and be prepared to dust off your record player because Record Store Day is just around the corner. Plus, plenty more goss and tid bits below the cut!

Flume Sells Out

the AU interview: Steve Aoki (United States)

Larry Heath caught up with Steve Aoki ahead of his Future Music Festival tour. From LA, Aoki lets us know about his current touring schedule, what it's going to be like to be a part of FMF 2013 and more!

Gig Announcements: Sydney, NSW & The ACT - March 4th

In This Issue: Trombone Shorty add new Sydney show at Blue Beat, Aoki and Lil Jon performing at Marquee, Steve Aoki and Lil Jon at the Marquee, Obituary shows in Melbourne and Sydney, Dizzee Rascal and Steve Aoki headline the last [V] Island party, Sven Vath, Ricardo Villablobos and Seth Troxler Cocoon Heroes sideshow, KSSR Sydney residency, Feick's Device debut album launch, upcoming gigs at Beach Road Bondi, DJ line-up set for The Spice Cellar.

Good Life Festival announced!

Remember being under 18 and missing out on all the good gigs? Or you are under 18 and are bitter because you're missing out on all the good gigs?

Fear not! Good Life festival has announced it's line up and on Saturday 8 March at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne all the teenagers will be getting some live music action while the old fogies miss out.

Future Music Festival Set for HUGE 2013 Line Up

The line up for the 2013 Future Music Festival has been released and as it promised, it's Dead Set Awesome. Past Future guests and some of the world's hottest acts in trance, electro, rock and pop will be making the journey down under for the national festival next year, raising the bar for the Future Music Festival once more.

The dates for the Future Music Festival next year are below.