The Presets

Festival Review: Wine Machine proves a long and deflating day in the Hunter Valley

March 24, 2019

After a drizzly week in Sydney, the skies miraculously cleared for a radiant Wine Machine day at the Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley. Little did upbeat punters know, Mother Nature was planning to absolutely blindside them with a literal show-stopping electrical storm in the evening to come. Hold on to your ponchos because this […]

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Live Review: Party In The Paddock Day Two – The Jungle Giants, The Presets, Kwame, Good Doogs; White Hills (08.02.19)

February 10, 2019

Party In The Paddock Day Two is where the magic really started with the opening of the main paddock and a large variety of acts and activities spread throughout the day. Early morning yoga was the perfect refresh from the energies of the previous night with the relaxing activity helping forget the memories of a […]

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Get your set times and maps for Sydney’s NYE in the Park as tickets near sell-out

December 28, 2018

Now in its second year, NYE in the Park has lined up an incredible group of artists who are set to help bring Sydneysiders into the New Year on Monday. Set in the lush surrounds of Camperdown’s Victoria Park, The Jungle Giants, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine, Thundamentals, Confidence Man and many more will […]

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Interview: KIM of The Presets (AUS) on his perfect NYE and favourite tunes of 2018

December 20, 2018

Ahead of their headlining midnight set at NYE in the Park in Sydney, we caught up with KIM of The Presets to talk about his perfect New Years Eve, highlights of 2018 and what he has planned for 2018. We also get a taste of his favourite music of the year… What were you doing […]

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The Presets set to headline massive outdoor New Year’s Eve Party in Newtown

October 2, 2018

The NYE festival NYE In The Park have announced the festival’s return to Sydney’s Victoria Park on New Years Eve 2018. Following up on the success of last year’s party, this year the crew will bring an even bigger line up on stage to ring in the new year. Headlined by Aussie electronic dance duo The […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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Live Review: The Presets harness massive energy at hometown show at the Enmore Theatre

June 25, 2018

Irrespective of their time away from the musical spotlight, The Presets will always have a place in the hearts of the Australian dance music community. And despite the best efforts of some members of the crowd to dampen the nights of others in attendance, the two-piece definitely crushed the Sydney leg of their Hi-Viz album […]

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Live Review: The Presets shake Thebarton Theatre to its foundations with Adelaide’s HI VIZ stop

June 20, 2018

Friday night served as the perfect backdrop for The Presets’ travelling house party Adelaide visit to put their tools down for a night of sweaty beats and purposeful party anthems. Preceding Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes’ on-stage antics was the eclectic synth-pop duo Kult Kyss, swaying through their set highlighted by a great cover of […]

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The Presets eye up Bali for exclusive HI VIZ session at the Ulu Cliffhouse

June 14, 2018

Australian fans are soon to see much more of The Presets and their acclaimed new album HI VIZ, but the Sydney duo are also looking abroad to spread the goodwill and hectic dance vibes powering the new record and first up in July is a trip to Bali. Following in the steps of Carl Cox and […]

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Album Review: The Presets – Hi Viz (2018 LP)

June 1, 2018

As I write this, the thudding beats of “Until The Dark” – the album closer for The Presets‘ new record Hi Viz – are still ringing out in my head. Over the course of almost seven minutes, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes explore heavy, pulsating electronic territory that pulls each thread of the album together flawlessly. Of course, there was much […]

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Best New Music Mondays (February 19th)

February 18, 2018

Our Monday playlist series returns this week, with our editors showing off what we’ve been digging from some great emerging and established artists from around Australia and the world! This week, we’ve got tunes by Aurelia, Tove Styrke, Miles Francis and more. Take a listen below! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Presets “14U + 14ME” (2018)

February 9, 2018

Aussie rave kings The Presets have followed their massive comeback single “Do What You Want” with new track “14U + 14ME”, a pumping dance tune with The Presets’ signature craziness. The track opens with a slow build of manipulated vocals and rising synths, but doesn’t take long to get to the good stuff: it’s The […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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THIS THAT is proof that coastal festivals are the new heavyweights

August 1, 2017

This morning, THIS THAT unveiled its line up for 2017 – the festival’s third edition. It’s a strong one for the east coast event to pull out of the bag, with a strong charge of Australian and international music being led by the likes of The Presets, Alison Wonderland and Thundamentals. It seems like a safe line up in […]

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Keep Sydney Open to install special plaques at fallen venues through the lockout zone tonight

September 23, 2016

Tonight in Sydney, 18 plaques will be unveiled across the city in front of shut down venues, a move by Keep Sydney Open to further highlight how damaging the Callinan review of the State Government’s lockout laws have been to Sydney’s live music culture. The venues involved have been integral to many artists and represent poignant […]

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Live Review: Parklife Festival – Sidney Myer Music Bowl (06.10.12)

October 8, 2012

The day was frigid. But the punters were undeterred (and under-dressed), ready to dance the cold away and enjoy a rain-soaked Melbourne version of the travelling circus that is Parklife. Kicking off the day with a bit of Chiddy Bang was a pretty interesting choice. He can rhyme, alright. But only that I don’t usually […]

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Live Review: Future Music Festival – Rymill Park, Adelaide (14.03.11)

February 20, 2011

March in Adelaide is truly a magical time. Unicorns? Perhaps not, but there are a number of amazing, back-to-back festivals. The Fringe Festival is still a warm corpse in the ground, and we are about to dance upon its grave. The “Garden” has transformed, with six stages having sprouted up overnight, across Rymill Park. The […]

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