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Astral People’s Top Five Tunes to Start Your Weekend

Crank up a spot o' Rainbow Chan, Phuture and The Avalanches this weekend.
By Shannon Connellan
May 16, 2014
By Shannon Connellan
May 16, 2014

Sydney artist management, touring company and all round nice guys, Astral People, know where the Good Music at. Vic Edirisinghe, Lee Danilewitz and Tom Huggett apparently met at an afterparty, deciding to form their own tunes-enabling company and signing some serious local talent such as Jonti, I'lls, Collarbones, Alba, Wintercoats and Wave Racer to their management roster.

After 2013's wildly successful events like OutsideIn festival and their first huge Vivid Studio party, the Astral crew are back for another round of seriously solid shindigs. They're so keen on throwing down some tunes they're cranking not one but two super hyped events during Vivid Sydney, both serious contenders for Most Love in One Sitting on the lineup this year.

Since I Left You

For their first trick, the crew have rounded up their buds with Stones Throw whiz kid Jonti to pay tribute to Melbourne electronic legends The Avalanches — in particular their seminal album Since I Left You. Celebrated as the biggest Australian album of its decade, the 2000 album was apparently assembled from approximately 3,500 vinyl samples, selling over a million copies and winning multiple ARIAs. In a project originally developed for 2013's OutsideIn Festival (gaining thumbs way up from The Avalanches themselves), Jonti will re-visualise those thousands of vinyl samples onstage on May 24 with the help of a ten piece band; including celebrated Sydney alt-pop singer-producer Rainbow Chan.

If you're wanting more Astral love, check out their Studio party; with Chicago acid house pioneer Phuture's Australian debut; the collaborative project of L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok, Night Slugs; Andras Fox playing everything live; and Sydney favourites Ben Fester, Preacha and Rainbow Chan kicking on 'til 3am.

To help you ditch the past week and gear up for the weekend, Astral People have put together a solid playlist for you. So crank it loud and visit the Astral kids at the Sydney Opera House in the coming weeks.

Astral People's Top Five Tunes to Start Your Weekend:

Andras Fox — Running Rate

Rainbow Chan — Haircut

The Avalanches — Frontier Psychiatrist

Phuture - Inside Out

Bok Bok - Silo Pass

Catch Astral People turning it up at Vivid LIVE on May 24 and 30 here and here, and check out the rest of our Vivid picks over here.

Images by Voena and Prudence Upton.

Published on May 16, 2014 by Shannon Connellan
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