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Goodgod Small Club Is Back (Sorta) with a One-Off Super Club

Sydney's beloved basement venue crew are bringing back the beats for Vivid.
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 23, 2016
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By Jasmine Crittenden
March 23, 2016
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If you've been languishing in the absence of Goodgod, here's your chance to get that basement mojo working again. The Goodgod folks are back. And they've just announced their first move: a reassembling at the Opera House during Vivid LIVE for a four-night extravaganza, happening over two weekends.

Dubbed Goodgod Super Club, the event will take over the Studio, turning it into the nightclub of Goodgod's dreams. Every evening, a genre-smashing, powerhouse DJ will team up with a like-minded Aussie for extended sets, designed to make you dance until you're free.

"For decades people have gone to nightclubs to dance their troubles away," said Goodgod's Jimmy Sing. "But nowadays it feels that clubs are rarely designed with that dancefloor experience and its liberating potential in mind. So that's what Goodgod Super Club's purpose will be — a seriously incredible dancefloor journey."

Opening proceedings on Friday, May 27 will be Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket) and Bradley Zero, who hails from Peckham in the UK. If you've checked out the Boiler Room, listened to NTS Radio or ever made it to a Rhythm Section pool hall party, you'll be familiar with this underground dance hero. Get grimy when Mike Who (Astral People, FBI Radio) and Oneman (aka Steve Bishop) hit the decks on Saturday, May 28. Oneman has built a major following on the back of his flawless mixing of grime, old-school UK garage, DMZ-era dubstep and Atlanta's purple haze rap. Just a handful of the names he's played sessions with are Major Lazer, SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Jackmaster and Ben UFO.

After a week's rest, you'll be hankering to get back into the action. Magda Bytnerowicz (4our) and Kyle Hall (Wild Oats) are your hosts on Friday, June 3. Hall, who comes from Detroit, is the progeny of techno's second wave pioneers: Omar-S, Theo Parrish and Carl Craig, and his latest album, Joy, is an homage to the Motor City.

By way of grand finale, Chanel (LOW TON) will be arriving on Saturday, June 4, alongside New Yorker Joey LaBeija and Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy. LaBeija's album Shattered Dreams has featured in the world's leading galleries, including MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum. His relentless creative mix is a mashup of ballroom, rap, Rihanna and reggaeton, underpinned with addictive percussion.

Tix go on sale on Wednesday 23 March at 9am. Get your mitts on them over here or by calling (02) 9250 7777.

Published on March 23, 2016 by Jasmine Crittenden

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