DJs get set to drop some beats for Future Classic's Vivid studio party takeover
Vivid LIVE has announced the Future Classic studio party lineup, writes Garrett Bithell.
Seminal record label and touring agency Future Classic will return to the Sydney Opera House for their third Vivid LIVE studio party takeover, featuring the Australian debuts of Koreless and Stwo alongside homegrown electronic prodigy Basenji and the Future Classic DJs.
Born in North West Wales, 22-year-old producer Koreless (aka Lewis Roberts) has been raised by Glasgow's LuckyMe and Numbers crews and welcomed into the Young Turks family by Jamie xx himself, releasing 2013’s breakthrough EP Yūgen on the iconic London-based label. With honours from the likes of Sepalcure, Mount Kimbie and Mark Pritchard, Koreless’ ambient-imbued physicality recalls John Carpenter and Philip Glass and has propelled him on a worldwide festival tour that this year includes Longitude, Latitude, Open Source and Sonar.
[Image] DJ Stwo will make his Australian debut at Future Classic's studio party.
Adding his smooth touch to remixes for The Weeknd, Cashmere Cat, Ciara and R Kelly, the Paris-born and Barcelona-based Stwo follows his breakout year with his first release for the LA-based HW&W imprint – home to LIZ, Sweater Beats and Australia's own Ta-ku. Lifting pitch-shifted melodies from R&B greats onto a bed of breezy hip-hop instrumentals, the 21-year-old Frenchman will ring in his Australian debut with over a million hits to his touch-up of Sango's 'Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife'.
DJ Stwo's remix of Sango's Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife is clocking up hits on Soundcloud
Known for his playful, clever and feel-good mix of marching band rhythms and woodblock-driven frenzy,Basenji is the Sydney-born and based producer also known as Sebastian Carlos, one of Future Classic’s fast risers. Basenji joins local contemporaries Cashmere Cat, Wave Racer and Cosmo’s Midnight.
With two sold-out Vivid LIVE studio parties under their belt, Future Classic’s latest Vivid LIVE venture is not to be missed.
[Cover image] DJ Koreless has been making waves during his European tour.
Future Classics: Vivid LIVE, Saturday, May 31, 10pm, Studio & Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House, www.sydneyoperahouse.com/vividLIVE