Photography - Kamil
On the first Monday of every June, West Aussies come together to celebrate the beautiful country and state we call home to the sounds of local artists we love. This day of course is WA day!
This free showcase is brought to us by the West Australian Government and WAM each year, where we can experience a selection of incredible talent picked straight from the west.
With a lineup full of emerging and local legends we were happy to see that each artist played on a dreamy clear day, to a well deserved crowd eager to sing along and dance to their favourite local acts.
When it comes to icons of the electronic music scene however, there are none better than the heavyweight electronic duo SLUMBERJACK. Personally, I have been a huge fan of SLUMBERJACK over the past 4-5 years. Not only because of their fresh creative abilities, massive 808 sub’s and wide range of interesting synthesis but mainly because their production is quite frankly perfection.
It is nothing short of excellence with their live presence. My ears were lucky enough to be blessed with the sounds of SLUMBERJACK's highly energetic set. From hard hitting basslines, to melodic goodness, various tempo changes and live drumming that will smack you in the face - there truly aren’t many outfits out there with a stage presence as strong as this.
I believe it is this blend of tempos and genres that are similar but contrasting that create such a unique experience. One moment I am listening to the euphoric and mesmerizing sounds of 'Closure' by SLUMBERJACK & Ekali, then all of a sudden head banging to 'Hold Your Colour' Pendulum (Noisia Remix) at 174 BPM.
It’s not very often you will hear such a diverse array of sounds in a less than an hour set. This highly energetic music with the combination of some brilliant visuals to fit the vibe of the song makes for a truly memorable experience. I think for many people it was the highlight of their night and it was great to see people of all ages coming together to appreciate the talent these lads have and to see the great electronic music that comes out from our state.
Check out the live session of 'Hide and Seek' with Pilerats and In the Pile leading up to SOTA here.
Reviewer - Jack Lobo