Since their explosive inception in Melbourne Circa 2009, TVS have grown a massive international following, from their huge viral hit Zinedine Zidane, which took them all round the world to SXSW festival, and all the way back to Woodford Festival this year, where they were a standout crowd favourite.
After a string of smash hit singles, they finally have a LP ready to tour, and JA is looking forward to unleashing this disco-flute-funk fuelled monster on a very suspecting Noosa crowd in August.
Bullhorn are a dynamic nu-wave brass band with a lineup including 7 hard hitting horn players, 1 bossing drummer and 1 monster MC. Their sound is born from a high-octane mix of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, reggae and dance music. The combination of their high energy shows, virtuosic musicians and profound musical arrangements never fails to inspire and get the audiences moving on the dance floor.
Their presence is formidable; armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, the mighty sousaphone bringing up the rear and the massive presence of Roman MC. As BULLHORN starts to play audiences will experience huge rumbling sounds around them as they descend into a world of rich sonic textures created live, acoustic and real.
Next up on the JA#3 lineup is (very) local neo-legend Copycatt, the Trip, Trap, Neuro & Bash Hop Producer who’s glassy, sun-soaked remix of the Playschool Theme won him the subsequent remix competition on Triple J and blasted the 19 year old into the national spotlight. Already a regular at some of Brisbane and the coast’s hottest clubs and parties, JA is keen to welcome this champion of bass heavy electronica to the JA main stage.
Switchkraft is a mangled cacophony of electronic symphony. Bold, voluptuous and unapologetic, the beats have been cooked up long and slow in the Switchkraft laboratory, and then fortified with a lavish helping of fun.
Glitch Buchanan and the Plastic Surgeon are the ones responsible for this fresh new assault on our collective ears. Two long time comrades, whom have firmly established their mark on the musical landscape in other electronic projects such as Tijuana Cartel and Freddy Flyfingaz, have now joined forces to provide a much needed outlet for the lively mélange of beats, rhymes and samples they have each been diligently stockpiling.
With all known musical subgenres deemed unworthy, they’ve aptly coined their sound Switch-hop: Bass heavy Mid-Tempo beats with a hefty helping of what the Urban Dictionary refers to as ‘womp’. But it doesn’t stop there. The crafty vinyl mining, luscious instrumental samples, and undeniable bounce of the tunes keeps the vibe varied and fun, but without compromising on fat.
Drawing on a verbose collection of concepts and sounds ranging from religious narrative, modern history, 1920’s big band, gypsy swing music, movie soundtracks, Russian polka and vintage Hawaiian hymns, the duo have meticulously crafted an electronic music project like no other.