Eavesdropping is a part of life: we hear things that are not intended for us all the time. Yet the word’s meaning has changed over time. For our second collaboration with Liquid Architecture, sonic artist and researcher Sam Kidel has prepared us a mixtape that uncouples voice and personhood: “I created the mix as a tool for feeling into unsettled experiences of voice.”
This year, Assemble Papers has partnered up with Liquid Architecture for our EARS series: throughout 2018, we will be in dialogue on sound and space with Danni Zuvela and Joel Stern, the co-artistic directors of LA. Our first mix of the year is an invitation into thinking about polyphony as a form of sociality
Named 'one of Melbourne's most tasteful deejays', Perth-bred Toni Yotzi's tunes will lead us into the summer solstice celebrations at the zero-waste, solar-powered Off The Grid festival in the ACCA forecourt on 22 December. Ahead of the event, she's prepared an exclusive EARS mix for us, merging obscure sounds with irresistible beats for months of summery listens
Local label founder, podcaster, DJ and more: Xander Byng's talents traverse the musical universe. We bring you a mixtape from the Melbourne-based party-maker, developed as a meditation on psychogeography: “I’ve always found that experiencing unfamiliar settings, especially in a familiar environment, really helps me to think more positively."
For Assemble Papers, musician, podcaster, and Wheeler Centre senior digital editor Jon Tjhia has created a mixtape that combines expansive minimalism and 'very stretched out sound' with different takes on the human voice: "I pushed the mix through some heavy handed dynamic compression because I wanted its parts to squash together and have no option but to interact."
Fresh from a sonic tour of Eastern and Western Europe, Louise Terra of Sugar Fed Leopards has made us a mixtape: "This playlist talks to the ambient and hypnotic elements in electronic music that I love, with a mix of old European folk music and a few bombastic erratic rhythmic tracks, for impact."
When she isn't writing songs and singing for Melbourne outfit The Harpoons, Bec Rigby DJs under the name Big Rig. Lately, she's been busy co-organising the Coal Blimey! fundraiser for the resistance against the Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland. Here, she shares a hearfelt mix ahead of the event
Equally at home playing a dancefloor set as she is spinning slow & sweet deep soul, Melbourne tastemaker Miss Goldie (a.k.a. host of PBS show Boss Action) will appear at solar-powered music and arts festival Off the Grid in the ACCA Forecourt on Wednesday 21 December. Ahead of the event, she shares this exclusive EARS mix with us, packed with lovingly selected soulful tunes
Golden Girls write songs about love, sex and literature, blending hard beats and soft vocals with deep subs and melodic bass. On Sat 10 Dec they’ll be appearing at Blow-Up in Brunswick: a one-night festival inside a blown-up inflatable structure conceived in association with RMIT Architecture's Pneumatic Structures Unit. Jake from Golden Girls shared this mix ahead of the party
We're gearing up for the second instalment of our live EARS series at MPavilion, happening on Friday 16 December and soundtracked by Melbourne-via-LA musician Chela and Melbourne DJ Millú. To get us in the mood, we asked Millú to share a mix that manifests her signature, genre-hopping style of esoteric rhythms and jams from around the world – this is the result
Just days after the US election results were announced, Melbourne-via-LA musician Prudence Rees-Lee put together this EARS mix comprising songs of protest and revolution. From Gil Scott-Heron to the Warumpi Band, Prudence's mix is a musical document of political resistance and action – listen and be inspired
Melbourne-via-Toronto DJ and 87.6 KISS FM broadcaster Jennifer Loveless has brought her fine selections of aural delights to the likes of Camp Nong, Daydreams, Gaytimes, Strawberry Fields, Rose Quartz Festival and more. Here, she shares an exclusive mix with us ahead of her set at our upcoming live EARS event at MPavilion on Fri 14 Oct