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DJ Plead

The Cave: DJ Plead In The Mix

Since debuting in 2018, DJ Plead has forged a distinctive sound which focuses on inventive use of percussion and elegant melodic hooks that draw lines between global dance music cultures without adhering to…

Interview
Dr Megan Lee

Einstein A Go-Go: Why Are University Academics So Stressed?

Dr Megan Lee is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University. She's been looking into what causes the high stress levels found in academics…

Interview
Bon and Lesley Shaun Prescott

Spring Passage: Shaun Prescott Explores The Contemporary Malaise In 'Bon and Lesley'

Shaun Prescott is a writer based in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, known for his 2017 debut novel The Town. With the release of his second novel Bon and Lesley

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Alvvays - Golden Age of Piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy: Molly Rankin from Alvvays selects her Formative Five

For over a decade the indie-pop darlings Alvvays have been making waves from their Canadian base throughout the world. Breaking through with 2014's jangle anthem Marry Me, Archie they've been cited as one…

Interview
ben-doherty-journalist-2022

Spin Cycle: The Curious Case of Ben Roberts-Smith V The Media

Australia's most decorated living solder, Ben Roberts-Smith, is currently suing multiple Australian newspapers over the claim that they have falsely accused him of war crimes. This defamation case, and the resulting outcome of…

Interview
clinton-fernandes-2022

The Grapevine: How Exactly Does Australia Operate In The World?

What is Australia’s role on the global stage? Are we a ‘middle power’, a country that independently provides balance in our region and upholds a ‘rules based order’, or are we really a…

Interview
Kait James

Banksia: Kait James discusses permanent art installation at Geelong Arts Centre

Wadawurrung artist Kait James joins Vanessa Morris on Banksia to yarn about the unveiling of a permanent 193 panel installation of their work at Geelong Arts Centre as part of the Little Mallop…

Interview
Sarah Schwartz

The Mission: Sarah Schwartz On Why It's Time For A Police Ombudsman

Sarah Schwartz is the Principal Managing Lawyer and Senior Advocate of the Wirraway Practice (Police & Prison Accountability) at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. Along with the Police Accountability Project, other community legal…

Interview
Don Glori Welcome

Stylin': Welcome To The World Of Don Glori

Gordon Li is Don Glori, a Melbourne based artist who crafts considered compositions with heavy doses of improvisation. He drops in to Stylin' to discuss the jazz, Brazilian, soul and funk vibes of…

Interview
iLe by Eric Rojas

International Pop Underground: iLe's Puerto Rican Protest Music

When iLe —33-year-old Puerto Rican artist Ileana Cabra Joglar— released her second solo album, Almadura, in 2019, she conceived of it as a protest record.

"I was very angry at the time,"…

Interview
Briggs and Chris Gill

Get Down: Behind First & Forever, The New Music Festival Curated By Briggs

First & Forever is a brand-new music festival celebrating contemporary First Nations culture and music coming to Hanging Rock in November 2022. Curated by Briggs, the stacked line-up brings together some of the…

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JD Twitch

The Cave: JD Twitch (Optimo) In The Mix

JD Twitch is one half of Optimo, Glaswegian DJ duo known originally for their club night Optimo Espacio, a weekly Sunday-night club based in Glasgow, Scotland at the Sub Club, the longest running…

Interview
Rachael Dadd by Tom Jacob

International Pop Underground: Rachael Dadd's Kaleidoscopic "Folk-Pop"

When Rachael Dadd was in lockdown in 2020, the English songwriter was worried she would get lost in the day-to-day realities of looking after her two children, and just surviving the unprecedented time.

Interview
Jordaan Mason by Matthew McManus

International Pop Underground: Jordaan Mason Doesn't Want to Sing About Trauma Anymore

On the closing song on the latest album by Jordaan Mason, the 35-year-old Canadian cult songwriter recruits a chorus of friends to belt out a defiant refrain: "I don't want to make art…

Interview
Fazerdaze by Joey Clough

International Pop Underground: Fazerdaze Returns on Her Own Terms

In the wake of her breakout debut LP, 2017's Morningside, Amelia Murray —the New Zealand songwriter and producer who records as Fazerdaze— was struggling to write a follow-up. She had ideas, but couldn't…

Interview
Mabe Fratti

International Pop Underground: Guatemalan Cellist/Songwriter Mabe Fratti Seeks Transcendence

Growing up in Guatemala City, cellist/songwriter/soundscaper Mabe Fratti was raised in an evangelical household. Though she outright rejects religion now, the 30-year-old sees one key influence of her upbringing lingering in her music…

Interview
Dario Vacirca

SmartArts: Securing The Future Of The Nicholas Building

Located on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, the Nicholas Building has been one of Melbourne’s foremost creative and artistic hubs for almost a century. With most of the artistic tenants…

Interview
Daniel Andrews: The Revealing Biography of Australia’s Most Powerful Premier

Spin Cycle: Can Dan Andrews Win A Third Term?

Sumeyya Ilanbey is an author and a state political reporter at The Age. As Victorians prepare to vote in November, she shares her insights on the upcoming state election with Jess and Charlie.

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Simon Holmes à Court

The Grapevine: How Simon Holmes à Court Pulled Off 'The Big Teal'

One of the biggest stories to come out of May’s federal election was undoubtedly the rise of the ‘Teal’ independents. These independents were not just united by a desire for stronger action on…

Interview
maara x full circle

Full Circle: 90's nostalgia with Montreal rising star, Maara

Canadian prog and trannce powerhouse Maara joins the studio in the midst of her debut Australian tour. The rising producer and DJ shares thoughts on production techniques, touring, and her musical journey to…