Following the sophomore success of OutsideIn 2013, Astral People announce 'CONCEPT' – a new back-to-back club series featuring intimate multi-venue parties and one ticket weekender passes – bringing international future-stars, left-field legends and rising local producers to the best sound systems in Sydney. Returning to the refurbished, bunker-style confines of The Basement, 'Concept' kicks off Friday 15 November with the Australian debut of two of the most critically-acclaimed producers roaming modern techno tropes – the Berlin-based, Modeselektor-endorsed Shed and Manchester's master purveyour of dub-inflected tech, Andy Stott.
"We came to the conclusion recently that we're not too interested in doing big venue club shows. Often the vibe is lost and that connection between artist and patron is virtually non-existent. After the success we had running Giraffage and Pangaea on the same night at different venues, we saw that it's definitely workable to curate nights in this manner and wanted to explore this 'concept' further" -Astral People
Regarded as a 'saviour of modern techno' (XLR8R), Shed's wildly unpredictable mix of UK hardcore, jungle and dubstep has resulted in album of the year nods for his debut Shedding the Past (2008) and long-term love from Berlin's legendary club institution, Berghain. Armed with over 20 releases on the likes of Ostgut Ton and Modeselektor's 50 Weapons imprint, Shed's 'delectable, exquisitely produced tech-house' (Pitchfork) joins the bass-churning, Burial-inflected epics of Andy Stott - fresh from the unanimous acclaim for third album Luxury Problems, new music on the stellar Adult Swim Singles Series, and a live reputation as follows... 'Anyone who has been fortunate enough to see an Andy Stott live performance knows the man is a master... Luxury Problems highlights this honed skill set in plain sight' (XLR8R).
Backing up into CONCEPT's first Saturday night edition is Detroit's, Ghostly International-affiliated live instrumentalist Shigeto returning after his stellar set at OutsideIn 2012 and the cinematic electronica of Bristol's Phaeleh. Returning with his long-awaited third album No Better Time Than Now on Ghostly International, Shigeto will go head-to-head with Matt Preston aka Phaeleh (Afterglo Records) - bass music's downbeat answer to Bristol-born legends such as Massive Attack, Smith & Mighty and Portishead.
FRIDAY 15 NOV - 11pm - SHED (Live/GER) + ANDY STOTT (Live/UK)
SATURDAY 16 NOV - 11pm - PHAELEH (UK) + SHIGETO (US)
DOORS OPEN AT 11PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT (LA LUPITA) OPENING TIMES
LUNCH: Wed - Fri (12pm - 3pm) || DINNER: Tues - Sat (5pm - Late)
NOTE: Restaurant Hours are subject to venue/function bookings.