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Saturday 18th July : Picnic presents One Night Stand with #DREEMS #ERSKNVL

  • Spice Cellar ERSKNVL 35 Erskineville Rd Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia (map)

Let’s pick things up where we last left off. It was about 16 months ago that we hosted a very special One Night Stand complete with ferns, fruit platters, a fish tank and musical fantasies fulfilled courtesy of Sydney’s own free-spirited dance-man Dreems on the eve of his departure for the ice fields of Montreal. 

Scene legend Angus Gruzman aka Gus Da Hoodrat, aka Angelo Cruzman needs no introduction to those who have met him, seen him DJ, or even glanced at his profile pictures. It’s hard to forget his days in the devastatingly nuts and immensely influential Bang Gang crew, operating behind the veil of Modular at the heart of every party worth talking about in our fair city and the vast reaches of beyond. The crew, consisting of the charismatic Ajax (RIP), Dangerous Dan, Nolan Nolan, Beni, Jaime Doom and Gus himself, journeyed into unchartered musical waters. Although the mash-up style of those years is now maligned, it demonstrated a breadth of musical knowledge, and possessed a sense of drama and range that is all too often absent with DJs.

Flash forward a decade, after years of running Bang Gang, an utterly awesome amount of hours spent DJing, through the disbanding of the crew, the formation of Motorik, now Sydney's leading underground techno label and party, touring with Jagwar Ma, forming one half of Turbo-championed The Finger Prince, the creation of the Multi Culti imprint he runs with Canadian marionette master Von Party and through endless journeying Gus has spent the better part of the last couple of years translating his vast knowledge, psychedelic experience and DJ sensibilities into a magical new alter making so much impact his live show debuted this year under the sails of the Opera House at Vivid! 

Dreems is going to be stepping up to the ONS plate to serve up another brain-ballooning journey through an alternate sonic universe that nobody else could construct. Along with him he will bring parts of his huge, all-encompassing, utterly unique record collection which he can weave together in ways that surpass the limits of human creativity, resulting in something that’s 800% musical education, 1200% dance inducing and 19500% AMAZING FUN. 

So. It's DREEMS spinning an ALL NIGHT SET for his second ONE NIGHT STAND.