The crew from Groovin’ the Moo this year for the first time created a more city focused party called The Plot that hit both Sydney and Melbourne. It all happened last weekend and we got the low down for you. The idea behind The Plot is that you buy a digital plot of land when you buy a ticket, and then within this digital city, that includes all the artists as well, you can chat to other attendees and share music and photos.
The event was spread out over two venues so we did a fair bit of running between the venues to catch acts. We started off by catching Tyler Touché’s closing song “Baguette” which is up there one of the most danceable and funky songs – and this guy only just finished high school! After quickly bolting to the next venue we saw Indian Summer who smashed out a fun DJ set with a bunch of great and recent music, including Safia’s “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues” which we reviewed recently. The duo have been mixing in the club scene in Melbourne for awhile so they knew how to get the party started and they also have some fantastic original music worth checking out too.
One of the highlights of the day was Wave Racer. There are so many ways to describe his set and the words “hyper-colour”, “laser”, “sparkle” and “glitch” definitely come to mind. Considering he was just signed to 2013’s unofficial label of the year Future Classic I’d recommend you watch out for him next year. Keeping with triple J Unearthed success stories, Remi also delivered a top performance. He kept the energy and crowd participation high all the way through and ended up jamming with fellow hip hop artist Citizen Kay for a lot of it. What I love is that he came off the stage after his set, greeted all his fans and willingly took photos with everyone.
Another highlight was Ballarat headliner band Gold Fields. These guys have been on the live circuit for awhile now and have deservedly been doing big things like supporting the Naked and Famous throughout the UK and playing SXSW. After their set it was a mad rush to finish the night off with Alison Wonderland. She played an extremely danceable set featuring a huge mash of genres that’s typical of her style. The music selection was spot-on and there was something for everyone. All the artists took to the stage with her towards the end and that close community feeling of The Plot was something that was quite endearing and a lot of fun.