Hear Footscray #2
Hear Footscray #2
Hear Footscray is FCAC’s seasonal music series providing a platform for local artists in Melbourne’s west. Designed to make you move, feel and discover new music, each event will feature an exciting line-up of emerging and established musicians and DJs.
For our autumn edition, we’re bringing the party indoors! Our iconic Performance Space and Foyer will be hosting a late night session stretching from soul, funk to jazz and hip hop.
WHEN: Saturday 13 April
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
Full Line Up:
Playing in Melbourne for the second time ever, MELODOWNZ aka Bronson Price is a hip-hop artist from Avondale, West Auckland, New Zealand. MELODOWNZ’s diverse style travels from hip-hop, reggae, G-funk and soul all accompanied by his punchy lyrics and smooth unique and catchy melodies. His Debut EP titled Avontales was released in 2017 and landed him a spot on Berlins on COLORS along with a European tour. Since then he released the collaborative album High Beams with Team Mate, DJ ILL BAZ and RAIZA BIZA and a double EP titled Melo & Blues. Along with touring Europe, Australia and sold-out shows in his own country, MELODOWNZ has played major festivals and supported many international acts such as Jurassic 5, Earl Sweatshirt, Anderson.Paak, The Internet and Joey Bada$$.
LANEOUS (with live band)
From Kafka to Kooii, Laneous and The Family Yah to Vulture St Tape Gang, West End’s prodigal son LANEOUS has made his long-awaited return to the stage to reclaim his front-man throne. After relocating to Melbourne in 2016, the world-class guitarist, vocalist, composer and visual artist, leapt to action when he was offered a stage at the pending Strawberry Fields festival. Excited to create new music with LANEOUS, Paul Bender and Simon Mavin of Hiatus Kaiyote came on board, joined by Donny Stewart (Jazz Party) on vibraphone and flugelhorn and Hudson Whitlock (The Cactus Channel) on drums. After selling out the Melbourne launch of the debut single, the band was invited to headline Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM x Northside Records live Melbourne broadcast. Set for release via Soul Has No Tempo in May 2019, LANEOUS’ solo debut record Monstera Deliciosa drops May 10th via Soul Has No Tempo.
South African born Melbourne-based vocalist Rara Zulu is raw and vulnerable. Her sound, influenced by soul/R’nB/hip-hop is brought to life by a band made up of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians and her closest friends. Currently working with bands such as Elle Shimada, 30/70, Messy Mammals and Rat Child, Rara’s sole project stands out as one of the pioneers of a fresh sound.
Good Luck Omen
Good Luck Omen is comprised of honey dipped vocalist Kalala and guitar virtuoso Diego Villalta. The Narrm (Melbourne) duo brings a lustrous melding of potent soul, jazz and refined RnB originals. Formed in late 2018, the two have already established a sound that truly demands to be experienced live.
DJ Lady Erica
Lady Erica commenced her career as DJ Venus on UK pirate radio station Fantasy FM. Moving to Melbourne, Lady Erica established Australia’s longest running weekly UK Garage night at the Double O. She also brought the British pirate style over the airwaves on 3RRR FM every Saturday on Underground Flavas. A true pioneer and ahead of her time – for over a quarter of a century Lady Erica has played a pivotal role in Australia’s underground dance music scene. Lady Erica can be heard playing anything from UK Garage, UK Bass, Grime, Dubstep, Disco, US House, Acid House, Rave & Hardcore, Jungle, Funk, Reggae, Lovers and Dub. A quiet achiever – she gives the crowd what they want, to go off and lose themselves in the music, in her own inimitable style.
IMAGES – Courtesy of the artists.