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An Adventure in Nambour

Electronic Music Australia ep.48 aired 28 February 2023

Four friends, one car, twelve hours of techno, dark prog, bush techno, psy-tech, and house music, many cancelled Ubers, and a gem of a motor inn! I had an absolute blast at the 6 Years of Frison Records party last weekend. Featuring a brilliant local lineup including CAIN, AutomatA, Dark Mode, CommonGround, Haptic, Jody 6, Azza Huasca, Christopher Brooks, Seka, and Koa, it was a day and night to be remembered. CommonGround delivered a very special Tomchilla tribute set that was up there as the highlight of the event. The event was held at Nambour's Black Box Theatre, which is part of the Old Ambulance Station, which has been converted to an arts space, an intimate and somewhat industrial venue that suited the vibe of the gig to a tee.

CommonGround's Tomchilla tribute set moved the crowd physically and emotionally

This week's episode opened with Joey Daye's 'Yerra (Soar)'. Daye has had a super interesting career to date, and was a professional AFL player before kicking off (see what I did there) his music career. Check out an interview with Joey Daye that I did for Gold Coast Magazine here.

The tracks coming throug via the EMA Submissions page have been impressive. This week's episode featured 'What To Do' from L. T. Balkin. L. T. Balkin is an accomplished DJ, up-and-coming musician, and producer from rural Victoria, Australia. He likes to tell stories through his music, and vintage electronic sounds have a big impact on him. His ideas for songs come from his own life experiences. Keep your eye on L.T. Balkin and give him a follow to stay up to date with his new music and his musical journey. If you are thinking about sending through a track submission - do it!

Close Counters, a Melbourne-based duo, have had a dream run of festival gigs, including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Let Them Eat Cake, Strawberry Fields, Meredith Music Festival, MONA FOMA, and Party in the Paddock/Party in the Apocalypse. Their single "ONLY ONE" featured on the show this week and is off their SOULACOASTA II album.

I had to slip in the new one from Western Australia's Fran this week, 'Bubble'. You might recall 'I Found You' was in episode 46. I have fallen in love with the musical stylings of pink-haired Fran, who is phenomenally talented, both writing and singing her tracks. Check out Fran on SoundCloud or look for "gottalovefran" on the socials - because you gotta love Fran!

Olympic Pool Maintenance League is back on EMA this week with two tracks because it's just too hard to pick just one. OPML produces electronic experimental, ambient, hypnotic, broken beat and techno music and has just released his first 12-inch, 'Empathy' via Diffuse Reality Records. FYI kiddies, to celebrate this, you can experience an amazing evening of ambient and hypnotic electronic music at KEPK Art Space, Yeerongpilly on April 15. Grab yourself a ticket here.

Listen to EMA episode 48 here, on Rumble and YouTube

Hope you enjoy this week's episode of EMA which is available on SoundCloud, Rumble and YouTube. I'm also working on getting the show up as a podcast as many of you have asked me to do this. Watch this space. I'll be back on air next Tuesday, 7 March 2023 on Radio Metro. Don't forget that you can request a song either via socials or the contact page. Tune in from 11pm AEST via the Radio Metro website and app from wherever you are in the world.

Have a great weekend!

Ky Mi x



1. Joey Daye - Yerra (Soar)

2. Close Counters – ONLY ONE (Radio Edit)

3. Harry Nathan – So Real

4. Fran – Bubble

5. LT Balkin - What To Do

6. Hope Street House – Uncanny Chasm

7. Subset – Kepler

8. Tomchilla & mexCalito - The Cave (Caballero Remix)

9. Olympic Pool Maintenance League - Eradicate Unwanted Belief

10. Super Jim Z – Rihanna Joint

11. L D R U - Alone Again ft. PEPTALK (DON DARKOE Remix)

12. Hermitude feat. The Jungle Giants - When You Feel Like This (Just Her Remix

13. Olympic Pool Maintenance League - A Fair Ground Attraction


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