In the space of 3 years Sydney’s Division Agency has firmly established themselves through a variety of successful projects including the Days Like This Festival and the extremely popular Paddington venue, Goodbar. More recently they announced a strategic alliance with TEG Live to present national tours and events. On the 16th of December, the local tastemakers will launch the aptly titled The Warehouse Collective, an enticing new series of large-scale music events with the debut event taking place at Redfern’s The Australian Technology Park at the heritage-listed Exhibition Hall.
This beautiful and unique space presents a blank canvas which has never before been used in this capacity, a promising proposition for Division’s production team who will utilise the awe-inspiring industrial nature of the venue into their first-rate production.
“This is undoubtedly one of most ambitious and exciting projects we have worked on since starting Division Agency, and we are extremely proud to have been able to secure such an incredible venue for the first in the series’ muses Division Agency director Scott Robertson. ‘From the moment I first cast my eyes on the space my head instantly filled with ideas of what it would be like if we could somehow host events in this venue. There really is nothing else like it and it affords us the perfect blank canvas to deliver mind-blowing productions with some of the world’s best artists”
For the launch of Warehouse Collective, Division has called upon an impressive lineup of iconic and cutting-edge electronic acts. The debut event will be headlined by legendary Australian duo The Presets, who recently announced ‘Do What You Want’, their first new original in nearly four years. They will be bolstered by a formidable cast of support acts featuring Bag Raiders (live), Kilter, Nyxen and Lucy Cliché.
The Presets are without a doubt one of the most influential live electronic music acts to come out of Australia. Back with their first new song in nearly four years. ‘Do What You Want’ is the first taste of the group’s long awaited fourth album which is set to drop in 2018. Written and produced by The Presets, the duo has been teasing some new anthems during headline slots on several festivals over the last few months. With a list of awards as long as their esteemed discography, The Presets are set to launch the Warehouse Collective in style.
Bag Raiders (Live)
“We write music that makes us feel good”. Seven years after their ARIA chart topping, J Award-nominated self-titled debut album, the pair’s mentality hasn’t wavered. They style music with passion, drive and, above all else, a commitment to the idea that genres or rules should never stand in the way of a good time. With a brand new live show the Bag Raiders recently hit the road to smash out a thirty date tour across North America, selling out in all major markets. People were paying attention as their next shows were as the hand-picked support band for heroes Duran Duran and Chic. That period also saw remixes for Riton, Banks and Kimbra proving that the boys, though constantly looking for new directions, will always have one foot in the club.
Adored by listeners from all corners of the internet and festival goers alike for his euphoric, energised sound, Kilter is the moniker for 25-year-old Sydney rising star Ned East. He has amassed over 40 million streams online, multiple visits to the top of Hype Machine charts, and triumphed in the Triple J Like A Version studio. It’s a pretty good indication of a young artist’s trajectory when they’re being selected by the heavy hitters of the game like ODESZA, Mø, Duke Dumont and London Grammar to remix their singles off the back of just a handful of originals. And what is more impressive is the feeling that Kilter is only just getting started.
Crafting a relationship between a passion and a love for music, births the rise of a humble-grounded Sydneysider who has made strong waves from the beginning of her music career in 2015 with her adoption to the Unknown Records family. Nyxen’s carefree and chilled attitude is reflected in the production of her cruisy and calm records, solely producing her own vocals and instrumental sounds. Having been able to play the guitar for 10 years, Nyxen also became intrigued in an early-2000 synthetic band phase which opened her eyes to the likes of Ou Est le Swimming Pool and MGMT. Incorporating influences by Tycho, Miike Snow and Bag Raiders this creative mind brings enjoyable sounds which form a high-vibe atmosphere for all her listeners.
Lucy Cliché is an ever evolving project exploring intersections between techno, industrial and electro. Using an all hardware set-up her music delivers a hard bitten exploration of how physicality and the ethereal can interact in music – heavy bass rhythms lock into pounding drums, washed over with synth chords and acid bleeps. Lucy has gained a reputation for her live performances which deliver relentless crunchy action, playing warehouse parties and clubs to festivals like Meredith, Splendour in the Grass, Vivid, and Dark Mofo. Soundcloud
Saturday 16th December
Exhibition Hall @ The Australian Technology Park, Sydney
Tickets on sale 2PM Tuesday 14th November from divisionagency.com.au
1st Release: $69+BF
2nd Release: $79+BF
Final Release: $89+BF
Bag Raiders (Live)