Broadcaster & Curator.

Repercussions launches on FBi Click – listen to first two episodes

My new radio show, Repercussions, has launched on FBi’s new station, FBi Click. Every week on Repercussions I investigate the infinite connections in electronic music, past present and future. Each 60-minute show follows an artist, genre, producer, subject, location or label and explores the influential tracks that exist in their orbit – before, during and after. The first episode is titled “In The Beginning” and is a collection of important touchstones in electronic ...
FBi Click Launch Party Flyer

FBi Click Launch Party at Goodgod

I’m DJing along with all the new FBi Click crew at Goodgod Small Club tonight (June 27th). Here’s the blurb: FBi Radio is launching a brand new digital station dedicated to dance and electronic music: FBi Click!  We’re bringing together the best crews in the country to keep you dancing 24/7. Of course nothing’s official until there’s a party – so we’re taking over both rooms at Goodgod to kick this off with a bang. DJ sets from all the shows on FBi ...

New radio show to launch on FBi Click

Today, June 25th 2014, the insanely talented bods at FBi Radio launch a new station, FBi Click, exclusive to digital radio + simulcast online. After a short time in the wilderness, after the close of the New Weird Australia radio show, I’m heading back to the swivel chair to present a new show on FBi Click titled Repercussions. Navigating electronic music past, present & future, the show is available on FBi Click, on demand any time at fbiradio.com/click and will also be available ...

Wood And Wire – New Music from Elbee & Invisible Prism

New on Wood And Wire this month … Wood And Wire‘s June release schedule invites you to a take journey to the inner reaches of the mind; follow the sines to the symbols, to a place where time has no meaning, courtesy of our cosmonauts of inner space Elbee & Invisible Prism. Psychic map-maker Invisible Prism drops his debut on Wood And Wire, titled Innermost Outerspace.  The EP is a analogue travelogue of subtle body music, timelessspace anthems and psychosomatic experiments ...

Further tales from the Australian Underground: Black Pines, Motion & Gatherer on Wood And Wire

New on Wood And Wire … Dig deeper into the Australian underground with three new releases from the Wood and Wire label – Black Pines offer a ragged, psych-damaged lava-wall of ash and guts and glory; Motion erase improvised boundaries, merging avant-garde jazz and left-field electronics; and Gatherer offers ambient/drone pieces intended for the spaces between your headphones. WW29: GATHERER Amoeba Miasma Void Amoeba Miasma Void is the new EP from Gatherer – the solo ...

Filthy Children on Wood And Wire – ‘Rainbow roads & techno schmeckno’

New on Wood And Wire … Filthy, filthy, very filthy. Like a pack of kids at the back of the bus, hacking Minecraft and throwing buns at hipsters, Sydney’s Filthy Children arrive with a howl, indifferent to the past, present and future. Their debut collection of disparate electronics pays little respect to those that have preceded them, those who tweak in their orbit, or those that are likely to follow. Across 20-tracks, Chillection is a free selection of FilChil’s ...

New Year, New Music, New Heads

We’re entering 2014 with a pack of new releases – an audacious debut from Perth’s Mudlark, a four-track EP from the newly revitalised Pollen Trio, seven moments of magic from the international collab duo Piotr-Heslin, plus the second Wood And Wire release from Melbourne’s The Vainglories. Our schedule for the coming months is filling up beautifully with EPs and albums in the works from Sydney electronic collective Filthy Children, former Morning Stalker Morgan ...

Out Of The Box – Grant Morrison

First broadcast on FBi 94,.5FM on 3rd October 2013. Guest presenting on FBi’s Out Of The Box, I talk to Grant Morrison, the visionary creator behind The Invisibles, Batman: Arkham Asylum, New X-Men, All-Star Superman and the upcoming DC project Multiversity. Grant shares some of the tunes that have soundtracked his life thus far, and talks about his life in comics from his early years growing up in Glasgow, to his forthcoming appearance at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic festival.

FBi Turns 10 – Fat Planet Special

This day, ten years ago, I was so very lucky enough to be part of a bunch of smart & beautiful people who got together to kickstart a little thing called FBi Radio.  Happy 10th Birthday little Miss FBi, here’s to 100 more … It was also the week of the first Fat Planet radio show on FBi, and I’ll be on air again this Sunday at 5-7pm, replaying some of my favourite tracks from seven years of the show. Boom! Here’s the blurb from FBi: FAT PLANET started on FBi in ...

Textile Audio presents ‘Seeds’ at Underbelly

This weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August), Underbelly Arts Festival takes place on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, featuring over 100 Australian artists, working on 30 projects, all converging for two days to present a packed program of immersive and engaging new work, talks, music and other events. Within the program you’ll find the premiere of Seeds – woven from an electronic soundtrack created live from water, environmental textures and fragmented orchestration, ...

Wood & Wire ‘Best Of’ compilation for The Lifted Brow

Wood & Wire is one of four labels selected to contribute a compilation mixtape for The Lifted Brow, a bimonthly Australian magazine publishing fiction, art, comics and commentary. Since 2007, they have been home to everyone from Christos Tsiolkas to Helen Garner, David Foster Wallace to Neil Gaiman, as well as writers like Rick Moody, Douglas Coupland, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Tao Lin, Blake Butler and Benjamin Kunkel. The May 2013 issue is dubbed ‘The Music Issue’, and along with a ...

New releases from Drill Folly and Hollow Press

This month on Wood & Wire, we’re delivering new, experimental Australian music from two exceptional solo artists, Melbourne’s Drill Folly and Hollow Press from Adelaide. No Love Lost (WW15) is the debut release from electronic producer Sarah Phelan, under the name Drill Folly. Sarah has been making music for a number of years as a founding member of Melbourne’s Tantrums, whose debut EP Anomie was released on New Weird Australia in 2010, featuring remixes from ...

A Brief History of Textile Audio

This week sees the release of The Pomegranate Cycle by Textile Audio on Wood & Wire. Woven from song, sound textures and fragmented orchestration, The Pomegranate Cycle is the creation of composer, mezzo soprano and sound engineer Eve Klein. Since 2002, Eve has been working as a professional operatic mezzo soprano, electronic musician and academic. The Textile Audio project finds her working with scores, field recordings, and operatic-pop composite vocals to weave rich melodic ...

Preview: New Hollow Press album on Wood & Wire

March will see the release of a brand new album from Adelaide producer Hollow Press on Wood & Wire. In an interview with Hollow Press on Crawlspace in September 2012, writer Luke Telford noted: “Much of his music is devoted to a kind of gloriously devolved beatscape that shares certain things with witch house or minimal techno, but dispenses with the sensuousness and forward motion of those tags. The music’s other approach eschews rhythm entirely in favour of dense digital texture ...

Machine Death in Free Music Archive / WFMU ‘Best Of 2012’

The Free Music Archive is an long-standing initiative, directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.  The archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads, and features some of the most interesting and innovative music from around the world. Every year, Free Music Archive curators pick their favourites from the library, and our Machine Death self-titled release landed a placing in their ‘Best of 2012’ list.  They note: ...

Emily Grantham and Shisd on free New Weird Australia compilation

New Weird Australia’s latest free compilation is titled Broadcast Four.  Culled from live-to-air recordings from the New Weird Australia radio show on Sydney’s FBi Radio, the compilation features exclusive tracks from Wood & Wire artists Emily Grantham and Shisd – along with fourteen other tracks from artists like Oscar Key Sung, Scissor Lock, Thomas William, Secret Birds and many more. Preview Emily Grantham and Shisd tracks below, and download the 16-track ...

BOK Darklord in Unwashed Territoires ‘Albums Of The Year’

Our BOK Darklord release ‘Lulu’ has landed in Unwashed Territories‘ ‘Albums Of The Year’ list, coming in at #3 in a list that also includes Sun Araw and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Blog author Mark Whitby championed the release on his UK-based Dandelion Radio show on its release, and the record clearly made an impression as he was pulling together his end-of-year list.  He notes: “BOK Darklord – a merging of the considerable creative juices of ...