The 2016 Listen Out line-up has dropped for and hell, it’s a huge promising show. Returning to Melbourne with an incredible mix of different and unique performances – all the while promising a louder sound than last year – this one-day event will take place on Saturday, 24th September in Catani Gardens, St Kilda; kicking of a plentiful of dates including Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. Cutting through the hype, there are many artists worth seeing, but here are my top five acts to get you laying down the $ to attend.
Sui Zhen – Take It All Back
Eclectic Melbourne producer, Sui Zhen, isn’t an artist to quietly push to the sidelines. Her work is a refined, electronic production that bubbles passionately in her distinct soundscape. Also known for her supporting and ever-entertaining performances in Melbourne band, No Zu; her DJ is sure to turn heads and become an absolute dream.
Claptone – Immortal Live (Trailer)
Berlin-born producer Claptone has been pushing the envelope of creativity with his pulsating deliveries, 2016 will see his launching of new audiovisual show, ‘Immortal’. Blending electronic music and theatrical elements in a huge production, Claptone will push the power of live performance in a set-to-be ravishing experience.
Yung Lean – Miami Ultras
#SadBoys. The Swedish rapper and Internet phenomenon released his second LP earlier this year, donning new press shots of bright green and silks. Known for his performance and personality, there are plenty of bangers to colour your mood. In short, expect plenty of new wave hits like ‘Kyoto’.
A$AP Ferg – Yammy Gang Ft. A$AP Mob, Tatiana Paulino
From the inner corners of Harlem’s hip-hop comes A$AP Ferg, known for his energy and performance styles. Gracing our shores in September, the ‘Yammy Gang’ artist is sure to deliver huge ground movements and spits.
Ngaiire – Once
Australia’s best kept secret, Ngaiire will be joining international acts fresh of the back of her new album, Blastoma. This Sydney-based singer holds strong vocals and harmonies, delivering a fleshed-out soul sound that’s worth every moment.