Words by Emily Rorich
Sydney’s music scene has evolved at a much faster rate than its neighbour, the sunny Central Coast. Coasties have had limited options when it comes to local live electronic music festivals. But no longer will partiers living on the Coast have to trek it to the city and back at four in the morning on overly air-conditioned trains.
Original Sin is a brand new event, to will be held at Gosford’s The Rhythm Hut on the 17th of October. It’s set to showcase the surging current of local electronic music producers – from melodic dubstep to synth pop, chill-out psychedelic and straight-up dance music.
The event is a brilliant opportunity for local artists to network and co-inspire, and for everyone on the Central Coast and abroad to hang out in a relaxed environment and frolic to sweet tunes. It will feature food, a bar and live art including interactive installations, laser art and a special burlesque performance.
Luke McTaggart, event coordinator, says, “I’m hoping the event inspires people who don’t consider themselves as creative people to have fun playing around in these spaces with their mates, and as an engaging alternative to run-of-the-mill nights out at the local club”.
The line-up covers a broad spectrum within the electronic medium, including the fat and funky sounds of Jilted Hoodz (think bottom-heavy combinations of broken beats and hauntingly beautiful instrumentals), downtempo giant River and his twisted use of eerie and unsettling sound design, and OJae – where warm pulsing bass and syncopated percussion marry and give birth to melancholic lulls.
These soundscapes will be perfect in light of Halloween, with Moth King, Entei and T Squid supporting. “There’s so much more to electronic music than Top 40 remixes, house and trap. And on the Coast, if that’s not your cup of tea or you want to dip your brain into something more immersive and interesting, there really isn’t anything there,” McTaggart says, “We want to change that.”
Time for Sydney-siders to commute, I say!
Tickets are $25 at the door or online.