It may only be their second year, but Beyond The Valley has already shaped up to be one of the biggest New Year’s Eve festivals, nay, Summer festivals in Australia. There’s plenty of competition when it came to deciding where you’d want to pitch your tent come December 31, but after a successful inaugural year and a mind boggling lineup, BTV have proven that their maiden event was no fluke. There are some big guns playing too, like Pusha T, Flight Facilities, RL Grime, Jamie XX, and while those gents are not to be missed there are a few that we think deserve your attention just as much.
Keen to ring in the New Year with Beyond The Valley? These are the 6 acts you can’t afford to miss! So study up now and be ready to dance your ass off.
It’s your main man on the bass, Mr Touch Sensitive. When we’re not busy ogling his glorious cookie duster it’s those sweet, pulsing beats that get us sweaty. He dropped a new groovy jam Arnold’s Theme not too long ago, proving that everyone’s favourite pizza guy is on top of his game.
Remi has had a good run over the last year. His album Raw X Infinity has continued to earn praise, not to mention he continued to stoke those fires with some pretty sweet collaborations with the likes of KLP and fellow wordsmith L Fresh The Lion. Anyone who has seen this man in the flesh will attest to good his live show is, so don’t miss it.
This Melbourne three-piece have been smashed on the airwaves by radio tastemakers FBi, triple J, 3RRR and 4ZZZ. Sing It Again is a work that will forcefully wriggle it’s way through your ear canal and bury itself in your brain. It’s a lot like the Yerks from Animorphs, except instead of trying to take over the planet these dudes will make you want to dance your ass off instead.
What more can we say about Client Liaison that hasn’t already been said? Their tunes are steeped in warbled synths and stories of love in Australia, not to mention their outfits are on point.
Snakehips are a UK producer duo made up of Oliver Lee and James Carter. Over the last couple of years the pair have gained fame with a slew of solid remixes, taking on Willie Hale’s Groove On, Wild Belle’s It’s Too Late, Bondax’s Gold, Banks’ Warm Water, and the Weeknd’s Wanderlust. Not to mention they have a few bangers of their own like On & On, which features our very own Geroge Maple.
Let’s cap this bad boy off with the irresistible Anna Lunoe. When the DJ scene tends to be a bit of a boys club (sometimes literally in a few cases) it’s ass kicking ladies like Lunoe that are proving to be some of the more exciting players in the game.