On June 16, 2018, two cultural institutions collaborated for their fourth consecutive year as Red Bull Music returned to Hobart as part of the Museum of Old and New Art’s Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania. Leading this instalment of the Red Bull Music Presents series was acclaimed Sydney duo Jagwar Ma, performing alongside Tornado Wallace, NO ZU and Lauren Hansom, in a genre-blurring, immersive and conceptual display of stage and club comradery.
Red Bull Music Presents Jagwar Ma invited attendees to slip into the night and experience some of the country’s greatest selectors and live purveyors of all-consuming, electronically rooted sound. Supplementing the sonic elements, was audio-visual artist Jim Warrior who transformed Dark Mofo’s MAC2 via light installations & heightening the evening into a mind-bending spectacle.
Sydney DJ Lauren Hansom was the lucky one chosen to kick off the night. From mainstay stints on local community station FBi Radio, to appearing on NTS and supporting the likes of Palms Trax, Jayda G and John Talabot, Hansom weaves through jazz, acid, industrial and electro with outwardly open ease.
Lucky for us, she created a playlist for The 5 to 9 Life which “leans towards the dark and more tribal side. I’ve never been to Tasmania before (so Mofo is a first for me), but when I think of Dark Mofo, I suppose this playlist covers some of what I imagine.”
Take a listen below!
Beautifully moving and balances spiritual overtones with a sense of darkness and unknown. An apt way to welcome you to Dark Mofo…
Norwegian producers layering percussion with a steady build to a nice groove. A real stand out track off their 2017 release titled “Square One” and gets you a bit animalistic hehe
Amazing duo out of Romania releasing music off of Israeli label Malka Tuti. Full of hypnotic rhythms, relentless acid and Middle Eastern guitar progressions which will keep you going through the night 😉
Her latest LP via Glasgow based label, 12th Isle, and absolutely wild. Enter RAMZi’s jungle…
One of Antinote’s latest releases this year by Alek Lee. When I first heard the stomping of the kick drum at the start, it reminded me of some sort of tribal riot, but then that groovy bass line slides in…
Dark electro with beautiful airy synths. I could be floating around or diving deep. Dutch producer Interstellar Funk absolutely slays it with this one off of Dekmantel’s 10 Years 04 (2017).
Timeless 1995 electro. Ha, I think I was 3 when this came out… Nevertheless a classic. Something really nostalgic about this track…
“Keep your eyes on LA based producer Benedek. This tune from 2017 on Leaving Records (the latest just out on Music From Memory). Killer bass lines and super nice arps in there.”
Ok, going back to a classic for a sec – none other than Larry Heard (Spotify has this noted incorrectly…it’s actually titled “Another Side” and is originally off the Fingers Inc. 1988 LP titled “Another Side” – still Larry Heard, but him in a trio… not solo). Phwoah! Soulful and keeps you in the mood of the “after hours” with the jungle scape at the start and end.
Tony Humphries’s mixed down version of I’ve Got The Music also named aptly after a club (Zanzibar Club) he had a residency at. It’s pretty wild. Let those loose keys drive you home. Haha!