A Love From Outer Space announced alongside Peggy Gou!

The cat is out of the bag. We are thrilled to announce that A Love from Outer Space will be joining Peggy Gou at the Oxford Art Factory! To top it all off, the legendary duo will be throwing it down all night long in the gallery!

A residency at Stoke Newington’s The Waiting Room in 2010 was just the beginning for A Love from Outer Space. A shared loved of many things mid tempo, their sound draws influence from driving disco baselines, ambient kosmische soundscapes, experimental house and everything in-between. From this journey of sound, grew the beginnings of A Love From Outer Space (ALFOS) club night, which has found its new home at The Art School.

What started as a shared love of music and experimental curiosities has mutated into a worldwide phenomenon and gone on to influence a whole new wave of producers and DJs. Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston have taken their ‘oasis of slowness’ outside the club on multiple tours across the UK, numerous festival slots such as Electric Elephant and more recently saw them closing out Andrew Weatherall’s own festival ‘Convenanza’.

A Love From Outer Space isn’t an exercise in rose-tinted retrospection or self-applauding egotism. This is a clear stretching of selection which journeys further, towards the peripheries, giving new life to old, leftfield eccentricities and airing the young and recent in proximity, with finely judged style.

We couldn’t dream of a line-up better than Peggy Gou, ALFOS and our very own Kali. Tickets are selling fast, so we recommend jumping on it now! You can get your tickets here..

Picnic presents Peggy Gou

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We’re buzzing with excitement to announce the Australian debut of Peggy Gou at OXFORD ART FACTORY Fri November 17th.

Peggy’s been on our radar since her mixes starting appearing on Soundcloud and we’ve loved watching her blow up. In 2016 alone she released four records on Technicolour, Rekids (Official) and Phonica Records White and has since received high praise from The Guardian,MixmagStamp The Wax and XLR8R. She’s been remixed by Terekke and Galcher Lustwerk and can name Highlife artist Esa and Italian duo Nu Guinea as her mentors. And THAT’S why she’s the most talked about newcomer of the past year.

Her DJ sets have been described as an “assured, kinetic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beat and abstract composition” so we’ll definitely be posting a bunch of our favourite Peggy mixes as we count down the days to her debut.

Picnic Touring & Events boss Kali on support duties as well as a VERY EXCITING & soon to be announced SPECIAL GUEST!

Tickets on sale NOW via RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1014358

Picnic presents Prosumer

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Over the Civic Underground’s legendary sound system, we give you the sounds of PROSUMER on Nov 4th!

Long time and much adored Resident at Panaroma bar, some say the club is just as much indebted to him for the sound he created, as he is to it for bringing him to the attention of dancers. Since parting ways with Panaroma Bar and his job at Hard Wax, he’s gone on to conquer dance floors all over the world with the fruits of deep digging vinyl excursions which blend the sounds of classic Chicago, New York and Detroit house. The result is an ever-growing and ultra loyal fan club despite having no new releases in almost a decade.

Adored for his legendary sound and adored for his warmth, karaoke and trivia skills, he’s a producer of music and a consumer of vinyl. He’s a prosumer. He is Prosumer.

Support from:

Magda Bytnerowicz
Adi Toohey b2b Kali

TICKETS via RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1013781

Harry’s House Party #6 w/ Mike Dunn!

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Just as we’re done with the clean up from our last House Party with Rick Wilhite, we’re announcing the next one! Adding to a growing list of Harry’s House Party alumni – which currently includes Moodymann,Mood II SwingChez DamierThe Black Madonna and Frank Booker – get ready for #6 in a series of nights that have consistently blown the socks of house music lovers of our city!

This time around we’re hosting a pioneer of Chicago house music.Cutting his teeth at block parties playing disco, funk, soul and prototype Chicago house tracks, he has since become one of the cities most enduring producers who can lay claim to one of the most dynamic and far reaching personal histories in dance music. He is also an absolutely legendary DJ. He is a force to be reckoned with, and one of the most exciting DJs we’ve hosted to date.

He is… the phreakiest, the phunkiest, the one and only, Mike Dunn!

On support duties for this momentous occasion are Sydney’s finest:

DJ Simon Caldwell
Kali
Freda & Jackson (Moonshoe)
Rimbombo
Karim & Daniel Lupica,
Sydney Pony Club

RSVP HERE!

We’re Hiring! [Deadline Extended]

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We’ve thrown parties with the likes of Lena Willikens, Moodymann, Tornado Wallace, DJ Sprinkles and Moritz von Oswald to name a few and now we wanna party with YOU!

Picnic are hiring a paid part-time assistant to work 2 days a week out of our office in Redfern. We are hoping to find someone who is passionate about underground electronic music and the work we do here at Picnic. Someone who is highly organised, has a keen eye for detail and is dedicated and reliable. You will be completely absorbed in all aspects of the business and will have an opportunity to grow your knowledge of the local and international music scene. You will meet and learn from a broad range of DJs, performers & professionals in the music industry in Sydney, wider Australia and internationally. 

About you:

x familiar with photoshop and premiere – other Adobe programs desirable

x current drivers license, car and availabilities to assist and work on events/tours

x Microsoft Office skills specifically word & excel

x familiar with wordpress

x social media savvy 

x a clear communicator

x excellent work ethic – reliability is key

x highly organised with an ability to manage and prioritise a busy workload

x LOVES Picnic

x LOVES underground electronic music

x NOT allergic to cats

Experience in a similar role will be considered favourably! 

Please send a cover letter  that addresses the above criteria AND your resume to carly@picnicstuff.com.au by Wednesday 16 August. Please also direct all enquiries to Carly.