Straight from the headline stages of the world’s biggest festivals, New Zealand's most exciting electronic act OPIUO and France’s own enigmatic export CloZee are set to bring the desert dust, sunrise energy and thundering basslines to Sydney and Melbourne dance floors this February at the Forum (14th February 2020) joined by San Francisco's Mad Zach and Canada's The Librarian. These one-night-only events lead by a globally renowned collection of producers, DJs, curators and selectors become an unmissable celebration of bass culture in Australia’s electronic music capitals. Proudly presented by The Operatives and WHOMP!.
After Opiuo's Syzygy World(ish) Tour 2018 brought his unique live band take on his signature and syrupy funkadelic bass to his adopted home of Australia, there has been no stopping this New Zealand-born creator. From headline shows in New York, Los Angeles and a raved-about and raved-at show at the infamous Red Rocks amphitheatre in Colorado, Opiuo has spent much of the past few years on tour around the world — playing the famed Lollapalooza festival, currently supporting Gramatik and starting the new year with set's Rainbow Serpent and Earth Frequency Festival, it’s no stretch to say the artist, born Oscar Davey-Wraight's once underground music has become one of the most respected names in electronic music — garnering millions of plays and streams across all musical platforms. Serving more electronic funk from his upcoming project Syzygy 02 Opiuo has just dropped a taste of what to expect from his new live sets, the aptly-titled new single "Send It".
CloZee's last year has been no quieter than her co-headliner. From behind the decks, this French producer has commanded the dance floors from Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Dour Festival and Lollapalooza — no stranger to headline performances from Brooklyn to Tel Aviv. Thanks to her surprising mixing style of powerful basslines, percussions, world instruments and cinematic sounds, her debut album "Evasion" is just about to hit 40 million streams. When she’s not on the road the artist named Chloe Herry, puts her suitcases in Toulouse, France, where she grew up and made her debut in music.
Supporting the two headliners in both Melbourne and Sydney are Mad Zach and The Librarian. The former has a dark and heavy style, lying at the intersection of hip hop, glitch, dub and trap. His most recent EP, “Quantum Shock”, features collaborations with G Jones and Sayer. Mad Zach’s live sets fuse the elements of controllerism, finger drumming, and DJing into one. Andrea Graham, better known by her stage name The Librarian, is a celebrated Canadian DJ, producer, and curator. She is also the co-founder and music director of 2019 DJ Mag “Boutique Festival of the Year” Bass Coast Music Festival. As a DJ, Andrea's sets move through bass music, dubstep, grime, footwork, jungle, drum and bass and more, tying the diverse genres together with fluid mixing and powerful low end frequencies that push the boundaries of the world's biggest PAs.