New Years Day – 1st January 201911:00am – 10:30pm, Werribee Park Tickets on sale 9AM Tuesday 18th September viawww.letthemeatcakenyd.com.au 1st release tickets: $150 plus booking fee
“Synchronicity is an ever-present reality for those who have eyes to see.” – Carl JungTurning seven is not to be taken lightly! And we at Cake believe if you’re going to throw yourself a birthday party, do it right.Well established now in a class of its own, with offerings that far outweigh the short journey to the mansion, our maturing baby looks cultivated, urbane and elegantly refined. Featuring art, cocktails, teahouses, gourmet seasonal food and drinks, and a richly boutique feel.Cake is about starting your year celebrating the rite of enjoyment, the indulgence of life’s pleasures and an epicurean appreciation of why we were put on this earth. Hedonism you say? Building all that beauty for only one day?Indeed it is well-manicured hedonism with a quietly spiritual bent. Like the Buddhist Mandala, so much effort just to be blown away when completed, start your year embracing a Dionysian appreciation of all life has on offer. Remember there’s more to discover than meets the eye, or just lock into your favourite stage for a truly exceptionally curated lineup.And please always respect the venue, our staff, each other and most importantly yourself. Carefully placed in front of the mansion and swathed in the beauty of its grounds this party is without peer. Join us and see.
LTEC 2019 Line-up Announcement
Bicep (Live) (IRE) | Motor City Drum Ensemble (GER) | Midland (UK)Peggy Gou (GER) | DJ Boring (AU) | DJ Tennis (ITA)Esther Silex (GER) | Flava D (UK) | Joe Kay (UK)Kahn and Neek (UK) | CC:Disco! (AU) | Chaos In The CBD (NZ) | Moxie (UK) | Nightmares on Wax (DJ set) (UK)Opiou (DJ set) (AU) | Ama Lou (UK)
Motor City Drum Ensemble (GER)
Simultaneously retro and futuristic, German House pioneer Danilo Plessow, ‘MCDE’, is a reference to his home-town as to his first love in music, the soul, jazz and techno sounds of Detroit. As Danilo stays true to his underground roots with a variety of projects, he has managed to be published on no less than 25 labels. Today MCDE is renowned for his eclectic taste in music and his technical wizardry in producing, both of which have made him a globally profiled DJ and producer, who has been re-defining house music over the last years.
Midland made his 2010 debut alongside longtime friend Pearson Sound with their anthemic track “Your words matter”, a track that would go on to be placed in DJ Mag’s “100 most important house records” feature. Within the track the pair wove, defied and played with a number of genres and, in doing so, Midland laid a clear foundation stone for his vision of how electronic music could be. It is a sound that is rooted in house and techno but with the rumbling low end of Dubstep and widescreen experimentation of classic electronica. The will be the highly popular artist’s first Melbourne performance since his highly talked about set at Pitch Music & Arts Festival in 2017.
Peggy Gou (GER)
Born and raised in South Korea and now residing in Berlin following several years studying in London, Peggy Gou made her recording debut in January 2016 on Radio Slave’s Rekids label. Since then Peggy has gone on to arguably become the most popular DJ on the globe. Not only is she a model, fashionista, songstress, DJ and all-round beautiful soul, she knows what constitutes a good earworm: Her single ‘It Makes You Forget’, released earlier this year on tastemaker imprint Ninja Tunes, is a prime example of dance music gone pop, and will go down as one of the European summer’s biggest tracks. We cannot be more excited for Peggy to finally join us at the mansion.
DJ Tennis (ITA)
Founder and A&R of Life and Death, Manfredi Romano grew up tour-managing punk bands and organising left-field music events in Italy around the turn of the millennium. Manfredi then went on to form DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency solely devoted to electronic music. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the scenes, Romano shifted focus in 2010, establishing himself as a DJ in his own right and building upon his vinyl record collection – which now numbers over eleven-thousand strong. Today the Italian is considered one of the world’s most revered selectors, an artist who commands your attention in a way that is undeniable.
DJ Boring (AUS)
In 2016, Tristan Hallis, better known as DJ Boring, sent shockwaves through the underground when his track “Winona” appeared on the iconic Slav Youtube channel. The track, comprised of simple, melodramatic chords, modulated acidic klangs, a syncopated, chilled out 909 groove, and a sampled Winona Ryder interview, not only changed the landscape of house music but seemed to define dance music for a new generation. Hallis’ abilities are beyond simply being able to write clever melodies and stomping rhythms. His unique talent lies in knowing when to pull back, when to go all in, when to pause – an instinct that usually takes years of development, and that he further demonstrates with his prowess behind the decks. Since his debut on DJ Haus’ E-Beamz, he has released music on Lost Palms, LPH White, and his newly founded label, Vienna.
Esther Silex (GER)
Esther Silex: deejay extraordinaire, Colognian woman-about-town and a newly minted card-carrying member of the Studio Barnhus family (the label co-founded by Swedish star Axel Boman and Kornel Kovacs). She has an unquestionable status as an impassioned powerhouse with enough West German swagger to create timeless music with equal parts simplicity and beauty. Her sets are anything but predictable, with an eclectic selection that somehow weaves seamlessly through techno and house to soul, funk, afro and disco.
Flava D (UK)
Flava D is at the meeting point of house, UK Garage and grime with salutations for her versatile productions coming from veterans like DJ EZ and frequent collaborator Wiley. As a core member of the Butterz record label she has toured extensively internationally across the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia winning over ravers with her energetic club sets. She is a prolific producer and remixer and in the last 12 months, her remixes for Craig David and Diplo have amassed hundreds of thousands of plays. Her part as 1/3 of Garage supergroup ‘t q d’ alongside Royal-T & DJ Q has seen even more productions hit the airwaves
Chaos In The CBD (NZ)
Perhaps best known for their stratified, ear-catching rhythms, Chaos In The CBD is the house moniker of New Zealand brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales. Though their music evokes the time-honoured heritage of classic house, their interpretation of jazz brings a unique inventiveness to the genre. With ever-strengthening production credentials, and infectious, joyous rapport while performing, Chaos In The CBD has marked themselves as one of the most eminent underground house artists to emerge out of the South Pacific. The pair split their time between the studio and performing around North America, Europe and the UK, as well as their native home in New Zealand.
Joe Kay (ENG)
Joe Kay is the CEO and co-founder of Soulection, a globally recognized platform for future music and artist development. As Head of A&R as well as a host of Soulection Radio on Beats1 and an active DJ in the worldwide music community, Joe oversees all artists while digging for the timeless “Sound of Tomorrow” to share with the world. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Soulection curates timeless music and good vibes from around the world and increases visibility for them through The Sound Of Tomorrow (TSOT) construct – digitally via social media and offline via TSOT live events and the Soulection Radio weekly broadcast. As a trusted resource and global platform pushing forth The Sound Of Tomorrow on both the music creation and music consumption sides, Soulection aims to inspire and foster an environment that values creativity, organic and positive vibes, hard work and vision.
Kahn and Neek (UK)
Hailing from Bristol (U.K) and having grown up immersed in the city’s renowned culture of sound systems, punk rock and hip hop; Kahn and Neek is at the forefront of the new wave of Bristol producers and DJs and they are considered one of the leaders of the UK Grime sound that is currently permeating global music. Their production style tends to draw influence from dub reggae, early 2000’s grime, digital dancehall, UK steppers and music from across the 140bpm spectrum. As part of the Young Echo collective, Kahn has also explored other areas of electronic music and incorporates his own vocals and instrumentation into his sound. In 2016 they also compiled a critically acclaimed compilation for fabric which went down as one of that year’s best DJ mixes.
Moxie is many things: a Londoner born and bred, raised on raving and records; a seasoned DJ, playing big-room clubs and sweatbox basements worldwide; a charming radio host, as at home on national FM as regional stations and independent start-ups. It’s this balancing act between the underground and the mainstream that’s seen her become one of the UK’s hottest DJs. With a touring schedule ever growing at a rapid pace, Moxie continues to take her unique culmination of expertise to clubs and spaces around the globe – seamlessly fusing anything from classic Chicago house to obscure leftfield breaks, or glittering disco with energetic percussive rollers, entertaining and educating club goers wherever the journey takes her.
Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set) (UK)
George Evelyn, the man behind Nightmares on Wax, is responsible for creating one of the defining moments of the 90’s: Smoker’s Delight, a downbeat opus and the archetype 90’s stoner album. The effect of Smokers Delight was palpable as it is considered one of the main catalysts in the explosion of the chill out / downtempo genre today. Today, Nightmares on Wax is one of the most influential artists of a generation, his music has inspired many musicians and producers across the globe over his quarter decade career. As Warp Records’ longest-serving active artist, he has broadened the sound of the label and paved the way for artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Mount Kimbie.
He’s performed alongside the likes of MC Hammer and Bassnectar, reached #1 chart positions on Beatport, Addictech, and iTunes, and his full-length release, “Slurp And Giggle” was nominated for Best Dance / Electronic Release at the Australian Independent Music Awards (and it was also the most downloaded album for on addictech.com the year of its release). His remix credits span world renown artistic icons like Infected Mushroom and Kaya Project, and music from the Opiuo Lab can be found on television, in documentaries, on the radio (BBC Radio One + JJJ) and specifically selected for compilations by artists such as BT (Black Hole Recordings). Indeed, he inspires people all over the globe with his highly original and uncontrollably addictive take on fun-fueled electronic music. Opiou might just be one of the best purveyors of digital funk to currently operate from Australia. soundcloud
Ama Lou (UK)
Authentic, natural, soulful, Ama Lou has already gracefully established herself as a rising star with just a handful of songs. Born and raised in London and classically trained as a singer, she made her musical and visual introduction to the world with ‘TBC’ in 2016, which immediately put her on the map as one to watch. A complete DIY artist, Ama Lou writes and produces her own music (alongside collaborations) and creates all her own visuals and films with her sister Mahalia. Her next project ‘DDD’ is a three-part film and EP directed and co-produced by her, made up of a triptych of music videos individually set at Dawn, Day and Dusk, following the character of Ama Lou, a younger in an LA crime ring, over the course of a single day.
Playing disco, house and boogie cuts with her heart at the controls, CC triggers a joyous feedback loop that infects the dancefloor. There’s no pretention, only pure feeling. A mainstay of the Melbourne club scene, CC began connecting with audiences just like the heroes before her – through FM radio. Having presented shows since the age of 15, her weekly slot on local institution PBS FM ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is now celebrated as the essential start to every Friday night. All of this airtime has primed her to knock out guest spots on NTS, Red Light Radio and Dublab. In recent years, CC’s devotion has seen her graduate to touring DJ and main stage festival act.
Let Them Eat Cake 2019New Years Day ‐ 1st January 201911:00am – 10:30pm Werribee Park
TICKETS ON SALE9AM Tuesday 18th September via: www.letthemeatcakenyd.com.auFirst release: $150 + booking feeJoin Us: www.facebook.com/letthemeatcakenyd