Let Them Eat Cake Festival 2018 line-up
New Years Day – 1st January 2018
11:00am – 10:30pm, Werribee Park
“Austerity?” she bellowed in a less than regal manner. “What is this proletarian concept! I shall hear nothing of it. This court will guzzle on indulgence like swine at the teat… Bring me gateaux, madeleines, cherry- clammed clafoutis, praline, profiteroles and the tortured pride of les révolutionnaires…”
Rollicking into its sixth year, how time flies when we are having fun. So far from the norm yet so close to the CBD, Cake is an architecturally abstract, sonically lush and audaciously indulgent gathering. A wild child of New Years Day. A hedonistic aristocrat of the fabled garden party. Featuring a carefully curated cabal of the finest electronic DJs and live performers on plushly exotic hand built stages. Cake tastes surreptitiously indulgent. Artisinal food and cocktail bars will satisfy your every whim and there is art and fun to explore in the majestic grounds of our friend the mansion. So raise a glass, tip your hat and let loose a roar, the new year is here friends, lets rise to the occasion.
LTEC 2018 Line-up Announcement
TO BE RELEASED ON 9AM WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER!!!
Âme (Live) (GER) | Apparat (GER) | Bella Sarris (AU)
Jackmaster (SCT) | Jasper James (SCT) | Jon Hopkins (DJ Set) (ENG)
Kllo (Live) (AU) | Mall Grab (AU) | Nadia Rose (ENG)
Palms Trax (GER) | Stephan Bodzin (Live) (GER) | The Gaslamp Killer (USA)
The Librarian (CAN) | Tourist (Live) (ENG)
Âme (Live) (GER)
Âme (pronounced “AHM”) offer glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live project, genre-melding compilations, and an independently run shop that completes the connection between artist and admirer. In a genre obsessed with reliving the past, Âme are focused on what’s still to come, just have a listen to the music signed to Innervisions, the label Âme co-runs alongside Dixon. At the upcoming Let Them Eat Cake festival punters will be treated to Âme’s master of live production, Frank Wiedemann. Polled by Resident Advisor readers as one of2016’s Top 5 Best Electronic Live acts in the world, this will undoubtedly be an unforgettable performance from one of the world’s best.
Berlin-based producer Apparat offers what many artists aspire to provide. His musical abilities and emotional sound provides listeners with a conduit to feel happiness and love – but it also has the capacity to tear their heart to pieces. While sensitively orchestrating his records in the studio, his live performances are known for packing a punch. After announcing a recent break from electronica masters Moderat,Let Them Eat Cake will be one of the first festivals in the world to be treated to anApparat DJ set since the band’s split. With excitement reaching boiling point,Apparat will be one artist that simply cannot be missed.
Bella Sarris (AU)
It all happened really early. Bella was just fifteen years old when she jumped her first fence into an electronic music festival in her hometown of Sydney. Now, her fascination for the dancefloor and hunger for musical experience has taken her around the globe, and taught her very quickly how to play with the big kids. With a two year residency at Richie Hawtin’s Enter night under her belt, she continues her education, constantly inspired by fellow artists and the dancefloors they command. In a time where genres blur and overlap, her style of mixing has no rules or restrictions just like her. You cannot put Bella or her sound in a box.
Over the last six years, Jackmaster, aka Glasgow’s Jack Revill, has established himself as one of the most admired and in-demand DJs in the world. This notion was further affirmed when he was voted #2 in Resident Advisor’s 2016 Top 100 DJ Poll. A product of the underground, his independent spirit remains intact, while he is equally at home sharing centre-stage with the likes of Seth Troxler and Jamie Jonesat DC10 in Ibiza or Ben UFO and Mike Servito at a Numbers warehouse party in London. His lack of musical prejudice, open-minded approach and ability to adapt to any given situation are just some of the reasons why year after year he has retained his popularity with the masses. There is never a dull moment during a Jackmasterset, so it comes as a hard task to think of a man better suited to help ring in the New Year on the lush green pastures of Werribee Mansion.
Jasper James (SCT)
2016 was a landmark year in Jasper James’ career. He has now emerged from his roots as a leading tastemaker in Glasgow’s vibrant house scene and broke away from his peers to become more than just a ‘one-to-watch’. He has become a respected touring DJ in his own right. A DJ and producer with talent that stretches beyond his years, he’s crafted his own brand of house and techno through DJ sets at some of the worlds most respected clubs such as fabric, The Warehouse Project,Smartbar, Lux, Bobbeaman and Sub Club. Although a regular player of club shows, Jasper is equally at home playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and more. After debuting in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs last year at #69, there is a definite vibe around Jasper James that he is in for the long haul.
(DJ set) (ENG)
Until now, Jon Hopkins has been an elusive character, known to most as an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, a remixer, and long term collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay. As Hopkins freely admits, his work with others overshadowed his solo albums (Opalescent, 2001; Contact Note, 2004 andInsides, 2009), but in doing so it meant that Hopkins has been able to quietly develop his own identity, style and sound. With the release of 2013’s Immunity LP and the incorporation of his profound live show, everything changed, and Hopkinsemerged as one of the most revered practitioners of emotive electric music. After a stellar performance at Let Them Eat Cake in 2016, Jon Hopkins will be making his highly anticipated return to Werribee Mansion this coming New Years Day for a rare DJ set.
Kllo (Live) (AU)
The musical collaboration of Melbourne cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaulgenerated considerable buzz worldwide with the release of their debut EP Cusp(2014), a pertinent name for an act with such promise. Their 2016 single ‘Bolide’, was added to rotation on Triple J and received numerous plays on BBC Radio 1.Kllo’s music was quickly praised by critics and peers, getting charted asHypemachine’s #2 ‘Most Blogged Artist’ and named as one of Spotify and ElleMagazine’s ‘Artists to watch in 2015’. After making waves globally, and even featuring at Boiler Room x Samsung Australia earlier this year, a live performance from Kllo will be a LTEC 2018 highlight.
Mall Grab (AU)
Newer to the scene, but not to be underestimated, 22-year-old MallGrab is breaking all kinds of moulds on his rapid rise to world stage recognition. Mall Grab has already landed releases with the likes of Canada’s tastemaker imprints CollectCall and1080p, with the latter describing his sound as “mildly celestial ‘hella stoned’ introspections that pay homage to old Three 6 Mafia mixtapes as much as more recent astral experiences in house and techno.” In fact, he’s had three sold out EPs in the past six months and was even featured by Mixmag in a full cover mag feature. Inverted Audio says that “Mall Grab has steadily grown into a surefire purveyor of leg stretching, dusty house material”, and the organisers at Let Them Eat Cake tend to agree. The high energy and excitement MallGrab brings to a live audience is second to none, but as one of the hottest buzz acts on the planet that should come as no surprise. All aboard the Mall Grab train, things are going to get raucous.
Nadia Rose (ENG)
Hailing from Croydon UK, 24-year old Nadia Rose is perfectly poised to make her mark on the music world as she further drives to become one of the most talked about grime artists today. Rose began her career mainly making hip-hop, but she has since evolved into an artist that can write any genre of music. Combining all of her artforms together, Nadia has built an individual sound that has seen her recently signed to world leading record label, Sony/Relentless. On the touring front, Nadia has played shows at Great Escape, Reading & Leads, Wireless, BoilerRoom andGlastonbury. Now, NadiaRose is about to bring her fierce stage presence to theLet Them Eat Cake for the very first time.
Palms Trax (GER)
Palms Trax is a producer and DJ based in Berlin, Germany. The young producer is known for building valve-heated, dust-treated slabs of house music that are peppered with melodic synths and smooth, undulating drum patters. He’s been likened toLegowelt, JohnHeckle, TevoHoward and Nu-Groove era Burrell Brothers, but at the same time he’s built a style and sound that is entirely his own. After releasing his first record in October 2013, Palms has gone on to achieve huge feats, some in close relation with the Dekmantel crew and others far beyond, even going as far as being voted into Resident Advisor’s 2016 Top 50 DJ poll. His sun-drenched style and fun-loving vibes fit Let Them Eat Cake to a tee. If it’s smiling and dancing that you enjoy, don’t miss out on Palms Trax. soundcloud.com/palmstrax
Stephan Bodzin (Live) (GER)
The Gaslamp Killer (USA)
The Librarian (CAN)
Tourist (Live) (ENG)
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