THE LOW DOWN // Sun Cycle Festival, Introducing Family Friends, Melbourne Music Week, Strictly Vinyl meets Planet Trip, Surprise Chef In Sydney

by the partae

Sun Cycle returns home to Coburg Velodrome for another
New Year’s Day celebration.

Opening 2022 with a new rotation – Come together for an all day celebration lifted by some of the most cutting-edge figures in music. Produced by the minds of Crown Ruler, WAT Artists and Untitled Group, our lineup flaunts the boundless spectrum of dance culture. A blender of outstanding live music and genre-spanning DJs, we connect everything from soul, jazz, hip hop, house, electronica and beyond. Celebrate local favourites and the return of some special international friends.


It’s a family affair. Powered by Melbourne Music Week, Resident Advisor and Skylab, this summer two of Naarm’s most trusted party purveyors – WAT Artists & Crown Ruler, team up to launch Family Friends. We’re coming together like Voltron. A natural pairing of two ardent music collectives ready to fill the city with all the right frequencies. After another difficult year gone, find inspiration in our spirited community – flaunting the power of music and human connection.

Sunday December 5th We’re setting things off with an all-day open air bash as we take-over Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf. Naarm’s back baby! Government approved, we’re running at full capacity and ready to get down. Smack bang on the Yarra with city-scape surrounds, shake your body from day into night as some of Australia’s finest come together for a heavyweight dance affair.




MMW Club: Crown Ruler Showcase
with Ruby Savage (UK)

Crown Ruler proudly brings together a hybrid cast of music and visual stars, flexing a full vibration of it’s recently evolved multidisciplinary agency. On December 11th, Max Watts will be transformed into a sensation bending night of immersive bliss.

Headlining the affair – our dear friend, the radiant Ruby Savage comes straight from the UK for her first show back in Naarm!

MMW: Live Music Safari with JNETT, Laneous, Don Glori + more

As part of this year’s Live Music Safari, Crown Ruler join forces with Whitehart Bar for an all day genre-spanning affair.

It’s a mix up of some of Naarm’s most compelling live acts and sweat-inducing selectors. Underground icons and bubbling new favourites. Experience a hybrid of music and performance, affecting no matter the method



The dance must go on! New headliners, same good feeling.

Our good friends from across state lines are free to enter! We’re welcoming two of Sydney’s finest – Mike Who & Caravan repping internationally respected label / party purveyors Planet Trip.
NEW DATE ~ December 3rd @ The Night Cat

We appreciate you hanging in there with us. It’s been a challenging few months for everyone. Frustratingly our Marcellus Pittman send-off was not to be. Next, our replacement party with Boogie Monster also got the kibosh. No matter the setbacks, we keep pushing forward. Third time’s a charm, and this time we have government approved assurances. It’s official – Full capacity, no restrictions and dancing encouraged!
As restrictions have eased we have more room. For anyone who missed out, get your mitts on some tix right now.

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Surpise Chef are heading up to Sydney end of November courtesy of friends Planet TripFriday 19th @ Mary’s Underground is now Sold Out but a new date, Sunday 21st at The Lansdowne with good friends still available!






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