| Yanni Arsenakis | Word Music Musings | Thursday 12 – 2pm |

The past few years has seen Yanni Arsenakis become evermore obsessed with collecting and playing music. As a lover of a discovering new music, this motivated DJ has been groove gathering from across the spectrum of electronic music and aims to share them with as many people as a Melbourne dance floor can allow.

If you ask him, he’s a believer – a believer that every song has a time, place and feeling, and his job is simple; to try and match the right music to the right moment, at the right time.
That might mean some frantic (if not frenzied) searches for that ‘one song’ in the heat of the moment, believing you should never pass up on the chance to share new dimensions of music with others. Operating in this moment-to-moment way, Yanni aims to find the right balance between keeping things fun and lively (for maximum good times) whilst introducing fresh, unique and worldly perspectives to the mix.

Lately, Yanni has been hooked (pun intended) into the more ‘chilled’ side of the spectrum and is regularly collecting and playing music in the downtempo realms. This can encompass a whole range of genres from ambient, electronica, world, trip-hop, funk and lounge to anything with a slow, melodic and deep groove. Primarily he’s showcasing these sounds downstairs at his residency for Disco Volante at OneSixOne but aims to continue pushing and sharing this music direction with as many people as possible.

Join us on Thursday between 12 – 2pm to hear more about what compels him as an artist, and what worldly wonders he has to share with us.

Check out his Burning Man set here in the meantime:

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Philosophia Sin

Having spent a large part of her formative years experiencing the pure, personal joys of merging vinyl together in her bedroom whilst amassing an aural arsenal of spellbinding records, Sophia made a fateful decision to let go of what she had (the epic collection) in order to finance her expansive vision (sharing and creating music that means something), That leap of trust has been rewarded - aside from music festivals and other special events, Sophia holds down wheel-spinning duties at multiple venues, including her almost five year residency at legendary Melbourne institution Revolver Upstairs. Her burgeoning reputation (and infectious enthusiasm between the monitors) has also given Sophia the chance to share line-ups with some of the most respected international names in the industry, including Stimming, Maceoplex, Alexkidd, Jay Lumen and Mark Henning. And now the next step has recently been taken in Sophia's music affair: a left field production career that eschews the usual 'paint by numbers' playbook (and strictly-enforced 'genre defining traits') of cookie cutter releases. In creating a soothing-but-not-saccharine alchemy of her voice and her own music recordings, she has remained true to her diverse inner soundscape whilst assembling a "world-ly" style that funkily-straddles the border between dubstep and triphop, with a loving nod to tech and deep house thrown into the brew for good measure. With her first hit "Singing In The Rain" reaching the top 10 in the beatport Chillout charts, she is only getting warmed up to bigger and brighter musings.

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