| Trickbox (LIVE) | Improvisation vs Order | Thurs 12 – 2 |

I am thrilled to announce our next guest, Michael Scarlett a.k.a Trickbox. This multi-talented, passion driven and just all round inspired lovely guy will be joining me in the studio for a chat about what makes him the musician he has become and a live semi-improvised jam. 

The Trickbox project creates entire electronic sets on the spot using electronic and natural instruments going into a live looper; adapting the set spontaneously to each environment. There is no computer and whatever is played goes into the looper exactly how it was played real time. The instruments include two synths, a melodica, an mpc live drum machine, beatbox and vocal effects and bags full of cheeky tricks, including the ability to sample FM radio and the crowd, and then live remix and tweak the input into a new song. Trickbox also often works with guest musicians such as Selki and Reuben Stone, fully improvised. The show is a performance, and an interaction with the environment it surrounds. Any sound, style and speed is possible and this is decided in the moment. Each set is unique and is made just for the moment, never to be heard exactly the same again. This principle is based on the buddhist art of mandalas, where any holding onto the creation takes away from it’s artistic purity, and that the focus is in the now.

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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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