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Over $6,000 Worth Of DJ Gear Stolen From The XX’s Sydney After-Party

Written by Tom Williams on January 22, 2018

UPDATE 23/01/18:

Siberia Records has posted an update on Instagram writing that they have, “GOT MOST OF OUR GEAR BACK.” They are still missing lights and headphones and have been told that it was an American man and woman who stole the equipment. They are calling for anybody with details to come forward but have also noted that they’ve raised enough money to cover the remaining stolen goods.

WE GOT MOST OF OUR GEAR BACK!! We still haven't got the lights and headphones. Apparently they were taken by an American woman and her husband. If you know any details or can help please get in touch. Otherwise we raised enough money to cover them -》》 so a huge thank you to everyone that contributed : Edward Rose, Robert Saponja, Arwen Sachinwalla , Danny Spivey, Gennaro Chietri, Ben Nalbantof, Christopher Berg, Harry White, Andrew Cotman, Tim Maxwell, Morgan, Al Morrow, Kerry Middlemiss, Graz + the biggest thanks ever to @youngturks , @audiotechnicaau + @dreamcatchersdreamtime (for the tip off) + of course our MAIN MAN Mackenzie Dingwall here with his personal sentimental (and rare) returned mixer. And all the crew that made it happen @caiuspawson @jono.ma @steezmeez @jamie___xx @amorgi_ @jimmysingg @romythexx . STILL LOVE U SYDNEY

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Original Story:

Over $6,000 worth of DJ gear was allegedly stolen from The xx‘s Sydney after-party on the weekend, and organisers are now calling for the public’s help.

Local label Siberia Records hosted the ‘S3cret d00f part Deux’ event at a secret location following The xx’s Sydney show in The Domain on Saturday night — with the band’s Jamie Smith and Romy Madley Croft DJing alongside the likes of Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma — but have now claimed they were robbed of thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

“In the early hours of [Sunday] morning (around 6:30am) someone stole our CDJs, mixer, headphones and lights… over $6,000 of equipment,” Siberia Records has told punters on Facebook, explaining that they kept the party a mostly free event, despite having to transport the equipment for two kilometres, including (apparently) across a live rifle range.

“It was a pretty much free party (we sold 10 tickets and let everyone else come for free). Over 400 people came,” organisers say.

“Jamie XX, Romy XX, Jono Ma, Stella Mozgawa, Caius Pawson, Daniel Stricker, Jimmy Sing all played for free.”

Siberia Records is now calling for anyone who came to the after-party or just “felt inclined to help” to make a donation “of $15 to $20” to help them out, via their PayPal email address “strickerds@gmail.com”.

“Not only will it help us this time, but it allows us to keep doing these parties,” they say. “Please help.”

Aside from their secret Sydney after-party, members of The xx also played DJ sets in Melbourne last week, following their headline show in that city.

The group’s Sydney headline show was the last date on their 2018 Australian tour, which also included a show in Brisbane.

Read Siberia Records’ full statement, below.

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