It’s a mix off, ladies and gentlemen. Following their respective performances at Big Day Out Melbourne on Australia Day, Foals‘ own Edwin Congreave and Vampire Weekend figure Chris Baio will be ripping up the DF at Ding Dong Lounge, showcasing who has better skills on the decks.
Don’t be fooled – this won’t be some night of half-assed DJ sets from a pair of hipsters who plug in their iPods and bob their head up and down in mild interest for the rest of the night, as both Congreave and Baio are highly respected in the electronic field.
Stepping out from behind his keyboard and into the DJ booth, Congreave’s mix is set to include an array of sonic delights from 90s math rock to Greek folk music and a solid chunk of everything in between.
His counterpart Baio recently found himself with some spare time on his hands after Vampire Weekend pumped the brakes on their touring routine. With this time, Baio released his debut solo EP, Sunburn, a 3-track release featuring ultra-smooth afrobeats floating atop his classy steel drums.
Ding Dong Lounge’s Midnight Run is the place to be for any and all Vampire Weekend and Foals fans, who can expect to gain a whole new appreciation for these loved-up musicians.
Saturday, 26th January
Foals (Edwin Congreave) DJ Set VS Baio
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
tix: $12 + BF (Oztix) $15 On Door if still remaining.