30th Mar to 1st Apr 2018
Inner Varnika
30th March –
1st April
2018

Inn·er Var·nika

/Country Victoria, within 3 hours from Melbourne/
/Noun/

1. An independent outdoor music festival, Easter weekend, strictly limited to 2000 tickets.

2. A three-day event dedicated to devoted music enthusiasts and artists whose only aim for the weekend will be to create a community of dancers whilst also providing a sojourn for the soul.

3. Carefully selected international guests within a specially selected rural location, will steer and sound out a platform for catharsis and freedom of expression by way of some solid thump - a warm and very inviting thump, a soulful thump.

4. Every aspect, from sound to setup will be thought out to ensure the festival is an all inclusive, environmentally neutral and a musically blissful affair.

Eg. "Dancing is an essential, elemental and a simply fundamental way of warming your Inner Varnika"

RAMZI

(TOTAL STASIS/MOOD HUT/12TH ISLE)

RAMZI

Silent Servant

(JEALOUS GOD/SANDWELL DISTRICT)

Silent Servant

Amp Fiddler

[SOLO
/LIVE]

(MAHOGANI MUSIC)

Amp Fiddler

Jane Fitz

(NIGHT MOVES/FREEROTATION)

Jane Fitz

Touching Bass

(ALEX RITA & ANDWOT)

Jane Fitz

Finn Johannsen

(MACRO / HARD WAX)

Finn Johannsen

Different Fountains

[LIVE]

(MEAKUSMA)

Different Fountains

Dresvn

[LIVE]

(ACIDO RECORDS / SUED)

Dresvn

Alley Tunes Serial emanators of good vibes and that sweet sound is the Melbourne heart and soul institution “Alley Tunes”, Fabrice Lemoyne. Faboo pushes records and sounds off a formidable selection of outer-nationalist dub, reggae and roots all the while wearing an infectious smile which never fails to kick off and continue to permeate Inner Varnika throughout the whole weekend. In-store partner in crime and Parisian co-conspirator of groove, Max Vegas, will be accompanying Faboo this year at Inner Varnika. A perennial pleasure! LISTEN
Bwise Two of the ears behind Sound of Thought, Out of Focus and Inner Varnika, this boy’s musical repertoire is constantly evolving and adapting. A vigilant naysayer of stagnation, B-wise likes to keep things in motion. Known for taking things off grid, his audio (ad)ventures never lack imagination. LISTEN
DJ JNETT As one of our country’s most respected deejays and beloved radio programmers, Jnett’s packed roster reflects a long-range, rear-view perspective of dance music and parties in Australia. Abreast of the A to Zs of house, soul, funk and a surfeit of other sounds, expect to jiggle parts of your body you didn’t even know you had. LISTEN
DJ Regret Reincarnated into a new form, sets from this man are always a keenly anticipated highlight for dedicated Varnikans. This Inner Varnika founder always manages to surprise by being one step ahead of the popular snowball—if he plays it this year, it comes with a guarantee you’ll hear it everywhere next year. Let DJ Regret unfetter your feet—Carpe Diem! LISTEN
Fia Fiell [LIVE + DJ] Mature beyond her years and a citizen of an uncertain aural territory, Fia Fiell’s is a music whose origins are difficult to put the mental finger on. An enthusiastic eschewer of popular tropes, her outwardly demure appearance betrays nothing of a soul that produces beautifully dark and resonant sounds. LISTEN
Freda & Jackson [LIVE] This pair of Sydney sound sleuths deliver purely good vibrations embedded in the gentle house tradition, yet with an extra-appealing overlay of atmospheric, tropical, jazzy flotsam and jetsam. Bust out the cocktail umbrellas and bring it in close for Freda & Jackson. LISTEN
Krakatau [LIVE] Melbourne’s most sophisticated psychedelic-funk-jazz-fusion unit will be performing live and in high analogue resolution at Inner Varnika 2018. Their appeal across a plethora of normally otherwise-oriented music folks is testament to their unbridled musicality and we couldn’t be more chuffed to have ears, all the better to hear them with. LISTEN
Louis McCoy Melbourne’s local legend and MVP, weaves and grinds between genres effotrlessly. Commonly grounded and Out of Focus yet never one for politics, a hndsm fella who needs no introduction. Inner Varnika’s own, when he plays, people shake their hips and dance, all the damn time. LISTEN
Moopie Always a hot tip on the lips of all the quick-witted Melbourne night-dwellers is the persuasive Moopie. A dependable and confident character is he, exciting the youthful masses into energetic fevers, the likes of which only charismatic and well-mannered selections will satiate. Efficient and flawless on the technotic electronic prescription, Moopie also recommends a treatment of home-styled colourful concoctions for good measure. The doctor will see the patient now. LISTEN
Pjenné & Millú With Pjenné and Millú extending and launching Inner Varnika campaigns respectively, these two formidable women are giving Melbourne’s dance scene a new game face. Keen collectors and on the front line of Melbourne’s best record stores, these two are hardened goalies, fielding all the goodness coming their way. They’ll be sharing their lovely taste and filtering it through their fecund friendship, beamed straight to your earballs this Easter. LISTEN
Roza Terenzi [LIVE] Another Western Australian Inner Varnika debutant, we are pleased as pie to have this rising producer in our midst this Easter. With impeccably danceable releases falling at her feet as she makes her coast-to-coast assault on our country’s electronic landscape, expect a union of dark and light, east and west, inner and outer body tales. LISTEN
Silent Jay & Jace XL [LIVE] Producers and performers alike of deeply felt, soulful, honest and modern R’n’B songspheres, brought forth from fingers and lips endowed with hard-earned skill and taste are the inimitable Silent Jay and Jace XL. Perhaps the closest thing Melbourne has to perfection, in all sincerity, let these guys make your spirits soar. LISTEN
Tim Heaney His duties as Head-Honcho of the highly esteemed Citipower crew—that long-running community of deejays, dancers and delightful depictions—have taken this man on a series of impeccably executed dancefloor assassinations of the most benevolent kind. With absolute dedication to the depth and breadth of the house music sound, no doubt he’ll have all our brains on a tripped-out leash. LISTEN
Toni Yotzi After a 2017 Inner Varnika set of mythical proportions—a set that can only be couched in gutsy and educational adjectives—Toni Yotzi will be back this year to once again thrust us into myriad territories of coolness and captivation with her leftfield-dance manifesto. LISTEN
Wael-X An enigmatic underground dweller whose healthy disdain for industry norms and prescribed notions of dance is heard through his approach to body music and percussion. A member of Inner Varnika, Wael can move floors in both the physical and emotional sense. LISTEN
Winters & Lucifer [LIVE] Fire and ice unite to form an experience and sound wholly other. With head-down-bum-up, Winters has busily been striving to become one of those we have to thank for establishing a musical identity for Melbourne making waves across the globe. Joined in a special live performance by the delightfully Average vocalist Lucifer, this is an elemental concoction of soulful electronic suppleness not to be missed. LISTEN
Zach PM Preferring the cover of darkness and the intimacy of the home, where one is free to explore their sound in solitudinal confidence, this lounge warrior will once again submit to granting us the pleasure of massaging our psychic ills this Easter. With his warming, generous and carefully curated selection of precious gems from a true collector’s collection, Zach PM will lead us on an orientally-bent pleasure cruise and back again. LISTEN
 

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