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Crossroads Electronic Music Festival

Author: Laura Donovan
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Crossroads is a new annual Brisbane cultural event that aims celebrate and integrate electronic music, art and new media. The first Crossroads occurred in September 2002 and showcased visual and performance artists, DJs and musicians.

Now in it's second year running, Crossroads expands to two sounds stages and represents the key electronic music and multi-media event at SOOB [Straight Out Of Brisbane] Festival, happening 3 to 6 December.

The focus of this year's Crossroads is SUPER SATURATION, a term inspired by the saturation and manipulation of digital colour. This theme will be applied as a philosophy to all aspects of the Crossroads production, particularly the visual art - hence - a sensory overload or super-saturation of the senses will be achieved!

Crossroads will be showcasing young, emerging and established local and interstate electronic musicians, live acts and DJs; new media, multi-media, aerosol and performance artists, VJs and more.

Sounds will be highlighting the diversity and talent in the Australian, particularly Brisbane electronic music scene, incorporating everything from ambient, downbeat, hip-hop, techno, electro, house, breaks and drum`n bass beats.

Musical live acts, DJs and sound artists include:
Bionikworld (Melbourne, LIVE, Rubber Records)
Bubble N Squeak (Melbourne, LIVE)
Fagan (LIVE, Collision Records, First Ever Public Performance)
Junkbeats presents Basek (Byron Bay, LIVE, Overdub/20 for 7)
Frigid Sound System (Sydney) featuring Ozi Batla (The Herd, Elefant Traks)
Kid Kay Ferris (LIVE, NutzNboltz)
Music for Pleasure (LIVE, EAS)
lowkey + nude (LIVE)
Miss Brown with Onionkak (LIVE)
Statler & Waldorf (LIVE)
Teshnik (LIVE)
Sanyasa (LIVE)
Justin Mullins (Maleny, LIVE)
D-KO (LIVE, Album Launch)
DJ Anthony Miller
DJ Lectre
DJ Sketcha

Visual Artists:
Visual and performance artists who would like to volunteer to contribute, or aerosol artists who would like to be involved in the live display can contact Visual Arts Coordinator, Michelle Oxenham ASAP via for more details. Prizes for the best aerosol art displays feature gear from Phat Stuff and Funkidori.

VJs include Ashling (EAS), Simulcast (EAS), Chris Vogelzang, Enchanted Forest and more!

Installation, visual and new and multi-media artists include Michelle Oxenham, Lucille Korponay, Chris Hearne, Claire McGrogan, Melissa Anderson and more!

Essential Info
Date: Saturday 6 December
Time: 6pm til 5am
Address: The Winery, South Leagues Club, Cnr Jane & Montague Rd's, West End, Brisbane
(18 + only event)
Tickets: $12 presold or $17 on the door available from Butter Beats, Gooble Warming, Rocking Horse Records and more.