Kiss My Wami

This is possibly the largest post this site will ever see and has taken years of work to compile.

Passionately committed to championing Western Australian music since 1987, WAM is the peak industry body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms, genres and levels of original contemporary music in WA.

WAM was originally formed as the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Association Inc. (WARMIA) in 1985, with its main aim to develop and run annual awards recognising achievements within the music industry in Western Australia. WAM first received project funding from the state government in 1989, and in the early 1990s the word “rock” was dropped from the title to give the organisation scope to take on a broader constituency.

And what a job they do! I’ve always been a fan of WAM and the great work they do for W.A music. Hats off to all involved throughout the years. From their annual awards shows, enormous amount of gigs they put on or help with, to sponsorship, to their work helping remote outback artists get recorded and heard, WAM and the people behind it has been a fairly integral part of the WA music scene for a very long time.

Since 1997 they have released a compilation CD that showcases a great cross section of music from all parts of the state.

I’ve managed to collect most of them over time and felt it would be great if they could be shared online. I will update this post with artwork as I scan covers of each year. I have some of them done already. Some years had up to 3 audio CD’s and a DVD. I have not included the DVD’s due to their sheer size, just the music. Click the year or the artwork to download a zip file of the music. You will more than likely need to do this from a computer due to their size. Enjoy!

1997

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1998

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1999 –  artwork to follow


 

2000

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2001

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2002 – artwork to follow


 

2003

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2004 – A very concise version of the WAM CD this year. 1 CD only, called ‘The WAM Weekender’.


 

2005

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2006

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2007 – artwork to follow


 

2008

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2009

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2010

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2011 (Discs 2/3 do not have artist names on the tracks. Grab the tracklist image below.)

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2012

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2013

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2014 and onward……soon to come!

 

 

 

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Perth CD’s for sale!

Throughout the years of running this blog and collecting Perth music, I seem to have inadvertently ended up with some doubles (and triples) of some CD’s. I know physical media is oh-so-passé these days but here’s a list of some extra discs I am happy to let go to new homes. A fiver each seems fair? Let me know what you’re into and I’ll put them aside. I don’t live in Perth but I’ll be down a couple weeks and can work out somewhere for you to pick them up. Email elhornet@elhornet.com

All Washed Out
Capital City vs The Bangkok Lady Boys
Cinema Prague – Zasph!
Fluid Time Carnival
The Growl – Cleaver Lever
Gyroscope – Sound Shattering Sound
Hazel Bionic – The Princess May
Header – Sugarfix
The Homicides – Gimme Some More
Jebediah – Of Someday Shambles (2 copies)
Martian Radio (aka Wasted Youth)
No Flowers – Broken Head
No Flowers – One Day Closer
PC Thug – Warn The Others
Red Jezebel – Joyful Possibilities
Sodastream – Reservations
Team Jedi – Good Morning Last Night
Whitechapel – Image Over Content
Valvolux – Supercharger (currently spoken for)
WA Grade Perth Punk + HC Compilation
Wormfarm – You Betcha (2 copies)
WAMI 2008 and 2011

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Aether 2 Compilation

This is a compilation of Perth electronic musicians released on the label’Kieper Records’.

I can not find any information at all online about this label or compilation! It’s quite good though. Generally it leans towards the more ambient side of electronic music, with a couple more triphop/breaks/electro cuts thrown in too. Most of these artists are new to me and I am impressed with the music generally. Definitely a nice one to grab and have on while you’re at work or whatever!

Artists include Ele-Mental, Fee*Koh, Manual Bonrod, New Sirius Project, Kane, Pablo Dali, Jaek, Heuristic, Anubis Complex, Audio Cephlon and Plastik Scene.

Click to cover for the tunes.

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Bordello

A request for some Bordello came in via our Facebook page earlier this week. I had a look in my collection and found a couple of records.

From the Waterfront Records site : “Bordello formed in W.A. and after achieving everything possible on the local scene, they gravitated to the thriving diversity of Melbourne. Brothers Ben (vocals/ samples) and Josh Johnstone (guitar/ vocals) are the core members of Bordello. Their live performance is energetic to the point of being manic. They write the songs, produce the unique sounds and samples are the creative force behind Bordello.”

This first one appears to be a prize awarded to the band for winning the Soundworks band competition. I vaguely remember this. A recording and CD release, awarded to the winner. The result is a 5 track self titled EP.

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The other record I have is a full length LP from 2002 called ’21st Century Funk’.

 

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I’ve packaged them together, so click either cover to download them both.

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Rhibosome

I am pilfering this directly from Wikipedia as its a great bio.

The genesis of Rhibosome began in 1998 when two members began playing in a street theatre percussion group called Whak. Later that year they toured to festivals in Canada,SingaporeDarwin and Melbourne.

Dave McKinney reminisces “We had a machine each, like a bike, sorta like a Sulo bin filled with wheelchair batteries and a chassis bolted to the back. It had wheels on the front and back, and you could steer the whole thing with a joystick. It had loads of percussion instruments and foam and stuff.”[1]

Once back from overseas the duo commenced their next project, writing a live electronic soundscape for urban circus company Bizircus. These songs soon morphed into a live set.

The groups’ debut release came via Perth’s Offworld Sounds label, a 12” single titled “Impulse”, which attracted much praise both in Australia and internationally.

They also became one of the stalwarts of the Fremantle scene, regularly performing under their main name, but also as the Big Ear DJs at popular venues in the port city.

Rhibosome also performed at many of the bigger dance festivals, including Vibes on a Summer’s Day, Gatecrasher, Science Fiction,

Members

The Rhibosome collective was made up of:

  • Clayton Chipper
  • Chad Hedley
  • Andrew Selmes
  • Dave McKinney
  • Ryan Grieve
  • George Nikoloudis (live sound engineer)

Discography

  • “Impulse” (single) – Offworld Sounds
  • Rhibosome (selftitled LP) – Hydrofunk (2002)
  • “Get Ready” (single) – Hydrofunk Records (2002)

Here is the self titled LP, click the cover to download.

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Perth Mix Tapes

This post goes out to those of you who enjoy the more electronic sounds the fine city of Perth has had to offer throughout the years.

An incredible archival blog has appeared on tumblr. I believe DJ Rousa is behind this one. Featuring a selection of recordings from a variety of sources including some classic RTRFM sets by the likes  of Ben Stinga , Kev and Hutcho to studio mixes by legends such as Greg Packer. There is also some live recordings from raves such as Twisted, Blackout, clubs such as Gravity and and some very rare audio from the Monday Madness parties way back when at the Infirmary.

Check the mixes here.

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44.1 Complilation

This was a collaborative effort between Invurt and Hardline Recordings.

Featuring 13 tracks from Perth electronic music producers it covered styles ranging from Hardcore to Jungle, Gabber, Trance and Drum and Bass.

Producers on the CD were Facter, Animal Intelligence, Radium, Kynac, Hutcho, Karnage (RIP), Spec 700, Static, Violation (Petar Ceklic from Teknoscape), Illicit, Switch, Rhythm and Bard.

From what I can remember, Facter ran a very early web radio station which was known as Invurt. Fairly pioneering stuff for the late 90’s. They occasionally broadcast out of The Windsor Hotel in South Perth. Come to think of it I think I did some shows on it too! There was a CD launch for this album at the long gone nightclub ‘Fire and Ice’ on William Street.

Anyway Invurt still exists, but as a ‘an online webzine focusing on Australasian urban, street, underground, low brow and other new genre challenged contemporary art.’

Here is the compilation.

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The Next Big Thing – 10 year anniversary dvd.

Thanks to Leo for sending this disc to me!

I was not aware that this organisation was no more and that is a definite shame. The Next Big Thing kicked off in 1996 and was responsible

for the promotion of countless Perth bands through shows, releasing compilation cds and helping artists out  in many ways.

This disc contains a huge amount of music as well as a bunch of interviews with musicians, promoters and journalists from Perth and regional Western Australia.

Heres the music. It’s 489 megs in size and is all of the 130 odd tracks from the annual NBT CD’s 1996-2006. Well worth the download.

And here is the artwork for all of the cd’s. 26 megs.

Heres part 1 of the DVD :

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Channel 31 – Filter

A fantatic VHS conversion thanks to Figg featuring a pretty healthy cross section of the Perth scene in the year 2000.

It features interviews and footage of No Wonder, Capital City, The Rats,  Turnstyle, Brett Rowe (that hair!!),  DJ’s

Echoic, BJam, Krank, Dan Stinton and some of Perths record store staff at the time.

 

 

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The Next Big Thing Volume 3

Presented by Healthways, Drinksafe and Respect Yourself, this is a compilation from 1998. It features 12 tracks from acts such as John Butler,

Wide Open Spaces (aka Halogen), Idle 55, The Dirty Whitler but to name a few.

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Tides In Motion – Optimum Recordings

Something a little different from the usual material posted on this site, but definitely one of my main musical interests!

Tides In Motion was an 11 track compilation released toward the end of 1999. It came out on Optimum Recordings which was owned by

Dj Echoic who had been a major player on the Perth jungle and drum and bass scene since its early days, as well as holding it down on RTRFM for years.

It features some of the main DJ’s from that time period who were producing, including Diamond D, Echoic, B Jam, Jase From Outta Space, Sardi (Replicant) etc.

Musically its very much in the vein with 98/99 dark dnb. I don’t remember hearing anyone play these tunes out personally but I was often hepped up on goofballs during this period. Actually I do recall JFOS doing a live set at the Bridge Thearte (for EMAS!) around 1999 which was much in the vein of his track on this compliation.

I guess in the ‘pre cdj’ era it was quite hard to get stuff cut to acetate if you lived in Western Australia.

Anyway here it is, enjoy.

 

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Begerk + Rage

Stolen from Dr Al’s Begerk Recordings facebook page, and well worth the repost.

Way too many hours spent watching Rage over the years has given me an unnatural love of filmclips. Yep, luv em. Anyway, I’ve got a playlist on youtube featuring all the clips I could find from past and present Bergerk! clients but if I’ve missed anyone let me know and I’ll add it in.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL839929928593E539

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Atmosfear

Atomsfear were quite competent musicans and obviously played live quite a lot. I seem to recall the singer being responsible for the SLAM gigs often held at the Newport and other venues and those gigs did a lot of good for up and coming bands so hats off to him.

Atomsfear – Sharon Stone. (1998). Click the artwork to download..

Next is the 1996 LP ‘Pop Sick Kill‘.

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And also from 1996 another LP called ‘Stash‘.

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