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Studio Party (18+)

Studio Party: Fred P (USA) presented by Mad Racket

Hybrid Live

1 June 2024

In the Studio

Contemporary Music

Sydney’s irrepressible club heroes Mad Racket are back to get the Vivid LIVE party started, and they’re bringing none other than East Coast deep house master Fred P. along for the ride.

Mad Racket has seen some of the best club nights to hit Sydney in recent memory.

The AU Review

Sydney’s favourite selectors return with a New York deep house legend

Since joining forces at a humble Bondi Junction squash club more than 25 years ago, Sydney DJs Ken Cloud, Simon Caldwell, Zottie and Jimmi James – collectively known as Mad Racket – have become an iconic part of the city’s dance music scene, and the tastemaking pulse of Vivid LIVE’s Studio Parties for over a decade. This year, they’re back with one of their hottest guests to date: the legendary New York-born, Berlin-based deep house master, Fred P.

A New York club dancer of the late ’80s and early ’90s who took up music production, Brooklyn-born Fred P was part of the city’s house renaissance in the early aughts, DJing and releasing records under the moniker Black Jazz Consortium and later, the dub-inflected Anomaly. Infused with the healing idea of a collective consciousness, his sets are cathartic and spiritual, while his music – inspired by the future classicism of David Morales and Frankie Knuckles – recalls the deep grooves of vintage four-on-the-floor Detroit techno. Moving between rich, spacious grooves, silky house and dub, Fred P has carved out a singular niche, bringing a deep, meditative quality and mindfulness to even his hardest, high-tempo beats. As his friend and fellow selector Levon Vincent puts it, Fred P is simply a “genius”.

A night of blissful grooves that’s sure to dive deep, deep down into your soul.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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