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OPIUO DROPPIN’ BOMBS!

Here’s my OPIUOS new remix of @GRiZ’s track ‘PS GFY’ ft CheruB, IT’S AN ABSOLUTE SMASHER!!! Available now!! smarturl.it/PSGFY_OPIUO_RMX...
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It’s your choice!

The Operatives wholeheartedly support this initiative to ensure that we create a safe environment for all of those around...
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FLYING LOTUS’ “KUSO” GETS WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON SHUDDER

We had the opportunity to watch this film with the director himself and it’s certainly one that will go...
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The gaslamp killer drops “Sins” *NSFW

It’s here! The Instrumentalepathy Album Film! Created and Directed by Marielle Tepper and Edited by Phil Nisco + Produced...
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Beatrice goes deep on RBMAs Various assets

Wooed so completely by the Jupiter-8 that they created “Jupiter Jam” in homage to the synth, Beatrice and Shake...
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Lady Banton sizzles with Soca special

Intel and HQ operator Lady Banton rolls thorough with some OG dubplates and a sure dance to move...
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Billy Davis “Ball and Chain”

Image by Renee Stamatis Billy Davis shares his latest single, the smooth, upbeat jam ‘Ball and Chain’, which features...
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JPS Live at rainbow serpent

JPS rolls through with a heavy 50 odd track mix for Rainbow serpent Festival earlier in the...
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The Gaslamp Killer’s Caravan Part 3 Arrives…

The trilogy is complete! GLK digs deeper than ever before into the trippier side of his record collection for...
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Ennio Styles features Billy Davis on Worldwide FM

The dictionary of music and major proponent of homegrown music Ennio Styles has delivered his latest episode on Worldwide...
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GINGER AND THE GHOST DEBUT “GLOW” VIDEO

These guys are the ultimate dreamers and we wish we could enter their minds. Completely bewitched by their debut...
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Herzeloyde joins the Ops!

“Make the shit you want to hear,” is the tried and tested ethos of Australian producer on the rise,...
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FLOAT YOUR BOAT WITH THE NEW OPS MIX

Float delivers the next episode of The Operatives’ mix series. Float digs down, deep down, creating a wild tale...
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silentjay and Mandarin Dreams

Yup we’ve been there, it’s a house of the most rediculously talented cats who seemed to have absorbed the...
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Lady Banton’s brings in summer…..

A brand new mix from OG Operative Lady Banton that is sure to get you up inna...
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Secret Agent High and Rising with the Creative Control

We can’t say too much about him, just listen………  ...
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Silentjay speaks the truth!!

Silentjay is simply one of the most amazing artists to come from the astounding pool of talent that is...
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UP is Up – The place to be every thursday

The only way to know what’s Up, is Upfront, Up-close and personal. Every week we select some of the...
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Brand new Thundercat music!!!!

Earlier this year Thundercat (long-standing member of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family) won his first Grammy award for his contribution...
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The Gaslamp Killer teases new LP…

We anticipate the return of GLK to Australia in the near future, but feast your eyes and ears not...
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Fresh Operative: Billy Davis

Melbourne-based keyboardist, pianist & composer Billy Davis, blending the fundamental sounds of gospel, R&B, piano and Rhodes in tandem...
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Average Advice

This week in Average Advice, Tom and Lui of Average Rap Band answer your questions about Drake, salmonella poisoning...
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Lose yourself with Amin Payne

Operative Amin Payne rolls out his latest album of lost beats and remixes. Lost Beats & Remixes by Amin...
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SilentJay and Jace XL – Rockabye VIdeo is hottttt!

Certainly one of the most talented Duos coming out of Melbourne, Producer Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote...
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Om Unit mix Red Bull Studios AKL

“The Operatives  are proud to present the return tour of one of bass music’s most forward-thinking producers – OM...
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Remedy no. 6 for Nalauwaki Kindergarten

Yet again it’s amazing to have all the Melbourne crew band together to raise funds for another cause that...
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> Average Rap Band….

Created from 42 degree days in the hell fire of Collingwood, the debut album from the world’s most Average...
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Welcome to Soundboy Mansion

A13 absolutely delivered at Let Them Eat Cake with this killer set in between Com Truise and Jon Hopkins....
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Silent Jay and Jace XL Sacrifice it all

Coming straight out of melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace...
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APSD’s Digital Dust making waves in the musical cosmos.

Operatives Amin Payne and Sean Deans have spent a great deal of time putting this one together, years infact....
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Silent Jay plays MMW

Let music break the daily grind as MMW partner Grill’d serve up burgers, with a side of beats. Friday...
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Espionage cup eve: meet the players

espionage_cupeve_fbThis Cup eve we host yet another all Melbourne Local fanfare with some of the best new and old...
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Operatives Slip Mat – Pre-order now!!!

The Operatives are running a very limited run of Slip-Mats – Pre-order now!! Check the store right...
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BOWIE LATE NIGHTS: JPS and BRENDAN HARWOOD

  Seen by over 1 million people worldwide at sell-out shows in London, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Paris, and Berlin, David...
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STAY IN TOUCH WITH NEWS FROM LET THEM EAT CAKE

“Austerity?” she bellowed in a less than regal manner. “What is this proletarian concept! I shall hear nothing of...
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FLYING LOTUS + APPLE

Check the latest Flylo vs Apple ad!...
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I-D vs Nina Las Vegas

I-D magazine catches up with Australia’s favourite prodigal party daughter Nina Las Vegas and showcases a brand mew mix...
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Hooves drops “Character Building” EP

Check the teaser from Hooves’ latest outing on Additech records here:  Check him live at the upcoming event on...
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OPS FAVOURITE NOSAJ THING PLAYS RBMA CLUB TOUR

Red Bull Music Academy are at it again, delivering yet another killer headliner for their monthly Club Night series,...
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GET ‘EM UP!!! DIZZ1 GUNS A BLAZIN’!

Hometown favourite Dizz1 has come through with this latest outing on Tru Thoughts. Serious badman sound on the cut:...
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JPSXHOOVES – THE RITUAL EP FINALLY DROPS

The sounds of sinister city streets and a malfunctioning satellite picking up an otherworldly radio station, JPS X HOOVES...
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AMIN PAYNE SPICES UP OUR LIVES WITH SAFFRON

Our Persian prince has dropped what is easily one of his best pieces of work, and it’s been on...
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10 YEARS STRONG MIX SERIES #5 – A BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE BY HANS DC

An icon of the city of Melbourne, Hans DC is no doubt one of the most versatile and skilled...
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OPERATIVES ARTILLERY SUPPORT THE OPIUO LIVE BAND SHOW

Operatives Johnny Hooves (Drums) and Syreney (Vocals) are coming through as part of The world desired Opiuo Band. Tickets...
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REMI SPEAKS OUT LOUD!

The current climate within Australia and it’s government actions has progressively bred monocultralism, steadily ostracised  races and regressed it’s...
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10 YEARS STRONG MIX SERIES #4 – IDENTITY BY FUGITIVE

We manage to track down the Elusive Operative Fugitive for a bit of insight into what makes him tick....
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SILENT JAY GETS I-D CHECK OF APPROVAL

  i-D Mag have listed Silent Jay as one to seriously watch in the coming year, read more here....
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INBTWN OPS EDITION – THU 3 MAR

Get down to Section 8 on Thursday as JPS, Nam and A13 alongside Section 8 Captain Rintrah drop it...
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Ops represent in force at Sydney Road Festival

Howler presents an amazing, fun and FREE lineup for this years instalment of the Sydney Rd Street Party. If...
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10 Years Strong Mix Series – #3 Nam Jams

As part of the 10 Years Strong anniversary, the diverse and different artists from The Operatives collective have carefully...
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Flying Lotus delivers goosebump inducing video for Coronus, The Terminator

Flying Lotus has always broken boundaries and explored a deeper realm and his latest video for for Coronus, The...
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Jamie XX added to Let Them Eat Cake Lineup

Jamie XX has been added to what is already an exciting Let Them Eat Cake bill. If you haven’t...
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Soundcheck with Mr. Carmack

Ahead of his return tour to Australia and New Zealand, The Operatives are proud to present the latest in the SOUNDCHECK series...
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Mark Pritchard and JPS NYE at French Fest.

JPS and original don Mark Pritchard will be representing the Operatives at their first ever French Fest appearance this...
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FATIMA DROPS NEW VIDEO

In what must be one of the best songs of the year ( “Yellow Memories” is currently up for...
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Get to Know: The Artists of Operation Dub Temple

In the shadier end of sunny Brisbane, lurks an underground night of elephant-sized proportions this Saturday night. With the...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Babe Rainbow – Falling Apart

It’s been a while, but Cameron Reed (aka Babe Rainbow) has re-emerged from the swirling fog of musical obscurity...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Mikael Seifu – Yarada Lij

Not sure I’ve heard much if any Ethiopian music, but its probably safe to say that it doesn’t sound...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Bugskull – Collapsed View

I picked up the first Bugskull album more or less a whim (it had really interesting cover art) and...
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Interview: Africa Hitech at Melbourne Music Week

Sydney-based, UK-bred Africa Hitech have long been Operatives favourites. Comprising of electronic-music legends Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek who...
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Operatives Silent Jay and JPS to support Kamandi

Ferdydurke is proud to announce KAMANDI for his first Australian show, supported by SILENT JAY, JPS and SIMON WINKLER. 7pm...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: El Mahdy Jr. – Gasba Grime EP

North African and Arabic music remains one of the few exotic frontiers yet to be heavily incorporated into electronic...
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Get to Know: Deer

Ahead of playing alongside Sweater Beats and SilentJay, Melbourne-based producer DEER has dropped this dance-floor inticing rework of Mssingno‘s ‘XE2′. Catching the attention of listeners across the...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Sully – Blue

Infrequent and sporadic though they may be, the arrival of a new Sully record always comes with pretty high...
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Listen to SAMPOLOGY’s MIX from WEARE10

In classic SAMPOLOGY style, the Brisbane-based audio-visual DJ set the WEARE10 party off to an incredible start. With a...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Alex Banks – Illuminate

Short of going into full blown hyperbole meltdown mode, I think it’s safe to say that this new LP...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Air Max ’97 – Progress & Memory EP

Photo by Elliot Lauren Air Max ’97 appears to be making some of the most interesting electronic music in...
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Get to Know: The WE ARE TEN Line-up

Photo by Melissa Cowan – Flying Lotus at The Forum  The last ten years have seen The Operatives develop...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: David Douglas – Moon Observations

Photo by Victor Van Der Griendt Whilst it might be early days to make such a call, David Douglas seems...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Low Leaf – AKASHAALAY

It’s pretty rare these days, amidst the incessant flood of music that assails you daily, to be absolutely captivated...
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Benny Diction & Able8 feat. Tony Skank & Melody Myla – ‘RPM’

The latest video from last years’ stylish hip-hop album ‘Life Moves‘ by Benny Diction and Operative ABLE8 features the vocals...
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Flying Lotus at The Sydney Opera House

Photography by FBI Radio “It feels like everything has been building to this moment,” Steven Ellis says to the Music...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Sd Laika – That’s Harikiri

When Sd Laika’s debut EP came out in 2012 I hadn’t really heard much if any of the new...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Epiktan – We Come From the Trees

In an interview almost three years ago, Epiktan – aka Grimes of Brisbane-based duo Science Project and co-founder of Dub...
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Edd Fisher on Boiler Room

It’s a mark of EDD FISHER‘s selector-excellence that this radio host and DJ could be given an hour’s notice...
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10 Years Strong Mix Series – #2 JPS ‘Live at Golden Plains’

Photo by Renee Stamatis As part of the 10 Years Strong anniversary, the diverse and different artists from The...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Downliners Sekt – Silent Ascent

It’s been a fair while since Downliners Sekt closed out their outstanding run of breakthrough EP’s with 2011’s Meet...
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Sounds for the Reef

Like many of you, we here at The Operatives were outraged by the devastating news that the government was...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Green Nose – Ying Yang 666

If I had to describe Green Nose’s music to a stranger with the ultimate aim of getting them to...
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Mr. Carmack Returns To Australia and NZ

Photography by Renee Stamatis Just last year the Operatives discovered this Hawaii-based producer blurring the distinction between hip-hop and...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Wen – Signals

I don’t know if you heard, but Grime is amazing again. Of course you could argue that it was...
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10 Years Strong Mix Series – #1 Sean Deans ‘Rhythm & Bleeps’

As part of the 10 Years Strong anniversary, the diverse and different artists from The Operatives collective have carefully...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Puzahki – Minutiae

Brisbane’s Puzahki isn’t exactly a newcomer to electronic music, having peddled his wares for over a decade now, but...
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Nam’s Artist Mix for GRNFST Festival

Ahead of the upcoming GRNFST Festival, NAM has put together an artist mix to keep those attending on their...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Clap! Clap! – Tambacounda EP

Some deft Afro-Futurism from Clap! Clap! this week, coming through like a lost-tribal savant being given sudden access the...
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Some Reviews With Jimmy For Reals: Untold – Black Light Spiral

Since cutting his teeth in the outer vestiges of Dubstep, Untold has been carving out a singular space for...
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I Don’t Want To Date A Majestic DJ

After reading Chris Tranter’s article ‘I Wanna Date a Majestic Girl’ yesterday on THUMP I couldn’t help but laugh....
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Brock Van Wey – Home

You might not have heard of Brock Van Wey, but chances are you’ve heard music from of one of...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Lee Bannon – Alternate/Endings

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that 2013 saw something of a renaissance for Jungle and Drum & Bass...
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Some Reviews with Jimmy For Reals: Debruit & Alsarah – Aljawal

I’m probably not alone in saying that I don’t know much about Sudanese music, which considering the enduring popularity...
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The Operatives takeover Workshop Bar

Tonight The Operatives takeover one of our favourite inner city bars – Workshop. As it’s name suggests, the bar...
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Latest releases from ABLE8

ABLE8 – as a DJ or producer – has to be one of the hardest working guys in the...
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RBMA applications open for Tokyo 2014!

The infamous Red Bull Music Academy has opened for enrollment today for the 2014 edition held in Tokyo. With...
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Sampology – ‘Beyond Bollywood’

If you had to name just one of Australia’s most unusual audio/visual performers, I don’t doubt SAMPOLOGY would spring...
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TRNSMT Fundraiser

Showcasing some of Melbourne’s best DJ’s and producers (including a hefty number of the Operatives) is TRNSMT – an...
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Let Them Eat Cake 2014 Review

With the radio blaring a soothing soul station, keep-cups full of champagne and clinging to cheeseburgers, we head West...
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Get to know: The Operatives at Let Them Eat Cake

With more musical decadence than Marie Antoinette could of dreamt of, at Australia’s answer to the Palace of Versailles...
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The Operatives on Roof To Reel

It’s a Monday afternoon, the sun has just hit your desk and you’re already dreaming of turning the radio...
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Jon Hopkins – ‘Collider’

Ahead of his very first Australia tour JON HOPKINS has released this simultaneously incredible and brutal film clip for ‘Collider’...
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The Operatives Select the best tracks of 2013

It’s been a huge year in 2013 electronic music and for The Operatives. The underground scene has broken into...
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