Underrated places to party with Melbourne's SHOUSE
The much-hyped Melbourne outfit think outside of the box when it comes to turning up.
SHOUSE is a new collaborative project brought to you by the minds of Ed Service (of IO) and The Harpoons' Jack Madin, with a focus on making weirdo house music and working with friends that has already brought about some pretty great tunes.
Already no stranger to live shows, the duo have played live sets featuring the likes of HABITS, Marcus Whale, Leisure Suite and more. With that in mind their upcoming EP launch is shaping up to be something special, and to celebrate it we asked the guys for some weirdo places perfect for party vibes. That launch is going down this Friday 14 October at the slightly more conventional venue of Melbourne's The Mercat, where they'll be joined by a heap of friends - check all the details HERE.
Below find out some other underrated places to party that might inspire your next venture deep into the rave, courtesy of Ed:
1. AN EMPTY POOL
Everyone loves pool parties but what's with all the water? So hard to dance! After seeing Four Tet at Camp A Low Hum in an abandoned agricultural school's empty swimming pool I am converted. Empty em all.
2. AN ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
On that note - there is no better place for a festival than an abandoned agricultural school as Camp A Low Hum proved! Empty sheds, empty pools, dormitories making dozens of mini house parties, bull puns everywhere...
3. TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
As Afrirampo chanted at the sadly departed and criminally under attended All Tomorrow's Parties, "Top of the Mountain, POWER!". Nothing like seeing the sun rise while being above the clouds after a night raving. Luckily, what's quickly becoming Vic's best festival, Paradise, now carries the mountain flag strong.
Okay it's a wee bit out of the way but according to Elon Musk and Space X we are getting there soon enough. Praying for a 50 year HABITS reunion in the caves of Mars. Would be nothing more appropriate. 60% less gravity too so great for the dance moves.
On a similar tip, I was taken by my Steiner friends to the most wonderfully weird cave to the northwest for a party, took about an hour of hiking dragging a PA to get there but worth it for the rave cave jokes alone. There's nothing like that natural cave reverb to take you real deep.