Surprising. Mysterious. Legendary. These are the words that describe both Alfredo Cerdo, the namesake of Laneway’s newest stage, Alfredo’s Dance Tunnel, and the experience you can expect when some of the country and the world’s most excited new electronic talent hit Laneway Auckland in 2020.
Alfredo, Melbourne icon and long-time friend of the original St Jerome’s Bar, was a regular presence in the early days of the Laneway Festival. He was a Mr Fix-It, a regular MacGyver, who would often appear out of nowhere to solve all your problems and guarantee a great show.
It is in this spirit that the Laneway Festival presents the new dedicated dance stage; Alfredo’s Dance Tunnel, featuring scene-leading local dance parties alongside some world-class talent putting some doof into your favourite day in the park. Read on for the full line-up.
One of the world’s most exciting young DJs – Kedr Livanskiy’s second album, Your Need, is a celebration of life and rebirth, making waves across the music world. Pitchfork 7.2 “make you wish it never had to end” and The Guardian 4**** “a DJ, producer and singer whose shoegaze-y electronic music sounds as if it has arrived in a time capsule from a retro-futurist era.” Livanskiy was born in 1990 and grew up in the years immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. As a child she spilt her time between Moscow and a village where her grandmother lived. Yet despite moving frequently between the two contrasting landscapes, she says, “I don’t remember anything related to the city. All my memories [are of the] village, nature and [my] grandmother.” It’s an odd paradox, to remember one place but not the other, but it might explain why Livanskiy’s music has an unusually restless quality that references both past and present trends in electronic music.
“Less chin stroking, more dancing.”
CC:Disco’s t-shirt really says it all. Playing disco, house and boogie cuts with her heart at the controls, CC triggers a joyous feedback loop that infects the dance floor. There’s no pretention, only pure feeling. A mainstay of the Melbourne club scene, CC:Disco! has had a breakout year. Playing almost every festival this European summer – bringing her infectious sense of fun to some of the world. This will be her third trip to Auckland and fans will remember her well from her supporting slot for Theo Parrish at Anno Domini and playing a headline slot at Flamingo Pier.
Originally hailing from South London by way of Auckland, Tapes made his debut release on esteemed label ‘Jahtari’ in 2009 with his “Hissing Theatricals” EP. Following that up with releases on crucial labels Honest Jons / EM Records / Se Tags Amfiba / Workship. Mixing up Dub aesthetics, Library music, Traditional electronic Indian instruments and all sounds Psychedelic, the elusive producer will be performing a live set for the first time in his home country. Now currently based in Estonia and with new music in the pipeline, Tapes continues his passion for exploring the many facets of bass music!
Filth AKL is an experience. A freedom. A feeling. A heaven and a haven. Or hell of you’re that way inclined. An intersection. An event. An occasion. A build-up and pay off. A time to share, to shed, to shazam. A moment to move, to make, to mend yourself. A collective of likeminded angels. A room of likeminded devils. A worldly soundtrack of world-shaking bass. A culb-night started in November 2018, ignited in the 90s. A designated space for QPOC, women and non-binary darlings. A lifetime of expression explored. A decolonisation of the dancefloor.
Friendly Potential DJs
having hosted some of the freshest names alongside underground legends – Friendly Potential DJs have been roundly praised for hosting some of the best acts in dance music. Friendly Potential DJs are tastemakers in their own right and we’re happy to have them joining the bill for the first ever incarnation of Alfredo’s Dance Tunnel.