Parklife: the inthemix debrief

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Fuzzy’s annual spring romp Parklife is done and dusted for another year, and inthemix was there the whole way. Cramming five stops into two weekends, the festival’s travelling party of new faces and seasoned regulars turned on some stellar performances.

For many, the double threat of Soulwax and 2manydjs was hard to top. As our Sydney reviewer put it: “Soulwax was a definite highlight, with fast-paced, seamless transitions and all the extra ‘oomph’ one expects at a festival, largely provided by Soulwax’s touring drummer Steve Slingeneyer.”

Smaller-scale thrills were provided by the effortlessly cool live shows of New Yorkers Holy Ghost! and blog star Memory Tapes, while on the DJ front it was hard to pass up the breakneck selections of Mixmaster Mike and bumping, bass-heavy gear from Jesse Rose (is it just us, or is Tiga’s You Gonna Want Me having an unexpected resurgence?).

On a humble Tuesday evening in the middle of the tour, inthemix conspired with Parklife to give one lucky winner the house party of a lifetime. Not only did Dominic in Sydney welcome Sinden, Brodinski and AC Slater onto the decks in his living room, some extra guests like Busy P, Mehdi and Jack Beats decided to drop in. The photo gallery says it all.

For the most part, the weather gods looked kindly on Parklife – and in Sydney, a touch of rain just added to that tingly feeling when Groove Armada played Superstylin’. The crew was on the ground to catch all the action at the festival’s original home in Sydney. We got chatty with Busy P, Mixmaster Mike and 2manydjs, in between roaming the site to check out the latest ponchos.

Here’s the sum of inthemix’s Parklife 2010 coverage, in one easy-to-use list.

> Episode 40: Parklife

> Brisbane photos
> Brisbane review

> Perth photos
> Perth review

> The faces of Parklife’s first weekend

> The inthemix Parklife house party

> Melbourne photos
> Melbourne review

> Sydney photos
> Sydney review

> Adelaide photos

> Parklife week two highlights