Harbourlife returns in 2012 with 'house music all day long'

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The Sydney party with the most spectacular outlook in town, Harbourlife is set to return to Mrs Macquarie’s Point – facing the Opera House, city skyline and Botanic Gardens – on the first day of summer. That’s right, the date for your diaries is Saturday 1 December. The line-up is coming on the morning of Thursday 16 August, and we know this year sees Harbourlife go back to its musical roots. We spoke exclusively to Fuzzy’s John Wall to get the inside word.

After taking 2011 off, what are you most looking forward to for the return of Harbourlife?
Obviously just being at a party in that location is a huge treat (yes, even if I’m working!), but also given the number of Harbourlife regulars who’ve been asking when it’s on again, I’m really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces on the dancefloor there.

The really big thing is that while I love multi-stage festivals with a million things going on, it’s become increasingly rare to be able go to an out and out party with one dancefloor where everyone’s united and no-one’s looking at the set times to see if they should be somewhere else! You can let yourself get caught up and get deeper into the music when you know you’re in the only place you could want to be. That’s the thing about Harbourlife: It’s not a festival, it’s a party. Big difference.

The location and size of the event is such an essential part of what makes it stand out. What are the plans for the setting in 2012? Will it be Harbourlife as we’ve come to know it?
Yes, it’ll very much be the Harbourlife lots of people know and love – the size, location and layout isn’t changing. The music policy this year should really please a lot of Harbourlife past-partiers too – see next question!

At this stage, can you give any hints about the musical direction or vibe you’re going for in 2012?
We’re definitely taking Harbourlife back to its musical roots: it will be house music all day long. With the renaissance of quality house and deep house music over the last couple of years (and no, I’m definitely not talking commercial ‘EDM’ here!), there’s a wealth of music that’s perfectly suited to a not-so-huge outdoor party in such a feel-good location. We’ll have a few new school artists and one or two old school artists, and they link together really well. I think it will bring together the best aspects of ‘old’ Harbourlife but also be fresh and relevant for people who’ve never been before.

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randomsoul

randomsoul said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Mark farina ;) nice work guys, great to see you reppin the realness

muli_

muli_ said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Awesome :)


Dj Sneak b2b Mark Farina b2b Derrick carter like at tomorrowland please :P

Morecowbell

Morecowbell said on the 9th Aug, 2012

jamwildway, it's time for you to leave.

ezy1000

ezy1000 said on the 9th Aug, 2012

yeah seriously jamwildway, you like david guetta. your opinion is invalid

sonicc

sonicc said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Main Stage

12:00 - 2:00 - Random Soul (Yogi & Husky)
2:00 - 4:00 - Illya
4:00 - 6:00 - Dj Harvey (Sunset Set Whatever that means)
6:00 - 7:30 - Murk (Ralph Falcon & Oscar G)
7:30 - 8:30 - Derrick Carter
8:30 - 10:30 - M.A.W (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope)

Hilltop

12:00 - 2:00 - James Taylor
2:00 - 3:00 - Johnathan Wall (Fuzzy Classics Set)
3:00 - 5:00 - Elite Force
5:00 - 8:00 - Claude VonStroke Vs. Justin Martin
8:00 - 10:30 - Krafty Kuts Vs. Askillz

First tickets go to people without facebook.

JackT

JackT said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Haha sonicc. Damn, I like your DJ Harvey sunset set idea. He could probably just keep it rolling till close...

randomsoul

randomsoul said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Main Stage

12:00 - 2:00 - Random Soul (Yogi & Husky)
2:00 - 4:00 - Illya
4:00 - 6:00 - Dj Harvey (Sunset Set Whatever that means)
6:00 - 7:30 - Murk (Ralph Falcon & Oscar G)
7:30 - 8:30 - Derrick Carter
8:30 - 10:30 - M.A.W (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope)

Hilltop

12:00 - 2:00 - James Taylor
2:00 - 3:00 - Johnathan Wall (Fuzzy Classics Set)
3:00 - 5:00 - Elite Force
5:00 - 8:00 - Claude VonStroke Vs. Justin Martin
8:00 - 10:30 - Krafty Kuts Vs. Askillz

First tickets go to people without facebook.

have seen Harvey a few times in Miami, and his sets are really cool.. music we've never heard before and all over the place.. love being taken on a journey !

deepbeetzz

deepbeetzz said on the 9th Aug, 2012

John Wall = Legend, and this is really Fuzzy's boutique event, 3 or 4 real house heads and I'll be there, bring on Sprummer 12 13, the sprummer of db!

Cathy Guetta

Cathy Guetta said on the 9th Aug, 2012

House Music all night long? Sorry, My husband won't be able to make it.

husky_dj

husky_dj said on the 9th Aug, 2012

perhaps Dennis Ferrer as well ?? that would be SIIIIIIIIIICK

matty j

matty j said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Maceo Plex is already here for Circo Loco, but that would have been awesome!

spazzy99

spazzy99 said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Pretty sh#t promo video.. Did students from there internship program make it!

DJMR-X HYS SYDNEY

DJMR-X HYS SYDNEY said on the 9th Aug, 2012

kerri "kaoz 6:23" Chandler!!!

DJMR-X HYS SYDNEY

DJMR-X HYS SYDNEY said on the 9th Aug, 2012

kerri kaoz 6:23 chandler!!!

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 9th Aug, 2012

How long has Harbour Life been going for?

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 9th Aug, 2012

has been running since 2003, but they took a year off in 2010

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 9th Aug, 2012

2010 - the temper trap & metronomy
2009 - martin solveig & stanton warriors (holy ghost cancelled)
2008 - felix da housecat, dj sneak & feadz
2007 - tim deluxe, switch, boys noize & the glimmers
2006 - derrick carter, steve angello, sebastian ingrosso, elite force & chuck love
2005 - mark farina, martin solveig, touche & dreadzone
2004 - sandy rivera, kaskade & a-skillz
2003 - plump djs & harry 'choo choo' romero

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 9th Aug, 2012

Legend, thanks dude; I was wondering whether they could really say "going back to their roots", could've sworn Harbourlife had roots in breaks as much as house.

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 9th Aug, 2012

2006 is where it was at!

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 10th Aug, 2012

They may pick up some Stereosonic artists given they'll be in the country. Martin Solveig?
Would love to see them go right back to their roots - Dennis Ferrer, Mark Farina and Kaskade.

DHindahouse

DHindahouse said on the 10th Aug, 2012

please please please Mark Farina. That would be GREAT.

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 10th Aug, 2012

MY BODY IS%uFEFF READY

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Main Stage

12:00 - 2:00 - Random Soul (Yogi & Husky)
2:00 - 4:00 - Illya
4:00 - 6:00 - Dj Harvey (Sunset Set Whatever that means)
6:00 - 7:30 - Murk (Ralph Falcon & Oscar G)
7:30 - 8:30 - Derrick Carter
8:30 - 10:30 - M.A.W (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope)

Hilltop

12:00 - 2:00 - James Taylor
2:00 - 3:00 - Johnathan Wall (Fuzzy Classics Set)
3:00 - 5:00 - Elite Force
5:00 - 8:00 - Claude VonStroke Vs. Justin Martin
8:00 - 10:30 - Krafty Kuts Vs. Askillz

First tickets go to people without facebook.

You: I like you.

jozo

jozo said on the 14th Aug, 2012

2006 was where the bar was set!