Beatnik Collective is a collaborative instrumental group heralding from Melbourne. Forming in 2018 the Collective has grown and changed to become one of the staples of Melbourne’s instrumental dance scene, coming up supporting local legends like Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange and Horatio Luna , the Beatnik sound has refined itself into one for the AM.
Combining influences of electronica, house and jazz, Beatnik reeks of pulsing kick drums, funky bass lines and wild synth melodies. After connecting with L.A based saxophonist Sam Gendel (Knower, Blake Mills, Pino Palladino) they recorded their house-jazz odyssey ‘Peer Pressure’ remotely in the midst of the intense Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020. This first single from their EP ‘Collections’ has caught the attention of local and international playlisters, earning them positions on Bandcamp Weekly.
After two sold out shows at Fitzroy’s ‘The Nightcat’ for their EP launch, as well as shows in the Australian festival circuit Beatnik’s 2022 is looking large. Beatnik in support of their new double single ‘Supernova/ The Crunch and the changing of their name to ‘Evening News’ are playing their final shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Ballarat and Brisbane with a whole bunch of friends, new and old. As their first national tour dates, they’re going to be large!
Don’t miss outSupports: Gbomm // Special Guests Entry: $15+BF Oztix // $20 Door