Kicking off with a Sunday Soiree on the 14th of October at South Melbourne’s increasingly popular nightclub, Groundfloor, Spectra hopes to invite “Bears & babes, gals & guys, queers & queens, the weird & wonderful and everyone in between”.
The goal is to be a haven for carefree self-expression, a place that’s full of dark rooms – yet ever so colourful people.
All sorts of characters and personalities, From all ends of the spectrum, joining each other together inside an inclusive, immersive environment, all under the banner of house and techno music.
Earlier in the week I spoke to Chris Cornelius, one of the minds behind Spectra, for some more information:Q&A with Chris:
You’ve chosen DJ Kiti and Salvador Darling as the headlining acts for the upcoming debut event:
What was it that led to you choosing these artists in particular to perform for, and represent, Spectra?
Between the two (of them) they have an expansive and wide-spread sound that covers every end of the house and techno spectrum: which is what we’re really aiming to achieve musically.
They’ve also been on the same line up many times before, particularly at Salvador’s own club night, Beaút, so it made perfect sense to have them both come play for us.
Have you worked together before in the past?
What was the idea that brought forth the creation of this group? Or, has Spectra been a project that’s been stewing behind the scenes for a while now?
I myself used to run parties in Sydney before I moved to Melbourne, so I have a bit of insight into what it takes to run an event. Magi brings a fresh perspective and personality, which I believe will be an amazing addition to what Spectra is all about and the Melbourne techno community as a whole.
Colourful, easy-going, anything goes type vibe.
Techno has steered heavily towards the ‘all black everything’ aesthetic and an exclusive environment, which is totally cool for some, but obviously off putting for others.
DJ Nobu is also another one we really love. Have you ever seen that guy play?
His energy is so infectious: it’s hard not to love him.
And finally, How do you aspire to cater towards a good vibe throughout the event, whilst also maintaining a positive and friendly dancefloor community?
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Doors open from 4pm onwards with tickets now available for purchase over at ResidentAdvisor.Spectra is proudly gender neutral and a LGBTI+ safe space.