Copresents is thrilled to announce, music discovery and artist development program Red Bull Sound Select is taking over main stage in 2017, bringing with them a handful of acts.

Designed to uncover and support Australian artists through monthly live shows, festival stages, marketing, and much more, Red Bull Sound Select delivers the best in new music.

Australia’s fastest rising hip hop artist, Manu Crook$ joins fellow Red Bull Sound Select acts Slum Sociable and GL on an already stacked line-up which also includes REMI, Gabriella Cohen, Billy Davis & The Good Lords, Willaris. K, Blyolk and Soft Corporate. 

Over on the Soothsayer Stage, the legends from the burgeoning Melbourne label have curated the electronic line-up of your dreams, featuring Wax’o Paradiso, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Love Deluxe (DJ set), Toni Yotzi and DJ Sarah.

HoMie will also set up shop in RMIT’s Arts Precinct stocking their apparel alongside the specially designed Copresents x HoMie exclusive cap – full details unveiled the on Copresents socials VERY soon.

Happening in one of Melbourne’s most unique urban spaces, Copresents 17 is beginning to establish itself as one of the most exciting up and coming Australian events. Head down on Saturday 11 November to help us celebrate all that is great in music and art, whilst supporting HoMie – a Melbourne organisation dedicated to creating pathways out of homelessness.

Let yourself get lost and then found again in the realm of Copresents. First release tickets are nearly gone, get yours here today!


REMI • Slum Sociable • GL • Manu Crook$ • Gabriella Cohen
Billy Davis & The Good Lords • Willaris. K • Byolk • Soft Corporate


Wax’o Paradiso • Francis Inferno Orchestra • Love Deluxe (DJ set)
Toni Yotzi • DJ Sarah

Presented by RMIT in association with the Mushroom Group
Red Bull Sound Select, VICE, Broadsheet, General Pants Co., Melbourne Martini, Australian Red Scarf, Art Common & HoMie

Facebook event here.

Tickets on sale now                  

Sat 11 Nov | RMIT CBD Campus (enter off Russell St) | Melbourne, VIC (18+)

MUSIC (in alphabetical order)

Billy Davis & The Good Lords

Billy Davis is a musical juggernaut which features up to 11 members when playing live, pieced together by the multi-talented band leader and chief-songwriter William Rimington. Key Billy Davis songs include ‘No Longer Lovers’ and ‘Goldfish’ featuring Denzel Curry, along with stack of tracks off his freshly released album A Family Portrait (out through Good Manners Records).

Blyolk (pronounced ‘bloke’) is the brainchild of 21 year old Melbourne producer/songwriter Sebastian Chesney whose music fuses psychedelia, gritty rhythms and a warped pop aesthetic. The release of singles ‘Shun The Sun  Because I Don’t Breathe Youth’, ‘Artshole’ and ‘Don Wowry’ have seen multiple plays on triple j, rotation on the Unearthed platform and generous support from community radio and blogs Australia wide.

DJ Sarah
Whilst she may be a fresh face behind the decks, DJ Sarah is no stranger to the dance-floors of Melbourne. Her familiarity with the local scene has given her a unique insight into mood selection. Her evolving love of dance music stems from a passion for 90’s house, soulful vocals, percussive African drum-beats and just about anything from Detroit. Her high energy DJ sets and infectious enthusiasm have put DJ Sarah on the list of one to watch as we head into another Summer season.

Francis Inferno Orchestra
Melbourne has emerged over the last half decade as a one of the most exciting destinations for underground music. Francis Inferno Orchestra is among the most esteemed talents to emerge from Australia’s creative capital. His wonky discofied yet off kilter, house sound which has one step in the past and one toward the future, has also permeated the Superconscious label he runs alongside Fantastic Man. Watch his recent Boiler Room session filmed in downtown Melbourne here.

Gabriella Cohen
Melbourne singer-songwriter Gabriella Cohen returns to the stage off the back of an extensive international tour to treat listeners with her timeless and dreamy melodies. Releasing her debut album Full Closure and No Details in 2016 with the help of close friend, bandmate, and engineer Kate ‘Babyshakes’ Dillon, Cohen’s raw compositions centre on the “ceremony” of reflecting on a relationship. The record features stunning numbers ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ and ‘Sever The Walls’ demonstrate her powerful vocals and old school sensibilities.

GL are Melbourne duo Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, who together create a thrilling contemporary spin on classic disco, funk, boogie, soul and electronic pop. Their latest track ‘Destiny’ is the first half of their forthcoming double-A-sided single Destiny/Reflect soon to be available on 12″. Handpicked to support Chet Faker on his biggest national headline tour yet, with sets at the country’s most distinguished festivals Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Meredith Music Festival, GL have won over crowds at intimate and large-scale shows alike.

Love Deluxe (DJ)
Enigmatic newcomer, Love Deluxe brings the perfect soundtrack for hot days and long nights with his cosmic mix of disco, house and funk. Intricate synth lines float over light beats to move the bodies and warm the hearts of anyone who hears it. The Sydneysider’s accomplished debut EP, Silk Mirage (out now through Soothsayer) evokes visions of a beautiful sunset. It’s more than climate change, it is its own climate. His first ever single ‘Cool Breeze Over The Mountains’ is the perfect accompaniment to the last golden rays of daylight while ‘Spice Of Life’ with its deep and crunchy rhythms welcome Copresents late night revelry.

Manu Crook$
Manu Crook$ is starting to make some considerable noise with his international-sounding hip hop making waves worldwide. His breakout single ‘Everyday’ was immediately added to triple j while his follow up release ‘Blowin’ Up’ was premiered on The Fader. Manu closed out 2016 with a bang by premiering his latest single ‘Assumptions’ on Zane Lowe’s Beats1. With his debut EP titled Mood Forever being executively produced by Miracle and Dopamine, Manu is sure to make a serious splash in the international hip hop pool.

REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia. His sophomore LP Divas and Demons was independently released through EMI’s own label imprint House of Beige Records. The triple j featured album featured the widely loved singles ‘For Good’ featuring Sampa The Great, ‘Substance Therapy’, and ‘Lose Sleep’ featuring Jordan Rakei and became the duo’s first official ARIA Top 10 record.

Slum Sociable
Slum Sociable are Edward Quinn (production/keys/guitar) and Miller Upchurch (vocals/percussion). Their sound is steeped in groove, taking a firm hold on the hips and guiding left to right to left in a hypnotic sway through the intersection of soul, hip-hop and electronica. Freshly announced is their highly anticipated self-titled debut LP (out 13 October through Liberation). Their first tastes of the album come in the form of ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ and ‘Castle’, which showcase a confident and ambitious sound from the Melbourne locals.

Soft Corporate
Based in Melbourne, indie four-piece Soft Corporate explore the boundaries of pop with their simultaneously anthemic and intricate compositions. Reminiscent of their melodic indie rock predecessors, Soft Corporate draw inspiration from their contemporaries with their slow burning builds and shifting dynamics. Hear the magic in songs from their independently debut EP Good Things Will Happen in ‘Slipped’ and ‘We’ll be Alright’.

Toni Yotzi
The responsible fire-starter Toni Yotzi’s recent relocation to Melbourne has seen parties across the city get a taste of that West Coast Heat. In 2016 Yotzi has provided guest mixes for Cooper Saver’s: Far Away Radio on Dublab Los Angeles, New York’s The Lot Radio and CC Disco’s Smoke & Mirrors with projects on the way for Sanpo Disco and Beanie’s. The ever hardworking Yotzi has cemented herself as a permanent fixture of Melbourne’s DJ community.

Wax’o Paradiso
Soundtracking the cosmic verandah of Howard Arkley’s suburban weatherboard paradise, Wax’o Paradiso’s splendid krautback discoteque consists of magic possums Andy Hart, Edd Fisher and Simon TK. Dubbed the Dimboola triangle of lost groove, Wax’o has popped up in floating rooftop gardens, luscious convents, shipping containers, train yards, supernatural amphitheatres and smack bang under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Earlier this year the guys took to the stage at Golden Plains, listen back to their appearance here.

Willaris. K
Listen to Willaris. K. He’s the 23 year old producer from the Northern Coast of NSW making a gleaming contribution to the electronic music landscape of Australia with his debut offering, the brooding track ‘Alchemy’. Setting off as main support for Seekae (DJs) and George Fitzgerald in late 2016 and Palms Trax recently and earning early praise from local tastemakers such as Lewis McKirdy, Dro Carey and Young Franco, Willaris. K is proving to be a producer worth keeping an eye on.

HoMie began with a group of friends talking to people living on the streets. Marcus, Nick and Robbie started to share these stories via their Facebook page, Homelessness in Melbourne and wanted to connect with people experiencing homelessness to give them a platform to be heard and understood. Three years later, HoMie is now one of the country’s most innovative social enterprises through their streetwear label and Brunswick St flagship store. The organisations primary mission is to provide pathways out of homelessness. It does this by providing brand-new clothing, training and job opportunities to people experiencing homelessness. | @copresentsfestival | | Instagram |