Back to All Events

Horatio Luna (LIVE)


2 hours of power from the Horatio Luna Band.

Henry Hicks AKA Horatio Luna is a melbourne based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. A founding member of hip-hop/soul community "30/70 collective", he is an active member of the Australian beatz, jazz and soul music scene.

“What happens when you apply the sprawling, human energy of live jazz to the mechanical, rhythmic structures of house music?…To listen is to feel Hicks and his trio working it out in real-time, improvising house beats the way they would jazz rhythms. The approach is so intimate that, at times, you feel like you’re in the room, close enough to hear the musicians breathing and shuffling around each other…” - Pitchfork

“Translating the sounds of the dance floor, which was his club rat playground, from house music to drum and bass and mostly broken beat – oh, and just some funky, funky kick drum shit…Using complex and tender bass lines (that seem wild and fantastical) get hooked down in a rhythm section that punches you onto the d’floor. Why would you stand around when the beat is that sweet? Every single person in the room was dancing.” - Chris Gill

Earlier Event: 5 April
Moreland City Soul Revue
Later Event: 7 April
Post Office Hotel 9th B'day