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Live Review: Mirador Records Fourth Birthday

30 May 2016 | 4:07 pm | Tom Gaffney

"The trio performed with ample amounts of passion and splendour."

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Adelaide's slacker rock and beat-maker centred record label Mirador Records, who've released the music of West Thebarton Brothel Party, Bad//Dreems, Red Light Sound and a tonne more incredible local artists, have recently turned four. To celebrate, the collective decided to throw a show that undoubtedly could put all other fourth birthday parties to shame, housing it at the blank-slated Queens Theatre and complementing it with cheap beers and a highlight video reel of music videos from Mirador's favourite artists.

The night's line-up was an absolute smorgasbord of top-notch performers both from inside and out of the label's artist repertoire. Headliners Luke Million and Sydney's Mansionair and local boys World Wild, Problems and Nuseum took the role of setting the vibe for the night, while the all-star DJ line-up of Valleys, Battlehounds and Mirador Records themselves kept the good times going between the acts.

World Wild's style of synth-pop was so deliciously '90s it brought flashbacks of teal-purple combination jumpsuits and pearly white Toyota Corollas. Lead singer and ever-amazing performer Jarrad Lee Jackson didn't stop smiling throughout the set as he sang and jumped around the stage and, at one point, literally dashed through the crowd to the rear of the warehouse and back during a bridge. His band's major chord music provided the perfect foundation for Jackson's happy as can be lyrics.

Up next were Adelaide's music veterans, Problems, who had no problems (sorry) polishing off a solid set that was equal parts electronic rock and bedroom-styled beats. The sound was crisp, and while the crowd of the night wasn't at peak yet, those who were there were visibly enjoying the set.

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Headliners Mansionair brought their aura of ambient pop to the stage, seemingly magnetising everyone in the venue, bringing them front and centre. The trio performed with ample amounts of passion and splendour, intertwining unplayed tracks with classics such as Hold Me Down and Speak Easy. The Sydneysiders did a great job of getting all the pensive emotions out of the crowd, setting them up for the live set of Luke Million to knock them down in a disco-fuelled rave. Luke Million always does a fantastic job of bringing back disco and new-wave dance to those who'd have been born way past the era, with his fantastic dance-heavy closing set being no exception.