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Loraine James and Arushi Jain

Fia Fiell

Loraine James and Arushi Jain Fia Fiell
Past Event


  • Licensed venue, 18+
  • General admission, standing
  • Doors 8PM

Max Watt's


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Dancing
  • Standing
Loraine James and Arushi Jain Fia Fiell
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8pm | Doors
8.30-9.15pm | Fia Fiell
9.30—10.30pm | Arushi Jain
11pm—midnight | Loraine James

Loraine James takes a sometimes abrasive, always hypnotic approach to dance music. Arushi Jain feeds ancient Indian song structures through a transcendent, experimental dreamscape.
Loraine James Supporting 2

Hailing from North London, Loraine James has been releasing DIY-style dance music since 2017. She’s done wide-ranging collaborations with the likes of Uruguayan producer Lila Tirando a Violeta, Iranian-British rapper Tardist and Melbourne’s own Jonnine Standish from HTRK.

To watch James play is to witness song foundations get built on-the-go with simple tools—a keyboard, sample pads and a laptop—then twisted into kaleidoscopic new shapes. She’ll often take subtle shades of IDM and lull you into a groove before cracking things open and twisting in zesty hits of grime and drill. Electronic music’s standard 4/4 timing fades into an afterthought. The journey’s already underway.

She's joined by co-headliner, Arushi Jain. Jain is a modular synthesist, singer, producer, radio host and engineer with an unorthodox vision of a centuries-old tradition—one that’s electronic and resolutely DIY. She grew up in Delhi, where she was exposed to Indian classical and other regional music from a young age. Her compositions are often rooted in Hindustani classical ragas—melodic structures with a limited number of notes but almost limitless room for improvisation. The classical ideas are reinterpreted with modular synth, and a voice that echoes out into the dusky beyond. She’s released slow-burn techno epics and opened for original New Age synth genius Susan Ciani. Her latest album Under the Lilac Sky builds a mediative momentum that feels like sonic starlight. Now she’s bringing her lush, night-sky sound to RISING.

In support is Vietnamese-Australian synthesist, composer and pianist Carolyn Schofield, aka Fia Fiell. She performs on multiple keyboard synthesisers, playing and processing them in real time to create dream-like and at-times unsettling sonic worlds. Fia's lush, nebulous melodic cycles meld with vibrant digital textures and slowly soaring drones. It’s an elastic approach to composition—an ever-shifting expression of body, health and interiority—that often feels as powerful and confronting as it does intimate, organic and tender.

Image Credits

Loraine James. Photos: Nora Nord and Suleika Müller

Arushi Jain. Photos: Courtesy of the artist

Fia Fiell. Photos: Hannah Alexander and Rafaela Pandolfini

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