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Stereosonic packed and pumping

Stereosonic was packed and pumping, says DJ Rhys Bynon.
Stereosonic was packed and pumping, says DJ Rhys Bynon.

Making his festival debut at Stereosonic Brisbane, Rhys Bynon joined cohort Stretch Paper Cranes for a set to a swelling crowd.

Bynon is a resident DJ at Byron Bay's LaLa Land and he shares his first festival experience with Pulse. But it wasn't the big names like Bloody Beetroots or Avicii winning his praise.

Who was your favourite act of the day and why?
Mr Oizo, for the simple reason his music is so original.

He may have been easily overlooked in lieu of the other acts on at the time, but his set on the Outrage stage was the perfect end of the night for me.

As far as Australian acts go, Bag Raiders, I saw them recently in San Diego and their live show can cut it anywhere on the world stage.

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Did you come across anyone new while wandering between stages?
I stumbled into a set by the Crookers and didn't want to leave.

They've been around for a while now so I guess it was more of a re-discovery.

What was the best part about being on the line-up?
I guess the best thing is being on the line-up. I feel very privileged to play alongside some of the biggest dance acts in the world.

It was also good to see other local DJs, Daniel Webber and Sammy K on the line-up too. I think that's a real testament to the amount of great talent we have in the area.

Highlight of your set?
Considering there were three people at the stage when we arrived it was really great to see how many familiar faces showed up to show their support once we had started playing and even better to see some new faces.

If I had to pick a top song of the set it would be Tight by Zombie Nation (who also played on the day).

Do you get a rider? Do you know who had the most outrageous rider?
We got some drinks cards in our artist packs but I think the itemised riders are strictly for the big boys.

LMFAO would have a decent rider; those guys go through a lot of champagne!

Any gossip?
It was pretty relaxed backstage apart from the odd competitive game of table tennis.

The industry after-party is always a highlight for many people.

Carl Cox sang happy birthday to Ferry Corsten in between spinning classic disco (for five hours), Annie Mac also popped in for an impromptu set and far too much Patron (tequila) was consumed.

A top day overall, considering how competitive the festival market is these days the Stereosonic crew really nailed it this year.

Their Sydney event was the biggest dance music event in Australian history so I''m looking forward to more great parties in the future.

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