Styles blend

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BRIS­BANE artist TJ Quin­ton, aka Tim Loy­dell, has teamed up with Ah­liya Kite to ex­plore a new av­enue of live mu­sic. Loy­dell re­cently re­turned from a solo tour of New Zea­land, where he be­gan ex­per­i­ment­ing with live sam­pling and loop­ing. Like ‘‘learn­ing a new in­stru­ment’’, he says the process in­spired him to delve into dif­fer­ent sounds in a live set­ting. ‘‘I dab­bled with it in New Zea­land but it was re­ally hard with­out another per­son. I felt like a tap­danc­ing show­man,’’ he says. ‘‘It makes a dif­fer­ence hav­ing some­one else there. It’s ter­ri­fy­ing but it can be pretty fun.’’ Kite and Loy­dell are tour­ing their new and show. Loy­dell says the pair’s dif­fer­ent mu­sic back­grounds blend to­gether seam­lessly on stage. ‘‘Ah­liya’s stuff is quite like Por­tishead or Bjork – it’s down-tempo elec­tro with fe­male vo­cals and real sound­scape sam­ples,’’ he says. ‘‘We have been mix­ing it up and do­ing elec­tronic shows with some-stripped back acous­tic ver­sions also. It’s a good op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to see some­thing dif­fer­ent.’’ The duo is work­ing on more ma­te­rial for a pos­si­ble col­lab­o­ra­tive al­bum. In the mean­time, Loy­dell says he’s work­ing out what di­rec­tion he wants to steer his solo sound. ‘‘I get lost be­tween do­ing gui­tar in­ten­sive cov­ers, play­ing with the sam­pler and loops and do­ing hip-hop tracks,’’ he says. ‘‘I am do­ing plenty of cre­at­ing and I have been writ­ing new tunes.’’ Loy­dell re­leased a de­but TJ Quin­ton al­bum, Sorry Busi­ness, last year and teamed up with By­ron Bay an­i­ma­tor Shanti des Fours for a video for sin­gle, Strange To Care. ‘‘It’s beau­ti­ful,’’ he says. Visit youtube/mhKTy13e5cc to see the clip.

– ROSE SADLEIR In The Mood, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: A nos­tal­gic jour­ney through the mu­sic and move­ment of the all-singing, all danc­ing, all-Amer­i­can 1940s musical re­vue. Fea­tur­ing swing and jazz tunes, In The Mood stars singers and dancers from New York and boasts siz­zling chore­og­ra­phy, sassy cos­tumes and a swag of old hits. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $69.90-$98.90. Vel­vet Mar­tini, Palazzo Ver­sace: Free jazz from 6.30pm. Ho­dads, RSL South­port: Live band plays old-school tunes. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10 to $15. Sail, EAST: With DJs Rowan Panozzo, Mis­ter P and Masta K. Uber­jak’d, Plat­inum: Uber­jak’d hits the decks. Flash and Craig Roberts sup­port. Six Shooter Cahill, Else­where: On decks with Chris Miller and res­i­dent Giv. Tick­ets $10 to $15.

Tim Loy­dell and Ah­liya Kite play Man­dala Or­ganic Arts on Satur­day night.

TJ Quin­ton and Ah­liya Kite

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