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  • Elefant Traks: Recipes For Lockdown – The Herd

    Elefant Traks: Recipes For Lockdown – The Herd

    The Herd

    ET cooking inspiration Dale, aka DJ DGGZ aka Rok Poshtya from The Herd is back with another fool-proof recipe for lockdown, this time a sweet treat!

    We're all in the same boat trying to make beans and lentils taste good so each week we're sending over one of Dale's restaurant-worthy recipes and coupling them with the perfect Elefant Traks album to cook along to.

    Next up... Pancakes and The Herd's Better Alive EP.

    Happy cooking - be sure to tag us in your pics @elefanttraks

    The Herd Better Alive EP

    The Herd's Better Alive EP turned 8 this week (Happy Birthday!) and we couldn't think of a better album to soundtrack your morning pancake making. Reminiscent of melted butter, Better Alive is funky by nature with the hard-hitting lyrics we love <3

    Dry Ingredients
    1.5 cups self raising flour
    OR 1.5 cups plain flour + 2 tsps baking powder
    2 tbsp sugar
    1 tsp salt

    Wet ingredients
    1 cup milk
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    2 eggs beaten
    50 grams butter melted

    DIRECTIONS
    - Melt the butter slowly in a pan on low heat.
    - Meanwhile beat the two eggs until they come together and add the milk to the egg mixture.
    - By this stage your butter should be pretty much melted. Add that into your mix and leave aside.

    Add all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and mix through with a dry fork. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and then pour in your wet ingredients and fold them in until they start to come together. You can then get a bit more tough with it and give it a whisk. Don't worry about small lumps as long as all the flour is mixed you'll be right.

    - You should have a fairly stiff mix - it should be closer to gloopy than flowing but still should be what you would class as a liquid. if it's too firm add a splash of milk / too liquid - add a bit of flour. But add small amounts (eg tbsp at a time).

    - If you can leave it for an hour or so and wait for a couple of bubbles to form on the surface of the mix you'll have fluffier pancakes. But you can cook straight away if not.

    - And then it's just a matter of getting the mix into a moderately hot pan in some oil or butter. Wait for bubbles to form on the 'wet' side then flip. If your base is dark turn your pan down. and obviously, if your base is looking a little blonde turn the heat up.

    Serve with maple syrup / sugar and lemon / sliced bananas.

    Substitutions: got no milk? A mix of yoghurt and water will work.
    Vegan substitutions: you should be able to replace the 2 eggs with half a cup of mashed very ripe bananas. And the milk just use your favourite milk substitute. Main thing is to get it to the gloopy liquid stage as above.

     

     

     



     
  • Elefant Traks: Recipes For Lockdown - Jane Tyrrell

    Elefant Traks: Recipes For Lockdown - Jane Tyrrell

    Jane Tyrell - Echoes In The Avery

    Many of you will know Dale, aka DJ DGGZ aka Rok Poshtya from The Herd but did you know that he's also our in house chef?! Jokes we wish Dale could cook us lunch every day but he quite seriously is our cooking-inspiration at the ET mansion. When our office went into lockdown this week our team hit up Dale immediately for his lockdown recipes.

    We're all in the same boat trying to make beans and lentils taste good so we thought we'd share them with you too. We've even coupled them with the perfect ET album to cook along to.

    First up Lentil Dahl and Jane Tyrell.

    Happy cooking - be sure to tag us in your pics @elefanttraks
    Lentil Dhal and Jane Tyrell's Echoes In The Aviary

    Dive into Jane Tyrell's brooding and self-expressive solo album Echoes In The Aviary while simmering your red lentils and spices.

    INGREDIENTS
    2 cups red lentils
    6 cups water
    2 tsp ground coriander
    1tsp turmeric
    2 fresh green / red chillis (omit for family obvs)
    1/2 bunch of coriander
    tsp salt (possibly more)
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    tadka (this is like the 'dressing'/flavouring for the dhal)
    1tsp black mustard seeds
    1tsp cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp hing / asoefetida (or you can use whole garlic cloves
    handful fresh curry leaves)
    2 or so tbsp cooking oll (we use olive - which is not traditional obvs but it's the only cooking oil we use)

    DIRECTIONS:

    - Wash the lentils in plenty of water until the water runs clear. This is normally three or four rinses. Then put the red lentils and the 6 cups of water into a pot with the coriander, turmeric and chilli if using and set on a medium-high heat. leave to simmer until the lentils start to break up - normally about 25 mins or so.

    - In a separate pot heat the oil to moderately hot, then add the seeds and wait until they start popping. Add the hing (or garlic) and then add the curry leaves and cover and remove from heat immediately and add the tadka to the lentils.

    - Finish with chopped coriander and salt. Don't skimp on the salt - most home made non-indian dhal I've had skimps on the salt and it's amazing how the flavour blossoms when it's seasoned well.

     

     



     
  • Elefant Traks Celebrates 20 Years With Some Special Shows!

    Elefant Traks Celebrates 20 Years With Some Special Shows!

    Elefant Traks 20yr Celebration

    Elefant Traks has somehow hung around for 20 years to become one of the strongest independent labels in Australia. From their humble beginnings in 1998, burning CD-Rs in a grungy bedroom, they have created a vibrant home for a wide variety of innovative creators and artists.

    The Elefant Traks audience have long reflected the same sense of community spirit that the artists have embodied - without you the label would've never endured the bumpy music industry road. These parties provide an opportunity for old and new friends to sing and dance the night away together. We want everyone from our incredible older fans, through to you brand new legends to join us.

    Friday, 9 November
    The Corner Hotel - Melbourne 

    The Herd ~ OKENYO ~ L-FRESH The LION ~ Homeward Bound ~ Jayteehazard ~ Pasobionic ~ Astronomy Class feat. Vida Sunshyne

    * More (very) exciting acts to be announced soon ;)

    Saturday, 17 November
    The Valley Drive In - Brisbane

    The Herd ~ Horrorshow ~ Hermitude (One Off Live Band Performance) ~ L-FRESH The LION - Urthboy ~ OKENYO ~ Homeward Bound ~ Jayteehazard

    * More (very) exciting acts to be announced soon ;)

    Saturday, 8 December
    The Factory Theatre - Sydney 

    The Herd ~ OKENYO ~ L-FRESH The LION ~ Jayteehazard ~ Homeward Bound ~ Astronomy Class feat. Vida Sunshyne ~ The Last Kinection

    * More (very) exciting acts to be announced soon ;)
    General Public tix on sale Wednesday, August 1st www.etturns20.com

     

    Elefant Traks The Elefant In The Room

     

    The Elefant In The Room

    Elefant Traks invites you to an evening of storytelling and short tales. It'll be a sit down affair, where artists and friends of the label will be sharing stories from the tour bus, the studio, and the moments in between that are everything.

    Inspired by The Moth Series, The Elefant In The Room will be a very different event in the celebration of 20 years of Elefant Traks.

    Numbers are extremely limited so get in quick. 

    Wednesday, 7 November
    The Thornbury Theatre - Melbourne

    Friday, 16 November
    The Triffid - Brisbane

    Monday, 19 November
    The Giant Dwarf - Sydney
    General Public on sale Wednesday, August 1st www.etturns20.com

     
  • Elefant Traks Studio Party

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    Elefant Traks Studio Party

     

    New blood will be bringing the house down at the Elefant Traks Studio Party at Vivid LIVE on Sunday, May 31. Just announced, L-FRESH The LION will joining the line-up - jumping up with DJ MK-1 and Mirrah, performing for the very first time at an Elefant Traks event as one of our own. He will be joining the already phenomenal line-up including Jayteehazard and Joyride and more.

    Tickets are only $30.00 and are on sale now! Get tickets now before it's too late.

    ELEFANT TRAKS STUDIO PARTY at Vivid Live
    Presented by Red Bull Music Academy

     

    L-FRESH The LION (guest vocalist with DJ MK-1)
    JAYTEEHAZARD (Live) ‘Red Shift’ EP Launch
    JOYRIDE (One Day / The Meeting Tree)
    DJs Adit, DGGZ (The Herd)

     
  • Gig News! 15: A Celebration of 15 Years of Elefant Traks

    15: A Celebration of 15 Years of Elefant Traks

    15: A Celebration of 15 Years of Elefant Traks

    ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - SELLING FAST! READ ON FOR LINKS

    HERMITUDE - HORRORSHOW - THE HERD - URTHBOY - SIETTA - THE TONGUE - JIMBLAH - JOELISTICS - ASTRONOMY CLASS - THE LAST KINECTION - OZI BATLA - SKY'HIGH - JANE TYRRELL (SOLO DEBUT)

    Here’s the deal, we want you to come to both nights and make it an Elefant Traks weekend, but the smaller gig is a very limited capacity.

    Red Rattler holds 250 ppl and the Northcote about 300 - so once they’re gone they’re gone. Each artist is only performing once over the two nights, so if you want to see everyone, you need the two-day pass. The bigger night (The Metro in Sydney and The Corner in Melbourne) will be huge and we’ve got a special plan we’ll tell you about closer to the date. You don’t want to miss it!

    MELBOURNE

    Friday 22nd Nov - Corner Hotel, Melbourne- TICKETS
    Saturday 23rd Nov - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - TICKETS

    SYDNEY

    Friday 29th Nov - Metro Theatre, Sydney - TICKETS
    Saturday 30th Nov - Red Rattler, Sydney - SOLDOUT

    All shows 18 +

     Pre-sale two-day passes are ALL SOLDOUT at discounted price of $60 + BF

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  • Tour News! - The Herd A Thousand Lives Tour 2012

    The Herd - A Thousand Lives Tour 2012

     

    The Herd A Thousand Lives Tour The Herd A Thousand Lives Tour

    The Herd get set for an action-packed 2012 with the announcement of a cross-country stampede and the release of video for third single, A Thousand Lives.

    A Thousand Lives nostalgic narrative sees The Herd at their story-telling best. The uplifting track is taken from the critically adored fifth album Future Shade. The new video is a ‘to camera’ piece utilising a projector to juxtapose the previous lives.

    A Thousand Lives tour takes place in March/April 2012 and differs from all previous tours as The Herd weave the stories and context of their 10 year history into each night.
    They will be joined by Thundamentals - fast gaining a reputation for their explosive live shows and party jams which has seen them support the likes of Big Boi & ARIA Award-winning Drapht.

    Catch The Herd over summer at Woodford Folk Festival & Pyramid Rock.

    TICKETS on sale Dec 15

    Friday 30 March - MANNING BAR - Sydney
    Saturday 31 March - CAMBRIDGE HOTEL - Newcastle
    Friday 13 April - SETTLERS TAVERN - Margaret River
    Saturday 14 April - THE ROSEMOUNT - Perth
    Friday 20 April - THE GOV - Adelaide 
    Saturday 21 April - THE CORNER - Melbourne
    Tuesday 24 April (Anzac Day Eve) - BRISBANE HOTEL - Hobart
    Friday 27 April - THE ZOO - Brisbane
    Saturday 28 April - THE NORTHERN - Byron Bay

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  • Tour News! The Herd & Sietta Future Shade Tour 2011

    The Herd & Sietta Future Shade Tour 2011

    The Herd & Sietta Future Shade Tour 2011

    In August and September 2011, The Herd breathe fire into new songs from the Future Shade album when they hit the road across Australia. The shows are limited capacity with the unbelievably talented Sietta coming along for the ride. Tickets on sale now through http://theherd.oztix.com.au

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