Adelaide Fringe Review: DM For Address – The Lab at ILA by Upside News

Welcome to DM For Address! Every Saturday night during Fringe, The Lab at ILA shines a spotlight on Adelaide’s underground party scene – from illegal raves to warehouse parties.


Step into the electrifying world of an alternating underground rave night at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival’s premier weekend escapade. Vibrant LED screen graphics and remarkable lighting displays from one of Adelaide’s most renowned visual artists Liam Somerville (CAPITAL WASTE), pulse with kaleidoscopic energy, immersing you in a visual journey that dances in harmony with the aural offerings of the DJ collectives.

The lighting design is nothing short of mesmerizing, casting a medley of colours that rhythmically shift and swirl, creating an atmosphere that feels both otherworldly and intimately connected to the pulsating heart of the underground music scene.

At the helm of the sonic voyage are an array underground DJs, masters of their craft who seamlessly blend genres and eras, guiding the crowd through a transcendental sonic odyssey. From hypnotic techno to euphoric house, the music pulses through the air, igniting the mind and fostering a sense of collective euphoria among the eclectic crowd.

When you need a moment to catch your breath and recharge, the outdoor beer garden beckons, offering a tranquil oasis under the twinkling stars. Here, amidst the gentle rustle of leaves and the soft glow of string lights, you can sip on refreshing brews and connect with fellow revellers, exchanging stories and forging new friendships under the vast canopy of the night sky.

In every corner of this alternative rave night, there’s a sense of freedom and expression that transcends boundaries. It’s a celebration of individuality and collective unity, where each pulse of light and sound serves as a reminder of the boundless possibilities that exist when we come together in acceptance to celebrate life, love, and the magic of the night.

Reviewed by Daisy Sumersford for Upside Adelaide.

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