As founder of the online mixtape series and management company Hand Games, Luen (then aged 21), hand-sourced over 300 of Australia’s most forward-thinking bands and producers for monthly compilations. To this day, Hand Games remains a widely recognised project, along with Luen’s more recent work developing the brand TAXX, which includes mixtapes, parties, a residency at FBi Radio and forthcoming vinyl and zine releases. Luen digs sonic inspiration from dance, experimental and traditional music worldwide.
Jacobs will begin her tour in Byron Bay for Splendour In The Grass before heading around the country, stopping by Canberra and Brisbane to throw her own TAXX Parties, bringing with her Sydney producer Patch Free (Butter Sessions/ Hot Haus). Luen’s infectious energy - she often jumps up on the mic and involves her audience - coupled with her impeccable taste and desire to entertain, is sure to make these shows memorable.
"I’d like to remove ideas of what a DJ’s supposed to be,” says Luen of what she hopes to achieve with her sets, “My aim is to play progressive music in a way that makes people want to move, not to chinstroke. I’m comfortable and excited by my music choices and want to create environments where people feel comfortable yet excited too.”
July 20th - Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
July 28th - Sydney, Club 77
August 4th - Wollongong, Institute Of dance
August 5th - Perth, Tetsuo
August 11th - Canberra, Knightsbridge *TAXX PARTY*
August 16th - Bondi, SoSueMe
August 19th - Sydney, Volumes festival
August 19th - Newcastle, The Family Hotel
August 26th - Geelong, UNO Dance Club
Sept 1st - Brisbane, The End *TAXX PARTY*
Sept 2nd - Sydney, Chinese Laundry
Sept 9th - Melbourne, Revolver
Sept 16th - Proud Mary’s, Erina