One night, young Sydney lads Dinesh and Jeremy were mucking about in their garage, mixing their tunes like they did every Friday night.
They'd met while working at the candybar at the local cinemas, and had become good mates through a near identical taste in music. A couple of local gigs was the source of their motivation to one day become the musical masters of the DJ decks. As we can see from the pic, they're pretty jovial guys, having a bit of fun.
But something strange happened that night. This is a a picture of the boys, moments before they were abducted by an alien life form. For days, nobody knew of their whereabouts. There was frantic searching though friends, family and coworkers had not the faintest idea of their whereabouts.
Fast forward a few weeks, to Candys apartment in Sydney's infamous Kings Cross. It's late at night and the dance floor is pumping, but nobody can quite see through the haze as to who is manning the decks. All that is apparent from the lights are a pair of gloves.
Two pairs in fact, creating havoc, mashing up the sounds and destroying the ears of anyone who hears it, infectious beats causing reflexive convulsions on the floor. As the lights shine on the decks, revelers think they can make out the shadows. Its Jeremy and Dinesh... only it's not. They seem different. They seem out of this world.
The next day, gossip is rife that the pair had been found, but still not a trace of them. People try to use their cameras for evidence of the their discovery, but all that can be seen is two bright orbs of light, and two pairs of leather gloves.
As each week passed, people would flock to Candy's apartment, eager to see the missing boys in gloves up on the decks, only to be mesmerised by the music that was streaming through the speakers. Oblivious to the crowd around them, the boys would play their stuff, and simply disappear until the next gig.
Information about the two is slowly leaking out. Apparently human no more, they prefer to be addressed by their alien names: Attack and Decay. When questioned about their disappearance, the solitary response from both is simply "MACHINE".
The only image of the two we have after the abduction is this: it was left behind on the decks and passed onto Illegal Tender, thinking we may be able to make sense of it.
Since obtaining this image, I have been contacted by Attack and Decay, who collectively refer to themselves as CANDYBAR. They sent me these songs, 'weapons' in which they said they plan to destroy electronic music as we know it, a direct order from machine. They said theres nothing more you can do, except brace yourself for the onslaught that is to come.
Be warned: Candybar will be attacking a club near you...
Candybar - Phantom Is On Fire
SebastiAn - Walkman (Candybar's Insaner Edit)
Candybar - Landing Mix (40 Mins)
2. D.A.N.C.E. (Boys Noize Acapella) – Justice
3. Jupiter Room (Planetary Lobby Version) – Digitalism
4. Oh I like (CSK OK Remix) – Like Woah
5. Invaders (Busy P Remix) – DSL
6. One More Time (Redial Remix) – Daft Punk
7. I Used To Dance With My Daddy (Para One Rmx) – Datarock
8. Ice Cream (Kato vs Knife Machine remix) – Muscles
9. Disco Clown (Digitalism Remix) – Munk
10. When Doves Cry (Felix Da Housecat Remix) – Prince
11. Let's Buy Happiness (Proxy Remix) – Boys Noize
12. Paper Planes (DFA remix) – M.I.A.
13. Technologic – Daft Punk
14. Phantom Is On fire – Candybar
15. Where My Nerds At – Surkin
16. Flex – Dizzee Rascal
17. Walkman (Candybar's Insaner Edit)
18. Wannabe – Spice Girls
19. Girlie Rock (Flosstradamus remix) – Kid Sister
20. Phantom (Boys Noize Turbine) – Justice
21. Rocky Raver – Herve
22. Nil By Mouth (Knightlife Remix) – Bagraiders
23. Let Me Back Up (Crookers Remix) – Don Rimini
24. Bust It Homeboy – Wax Motif
25. Lauren From Glebe (Damage Remix) – Muscles
26. Frau (Puzique Remix) – Boys Noize
27. Throw Some D's (Jean Nipon Remix) – Tameil
28. DVNO (Justice Remix) – Justice
29. Aurora (Knightlife & Riot In Belgium Remix) – Alex Gopher
30. Body Crash (JFK remix) – Buy Now
31. Fun Punch (Bagraiders Remix) – Bagraiders
32. Fascination (Count & Sinden Remix) – Alphabeat
33. Rock The – Bobmo
34. Zdarlight (Rewind) – Digitalism
35. Do It Again – The Chemical Brothers
36. Chemical Beats – The Chemical Brothers
37. Rock n Roll – Daft Punk
38. Roscoe (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Remix) - Midlake