BNE Reaches Ultimate Goal

13 12 2016

We are very pleased to announce that after 2 years we have now reached that magic point where BNE – our archive of Brisbane independent electronic music production – has broken even as a project, and that this week we will be delivering on the project’s aim to donate all profits to the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, to assist the homeless and others in need in our city.

This is a direct outcome from the contribution and collaboration of all bands and artists appearing on BNE. Thank you!

We still have a handful of copies of the book+archive left: click here to obtain one of the final copies (+ 2 bonus Trans:Com CDs) before they run out forever.

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New release coming soon: Cyan Vow “Play It Like A Machine” album

31 08 2016

Things have been bubbling away at Trans:Com since the gargantuan project that was BNE ( We’ve got some interesting times ahead – watch this space.

Coming up on 1 October is the digital album release from Cyan Vow titled ‘Play It Like A Machine’; the new outfit from our man Duncan Fairbrother, formerly of Sphere and Alieonix. We’ll have more on this soon but for now here is a preview track from the album to enjoy:

BNE – TransCom’s Megamix

18 01 2016

Preview / download another selection of the massive BNE set list with our very own 60 minute megamix.

The BNE book is on sale now. Click the BNE Project menu item above.

TransCom and BNE to help celebrate 4ZZZ’s 40th birthday night market with a pop-up stall of rare Brisbane electronic music…

3 12 2015

Come and visit us at our Brisbane electronic-music popup record stall at this Friday’s 4ZZZ 40th Birthday Night Market at The Old Museum. Featuring ultra-rare CD, tape and vinyl releases from Brisbane electronic acts from the last 35 years, and of course you can pick up one of the remaining copies of the BNE books – and get it signed by some of the BNE ‘alumni’ performing at the event – including Xero, MZO! and others.

Discounts will be offered for 4ZZZ subscribers.

BNE – The Event – Review

9 09 2014

What a remarkable night, celebrating 35 years of Brisbane independent electronic music and the launch of the BNE Book and Music Archive. Click here to read our review of the event. Thanks to DJ Jen-E, The Megamen, Vision Four 5, Soma Rasa, and Boxcar, and all the BNE contributors for helping to make it happen, and all those who came, saw, danced, and enjoyed!

BNE – Jen-E’s Megamix

19 08 2014

Preview / download a (very small) selection of the massive BNE set list, courtesy Brisbane DJ Jen-E’s 30 minute megamix.

The BNE book is on presale now, as are the tickets for the launch event. Both are strictly limited in number, so get in early.

Click the BNE Project menu item above.

20 Years Ago Today: Evidence

2 04 2014

It was 20 years ago to the day that TransCom launched with the Evidence CD, and our first event at ZanZiBar in Brisbane city. It was a very exciting time (to be followed by many more).

For a trip down memory lane – take a look at our first Newsletter from 1994 which came out just after the launch, and contains a review of the night, as well all manner of grand plans, discussions of this new thing called the ‘Web, and pictures of people in their early 20’s 😉

Here is footage of The UN’s live set on the night.

Evidence is still available on iTunes.

And of course our massive 2014 BNE Project is part of the context of celebrating this milestone.

Its been a terrific time for Anna and I, and we look forward to continuing… Thanks to all who have been a part of the journey.

Dennis R