"Tijuana Cartel give a delectable dose of hazily psychedelic escapism on new album ‘Acid Pony’." 9/10 Backseat Mafia
Finding their feet in the 1990s underground venues of the Gold Coast, Tijuana Cartel have honed their live set on some of Australia’s biggest stages dishing up an east meets west wonderland for those seeking sensory overload, euphoria, fat beats and heavy, bass-fuelled electronica. Tijuana Cartel’s sound is high-energy, guitar-driven, world music for indie kids. The band has also been a familiar face on the international festival circuit, playing stages across Europe and the USA as well as Australia's most loved events including Peats Ridge, Rainbow Serpent, Wave Rock, Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Woodford, Falls Festival and many more.
“We blend all our personal influences together into our own sound, I'm into flamenco guitar and world sounds, whereas Carey is more into breakbeat and electro styles, Eamon has a jazz background and Sheila brings her DJ alter ego into the mix.” Paul George (Tijuana Cartel frontman)
Creating an electronic beats tapestry that will cut through to your very soul, Tijuana Cartel is the perfect accompaniment to the rich tapestry of offerings at any festival across the globe
Farebi Jalebi is based in Melbourne, Australia - having been exposed to electronic music in late 90s, he's spent the last decade producing and playing his own brand of psy trance at parties and festivals around the globe. In 2010 Farebi was added to the roster of the legendary Parvati Records from Denmark, a label that specializes in deep and groovy psychedelic music. Ever since, he's been developing a flavor of his own with bouncy bass-lines, melodic scapes and punchy grooves. Each track tells its own peculiar tale with plenty of drama and emotions.
Co-owner and Content Manager of Addictech.com and Addictech Records, Hypnotech has direct access to the upfront music of leading labels and artists in the international underground community. Focusing on booty warping bass heavy dancefloor transmissions, dedication to cultivating the finest in electronic music is obvious in every set. With unlimited access to thousands of the world’s best labels, performances contain a broad palette and a diverse taste of the sounds of the future in combination with classics, original productions, remixes and collaborations. Becoming a fixture in the underground San Francisco circuit in 2000 and expanding from there to an international stage, Hypnotech has played an endless amount of festivals, clubs, and underground renegades with his hi fidelity sound. Specializing in musical journeys with a psychedelic edge, the commitment to presenting underground music to the global community is notorious, from peak time dancefloor insanity to ambient of of body experiences. Currently settling down for a moment in Melbourne, he is one of the regular DJ’s you will hear at the majority of outdoor festivals in Australasia, with occasional returns to the US and strange sightings in the most bizarre parties you’ll find on planet earth, catch him while you can.
For undiluted holotropic audio transmissions you need to look no further.
Plasma Audio |
International producer, DJ and audio engineer, Ben Safire has performed on stages and cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Outlook festival, Let it Roll and released music with Noisia, Alix Perez, Dub Phizix, Zed Bias, DLR and many more.
Renowned for impeccable production skill, Ben has presented masterclasses at Abbey Road institute, Offical Ableton user group, SAE institute, R-Lounge (Tokyo, Japan) and had over 30 releases with UK/EU record labels.
Ben Safire has built foundations for DnB in Australia, crossing over to Bass music and Hip Hop, his labels Plasma Audio & Chilla Holla represent music from top international/local artists and also offers professional Mix and Mastering services from Plasma Studio in Collingwood, Vic, Australia.
The Ryanosaurus sound is a monstrous mix of phat basslines, glitchy soundscapes, emotive melody and a sly playfulness. The project walks the lines between many styles in the context of progressive trance.
The project begun as a place to release the solo work of Ryan Whare from Australia. With a drive for interesting but crisp and powerful production, the psychedelic trance genre was an instant attraction. After years of cutting his teeth on the Australian circuit and writing with Mr Bill for his duo project Electrocado, Ryan begun releasing Ryanosaurus, and quickly built up a following for his unique style. He has now had releases on labels around the globe such as; Zenon, Iboga, Kinematic, Merkaba, Hommega, Gravitas, Glitchy Tonic, Another Psyde, CCR, Insonitus, UP, Maia and Hass Records.
His touring record is extensive across mainstages at many of the nicest festivals around the world and he tours regularly through Australia, Europe and America. Some stand outs being; Boom (Portugal), Lost Theory (Croatia), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Freqs Of Nature (Germany), Ozora Brazil, Soul Vision (Brazil), Origin (South Africa), Klika Of Happiness (Israel), Park.Art Progressive (Brazil), Earth Frequency (Aus), Psyfari (Aus), Lucid Labrythnth (Aus), Yemaya (Aus), Fractangular (Aus), Earthcore (Aus).
Pspiralife has always been involved in music from a young age focussing on the drum kit & Guitar. He began with Country, Blues & Rock, moved through Grunge & Heavy Metal, and then went on to study Classical, Latin, Jazz & Funk around 2003. He then found a deep passion in Psy Trance production.
An adventure that is appropriate for any time of the day or night, The Pspiralife experience is a fresh, fun, and dynamic, Omni-directional journey fusing of a wide spectrum of various Psy Trance sub-genres. Whilst keeping the signature Australian dark progressive undertone, elements of Forest, Techno, EDM, Neuro, Classical, Jazz, and Cinematic film are also present.
With regular releases on Zenon Records, Pspiralife has performed at many festivals in Australia, Europe & Brazil alongside artists such as Grouch, Headroom, Sensient, Ryanosaurus, Hypogeo, Talpa, Ace Ventura, Captain Hook, Tetrameth, Mystical Complex, and many more.
The solo project of Bumble is a hive of vibrations set into the air by an infatuation of audio play. Weaving sonically diverse, bass wobbling, funk centered, glitchy creations. The unifying theme of his music reflect nature, experience, perception and aspires to spark connection.
Using modern tools to teach ancient wisdom. Old techniques to relearn forgotten knowledge. Sharing stories of both the personal and ancestral, navigating the listener on an inward journey through the vast expanse of the unknown, toward the ever evasive all knowing.
The Strides are a force for Reggae music, fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados and Sierra Leonean ragga powerhouse Edward "Blacka" Conteh, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. After 13 years on the road, this world class act has become a reggae institution, melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.
Merkaba Music |
Through the guises of Bayawaka and Golanski, Golan Oflalo offers his musical creativity to the world.
Bayawaka is the chameleon, adapting it’s colourful output to space and time. Developing a diverse library of psychedelic downtempo, bass music, breaks and electronica, Bayawaka is a Label DJ project a part of the Shanti Planti and Merkaba Music families.
Golanski holds steady, delivering deep, dark and hypnotic performances of progressive techno and trance. Bearing the title of Label DJ for Zenon Records and Yuli Fershtat’s Digital Structures, Golanski explores these label’s immense catalogues and beyond.
Golan is a nomadic sonic warrior. Born in Tel Aviv, now based in Berlin, Golan is constantly driven to travel and express himself to the dancefloors of the globe.
A true vagabond of the festival circuit, Golan has consistently performed on the revered stages of Boom, Ozora, Mo:dem, Fusion, Rainbow Serpent, Origin and Tribal Gathering, along the way featuring at Universo Paralello, Glastonbury, Noisily and Earth Frequency. With his ability to hold the floor from chillout zones to main stages alike, it’s no wonder that the biggest alternative music events have given Golan their full support for the past decade.
A multi-disciplinary creative, Golan has founded boundary-pushing event platforms, catalyzed compilation releases for hallowed labels, and taken to the studios with Captain Hook, Mad Zach, Dekel and Gumi.
Delicious Music |
Gravitas Records |
Westwood Records |
Adapted Records |
Glitch Hop Community
Chamberlain is an emerging electronic artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, originating from Melbourne, Australia. The talented artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Starting at the age of six, Chamberlain picked up his first instrument, which started his musical path to what it is today. Inspired by his life experiences, Chamberlain seeks to create music that will connect people around the world. The talented musician aims to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. Chamberlain is fueled by his passion for music and his willingness to be the next big artist to breakthrough. With every release, the Melbourne native will have listeners engulfed into the world he creates with his hip-hop inspired sound. Having released music through Gravitas Records, Westwood Records, and Delicious Music, Chamberlain is an artist to keep an eye on and ear out for as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.
The sounds of the Käse Kochen sobriquet are an enigmatic & satisfying blend of various sub genres of contemporary progressive dance music. A homogenous amalgam of synthetic & organic sounds; instrumental, digital and found - resulting in something truly profound.
Originating in the forest dwelling doof scene of Northern New South Wales, Käse Kochen has ripened into an impressive Australian artist, gracing internationally sought slots including Rainbow Serpent Festival’s Market Stage, Shankra Festival’s Horizon Floor (Switzerland), Subsonic Music Festival and Elements Festival’s Main Stage.
A family artist of Australia’s Stone Seed imprint (formerly Bassic Records), Käse Kochen has made his mark as one of the pioneering artists of the country’s unique “bush techno” sound and furthermore, of the global progressive techno movement. Between his Käse Kochen alias and birth-name project Harrison Downes, he determinedly releases on Stone Seed, Digital Structures and Techgnosis Records, along the way collaborating with and remixing the likes of Maksim Dark, Jossie Telch, Electrypnose, Luis M, Carbon and scores of Australia’s most talented.
Käse Kochen’s full length album “Encounters In Melancholy” embodied the concept and journey of the project. Encounters was revisited with a stunning 2020 remix album, and proceeded by the immense Encounters Vol III, that saw Käse Kochen intertwine with artists such as The Riddler, K.A.L.I.L, Dysphemic, Ben Coda and more, forging his name with the elite of the psychedelic scene.
Triforce are an Australian dark techno/progressive psytrance project consisting of Australian producers Charlotte Lohmann & Ryan Smith.
Creating music together and experimenting with a variety of genres for 7 years has lead them to form a rich musical bond, resulting in a unique sound that sits in the mysterious and uncharted territory between hard/dark techno and psytrance. Combining organic eastern timbres and hypnotic techno riffs, they aim to breath rich melody and beautifully orchestrated motifs into their original productions.
Triforce signed to Zenon Records in May 2017 and have released 2 EP's with the label "Lifeblood" and "Impulse".
Triforce have travelled across the globe to spread their unique sound playing festivals and Clubs such as Boom Festival, Ozora Festival, Modem Festival, Freqs Of Nature, Lost Theory, S.U.N. Festival, Tree of Life, Pulsar (Brazil), Sisyphos, Bucht Der Traumer, Adhana Festival Warm up (Brazil) , Triplicity, Parvati Peaking & Australian festivals Earth Frequency, Dragon Dreaming, Psyfari, Subsonic, Earthcore, Rabbits Eats Lettuce and Strawberry Fields.
Addictech Records |
Known for his fearless array of genres from Hip-Hop to Mid-Tempo and Drum & Bass blending in an effortless harmony with styles like Experimental Down tempo and Soulful Roots. Kodiak Kid continues to push new boundaries with each set, crafting an elegantly immersive journey and experience that is shared by both the artist and audience. For the past 10 years, Kodiak Kid has been a passionate contributor to all aspects of Melbourne's underground bass scene.
Its with a core resonating understanding between self and sound that lays the foundations for his unique signature style that has placed Kodiak Kid as one of the country’s finest DJ’s, earning him invites to perform at some of the premium festivals and events across Australia including Splendour In The Grass, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Earth Frequency Festival, Wide Open Space, Let Them Eat Cake amongst overseas ventures performing in New Zealand, Oregon Eclipse Gathering and Burning man.
With the release of his Debut Ep ‘Drifting Status’ on Plasma Audio’s sister label ‘Chilla Holla’ that featured Mad Zach & Mantra performing to a Sold Out show in Melbourne at Howler Bar. This marks Kodiak Kid's shift from performance to production and stage to studio. It signifies not only the next chapter in his musical evolution from DJ to producer, but also adding a new live element to his performances
Ben Jansz is a soulful and exhilarating singer/songwriter. His sound can be described as Aussie Roots/Forest Folk, adding elements of Organic Trance. Inspired by nature's sounds, ancestral symphonies, and musical influences such as; John Butler, Xavier Rudd, and Matt Corby, he has been said to combine some of their most remarkable qualities with his own captivating vocals and skillful use of multiple instruments, creating the distinctive Ben Jansz sound.
Lubdub is the sound of the HEART - Future Bass Dub Activation - High vibration dance floor meditations into groove, melody and resonance.
Two musical brothers from NNSW, Australia collaborate to create a lush blend of organic instrumentation and psychedelic dubscapes. Regulars at Australian outdoor festivals since 2007, their journey has seen them perform at festivals across the globe, release music on many pioneering labels such as Twisted Records, Shanti Planti and Desert Trax and collaborate with some of their most their most respected peers including Dessert Dwellers, Akara, Kalya Scintilla, Quanta and Grouch.
DMTB was cosmically conceptualised on a NYE festival dance floor in 2016 between two close friends and Melbourne-bred musical comrades - Fred Freeman & Ash Mclerie. The name ‘dimethyltrippybeats' was pulled from the ether and DMTB was born.
Fuelled by their collective passion for exploring vast sounds and uncharted styles, coupled with the shared love and knowledge of deep synthesis, they soon realised their collective potential and unleashed it in the studio. Living in different states in Australia meant their time together was limited, but they never let that get in the way of their commitment to the project and the music they were destined to share.
Spending many long nights and extended writing sessions in the studio became ritual for the duo, and from the beginning of the long journey together they began to come to the conclusion that the music that came to them was never made, it was found!
Once the project took flight in early 2017, the long production sessions and studio hours began to accumulate and form the foundations for a full length L.P of original tracks which is now showcased as part of their unique live set. The last few years has seen them perform at festivals and events across Australia.
At the beginning of June 2021, the duo re-connected again after some time apart to mix & finalise their debut 3 Track E.P to be released on the renowned Belgian record label 'MoodFamily, also host to long time musical inspirations 'Stavroz'.
Oscillating between broken beats and four on the floor grooves, DMTB fuse psychedelic synth excursions with heavily processed recordings of voice, beatbox, flute, didjeridoo, harmonica, guitar and any other noise makers they can lay their hands on.
The result is an unforgettable genre bending journey through vast hypnotic sonic worlds. dimethyltrippybeats. It does what it says on the box.
Logman n Pstump carve intricate sonic stories from the earth; stories born deep in the psychedelic alien void of their subconscious minds. These vibratory tales are fueled by progression and filled with emotion, providing insight into the unexplored aspects of our universe... Body moving music, with a thick luscious whomp, Logman & Pstump is an ever evolving project. Incorporating the drive of psychedelic trance, the hypnotic throb of Techno, with spices of jazzy trills amongst environmental bleeps & bloops. The music is playful but powerful. Imbuing energy & life, with a hint of introspection, into the listener.
Enjoyed whilst stomping up a storm or laying back soaking in the atmosphere of life. Profound but party, the perfect synergy of heavy & light: music that makes you dance, drink & think 😉
Enjoyed by frenzied dance floors across Australia, Sammy Pstump has delighted doofers from Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Tasmania and Queensland, at festivals such as Dragon Dreaming, Earth Frequency, Subsonic, Regrowth, New Psycle, Psyfari, Burning Seed, Psyland, Fraktaleyes and many many more.
Distinctly Aussie, like sinking cold ones by the beach with a couple of babes and a few bogans.
Initially the creation of Charlie Palmer & Sam Lilburn... but currently soley Sammy's brain wave manifestation.
Stone Seed |
Doppel is a healthy blend of organic beeps influenced in equal parts by the unique textures of life on the Australian east coast, the surging sunset to sunrise sounds of global house and techno, as well as everything in between jazz, metal and the blues.
Smooth sultry live performances continuously grace main stages at Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Strawberry Fields and Dragon Dreaming festivals, woven between headline shows across the vast expanse of Australia & surrounding international waters.
As a core artist of landmark imprints Open Records and Stone Seed, Doppel shapes a flavourful palette of diverse releases. Impeccable crafts grace industry leading platforms Einmusika Recordings, Desert Trax, IbogaTech, Digital Structures and Dear Deer to name a few. In 2021 Doppel’s debut album Eucalyptograph marked a milestone, collecting immense praise from afar, whilst he electrified crowds at sold out tour shows across his home country. Triple J featuring an hour of original Doppel material at peak time is just one example of the flowing support from the wider Australian scene. Internationally, Doppel has caught the attention of the biggest in the game, having garnered consistent support from Sasha, Guy J, Nick Warren, Atish and Eelke Kleijn.
Billegal Beats |
Electrocado was created by Sydney producers Bill Day and Ryan Whare in 2009. The duo combined generous amounts of electro, glitch, and progressive ingredients, spread some avocado on top, then grilled the concoction until it was steamin’ hot and crunchy. The result was a satisfyingly tasty meal with an eclectic blend of tempos and musical influences. Since Electrocado’s birth, the project has quickly become loved and requested worldwide across a variety of underground electronic scenes.
Fabio Leal is internationally recognized as a maestro of his craft who specialises in bridging light to dark energies and extended journey sets. His DJ sets are composed with a tasteful catalogue of diverse styles and unreleased material. He conveys his storytelling with advanced mixing techniques and layering over a unique combination of equipment, allowing him to delve deeper into his interpretation of the Zenonesque sound.
Fabio was the first Brazilian invited to the Zenon Records cast. He had been a strong ambassador of the Zenon style for some time already. The invitation helped him further advance the label in his home country.
Having gained undeniable credibility in the underground, it wasn’t long before Fabio would grace some of the world's largest stages. On numerous occasions, he has been granted peak time slots and honourable extended sets at iconic festivals, such as Boom Festival (3-hour set 2016,’18), Modem Festival (4-hour set 2018,‘19), and many others.
Fabio has recently relocated to down under, where he now calls Australia home.
The John Baptiste sound takes form as cavernous depths, warmed with bold bass, afloat with playful buoyancy. Darkened techno is shrouded by cheekiness configured of clear-cut percussion, sliced with psychedelia and strong progressive expansions.
John Baptiste transfused success into the turn of the decade. Not only did the notorious time see the release of his full length album ‘Invader’ with Samwise on Stone Seed (formerly Bassic Records) smash seven Top 10 charts including three #1 positions, but also his single ‘Time Machine’ on Open Records reach #1 in it’s genre’s Beatport chart and #3 in the Overall charts. It’s no surprise his creativity and skill in the studio has seen him pair with K.A.L.I.L, Luis M, Meat Katie, Breger, Jamie Stevens, Ben Coda and Steve Ward in the remix department.
A proven fixture in the Australian scene over the past decade, John Baptiste has evolved with the local and international cultures, influencing his direction as equally as his own self exploration. Emerging as a sought after and respected producer, his original and remix projects have found homes with Stone Seed, Open, Recovery Collective, Digital Structures and onedotsixtwo amongst many other respected platforms.
Voyaging throughout the many nationwide gatherings, John Baptiste has taken his lively diverse performances to Subsonic Music Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Bohemian Beatfreaks, Elements, Chi Wow Wah Town, Esoteric, Babylon, Mushroom Valley and beyond.
Passion and devotion to music drives the John Baptiste journey, with a constant burn to grow and thrive.
Psychedelic Music birthed in the East Australian Cordillera, early 2015
Megapixel (aka Megumi Fletcher) is Melbourne based DJ and representative for the Japanese label Grasshopper Records. Her psytrance journey began in Perth where she was first introduced to outdoor parties and it was love at first sight, She immediately fell in love with the music and culture. She has always had a strong connection to music all her life ranging from piano, flute to guitar so it was only natural for her to take the next step and explore the realms of electronic dance music. She made her DJ debut in 2008 and also went into holding outdoor parties of her own and after a couple of years of developing her sound and skills in 2011 she decided to move to Melbourne and give the scene a whirl.
Megapixel has established herself as a solid edition to any psychedelic line up, whether playing on a dusty bush dance floor or at a sweaty local nightclub. Playing at festivals such as Ozora, Rainbow Serpent, Sunshine, Earth Frequency, Babylon, Subsonic, Dimension and headlining events in Japan, Portugal, Hungary and New Zealand, Megapixel preferring to keep her sets versatile can be heard laying down funky and fun sets for the daytime, or a more serious, twisted and solid sound for the night time setting. With her passion and skill for DJing, She continues to grow and you can expect her floor shaking sets to take you on an enchanting psychedelic journey every time.
Volkiene is a multidisciplinary creative who tastefully merges innovative live drumming with gripping, technical Dj sets.
Compelled by boundless determination and a vast array of influence, Volkiene seamlessly executes an energizing take on hybrid progressive and powerful psytrance, hinting techno, forest, and deep trance.
Sheer consistency and perpetual touring have solidified Volkiene's nationwide credibility from the masses. Established as one of Australia's most promising draw cards in the psytrance community, he continues to share the most renowned stages alongside the world's most prestigious. Notable festival bookings include Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Elements, Esoteric, Dragon Dreaming, Happy Daze, Psyfari, Electric Parade, Twisted Frequency (NZ) and Son Libre Festival (fr).
Stone Seed (FKA Bassic Records) founder ZigMon breaks the boundaries of progressive, techno, house and electronica, generating encapsulating dancefloor dynamics with deepened drive, elated euphoria and a touch of psychedelia. Finding a balance between alluring melodies, driving basslines and grounding groove, ZigMon sees his purpose to deliver something unexpected and unique, compelling an unpredictable and emotional journey without the confines of style or genre.
A vagabond of the Australian festival circuit, ZigMon’s diverse energies have compelled dancefloors at Splendour In The Grass, Rainbow Serpent, Strawberry Fields, Earth Frequency, Dragon Dreaming, Esoteric, Elements, Babylon, Tanglewood, Subsonic Music and as an official resident DJ of Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Bohemian Beatfreaks.
His accomplished background in the DJ field - warming crowds for, to closing after Boris Brejcha, Victor Ruiz, Enrico Sangiuliano, Alex Stein, at festival main stages, revered clubs and warehouse venues - has co-created the skilful developments of the ZigMon voyage and the resulting adventurous performances.
As an auspicious contemporary music curator, ZigMon was invited by Yuli Fershtat AKA Perfect Stranger to compile ‘Eucalyptych’ on the famed Digital Structures imprint. On his own label Stone Seed, ZigMon’s compilations include the ‘Bushfire Aid’ series fundraising for Australian bushfire relief, and ‘Labyrinth Vol II’, which landed fifteen total release and track chartings, including four Top 10.
Connecting a thriving progressive, psychedelic and bush techno scene throughout Australia and worldwide, ZigMon delivers heartfelt efforts and innovation that glimmers through the modern music industry congestion.
Originating from the rugged coastline of Victoria and inner city life of Melbourne, Skwid’s upbringing was immersed in the love of music.
With many years of instrumental experience, Tom first turned to electronic production in 1999. Since then, he has explored many different styles and expressions but found his true calling in psychedelic trance.
The past few years has seen Skwid on festival line-ups all around Australia, and also in Germany & New Zealand. He has also achieved a #1 release on Beatport for "Singularity", his collaboration with label mate Wild.
A lifetime of dedicated experience, endlessly exploring organic synthesized sounds, working harmoniously with a naturally electric stage presence, the music and performance of Skwid walks a majestic line between deep diverse soundscapes and full power bass heavy energies.
Acousma (aka Melt) is a new project/alias spawned from the dark faster side of psychedelic trance, bpms range from 150-175. As a member of Resina records (Brazil), Acousma is the Australian DJ representative and booking contact for any artist on the label. The Acousma style follows the lead of the Resina artist roster, with aliens such as Cyk, Gahara, Aquarius orb, Mad Goblins, Akanis, Muni, Piramidal, Mentalis zavar and Metatron all pushing the boundaries of Night time psychedelic sticky, wet, slimy trance. DJ sets are fresh with unreleased weapons, showcasing the unique trip and treat that is Resina records!
Acousma (noun) acous· ma | \ ə-ˈküz-mə : an auditory hallucination
Few DJs or promoters have changed the shape of Melbourne’s music scene quite like Jerry Poon. JPS, as he’s also known, is not the average DJ that frequent decks around the city; he’s an advocate for experimental and progressive electronic music that has not only brought new music to new ears, but has turned his hometown into a hub for forward-thinking artists, supporting and showcasing local talent and international musicians. His diverse tastes and years as a crate-digging-collector are always on point no matter the crowd, be it art gallery openings or 3am hidden warehouse sets, his ear for the right beat at the right time will always have a dance floor moving. His Djing talent is no secret, having played across the world to sell out crowds, from Singapore to the UK and most recently as Flying Lotus's tour DJ across North America. Alongside his producing, promoting and Djing, Jerry Poon is the founder and head of The Operatives: a collective of musicians, tours and the infamous Espionage events. The gigs are a clandestine world of unforgettable live sets and mind-bending visuals, held in secretive locations citywide. The Operatives have been responsible for the very first Australian tours of artists like Flylo, Hudson Mohawk and Gaslamp Killer and continues to bring artists that Australian audiences have never seen before to our shores. A favourite on the outdoor circuit including Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency Festival, Wide Open Spaces, Island Vibes and more....
Eegor & Zark
Digital Structures |
Iboga Tech Records |
Eegor (AKA - Richard Blacker) and Zark (AKA - Cameron Anlezark) both lived in Japan throughout the 90’s. Although not having met in Japan, they both fell in love with the Goa Trance scene, frequenting all the black-lit Tokyo clubs and listening to labels such as Matsuri Records, Dragonfly Records, X-Dream and the like. The fusion of Richie’s 25 years’ experience as a veteran progressive Techno DJ and Cameron’s 25 years’ studio and audio engineering background has led to the driving progressive Techno sound of Eegor & Zark. The duo currently have releases on Digital Structures, Iboga Tech and Bassic Records with many more in the pipeline.
Born out of a nomadic lifestyle and love for collecting obscure sounds from all around the world, Byron Bay/Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and DJ, MOONTIDE is a consummate storyteller, who curates rhythms and lyrical synergies that trace deep currents back to the mountains of the earth. MOONTIDE’s multi-ethnic collage of sound includes entrancing tribal soundscapes, percussive layers, synthesizers, field recordings, deeply rooted rhythms and chants. His live sets delve deeply into conceptualised narratives, taking his audience on a transformative, stimulating musical voyage shaped by the different cultures, patterns, sounds and stories that he has absorbed from across the globe.
“Our Youth”, a deeply conceptualised album based around the recent climate rallies and political uproar, was released in June 2020. It received instant local support charting on radio stations across Australia and received the weekly feature article on online magazine, Form Music.
Powerful, dynamic and indefatigable; Mount Kujo is a Melbourne based, internationally formed act blending Funk, Jazz, Latin and Afrobeat. Known for their well-elaborate original arrangements composed of colorful harmonic changes, virulent rhythms with explosive horn sections and extensive solo parts. Mount Kujo is a collective of jazz musicians from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Canada and Germany, deeply rooted in Melbourne's music scene with a monthly residency at Brunswick's iconic Bar Oussou and performances at festivals and venues all across Australia.
'[...]Those lucky enough to have experienced the band in their formative years leading up to their first album and to have seen one of their legendary monthly residency shows at the cultural apogee of Bar Oussou would have fond memories of these wild, sweaty nights: MOUNT KUJO, in all their wisdom and curiosity, have formulated the perfect concoction for a cathartic friday night freak out: Tight jams, low on keychanges but high in technique and energy using the old jazz adage of theme-solo-theme to let all the band members have a turn to thrill the audience; drums pounding out infectious polyrhythms while bandleader-guitarist Max Myland raises the roof by hoarsely screaming instructions to the band, just like a live Mingus record.[...]'
Presenting Thunder Fox, the Sydney band captivating audiences with sounds that blend the latest pop trends with old school soul and grit. Prince got the crackers; Harry Style has dip and Billie Eilish is bringing champagne – Thunder Fox is your host and this is the picnic you’ve been looking for.
“When you’ve got that bass, horns and the type of swagger only really reserved for those who can walk the walk as well as they can talk the talk, you’ve got a formula that can’t fail” – The AU Review
“Their music is fun and bawdy, yet with a sexy sophistication that makes it incredibly appealing. It’s like Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince, Nick Jonas and Anderson .Paak all joined forces in one gigantic, over-the-top jam session!” Eclectic Music Lover (CA, USA)
"This band continues to kick up a hedonistic rock-funk hoo-ha. If such a thing didn't exist before then it does now, thanks Thunder Fox" – Dave Ruby Howe Triple J Unearthed
2020 saw the band push new sonic boundaries with the release of singles “Communicate” and “Smokin’ on Loosies”, with the band hopping through Covid-hoops to play several sold-out shows in NSW.
Their hit single Look at U has racked up over 100,000 Spotify streams and with a full-length album currently being recorded, Thunder Fox continues to push boundaries while solidifying their reputation as one of 2021’s top up-and-coming independent acts.
The European Summer of 2018 saw Thunder Fox embark on their first international tour, making their mark on new audiences during a 30-day, 23-show tour in the Netherlands, Germany, The UK, France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.
Midnight Tea Party are a 5 piece band hailing from Sydney’s Inner West. Blending the hypnotic melodies of the balkans with dub, jazz and surf rock MTP delivers a live set packed with party vibes. “One of the most dynamic listening experiences we’ve come across in some time.” Happy Mag
Born in captivity – with two black eyes, constantly threatened and tranquillised – PANDORRR realised that there must be more to life, that things didn't have to be so black and white. So, with a bamboo bobby pin, they escaped into the night on an expedition far and wide, to find an embarrassment of pandas living in the wild. But all the pandas were in hiding, surviving, in disguise. And the tumbleweeds just rolled on by...
Panda head in panda paws and more alone than ever before, PANDORRR – about to give up hope, turn back for good – suddenly felt a deep rumbling underfoot. The whole valley shook and shuddered, birds aflutter, dust rising off the ground. Then from all around erupted a rich tapestry of sound, dripping down the mountains, skipping over streams, weaving together the lushest journey a panda could ever dream.
It was then that PANDORRR fell in love. Not with some randy panda they had conjured up, but with the primal pulse and tribal tunes and bamboo beats that make you swoon. Thus, they began to blend and mix every mystic morsel, to force all the pandas out of the woodwork and onto the dancefloor – a chance for them to feast and stomp and sprawl, to be truly free once and for all…
This is their mating call.
8 Ball Audio AU |
Transmission Audio U.K |
Alchemic Breaks U.K |
Violation Music U.K |
Monarch Records Au |
Delicious Music NZ |
Rexette Au |
Sixbux Records Au
Sydney based drum & bass producer Xsetra had their first release in 2013 “Deshojo” on Sixbux Productions, making a mark on the DnB scene in Australia. Since then an array of music has been picked up across international Labels including Transmission Audio U.K, Alchemic Breaks U.K, Violation Music U.K, Monarch Records AU, Delicious Music N.Z. With the latest of releases “ Cue points vol.1 a VA with tracks Lock & One foot forward coming out on 8 Ball Audio AU.
deep rollers, cushy subs, disjointed drum rhythm’s, experimenting with all styles of drum & bass production, Xsetra's focus is a deep tribal vibe with rolling basslines and neuro layers, pushing the boundaries on sound design and his techniques. Xsetra’s abstract sound design will get you moving on the dance floor.
B2PC (Bass To Pain Converter)
Zenon Records |
Heartfelt soundscapes twisted into heaving techno; B2PC embodies bass mutation fused with poignant power.
Exploring a balance between industrial darkness, psychedelia, tribal groove and narrative, B2PC’s releases have been developed with labels swimming within a similar ethos, including Zenon, Renesanz, Digital Structures, Egothermia, Stone Seed and Techgnosis, leading him to remix DJ Balthazar, Knobs, Triforce and Ben Rama.
His professionally trained background in instrumentation, live performance, production and DJing fuel his sets with technical versatility and originality, utilising a four deck DJ style refined with creative percussion and atmospheric looping. As a drummer of eighteen years, B2PC incorporates the organic rhythms of live drumming into his composition as well as performances.
Alongside headline shows in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, B2PC has taken his unique taste in techno to a mass of the world's revered festivals: Shankra, Twisted Frequency, Earth Frequency, Dragon Dreaming and Rabbits Eat Lettuce among the slew that regularly exhibit the B2PC experience.
Making his mark in the gritty underground bunkers and clubs, B2PC has nailed Berlin’s Rummels Bucht and Void Club, Denmark’s KB18, Poland’s Metronom and Australia’s Church of Techno, S.A.S.H, Treffpunkt and White Noise, to name a few.
Resident of S.E.QLD, Australia, Paul Abad has been part of the electronic music scene for over 20 years. In that time, he has explored a wide range of sounds and influences, but these days it's the many flavours of techno grooves at the heart of Paul's musical activities. Paul takes a unique and sculptural approach to the art of DJing, with a multi channel ableton setup incorporating tracks, loops and effects, brought together on the model one mixer. Flow, groove, space, tension and progression are key themes in Paul's sets, but of primary importance is the mix - recombining and layering, responding to an audience, and being present in the moment.
With a sonic range covering everything from warehouse/acid, to progressive and melodic techno, and deeper k-house and voodoo tech- house grooves, Paul’s sets are deeply steeped in the soul of techno, and inspired by the Australian outdoor festival dance music culture. Paul is also the driving force behind S.E.QLD's Earth Frequency Festival and has been a label dj for Open Records since 2007.
Label Dj for Mindspring Music, Co-owner of Trimurti Records, and session Dj for Radio Q37 with his forthrightly show ‘A Journey Into Hyperspace’ Featuring the most contemporary grooves in Psychedelic Chill, Psydub, Downtempo, and Bass music.
Ant Nebula brings a kaleidoscope of sounds into his DJ sets, layering ethnic elements, hypnotic melodies, and groovy beats, echoing the bipolar nature of his namesake - inviting the listener into a journey inward exploring the various textures of consciousness.
He has made various appearances at festivals around Australia as well worldwide, performed at Eclipse Festival (QLD), Dragon Dreaming Festival (NSW), Subsonic Music Festival (NSW), Tropical Bloom (QLD), Burring Man (USA), and more…
Exploring the realms of light & dark, hypnotic & playful. Opt a full power, mind-bending sonic expedition heavily influenced by transmuting basslines, obscure arrangement & organic movement of dark-progressive psytrance
Ārya came to in 2015 whilst I was studying Audio Production at SAE Byron Bay. I started to learn Ableton with the intent to create a unique & adventurous style of deep-house dance music.. Then, at Dragon Dreaming 2015 I spontaneously stumbled upon a Pspiralife journey & was absolutely captured by the innovative, cinematic, light at the end of the tunnel experience. I scoped this style & was pleased to find Zenon Records! I felt exactly what approach to music I would want to focus on once I delved into this music label. Soon realised, achieving production at that quality from the ground up would be a bold unfolding...
In 2016 Arya embarked on the DJ journey, with directing a lot of energy into mixing light & bushy zenonesqe then, also formulating deeper & more propelling sets of dark-bush psy-gressive... I feel grateful to discover the pleasure of exploring music & being versatile based on the set-time & vibe I would imagine an atmosphere to be. I achieved a huge shot at Earth Frequency 2017 ! This opportunity was massively transformative & really set forth the ambition! What amazing opportunities it has been to share these charging intentions at festivals such as Dragon Dreaming, Elements & other dance floors of Australia. The feeling & energy that has unfolded as a result of these sets has been magic. I’m so eager to share this experience with you all again!
Twitch, a captivating progressive psy-trance DJ embodying flow, uninhibited movement and love. A master selector that shares uplifting energy with heartfelt intention.
Her full-powered passion and naturally cheeky energy encapsulates those on the dance floor. Heavily influenced by her own mysticism, she gravitates to organic sounds mixed with spacey frequencies and swampy throbbing bass. You can expect to hear her play zenonesque bangers, bush prog to dark prog with divine feminine energy! Twitch likes to take you on an electric wonderland, navigating light to dark, and allowing the duality to be explored playfully.
The Daheen psytrance show is something to behold. Every track has a story or theme behind it, and when performed live it has a matching costume/mask to go with it! Lightning fast costume changes behind the decks give rise to up to 15 different characters magically manifesting before your eyes in any one set. Coupled with live guitar, whacky theatrical antics and an AV show with amazing visuals supplied by VJ CAI perfectly synced to the music, creates a spectacle for anyone who loves to be entertained! Daheen’s music is far from your standard psytrance with a combination of melodies, animal sounds, crazy samples, environmental messages and classic remixes, it reaches beyond the boundaries of the genre and engages people from many tastes of music. Guaranteed laughs and fun times for all on the dancefloor, after all, having fun is what it’s all about! Based on the Central Coast near Sydney, Daheen has been performing his live show at festivals and parties up and down the east coast of Australia from Tasmania to Cairns and everywhere in between, including Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Dragon Dreaming and Regrowth Festivals since 2005. He has also played extensively overseas including tours of Europe and Asia. Having also teamed up with VJ CAI and his genius visuals they have been wowing audiences with a unique and spectacular live AV show, with the images on screen bringing to life the stories and themes within the music, and adding a whole new level of entertainment to the performance. After having a hiatus period to focus on family, Daheen is excited to be returning to performing with new tunes, new masks and new dance moves!
Rumour has it that Shayno was born with a mix tape in his hand. From this humble beginning came a desire to find and play the best and most diverse music he could find. After 10 years playing in the wilds of clubland, weddings, parties and anything, he found Psychedelic Trance and his love affair with doof began. Since then he has played to packed dancefloors and entertained many with his eclectic, funky and very danceable collection.
He is proud to be a founding member of R.E.G.E.N Inc, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to spread awareness of our environment by providing a space to plant native trees, learn and engage with nature whilst dancing to the tunes of some of the best composers of our time. ( R.E.G.E.N has planted over 80,000 trees in the past 10 years, visit www.re-gen.org.au for our full story and upcoming gigs. )
Since he fell in love with Psytrance he has learnt and played alongside some of the masters, including zen mechanics, ace ventura, logic bomb, sensient, opiou, terrafractyl, sun control species, rinkadink, mr peculiar and many more. Focusing on getting people moving with funky beats, every set is different to the last, tailored to the audience using the best of the best tunes available.
At the moment he’s into all good quality proggy techno chunky funky stuff. But there is also this love affair with hard psychedelic trance. It just turns him on. Big time!
So in a nutshell, if you like to dance, bio[diversity] delivers.
From Miles Davis to Minilogue to Mekkanika, mixed live every time, lively.
United Beats Records
James Corbett loves nothing more than to see the smiles and moves from a connected and captivated audience, and especially engage in the transfer of energy that only a vibe filled dance floor can provide.
A Sydney resident that was Adelaide born but resided in the UK in his early years, he first discovered dance music through listening to late night shows on BBC Radio 1 which sparked his passion for mixing as early as 9yrs old, where he experimented mixing on twin tape decks. Today however, he's a label DJ for the highly renowned United Beats Records label owned by Mad Maxx.
Corbett’s sound is heavily focused in the realms of Full-On Psy Trance, with his sets full of melodic leads, distinctive bass lines and all-round atmosphere. That’s not to say that you won’t hear a little bit of Progressive or maybe even a splash of other types of Psy Trance, because he’s all about the journey and adaptability. He is renowned not only for his silky-smooth mixing ability, but for structuring his sets in a way that build and maintain a high vibrational energy on the dance floor, coupled also with the fact that his sets are never planned beyond the point of playlist of options, Corbett is a DJ that keeps the true craft of DJing alive, and has done since his career began in 2001 spinning hard house and trance.
He has established himself on the Australian and International festival circuit having graced the stages at the likes of Tree of Life Festival in Greece, AUM Festival in New Zealand, Earthcore & Babylon in Victoria (the latter two under in his duo The Psy-entists). He is regularly booked to support major acts in the club circuit due to his ability to know when to dominate a stage, and when to provide the perfect build of energy.
Corbett has a strong community ethic engrained in everything he does and his sets are consistent. One thing for certain, he thrives on the journey and contributing his positive dose of energy into the world of Psy Trance.
Shantaram is a multi-genre being who helms from an island in the Arabian Gulf (Bahrain). Known as a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, this diversity is heavily reflected in the sound, an array of genres, a fusion of worldly sounds, psychedelic soundscapes, dub-laden grooves, dynamic tunes, and heavy basslines. Not confined to one genre, constantly evolving with the trends, ever pursuing new ways to express the self.
For the last fourteen years, Shantaram has been playing club and festival circuits in Melbourne and Australia under different aliases. The long foray into Melbourne’s electronic scene has seen Shantaram contribute to events and behind the curtains assisting large-scale festivals across different states.
Shantaram has played worldwide as well as Australia wide and New Zealand. His DJ sets are often stand-out sets laced with high-energy-driven antics, crowd-thumping tunes, and a raging stage presence. You can find him commandeering dancefloors alternating genres between Psy bass, DnB, and trip-hop sets often lacing his sets with rapping and vocals.
Red Moon |
Dark Design - This Melbourne based Producer and DJ is well known in the bush techno community for his staunchy psychedelic releases on local and international labels such as Techgnosis, Digital Diamonds Recovery collective and 8day Montreal to name a few. As a DJ, Dark Design is Resident DJ for Red Moon Tribe and a regular artist at venues like Myaeon, Revolver Upstairs, Bloom and 161. His sets consist of his own productions as well as his favourite peak time bushy progressive artists. "I would describe my sound as a kind of hybrid genre, i like to flow between softer progressive house stuff through to harder heavier techno but always keeping some key or signiture elements that capture the landscape of the aussie bush."
Not Jen (f.k.a Dinob1tch)
Coming out of covid retirement with a new name. I'm not Dinob1tch anymore. I'm Not Jen.
//Music You Can Straddle\\ Fun with feeling.
Not Jen (fka Dinob1tch) has a sound that is bold and diverse along the house > techno spectrum, yet reliably cohesive and distinctive, and always somehow spattered with filth (plus splashes of electro and breakbeat for good measure). Her DJ sets are stories-- told via textured layers of depth, moodiness, weirdness, playfulness and smut; often garnished with vocal samples that would put even the most seasoned narrator in a state of unease. Yes. Please.
Not Jen (fka Dinob1tch) has made waves at numerous festivals and outdoor parties around Australia including Chi Wow Wah Town, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Bohemian Beatfreaks, Wide Open Space, Rancho Relaxo, Fest. 23, Stacks On, The Town, Pleasure Garden, Burning Seed, Elements, Splendour in the Grass and so on. Her club brand rap sheet includes performances at underground institutions such as The Breakfast Club, Revolver Upstairs, Circus, My Aeon, White Noise, Rubix Warehouse, etc.
Bass hearty, cheeky booty party music. Garydose & RENNIE are friends.G&R love the Simpsons. Together as Hugh Jass they make & DJ phat speed garage and techno laden with golden Simpsons moments guaranteed to get any dance floor grooving and giggling.
Bursting onto the scene through burner events, Hugh Jass loves to get everyone fired with fun. Having played Earth Frequency, Happy Daze, Metamorph, The Town, Bohemian Beatfreaks, Mushroom Valley, Burning Man, Subsonic, Burning Seed, Psyfari, Dragon Dreaming, Elements, Sydney Burner Decom, MelBURN Decom, Canberra Solstice along with Trash Bash, Psyland, Lucid Labyrinth, Mystic Mountains and Squared Senses.
The greatest bass show on earth! Forged in the darkest depths of bass heavy realm, Prowler Dub Sound System is the melding of two young minds on a quest for deep growling synths and girthy sine wobbles. Brain melting, spine tingling music that one feels to the core - delivered with two cheeky grins. They love phat bass and know you will too.
Since creation the boys have become a regular feature of the Sydney & Canberra outdoor festival scene before broadening to Victoria to play Rainbow Serpent Festival & Queensland for Elements, Mushroom Valley & Happy Daze. Previously they’ve appeared at Wi3rd, Psyfari Festival, Dragon Dreaming, Subsonic, Regrowth, Lucid Labyrinth, Burning Seed, Psyland, Just Chillin, Soliton Drop, Prawn To Be Wild, G10 Summit, Tribal Rhythms, and Burner Solstice. With a recent geographical change the boys have burst into the Sydney club/warehouse scene with standout performances for BassfaceTV, and supporting Koan Sound, Stickybuds, Culprate, Truth and 3rdeye and Subsonic Music Festival.
An incredibly nerdy white boy who fell face first into a funk puddle during a boogie shower, RENNIE loves a party. Genre, tempo, and convention won’t stand in the way of RENNIE on his quest to combine all the best tunes he can get his hands on. It's good fun made easy! Please sample an array of funk infused, spacey progressive disco, house and techno <3 RENNIE is pretty lucky, having received support from Danny Tenaglia, plus gigs at Regrowth Festival (R.E.G.E.N), The Town, Rainbow Serpent BWA, Psyfari, Zero DB, Chillin, Tribal Rhythms, Squared Senses, Connections NYE, Burning Seed 2012-2015, Soliton Drop, AWC, Trash Mansion, Mint Country Club, Chinese Laundry, My Aeon, Two Storey Warehouse, Academy Nightclub, Trinity Bar, Clubhouse. Funk
LackLuster is the creative outlet of Melbourne's Jimbo Spice. Exploring mediums such as music production, film, DJing and performance art, his eclectic approach to creativity has seen him perform all over the country.
Drawing from a diverse range of influences such as Dub, Hip-Hop, Techno, Bass Music, Jazz, Ambient and more, LackLuster sets are often dynamic and evolving, with a focus on moods and themes over genre.
Double Dip are a female/non-binary young Australian duo, that delve deep into a variety of thick, energised sounds, ranging from house party to hitech. With a passion for all areas of electronic music, these boundary-less blondes have been seen orchestrating huge dance floors and memorable moments across NSW. Having started their journey in 2017 playing for the perpetual partying of rural University, Double Dip have maintained their reputation in Sydney’s underground music scene.
Double Dip explore threads of iconic chunk, distinct funk and heavy bouncy bass through an expanse of genres. A small handful of their favourites being; house, techno, psytrance, prog, hitech and DnB. As soul mates and partners in crime, these two are renowned for their stage presence and epic energy on the decks. Making a conscious effort to include the audience in their mayhem always, they rely heavily on the current mood of the dance floor, switching it up and keeping the crowd on their tippy toes.
With a record label and a popular Drum and Bass project, Bustaflux is a double threat greatly anticipated by the dancefloor. Making up one third of the 8 Ball Audio label team, Bustaflux is a staple in the Brisbane bass scene, promoting talented producers here and interstate. Bustaflux has been belting bangers from behind the decks at festivals, venues and underground music events across Queensland and New South Wales for over five years, and has the following to show for it. Playing a dynamic variety of Bass music, Bustaflux is primarily focussed on Drum and Bass and Halftime that gets a dancefloor moving. His devious drops, technically skilled mixing and fist-pumping dance routines never fail to win over crowds, making him an unmissable performance.
Duos is the moniker of Brisbane based Drum & Bass artist and label director James Millis.
An exponent of low-slung hooners, wonky halftime, and sharp technical oddities; his love of low frequency immersion has helped establish himself as one of the long standing partisans of quality bass music on the east coast of Australia.
Cutting his teeth with a residency at infamous back alley Melbourne nightclub The Croft Institute served as a jumping off point to a decade that has seen him help co-deliver Manifest Festival, establish bass music label 8ball Audio, and system engineer countless large scale sound systems up and down the country.
A true believer in the power of positive support to facilitate collaborative growth has manifested itself in the birth of record label 8ball Audio in 2021. Collaborating with long time friends and artists Grug & Bustaflux; 8ball Audio serves as a conduit to help develop those around them with a genuine passion and drive for bass music.
Along his journey he has supported the likes of Andy C, Icicle, Spectasoul, Calyx & Teebee, The Upbeats, Dub Phizix, and many more. Regularly performing at the following Festivals: Earth Frequency, Island Vibe, Elements, Mushroom Valley, Bushweek, Kuranda Roots, Happy Daze, Tropical Bloom, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Manifest, Eclipse 2012 & Splendour In The Grass. Duos has traversed the breadth of the country and shared his music as far afield as the tropical islands of Thailand and the frosty basements of Belfast warehouses along the way.
A never-ending drive to absorb, produce, remix, and edit the music he loves leaves him with a unique toolkit to unleash each time he steps up to a sound-system.
Grug is the solo project of Sam Knights, Co-Founder/Director of 8Ball Audio alongside Duos and Bustaflux.
The Grug project focuses on a variety of deep bass music influences combining styles such as halftime/dnb, deep dubstep, mid tempo and psychedelic driven neuro bass goodness. Currently Grug's sets are primarily DJ sets with a mix of original content throughout that represent the influences of Sams musical progression and journey over the last decade. Since 2012, Sam has played at both Australian interstate and international events, including events such as Earth Frequency Festival (QLD), Triplicity Festival (UK), Twisted Frequency Festival (NZ) and many more.
Iono Lounge |
UP Records |
Tranquil Sounds Music
Named after the star constelation of Eridanus which represents a mystical river Dan produces his music based around depth and flow. His songs are written to induce dreams and imigination through atmosphere, emotion and deep bass. These three elements are the key to acheiving his vision. Eridanus was born from Dan's original alais Photonics. With a passion for trance and psychill he could see both styles heading in different directions and decided to seperate the two for more creative freedom. Eridanus is a much more gentle approach to music while still holding a strong psychedelic element it shows a different side to Dan's personality.
Electronic music producer & DJ originating from the Blue Mountains, Ncrypt has become a household name in the Drum & Bass scene in Sydney, supporting some of the biggest names from across the globe. Holding a trifecta win in the NSW DNB DJ State Final, he hosts and DJs weekly on Breakneck Audio at Bondi Beach Radio and is signed to the Breakneck Entertainment artist roster.
A vinyl pusher at the beginning of her music career then transforming to the digital world unfolding into a music minded addict which progressed into playing at many regular clubs, day parties, festivals throughout Melbourne, Interstate and International events. Flourishing from this she has attracted a huge following over the years with her unique creative style planting her seed into the techno and prog scene. Known for her technical skills behind the decks, seamless mixing, dedication and passion for electronic music. Delivering to you chunky dark & deep heavy bass sounds, embracing the fat & the funk and always using her trademark of grind & dirtiness. Full filling her sets with hypnotic melodic earthy organic elements to make a difference building up to driving barrelling twisted techno beats. Delivering to you chunky dark & deep heavy bass sounds, embracing the fat & the funk and always using her trademark of grind & dirtiness. Full filling her sets with hypnotic melodic earthy organic elements to make a difference building up to driving barrelling twisted techno beats. Serving quality tune-age with a difference to please and intrigue the punters for that unique underground feel. NIKKI SIG also collaborates with Australia’s well known Melbourne Shamanic Drone Sound Healer and Producer of sound scapes, RIVERWIND (Christian Dimarco). “Nikki brings to the table deep smooth tribal techno whilst Riverwind raises the energy with live didgeridoo and ancient flutes. Together it’s a fusion of unreal beats and organic rhythms, tech and earth, uplifting music with grounding vibrations”. A Techno Queen Aims to Please!
Forged from darkness, Viking has established a unique style & sound which defines his taste. Throughout sets & original productions alike, the crux is clear, to portray dark, powerful, psychedelic music. Entrancing his victims by blending emotive melodies, multicoloured leads & thunderous basslines, Viking's bridge between psychedelic and dark techno form brutal yet hypnotising displays of darkness, which are transferred to audiences in high energy performances.
Past years have seen him feature at renowned events including Subsonic, Earthcore, Hologram & .darkroom, directly supporting & sharing stages with worldwide acts such as Freedom Fighters, Morten Granau, I Hate Models, VSK, Triforce, Maksim Dark, Breger, Sumiruna, 2000 & One, Wrong Assessment, Kaiser Souzai, Amotik, Nanoplex & more...
Now signed with Guardian Records, Viking is actively writing and releasing original music on multiple record labels across the globe, whilst simultaneously curating his own radio show , ’No Quarter pres. by Viking’, which airs once a month on Fnoob Techno Radio (UK).
OXCA showcases a unification between Electronic Sounds and Organic Rhythms. A musical journey through the world with a deep selection of delicate textures and beats, infused with progressive layers of percussions, native instruments, and psychedelic frequencies.
Since his early performances, OXCAR has always been curious and has explored different pathways and alternatives within the electronic music scene. OXCAR’s sets are highly distinctive and his frequencies and acidic melodies fusion to recreate multiple soundscapes. His musical selection ranges from Downtempo through to up-beat, vibrant Organic Electronica, Deep-Tribal dance music, and an abundance of beautifully crafted Afro-Latin rhythms.
Founder of a number of successful events including Sonido Rural (Sydney, Australia), OXCAR has collaborated with multiple interdisciplinary collectives and international artists such as MRux, Nicola Cruz, Martha Van Stratten, Chancha Via Circuito, Nickodemus, among other artists and musicians.
Magnum Opus Records
Praxis n. Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
Inspired by the likes of Fre4knc, QZB, Amoss, Kasra and even collaborating with Xsetra, Praxis produces primarily deep drum and bass with psychedelic elements, foley percussion and glitchy rhythms. With a sharp focus on creating psychadelic storytelling within the boundaries of bass and rhythm.
Praxis evolved after listening to psytrance and attending psytrance events for a few years and combining that experience in synchronicity with a deep love of rhythm and bass. Venturing into a sub genre that was far and few in Sydney while optimistic and determined in establishing a presence of entrancing drum and bass. Praxis intends to expand the scene as much as one can through hosting Drum and Bass based events in hopes that it will inspire a new wave of artists in the genre. In addition to sharing the love that exists for drum and bass further than it is already.
Hailing from the depths of the Pacific, Swisherman has since adapted to life as a land based animal whilst not forgetting his roots below sea level.
Since his adaptation, Swisherman has been providing the vibe at variety of warehouse parties, abandoned spaces, dusty dancefloors and the occasional legitimate venue in and around Sydney. He is a resident DJ for party collective DUNJ as well as local label Post Pluto, and has had recent appearances in the early hours of outdoor festivals including Subsonic Festival, Psyfari and Wierd.
Swisherman also frequents both the analogue and digital airwaves, co-hosting a weekly sunday afternoon show on Orbital Radio called Mood Support, as well as guest hosting the Garage Pressure Show on Eastside Radio 89.7, and providing guest mixes for FBI Radio 94.5, Bondi Beach Radio & Fnoob Techno Radio.
Swisherman is inspired by misty mornings, home built soundsystems and plants that grow in the gutter. His DJ sets explore the more deep, minimal and meditative side of the electronic music spectrum. With an emphasis on low frequency vibrations, Swisherman will create a cinematic soundbath to envelope your body and your mind.
Tranquil Sounds Productions |
The vision of the Enlil project is to manifest a deeply profound emotional experience. This artist utilises ethnic instruments and archaic scales from around the world. Primarily Middle Eastern, Egyptian and Mongolian. The timbral qualities of such instruments evoke an esoteric, ethereal and mystical feeling within him that he wishes to share with the universe. All of this coupled with the duality of heavy and light hearted Drum N Bass creates a forward moving oscillation of emotions throughout his sets. Enllil is heavily inspired by the music and history of Sumer, which he ultimately attempts to translate into an immensely healing journey through ancient soundscapes.
Z.I.V Israeli Born and Byron Bay shire (Australia) based 'I've started djing early 2000 at underground trance parties in India .. shortly after he started playing bigger events such as Eclipse after party (Zambia), Universo Parallel (Brasil) Soulclipse (Turkey) Amami Eclipse (Japan) Symbiosis Gathering (California) Pyramid Eclipse (Navada) Moksha, Doof (Israel) Arcadia (France) Freqs of Nature, Antaris (Germany) and Rainbow serpent, Maitreya, Subsonic, Eclispe2012, Island vibes, Woodford folk festival, Earth-Frequency, Exodus and many other festivals and parties all Over the east coast of Australia and many other countries'
supporting artist like : Bassnectar, Tipper, Excision, Opiuo, trolley snatcha, ill.Gates, Vibesquad, An-Ten-Nae, Heyoka and many other bass artist on their Byron shows in the past and the list go's on and on…
playing a blend of music styles to suit the event, time and of course the crowd .. but always keeping it bass heavy with a pinch of a psychedelic humor and a live elements combining D'n'B, hip hop and Reaggae … never plan a complete set .. its always the audience that really decide what will be played next..
Beginning her musical journey in 2000, Amber's sound has evolved over her 16 years behind the decks. Originally mixing progressive psytrance, she has played at countless clubs, doofs and festivals in Sydney and beyond. Still retaining the essence of her progressive roots with deep driving bass and frequent incorporation of beautiful melodic synth, her style has matured to encompass techno and deep progressive house elements. Delving into the grey area between genres, Amber endeavours to bring a flowing diversity and unique quality to her sets.
Alaya Sounds encompasses the sonic transmissions of Manny Satija: electronic producer / beat-smith / DJ / professional rogue.
Manny has been working feverishly in the studio to finalise his next album - watch this space. Expect an abundance of dubby, textural, psychedelic, thumping, glitchy, mind-melting sonic goodness.
Manny regularly performs live and as a DJ at festivals, club gigs and everything in between. Notable performances include: Dragon Dreaming Festival (2018); Rainbow Serpent Festival (2018, 2017, 2016); Subsonic Music (2017, 2018); Oddly Wholesome Festival (2014) and Wide Open Spaces Festival (2015, 2016).
Ed King is no stranger to audio production. Already making a name for himself via his DnB project “Xsetra”, Ed has raised eyebrows and tickled ears at a host of gigs and festivals both in his home country of Australia, and across the Tasman in neighbouring NZ. LOK is a new wave of musical development, expressing the Psychedelic, world and dub influence of his productions.
Universal Tribe Records |
oJae is the ambient/downbeat project of Max Spackman. A visceral downtempo journey through vibrant soundscapes and layers of emotive vibrations. Haunting melodies, warm pulsing bass and spacey syncopated percussion come together to create a dream-like atmosphere, carrying the listener from dizzying heights to melancholic lulls and back again. oJae has been performing at festivals and events around the Australian electronic music scene for the past six years. From humble beginnings in the NSW bush, to showcasing his tunes at some of the largest outdoor events in the country such Dragon Dreaming Festival(NSW), Psyfari(ACT) Wide Open Space Festival(NT), Regrowth Festival(NSW) Collaborations Festival(FNQ) and Rainbow Serpent Festival(VIC) just to name a few, as well as playing support slots at indoor/club events for artists such as Gaudi(UK), Deep Forest(FR), Bumble(AU), Daheen(AU), Combat Wombat(AU) and many more, he has carved a niche for himself with his signature style of atmospheric, ethereal chill-out music.
Alexis Star is a singer-songwriter with a passion for acoustic sound and soulful melodies. Drawing on personal experiences and the intention to heal and inspire, Alexis often describes her original songs as personal diary entries that through their creation, has helped her to transmute triggered emotions directly through her music. Alexis has been travelling and touring the eastern coastal towns of Australia with her original music since late 2018. She has performed her soulful folk acoustic originals at many different festivals, events and gatherings all over the country. Alexis has an unforgettable voice that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Her authentic nature when she is behind a microphone will surely captivate walkers by as her original music is so reminiscent, it will drop you directly into your heart space where you will feel her loving and open reflections. A natural-born storyteller with a unique, powerful and penetrative vocal tone, Alexis's true gift of intuitive melodic musicality is evident with every intimate or on stage showcase. Tune in to this Acoustic Aquarian Songstress.
Happy Axe is a violinist, vocalist and composer based in Melbourne. Her hypnotic ambient pop feels rooted in the earth, grounded in a deep love and empathy for natural environments. Happy Axe songs are delicately constructed from layers of swooning harmonies, lush strings and unusual rhythms, often telling stories of nature's magical power.
A blend of delicate acoustic ballads, powerful lyrics and driving rhythms. Featuring a unique recipe of guitar, cajon, djembe, bass guitar and keys - this band has cultivated a soundscape that’s equal parts folk and pop with a splash of rock for good measure. Driven by the song writing and vocals of Rob Saunders (Bears with Guns) Bobby James take you on a journey of reflection and appreciation for life, all while enjoying a good boogie.
Burner Collective |
Khao Records |
Xujih is the bass music project of veteran Canberran DJ and Producer Adam Ray, with 9+ years headlining and supporting some of the biggest international acts to have visited Australia. His music and performances, layered with hypnotic textures and novel percussive experimentation and combined with generous helpings of sub depth deliver a dark and crushingly direct approach to dubstep, drum and bass and everything in between.
0dB, aka Justin Blij, is both a Further Progressions Records and Reversible Records label producer and DJ who produces quality psychedelic electronica. With big collaborations and remixes of some of the globes leading international artists expect deep, funky, rolling basslines, intricate fast-flying percussion rhythms, rip-roaring leads, lots of psychedelic FX and melodic floating grooves all encapsulated into a BPM range between 137-147bpm. Having gigged in the UK, Wales, Portugal, South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, 0dB is accustomed to rocking large dancefloors worldwide with his unique blend of progressive and faster psychedelic beats.
Hails from Cape Town, lived in London for 6 years, now living in Australia. Signed to Zero1 Music.
Her sets are full power psychedelic fullon. Each set is a meticulously crafted journey that keeps the dance floor energised and entertained, and her track selection is without fail, always spot on for the time of day and venue. Her enthusiasm behind the decks and passion for the music is captivating and she never fails to impress - securing an ever-expanding fan base originating in Cape Town, reaching all corners of the world.
In August 2014 she delivered a set of epic proportions to The Dance Temple at the almighty Boom Festival. During the summer of 2016 she graced the stages of Fusion Festival (Germany) and the Main Stage at Ozora Festival (Hungary). Over the years she has also played numerous other gigs in Portugal, France, Germany, Turkey, Israel, the US, the UK, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Panama and Australia.
Since relocating to Australia, as well as local club and doof gigs she has also played at Regrowth (NSW), Rainbow Serpent (VIC), Tropical Bloom, Happy Daze, Mushroom Valley & Elements (QLD) Festivals, New Years' Eve 2017/18 at The Experience Festival in Thailand, and New Psycle (NSW) for NYE 2018/19.
Internationally, during 2018 she made her Japan debut at Sunshine Festival, and in early 2019 she had the honour of opening the Lotus Stage at Tribal Gathering in Panama, and closed off the year returning to The Experience Festival in Thailand again.
Progressive psychedelic music tuned to provoke awareness of that which lies below, or beyond, the typical perception of the senses.
"The world is awash with colours unseen and abuzz with unheard frequencies. Undetected and disregarded. The wise have always known that these inaccessible realms, these dimensions that cannot be breached by our beautifully blunt senses, hold the very codes to our existence, the invisible, electromagnetic foundations upon which our reality clumsily rests."
An explosion of colour bursts through the volcanic heart of Mr Kapow, erupting in chaotic beauty. Basslines and Drums holding your body hostage to its deep and adventurous grooves. Melodic and harmonic details that capture your imagination through its beautiful imagery of mythological landscapes and quirky personalities. A true expression of Fabian’s eclectic world of experiences, with his sensitivity fueling the burning passion for new musical worlds to be discovered. Radiating in ecstatic dance, soaring through trumpet improvisations and allowing surrealist story-telling to run free in heartfelt ramblings, you won’t want to miss the immersion of a Mr Kapow experience
Digital Structures |
Techgnosis Records |
Bassic Records |
A Subtly complex approach delivering a fusion of meticulously crafted grooves and deep emotive melodies.
Digital Structures |
The Next Levelists
"Slipp" - to release, let go
Melodic, progressive, psychedelic dance music, inspired heavily by the traditions of techno and house.
Currently situated in Tasmania, Australia. Slipp is the new project of Sammy Pstump, best known for his work in the Australian psytrance group Logman n Pstump.
The SKNOW project was born out of pure devotion to song. Electronic music producer, experimental vocalist and founder of SKNOW music Sarah van Krieken harnesses her voice to connect her inner self to the outer world, whilst conveying a story through her rare styles of deep mountain techno and progressive art house.
The SKNOW flow evolves through elegantly placed deeply resonant sounds and improvisation for the space and time, forming a sense of fascinating mystery. A multidisciplinary artist, SKNOW involves expressive visual components, electroacoustic configurations, live vocals, collaborative appearances and dance in her dynamic performances, enthralling audiences at Rainbow Serpent, Dragon Dreaming, Tanglewood, Earth Frequency, Festival No.23, Synaesthesia events and beyond.
Conscious and empowering motifs carry SKNOW’s compositions. Centralising veracious intention and delivery of her music SKNOW continues to explore all realms of art, collaborating with Smilk, Cheshire, DJ Wasabi, Timmus and Hoodat FKA Maxi Basshead on her journey thus far. Raised in the valley of Mt Beauty, residing in the Central Highlands of Djap Wurrung Country, SKNOW utilises her unique discipline channelled through her artistic form to create awareness of current issues such as climate change, sustainable living, world peace and inclusive society.
Billsbry is the musical alias of Charlie Billsberry Fisher, a Sydney based musician from Australia. Exposed to a lot of rhythm based music growing up, Charlie naturally gravitated towards drums/percussion as his first instrument of choice followed closely by guitar, bass, and vocals. The rhythmic dominance in Billsbry’s instrumentation and playing style is a direct result of his innate love for all things rhythm. Starting out experimenting with down tempo psychedelic music, Billsbry’s sound has progressively evolved incorporating soul, jazz and funk grooves in his repertoire. In a live setting, Billsbry showcases his unique blend of these genres using an electric guitar, loop pedal, sample pad and percussion to craft his original songs through multi textured layering.
Singer/song lighter JUMAN invites us into her underground queendom of numinous neo-soul through multilayered dreamscapes and her quintessential music production.
Melbourne born and until recently based, the songstress now resides in the northern rivers of NSW conjuring music from her forest home and gathering inspiration from her urban upbringing, middle eastern ancestry and love of the natural world.
JUMAN’s emotive and heart pouring melodic poetry speaks of love, heartache and the nuances of being human. Her music is a textural amalgamation of lo-fi, electronic, R&B and neo/future soul. After dropping a series of non-chronological EP’s including ‘TearTime’ and ‘All This Love’ this creatrix is gaining much attention as an emerging and blossoming soulful artist you must keep an eye on. ⚡️🔮
Moarice is a world citizen, artistic carpenter and eclectic DJ. Born and shaped in Berlin, he is nowadays living and travelling around the globe. With his love of the groovy tunes of Techno, House and Downbeat, is he always trying to play some good music wherever it is possible.
The Decideds are a newly-established 8-piece multi-genre band, comprising eight of Canberra's most recognised, respected, and talented musicians.
Mockingly named for their inability to decide on a band name, The Decideds have no trouble deciding on banging songs and brain-sticking horn lines.
All the band's songs are original, with The Cat Empire, The Specials, and Salmonella Dub sitting high a top a long list of influences as the band weaves genres including Jamaican dub and reggae, Westcoast ska, Latin cumbia, Romanian folk, American soul, roots, R&B, and big band swing.
The Decideds formed in late 2020 to share their bouncy joy with the world in our collective post-COVID Spring, and since their first gig on New Year’s Eve 2021, the band has performed sell-out gigs and is busting to play all the gigs all the time to all the people for all the fun.
Most of the band members have played Dragon and Regrowth and keen as mustard to do it again!
NeonHoney is a music creator and songstress from Canberra. Neon spends her days producing music in her home studio and her evenings performing live and entertaining music lovers around the nation's capital city. Her style is emotive, rich and structured mostly to suit alternative sub genres. Neon's music production delves into shades of acoustic rock, dreamy alternative, downtempo, alt-pop and the occasional hip hop banger. Neon's repertoire reflects her chameleon- like nature and allows her to cultivate her creative flow that evolves in a range of dynamic forms.
Under Wraps Records
Born and raised in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, up and coming hip hop duo Two Brothers are on a mission to bring boom bap back, combining old school vibes with the flare of the Australian underground electronic music scene.
Having honed their sound on the mean streets of Melbourne and Sydney, the real-life siblings have been known to bring audiences to tears with their energetic interpretation of the fundamentals of hip hop – community, family and the spirit of rebellion.
Their first release, Bring Boom Bap Back, is a tongue in cheek take on the current state of hip hop.
“The Two Brothers live show strongly incorporates all of the most important aspects of hip hop… family, community and unity. The powers combined tell the true tales with ease and float effortlessly over lush production. My prediction is that this collective is set to move from strength to strength as they spread their anecdotal wisdom from stage to stage. Heavily back the brothers for the win!” Auramechanic
"Two Brothers are an exciting and fresh hip hop act from Australia who are on the mission to bring boom bap back. Their live performances are full of prowess, confidence and uplifting energy. Flows effortlessly and their beats are dope! Can't wait to see more from them!” Kodiak Kid / Whomp Music
Tuatara is a Sydney-based music producer, label DJ, and creative director for Trimurti Records. His sound draws on glitch hop and bass vibes but has a decidedly acoustic touch and psychedelic twist to it.
After years of touring in Goa and around South-East Asia, organizing forest psychedelic parties in the jungles of Thailand, releasing numerous compilations on several independent labels, he gained enough recognition and experience to produce truly unique music that moves and satisfies demanding ears.
Tuatara is one of the best-kept secrets in Sydney’s underground scene. His noted performances are the live sets at Dragon Dreaming, Tropical Bloom, Psyland, and Raise the Vibration festivals to name a few. It’s time to share his signature sound with Dragon panters once again - it's been a while!
Binary Distortion's ongoing musical obsession is with the glitchier side of electronic music, crafting musical journeys combining both well known and not so well known glitch-hop, breaks and IDM tracks. Expect to hear cacophony of sounds that will sling you out past left field and beyond.
Rascal began mixing in early 2011 honing his craft. By 2013 Rascal began to break into the outdoor festival scene with events such as Dragon Dreaming, Lucid Labyrinth, Psyland, and Connections.
Rascal spend the next few years wondering Eastern Australia devastating dance floors and bringing a quirky flavour to his performances. By 2017 Rascal secured a residency with Canberra’s legacy Drum & Bass outfit, Headz are Rolling. This residency has spanned 4 years and continues to bloom.
In 2019 Rascal joined forces with Canberra Hardcore titan Raggz 2 Riches, forming the DIY party outfit Response. Hosting a number of successful Rave events during the last 2 years and providing a new frontier for Ravers in the ACT.
In Early 2021 Rascal secured a second residency for the Mile High Club, supporting a tier of high echelon House music artists and further expanding his musical tool belt.
“If I could pinpoint my biggest passion it is finding the musical language that moves different types of people. You can go from one place to another and if you can identify the kind of music that will speak to a particular type of people, you’ll always find a way to express yourself and be received with open arms”
During the Covid Crisis Rascal worked with emerging musicians in the Canberra community. Becoming a mentor, providing lessons to budding DJ’s and working as a registered trainer for DJ School Australia.
Rascal has had a colourful career the last 10 years and always brings a passionate performance reinforced by a decade of experience in the dance music community. For bookings contact via facebook or @ [email protected]
Tidy has been an integral part of the Canberra Drum and Bass community for over a decade and is co-founder of Headz are Rolling, Canberra's dedicated Jungle / Drum & Bass crew. Tidy has been selecting records for the last 10 years and has played sets in Europe, Asia and North America.
Since 2017, Tidy has been accompanied by the sonic swells from the horn of Samwise. With contemplative whimsy, Samwise fuses spontaneous melodic expression and pervasive vamps to invoke fervent organic harmony. Samwise is an accomplished Jazz musician and vinyl selector having played the horn for over 2 decades in various styles and guises.
These musical cavaliers have forged as a duo after collaborating for the first time at Dragon Dreaming festival 2017 to high acclaim. Since then, they have represented their unique sound at many festivals and parties across Australia. Utilising their extensive knowledge of music to the fullest and selecting tunes from a range of styles they continue to craft a fresh and immense experience.
Heavily influenced by a range of music, Aukaro likes to explore the realms of full on/progressive psytrance, dark prog, psy techno and downtempo psychedelic.
Late Night Music |
J00F Recordings |
Kazuki’s passion for hypnotic, progressive house and tech permeates everything he does - whether he’s spinning lush daytime grooves or dark headcavers on a late night dance floor. Based in the city of Canberra on Ngunnawal country, Australia, Kazuki has established himself as an adept DJ and electronic music producer building on a lifelong love of music.
Perfecting his skills and sound in the outdoor festival scene, Kazuki’s enthusiasm for creating energy and atmosphere in his craft sees him as a sought-after underground DJ, performing at dusty dancefloors across his home country for more than 10 years.
A curator of music sees Kazuki as co-owner of his own progressive house label Late Night Music alongside Melbourne producer James Beetham, providing a platform for local and international artists who share their vision for deep progressive beats.
With a string of releases of originals and remixes to his name across a range of labels at home and abroad, Kazuki’s tracks have seen industry support from and played by artists such as John 00 Fleming, Guy J, Max Graham, Mike Griego and Ovnimoon.
He’s performed at a diverse array of festivals including Babylon, Psyfari, Dragon Dreaming, Psyland, and even a solar eclipse festival in Indonesia - as well as prominent venues and parties across Australia. As well as his own top billing sets, Kazuki has played support slots for artists such as Guy J, Extrawelt, Andhim, Jamie Stevens, Kazu Kimura, Late Nite Tuff Guy, and Merkaba.
2021 sees the release of his new EP Samsara | Nirvana on Late Music; new single The Seventh Aether on John 00 Fleming’s JOOF Recordings; and multiple remixes.
Late Night Music |
Deep Garnet Records |
Fourthstate is a renowned Canberra-based DJ, Producer and occasional promoter. Known for his progressive, head-caving sound, whether it’s house, techno or breaks. With charting remixes and original productions played by none other than John Digweed himself, Fourthstate is a true talent, supporting some of the biggest names in progressive electronic music from around the globe and performing at many of Canberra’s festivals, including multiple Dragon Dreaming Festivals, Psyland, Foreshore, Warehouse, Stonefest, and plenty of club gigs across the east coast cities of Australia. Fourthstate’s latest EP in 2020 on ‘Late Night Music’ has seen great feedback and support by the likes of John Digweed, Anthony Pappa, Eelke Kleijn, Gai Barone, Sonic Union and more.
Da Heebie Jeebies
2 respectable gentlemen, pushing buttons, and making noise. Music that you didn't realize you know. Music you don't know but thought you did. Experts in ska-funk-glitch-techno-gypsy-dnb-donk-disney-hoedowns.
Part man, part polar bear, part water buffalo, Superbeast is Stevo, an animal that has been found behind decks since 2007. Deeply involved in the NSW doof scene for well over a decade, and responsible for programming music at past events such as PSYFARI, Stevo is a DJ and promoter with an abnormal addiction to music and an eclectic taste in genres, always bound to surprise. There are not many styles Superbeast doesn't play, but you can expect solid bass driven psychedelic goodness with a few quirky twists
Madame Reve is a Sydney based DJ with a strong passion for spreading quality music. Originally hailing from Paris, Madame Reve is well educated in both the French and Australian underground music scenes, with her finger firmly set on the pulse.
Known for her rich and broad taste, Madame Reve floats from funk, jazz-house, disco-soul, to the melodic sounds of Mali, through the metro of Paris, and back to Sydney’s finest music makers. Predominantly found spinning tunes in Sydney’s grooviest bars and the odd festival appearance, Madame Reve also hosts a regular program on renowned community radio station 89.7fm.
Madame Reve certainly knows how to cater for any setting with a wholesome and broad selection of sounds, from solid boogie down to a dreamy wonderland.
The Daheen downbeat project is the flip side to his psytrance show. A love of nature is very apparent in the music with the use of environmental samples to convey messages, leading to some tracks being used in important environmental education projects. Melodic guitar is weaved throughout much of the music, and is a feature when playing live. The operatic vocals of his wife Karolina also give an extremely moving and sometimes haunting edge to many tracks. He glides through genres ranging from ambient to dub to chilled breaks to psychedelic chill with the occasional glitch and dubstep influence, always with lots of layers and plenty of funk. Daheen has been performing his live downbeat sets to much acclaim on both the mainstage and chill-out areas at many parties and festivals since 2005, including a career highlight playing at Boom Festival in Portugal.
Nuronix is an Australian Psy-Trance producer based in Canberra, Australia. With releases on UP Records and Highly Evolved Music, Nuronix is making waves in the scene as his latest track "Operator Error" hit #2 on beatport in 2020.
With a love for all music deep in his heart Nuronix began exploring Dance music in his teenage years and has been experimenting with producing and Djing ever since.
Crafting his skills in the Australian Rave and doof scenes his live performance compliment his energetic original music.
After first signing with Highly Evolved Music in 2018 he his releases are regularly at the top of the charts putting him amongst some of the biggest names in the scene.
Merkaba Music |
Tranquil Sounds Productions
Miramorf is the project of Myles Boyd, a composer, producer, performer and instrumentalist. Starting music at a young age, Myles embarked upon a journey in classical guitar, performing concerts and eisteddfods from the age of 6 and winning many prestigious awards right up until his adult life. In parallel to the classical education Myles had interest in multiple other genres including jazz, flamenco, blues, folk and world fusion music, undertaking many performances outside the setting of the concert hall.
After a year of study at an elite conservatorium, training to be a concert guitarist, Myles left with a vision of utilizing technology as a means of composition preceded from exposure to various modern musicians who were already harnessing the vast and endless possibilities and timbres of electronically generated music.
Myles now enthusiastically explores the realms of electronic production, quite eclectically, revering this platform as a great foundation for a synthesis of styles and traditions. Currently his solo work includes many experimental compositions under the alias “Miramorf” which have been performed live at several music festivals. With much musicality and theoretical knowledge, he has been able to incorporate some unique nuances and features, using software generated instruments in collaborative endeavors and is developing large scale projects incorporating a multitude of instrumentalists, orchestration, fusion, multimedia presentations and film scoring.
Raised within the land of the wierd, Pswil is the DJ alias of Sam Williams, co-coordinator of the Wierd Collective and coordinator of wierd's side project Chroma.
As a staple ingredient in the wierd formula, playing predominantly dark progressive and psytech, Pswil has recently found a love for ambient, downtempo and psychedelic bass music. From field recordings to dub techno, breaks to soundscapes, Pswil has built an expanding collection of atmospheric, emotionally charged music that transitions and evolves energy.
Incongruous is a long serving DJ from Canberra. He has been involved in the psychedelic scene since 2001 as punter, DJ and promoter. Whether partying, playing or promoting, he has always sought to bring about a positive musical quality that uplifts, inspires and raises the vibration of himself and others. His sound ranges from old skool goa trance and morning full on down in tempo to progressive trance, progressive house, and more recently, chillgressive and ambient. He aims to uplift through deep melodic soundscapes and seamless programming, mixing primarily through key and energy, and with lots of atmosphere. For many years he was the morning guy who you would see on the decks as the sun rose and as things started to warm up. He has been known to play extended sets of up to 13 hours in duration, attempting to provide consciousness expanding journeys into deep territory, guiding the flow of a night. At Dragon Dreaming, he will be showcasing the emerging sounds of chillgressive and downtempo ambient.