pink, n. The highest or best degree
silver, adj. Having a clear, resonant sound
Starting up in late 2007, Pinksilver Music is a global label of rising & established artists based in Melbourne, Australia. Pinksilver is dedicated to releasing avant-garde electronic music that can be enjoyed both at home as well as the dancefloor, music that sits within modern, off-beat house & hypnotic techno.
Pinksilver have been active in the Melbourne underground scene, with partners Daniel Filipovic, Mark Baumann (MarkoJux) and Lance Harrison (H FOUR) throwing parties and releasing music on their Net, Digital & Ltd Vinyl labels since their inception. Pinksilver have now expanded their vision of musicality to include regular forays in the Sydney scene, with Renae Treak (DJ Trinity) engaged as the forth partner of the label. Renae will be running regular label nights in Sydney showcasing the best talent (both local and international) from the labels stable of releases.
For the first venture in Sydney, Pinksilver are delighted to have headlining an ex-pat Sydneysider who now calls Berlin home; Michelle Owen.
Joining Michelle on the night are special guest YoKoO, Pinksilver bosses; H Four & DJ Trinty and Dave Stuart.
CDR Producer sessions
As a warm up for the night (from 7-9pm) we will be running a CDR session where we will are looking at unearthing some local up & coming producers and possibly giving them an opportunity to have their tracks released on Pinksilvers net label arm.
Pinksilver Net is dedicated to releasing up & coming artists in a range of original & modern electronic genres, straddling rawer elements of house & techno. Pinksilver Net releases are free to download & share under the creative commons music sharing license. (by-nc-nd 2.0).
For tracks to be considered they will need to fit in-line with Pinksilver’s past releases, which fall under the umbrella of; deep / tech house, minimal & techno.
Producers interested should email a download link to their track/s & also their bio to; email@example.com
Producers who’s tracks are selected, will be invited to the venue to meet two of the Pinksilver bosses, and have their tracks played on Tone’s sound system on the night and given immediate feedback for their productions by the Pinksilver partners.
Michelle Owen Bio
Berlin-based and Sydney-raised producer and DJ Michelle Owen has been DJing since 1998, playing at parties, clubs and festivals all over the world like Love Parade (Dortmund), Ministry of Sound (London), Manumission (Ibiza), Electrosplash (Valencia), and Field Day (Sydney).
Productions released so far have been released on Dirt Crew Recordings, Baker Street and Lost My Dog. With an upcoming track on Pinksilver as part of a special compilation due for release in April 2011 celebrating the finest of Australian home bred talent.
Michelle started off her DJ career in Sydney during the late 90’s holding down DJ residencies in some of Sydney’s best clubs, like YU, Sounds on Sunday, Home, Tank and Chinese Laundry.
Michelle worked behind the counter of Sydney record stores Central Station and Savage Records, hosted weekly radio programs on Rhythm FM and FBI, and establishing her own record label, Eyelash Records.
In 2007 Michelle moved to Europe for the summer season, where she worked for Ibiza Rocks and DJ’d in Manumission’s Circo Loco room. After a brief move to London to work with Ben Watt at Buzzin Fly Records and Soho’s famed Phonica Records store, she was lured to Berlin with a job offer from Beatport.
Michelle devotes her time between production, DJing, working at Beatport and industry consulting. In Berlin, Michelle has guest DJ’d at Arena, Picnic, Jackson, and hosted her own series of events at Dice Club in 2009, attracting Pezzner, Ian Pooley, Chris Duckenfield and Morgan Geist as guests.