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 passionately dedicated to releasing avant-garde electronic music that blends modern, off-beat house & hypnotic techno.
Pinksilver are now hosting their 2nd label night in Sydney at Melt on Friday June 10th celebrating the release of the Pinksilver’s first compilation album; “Twenty4”, featuring a selection of 24 of Australia's finest underground producers over a 3 part series. The compilation features talented home grown Australian artists such as Deepchild, Michelle Owen, YokoO, Jamie Stevens, Darius Bassiray, Craig McWhinney, Forty6&Two, Steve Ward, Mike Callander, Andy Hart to name just a few!
This Sydney label night will showcase a selection of Aussie artists who have released with the Pinksilver label including Infusions JAMIE STEVENS and Haul Music’s CRAIG MCWHINNEY both hailing from Melbourne, DJ Trinity of Trinity & Beyond, Audi[o]’s Nick McMartin, Shrugs bearded man Dave Stuart and Nic Scali from House Inspection who has an anticipated upcoming release on the Pinksilver Net label.
In the 2nd room we will feature some of Sydney’s finest female DJ’s who will be spinning vinyl only in the WAX room including the very talented Magda Bytnerowicz from HAHA and Jack, Claire Morgan who has recently had her first remix on Haul Music and Kate Doherty who plays at some of the finest techno at some of Sydney’s most underground party’s. The girls will be spreading their wings and digging deeper into their record bags to spin some chilled out and downtempo tunes at the night.
A bit more on the headliners…
Jamie Stevens [Infusion/Get Physical/Pinksilver]
With 15 years in the business, Jamie still maintains an uncompromising approach to production and his music career in general, a career in which he has achieved an amazing level of critical and commercial success. As the founding member of 'Infusion', Jamie has received two ARIA awards (the highest accolade given in the Australian music industry) and renowned website 'Resident Advisor' ranked their 2005 studio effort "Six Feet Above Yesterday" as the 32nd best electronic album of the decade. Jamie has remixed music for Booka Shade (Get Physical), John Digweed (Bedrock) and Chris Fortier (Fade) amongst a host of others which have earned praise from contemporary stalwarts Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Danny Howells and Thomas Schumacher. Jamie also regularly appears on seminal radio shows BBC1's 'Essential Mix' and John Digweed's 'Transitions'.
Craig McWhinney [Haul Music/Pinksilver]
Craig was ranked very highly in the Beatport techno charts for his remix of Christian Vances 'Chase the Night' track, which was also featured in Carl Coxes latest Global Underground compilation. The excitement surrounding this quiet achiever is truly infectious.
Craig has notched up a solid decade of DJing in his hometown of Melbourne, playing to appreciative crowds from the few hundred sweaty techno fans in the basement of Deep Eleven through showcase gigs for clubs Sorry Grandma and Honkytonks and festivals such as Two Tribes and War of the Worlds.
However it wasn’t until the launch of his label Haul Music (alongside Mike Callander and Christian Vance) that many of his Australian peers took notice. But McWhinney’s success is no flash-in-the-pan. In 2007 Philadelphia’s minimal techno stalwart Someone Else snapped up one of Craig’s tracks “Gold Rush” for his Unfoundsound imprint, immediately catching the attention of innovative DJs such as New York’s DJ Three. While on tour in Australia, Three was so determined to find the producer he asked every other DJ in the country who he was, citing the track as one of his best for the year.