Andrew Till, Simon Slieker, Dee Dee, Digital Primate, Freya
MACHINE rolls into winter with a night of big mechanical techno beats on SATURDAY 25th JUNE @ My Aeon
Joining residents Andrew Till & Simon Slieker, Melbourne techno legend DEE DEE returns to Machine after a firing set last month, along with veteran Dj/Producer DIGITAL PRIMATE and FREYA with her distinguishable style and sound.
ANDREW TILL [Machine]
With a DJ career spanning over twenty years, Andrew Till has been at the forefront of pushing creative underground music, he was one of pivotal forces behind the Melbourne electronic music community, in 1992 he established Melbourne’s first dedicated underground electronic label Psy-Harmonics with Ollie Olsen.
As well as regularly Djing around Australia, Andrew has been a regular on the international circuit over the last seventeen years with tours to places including; Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London, Sweden, Helsinki, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, South Africa also including numerous gigs within Japan from the largest festivals & nightclubs, to the most intimate indoor and outdoor venues.
Andrew is one DJ that isn’t afraid to experiment with new sounds and is forever pushing boundaries, this has earned him respect worldwide.
Machine label is Andrew's new venture as a creative platform to release high quality deep driving techno music from worldwide respected artists.
Simon Slieker’s 16 year pursuit as a dj and audio artist has been one of immersion into the dynamics of the dancefloor. His love of electronic music and dance culture is a lifelong unraveling of a techno ball of string; an examination of the dance journey, that most particular undertaking, evocative of inner worlds and old wisdom accessed by the body in motion. The sense of journey he creates as a dj is indicative of this: insistent and intense yet sensitive to the subtle textures which allow breath. The throughline, a mesmerizing and hypnotic drive. Vinyl, computer, controllers, the accessories of the art. Techno, minimal, progressive, tech house: the pigmentation of the soundscape.
If the ultimate aim of a DJ is to draw people to the dance floor and keep them there, then Dee Dee is the ultimate. Dee Dee’s trademark is to work to this end with such an enduring combination of intensity, relentless precision and ascending musicality, that in the final analysis the DJ’s studying him are as breathless as the dancers on the dance floor.
Originally from Perth, with time spent in Sydney and Byron Bay, northern New South Wales, and now residing in Melbourne, Dee Dee bridges the immensity of the country with his touring and in so doing has mesmerised the dance public of Australia with the electrifying skill of his sets. In 1996, while playing in Adelaide, he was approached and convinced to move to Melbourne as head resident DJ for a new club. The deal never came to fruition, but fortunately left the path open to a chance meeting, which led he and fellow player DJ Slack to create Australian party icon Teriyaki Anarki Saki. With 9 years of playing every week at Teriyaki as one of Teriyaki’s resident DJ’s - that’s over 450 parties there alone! - Dee Dee has been able to hone his DJ skills.
Dee Dee’s sets are “dancer-focused” and always initiate fierce action on the dance floor. Underpinning his work is an uncommon sense of musicality. Regardless of what style of music he plays, it never stops being damn funky music. With an innate sense of what works on the dance floor, Dee Dee translates the technical into something palpable, real and aurally satisfying: put simply, Dee Dee has an intuition of pure funk.
Born into a musical family, it was inevitable that Freya (aka Krissie Zibell) would end up in the music industry. After studying classical piano, singing and music theory from a young age, she moved on to study musical theatre at University before being seduced by the intoxicating beats of electronic music.
Since making her DJ debut in London in 2007, Freya has firmly stamped her mark on the underground scene – both locally and internationally. With performances in the UK, Vietnam and New Zealand, Freya continues to feature at major underground events and festivals all over Australia alongside some of her favourite DJ’s and producers including: Fergie, Erphun, D.A.V.E the Drummer, Quantize, Slam, Protoculture, Fatali, Chris Fortier and Lee Coombs.
With a natural ear and flare for music, it was only a matter of time before Freya turned her talents to production. This year sees her experimenting with original material incorporating fresh sounds and production techniques, whilst continuing to annihilate dance floors with her distinguishable style and sound; making Freya one of the best female DJ’s circuiting the underground.
DIGITAL PRIMATE (Dj SET)
A living legend of the dance scene, Digital Primate (AKA Chris Coe) has been in the game for over sixteen years. As a key purveyor in the Australian techno scene, his club night ‘Centriphugal’ played an instrumental role in popularising the ghetto tech sound.
His productions have continued to receive worldwide acclaim and support from the most recognised DJs on the touring circuit. His hugely popular 12 inch vinyl releases garnered Primate fans across the globe, whilst his energetic live shows and DJ sets have seen him play as far and wide as Womb in Japan, Bed in New York, Tresor in Berlin and countless underground warehouse parties in London.
Australian festival goers have also gotten a taste of Primate’s magic, when he played the Big Day Out in 2005 and again on the full tour in 2007, as well as many outdoor festivals throughout the past decade.