After a lengthy break escaping Sydney’s winter to soak up the sun and music from all over Europe, Shrug’s back & inspired and bringing you our biggest line up yet…
Opening at 9pm on Saturday the 19th November (perfect for those who’ve been adventuring on the high seas all day and looking to continue the fun onshore) Shrug’s returning to it’s spiritual home, the Civic underground. This time we’re running two rooms, one boasting double Dutch action downstairs, and the other a dance floor of deepness on the ground floor with some of Sydney finest locals.
The Netherlands has been fostering some amazing talent over the years and one mainstay in the underground house scene in the land of the clogs and also worldwide, has been Matthew Dekay. Ever since his 2004 essential mix he’s been in high demand, playing in Sydney for Sweetchilli in 2004 and again at the We Love Sounds festival in 2009, both times receiving great feedback on his sets. Matthew’s played at many of the biggest clubs, such as Space Ibiza, and festivals around the world, so we are very fortunate to have him play an intimate club gig at Shrug.
As well as his extremely well thought out DJ sets, Matthew is an extremely talented producer, releasing on labels recently such as Cecille and his own label that he runs along with another Sydney favorite, Lee Burridge. Their collaboration resulted in the most charted track (Wongel) in November 2010 on Resident Advisor.
SQL / Pim van Horseen
Our second talented Dutchman that we’re welcoming to play, is one of electronic music’s rising stars, 23 year old Pim van Horseen or SQL as he’s known in the techno realm, who will be performing his first live set in Sydney
SQL is a relative newcomer in the music world, in 2009 the young producer released his break through track “Distorted Reality” on SK Supreme, which found its way into the playlists of the who’s who of the minimal world, and eventually to No.1 in the Beatport charts. Over the last two years SQL has had releases on labels including SK Supreme, Trapez, Traum, Tribal Vision, Open Records plus many more.
Creating a soundscape that blends cutting edge minimal, techno, house with even a hint of progressive, shows to me that he really is an outstanding talent. I’ve been a big fan of SQL’s production work over the last two years, and after hearing his DJ & live sets i can’t wait to introduce him to the Civic underground’s dancefloor.