Line-up /Simon Slieker, Andrew Till, Qualé, Steven Sakkas
MACHINE fires up for the summer season with a night of fuel injected finely tuned mechanical techno with resident dj's Simon Slieker, Andrew Till and special guest Qualé ..plus Steven Sakkas warming up the room with style & perfection.
Forward thinking TECHNO music
MACHINE offers some of Melbourne’s most respected DJ’s an intimate space to craft their sets and play the music they want.
SIMON SLIEKER [MONOTREMES / MACHINE]::
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.
::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, which now has over 78 releases and a huge international following and two sub labels, Sub & Cyan Music. In 2010 established Machine label as a creative platform to release high quality deep driving techno music from worldwide respected artists.
As well as regularly Djing around Australia, Andrew has been a regular on the international circuit over the last sixteen 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. He is one DJ that isn’t afraid to experiment with new sounds and is forever pushing boundaries, this has earned him respect worldwide.
Qualé (aka Seb Vanderbeken), born in France, has been a DJ for the last 14 years.
Qualé developed his skills by playing in various clubs in France, Belgium and the UK, however, his music was influenced by the underground cultures from all over the world. Throughout the years he played a diverse selection of electronic music - from Deep House to Hard Techno. Over the past two years Qualé has been developing and promoting the ‘Tchupa Tchup’ project, currently taking place as High Ground Night at the My Aeon club in Brunswick.
Qualé has been known for creating a unique atmosphere, spinning a selection of the latest Techno tracks combined with Progressive Minimal and Classic Techno.