METRIC returns even bigger and better in 2012. We're very pleased to be hosting from the UK - KIRK DEGIORGIO (Freerange / Mo'Wax / Planet E). To say Kirk has had a long & illustrious career is an understatement, Kirk has proven over many years to be a heavyweight in the production world along with being a renowned DJ. Touring in Australia for Playground Weekender, we're lucky enough to have Kirk make a detour up to Brisbane for a special side-show. With an impressive list of solid studio albums and talent across the spectrum of dance music, Kirk is sure to make this night one to remember.
Supports on the night are rounded out by local legend BAAX, Subtrakt & Buxton Records boss Adam Swain, along with James Hunter, Leon Farrell, Dan Bishop, and METRIC resident Wadza.
KIRK DEGIORGIO (UK) -
Almost as if to try and throw his fans off the scent, Degiorgio has used As One, Elegy, Esoterik, Critical Phase, and Future/Past as recording aliases. In 1992 Degiorgio recorded his first release on B12 Records and shortly after founded the ART label (Applied Rythmic Technology) releasing early material by seminal artists such as Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, Stasis, and The Black Dog.
Degiorgio went on to record material for ART, Planet E and R&S before signing As One to New Electronica for the albums Reflections and Celestial Soul, which both made the Muzik Top 30 albums for 1994/5. Further albums for Clear (UK), Mo Wax, Ubiquity, Versatile and Neroli cemented Kirk's reputation as a seriously heavyweight producer with a unique, individual sound, beautifully combining elements of jazz, soul, techno and funk into electronic tracks.
For the past 3 years Kirk has focused on his mainstream pop band The Beauty Room whose debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2006 on the Peacefrog label. The follow up album - recorded in L.A. and London is due in the summer of 2009.
Kirk's DJ career started at local breakdance events in 1983. He is credited with being the first 'professionally known' DJ to use Ableton Live for his DJ sets. A tour of Japan 2002 saw him use Live exclusively which he has now done ever since in venues worldwide.