Deepchild, Wadza, Scott Walker, Jacob Bradford, NoFI
Metric returns to Barsoma in June to host one of Australia's best electronic music exports, DEEPCHILD, on his 2012 Australian tour. Always a favourite amongst the Brissy crowd, and a regular at the likes of Watergate, Berghain & Tresor, Deepchild (AKA Rick Bull) returns to Brisbane for a special 3-hour DJ set at Barsoma.
Support on the night features Brisbane stalwart Scott Walker, Metric boss Wadza along with Jacob Bradford and NoFI.
- Scott Walker
- Jacob Bradford
22 Constance St Fortitude Valley
Deepchild is Berlin-based producer Rick Bull - a regular dj/live-pa here in Berlin at club-institutions like Berghain, Tresor, Weekend Club, Watergate, as well as veritable international touring machineâ€¦from Tokyo to Australia, and extensively across North America and Eastern Europe.
As a core member of of the Trapez recording-artist roster, the deepchild production-aesthetic remains firmly routed in an exploration of â€œpost-Detroitâ€ machine-music - bass-heavy, insistent, angular, raw, noisy and dub-laden techno, with persistent references to classic-disco and soul rising and falling between rumbling proto-funk and mutant Râ€™n'B.
â€œMy music is personal - it tends toward the darker side of house and techno, and itâ€™s certainly not for everyone. But itâ€™s my story, and the story of my people.â€ - deepchild
Raw, seductively uncompromising techno, distilled from an arsenal of renegade drum-machines and decrepit synthesizers, with a live-PA embracing hardware-improvisation and excessive amounts of sweat.
This is the sound of forgotten-technology, ressurrected. Of old machines singing a timeless blues, both intimately-familiar and curiously alien. Demons liberated whilst noisy rim-shots rattle. Clean, the deepchild sound is not.
â€œMusic is my â€˜machineâ€™ for making sense of my worldâ€ - deepchild (on Studiofeed, New York)
Recent dj support from the likes of Stacey Pullen, Troy Peirce (MINUS), Justin Martin (Dirtybird), Ivan Smagghe, Matthias Tanzman (Moon Harbour), Abe Duque, Paco Osuna, Basic Soul Unit and Adam Beyer, sits solidly against the proclamations of respected music journal, The Wire, who went as far as to proclaim that this sound was â€œas sexy and addictive as new-dub electronica getsâ€.
When Stereo-Heaven (the biggest dj store in Essen, Germany) found that their biggest selling tech-house record was infact written in a small share-house studio in Sydney, Australia (deepchildâ€™s â€œNo Disgraceâ€, on Future Classic), they took the time to make special mention of what is indicative of deepchildâ€™s head-turning appeal: â€œover here in my hometown in Germany, we really love â€œno disgraceâ€!! itâ€™s also by far the best selling record in our new local shop, tooâ€¦from deep or tech house to minimal djs, hiphop and electronica fans - everybody is into that 3-trackerâ€¦really an amazing 12? youâ€™ve created!â€.
More recently, deepchild has produced #1-sellers for Anabatic Records, Resopal Schallware, Opossum Records and Thoughtless Music, and remixed/been remixed by some of the electronic music-worlds most esteemed: Booka Shade, Luomo, Robert Babicz, Hipp-E, Jimpster/Audiomontage, [a]pendics.shuffle, Brendon Moeller, Tim Xavier, Alland Byallo, Moritze Piske (Smash TV), Luca Lozano (Zombie Disco Squad), Worthy (Dirtybird) and many many moreâ€¦.