Tornado Wallace (Delusions of Grandeur, Australia)
Bells & Whistles (Habitat, SF)
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Tornado Wallace in the OddJob Loft at Public Works.
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Chicago has house, Detroit techno, Berlin minimal and London a long history of rave culture. But Melbourne’s dance producers are chameleons, mashing up a multitude of Trans-Atlantic sounds with an irreverence peculiar to them. Tornado Wallace subscribes to this very individualism but, even within his hometown, he’s considered an anomaly.
The elusive and enigmatic DJ/producer is discreetly taking on the world with his hybrid of house, techno and deep groove with the slinky disco playa responsible for three standout releases in 2010, all supported by contemporaries such as Jimpster, Mr Scruff, The Revenge, Eric Duncan, Horse Meat Disco, Greg Wilson, Matthew Dear, Mark E, Eddie C, DJ T and more. First was the Tornado Never Dies EP on Sleazy Beats followed by the triumphant Paddlin’ EP on Jimpster’s Delusions Of Grandeur which topped Juno’s charts for a number of weeks and was listed in their top 50 tracks for 2010. His love affair with Delusions of Grandeur continued with ‘Always Twirling’, which reached similar heights, resonating with music lovers from all corners of the globe.
2011 looks just as bright with his next two releases on The Revenge’s Instruments of Rapture and Delusions of Grandeur set to solidify him as the leading figure in Melbourne’s resurgence on the world stage.
Tornado has also lent his creative spin to other artist’s with remixes for Eddie C (Hometaping is Killing Music), Alex Agore (Kolour), Loin Brothers (Future Classics), Nile Delta (Cutters), JD73 (Z Records), Cut Copy (Modular) and Mike Callander (Haul).
In childhood he learnt to play piano, saxophone, guitar and the drums – and performed in a high school jazz band. He took up electronic music production at fifteen-years-old, teaching himself the basics on some outdated computer software. Knowing straight away that it was for him, he passionately continues down this path nine years on without looking back.
After collecting records throughout his teen years, he was thrown into the DJing world at 18-years-old, as a favour to a friend that needed a spot filled. Since, he has established himself the go-to-DJ and has become a regular on Melbourne’s circuit. He now has residencies at Melbourne’s longest running clubs Revolver and One Six One, and co-runs the monthly C Grade parties at the Mercat Basement, where his eight-hour sets with good friends Otologic have inspired a neo-underground scene sweeping through his hometown. Gigs at Space – Ibiza, Plastic People – London, Watergate – Berlin, Milan, Bucharest to name but a few, remixes for Cut Copy and Mike Callander, plus the coveted Resident Advisor Podcast, Australia is surely in for a treat this summer