Sebastian Bayne, Andrew Till, Dee Dee, Dominic Hogan, Simon Slieker,
MACHINE spins through the cosmos, exploring the the outer realms for the best sounds in Techno, this month we need to look no further than our own country as we feature a very special guest: Sebastian Bayne from IF? Records, Sydney ... support via local dj's; Dee Dee, Dominic Hogan & the Machine residents Simon Slieker, Andrew Till.
with this line up … it will be out of this world quality techno ….. just the way WE love it!
All in the cool surroundings of MY AEON @ 791 Sydney Rd Brunswick, with it’s comfortable dance floor space, front bar /lounge area & outside garden courtyard with open fire place
Machine has proven to be somewhat of a signal beacon for the emergence of a mature and considered revision of techno music, art and culture. Not surprising perhaps when it is revealed the driving force behind the endeavour are two older practitioners in Andrew Till and Simon Slieker, with 40 years of professional music industry involvement between them.
Three and a half years in, the Machine club is the hang-out for this re-emergence. Significantly, Machine is populated by a mix of age groups: representative of youth and maturity, enjoying an environment together, each bringing something to the table. No-where is this more apparent than in the artist roster, which boasts a swathe of established, older artists, some coming out of retirement, pulled by the lure of an event that is multi faceted, intelligent and offers the promise of something many artists yearned for in the techno field: recognition of artistic expression. Could it signal the “growing up” of the misdirected youth, ever the villain: techno music?
Further to this cause is the attraction of a band of artists, new to the fold, rallied by the sophisticated approach to sound which is at odds with typical commercial interests. The young welcome this apparently vibrant and expressive scene that clearly holds the interest of older heads than their own, that promises something more than a passing fad-like appeal.
Underwriting the spirit of the Machine club, is Machine the label. Representative of the night time realisation of the Machine ethos, the label offers a distinct outlet for the artist fold; beyond the temporal throws of an evenings soiree. The Machine label boasts a bevy of established international artists, complimented with emerging Australian talent; mirroring the efforts of the club.
Artists released on MACHINE LABEL: Brian Burger, H229 (Xavier Morel & Shane Berry), The Black Moy, Vincenn & Linas.
Sebastian Bayne [IF? Records]
Sebastian Bayne is a DJ, producer and label owner based in Sydney Australia. His music is fast gaining the support of his peers. Charted by established tehcno artists like Laurent Garnier, Claude Young, Umek, The Advent, Alexi Delano and Justin Berkovi, his music is also favoured by rising stars in the global techno scene namely Bas Mooy, 88uw and Sisko Electrofanatik. He has his first gig at the infamous techno club 'Tresor' in Berlin September 2012 followed by an Asia tour.
IF? Records is Sebastian's most recent project, having taken it over from long time techno cohort Andrez Bergen aka Little Nobody, in 2010. IF? Records was established in Melbourne in 1995, has over 130 releases, and a roster that reads like a who's who of the underground in the last 15 years; James Ruskin, Aux 88, Ade Fenton, Si Begg, Dave Angel, Justin Berkovi, K. Alexi Shelby, Steve Stoll, BCR Boys, Justin Robertson, Thomas Heckmann, Jammin’ Unit and Inigo Kennedy, just to name a few.
Previously, Sebastian was best known for the part he played in pioneering techno in Beijing learning his craft as a resident DJ in the city's most infamous clubs, throwing parties on the Great Wall and touring China and Hong Kong. Also well established in his home town of Sydney, Sebastian has played all the best techno parties in last 10 years including Technikal, Beware the Cat, Subservice, Deep as Funk, Lost Baggage and Disconnected.
Sebastian's passion for techno began whilst at university in the UK where he promoted parties and collected vinyl. He has also written many words about electronic music, from feature articles and DJ profiles to gig and music reviews. He was notably editor at 3D World magazine in Sydney during its heyday at the end of the 90s. Sebastian has also worked for Point Blank Music College in the UK and Machine Musik in Australia teaching DJing and music production respectively. And still does the odd tutorial at Machine Musik when time allows. His production career began in 2007 with his debut release, on vinyl, reaching number 7 in the German Club Charts. No one was more surprised than him.