MOTHERNATURE 2ND ROUND ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Bent Intent (Cairns, QLD)
Regen Records, Biosine Records
Bent Intent is Pete Blay from Cairns, Australia. Pete's involvement in the electronic scene began in 1997, and has since been performing at and promoting events along the eastcoast of Australia.
Pete's focus has now turned to production, focusing on his chill/downtempo project - 'Bent Intent'. Incorporating open soundscapes, sneaky rhythms, accoustic elements and evolving synthesis - Bent Intent follows the 'less is more approach', revelling in the spaces in between - to create an original and distinct fusion of chilled and world beats, combined with smatterings of dub, ambient, downbeat and triphop...
Bent Intent has perfomed live at outdoor events & festivals such as Rainbow Serpent, Cairns Winter Solstice, Earthfreq, Bushweek, Solar FX Gathering, Freakreation, Audiogasm, Earthdance, Illumination and Labyrinth...
...performing alongside artists such as Seb Taylor (Hibernation/Kaya Project/Digitalis), Spoonbill, Bluetech, OTT, Aes Dana, Rhian Sheehan, Mystic Beats, Superfluous Nipple, the entire Zenon crew, Pitch Black, Deep Fried Dub, SunControlSpecies, Perfect Stranger, Eat Static and many more...
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Suspekt (Cairns, QLD)
Suspekt is Jesse Kuch, co-owner and founder of Australian progressive dance label Open Records.
Over the last six years, Jesse has established himself as one of the go-to guys for deep progressive, techno and tech-house in the Australian party scene, playing at some of the country’s biggest clubs and festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Tribeadelic, Earth Freq, Subsonic, Winter Solstice Festival and lots more.
In his work with Open, he has compiled two smash hit compilations – Slow-Release and Festivus – along with a string of digital releases that have cemented the label’s strong reputation on the international stage as one of the top underground labels to emerge from the Australian scene.
The Suspekt sound is ever-evolving, moving through a variety of electronic styles and genres, but always keeping a focus on hypnotic tribal rhythms, intelligent atmospherics and deep bass grooves.
This is accessible music for any dancefloor and coupled with Jesse’s smooth mixing and track selection, every Suspekt set is a treat.
Armed with the latest tracks from Open, including fresh tunes from his new compilation with label partner Woodsman called Auto-Recognise, Jesse looks forward to his first show for the Canberra massive at Mother Nature.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Bumble (Sydney, NSW)
STYLE: WIDE including; Wonky, wobbly, IDM, Dub-step, breaks, down-beat, glitch-hop and so on………
The solo project of bumble is a hive of audio vibrations set into the air by an infatuation of audio play and music composition. It is the reflection of nature that constantly surrounds bumble on flights, and is the soundtrack to his often hermitudinal life (much to do in the hive). People know bumble as max.
After coming to the psychedelic fray through the underground outdoor music festival scene in 1998, the driving power of stomach rumbling bass wobbling- heavily psychedelic music has captured his creative attention.
Creating sonically diverse music within software platforms, using software and hardware synths, the unifying theme of his music reflects nature, experience, perception and aspires to spark connection.
Max has been playing bass-heavy, up-beat and down-beat creations in NSW, Victoria and Queensland (and recently in BA, Argentina) since the beginning of 2006. Recently playing mainstage at both the 2009 Tribeadelic and Cairns Winter Solstice Festivals. Max finds much pleasure in honestly recreating his music in a live context through playing in live synth and continually adding and filtering elements on the fly.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Daheen (Sydney, NSW)
The Daheen psytrance experience is something to behold. He has aimed to create a distinctive style, fusing sounds and melodies to tell a story or convey a concept, as well as provide a stomping good dance. He incorporates many samples from the real world, especially animal sounds as seen in his popular track ‘Jungle Juice’ released on EPP Records in 2004. His unique live set has to be seen to be believed, providing a visual theatrical element which believe it or not features animals playing guitar! Incorporating different masks and costumes to go with each differently themed track, the Daheen live psy set is extremely entertaining, comical, bizarre, and a great dance. Daheen has been showcasing his live performance up and down the east coast of Australia as well as recent performances in the UK and on the European festival circuit. Recent releases include 'Direct flight' - a track with Psyboriginal on his album "Unleashed", and 'Regrowth' - from the debut Regen Records compilation "Tree Dimensional". Stay tuned for the Daheen full length psytrance album coming soon.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Paqman (Melbourne, VIC)
www.myspace.com/paqmanelectronica www.facebook.com/paqmanelectronica www.twitter.com.paqmanband
Ditching a career halfway down the halls of power, paqman made the move from Canberra to the greener, more hip pastures of Melbourne last year. Since trying to make their way up from the bottom yet again, the big beat duo have refined their experimental electronic sound to something a little more indie, a tad bit hip hop, dark like the backroom and a whole lot more dancefloor friendly. Paqman incorporate deep melodics and huge beats around a grinding analogue sound, a new trend in electronic music that's ready and able to shake the genre to it's roots. A sound that will make electro giants rethink the direction of dance music.
Having supported the big names in dance since the age of 15 (Endorphin, Akufen, The Aston Shuffle and Gareth Emery to name but a few), the now 20 year olds have been persistently producing electronica the likes of which are rare to find. When not in the studio the two are constantly in transit between their two hometowns, playing shows from all ages events to clubs and outdoor dance festivals such as Dragon Dreaming. After winning the approval of prog-houser Jaytech, their talents were recognised by a 60 minute live set aired on Triple J's 'Mix Up'. Shortly after, they placed second in a global remix competition for the song Salmon Dance, by their big beat heroes The Chemical Brothers. In 2007 they self released a progressive concept album titled 'Deux' cementing them as valuable contributors to the Canberran music scene, and not as your average cookie-cutter house producers.
But the band draw influence from well outside the dance genre. Progressive rock outfits Tool and The Mars Volta pull the boys in one direction, whilst hip hop trendsetters Dr Dre and the Wutang Clan pull in another. Mellow and melodic duo Air, along with heavyweights Daft Punk, inspire paqman with the golden era of French house. But it's the sound of '95 - '97, that of the big beat movement, pioneered by their idols The Chemical Brothers that drive the boys in their homebuilt studio of dirty machines and smoke. Their music is screaming from the rooftops for a big beat revival; and it's just about their time.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Anjay (Canberra, ACT)
Anjay music comes from another place let it be breaks or tech house over years it shares the same common themes “dark and driving”. Anjays prime motivation is to touch the darker/deeper emotions with his DJing and production.
During early 2000’s within the breaks genre he has supported such internationals as Adam Freeland, Tayo and Rennie Pilgrim to name a few. He is a dj/producer who is trying to find a style that can be only described as “dark” and sometimes “claustrophobic”.
Now heading into 2010 playing a mix of minimal and tech house sounds. He still showcases the “dark” and “claustrophobic” style that made him renowned with Canberra and national audiences. With a album and ep due out in 2010. You have been warned.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Walski (Melbourne, VIC)
Chris Wallis' love of forward thinking technological(electronic) based music came from a early age. Even to the point of being lost in Nowra K-MART while captivated at a display for a Commodore 64 as a 6 year old. This is one of the moments at a young age that has underpinned his love for technology and the future driven ideals that comes with it.
Spin forward years and Chris still has that passion for technology. From working in the IT industry to sound production and DJ work at clubs / events. Motivated by the past in all forms of music including electronic but always has eyes looking towards the future. He feels that technology in all forms including music should drive innovation and creativity for betterment of all and sundry.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Amplidyne (Canberra, ACT)
30 Hz Moth Recordings
this is amplidyne…
Amplidyne….an electromechanical amplifier to increase the power gain. A small electrical signal can control the position of a large motor using this approach. this is amplidyne….
Amplidyne is a dynamic new electronic duo to hit the live scene. With a long background in DJing and production this pair are getting clubs moving in a whole new way. The act brings a new and exciting take to electronic music blending the deeper sides of techno, house and progressive, to deliver an overall great listening experience. Their influences run deep as well, mixing jazz, techno, classical, chill, electro and dub, to allow them to create their exciting and engaging sounds.
The group have been working together in the studio (the tardis) for nearly two years and are now bringing their music to the appreciators; the people. The group debuted at the 2008 UCI mountain bike world championships in Canberra and on that rainy night listeners were drawn to the stage by a sound that engaged them all.
These boys are influenced by acts and names such as Sasha, John Digweed, James Zabiela, Hernan Cattaneo, Richie Hawtin, Pier Bucci, Luciano, Ricardo Villallobos, Daft Punk, Danny Howells, Laurent Garnier, Nina Simone and Miles Davis.
This duo’s tracks have more drive than a Grand Torino, and they know how to engage the listeners at every level, whether they’re nursing a beer at the back to appreciate, or they’re on the floor at the front with their hands in the air. Amplidyne keeps the power gain up high and their signal drives through their passion and performances.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Biggie (Canberra, ACT)
30 Hz Moth Recordings
Daniel Eden, AKA "Biggie" has established his music passion over the last decade to a broad range of tastes, moving through rock to hiphop and landing in the fortitude of electronica where it has been full steam ahead into a budding DJ career in the nations capital. Originally from Melbourne, Daniel has settled himself into Canberra over the last 6 years and worked, not only to pay the bills but to bring a love for music from interstate, as well as internationally to be a part of his and his mate Alex's famed "LLik LLik LLik" night at Transit Bar, promoted through their company LollyGag Promotions. Both had wanted to showcase their adoration for Techno, Minimal, Deep-House, Tech-House and Italo and this has been a massive success in shooting Biggie up the ranks of respected DJ's/Promoters in the capitol and earning him the chance to play with some of Australia's and the worlds best electronic acts such as Nick Smith, Scottie Fischer, Gabriel Gilmour, Alex Mcleod, Ronnie Gordon, Sam McEwin, Dave Pham, Mike Callender, Craig McWhinney, Gavin Kietel, Dan Block, Simon Caldwell, Steve Ward, Yuksek, Tigerstripes, Kazu Kimura, Guy J, Hybrid, John Selway, Djuma Soundsystem, Alex Smoke, Butch, Omar-S, Claude VonStroke and Jay Shepheard, as well as playing at massive parties to the likes of Pretty Simple (Mel), MRMENR (Chinese Laundry in Sydney), Dragon Dreaming '08/'09, Psyfari and Foreshore Music Festival '09. 2009 for Biggie will continue to be a massive year with production finally rolling out and a chance to release some of his own beats back to the greater community through an upcoming local label upon him.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Fourthstate (Canberra, ACT)
An anomalous fusion of FX, Acapellas & driving Progressive, Techno, Tech-House, Breaks, Dubstep, Tech-Funk, Minimal & deeper sounds. "Anything I find to be top quality, forward thinking, head-caving bangers really".
With over 10 years of experience producing music & DJ'ing since he was just 13, Alex Braknys - AKA Fourthstate - has supported a plethora of internationally renowned acts, including the likes of: Nick Warren, James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, The Plump Djs, Nic Fanciulli, King Unique, Phil K, Martin Eyerer, Paul Woolford, Morgan Page, Skool of Thought, Break & Fierce, Cut La Roc, Dopamine, K-Oscillate, Mindscape & many more in Canberra's festivals (Including Foreshore, Warehouse, Stonefest, Goodhope & Mothernature) & nightclubs (Including Lot 33, Academy, Transit Bar, Toast, Hippo Bar, Mercury) & Sydney (Including the Cave @ Chinese Laundry).
As a side project from his norm, particularly at Drum n Bass / Dubstep parties, you will hear a both technical & Bass Heavy Dubstep set to fit in to the sounds of the night.
Production wise, Alex’s originals & remixes have seen international release both digitally & physically through BamBam Muzik, EDM & have received recognition from artists such as: Anthony Pappa (UK), Kasey Taylor & Eve Falcon (USA).
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Peekz (Canberra, ACT)
2009 Has definitely been a step up for Peekz. Already a local known in the prog/trance scenes for many years, the year began with a big support slot for Australia's #1 voted DJ, TyDi, which drew rave reviews. Following on from there saw Peekz become a regular for Pang! nights of the progressive variety with support slots for acts such as Morgan Page (US), Adam K (CAN), Hook & Sling (SYD) and local heroes Aston Shuffle. Not content with that for a bio line, he then upped the ante with 2 more huge supports in the progressive arena, closing for Anthony Pappa (UK/AUS) and playing not only before, but after the legendary Nick Warren (UK).
You'd think that would be enough in a 6 month stint to rest your laurels on, but that wasn't the case. Another support slot warming up for TyDi then followed, and June saw Peekz taking out the 2009 Pang! DJ competition. The 2nd half of 2009 is what could be the cherry on the cake thus far, a support slot for Hybrid (UK) whom Peekz lists as one of his biggest influences, add to this two more support slots for TyDi, support for Marlo (NL/AUS) and a slot at Canberra's biggest party of 2009, Foreshore.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Dred vs Centaspike (Canberra, ACT)
Canberra’s 2 heavyweight drum‘n’bass hitters go head to head for the first time. Dj "Dynamite" Dred’s rolling bizness vs Centa "The Blade" spike’s dark badness, is set to be a knockout.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Buick vs Faux Real (Canberra, ACT)
Sure to get you poppin, Buick & Faux Real’s silly fresh dubstep rhythms and cracking bass lines will have you moving. These 2 giant intergalactic space monsters will crush your cities and devastate the dance floor.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________M-Kat and DJC (Canberra, ACT)
M-Kat & DJC team up for Mother Nature to mix up a storm of wicked beats and rolling bass. With cutting edge techniques, creative style and captivating tunes these 2 are an unstoppable force ready to rock the party!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Eska and Jammin (Canberra, ACT)
Canberra Drum’n’Bass headz roll out the red carpet cause the original True Jungle Souljah’s are back and ready to shake things up. For those in the know Eska and Jammin are true legends of the local scene. Absolutely not to be missed.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________YajeeT (Melbourne, VIC)
YajeeT has caused smiles and mayhem -on and around dance floors- from the top end to the far south coast. His love of the electronic music scene is boundless. He absolutely LOVES it. You can tell straight away. He knows it's all for you stompers and delights in bringing you some kankus psy breaks and wobblicious dub step.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Input Flip (Darwin, NT)
Input Flip is Luis Miguel, born in Lisbon Portugal and currently living in Darwin, Australia.
Miguel started attending trance parties in the 90's and soon fell in love with the scene. It was only a matter of time until he took matters into his own hands and started playing at parties.
Initially playing "full on" trance sets, he has now shifted to a blend of progressive trance, minimal and electro.
Expect highly danceable and uplifting tunes that will throw your mind to the boundaries of reality.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________VJ Atomic Conche (Darwin, NT)
VJ Atomic Conche (clearly a disturbed individual), when not working stupefying hours behind his computer at work prefers to mix it up with his partner in crime VJ Asterix. Occasionally seen with a bottle of Vodka in one hand whilst the other roams the keyboard and video mixer, creating mesmerizing graphics for all. If it were to be written, his style would be known as pop culture interfused with the serene collaborations that nature has to offer. With the help of some music and visuals let reality take a check for a little while and explore all that is within your mind.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Alamout (Canberra, ACT)
A mind opening festival road trip with two best mates in 2001 turned Alamout on to the psychedelic trance sound. Attracted to the energy and intensity of night time fullon trance, he soon began cranking out sets at home. Having played many gatherings in the ACT and NSW over the years, he usually delivers a fast paced set of stomping dance floor numbers.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Tarik (Canberra, ACT)
Tarik (aka T-Unit) is a psy artist hailing from Canberra. He is known to deliver seamlessly mixed and powerful night-time psychedelic trance music, with strong percussive and bass-heavy elements. Tarik will bend your mind with hard, dark powerful beats that may approach speeds of 150 bpm. We suggest taking a deep breath before you unleash.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Mystery DJ (Mystery location)
Ah, the good old mystery DJ! Who is it and where are they from? What sort of music will they play? Will they rock the party to its core or be a total fail? No-one really knows. Only those who possess the ability to travel beyond time can find out.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________DS Teo (Sydney, NSW)
DS Teo (Dale Teoh) is a funked up, spaced out mash-up DJ from Sydney, Australia.
He’s is DJ, a producer and an inventor of gesture controlled instruments. He studied interactive digital music @ the ANU, graduating in 2006 with first class honours. He is now incorporating elements of DJing, live production techniques and gesture-controlled instruments into his Ableton centred sets.
You’ll probably never hear two sets a like. He is committed to providing a new experience to the audience every time he plays.
He is also the president of Ascension to Sound, a non-profit association that promotes positive party culture. Ascension to Sound has held DJ comps, Boat Parties, Club Nights and Boutique Festivals to raise money for various causes including – the Sarah Hilt Foundation, The Mental Health Foundation (ACT), The Australian Drug Foundation, the Cancer Council and The House With No Steps.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Ryz (Canberra, ACT)
Since his debut at the start of 2009, Ryz (aka Rhys Flanigan) has been stirring shit in the local music scene with his unique blend of irreverent, underground House and Electro. Fed up with the standard of local clubs, Ryz established the Biscuits Crew to bring an exciting new edge to the events local artists could perform at.
Along with managing and playing with the Crew, Ryz now also performs as a regular Pang! Deejay; supporting artists including Sidney Samson, the Bang Gang, TyDi, and Marlo.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Zeno (Canberra, ACT)
Zeno (a.k.a Triskele) is Odette Gibbs, a philosopher of the psybient persuasion. Join her on a gypsy journey through mind, body and spirit to aural awakening...a world of sensuous, intelligent groove, ill-behavin' dub and percussive ethno-fusion...where trees touch technology, melody meets mantra and beats speak existential truths.... ?