The details for the Sydney leg of Deetron's (AKA Sam Gelser) upcoming Australian tour have been revealed, seeing the Swiss producer touching down to headline a HAHA Industries party over the October long weekend.
HAHA, who have been pushing all kinds of electronic sounds throughout the past five years, will be launching their new night Versus, and have chosen to enlist Gelser and his three-deck techno sounds to headline its debut. They'll be taking over the quirky Marrickville Recreation Centre, which has primarily become known as the home of the well-known Mad Racket parties. So far, 2010 has been a busy year for Gelser, releasing a series of singles while keeping up his particularly busy touring schedule, so he should be in good form come next weekend.
RA caught up with the producer over e-mail recently, where he told us about his fondness for Australia, his decision to take a break from remixing, and his upcoming LP.
You'll be flying out to Australia shortly. Can you remember much from your last Australian tour?
Yes, for sure. It was a great tour as usual. I really enjoy playing in Australia. It will be my sixth time there if I remember correctly, and I've always had a great time. I've made a lot of friends in Australia over the years and it's an amazingly beautiful country so I'm always excited to go back there.
You and Seth Troxler released a track together earlier this year. Any plans for further collaborations?
Yes, there are plans. We spoke recently about it, so hopefully something new will see the light of the day soon. But since I'm taking quite a lot of time finishing my tracks, and Seth is really busy too, it might take a while. It's about time we finally get to meet outside the virtual world as well.
Do you have anything scheduled for release before the end of the year? We see that you're going to take a break from remixing. Was that a hard decision?
It's hard because there are always tempting remix requests for great music. But remixing is often like giving away an original track, in my point of view. I tend to spend a lot of time working on a track or remix; so in order to make progress with my own productions the decision had to be made.
When do you hope to release the LP?
I've become careful with announcing release dates as they're almost always pushed back, but I'm hoping to have it finished rather soon. Obviously with an LP it always takes a long time for the finished product to be released.
Finally, tell us how you first got in touch with Music Man? You've since built a strong relationship with the guys.
It's the classic demo tape story. I sent the tracks from the Dolls For A Diva EP to Stefaan, and got a call from him shortly after he had received them. We've worked together ever since, with the highlight so far being the release of my album Twisted
Tickets to Deetron's Sydney show are available from RA Tickets.