White Noise pres. Steve Ward & Thankyou City
Friday, June 28, 10PM til late
Tickets at Eventbrite
As a particularly frosty winter takes hold of Melbourne, we’re heating things up at New Guernica.
Icons of the Melbourne underground, deep and melodic house and tech giants Thankyou City are joined by the supreme being of house and techno, Steve Ward for one unforgettable night.
They’re joined by an exceptional supporting crew made up of old friends, and new.
STEVE WARD (Chameleon Recordings)
Steve Ward is an Australian born DJ, producer, label owner, journalist and radio host who has been considered one of the nation’s most respected figures since the late 90's.
Over many years, the Ward sound has evolved into a truly unmistakable blend of tough house grooves coupled with the power of techno and the euphoria of Detroit, a perfect package which has been proven to work on dance floors from London to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Ibiza.
Throughout his colourful career Steve has had the rare chance to write music with a high caliber of A-list artists the likes of:: Carl Cox, Nile Rodgers, Oliver Lieb, Secret Cinema & Alexander Kowalski to name a few not to mention has had the opportunity to perform at some of the most forward thinking dance events around the globe, all whilst hosting one of Australia’s most successful weekly radio shows (now syndicated through every continent around the world).
From a performance perspective, Steve's live shows are nothing short of electric! Utilizing his complete control over cutting edge technology fused with his passionate background of traditional instruments, live keys and vocals, a performance he has cultivated over the past 15 years.
THANKYOU CITY (Sol Selectas Records)
Thankyou City are one of Australia’s most in demand live acts. Brothers, Brenny B Slice and Scott Von have performed all over Australia since the projects inception almost a decade ago. The boys have played at all of their hometown’s biggest clubs and festivals with highlights including Rainbow Serpent Festival, Strawberry fields, Earth Frequency Festival, Subsonic Music, Babylon Festival and Let Them Eat Cake.
Internationally, The TYC boys have generated a strong following with stunning performances at some of Europe’s most respected underground clubs such as Berlin’s Sisyphus, Ritter Butzke and Golden Gate, they have also spread their sound from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague, France, Spain and Thailand all the way to UK’s glade festival and USA’s symbiosis festival.
The Thankyou City sound is a unique characteristic blend of deep house, progressive and techno. Infusing natural organic sounds, warm orchestras, emotive pads and rich electronic melodies alongside thick bass-lines and complex percussion. The brothers have developed an impressive trademark sound that embraces a richly melodic, genre-blurring approach to creating their sophisticated musical creations. They are also very diverse, creating and performing a variety of music from hip-hop, funk and ambient to cinematic soundscapes alongside their usual peak time festival sets.
THE FIELDS (Who Loves?)
The Fields are a duo consisting of Andre Schrödinger & Dajana Dedić who have a focus and love for melodic Deep House & Techno.
Andre shaped his sound playing in nightclubs in his hometown of Berlin for 7 years whilst Dajana soaked up the atmosphere of the European nightlife through multiple trips there before immersing herself into the Melbourne underground.
Together they started playing out in Melbourne in late 2016, developing their sound and vision in Melbourne's electronic scene.
CASEY LEAVER (Grail House Management)
Melbourne based DJ, Casey Leaver is well known for her energetic and “hands in the air” kind of house sets although, is also well practiced in playing techno, tech house, disco, funk and downtempo electronic music. Casey works her groovy upbeat style into her sets to create an emotive flavour of sound, providing the crowd with a pleasing result.
Casey has now been involved with the Melbourne music industry as the founder of Disco Volante at OneSixOne for it’s 4 years, and has now co-launched a successful nationwide DJ management agency (Grail House Management). Casey has explained her sound as being influenced from early 2000’s electro house to old school hip hop and disco. This mix of knowledge gives her the power to have the dance floor in front of her always moving and grooving!
KIRK CHETCUTI (Arteq Productions)
Kirk Chetcuti is a name synonymous with quality techno and deep progressive. A resident DJ for powerhouse crews Arteq Productions and Warg means this talented spinner has the experience and skillset to bring four to the floor in any context.
Kirk is usually seen behind the decks week in week out across the city, stomping his name where ever he plays and showing everyone his version of music.
STEVIE STRAFFORD (White Noise Music)
A finer selector of the best electronic jams in Melbourne, there is none. We're proud to call Stevie one of our own and if you've ever stepped in front of this supreme purveyor you'll know he doesn't disappoint.
Techno, disco, house and prog.. and everything in between.
LUKE LAWRENCE (White Noise Music)
Luke is the founder, co-producer and resident DJ of White Noise Music based in Melbourne.
His passion for the underground house and techno industry is unmatched.. and as a DJ, his #goodvibesonly track selections conjure the sort of emotion that late night/early morning melodic and progressive techno is known for.