Hailing from the hills of far north qld and having a huge love for hiphop, reggae, dubstep and any basswise wobbly phat stuff that makes ya move, he has been experimenting with sound for the past few years. He has worked with a broad range of styles, starting from psychedelic trance before finding the sound of hiphop and dubstep. His style could be categorized anywhere from funky hipstep through to dark hefty dubstep breaks… always keeping it bass heavy and trashy!
Dysphemic & Miss Eliza:
Dysphemic is rhythmically hard hitting, dark and melodically brainwashing. His tracks have no single genre to compliment his style, nor his tempo. Inside these highly original compositions is a razor sharp dynamic that transforms one man into a technological synthesis machine.” Dr. R.W. Penton
Lysdexic began its existence as garbled experiments in freeform sound design, audio manipulation and textural soundsculpting before moving into rhythmic based composition. Sampling everything from scratched discs, hacked data files, circuit bent kids toys and his ever growing collection of modified drum machines, lysdexic continues to explore and destroy the audio spectrum.
Tapegun (a confused guise adopted by Melbourne musician Dan Ryan) works on the edge of hiphop/something with strong influence imbued by the likes of Aphex Twin, Prefuse 73, Aesop Rock. Tapegun’s style of hiphop is accepted with a wince and embraced with carefully gloved hands for fear of infection while being laughed at by the competent and skilled. Dan works solo, making all his own beats everything done, he’s solely worked on from start to finish. He also has several other projects Harmaline Studio, The Department of Fiction, Nyhne, and is also now fronting a band with his two younger brothers, titled The Buegs.
Psychotic, distorted synths and heavy mechanical drums dominate the mix. Sounds get chopped, mangled and rearranged. Things move so fast that it’s hard to keep up. A frenetic explosion of ideas. The work of a mastermind. Mashing everything from UK hardcore, jungle, drum & bass, jazz, hip-hop and dubstep; Tim Pryde AKA Trimaxis is a one-man electronic band. Inspired by innovative bass guitarists such as Squarepusher, Les Claypool and Jaco Pastorius; plus the warped sounds of Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin and Mr Bungle, Trimaxis’ anti-genre approach to music has allowed him to create something that is truly his own.
The Mollusk aka Shane Vigo started back in 2007 as a solo project. “Breaking convention” is Mollusk’s middle name, constantly pushing forward to create a new and interesting sound. These include recordings of a spray can underwater for “synth’s”, circuit bending toys for “bass lines” and wet towels thrown at a brick wall for “snare’s”, among hundreds of other hair brain & fun ideas to create sound art. After recording these sounds, a select few are re-worked in the studio to become huge bass line, synthesis, percussion and other quirky re-creations designed to blow the minds of punters at The Mollusk’s legendary live sets.
Desiseq is the alias of multi-instrumentalist/producer Stephen Tan based in Melbourne, Australia. The sound amalgamates live recordings, abstract ambience, glitch’y hyperedits, fractured beats, circuit bendings, soundesigns, tweakages, bleeps, clicks & cuttings within a downbeat groove based sound structure. For the over half his lifespan, melbourne based soundhead Stephen Tan has been involved in a vast spectrum of avenues in the music industry. From live sound engineering, playing in punk-rock/instrumental-noise/prog/stage bands on guitar,working as an audio engineer on several television productions to assistant engineer/producer/mixer for various EPs, musical collaborations with a handful of varying artists in respective fields as well as consistantly exploring uncharted audible terrain on his own leading him into a unique non-genre specific style that sets the desiseq sound apart from the majority of recent electronica artists.
Blunt Instrument are a live glitch hop duo based in Brisbane, Australia. Using a combination of beats, breaks, leads, samples and turntablism to create a multi-layered live sound. Their production is influenced pretty heavily by guys like Tipper, Bassnectar and the more recent glitch hoppers, as well as traditional samplers like anyone from Ninja Tune….
Eli and Jesse were manufactured inside the bowels of a top secret laboratory for the purpose of being super soldiers hell bent on world domination. After the mad scientists realized the true nature of the monsters they had created they tried to destroy the foul creatures they had spawned but were overwhelmed by the sonic insanity and bled to death from their ears. To this day the location of Eli and Jess is unknown, but their presence on the internet is evidence that the world is still not safe from the global menace lurking around the corner.
After deciding that some things are just better when combined, like a beer in your hand or boobs in your face… Two of Australia’s favourite producers James Hayes (Shadow Fx) and Algenon Renton (Positive Thought, Yeti and 21547 other pseudonyms) have have decided to join forces to create the suitably named project STAUNCH. And STAUNCH is exactly that – bass heavy, riff laden downtempo beats that are sure to make a mess of any dance floor…
Currently based in Brisbane, Nash began producing electronic music in 2007. Inspired by outdoor dance parties as well as Australian artists, he developed a taste for wacky morning psy. After several months of writing morning trance and with a release on Adapted Records, Nash began to broaden his horizons which led to the birth of Goosebumpz. With a passion for all sorts of electronic music, Nash still finds it difficult to commit to a certain genre and is currently producing a variety of styles including dubstep, mid-tempo breaks and electro.
Mr. Bill is Bill Day from Sydney, Australia. He is an Ableton enthusiast and Producer / Audio Engineer, and writes a range of electronic music which all ends up sounding pretty glitchy. He also makes tutorial videos teaching how he goes about the process to make this style of music using Ableton Live.
AKA Sketi, Skza, Sketwun the Chef, Inspectah Sket.. Harry Fisher is the brains behind Moist Lab and East Coast hiphop trio Lore Crew. Harry’s obsession with music began at an early age, playing in bands and Djing all through high school. An increasing interest in different styles of electronica such as broken beat / glitch / dub, which found him playing psybreaks at Symbiosis Festival 06 (Northern California) along side Shpongle, OTT, Tipper, Bluetech and Spoonbill.
Meat Axe is the result of Tim and Dan from the dark psytrance act Hefty Output simultaneously getting tired of high BPMs and being exposed to the music of Si Begg and Tipper. Already having played around Australia and in Tokyo, their debut EP “Handjobs for the Loser Crowd” is spending time in the Addictech charts.
Warpaint’s (aka. Sebastian Elkner’s) music carrier began in earnest in 2006 producing for and emceeing with (now defunct) Melbourne hip-hop outfit The Contrast, since then he has also produced beats for Sklang!, Threat Level Orange and most of the upcoming album from Inkstain Pro. His music draws upon influences from many different sources including Jazz, Hiphop, DnB, Glitch, Dub, Dubstep and Blues just to name a few.
Toby Paramore been making music for many years, having spent time on skateboards in Sydney while studying music production in hilly suburbs he headed south to melbourne to pursue new musical avenues and ideas. He blends mpc, samples and synths with dub, hip-hop and electronica to create some soulful smooth tracks.
Simon Cotter is a music/sound creator from Melbourne. His solo work goes under the name Document Swell. Having released an EP “Your House is Killing You” in January 2010, his signature IDM sound is hybridized with dubstep and hiphop rhythms.