Machine feat Steve Law Live

Written by  //  March 19, 2015  //  Local News  //  Comments Off


After the international explosion of last month, we’re honing in this month on one of our prestige local “internationals”; and calling it a showcase. Steve Law needs no introduction: he is simply put, part of the electronic music bedrock of Australia. Moreover he’s as Melbourne as the bluestone cut out of our basalt plains. Unlike some of the other originators and instigators, Steve Law is as active now as ever and is still pushing boundaries with experimental projects, solo efforts and team ups with other artists. His latest album “Anatomy in Suspension” was as recent as November last year, prestigiously released on Atom Heart’s new label No. Steve Law has won multiple awards recognising his contribution to our musical diversity. But don’t get the wrong idea, Steve Law is not all about musical esoterica and noise: you may remember Zen Paradox (Steve Law) belting out techno trance hits that captured the euphoria of the heady peak of raving 90’s. This is an artist that has been, and remains at the forefront of our music culture: offering up some of the best live performance techno you will witness. So please come and celebrate this incredible live artist with us in this showcase performance. And Steve’s bio is well worth reading (below), for an education on one of our most esteemed, who you may not know much about.

Support crew: our long awaited return of Technoir heavyweight Ranjit Nijjer with his nuanced and complex take on the Traktor system. And, as ever the scaffold that Machine hangs off: the esteemed Andrew Till and Simon Slieker bringing bucket loads of unadulterated, unhomgenised, pasteurised and bio-culture infused techno goodness.

Machine: techno-guaranteed to increase your gut flora by 500 percent.

Steve Law -Live

Ranjit Nijjer

Andrew Till

Simon Slieker

10pm – Late $10 @ the door.


Steve Law has been producing electronic music in Australia since the early 1980’s. During that time he has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost electronic artists..
After exploring many areas of electronic experimentation with the groups Guild of Fire, Foil and various solo projects, Steve formed the techno project Zen Paradox in 1992. The debut album “Eternal Brainwave” was signed to Ollie Olsen’s new Psy-Harmonics label, and licensed to KK/Nova Zembla in Europe and Restless in the U.S.. Steve went on to release further material under the Zen Paradox banner during the nineties, backed up with extensive overseas tours. He was named best live electronic act at the 2000 Australian Live Music Awards.
In the meantime, Steve Law continued to explore other areas of cutting edge music, and was awarded the inaugural ABC classic FM computer music award in 1996 for his electro-acoustic composition “Urbania”. He has composed music for film, dance and various multi-media works, and has performed at most major festivals and live venues across Australia.
Steve has collaborated with many other local and international artists, both live and in the studio, and has continued to release music on various labels around the world. He is a highly respected live performer, regularly performing with many of Melbourne’s underground musicians in the live improvisation scene, as well as his solo improvised electronics and techno shows. He has also been a member of the Melbourne bands Black Cab and High Pass Filter.
September 2014 saw the release of the album “Anatomy in Suspension” on Atom Heart’s new label No.

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