Melbourne TECHNO Collective presents Shifted and Sigha (AVN/OCS) Fri 11th Oct 2013
Stable Music and Funf Touring are proud to present,
Melbourne Techno Collective
Shifted & Sigha in a b2b 5 hour techno onslaught.
Long term friends and collaborators SIGHA and SHIFTED launch a new series of events showcasing the sound surrounding their Our Circula Sound and Avian imprints. Both producers and their labels have risen to prominence over the last few years, helping to spearhead the newly resurgent UK techno scene. The series of parties promises to fuse their more esoteric influences with the pitch black techno they have become know for. We welcome the pair to play a mammoth B2B set for 5 hours + at The Mercat Basement .
Support: Matt Radovich & Robert Anthony
SHIFTED – Mote Evolver
2011 has seen Shifted rise swiftly from the murky shadows of UK Techno. Little is known of who the cryptic producer is, but rest assured of his credentials. ‘Drained’, his first of two Eps on Luke Slater’s esteemed Mote Evolver imprint instantly grabbed the attention of the Techno fraternity. A heavy, muscular and stripped sound was born from what was to become one of 2011’s most exciting Techno artists. Releases under the pseudonyms Pacific Blue and Relay soon followed, continuing along Shifted’s Techno lines, but built on a deeper, more understated sound.
Appearing on a limited blue vinyl, ‘Industry Part 1 & 2′ was the opening release on the Pacific Blue 12” series, with remixes following from Sandwell District artists Rrose and Silent Servant at the tail of 2011. Shifted’s growing demand as a remixer himself led to reworks of UK Techno legends The Black Dog as well as peers Sigha and Cio D’Or amongst others. Several ‘secret’ white labels were also released with which no name was attributed.
2011 also saw the launch of his Avian imprint. Confirming the calibre of Shifted’s productions, the début (vinyl only) release ‘AVN #001′ struck a chord with its thudding drums and deep, pulsating stabs. The EP received weekly plays from Techno’s top players and became are cord that didn’t leave the bag. The equally illusive London-based producer, Ventress, laid down the follow-up release cementing the Avian label as ‘one to watch’ in 2012. With these productions and remixes gaining warranted attention on the dancefloor, Shifted’s gig diary matured accordingly, DJing at some of the world’s best clubs including the fabled Berghain (Berlin) and Fabric (London).
Looking forward, Shifted continues on from his second Mote Evolver 12”, ‘Control’, with his début album being released on the label in March 2012. Shifted has found home from home on the illustrious label and fits perfectly into its tough, hypnotic and often experimental style of Techno. On top of the Mote Evolver LP, 2012 will bring another solo production under the Pacific Blue alias, a remix for Planetary Assault Systems and undisclosed activity on his own
SIGHA – Blueprint
Sigha is one of the Key figures to emerge from the newly resurgent UK Techno scene. Releases on James Ruskin’s Blueprint Label, Hotflush Recordings and Remixes for CLR, Perc Trax, Mikrowave, Echocord and Token to name a few have blurred the lines between the abstract and the dance floor. A huge supporter of Vinyl, he set up his Our Circula Sound stable in 2010 to create a home for his specific vision of Techno. Sigha’s sound blends traditionalism with a deep take on sound design and atmosphere, and his ability to translate this into uniquely balanced DJ sets has seen him play regularly at the world’s most prestigious venues.
SHIFTED & SIGHA (B2B 5 HOUR + SET) AVN/OCS Showcase
Friday Oct 11 – The Mercat Basement,
$25+bf at Dash Tickets.