DJ/Producer based in Melbourne. Contributions to Hot Concept and Cashmere Radio. Previously supported Martyn, Lvis 1990 & Bok Bok, DJ Sports, DJ Central and Escape Artist. Radio via NTS, Cashmere, Rinse, 4ZZZ, Singapore Community Radio. ✌️
Since learning bad language from the Windowlicker video on late-night TV, Pokies has spent time riding the various genre waves over the last 15 years. From the blog house surge of the mid-'00s, the gross dubstep era of 10's to the deconstructed club and nostalgia revival movements of recent years, Pokies has been front-left with a shit pair of earplugs.
Pokies has had a long history with radio stations everywhere he's lived. Starting as a librarian sorting piles of garbage demos to co-hosting a weekly show called Gorgeous on Tuesdays at 4ZZZ Brisbane. Then for roughly sixteen months, he spent over five hours each week in the NTS London studio listening to a ridiculous amount of well-curated music by some of Londons most underrated collectives and individuals. He did the same thing for nearly a year in Berlin where he became part of the furniture at Cashmere Radio, absorbing the ideas of the community that frequented the well-carpeted space.
Radio DJ's have been Pokies biggest source of inspiration in recent years but it'd be rude not to list the others. Aphex, Burial, Zomby, Tiga, SCNTST, Josey Rebelle, Loefah, Lena Wilkens, Samo DJ, Paul Woolford, Tommy Wright III, Huerco S, Objekt, Mr Oizo, Joy O, Jam City, HKE, Beneath, Linkin Park, Night Slugs, Hessle Audio, TTT, Whities, Berlin Atonal and so many others have had more of an effect on Pokies than they realise so yeah sick.
P.S. Pokies is the Australian term for slot machines. They are shit creations that ruin lives and are an upsetting showcase of technology being developed to cause harm to everyday people. Fuck Pokies.
Loner On A Surfboard EP - Hot Concept, 2019
MIGA Vol.1 Compilation - Cashmere Radio, 2020