Ant J Steep, Hugo, Trinity, Matt Aubusson, Jordan Deck, Nick Belshaw
With winter well and truly upon us, Australia’s party people are preparing themselves for the off season, mostly by staying home and ignoring any phone calls. But just because the temperature has dropped quicker Paris Hilton’s undergarments, it doesn’t mean life has to stop……. With yet another stellar line-up, the Chemistry crew beckons all reclusive clubbers to trade their at home comforts for a night of cutting edge music, in the more than warm confines of The Civic.
After a proper do with English veteran dj Clive Henry back in may, Chemistry returns to The Civic for another instalment of quality music with a hand picked selection of some of Australia’s finest underground acts. Headling Chemistry will be one one of Melbourne’s most respected producers / dj’s ANT J STEEP.
ANT J STEEP (Future Classic / Melb) In his own words…..
First up. I am not going to write this bio myself and pretend it was written by someone important. You will not find quotes such as "after discovering his dads Kraftwerk records at age two, Ant began playing at the local blue light disco" Bios like that are crap and mostly full of it. So here is a real bio written by myself.
I have been a dj for 10 years. My first gig was at the seminal Melbourne club nigh Purveyors at Lounge. Purveyors was all about playing a diverse blend of house, breaks, electro, hip hop, drum and bass and what ever else you could creatively present to a dance floor. I loosely stick to this ideal in my dj sets today.
Over the years I have been the resident dj at a few successful and respected clubs such as Lounge, Revolver and most importantly Honkytonks (where I was the Saturday resident for 5 years). I have played in all Australian cities and even played in South America.
Many djs like to put a list of international artist that they have played on the same bill as in their bios. I don't want to subscribe to being a cliché, but here is a list of the internationally known acts that I have ACTUALLY PLAYED ON THE MAIN STAGE WITH, not in some side room to two people because I told the promoter I would bring some mates. I am sure I have forgotten some
Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Steve Bug, Tom Clark, Damian Lazarus, 2 Many Djs, Felix Da Housecat, Scissor Sisters, Herbert, Layo and Bushwacka, Stacey Pullen, Maurice Fulton, Justin Harris, Luke Solomon, Spektrum, Jacob London, Miles Maeda, Martin Bros, DMX Crew, Chris Duckenfield, Jamie Liddel, DJ Garth, Charles Webster, Chatau Flight, Adam Freeland, Tom Middleton, Kaskade, Q Burns Abstract Message, Jacques Lu Cont, Swayzak, Ricardo Villalobos.
Besides this, my records have been charted and played by such djs as Pete Tong ( Essential Tune of the week) Tiefschwarz, Damian Lararus, Tiga, Derrick Carter, Andrew Weatherall, Mark Farina and Steve Bug
Live at a party DJ set. Nov 2009
HUGO (Good Vibes Records / Italy)
Hailing from Turin in Italy, Hugo was really young when he had the perception that music is something more than an expression of art. During the 90's classically trained jazz musician Hugo, fell in love with electronic music.
Music is not merely the sound, or the perception of sound, but a means by which perception, action and memory are organized. In Hugo’s live set the beat became more mechanical and the bass grooves became deeper, while elements of electronic funk, latin percussion's and melodies are grafted over 4/4 beat.
Hugo has been releasing his productions, constantly improving his ability to amalgamate distinct sounds into a cohesive whole. Hugo blends together the artificial and the organic, and uses tension and pacing for a powerful effect on the dance floor. Hugo’s music is not a break with the electronic music of the past, but an extreme re-invention of the music of today.
TRINITY (LOOSEKABOOSE / PINKSILVER)
MATT AUBUSSON ( GLITCH)
PLUS RESIDENTS JORDAN DECK & NICK BELSHAW
$15 entry, $10 guest before midnight.