Hidden up near the Victoria Markets, the Mercat X Hotel provides the perfect environment for "underground" events, being both underground and relaxed inside.
White Noise Music is at it again. We're bringing our party to the amazing Mercat Basement (www.themercat.com) to feature TWO of Melbourne's best electronic performing artists... the enigmatic Stockholm Syndrome and incredibly talented No.1 Delicious.
On Friday night, March 11th the infamous STOCKHOLM SYNDROME and NO.1 DELICIOUS (Darius Bassiray) will take over the main stage at Mercat with their hypnotic sub-120 BPM sonic indie-techno style!
Stockholm Syndrome are a DJ/producer duo made up of the Scot Iain Mac aka Pyz and Australian Brett Wilson aka Wil-tron. After DJing together at the same party and recognising their similar tastes they formed Stockholm Syndrome in late 2013.
Stockholm Syndrome’s style varies widely and can’t be wrapped up in a single genre. They’re drawn to dark, moody, sub 120bpm techno, the raw, energetic Mex-tech, the slow Balaeric, Drug Chug and the strange. In a little over a year since they formed, Stockholm Syndrome have clocked up an impressive gig list DJing at many of Melbourne’s iconic venues such as Revolver Upstairs, New Guernica, The Liberty Social, Boney and Loop Bar.
2015 has seen the boys play an impressive closing set at the inaugural Piknic Electronik Melbourne, a twisted, genre bending set at Unfold/001 and their first 2 original productions have been well received by the other artists such as Gemini Brothers, id!r and Death by Repetition.
In 2016, Stockholm Syndrome will enjoy their first debut at Rainbow Serpent which truly exemplifies the duo’s versatility and talent.
NO. 1 DELICIOUS / DARIUS BASSIRAY
Darius Bassiray is one of Australia’s most respected DJ’s and producers. He is an extremely diverse and forward thinking DJ who is widely known around the world for his consistently dynamic DJ performances.
His records have been charted and played by the likes of Richie Hawtin, Magda, Slam, Laurent Garnier, Terry Francis, Dominik Eulberg, Craig Richards, Marcel Fengler, Lee Burridge, Roman Flugel, Hernan Cattaneo, Brothers Vibe, Vince Watson, Clive Henry, Sei A, Mark E, DJ T, and many more.
His records have been featured on John Digweed’s Transitions Radio show & Phil K and James Zabiela have included his track their recent CD compilations.
His technical DJ ability, and superior understanding of programming has allowed Darius to perform at many of the best clubs, festivals and events in the world.
Darius regularly tours around the globe playing anywhere and everywhere from Kaula Lumpur, to El Paso, Bangkok to Texas, from Auckland to Atlanta. He recently headlined the main room for 4 hours at Pacha in Buenos Aires, Argentina alongside Joseph Capriati. He was also recently invited to play the warm up set for Deetron at the 2010 Balance Party at the Miami Winter Music Conference, USA. In Australia, Darius has played the infamous Rainbow Serpent Festival market stage where in 2014 he astonished the Market Stage crowd with his intelligent, risky, and amazingly well received set before Minilogue.
He was a resident at the infamous Sunny, whilst his current residency in Melbourne is at the super exclusive “SloMotion” night at My Aeon where each DJ is personally selected by Phil K – one of the most respected figures in Australian dance music. As a DJ, there does not come much more praise than that.
Darius is equally at home playing the warm up set for the likes of Lusine, Danny Howells, Sven Vath, John Digweed, Steve Rachmad, Apparat, Minilougue, or Robag Whrume. He is the first choice of Australian warm up DJ for Danny Howells when he performs his 9 hour ‘Dig Deeper’ nights, and can get the call up to play on mainstage Techno Festivals, or set the mood for a party by the beach in Miami, through to intimate super underground obscure house events in basements or South American arena shows. His style always remains current and his versatility is evident by his consistent booking schedule for an array of different parties in Australia and around the world.
He started his career as one half of DJ duo Rollin Connection at the turn of the millennium which resulted in the creation of one of Melbourne's most
enduring club nights: Darkbeat. Since then he has gone on to embark on a solo career, and co-founded one of Austalia’s leading touring agencies and event companies – Funf Touring.
Since 2012, in just over two years, Funf has dramatically exploded onto the Australian scene and is one of the most influential electronic music companies in the country. They toured, promoted and facilitated the 2014 tour of Jeff Mills and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall as the headline show of Melbourne Festival as well as organizing, promoting club shows and nationally touring artists such as Axel Boman, Robert Hood, Mathew Dear, Moby, Tiga, Hernan Cattaneo, Petar Dundov, Leon Vinehall, and many many more.
Not content on just being a label owner, Bassiray produces an exquisite strain of deep electronic music which has seen him signed onto many benchmark labels -the most recent being a signing alongside Donato Dozzy's album on the distinguished Further Recordings, Chris Fortier's Fade imprint, Haul Music, Dieb Audio and Manual Music. His records are regularly supported by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Magda, Slam, Terry Francis, Ivan Smagghe, Kris Wadsworth, Dominik Eulberg, Craig Richards, Marcel Fengler, Lee Burridge, Roman Flugel, Brothers Vibe, Vince Watson, Clive Henry, Sei A, Mark E, & DJ T.
Darius Bassiray demands the dancefloor's attention through his immaculate use of dynamic house music, future influenced groove, abstract electronica and deep techno. Add to this his uncanny ability to succeed in all areas he chooses to focus his attention on, Darius Bassiray will be a bench mark name for years to come.
Sweden born and Melbourne based DJ, music blogger and producer Sundelin knows how to deliver a dynamic and organic underground sound. During her DJ career she has evolved her style into a dark, groovy tech sound mixed with a good dose of fun and pulsing basslines. Since she arrived in Melbourne she has been playing at iconic venues like Lounge, Brown Alley, Killing Time, My Aeon, The Carlton and The Railway Hotel, and supported artists like KiNK, Spencer Parker, Finnebassen, Steve Bug, Stimming, Robert Babicz, MOSCA and Ben Pearce.
Sundelin loves to share the music she loves and is also co-running upcoming music blog Whono’s, where she has interviewed local producers as well as international artists like Edu Imbernon, Alex Niggeman and AFFKT. Her focus lies on minimal, tech house and techno artists and events around Melbourne and the world.
As the founder of the new born brand KONTRAST Collective (@kontrast_collective) she's also part of the underground club scene movement in Melbourne. KONTRAST focuses on combining techno music and visual imprints to create club experience beyond the senses.
Dj Ruby Slippers is a Sydney-Melbourne based DJ and Producer that has been playing the east coast club circuit for the last two years. In that time, she has performed in venues such as Home Nightclub, The Ivy Penthouse, Manning Bar and the main stage of the FBi Radio Turns 10 Festival as the winner of Australian Institute of Music's DJ competition. During this time Ruby also became the recipient of the People's Choice award at Girlthings's DJ competition, while also landing herself a spot as the Guest Dj on FBi Radio 94.5 Friday Mid-Day Mix and Saturday night's The Switch show.
She currently resides in Brunswick, Melbourne, where she recently supported Alison Wonderland at her "Run" album launch party and regularly performs as a resident DJ at Milkshake, WAYF and INTERSTELLAR. Expect tech-house, disco and deep vibes in Ruby's sets. Gigging extensively in the coming months, you can expect Ruby Slippers to carve herself out a spot as one of Australia's most dynamic DJ acts in 2016.
Responsible for the inception and ongoing success of White Noise Music, Luke Lawrence’s pride of the brand is matched only by the respect he has for music. With roots as a mobile DJ and electronic works spanning more than 10 years, this artist knows how to move a crowd and play into their hands… without selling out.
Luke fell for Deep, Tech and Progressive House when introduced to live sets by Satoshi Tomiie, Anthony Pappa, Steve Lawler and James Lavelle, and with a continuing passion for everything electronic, it is generally the 'harder edged' style of Berlin House and Techno that Luke tends to purvey.
You can expect vibrant soundscapes of the Deep, Tech, Indie and Vocal House genres with splashes of edgy Techno to spice things up along the journey. Sublym's mixes constantly evolve to keep the listener experiencing something fresh around every corner, whilst providing plenty of dance floor energy along the way.
Doors open 10pm, free entry until 11pm!
Please be mindful of our neighbours when leaving the venue and keep your voices down, leave in a timely manner and do not damage any property.
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