In 2011, Mayday has another meaning. It sees the return of the Melbourne Techno Collective (MTC) and the boys are coming back in a big way. MTC have been running parties in Melbourne for over 9 years now and the boys just want to keep bringing you the best techno Melbourne has to offer. This May MTC will be showcasing some of Melbourne’s and Adelaide’s best live techno acts all in one night. The night will feature Steve Law and Linas from Melbourne and Dj Devious from Adelaide. Along side the awesome live acts MTC will welcome one of Melbourne’s best young dj’s, he is a part of the Knee Deep crew Louis McCoy. Of course the party is not complete without MTC Residents Sam McEwin, Matt Radovich, Craig McWhinney and Jay Reading. Finally to top things off, MTC will have the Function One Soundsystem humming in Deep 11, as well as adding some special flashing lights and the tremendous décor you expect from an MTC show. So get ready to hear some live F@#king Techno this May.
Steve Law (live)
Dj Devious (live)
The Mercat Cross Hotel Basement (DEEP 11) 456 Queen st Melbourne
$15 on the door
Get to know our live acts
STEVE LAW/ZEN PARADOX
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, creating and performing music in almost every sub-genre that has been spawned over the past couple of decades.
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 immediately signed to Ollie Olsen’s new Psy-Harmonics label, and licensed to KK/Nova Zembla in Europe and Restless in the U.S. to critical acclaim, and was a huge success. Steve went on to release further material under the Zen Paradox banner during the nineties, backed up with extensive and successful 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 inaugral 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 contributed to the Fringe, Next Wave, Experimenta, Electrofringe, Liquid Architecture, Articulating Space, Make it Up Club and Melbourne International Animation festivals.
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 an inspired live performer, regularly doing impromptu live improvisations with many of Melbourne’s underground musicians. He is also a member of the Melbourne band Black Cab.
Dj Devious has come a long way from catching the early 90s rave bug that swept Adelaide and Australia. Devious’s passion and individual style has seen him build a career in Australia lasting a very impressive 19 years. One would get less for murder!.
Now after putting out 25 international releases to date that consist of 43 tracks in total, to say Devious has been hard at work in the studio would be an understatement.
Having tracks handpicked to appear on international mix cds from Ken Ishii and Dave the Drummer just shows that the world has taken notice of Dj Devious and his music. His tracks have appeared on vinyl labels such as Ignition Records, Dj Special Needs, Pirate Audio, Rewerx Records and Sketcha Traxx and on digital labels like Reldz Recordings, Notorious North, Dj Veztax’s Label Veztonik, MHR-HRD (Mad Hatter-Hard), Swarm and the Aussie label Elektrax. Devious also has two forthcoming releases on the outstanding new label Urban Kickz and a fresh new EP to drop later this year on Elektrax. Let’s just say the best has yet to come.
Fine tuning his production skills and style has had a little help along the way as Dj Devious has had the pleasure of working in the studio alongside Mike Humphries, Ignition Technician, Phil Walls, Dave Pham, Geezer, Matt Radovich and Banga Matt who have all helped to broaden and enlighten Dj Devious art form in one way or another.
Adelaide the city of Churches has produced some of the world’s best artists and now Dj Devious is clawing his way up into the limelight, so keep your eyes and ears peeled what comes next!
If you have been to a techno party in Melbourne within the last 10 years, you would have been able to see and hear on of Melbourne’s best Techno producers. Linas has put together many incredible live sets for so many crews in Melbourne including Wet Musik, Hardware, MTM and recently the TECHNO heavyweights MXML. He has gone on to support some of techno’s big names including The Industrializer and Virgil Enzinger. Not only is Linas an amazing live performer he is also and tremendous producer of music and he has released tracks for Wet Musik, Pornographic and just recently Virgil Enzingers icntrl label, just to name a few.Linas is Back with a live set full of new tunes. Expect deep and dark techno with a precise amount of toughness. So strap yourself in, you do not want miss a live show from Linas.
So it’s time for you to get fired up!