✰ MERVE ✰
Amongst the list of Australia’s most renowned dance music auteurs, at the top, you’ll find Merve. Widely regarded by industry tastemakers, curators, and punters alike as a trailblazer within the underground community. The magic within Merve’s craft lies within her ability to traverse a broad scope of styles, defying genre restrictions and expectations, all whilst sounding consistently true to her own sonic signature. From sweaty underground basement parties to sold-out large-scale festival stages, a set from Merve will pull you in and take you on a journey.
The now Berlin based, Naarm/Melbourne native's early years in the music industry saw her lay rhythmic roots as a music programmer, curating event lineups, and contributing to a host of local community radio stations. Driven by a keen fascination with breaking down barriers between audience and performer, Merve explores the boundaries of each space she takes to, whilst blurring the dichotomy between light and dark. Merve jumps between genres with a seamless finesse, capturing the dancefloor with her undeniably infectious energy, always bound to deliver the unexpected.
A key component within Merve’s creative process is her ability to pluck music from a rich cultural yesteryear, and curate it within a modern context; a symbiotic union which results in a refreshing dancefloor experience. This timeless approach to music curation has allowed Merve to take her craft to the global stage, clocking sets at Panorama Bar, Off Sonar Barcelona, De School Amsterdam, Body Movements Festival, Corsica Studios London, and Robert Johnson. Closer to home, she has performed on all of Australia’s biggest stages - Strawberry Fields, Hopkins Creek, Let Them Eat Cake, Splendour In The Grass, Piknic Electronic, and a now renowned 2019 Boiler Room debut recorded at Pitch Music & Arts Festival, which was subsequently selected as a top five performance by ResidentAdvisor.
Supporting a host of the world's most renowned electronic artists Eris Drew, Octo Octa, Ben UFO, and DJ Pierre to name a few, Merve continues to align herself with the industries best and brightest, her ever-expanding resume proving she remains entirely in a league of her own.
✰ HAYDEN ✰
DJ Hayden, based in Meanjin/Brisbane, is known for his diverse sets spanning techno, hard-groove, trance, garage, rap, and disco. He's established himself by opening for R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop artists, showcasing a versatile and cinematically influenced sound on the dance floor.
✰ JOSHUA.A ✰
Living, laughing, and loving each day, JOSHUA.A, inspired by a motto that declares his swag superiority, guides you through a musical journey with tunes that make you Shazam and dance all night. He cranks up the bass, aiming for a deafening experience, and his shy demeanor transforms on the decks after a life-changing encounter with the house track 'Don't You Worry Child.'
✰ ROMIINDAHOUSE ✰
Romiindahouse is a fellow Māori/Aussie sister who has been known for providing a bravado of eclectic, booty bumping and swagalicious vibes to any crowd she may groove Throughout her journey, she has been humbled to support Australia’s most talented artist such as Skin On Skin and Mechatok as well as Footwork pioneers Traxman and Taso.
✰ 9k ✰
9K, the underground enigma Yugen9K, effortlessly blends sounds from his infamous tread to techno, offering a one-of-a-kind set that guarantees a lively experience at any tempo.
Ru-boi based in meanjin/brisbane, is known for his original ethereal melodic trance and house remix’s to popular cult classics tracks, inspired heavily by the early 2000s trance and house scene Ru-offers a versatile fun energetic set, with little pops of drum and bass, techno and underground rap.
Join the adventure where light meets dark, and music transcends expectations.