Stranger and Bunker, two of Melbourne’s most forward-thinking techno crews, will join forces for one the most exciting lineups to hit Melbourne in years. Heading to Australia to perform at the upcoming Pitch Music & Arts Festival, FJAAK, Objekt and SPFDJ is part of a small collective of niche techno artists highly sought-after across the globe. For one night only they will bring their brand of cutting edge dance music to The Bottom End for what will surely be a sell-out show.
FJAAK (Live) (GER)
From a Spandau-Basement experiment to a now well-established force in contemporary techno, the rise of FJAAK has seen the duo become an internationally renowned creative force. Gracing stages at global festivals ADE and Awakenings, alongside numerous slots at the Circoloco Ibiza, District 8, and techno institution Berghain, their dedicated fanbase comes in spades. With eleven singles & EPs, two albums and a couple of compilation appearances under their belt, FJAAK can look back on an extensive discography that packs quite a punch. This will be FJAAK’s Australian debut.
Crossing a plethora of genres within his work, Objekt fuses electro, acid, bass, dub, and experimental into his work, while maintaining solid foundations in techno. Across his subsequent club output on labels such as Hessle Audio, Leisure System, Power Vacuum and his own imprint label, audacious sound design and meticulous arrangements have served to buckle and twist dancefloor conventions. His 150-bpm IDM opus ‘Ganzfeld’, released on a split EP with Dopplereffekt, was selected as Resident Advisor’s #1 track of 2014, while Mixmag named ‘Theme From Q’ their top record of 2017.
Hailing originally from Sweden, SPFDJ’s beginnings were in London as part of the infamous collective Universe of Tang. Occasionally working at vicious speeds, acidic techno climes are fused with kaleidoscopic sounds, making for unique output. Alongside producer sprintf, she co-runs the Cranial Handles transmission, the System.out sound system, and the latest party coerced into life: Power Play. Drawing on the many and varied collaborative efforts at the heart of her activity, SPFDJ delivers Intrepid Skin, her label and outlet for autonomous developments. SPFDJ is as deft in moving the most debaucherous underground space as she is at opening the floor for big clubs like Corsica Studios and Oval Space.