Saturday 7 March: Days Like This, Sydney Sunday 8 March: Pitch Music & Arts, Melbourne Thursday 12 March: Electric Rush, Queenstown Friday 13 March: 121 Festival, Wellington Saturday 14 March: Outpost Bar, Brisbane Sunday 15 March: Nevermind Smallclub, Perth Friday 20 March: Sugar, Adelaide Saturday 21 March: Tusk Bar, Wollongong Saturday 21 March: Goodbar, Sydney Sunday 22 March: Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne
Out of a Melbourne bedroom in early 2016, a new underground house music movement was spawned, leading to an undeniable dancefloor anthem and a limitless career for Tristan Hallis. Better known as DJ Boring, he is synonymous with the lo-fi house sound which he kick-started in 2016 with his track ‘Winona Ryder‘. With over 5 million Youtube plays and counting, that track came to represent the definition of lo-fi house.
Since then, the Australian has moved to London and conquered Europe. For proof, look no further than his Boiler Room recording from the 2019 AVA Festival in Ireland which was one of the event’s most-watched streams. His sound still maintains the key characteristics that saw his career explode, including the infamous sound of Roland 909, dreamy FM synthesizers and a hell of a lot of vinyl static. As a DJ he is known for being a dance floor controlling master, a selector who can throw down obscure new cuts alongside classic late-90’s house or techno.
DJ Boring’s return back home will see him play 10 dates, including Pitch Music & Arts and Days Like This festivals, alongside filling a coveted Triple J residency for March.
DJ BORING aka Tristan Hallis could be the most ironically named performer today: energetic journeys into forgotten gems and future classics, nothing about what he does is boring. He inhabits a space where throwback trance sits comfortably with old-school house, and Belgium Techno syncs with rolling funk. He meets each mix physically with sweaty, infectious performances that are compelling to watch. In the studio, the producer has honed in on a contemporary sound paying homage to dance music’s dense past. Whether its Detroit Techno-inspired or Chicago House layered with obscure Youtube samples, his productions are birthed in hardware and imbued with Hallis’ energetic personality – humanity sorely lacking in many productions today. This trait shines through in his new live show where hardware and controllers become a natural extension of his creative self, a conduit through which he presents a fresh take on his music.