Astral People are proud to announce the return of German-based DJ/Producer Objekt, coming back to our shores for a string of club shows and special set at Pitch this coming March.
Born in Tokyo to British-American and Filipino parents, TJ Hertz grew up in Belgium and the UK before settling in Berlin in 2009, where he released his first record, the white-label Objekt #1, in 2011. Across his subsequent club output (on labels such as Hessle Audio, Leisure System, Power Vacuum and his own imprint) audacious sound design and meticulous arrangements have served to buckle and twist dancefloor conventions across a range of genres.
Hertz applies similar rigour and imagination to his LPs, which conjure engrossing soundworlds rich with conceptual possibility. His debut album, 2014’s ‘Flatland’ on PAN, consolidated his influences – IDM, electro, techno, industrial and ambient, among others – into a sonically adventurous narrative imagining “a world in which any scene can be seen from every angle at once”. His 2018 follow-up, the introspective ‘Cocoon Crush’ LP, deploys a more organic sound palette of foley recordings and ASMR-inspired textures in service of more personal themes.
Objekt has built a reputation as one of the must-see DJs of his generation. Though techno is still his centre of gravity, his club sets trace ever-wider orbits, typically encompassing electro, house, acid, bass music, DnB, dub and unclassifiable club music across a broad tempo spectrum. These virtuoso voyages are made possible by a deft, highly technical mixing style, along with a technician’s mindset honed through his years working as an instrument developer at music software company Native Instruments.
Heralded as Mixmag’s DJ of the year in 2018, Objekt is not one to be missed.
Stopping over at Outer Body & Move, Perth (6 Mar), Sugar Adelaide (7 Mar), Pitch Music & Arts Festival (8 Mar)and Universal, Sydney (14 Mar), don’t miss Objekt in the club this March.
Astral People Presents
Australian Tour 2020
Friday March 6 – Outer Body & Move, Venue TBA, Perth
Saturday March 7 – Sugar, Adelaide
Sunday March 8 – Pitch Music & Arts Festival, Moyston
Saturday March 14 – Universal, Sydney.