Thursday 26th September: Thornbury Social Club, Melbourne Local support from Made in Paris and The Journey
Tickets from $60 (via Novel FB page)
Friday 27th September: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets from $55 (via Novel FB page)
Stephan Bodzin is back! Following his sold out 2018 tour, which included thisamazing sunset performance on the St. Kilda foreshore, one of the world’s biggest LIVE electronic music performers will be returning to Australia in September.
He is the first artist to be announced at the newly minted Thornbury Social Club in Melbourne, the new multi-level warehouse space located in the city’s Northside. He will be supported by two of Australia’s brightest emerging dance music stars: Made In Paris and The Journey. In Sydney, Novel will team up with Division Agency to host the German’s headline performance at the Enmore Theatre.
Stephan Bodzin, who boasts the titles of DJ, producer, performer, and record label founder, is considered a wizard in the world of analogue synthesizers. No doubt the German-born wunderkind’s ability to use music to express his deepest thoughts and feelings came from his upbringing: he grew up amongst vintage drum machines as his father specialised in creating experimental sound. This is definitely a huge clue into why his work is described as melodic and emotive techno, and whether or not you’re familiar with him, his music has the ability to transport listeners to other worlds.
Having worked with the likes of Depeche Mode, Booka Shade, and Thomas Schumacher, his impressive collaborative exploration isn’t what’s kept Bodzin at the top of his game: it’s his ability to produce out of this universe, mind-melting live sets.
Stephan Bodzin (GER)
Stephan Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene for years. The reason the German has endured where many had fallen by the wayside is because of his devotion to authenticity. “Without it, everything would appear to be nothing more than a hollow shell,” says the son of an experimental musician who is now a revered talent in his own right.
After starting out by composing music for several prestigious European theatres, Stephan Bodzin soon fell in love with nocturnal club sounds and began producing his own brand of techno. He impressed right from the off and has gone on to work with Marc Romboy many times, including on albums like “Luna” and more recently “Kerberos & Styx” in 2014, and with Oliver Huntemann under myriad aliases including Rekorder. The fruits of these labours have defined the modern techno scene until today.
“Throughout my releases and all my collaborations I managed to let my ideas flow freely and to develop my own style,” Stephan Bodzin explains, and he proved that with 2007’s debut album, “Liebe ist…” and the many other original productions that have followed, such as 2014’s single ‘Sungam’, which sat at number four on the RA charts, and his massive remix of Super Flu’s “Jo Gurt” in the same year.
Stephan Bodzin productions are driving, hypnotic things with a very real and memorable sense of melody that sticks long in the mind. Of course, running his own Herzblut label has also defined his career since 2006, and as well as being a place for his own work, has also housed refreshing contemporary music from Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper and Pig&Dan amongst many more.
In the club, meanwhile, Stephan Bodzin is both a story telling DJ who really takes dance floors on a ride through his many musical influences, but is also an impressive live specialist who creates mesmerising, high impact soundtracks on the fly. Across all continents, there is barely a club or festival in the world worth its salt that he hasn’t headlined at some point or other.
Stephan’s music is as polarizing as he is, both as DJ and live artist. But there’s one statement that holds true for all of his productions: they are certainly of the highest ‘authenticity’.
Made in Paris (AUS)
With a mind for the melodic drive of techno, tech house and deep moods, Made in Paris remains in a league of her own, noted by copious media and industry tastemakers as one of country’s top underground DJ’s, producers and label curators. Dropping hints from her recent USA tour through to Australia’s Piknic Electronik, Output Festival and midyear at Splendour In The Grass, the Sydney artist and record label curator depicts the blood of her work across the globe in her deep and dark production journey. The Made in Paris project has entrapped enthusiasts within the industry from Maceo Plex and Animal Trainer to Joseph Capriati’s techno allure, with a globally acclaimed Mixmag, BBC Radio 1 and her most recent Triple J Mix Up Residency, making her a devilish staple in consoles across warehouses and concrete jungles of the underground.
The Journey (AUS)
After the best part of 10 years learning, becoming, and now sculpting Australia’s House and Techno scene, Tom Evans and Jacob Malmo decided to pool their creative talents and energies together for something greater. Enter: The Journey. The concept for ‘The Journey’ began one Winter’s morning on the way home from an elaborate night out. Their debut single ‘Principium’ on their imprint UGENIUS Music, as well as the Jamie Stevens remix, was well received globally from artists such as Hernan Cattaneo, Matthias Meyer, Emanuel Satie and Tim Engelhardt, to name a few. In Australia, it reached number 9 in the ARIA Club Chart stayed in the top 50 for ten weeks, an outstanding achievement for an underground dance music record.