MACHINE turns 10 years old this May, our birthday treat is US producer BLACK ASTEROID (Electric Deluxe / Last Gang Records) NYC playing a 4 Hour Set
M A C H I N E turns 1 0 with:
• Black Asteroid [USA] • Qu-Zen [.darkroom] Sydney • Laura King • Lateral [Machine Label] • Consoles • Emmymaie [Machine] • Andrew Till [Machine] • Simon Slieker [Machine] + • VDMO [Visuals]
M A C H I N E 1 0 - We’re incredibly awed at reaching this milestone. 10 years of billowing bass lines, rolling through My Aeon. Whilst we’ve endeavoured to keep the fire burning, it’s you the techno public of Melbourne and beyond who have continued to give us your support. Together, we ride a wild wave representing a style, a sound and a value set that create a paradigm of musical energy.
There’s a risk in achieving tenure that the milestone becomes a millstone; a constraint around which we keep rehashing the same ideas, which steadily become tropes. In making choices about Gender Equality, gender politics and freedom from harassment, liberation from discrimination, in affirming a strong stance on inclusion and diversity and in speaking about behaviour on the dance floor and with phones and cameras - in setting up intentions about these things, in inviting our community to engage in these things and in throwing it all out there we feel we’ve ripped the millstone from our collective neck.
This 10th Birthday is a celebration of what we as a community stand for. A celebration of the diversity and togetherness that forms the backbone of a music culture which spans decades. This is the canvas upon which our tenth birthday is laid: Safe and respectful dance floors and a diverse crowd, freely expressed. Colour and energy and vibrance throughout the venue.
Who better to help us celebrate this milestone than one of the out and out mavericks of the world techno community: BLACK ASTEROID. An artist with a celebrated, intriguing and diverse history. An artist of style and vision for sound and design. An artist who is truly an artist. And with a proven track record of delivering when it matters.