Opening this Friday Shrug features ; Tim Culbert, Life DJ's, Alex Marsh(Sunday School resident), Dave Stuart (Sunday School resident)
The crew who’ve brought you the best of local up coming talent in deep tech, prog and techno at their Sunday School nights at the Bunker proudly present SHRUG!!!
As always we’re putting together a night of quality music that you wont find in the majority of clubs around Sydney. You’ll be treated to what we’d consider a perfect flow of music throughout the night starting with some deep techy grooves to get you on the dance floor.
Friday 5th December
10:00pm - 4:00am
Cnr Pitt & Goulburn sts, Sydney
$15 / $10 before 11pm or on Guest list
Tim first stepped behind the decks in 2001 under the watchful eye of his funky house spinning DJ mate Mo’Funk. But Culbert quickly found himself craving something deeper, eventually discovering the progressive tribal sound of Steve Lawler and Danny Howells - from here his musical journey has twisted through deep house, tech house, progressive and techno, although Culbert says “I prefer to just call it house music.”
Culbert is regularly called upon for warm-up duties for Sweetchilli-sponsored events – most notably opening the main room at Home for the 2008 Livewire event featuring Paolo Mojo and Supermayer.
His union with Robbie Lowe has also borne fruit, with Culbert recently playing before Lowe and Tiesto for the Dutch trancer’s performance at the Hordern Paviliion in May 2008. Now Tim and Robbie have joined forces – their uncannily similar sound has become the cornerstone of their new Colour parties, launched with a special 4-disc promo mix and has expanded to include fellow Sydney progressive house production whiz Matt Rowan in the future.
Culbert has also stretched his wings beyond the DJ Booth, having been on board as a resident DJ alongside Grant Taplin on internet portal Proton Radio’s .AUdio show since September 2005. And a production career is also on his agenda, although for now any output will remain secret until his inner perfectionist is ready to share them with the rest of the world. He also recently co-found Thug Records which showcases cutting edge underground music from both locally and abroad.
Tim’s latest colour mix;
The Life DJs are Rod Lee and Ken Knott. Meeting fortuitously through a friends sisters boyfriend the two quickly realised they had much more in common than a few degrees of separation. Forming a studio partnership in early 2005 saw the boys spending unnatural amounts of time together working on their studio tans… recently resulting in an EP released on the boys own label – Life Music.
Life, undeniably the most successful night at uber club Favela, proved that the boys were not alone in their passion for quality, forward thinking music and a damn good time. Disregarding genre barriers and refusing to be yet more trend followers worked and gave the boys a unique opportunity to develop unhampered by the 'pop' culture of the time. Fast forward 20 months and the boys are reaping the rewards equally as much as the lucky people on the dance floors who get to share in what is quickly becoming contagious… a Life DJs set
Taking the life ethos of pushing boundaries into the DJ booth requires constant attention and innovation. Spending countless hours in the studio and investing serious time honing their stage craft, the boys are consistently embracing new technologies to make their sets fresh, exciting and unique.
Rod and Ken have now developed a hybrid live/DJ setup that incorporates Ableton Live, 3 CDJs, 2 midi controllers, EFX and Soft Synths to put the full gamut of their DJing and production skills to use in every single one of their sets. Pooling their creative resources together including original tunes, remixes and specially made FX together with the skills and knowledge gained from years of Djing means that during every life DJ set you are guaranteed to witness 2 performers leaving nothing on stage or in the booth.
Life DJs live mix recorded October 3rd in The Cave at the Chinese Laundry.
Hailing from the UK, Sydney DJ Alex Marsh was heavily influenced by legendary London nights such as: Renaissance, Bedrock and The Gallery.
Having secured a residency at the successful Sunday School Alex likes to push his own unique sound refusing to be pigeon holed by one genre. With this passion and enthusiasm for all styles of music and a real understanding of building a set Alex is a welcome addition to the Sydney scene. He has quickly become a well respected proponent of using Abelton during his DJ sets drawing comparisons to another famous “Alex” from the UK. Having recently set his sights on production and refusing to be "just another DJ" there is still much more to come from this Londoner.
The perennial late bloomer……Dave has always been passionate about listening to music and has been hanging around the Sydney scene for what seems like forever but keeping a low profile as being an always modest individual. Only starting to learn to DJ about 18 months ago Dave’s already played at several of Sydney well known clubs and has been running his own night specifically for up & comers, Sunday School, since July 2008.
• Sunday School @ The Bunker (resident)
• Homeskooled @ The Burdekin
• Deadly Domingos @ Favela
• Knocked up @ ARQ
• DSS Warehouse Party – September
• Midi In The City – November
• Civic Underground – Saturdays
Dave’s style could be summed up in one word…DEEP…whether it be House, Tech-House, Progressive or Techno, you’ll find his sets incorporating a deep groove throughout.