[briz:b:e:a:t:s][27:05:01] Superfluid : Bionique : DJ Cosmo Cater
briz:b:e:a:t:s @ http://www.pulseradio.net
sundays 12-4pm (Brisbane time = GMT+10)
Sunday 27th May 2001
Guests this week are :
12-1pm DJ Thorium Lei
3-4pm DJ Cosmo Cater [house/deep house set]
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Bios/info follow :
:::::: DJ Thorium Lei ::::::
Music style played:
Gigs/events you:ve played at/put on/promoted etc:
-dragonflight 99, wash - 2ser FM [sydney radio] , fusion at the
jamesons bar, maelstrom in the blue mountains nsw, photon phunk
at the orient, primal at the hub, primal at the cubar, 4ZzZ FM
community radio, 4ZzZ FM free for all at bonapartes, griffith
uni, 4ZzZ radiothon benefit gig, the queensland art gallery,
pulseradio, synchron 2000 mt tambourine, the monastery, mantra,
horny at the moskva bar and Pulseradio...
Future gigs you:d like to mention:
-I anticipate playing at Crunch [Frontier, King Cross, NSW] in
the near future.
Influences eg other djs/artists/labels:
-UNDERGROUND RESSISTANCE, TRANSMAT, FUNK RECORDS, PRO-JEX, 430
WEST, BLACK NATION, TRASOR, USER, FRAGILE, RED PLANET, SOUTHERN
OUTPOST, KMS, FRICTIONAL, NOVAMUTE, MOODY RECORDINGS, PURPOSE
MAKER, GIGOLO, AXIS, TRACKHEAD, MUTE, MUSIC MAN, META, FIGMENT,
BLUEPRINT, TRAX, INTEC AND TRONIC.
Website url/email address for people to find out more about
you/listen to mixes/contact you:
Anything else you:d like to mention.. maybe the FSU? the
philosophy behind it for people not familiar with it?
[fuck shit up]
FSU is a state of being you will come to when you find that your
neighbours rules do not apply to you.
FSU is an awareness our techno forefathers in Detroit live on a
day to day basis.
FSU is the way of using your six senses that you were not taught
FSU is an understanding you can come to - on your own terms.
FSU are the rules that you make and the rules that you break.
FSU are the people who invent the unheard of
...and execute the unspeakable.
FSU is DYNAMIC.
FSU is dancing in the street.
FSU is sweet and bitter, tangy and tasty - all at once.
FSU is musical.
FSU is brightly lit and well met.
FSU is the mosh pit. It:s surrealist.
FSU is the creative dj that does that mix you never heard
FSU is doing something out of the ordinary once a day.
FSU is breaking out of the mold.
FSU is taking risks.
FSU is new, and it:s fresh and uncut.
It:s the real thing that WON:T be bought in a 300ml bottle, and
WILL just do it without the sponsorship.
FSU is 9 different genres in the one hour set.
FSU is players dancing with the punters.
FSU is not headlining acts at midnight.
FSU is creating it on your own and doing it for yourself.
FSU is doing it even when no-one is watching.
FSU lives and breathes.
FSU is spiritual, and needs no defining spititual leadership,
cos at any given time it will change.
It is all the colors and all the smells, all the sounds and all
the textures, at any given time, in accordance with no rules,
because it makes it:s own rules and it has no limits.
FSU is you It is me It is us
All of us
And it waits for you.
What does music mean to you? Why choose to dj/play/share music with
others instead of something like art/writing?
-Because this kind of music in particular can impart a real
sense of community and because the drive to make oneself heard
in this community is extremely strong. everybody either is,
always was, or wants to be in on this kind of culture. And I
think that kind of energy - even when it can be a little
destructive at times - has real substance to it. People have to
participate in it. This isn:t really a spectator activity where
you will look at someone elses painting or sculpture or hear or
read someone elses writings. If you aren:t the DJ up there
playin the onus is still on you to get in there and participate
and help make the event what it can be.
What about your new mix cd.. Who might be interested in getting a
-Anyone who is into anything new I guess. anyone that really
likes/knows their Detroit.
How people can get a copy?
-For those of you interested in Beta#01CD or any of the
following Beta series email email@example.com with postal
Thorium Lei is also playing at Divas on Decks tonight (fri 25th May) @
spin:n:jam @ Chailight Zone - 11 Sussex St West End. She is also
playing the late set at sun@mantra this Sunday night 27th May from
:::::: Superfluid :::::::
"Other than the low groove of SUPERFLUID - Frequency Response, this
album sucks" - JUICE mag review of SONY - ON THE PULSE Compilation
Being the only positive aspect of a damning review was enough to spur
SUPERFLUID beyond the halcyon days of the Mu Magic shed parties and
the DragonFlight festivals towards the bright lights and shiny
sparklies of the Adventjah team raves and, whilst tending towards the
experimental and sometimes just plain odd, SUPERFLUID has, at least,
developed a style that can be classified as :Obfuscating: to those
bothered enought to find a dictionary.
Doofmeister Nil and brain-the-size-of-a-planet Gribbly are the
founding members of the collective which now includes the delicate
tank-like enigma ABUNAI HITO and resident *scritch*scraatcher* DJ
Luke and all 4 can be regularly seen attempting to use their
superhuman powers for the good of mankind. Sadly Nil:s
invisibility.....isn:t, Gribbly:s (cue warbling theremin noise) mind
bending powers of mind control......don:t and Luke:s attempts to "use
the force" does little but send people frantically scrabbling for the
000 facility on their phones. At least ABUNAI HITO has the strength
of a thousand men......well, sort of.
Dubious superhero themes aside, SUPERFLUID have started 2001 with the
requisite "BANG" so fondly preceding exciting things with the remix
of THE HOUSE IS SURROUNDED (TEC055R) meeting with critical acclaim
and being played 5 weeks in a row by Judge Jules and Pete Tong on
Radio 1! Released on 12" vinyl in March via the TRUELOVE label (UK -
www.truelove.co.uk) it:s in shops now. Creative Vibes are on track
for an EP in 2001, nine09 recordings have snapped up AXIOM for their
Astral PhysX compilation later in the year and THE GRAPE has been
graciously accepted for the Beats and Squelch 4 compilation for
Amnesty International. SF also blagged 3 tracks on the skill
DragonFlight 99 compilation and have recently featured in NextMusic
and Bearing magazines as well as supporting FatBoy Slim at Adventjah
SUPERFLUID are likely to be found infesting the chill or breaks rooms
at parties and fuse electro, hip hop, funk, jazz beats with whatever
the heck sounds right at the time. An almost obsessive fascination
with the SID chip and the weird and wonderfulnessof random noise is
tempered by the need to be penetrable by the listening hordes and a
unique mix of genres, styles and sounds is the result.
Superfluid are playing live at Bottom Heavy, the monthly breaks and
drum:n:bass night tonight (fri 25th May) @ Mantra.
:::::: Bionique :::::::
Artist name: bionique : this is the general name for the project which
primarily consists of Tony and myself (Andrew) however also extends
to the collective of people contributing to the project which
includes Emma-Louise (mc shiva from Vario Air), Caroline Pearson
(vocals), Matt O'Hara (mc) and Jason Russo (production assistance)
Music style: house (deep or otherwise), breaks, trance, trip-hop or
aquatic urban soundscapes contrasted with smoldering phresh'n'funky
beats and flava enhanced by sci tech visuals
Gigs played: I have been playing as bionique for about 6 months (but
writing under this name for much longer) and in that time played at
Mindscapes, Double Helix, The Shag Bar @ the Terminus Hotel, EASs'
RESET @ Zen Reaktor and private parties. I have been composing and
playing live for well over 10 years (including.Tertiary study)
Currently also keyboard player with Brisbane band :Charles Foster
Kane:, and with this band have played hundreds of gigs at all sorts
of brisbane venues (Zoo, Press Club, Rics, The Healer, The Arena
etc) as well as international, interstate and top local supports
including The BigDay Out 99 and playing keys for a Bernard Fanning
solo show. CFK has also allowed me to gain considerable recording
experience working with the likes of Jeff Lovejoy (producer Resin
Dogs) and Grant McClennan of the Go-Betweens. Despite being
influenced by a broad range of styles I have been making electronica
since I bought my first drum machine in mid eighties and have never
lost the love of beats.
Influences are really too broad to list now. As for Tony, he is well
respected in the Australian visual community, lectures in 3-D
animation and has played live or had his tapes used for events such
as Two Tribes, Happy Valley, and Advent'jah (he mixed Fatboy Slim's
set at the last one).
Bionique has a track on the new Organarchy compilation of underground
Australian electronic artists which is due out any day now. The cd is
called 'Beatzwork vol2' and is being distributed by Creative Vibes.
Future gigs: nothing is confirmed but another set at the Zen Reaktor
may happen in the next couple of weeks. CFK is doing a short tour to
Byron Bay mid-June so probably something after that.
Website url and email: a bionique website is currently being
designed, but there is a page a
[http://www.downloadmusic.com.au/bionique] where you
can download an older mp3. Otherwise contact info and questions can
be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>">mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bionique are playing live at sun@mantra <">mailto:sun@mantra> this
Sunday night, 27th May. Click here for the flyer :
image=bionique_mantra_flyer1.jpg] and here for the full night's
lineup which includes live performances and visuals from bionique and
Andrew Fussell as well as DJ sets from Thorium Lei and Oracle:
:::::: Cosmo Cater ::::::
Bio - May 2001
"Cosmo Cater is a name that would be familiar to just about every
Brisbane clubber. Not only is he the kid in the headphones at the top
of Scene:s exhaustive club guide, he:s also become a popular and
respected addition to many of Brisbane:s best DJ line-ups. And with
production recently added to his string of achievements, Cosmo is
sitting comfortably near the top of Brisbane:s competitive dance
scene, all by the age of 22." Chris Buckridge, Brisbane Tribe,
Energy, zeal and passion for :spreading the message: of dance music
amongst the community are traits which Cosmo has exhibited in a brief
but illustrious DJing career. He has rapidly become noticed due to an
open-minded musical policy, solid mixing skills and deft turntable
dexterity through scratching, sampling and use of effects. Due to an
eclectic musical background you:ll find him mixing up anything from
deep, smooth house and percussive frenzies through chunky breakbeats,
soaring progressive, travelling trance and pounding techno.
Appropriate for timeslot, situation and crowd, Cosmo:s versatility
and talent has seen him play everywhere from church halls and stadium
raves to corporate functions and cocktail parties.
After residencies last year at Viva, Lucid @ Mantra and Technomad
Disco-tech along with appearances at most major dance parties, he
holds two respected residencies in 2001. One, at The Monastery:s
underground Wednesday night, The Cross, has seen him support Judge
Jules, Groove Terminator and more, his set after Groove Terminator
lasting well into the morning with multiple encores due to demand!
The second residency is at Lucid, the Saturday night stormer at what
is arguably Brisbane:s hottest underground clubbing destination,
Mantra. Alongside fellow residents Shadrach and Orinoko, Cosmo brings
his open-minded music policy to bear on quality underground club
sounds to add to what is fast becoming an institution.
Because of Cosmo:s love for a broad range of sounds and styles, he has
decided to focus subsequent briz:b:e:a:t:s appearances upon specific
genres and moods, especially the less dancefloor-oriented styles that
he also enjoys playing. In this set he will concentrate upon deep,
funky house. Inspired by a stint in the Viva Cocktail lounge in the
second half of 2000 and also by DJs such as Mark Farina, Nick Holder,
Miguel Migs and DJ Deep, Cosmo has developed an enthusiastic
appreciation of the deeper, funkier and soulful flavours of house
music. Whereas a fair amount of dance music can be banging and
bordering on mindlessly repetitive, the sleeker, calmer and intricate
textures of house music can excite, invigorate and put a smile on
one:s face as much as any hi-energy dancefloor pounder. Latin,
jazzy, percussive, evocative, soulful, and most of all, moving -
music for the magic triumvirate: body, mind and soul, is catered for
by Cosmo in this week:s briz:b:e:a:t:s session.
This Sunday Cosmo Cater leaves the progressive, tech and trance
mainland and sets sail for deep house island.
Cosmo:s all-round talents in his various endeavours have been noticed
and written about on websites such as Brisbane Tribe, and he was
included on their feature series on :Hot People Under 30:,
profiling :young over-achievers:. The URL is
http://brisbanetribe.com/pages/233/233.asp and Cosmo:s article can be
selected via clicking on the :features: section and scrolling
through the available choices.
Production is the newest step in the arsenal, Cosmo and studio wizard
Mike Tuppin taking their first steps into the world of tune-making.
Their first fully-mastered track is :Abduction:, under the name
Mixolydian. This melodic progressive excursion has gained interest
and respect from Dave Seaman:s Therapy Music and Management,
Florida:s Inversus Records, and has been played by Mark Dynamix on
Sydney:s Rhythm FM. Both Sean Quinn and Darren Emerson are two big
name DJs who are also warming to the duo:s sounds. Cosmo has also
provided scratching and cuts for the group Music For Pleasure, on
their first single, :Fatal X: and is also member and resident DJ for
the Electronic Artists Society. Currently Cosmo is the Staff Writer
for Queensland:s leading street press publication, Scene Magazine,
offering unparalleled coverage of dance music and dance culture.
There:s a lot more :round the corner for this young man...
Upcoming Special Event Performances :
: Acidisco @ Mantra, Saturday May 26
: Peaktime Launch @ Monastery, Wednesday, June 6.
: TBC, Tuesday August 14.
: TBC @ USQ, Toowoomba, late August
: Lucid @ Mantra, Saturdays
: The Cross @ Monastery, Wednesdays
: Electronic Artists Society, quarterly special events.
: Regular in-store appearances at Central Station Records and Sanity
: Co-host and resident DJ, :Launchpad:, every Friday 10-12pm on Wild
FM, Brisbane:s Dance Station, December 2000.
: Committee member (Brisbane), Rhythm FM, 87.8, commencing June 2001.
: briz:b:e:a:t:s and Lucid Dreaming on Pulse Internet Radio. Regular
spots on this internationally acclaimed internet radio station.
: Staff Writer, Scene Magazine, Queensland:s premier street press
magazine, dedicated to dance culture.
: Writes :Fresh On Vinyl: column periodically in Scene Magazine.
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