Daniel Avery, DJ and producer from England known for his hazy, experimental dance tracks will play alongside Australian tech/electronic producer, Mall Grab, on Friday October 4th at The Ground for a very rare collaborative set.
The collaboration of these two creative forces beckons a night of dance euphoria with music ranging from tastefully refashioning classic rave sounds—acid synths, techno rhythms, long-distance trance builds—into cutting-edge club cuts.
“Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever I’m in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create an atmosphere in a room from the ground up takes patience and effort from everyone present but when the pivotal moments hit, your watch stops ticking.”
It is this thinking which motivated and inspired the making of Daniel Avery’s entry into the treasured DJ-Kicks series. Across its 78 minutes the mix creates a hypnotic space focusing on “music by some like-minded souls” from the outer reaches of techno. It is a mix concerned with the idea of taking a collective breath and allowing records their own space.
New to the scene, but not to be underestimated, 22-year-old Mall Grab is breaking all kinds of moulds on his rapid rise to recognition on the world stage. Working from the confines of his decidedly un-electronic hometown of Newcastle, NSW, he is a clear example of the connective power of the Internet. Proof that the web does have the ability get real talent noticed. His sound has been described as ‘mildly celestial “hella stoned” introspections that pay homage to old Three 6 Mafia mixtapes as much as more recent astral experiences in house and techno.’ Inverted Audio says that ‘Mall Grab has steadily grown into a surefire purveyor of leg-stretching, dusty house material.’ With support from artists like George Fitzgerald and Four Tet, it seems like the best is still yet to come.