They are the outfit that techno fans look for to see the latest and highest profile artists from around the globe and experience the most exciting events on the Melbourne scene.
Now, Chameleon Recordings are taking the show on the road for their first ever event in Sydney. Bringing with them the much loved sound and vibe Melbourne fans have been thriving on they will be teaming up with Sydney’s finest local deep/tech-house and techno night Loosekaboose for a day party at the Greenwood Hotel.
And just to make sure they set a high standard from the get go, Chameleon Recordings are proud to present, Vince Watson (Planet E & Mule) live. Easily one of the best techno producers this planet has on offer, Vince will bring a live show to the Greenwood and if samples of his next EP release Sequential are anything to go by this will be a set not to be missed.
But if this isn’t enough and just to up the ante, Chameleon has lined up none other than techno juggernaut Egbert from Cocoon. Setting crowds alight across the globe with his pumping melodic techno, Egbert is one of the hottest names on bills presently and recently did a remix for Chameleon producers Jamie Stevens track Stubborn Seasons which received rave reviews. To round off the all-star line-up, rising Berlin young guns, Channel X (Still Vor Talent) will fit the bill with their brand of techno.
The party will have three rooms pumping with Turbo sound running throughout the venue. The second room will be a Loosekaboose haven, bringing you a line-up of Sydney’s best underground talent. With the décor provided by Chameleon this will have the look and feel that you’d expect from any Chameleon party. With three internationals and tickets only $30 this is an event you do not want to miss. Vince Watson live at the Greenwood Hotel, 11th December, proudly brought to you by Loosekaboose and Chameleon Recordings.
VINCE WATSON (Planet E, Bio)
His work caused a catatonic impact in the global electronic scene for setting a personal hypnotic perspective of groovy, melody and atmospheric sounds. He followed this up in with Moments in Time on New York’s legendary Ibadan label, along with Alola Records in the UK, gaining worldwide recognition as one of techno’s leading producers and live acts.
Two years later Watson released Echoes From the Future: View to the Past and Sublimina, demonstrating his diversity and dexterity by trying, successfully, to breathe new life into
electronica, and continued with The eMotion Sequence on Delsin. A sixth album was completed recently, Every Soul
Needs a Guide and will be Watson’s first jazz/brokenbeat album, adding another string to the bow of this versatile producer’s CV.
His own label, Bio Music, has consistently produced quality techno, with support and high profile licenses from the likes of Carl Cox to Laurent Garnier. A four years static period was reignited in 2009 with A Very Different World featuring FunkdVoid, with Kirk Degiorgio and Shawn Rudiman set for guest releases.
And like with his own productions, Watson has been keen to vary his output as label manager with the brandnew sister project, Everysoul. The new label will focus on versatility and creativity – Love in F Minor was released to great critical
Watson is currently working on his seventh studio album, as well as high profile remixes for John Beltran, Alexander Kowalski, Kirk Degiorgio, Funk D Void and Orlando Voorn, while he is also reworking his smash Mystical Rhythm,
featuring Naomi Thomson on vocals.
To date Vince Watson has released and is currently signed to the following labels, Tresor, Planet E, Everysoul, Delsin, Bio, Fcom,Ibadan, Mule and Urban Torque.
EGBERT live (Cocoon, Gem, Chameleon)
Egbert Van Der Gugten is currently one of the most promising talents within the field of electronic dance music.
Jeroen Verheij alias Secret Cinema, whose attention was drawn to Egbert via myspace.com, invited him on the spur of the moment to his parties and his studio last year, and thus smoothed the way for Egbert to the Dutch Techno scene.
After his debut on Lo-Fi Stereo, it was mainly his “Vlammen-EP” on Michel de Hey’s EC Records in February 2009, which went down a bomb on the dancefloors and belonged to the basic vinyl inventory of Sven Väth’s record case in this season. With “Vreugdevuur”, Egbert still tops this and provides Cocoon Recordings with a musical exclamation mark that sets standards in harmonic but consequently demanding TechHouse somewhere in between Dub, Progressive House and Detroit.
CHANNEL X live (Still Vor Talent, Upon You)
It was in 2005 when Andre and Mirko were first introduced to each other through mutual friends. It was from this point on that Channel X was formed. Channel X’s music can be found on such labels like Kassette, Still Vor Talent, Upon You and Sup Dub. Known for there powerful mixture of clicks, effects and pumping grooves, Channel X’s live sets consists of two laptops, a sampler, midi controllers and effects unit.