Viivn | Guest Mix | Premium Tuna | Saturday 10:30 am

Joining us this Saturday morning we have a very specil guest mix courtesy of Viivn. He’s carefully seleted a mix that will surely tickle those tastebuds for your breakfast buffet of techno.

Vivien first learnt to DJ on records, mainly to ll the blanks between the tracks he was listening to, which allowed him to create and record his own continuous mixes back in the early days. In late 2013, Vivien moved away from his hometown of Liège, Belgium and travelled for a few years, and eventually relocated to Australia. Now calling Melbourne both his creative and geographical home, Vivien has spent the last few years working to demonstrate his abstract musicality within his electronic productions, and to showcase the versatile range of skills and sounds that lie within his efforts as a DJ and music producer.

Inspired by his rst love – vinyl records – Vi’s DJ sets are guided by his continual burgeoning interest in the genre of Techno and underground electronic music. After his travels and performing around the world during his sonic journey as an electronic artist Vivien began to transform stylistically, gradually heading towards much more of a minimalist, rhythmically diverse, and uniquely progressive vibe. He lists in uences such as: KiNK, Pig & Dan, Richie Hawtin, Michael Klein, Sven Väth, Extrawelt, and Fabio Florido. During both his time overseas and in Melbourne, he has managed to support a wide range of global and local artists, including but not limited to: Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff, Thomas Gandey, James Zabiela, Umek, Tinlicker and Yotto, at well-known local venues such as Brown Alley and Killing Time (Melbourne), Chinese Laundry (Sydney), and international clubs such as Spin (San Diego), BangBang (San Diego), Le Clan (Prague).

Vivien became a 2018 YourShot DJ Melbourne Wild Card Winner, and opened the City Steps stage at the Fall 2018 CRSSD festival in San Diego (USA) which he returned to play the of cial CRSSD Festival after parties “After Dark” in September 2019.

To add to his range and repertoire, at the beginning of 2018, Vivien set himself the challenge to write and produce one track a week through his #OneTrackMindProject on Instagram, and to discover how to perform live, recently performing several of his own tracks as part of the Ableton Live ‘Resonate’ showcase at The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

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Liam Kendall

For much of time his blood has beat with the rhythm and sweat of minority subgenres and alternative subcultures. His ears were never quite satisfied with the status quo and his mind was always searching the fringe for further audio fulfilment. He was a collector of melodies, a hunter of bass lines, and a gatherer of many tempos. Respected amongst his peers as a music purest, the next logical progression in Liam Kendall’s journey was obviously to step behind the decks and put those records to good use. With an ideology still firmly rooted in the hardcore punk of his teen years, and a matched enthusiasm for dance-floor funk groovers and couch-techno deep brooders, he was well positioned to take on the diverse Melbourne underground circuit. Now several years on, he has honed his focus, and while still respecting the game, has garnered his own respect around the village for his eclectic sets. A close friend of the Boogie Beats Collective, and a regular face at techno houses such Killing Time, Pawn & Co, and Circus Bar & Nightclub, Liam has established himself as a tune selector worthy of listening to. While he maintains a quiet and humble demeanour, his achievements in the scene have been no small feat, supporting quality local and international acts from Luke Vechio to Super Flu, to co-hosting his own weekly radio show on Kiss FM, that focuses on showcasing local talent. Liam is a genuine player, a country boy-turned dive-bar-tune-lurker, he sustains a vested interest in supporting the scene and in playing quality house and techno music

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