| Cyber Groove | BrownBear | Thurs 12 – 2 |

Having made his debut behind the decks in 2014, BrownBear (a.k.a. Jesse Johnston) has quickly developed into a fixture of the Melbourne techno/tech-house scene, with his unique sound combining desert-infected grooves with layered melodic baselines and big funky vibes.

BrownBear’s dedication and love for electronic music & energy behind the decks has resulted in residencies at internationally recognised audio institutions Killing Time Bar (KT) & Revolver Upstairs . KT is also home to his collective/boutique label (Hindsight Music) where they run their weekly Friday minimal & tech night “OVER”.

Aside from being regularly featured on line-ups for Melbourne labels/party-starters The Sound Project, Melbourne Dance Music Academy & Off The Rekord, you can catch him at Disco Volante at Onesixone, Circus Sunday’s and Pawn & Co.

Outside of the club, BB can often be heard on various shows on KISS FM and TRNSMT.TV.
Playing his debut techno set at one of the infamous Breakfast Club day parties resulted in a support slot for French/German techno masters The Badgers at Circus Bar & Nightclub soon after. He has since been invited to play various festivals in both Australia and New Zealand and warmed the floor for international powerhouses Super Flu & Shiba San.

BrownBear’s sets and musical stylings are heavily influenced by local artists such as Retza, Luke Vecchio and Katie Drover, with further sonic inspiration coming from underground superstars Atish & DAVI.

If you just can’t wait (like us!) then you can find his most recent mixings here:

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Philosophia Sin

Having spent a large part of her formative years experiencing the pure, personal joys of merging vinyl together in her bedroom whilst amassing an aural arsenal of spellbinding records, Sophia made a fateful decision to let go of what she had (the epic collection) in order to finance her expansive vision (sharing and creating music that means something), That leap of trust has been rewarded - aside from music festivals and other special events, Sophia holds down wheel-spinning duties at multiple venues, including her almost five year residency at legendary Melbourne institution Revolver Upstairs. Her burgeoning reputation (and infectious enthusiasm between the monitors) has also given Sophia the chance to share line-ups with some of the most respected international names in the industry, including Stimming, Maceoplex, Alexkidd, Jay Lumen and Mark Henning. And now the next step has recently been taken in Sophia's music affair: a left field production career that eschews the usual 'paint by numbers' playbook (and strictly-enforced 'genre defining traits') of cookie cutter releases. In creating a soothing-but-not-saccharine alchemy of her voice and her own music recordings, she has remained true to her diverse inner soundscape whilst assembling a "world-ly" style that funkily-straddles the border between dubstep and triphop, with a loving nod to tech and deep house thrown into the brew for good measure. With her first hit "Singing In The Rain" reaching the top 10 in the beatport Chillout charts, she is only getting warmed up to bigger and brighter musings.

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