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DEAN DIXON

ORIGINALLY HAILING FROM CANADA BY WAY OF AUSTRALIA, DEAN DIXONS DJ STYLE ESPOUSES DIVERSITY. HE WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVES THERES GREAT MUSIC IN EVERY GENRE AND THAT YOU SIMPLY REQUIRE THE PASSION TO DEDICATE TIME AND PATIENCE TOWARDS LAYING YOUR FINGERS ON IT. HE RECEIVES IMPLICIT JOY IN SHARING HIS WORLDLY TREASURES WITH OTHERS AND LOVES PROVIDING THESE GLORIOUS SONIC SURPRISES TO LISTENERS WHERE ONE CAN EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED AND PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR ANYTHING FROM OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP TO TECHNO AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. DEEP AT TIMES, UPLIFTING AT OTHERS, STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE AND YET VEERING LEFT OF CENTER WITH EVERY OPPORTUNITY. HE LISTS THE SCOTTISH DUO OPTIMO AT THE TOP OF HIS STRONGEST MUSICAL INFLUENCES IN SOUND PROVISION SO YOU CAN BE SURE HELL TAKE YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED TO GO, WITHOUT KNOWING IN ADVANCE JUST WHERE THAT IS. ON THE AUSTRALIAN SCENE DEAN PLAYED REGULARLY ALONGSIDE DAVE FERNANDES AS D&D AND TOGETHER THE DUO FORGED A MUSICAL PATHWAY DOWN THE SIDE STREETS, FORGOTTEN LANEWAYS AND DARK WAREHOUSE SPACES THAT MADE UP THE MORE UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE SYDNEY LATE NIGHT PARTY SCENE OVER THE LAST DECADE AND THEN SOME. AS CO-HOSTS AND AS STAND-ALONE PLAYERS IN SUPPORT, THEYVE DEFTLY WARMED THE FLOORS ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE WORLDS MOST PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS. DEAN IS ALSO A FOUNDING MEMBER OF HAHA INDUSTRIES, ONE OF SYDNEYS PREMIERE, LONG-RUNNING, UNDERGROUND ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVENT AND TOURING COMPANIES. DEAN HAS RECENTLY HOPPED ACROSS THE OCEAN TO TAKE ON A DJ RESIDENCY AT THE WORLD RENOWNED POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB IN BALI, INDONESIA AND HAS HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. HES BEEN CAUGHT DROPPING SOUNDS ALONGSIDE RUDIMENTAL AT THE BEACH CLUBS LEGENDARY NYE PARTY AND SUPPORTING THE LIKES OF JACKMASTER, YOUNG MARCO, RED RACKEM AND MANY OTHER KEY INTERNATIONAL GUESTS DURING THEIR BRIEF ARTIST IN SPOTLIGHT RESIDENCIES DOWN AT THE BEACH CLUB. DEANS ENDLESS PASSION TO FIND THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS CREATES MAGIC EACH AND EVERY TIME HE PLAYS.

 

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DAVE FERNANDES

Entrenched in house, techno, disco, post punk and new wave music, Sydney DJ Dave Fernandes builds left-leaning amalgamations of these styles to create unique dance floor experiences. Currently a resident of The House of Mince he has held support sets alongside Volvox, K-Hand and Boris in 2017.

An integral figure in Sydney’s club and warehouse depths since 2005, and as a member of HAHA Industries, one of Sydney’s premiere, long-running, electronic music event and touring crews, Fernandes forges a groove that appeals to the committed, deeply set and versatile listener. This dedication to inimitable dance floor impressions has brought Fernandes to support HVISKE, HTRK, DJ Sotofett, DJ Fett Burger, Africa Hitech, Deetron, Juan Atkins, Robert Hood, Basic Soul Unit, Mark E and Gardland (Hunter Gatherer label launch).

In recent years in duo with Dean Dixon as D&D, Fernandes has held the long-night-helm at Revolver, House of Mince, Mad Racket, Subsonic Music Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Pause Festival and Burning Seed, to name but a few. This tireless devotion to diversity in the Australian dance music scene is reflected in the 11 year history of D&D and HAHA Industries, having toured and played alongside of Optimo, Tim Sweeney, Auntie Flo, NO ZU and Sal P (Liquid Liquid), A Guy Called Gerald, Alex Smoke, Kenny Larkin, Baba Stiltz and KZA.