Grouch encompasses the audible tales of New Zealand born producer Oscar Allison. born and raised in the breathtaking surrounds of Aotearoa/New Zealand, the incredible backdrop infused and ignited a passion for dub and ethnic percussion which would later form the basis for his electronic journeys.
Experimenting with electronic music since the late 90’s, testing the waters of Dub, Hip Hop and Drum and Bass before discovering a talent for more Dance orientated productions. Grouch’s more recent years led him to spend 4 years non stop touring around the globe.
Some of his career highlights performing to crowds around the world at festivals such as Burning man, Universo Paralello, Boom festival, Ozora, Rainbow Serpent, Earthcore and countless other shows all across 5 continents of the globe.
This endless expanse of life experience’s are all dropped into the melting pot of inspiration where grouch now experiments with various genre’s and structures, all of them encompassing an original and unmistakable essence which has seen an amazing reaction from people all around the world, leading him to be one of the most in demand producers on the alternative electronic music scene today.
We now have Grouch settled in Melbourne where he is engulfed again into his creative mode now armed with a great studio and time to dive deep into the creative realms.
2017 is an exciting year for Oscar as he will be spending most of the year in the studio cooking up new and interesting projects, so stay tuned for the next stage of his musical evolution.
Hedflux is the primary electronic music project of Scottish born, Hawaii based DJ/Producer Steve Young – a semi-nomadic family-man with a PhD in mystic physics and terminal case of wanderlust
Between his first track Music Is My Weapon (2007), and his brand new 8-track album Soul Science (2016), Hedflux has released upwards of 36 records, and spent more than 7 years crushing clubs, raves and festivals in most major territories of Earth. Crushing them!
His unique psychedelic frequencies became synonymous with the ever-promising micro-genre of ‘psybreaks’ or ‘psychedelic tech-funk’ but have since transmogrified into something altogether more formless, fluid and flexible, led by melody and unrestricted by tempo, but still with that sexy whomping bass-bliss, and ego-melting synth-alchemy
While not one to make any pseudo-scientific claims about the shamanic healing powers of his beats, it’s worth noting that one reviewer* described Dr. Young’s music as “feeling that you’ve just bobsleighed through the eye of God via a quantum wormhole and popped out the other side with a shiny new nervous system”
Such effects are commonly reported from listeners both on and off the dance floor, and you should not be alarmed if you find yourself in a comparable situation. Just let the music do it’s work.
Steve runs his own record label Luminus Music, as well as a bi-annual retreat for music producers (The Audio Alchemy Retreat) on the Big Island of Hawaii, where the best of his musical knowledge is condensed into a 7-day intensive course and holistic transformational retreat experience for producers looking to evolve their game.
TOGETHER these are two crowd favourites guaranteed to draw a crowd and have them dancing joyously to witness a performance they will never forget.
Grouch is also releasing a new album ‘Grouch In Dub’ and will be available for you to play that set as a bonus!
This tour is already filling up FAST so act now to book one of the most anticipated shows for 2017!