Scott Freedman (AUSTRALIA) Mahala Music


A true veteran of the Melbourne music scene, Scott Freedman made his name as owner operator of Scattered Industries between 1997 and 2006, bringing a multitude of the world’s finest acts to over 50 events.

As a DJ Scott established his reputation under his former alias Ruckus, with residencies at seminal events and club nights such as Hardware, Two Tribes, Pharmacy and Lounge. After an extended break, he made a long awaited return to the circuit, shaping a trademark intricacy of layering and sampling, traversing the spectrum of techno soundscapes.

2015 saw Scott team up with local Melbourne legend Dave Juric, with the two coming together to form Mahala. From humble beginnings as a platform to share the music they love, it has organically grown into a podcast and events series. A groundbreaking first year introduced the likes of AFFKT, Marc Marzenit, Paul Hazendonk, Wankelmut, Alex Kidd, Nick Hoppner, Pepperpot, Jody Wisternoff and James Curd.

Scott is a mainstay for those at the forefront of Australia’s electronic music scene. As a regular fixture for Hardware, Darkbeat, funf, Stable and virtually every club in Melbourne.He’s supported a list of internationals any accomplished DJ would envy. Handpicked for Carl Cox’s inaugural Pure festival as one of only two locals to play main stage and has played a number of international gigs. 2017 saw Scott take over the Melbourne institution My Aeon as bookings manager, joined the R&S In Order To Dance team from Belgium as well as Dancecode from France. Scott is a main player of not only the dance music scene in Australia but on a global scale.

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