This Friday January 13 sees French underground producer/DJ Traumer stopping by Platform One for a DJ set. Known for his take on driven minimal tech-house, he released three records last year on his own label Gettraum, each perfectly illustrating his evolving skill and maturity as a producer and selector. Backing up Traumer is Mickey Nox (Green Fetish Records), Sundelin (Stable Music), Matt Radovich (Stable Music), Johan Elgstrom (Bounce Audio), Sly Faux (Stable Music), Sarantis (Konnekt’d), Scott Freedman (Mahala), Louay (For The Record Label), Steph Yeah – Karlisle (The Breakfast Club) and Acid Safari (Stable Music). Even if Traumer misses his flight, that’s one hell of a party.
On Saturday January 14, Bunker’s Open Air series is back, and headlining the first of 2017 is Berlin based Mary Velo. No longer at Brunswick’s notorious and legally troubled Railway Hotel, hosting duties have been given to the Gasometer Hotel and their awesome two storey bandroom – complete with retractable roof. Once known for primarily being a punk/hardcore venue, we’re starting to see more parties being hosted at the Gaso thanks to their new owners and massive sound system. Velo’s dark and moody techno will be backed up by locals Chiara Kickdrum, DJ Kiti, Harold, Adrian Bell, Jake McDonald and Reuben Slade. It kicks off at 3pm.
Sunday January 15 brings us to the third installment of Piknic Electronik’s 2017 program, promising to be a journey from past to present with Undergound Resistance’s John Jammin Collins out of Detroit. From his beginnings in ‘86, DJing alongside Jeff Mills at Cheeks in Detroit, Collins has remained a don of the scene he helped create as an artist, producer, manager and booking coordinator with Underground Resistance. His soulful techno and house selections are the perfect match for a summer Sunday arvo, so get down to Sidney Myer Music Bowl from 2pm. Local selection support comes from old mate Matt Radovich and Rambl.