Vivid: Late Night Express ~ K.I.M b2b Mike Callander (Melb)
Every Saturday, Harpoon Harry will the run the Late Night Express. Four weeks of fast tracking Melbourne DJs up to Sydney and bringing with them a taste of their home city’s thriving late night culture. This edition features Australian music mainstays K.I.M and Mike Callandar playing tracks b2b!
Mike Callander is one of Australia’s most dynamic DJs, resident of Melbourne’s infamous Revolver, and co-founder of Haul Music and School of Synthesis. As a solo producer Mike’s 2012 debut album “Antarctica” saw its first single signed to Dave Seaman’s Renaissance mix, while the subsequent release of his 2013 remix album resulted in another signing, this time to Phil K’s Darkbeat CD. Since then Mike has been touring a live show (after performing for a number of years alongside fellow Haul Music founder, Craig McWhinney) and establishing the School of Synthesis, a music production learning facility co-founded with veteran producer Davide Carbone.
As a DJ Mike continues to enjoy a loyal following and a hectic schedule. His long-term residencies at coveted institutions such as Revolver and formerly at Honkytonks, for which he also released a mix CD “The Last Dance”, are the stuff of legend. At the same time he regularly visits important international destinations such as Rex Club in Paris and Berlin’s Watergate. At home Mike’s DJing in support of touring international artists at countless clubs and festivals continues to earn accolades, with many labeling him one of Australia’s finest.
He recently formed Zero Percent alongside his collaborator, Kim Moyes. K.I.M and Mike’s first official work is a remix of Triple J favourites The Jezabels “Pleasure Drive” and their first originals are imminent.
You may know Kim Moyes as one-half of Sydney-based electronica duo, The Presets. As a solo artist, Kim has released several EPs via Modular Recordings, Rallye-Klee Records and Bang Gang 12 Inches. In 2009, he released a compilation, ‘Selected Jerks 2001-2009’ (Modular Recordings) which brought together various recordings across eight years.
Kim also has worked extensively as a producer and remixer. He contributed production and instrumentation work to several tracks on Beni’s ‘House Of Beni’ album (Modular Recordings 2011) as well as an EP for The Lost Valentinos. He has also created remixes for the likes of Kings Of Leon, Beni, Sarah Blasko, Toni Toni Lee and Architecture In Helsinki.
As you can see these two are Australian music legends for a reason and we’re in for a REEEAL treat!