Techno lovers were out in full force to prove it’s a mainstay genre in Melbourne’s music scene. Stable Music & The Goethe Institute in combination with Melbourne Music Week presented Monolake, Echo Inspectors, and Split Silo in the 2015 flagship venue of the Former Melbourne Women’s Hospital Basement. The venue was reminiscent of the mid 90s warehouse parties that put Melbourne on the global music map to this current day, and adds further admiration to the MMW team for constantly raising the bar in regards to their venue acquisition.
Stable Music has been supplying techno enthusiasts with a string of local & international artists at their sold out parties, along with a handful of epic underground events, so if you loved this gig as much as I did they are definitely ones to watch for bringing the noise to town. The crowd was exemplary of Melbourne’s techno massive, with a school night not stopping a full house of sneaker strapped feet and friendly faces ready to rock the basement floor.
The headliner of the night, Robert Henke (aka Monolake) is well known for his experimental machine creations that explore the connections between sound and light, but under his moniker Monolake he is responsible for representing the current world dominating techno otherwise known as “The Berlin Sound”. The pure power of Monolake’s banging set made full use of the venue’s sound rig that delivered those organ shaking vibrations and post event ear ringing which left me walking away with that smile of satisfaction knowing that techno is here to stay.
Brenton Spink is a social Melburnian who loves a good feed, drink, dance, and other related shenanigans. Find him on Twitter at @SoSpinky.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of TS Publicity.