With over sixteen years experience in all things Techno in Melbourne, Ranjit Nijjer has truly carved out his own unique piece of the city’s landscape as a promoter, DJ and more recently as a producer. His event Technoir has become an institution in Melbourne; an important Techno destination.As a DJ Ranjit’s sets are full of energy and a delicate intensity, as he expertly layers and weaves high volumes of tracks to create a truly distinctive dance floor experience for fans both young and old.Whether it is deep, hypnotic, ethereal rhythms or relentless, pounding harder sounds (often tinged with his special brand of funk), Ranjit gives the dancefloor and the listener his all. This passion and care has seen Ranjit consistently booked including several appearances at the acclaimed Rainbow Serpent Festival.
On the production front Ranjit released his first EP early 2020 on Australian Techno imprint Machine, backed up with three further releases, that have gained popularity in across the the globe with his unique blend of deep dystopian hypnotic techno. With more releases and remix projects on the horizon Ranjit Nijjer has established himself as a producer to watch in the future.
Coming at you from a backyard in the wilds of suburban Melbourne, Composite Cone unleashes the pent up experiences of an artist on a self avowed mission to wipe the slate clean. Scoured with ammonia and drenching in sweat in the way of the ascetic in search of redemption. He has found it in the whitewash of the alias of Composite Cone.
Composite Cone forms intermingled masses of techno combined with alternate layers of modular synthesis and fragmental electronica.
He drifts mercilessly on the seas of consensus reality, shipwrecked and splintered on the shoals of linear reason. He is blessed with an ear that hears beyond rhyme, fazing and ebbing across the tides; playing at shadows in a wide eyed dance with reason.. Such is the way with this wunderkind. Composite Cone bleeds through days in hibernation into the bliss of night where his machines abide him, offering up their algorithms like secrets from the vault of time. De-cypher this and I will give you the code. Crack the code and I give you the sound of the future.
Composite Cone - Herakleion EP MACH033
Emerging from the Aussie rock and metal scene of the 90’s, a recognised guitarist and FOH engineer, Enclave (Paul Derons) revised his focus at the turn of the millennium. In his sights, electronica and in particular: techno. Sweeping in upon this new sound like a bird of prey, the Enclave moniker was born in a swirling attack on production and the drum machines at its source.
What was to come was a cybernetic sound: deep, dark, hypnotic; music aimed as much at the head as the dance floor.
As happy as we’d be to claim ENCLAVE it’d be far from the truth as, over a long and increasingly storied career his productions have been spread across a bevy of labels including: IF? Records, Elektrax imprints Translucent and Gynoid Audio, Pinksilver, and of course Machine
You may notice these labels have a distinctly Australian leaning, and this says something of the unique quality of the Enclave sound. Through the use of hardware and custom synthesis and ably supported with computer and controllers it may be said that ENCLAVE weaves a thread that through this machine syntax evokes the red ochre of the Southern land from which he hails, embodying an earthy richness seldom found in the techno-sphere.
Lately Enclave has been in studio clarifying his ideas and working on new material, intergrating new technologies into both his recordings and live sets.