Enter The Void: Loop launches new state-of-the-art sound system

by Simon Murphy
Void Acoustics

Void Acoustics Air Motion Array

Audiophiles, tune selectors, dance floor enthusiasts and weekend warriors rejoice… Our favourite lil club has invested in some serious auditory artillery and it sounds amaaaaazing!

As far as audio systems go, there are favourites across the globe that always spring up in people’s minds. Brands like Funktion One have become (rave) household names and big systems with big sound enchant all whom cross their paths. Whilst the average punter just wants it to be loud, all those in the know understand that the real magic being done when the system is tuned perfectly to suit the venue for which it is installed. With this in mind, the lovely folk at Loop went speaker shopping and when they surveyed their options there was only one that would perfect the sound at their venue, Void Acoustics.

Void’s globally renowned sound systems, with their distinctive red speakers, are currently installed at electronic institutions like Ibiza’s DC10. High-end systems engineered to not only fill the space but also to never compromise on sound quality. The installation at Loop has come about through extensive planning and testing which will mean that the volume will increase as the arrangement holds the sound where it needs to be… on the dance floor.

J-Slyde and Simon Murphy were invited down to the launch of the system and took their Mahala pal Dave Juric along to see just how good it sounded. All agreed that there is a remarkable difference and each of the lads was licking their lips at the chance to play some tunes on the new system. The sound is crisp, clear and with further improvements already planned, it’s only going to get better.

Luckily for us this Saturday plays host to our debut on the new system as we welcome Melbourne legend Phil K for the feature set of the evening. Mish’Chief and Sebastian Wild round out the guests lineup with the usual Prognosis residents, J-Slyde, Simon Murphy and Aaron Static, in tow, along with vdmo Kstati providing mind-bending visuals for the duration. The team are ready to give the new sound system one serious working, so make sure you come down this weekend to experience the amazing sound in person.

PROGNOSIS ft Phil K – June 27th @ LOOP

by J-Slyde

Prognosis June 2015 Set Times

Prognosis June 2015 Eflyer

Phil K headline’s the June 27th edition of Prognosis along with feature guests Mish’Chief and Sebastian Wild.

And if that wasn’t reason enough to get down, it’ll also be our first run on Loop’s state-of-the-art new Void sound system!

Get ready to be swept away by deep, rich, pulsating bass lines, combined with the peerless, crisp clarity of mid and upper ranges via Void’s innovative, superior quality sound system technology, as heard in Monarch (San Francisco), Joshua Brooks (Manchester) DC10 and Sands (Ibiza).

Phil K
Sebastian Wild
Simon Murphy
Aaron Static


vdmo Kstati


Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD
Google Maps Link

● WHEN ●

Saturday, 27th June – 10pm till LATE


100% FREE!!


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by J-Slyde

Technosis April 18 at Loop


The techno warriors have taken siege and are finally getting their way muahahaha!!!

Well that’s not entirely true since Prognosis has an open musical policy and refuses to be bound by genre… BUT… Murphy got sick of people always asking if it was a prog night… Sooo we present a tech-heavy event TECHNOSIS with the usual Prognosis twists and turns. The musical journey will still be there but layered with a healthy dose of techno action!

Firstly, we have recruited one of Australia’s undisputed techno kings, Dave Pham to lead the charge, driving his forklift into the depths of techno tablist territory. Playing alongside him will be techno aficionado Caine Sinclair who always packs a punch. Joining the lads will be Nosis favourite Herc Kass who is back for another fix after a summer filled with festival madness. Making his debut will be local legend Danny Dobs who just got back from an international tour and has a bag of tricks ready to be unleashed. With these warriors at the helm, Loop is set to be treated to a feast of tasty techno beats.

Backed up by residents Aaron Static, J-Slyde and Simon Murphy, the techno takeover will be spliced with loopy warehouse goodness you won’t want to miss. Chief visual conductor vdmo Kstati will be weaving his magic on the big screens and has some new tricks up his sleeve. Get in early… it will be a BIG one!!!

Also, don’t forget to grab your tickets ASAP to catch some of the Prognosis krew playing some Easter beats at Fourcolours – The Prelude alongside Eelke Kleijn!

►►► LINEUP ◄◄◄

Dave Pham
Caine Sinclair
Herc Kass
Danny Dobs
Simon Murphy
Aaron Static

►►► VISUALS ◄◄◄

vdmo Kstati

►►► WHERE ◄◄◄

Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD
Google Maps Link

►►► WHEN ◄◄◄

Saturday, 18th April – 10pm till LATE

►►► PRICE ◄◄◄

100% FREE!!



Prognosis joins Fourcolours: The Prelude Announced!

by J-Slyde

Fourcolours The Prelude Eflyer

We’re extremely excited to announce that our Prognosis team will join the hugely talented Fourcolours krew to feature in their upcoming run of events for the year.

First event off the rank is The Prelude on Easter Sunday, April 5th, which see’s the official launch of this years Fourcolours journey. Headlining the event will be Eelke Klein, Sesto Sento and Vini Vici whilst Prognosis support will be handled by J-Slyde, Simon Murphy, Dave Juric and Alex Butler. Joining them will be a massive contingent of Melbourne’s finest DJs and producers that are set to cover everything from progressive house through to banging techno and psy trance.

Running from the mid-arvo and well into the late of night, what you can expect is a mind-bending shindig of the highest caliber, offering upfront visuals, some of the most amazing decore you’ll see grace a nightclub, and electronic music at a global level. To say we’re excited about being apart of it all would be one heavy understatement!

Tickets can be secured online here.

Further information on the event can be found here.

NANOPLEX & Ben Coda – Jan 31st @ La Di Da

by J-Slyde

Nanoplex and Ben Coda Set Times

The collective musical minds behind Prognosis, FutureForm Music and Instinct Events are pleased to present…

Nanoplex & Ben Coda - Jan 31st @ La Di Da - Eflyer

Nanoplex (Iboga Records/Flow/NANO RECORDS)
& Ben Coda (LOT49/Flow/FutureForm)

On the back of a MASSIVE 2014 with shows across the globe from Boom Festival to Glastonbury Festival, Ben Coda is down under for a string of shows including the legendary Rainbow Serpent Festival.

We couldn’t let the lad head back to the UK without laying down a NANOPLEX set for the Melbourne crowd as well as a Ben Coda set for those who miss the magic at RSF. Thankfully he is happy to oblige.


NANOPLEX – Exclusive Melbourne Set! (Iboga Records/Flow/NANO RECORDS)
BEN CODA (LOT49/Flow/FutureForm)
Herc Kass (FutureForm Music)
Simon Murphy (Prognosis)
J-Slyde (Prognosis)
Mish’chief (Instinct Events)
Alex David (Prognosis)
Miza (Rework)

Gabriel Gilmour


vdmo Kstati


La Di Da – 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
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8pm till late


$15 pre-sales now available via Resident Advisor
$15 with a Rainbow Serpent Afterglow pass
$20 on the door

Further info:

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Prognosis Persuasions: Simon Murphy

by Simon Murphy

In this new article series we’ll be catching up with featured artists from our upcoming Prognosis events to give you an insight into their musically minded brains. Expect to hear music that’s been getting airplay in their DJ sets, stuff they’ll be planning to play at Prognosis and generally tunes they’ve been vibing off. To open the series, and in the lead up to our December edition of Prognosis, we are very pleased to welcome Simon Murphy! -ED


Tis the season to be merry and the summer season is in full swing here in Melburn town. The festival folk are kicking up dust, the club kids are staying up past their bed times and the vibe around town is one of elated enthusiastic energy.

In the lead up to the final Prognosis event for the year, I thought I’d take some time to share some of the sounds I’m digging at the moment. No particular order, no obvious choices, no particular theme, just tunes I’ve dug up recently that have struck a chord with me musically. So many to choose from, so many missed, a snapshot in time of musical inspirations.

See you at Loop!!

Tom Hades – Theory (Original Mix)

Hades is an artist who I always keep a close eye on due to his diversity and ability to move between sounds and deliver high quality audio artillery. From his darker, staunch techno through to more delicate pieces like this, Hades regularly pops up in my sets and you can hear why… This has summer written all over it.


The Tweakers – Reina Roja (Original Mix)

An inspiring mainstay on the global techno fixture for a long time now, Funk D’Void has earned his place through tirelessly delivering consistently good music, through both his DJ sets and his productions. His label Outpost is one of my all time favourites. Supporting him this year was a huge honour and this tune encapsulates a lot of what I love about his music.


Stephen J Kroos – Kraton (Original Mix)

One listen to this and anybody who has seen my sets at Prognosis will immediately recognise the elements that appear in a lot of the music I play. This track has gritty glitched out sounds amongst captivating melodies and a solid bassline. Fair to say I listened to this on repeat for a while.


Anthony Megaro – Sensation (Original Mix)

A gem I found whilst digging through the deep dark corners of Beatport. This tune brings some of the club sensibilities that fill the airwaves each week at venues across town but has little a twist that shakes things up and keeps me interested where other tunes would have lost me. Definitely summer dancefloor fodder.


11-11 – Indian Summer (Original Mix)

As a long time Guy Gerber fan, when I heard he was teaming up with Diddy to release a collab album, I was initially completely gobsmacked and then quite intrigued. The result? Pretty bloody amazing. There are quite a few highlights on the free album but this one has found its way into my sets a few times. Solid production as always from Gerber. A great early Christmas present.


Gabriel Ananda – Earthed (Original Mix)

One of my all-time favourite producers and DJs, Gabriel Ananda has been one of a handful of artists who have continually inspired the musical direction I have followed. His radio show Soulful Techno has tempted me with tunes I’ve had to wait months to own and his personal output have found their way into lots of my sets. This one isn’t a new one but is one of my favourites for the year and will continue to get air time from me.


Tube & Berger – Imprint Of Pleasure (Adam Beyer Enhanced Dub)

Another tune that is by no means new, but which captured my attention since I first heard it, is this gem from one of the hottest labels of the year Suara. Adam Beyer one of the undisputed kings of techno gives this track a feather touch and creates an enthralling journey through the melodic side of techno. I still can’t get enough of this slow-burning bliss. Quality all the way.


Uone – Connections (Timmus Remix)

The pairing of two Melbourne lads on this tune appearing on Sprout Music is a big thing and the tune delivers the goods. Quirky, bass laden beats with mass dancefloor appeal. Has been pulled out a few times when I’ve played sets needing some lower bpm booty shaking action plus there’s just the right amount of dusty dancefloor action for me.


Deepchild – Haitian Rum Runner (JSTX Remix)

In the last few months I’ve had the chance to play some solid techno all around town and this track has popped up on a lot of those occasions. One of Australia’s most successful exports in the house and techno sphere at the moment Deepchild has had his tune Haitian Rum Runner given a solid techno workout and the result is this stormer. Bass heavy techno beats.


Kiasmos – Looped (Original Mix)

To wrap up the list I’m including a track that hasn’t been played in any of my sets but is more reflective on the type of music I listen to for inspiration. The long awaited release of the Kiasmos album on Erased Tapes, with all its expectation, proved even more amazing than imagined. Electronica fused with classical orchestral mastery and delicate soundscapes into an album of timeless beauty. Olafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen pair up on their Kiasmos project with brilliant results. Immerse yourself in this album with a glass of wine and your best headphones.


Hit-up our Prognosis Soundcloud page to listen to the entire selection!

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