Prognosis Third Birthday Retrospective Mix

by J-Slyde

Prognosis Third Birthday Retrospective MixEvery two months for the last three years we’ve been heading down to a little nightclub in Melbourne called Loop and putting on a dedicated prog and tech night we like to call Prognosis. What started out as a small event with a handful of close friends has slowly progressed into one of our favourite events in Melbourne. Not only has it given us a platform to play some of our favourite styles of electronic music, but it’s also seen us house some of Australia’s finest progressive and techno artists, with a small selection of renowned international acts. Needless to say it’s been one hellova ride and set the stage for some absolutely unforgettable nights.

On February 15th 2014 we celebrated our third birthday. To celebrate Simon, Aaron and J-Slyde decided to put together a retrospective mix comprising some of their favourite Prognosis tunes from the past three years. What eventuated is a two hour mix covering a great snap-shot of the type of music and sounds we’ve been pushing since the inception.

The mix was loaded onto custom made Prognosis USB slapbands which were handed out at our Third Birthday event to the first 25 on the dance-floor – for those that missed out on a slapband USB, we’ve now uploaded the mix to Soundcloud!

Massive thanks to everyone who has shown us support, come to our parties and listened to our music since our inception. We honestly would be nowhere without you. Here’s to another three successful years!! 😀

Track List

Aaron Static
01. 16 Bit Lolitas – Nobody Seems To Care
02. Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place (Andi Muller’s looooooong mix)
03. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Mix)
04. Way Out West – Surrender (Eelke Kleijn Mix)
05. Sun Control Species – Pi In The Sky
06. Matt Lange – Rift
07. Orbital – Halcyon On And On (Aaron Static Bootleg)

01. Egbert – Open (Original Mix)
02. Rodskeez – Bourbon Blush (Original Mix)
03. Lank & Zajac – Juice Box (Rodskeez Mix)
04. Walsh & Coutre, Darin Epsilon – Detour On 44 (Dousk Remix)
05. Genesis – Land Of Confusion (Rich Curtis Remix)
06. Secret Cinema & Roger Martinez – Interstellar (Original Mix)
07. Alexey Sonar feat Jan Johnston – Freedom (Poison Pro Remix)

Simon Murphy
01. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Grillen im garten
02. Max Cooper – Micron
03. PHM – A stolen moment (Oliver Lieb Remix)
04. Matador (IE) – Klay
05. Dominik Eulberg – Die 3 Millionen Musketiere (Gabriel Ananda Remix)
06. Nick Warren – Rumbletump (Microtrauma Remix)
07. Monaque – Dos3000 (Quivver Remix)
08. Minilogue – Let life dance thru you (Microtrauma Remix)

Individual Parts


Simon Murphy

Prognosis ft Luke Porter (UK) – Feb 15th @ LOOP

by J-Slyde

Prognosis February 2014 Eflyer

2014 is off to a scorching start both on and off the dancefloor, so to keep that trend going and the party vibe pumpin’ the Prognosis band of merry men are back for some more auditory adventures spliced with just the right amount of chaos. It’s back to Loop we go with a special selection of treats to please the musical aficionado in us all!

A headliner that we’ve been trying to lock in pretty much since inception is none other than Luke Porter. Melbourne born he headed to the UK to unleash his talent on a global audience and hasn’t looked back. Production extraordinaire and a wizard behind the decks, Luke Porter is widely renowned for his amazing skills, playing some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. Accompanied by a slew of releases on some of the most highly regarded labels across the globe, Porter will be bringing his progressive house prowess to Loop for what will be a truly special occasion.

Back from an extended stint perfecting his tan, rhyming slang and amassing an enviable collection of bragworthy dancefloor excursions in the UK, one of Prognosis’s favourite brothers from another mother, Dave Juric, returns to take off right where he left off. With a knack for transfixing punters with his smooth skills, tasty tunes and ghetto swag, Juric is back to make up for lost time with a set loaded with tunes he has been hand picking specifically for his momentous return. We welcome him back to the fold with open arms.

Simon Murphy, J-Slyde and Aaron Static round out the lineup with giddy excitement and eclectic musical missions to support and keep the vibe alive alongside our esteemed guests. With each doing big things around town and beyond, expect the unexpected and get there early to see the boys work their magic.

No Prognosis lineup would be complete without visual accompaniment by a hypnotising, mesmerising and inspiring VJ with jumping on board for this one.

FREE ENTRY – Be early to avoid lines. Wear comfy shoes.

Dance like everybody is watching but you don’t care cos they’re probably just admiring your sweet sweet moves!!


LUKE PORTER – (UK – microCastle / Sudbeat / Lowbit)

Dave Juric


Simon Murphy

Aaron Static



Saturday, 15th February


Loop Melbourne – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD


100% FREE!



by J-Slyde

Prognosis Dec 2013 Eflyer

As the year 2013 draws to a close and we reflect upon the year we have had, we surround ourselves with those we hold dearly, reminisce about the good times (and the bad) whilst looking towards the coming year with the wide eyed positivity and wild imagination of a child. Momentarily it’s quite wonderful…. Then BAM, every shop you enter exhumes every remaining glint of positivity out through a carol-laden ride into Scrooge’s bah humbug mentality. This my friends, is where we discover the true meaning of Christmas… sipping on your beverage of choice whilst flailing ones arms over-enthusiastically and flushing out your poor carol-effected ears with the finest of tunes provided by some of Melbourne’s best… i.e. IT’S PROGNOSIS TIME.

And what a special treat we have for you. One of Australia’s most loved and highly regarded tune experts (plus Murphy’s favourite DJ of all time), Dave Pham is set to grace the Prognosis stage for the first (and long overdue) time. Listing his auditory achievements and dancefloor conquests would take us until at least next Christmas so let us just say this… Dave Pham is about as good as it gets… anywhere. The music speaks for itself… it’s Pretty Simple really.

Also making his Prognosis debut is long time dancefloor warrior and tune encyclopaedia Brynley Cullen. As the host of Doesn’t Matter with his crew of merry men, Cullen is a true advocate of all that is musically mindblowing and will fit right in with the audiophiles at Prognosis. The next two local heroes need no introduction and are regular fixtures on the Loop stage. Mish’Chief is back to lay down her signature staunch techno, delivered with delightful devastation that we all love so much whilst Herc Kass returns to settle unfinished business with the dancefloor he has captivated on numerous occasions.

With Captain J-Slyde on shore leave to Europe for a few weeks, Simon Murphy and Aaron Static round out the lineup and are under strict instructions to maximise shenanigans whilst delivering their blend of chromatic Christmas calamity. With vdmo Kstati on visuals, regulars that throw shapes on the dancefloor that would make even Kris Kringle blush, more techno than you could poke a reindeer at and a year’s worth of memories to cheers to, expect a BIG one.


Dave Pham


Herc Kass

Brynley Cullen

Simon Murphy

Aaron Static


vdmo Kstati


Saturday, 21st December


Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD


100% FREE!


Return of The Murphy!

by J-Slyde

Simon MurphyRight hand man to Substance/Prognosis and generally awesome bloke, Simon Murphy, pulled up stumps and headed off over eight months ago on a trip to the northern reaches of Australia. Some said it was a pilgrimage, others mused that he was chasing love and some just thought he was running from the police. Whatever the reason it was, Murphy has now returned home, and whilst he may be slightly thinner and a little more tanned, his love and passion for music and life in general has never been stronger. J-Slyde caught up with the man to talk about his epic journey and what’s in plan now that he’s back in ‘Burn city.

Disconnected, with little-to-no access to the internet, and thousands of miles away from nightclubs and the music scene you love so much, one might question the reasoning behind your trip. What spurred on the decision to journey so far away from home?

Adventure. I had been working for the same company for over 7 years, going through the motions like a drone and living for the weekends. Things were great but as cliche as it sounds, I knew there must be more out there for me. My fiance had been working contracts as a nurse in remote indigenous communities for almost 3 years. This work and the stories that accompanied it always captured my imagination. Rather than continuously being away from each other for weeks or months at a time, I took a leap of faith, quit my job and headed north looking for adventure. Thankfully the universe stepped up to the plate with some assistance as everything seemed to fall into place. I got a great job working in the community that my partner was stationed and we set up base for the next 8 months. The work was tough but incredibly rewarding. A side of our own country that few see or fully comprehend. As well as working we had a bunch of time to travel, explore, hike etc so we really made the most of our time. Initially I thought I was taking a risk leaving my secure job etc but the gamble paid off in ways I could never have imagined.

So the North of Australia is somewhat of a desolate place full of snakes, crocodiles and other dangerous animals. Manage to get yourself in any hairy predicaments?

Thankfully the only hairy predicament I found myself in was being a full day’s return trip from the closest hairdresser with only a set of blunt clippers and a very patient fiance to tame my fro. In all seriousness though, there are a million and one ways a person can get themselves in some form of danger but a little common sense and preparation should alleviate the majority of these. This city boy’s camping expertise and survival skills extended about as far as a dedicated addiction to doofing and I lived to tell the tale. I saw crocs, snakes, spiders and just about every animal you can think of but these things just made the trip even more special. As someone who has done their fair share of overseas travel, one of the most rewarding parts of this year has been seeing just how amazing our own county is. I implore anyone with even the slightest desire to travel to move Australia up on their list because it has so much to offer.

And did you get a chance to experience much of the local night-life? Any Simon Murphy guest DJ slots at the local pub?

Living 4 1/2 hours from the closest major centre (Katherine) and 8 hours from Darwin meant that the closest thing I got to nightlife or DJing was running a disco for the community at the local primary school. Using a single speaker complete with hideous distortion, a laptop laden with dance-pop-rnb and two strings of fairy lights, these discos were definitely a favourite amongst the local kids with the tracks of choice being Hocus Pocus – Here’s Johnny and Bomfunk MCs – Freestyler (plus some Aqua and LMFAO thrown in for good measure). Besides a few obligatory deck pests, my ‘sets’ (select all – add to playlist – play random) were usually well received. The closest pub was a 90 minute drive on a busted up gravel road so I lived the dry life for the majority of the time I was away. I missed my turntables and my records like crazy but listened to loads of music in my spare time.

Despite the fact you’ve had such limited access to the internet you still managed to grace us with a handful of phenomenal mixes chock-full of new music. Was it hard piecing them together being so disconnected? or do you think it offered you a fresh perspective?

Minimal access to internet was definitely a major inconvenience and meant my tune purchases were limited to a number of huge binges. Having so much time to think, overanalyse and generally self sabotage any mix I started preparing was initially an issue but once I cut the crap and let the music inspire me, the creativity flowed. I definitely got a fresh perspective as I wasn’t buying tunes with particular gigs in mind, I was buying music that resonated with me and started from there. If I hadn’t have had my music with me I would have gone bonkers. For the last 2 months of the time in the community I didn’t even have a TV which increased productivity on the music front tenfold.

You graced Melbourne for a weekend earlier this year with a bit of a whirlwind guest DJ appearance supporting Max Cooper. Did you enjoy being able to support one of your idols?

Loved it. As I never really knew how long I was going to be away for, saying yes or no to gigs back in Melbourne wasn’t easy but I simply couldn’t resist coming back for a show by one of my biggest musical inspirations. It was an offer too good to refuse and I set about making plans to make it possible. 2 days travel time either way and flying out of Melbourne less than 8 hours after the gig finished was totally and completely worth it. Max Cooper is an incredibly talented artist whose music I have been a huge fan of for years so having the chance to play the warm up set was a huge honour. I flew back up north on minimal sleep with a mild hangover and huge smile on my face.

You didn’t have much time to adjust back to Melbourne living. Did you find it hard switching into “nightclub-mode”?

Yes and no. I had been away for 4 months at that stage so hadn’t been anywhere near a club for that whole time but fortunately I had a couple of weeks to prepare and get my mind back on track musically which was a huge help. It’s the chance to play sets like this that drives me to immerse myself in my music with the aim of playing the perfect tunes each time I step up to the decks. Preparation meant the game face was on from the start. Rather than being overwhelmed I was as excited as a kid in a candy store. I had really missed the loud music and party vibe so had a ball.

The contrast would have been amazing. Did it help give you much perspective on the trip?

Walking into a nightclub that had as many people in it as the whole community I was living in was definitely eye opening. Seeing so many happy familiar faces made me feel at home pretty quickly. I feel very lucky for all the opportunities I have had this year. Going back up North straight away was still exciting and I had a bunch of awesome fresh memories to keep me going.

I heard there was an interesting technical issue during Max’s set in which you had to spontaneously fill in for him briefly. Care to fill us in?

This is true. In a blink of an eye I went from dancing stage side to stepping in to play about 5 tunes when minor technical difficulties could have derailed the music completely. Although it wasn’t in extraordinary circumstances, I relished the chance to play some tougher tracks to keep the floor happy. Everything was patched up pretty quickly though and Max came back on to play a bunch more tunes which everyone, including myself, was thrilled about. These things happen, it was all part of the fun.

So you’ve teamed up with Fabel to form the aptly named super-group “Murphy’s Fabel”… what can we expect from your debut set at October’s Prognosis?

Over the years, Fabel and I have always recognised a lot of crossover in our taste in tunes but also a huge amount of variation in what inspires us musically and gets played in our sets. We have played a number of the same events over the years and this has given us a good sense of each other’s musical direction. Our set will be a fusion of our distinct sounds into something a little bit different. We are working towards a set that tells our musical story and will hopefully be playing some of our own material for the first time too. I’m really excited to be working with another DJ who is so passionate and driven when it comes to music.

Is this likely to be a recurring collaboration? and more importantly, can we expect some official Murphy’s Fabel releases?

This will definitely be a recurring collaboration as Fabel and I have been jumping into the studio whenever possible and working on a number of projects. Both of us have different strengths which has helped the creative process flow with some promising results to date. Fabel has classical training on a number of instruments, has travelled the world playing music and has a creative flair that has been further tuned through her years of DJing. I bring to the table a brain hardwired for electronic music in its many forms and OCD tendencies when it comes to sound design (which may in fact be a hindrance haha).

And whilst we’re on the production tip, how have things been progressing in the studio as of late?

I’m not going to lie, it has been a slow process, not due to lack of motivation, moreso a desire to want to learn the intricacies of the software and hardware before diving head first into something that I’m not completely ready to tackle. Now that I’m back in Melbourne and have a network of more advanced and established producers to bounce ideas off, i’m hoping that the pace starts to pick up a bit. With each new element I learn, I get further inspired so i’m excited to get stuck into it in a big way.

We heard you pieced together a bit of a mobile studio that you carted up north during your travels. Can you fill all of us budding producers in on your kit?

Due to space constraints the set up I took with me was verrrry basic. I had my Macbook Pro with Ableton, an M-Audio Axiom 25 Mini, my Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro headphones and a bunch of random samples collected over the years. Not being able to get more samples and sounds had its drawbacks but in the end it just gave me more time to learn the program and play around with sound. My natural curiosity into experimenting with sounds has meant i’ve kept myself amused with what I have had at my disposal.

Now that you’re back what’s plans for you as far as your music and DJing goes?

My time away has given me a chance to focus on the direction I want to take my music and i’ve come back even more determined to start writing some music and to play tunes to anyone who will listen. We have a great network of extremely talented artists and DJs in Melbourne and a scene that continues to evolve which I love being a part of. My music addiction has taken me this far and I look forward to embracing any opportunities that come my way. Some plans have been made to start a monthly podcast that will be broadcast worldwide so i’ll hopefully get this off the ground soon. Stay tuned.

Having only returned for a few days, the bookings have already started rolling in. Where can we catch you playing?

True that. I’ve been lucky enough to be booked at some of my favourite events over the next couple of months. You can catch me on 3Fold Radio, at Prognosis debuting Murphy’s Fabel, Boris Brejcha High Tech Minimal, Strawberry Fields Festival and Earthcore. The summer silly season is well and truly kicking off early with an abundance of quality shows. In the meantime, people can jump on my Soundcloud.

Annnd to round things off. Your top five survival tips when living in the Australian desert:

  1. Water. You’ll need A LOT. The outback shows no mercy.
  2. Crocs. Know your crocs. Freshies are scared of noise and splashing and will generally stay away. Salties will hunt you down and chomp you into bits. Don’t tempt fate.
  3. Music. Take more than you think you’ll need because internet is scarce and school disco just won’t cut it.
  4. Explore. It’s a big place and there are so many incredible things to see. Speak to the locals, they’ll tell you what you won’t find in tourist guides.
  5. Tyres. Cheapies get ripped to shreds and if you have a blow out…. you’re gonna have a bad time.

Interview by J-Slyde


by J-Slyde

Prognosis Oct 19th @ LOOP

Spring has most definitely sprung with glorious sunshine drenching the party faithfuls’ moon tans whilst simultaneously tempting those in hibernation from their wintery slumber towards the beckoning dance floor. Translation: it’s PARTY TIME!

October’s Prognosis takes off right where we left off with another dose of audio visual debauchery at the hands of some of Australia’s best talent. And who better to start with than one of Australia’s most prolific producers, DJs and all round party gurus, Jamie Stevens. With an exhausting gig and release schedule, including a HUGE new collab on Bedrock, expect another inspiring insight into the mind of one of our biggest musical exports.

The long awaited return of Prognosis’ partner in crime Simon Murphy is next on the agenda as he debuts his exciting new collaborative project, Murphy’s Fabel. Teaming up with dancefloor temptress Fabel, a classically trained musician and talented DJ (who laid down an epic closing set at Prognosis last year), the pair have hit the studio this year with a number of works in the pipeline. This DJ set will fuse the finely tuned tastes of these audiophiles into something special.

Gabriel Gilmour once again takes the stage to show the Prognosis massive why his musical stylings are in such high demand. The Canberra bred artist who now calls Melbourne home was a breath of fresh air on his Prognosis debut and we’re hanging for another dose. Next up, Alex David, a regular at Prognosis and around town, is on board to lay down his take on techno (and dancefloor) shenanigans. Substance founding father Taran M also drops by with a bag of deep progressive goodies that he has been saving for such a momentous occasion.

Rounding out the lineup, Prognosis residents J-Slyde and Aaron Static will be doing what they do best, drinking heavily, dancing inappropriately and laying down some of the finest tunes to grace your ears this millennium. Finally, no Prognosis night would be complete without the visual wizardry of the ridiculously talented Vdmo Kstati who mesmerises all who enter the vortex that is Loop Bar.

Remember: As usual, all of these tantalising treats are served to you FREE of charge. Wear comfy shoes cos you will be boogying until well after you’d promised yourself you’d be in bed. Arrive early cos waiting in line is bad for your soul.


Jamie Stevens (Infusion / Chameleon / Bedrock / Microcastle)

Murphy’s Fabel (Simon Murphy & Fabel)

Gabriel Gilmour

Alex David


Aaron Static

Taran M


vdmo Kstati


Saturday, 19th October


Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD


100% FREE!


Artist Interview: VERVE

by Simon Murphy

Ahead of the monster April Edition of Prognosis we are lucky enough to get the chance to interview the talented producer and DJ, Brisbane’s own Verve, who will be making his highly anticipated Prognosis debut.

Verve bio pic

Thanks Kieran for taking the time for us to pick your brain.

No dramas, thanks for having me.

For those unfamiliar with your music (i.e. those living under a rock), can you describe your sound?

I’d say my Verve productions could be summed up as: emotive and melodic, groovy with a dash of techiness. I try to avoid repeating the exact same sound twice, as certain producers do thanks to their templates, so my tunes can be quite varied – in saying that I do often place emphasis on the melodic content of a tune, as I try to capture a snapshot of a particular feeling or emotion which may come through on the day of production.

The last few years have seen your tunes signed to some amazing labels and you play some big shows. Do you have any personal highlights you’d like to share?

I’ve been lucky enough to be signed to some of my favourite labels, of those I think having my tune ‘Fusion’ signed to Particles (sister label of Proton) was one of those ‘cross that off the list’ kinda moments, as I’d been sending them originals for some time with no success up until last year. Fusion sold well so they decided to pull together a remixed EP, which should be out soon, along with a remix from a long time hero of mine, Danny Bonnici. I recently signed a 2 track EP to DAR Digital, which will see the launch of my new techno moniker ‘KC Roma’ – couldn’t ask for a better way to launch this new project!

Gigs wise, spinning at clubs in London was pretty cool, though I have to say the gig which I had the most fun at was a bush doof in SEQ, where I got to crank out a handful of my own tunes, full pelt on an epic system.

You’re originally from Brisbane but have also spent time in Europe. What is the Brisbane scene like? Can you tell us about your travels and how this experience has contributed to your music and the development of your career?

I grew up in Brisvegas but have made the voyage over to Euroland twice in the past few years, first in 08/09 and more recently in 11/12, I returned back down under in Dec last year.

One of the reasons I jetted overseas was to get away from the stagnation of Brisbane’s scene – as most big cities there’s no shortage of DJs playing cheesy tunes, but in the last few years there’s been some amazing gigs go down in Brisbane, thanks to a few local promoters like Rich Curtis and the Auditree boys – these guys have been known to throw a mean boat party. Rob Babicz played at one. Sun setting with skyscrapers in the background is a memory that has stuck with me.

Whilst in Europe I lived between Sweden and London. I embraced the clubbing culture to the max on my first visit to London, and was pretty overwhelmed with the amount of choice you have, often we had to sacrifice one gig for another – some heartbreaking decisions were made. I got over to mainland Europe as much as possible, rocked a few road trips with my mates and experienced some amazing places. The most influential city for me, as a producer and lover of dance music was Berlin without a shadow of doubt! Before moving to Europe I had no particular affinity with techno or minimal, but Berlin has a way of getting deep inside your brain.

There’s way to many clubs/festivals/street-parties to list here, but all I can say to peeps out there is if you haven’t done Berlin and you’re a fiend for dance music like me, you should have been there yesterday.

You’ve had the chance to remix a whole swag of quality tunes and added your own special touch. If you had the chance to remix any tune from the past or present, which tune would it be?

Touch question! Tunes from the past that come to mind are the classics of the golden era, like Underworld – Born Slippy or Orbital – Chime. For present stuff, being given the chance to remix anything by Stephan Bodzin, King Unique or Guy J would make me happy in the pants.

Can you offer your opinion on the current state of the electronic music scene, both locally and abroad? Do you think that the scene is still strong or has the global commercialisation had a negative impact?

Locally it seems like the scene in Sydney is quite healthy, since I moved hear 2 months ago, there have been gigs catching my eye more or less every weekend. I feel spoilt for choice moving from Brisbane. Like all places there are people who want to be part of the scene for the wrong reasons, but that’s unavoidable. Like Dosem mentioned recently, despite the negative aspects of the booming EDM scene in the US there are positives coming out of it like the gateway effect, and as time passes people with decent taste will dig deeper to find music with more meaning and complexity. The underground is stronger than ever though, so I’m happy to stay here for a while and keep doing my thing.

Your productions are turning heads around Australia and across the globe with support from some of the biggest names in the business (Hernan, Jaytech, Above & Beyond to name a few). For the budding producers out there, can you offer any insight into how to get your tunes heard and recognised on a global scale in such a competitive industry?

Focus on your own sound and identity; this is key for success in such a saturated market. Buy a couple soft synths after doing some research and get right into them and their architecture, know them like the back of your hand, so you can pull the sounds that you want quickly rather than digging through thousands of presets. Once you get your head around the technical aspect of production, and you’re able to develop unique ideas – you’re already half way there, and people will start to notice you.

Make sure you research labels and their prior releases before sending demos to make sure your sound fits, this is a big must.

In the studio, are you a software guy, a hardware guy or a combination of the two? What couldn’t you live without in your studio?

Used to be a big hardware guy a few years ago when my mate and I had our studios joined together in one huge downstairs rumpus room, but relocating to Europe, and the limited space most people have to live in forced me to cut down and condense the studio. That being said I’m still a sucker for analog synths. Love the warmth and imperfections in sound.

Still have my Roland SH2 and MKS70, but software has largely been able to replace my hardware, as I’ve multi sampled most of my synths and made custom Kontakt banks from them. I’ll take this opportunity to plug my Sound Design outlet, where I’m releasing these banks for Kontakt and EXS24.

Can you tell us about your current project ‘FutureForm’ music? What else is in the pipeworks for you?

This is my first label project, kicked off recently with my partner in crime, Pete Helskanki. We have our first release scheduled for 10 April, featuring an original from Quivver, titled ‘The Fog’ and remixes from Cid Inc and DNYO. The 002 sees Kassey Voorn deliver a remixed EP of Quivver’s original. We have some big tunes coming through from some really talented producers, so you can expect one release per month from us, to ensure consistency, quality and longevity of the label.

The label is actually one facet of the wider FutureForm Collective, an overarching brand that will also encompass other outlets such as a sound design department and touring services later down the track. It’s a life-long project that will hopefully grow and evolve organically with the assistance of a multi-faceted team of passionate and talented minds.

What can the Prognosis faithful expect when you hit Melbourne next month? Are there any artists, labels or tunes that are rocking your world right now?

They should prepare themselves for some serious fun! I’ll be dropping plenty of bouncy, melodic, driving tunes. A stockpile of my own productions as well as stuff acquired whilst overseas is sure to be unleashed. At the moment, I’m really feeling tunes from Bodzin, Romboy, Max Cooper, Cid Inc, Andre Sobota, Ryan Davis, Dousk, Kobana and Maceo Plex to name a few.

To settle an age old quandary, who would win in a fight; a toasted cheese sandwich or a taco?

Cheese toasty fo sho! It’d melt all over, crush and suffocate its weak and helpless victim.

And finally, no Prognosis would be complete without a wee tipple and a healthy dose of shenanigans, what’s your drink of choice?

It ain’t a real party without some shenanigans right? I’ve been known to get stuck into a few Zubrowka and apple mixes (the most deliciously dangerous vodka I came across in Poland), and I can’t say no to an icy Deustch Weisbier.

Thanks again for your time and we look forward to your set at Prognosis.

Cheers! Really pumped for this one.

More Verve?

You can catch Verve headlining our next Prognosis – April 20th @ LOOP

Interview by Simon Murphy