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THURSDAY MARCH 20TH / 10P-3A / 21+
Autoerotique stores electro, techno, house, Dutch house, Dutch-colonial house, rave, rock, rave-rock, indie-rock and even ska on speed dial and calls them up frequently. Their effortlessly protean, shape-shifting sound can careen wildly from project to project, so it’s not unexpected to hear them transform from Dutch house to, say, Norwegian black metal on the same record – thus, earning them the lazily au courant nick name “Autobots” (currently TM’d by Hasbro so don’t pass it on!).
The ambiguously great duo’s Keith Robertson & David “Dave” Henderson were homegrown and shifted-into-shape within the multi-culti bustle of Toronto’s west end. Cutting their collective teeth as indie band producers they hop-scotched over to dance music after receiving an epiphany to Groove Armanda’s first album at the tenderized age of 17—only to be swallowed whole by the city’s burgeoning dance scene.
After toiling as producers for EMI during 2008, these working class heroes took a much-deserved personal break and like Martin & Lewis, Simon & Garfunkel, The Captain & Tannille etc. before them, steered their separate courses and architected their respective solo projects (Keith’s being a sorta electro-house-ish EP, & Dave’s an almost terrifyingly intense prog-opera set in rural Bosnia on the eve of WW1). It wasn’t until late 2008 when the group reunited putting all other projects conveniently aside.
Returning in early 2009 and signing with Dim Mak Records, the duo streaked like a tracer bullet through the strobe-lit sky of the T.O. dance community with their official first single Gladiator featuring remixes by Aoki/AM, Klever, Larry Tee/Alexander Technique, The Faint, AC Slater & Milano. That has since been followed up in 2010 by two hit singles, “Bubonic” in May ‘09 and “K.M.A.,” a collaboration track with producer SonicC that same September. Along the way, Autoerotique has showed off the many colourful arrows in their musical quiver releasing remixes for Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Lykke Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Sarah McLeod, The Only, AC Slater, Fischerspooner and Weezer.
In February 2011, Autoerotique released their hit debut EP, Freak, which included the viral smash “Turn Up The Volume” and their now infamous “cake’splosion”. The EP proved to be widely successful within the dance music scene, inspiring DJs such as Joachim Garraud, Them Jeans and Sound of Stereo to remix its tracks. Several of these remixes were featured on the Freak Remixes EP, which was released in May 2011 through Dim Mak Records.
In 2012 Autoerotique once again caught the attention of electro fans with their EP, EKG. The Dim Mak release featured two edits, one by JFK of MSTRKRFT, and three high-energy original mixes, including “Roll the Drums” featuring Marissa Jack. Praised for it’s out-of-the-box sound design and rattling snare riffs, EKG was another step forward for the dynamic duo. It has since been followed up by two remix EPs: Roll the Drums Remixes and WTF Remixes, featuring work by Felix Cartal, Clockwork, Torro Torro, VCO and Damaged Goods.
Uberjak’d is at the forefront of the new wave of Australian club producers impacting the global electronic scene, with freshly signed deals across Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Ministry of Sound Australia and Laidback Luke’s Mixmash.
Having mixed Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide to 2013 and The Annual 2014, Uber has been on the road touring from end to end, whilst delivering the freshest tunes to his loyal followers via his monthly podcast – currently the #1 music podcast on iTunes Australia, with a monthly audience of 100,000 – keeping company on the chart above Tiesto, Hardwell Triple J’s New Music Podcast, Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond. Testament to his quick rise to the top, Uber stormed into the top ten in this year’s inthemix 50 (Australia’s largest DJ poll).
Having been tapped to remix tracks for Example, Luciana, Autoerotique and Oliver Twizt, plus releases on the cream of dance labels such as Mixmash, Downright, Hussle, Dim Mak, Island and Neon, with his tracks being played by EDMs luminaries Chuckie, Tristan Garner, Laidback Luke, Carnage, David Guetta, Nari & Milani, Afrojack, Morgan Page to name a few, Uberjakd is staring down a jam-packed schedule in 2014 across Europe, America, Australia and everywhere in-between. Not that it fazes him. “Music shouldn’t be taken too seriously,” says Uber. “And if it is, then you’re seriously doing something wrong.”