Vibrating through the universe, waiting for the right time to evolve into human form, even before he was born Tim McCallum was kicking out drum beats in the womb. As a youngster Tim was fascinated by sound. Dabbling in guitar, violin, saxophone, bass recorder and singing, he found solitude in music as it spoke directly to his soul.
Discovering an affinity with the world of electronic production, Tim, as his own teacher, set out on a path that manifested inspiration and visions of performing on the world stage. To achieve this he knew he would have to become bigger within himself. Taking form as ‘Augmented’ (having been made greater in size or value), he headed down the path of creating his own music.
Augmented has invested several years locked away in the studio honing his sound; Techno made for the bush. His hunger to create original pieces couples with an underlying desire for unique sound design. Infusing bold, undulating basslines with organic percussion, obscure melodies and samples recorded from facets of his own life, he creates music that speaks to the inner self enabling natural grooves for the dance floor, taking the audience to his ‘Augmented Reality’.
When Augmented is not in the studio he has his ear close to the ground finding tracks with the freshest grooves, unforgettable basslines and melodies that will leave you waiting for that next drop.
The last few years has seen Augmented move from strength to strength, polishing his production skills and solidifying his presence in Melbourne’s underground scene. 2014 so far has seen Augmented perform both at Rainbow Serpent Festival 2014 (on his moving "Pied Piper Cart" stage) and the after parties for both Rainbow Serpent and Earthcore. He's supported a stable of quality underground international acts such as Klartraum, Child, and Kasey Taylor and is a resident at Melbourne's biggest monthly underground event Black Market (My Aeon) and has regular appearances at Smash Bang Monthly and acollectivefuture's outdoor events.
Augmented released his debut EP “Life Hertz” and remixed Planet Jumpers’ “Brooklyn Bound” via Smash Bang Records in 2013 as well as remixing fellow Melbournian Retza's "Faded" for Vicious Black, which achieved airplay internationally on Ibiza Sonica Radio, RTE Ireland, Fire Radio UK, Capital Xtra Radio (Specialist Shows), & East Village Radio, and supported by Sean Johnston, Hoxton Whores, Counterfactual, and Oh Snap!! A recent mix for the DJ Mag Australia Podcast garnered support from Marcelo Vak.
Augmented has just launched new single “Animated Funk” with remixes from Timmus & 0point1 on Smash Bang Records. With upcoming remixes for Melbourne producers Timmus, Jules David & Maxi Basshead, original inclusions on several compilations, a trip to the Mecca of Techno – Berlin, and a follow-up EP (set for release in Spring), 2014 has a lot in store for Augmented!
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