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Look out for the forthcoming For The Record label compilation mixed by Simon Murphy & J-Slyde. Release date late 2013.
Having been heavily involved with the thriving Melbourne techno scene for many years, it took a while for this self confessed music addict turned vinyl junkie to find his calling behind the decks. Influenced by a solid foundation of techno, a love of all things melodic and a passion for outdoor bush festivals and psychedelia, Simon’s fascination of a wide array of sounds has helped spawn a deep understanding of the music and scene which he loves. Through focusing his passion for raw underground sounds on his DJ sets, Simon Murphy has spent the better part of the last decade turning more than a few heads playing an eclectic blend of musical madness from his favourite producers from across the globe.
Delving into a forever growing collection of tunes, Simon Murphy does not restrict himself to any one sound, spinning anything from electronica to deep house & tech house, techno & progressive to the harder edged sounds best enjoyed on a dusty dancefloor and everything in between. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of producers from deep melodic maestros like Max Cooper, Microtrauma, Guy J, Robert Babicz, Cid Inc & Ryan Davis through to tougher driving sounds of D-Nox & Beckers, Riktam & Bansi, Brisker & Magitman and many more. With a borderline obsession for music, a collection that would rival a record store and OCD tendancies when it comes to finding the right sound for every set, Simon Murphy fully commits himself to his craft and delivers his passion via his music for all to share.
Crafting his own unique sound through his residencies at his own night Prognosis, Interview, Darkbeat and Substance, plus regular spots at Black Market, Colour of Sound and Unstable Sounds, Simon Murphy has had a chance to refine his skills whilst playing alongside some of the best talent that Australia, and the world has to offer. His seamless mixing and contagious energy behind the decks have seen him invited to play at some of Australia’s finest venues, festivals and events. Simon’s versatility stands out amongst the crowd with his incredible ability to adapt his sound for any crowd or occasion and he has proven time and time again that his electrifying audio artillery can captivate any audience. With a deep seeded respect and understanding for his music he has earned a solid reputation among promoters and punters alike. This reputation and following has led to a number of global broadcasts and podcasts on Frisky Radio, Innervisions Radio, Audio One, Kiss FM and Elements Radio that have received high praise and earned him a dedicated fan base around the world.
As a music aficionado and devotee of the Australian scene, Simon Murphy strives to find the perfect tunes to capture the mood and this passion is reflected in every set. Adaptability is one of his greatest accomplishments with such an immense intricate musical knowledge that sees him complement the vibe of every event whilst stamping his own trademark energy and sound wherever he plays. With a recent hiatus to focus on an anthropological tour of Australia, his move into production has offered him yet another avenue to expand his musical repertoire as he has fully immersed himself in this world of endless possibilities. With undeniable enthusiasm and commitment to his music and the scene that he loves, Simon Murphy truly is one to watch with the best yet to come.
In the last two years alone, Simon Murphy has played alongside a broad range of artists from across the globe including Max Cooper, Guy J, James Zabiela, Radio Slave, Sasha, Hybrid, Jaytech, Pig & Dan, Shiloh and Dave Seaman through to the harder sounds of John 00 Fleming, Solar Fields, Interactive Noise, Neelix, Ritmo, Osho and Michele Adamson plus local heroes Kasey Taylor, Jamie Stevens, Punkz on Junk, Dave Pham, Danny Bonnici, Phil K, Luke Chable and a whole bunch more.
Events and festivals played in the last two years include Rainbow Serpent Pool Party, Strawberry Fields Festival, Summadayze – Darkbeat Stage, Tree of Life Australian Launch, Instinct, Colour of Sound, Renaissance, Circo Loco, Border Community Label Night, Electric Owl, Red Sky, Fluidlife Luna, Unstable Sounds, Drumatix, Original Sin, Black Market plus residencies at Prognosis and Darkbeat.