Harvey Sutherland

Analog synthesist Harvey Sutherland emerged from Melbourne’s bubbling underground with a cassette tape in hand.

Sutherland’s improvisational live show – equal parts 808 rattle and double disco clap – is an evolving, synthetic boogie exploration. Manning the controls of the mighty Juno 60 synthesizer, Harvey sweats it out with the crowd, looping new phrases and modulations, pitch-bent solos and the occasional Janet Jackson cover into a heavy four-to-the-floor throwdown.

 

Harvey’s distinctive music has found a worldwide audience, with support from Gilles Peterson, The Black Madonna and Jamie XX and critical acclaim from Resident Advisor and The Guardian. He’s also appeared at Glastonbury, Nuits Sonores, Dimensions, Splendour In The Grass and Meredith Music Festival.

A local favourite in a city well known for its underground exports, Sutherland leaves the knob-twiddlers scratching their chins and the dancefloor a hot mess.

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