French wiz-kid Surkin is making his return to AUstralia this Easter, and he's just added a Byron Bay date to his forthcoming tour.
At just 20 years of age, Surkin dropped out of art school two years ago and hasn't looked back, quickly becoming one of EDM's most valued up and comers.
A former four-to-the-floor hater (rap was all he cared for until 2003), Surkin got into dance music through Detroit ghettotech and—thanks God for P2P—started to dig deeper into club music history, focusing on Miami Bass, Chicago ghetto-(and non) house music. Add a thick layer of glammed-up filtered house courtesy of French dons Daft Punk and local originators Jess & Crabbe and you’ve got the full Surkin mille-feuilles.
Surkin's fast-paced, cut-up mixing of old and new electro and house bangers has become a style, a template, which remix offers pouring in from the likes of Boys Noize, Klaxons, Foals and Justice, to name but a few.
Surkin returns to Australia this Easter with a promise to thrill. It's the only thing we'll be giving our chocolate-eating time to this year.
Catch Surkin live this Easter:
April 1 (Easter Thursday) - Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (with special guest Burns)
April 2 (Good Friday) - Metro Theatre, Sydney (with special guest Burns)
April 3 (Easter Saturday) - Electric Circus, Adelaide
April 4 (Easter Sunday) - The Met, Brisbane (with special guest Burns)
April 5 (Easter Monday) - LaLaLand, Byron Bay (with speial guests Generik and Easy P)