Open Records and Earth Frequency Festival are proud to announce Closer Apart our second support act for Stephan Bodzin at OPEN:SOURCE:01 The TBC Club in Brisbane on November 20.
As the paradoxical moniker suggests, the names behind this maturing Australian production duo come from very different tangents; Andy Kidd (formerly of Continuum) with his background in tech-house and minimal, and FredEx (Lubdub, K-Oscillate) with his dub roots and deeper techno sound.
Synthesizing these influences into something new and fresh entirely, the end result is an organic, dubbed and glitched-out take on the tech sound, inspired by outdoor festival culture in Australia.
Making their live debut as the closing act of the 2009 Winter Solstice Festival in Cairns, Closer Apart have since gone to perform at a score of high profile events both here in Australia and abroad, including Kapuri Festival (Mexico), 303 Arts Festival NYE (Brazil), Nirvana (Argentina), and Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Subsonic Music Festival and Strawberry Fields in Oz.
Along the way, they’ve featured on Pinksilver Digital’s compilation Twenty4 (Part II) and on Open Records’ hit compilation Depth Perception, which hit No. 2 on the Beatport Minimal Top 100 Release Charts.
With a recently completed remix of Mark Henning’s Guilty Pleasures ready for release on Expansion Pack II, alongside more original tunes on Open Records, stay tuned for more from this contradictory pair very soon!