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Mike Callander's debut at Weird Gear

Tuesday, November 25, 2003
The last two years Mike Callander has cemented a position for himself as one of Australia's most promising young DJs. At the age of only 23 he has taken his unique brand of tek-funk to dance floors throughout Melbourne and across Australia.

In 2001 he launched the now infamous Fokus club nights, with an approach to music and DJ'ing that demanded the attention of the techno, tek-house and electro communities alike. Through his sets at Fokus, Mike's earned a string of guest spots and residencies at Melbourne's most rockin' parties and clubs, where he currently plays no less than 3 resident sets every week.

At the same time, Mike has undertaken an extensive schedule of events interstate and overseas. His innovative approach to blending house, techno and electro has earned him sets in support of Ken Ishii, Miss Kittin and the Hacker, Mr C, Umek and Valentino, Samuel L Session, DJ Misjah, DJ Rush, Technasia, and a host of other events where the music policy demands a forward thinking DJ to exceed the restraint of traditional musical genres.

In the daylight hours, Mike works for Listen 24-7, Australia's best and foremost distributor of quality electronic music. Working alongside Damian Laird, Mike is always looking for new sounds to push to the public.

In the studio, Mike is almost ready to unleash his own brand of minimal tek-funk and upside-down-house upon the broader dance community, with plans for a new label in 2004.

Weird Gear @ Honkytonks presents
Mike Callander
Friday 5th December
Support: Mr Geoffrey, Boogs, Mahi