Glamour, Elegance and Style, together with the world’s best music and biggest DJs all incorporated into one night “Kontrast”.

Using a handpicked venue we aim to give you a night that consists of quality music, beautiful crowd and friendly vibe, giving each individual a night to remember.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The creators of KONTRAST & CUBE come together and bring you INFUSED
Come and join us to help celebrate an amazing day event on Hunky Dory’s roof top terrace! Expect a day full of deep beats, great people and sunshine….. lets all start the summer as we mean to go on. Our local lineup is a good as it gets from start to finish, so be sure to get there early.





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Sunday, July 31, 2011

KONTRAST presents FUNK D'VOID (Outpost / Soma)


Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D'Void, is a DJ and producer who has been at the forefront of the global electronic music scene since the mid-90s. He started Djing at around the tender age of 15, running two under-18 clubs himself – a perfect start to his career. Knowing his vocation to music from an early age after being brought up by his professional pianist mother, Lars never had any doubt as to where his future would lie.

House music changed his life, the early Chicago sound specifically, and hearing the certain sounds during his childhood stirred something inside him; the 808 drum machine used on Marvin Gaye's “Sexual Healing” secured his fascination with these electronic sounds – the turning point over to the Detroit techno sound was almost a spiritual moment as it forged his unique sound that would follow over the coming years – visceral, soulful and without compromise.

After a string of hits over the years (“Jack Me Off”, “Bad Coffee” “Emotional Content”) plus some killer remixes for the likes of Underworld, New Order and Kevin Saunderson, he is probably best known for the end-of-nighter 'Diabla' which bridged house and techno (and was flogged by everyone from Danny Howells to Sven Vath). And if you look carefully you’ll also spy the name ‘L. Sandberg’ in the liner notes of releases by deep house producer Francois Dubois, whose “Blood” and “I Try” were huge underground hits of 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Collaborations with such luminaries as Phil Kieran and more recently Sian have produced stellar results - further galvanising his diversity in the techno arena and has led us to the somewhat overdue arrival of his own personal label, Outpost. Much in demand DJ and critically acclaimed producer, his Djing style is everything you expect a true music lover’s taste to be: he is comfortable and adept at moving any dancefloor, the proof being that he is one of the busiest Djs on the circuit today, and has been for the last decade. You only have to ask today’s heroes and legends what they think of the talented Scotsman:

“Amid the sea of average disc jockeys there are a few gems that really do deserve your attention, Lars Sandberg ( Funk D’Void ) is one one of them , consistently breaking new ground and delivering quality, the man is a legend in my house, and should be in yours”

"Lars is phenomenal - an incredibly sound DJ, as well as being one of my favourite producers of the last ten years."

"Moving the dancefloor from the 90's to the 21st century, basements to festivals, Funk D’Void is right up there with the very best. He's provided the soundtrack to nights that have become legend. Always distinctive - grooves with soul that rock it. He lives it, loves it and makes the T-shirt. Vive Le Deep"

"One of the most forward thinking DJ producers of the last ten years. An inspiration to me in the way i think about music, and make it."

“Funk D’Void...quality music all the way. Top producer and DJ”

"A true music connoisseur, a partyman and a DJ's DJ, one of the finest, sonically trustworthy and consistent selectors on the planet."

“Lars is a proper DJ who can take things in any direction because he KNOWS music. From the deepest of house to the funkiest of techno the crowds love him and the quality music he pushes in his sets.”

Saturday 10th September

The Burdekin
2 Oxford Street darlinghurst SYDNEY

Funk D'Void (Outpost / Soma)
Pash Mann (Be Ukraine)
Laurent Dupre' (Laus / Itech)
Joey Tupaea & Joey Kaz (KONTRAST)
Tom Brenton & Amy Fairweather (Cube)

$15 before 11 / $20 after

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The creators of Cube and Kontrast have teamed up to bring you Deeper into the music.

We aim to give you a night that consists of quality music, beautiful crowd and friendly vibe, giving each individual a night to remember.


Friday 19th August

Kings Cross Hotel 248 William Street Kings Cross






$15 before 11 / $20 after

Doors open from 9pm - 6am

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

KONTRAST presents VINCENZO (Dessous / Poker Flat)

Vincenzo's serious interest in music began as a teenager, listening to Hip Hop and other styles of black music. Later, in the late 80's, when Acid House reached the europe, he was infected by the sound and energy of this new type of club music. He started out his dj career playing at small clubs and private parties and soon Vincenzo found himself involved in the Hamburg club scene.

Steve Bug, who lived in Hamburg at that time, noticed Vincenzo's talent and invited him to play at the party-series "Reduced" at Hamburgs cult club F.R.O.N.T.. Alongside his djing, Vincenzo started producing music and in the end of 1995, he released his rst single together with Sandro Catallo, called "Brunchbox EP" on Steve Bug's label Raw Elements. His rst solo track "Enchantment" followed on the rst Raw Elements compilation.

Together with Du er Swift, Vincenzo released on labels Stickman/Canada and on Stoopidness (a sub label to phono) under the name "Cascade". In addition, Vincenzo released a number of singles on Raw Elements. In the end of 1997, Vincenzo left Germany to spend time in New York City, where he teamed up Alexi Delano (Svek).

1998 was the year of Vincenzo's solo album debut. The record was called "1-800 Vincenzo" and was released on Dessous Recordings. It gained world wide attention and established Vincenzo as an internationally respected producer. Two tracks on the album were released on separate ep's, "Peace Is Not The Word To Play" including a remix by I: Cube and "King's Last Ride" featuring a rework by Ian Pooley.

In the summer of 1999, Vincenzo teamed up with DJ Rasoul, a shooting star house dj from san fransisco, for a collaboration under the name "Days Drive By". Vincenzo also began producing music together with Nottingham's John Buckby a.k.a. Schmoov, as well as djing worldwide.

In 2001, Vincenzo compiled and mixed the successful rst "Strip Joint Grooves" compilation. The great success underlined his dj talent once more and many international bookings followed across. Together with Elmar Schubert, Vincenzo delivered the second "Satin Soul ep" for San Fransisco's "Transport" label. Meanwhile, his solo ep "Different Cities, Different Songs" on Dessous Recordings had turned into a club hit, played frequently in house clubs worldwide.

After the sucess of the first "Strip Joint Grooves" compilation, the second volume (mixed & compiled by Vincenzo) followed in early 2002. This however, didn't mean that he lost focus on his own productions, Vincenzo finished the last touches on his second album "Welcome To Zanarkand" and it was released in October, 2002. The single from the album was called "The Charmer" and was release the same year, as well as the Silver Network release "Snider & Satin Souls" together with Marc Schneider and Elmar Schubert.

Besides remixes for labels such as Naked Music, !K7 and productions on Liebe*Detail, Was Not Was and Winding Records, and released a collaboration with Steve Ferrand called "Things Like That" on Dessous recordings in 2005. The ep gained a lot of international respect and proved once more that Vincenzo knows how to rock dance floors all over the world. In fact, he has even recorded a track with porn star Terri Summers.

In 2006, Vincenzo released the ep "Time Out" on Dessous Recordings, which became an essential summer tune, followed by two successfull releases on CSM and Liebe*Detail.

After living and producing in Barcelona for a few years, Vincenzo moved to Berlin in the summer of 2007. Now back in Germany, he nished an dj mix for a new double album on Dessous Recordings called "Dessous Best Kept Secrets", which featured his own tracks "The Resident" and "Fugism" alongside exclusive and successfull tunes from Dessous 12th season.

As we know Vincenzo, this compilation will surely not be his last stroke of genius. Let's see how the Berlin air will influuence his productions...

KONTRAST presents VINCENZO (Dessous / Poker Flat)

Saturday 23rd July 

Kings Cross Hotel
248 William Street Kings Cross Sydney


VINCENZO (Dessous / Poker Flat)
Nick McMartin (Audio)
Joey Tupaea (Kontrast Dj)
Pash Mann (Nigadiary Records / Kontrast)
Deefloy (ResidenT

$15 on the guest list before 11pm / $20 after

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Sunday, May 8, 2011


After the success of "El Baile Alemán", that reached number one on Beatport in 2009, the career of COYU continues to flourish in 2011. He keeps surprising his thousands of fans with releases on labels such as Diynamic, Great Stuff, Saved, 2020 Vision, Trapez, Cr2, Get Physical, Rebirth, Noir Music and Tronic. From these releases he has gained the support of some of the most important artists in the international scene: Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Pete Tong, Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Hell, Joris Voorn, Dennis Ferrer, Loco Dice and Marco Carola.
In 2008 he began his own record label based out of Barcelona, Suara Music. Suara has a reputation for great quality dance music. Releases on the label come from talented stars in the house and techno worlds like Edu Imbernon, Carlo Lio or Affkt, often backed by stellar remixers like Catz n Dogz, Spencer Parker, Livio & Roby, Milton Jackson or Patrick Chardronnet. Recent releases have once again raised the standard for the label so it's no surprise support often comes in from the likes of Joris Voorn, Radio Slave, Mark Knight, Marco Carola, Loco Dice and many more.

Now up to over 33 releases plus 13 showroom releases and a few compilations, the label is earning the respect from the whole scene. Recently one of the most charted labels on famous dance music site Resident Adviser, Suara Music is going from strength to strength. Quite simply! It's tasteful music made for maximum enjoyment on the dancefloor by some of the most interesting artists of the scene.

Most important tracks and remixes:
El Baile Aleman (liebe*detail) #1 Beatport overall 2009

Burn Myself (Great Stuff)

Raw Sweat (Diynamic Music)

Tres Es Three (Get Physical Music)

La Coincidencia (Tronic)

Nit Magica (Cr2)

The Garden Of The Gods (Saved)

Morena (Diynamic)

D.E.G. (7oz Records)

Mi Casa Es Su Casa (Cr2)
Remix to Butch (Bangbang!)

Remix to Ramon Tapia (Great Stuff)

Remix to 2020 Soundsystem (2020Vision)

Remix to Michel De Hey (Hey Records! / N.E.W.S.)

Remix to Rennie Foster & Aaron Carl (Rebirth)

Remix to Noir & Westboy (Noir Music)

Remix to MYNC vs Harry Cho Cho Romero & Jose Nuñez (Cr2)

Remix to Chus & Ceballos (Defected)

Remix to Wally Lopez (The Factoria)
Remixed by Spencer Parker, Ramon Tapia, John Selway, Brothers Vibe, Kruse n Nuernberg, Delete, Daniele Papini...


Space Ibiza Summer 2010

Suara Night July 2010

Bahrein Argentina June 2010

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Saturday 4th June

The Forbes Hotel 30 York Street


Kontrast Dj's
Nathan Griffin

$20 on guest list, all booking inquiries e-mail:

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

KONTRAST (1st B Day) presents Oliver Koletzki (Stil Vor Talent)

It sounds like a fairy tale. In 2005 29-year old OLIVER KOLETZKI presses 500 copies of his underground hit "Der Mückenschwarm". One of those white labels lands in Sven Väth's record bag and whenever he plays the track, the people go wild. Shortly after techno-king Väth signs the track on his techno empire Cocoon. "Der Mückenschwarm", already considered as a techno classic - becomes the best sold techno record of 2005, the best ever selling record on Cocoon and OLIVER KOLETZKI gets voted best newcomer of the year in prestigious Groove magazine.

But one would be fooled to think that this was the start of Oliver's musical career. Since he was 12 years old, OLIVER KOLETZKI has been deeply infected with the production of music. He starts out by programming Hip-Hop beats on the C64, but quickly falls in love with more electronic sounds like breakdance and synthie-pop that he produces on the first Amiga computers. When he turns 18, he also starts to DJ in his hometown of Braunschweig and quickly becomes a regular DJ in the local clubs. In 2000 he decides to move to Berlin to study music – and the excessive Berlin nightlife. He promptly lands himself DJ gigs in smaller clubs and bars, but with the release of his first record, things change for the better. In the summer of 2005 he starts to play festivals, gets booked into the most prestigious clubs all over the world and gets asked to remix the likes of Rockers Hi-Fi, Client or Cassius. However, while superstardom is lurking around every corner, Oliver stays down to earth: "I have been making music for nearly twenty years now. That provides me with a stable base for not going nuts. Basically, I am still doing the same that I have been doing for years now: making music during the week and playing out on the weekends, even if it is on a slightly different level now."

In October 2005, while still riding on the success of his debut single, Oliver directly realises one of his dreams: to have his own label. He founds Stil vor Talent, a label dedicated to pushing new artists and creating a platform for a huge variation of quality electronic dance music – from minimal techno to squeaky house to pop music. "From the beginning I wanted to give people the same chance that I've had and offer them a platform to release their music. However: the quality of the music is above everything else. Firstly, I have to like it", Oliver comments on the philosophy of his label. And he is a workaholic. He still spends hours and hours listening to demo tracks and goes out to see people play live in small clubs. Up until now, Stil vor Talent can look back on over 40 releases that include Oliver’s first artist album "Get Wasted", the über-hit "3 Tage Wach" or Oliver's latest masterpiece: his electronically influenced pop album "Großstadtmärchen".

OLIVER KOLETZKI seems to have a nose for commercial success out of the underground, which Lützenkirchens ironic afterhour manifest "3 Tage Wach" is the best example for: the track becomes the best-sold techno track of 2008. In 2009 Oliver continues this success story with the release of his album "Großstadtmärchen" – an electro-pop album featuring national and international big names such as Mieze Katz (MIA), Axel Bosse or Die Raketen as well as many newcomers such as singers Juli Holz, Pyur and Fran. With "Großstadtmärchen" Oliver has managed to achieve what only few techno producers manage can do: to produce a pop album with club credibility. The singles "Hypnotized" and "U-Bahn" get nationwide airplay on the radio and when Oliver plays them in the club people sing along to the lyrics.

But he wouldn't be OLIVER KOLETZKI if he didn't want to perform the album live on stage as well. In the summer 2009 he founds his band The Koletzkis with many of his old friends and the singer Fran. They have already played live at Bar 25, Watergate and Lido in Berlin as well as in Leipzig, Bern, Hamburg, Vienna and many other cities. For 2009 they have big plans: in the summer they will play the big festivals and will put Oliver’s music out there – from the clubs into the concerts halls, from the beach raves to the open-airs.

Label manager, producer, DJ, bandleader: above all this, Oliver still manages to fill the clubs around the world and make people smile to his energetic DJ sets. Be in the best clubs of Europe such as London's Fabric, Berlin's Berghain or around the rest of the world: Oliver knows how to perform and connect with his audience. In March 2010 Oliver will do another Australia tour, he will tour South America again and play the infamous Thai Break festival. While rehearsing with The Koletzkis and signing new hot artists for his label Stil vor Talent, OLIVER KOLETZKI is already working on his next album. There is really no stopping him in 2011!
Selected discography of Oliver Koletzki
Blackout (12") - Stil Vor Talent
Der Mückenschwarm (12") - Cocoon Recordings
Der Mückenschwarm (Limited Edition) (12") - Cocoon Recordings
Mückenschwarm Remixes (12") - Cocoon Recordings
Da Bleibt Er Ganz Cool (12") - Kling Klong

KONTRAST (1st B Day) presents Oliver Koletzki (Stil Vor Talent)

Saturday April 16th

Civic Hotel 388 Pitt Street Sydney 2000


Oliver Koletzki (Stil Vor Talent)
Robbie Lowe
Simon Caldwell
Nick McMartin
Kontrast Djs
Javi Sampol
Mitch Crosher
Matt Weir
Previous Experts
James Petrou
Deefloy Boys

Doors open from 10pm - 5am

Drink Specials 2 drinks for $12 before midnight Tooheys Extra Dry, Sparkling Wine, Jose Quervo Tequila * Cosmo Cocktails

1st release $35
2nd release $40
Final release $45
Amazing birthday packages available but limited spaces available

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KONTRAST presents DJ Schwa (BEEF Records) farewell party

Michal Ruzicka, aka DJ Schwa, is the man behind BEEF records and electronic duo Shades Of Gray. Michal became engaged in music thanks to his father, who is also a musician himself as well as an owner of a famous recording studio in Prague – ORM. At the young age, dance music caught his attention mainly through Radio 1. Around this time he tried to mix his first tracks. In 2000 he started performing publicly. In 2002, Michal started his weekly resident night in Prague at Cross Club and since 2003 he has been working as a sound engineer at ORM studio in Prague. In 2004 Michal, along with DJ Slater, started working on the first Czech progressive label and by the end of the year “Tribal Vision Records” was born.

At the end of 2005, Schwa rapidly changed his style and the idea of an innovative techno/house label became reality and thus established the foundation for “BEEF Records.” BEEF records has since then been slowly establishing itself as one of the hottest labels on the tech/house scene with release from respected artists such as Robert Babicz, Deepchild, Kreon, Jet Project, Arnaud Le Texier, Shur-i-kan, Pezzner, Mike Monday…

Schwa’s sets are not strictly one style oriented; he combines sounds that progressively flow from deeper shades of house to techno rhythms. Schwa’s unique mixing and track selection has resulted in a particularly massive following throughout Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Austria, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Slovakia and Australia. Schwa has performed at huge international festivals such as “Open Air Field” (Czech Republic), “Parihaka” (New Zealand), “No Mans Land Festival” (Hungary), “Rainbow Serpent” (Australia), “Earthcore Carnival” (Australia), Good Vibrations (Australia) and while touring Asia Michal had a chance to perform at the biggest club in Japan – Ageha.

Schwa supported Djs/projects such as: Gui Boratto, Jimpster, Minilogue, Extrawelt, D-Nox, Propellerheads, Dj T, Jamie Jones, Ripperton, Alex Smoke, Antix, Orbital, Chemical brothers, Steve Angello, Deepchild, Kasey Taylor, Future Sounds of London, System 7, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Heidi, Tim Green and many more. 

KONTRAST presents DJ Schwa (BEEF Records)

Saturday 19th Febryary

MELT 12 Kellett Street Kings Cross NSW 2011


DJ Schwa (BEEF Records)
Javi Sampol (SPAIN, AudioFlash / Wildl!ve / FACT)
Kontrast DJs (Joey Tupaea & Joey Kaz)
Jaded (Resident)
Alen Zenicanin (Resident)
Dan Newling
Doors open at 9pm
Drink specials between 9pm - 11pm which includes $9 cocktails, $25 cocktail jugs & $6.50 tap beer.
Amazing birthday packages with private seating areas but limited spaces available.

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