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.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Telefunken is Boffa and Cam, a music-mad pair playing up a storm on the turn-tables of Sydney and beyond.

With over 18 years combined DJ experience, the telefunken duo teamed up in 2005 after playing a gig together at the Slip Inn. They found their sounds were similar with a love for the deeper techy side of house. They found a natural groove with both their mixing and programming and above all were having a blast whilst still keeping the punters happy on the dance-floor.

After scoring their first residency on the Home Terrace, their deeper acid/tech sound has given them credibility whilst still rockin’ dance-floors across Sydney. Telefunken have since taken it out of Sydney to play at parties all over the world, San Francisco, Japan, Fiji, Nu Caledonia and closer to home in Melbourne, Brisbane, Noosa, Newcastle, Jindabyne, Wollongong and more.

Telefunken finished off 2006 on a high note by gaining Runner-Up Next Big Thing in the 3D Magazine awards. The boys then went on to rate #44 in the 2007 inthemix top 100 Australian DJ poll and secured sets at most of the major festivals across Sydney during 2007 including Playground Weekender, Ministry of Sound @ Home, Future Music Festival, We Love… Sounds, Earth Dance (32,000 people) and Pacha. 2008 and 2009 has seen much the same with the boys playing at most of the summer festivals with return appearances at Playground Weekender, Future Music Festival, We Love Sounds as well as Magnetic Islands Full Moon Party (off Townsville) and Global Gathering, at the Hordern

Telefunken have been playing around all of Sydney’s most renowned club nights clubs with residencies at Beware the Cat, KINK and Wham @ World Bar as well as guests spots at parties like Spice, Bunker, Minimal Fuss, the xmas party, Club Club @ Chinese Laundry, Sweet Chilli and so on.

Recently Boffa and Cam have been in the studio with releases due out on the Deep House Project label later this year, following up boffa’s Katsu Ron EP that came out in 2008. Recently returning from Tokyo the boys have several interstate gigs coming up as well as guest spots around Sydney. Telefunken had a massive new years this year warming up for Nic Fanciulli Mark Knight and Josh Wink on the Home Terrace at Summanights, then supporting Ripperton and Matthais Meyer on Spice afloat and finishing off at the Space 20th Anniversary festival.

Telefunken warmed up for Underworld at this years We Love Sounds festival to a capacity Hordern Pavilion (5,500 people) and To date, Telefunken have supported the likes Tiga, Teifschwarz, Dave Spoon, Jona, DJ T, Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela, Audiofly, Jo Mills, Tocca Disco, Ben Watt, Clive Henry, Hipp-e, Spencer Parker, Joachim Gerraud, Mike Monday, Tayo, Deadmou5, James Lavelle (Uncle), Who Made Who, Sharam (Deep Dish) Trentemoler, D’Julz and many more

"I recently had the pleasure of rocking out with the Telefunken lunatics at KINK in Sydney and have to say their set before me was one of the best I heard while in Australia. They WILL funk you to death on the dance-floor. BEWARE their power!!!!" Spencer Parker

“Telefunken blew my socks off. They're ace!” Mike Monday

"Was cooking to this mix last night (telefunken’s march 2008 mix)... improved my onion chopping and worked especially well when balancing the spices for my Dahl -Top Mix!" Pocket (Poxy Music)


Saturday 23rd October

MELT 12 Kellett Street Kings Cross NSW 2011



Joey Kaz (KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Joey Tupaea (KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Mitch Crosher
Elephants Child

Doors open at 9pm

$10 on guest list before 12 / $15 after

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Monday, October 11, 2010

KONTRAST presents SHEPZ (Malatoid Records)

Shoaib Mughal

Shoaib has had the fortune of starting a career in music from an early age as a classically trained musician playing the violin, he then went on to master the art of lead guitar in which he has toured extensively around Europe as a session guitarist with notable acts playing to thousands.

He's also done his time with sound engineering where he has worked as the monitor engineer for top.1 acts such as Egg and Nizlopi (remember the JCB song? or the Citroen advert with the cars skating on ice?).

Djing was a natural path to follow once electronic music had taken over his life with all his previous experiences in the music industry, and a path which has seen alot achieved in such a short space of time.

Shoaib Mughal AKA 'Shepz' is the head honcho of Londons elusive 'The Techno Bug' and 'Minamal' parties; as well as Sydney's newest addition 'Church of Techno' which has seen him perform alongside some of the most respected in the industry such as Fergie, Ahmet Sendil, Smash TV, Perc, Bigger Than Jesus, Timo Garcia, Oliver Dahl, Shane Watcha, Saytek and Cozzy D. He has played at pretty much every known club in London (Ministry of Sound/Pacha/Egg/The End/54/Public Life/Aquarium/etc.) and even played alongside Exit Festival in Serbia 2009.

He is also signed to the great italian 'Malatoid Records' which has seen him reach top ten minimal techno best sellers on retailers such as Beatport, Juno Records and Huge support has been given from the likes of Magda(M-nus), Francesco Farfa, Fergie (Excentric), Tim Green(Trapez), Perc (Ovum) and Burnski (Pokerflat) just to name a few.

All available for download at Beatport, DJDownload, Juno etc.


So how did it all begin?

It all started with my first trip to Fabric through introduction from my brother Akeel; a superclub set in the middle of London which regularly see’s cutting edge minimal techno legends smash the crap out of Saturday nights. I’d never heard minimal techno before but this just completely blew me out of the water and left me hungering for more; before I knew it I was listening to mixes after mixes more specifically from the likes of Ekkohaus etc. who used to regularly dominate the London underground scene at the time.

Naturally, I then brought my first set of decks; a shoddy pair of belt driven Numark’s of plastic construction and not much good than being able to briskly hear what a record sounds like… the only way to beat-match was to use the pitch adjust as touching the record would completely fuck everything up – but hey, it’s a start… and by the time I got onto my first pair of Technics it was a breeze in comparison!

I only switched to CD’s because I was constantly breaking my back carrying a couple of cases of vinyl around in London, the distances you have to walk are considerably more than around here…

What was the first club you ever played at?

Haha! God! I remember this clearly… a mate of mine used to co-ordinate the Saturday nights at a student nightclub in Cantebury, Kent called “The Venue”. The resident DJ pulled a sicky and they had no-one to call on for it; the guy knew I had a pair of decks so called me in on an emergency to fill in… Little did they know that I could barely beat match at the time… Hence I found myself playing in a club, to around 2000 loose students with a formerly unheard genre of Minimal Tech House. Very embarrassing looking back – but thankfully no-one noticed the shoddy mixing, and the hot uni chicks were all over me… That was good fun after…

What was your first record/cd you bought?

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World – Prince.

Again… Embarrassing, but he’s now ‘the artist formerly known as Prince’ – What’s that all about???

Out of all the music you have, which track ‘never fails?'

Ooooh this is a tricky one! It depends what sort of set I’m playing and what the crowds like… One of my favourites however if things are going on an epic scale is an old classic:

Ame – Rej

Beautifully constructed piece of music with a real modal classical influence embedded within its blood. You really can’t go wrong with this one on a closing set, after-hours anyhow.

What's your favourite track of all time?

Superstitious – Stevie Wonder

I don’t think this one needs any explanation, just pure fun!

Funniest thing that ever happened while Dj’ing?

I get to see allsorts of funny shit when I’m playing out whichever country that may be… it’s really a hard one to pick one moment of it all. Especially when you’re a regular playing the after party scene in London; East London has a habit of breeding crazies!

This one time I was playing for Redlight Afterhours in London at a club called Aquarium; it’s an awesome club, my favourite twisted after party in the world and the place has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi in it! Anyway… before I digress… it was coming up to closing time and I was at my last track… this complete fuck head decided he refused to leave the club because he was enjoying it too much – so, he proceeds to climb up some trussing up the side of the club, and stay on top near the lighting fixtures whilst several security try to bring him down and all I could hear once my last track had finished was this…

“Please don’t make me, Please! I want to stay; I love it too much, I want the Technoes!”

He was Italian, says it all… Never get in-between an Italian and Minimal Techno, because you won’t win.

Other DJs you rate?

John Digweed when I used to watch him at Fabric, he’s pulled off some of the sickest most twisted sets I’ve ever heard. I was a little disappointed when I saw him in Sydney earlier this year, I think he considerably toned down his set for Sydney – I didn’t like that at all.

So how is the party scene in your eyes at the moment?

It’s going good I think… lots of variation around; obviously there’s always scope for improvement in everything, but since I’ve been in Sydney things have been picking up and I’ve had the fortune to meet and see some great local artists here.

I’d like to see things hot up even more though and see more people getting involved with supporting the scene. We need more large scale events, multi-room with multiple headliners in every room; I’ve seen a couple of cool events though so we’re definitely on the right track!

When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?

It’s sad… but I probably spend more time on Facebook than I really should. It’s very counter-productive watching status updates… They should re-name it StalkBook.

I’ve just started setting up a studio here now though, I plan to get back into my production and get back to releasing records; I haven’t released anything for about 2 years now… Somewhat of a dry spell!

What advice would you give to up and coming DJs?

Play any opportunity you get and even if it’s for free; when I was starting out I’d always play at peoples house parties etc. this sort of thing really helps build up a following and you’ll find it much easier to get club gigs if you have a good solid following. Unfortunately it’s just the way the industry works; a lot of promoters don’t want to take the risk from an unknown. I’m proud to say however that we regularly offer new DJ’s debut gigs at Church of Techno which is the regular Sunday day time party I organise in the Sydney CBD, as long as you can mix well and fit in with what we do!

Also – don’t hoard tracks for the sake of it, only have a collection of tunes which you absolutely love and you can’t go wrong. Get tracks that you like the sound of and try to steer away from whatever happens to be in the Beatport top 100. You don’t want to be playing the same tracks everyone else is playing… It won’t get you anywhere and ultimately, it’s cutting in front of everyone with track selection which makes you stand out.

Also – I don’t recommend a stint of horse tranquiliser prior to hitting a set in a club, it’s a recipe for disaster!


Saturday 16th October

Melt 12 Kellett St, Kings Cross, NSW, 2011


SHEPZ (Malatoid Records)

Joey Kaz ( KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Joey Tupaea (KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Kerry Wallace

Doors open 9pm - 5am

$10 before 12 / $15 after

Drink specials between 9pm – 11pm which include $9 cocktails, $25 cocktail jugs & $6.50 tap beer.

All booking inquiries e-mail:

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Pete Nouveau has come along way since securing his first gig back in 2000. He has been showcasing his skills in the biggest and most respected clubs in Sydney, playing alongside some of the most famous names in the Australian dance scene. He has supported international acts such as dj's Spencer Parker, Ben Watt, Dubfire, Stephan Bodzin, Stacey Pullen, Steve Rachmad and Richard Dinsdale.

After concentrating on djing for a few years Pete took the next step and in 2004, started writing and producing his own tracks. After playing around for a few years Pete got serious about his music. He finished his first full length track "You're Listening" in 2007 and was quickly picked up by German label Elektrotribe, who had the track signed to their "Tech my house 2" compilation, released in May 2008. Also that year Pete went on to remix the tracks "Helpless In Remscheid" (Elektrotribe Records) and "Watch Your Step" (Low Pressings).

In 2009 Pete Nouveau released his first EP "WHEN SOUNDS COLLIDE" through Elektrotribe Records, and a second EP UNKKLE on the Beat Code Records Label.

He also remixed the tracks "Go Straight": (Homes Art Music) "Heat Wave" (Elektrotribe records) and "Happy Shopper" (Beat Code Records)

In late 2010 Pete Nouveau is due to release his 3rd EP "Moving Forward" through Elektrotribe Records.

Record Label:
Elektrotribe Records (Germany)

Ep Release's:
When Sounds Collide - Elektrotribe Records - 2009
Unkkle Ep - Beat Code Records - 2009

Track Release's:
You're Listening - Original Mix - Elektrotribe Records - 2008
Helpless In Remscheid - Pete Nouveau Redline Remix - Elektrotribe Records - 2008
Watch Your Step - Pete Nouveau Remix - Low Pressings Records - 2008
Funbox - Original Mix - Elektrotribe Records - 2009
Go Straight - Pete Nouveau Co-op Remix - Homes Art Music - 2009
Heat Wave - Pete Nouveau Remix - Elektrotribe Records - 2009
Happy Shopper - Pete Nouveau Get Deeper Remix - Beat Code Records - 2009


So how did it all begin?

I was always into electronic music, i started going to raves when i was 13, got my first pair of turntables at 15 and have never looked back.

What was the first club you ever played at?

First club i ever played was down south at caringbah bizzos, i can’t remember the name of the night but it was a crazy party.

What was your first record/cd you bought?

Michael Jackson Bad was the first album i ever went out and bought myself, before that i just listened to what ever mum or dad had. Elton John, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton.

Out of all the music you have, which track ‘never fails?'

Mushrooms - Justin Martin Mix never fails to raise the roof off.

What's your favourite track of all time?

Nesrib - Original Mix - Sis. a big shout out goes to cam for getting me this track as its almost impossible to find.

Funniest thing that ever happened while Dj’ing?

i had some girl come up to me while i was playing and asked if i could play some sneaky sound system. i said no. 2mins later her boyfriend came up and gave me $50 and said thanks for not listening to her and playing that crap.

Other DJs you rate?

Matt Weir, Telefunken, Robbie Lowe and the rest...

So how is the party scene in your eyes at the moment?

I feel it’s being picking up this year. There are some new promoters putting on some awesome new parties.

When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?

At home with some close mates and my beautiful girlfriend listen to some down tempo beats lying on my front porch.

What advice would you give to up and coming DJs?

Don't let other people tell you what to play and just stay true to yourself...


Saturday 9th October

Melt 12 Kellett St, Kings Cross, NSW, 2011



Joey Kaz ( KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Joey Tupaea (KONTRAST DJ / Resident)
Matt Weir
Danny Lang

Doors open 9pm - 5am

$10 before 12 / $15 after

Drink specials between 9pm – 11pm which include $9 cocktails, $25 cocktail jugs & $6.50 tap beer.

All booking inquiries e-mail:

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