Australian Electronic Music Personalities

By stub004 stub004
updated over 5 years ago

Producers, DJs and label owners; the good and the bad. This list is intended to be fairly comprehensive and will grow as time goes on. Please send me a message if there's a name you think I should add.

The list has no order. Discogs automatically assigns a number to each entry. Mark James is not at number one because he's "the best", he's there because he was added first.

As much as possible, I've tried to add artists based on their real name. That way, there's only one entry if they have multiple aliases. In the case of a person's stage name being the only entry on discogs, I've added that instead.

I don't add expatriates who've moved to Australia from another country unless they did so at a very young age. The two guys from Africa Hitech, Timothy Allan and Jeff Willis are four such names which have been excluded for this reason.

  1. Mark James

    Owner of Future Entertainment and massive contributor to Melbourne's electronic music scene. It's not widely known that he's also a talented and diverse DJ. I've seen him play psy-trance, prog, house and more.

  2. Kasey Taylor

    Great progressive producer and owner of Vapour Recordings. Was part of Quench with CJ Dolan and Sean Quinn.

  3. Sean Quinn

    Techno maestro. Was part of Quench with Kasey Taylor and CJ Dolan.

  4. CJ Dolan

    Is now the sole member of Quench.

  5. Anthony Pappa

    Moved to London at a young age to start DJing and made it big. Now world renowned and plays Ibiza and other big venues frequently. Originally played progressive house but has since moved on to tech-house.

    Created the trance hit 'Skydive' with Alan Bremner as Freefall. Bremner is British.

  6. Ivan Gough

    Progressive don from way back who has now turned to producing cheese with Grant Smillie under the name 'TV Rock'. He provides all the production skill in this duo. I have no idea what Smilie contributes.

  7. John Course

    Easily Melbourne's best commercial house DJ. Plays cheese but isn't ashamed of it. Mixes and works a room like no other. Now plays radio with Grant Smillie.

  8. Andrew Davidson

    Sun Control Species. Awesome progressive psy project.

  9. Lewie Day

    Young gun with the prog track 'Striptease' to his name.

    Has also made quite a name for himself producing disco and house under the name "Tornado Wallace".

  10. Steve May

    Progressive gun with some great tracks.

  11. Luke Chable

    Another old-school prog-lover. May have sold out recently to pay the bills though (time will tell)

  12. 12

    Phil K

    Phil K

    One of Melbourne's best techno jocks and producers.

  13. Josh Abrahams

    ADDICTED TO BASS.

    Just kidding, he was part of Future Sound of Melbourne, one of Australia's best techno acts.

  14. Steve Robbins

    Another member of FSOM. The third bloke is British.

  15. Frank Xavier

    From Infusion.

  16. Jamie Stevens

    From Infusion.

  17. Manuel Sharrad

    From Infusion.

  18. Steve Strangis

    Trance jock and more recently, producer.

  19. Coolbreeze & Kidloops

    Drum 'n' Bass producers.

  20. Special Projects

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.

  21. Ali Omar

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.

  22. Bluejaye

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.

  23. 23

    Lioncub

    Lioncub

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.

  24. Matt Ludman

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.

  25. Mouse (17)

    Drum 'n' Bass producer.