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Web site 2.0 for Melbourne based techno DJ Rene Hostettler. One of Melbourne more experienced techno DJs having been playing and collecting music for 15 years which is reflected in his diverse influences and tastes and dynamic live DJ mixes.

He has held residency s at some of Melbourne's most seminal club nights such as Club Filter, Tectronic, Virus and Protazoa and blah blah blah....

Rocking melbourne techno night at loop "Unstable" 31st of July

With the apparent death of many Melbourne warehouse party venues recently in the time of year that should be warehouse party season, its worth checking out some of the quality Melbourne techno club nights around town.

Unstable has been a monthly techno night in Melbourne for over a year and regularly pulls crowds of 200 people or more. As well as techno they play a great cross section of quality dance music such as prog, minimal and psy-trance. With over 40 of melbourne s DJ s on rotation the brainchild of Matt Loki it's well worth checking out if you fancy a quality night of dancing. This months guest DJ s are Melbourne techno stalwarts that have had a massive influence on the techno sound of Melbourne over the last ten years:

Lab warehouse party July 23rd!

The Lab boys are back and putting together a killer warehouse party for the end of July featuring international guest Pablo Chan and some of Melbourne techno s best DJ's.

LAB is very proud to announce Pablo Cahn debut Melbourne show at an underground warehouse on Friday 23rd July. The LAB crew will be dusting of lab coats, sweeping the floors of the warehouse for a night of cutting edge tech house, deep minimal, and techno music. Support comes from Camilo, Uone, Scott Dickson, Alex Anderson and Ryan Beck. As usual the best in audio visuals will be supplied by VJ Netzar.

My Bitch Engines Supercharged

Event Date: 
28/05/2010 - 11:30am - 29/05/2010 - 11:30am

Seems like Melbourne techno winter party season is officially here with a killer line up of melbourne techno, dubsteb electro and experimental artists this will be huge. Join up to the bitch engine facebook page here

Cafe Stupid proudly presents:


The Noise Bar

Mbug DJ Set recorded live at Overboard boat party march 2010

Mix Date: 
Sun, 07/03/2010

This set was recorded live on the Overboard boat party march 2010. It's banging but funky techno with a nice raw feel. No post edits apart from compression and normalisation. Enjoy:-)

Mbug recorded live Overboard boat party march 2010 by Mbug Music

More Quality Techno In March - Mix In The Stix 24 hour Outdoor Techno Party

Yeah Fuck Yeah - Mix In The Stix It's shpaing up to be an exciting month for techno in Melbourne with Mix In The Styx taking place on the 26th of Feb only 90 minutes drive out of town.  It's been a couple of years since there was an outdoor Techno gig of this caliber with 16k of function one bassy goodnes. Tickest are available now from

  • 16k Funktion-One sound system
  • Fully legal party with permit & no sound restrictions
  • Food & fluid available
  • Plenty of easily accessible camping sites
  • Real toilets - real toilet paper
  • Please take your litter home & respect the bush
  • 8kms of very good gravel roads followed by 500m of dirt track
  • Accurate directions closer to the date
  • Drive carefully
  • $30 using paypal below or $25 from one of the DJ's
  • $40 on the door for the unmastered mega-trolleyers

Friday 11.30pm - Saturday 6.00pm
Gates open Friday afternoon giving plenty of time to set up camp 

Quality Techno Tonight In Melbourne - Lab Party At Miss Libertines

Lab - SephAnyone who is looking for some quality tunes in Melbourne should check out Lab tonight at Miss Libertines featuring international techno artist Seph. Great tunes, great crew!

Hey there LAB peeps! Next week on Friday is our First Club gig for the new decade and we're super happy to be show casing the smooth deep sound of Seph from Argentina (playing LIVE). Alongside lab residents Scott Dickson & Uone. We've also got the Unfettered crew then Raph in the front bar from 9pm and the wicked sounds of the Hope st boys Davide & jose finishing off in the Main room after Seph. Visual immersion with the help of VJ Ninja.... its going to be another great night of deep minimal techno and tech-house music, great people and $15 before midnight is value you cannot pass up with a line up like this.

Mbug Friday Night Techno

Mix Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2010

I recorded this last night kicking back on the couch straight off laptop unwinding after work. Mostly new tunes from the last couple of months. Starts of chunky techno and goes deep and minimal towards the end. I have just bitten the bullet and signed up for a solo soundcloud account so stay tuned for a few more mixes I have recorded when I get a chance to upload in the next weeks.

Mbug Friday Night Techno by Mbug Music

Mbug Live DJ Recording Messy Christmas Warehouse Party 2009

Mix Date: 
Fri, 25/12/2009

This was my set recorded live at the messy Christmas warehouse party. The mixing gets a little loose towards the end as I get merry but some nice new tracks from the last couple of months. Enjoy!

Mbug Live DJ recording messy xmas warehouse party 2009 by Mbug Music

Mbug DJ Summer 2009 Festival Mix

Mix Date: 
Wed, 14/10/2009

3742488620_1445b8728b_bSummer is here and its festival time, banging tec-house, techno and prog. Tracks by Robert Babicz, Thomas Heckman, Extrawelt, Koen Groenfeld Glimpse and more.

If you want a track name leave a comment!

Mbug DJ Summer 2009 Festival Mix Demo by Mbug Music

Overboard Boat Party 2010

Event Date: 
03/03/2010 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm


Update 6 Jan

Early bird tickets round two now vavilable! $25 till the 1st of Feburary

Confirmed Acts so far are SDF1, Dunkbot, K Oscillate, vs JD, PCP more tba soon!

After an awesome cruise in 2009 with tons of fun had by all, cuznmatt and Mbug are once again bringing you the approved floatation devices with another Overboard Boat Cruise on the March Labour day Long weekend.

More rock steady beats and less corny boating references. If you want to avoid the crowds of the bigger events on the Labour Day weekend come along for an intimate sunset boat cruise down the Yarra with 250 of your closest friends and two cracking sound systems bringing you a floor of funky beats and breaks and another of banging varieties of Techno followed by a pleasant after party with more cruisey beats.

We know boats, and we know how to float yours. No pretentiousness and bass heavy shit.

$30 Early bird tickets are available until March 1st via

Boarding at 3.30pm sharp and leaving at 4pm don’t miss the boat!
K-Oscillate, Arianwen, Cuznmatt, Mbug, PCP, SDF1, Sardonyx, vs JD, Dunkbot

Free after party venue TBA with DJ’s djCB and Toby Fairbank playing deep waving beats to bring you back to shore

You can also keep an eye on developments via the facebook event or the overboard boat party web site

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