When it comes to Melbourne underground music Muska has been at the forefront of the scene for over a decade. From dj to event promoter 2006 to 2013 before the mainstream explosion of techno in Australia, Muska not only hosted over 400 events with some of the worlds biggest International artists but also supported countless of internationals as one of Melbourne’s true underground techno acts.
Producing music since the age of 19 was a hobby that has become his sole focus in life most recently rereleasing his Bushtechno 2 EP now charting within the top 10 techno charts. Very few figures in the Melbourne underground music scene have earned the respect that Michael Muska has due to his tireless devotion and dedication to Australian dance culture over the last decade.
Leading by example, this ‘innovator’ in every sense of the word has been the driving creative force behind some of Melbourne’s most loved, abstract, memorable parties and festivals. Inviting patrons to constantly challenge their preconceived notions of genre-fixation thru an offering of experimental and multi-faceted musical events. As prevalent as it is in his creative role as an event/concept developer and director, this same thought process, vibrance and creative energy is translated fluently across captivated dance floors.
From side rooms to festival main stages, Muska displays an inert ability to connect with the energy and emotion of the listeners allowing him to react accordingly with profound unspoken empathy, gaining both a sense of understanding, trust and mutual respect between himself and those involved.
When i connect with the vibe and energy of a dancefloor, it just makes feel so thankful to be contributing to that experience”. With a strong personal philosophy when it comes to life and music, Muska continues to evolve and engage, also applying his passions away from dance floors and into the seclusion of his studio, where these same principles and key ideas are drawn upon once again though his production, in an expressive interpretation of feeling and emotion, all relevant to these moments.
MUSKA Also an active member of the Melbourne electronic music industry – Founder & director of Organic Audio – Founder – Let Them eat cake festival NYD – Brown Alley Event manager 2008 to 2013 / Producer (Addictech Records & Recovery Collective) / Bushtechno – Record label music director / Subsonic music festival (NSW) – resident dj / Strawberry Fields festival – Consulatant & Booker