Melbourn based Somersault has performed everywhere from Berlin to Amsterdam.
Heavily influenced by jazz-infused house, the shuffling rhythms of dark UK garage and rolling atmospheric techno, Somersault straddles the line between the delirious highs and murky lows, a sound that’s brought his unique sets to some of the most respected outdoor festivals and underground clubs.
The talented producer has come a long way from session guitarist to forging a signature brand of completely unique and enduring, groove focussed music. Receiving support from Groove Armada, Stacey Pullen, Prunk, Tobi Neumann, John Digweed, Felix Da Housecat, Laurent Garnier, Karotte, Roger Sanchez, Franky Rizardo, the list goes on and on.
Finding creative comfort in a raw stripped back sound, Somersault’s recent releases have signed to world-renowned imprints: Rawsome Deep, Whoyostro, Sit Down, Innocent and Kootz. His genre-bending work has also been snatched up by Suprematic, Bonzai Progressive, Bassic, Open and Subsonic Music.
From dimly lit clubs to dusty bush doofs, Somersault seizes the psyche of the party. His lively DJ performances have seen him become a regular at Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Subsonic, Dragon Dreaming and Elements, along with famed brands on the club circuit: Revolver Upstairs, Goodbar, S.A.S.H and Elsewhere.
A message from the artist: “I recorded this mix on a rainy Saturday afternoon on two CDJ2000’s and a Xone 92. I wanted to showcase the best of the music I wrote while locked in my Melbourne studio in 2020. That music ranged from moody deep house to trippy minimal to UK Garage so I wanted to make a journey through all the different sounds that kept me positive in 2020. The majority of the tracks are mine and the majority of those are unreleased. The rest of the mix is made up of tracks from Suki, BADEO, SY, Michael James, IO Mulen, Luca Donzelli, Diego Krause, Reyam, Casey Spillman, Synkro, Instinct and El-B I’ve been vibing lately, both old and new.”
Cover Art – Jai Piccone