Undercatt Event Review by Daniel Cope

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

Thriving journalist Daniel Cope reviews the Undercatt Open-Air Warehouse Day Party in a fun, quirky manner. Enjoy the read, and thank you Daniel.

Undercatt: A name birthed from two like-minded artists seven years apart but a passion closer than ever. This Pisa raised partnership spawns a duality of bracing melodies and malicious basing.

Tracks like Brittania, Futura and Atlantico prove these Mediterranean musicians are consistently on the forefront of the global house & techno spectrum.

Originally signed under Solomun’s revered label Diynamic, they now embark around the globe representing their own label Notturna turning heads like they turn tables every stop of the circuit, next stop, Melbourne.

Nestled in the industrial estates of North Melbourne, a warehouse named The Third Day manufactures a different form of production than it’s neighbours.

As one approaches what you would assume to be the rumbling echoes of an assembly line quickly becomes clearer to be a line of assembling bass projecting out to the streets alerting the restless renegades of Melbourne of where to go, who to see and more importantly what to hear.

Now drawn in by these hypnotic grooves, I'm greeted with a brick laced tapestry of murals, the grey skies contradicted by the paint soaked canvas that surrounds the dance-floor.

This industrial template resurrected by street art & music pays homage to the early Berlin Techno Movement after the fall of the wall.

A space that once upon a time may have lifted boxes now lifts the spirit. Smiles are wide with techno pride as each thump of the kick drum ricochets off the concrete walls and into the hearts of these rebellious bodies.

And who’s supplying this aura of audio you ask?

A stellar projection of Melbourne’s sequestered stars.

Usually masked by the city’s night lights of nightlife, today they are viewed with a vivid vibrancy.

Jeremy Daeng sparking the fire from the start with a far from standard set that sets the standard far.

Followed by Michete, putting his name in motion as he cuts transitions with precision. Each track a swing of a sword slicing any social barriers of the dance-floor.

The progression of the day is met with the meticulous mixing methods of Dave Juric & Rollin Connection, as they inject a progressive dose of techno that’s sure to cure any disease of event unease.