Sat, October 10, 2015

10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$5.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Classic modern techno is exactly what Sian and his label Octopus represent. When you have interests ranging from entomology, cosmology and marine biology, to the social impact of the rave generation, you tend to make unusual art. Sian stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic talent.
Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in southern Spain, he chose early to drop out of normal society and engage in the extraordinary. Adhering more to the avant-garde side of club culture, his tracks show an otherworldly, slow and hypnotic slant on big speaker electronic music. Having quickly developed an oeuvre of work that appeared on stalwart labels like Soma, Pokerflat, Bedrock and Sci+Tec, he has also dropped applauded remixes for the likes of Guy J, Mauro Picotto and Gui Boratto. Not to mention being reworked along the way by talent like Steve Bug, Pan-Pot, Carlo Lio, Nicole Moudaber, Efdemin and Minilogue.
After eventually deciding to release exclusively on his own white hot, new Octopus Recordings label, with tracks constantly hitting Beatport top ten positions and gathering glowing reviews, the label has now become one of the top 5 selling Techno labels worldwide. Catching many major league artists on the way up with much attention from print magazines and web blogs to international radio shows. Both Sian and the labels' reputation for delivering huge slabs of peak time techno is snowballing.
His recent artist album, "Before Silence" is an inventive hybrid mix of original tracks and parts. Spanning 130 mins and comprising over 1013 individual clips mixed into one session, showing a bold step in studio experimentation. The project illustrates some achingly forward thinking new production techniques and features everyone from Carlo Lio to Terence Fixmer, remixing the vibrant singles.
Sian is regularly appearing at the worlds most respected clubs and festivals in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, South America, Australia and beyond. He brings voodoo to the dance floor every time at clubs like like Fabric, Avalon, Space, Weekend, Berghain, King King, Inox, The Endup, The Loft, Lantern, Industrial Copera, Social Club, Blackmarket Membership, Arma 17, Secret Sundaze, The Pod and more! Schooling heaving crowds, Sian brings his trademark experimental DJing style to the masses via multiple outputs of explosive techno, combined with FX and loops cut on the fly.
Now also running his own nomadic "Octopus presents" label events, with guests like Josh Wink, Marco Bailey, Stacey Pullen, Anja Schneider, Damian Lazarus, Kenny Larkin, Nick Curly, Slam, etc. Octopus is now hosting sell out parties in Barcelona and beyond, with principal events at Sonar, ADE and WMC in Miami.
Whether conducting everlasting sweat soaked DJ sessions or creating timeless dance music, Sian is a truly diverse and original talent. At once chic and debonaire, always intensely inventive.
It was in the dark, cavernous clubs around Europe during a stint as a vagabond professional cyclist where the foundation was laid for BARBUTO and his dark knight approach to sovereign lifestyle, beliefs, art, fashion, and techno. More comfortable spending endless hours in the booth and studio than in the saddle training for his next race, the Austin, Texas transplant has been slowly crafting and purveying a masterful blend of dark, groovy techno over the last decade.
Native to Australia, BARBUTO has come a long way since relocating to the live music capital of the world. Having received awards from the Austin Music Poll as #2 DJ in the city, #1 on the Study Breaks statewide collegiate music poll, as well as having earned long standing residencies at several popular clubs, he quickly earned his stripes. It was by way of the creation of his online resource for underground dance music (, and his commitment to the ambassadorship of his beloved genre in Austin, the newcomer was quickly accepted, and a successful DJ career was underway.
Thanks to the opening of Kingdom Night Club in Austin, Texas, touted by world class techno talent as one of the best clubs to play in the country, BARBUTO has found himself spending plenty of time perfecting his skills where he is most comfortable: the DJ booth. He has had the honor of opening for the likes of SIAN, Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Alan Fitzpatrick, Jay Lumen, Coyu, Timo Maas, Matador, Booka Shade, Drumcell, as well as many others including SIAN. Unbeknownst to the avant-garde Octopus Recordings label boss that his label had been supplying BARBUTO with the very sounds he needed for the heavy bass-hungry, off-tilt, rather dark-themed crowd of Austin. BARBUTO's connection to Octopus was apparent, and the Aussie-Texan then focused his efforts upon perfecting his production craft in the studio. Over time, music exchanged hands and a few tracks had finally found their home with the prestigious Octopus Recordings label. For 2015, Octopus is where BARBUTO will be calling home with his first EP hitting the online shelves this Spring. He was also bestowed the honor of becoming a DJ on the official Octopus Recordings label roster.Perched inside his 36-foot live-in travel trailer studio, buried secretly between state forest land and Willie Nelson's estate deep in the Texas Hill Country, and caught between the sounds of ranchers gunfire, BARBUTO continues to craft and hone his inner-city techno sound, keeping things dark and groovy.
Venue Information:
Kingdom Nightclub
103 E 5th St.
Austin, TX, 78701