For those of you who will be coming along to witness the monstrosity that are taking place at the site in Pyalong, this is your chance to shape up for the festivities, and for those of you who are unfortunately the ones who aren’t able to make it – now is your chance to stand up and join us for a bit of a taste tester.

Earthcore along with Melbourne’s emerging House & Techno label Recovery Collective will be showcasing the notorious Pig&Dan along with French techno veteran Oxia for an explosive double header, warming you up for the techno onslaught at earthcore the following week. Local support also includes Safari, Tim Koren, Gesalt, Jiay Mills, Less Is Moar, Bongani, Dylan Carroll, City Keys, Andu and Louay.

Pig & Dan


For more than a Decade Pig & Dan have been jamming in the studio, producing musical adventures that hold their signature sound. Apart from their prolific work as producers they’ve been traveling the globe as Peak time DJ’s and playing at some of the best events on the planet. They’ve been smashing it up at Ultra, Tomorrowland and Awakenings to name a few, plus blessing the decks in legendary clubs such as Amnesia Ibiza, Crobar Buenos Aires, and Womb Tokyo. It’s clear that their euphoric-pumping sounds has lifted the roof on a global level…

Pig & Dan’s productions have been released on renowned labels such as Sven Väth’s Cocoon Recordings, Slam’s Soma, John Digweed’s Bedrock, Monika Kruse’s Terminal M and Richie Hawtins Plus 8 … Apart from their extensive discography they’ve collaborated and remixed for the some of the industries greats including Underworld, DEADMAU5, John Digweed, and Innercity with their massive classic Goodlife…

After so many years in the business plus four albums under their belt, the dynamic duo took it upon themselves to push their personal envelope on LP number five by producing the much acclaimed downtempo album “Destination Unknown”. Boasting flavors of Hip-Hop, Dub and soul they managed to top the Beatport chart from more than 4 months in a genre they have never topped previously.

It seems there’s no boundaries when talking of Pig & Dan’s diversity, have a listen at



Olivier Raymond, born in 1971 in Grenoble (France), got into “black music” (disco & funk) already in his early teens. During college years, Olivier’s friendship with Stéphane Deschezeaux, kick started a musical journey, with a debut on a local radio station broadcasting a show dedicated to Funk … hence, only being 15 years of age, Olivier had started mixing. Olivier’s mixes were influenced by a large spectrum of music styles: electro-funk (Afrika Bambaata…), italo-disco, new-wave (Depeche Mode, New Order… ) and the early Chicago and New-York house scene.

Oxia’s continued sound evolution gave birth to a series of EP’s & remixes on Goodlife but also on labels such as Intec, Terminal M, … leading to a worldwide dj diary. The excelling dj qualities were captured in several mix cds, and that’s not all. A page still unfolding, Oxia released his debut solo album ‘24 HEURES’ on Goodlife in 2004 that floats between groovy melodic techno and a deeper electro touch. Besides the major international press attention, ’24 Heures’ reached he n°5 in the category ‘best album’ by the readers of Trax magazine.

After an extended period of touring, Oxia returned with some A class releases & remixes in 2006. ‘Domino’, on the German Kompakt stamp, became a worldwide hit played by every DJ you can think of. More Oxia releases for the English Tsuba stamp (collaboration with Eric Borgo), Confused (collaboration with Gino’s) and another banger on Kompakt (‘Not Sure’). The new release on his Goodlife stamp (‘Lost Memory’) finally came in December 2007. The icing on the cake came in 2008 when Oxia got voted in second & third spot in the Beatport Music Awards ‘Best Remix’ (Oxia remix for Butch ‘On the line’) and Best Techno Artist.


The list of remix requests got longer as Oxia remixed the likes of Agoria, Smith & Selway, Marc Romboy to name a few. As you can imagine, this contributed to a busy dj schedule which even got more intense by the vibrant dj battle done with his good friend Agoria.

In 2009 Oxia did not shy from releasing some more fine material. In October the ‘Sun Step’ EP was released on 8Bit record reaching immediately top rates in charts like Beatport, Resident Advisor, etc. He also mixed the fifth anniversary compilation of Systematic (a selection of tracks exclusive to the Systematic compilation), including a previously unreleased track produced with his friend Nicolas Masseyeff (‘Trying Out’).

After so many years in the game, Oxia is still at the forefront of the international electronic scene, never losing sight of all influences he had along the way and keeping one strong element in his music, and that is groove! Educate yourself,



This legend grew up in the south of Madrid, the heart of the Spanish people and oddly enough started his djing career with his father’s records recording tapes for local house parties, it wasn’t too long before the early sounds of techno caught his ears.

After a few years between Australia and Spain, Safari finally made his way to Australia and within no time he was warming-up or closing down sets for the likes of Radio Slave, Stacey Pullen, Jamie Jones, Carl Craig, Stephan Bodzin and Robert Babicz (aka Rob Acid).

With the passing of Honkytonks, Safari took some time to regroup and now you can catch him regularly at Revolver fridays, Capacity shows, Pineapple at New Guernica and numerous events around town.

Recently, Safari is spending more time in the studio, soon you will here the Safari sound as his first release on international wax is just around the corner.



Eclectic / consist, forward / reserved, visceral / intellectual, vinyl / digital, house / techno.

Never content in taking the path of least resistance, Gestalt bridges the illusionary aesthetic, stylistic and technological divides to create deeply engaging dance-floor experiences. This ability to fluidly adapt to crowd, environment and vibe has led to his rapid rise through Melbourne club and festival circuit, consistently delivering exceptional sets for Revolver, Novel, Brown Alley and Thick as Thieves among others.



After dabbling in many different genres Tim Koren has settled into somewhere between deep house and techno. Inspired by artists such as Tale of Us & Sasha, expect a dynamic journey that will keep you captivated from start to finish. He’s shared the bill with some of the worlds largest DJs and is fast developing a resumé sure to impress, watch out for him on his debut set at earthcore.



Deeply inspired by the balance of dark and dreamy, melodic and rhythmic detail of artists such as Extrawelt, Stephan Bodzin, Mano Le Tough, Recondite & Tale Of Us – all crafted to encapsulate the audience with the movement and nature of each musical enlightenment.

Jiay co-founded Recovery Collective mid-2014, a Melbourne-based movement equipped with a creative visionary and an aim for providing a fresh educational vehicle within the electronic music community, to create a platform for showcasing emerging artists and undiscovered sounds alike.

After jumping on an ambitious open-ended musical adventure in 2015 – Jiay found himself winding up living in Ibiza for his first season by the age of 20 which resulted in scoring multiple gigs at a few of the well known hotspots on the island including Sankeys Ibiza, Savannah Beach Club aswell as jamming out on the water multiple times a week with one of the biggest boat parties on the island.



Growing up with influences from all styles and genres of music since a kid, it was then in his late teens he ignited an interest in the minimal/techno scene. Major influences such as Boris Brejcha, Victor Ruiz, Groove Delight, Alex Stein and Alok all pushing his desire to spin tracks.

He first took control behind the decks in early 2012, which has led to him moulding his own sound and style through residencies at ridiculously late hours of the morning. He has supported some of the biggest minimal/techno artists such as Avrosse, Droplex, Jus Deelax. Also featuring at Melbourne’s Dreamland Music Festival, Cooinda Music Festival and Earthcore 2015.



Well known within the Australian music scene as a prominent and empowering techno music artist who through his enthusiastic character and knowledge of various production techniques is taking on any genre to produce while also adding his own special well sought after twist to the sound.

Playing many festivals and warehouse parties specific to that genre and the techno movement within Melbourne releasing mixes through Euphorie Bezirk, Cooinda Music Hungry Koala, Korova Summer Series.

Shortly after headlining Cooinda Music Festival & Tekstep Presents: Earth Festival with various gigs in Sydney, Queensland and all over Melbourne also signing with Uneq-Productions in 2014, Releasing multiple releases including “Crunch” which topped the UNEQ Productions Label charts, and New release “Rumble” through Hungry Koala Records (QLD).

Royal Melbourne Hotel, November 20. Prepare yourselves, head to for more information or tickets (limited remaining).