Producer/Live Act/DJ - Melbourne
real name: Baz
Psyburbia began in 1997 as URB, when Baz from industrial act Ragewar started to write some material that was instrumental and more groove oriented. Angelpuss was recruited to play keyboards live, and has co-written several tunes. After winning their way into the finals of a competition for new dance acts, URB released an EP (‘They come for the beats’) on Angel’s Trumpet. URB mutated into Psyburbia as the act started to rock main areas at events such as Earthcore and Reclaim the Streets, followed by appearances on the Sunblock, Earthcore and Hempsense compilations.
Psyburbia placed two tracks on JJJ’s ‘Tweek’ compilation, released ‘Carmageddon’ on Matsuri, and programmed 3 hours of JJJ’s ‘mix-up’, establishing a strong global fan base.
More compilations followed including Green Ant, Earthcore (again), SPL and ‘Nightflight’ on Germany’s Nova Tekk label, as well as appearances at parties such as Every Picture Tells a Story and festivals such as Offshore and Big Day Out.
A second album, ‘Groove Invaders’, was released through Creative Vibes, and the track ‘we can’t lose’ received substantial rotation on JJJ. The album sold particularly well in Europe.
Now Psyburbia comes full circle with a new deal with Black Hole recordings, the home of Ragewar and a vast array of cutting edge acts, and a new EP is due late 2002, followed by a new album in early 2003.
In 2003 Psyburbia has a new deal, two releases imminent, and a substantial global following. The UK’s ‘Hardwired’ e-mag gave the second album ‘Groove Invaders’ a perfect score, continuing a trend of universal praise, that began with the debut album ‘Carmageddon’. Released globally on Tsuyoshi Suzuki’s highly regarded Matsuri Productions, it sold out all copies of both CD and vinyl, and received extensive critical acclaim. Psyburbia is undoubtedly, one of Australia’s most successful electronic exports. task were to build a decent DJ set this one would be featured...”
- Sonic Barrier, Belgium