Monsters in da House

MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB (AUS)
NAM-SHUB OF ENKI (AUS)
FUCK THE 80IES (AUT)

Thu, August 20th 2009, 21:30
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz

From the cultural swamps of Australia’s most gleaming citadel crawl Monster Zoku Onsomb!. An ensemble who have forged their own sound from the shattered pieces of kitsch retrodelica and contemporary bass culture. Their vinyl releases are sold out collectables and are being dropped on the most progressive electronic dance floors around the world. Live, they are a fiesta, and instantly inject any venue and any crowd with their unequalled energy.

In 2004 MZO! Formed from separate entities who were all motivated performers in their own right. They were all well known to Brisbane electronic party goers as being the city’s leading electronic practitioners, and together they have proven to be unstoppable! MZO! formulated a special style of live performance that combined programed sounds, dancing, synchronised visuals and live instruments that made their shows an instant success. Lashing the audience with sprays of sparks, noise and bass.

Late in 2004 the 5 person ensemble combined their powers to produce their first E.P – the self titled “Monster Zoku Onsomb!”. The E.P. was almost all composed from .50 cent bargain bin record samples and it laid out a unique sound that combined kitsch psychobilly rhythms with rave and grime sensibilities. It was a sell out success in Australia, and it even found its way to the UK where Death$ucker Records discovered it and pressed the first MZO! 12″ E.P. This debut vinyl sold out of two pressings and was played by DJs the world over, including Mary Anne Hobbs who proclaimed it her “record of the week” on the BBC’s Breezeblock radio show. Following on from the success of the E.P., MZO! made their first tour of Europe, and from the UK to Russia, MZO! built a formidable reputation as being party starters and a live powerhouse of crazy performance and music.

From those accidental beginnings MZO! went on to produce their debut album – “Attack”. Attack went onto solidify their reputation for idiosyncratic sounds and manic cut up sample and vocal styles. For the first time MZO! integrated Miss P Leisure’s vocals into the mix and began indoctrinating their fans with their anthems “Eat Brains” and “Day They Came Back”. They embarked on another tour of Europe, to promote the album and a second 12″E.P. on Death$ucker Records, and played at notorious parties such as Bangface in London, and the Elevate Festival in Austria. They returned to Brisbane inspired, and started their own club event “Monster Mash”.

In 2009 MZO! prepare to release the vinyl version of the Earth Eaters album on Death$ucker Records, an Earth Eaters remix album (featuring remixes from Cursor Miner, Xanapticon, Otto Von Schirach and more!) and another European Tour. On August, 20th, MZO! will hit Linz to perform in the backyard of the quitch. They will be accompanied by nAM sHUB oF eNKI, the voodoo adoring solo project from Phillip Thomson of MZO!. And last but not least there will be a breakcore-schnulzenpop-performance by the fabulous Fuck the 80ies, bringing back all those stupid songs from the 80ies and cracking them apart.

www.monsterzoku.com
www.myspace.com/monsterzokuonsomb
www.myspace.com/namshubofenki

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(Photos: Petra Moser)