Stephan Bodzin live AV show in Brisbane

Earth Frequency Festival and Open Records are proud to announce OPEN:SOURCE, a new event concept for the Brisbane techno scene.

With Open Records label boss Jesse Kuch relocating from Cairns to Brisbane last year, a collaboration with longterm Brisbane-based label DJ and promoter Paul Abad was inevitable. Together they are launching OPEN:SOURCE as a new concept event aimed at bringing the world’s most innovative techno artists to Brisbane and combining them with the high-quality production and soundsystems they deserve.

Rather than setting a weekly or monthly schedule or picking one venue or format, OPEN:SOURCE will pick only select dates throughout the year, when the stars align and we can secure something special … and for our first offering, we sure you’ll agree we’ve delivered on our promise!

Pioneering German techno legend Stephan Bodzin is one of the most in-demand and influential electronic music artists on the planet. A master of melodic, emotional techno and a innovative live performer with two laptops, controllers, Moog synth and visuals set, Bodzin represents the pinnacle of modern techno performance by making the best use of digital software and the classic analogue sound.

OPEN:SOURCE:01 will take place at one of Brisbane’s premier venues, The TBC Club, which boasts an in-house Funktion 1 sound system, an underground bunker vibe and a strict limited capacity. Added for the night will be full-colour LED screens for the Bodzin visual show to ensure a fully immersive dancefloor experience unlike anything else this year.

Earlybird tickets gone, general admission tickets available now at

Closer Apart (live) Melbourne/Byron Bay
Uzi (Open Records/Ord Rede) Cairns
Metapattern (live) Brisbane
Jay Berry (Dragonfruit) Brisbane
+ more TBA



Stephan Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene for years. The reason the German has endured where many had fallen by the wayside is because of his devotion to authenticity. “Without it, everything would appear to be nothing more than a hollow shell,” says the son of an experimental musician who is now a revered talent in his own right.

After starting out by composing music for several prestigious European theaters, Stephan Bodzin soon fell in love with nocturnal club sounds and began producing his own brand of techno. He impressed right from the off and has gone on to work with Marc Romboy many times, including on albums like “Luna” and more recently “Kerberos & Styx” in 2014, and with Oliver Huntemann under myriad aliases including Rekorder. The fruits of these labors have defined the modern techno scene until today.

“Throughout my releases and all my collaborations I managed to let my ideas flow freely and to develop my own style,” Stephan Bodzin explains, and he proved that with 2007’s debut album, “Liebe Ist…” and the many other original productions that have followed, such as 2014’s single ‘Sungam’, which sat at number four on the RA charts, and his massive remix of Super Flu’s “Jo Gurt” in the same year.

Stephan Bodzin productions are driving, hypnotic things with a very real and memorable sense of melody that sticks long in the mind. Of course, running his own Herzblut label has also defined his career since 2006, and as well as being a place for his own work, has also housed refreshing contemporary music from Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper and Pig&Dan amongst many more.

In the club, meanwhile, Stephan Bodzin is both a story-telling DJ who really takes dance floors on a ride through his many musical influences, but is also an impressive live specialist who creates mesmerizing, high impact soundtracks on the fly. Across all continents, there is barely a club or festival in the world worth its salt that he hasn’t headlined at some point or other.

2015 saw the Bremen mastermind release his second full length, “Powers of Ten”, as well as a new single on DJ Tennis’ and Tale of Us’ taste making label Life & Death. The album is another magical piece of work that focuses on melody and rhythm, on fat bass and vivid sound design and is a truly captivating journey through the mind, music, body and soul of one of dance music’s truly modern greats. It is just the latest chapter in what has been an exhilarating musical journey in the capable and creative hands of Stephan Bodzin.



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