Gabriel Cassina, better known as Regal, rapidly shot to the forefront of the techno
spectrum in 2012, after releasing productions met with widespread critical acclaim by
the european techno scene.
Originally of Italian heritage and currently based in Spain, Regal’s career had
brought him to Berlin also where he expanded his artist profile and got involved in
techno at an international level. He is one of the youngest Spanish artists to have
played at Berghain, widely regarded as the techno church and one of the greatest
clubs in the world. Regal has played also at the mythical Tresor, Mondo and Factory
010 as well as in cities like Tel Aviv and Tbilisi.
Regal’s style is eclectic. It’s impossible to tie him down to one unique genre, he
moves in-between trance and disco melodies evoking raves with a strong acid
undercurrent. Emmanuel Top is one of his key influences, drawing from his output,
tailoring the perfect mix between acid rhythms and melodies that enchant the soul.
Plastikman is his main acid influence as is Sven Vath, in respect to his amazing
dynamism and variations during his DJ sets.
Kate Doherty has been claiming Sydney underground dance floors for over a decade. Doherty’s sets are notorious for their sophisticated flair and accuracy; imbuing techno, house, and electro with funk and hip-hop sensibilities. Her energetic sets are founded in hours industriously preparing for nuanced and surprising sets, never far from the massive sounds of blackened-techno and industrial influences.
Doherty is qualified in her place as one of three House of Mince residents having previously been a resident with the inimitable 4our, a warehouse party collaboration between Sydney DJs Trinity and Magda Bytnerowicz. Her playing catalogue includes having played alongside dancefloor heavyweights: Alienata; Tolouse Low Trax; Headless Horseman; Volte-Face; Xhin; DJ Sprinkles; K-Hand; Peter Van Hoesen; Luke Slater; Eric Cloutier; Randomer; Paula Temple; Delano Smith and many more, along with contributions to Sydney parties Nighttime Drama, Control, Loose Ends, Darkroom, IF? Records, Subsonic festival and the 40th Mardi Gras after party.