Back for the first event of 2008 and to kick off what is going to be an absolute tornado of a year for quality electronica, BLOW YOUR OWN WAY is proud to present yet another cutting-edge international artist who is destined to become a future Melbourne favourite - leader of the new Swiss renaissance; RIPPERTON. Fans of the likes of Michael Mayer, James Holden, Carl Craig, Loco Dice, Steve Bug, Mathew Jonson, Alex Smoke and Robert Babicz take note, Ripperton has already made serious waves worldwide as both a solo producer/DJ and as the production genius behind the chart-topping former duo LAZY FAT PEOPLE, who were openly embraced by the best in the business. With an intimidating list of the hottest minimal / techno / deep house / progressive labels worldwide already under his belt - take Planet E, Border Community, Wagon Repair, Crosstown Rebels, Systematic, Liebe*Detail, Audiomatique and Connoisseur for starters - and his own label Perspectiv Recordings looking after the likes of Agnes and Quenum, amongst others, Ripperton has achieved in a short time time what many artists spend a decade to obtain. His sound as a DJ comprises of stripped-back, lush, melodic and utterly infectious minimal techno grooves and nu-skool deep house that build in epic intensity via seamless chord mixing and layering, and is guaranteed to ignite any discerning dancefloor to fever-pitch. This time last year you may remember we brought you an artist called Alex Smoke, who delivered one of the most talked about performances of 2007 amongst the Melbourne underground. Take our word for it, Ripperton is NOT to be missed.