Q&A: Matt Radovich
What brands are you behind and what year did they launch? Melbourne Techno Collective aka MTC (2002), Tight/Inner City Sounds (2008), Bootay (2009), The Sunday Soiree (2012), When The Smoke Clears (2012) and Capacity (2012).
Who’s your crowd and what makes your parties great? The MTC crowd is a great bunch of people who love techno. The Bootay Crowd is a bunch of people that love filthy lyrics and dirty dance floor antics. With Tight/Inner City Sounds crowd, these people love to get down and get funky to all kinds of music. The Sunday Soiree crowd is still too early to call but they were a bunch of fun-loving music lovers. The When The Smoke Clears crowd is full of crazy techno lovers. The Capacity crowd is a bunch of forward thinking music lovers. What makes our parties great can be answered easily – we have a good crew of people that love good music and they aren’t scared to go out and experience it.
What's been the most epic party you've thrown and why? This is a tough question because I’ve had some very fucking epic parties, but there are two that stick out the most and they were both MTC’s. One was an MTC vs. Lasergun party where both crews took over the whole Mercat Cross Hotel, upstairs and down, and we had over a thousand people show up and celebrate Christmas with techno. The second would have to be a party we threw this year. We did a free techno party with a free BBQ and we had over 20 of Melbourne’s best techno DJs and live acts. Every single act rocked Miss Libertine to its foundations. It was a bloody awesome day and night.
What's the worst/craziest thing that's happened at one of your parties? Heaps of crazy things happen at most of my parties, but if you want to be a part of the craziness, you’d have to come and witness it for yourself, because what happens on the dance floor, stays on the dance floor.
Shameless self-promotion opportunity – what, when, where for your next party? MTC have a few little things coming up, but the big one for us is our 10th birthday party which will be held on the Friday October 26. For all MTC goings on check out the website melbournetechnocollective.com.au. Tight/Inner City Sounds is on at the Workshop on Thursday night every fortnight. The next Sunday Soiree is on the Sunday August 5 at I Know A Place. The next When the Smoke Clears is with Perc from the UK and will be held at Brown Alley on Friday August 17. The next Bootay is on Saturday August 18. Finally, the next Capacity is Capacity 575 with Kyle Hall on Friday September 28 at Brown Alley.