Studio producer, Remix master, Funk synthesist.
After making a name amongst Melbourne’s electronic underground, musician and producer Mike Katz released his first cassette under nom de plume Harvey Sutherland. Blending a broad array of crate-digging influences, his bubbling and neurotic machine funk has made international waves since his early 12” singles. Releasing via his Clarity Recordings imprint, Sutherland’s distinctive electronic soul and leftfield disco cuts have been championed by Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx and Bradley Zero amongst many others. Alexis Petridis at the Guardian described the music as “full-tilt, lasers-hitting-glitterball mayhem”, and he has been featured by Resident Advisor, NPR and Boiler Room. Sutherland tours extensively alongside his acclaimed live band, recently finishing up a successful national tour of his newest album, ‘BOY’.
A record obsessive and occasional club hound, his eclectic DJ sets span dub, disco, post-punk, oddball techno and the full spectrum of UK club sounds.
Praise for Harvey Sutherland
‘A new beginning for an artist who was already near the top of his game.’ – Resident Advisor
‘The Melbourne-based producer has become one of the country’s greatest assets in dance music.’ – Pilerats
‘Harvey Sutherland is an innovator of the finest sorts.’ – Dummy