nsu is Ivan Vuković, Auckland-based producer and live act. Ivan's first foray into writing music was around the turn of the millenium; Inspired by the giants of the live arena, such as Orbital and The Prodigy, amongst others, he set out to write electronic music he could perform live.
Sharkweek is the brainchild and solo-project of Dunedin, New Zealand artist and musician Peter Lewis. After having a life-changing experience listening to The Orb one hazy hallucinogenic afternoon in the 90s, Peter began producing his own downtempo electronic music. He's inspired and influenced by the likes of The Orb, Astralasia, Banco De Gaia, Future Sound Of London and a whole host of mid-early 90s ambient trance / dub / chill artists, as well as more recent artists like Lemon Jelly, Boards of Canada, Shulman, Bluetech and Pitch Black.
Australian musician/ambient electronica artist Micah D Wolfe began creating his brand of electronic music in 2000 under the name Stray Theories. Currently based in the South Island, New Zealand, he is producing lush downtempo electronica, and performing live throughout NZ & Australia as Stray Theories, as well as working with various other artists, projects and bands.
Nic Smith first entered the world of electronic music around the age of 11 when he found a music program hiding on a 3 1/4 inch floppy disk for his Amiga 500. It remained a toy to pass the time until 1998: after frying his brain with a computer programming course, he found solitude in a future music magazine.
Haszari's origins begin with thrash metal, guitar solos, and the half-speed choruses & flannel shirts of grunge. Progressing through 90s low-fi tracker big beat & downbeat music (under the alias SUBstandard), to hip hop DJing, scratching, Haszari arrived at the usual vinyl obsession thanks to the inevitable lure of dancefloor breaks and house. Since dropping absurd DJ names such as Tyred and Spudgun, Haszari's DJing has gone from strength to strength, including support slots for Dick Johnson, Tim Phin, Pig Out and others, and DJ sets from Auckland to Sydney, Gisborne to Wanaka, and of course Dunedin.