Somersault’s music is uncompromising. Heavily influenced by the shuffling rhythms of dark UK garage, atmospheric techno and deep melodic house, Somersault likes to straddle the line between the delirious highs and murky lows, a sound that’s brought his unique sets to outdoor festivals and underground clubs.
The talented producer has come a long way from working as a funk guitarist to producing music played on international festival stages by Jon Convex and Karotte. While his initial entry into electronic music was with electronica duo This Mess, Somersault came into being while travelling through Europe and immersing himself in the rich club culture in 2014. He is however, no newcomer to dance music having played at major Australian festivals Subsonic, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Dragon Dreaming, and Bohemian Beatfreaks as well as major Australian club nights S.A.S.H, Breakfast Club, Circus Sundays, Elsewhere, Capulet, Tramp Saturdays, Something Else, Blueprint, Foxlife, and Cakes supporting PleasureKraft, Pepperpot, Simon Caldwell, Made In Paris, Mark Dynamix, Politics of Dancing and Robbie Lowe.
In September 2016 Somersault's eagerly awaited Stampede EP was released on Upon Access, Sydney’s groundbreaking new label curated by Techno heavyweight Made In Paris. The thunderous title track was one of the highlights of Karotte’s set at the 2016 Hafen 49 closing party in Mannheim, Germany while the sensuous B-side, It’s Erotic was selected as the opening track for veteran Roger Sanchez’s Release Yourself radio show. The EP caused a stir in promo pools worldwide gaining support from Oliver Schories, Karrotte, Laurent Garnier, Marco Carola, Riva Starr, Sasse, Uone, Joe T Vannelli, Sossa, Joris Voorn, Horse Meat Disco and Marc Poppcke.
In early 2016 Somersault released his most ambitious work, a four-track concept EP ‘Ultramarine’ on Build It Records. The EP instantly entered the Beatport top 100 Deep House Chart and received over 40,000 plays on soundcloud within the first week of release.
2015 saw the release of three widely acclaimed EPs on US imprints Build It and Particles (Proton). His release ‘Devotion/Respect’ gained over 15,000 plays on Soundcloud after only two days. ‘Space Is Big’, his most successful release from the Particles EP, has since been remixed by progressive house luminaries Alex O’Rion and Sebastian Weikum.
Somersault has a busy year ahead with upcoming EPs on Australia’s Open Records, Subsonic Music and Bassic Records due for release in 2018. An East coast tour is also in the busy artist’s 2018 calendar.