Saturday 22 July
Club 77 w/ Eden Burns b2b Nice Girl & Barney Kato
6:00pm - 4:30am | Free entry on guest list before 11pm | $25.00 after, door sales only.
Eden Burns is a DJ and producer hailing from the deep south of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
As a teenager, he connected with the world of dance music via scuffed tech-house records in dollar bins and a DVD rip of Paris Is Burning. Drawing on these inspirations, his early productions hit a sweet spot between wide-eyed weirdness and club-ready maximalism. He was quickly released on Feel My Bicep and Cold Tonic, and began an upward trajectory from the Taieri Plains to clubs and stages worldwide. Much like his productions, Eden’s DJ sets are reverent and wildly fun, the product of an innately curious talent. Whether in the booth at Rinse FM or NTS, or in front of crowds in London, Dunedin, or Japan, Eden has a habit of weaving sets that are rich and unpredictable, interspersing phases of driving momentum with joyful curveballs and blissful reveries — moments that feel like turning the corner on a precipice and suddenly seeing ocean.
Nice Girl (Ruby Kerkhofs) is a Kiwi-born, Naarm/Melbourne-based Producer and DJ. Her 2019 debut release with Houses in Motion Recordings was an eclectic dance floor focused 6-track EP gaining attention from Bell Towers. Later that year she released ‘Take a Step’ via Public Possession. Post-pandemic saw Nice Girl’s polar opposite with 4-track EP ‘Whistling Thorn’ incarnating organic, psychedelic and percussive sounds. Since then she has featured in New Zealand’s first Boiler Room Broadcast and released her first full length album ‘Ipsum’.
Barney Kato, an active presence in the world of dance music for over 23 years, merges the magic of collective harmony and music, regularly captivating Eora / Sydney with his dynamic DJ sets and popular events like Alien and Breakbeat Chaos. As a globetrotter, an aficionado of futurist dance music, and a collector of experiences, he sees the DJ booth as an epicenter of energy manipulation, mixing classic and cutting-edge elements to move dancefloors of all sizes, reshaping experiences beyond familiar anthems. A resident of Sydney's Club 77, Barney curates nights, trains budding talents, and has made significant contributions to Newcastle and Sydney's electronic music scene since 2000, which include running parties, working in record stores, managing a record label, and hosting Fbi Radio Thursday Sunset for 15 years. Barney's DJ career highlights include spinning records at Australia's most iconic parties and festivals like Big Day Out, Splendour In The Grass, and more recently a set for Boiler at legendary Sydney venue, Hordern Pavilion.