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Shrug (5th Birthday) & Significant Others Pres Klartraum (Live) & Nadja Lind (Lucidflow / Ger)

To celebrate Shrug’s 5th year of parties in Sydney we’re super excited to not only team up again with our family from Significant Others, but to also welcome some of our very dear friends from Berlin and Melbourne to help us celebrate. Presale tickets available; $15 1st release / $20 / $25 on the door … Continue reading

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Shrug & Significant Others Pres Eelke Kleijn (Outside The Box/NL)

It’s been a while between dances for Shrug and boss beard has been overseas for most of 2013 and what a way to get back into party mode, joining up with brother LeOCh from Significant Others to put on what’s going to be a hell of a special encore with EELKE KLEIJN. After waiting 5 … Continue reading

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4our Events & Shrug present Luke Hess (Live, Detroit) & XDB (Germany) at Goodgod Small Club

Coming together in a marriage of like minded music and ideals, 4our & Shrug join forces this Easter to celebrate the special bond that is the mutual love & respect between two of electronic music’s most dedicated proponents. These artists exude a certain quality of music, yet have more than just a casual relationship with … Continue reading


Shrug presents Eelke Kleijn (Outside the Box / Netherlands) 4hr Sundown set at Abercrombie Hotel

Shrug presents Eelke Kleijn (Outside the Box / Netherlands) Tix on RA: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?435953 Shrugs first foray into 2013 brings to Australia for the very first time an act that we have been a huge fan of for many years and has been on our “to do” list as a must book act from the very first … Continue reading

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Shrug presents the Return of Kollektiv Turmstrasse Live

Cast your mind back to 2011, possibly one of the Sydney scenes best years in recent times for lovers of underground electronic music. One of the surprise, and regarded as many as one of the best, gigs of the year was KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE’s Sydney show at Shrug for their debut tour of Australia. 18 months … Continue reading

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Shrug Pres Subsonic Festival pre-Party with Ryan Davis (Traum Schallplatten / Ger) at One22

As a warm up to the Subsonic Music festival Shrug welcomes one of the festivals headline acts and one of Shrugs favourite producers to One22’s techno dungeon. Ryan Davis is a stand out in contemporary techno, verging on the realms of electronic & melodic techno. Joining us on the night are Subsonic’s MSG & Dylan … Continue reading

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Shrug & Deep Impressions present Vladislav Delay / Luomo (Live) at Civic Underground

He has been described by The Wire magazine as “electronica’s omni-musician”. He creates experimental dubby minimalism as Vladislav Delay. He makes hyper real house as Luomo, collaborating with vocalists such as Cassy, Robert Owens, the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Roisin Murphy and Apparat. He indulges his choppier techno proclivities as Uusitalo and Sistol. He is … Continue reading

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Shrug & Disconnected present Steve Rachmad – Secret Life of Machines Album Tour at One22

Joining forces in a techno union this October the dedicated techno heads from Disconnected and lovers of all things deep & melodic Shrug bring you one of the worlds most influential techno artists who’s been at the forefront of the art form for longer that most of you have been filling dance floors. Correlating a … Continue reading


Shrug presents; Sven Weisemann (Ger/Mojuba) // Sat 21st July // One22

Taking Shrug back to its love of all things deep we’re proud to be welcoming one of our favorite artists (and we consider him an artist in the true since of the word) to the DJ booth at One22 this July. Sven’s beautifully produced music strikes a fine balance between cold atmospheric noise to warm … Continue reading

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A Sunday Shrug with LUSINE (Live / Ghostly International) – Sunday 20th May from 4.30am

As a bit of a special treat the heads here at Shrug have put together a little subtle Sunday Shrug Soirée this coming Sunday 20th May. Kicking off, or morso kicking on, starting at 4.30am Sunday morning we’re giving Sydney’s music heads the chance to keep the night alive will way after that time you should … Continue reading


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