DJing since the tender age of 14, pioneering the hiphop/mash up genre in Sydney, Klevakutz’s (aka Etienne Plummer) diverse style incorporates everything from turntablism, hip hop/party mash up, to future garage, deep house/tech and Drum n Bass. Rock up to one of his gigs and you’re likely to find him mixing it up with frequent collaborations with other musicians like saxophonists, flutists, drummers, percussionists, vocalists and MC’s.
Klevakutz has held down residencies at many of Sydney’s premiere clubs including; Hunky Dory, LO-FI(Middlebar), The Backroom, ONE22, Paper Planes, QT Cocktail Bar, Sokyo, AND, Chinese Laundry, The Argyle, World Bar, Bungalow 8, Opera Bar, The Loft, Crystal Bar, Shore Club, White Revolver, Cream Tangerine and Hugo’s. He’s played main stage at Falls Festival Lorne and Byron Bay over the last 4 NYE supporting A-TRAK from Duck Sauce, DISCLOSURE, SBTRKT, BIG FREDIA, ALT J and recorded tracks on Hook & Sling’s first EP release, the “Number Cruncher” (Hussle n Bussle).
Klevakutz has supported the likes of Neal Armstrong, OM UNIT(Metalheads), OH NO (Stones Throw), London Electricity (Hospital), Mr Thing (Ninja Tune), Fdel, Dynamite MC, DJ Scratch and Quest Love (The Roots) and has played to crowds in Holland, Japan and, closer to home; Victoria (Revolver Bar, Melbourne), Tasmania (Mobias, Hobart), Queensland (Laruche – Fortitude Valley, Rumpas Room – Westend) and South Australia (Distill, Adelaide).
DJ Klevakutz has performed at some of Australia’s most prestigious events including the Falls Festival (Byron Bay & Lorne, VIC), the ARIA Awards after party (Ivy Pool), Snoop Dog after party (Star City) & events for Virgin Australia, Tiger Beer, Asahi, Contiki Tours & Fashion TV.
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