Spotlight: Shedbug’s guide to Australia’s underrated artists

Australian producer Shedbug has been releasing music for three years on labels such as Of Paradise, Flux, Deeptrax Records, 1Ø PILLS MATE and now Lobster Theremin. He also runs the Salt Mines imprint alongside Rudolf C which they operate out of Berlin. The label has housed records from Roza Terenzi, Reptant, Escape Artist, Life Sciences Division and Phlowgod and is fast becoming a staple for so many artists (it was recently showcased on Saoirse’s BBC Radio 1 residency). Australia’s underground music scene has been spoken about in drips and drabs, not covered as extensively as it deserves and local legend Shedbug is here to help. For our latest Spotlight feature, he talks us through some of the country’s underrated artists.


Showerhead – Cill D’Fhinnein


Absolutely stunning IDM and similar sounds on his first release!


Eugene Pascal – Work The Pocket


Louis Marlo – Body Memory


Beautiful slow moody electro just released on Eugene Pascal’s label Merriware


Escape Artist – Silicone Valium


A rising star of the Melbourne scene at the moment and one of Salt Mines very own <3


Loicc – Get Myself To It


Tough rubberband electro out of Sydney


JXTPS – Become Nothing


Hypnotic breaky techno from one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets


Consulate – Largs


One half of the infamous ‘Senate’ and a killer producer in his own right


Carmel – 12 Hours


The other half of ‘Senate’ with a track so beautiful I tried to quickly scheme up a whole new label just to release this


Rings Around Saturn – Decompression


Australia’s most underrated producer. Hands down.


Guy Contact – Liminal Space


Following up his heat on Carmel’s label ‘Bitterfeld’ with this fantastic release on Aus mainstay ‘Butter Sessions’


‘Timeframe’ by Shedbug is out now on Lobster Theremin – buy here.