John Sylk & Russ Newton
AlumaÃ© â€œto become lightâ€
Is an evolving collaboration between Russ Newton (Sensum) and John H-S (Sylk). As well as writing music, AlumaÃ© are applying their combined talents to develop an extended performance. Fusing their own material performed live with other artistâ€™s work DJ-ed into the mix.
The aim is to maintain the originality of live performance whilst adding the DJâ€™s flexibility of response to the Dancers.
Sensum: Has been producing since 2002 His debut album â€œNocturnal Transmissionsâ€ was released on ZMA in 2005 he has also released tracks on; Nervine records, Solarsiv records, Froggle records & Yellow Sunshine Explosionâ€¦ After returning to Sydney in 2003, he quickly became known for tightly produced progressive sounds with a darker edge.
Sylk: began DJing in 1998 and founded Trancendance Productions in 1999. One of the first DJâ€™s in Sydney to pick up the progressive sound, Sylkâ€™s style tends towards up-tempo morning sounds. Sylk weaves the tunes into a coherent and uplifting journey through empathy and interaction with the Dancers.