Stockholm Syndrome are a DJ / producer duo based in Melbourne, Australia made up of Iain Mac aka Pyz and Brett Wilson aka Wil-tron. After DJing together at the same party and recognising their similar tastes they formed Stockholm Syndrome in late 2013.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Pyz has been DJing and promoting for over a decade. Residencies at Split, Access and We… Electric allowed him to support amazing artists including DJ Hell, The Hacker, Surgeon, Agoria and Luke Slater. After moving to Melbourne he formed “Stray” in 2012 and has been heavily involved in Yaldi Boomtime as resident and co-promoter.
Australian born Wil-tron discovered electronic music after dropping out of a fine art degree when a friend introduced him to artists like Dopplereffekt, Aux 88 and Anthony Rother. He started producing his own tracks and after six months he made his live debut performing at Melbourne institution Meccanoid. Since then he’s went on to play various gigs, supporting acts including Legowelt, Bangkok Impact and Modeselektor.
Their style varies widely and can’t be neatly wrapped up into a single genre. They’re drawn to dark, moody, sub 120bpm techno, the energetic, raw and powerful mex-tech, the slow and the Balaeric, drug chug and the strange. In the two years since they formed, they’ve clocked up an impressive gig list, DJing at many of Melbourne’s iconic venues such as Revolver Upstairs, New Guernica, Section 8 and Boney.
2015 saw them play an inspired closing set at the inaugural Piknic Electronik, Melbourne, a twisted genre bending set at Unfold/001, and their first two original productions have been well received by other artists such as Gemini Brothers and Death by Repetition. 2016 started off with a bang when they opened the Sunset stage at Rainbow Serpent, widely regarded as one of the best music, art and lifestyle festivals in the world.
Stockholm Syndrome are continually kept busy with gigs, working on new productions, running their website and getting set to host their own series of Cognitive Dissidence parties, the first of which kicks off in February 2017 at Section 8.