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Based in Sydney, Australia, Groovescooter is an independent record label, production house, film music supervisory/licensing service and remix team consisting of long-time friends Paris Pompor and Georgie Zuzak. As well as presenting weekly radio shows, we also produce special events including the music-meets-art series of collective exhibitions called Art Groupie, our music/doco film nights the Cellar-uloid Sessions and events like Audio-Noir at The Studio/Sydney Opera House as well as other one-offs. In 2012 Groovescooter also began a free, live Q&A event called In Conversation in conjunction with Radio 2SER launching with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. In Conversation guests have also included Devo - check the Catalogue page for others, along with the latest events on offer. We have also produced a film music series in conjunction with the Sydney Film Festival and provide services in media and promotions (including original music production). Paris also deejays regularly with a selection of eclectic Sydney residencies including an ongoing decade of Saturday nights at Longrain. The label's first release was a compilation of Australian producers in 1999, which grew out of music played on the radio show they started back in 1997. This and all subsequent releases from the Groovescooter stable of artists, can be found in our Catalogue section. As a boutique label we aim to release a focussed number of albums a year, traversing jazz to dub, disco to film scores, downbeat to sampled electro, as well as many of the rhythmic strains in between. In short, we release music that we love; sounds that inspire us - whether viscerally, intellectually or physically. This usually means music that grooves rather than doofs; music that is fluid rather than rigid; music that is outsider, rather than insider; music you'd hear at a good friend's party, rather than on the radio.

ABOUT US ...

Georgie & Paris head up Groovescooter and also produce music under the names GROOVESCOOTER, MOTHLOOP and SOCIETY; the same tags they use when remixing other artists. They have been performing/ writing together and separately in various outfits since the early '80s, Georgie primarily as a vocalist and Paris playing bass. Their last live group together fluctuated between a five and eight piece, releasing two EPs under the name Society. Previous groups included Canberra's Elefant Talk (mark 2) whilst separately they've performed in numerous outfits including Monni Penni, Gagbag, Jamm Factory and Yes Commissioner. Since '97 the pair have been creating music electronically under the names Groovescooter, Mothloop and a host of other aliases, calling in musician friends when necessary, and then manipulating the recorded sounds digitally.

Since the new, more focussed direction kicked off with the inception of the label, Paris & Georgie's own tracks and remixes have appeared on a number of compilations including those listed on this page. On the vinyl front, their house track (hold the cheese) 'Baconbag' came out through FREq Records coupled with tracks by Pnau and two New Zealand outfits. Also released on vinyl was their Bensonesque ode to the Flokati Rug, available as a limited edition 12" alongside tracks by Don Meers and Disco Stu. In 2004 Groovescooter's remix for amphibian came out on vinyl as well, via German label Curl Curl. Under various guises Groovescooter have worked on remixes for a diverse group of artists, including Paul Capsis, Gotye, Inga Liljestrom, FourPlay and ARIA award winning gypsy outfit Monsieur Camembert. A full list of remix credits is below. Apart from recorded work, Groovescooter have produced soundtracks for websites including work for Go Man Go, Saatchi & Saatchi (Lexus Minority Report site) and a Northern Territory travel site. They have also compiled/produced CDs for other labels.

SENDING US A DEMO...

Groovescooter folk are always interested in hearing new sounds, whether it's to play on radio or to consider for release on the label. Have a look around the site and get an idea of the kinds of sounds we're likely to be in to. Although we dig eclectic sounds (from dub to jazz) it's unlikely we'll get hip to a heavy metal, trance, sugary pop or straight-up house demo. CDR's can be sent to PO Box 127 Edgecliff NSW 2027 Australia. Please do not send MP3s via email - instead send us a streaming link, upload to Dropbox/ Soundcloud or somewhere we can listen first, then download if we like.

Groovescooter/ Society/ Mothloop REMIX CREDITS
[not including a swag of re-edits]

Gotye

Monsieur Camembert

Inga Liljestrom

amphibian

FourPlay

Digit

Paul Capsis

The Coffee Protection Society

Thug (aka Tim Koch)

Telafonica

Caroline Rodrigues

Don Meers

Mat White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUB DJs ...

Paris has been a club DJ around Sydney for a number of years, playing everywhere from jazz venue The Basement and Sydney outdoor wateringhole the Opera Bar, to the Sydney Film Festival's Opening Night party at NSW Art Gallery. He has also been the Saturday night resident DJ at Longrain /Bunker Bar for around a decade, and was a resident of funk-disco night Instant Replay upstairs at Colombian for a nunber of years, as well as holding a monthly residency at The Oxford. Paris currently has a Friday residency at Black Penny, and is a regular @ Miss Peaches, Marble Bar (Hilton) & Tokyo Sing Song. From Afro-Brazilian nights at Play Bar, or reggae and hip hop at the Darlo Bar, through to the Sydney Festival sets at Becks Festival Bar, Latin Film Festival launches or private parties, Paris will play music wherever he can find a working set-up, open-minded ears or dancing feet. For bookings simply fire off an email.

Selected DJ Mixes - Paris
• Disco-Funk X
• Prince X
• Go-Go Soul Funk X
• Latin-Boogaloo X



Selective-DISCOGRAPHY
GroovescooterSocietyMothloop
Tracks/Remix

Offshore vinyl EP
[compile remix: Curl Curl/ Intergroove]
Spliff Riffs
[compile track: Rajon/Sony]
Longrain Music
[compile track: Instinctive Travels]
Electricity
[compile track: Blatant Propaganda]
Thug::Remixed
[compile remix - Aural Industries]
Beat & Squelch 3
[compile track: dumpHuck]
Beat Encounter
[compile track: Kookyburra Droppings]
Out FM's Inside Out
[compile track: Warner Music]
Little Nobody's Sold Gold
[guest track: If?/Shock]
Off The Beat n' Track vinyl
[compile track + remix:
Groovescooter/ClanAnalogue]

FREq Records vinyl
[compile track: FREq Records]
Art Groupie [
remix of Inga as Mothloop: da dAdA]
Track Works - Don Meers
[bonus remix: Groovescooter]
Adventures... - amphibian
[bonus remix: Groovescooter]
Dance Your Pants Off
[compile track: AustDanceConf]
Re-fashioned 007
[track as Moothloop: Groovescooter]
Re-fashioned 2 British Airwaves
[compile track + remix: Groovescooter]
Re-fashioned
[compile track + remix: Groovescooter]
Beatscootin
[compile track + remix: Groovescooter]

 

CONTACT
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edgecliff sydney nsw australia 2027
tel [+61 2] 93639417

 

 
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