RADIO, DJs, EVENTS, ARTISTS PLUS ...
Based in Sydney, Australia, Groovescooter is an independent
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.