First blowing a gale as a forerunner of the new wave of Melbourne dance producers, Tornado Wallace’s distinct and perceptive electronics now find him in a constant rotation of both hemispheres, spending most of the year based in Berlin.
From formative house beginnings, the ESP Institute initiation “Thinking Allowed” proved Tornado Wallace as a force to be reckoned with – the driving groove and Will Powers stargazing quickly matched by an EP of eco-electro burners on Beats In Space. This two timing continued for another round with ESP issuing the elegant “Circadia”, while Beats In Space got their churning acid two-tracker “Kangaroo Ground/Ferntree Gully”.
In tandem, krautback duo Coober Pedy University Band was formed with Otologic’s Tom Moore, who he’d previously stirred up trouble with as fractions of C Grade and Animals Dancing – two long standing parties of undeniable impact on their hometown. Their trance inducing debut on Soft Rocks’ imprint Kinfolk recruited vocals from a lesser-known Chet Faker, followed by the bonkers 2014 anthem “Kookabura”.
The rest is history, with Tornado Wallace following through with releases on Second Circle, sister label to cult Amsterdam archivists Music From Memory, Animals Dancing, as well as a long overdue and eagerly awaited album Lonely Planet, on Gerd Janson’s Running Back.