Dark Matter

Join us for an electrifying evening of music and technology at Dark Matter, presented by Sine and Synthesizer New Zealand. This special event will feature the renowned Honeysmack from Australia, showcasing the power and versatility of the Elektron Digitakt 2 in a hands-on demo workshop

Join us for an electrifying evening of music and technology at Dark Matter, presented by Sine and Synthesizer New Zealand. This special event will feature the renowned Honeysmack from Australia, showcasing the power and versatility of the Elektron Digitakt 2 in a hands-on demo workshop.

Event Details

Date: 4th of July 2024

Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM, event starts at 8:00 PM

Location: Il Brutto, Auckland

Entry: Free for all, 18+

Ticket link: Resident advisor

Time Table

19:00 // Doors Open

20:00 // Elektron live performance & workflow workshop by Honey smack

21:00 // Performance - Slowattack

21:30 // Performance - Slidedub

22:00 // Performance - Creassault

22:30 // Performance - Sentiment Being

23:00 // Main Act - Honeysmack (Australia)

00:00 // Dance & drinks

About the artists


Honeysmack is an electronic musician hailing from Melbourne, Australia. He has been actively producing music and performing live Techno for almost 3 decades, earning a reputation as one of Australia's leading electronic music pioneers.

Honeysmack grew from the underground rave scene of the early 90s, combining Acid and Techno to create a unique sound that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. Labelled a maverick artist who brings a punk-rock aesthetic and philosophy to electronic music. He has released numerous albums and EPs, toured extensively and completed a PhD in Acid Techno! Honeysmack's performances are widely acclaimed for their high energy, dynamic and spontaneous character, all fuelled by his electronic music hardware.

Dr. David Haberfeld, his real name, firmly believes the essence of electronic dance music resides in a live improvised approach, very different to DJing. Equal parts performer, producer, prankster, punk and disrupter; Honeysmack’s reputation for challenging audiences by pushing the creative boundaries of Techno and how it is presented is consistent throughout his work. Honeysmack surrounds himself with an arsenal of drum machines and synths for every performance. This is LIVE improvised Acid Techno, performed live on the dancefloor. Honeysmack is not a DJ, there are no laptops, no records, no CDJs and no USBs, just pure live electricity!

Website // Instagram // YouTube


At the heart of Auckland’s experimental electronic scene, Sebastian Vidal Bustamante is the driving force behind SlowAttack. His work as a creative director and sound designer is characterized by a deep understanding of the emotional journey through sound. With a setup that includes modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, Sebastian crafts soundscapes filled with noise, drones, and textures that define the auditory identity of SlowAttack. Connect with the evolving narrative of sound on Instagram @slowattack and witness the fusion of audio and visual storytelling on YouTube.

Instagram // Youtube


AROKX is a pure product of the NZ scene. Proving that if electronic music is meant for you it will find you. While his childhood friends were listening to gangsta rap/hip hop the sounds of deep melodic Techno were calling from the subterranean of Auckland.

A spiritual calling to Shipwrecked festival resulted in a residency on the BOAT stage in 2015 which rescued and completely changed his life with providing a future in music.

Catching the eyes and ears of international promoters with his raw talent and original production, Arokx was launched into the club and festival circuit overseas playing alongside many of the world's top headline acts after laying down a legendary closing set for HNQO (HOT CREATIONS) which set it off with a bang.

Performing at hotspots such as Circus Sundays, Killing Time, Revolver, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Pelican Villa, Rubix Warehouse, 3Fold Radio KISSFM, Babylon festival, Organic Audio and the very first few Breakfast Club events to name a few. Arokx considers himself truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience Melbourne in its golden era and peak of the "bush doof" Incredibly special times.

This is one act that will keep you engaged until the very end, giving the audience a whole new world of sound & vibration to be immersed in. This is a real artist that lives the grind of producing music so respect, listen and enjoy.

Instagram // SoundCloud


SLICEDUB are an experimental electronic/art duo from Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. They filter eclectic influences through heavy dub production methods, distilling a weird south Pacific blend of dark, psychedelic noise. After a self-released EP produced during the 2020 COVID-19 level 4 lockdowns in Aotearoa, the group returned in 2022 with mini-album, Grotesque Coil, released through Auckland label, Glass Half Full.

Instagram // Bandcamp

Sentiment Being

SentimentBeing - the alias of Conner Gibb , born within the scenes of South African night clubs and outdoor festivals, his love for electronic music started in his early teens where any good adventure started with the weird and wonderfull genres which have influenced his sound today. 

in terms of his sound, it is based off a twist on dnb, techno and psytrace, a passion for driving deep basslines, weird wonky frequency modulations alongside glitchy drum sequences which take one's mind on an adventure.



Creassault is a Auckland based electro-industrial project formed by Drew Lyon in 1996. The sound of Creassault is a combination of dark ambient electronic downbeat soundscapes all the way through to industrial techno. 

Instagram // Bandcamp

About the organisers & supporters

Synthesizer New Zealand

We are proud to be New Zealand's first dedicated (modular) synthesizer store. We are passionate about electronic music and are here to support artists on their journey through sound.

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Sine Community

We endeavour to inspire individuals to enter a creative space where they can freely express them- selves through music and visual art, in a safe social community that promotes diversity, innovation and collaboration for upcoming and established artists alike.

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This night will be fuelled by sounds from the famous Elektron machines. There will be give-aways such as t-shirts, stickers and cool pins, the latest products on display and a full workshop by Honeysmack introducing you to the world and famous 'Swedish' sequencer workflow of Elektron.

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Don't miss this opportunity to dive into the world of synthesizers and experience the cutting-edge of electronic music. Whether you're a seasoned synth enthusiast or new to the scene, Dark Matter is the perfect place to explore, learn, and enjoy the vibrant soundscape curated by Sine and Synthesizer New Zealand. See you there!

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