Merve is a Melbourne based DJ and curator, born and raised in Collingwood, amongst its dynamic street life, gay saunas and punk clubs. Laying her rhythmic roots as a programmer and agent, she has become a key selector in the Melbourne electronic music community.

Driven by a keen fascination with breaking down barriers between audience and performer, Merve explores the boundaries of each space she takes to whilst blurring the dichotomy between light and dark. Behind the decks, she explores house, acid, tribal, techno and everything in between with leftfield oddities sprinkled throughout. Her sounds aspire for a rhythmic exchange that scrambles any axis and connects dancers to a wider vibration, a harder jack, a higher groove.

2019 saw Merve make her Boiler Room debut, recorded at Pitch festival, with both of her sets selected as one of top five performances by Resident Advisor. She ends a busy year of festival sets including Golden Plains, Let Them Eat Cake and Strawberry Fields. She has shared bills with the likes of Objekt, The Black Madonna, DJ Pierre and Motor City Drum Ensemble.

Merve also hosts a monthly radio show on Hope St Radio, ‘Noctilucent’, which unveils her best kept secret: a love for ambient and experimental music.


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