Merve laid down her rhythmic roots in Melbourne, booking, managing and creating sets for music events. It wasn’t long until she found her rightful place behind the decks, playing alongside prominent soundmakers; Objekt, The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, Barbara Tucker, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jane Fitz and Virginia. Her sounds have also echoed through the speakers during peak slots at festivals such as Golden Plains, Hopkins Creek and across the stages of Strawberry Fields.

Merve’s sets demonstrate her individual sound that is made up of house, acid, tribal, techno and disco with leftfield oddities sprinkled throughout. Merve also has a monthly radio show on Hope St Radio, ‘Noctilucent’, which unveils her best kept secret: a love for ambient and experimental music.

Driven by a keen preoccupation of breaking down the barriers between audience and performer, Merve explores the boundaries of each space she takes to whilst blurring the dichotomy between light and dark. 

Merve is a conduit of rhythmic exchange that scrambles any axis and connects dancers to a wider vibration, a harder jack, a higher groove.


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