Harvey Sutherland presents Bermuda (Clarity Recordings – Melbourne)

Analog synthesist Mike Katz emerged from Melbourne’s underground scene in 2013. While a few 12 inches that Mike Katz had released as Harvey Sutherland garnered some buzz, it was when MCDE released Bermuda last year that his profile shot up considerably.

The record showed Katz’s graceful way in dancing between jazz-funk, disco and soulful house without sounding like mere homage. The live band, Bermuda is a futuristic disco trio that includes drummer Graeme Pogson and strings maestro, Tamil Rogeon.