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DJ Central is globetrotting and sprouting up offices left and right!

DJ Central continues to snowball into a big comeback by establishing new offices worldwide. We’ve come a long way since our days in the Sydney office. Now we’ve got a thriving office right in the heart of Australia’s Southern Highlands, in an idyllic town known as Moss Vale. Surrounded by trees and quiet suburbs, Moss Vale and the surrounding areas are historic and quiet, the perfect setting to help us chill out from the fast-paced work that we do. Check out the vintage clock near the center of the town in the picture above, right next to the serene Leighton Gardens.

 

But that’s not all. We also have offices in Vancouver, Canada, LA, USA, and Lagos, Nigeria! With the assistance of tenacious individuals such as Nedjon, our influence is notably growing and we’re getting a foothold in all sorts of locations. After all, the best part of music is the way it varies from place to place. The indigenous spices of a given culture can greatly influence the musical quality of a piece, and we here at DJ Central and Blue Pie Records recognise this!

 

But are we stopping there? Not on your life. Next stop, VEGAS! The land of casinos and big irons is our goal for 2019! We’re doing our utmost to establish a base there, and from then on we have the bright lights, city lights, paired with the tranquil, quiet areas of the world. That contrast will let us cover every single base and get our musical energy going, ready to chill out or dance the night away, like with hits such as Raz B’s catalogue!

With newsletters coming back into circulation, and news and social media experiencing a new breath of life, as well as DJC season 6 in production and our agreements with Amazon Prime and VIMEO on demand, DJ Central is showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down!

The Presets, Hermitude, Nina Las Vegas

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Cell Block Theatre: 07/11/12

the Cell Block added beats to its bars as local lords of dance The Presets took over the Triple J’s super-secret Oz Music Month gig. The headliners played relatively early (although it was a school night, I guess) and with a bit more of a set-up than the theatre, and their supports, had needed: lights, cameras, a drum kit for Kim Moyes to ascend, and a synth and some other bits and pieces for Julian Hamilton to emerge from behind while delivering his beautifully understand vocals. The later also provided a handy barrier as the odd overly enthusiastic fan scaled the stage to have a little party with the boys; it was all relatively harmless (and artless), but also, clearly, not what the band were really keen on.

In their intro The Doctors (Linsay McDougall) made of point of calling The Presets’ 2008 offering Apocalypso a defining point in Australian Dance, and it was that album, and the music of newbie Pacifica, that formed the base of tonight’s set. The presets make dance music with a mongrel edge, as typified on tracks Youth In Trouble and Promises (the latter has a distinct ’80’s electro edge, almos New Order-y, and that’s meant as high praise). The older tunes were still fine, with a a slower version of This Boy’s in Love led with a sweet keys hook, and If I Know You just demanding a bop along from even the coolest of hipsters hanging up the back. Of cause, it was rounded off with My People (again, hipsters were helpless to resist), and the standard brief absence and return for a tight encore (where Hanilton threatened to hunt down those who’d lost the faith and left).

Kudos has to be given to their supports though, particularly Harmitudem who used the space with arguably more grace. Starting off with iPads around their necks and with a healthy amount of enthusiasm, there was a sense of spontaneity and engagement that was infectious. Mucjing around and including a few choice fanboy (and fangirl moments) – especially a gratuitously unnecessary but fab use of the old school Doctor Who theme – they set the tone and theme to playful. Inviting a sing-along for The lion Sleeps Tonight, before it morphed away, ad a shameless bit of Michael Jackson (again, why not?)  of cause their biggie Speak Of The Devil was a highlight. It was a vide that Nina Las Vegas in her two in-between sets also tried to channel (although always tough when there are set-ups happening around and over you).

 

 

Source: The Drum Media magazine

Writer: Liz Giuffre